Mr. Yasser Abed Rabbo, head of the Information Department of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO),?
SCU Yasser Abed Rabbo seated.
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Part of Mr. Rabbo's speech appears on film. A transcript appears below.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: YASSER ABED RABBO: "The concession that Sadat had made in this agreement will not allow them to take further steps in negotiating for the Arab part of the Sinai desert itself, because what more concessions he will give in the next step as long as he has given the state of non-belligerency to Israel in this agreement. We as Palestinian revolution, we call for a united Arab Front to face the errors of this agreement and its effects on the Arab Front to face the errors of this agreement and its effects on the Arab world. We call for a united front for the continuation of struggle in order to achieve the liberation of all occupied Arab territories and the Palestinian national rights. These rights and these territories existing now is threatened to a great extent because of the agreement. The Israelis they believe that Sadat has given them two or three years of freezing of the situation in the area. We will convince the Israelis and their American allies that they will not get this freezing through our political, military struggle and we will convince them also that their agreement will Sadat does not end the conflict in the area because the conflict will go on as long as the Arab territories are occupied as long as our Palestinian people do not get their national right."
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Background: Mr. Yasser Abed Rabbo, head of the Information Department of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO), said the struggle against the Israelis will continue despite the recent Egyptian-Israeli interim peace agreement. He announced the organisation's official decision at a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday (6 September).
Mr. Rabbo's comments come a day after al-Fatah, the largest Palestinian commando organisation, issued a statement after a special meeting of its central committee headed by leader Yasser Arafat.
The statement said: "Our armed struggle will continue forcefully and violently and will not permit any country to bargain on the right of our people or act on their behalf."