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MEMRI TV Clips on Head of the PLO and Fatah leader Faruq Qaddumi

MEMRI TV Project
Monday March 28, 2005

Clips on Head of the PLO and Fatah leader Faruq Qaddumi

On March 12, head of the PLO and Fatah leader Faruq Qaddumi spoke on Syrian
TV, stating, "Each year, the resistance grows stronger..[and] America...will
gradually diminish." Included among the earlier clips, below, Qaddumi said,
"We must continue in our path.At this stage there will be two states. Many
years from now there will be only one" ; "Allah's curse [is on Sharon] and
dogs will eat Sharon's flesh when he is dead" ; and "Hamas and Islamic Jihad
are our brothers."

*Clip # 611: Head of the PLO Political Bureau, Faruq Qaddumi: Time is On Our

An excerpt: "As long as the hostility continues between Israel and us,
Israel is the loser, since time is on our side, not Israel's.... Each year,
the resistance grows stronger, and Israel's power of deterrence weakens.
Time is not on their side. As for America - this country has indeed
expanded, but it will gradually diminish because bi-polarization has begun,
and America will not be allowed to maintain its influence in all kinds of



*Clip # 436: Fatah Leader Farouq Qaddumi: We Fight an Hour a Day and Incite
for 23 Hours; Dogs Will Eat Sharon's Flesh When He is Dead

An excerpt: "The popular war is the war of the masses, a war of
self-conviction, a war of morale, a war of the masses in its widest
scope...I will not return to the Palestine territories as long as they are
occupied. I am not prepared to live under occupation, or to be besieged by
Sharon - Allah's curse upon him the day of he was born and the day of he
will die and dogs eat his flesh."


*Clip # 424: Fatah Leader Faruq Qaddumi: PA Ministers Are Not Really

An excerpt: "The Palestinian Authority is a partial authority. It is a local
government, just like any local government in any country. We shouldn't
delude ourselves that these "ministers" are actually ministers. The
Executive Committee is their source of authority. We, the Fatah Central
Committee, are their source of authority. This is a fact."


*Clip # 411: Former Lebanese President Elias Al-Hrawi and Fatah Leader
Farouq Qaddumi Exchange Accusations over Lebanese-Palestinian Relations

An excerpt: "We have been under siege for 40 years. Unfortunately, the
Palestinian refugees in Lebanon are under siege. There are 50 types of jobs
forbidden to Palestinians. Lebanon is the only country to do this. At the
same time you say: work - not for the Palestinian. Only weapons! Did the
weapons harm you? I don't think so."


*Clip # 407: Fatah Leader Faruq Qaddumi: Nabil Shaath Should Shut Up; He
Doesn't Represent Anyone

An excerpt: "Our brother Nabil Shaath is not a minister for foreign affairs.
The PA does not have [international] recognition and so it does have
'foreign affairs.' Therefore, he doesn't speak on behalf of the Palestinian
revolution, the resistance, or the PLO. He is not a member of the Executive
Committee. We just called him "minister" in violation [of the Oslo
Accord].That's why this man should shut up, because he is not representing
[anyone]. Unfortunately, he doesn't know everything."


*Clip # 390: Fatah Leader Faruq Qaddumi: Two States a Temporary Solution

An excerpt: "Our enemy always says, "This is Judea and Samaria" and they are
"Terrorists." They haven't changed their discourse. If they change theirs,
we will change ours, and if not, we will keep saying that armed resistance
is the way to Palestine. If there is no political initiative and they keep
addressing us with sweet words, and try to seduce us like foxes do, we must
continue in our path.[There are] 300 Million Arabs, while Israel has only
the sea behind it.At this stage there will be two states. Many years from
now there will be only one."


*Clip # 355: New Fatah Leader Faruq Al-Qaddumi: Arafat was Poisoned by
Israel; Hamas and Islamic Jihad are Our Brothers

An excerpt: "To the best of my knowledge, many French doctors of all
specialties met, but did not manage to attain results. I believe that it was
premeditated. In my opinion, it was poison. We should have got the antidote,
but did not get it. My brother, Abu Ammar, passed away as a result of a vile
Israeli conspiracy...Hamas and the Islamic Jihad are our brothers, their
blood is our blood, they must not be hurt."


*Clip # 3: Head of the PLO Political Bureau, Faruq Qaddumi: We are Winning

An excerpt: "I want you to see the matter as a match between two boxers,
who, it can be said, are in the tenth or twelfth round. It is inconceivable
that one of the two has the same enthusiasm and strength as he had at the
beginning of the match. Therefore, I say that both are suffering. This one
suffers and that one suffers. But relatively speaking, the Palestinian
people is in the winning position."


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