As published in al-Ayyam Translation provided by The Jerusalem
The political program said the continuation of negotiations without
achieving real progress within a set time ceiling constitutes a
our rights and becomes foul play that allows Israel to use the
as cover up for the continuation of settlements and consolidation
occupation. The program defines eleven rules in order to engage in
negotiations with Israel and outlined five options in case of the
the current dialogue with Hamas and ratified four steps to confront
siege imposed on Gaza and talked about seven forms of struggle.
Fatah Movement rejected the alternative homeland in Jordan and
sign any agreement that does not lead to the release of all
stressed on rejecting the principle of forceful resettlement or the
for the alternative homeland: there wont be resettlement in Lebanon
there wont be an alternative homeland in Jordan.
Fatah stressed on serious work towards the release of all prisoners
will not sign any peace agreement until all prisoners are released.
stressed on the independence of the movement in the context of the
The political program of Fatah pointed out that in order to avoid a
situation where the negotiations become foul play and waste of
time; we have
to make sure that the PLO abides by the following rules in order to
in the negotiations:
1- To link the negotiations process with real progress on the
according to clear and concrete indicators, mainly the complete
settlements especially in Jerusalem and to stop changing the
Jerusalem and to stop the Judaization process of Jerusalem and
these are two
conditions that must be met in order for resumption of any peace
negotiations; we need to ensure also that Israel end its
arrests, assassinations, and the end of the siege imposed on our
Gaza, and the removal of the checkpoints in the West Bank, and the
withdrawal until the September 28, 2000 borders as a first step
withdrawal until the borders of June 4, 1967; these are clear and
indicators that must be seen on real grounds and to link progress
negotiations with achieving the above mentioned steps and measures.
2- Negotiations will be on the basis of international legitimacy
main resolutions (181, 194, 242 and 338) and in the context of the
Peace Initiative, as long as the continuation of negotiations meet
interim and strategic goals.
3- To continue work towards holding a new international peace
that consolidates our rights and pushes towards quick negotiations
result in a peace agreement that achieves our goals.
4- To insist on setting up a clear and binding time table and a
for the negotiations.
5- To reject delaying negotiations over Jerusalem and the refugees
any of the final solution issues.
6- To reject the idea of the state with temporary borders.
7- To totally reject recognizing Israel as a Jewish state in order
protect the rights of the refugees and the rights of our people
8- To insist on international participation during the negotiations
and on a
mechanism for arbitration upon the eruption of a dispute when
the agreements and this mechanism should be binding for both sides.
9- To insist on international monitoring and an international peace
mechanism to guarantee the implementation of the agreement.
10- Our success in achieving our goals through negotiations
national professional committee capable of negotiations that will
under the PLO supervision and to be monitored by a higher committee
should include the factions and Palestinian competent figures and
Fatah Committee to follow up the negotiations and to submit its
Fatah Central Committee and Fatah Revolutionary Council.
11- We must head to popular referendum to adopt the peace agreement
will be reached through the final status negotiations.
Fatah defined five options that it will adopt in case the current
with Hamas fails. Fatah said that the continuation of the split
two parts of the homeland constitutes a threat to the fate of the
cause of the Palestinian people and Hamas bears responsibility for
continuation of the split; we have to move forward to achieve
comprehensive national dialogue, mainly with Hamas, on the basis of
the split in Gaza and the establishment of a national
government that organizes concurrent presidential and legislative
and unify the security services as national services that protect
security of the homeland and the citizen and to handle the traces
split and achieve national reconciliation and release of the
Fatah stressed that the failure of the dialogue because of Hamas
intransigence does not downplay the importance and priority of the
and its continuation, but forces Fatah to adopt alternative
First: To restructure Fatah Movement in Gaza as deemed by the
situation and provide full support to our organization in Gaza to
Second: To push the cadres and members of Fatah in Gaza to
action and mobilize the Palestinian masses to confront the split
Third: To expose the measures of Hamas; these measures which are
not part of
our Palestinian traditions and norms, and the crimes committed
Fourth: To demand Arab security support in Gaza Strip during the
Fifth: To reinforce media action in the Arab and Islamic street to
the policies and measures of Hamas.
With regards to ending the siege imposed on Gaza, Fatah outlined
1- to reinforce the steadfastness of Gaza in face of the siege and
priority in national support through the finances of the PNA and
international; grants and to solve the urgent problems of Gazans
abroad (students and patients).
2- To launch an international humanitarian campaign against the
the attempts to cause famine in Gaza and to inform the world about
crimes against humanity that Israel commits against the citizens in
to link the negotiations with Israel with the condition of ending
3- To start a process of gradual dismantling of the linkage of the
Palestinian economy with the Israeli market, especially in
fuel, gas, basic food items and replace them with Egyptian,
4- to work on implementing the international agreement on Rafah
try to develop the agreement in a manner that does not give Israel
chance to control the crossing or the chance to close this
Fatah adopts all legitimate forms of struggle along with clinging
option of peace without limiting the options to negotiations to
peace. Among the forms of struggle that can be exercised with
success in the
current phase to support and activate the negotiations or to act as
alternative to the negotiations if the negotiations don’t achieve
a- To mobilize popular struggle against settlements and its
modern form is the continuous confrontation in Bil’in and Ni’lin
settlements and the wall, and to save Jerusalem and reject its
We have the task to mobilize all citizens to engage in the
activities and to
achieve Arab and foreign popular participation and offer all
the PNA apparatuses in order to make them succeed and Fatah popular
official leaders need to lead the most important activities.
b- To be creative in finding new forms of struggle and resistance
popular initiatives and other initiatives by the cadres of the
to stress on the determination of our people to remain steadfast
in accordance with the legitimate norms and laws.
c- To boycott the Israeli products inside the territories and
popular moves, in particular commodities that have a local
exercise new forms of civil disobedience against the occupation and
escalate an international campaign towards boycotting Israel and
products and its institutions through making use of the experience
d- To pose and discuss Palestinian strategic alternatives if it is
possible to achieve progress through the current negotiations,
poising the idea of the unified democratic state that rejects
hegemony and occupation, and to develop struggle against Israeli
and Racism or return to the idea of declaring the state on the 1967
and other strategic alternatives.
e- To continue tireless work towards the release of the prisoners
detainees and end the external siege and the internal checkpoints
achieve freedom of movement.
f- To return to the UN and the Security Council and demand that
their responsibilities in ending the conflict and ending the
to continue work towards the issuance of Security Council
resolutions on the
basis of the Seventh Chapter of the UN Charter which carry the
g- To regain our direct and strong relations with the Israeli peace
reactive it to work for the sake of a just peace without confusing
normalization which is rejected as a policy under the occupation.