Eli E. Hertz | March 13, 2017
I suggest President Trump review the text below before the meeting.
The PLO Charter, also known as “the Palestinian National Charter” or “the
Palestinian Covenant,” was adopted by the Palestine National Council (PNC) on July 17, 1968. It reads:
“Article 2 : Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit.
“Article 9 : Armed struggle is the only way to liberate Palestine. Thus it is the overall strategy, not merely a tactical phase.
“Article 19 : The partition of Palestine in 1947 and the establishment of the state of Israel are entirely illegal, regardless of the passage of time.
“Article 20 : The Balfour Declaration, the Mandate for Palestine, and everything that has been based upon them, are deemed null and void. Claims of historical or religious ties of Jews with Palestine are incompatible with the facts of history.”
The FATEH Constitution (referred to, at times, as Fatah) calls under Article 12
“Complete liberation of Palestine, and obliteration of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence.”
As for how it will achieve its goal to wipe Israel off the map, Fateh’s constitution, Article 19, minces no words:
“Armed struggle is a strategy and not a tactic, and the Palestinian Arab People’s armed revolution is a decisive factor in the liberation fight and in uprooting the Zionist existence, and this struggle will not cease unless the Zionist state is demolished and Palestine is completely liberated.”
The Hamas Charter (acronym for “Islamic Resistance Movement” and at times referred to as the Hamas Covenant) states in its second paragraph:
“Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors. The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, May Allah Pity his Soul.”