The P.L.O. in its own words
Quote Sheet #32
"Israel must withdraw from Jerusalem so that it becomes the capital of
a state of Palestine."
--- Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the P.L.O., at a meeting of Arab League
(Agence France Presse, 6 May 1995)
On Israel as the enemy:
"We must remember that the main enemy of the Palestinian people, now
and forever, is Israel. This is a truth that must never leave our minds."
--- Freih Abu Middein, Minister of Justice in the P.L.O.'s Palestinian
Authority, in a speech at Al Azhar University in Gaza
(Al-Nahar, 11 April 1995; The Jerusalem Post, 17 April 1995)
On waging a holy war against Israel:
"Jerusalem is under occupation and the Moslems of the world should
liberate it by jihad and put it under Islamic and Arabic authority. The
jihad is not just a war jihad - we are talking about all means to get
--- Sheikh Ikrameh Sabri, the P.L.O. Mufti of Jerusalem, in an
interview with the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat
(Al-Sharq al-Awsat, 7 April 1995; The Jerusalem Post, 3 May 1995)
On the armed struggle:
"If Israel continues to undermine the path to peace there will be no
other alternative but that called for by the Islamist Palestinian
opposition - the military option."
--- Feisal Husseini, Minister for Jerusalem Affairs in the P.L.O.'s
Palestinian Authority, in an interview with the Egyptian weekly
(Agence France Presse, 1 May 1995)
This is the thirty-second in a series of quote sheets prepared by
IRIS (Information Regarding Israel's Security)
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