UPDATES 6 pm Israel time Friday:
**Violent Palestinian rioting currently taking place throughout Judea and Samaria in such places as Jenin, Bitonia, Efrat, Bethany, Qalandiya, and Hebron in response to the PLO call earlier this week “to confront” the “Zionist occupiers” at every location possible. Two armed terrorists were spotted moving toward Itamar in the last hour– the IDF is in pursuit.
**The Egyptian Oil Minister announced last night that Egypt is seeking $480 billion dollars in compensation for oil “looted” out of the Sinai by Israel from 1967 to 1982. In addition, Osama Kamal declared that all natural gas pipelines from Egypt to Israel are now closed, adding that the matter is now in “international arbitration.”
Today, your humble servant is presenting the second in a series of Palestinian documents–the Charter of the Fatah Movement. I am doing this so that you may see for yourself how absurd the prospect for peace is, and always has been, between Israelis and Palestinians.
As you may already know, Fatah is the largest faction within the Palestine Liberation Organization—whose Charter appeared in this blog yesterday. Fatah was founded in 1959 by Yasser Arafat and several other so-called “members of the Palestinian diaspora.” It has been a source of unremitting terror against Israel ever since–including all day today in Judea and Samaria.
This Charter was supposedly updated in Bethlehem in 2009; however, the 2009 document–which focused exclusively on “democratic participation” in Fatah contained this sentence: “This internal charter has been adopted within the framework of adherence to the provisions of the Basic Charter.” To put it a different way, the revised charter adheres to the original charter in every detail. The lengthy organizational details of Fatah have been omitted below.
Remember that in this document, “Palestine” refers to all land west of the Jordan River. Again, I have edited the Charter by putting into bold type certain provisions:
THE CHARTER OF FATAH
Principles… Goals…. Methods
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.
Article (2) The Palestinian people have an independent identity. They are the sole authority that decides their own destiny, and they have complete sovereignty on all their lands.
Article (3) The Palestinian Revolution plays a leading role in liberating Palestine.
Article (4) The Palestinian struggle is part and parcel of the world-wide struggle against Zionism, colonialism and international imperialism.
Article (5) Liberating Palestine is a national obligation which necessities the materialistic and human support of the Arab Nation.
Article (6) United Nations projects, accords and resolutions, or those of any individual which undermine the Palestinian people’s right in their homeland are illegal and rejected.
Article (7) The Zionist Movement is racial, colonial and aggressive in ideology, goals, organisation and method.
Article (8) The Israeli existence in Palestine is a Zionist invasion with a colonial expansive base, and it is a natural ally to colonialism and international imperialism.
Article (9) Liberating Palestine and protecting its holy places is an Arab, religious and human obligation.
Article (10) Palestinian National Liberation Movement, “FATAH“, is an independent national revolutionary movement representing the revolutionary vanguard of the Palestinian people.
Article (11) The crowds which participate in the revolution and liberation are the proprietors of the Palestinian land.
Article (12) Complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence.
Article (13) Establishing an independent democratic state with complete sovereignty on all Palestinian lands, and Jerusalem is its capital city, and protecting the citizens’ legal and equal rights without any racial or religious discrimination.
Article (14) Setting up a progressive society that warrants people’s rights and their public freedom.
Article (15) Active participation in achieving the Arab Nation’s goals in liberation and building an independent, progressive and united Arab society.
Article (16) Backing up all oppressed people in their struggle for liberation and self-determination in order to build a just, international peace.
Article (17) Armed public revolution is the inevitable method to liberating Palestine.
Article (18) Entire dependence on the Palestinian people which is the pedestal forefront and on the Arab Nation as a partner in the fight, and realising actual interaction between the Arab Nation and the Palestinian people by involving the Arab people in the fight through a united Arab front.
Article (19) Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic, and the Palestinian Arab People’s armed revolution is a decisive factor in the liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated.
Article (20) Achieving mutual understanding with all the national forces participating in the armed struggle to attain the national unity.
Article (21) Revealing the revolutionary nature of the Palestinian identity at the international level, and this does not contradict the everlasting unity between the Arab Nation and the Palestinian people.
Article (22) Opposing any political solution offered as an alternative to demolishing the Zionist occupation in Palestine, as well as any project intended to liquidate the Palestinian case or impose any international mandate on its people.
Article (23) Maintaining relations with Arab countries with the objective of developing the positive aspects in their attitudes with the proviso that the armed struggle is not negatively affected.
Article (24) Maintaining relations with all liberal forces supporting our just struggle in order to resist together Zionism and imperialism.
Article (25) Convincing concerned countries in the world to prevent Jewish immigration to Palestine as a method of solving the problem.
Article (26) Avoiding attempts to exploit the Palestinian case in any Arab or international problems and considering the case above all contentions.
Article (27) “FATEH” does not interfere with local Arab affairs and hence, does not tolerate such interference or obstructing its struggle by any party.
A daily feature of this blog is the recognition of those of you who support Israel by donating to this website. Each month, your humble servant (or his son) places each name on this wall of support into the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Today we welcome 4 new flags on our wall: Denzel of Dublin, Ireland; Yuko of Osaka, Japan; Josiah T of Auckland, New Zealand; and Yaron L. of Herzliya, Israel.
To have your own Israeli flag, simply follow two steps:
Step 2: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
What you want on your flag: