Fatah Central Committee Member Azzam al-Ahmad said last week that the Palestinian faction hopes the people of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will “restrain” their leaders and cause them to reconsider their peace agreements with Israel.

Speaking with Qatar’s Al-Araby TV on Sept. 15, al-Ahmad said that the Palestinians are defending Mecca, Baghdad, Cairo, Amman, Damascus and Jerusalem from the Zionists’ “territorial designs” of expanding from the Nile to the Euphrates.

He also said that Fatah will continue to “serve as the spearhead” against the United States and the Zionist movement.

Speaking to the citizens of the UAE and Bahrain, al-Ahmad said, “Do not destroy yourselves and the future of the entire Arab nation. We, the Palestinians, are defending all of you—we are defending Mecca, Baghdad, Cairo, Amman and Damascus. This is our destiny as Palestinians. We are the murabitun [sentinels, guardians or saviors] in Jerusalem. … We will continue to serve as the spearhead in the confrontation against the American administration and the Zionist movement.”

He went on to say that “we will continue to serve as the spearhead and will continue to persevere and fight. We have been fighting for over 100 years in defense of the Arab nation and the Islamic and Christian holy places.”

Support Jewish Journalism
with 2020 Vision

One of the most intriguing stories of the sudden Coronavirus crisis is the role of the internet. With individuals forced into home quarantine, most are turning further online for information, education and social interaction.

JNS's influence and readership are growing exponentially, and our positioning sets us apart. Most Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas. JNS is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.

During this crisis, JNS continues working overtime. We are being relied upon to tell the story of this crisis as it affects Israel and the global Jewish community, and explain the extraordinary political developments taking place in parallel.

Our ability to thrive in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters. Monthly donations in particular go a long way in helping us sustain our operations. We greatly appreciate any contributions you can make during these challenging times. We thank you for your ongoing support and wish you blessings for good health and peace of mind.