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Israeli Fatah's first day

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Israeli Fatah's first day


A newly-elected member of Palestinian Fatah who is a former Israeli has had his first day on the job. Professor Uri Davis is now in one of the nationalist movement’s governing bodies. He said: “As a Palestinian hebrew of Jewish origin, anti-Zionist and a citizen of an Apartheid state, the State of Israel, and an alleged constitutional monarchy, the United Kingdom, I hope to make a constructive contribution to the Revolutionary Council.”

Davis stands for a secular democratic state in all of historic Palestine. He became disgusted with his Israeli citizenship in the 1980’s, over Israel’s actions in the West Bank and Gaza. At the first Fatah congress to be held in 20 years, the sociologist and writer won a seat in the Council. In Ramallah, its leader, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said dialogue with Hamas would continue, and that: “…negotiations with the Israeli side, because our aim is to have a Palestinian independent state on 1967 lands.”

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