Nabil Shaath, an advisor to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, said on an interview on France 24 TVthis week that a third Intifada may take place because the Palestinians have the right to confront Israel.

Shaath said that King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia had pledged $1 billion to support the Second Intifada when it took place, and that today, the Arabs and the whole world would stand by the Palestinians if things continue as they have been. He added that Europe will not tolerate an Israeli annexation of the West Bank.

In addition, Shaath said that Yasser Arafat had been “martyred” by Israeli poison because of his position and that the U.S. will cease to be the leader of the world within five years.