"We won't throw down our weapons. We treat the rifle as a brother."
Tawfiq Tirawi, member Fatah Central Committee:
"Our people will not lay down the rifle until our land is liberated."
Governor of Jenin, Qadura Musa:
"Palestine is our land, and the rifle will always be independent."
Fatah member, university head of Student Council, Qassam Azmouti:
"Fatah has not laid down the rifle, despite its call for peace."
Nabil Shaath, member Fatah Central Committee:
"We are aware that at the present time it is impossible to return to the armed struggle despite its being the right of Palestinians."
The following are the full texts of these five recent declarations of support for violence:
PA TV music video:
while we continue the struggle, the struggle.
By Allah, we won't throw down our weapons.
We treat the rifle as a brother.
We treat the rifle as a brother." Click to view
Governor of Jenin, Qadura Musa
The governor of Jenin, Qadura Musa, said that Fatah maintains its principles, which it set forth in its first announcement, expressed as 'rebellion until victory' [known Fatah slogan], liberation of the land, and preserving and defending Palestinian human dignity. He also said, 'Palestine is our land, and the rifle will always be independent, and its aim is defense of the Palestinian people and its resources."