Palestinian Authority PM: ‘God help us, the EU, and the whole world if there are four more years of Trump’
Yeah–President Trump is not for the destruction of Israel and the West, which is what he means.
Shtayyeh, however, said the “Palestinian leadership has never accepted terrorism” and it “calls for peaceful resistance, two states, negotiating and international law.”
This could not be more grimly laughable.
Note that Shtayyeh has proven many times that he simply does not acknowledge that Jihad is terrorism:
“The homeland is more precious than a human being for us. Our brothers that are in the prisons, the 6,500 prisoners – why did they go to prison? Because they wanted to sacrifice themselves for Palestine. Honestly, [Israel’s] false claim and distorted picture that these people are terrorists – these people, to put it very succinctly, [belong to] a people that is under occupation that is fighting the occupying state. When Britain occupied America, in short, the US [was] claiming and saying that it freed its land from the British colonialism. All of the states that were under occupation – international law allows them to fight this occupation. Therefore, these prisoners are ‘freedom seekers’ and we are with them. These prisoners defended the dignity of their land and human dignity.”
–Official PA TV, April 29, 2017
Muhammad Shtayyeh: “Now there is a proposed [resolution] at the UN condemning the Hamas Movement. From this podium we condemn this resolution, because under no circumstances will we agree to any Palestinian organization being defined as a terrorist organization. We will not agree! Because today it is Hamas, tomorrow [Islamic] Jihad, two days from now Fatah, and so on. We know the story. Our disagreement [with Hamas] is internal, but under no circumstances will we agree to Hamas being condemned.”
–Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 2, 2018
“The Fatah Movement never demanded that Hamas recognize Israel. To this moment, Fatah does not recognize Israel. The topic of recognition of Israel has not been raised in any of Fatah’s conferences.”
–Official PA TV, Topic of the Day, March 26, 2017