No surprise here: Biden gets the global jihad terror endorsement. The PLO exists for war to annihilate the Jews. It has no other objective, goal or agenda, except to continue to live off the West’s tax coffers.
President Trump has received four Nobel Peace Prize nominations for his unprecedented peace achievements in the Middle East. Is it any wonder that the Palestinians’ terror authority hates him?
Without war, the “Palestinian” terror movement ceases to exist. Death and martyrdom defines them.
Palestinian PM: God help us if Trump wins
“The answer is land for peace, not peace for peace,” Shtayyeh said. “You cannot impose peace. It is only by compromise and agreement.”
By Lahav Harkov, J Post, October 14, 2020:
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh told the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday that voting US President Donald Trump out of office is critical for the Palestinians.
“The election is very important. God help us, the EU, and the whole world if there are four more years of Trump,” he said.
Among those organizations are the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Shtayyeh, however, said the “Palestinian leadership has never accepted terrorism” and it “calls for peaceful resistance, two states, negotiating and international law.”
THE PA prime minister reassured the European lawmakers that they are “supporting poor people in refugee camps, sick people, creating a culture of democracy and protection of human rights… building institutions for two states… It is unfair to say that some of this money goes to terrorist organizations.”
In his opening remarks, Shtayyeh also accused Israel of not acting in good faith because it claims Jerusalem as its capital and uses the term “disputed territories” to describe the status of Judea and Samaria, as opposed to the Palestinians’ preferred term, the “occupied territories.”
He also lamented the growing Jewish population of those areas, repeatedly using the term “Jewish settlers.”
“Israel has no intention of reaching an agreement with Palestine,” he stated.
Shtayyeh dismissed the United Arab Emirates’ and Bahrain’s move for full diplomatic relations with Israel as a “calculated self-interest [that] does not really come at the expense of Palestine.”
UAE and Bahrain still support the Palestinians and a two-state solution, he added.
“We are angry, because we wanted it to be done collectively, not by individual states,” he said, adding that Israel must accept the Arab Peace Initiative that calls for normalization in exchange for Israeli withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines.
Shtayyeh said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that these agreements are “peace for peace” will not work.
“The answer is land for peace, not peace for peace,” he said. “You cannot impose peace; it is only by compromise and agreement.”
Shtayyeh also discussed the Palestinians’ plans to hold a presidential election for the first time since 2005 and a parliamentary election for the first time since 2006, asking for European legislators to serve as observers.
He said that “Palestinians in Israel,” his reference for Arab-Israeli citizens, were eligible to run for a seat in the Palestinian parliament “whether Israel allows it or not.”
THOUGH THE PA and Hamas have been at odds with each other since the latter won the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary election, separately governing the West Bank and Gaza, respectively, Shtayyeh said “we always respected the results of elections.”
“I hope the international community will accept Hamas,” he said of the terrorist group. “I hope Hamas doesn’t win the elections [but] we are ready to accept the results.”
Shtayyeh insisted that the PA will continue in its policy of not accepting the taxes and tariffs Israel collects for it, in accordance with the Oslo Accords. The PA stopped accepting its own money in protest of Israel’s intention to apply its laws to up to 30% of Judea and Samaria as per the Trump peace plan, and has continued to refuse the funds, even though Israel shelved its sovereignty plans.
Last week, the EU clarified that it will continue its aid to the Palestinians but will not provide any extra funding to help the PA cover for rejecting its own tax money.
Mick Wallace, an Irish MEP from the United Left-Nordic Green Left bloc, attacked Shtayyeh for cooperating too much with Israel, quoting from Iranian scholars.
“The two-state solution is impossible as the settlements stand,” Wallace said. “You have cooperated with Israel. Have you not acted like a security force in the West Bank for Israel? Have you not ever handed Palestinians over to the Israelis?”
“Security cooperation is not about handing Palestinians to the Israelis,” Shtayyeh explained. “It’s about Israelis running from Israel into WB [West Bank]; we will send them back. It’s about Israel respecting its agreement that Palestinian territory is a zone not to be incurred into by Israeli forces. It’s about an ambulance that wants to go into Jerusalem. It’s about exporting products because we don’t have a sea border, we don’t have an airport. That’s what security cooperation is about.”
The PA prime minister slammed “propaganda” against Palestinian-Israeli security cooperation: “We are not an Israeli security agent. We are here to fight for our rights, and peace and justice.”
Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Truth Must be Told
Your contribution supports independent journalism
Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.
Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.
Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.
Please contribute here.
Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.