a victory for our people, for all the free and proud people and for every freedom movement in the world.
We demanded that the United States play a role in pushing the peace process forward and we thank President Clinton and the U. S. administration for that role,
suffocating siege and ongoing oppression.
complete and immediate cessation of all military activities ... especially suicide attacks.
I have created a Cabinet committed to the rule of law and reform and development, ... a Cabinet that will work for enhanced cooperation with the Palestinian Legislative Council and all political and popular forces in the country.
Leaders have the responsibility to denounce violence, strip it of legitimacy, stop it, ... no question that America will stand by Israel.
It is time for world conscience to wake up, ... It is time for the international legitimacy to say to aggressors, 'Enough military escalation, enough killing and destruction against the Palestinian people' -- who will not be defeated no matter how harsh the aggressors use their destructive arms to kill our people.
It's always convenient for certain people to heap accusations on Israel.
I hope the diplomatic efforts and the Arab and international initiatives would attain positive results in stopping the aggression on the Palestinian people,
No one single house to be added. Not any expansion to any settlement,
until now there is not enough flexibility in the Israeli position to encourage us to say we are close to reaching an agreement.
my new partner in the peace process.
to make the maximum effort to end terrorism against Israel, which undermines the prospects for peace.
For me, no, but for him, I think so. But not only our people but the majority of the Israeli people are with the peace of the brave.
Islam as a religion forbids anyone to harm any civilians, any innocent people, around the world.
It's important that the public knows that Christ was a Palestinian, give me AP's and Reuters telephone numbers now.
I would like to call on you to re-evaluate all our administrative, ministerial and security institutions after we have seen errors here and there, errors that cannot be hidden from the public opinion.
We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land!
to give Arafat a nudge, no -- more than that -- a push.
We strive to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting peace, ... We don't want a breakdown of the peace process.
It's a great thing that the Arab leaders and countries are behind us in the great struggle against Israeli aggression, ... The Israelis are trying to destroy us but we, the Arab people, will never be destroyed.
a discussion among a large number of medical experts ... shows that it is impossible to pinpoint a cause that will explain the combination of symptoms that led to the death of the patient.
Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.
A separate report by the New York Times also released today claims Arafat's medical records indicated the late PLO leader died of a stroke. The report, which says it is the first independent review of Arafat's medical records ... an omission experts found bizarre.
The Palestinian leadership decided not to resume the negotiations without having an official clarification by the Prime Minister of Israel about his decisions today, which confused us, ... First he asked us to stop the negotiations and later in the evening he asked us to resume it.
We would like to reiterate that all sorts of armed activities should be stopped and there should be no more attacks, especially the suicide bombing attacks that we have always condemned. We will arrest those who have planned these attacks.
Peace, stability and security cannot be restored to the Middle East without the return of Jerusalem to full Palestinian sovereignty and as the capital of the Palestinian state,
We have no other alternative. And in spite of all the difficulties we are facing, we have one alternative to carry on with the peace process. This is our strategic target.
The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine.
Meanwhile, more than 70 Republican and Democratic senators signed a letter expressing support for Israel and profound disappointment and frustration ... very dangerous hour in the Middle East.
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