‘Armed Struggle’ Omitted From New PA Government Platform

Just a reminder…
Koran 47:36 says “Therefore do not falter or sue for peace when you have gained the upper hand.”

And with the track record the pali terrorist have of actually telling the truth and abiding by their agreements, we can pretty well figure that they are lying about this too.

For the first time in the history of the Palestinian Authority, the government does not mention in its proposed political platform the Arabic word mokawamah, meaning “resistance” or “armed struggle.” Instead, the new guidelines adhere to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s call for “national opposition to the occupation,” supporting the Arab peace initiative.

The new PA program presented by PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad on Friday includes the attainment of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement consisting of pre-1967 borders, Jerusalem as the capital of both states and the honoring of past agreements between the two.

The platform also calls for a just and agreed-upon resolution to the refugee problem on the basis of UN resolutions.

The proposal, which was presented to PA ministers, requires the approval of the PA parliament.

Government sources expressed cautious optimism over the omission of “armed struggle” from the new proposed guidelines. “It is an important declaration and a basis for continuing our cooperation with the PA government,” Israel Radio quoted the sources as saying.

However, Jerusalem officials stressed that they had not actually received the guidelines in writing and would therefore not give an official response.

Hamas slammed the proposal and vowed that it would continue the armed struggle.

The group’s spokesman in Gaza, Ayman Taha, told Israel Radio that “no decision can erase the resistance to the occupation.”

Army Radio reported that Abbas and Fayad showed the new Palestinian document to Meretz Chairman Yossi Beilin during their meeting in Ramallah the previous day.

“It concerns peace with Israel and honoring past agreement with Israel,” confirmed the Meretz chairman. Beilin went on to say that it was “peace as an ideology” as opposed to an agreement as a last resort.

Abbas told reporters on Thursday that he hoped for “a comprehensive peace with the Israelis within a year or even less than that.” He also told the daily Ma’ariv that US President George W. Bush wished to broker a deal within a year. “I heard this with my own ears from the President himself and from Secretary of State [Condoleezza] Rice,” he said.

The new proposed PA document also includes the government’s declaration of its intention to restore PA rule to the Gaza Strip and extensively blames Hamas for “deviously and forcefully” taking over PA institutions.

According to the new proposed principles, Fayad’s government would end the anarchy in the PA and prevent citizens from moving around openly with weapons in Palestinians cities. Only PA security forces would have the right to bear arms.

The new PA platform also includes clauses on improving the status of women in Palestinian society, enhancing Palestinian education, preserving the environment, strengthening democratic institutions, upholding human rights, ensuring religious tolerance and guaranteeing cultural and political pluralism. It also vows to battle corruption and fight against the use of religion to justify murder and destructive practices.

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