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Child soldier promotes violence in Fatah video
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Fatah reiterates its support
for violence against Israel

Fatah broadcasts singing armed child soldier
with Fatah soldiers training and firing rockets,
glorifying and encouraging violence against Israel
in music video on Facebook

Abbas' advisor Sultan Abu Al-Einein:
"We need to revive the resistance
so that there will be daily confrontation
and conflict with the enemy..."

Fatah: "A message... to the Zionist enemy...the Israeli enemy:
The battle of liberation is inevitable and closer than you think...
our rifle is stronger and more insistent than you imagine"

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik


Fatah reiterated on Facebook last month its adherence to violence and the use of weapons, by posting a music video with an armed child soldier and visuals of Fatah soldiers' military training and firing of rockets.

In the video, a young boy singer dressed in a military uniform is seen going through a training program like adult soldiers and brandishing different weapons. Promoting child soldiers is forbidden according to international humanitarian law.

In the video, the boy soldier sings about the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades' soldier, praising him and his weapons:


"He wore a vest, bade farewell and returned with booty:
a machine gun and a cannon
He overcame his wounds
I saw the Brigades' member when he left
A machine gun and a rifle adorned his clothes...
 
Brigades, [your] snipers vowed to hit the target with the first shot
The [Brigades'] bombing made a loud noise...
Tell those who were not there: We laid mines in the orchard
O my land, be strong and tremble from the Al-Aqsa rockets. Be proud
We defied the [Israeli] drone and retaliated against the [air] strike"
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," April 25, 2015] 
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Another Fatah post also glorified Martyrdom-death fighting Israel:
 
"If I fall, take my place
O my comrade in the struggle
And carry my weapon
Don't fear my blood on the weapon"
"[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," May 20, 2015]




In another music video on its Facebook page, Abbas' Fatah movement threatens Israelis - "the Zionist enemy" and the "usurper" - with an approaching "battle of liberation." "Our rifle is stronger and more insistent than you imagine" the text states: 
 
 
"A message from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) to the Zionist enemy on the day of Nakba"
 
"A message to the Israeli people
The battle of liberation is inevitable and closer than you think...
our rifle is stronger and more insistent than you imagine.
...
We are the members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
We will live as men, we will die as men
We have prepared for you those [men] whose only desire is your destruction
We have prepared the best soldiers..."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," May 17, 2015]
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Similarly, Abbas' advisor and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein recently recommended a return to violence and "direct confrontation with the enemy," and the use of "every way and means to make the occupation a costly matter":
 
"Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein... clarified that the political conditions in which we find ourselves are complicated, and that negotiations are closed and that there is no possibility of serious negotiation. The Fatah movement needs to return to its basic roots and turn the resistance into actual reality and direct confrontation with the enemy, so that its presence on our land will become costly. Likewise, he noted that in this case, we can get a better hold on the Palestinian situation. He added: 'We need to revive the resistance so that there will be daily confrontation and conflict with the enemy. We can't just sit and receive condolences for our Martyrs, but rather we need to use every way and means to make the occupation a costly matter.'" (emphasis added)
[Dunya Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 18, 2015]

Palestinian Media Watch has documented statements by Abbas' advisor glorifying the murder of Jews, praising terrorists, and promoting violence.

The following are longer excerpts of the songs and texts in the two Fatah videos:

Child soldier and singer Muhammad Al-Basyouni:
"See the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs') Brigades (Fatah's military wing) who set up ambushes
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs emerged with rifles
He wore a vest, bade farewell and returned with booty: a machine gun and a cannon
He overcame his wounds
I saw the Brigades' member when he left
A machine gun and a rifle adorned his clothes
May he stay young
The Brigades, the Brigades
The Brigades' hawk with the keffiyeh - who else has his stature?
See how the follower of Yasser [Arafat] reacts when he raises his weapon
Brigades, [your] snipers vowed to hit the target with the first shot
The [Brigades'] bombing made a loud noise
The Brigades set out on a mission and waited for the signal
Tell those who were not there: We laid mines in the orchard
O my land, be strong and tremble from the Al-Aqsa rockets. Be proud
We defied the [Israeli] drone and retaliated against the [air] strike"
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," April 25, 2015]

Introductory Arabic text:
"A message from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) to the Zionist enemy on the day of Nakba" (i.e., 'the catastrophe,' Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)

Text in Hebrew and Arabic:
"A message to the Israeli people
The battle of liberation is inevitable and closer than you think
Our Nakba will not be forgotten,
you will soon leave, you have no other choice
because your army is weaker than a spider web,
and your society is fake and subject to the moment we return.
Our right will not be lost as long as there is a nation behind it who believes in it and adheres to it
and our rifle is stronger and more insistent than you imagine.
We are never afraid, O usurper
We are the members of the Nidal [Al-Amoudi] unit
Our determination will defeat your hate
in any battle or clash
We are the members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
We will live as men, we will die as men
We have prepared for you those [men] whose only desire is your destruction
We have prepared the best soldiers
In the brave Nidal unit, soldiers and defenders of the land
We have brought the 103 [rocket] squad
when facing them, it is useless to call for help
We have prepared the best soldiers."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," May 17, 2015]

"Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein... clarified that the political conditions in which we find ourselves are complicated, and that negotiations are closed and that there is no possibility of serious negotiation. The Fatah movement needs to return to its basic roots and turn the resistance into actual reality and direct confrontation with the enemy, so that its presence on our land will become costly. Likewise, he noted that in this case, we can get a better hold on the Palestinian situation. He added: 'We need to revive the resistance so that there will be daily confrontation and conflict with the enemy. We can't just sit and receive condolences for our Martyrs, but rather we need to use every way and means to make the occupation a costly matter.'" 
[Dunya Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 18, 2015]


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