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Fatah official: Israel is a “colonialist Zionist enterprise” in alliance with the US that seeks to weaken the entire Arab region

Op-ed by Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki
     “On May 14, 1948, colonialist Britain announced the end of its Mandate in Palestine and the completion of its mission, [which was] to allow the Zionist movement to take over. As the last day [of the Mandate] drew to a close, it [Britain] began withdrawing its troops. That same night, the leader of the armed Zionist gangs, David Ben Gurion, finished reading the declaration of the ‘independence of the State of Israel,’ as it was called, to the leaders of these gangs. With them, he approved Plan D, and on the morning of May 15, [1948] the Holocaust of Palestine, its great Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) began… their Independence Day is our Nakba, the consequences of which we are still struggling to absorb and contain. [We are still struggling] to prepare ourselves for the restoration of all the rights we lost and to concentrate all our power and ability on achieving the great victory and putting an end to the Zionist settlement enterprise on our Palestinian land…
As we have seen throughout the history of the conflict, the functional aspect of the colonialist Zionist enterprise outside of Palestine’s borders calls for engaging in war and aggression against the Arab nation, completely dominating all political, social and economic channels in the neighboring Arab countries, weakening and embroiling them in wars and internal and external conflicts, and weakening the [entire] Arab region, exhausting it, to keep it under foreign influence and hegemony forever …
Beyond the borders of the Arab world, it also demands, as we have seen, the forging of a strategic alliance with the United States – where AIPAC and the Zionist lobby have a strong influence – and with the fascist regimes and oppressive regimes in Asia, Africa and Latin America. [It also demands] supporting separatist and reactionary movements among nations fighting for their freedom and national independence, and sowing [internal] strife and dispute within them, in order to keep them in the cycle of poverty and dependence on monopolistic global companies.”

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