Fatah to announce halt to terror attacks on civilians
EXCLUSIVE: Text of Fatah declaration rejecting attacks against civilians
A draft text, according to Ha'aretz, but nevertheless impressive:
From news article:
A Declaration to the Peaceful and Progressive People of Israel and the World
On the occasion of the second anniversary of the launching of the Intifada, the leadership and the cadre of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, Fatah, would like to express our appreciation and admiration for the legendary and heroic steadfastness of our people, the sacrifices of our martyrs, and the steadfastness of our captives and those injured during the Intifada. We would like to seize this opportunity to announce and declare to the peaceful and coexistence loving forces all over the world that:
* in accordance with our legitimate right of freedom and independence, we will continue our resistance against the occupation with all legitimate means. We strongly condemn all the aggressive measures of the occupation including targeting Palestinian civilians. And in accordance with the higher interests of the Palestinian people, and with our moral values, tolerant religions and belief; we, the Fatah movement reject and we will prevent any attacks against Israeli civilians. We are aware that the continuation of the Israeli occupation and aggression and the targeting of our women, children and homes will lead to individual responses; nevertheless, we are committed to following this political line and we will work to prevent all attacks on civilians in keeping with our human values and this important human principle.
Palestinians are good at rhetorics, never mind the text I put in bold... The phrase "Individual responses" somehow reminds me of Nazi pogroms, you know, these absolutely spontaneous uprisings of the German people against the scrouge of the Jewry...
Btw., what did the Palestinian security do to prevent attacks on Israelis so far, unless it served as a useful pretext to subdue groups competing with the PA?