Speaking on the PA's Palestine TV on April 16, Fatah spokesman Osama Qawasmeh said that "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" called for the establishment of extremist religious movements that would oppose the Arab regimes and embroil them in internal conflicts.
Osama Qwasmeh: "Let me tell you something simple, which some people might find strange - something I've said in the media more than once. The second article of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion states that extremist religious movements must be created. These movements must completely oppose the ruling regime, regardless of its nature- whether it is pan-Arab, Arab nationalist, secular, Communist or Marxist. The purpose of this is to change the priorities of the regimes targeted by the Zionists, so that instead of dealing with health, with education, with social affairs, and obtaining weapons to fight the enemy, the regimes would be busy with internal conflicts.
"(The Muslim Brotherhood) burned pictures of Gamal Abdel Nasser, who stood up to imperialism, who liberated Egypt, in whose time Egypt became independent, who built the Aswan Dam, and who fought Israel and the entire Tripartite Aggression in 1956. In their eyes, he is a traitor, and they burned his pictures. Similarly (Hamas) said Yasser Arafat was a Jew, a traitor, and a collaborator, and then Israel killed him with poison."