“Of course, Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with anyone who is dedicated to its destruction. But while I know you have had differences with the Palestinian Authority, I believe that you do have a true partner in President Abbas…” — Barack Obama, March 21, 2013
“Abbas’ speech: All of Israel is occupied Palestine,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palestinian Media Watch, November 4:
All of Israel is “occupied Palestinian land” was part of the message of a speech by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at a memorial this month. Delivering “the speech of Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine,” member of Fatah Central Committee Jamal Muhaisen stated that “not an inch of the land of Palestine” has been “liberated,” including the “1948 lands,” which is a term the PA and Fatah use to refer to Israel within the Green Line:
“All our holy places are still under occupation, and so far we have not liberated one inch of Palestinian land. All Palestinian land is occupied – Gaza is occupied, the West Bank is occupied, the 1948 lands (i.e., Israel) are occupied and Jerusalem is occupied.”
A poster announced that the event was “under the auspices” of Abbas….