“On The Strategic Level, We Want To Create A Pole Of The Democratic Left”
An interview with Ahmad Sa’adat by Mireille Court and Chris Den Hond (August 2004)
Last August, we talked to Ahmad Sa’adat in Jericho prison; a Palestinian prison, where he is monitored by the British and the Americans. Ahmad Sa’adat became the Secretary-General of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) after the previous leader, Abu Ali Mustafa, was assassinated by an Israeli missile in his Ramallah office in August 2001.
The Ahmad Sa’adat commando was convicted by the Palestinian Authority in a show trial that was part of an agreement between the PA, Israel and the U.S., designed to bring an end to the crisis at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Q: How would you assess the withdrawal from Gaza?
Q: Will there be a third Intifada over this?
Q: The PFLP mayor of Bethlehem was elected with the support of Hamas. Was this a tactical electoral pact, solely for Bethlehem, or could it foreshadow other tactical or strategic agreements wbetween the PFLP and Hamas?