“If you [Arab states] want war, and if all of you will fight Israel, we are in favor.
This is a statement by the PA Chairman and “moderate Muslim”, Mahmoud Abbas. He is recorded on Tuesday by the The official Palestinian Authority daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.
In the very next line, Abbas says he do not want to fight this war alone. Like the PLO felt it had be doing, during the second intifada.
“But the Palestinians will not fight alone because they don’t have the ability to do it,”
PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas supports negotiations with Israel today because it is the only option. But he claims he would join a war against the Jewish state if all Arab countries were involved.
Abbas told writers and journalists in the home of the Palestinian Ambassador to Jordan this week, according to a translation of the PA newspaper’s report by Palestinian Media Watch.
“The West Bank was completely destroyed [by the second intifada] and we will not agree that it will be destroyed again,” he continued. His comments come as diplomatic sources in Oslo are claiming that Abbas has been using various intermediaries to lobby members of the Nobel Peace Prize committee to name him this year’s recipient of the prestigious annual award.
Hamas wants end to Jewish state
In an interview with the Egyptian opposition newspaper Al-Wafd on June 23, 2010, Hamas co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar said that Hamas advocates the liberation of all Palestine, from the Dead Sea to the Mediterranean Sea.
He said that Hamas’ consent to a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders is part of a phased plan, the first phase of which is to liberate the West Bank and Gaza. (MEMRI)
Is there really any difference between the Radical Islamic movement of Hamas, and the so-called “moderate Muslims” in Fatah?
Its not surprising that Mahmoud Abbas talks about war when he speaks to media in Arabic. Yasser Arafat did this all the time, to gain support in the Islamic World for Jihad against the Jewish people.
But it is amazing that Abbas can get away with this, not only once. But all the time. The World seems to have entered into a deep sleep, in regards to the Arab Palestinians, and in particular the double faces Abbas. Sometimes its much easier to deal with Hamas, who do not hide their devilish face.
Please wake up.