- Hamas Charter, Article 28
Our primary assumption in our fight against Israel states that the Zionist entity is aggressive from its inception, and built on lands wrested from their owners, at the expense of the rights of the Muslim people. Therefore our struggle will end only when this entity is obliterated. We recognize no treaty with it, no cease fire, and no peace agreements, whether separate or consolidated.
Continuing to intensify and escalate armed action and all forms of struggle liquidate the IsraelZionist occupation of our occupied Palestinian land and guaranteeing our people's rights to freedom and independence.
- Fatah's Political Program
"The PLO's aim is not to impose our will on the enemy, but to destroy him in order to take his place... not to subjugate the enemy, but to destroy him."
- Filastin al-Thawra (official weekly magazine of the PLO), June 1968. (Cited in Barry Rubin, "The Terror and the Pity: Yasir Arafat and the Second Loss of Palestine," Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 6 no. 1, March 2002.)