When I said a few weeks ago that our people would eat cooking oil and olives if necessary I didn’t mean that there really would be only oil and olives. What I meant was that our people have the necessary patience to endure the current difficult situation. Palestinians would rather do without certain food items than their national rights.
Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by what is true is revealed and what is fake fades away.
In addition to removing our democratically elected government Israel wants to sow dissent among Palestinians by claiming that there is a serious leadership rivalry among us. I am compelled to dispel this notion definitively.
Getting rid of Bin Laden is good for the cause of peace worldwide but what counts is to overcome the discourse and the methods – the violent methods – that were created and encouraged by Bin Laden and others in the world.
Anybody who asks for democracy to be introduced should respect the results of democracy.