On the other hand, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has been considered the "moderate" wing of the "Palestinians" and that Israel has been negotiating with them - even offering over the years most, if not all, of Judea/Samaria (the West Bank) and half of Jerusalem.
We are finding out now what some have known all along - that the "Palestinians" are attempting to establish a state as a first step in the destruction of the entire State of Israel. We are hearing it in their own words.
Abbas Zaki [a senior member of the Fatah Central Committee, led by PA President Abbas] told the interviewer that any final status agreement between Israel and the PA “should be based upon the borders of June 4, 1967....everybody knows that the greater goal cannot be accomplished in one go....”Here we have more clarity from "Tawfik Tirawi, member of the Fatah Central Committee and a former commander of the Palestinian Authority's General Intelligence Force".
He noted that reaching the “greater goal” would be impossible initially, and that revealing it would not be smart: “If we say that we want to wipe Israel out, c’mon, it’s too difficult. It’s not [acceptable] policy to say so. Don’t say these things to the world,” he warned. “Keep it to yourself.”
Tirawi told university students earlier this week that Fatah has never "thrown aside the rifle" – an indication that the faction could resume the "armed struggle option" against Israel.What happened to a "two-state solution" with a Jewish state and a peaceful "Palestinian" state living side by side?
His statement contradicts assurances by other Fatah leaders that they have completely abandoned the path of violence and seek a peaceful solution with Israel.
If this is what is what negotiations are all about - taking Israel apart piece by piece - then negotiations must come to an end immediately. To ignore talk of war is stupid and downright dangerous. Continuing the farce of negotiations is unacceptable.
We know what the "Palestinians" want, and it isn't peace. It's time to accept the truth and stop fooling ourselves.