Munir Jaghoub, head of Fatah’s Information Department in the Office of Mobilization and Organization, responded to Pompeo through a post on Facebook in which he questioned, “Mr. Pompeo, when will you realize that our people always choose their leadership and that Palestine, although it is a state under occupation, is not a banana republic?”
“You have to realize that dignity, self-pride and confidence in the future is an authentic Palestinian commodity, just like olive oil, thyme and the Canaanite dress embroidered with love for the land,” said the Fatah leader.
Jaghoub reiterated the Palestinian rejection of all plans aimed at liquidating the Palestinian cause, stating, “We will not talk to anyone on the ground of the so-called deal of the century, and the only dialogue we will accept must be based on international legitimacy and aims to end the occupation and establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital on the borders of 4 June, 1967."
The Fatah official advised Pompeo “not to compromise the Palestinian right,” adding, “Many foreign ministers and presidents came and went before you, but Palestine remained and its people maintained steadfastness in their homeland.”
In response to the US demand for changing the Palestinian leadership, Jaghoub said, “The Palestinian leadership remains because it derives its legitimacy from the trust of the people, and you, your president and your administration will leave soon by the decision of the American people.”
Pompeo, whose country proposed the so-called deal of the century and orchestrated the recent Emirati and Bahraini normalization agreements with Israel, which the Palestinian leadership firmly condemned, recently argued that the Palestinians need to choose a leadership willing to conduct a “dialogue for peace”.