Jan. 4, 2019
Palestinians Are Determined to Reject any Peace Plan – Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Institute)
At the beginning of 2019, the Palestinians are promising Israel more violence, conflict and suffering. Some are also reminding Israel that the Palestinians’ real goal is to “liberate all Palestine, from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea” (meaning the annihilation of Israel).
Palestinian leaders are not reaching out to their Israeli neighbors with messages of conciliation, peace and coexistence. Instead, the leaders are urging Palestinians to continue hating Israel and the U.S. They are urging Arab countries not to make peace with Israel: they consider normalization with Israel an act of treason.
The largest Palestinian group, Fatah, headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, is celebrating these days the 54th anniversary of the launching of its first terrorist attack against Israel, an attempt to sabotage the National Water Carrier on Jan. 1, 1965. The words and photos about the attack published by Fatah continue to glorify terrorism and terrorists.
A cartoon published on Fatah’s official Facebook page this week depicts “Palestine” as a single entity, the exact shape of Israel, while making no mention of the existence of Israel. The Fatah flag features a grenade with crossed rifles superimposed on a map of Israel.
A poster on Fatah’s Facebook page under the title, “Revolution until Victory,” features a Palestinian in military uniform with a grenade in his hand. The caption reads: “Fatah will continue with the revolution, and will continue to carry the torch of armed struggle.”
The Palestinians are also determined to reject any peace plan presented by the U.S. They are determined to continue raising new generations on the glorification of violence and terrorists. They are determined to continue denying Israel’s right to exist.
These messages demonstrate that any talk about resuming a peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is a colossal fraud. Palestinian leaders will never return to the negotiating table when they are pushing their people, day after day, to ensure that more Israeli blood runs in the street.