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PA PM refers to Palestinian terror wave as “popular and peaceful struggle”

“The [PA] Prime Minister’s Office emphasized that [Palestinian] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah’s meeting with Mayor of London Boris Johnson two days ago [Nov. 11, 2015] was intended to inform him [Johnson] of the [PA] government’s dissatisfaction with the statements he made during his visit to Israel, which are biased in favor of the occupation’s policies, at the expense of the Palestinian people’s rights, and go against the British government’s policy which supports the two-state solution… The [Prime Minister’s] Office emphasized that the prime minister also expressed to Johnson the anger of the Palestinians over the statements of a number of world presidents and international officials, who consider as terror the Palestinian popular and peaceful struggle, and our people’s self-defense using all means and which is stipulated in international law, while they justify the occupation’s crimes and its severe violations of humanitarian and international law.”

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 "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."