With thanks to Winds of Jihad and The Middle East Media Research Institute, here is Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Shaath wearing a nice suit and tie, interviewed on the Palestinian Awdha TV channel. He doesn’t trust the United States to be involved in this decades-long (endless) negotiation process between Palestine and Israel over the “Occupied Territory” – which means Israel. Which means that Fatah’s (and Hamas’) objective in the negotiations is to get rid of Israel. Seriously.
The reasoning behind this line of thought is simply Muslim doctrine – which says that once Islam conquers a particular territory, it is eternally Muslim property. Any such land subsequently lost in war to a non-Muslim adversary must ultimately be re-conquered and re-claimed for Islam. Yes. Indeed.
Further, since the real estate which is now Israel was once part of the Ottoman Turk Empire, the Israelis have to give it up and go somewhere else – to Europe, to the United States, to Antarctica, to the moon, into the sea, to Hell – anywhere but where they now live. And damn the United Nations for setting aside the territory for the sovereign State of Israel. Israel’s very existence is intolerable to the World of Islam. It’s a cultural thing, you see.
And, to punctuate the message, Shaath reminds us of the Palestinian Yasser Arafat’s history of hijacking airliners and destroying airports, which could very well happen again if we don’t get serious about this occupied territory negotiation business. He’s just trying to get our attention.