PLO leader: There is no Palestinian nation; it is an invention to destroy Israel!
Submitted by Michael Green (United States), Nov 9, 2004 at 11:28
The quote below, from a PLO Exec. Cttee. Member clearly admits that:
“THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE. IT IS JUST AN ARAB TACTIC FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF ISRAEL!”
“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In realitytoday there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian people’ to oppose Zionism.
“For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa.
While as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”
(PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, in a 1977 interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw.)
This fact is also clearly expressed in the covenant of Fatah, the ruling faction of the PLO: http://www.fateh.net/e_public/constitution.htm#Goals
The Movement’s Essential Principles:
Article (1) Palestine is part of the Arab World, and the Palestinian people are part of the Arab Nation, and their struggle is part of its struggle.