Fatah to Israelis in Hebrew:
"Death will reach you from the south to the north...
The KN-103 rocket is on its way toward you"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
In a video produced by Fatah's military wing the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and posted by Fatah on Facebook, Abbas' movement warns Israelis in Hebrew to either flee or face death:
Narrator: "A message to the Israeli government and the Israeli people: Death will reach you from the south to the north. Flee our country and you won't die. The KN-103 rocket is on its way toward you."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page", July 9, 2014
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades' YouTube channel, (in Hebrew) July 9, 2014]
The video shows footage of a man preparing to launch a rocket and close-ups of a rocket being aimed.
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Fatah also reposted a video that Palestinian Media Watch reported on last year. In it, the movement threatens to kidnap, kill and bomb Israelis.
Fatah is posting these videos as Hamas is firing hundreds of rockets at Israel, and as Israel is responding with what is called Operation Protective Edge, which aims at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel. However, Fatah's threats of violence and murder are not a new phenomenon spurred by the current crisis. PMW has documented that Fatah has been posting these threats on its Facebook page for a long time. So too, Fatah leaders such as Abbas Zaki, Jibril Rajoub and Abbas' advisor Sultan Abu Al-Einein have openly been promoting violence and praising killers of Israelis.