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October 10, 2013 2:31 pm

Fatah Official: Israel Should be ‘Removed’ From Region if Peace Agreement Not Reached

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In an interview with i24 News, Fatah official Jibril Rajoub said that if Israel doesn’t reach a  peace agreement with the Palestinians it should be “removed” from the region.

“Peace is not a Palestinian interest, it’s an international interest, and the interest of the world is to put an end to this struggle. I think it’s also an Israeli interest – Israelis should decide whether they are part of the Middle East or an alien body. If Israel is an alien body it should be removed,” he said.

Rajoub also criticized political rival Hamas, which Fatah has been in a bitter dispute with since the terrorist organization kicked it out of Gaza in 2007, for its recalcitrance and miscalculations.

“Hamas has to take a long hard looks at itself, they are responsible for the crisis they are going through, they lost their compass. They have placed to great a weight on their relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood: they should work on untying that connection. They should act from the vantage point of being a Palestinian liberation movement,” he said.

Rajoub, who in the past was the head of the Preventive Security Force in the West Bank, and now heads the Palestinian Football Federation and the Palestine Olympic Committee, also said that the “Arab Spring” is “An Israeli-American spring par excellence.” He also claimed that it brings about “the destruction of the Arab region, the destruction of Arab capabilities, it’s a destruction of the Arab armies and the Arab will in the Middle East.”

A new round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority commenced in July, kickstarted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Recent comments emanating from the Palestinian Authority camp have put the talks into doubt however.

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  • E Pluribus Beagle

    Talking to an Arab about anything is a complete waste of time.

  • Frank Adam

    Rajoub is of course quite coarsely right when he says that peace is not a Palestinian interest.
    His other joke about being Middle Eastern is an old one too from the fifties. The problem for Rajoub is that Israel has become rather good at being Middle Eastern and it grates to be beaten at your own sport that in the Arab World might is right and the goodies win.
    What happens if the Palestinians are removed from the Middle East??

  • Steve Marks

    No negotiation with Arab terrorists. Israel has been isolated since independence and even before. Nu? What’s new? As long as Arab fight each other it’s good for Jews. Jews were here before Islam was conceived. Jerusalem and return of Arabs into Israel is off the table. Two states, yes with the Jordan river between them. עם ישראל ×—×™

  • Lawrence Kulak

    This man is showing himself as an avowed enemy of the Jewish State. Moroever, he may be advocating a form of Jewish extermination by saying that Israel should be “removed”. The correct way to end the use of such terminology in the future is to remove him. Everyone knows that ideas are more dangerous than armaments, and this guy is slinging dangerous ideas like a sling shot. I say drop a bomb on his house and then sort out the details later. If that is the only way that these animals can be made to respect the Jewish State then so be it. And anyway, its not like this has not been done before, and I am sure that those West Bank terrorists can find another miscreant to head up their fake beaurocracies.

  • Bear Klein

    NO PA STATE in Judah and Samaria as it just a formula for another Gaza style terror state.