Palestinian official: ‘If we had a nuke, we’d have used it this morning’

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Senior PA official Jibril Rajoubs wears:
“If we had a nuke, we’d have used it
this very morning”

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

 

Last week, Palestinian Media Watch reported that only hours after the murder, [of Evyatar Borovsky, an Israeli who was stabbed to death] the administrator of Fatah’s official Facebook page glorified Al-Zaghal as a “hero.”

Jibril Rajoub - YouTube screenshotAnother senior PA official, Jibril Rajoub, also praised the use of violence against Israel. During an interview on a Lebanese TV channel, the host referred to “the negotiations game” with Israel, and Rajoub expressed the view that negotiations are held because the Palestinians lack military strength:

“I swear that if we had a nuke, we’d have used it this very morning.”

Jibril Rajoub is the Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Chairman of the PA Olympic Committee. The interview was broadcast on the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV channel and also published on Rajoub’s Facebook page on May 2, 2013.

Senior PA officials often state that avoiding violent confrontation or war with Israel is only temporarily, due to the PA’s inability to take on such a conflict. They claim that negotiations with Israel are the right course of action for now, because conditions are not right for violence.

Mahmoud Abbas himself has also said on several occasions that if the Arab nations would begin a war against Israel, “Palestine” would join them.

View the original (entire) Palestinian Media Watch publication at: http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=8934

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