Gaddafi suggested Palestinians revolt against Israel

By Reuters
Sunday, February 13, 2011 20:00 EDT
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TRIPOLI – Palestinian refugees should capitalize on the wave of popular revolts in the Middle East by massing peacefully on the borders of Israel until it gives in to their demands, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Sunday.

Gaddafi is respected in many parts of the Arab world for his uncompromising criticism of Israel and Arab leaders who have dealings with the Jewish state, though some people in the region dismiss his initiatives as unrealistic.

He was giving his first major speech since a popular uprising in neighboring Egypt forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign, an event which electrified the Arab world and prompted speculation that other Arab governments could also be toppled.

“Fleets of boats should take Palestinians … and wait by the Palestinian shores until the problem is resolved,” Gaddafi was shown saying on state television. “This is a time of popular revolutions.”

“We need to create a problem for the world. This is not a declaration of war. This is a call for peace,” he said in a speech given to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohamed, a holy day in the Islamic calendar.

He also said: “All Arab states which have relations with Israel are cowardly regimes.”

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  • Elim

    If they revolt, the Israelis will have their excuse to massacre more of them than they ever have before. Especially now that they’re all edgy over events in Egypt.

    Shut up, Malomar G, you’re not helping.

  • cannotvote

    Freedom for Palestinians – but walk like an Egyptian!

  • cannotvote

    So give me freedom or death! Whatever the chant is, some ‘can’, some shouldn’t – is that it? I suggest that Isaeliis just go home and stop with all the lies and butchery – zionism is a malaise brought upon the peaceful of this world at the expense of truth and equanimity!