"If Israel rejects our demands there will be a reaction, and we have a 30,000-man armed force."
Yasser Arafat (Israel Radio, June 7, 1996)
"The Israelis are mistaken if they think we do not have an alternative to negotiations. By Allah I swear they are wrong. The Palestinian people are prepared to sacrifice the last boy and the last girl so that the Palestinian flag will be flown over the walls, the churches and the mosques of Jerusalem."
Arafat (Ha'aretz, September 6, 1995)
"Without full Palestinian rights with a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital there won't be peace... We can't rule out a return to the gun."
Arafat's spokesman Nabil Aburodeina (IMRA, April 17, 1996)
"We have several options available, political, economic and social, which we can exercise if Netanyahu's position does not change. Among them is armed struggle, using the weapons which the Palestinian Authority has."
PA security commander in Gaza, Colonel Mohammed Dahlan (Ha'aretz, September 3)
"The most realistic solution will be to remove the Jewish settlers from Hebron."
PA Local Government Minister Sa'eb Erekat (Ha'aretz, October 10, 1996)
"Soon we will declare the establishment of the Palestinian state on the lands of the homeland. I tell Israel that if it doesn't carry out the agreement in practice, the Palestinians will not have an alternative."
Arafat, visiting Nablus (Ha'aretz , September 1)

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