Abbas aide: Palestinians should resume armed resistance

Palestinian rioters in El-Arrub. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.

( Senior Fatah official Tawfiq Tirawi, who serves as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s security adviser, said Sunday that the Palestinians should embark on a violent uprising in the West Bank and resume their “armed resistance” against Israel.

“As things stand, we won’t have a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip even 20 years from now. Therefore, we should consider resuming the path of armed resistance. Maybe that will bring about change,” Tirawi told the Lebanese news channel Al-Mayadeen, according to Israel Hayom.

Tirawi, the PA’s former intelligence chief, stressed that the Palestinians will not agree to the outline for a peace deal currently promoted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

“All Palestinian factions agree that we must reject Kerry’s plan. We cannot accept any of the principles detailed in it… We have to work towards an agreement that would include all of the [Palestinian] factions—those under the PLO’s leadership and those external to it,” he said, referring to the terrorist groups Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.

Posted on January 27, 2014 .