Senior Fatah official justifies
shooting Israeli civilians:
"There are no innocent Israelis"
Rejects joining International Criminal Court
because PA could be put on trial
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Senior Palestinian official and Fatah leader, Abbas Zaki, stated that he does not want the Palestinian Authority to join the International Criminal Court, because if Palestinians shoot Israelis they could then be tried in international courts. Discussing this, Zaki added that in his opinion "there are no innocent Israelis."
Member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki:
"I'm against signing the Rome Statute (i.e., joining the International Criminal Court) as long as our country is occupied. If tomorrow you shoot, they’ll say you signed an agreement. This is not meant for people who want to liberate their country... I think the [Palestinian] people’s weapon is pure - they don’t want to kill. By the way, there are no innocent Israelis."
[Palestine Today TV (Lebanon), Aug. 22, 2014]
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Earlier this year, Palestinian Media Watch reported on Zaki's belief that "Allah, will gather them [Israelis] so we can kill them."
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