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Fatah calls for rage
"Continue the intifada," "Rage for Al-Aqsa,"
"Jerusalem is ours"

  • Fatah: "For you, O our Jerusalem 
    #Jerusalem_the_eternal_capital_of_Palestine"
  • Fatah song encouraging violence:"I am coming towards you, my enemy, from every home, neighborhood, and street... [with cleavers and knives]#Jerusalem_is_our_capital"
  • PLO official: "The American administration's decision... is a sort of declaration of war against our Palestinian people... the popular uprising... will continue and become an intifada"
  • Fatah official responds to Hezbollah head Nasrallah's call for intifada: "We will not disappoint you"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Since US President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel Abbas' Fatah Movement has encouraged Palestinians to riot and "rage" in several posts on Facebook. The posts have included images of Palestinians with rocks and slingshots, demonstrations and burning tires. (See below.)

One post quoted a Fatah song that encourages terror:

Posted text: "I am coming towards you, my enemy, from every home, neighborhood, and street
#Jerusalem_is_our_capital"
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017]

The text is a quote from a song by Fatah exposed by PMW in 2014. The full lyrics promise violence with "cleavers and knives":

"I'm coming towards you, my enemy, from every house, neighborhood and street
Our war is a war of the streets...
We're going down from every house with cleavers and knives
With grenades we announced a popular war
I swear, you won't escape, my enemy..."
[Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Nov. 22, 2014]

A branch of Fatah's military wing the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades called for continuation and escalation of "the intifada":


Posted text: "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades at the Al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Hebron: 'It is necessary to continue the intifada and escalate it, and to see days of popular rage in the coming days.'"
[Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Bethlehem Branch,
Dec. 8, 2017]
Similarly, Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf described Trump's declaration as "declaration of war against our Palestinian people," thereby justifying his call for "continued popular uprising" and "intifada":

"Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf... said the American administration's decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem is a sort of declaration of war against our Palestinian people, and a prelude to carrying out the plots that strive to eliminate the Palestinian cause through what is called 'the deal of the century' or 'the regional solution.'
Abu Yusuf said in an interview with the media outlets that the popular uprising in response to [US President Donald] Trump's decisions will continue and become an intifada of return, freedom, and independence."
[Wattan, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 12, 2017]

Responding to Hezbollah Secretary-General Mr. Hassan Nasrallah's call for "a third intifada," Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki said

"We will not disappoint you."
[Website of Al-Mayadeen, Lebanese satellite TV channel, Dec. 11, 2017]

Additional, posts encouraging violence and riots on Fatah's Facebook page included:
 

Posted text:
"For you, O our Jerusalem
#Jerusalem_the_eternal_capital_of_Palestine"
Text on image: "For you, O our Jerusalem"
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 12, 2017]

In the upper left corner appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. The logo is accompanied by the text: "Information Office of the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission."

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 12, 2017]

The image shows a masked Palestinian woman using a slingshot while wearing a
keffiyeh, yellow Fatah headband, yellow Fatah scarf, and a black shirt featuring the Fatah logo.


Posted text:
"The rage continues
#Jerusalem_is_our_capital"

Text on image:
"#The_rage_of_Jerusalem
The rage continues"
In the bottom of the image is written "The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017]


Posted text: "Rage for the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
Text on image: "#The_rage_of_Jerusalem"
In the bottom of the image is written "The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017]


 
Posted text:
"Nothing will break us
#Rage_for_the_Al-Aqsa_Mosque"

Text on image:
"Nothing will break us
This morning we will triumph, and we will unite the flags and the sad nations with a Palestinian banner
#The_rage_of_Jerusalem"

In the bottom of the image is written "The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017]
 
Posted text: "#Jerusalem_is_our_capital"
Text on image: "Jerusalem is our capital"
In the bottom of the image is written "The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017]

The following are longer excerpts of some of the reports above:

Headline: "Wasel Abu Yusuf: The uprising will continue and become an intifada of return, freedom, and independence"
"Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that the Palestinian leadership firmly refuses any meeting with American Vice President [Mike Pence] or any party from the American administration. He also said that the American administration's decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem is a sort of declaration of war against our Palestinian people, and a prelude to carrying out the plots that strive to eliminate the Palestinian cause through what is called 'the deal of the century' or 'the regional solution.'
Abu Yusuf said in an interview with the media outlets that the popular uprising in response to [US President Donald] Trump's decisions will continue and become an intifada of return, freedom, and independence. He added that this requires that all of the Palestinians - as we are on the verge of the [PLO] Central Council convening - outline a unified strategy that will unite the national activity and effort, aid the popular uprising to continue, and assemble popular defense committees to stand against the terror of the occupation and settlers."
[Wattan, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 12, 2017]

Headline: "Zaki to Nasrallah: We will not disappoint you!"
"Palestinian Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki said that the [Fatah] Movement is no longer interested in any relations with the US, as it and Israel are currently two sides of the same coin. He also said that [US President Donald] Trump will no longer have a role in the political process or a [peace] agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Zaki's statements came after Hezbollah Secretary-General Mr. Hassan Nasrallah's speech at a mass demonstration for Jerusalem held in the southern quarter of Beirut, in which he called on the Palestinian people to carry out a third intifada in response to American President Donald Trump's recent decision, as part of which he recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Zaki addressed the secretary-general of Hezbollah and said: 'We will not disappoint you.'"
[Website of Al-Mayadeen, Lebanese satellite TV channel, Dec. 11, 2017]
 


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