One Dead, Two Wounded In Drive-By Shooting By PA Prime Minister Abu Mazen’s Fatah Movement
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May 6, 2003


NEW YORK- A young Israeli man was murdered, and two others, including a six year-old girl, were seriously wounded, in a drive-by shooting carried out by the Fatah movement near Ramallah on May 5. Palestinian Authority prime minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) is a co-founder of Fatah and has been its number two leader under Yasir Arafat since the 1960s.


The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) points out that the latest murderous attack is consistent with Mazen’s statement to the Arab newspaper Alsharq Al-Awsat on March 3, 2003: “We didn’t talk about a break in the armed struggle … It is our right to resist. The Intifada must continue and it is the right of the Palestinian People to resist and use all possible means in order to defends its presence and existence.” The interviewer then asked: “Including using arms?” Abbas replied: “All means and arms…The restriction applies only to ‘Shahada -Seeking’ [suicide] operations and going out to attack in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. There is no justification to go out [of the territories] to fight the army.”


Thus Mazen made it clear that he supports murdering all Jews who reside in (or happen to be visiting) Judea, Samaria, Gaza, the Golan, the Old City section of Jerusalem (where the Jewish Quarter, Western Wall and Temple Mount are situated), and Jerusalem neighborhoods such as Gilo, Ramat Eshkol, French Hill, and the Hebrew University campus.


The ZOA also notes that during the first week since Mazen became prime minister, he has not take any steps to fulfill the requirements of the Bush administration’s road map, which stipulates that the PA must “arrest, disrupt and restrain individuals and groups conducting and planning violent attacks on Israelis anywhere”; “commence confiscation of illegal weapons”; undertake the “dismantlement of terrorist capabilities and infrastructure”; issue a statement calling on Palestinian Arabs “to end armed activity and all acts of violence against Israelis anywhere”; and “all official Palestinian institutions end incitement against Israel.”




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