The US is the number one enemy of the Palestinians because it supports Israeli "oppression" against the Palestinians, Tawfik Tirawi, a senior member of the Fatah Central Committee, said on Sunday.
Tirawi, former commander of the Palestinian Authority's General Intelligence Force in the West Bank, also said that Fatah has not abandoned the armed struggle option against Israel.
"Fatah hasn't thrown the rifle aside," Tirawi told thousands of university students during a rally in Hebron.
Tirawi's anti-US remarks came only days after Palestinian protesters tossed a shoe at US diplomats who arrived in Ramallah to attend a cultural event.
The Palestinians were protesting against US President Barack Obama's refusal to back the PA's statehood bid at the UN and US threats to cut off financial aid to the PA.
Tirawi also criticized the PA leadership for refusing to allow Palestine TV to use the term "Israeli enemy" in its broadcasts. "Those who prevent the use of the term Israeli enemy are acting in violation of national awareness and the principles of people under occupation," he argued. "They must go away."
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I just hope they're not upset about the U.S. cancelling $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, threatening UNESCO, and likely to cancel even more aid in the future if the Palestinains continue on their path. Instead of trying to prove to the U.S. why they should send aid, they're proving to the U.S. they hate them, don't care for them, and will attack them if their demands aren't met (like children!).
Recently, a Fatah official called Netanyahu and Obama "scumbags" and said to hide from the world that they know returning to the 1949 armistice lines (pre-1967 borders) would lead to Israel's destruction, but that is their goal deep inside, in this video.
And even more recently - Palestinians threw shoes at U.S. diplomats (which the PA denied, but media outlets all saw it and reported it).