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May 29, 2022
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Senior Fatah Official Majed Al-Fityani: Only The Palestinians Will Have Sovereignty In Palestine, From The River To The Sea; We Will Go After The Israelis And Wrest Our Rights From Them

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Source: Al-Awda TV (PA)

Majed Al-Fityani, the Secretary of Fatah's Revolutionary Council, said in a May 29, 2022 interview on Awda TV (Palestinian Authority) that the Palestinians will be the only ones to have sovereignty in Palestine, and that they will go after the Israelis and wrest this right from them. He elaborated that the Palestinians have a right to Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, and that the Palestinian flag is the only flag that will fly over this land. In addition, he said that the Israelis have no "homes or roots" in the land and that they have turned into a "seedless plant" in it.

Majed Al-Fityani: "First of all, our Palestinian people will exercise their sovereignty on this Palestinian land in any form they see fit, in accordance with the circumstances of time and place. The Palestinians alone will have sovereignty over this land, and only the Palestinian flag will fly over it, even if there are foreign [occupiers] passing through it, just like others who had passed by throughout the history of Palestine, and then returned to where they came from.

"The second point is that they need to understand that every Palestinian man and every Palestinian woman has a right to Palestine from the River to the Sea. We will go after the [Israelis] in order to wrest this right from them. We are a nation that does not forget.

"Seventy-four years after the Palestinian Nakba and the displacement, a new generation emerges every year, saying: 'My home is in Jaffa,' 'My home is in Tantura,' 'My home is in the Upper Galilee,' 'My home is in Al-Bassa,' 'My home is in Lod,' 'My home is in Ramla,' or in Umm Al-Rashrash [Eilat] or this place or that. A Palestinian will never forget his place of birth. President [Mahmoud Abbas] said at the UN: 'I have my grandparents' documents [proving] that my home is in Safed, I want to return to Safed.' I want to return. I want my home. You are coming here from all corners of the Earth but you have no homes or roots in this land. You have become a seedless plant on this land."

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