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Fatah official: Palestinians have “the right” to armed struggle (i.e., violence)

Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee:
"Up to now we in Fatah have had immunity because of the international decision that the Palestinian people has the right to employ all methods of struggle – including armed struggle – as per [UN] resolution 3236. "

Note: PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that the "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."