During an interview on France 24 Arabic TV, Palestinian business tycoon Munib Al-Masri said that Israel deliberately created the rift between Hamas and Fatah. He accused Israel of driving the Christians out and of planning the banishment of the Palestinians. He added that Israel has been plotting for 400 years and that it has a detailed plan to establish "Greater Israel," from the Nile River to the Euphrates River. The show aired on November 28, 2018.
Munib Al-Masri: Israel benefits from the [Fatah-Hamas] rift... Israel created this rift. Look, Israel has been planning for 400 years. It had been planning even before the year 1800. It created the Balfour declaration and created the Jewish state – all of it was planned by a think tank they have, which tells them what to do. They have [a plan] from now until 2118... They already declared a Jewish state, and now they want to complete it. They say that the greater State of Israel stretches from the Nile to the Euphrates. It includes half of the Arabian Peninsula, from the northern Hijaz on and up. They have fixed plans, especially concerning Jerusalem. Jerusalem is suffering. They have detailed plans and they know exactly what they want to do with regard to Jerusalem and to Palestine. Our Christian brothers were 29% [of the population], but they drove them out and now they are only 1%. I consider our Christian brothers to be the crème de la crème. They drove them out and now they want to do the same thing to the Palestinians. But we tell them that we are here to stay.