INTRODUCTION: The freed Palestinian guerrilla, Abou Daoud, has denied reports of official contact with Israel over the proposed creation of a Palestinian state on the Israeli-occupied West Bank of the River Jordan.
CU PAN INTERIOR FROM Palestinian guerrilla Abou Daoud seated to Palestinian flag in Al-Fatah offices, Algiers, Algeria.
CU Abou Daoud interviewed. (English)
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REPORTER: "What do you think about the meetings which have taken place between Palestinians and Israelis?"
DAOUD: "Officially, we have no meetings between the PLO and the Israelis, because we consider that the Israelis as Fascists and ruffians and people who are still keeping our occupied territories and ignoring to accept the rights of the Palestinian people.
We can't meet with people, or a government or authority which consider us as terrorists. When something inside the Israelis belt is changed, it means when the Zionists are changing their Zionism and their ruffian minds, we are ready to meet everybody, every Jew who is ready to share us in building our democratic state in Palestine."
REPORTER: "What is your feeling about the creation of a Palestinian state that has been talked about recently?"
DAOUD: "We are dreaming to have our state and we are fighting to find it. My feeling is, as anybody who is looking for a piece of land to live on it peacefully, as everyone in the world."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The freed Palestinian guerrilla, Abou Daoud, has denied reports of official contact with Israel over the proposed creation of a Palestinian state on the Israeli-occupied West Bank of the River Jordan. Speaking in Algiers, the Algerian capital, where he was flown after being released from French custody, he said the Israelis did not want peace anyway. That would stop them getting continuing aid from the United States, he said. Daoud's release came as both Israel and West Germany were preparing to request his extradition on charges relating to the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, has severely strained Franco-Israeli relations.