Fatah official: "We have not abandoned armed struggle"
In an interview for a Palestinian Arabic newspaper, Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Aloul admitted that Fatah has never abandoned the option for terrorism against Israeli civilians.
"Fatah has not abandoned its armed struggle," he stated, adding that this was noted in the Sixth General Conference of Fatah held in Bethlehem in the summer of 2009. He added that it was always possible to "rebuild the organization" on the basis of the new facts.
Aloul also praised the terrorists that were the hallmark of Fatah operations in the past.
He also emphasized that the issue of Palestinian Arab prisoners in Israeli jails would be the top priority when President Obama visits the region.