Fatah leader Abbas Zaki speaks on Al Jazeera about "the great goal," referring to the goal of destroying Israel.
"The agreement is based on the borders of June 4. While the agreement is on the borders of June 4, the President [Mahmoud Abbas] understands, we understand, and everyone knows that it is impossible to realize the inspiring idea, or the great goal in one stroke. If Israel withdraws from Jerusalem, if Israel uproots the settlements, 650,000 settlers, if Israel removes the (security) fence - what will be with Israel? Israel will come to an end. If I say that I want to remove it from existence, this will be great, great, [but] it is hard. This is not a [stated] policy. You can't say it to the world. You can say it to yourself."
[Al-Jazeera, Sept. 23, 2011]
There are a lot of people today who are so - very - upset over the idea of Jews building houses in their own capital, saying that it dooms the two-state solution. (It doesn't.)
I don't recall a peep from any of them when this was broadcast to millions of Arabs last year on the most popular Arabic news network.
I also don't recall that great statesman Abbas denying (or reprimanding) Zaki's words.