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Sep 26, 2022
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad Political Bureau Member Dr. Walid Al-Qutati: Operating Sleeper Cells And Engaging In Armed Resistance In Israel Is Part Of Our Plan

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Source: Mayadeen TV (Lebanon)

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) political bureau member Dr. Walid Al-Qutati said in a September 26, 2022 show on Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) that PIJ's plan is to wage armed resistance throughout the West Bank, in Jerusalem, and inside Israel's 1948 borders. He said that PIJ does not recognize any Israeli cities or settlements, emphasizing that the entire territory is "one Palestinian land". When asked if there are PIJ sleeper cells inside Israel, he did not answer.

Dr. Walid Al-Qutati: " Naturally, we do not recognize the existence of settlements in the West Bank, on the one hand, or of Israeli cities in the lands occupied in 1948, on the other hand. As far as we are concerned, they are all settlements..."

Interviewer: "But are you active, on the ground, there?"

Al-Qutati: " Perhaps we are not active [there] at the moment, but this is part of the plan of the Islamic Jihad movement. In the past, our movement has organized Palestinians from the lands occupied in 1948, and they carried out operations. Some of them are still being held in Israeli prisons. The entire land is one Palestinian land - from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, and from Ras Al-Naqoura [Rosh HaNikrah] to Umm Rashrash [Eilat]."

Interviewer: " Does the Islamic Jihad have sleeper cells in those 1948 territories?"

Al-Qutati: " It wouldn't be wise to..."

Interviewer: " Just give us a hint..."

Al-Qutati: " This is part of the plan of the Islamic Jihad movement - in Gaza, in the West Bank, in Jerusalem, and in the lands occupied in 1948. Popular resistance, as well as armed resistance, and any other form of resistance should spread throughout Palestinian land, according to our platform.

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