Fatah Central Committee member belittles Jewish ties to Israel, as expressed in Netanyahu’s UN speech
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Sept. 24, 2011

     "Member of the Fatah Central Committee, Tawfiq Tirawi, said that the speech by President Mahmoud Abbas at the UN was a historical [speech] par excellence, expressing the tragedy of the entire Palestinian people, from 1948 until today, and presented the Palestinians' demands with regard to independence, freedom, and the establishment of a state. He said, 'This was a historical speech at a historical time and at a historical place.' In response to Netanyahu's speech, he said: 'This was a pale speech that repeated itself and said nothing new; in it he expressed the occupation regime [and said] that it has historical rights to this land, as though the world doesn't know that the Prophet [Muhammad] ascended [to heaven] from the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Netanyahu spoke as though this was the land of his forefathers, forgetting that we have been here for tens of thousands of years.'"