Farouk Kadoumi, head of the PLO's diplomatic desk, says that a Palestinian state will be established in May 1999, and that it will wage war against Israel. In an interview published in the Palestinian Authority's newspaper Al Hayat al-Jadeeda, Kadoumi said that after the new state is recognized by most of the world, the Palestinians will use their weapons to fight against the Israeli presence on what he called "Palestinian lands." He said that the only differences between Hamas and the PLO involve the tactics by which to reach their common goal.
David Bar-Illan, a top Netanyahu media advisor, said in response, "Kadoumi has
shown the true face of Palestinian intentions - war with Israel."
Arutz Sheva News Service
Thursday, October 15, 1998 / Tishrei 25, 5759
|Arab Propaganda||Associated Press||BBC||Boston Globe||Chicago Tribune||ABC NBC CBS||CNN||European Press|
|Los Angeles Times||Newsweek||New York Times||NPR||Philadelphia Inquirer||Reuters||Shockers||Time Magazine|