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Nov 06, 2022
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Fatah Official Sirhan Yousef: Resistance In The Form Of Knife And Vehicle-Ramming Attacks, Popular Intifada – The Only Way To Liberate Palestine; Agreements With Israel Were A Step In The Struggle For The Liberation Of Palestine In Its Entirety

#9934 | 02:47
Source: Al-Alam Network (Iran)

Fatah's political relations chief Sirhan Yousef said in a November 6, 2022 show on Al-Alam TV (Iran) that Fatah's military wing, Hamas' military wing, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the newly-formed Lion's Den group are united in their resolve to continue their "mighty" military activity against Israel. He praised the mothers of Palestinian "martyrs," and he said that ever since 1965, Fatah has maintained that the only way to liberate Palestine is through armed struggle, such as stabbings, car-ramming attacks, and intifadas. He stressed that any Israeli in Palestine is considered an enemy, that Fatah does not recognize the State of Israel, and that the agreements Fatah has made allowing Israel to exist within the 1967 borders are only a step in the struggle, which will continue until Palestine is completely liberated. For more information about Sirhan Yousef, see MEMRITV clip no 9519.

Sirhan Yousef: "The Lion's Den, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, the Al-Qassam Brigades, as well as the Islamic Jihad are united in their resolve to continue their mighty military activity, which was embraced by our Palestinian people. The important role played by the mothers of martyrs... In a video that I saw a few days ago, I saw how the mothers of martyrs introduced themselves to the mother of [slain terrorist] Uday [Tamimi], when they came to congratulate her [they said]: 'I am the mother of the martyr so-and-so...' "

Interviewer: "This is revolutionary education."

[...]

Yousef: "Ever since Fatah set out in 1965, and to this very day, it raised the slogan: 'The only way to liberate Palestine in its entirety is armed struggle.' We still do..."

Interviewer: "After all these years, is armed struggle indeed the only way, or maybe it is agreements?"

Yousef: "Resistance is the only [way], in all its forms: armed struggle, popular Intifada, knives, and vehicle-ramming attacks.

"All these forms of resistance that may, or rather will surely lead us to realize our lofty aim for which we set out, liberating Palestine.

[...]

"Palestinians anywhere in the entire occupied lands, in the entire 27,000 square kilometers... Our Palestinian people in its entirety is under occupation. Ever since it set out, Fatah has been speaking about liberating Palestine in its entirety.

[...]

"We, the Palestinian people, are waging resistance against Israeli existence. Any Israeli on Palestinian land is an enemy, because there is no 'State of Israel.' There is a Zionist entity. We do not say that it has a state, and we do not recognize its state. As I said, we made an agreement with the Israelis, according to which we will have a state within the 1967 borders, but we in Fatah have always said that this is just a step in the struggle, and that we will continue the struggle until we realize our Palestinian goal in its entirety."

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