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September 4, 2018 11:11 am

The PLO Meets with Islamic Jihad — But Not Israel or the US

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A view of the PLO’s office in Washington, DC. Photo: Reuters/Yuri Gripas.

From Ma’an Arabic:

The Deputy Chairman of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (PLO), Mahmud al-Alul, met on Thursday with Deputy Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Ziad Nakhla, in the presence of the Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Lebanon, Ashraf Dabour (along with other Fatah and Islamic Jihad officials in Lebanon).

During the meeting, they discussed the issue of ending the Palestinian division.

One could find some justification for the PLO to meet with Hamas — after all, Hamas is the de facto ruler of Gaza, and sometimes they might need to talk.

But Islamic Jihad is nothing but a terrorist group. It has no purpose except to kill Israeli Jews in an attempt to terrorize them and ultimately destroy Israel.

The PLO has far more in common with Islamic Jihad than it has with the governments of Israel or the US, which it refuses to meet with. It is more offended by Israel’s offers of peace than by Islamic Jihad’s pledge of eternal holy war against the Jewish presence in the Middle East.

Yet the PLO’s tolerance for and support of terror are not impediments to western European countries falling over themselves to meet with the PLO in European capitals.

The priorities of the PLO are crystal clear, and it is well past time that we stop pretending the EU is a well-meaning but clueless player in the conflict. They have chosen their side — the side that happily supports terror.

Elder of Ziyon has been blogging about Israel and the Arab world for a really long time now. He also controls the world, but deep down you already knew that.

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