Remember, Fatah is supposed to be the moderate group with which the U.S. can negotiate. “‘US is #1 Palestinian enemy as it backs Israeli oppression,'” by Khaled Abu Toameh for the Jerusalem Post, October 9 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
The US is the number one enemy of the Palestinians because it supports Israeli “oppression” against the Palestinians, Tawfik Tirawi, a senior member of the Fatah Central Committee, said on Sunday.
Tirawi, former commander of the Palestinian Authority”s General Intelligence Force in the West Bank, also said that Fatah has not abandoned the armed struggle option against Israel.
“Fatah hasn’t thrown the rifle aside,” Tirawi told thousands of university students during a rally in Hebron.
Tirawi’s anti-US remarks came only days after a Palestinian protester tossed a shoe at US diplomats who arrived in Ramallah to attend a cultural event.
The Palestinians were protesting against US President Barack Obama’s refusal to back the PA”s statehood bid at the UN and US threats to cut off financial aid to the PA.
Tirawi also criticized the PA leadership for refusing to allow Palestine TV to use the term “Israeli enemy” in its broadcasts.
“Those who prevent the use of the term “˜Israeli enemy” are acting in violation of national awareness and the principles of people under occupation,” he argued. “They must go away.”…