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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Palestinian peace activist" Mazin Qumsiyeh calls for military destruction of Israel

Mazin Qumsiyeh is professor and outspoken anti-Israel activist who has gone on tours of high schools to push his peculiar brand of hate, couched in terms of "human rights." In fact, he even calls his website a "human rights web." He is referred to in countless places as a "peace activist."

His latest article at Palestine News Network shows the truth.

The title of the article is "PLO Charter Was Not Legally Amended," meaning that he admits what everyone but Bill Clinton knew anyway: that the PLO Charter of 1968 was never revised to eliminate the passages calling for the destruction of Israel, and no replacement has ever been drafted.

Emphasizing that the name of the PLO is the "Palestine LIBERATION Organization," Qumsiyeh goes on to quote the entire Charter, as a way to get the Palestinian Arabs back to their  terrorist roots to utterly destroy Israel. The Charter, as he approvingly quotes it, includes:
Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine. Thus it is the overall strategy, not merely a tactical phase. The Palestinian Arab people assert their absolute determination and firm resolution to continue their armed struggle and to work for an armed popular revolution for the liberation of their country and their return to it.

...Commando action constitutes the nucleus of the Palestinian popular liberation war. This requires its escalation, comprehensiveness, and the mobilization of all the Palestinian popular and educational efforts and their organization and involvement in the armed Palestinian revolution. It also requires the achieving of unity for the national (watani) struggle among the different groupings of the Palestinian people, and between the Palestinian people and the Arab masses, so as to secure the continuation of the revolution, its escalation, and victory.

...The liberation of Palestine, from an Arab viewpoint, is a national (qawmi) duty and it attempts to repel the Zionist and imperialist aggression against the Arab homeland, and aims at the elimination of Zionism in Palestine. Absolute responsibility for this falls upon the Arab nation - peoples and governments - with the Arab people of Palestine in the vanguard. Accordingly, the Arab nation must mobilize all its military, human, moral, and spiritual capabilities to participate actively with the Palestinian people in the liberation of Palestine. It must, particularly in the phase of the armed Palestinian revolution, offer and furnish the Palestinian people with all possible help, and material and human support, and make available to them the means and opportunities that will enable them to continue to carry out their leading role in the armed revolution, until they liberate their homeland.

...The Arab Palestinian people, expressing themselves by the armed Palestinian revolution, reject all solutions which are substitutes for the total liberation of Palestine.
Qumsiyeh is explicitly calling for the PLO to set the clock back not only before Oslo but all the way back to 1968, to when they were mounting daily attacks against Israeli civilians.

This is what this hypocrite considers "human rights."

Interestingly, Qumsiyeh does emphasize "popular resistance" which Westerners understand to be "non-violent." But the Charter itself refers to "armed popular revolution," "the Palestinian popular liberation war," and "the popular army," all of which are consistent with the actual meaning of his words "popular resistance."

It is something to keep in mind when listening to the doubletalk of Palestinian Arab activists.

More (but somewhat dated) information on Qumsiyeh from the ADL and CAMERA.