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May 30, 2018
Clip No.
6608

Fatah Official Abbas Zaki: "Americans in Iraq should have both their legs broken"

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki recently said that Palestine "will stretch from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, and we'll be done with this whole story." Speaking on the Iranian Al-Alam TV on May 30, Zaki further said: "Historically speaking, [the Jews] seem to want to be gathered in order to be annihilated, because nobody accepts them." He also made anti-American remarks in the interview, saying that "the Americans in Iraq should have both their legs broken, because of their crimes" and that "America has no culture and no history, and they think that if they slaughtered the Indians, they can slaughter the Palestinian people."

Host: "Many masks have fallen recently, and the strange thing is that the U.S. administration has managed to make some Arab [leaders] change their position publicly, turning Israel into an ally and Iran into an enemy. How has this equation reversed itself over the past two years?"

Abbas Zaki: "Until now it has been kept under wraps. Today, nobody dares... They are all terrified. They are terrified of Israel, which they consider to be a divine force. Those who fear Israel do not worship Allah and have no moral values. They are also terrified that the shoes of Palestinians will hit their faces soon.

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"Why is Trump saying: 'I won't withdraw from Iraq'? I'd like to salute Iraq. It must extricate itself from this [American] greed, and from the American notion that it could have a foothold in Iraq. The Americans in Iraq should have both their legs broken, because of their crimes, of their slaughter of Iraq, under the pretext that they had nuclear weapons, which turned out to be a lie.

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"The tragedy has united everybody, and the American recklessness and arrogance have crossed the line. In my view, this indicates that America has no culture and no history, and they think that if they slaughtered the Indians, they can slaughter the Palestinian people. But, no! The Palestinian people will show the world that we are the most important variable in the equation of the conflict. We are the owners of the land, and ultimately, we will be the ones who decide. We said to Israel that they can have their state, and ours will be within [the 1967] borders. But in a little while, this proposal will be gone. They rejected it, and Allah willing, we will reject [the two-state solution] too. Allah willing, our state will stretch from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea and we'll be done with this whole story. We are prepared to accept them in a secular democratic state, with Jews, Christians, and Muslims living in equality. We don't want Israel or Zionism. Let them go. Let's be rid of them.

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"They say: We want a Jewish state in Palestine. Historically speaking, they seem to want to be gathered in order to be annihilated, because nobody accepts them..."

Host: "Right. Even Europe doesn't accept them."