Fatah poster shows diplomacy is a tactic, just like terror. When will the West wake up?
This graphic they posted is pretty clear:
Under the headline “Fatah – All means of struggle until statehood” the administrator of the Fatah Facebook page posted three pictures showing different “means of struggle.” One picture represents diplomacy as a “means of struggle,” exemplified by a picture of PA Chairman Abbas speaking at the UN. The other two pictures represent the use of different kinds of violence as a “means of struggle.” One shows a man wearing an Arab headscarf throwing a stone, while the other shows a man holding a rifle.
(no link, I received this via email and it does not seem to be posted yet.)
There is no abhorrence for violence – it is a necessary tool. The Western world can be duped by seeing the Fatah-dominated PLO talk to them only about peace and diplomacy while in Arabic there has been no change of heart regarding terror.
It isn’t like we didn’t know that they regard diplomacy is a tactic, not a strategy. Fatah has said it many times, and it is part of its official platform – a document that has been utterly ignored by the Western world. (I’m not aware of anyone who translated it into English besides my excepts.)
In that same platform, Fatah calls for relationships with Israel’s “peace camp” but emphasizes that this is in no way “normalization” with the enemy. It’s just another tactic – weaken Israel with words that fools gullible US, UN and EU officials all the while celebrating terror.
Hell, even Arafat swore that he gave up terror in 1993, and then he directed the suicide bombing spree of the 2000s.
These are basic facts that can be checked by anyone. It is the willful blindness of diplomats, pundits and the media, combined with the willful lies spouted by the Israel-haters, that tells the world a story that is much different from the truth.