Marwan Barghouti: Fatah, Which Fired the First Bullet Against the Zionist Enemy, Will Also Fire the Last

(MEMRI) Jailed Fatah Central Committee member Marwan Barghouti, often mentioned as a possible successor to Mahmoud Abbas, issued a message from prison on Aug. 20, 2014, that the time has arrived for Fatah members to take part in comprehensive resistance against Israel. "It was [Fatah] that had the honor of firing [the revolution's] first bullet and of leading the revolution, the PLO, and the two glorious intifadas. In recent decades, it has served as the Arab region's greatest school for struggle and resistance in all their forms. And just as it had the honor to fire the first bullet against the Zionist enemy, so the hands of the Fatah members - along with all the Palestinians - will fire the final bullet against this occupation." The Gaza war "has proven that the option of resistance is proper and appropriate. We have always emphasized, and have repeatedly called for, a creative combination of political diplomatic action and general resistance with all its capabilities." "The time has come for Fatah to prepare for a new phase - a phase of growth, and a phase of an end to the illusion of achieving independence and freedom with futile negotiations."

2014-08-28 00:00:00

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