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The P.L.O. in its own words

Quote Sheet #31

On Israel:

"We as Palestinians must understand that the central enemy is Israel."
--- Farouk Qaddumi, head of the P.L.O.'s Political Department (Ha'aretz, 16 December 1994)

On waging holy war:

"Let no one think that they can scare us with their stronger weapons, for we have a mightier weapon - the weapon of faith, the weapon of martyrdom, the weapon of holy war."
--- Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the P.L.O., at a funeral for 3 P.L.O. policemen who were killed in a gun battle with Israeli soldiers (The New York Times, 4 January 1995)

On preventing terrorist attacks against Israelis:

"It is not my job as a Palestinian policeman to protect the settlers."
--- Jibril Rajoub, P.L.O. Security Chief, in an interview with anchorman Bill Beutel on Eyewitness News Magazine (WABC-TV, New York, 24 December 1994)

On support for Yasser Arafat:

"Arafat has lost credibility not just in the eyes of Hamas and Jihad men, but also among his own men."
--- Dr. Haidar Abdel Shafi, former head of the Palestinian delegation to the peace talks with Israel, in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra (Yediot Aharonot, 22 November 1994)

This is the thirty-first in a series of quote sheets prepared by

IRIS (Information Regarding Israel's Security)


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