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The P.L.O. in its own words

Quote Sheet #32

On Jerusalem:

"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 Foreign Ministers (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 back Jerusalem."
--- 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 Al-Arabi (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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