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Abbas’ advisor: “All manners of confrontation (i.e., including violence) with the occupation are open to us”

Headline: "Abu Al-Einein: The civil institutions must complement the state institutions in order to strengthen the citizen's resolve"
“[Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member and Head of Civil Organization Affairs Sultan Abu Al-Einein called on the civil institutions and organizations to serve as a complement to the PA's institutions in order to form a cohesive and complete society in Palestine. Abu Al-Einein emphasized in an interview with Radio Mawtini… the determination of the Palestinian people to confront the occupation's actions in every manner, and added: 'We are subject to systematic Israeli terror, and in light of the unusual circumstances being experienced by the Palestinian people, all manners of confrontation with the occupation are open to us."

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."