A year old but still relevant….
We need to remind ourselves that there are NO moderate Arabs in seats of governance to deal with.
Fatah official: Palestine alongside Israel is just ‘a phase’
Tawfik Tirawi says he’ll gladly accept state on 1967 borders as a step towards a nation stretching from the Jordan River to the sea
A senior member of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party has said a Palestinian state alongside Israel is only “a phase” and that Palestine should eventually stretch from the Jordan River to the sea.
In an interview with the Ma’an news agency on January 19, Tawfik Tirawi, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, said “Palestine stretches from the river to the sea… a Palestinian state in the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, is just a phase, as far as I am concerned.”
Tirawi said that he would gladly accept a state along the 1967 borders as a first step, but warned: “Don’t think that there can be a solution to the Palestinian issue by establishing a state the borders of which are limited to the West Bank and Gaza. I challenge any Palestinian to say that the map of Palestine is limited to the West Bank and Gaza.”
He quickly added, “This does not mean that I want to throw the Jews into the sea. No, I want to live together with them… We want the people who are in Palestine to live in Palestine in its historical borders.”
Last November, Tirawi praised his two-year-old son for expressing his desire to kill “Zionists” in a children’s song lauding martyrdom.