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Fatah official: Palestinians have nothing to lose

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Maj. Gen. Jibril Rajoub said that Israel is responsible for the failure of the Oslo Accord and that the current unrest is a struggle against Israeli violence.
Jibril Al Rajoub, President of Palestinian Football Association, gestures with a red card as he addresses the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, May 29, 2015.                 REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   - RTR4Y0T2
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Maj. Gen. Jibril Rajoub, the deputy secretary of Fatah’s Central Committee, said in an interview with Al-Monitor that the level of conflict with Israel has reached a point of no return. He described the ongoing violent clashes in the Palestinian territories as a popular struggle facing state as well as non-state terrorism by the Israeli army and settlers, with most of the victims of the clashes being children and civilians.

The full text of the interview with the former head of the Preventive Security Force in the West Bank and former national security adviser to President Mahmoud Abbas follows:

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