According to Fatah spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi, Israel’s goal is to “break the dignity” of the Arab world, “crush” it and “steal its resources.” Israel will turn to this task after it is “done with” the Palestinians. To reach these objectives, Israel is using the United States as a tool. Al-Qawasmi claimed Israel “rules over the American decision-making and the American Congress” and controls everything the United States is doing in the region:

Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi: “Israel is thinking about how to completely be done with the Palestinian people and the issue of Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Sepulchre, in order to completely break the Arab dignity. Afterward, its aspiration will be to turn to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt and all of the Arab countries. Israel stands behind the American invasion of Iraq; Israel stands behind the American bombings in Syria. It wants the Arab countries to be crushed, and wants to steal their resources. It wants the Arab countries to be broken apart, poor and involved in conflict with each other …
It wants to completely unravel the Arab identity in order to guarantee its aspirations and realize its economic, military and political superiority in the region. … Whoever views Israel as a friend is completely mistaken. Israel wants to divide the Arab states, and it does not exempt anyone. It rules over the American decision-making and over the American Congress. It is the one that is pushing and planning the need to invade all of the Arab and Islamic states for the American administration.”

[Official P.A. TV, April 15, 2018]

In another interview, Al-Qawasmi stated that Israel is worse than “Hitler, the Nazis and fascism,” but hides this “under the cloak of ‘democracy,’ ” claiming it is ‘an oasis of democracy in the heart of the Arab dictatorships’ ”:

Fatah Spokesman and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi: “There is no regime in history—believe me, not Hitler, not the Nazis, not fascism—that has implemented what Israel is implementing against the Palestinians. It conceals these crimes—this Nazism and fascism, and this racist apartheid regime against the Palestinians—in the media under the cloak of ‘democracy,’ that it is ‘an oasis of democracy in the heart of the Arab dictatorships.’ It attempts to present itself in this way with the aid of the U.S.”

[Official P.A. TV Live, May 14, 2018]

The thought that the colonialists intended for Israel to be their means to control the Arab world, was expressed in an op-ed in the official P.A. daily, which stated that the imperialists “planted an aggressive entity” (Israel) to divide “the united Arab nation”:

“Since Canaanite Palestine is an organic part of the Fertile Crescent (a region of the Middle East where early human agriculture and civilization flourished -Ed.), the colonialist and imperialist forces decided to choose Palestine in order to plant an aggressive entity in it that would divide the united Arab nation into east and west, north and south.”

[Official P.A. daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2018]

That Israel is a “colonialist implant” in the Middle East whose purpose is to “divide” the Arab countries in the region and to appropriate their resources is a libel often repeated by P.A. and Fatah officials, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch.

PMW has also reported that the P.A. and Fatah blame Israel and the U.S. for all problems and conflicts in the region, and describe the Balfour Declaration as Europe’s means to get rid of the Jews and at the same time fulfill the imperialist dream of a colony in the Middle East.

The following is a longer excerpt of the op-ed by Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the official P.A. daily:

Headline: “The tragedy of the Nakba and the wonders of resolve”
“At this time, we remember the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), a comprehensive act of aggression that was carried out against us not because we sinned, and not because we committed a crime … but rather because the course of history … caused the same strong parties—then and afterwards—to use their brutal power against us. They used the Zionist movement, which was established … by peoples of the Khazar tribes, who have no connection to the children of Jacob (Israel) [parentheses in source] …
Since Canaanite Palestine is an organic part of the Fertile Crescent (a region of the Middle East where early human agriculture and civilization flourished -Ed.), the colonialist and imperialist forces decided to choose Palestine in order to plant an aggressive entity in it that would divide the united Arab nation into east and west, north and south.”
[Official P.A. daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2018]