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Fatah official: All forms of “resistance” (i.e., including violence) are “legitimate”

“The Third Palestine Popular Resistance Conference talks began yesterday [Aug. 31, 2013] in the village of Qabalan in the Nablus district under the heading: ‘National Unity and a Plan of Resistance for Facing the Challenges.’
In a speech delivered at the opening of the conference, member of Fatah Central Committee Mahmoud Al-Aloul called for spreading the popular resistance attempt as the option chosen by our people at this stage. He emphasized that under no circumstances does this mean that our people have rejected the other options, since resistance to the occupation, in all its forms, is a legitimate right which is guaranteed by international conventions.”

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."

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