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Fatah official calls for one-state solution: Replace Israel with a Muslim state

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The independent Palestinian radioAjyal interviewed Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi:
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “In my opinion, the two-state solution has come to an end – and the one who ended it is Israel. Since the Algiers Convention [of 1988] (at which the Palestinian National Council, the legislative body of the PLO, declared the establishment of a Palestinian State), when they agreed on the 10 Points (i.e., the Ten Point Program of 1974, which called for the rejection of the existence of the State of Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the entire territory of Mandatory Palestine) and on [UN Resolution] 242 (which established provisions and principles towards a solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict), the Palestinians have gone far towards the two-state solution, and the resolutions of the UN and the international institutions, etc. Nonetheless, we must reexamine this entire issue, and propose – as in the past – the one-state [solution]. I am in favor of one democratic state, which Fatah proposed in 1968. I am for it. Let’s all sit down together in Palestine, and shape the state as it was shaped in Lebanon – a Maronite president, a Sunni prime minister, etc. Let’s find this solution.”