Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad said in a May 24, 2022 interview on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) that the U.S. does not respect the law, but that it is nonetheless a superpower, and the Palestinians must give it a "headache" and become a household issue like Vietnam and South Africa were. In addition, he criticized the Arab regimes, saying that they follow American orders, and he warned that they will collapse if they abandon the Palestinians and their cause. For more about Azzam Al-Ahmad, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 8991, 8295, 7337, 6650, and 2195.
Azzam Al-Ahmad: "The U.S. administration has been dealing with the Palestinian Authority and the PLO for many decades. Every six months, we would need the State Department to ask the White House to extend the cooperation. This is ridiculous and laughable. The truth is that the U.S. administration has no respect for the law.
"We are used to the U.S. administration, which we see as a kind of crocodile — we do not sense the importance of the things it does, but still, the United States is a superpower, and we must continue our efforts with it, until we give it a headache.
"The Palestinian cause, with all its aspects, must enter every home in America, just like what happened with Vietnam and South Africa. We must turn the Palestinian cause into a headache in every American home, until they reconsider their position.
"[Some Arab regimes] believe that the Palestinian people and their leaders have become weak and are incapable of doing anything. May [deceased head of PLO intelligence] Salah 'Abu Iyad' Khalaf rest in peace. Whenever he would issue even the shortest statement, the [Arab] thrones would quake.
"If they think that the Palestinian people and all the Arabs have given up on the Palestinian rights, and on confronting the Israeli occupation and the Zionist movement then they are mistaken.
"I say this loud and clear — they follow American orders, American orders, American orders. I say to them: Wake up from your slumber, before it is too late. You will collapse, one regime after another, if you abandon the Palestinian people and Jerusalem."