Israel’s attack on the Jericho prison, the murder of three Palestinians, and the kidnapping of Palestinian national leader Ahmad Sa’adat, Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and his comrades are aimed at forcing Palestinians to submit to US-Israeli-British dictates. They reflect an Israeli-British-American determination to subvert the Palestinians’ struggle to reclaim their land and narrative, and to chart their future as the rightful owners of Palestine.
If anything, the Jericho assault is a sobering reminder that the Palestinian people have no choice but to rely on themselves.
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, holds the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahmoud Abbas, to be, in part, responsible for the kidnapping of Mr. Sa’adat and his comrades. Therefore, we join with other Palestinian groups and individuals in demanding Mr. Abbas’ immediate resignation as president of the Palestinian Authority and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.