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Fatah official: Negotiations will fail, it's time to resume resistance

Jan. 25, 2014 9:47 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 26, 2014 11:28 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will not be established within the coming 20 years, a member of the Central Committee of the Palestinian Authority's ruling party Fatah said on Saturday.

Tawfiq Tirawi told Beirut-based al-Mayadeen satellite channel on Friday that "It is not possible under any circumstances that a Palestinian state will be established in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip 20 years from now."

"Those who believe a state can be established are misled, as negotiations will bring nothing," he added.

Tirawi urged the Palestinians to resume resistance in all aspects as a result.

"We have to resume action, as action can change many things. I mean resistance in all its aspects, but under a united Palestinian plan agreed by all factions including PLO factions and factions outside the PLO."

The Fatah official highlighted that his movement had not dropped resistance as a choice including armed resistance. "That was reiterated in the movement’s sixth congress held in Bethlehem."

The framework agreement which US secretary of state John Kerry is promoting will be refused by the Palestinians, added Tirawi.

Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians were relaunched in July under the auspices of the US after nearly three years of impasse.

Israel's government has announced the construction of thousands of housing units in illegal settlements since peace talks began.
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