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Fatah Youth vows non-violent resistance
Published Saturday 26/02/2011 (updated) 28/02/2011 14:28
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President Mahmoud Abbas meets with a delegation from the Fatah Youth
movement, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on February 5, 2011.
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RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Fatah Youth Movement said Saturday that despite the US veto of an anti-settlement resolution at the UN, the group remained committed to non-violent resistance.

On February 18, the US torpedoed Palestinian efforts to pass a motion condemning illegal settlement construction at the UN Security Council. The move led some groups in Palestine to announce boycotts of US financial aid, while others took to the streets in protest.

The group said the veto made statements made by US President Barack Obama's statements on freedom and democracy "only sound hypocritical," a statement said.

Disillusioned, the youth group said it had believed Obama when he said settlements were illegitimate and that the oldest military occupation in the world would end within one year. The statement said the youth group had hoped that the UN resolution would have signaled an intention to begin the implementation of international law in Palestine.

"Unfortunately President Obama lied and we were wrong," the movement said.

The group questioned when the US would stop its "veto of human rights" for Palestinians.

"How many more people must be killed and beaten at the hands of the Israeli military? How many more people must be thrown out of their homes at dawn to make room for settlers? How many more people must be shamed at checkpoints? How much more of our land and resources must be stolen?"

The youth movement said that despite the veto, it remained steadfast on the path to freedom and justice, and would continue its popular and non-violent struggle against the occupation.

"Most importantly, we are officially reiterating our endorsement to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against all Israel, not only settlements," the statement added.

Since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared there was no difference between the illegal Ma'ale Adumin settlement and Tel Aviv, or between occupied East Jerusalem and Haifa, "we no longer feel obliged to boycott only settlements," the group said.

The movement reiterated its support for a two-state solution, but said it saw no partner for peace in the Israeli government.

"We still believe in the same values under which the US was founded. Freedom, justice and democracy are the basis for any future Palestinian state," the group said.

It invited supporters to protest the US veto and to join the campaign to boycott Israeli goods.

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1 ) Neil / New Zealand
27/02/2011 06:36
I applaud you for your non-violent action. Please be assured that here in New Zealand, we know of your plight and many of us support your liberation and freedom.

2 ) Mo / Canada
27/02/2011 08:24
Once again, for the record, Israel has always said it is open to negotiations immediately. Palestinians just want to demand everything up front before talking so nothing gets done. Not Obama's fault. Abbas is stubborn

3 ) Samed Nakhla / USA
27/02/2011 13:42
For you " Mo", Israel refuses to even freeze settements building just to start negotiations, and its of great importance for the palestinians that Israel stops such actions in order for them to feel that there is a peace partner. Please don't ramble about stuff you know nothing about, or you just hear Fox news and follow blindly, Israel took so much more than they would ever deserve " I am not saying that they deserve anything in historical Palestine" but still, they are occupying the land.

4 ) Outsider / EU
27/02/2011 15:47
2) Abbas was in negotiation with Olmert for a number of years duriung which the settlements continued to expand. He doesn't want that any more, and I understand him.

History will remember that the Netanyahu cabinet chose kitchen extensions for settlers over negotiations. I don't understand that.

5 ) Tobias / US
28/02/2011 01:06
Neil,
The whole world "supports their liberation & freedom," but also,
as Mo says, that they will have to negotiate for it, and compromise too !!

Samed,
It seems that you "ramble about stuff you know nothing about".
The PA gave 3 months for talks, & so
Israel gave even more: a 10 month freeze !!
Even if the PA considered it a "partial" freeze, they should have done something in return, if they wanted to live in peace along side Israel, but THE PA DOES NOT WANT PEACE, & WON'T COMPROMIE

6 ) Tissa / Sri Lanka
28/02/2011 09:18
Pl. have mercy on MO/ Canada. He was born only yesterday. There are many such MOs among us.
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