Archive: 8/9/2009
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  8/9/2009, Av 19, 5769

Fatah Resolves: Jerusalem is Capital of Palestine


The Sixth General Assembly of the Fatah faction has approved a resolution stating that Jerusalem is an "integral part of the Palestinian homeland and political entity." The holiest city in Judaism is "awaiting our sacrifices," stated the resolution, which Fatah committed itself to carry out "until Jerusalem returns to the Palestinians void of settlers and settlements."

The resolution which summed up last week's convention also declares that Jerusalem is the "eternal capital of Palestine, the Arab world and the Islamic and Christian worlds," and states that Israel's capital constitutes the "red line" for talks between the Palestinian Authority faction and the Jewish State.