Destroying the Zionist enterprise is the electoral platform of the PFLP, the veteran PLO faction (responsible for the murder of Israeli Minister Rehavam Ze'evi), now running for office in the PA.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a veteran component of the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization), will be running in January's Palestinian Authority election under the banner, "Destroy the Zionist Enterprise."
At the head of the PFLP's list for the PA parliament is Ahmed Sa'adat, the organization's chairman, who ordered the assassination of Israeli minister Rehavam Ze'evi in October 2003. Another prominent figure on the list is Mohammed Alrimawi, who led the hit men who shot Ze'evi.
Sa'adat and Alrimawi are supposed to be serving time in a Jericho prison for that assassination. The PA agreed to imprison the two men under pressure from the United States and Great Britain.
The terrorist group's platform for the PA elections was composed by George Habash, who founded the Marxist-Leninist organization in 1968.
Although the group's ideology has become anachronistic in an era when most Arab terror groups base their terror on Islamic jihad, or holy war, the PFLP, which has strong ties to the ruling clique in Syria, remains a significant force in the PLO.
In an open letter commemorating the UN decision on November 29, 1947, to partition the land of Israel between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River into separate Arab and Jewish states, Habash said the main goal of his group is "the total liberation of Palestinian land and putting an end to the Zionist enterprise."
Excerpts from Habash's letter, which serves as the platform of the PFLP, appear below:
"We stand today on the anniversary marking the decision to partition Palestine, a difficult day of remembrance when the Zionist occupiers won international recognition in the form of Security Council Resolution 181. For 56 years we are still struggling with the ramifications of the partition plan…including frequent attempts to annul the right of return [of Arabs who fled Israel in 1948], the seizure of land in the West Bank through the expansion of settlements and construction of the racist separation barrier."
"The Palestinian endeavor to attain liberation and independence, and the establishment of an independent state…is a comprehensive initiative that starts with the liberation of all of the West Bank and [Gaza] Strip, and ends with the liberation of Palestine, all of Palestine, the realization of the return of the Palestinian people in the diaspora, and the liquidation the Zionist enterprise that was established with the support of Western imperialism."