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Apr 17, 2022
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Fatah Official Sirhan Yousef: With The Oslo Accords, Arafat Brought The Battle Back Into Palestine; Israel's Arab Neighbors Should Open The Borders And Let Us Fight

#9519 | 02:04
Source: Al-Masirah TV (Yemen)

In an April 17, 2022 interview on Al-Masirah TV (Houthis-Yemen), Sirhan Yousef, the head of Fatah’s foreign relations in Lebanon, called on the Arab countries to arm the Palestinians and to open their borders and allow the Palestinians to attack Israel from their territory like they do from Gaza and southern Lebanon, so that the Palestinians can win victories and end the Israeli occupation.

Sirhan Yousef: "We believe that what was taken by force will be restored only by force.

"Even though we entered a settlement process - I am not talking about a peace process, because there cannot be peace with Israel... A settlement process with the Zionist entity does not mean we gave up on two important things: First, our right to the land, and second, my right to fight and engage in resistance to recapture that land.

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"After the Battle of Karameh, what happened to us in Jordan in September 1970, the unfortunate civil war in Lebanon, and the Israeli invasion in 1982, we were banished to seven countries, including Yemen. All these countries were far from the Palestinian borders. However, Yasser Arafat, by the means of the so-called Oslo Accords, which by now, we have thrown behind our backs, returned the focus to Jerusalem and to Palestine.

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"We brought the battle back into Palestine.

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"We hope that the Arab countries open their borders [with Israel]. This way, the attacks will not come only from Gaza or from Hizbullah in South Lebanon. Open the borders for us and our Palestinian people are capable of gaining victories. Give us your weapons. We don't want you to fight. We will fight. Our people will fight. We can gain victories and end the Israeli occupation."

Interviewer: "Or just leave the Palestinians..."

Yousef: "Or at least leave us, don't stab us in the back, we can do it with stones, knives, Molotov cocktails, and pipe bombs."

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