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Nov 11, 2004
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Hani Al-Hassan of the Fatah Central Committee: The Negotiations Reap What the Armed Struggle Sows

#346 | 01:45
Source: Al-Arabiya Network (Dubai/Saudi Arabia)

The following are excerpts from an interview with Hani Al-Hassan of the Fatah Central Committee:

Al-hasan: In Fatah we have a rule: the armed struggle sows and the political struggle reaps. He who doesn't sow doesn't reap, and he who sows and refuses to reap is a criminal. Therefore, when Oslo didn't bring results, the sowing came in the form of the Intifada. The question now is whether the current period is a stage of reaping or is it a stage of sowing. We think that the current period is a phase of sowing, until we see results in the international position. We see today that there is a change in the world. Europe has changed and its position has become more clearly in our favor. America is bogged down in Iraq and doesn't know what to do. Today we saw the heroes of Falluja and everything that is going on there. Israel is in the midst of an internal economic crisis that will not be solved by a flow of funds from America. Therefore, there are opportunities. We will see now whether the political situation allows us to reach political results and to bring about a change in our favor. Otherwise, we will go back to sowing.

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