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Abbas: Armed 'resistance' not ruled out--I had the honor to fire the first shot in 1965
Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-28-08

Posted on 02/28/2008 4:52:13 AM PST by SJackson

PA President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday said that he does not rule out returning to the path of armed "resistance" against Israel and took pride in the fact that he had been the first to fire on Israel and that his organization had trained Hizbullah.

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. "I had the honor to fire the first shot." Photo: AP

In an interview with the Jordanian daily al-Dustur, Abbas said that he was opposed to an armed struggle against Israel - for the time being.

"At this present juncture, I am opposed to the armed struggle because we can't succeed in it, but maybe in the future things will be different," he said.

The PA president also expressed pride both in himself and his organization, Fatah, for trailblazing the path of resistance.

"I had the honor of firing the first shot in 1965 and of being the one who taught resistance to many in the region and around the world; what it's like; when it is effective and when it isn't effective; its uses, and what serious, authentic and influential resistance is," Abbas said.

"It is common knowledge when and how resistance is detrimental and when it is well timed," he addad. "We (Fatah) had the honor of leading the resistance and we taught resistance to everyone, including Hizbullah, who trained in our military camps."

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abbas; hezbollah; hizballah; hizbullah; israel

1 posted on 02/28/2008 4:52:16 AM PST by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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2 posted on 02/28/2008 4:53:56 AM PST by SJackson (If 45 million children had lived, they'd be defending America, filling jobs, paying SS-Z. Miller)
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To: SJackson

Garbage in; garbage out.

He sounds like a short-timer.

3 posted on 02/28/2008 4:54:07 AM PST by Cindy
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To: SJackson

A man of peace from the religion of peace.

4 posted on 02/28/2008 4:54:13 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Cindy
Inquiring minds want to know if the gold and marble Arafat Statue, which commemorates the slaughter by Arafat
and Abbas, of the elderly crippled wheel-chairbound American, Mr. Klinghoffer, still at the US State Dept.?

5 posted on 02/28/2008 5:01:34 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

amazing how they continue to fight the last war. the time for fighting is over: they lost. the time for talking and settling is now.

6 posted on 02/28/2008 5:17:56 AM PST by avital2
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To: Diogenesis

Yeah, Condi, a Palestian state would be a GREAT idea.....if you want another oversize terrorist training camp in the Middle East, that is.

7 posted on 02/28/2008 6:10:08 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: Diogenesis

Also amazing how those go in like lions to the State department come out like lambs. I’m convinced that the institution transforms those who lead it. Kind of like the EU anti-trust police - the gal leading it was a big friend of industry till she got there and now she’s breaking MS’s and others balls on a daily basis.

8 posted on 02/28/2008 6:14:47 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: avital2
the time for fighting is over: they lost. the time for talking and settling is now

Will never happen. Their religion does not allow it.

Sura (2:191-193) - "And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution of Muslims is worse than slaughter of non-believers...and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah."

Sura (5:33) - "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement"

Sura (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"

Bukhari (52:177) - Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."

Tabari 7:97 The morning after the murder of Ashraf, the Prophet declared, "Kill any Jew who falls under your power."

Ibn Ishaq: 327 - “Allah said, ‘A prophet must slaughter before collecting captives. A slaughtered enemy is driven from the land. Muhammad, you craved the desires of this world, its goods and the ransom captives would bring. But Allah desires killing them to manifest the religion.’”

9 posted on 02/28/2008 6:23:58 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICTED)
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To: SJackson

This jackass was educated in Moscow at Patrice Lumumba University, 1982

10 posted on 02/28/2008 9:35:09 AM PST by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! <<<||>>> Never bet on Islam!)
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