We’ve gone from one administration that had an open door for Jihadists to another that just closed the door on Hanan Ashrawi, a hateful regular on the foreign policy circuit.
On Twitter, Ashrawi whined, “I’m over 70 & a grandmother; I’ve been an activist for Palestine since the late 1960’s; I’ve always been an ardent supporter of nonviolent resistance.”
Then, she claimed to be primarily an academic.
Here are some Ashrawi’s ideas of non-violent resistance courtesy of the Freedom Center’s Discover the Networks.
Ashrawi has long defended Hamas as a legitimate component of the Palestinian “political spectrum.” She unequivocally does not “think of Hamas as a terrorist group.” “We coordinate [with Hamas] politically,” she said in April 1993, “… the people we know and talk to are not terrorists.”
Also in 1993, Ashrawi justified the PLO’s practice of murdering Palestinians whom it suspected of “collaboration” with Israel.
When Palestinian mobs tortured, mutiliated, and lynched two unarmed Israeli reserve soldiers in Ramallah in October 2000, Ashrawi defended their actions.
Here’s more from the ZOA.
Asked in September 2001 for her comment on the latest Palestinian Arab murders of Israelis, Ashrawi said on the PA’s Voice of Palestine (Sept. 9, 2001): “The only language Sharon understands is the language of violence.”
In August 2000, Ashrawi said: “In a sense, the army of occupation and the settlers have become legitimate and select targets of Palestinian resistance.” (Rocky Mountain News, Aug. 16, 2002) Palestinian Arab spokesmen regard as “settlers” any Jew who resides in any of the territories that Israel won in self-defense in 1967, including the Old City of Jerusalem. Thus a Jew who lives in an apartment near the Western Wall is a “settler” who, in Ashrawi’s view, it is “legitimate” to murder.
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