Fatah, Netanyahu spokesman exchange accusations
Published Thursday 02/01/2014 (updated) 03/01/2014 15:57
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) – Responding to a Twitter comment by the spokesman of Israel's prime minister, Fatah said in a statement that the movement would “continue to resist your occupation and the presence of your soldiers and settlers on our land.”
The statement came in response to Ofer Gendelman's criticism of the Fatah movement for posting a profile photo on its Facebook page which boasts armed fighters with keffiyehs covering their faces.
“If you accept the two-state solution, then take your settlers and troops out of our land so we can live in peace,” the Fatah statement added.
Gendelman wrote on his Twitter account, “This pic glorifying terror was posted by Pres Abbas's Fatah on its FB page as #SecKerry arrives to promote peace.”
The Fatah statement added that “the Israelis glory themselves of their gangs which committed massacres against the Palestinians in Deir Yassin and Qibyeh which, they claimed, was part of a liberation war, and later in Sabra, Shatila, Jenin, Nablus and Gaza.
“Their books are full of glorifications of the Zionist leaders who committed atrocities against the Palestinians in the past and the present.”
When Fatah since 1968 chose to have a civil democratic state for Muslims, Christians and Jews, it was faced with “racist, chauvinistic ideas and opposition by the right wing in Israel,” the statement added.