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May 15, 2022
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Fatah Official Muhammad Al-Lahham: The Jews Are A Loathsome Nation, Banished From 70 Countries; Only The Arabs Welcomed Them With Open Arms; Our Conflict Is About Existence, Not Borders

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Source: Alghad (UAE/Egypt)

Muhammad Al-Lahham, a member of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council, said in a May 15, 2022 show on Alghad TV (Egypt) that Fatah's conflict with Israel is about the very existence of Israel, and not about borders. He said that after being banished from 70 countries, the Jews had come to Palestine in order to "erase the truth" even though the Arab nation had never done them any harm. He said: "It is either us or them in this land." For more about Muhammad Al-Lahham, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 6840.

Muhammad Al-Lahham: "It is true that the right of return is a dream, but from dreams, memories, and pain, revolutions are born. Therefore, the Palestinian people are not desperate in their struggle against this occupation, regardless of the price. The right of return is an ideological issue for the Palestinian people in the homeland and in the diaspora — seven decades or 700 decades will not influence the determination of our people.

"The occupation itself is convinced that it is transient. This occupation, this system... They were banished from 70 different countries. Seventy countries banished them, and the only ones to welcome them were, unfortunately, the Arabs. In their countries, the Arabs opened their arms to the Jews.

"Massacres against the Jewish people were committed — or so they claim — all over the world, with the exception of the Arab world. The Arab world has not harmed them.

"But this is a loathsome nation, which is founded on deception. They constitute a fantasy trying to become the truth. They came to Palestine in order to erase the truth. No, we are the truth and we will remain the truth, and this entity is nothing but an illusion.

"Trust me, the ideology of Fatah and of most Palestinian organizations still considers our conflict with the occupation to be a conflict over existence, not over borders.

"It is either us or them on this land."

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