Yasser Arafat In His Own Words
Palestinian Quote Sheet #38
On alternatives to negotiations:
"If Israel rejects our demands there will be a reaction and we have a 30,000 man armed force."
"The Israelis are mistaken if they think we do not have an alternative to negotiations. By Allah I swear they are wrong. The Palestinian people are prepared to sacrifice the last boy and the last girl so that the Palestinian flag will be flown over the walls, the churches and the mosques of Jerusalem."
"Without full Palestinian rights with a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital there won't be peace.... We can't rule out a return to the gun. If Israel can't meet its obligations the peace will be destroyed."
On ultimate goals:
"The struggle will continue until all of Palestine is liberated."
This is the thirty-eighth in a series of quote sheets prepared by
IRIS (Information Regarding Israel's Security)
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