Does Israel Own the "Occupied Territories"

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ArchAngel, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. with Holocaust denier Abu Mazen being Arafat's choice as Prime Minister. Transcript from a recent interview:

    Abu Mazen: We didn't talk about a break in the armed struggle. We talked about a break in the militarization of the Intifada. Armed struggle requires conditions and possibilities that are not here with us in Palestine. You cannot compare what is happening in Palestine to what is happening in Lebanon or Algeria. Therefore, military activity, in light of these conditions, is not efficient. The situation is not such . . . after two and a half years of struggle the outcome is that we are back to less than we
    started with.

    Question: And what if Israeli soldiers violate the holy Palestinian home?

    Abu Mazen: It is our right to resist. The Intifada must continue and it is the right of the Palestinian People to resist and use all possible means in order to defends its presence and existence. I add and say that if the Israelis come to your land in order to erect a settlement then it is your right to defend what is yours.

    Question: Including using arms?

    Abu Mazen: All means and arms as long as they are coming to your home, as this is the right to resist. The restriction applies only to "Shahada -Seeking" [suicide] operations and going out to attack in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. There is no justification to go out [of the territories] to fight the army.

    Abu Mazen and his boyfriend, er, comrade-in-arms (literally) Arafat:

    It was said that Khomeini only smiled once:
    #11     Mar 10, 2003
  2. Check out the kid's shirt.

    These scary militants really need to watch the little details....


    p.s. Voted "yes" by the way. Arafat has made it very clear that the only acceptable borders for a Palestinian homeland are the current Israeli borders.

    Furthermore, the Israelis turned a desert into an oasis via sweat and science. If the Arabs took over Israel, the infrastructure and greenery would deteriorate from inefficiency and truly be turned into what the land originally was - nothing.
    #12     Mar 11, 2003