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Dec 18, 2018
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Fatah Spokesperson in Europe Jamal Al-Nazzal: Fatah Engaged in Fiercer Armed Struggle After Oslo Accords, Not Before Them

#6912 | 01:51
Source: Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)

A Germany-based member of Fatah's Revolutionary Council, Jamal Al-Nazzal, who is also Fatah's spokesperson in Europe, appeared on a show on Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) on December 18, 2018. He said that he was proud that the Palestinian resistance, in cooperation with the Lebanese resistance, left a mark on the Israeli occupation during the First Lebanon War in which, he said, Israel lost 676 soldiers. Nazzal added that when Israel looks back a thousand years from now, it will be unable to recall fiercer battles than those it fought against Fatah in Lebanon. He also refuted the idea that Fatah stopped using armed resistance following the Oslo accords, and said that during the Second Intifada in 2000-2005, the Palestinian resistance, led by Fatah, resisted against Israel with greater ferocity than before the Accords.

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Jamal Al-Nazzal: You are talking to me from Lebanon. Both you and I can proudly proclaim: the Palestinian resistance passed through every street and every alley in Lebanon. The Lebanese resistance and the Palestinian resistance left a big mark on the occupation. When the Israeli occupation looks back, a thousand years from now, it will not be able to recall battles more fierce than those it fought against the Fatah movement, especially in Lebanon. We should not gauge victory or defeat by numbers alone, but when Israel fought Fatah in 1982, it lost 676 soldiers. Six hundred and seventy six Israeli soldiers were killed on your blessed land, and the Lebanese resistance played a part in this.

 

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Some say that after the Oslo Accords, armed struggle was abandoned. However, particularly after the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian resistance, led by Fatah, was set free. In the years of the Intifada, between the years 2000 and 2005, it was set free in a way that was unprecedented in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The fiercest battles between Fatah and Israel took place after the Oslo Accords, not before them. I am referring to the years 2000-2005. This means that that negotiations that ended in failure in Camp David brought about armed resistance by Fatah with a ferocity that had not been seen before the Oslo Accords.

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