Het zal Rolf Bos en Leonie van Nierop evenals andere correspondenten in Israel zijn ontgaan, maar een minister van de gematigde Palestijnse Autoriteit onder leiding van Machmoud Abbas zegt weer eens dat het doel van de Palestijnse strijd de bevrijding van geheel Palestina is. Dit zegt men vaker als men tegen de eigen bevolking spreekt en niet tegen westerse diplomaten, politici en journalisten.
From Palestinian Media Watch:
A Palestinian Authority minister stated last month that the Palestinians should unite in order to focus on the destruction of Israel.
At an event with the participation of three PA ministers, Minister of Social Affairs Majida Al-Masri called for Palestinian unity and reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas in order "to turn to the struggle for the liberation of Palestine - all of Palestine.'"
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that when the Palestinian Authority uses the expression "all of Palestine," they include all of Israel.
The following is the report on the event in the official PA daily:
"The women of Palestine marked March 8 with a central rally, attended by a group of released female prisoners from the various districts of the West Bank. Participating in the events were Minister for Women's Affairs, Rabiha Dhiab; Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake; Minister of Social Affairs, Majida Al-Masri... and representatives from the territories occupied in 1948 (e.g., Palestinian euphemism for "Israel")...
Al-Masri sharply condemned the Israel Prison Services for its violations against the [hunger striking] prisoner Shalabi... We demand of everyone to push ahead with reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas] and to end the state of division, so that we will be able to stand against the occupation, to halt its activities against our prisoners, and to turn to the struggle for the liberation of Palestine - all of Palestine.'"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 9, 2012]
Which makes Fatah just about as explicit as Hamas in their desire to destroy Israel.
On Saturday, First Deputy Chairman of the [Hamas] Palestinian Legislative Council Ahmad Bahr spoke to a group of internationals who had arrived one of those "Miles of Smiles" convoys that inexplicably manage to easily break the supposed Israeli siege of Gaza every couple of months. He cheerfully told these smiling "human rights activists" that "the Palestinian people will not give up its rights and will continue its resistance and jihad until the liberation of all Palestine."
Of course, none of these peaceful British or South Africans in the audience objected to Hamas' stated goal of a jihad to destroy the Jewish state. None stood up and said that they supported a two-state solution. None came home and wrote an anguished op-ed about how they didn't realize that Hamas really wants to violently replace a democratic state with another Islamist state.