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“The use of suicide bombing is entirely unacceptable. Nothing can justify this."
— Olara Otunnu, Under Secretary-General- UN Special Representative for the protection of children in armed conflict
“There are no words to adequately condemn the despicable attack in Tel Aviv. Not only because it is contrary to the interests of the Palestinian people...[but] because of the philosophy that is behind it....A racist philosophy that is based on the cruel principle of killing Jews because they are Jews.”
— Nazir Majali, Haaretz
“The attacks against civilians by Palestinian armed groups are widespread, systematic and in pursuit of an explicit policy to attack civilians. They therefore constitute crimes against humanity under international law.”
-- "Without Distinction", Amnesty International
“We have the right to practice all forms of national struggle. We are in the phase of national liberation and we have the right to use all means in the fight to end the occupation until we establish the state.”
-- Azzam Al-Ahmad, Senior Fatah Leader
“There is no clear profile of someone who hates Israel and the Jewish people. They come in every shape and from every culture. Demonstrators, rioters and stone throwers do tend to be younger, unmarried males. But there’s a big difference between the young men who participate in those types of disturbances and terrorists."
-- Aryeh Amit, former Jerusalem District Police Chief
“Economic conditions and education are largely unrelated to participation in, and support for, terrorism.”
-- National Bureau of Economic Research
“Not only was the intifada a failure, but we are a total failure. We achieved nothing in 50 years of struggle; we've achieved only our survival.”
-- Zakariya Zubeidi, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Leader