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Dec 31, 2014
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Fatah Official Abbas Zaki: The U.S. Is the Enemy, the Head of the Serpent

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Source: Russia Today TV (Russia)

In a recent TV interview, Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki called the U.S. the "head of the serpent" and said: "We will start an international campaign to show that the U.S. is the main enemy."

Following are excerpts from the interview, which aired on Russia Today TV on December 31, 2014.

Abbas Zaki: In our meeting today, after lighting a torch to mark 50 years of armed struggle, we will ratify a new strategy, which views the U.S. as the head of the serpent. Unless the U.S. changes its positions, it will pay the price, because it is high time that we stopped being held captive by this unjust situation.

Interviewer: Is it possible that the PA will stop relying upon Washington in the negotiations?

Abbas Zaki: Absolutely. We were driven to the Security Council by our despair and by our inability to continue to tolerate the crimes that go unpunished during the U.S.-led peace negotiations. Israel has gone too far in its defiling of our holy places, its plundering of our land, and its killing of our people. While Israel is committing crimes, all that the U.S. is capable of doing is to exert pressure on the Palestinians. This is unacceptable. There must be an international campaign [to make] the world know that the U.S. is the enemy. The U.S. gives Israel and its extremists the power to exercise their fanaticism.


We will start an international campaign to show that the U.S. is the main enemy, denying our right and giving Israel all that it wants. It is high time that the American people do something, and stop being a milch cow for the crimes of Israel.


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