“Jihad and resistance”? What? He thinks “Palestine” will be “liberated” by paying taxes and taking the kids to school?
“Why peace is impossible, reason #4821,” from Elder of Ziyon, December 4 (thanks to Lachlan):
Al Watan Voice quotes a Sheikh Hussein Qassem, an apparent religious leader among Palestinian Arabs in Lebanon.
He says that the UN vote is a step on the way for Arabs to reclaim the
Negev, Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, Nazareth and Safed and all
That’s not enough of a reason to say that peace is impossible, though.
But Qassem brings up something else that is undoubtedly a widespread
belief, one that does make peace literally and totally inconceivable.
The sheikh said:
We in the House of Palestine Scholars stress the legitimate principles
for the liberation of all of Palestine from the sea to the river, from
north to south, and we will not give up a grain of sand; all Muslims and
Arabs will help us and stand by our side through jihad and resistance
to liberate our land from the clutches of this usurper entity and this
is their duty – because Palestine is not the property of the Palestinians only and not the property of the Arabs, but belongs to the Islamic nation, Allah bequeaths the earth and hence the Arab and Islamic support for our cause all have the power to return it to its owners…