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The Palestinian Authority justifies all terror as legitimate armed conflict, coining it “resistance,” the Palestinian euphemism for violence ranging from the terror to suicide bombings to stone throwing:
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and former PA senior official, Jibril Rajoub:
"Building a school and throwing a hand grenade, in my opinion, are resistance. I build the school in order to strengthen the reasons for my people's resolve, as one of several aspects of the resistance, and when there is a need to throw a grenade [or launch] a rocket, I'll do that as well out of my belief in the inevitable victory of my cause and its justness." Click here to view [PA TV (Fatah), May 12, 2010]
The PA at times adds that violence must be used wisely as an effective political tool. Depending on the political circumstances the Palestinian Authority alternates active calls for violence and terror with periods when they say that terror is being postponed because of temporary conditions:
Dr. Nabil Shaath, Fatah Foreign Affairs Commissioner:
"The popular struggle is a fundamental principle whose importance equals that of the armed struggle, since it is the responsibility and task of all the people. The current distancing from the armed struggle does not mean its absolute rejection." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2010]
Fatah leader Diab Al-Louh once worded it this way on PA TV: “The rifle seeds and diplomacy reaps.”
Hamas can prevent the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel, warns Hamas TV editor 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), May 6, 2019

 
Al-Aqsa TV “Hebrew Affairs Editor and Expert” Mu’min Meqdad: “There is no doubt that the resistance [Hamas] or the negotiator gave the occupation (i.e., Israel) very little time to implement these understandings. I think that the coming days will be a test for the occupation. If the occupation evades [its responsibilities], I believe that the resistance [Hamas] can deprive the occupation the pleasure of a number of the coming opportunities, such as the European Song Contest (i.e., Eurovision). There is still room to maneuver in the coming days… [Hamas] will monitor… the implementation of the understandings… If the occupation changes its mind or evades these things, there is no doubt that the resistance will have the last word.”
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“Death to Israel” - song on Hamas TV 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), May 4, 2019

Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), song
Expel the Thieving Occupier from the Enraged Land of Jerusalem broadcast approximately half an hour before the Al-Aqsa TV building was bombed by Israel on Nov. 12, 2018, in response to hundreds of missiles shot into Israel from the Gaza Strip. This video was rebroadcast on March 25, 2019 and on May 4, 2019.

Visuals: Footage of terror attacks against Israelis


Song lyrics:
"Expel the thieving occupier from the enraged land of Jerusalem,
Rid your house of that one, that Zionist in his humiliation,
Write ‘death, death, death to Israel ’ with flowing blood,
And with the bleeding body cause death, death, death to Israel."

Text onscreen in Hebrew: “Death to Israel”

Hamas leader Nizar Rayan: "Khaibar, Khaibar, O Jews
The soldiers of Muhammad have started to return."

Visuals: Funeral of Israeli terror victims

Song lyrics: "Be red death. Have no mercy on the army of aggression that wears the clothes of the soldier and the settler.”
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Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. Many Jews were murdered in the battle, which marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia. There are Muslims who see this event as a precursor to future wars against Jews. At extremist gatherings and rallies, this slogan is often chanted as a
Fatah honors several murderers in Bethlehem: "Loyalty to their rifle"; Murderer of 2 "created a legend and confronted the enemy" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Apr. 3, 2019

Secretary of Fatah Bethlehem branch Muhammad Al-Masri
: “From this land that has been painted red with blood, from this land which knows that what was taken by force will only be returned by force… What you see today – loyalty to the Martyrs, loyalty to their rifle, loyalty to their path – is nothing but a continuation of Fatah’s path.... And here a lion cub (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), who did not reach the age of 20, burst forth and created a legend and confronted the enemy… heroic Martyr fighter Omar Abu Laila. In this way he conveyed the message… Our blood is sacrificed for one homeland: Palestine, from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River (i.e., all of Israel)... Today, we are renaming squares after our Martyrs: From Omar Abu Laila Square… to Hussein Abayat Square [commander Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades], to Atef Abayat Square (i.e., involved in murder of 1), to Raed Abu Freiha Square (i.e., murdered 2), our bullets are thundering and repeating the names like memory… This is Fatah as you know it – Fatah of… Atef Abayat, Hussein Abayat, Raed Abayat, [Dalal] Mughrabi (i.e., led murder of 37)… and Ayyat Al-Akhras (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 2).”
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Fatah glorifies murderer of 2 Israelis: "[He] frightened the enemy soldiers… we are following in your footsteps" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 30, 2019

Men in uniform:
“Whom did they pursue? Whose gunshots are a victory? …Tell me, who are you?
I’m Omar [Abu Laila].
I’m the one who confronted [the Israelis].
I’m the young man…
I’m the one who carried a knife and a gun.
I’m the one who frightened the enemy soldiers.
I’m the Jihad fighter standing firm and loyal to the cause...
Omar, you have not died, because within every one of us an Omar will be born, and we are following in your footsteps.”

Posted text on the official Fatah Facebook page
: “How the brave village of Abwein welcomed the family of heroic Martyr Omar Abu Laila –the video is] from the site where he died as a Martyr”
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Hamas: “Scatter the enemies’ body parts, make the skulls fly in the sky” 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Mar. 25, 2019

Female prisoner, Wafa Al-Bis (i.e., terrorist, attempted to commit suicide attack):
"My principle was to try and kill as many Jews as possible."
Additional female prisoner: "I can’t live beside Israel. There are people who can live in peace beside Israel. I can’t live in peace because it occupied my land."

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"Where are you, O brave one?
Where are you, O knight?
Stab, bomb, and make eyes weep.
Where are you O brave one;
Where are you, O, rebel;
Wrap the explosive belt around [your waist]..."
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PA Presidential spokesman: “There will be no peace, security, and stability in the region and the world unless… Israel`s withdrawal from all of the occupied Arab territories”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 23, 2019
      "In response to the American statements regarding the American recognition of the Israeli ‘sovereignty’ over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights (i.e., in northern Israel), Official Spokesman for [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology] Nabil Abu Rudeina said that the legitimacy of Jerusalem and the Golan will be determined by the Palestinian people and the Syrian people… Abu Rudeina continued, saying: 'This Israeli escalation is receiving blind American bias [in favor of it] that will lead to more escalation and tension in the region, and there will be no peace, security, and stability in the region and the world unless the decisions of the international bodies and the Arab Peace Initiative are implemented, which call for Israel's withdrawal from all of the occupied Arab territories in return for peace with the Arab states and the Islamic states.’"

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Fatah Facebook promotes rioting, alongside iamge of Arafat: “Jerusalem is calling to those among you who are raging” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 13, 2019

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The guardians of Jerusalem’s honor”

The image shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and gesturing to a picture of the Temple Mount.

Text on image: “Jerusalem is calling to those among you who are raging”
Text on bottom of image: “Information Office of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission”
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Fatah celebrates for International Women's Day with image of woman with gun 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 8, 2019
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"And for International Women's Day:
To the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids), to the mothers of the prisoners, to the mothers of the detainees, to the Palestinian mothers, who were nursed by Palestine with the milk of honor and glory, to the Palestinian women – may you be the masters of the land every year"

Text on image:
“(In Arabic:) Palestine
(In Arabic and English:) 8th of March the International Woman (sic.) Day
(In Arabic:) General Union of Palestinian Women"
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Fatah official expresses PA's support for Syria, which face the same "enemy", the US and Israel; states "We must reexamine our positions... in order to deal with this enemy, who understands only the language of violence" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 6, 2019
Headline: “Abbas Zaki talks about the government, the reconciliation, and the deal of the century”
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] Movement General Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki said that our relations with Syria are growing closer each day since the enemy is the same enemy, Israel and the US who want to bring down Syria… Zaki also said that during the Fatah delegation’s visit to Syria… the relations between Fatah and the [Syrian] Arab Socialist Party and the other parties that support Syrian President Bashar Assad became closer…
At the end of the interview, Abbas Zaki said: ‘We must reexamine our positions and establish the concept of national unity in order to deal with this enemy, who understands only the language of violence. This is because popular resistance has brought down many empires, and there must be true national unity and true unification around President Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO.’”

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PA religious minister calls on “the Arabs and Muslims to act to save Jerusalem and the holy sites… ‘We... are still warning about the real dangers surrounding the Al-Aqsa Mosque’” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 27, 2019
      “Israeli occupation government Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel invaded the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday (Tuesday) [Feb. 26, 2019] (sic., Feb. 24, 2019) through the Mughrabi Gate at the head of a group of settlers…
[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is condemned the occupation government minister of agriculture and group of settlers’ invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas. He demanded to put an end to this arrogance, which will lead the region to a bad and bitter end.
Ida’is again called on the Arabs and Muslims to act to save Jerusalem and the holy sites. He said: ‘We have warned and are still warning about the real dangers surrounding the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This obligates the Arab and Islamic peoples and the Arab and Islamic governments to place the issue of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque at the top of their priorities.’"

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Fatah official expresses support for Syrian regime; supports various methods of "struggle", including with weapons; condemns US peace conference and "normalization" with Israel  
Source: Facebook page of Fatah’s branch in Syria, Feb. 19, 2019
Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki: “Syria’s tragedy is the Palestinian tragedy…
We have never had the fighter’s rest. We are fighting and bearing the flag in turn: once with weapons, once with popular resistance, and once with diplomatic, political, and organizational activity. If the flag falls in one arena, it is raised in another arena. Our custom is to continue [with the struggle] without relating to what is taking place around us... We have sworn that we would boycott the US, refuse the deal of the century (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.), and condemn anyone who attempts to implement normalization [with Israel] or bypass the PLO… No one will dare to publicly declare their treason, because their people will slaughter them even before we take any step.”
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Fatah posts image of masked fighters holding rifles, calling them "rebels" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 16, 2019

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows masked and uniformed Fatah terrorists wearing yellow Fatah headbands and keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) and holding Kalashnikov assault rifles. In the upper left corner is 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.

Text under logo: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah
Mobilization and Organization Commission
Information Office”

Posted text and text on bottom of image: “Good morning to the rebels around the world”
Fatah song: Blow up [like] a volcano 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 27, 2019

(Visuals: Footage of Fatah members engaged in military training, Lebanon, 1970s)


Song lyrics: 
"O self-sacrificing fighter, aim your bullets
O self-sacrificing fighter, gather the beloved
Your blood is Arab, Palestinian
Your path is my path, Palestinian
O self-sacrificing fighter, O self-sacrificing fighter
O self-sacrificing fighter, blow up [like] a volcano
O self-sacrificing fighter, ignite everywhere."

Additional text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page:
"The first song of the Palestinian revolution, recorded [the year of] the Launch of the Palestinian revolution in 1965, recorded in Studio 46 of The Voice of the Arabs radio station in Cairo, and re-recorded as part of the 'Revolution Songs' in 1968."
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Fatah official in Syria: “The forms of the struggle are many, as it is not only the rifle but also popular struggle, armed struggle, negotiations, and diplomatic activity”, Syria has “recovered and defeated terrorism” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 13, 2019
      “The Syrian branch of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’ held a central rally for the 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the modern Palestinian revolution… in Damascus, the capital of Syria. A PLO delegation led by PLO Executive Committee member, Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [and head of the PLO Department of Arab and Parliamentary Affairs] Azzam Al-Ahmad was present at the rally… Al-Ahmad conveyed the blessings of Fatah Movement Chairman and [PA] President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas and his brothers in the Fatah Movement Central Committee…
In his speech, he noted that when the Palestinian revolution broke out it set a principle of long-term popular war. He added that the Palestinian revolution knew that the path of the revolution is winding, and that the forms of the struggle are many, as it is not only the rifle but also popular struggle, armed struggle, negotiations, and diplomatic activity… Al-Ahmad also congratulated Syria, which has recovered and defeated terrorism. He said that the Palestinian leadership has emphasized from day one that this ‘[Arab] Spring’ as it were is a dry Zionist summer for the Arab nation.”

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Fatah official praises Fatah’s “self-sacrificing fighters,” calls intifadas "battles of honor and heroism which... has brought glory to the nation," “our most important priority is to fight our primary enemy – the occupation”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2019
       "Masses from the Nablus district participated yesterday [Jan. 3, 2019] in a central rally to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the outbreak of the modern Palestinian revolution in Al-Shuhada Square in the center of the city… Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul said: 'Fifty-four years have passed since the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution... However, it was also full of victories and achievements that Fatah’s self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) accomplished on the ground; and they returned the spirit to the nation.'
He continued: 'Starting from Eilabun (i.e., attempted bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier), the Jordan Valley, Al-Karameh (see note below –Ed.), Tel Al-Zaatar (i.e., massacre committed by Lebanese Christian militias in Lebanon in 1976), Lebanon, the intifadas (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993, and PA terror campaign 2000-2005), and the rest of the battles of honor and heroism with which the Fatah Movement has brought glory to the nation – and we talk about our past and are proud of it, but we also depend on it to build the future... We will complete the path, without any shadow of a doubt, and we still see that our most important priority is to fight our primary enemy – the occupation – and those who assist it.'"
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Fatah posts images of procession of armed fighters on anniversary of Fatah’s first terror attack  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 2, 2019
Pictures and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Commemorating the 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah Movement (i.e., commemorating the anniversary of their first attempted attack; see note below).
The Fortress of Martyr Commander Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis)
Jerusalem branch
Beit Anan organizational region”

The image shows a group of masked men in military uniform holding assault rifles and wearing yellow Fatah headbands. One of them is waving a yellow Fatah flag bearing 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.

 
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Fatah Facebook posts picture of young girls armed with assault rifles leading procession of armed men 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 1, 2019

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows two girls armed with assault rifles leading a procession of uniformed men armed with assault rifles, some carrying Palestinian and Fatah flags.

Posted text: "Fatah's flowers"
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Fatah: "Blow up the head of the settler" – chant at Fatah rally in Ramallah 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 31, 2018

Posted text:
“Ramallah: Lighting the torch for the 54th anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution (i.e., “the Launch” of Fatah, commemorating its first attempted terror attack; see note below)”

The video shows part of a Fatah procession for the 54th anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, commemorating its first attempted terror attack against Israel. Men, most of them masked and wearing keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) and yellow Fatah headbands, are carrying unlit torches, Palestinian flags, and yellow Fatah flags with 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.
One of the participants calls out a chant to which the other participants respond by shouting “Shabiba,” apparently indicating they are members of the Fatah Shabiba Y outh Movement.

Man in procession: “Fatah member, join the camp.” [...]
Participants in procession: “And blow up the head of the settler.”
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Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Image on Fatah's Facebook page features a rifle and a map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a logo for the 54th anniversary of Fatah's "Launch" (Intilaqa), commemorated on the anniversary of Fatah's first attempted terror attack.
Posted text and text at bottom of image: "Fatah – revolution until victory"
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Fatah post features masked armed fighters: “Fatah – revolution until victory” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows armed masked members of the terrorist organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) wearing yellow Fatah headbands.

Text on bottom left of image: “The Bethlehem branch of the Fatah Movement”
Posted text: “Fatah – revolution until victory
The 54th anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution”
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Fatah post features masked fighters holding rifles 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows armed masked members of the terrorist organization of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing).
Text in upper right of image: “Fatah – revolution until victory”
Text at bottom of image: “The Bethlehem branch of the Fatah Movement – Information Office”
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Image on Fatah Facebook page features rifle with text: "We will not relinquish our right to resist the occupier using all available ways and means"  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 27, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "We will not relinquish our right to resist the occupier using all available ways and means (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎.
Long live the anniversary of [Fatah's] Launch (Intilaqa) (commemorated on the anniversary of Fatah's first attempted attack; see note below –Ed.)”

In the background are the repeating words: "Long live the Launch of Fatah"

Text on image:
"The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution
Jan. 1, 1965"
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Post on Fatah Facebook page commemorating anniversary of first terror attack features map of “Palestine erasing Israel and an assault rifle: “Our revolution continues until the liberation of all of Palestine”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 27, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Text on image: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah
The 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) [of Fatah] (see note below –Ed.)
Our revolution continues until the liberation of all of Palestine”

Posted text: “The 54th anniversary of the Launch”
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PA Justice Minister: Palestinian terror attacks are "operations," Israeli anti-terror legislation “will also not dissuade our people from continuing to struggle through the legal means and on all levels” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 21, 2018
      "[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak said that the occupation government intends to prepare a new package of aggressive racist legislation that provides legitimacy to the violation of the principles and regulations of international law, committing crimes of terror against our people, and threatening international peace and security. Abu Diyak added in a statement yesterday [Dec. 20, 2018] that foremost in this legislation is the law to expel the families of the Palestinians who carry out operations… Abu Diyak emphasized that these racist and aggressive laws and the crimes of the occupation and settlement, regardless of their force, will only increase the strength, toughness, stability, and determination [of the Palestinian people] to stand firm and defend our legal national rights, the national project, and the legitimate Palestinian leadership, led by [PA] President of the State of Palestine [Mahmoud Abbas]. They will also not dissuade our people from continuing to struggle through the legal means and on all levels until the achievement of freedom and independence, and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem."

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In wake of deadly terror attacks, the Palestinian Democratic Union calls for escalation of violence, “particularly next to the settlements” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 15, 2018
Headline: “FIDA called to strengthen the popular cohesion and national unity, and to escalate the means of popular resistance”

The Palestinian Democratic Union FIDA called on the members of our people wherever they are throughout historical Palestine (i.e., Palestinian term that includes all of Israel and the PA areas), and particularly in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, to escalate all of the means of popular resistance and to go out to the field, particularly at the points of conflict with the occupation forces and the areas of friction with the settlers, and particularly next to the settlements and the racist annexation and expansion wall. It also called on them to stand against the occupation soldiers and its settler herds to block them and force them to stop the series of attacks that have been strengthening over the recent hours against the citizens, their vehicles, and their property.
FIDA emphasized that the message sent by the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) (apparently refers to terrorists Saleh Barghouti and Ashraf Na’alwa who were killed resisting arrest and terrorist Majdi Mteir who was killed while committing a stabbing attack; see notes below –Ed.) is directed to the occupation and its arrogance, and its message is that the continuation of this occupation and arrogance will not remain without a cost, and that every action has a response and our people will not calm down and will not be silent over the continuation of these crimes.”

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PA, PLO and Fatah condemn “execution” of 3 terrorists; deaths of terrorists while resisting arrests are “war crimes” committed in “cold blood”; Fatah calls for confrontations and eulogizes “heroic Martyrs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018
      “The [PA] government and the factions held the occupation government responsible for the crimes of the execution of the three Martyrs (Shahids) Ashraf Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered baby and wounded 7 others), and Majdi Jamal Mteir (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2)...
PLO Executive Committee member [and head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy] Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the series of war crimes that Israel is committing against the members of our unarmed people, the last of which was the killing and execution of three citizens in cold blood in the West Bank and Jerusalem, while openly and intentionally violating all of the international and humanitarian conventions and laws…
In Ramallah and El-Bireh, the Fatah Shabiba [Youth] Movement in the district called on its members and supporters to stand against the occupation forces in all of the areas of friction and to unite around the members of our people against the Israeli occupation’s aggression and the settler gangs’ crimes in the district. In a statement yesterday, Thursday [Dec. 13, 2018], Shabiba eulogized our people’s heroic Martyrs Saleh Barghouti, Ashraf Na’alwa, and Majdi Mteir, who ascended to Heaven after being executed by the occupation’s soldiers.”
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Jews pass on evil in their genes: "Humanity will never be able to live with them... count them and kill them one by one,” says PA TV preacher 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 14, 2018

Sheikh Osama Al-Tibi: "These are the Jews who haven’t changed throughout history… These are the Jews who expose their fangs whenever they get the chance. They are causing devastating corruption throughout the land… We must mention… the truth about these Jews, which Allah wrote in his book [the Quran] Among the Jews’ characteristics is that they have offended Allah... They murdered the prophets...  Another characteristic is that they are cursed, and they have been denied Allah’s mercy… And among their vile characteristics is that they have breached contracts, conventions, and agreements. 'So for their breaking of the covenant We cursed them' [Quran]. 'And made of them apes and pigs and slaves of Taghut' [Quran]. These are the Jews… Always fighting, always corrupting, always scheming, and always plotting against humanity – not just against the Muslims, but rather against all humanity… Our prophet [Muhammad] informed us [that] at the end of time the Muslims will fight the Jews until the Jews hide behind a stone or a tree… The tyranny of the Jews did not just reach humans, but also the inanimate objects and all creatures: 'Until the Jews hide behind a stone or a tree, and the stone or a tree will say: 'Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him' ... Allah, strike your enemies, the enemies of the religion, count them and kill them one by one, and do not leave even one."
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Fatah official: “There is no choice but action, confrontation, and resistance to the violations of the Israeli army and these settlers” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 13, 2018
Official PA TV, hosting Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul

Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: “Tonight everyone is on alert. We have already announced and asked that our people and also the Fatah Movement members be on alert. It is not at all possible to show patience. It is impossible to wait at a time when we are seeing these attacks (apparently refers to terrorist murderers Saleh Barghouti and Ashraf Na’alwa being killed when resisting arrest, and terrorist Majdi Mteir being killed while committing a terror attack; see notes below –Ed.), that which was, that which the settlers and their herds are doing against members of our people... There is no option other than us remaining alert for the quiet of our residents and the protection of our residents. There is no option other than us resisting and blocking these settlers and their wild behavior. It is impossible – regardless of what happens and what the results may be – it is impossible to be silent, to act patiently, and to watch what is happening. There is no choice but action, confrontation, and resistance to the violations of the Israeli army and these settlers.”

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Fatah accompanies slain terrorists to their “weddings,” justifies terror attacks as legitimate responses to Israeli actions, and calls on Palestinians to “escalate the confrontation” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Press release from the Fatah Movement – the occupied West Bank
The Palestinian West Bank branches of the Fatah Movement accompany to the weddings (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) our heroic Martyrs (Shahids) who were shot and killed by the Israeli occupation in the unending battle defending our people’s rights... We call on the members of the Palestinian people to be completely alert, to escalate the confrontation, and to activate the defense committees to defend our villages…
We call on the masses of our people to escalate the confrontation tomorrow, Friday [Dec. 14, 2018], throughout the West Bank, out of loyalty to the Martyrs.”
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Fatah announces “start of the popular activities and Ribat” at home of mother of 6 terrorists 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Jamal Muhaisen and the Ramallah and El-Bireh [Fatah] branch announced the start of the popular activities and Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the home of the Abu Hmeid family (i.e., Um Nasser Abu Hmeid and her terrorist sons who are responsible for at least 10 murders; see note below), which is in danger of demolition by the Israeli occupation.”

The image shows Fatah Movement Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen (right) and the rest of the delegation, (including chairman of the PA-funded Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares, left) standing with Um Nasser Abu Hmeid, with Palestinian flags in the background.
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PLO official: “The Palestinian situation is greatly in need of a comprehensive popular intifada and national rebellion against the occupation”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2018
Headline: "On the anniversary of the Stone Intifada: Calls to learn lessons from it and escalate the popular resistance"
     "PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] Political Bureau member Tayseer Khaled said in a post on the social networks for the 31st anniversary of the Stone Intifada (i.e., the First Intifada, a Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) that these days the Palestinian situation is greatly in need of a comprehensive popular intifada and national rebellion against the occupation."
Palestinian envoy in Uruguay: Balfour Declaration was “ominous,” Israel was established “while bloody massacres were being committed by the Zionist gangs,” promotes “use of all means of struggle”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2018
      "The embassy of the State of Palestine in Uruguay – in coordination with the union of worker organizations and the human rights department – marked International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in the main hall of the Association of Professional Organizations and [with] the participation of Ambassador of the State of Palestine Walid Abd Al-Rahim… Ambassador Abd Al-Rahim reviewed the history of the Palestinian struggle since the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) and the unjust resolution to divide Palestine (i.e., referring to the UN Partition Plan for Palestine; see note below), erase the name Palestine, and recognize the state that was established while bloody massacres were being committed by the Zionist gangs in order to expel the members of our people and bring the Zionist immigrants from abroad.
The Palestinian ambassador focused on the will to struggle of the members of our people and on the use of all means of struggle (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎ in order to restore our people’s legal rights, return the Palestinian cause to the UN, and to bring about the states of the world's recognition of the independent Palestinian state."

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Post on Fatah Facebook page: "Jerusalem... for its sake our souls are insignificant. O Allah, do not prevent us from Martyrdom-death in its [Al-Aqsa's] plazas" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 30, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows the Dome of the Rock.

Posted text: “Blessed Friday
Jerusalem will remain in the depths of the heart and an eternal love, and for its sake our souls are insignificant. O Allah, do not prevent us from the prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque or from Martyrdom-death (Shahada) in its plazas.”
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Fatah Facebook post promotes death for Jerusalem: "The Fatah heroes in Jerusalem are those who will control the contours of this battle of blood when they reach the path of the daring Martyrs" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 28, 2018

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Text on picture: “Fatah was here, #Long_live_Fatah”

Posted text: “Fatah: Our people will win the battle for Jerusalem despite the occupation
The Fatah Movement said that our people will win the battle to defend Jerusalem despite the occupation. In a statement by [Fatah] Movement Spokesman Dr. Atef Abu Saif it was conveyed that the battle to defend the Palestinian presence in our capital, the capital of our forefathers, constitutes an important turning point in the battle for eternal Palestinian presence... We in Fatah are determined until our last breath in this battle, and the occupation has known from us only intransigence in this confrontation. The Fatah heroes in Jerusalem are those who will control the contours of this battle of blood when they reach the path of the daring Martyrs (Shahids)... Jerusalem calls on us to continue the struggle whatever the cost may be... Fatah added that what is taking place in Jerusalem requires serious national resolve, an investment of efforts, and the unification of forces for the uprising of the people everywhere it is located in order to support the sanctified city.”

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Fatah Facebook rebroadcasts Abbas' call to prevent Jews "in any way" from “defiling our holy places,” following terror attack on the Temple Mount  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 28, 2018


Text and video posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “It's not enough for us to say: ‘There are those carrying out Ribat’ (religious conflict / war over land claimed to be Islamic). We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It's not enough for us to say: ‘The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque]’. They have come, and they must not come to the Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount). We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary. This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places.”
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“Rush toward death and life will be given to you” - Fatah leader to university students 
Source: Official Facebook page of Abbas' Presidential Guard, Nov. 19, 2018

Text accompanying video on Facebook:
“Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] brother Abbas Zaki’s speech during the reception for the new students, the Yasser Arafat class, in the Nablus branch of Al-Quds Open University.”

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: “Jerusalem is the jewel in the crown. Yasser Arafat knew the value of Jerusalem and repeatedly said: ‘Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching towards Jerusalem.”
Abbas Zaki chants and the audience repeats: “Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem.”
Abbas Zaki:
“Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Cursed is anyone who does not sacrifice for Jerusalem!… what did [Arafat] say? He said: ‘Arise! The gates of Heaven have opened.’ He who seeks death – life will be given to him. Those who die [naturally] are the cowards. But real men approach death with a smile… Do not be afraid - death is in the hands of Allah. Rush toward death and life will be given to you!’”
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Hamas TV reports on calls to participate in violent riots on Gazan-Israel border 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 13, 2018
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) newscast

Al-Aqsa TV reporter: “We are hearing the clear calls to participate in the March [of Return] this Friday [Nov. 16, 2018]. There will be different participation this Friday than other Fridays. There is determination, resolve, and defiance with pride from the Palestinian people that this enemy (i.e., Israel) who stands against us – we have broken his spirit due to the brave resistance several days ago.”

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Hamas song: We kidnap soldiers and kill Jews 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 13, 2018

Lyrics:
"We are the [Al-Qassam] Brigades
Brigades - we kidnap soldiers
Brigades - we kill Jews
Brigades - we watch the borders…
Brigades - we are not afraid of death
Brigades - gear up your weapon
Gear up, gear up"
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Visuals: The Arabic text on the white signs are the lyrics of the song and each sign lights up when the specific line of the song is sung.
"The UN allows the Palestinian people to use the armed struggle… the rifle will never fall" - says senior Fatah official 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 11, 2018

Official PA TV program
Palestine This Morning, on the anniversary of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s death

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: “[UN] Resolution 3236 was passed which allows the Palestinian people to use all types of struggle – including the armed struggle … [Arafat] said to them: ‘‘I’ve come to you bearing an olive branch in one hand and a revolutionary’s gun in the other hand. Do not let the green branch fall from my hand.’’ He did not say: ‘‘[Let] the rifle [fall],’’ because the rifle will never fall, even today. We don't want to use the struggle, because we know that Israel is waiting for the opportunity to erase us from the land.
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PA TV: PLO emphasized the adherence to the “right to resist the occupation by all means” – which includes violence and terror 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 30, 2018

Official PA TV newsreader: “[The PLO Central Council] also emphasized the adherence to our right to resist the occupation by all means (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror), in accordance with international law.”
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The terms "all means”, "all means of resistance," “all forms,” are ‎used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.

PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."
PLO decides to cut economic and security ties and freeze recognition of Israel, reiterates "our right to resist the occupation in all manners," opposes Taylor Force Act  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 30, 2018
     “The Palestinian [PLO] Central Committee decided to end all of the commitments of the PLO and the PA to the agreements with the occupation authority ‘Israel,’ and primarily the freezing of the recognition of the State of Israel until [Israel] recognizes the State of Palestine in the borders of June 4, 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.... The Central Council also decided in its statement yesterday evening [Oct. 29, 2018] after the conclusion of the 30th regular session in Ramallah... in the presence of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, on the ending of the security coordination in all of its forms, and economic disengagement, in light of the fact that the transition period, including the Paris Agreement, is no longer valid…
The Central Council emphasized its adherence to our right to resist the occupation in all manners ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎, in accordance with international law. It praised the resolve of the prisoners of freedom in the Israeli occupation’s prisons… The Council opposed the American extortion - the Taylor Force Act, and the Israeli government’s decision to deduct the allowances (mukhassasat) of the families of the Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded from the Palestinian tax money, while blatantly violating international law...”

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Abbas advisor: “The Palestinian people’s struggle will not end and will not fade until the expulsion of the last of the criminal settlers from our land” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 14, 2018
      “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash called to put the occupation’s leaders, the occupation government, and the settlers on trial for terror and war crimes. This is following the terror crime that the terrorist settler gangs committed against the Al-Rabi family, which caused the death of Martyr (Shahida) Aisha Al-Rabi (48) (sic., at the time of writing it was unclear whether Jews or Arabs threw rocks at Al-Rabi’s car and killed her; see note below)… at the Za’atara occupation checkpoint, before the eyes and ears of the occupation’s soldiers who were at the site, and under their protection (sic., Israeli soldiers did not protect the rock-throwers or enable their attack). Supreme Shari’ah Judge [Al-Habbash] emphasized that this despicable crime is a war crime… He emphasized that the Palestinian people’s struggle will not end and will not fade until the expulsion of the last of the criminal settlers from our land, and until our people achieves freedom through the end of the oppressive occupation – something that they view as far-off, while we view it as near.”

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Fatah official “reassured the Palestinian public that Fatah’s foundational principles will not change,” principles which include “our right to resist by all means,” i.e. violence and terror 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 11, 2018
“Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani emphasized that Fatah… is adhering to its national values and principles. He reassured the Palestinian public that Fatah’s foundational principles will not change as part of any amendments to Fatah’s regulations.

In an interview he gave to Radio Mawtini yesterday [Oct. 10, 2018], Al-Fatiani… mentioned Fatah’s foundational principles, which emphasize our people’s fixed rights, such as our right to resist by all means (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎ and [to establish] a state.”

The terms "all means”, "all means of resistance," “all forms,” are ‎used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.
PA TV reuses song from 2000 calling for terror: "Draw your sword... let it not return" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 18, 2018
 

During the first days of the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada), PA TV repeatedly broadcast this song calling for terror:

Lyrics: “Brother, the oppressors have gone too far
Therefore Jihad is necessary and self-sacrifice is necessary.”  [PA TV, Oct. 3, 2000]

On Dec. 17, 2017, PA TV started rebroadcasting the same song calling for terror, adding an intentionally blurred and indistinct version of Trump's speech recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Lyrics:
“Brother, the oppressors have gone too far”

US President Donald Trump, Dec. 6, 2017: “Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious that Jerusalem is Israel's capital.”

Lyrics: “Therefore Jihad is necessary
and self-sacrifice is necessary...
Draw your sword from its sheath, and
let it not return to the sheath afterwards...
Brother, if my blood will flow in the soil,
and my hand will lay on its stones
Then find a free soul that has refused
to let enemies step on it
Kiss a Martyr on the land, who called on
its behalf to Allah and fell as a Martyr...
Palestine, our chests will defend you - life or death.”
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This song aired 10 times on official PA TV on Dec. 17, 25 and 26, 2017 and on Jan. 2 - 17, 2018.


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PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls on Palestinians to carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to prevent Israel’s “harming” of holy sites  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 18, 2018
Headline: “National calls for Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its gates”
   “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is called on the members of our people to go out on a pilgrimage to the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque and to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there. He also called on the institutions of the international community that support the protection of heritage and culture to act seriously in order to stop the occupation’s harming (- of the holy sites –Ed.), and not to let the [harm] develop until it becomes an established fact.”
Program on official PA TV broadcasts short film showing Israeli soldier mecilessly killing a woman, followed by a Palestinian sniper killing the soldier 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 15, 2018


Official PA TV program Personal Documents, about short filmmaker Muhammad Al-Aloul; segments are shown of his film “Ten Years” that was produced in Gaza, which is about Palestinian snipers killing Israeli soldiers

Visual:
In a scene from the film, an Israeli soldier is seen – through the sights of a Palestinian sniper’s rifle – as he shoots a Palestinian woman at a security checkpoint.

Palestinian sniper: “And in this way we will be ready to fire.”

Visual:
The sniper is seen shooting the soldier through his rifle sights.
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls on Palestinians to carry out Ribat at the Cave of the Patriarchs  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 10, 2018
Headline: “Ida’is called for mass Friday prayers at the Ibrahimi Mosque”
      “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is called on our people everywhere it is located to go on Friday [Aug. 10, 2018] to pray at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there in order to defend it from the plans of the occupation that is striving to take control of it.”
Fatah leader in Gaza: Attempts to disarm Hamas are erasing the “national struggle”; “we will stand against this occupation with our souls… and defend the weapons of the resistance” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Aug. 9, 2018
Headline: “Fatah leader: Hamas is an integral part of the national movement and its disarmament from the weapons of the resistance is an effort to erase the national struggle”
     “Fatah Movement leader [in Gaza] Nidal Khadra called to defend the resistance and the weapons of the resistance. He said on his Facebook account… that the Hamas Movement, with all of its parts, will remain an integral part of our people and the national movement, and that the effort to disarm it is an effort to erase what remains of the national struggle under the pretext of hatred towards Hamas and its resistance. [He said that] we will not take this disgrace upon ourselves, and therefore we will stand against this occupation with our souls and what remains of our bodies and defend the weapons of the resistance and the shoes of the members of the resistance – and not their heads – as they are as high and lofty as mountains.”
Senior PLO official: Killing Israelis is not “terror”; it’s not “criminal”- it’s “legitimate” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2018

Official PA TV program 'The Content of the News'

Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: "We reject these laws (i.e., to deduct terrorist salaries from PA tax money)... We continue to stand by the families of the prisoners (i.e., terrorists), the Martyrs (i.e., terrorists), and the wounded. This is part of the Palestinian national struggle... We reject labeling them ‘criminals’ and ‘terrorists.’ Israel wants to turn the entire struggle of the Palestinian people into ‘terrorism.’ It wants to remove the legitimacy of our struggle against the occupation."
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Fatah FB post promotes violence: “Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 15, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “‘O fighters,
Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory, the decision is yours and the future and victory are yours’
[Former PLO and PA Chairman] #Yasser_Arafat
1978, from the beautiful times (the United Information Body [of Fatah]) [parentheses in source]”

The image shows the back of a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and backpack and carrying an assault rifle.

Text on image:
“O fighters,
Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory, the decision is yours and the future is yours
[Former PLO and PA Chairman] Yasser Arafat”
Hamas official: March of Return is “peaceful,” the “armed resistance” is what protects it so “no one will think that the weapons of the resistance have rusted”  
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, May 31, 2018
Headline: “Khalil Al-Hayya: The armed resistance is the shield of the popular marches, and the occupation fears a confrontation”
       “Hamas Movement Political Bureau member Khalil Al-Hayya emphasized that the March of Return (refers to massive violent protests; see note below –Ed.) in the Gaza Strip is peaceful, and emphasized that the armed resistance is the shield that protects it ‘so that no one will think that the weapons of the resistance have rusted and the resistance’s status has changed.’”

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Hamas head on March of Return riots: “We have [not] renounced armed resistance… Marches of Return do not include only Hamas, but Hamas is a part of them and will continue to support them until their goals are achieved”  
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, May 18, 2018
     "Head of the Hamas Movement in the Gaza Strip Yahya Al-Sinwar… said during an exclusive interview with the Al-Aqsa satellite channel… that 'The fact that we are turning to popular resistance does not mean that we have renounced armed resistance.' He also emphasized Hamas’ readiness to carry out its role in defending the Palestinian cause and its willingness to sacrifice for this, and demanded that the Fatah Movement reconsider the use of the power of popular resistance in the occupied West Bank. In response to a question regarding the fact that the occupation is accusing Hamas of being behind the March of Return (i.e., violent riots on the Gazan border with Israel; see note below), the head of Hamas said: 'The Marches of Return do not include only Hamas, but Hamas is a part of them and will continue to support them until their goals are achieved.'"

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Cartoon in PA daily: New US embassy in Jerusalem is a hand grenade 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2018

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows three "domes" in Jerusalem: (from left to right: ) the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, and a dome drawn as a large hand grenade, depicting the new “US Embassy” that opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018.
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.
Instructions on Facebook to Gazans for "March of Return" riots: "Bring a knife, dagger, or handgun," kidnap Israeli civilians, and murder soldiers and settlers  
Source: Independent Palestinian Facebook page "The Great March of Return", May 14, 2018

Text posted on the independent Palestinian Facebook page "The Great March of Return"

Posted text:
“#IMPORTANT #Instructions for participants: [...]
Rebelling young people,
Treat seriously and do not take lightly the requests to bring a knife, dagger, or handgun, if you have one, and to leave them under your clothes and not use them or show them, except if you identify one of the [Israeli] soldiers or settlers. Do not kill Israeli civilians, instead hand them over to the resistance immediately, because this is the point that Israel fears, as it knows that the capturer can set any condition he wants.”
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Lebanese cleric: Greetings to Palestinians who “throw blessed rocks at the Zionist snake… Land is waqf land from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, May 14, 2018

Official PA TV Live, broadcast of official PA radio station "The Voice of Palestine" program "A New Day," telephone interview with Head of the Islamic Center for Research and Communications in Beirut Sheikh Khaldoun Oraymet


Head of the Islamic Center for Research and Communications in Beirut Sheikh Khaldoun Oraymet: "I send greetings from Beirut to the children of Jerusalem and all Palestine, the young women and men who throw blessed rocks at the Zionist snake."
PA radio host): "Yes."
Sheikh Khaldoun Oraymet: "... The Palestinian brothers - Allah wanted them to be in Ribat forever while defending Jerusalem and every grain of the land of Palestine."
PA radio host: "Yes."
Sheikh Khaldoun Oraymet: "Allah wanted them to be the vanguard of the Arab and Islamic nation and to defend Jerusalem of Islam and the Arabs. This blessed land is a waqf land from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River."
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Senior Hamas leader: Riots at Gaza border are win-win for Palestinians. If rioters cross borders, Israel is embarrassed, if Israel murders rioters, Israel is exposed to the world 
Source: Al-Aaraby TV YouTube channel (London), May 14, 2018

Al-Araby TV YouTube channel (London) program Personal Interview, hosting former Head of the Hamas Political Bureau Khaled Mashaal

Former Head of the Hamas Political Bureau Khaled Mashaal:
"The members of our people in Gaza turned to creative thinking six weeks ago – the peaceful Great March of Return (i.e., violent riots on the Gazan border with Israel). This has caused great concern in Israel, as it exposes it before the world. It is in a state of confusion, pressure, and embarrassment: If it lets the [Palestinian] masses cross [the border] this causes it embarrassment, and if it murders them in cold blood – as it has actually done – this exposes it before the world. In both situations it commits a crime and our people wins."
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Image posted on official Fatah Facebook page shows rioters using slingshots over the Dome of the Rock with the caption: “Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 13, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “ #Jerusalem_is_the_capital_of_the_State_of_Palestine”

The image shows a woman wearing a hijab (religious headscarf), the lower part of which extends to form a wall. Above the wall are buildings and the Dome of the Rock. To the left of the Dome of the Rock are two masked Palestinian rioters wearing keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) and using slingshots, and to the right birds are seen flying. A keffiyeh pattern and Palestinian flag are seen in the background. At the bottom is the outline of masses of people demonstrating and waving Palestinian flags.
Text on image: “Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.

 
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Fatah calls for “days of rage,” with “adherence to the means of resistance”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2018
Headline: “The Fatah Revolutionary Council calls for days of rage in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine”
    “The Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council emphasized its complete opposition to all of the arbitrary steps of oppression that the Israeli occupation is taking against the residents of the capital, Jerusalem...
The statement also said: ‘While the Revolutionary Council emphasizes its opposition to the demands and persecution of Fatah members and Jerusalem activists by the occupation, it calls to turn the following days into days of rage against the cowardly occupation in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine, in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)…’ The statement concluded with ‘adherence to the means of resistance, including popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎, in order to express the growing rage over the acts of the occupation, which sooner or later will pay the price for its arrogance.’”

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Poem once sung by Palestinian women in Jordan recited on official PA TV program: “Feed the bird from the flesh of the Zionists” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 11, 2018
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, interview with Hijja Halima and Hijja Halima Al-Nassar who live in the Qalandiya refugee camp about their memories from the “Nakba” – the “catastrophe” of Israel’s establishment. Al-Nassar talks about recording songs of the “homeland” while in Jordan, and being imprisoned for doing so. She was afraid to bring the disc of songs with her to the PA. The PA TV host asks her to recite a poem that Palestinian women used to sing.

Hijja Halima Al-Nassar:
"We planted sage by the doors
Here the sanctified site [the Jerusalem Noble Sanctuary] (i.e., the Temple Mount) calls: 'O young people'
We planted the sage next to the springhead
Here the sanctified site calls: 'O King Hussein'
[PLO and PA Chairman] Yasser Arafat, post the army next to the water and feed the bird from the flesh of the Zionists
Yasser Arafat post the army next to the ravine and feed the bird from the flesh of the enemies"
PLO: “We are the original owners of the country whose history stretches back thousands of years,” and supports “the Palestinian people’s right to carry out resistance in all of its forms” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 4, 2018
      "This morning, Friday [May 4, 2018], at the end of its 23rd session in Ramallah, the Jerusalem and Defense of the Legitimacy Sessions, the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) published the statement on Jerusalem and Return, in which it emphasized that 'We have no homeland but Palestine. We have been here since the beginning and will remain here forever, as we are the original owners of the country whose history stretches back thousands of years. The Palestinian people’s national rights are firm and cannot be compromised on or relinquished.' … The Palestinian National Council also emphasized its adherence to the Palestinian people’s right to carry out resistance in all of its forms (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎, as is anchored in the international conventions. In addition, the council welcomed the heroic model of popular resistance that our brave masses in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip are demonstrating, and called to strengthen this model that establishes the moral supremacy of the Palestinian people against the occupation and the apartheid, and strengthens the ties of solidarity with the peoples of the world and their activist forces.”

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Fatah posts image of terrorist Abu Jihad, who led murder of 125, with text: “Let us continue attacking” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 16, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a drawing of Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” a terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis. On April 15 and 16, out of 48 posts on the official Fatah Facebook page, 21 honored Abu Jihad.

Text on image:
“A message from brother Abu Jihad:
‘Let us continue attacking’”

Posted text: “Let us continue attacking”
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PA Ministry of Information on 30th anniversary of terrorist Abu Jihad’s death: “His heritage will remain present in the pages of our history, and will remain a source of inspiration for our resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2018
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: Abu Jihad constitutes an eternal milestone in the national memory”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Information marked the 30th anniversary of the assassination of the general commander of the Palestinian revolution forces and architect of the Stone Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993), leader Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125)… It said that the death of Abu Jihad, the one of a kind military mind, is a difficult loss for Palestine, but his heritage will remain present in the pages of our history, and will remain a source of inspiration for our resistance…
The ministry again emphasized that the Mossad’s (i.e., Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) crimes against Al-Wazir constitute terrorism to which no statute of limitations applies.”

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We’ll take Jerusalem “if not peacefully then by force… Allah, drive out the Jews” - PA TV preacher 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 13, 2018

Friday sermon broadcast from the Al-Omari Mosque in El-Bireh by one of the mosque's regular preachers


Al-Omari Mosque preacher: "At the [Ninth International Islamic Jerusalem] Conference they determined that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine... and that it is a religious, Shari’ah, and historical right of the Muslims, and of no one else but them... Its participants... clarified that the Jews are an arrogant and tyrannical enemy that is occupying the land of Jerusalem and the land of Palestine, and that they have no right to arrogance, tyranny, and occupation... Allah willing, we will soon take what was taken from us, if not peacefully then by force... How long did the European Crusaders live in this country? They lived here nearly 100 years, but by Allah's will, they left it humiliated.
They left it humiliated and disgraced, dragging their tails behind them, because Allah inscribed for this [Islamic] nation eternity and victory... Allah, protect our Al-Aqsa Mosque and our Jerusalem for us, and return it to the rule and sovereignty of the Muslims. Allah, drive the Jews out of it, humiliated and disgraced , by means of those [the Muslims] who are monotheists, humble, and purified."
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Fatah posts image of armed fighters with machine gun  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Apr. 1, 2018

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “Fatah, revolution, and rifle
Beirut 1982”

The image shows men in military uniform armed with assault rifles on the back of a truck, which has a mounted heavy machine gun on it.
Fatah posts image of rifle with text: “They will leave and we will remain, and the land will remain ours” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Mar. 31, 2018

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “They will leave and we will remain, and the land will remain ours”

The image shows a Palestinian flag around a tree, and above the flag is an AK-47 assault rifle with a key symbolizing the “return” of the Palestinian refugees hanging on it and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) draped over its ammunition magazine. In the background is the Dome of the Rock.

Text on image: “The land will remain free (the last letter in the word “free” is in the shape of a key –Ed.)”
Full page of official PA daily shows pictures of Palestinian rioters burning tires and throwing rocks, with the text "Trump's declaration will not pass" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2018
Images published in the official PA daily

Headline: “[US President Donald] Trump’s declaration will not pass”

The text refers to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and decision to move the US embassy there.

A full page of the official PA daily is dedicated to pictures of Palestinian rioters waving Palestinian flags, burning tires, throwing rocks, and using slingshots, and at the bottom right is a picture of Israeli soldiers.

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
On Feb. 23, 2018, the US State Department announced that the US embassy will open in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. The date is the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.

Fatah Facebook post glorifies violence: “O Fatah, this is my rifle… its fire is the death of the enemies and music to my ears” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Mar. 22, 2018

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: "Fatah was here"

The image shows a man in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) holding a machine gun and another man in a keffiyeh next to him feeding the ammunition chain into the weapon, as two aircraft are seen exploding in mid-air.

Text on image: “O Fatah, this is my rifle in my hand hugging my ribs, and its fire is the death of the enemies and music to my ears"
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Israel will come to an end – “the grave has been dug for the occupation” – song on official PA radio 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Mar. 20, 2018

Lyrics:
"Tell those that are acting tyrannically and arrogantly in Jerusalem and ruling:
No, the story of the Wailing [Wall] and Zion will not continue for long
The face of the occupation has already grown old, and its grave has been dug
Throw dirt on it, wretched are the grave and the buried."
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“We decorated [the land] with Martyrs, souls, and blood” – song on official PA radio lauds death for “Palestine” 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Mar. 20, 2018

Official PA radio station "The Voice of Palestine", Song in honor of Land Day, an annual March 30 commemoration of violent protests in 1976

Lyrics: "O our land, on Land Day we salute the Martyr who fell for your sake, homeland...
we decorated [the land] with Martyrs, souls, and blood...
On March 30, O day of the struggle, we rebelled against Zionism and the occupation.
The Martyrs’ blood flowed in you and sang a song for you...
There is nothing more precious than you, O land of Palestine.
By Allah, we have sacrificed the precious Martyrs for your sake."
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“We are coming, Jerusalem, the time of death has arrived” - song on official PA radio encourages death for “Palestine” 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Mar. 19, 2018

Official PA radio station “The Voice of Palestine”


Song by Al-Waed Band for Islamic Art (Lebanese band): "Jerusalem, we are coming, Jerusalem, the time of death has arrived. Jerusalem, we will not surrender to the enemies or be humiliated. This is beloved Palestine, it has taught us what to be." 
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PLO official calls for “resistance and intifada as means to achieve the national goals of our people” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 12, 2018
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: The arrangement with the Israeli occupation has reached a dead end”

“Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that the arrangement with the Israeli occupation has reached a dead end after the failure of the negotiations and everything concerning the peace option, and it has become clear to all that there is a crisis that requires a reexamination of this strategy that has been proven to be a failure…
He noted that what we need is to end the [Fatah-Hamas] rift, strengthen the national unity, defend the national project, revive the PLO, strive to assemble a wider front on the pan-Arab level to deal with the projects that strive against our people’s rights, and adhere to the option of resistance and intifada as means to achieve the national goals of our people for freedom, independence, and return.”
Fatah official: “Our blood is a small price to pay for our homeland… the path of Martyrdom will remain open until the liberation of the homeland [and] Fatah is continuing on the path of Martyrdom” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 9, 2018
      “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the Gaza Strip Ahmed Helles said that Fatah is continuing its path of struggle until the establishment of our independent state whose capital is Jerusalem.
At a rally to mark the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Khuza’a massacre in Khan Yunis, Helles added that our blood is a small price to pay for our homeland and our honor. This is particularly so because our commanders are in the field before our soldiers in order to sacrifice of themselves, and today is the day of loyalty to the Martyrs and the blood, as our blood that has been spilled for the land and homeland raises the souls of our people and our nation. He also emphasized that the path of Martyrdom (Shahada) will remain open until the liberation of the homeland, that Fatah is continuing on the path of Martyrdom, and that the most beautiful thing among us is our Martyrs. Fatah will continue to go on this path until the liberation of our national land and the establishment of our independent state whose capital is Jerusalem.”

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“Fatah will bring back armed struggle” unless international peace conference is held, says Palestinian political analyst 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 9, 2018

Political analyst Hani Abu Zaid:
"This is the last chance for the president's [Abbas’] initiative, and it should be benefited from, because if the conditions change and the situation changes, the Fatah Movement will not sit idly by, but will bring back armed struggle once again. There are many voices and many calls and the Israeli public opinion needs to understand this."
[Official PA TV, Inside, March 6, 2018; March 9, 2018]
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”The president’s initiative” refers to PA Chairman Abbas’ suggestion that an international peace conference replace US mediation.
Imprisoned Palestinian terrorist serving 11 life sentences for “heroic operation,” sends letter demanding return of “resistance”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 7, 2018
Headline: “In a letter he sent from his cell in Nafha [Prison] – Prisoner Thaer Hammad: Bringing back the idea of resistance is the ideal way to protect our existence”
      “Prisoner Thaer Hammad (i.e., terrorist, murdered 10) said in a letter that he sent from his cell in Nafha Prison: ‘Bringing back the idea of resistance and unity, ending the [Fatah-Hamas] rift, and implementing the reconciliation agreement [between them] are the source of power and the protection for the Palestinian cause. They are the proper response to all the plans and plots the occupation is devising...’
Hammad demanded to resume and revive the spirit of the revolutionary movement, from which the Fatah Movement arose, and the idea of resistance, given that it is the ideal way to protect our cause and our existence in the shadow of the great challenges and dangers that surround us…
Hammad’s letter comes 16 years after the heroic operation (i.e., terror attack) that he carried out in 2002, which is known as the Wadi Al-Haramiya operation. In mentioning it, Hammad noted that his motive for carrying out the operation was his belief in the national obligation and his attempt to inculcate the continuation of the way of resistance on which the Palestinian people has gone throughout the years of its rebellion against the occupation…"
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PA Mufti warns of “disasters of wars, anarchy, and instability” in region following US embassy move to Jerusalem, urges Palestinians and Muslims to “sacrifice all that is dear to them” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 26, 2018
         “[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories, preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, [and Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman] Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned against the severity of the American administration’s decision on transferring its embassy to occupied Jerusalem, which was set for Nakba Day (see notes, Ed.). He said that this testifies to the insolence that those who are biased in favor of the occupation have reached, while they continue to do an injustice to our people and its holy sites and to blatantly harm the Palestinian cause in an attempt to eliminate it. The mufti emphasized that this arbitrary behavior will have severe consequences that the American administration will bear. He explained that the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem, if it is carried out, will not be an attack on the Palestinians alone, but rather a blatant attack on the Arabs and Muslims throughout the world…and that it will not serve peace and security in the region, but rather bring upon it disasters of wars, anarchy, and instability. Sheikh Hussein added that the residents of Jerusalem and all of the Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims will not submit to this blatant attack, and will sacrifice all that is dear to them in order to confront the American stubbornness.”
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Israeli Arab singer: “Your blood boils for your country… You won’t calm down at all, until Palestine is liberated” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 13, 2018
Official PA TV, song called O Hero by Israeli Arab singer Amir Dandan, who won second place in the 2017 Arab Idol singing contest

Excerpt of lyrics:
"Your blood boils for your country,
you protect your home and your honor
You won’t calm down at all,
until Palestine is liberated..."

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Fatah calls for “rage” on the “Friday of the Martyrs” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 8, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Friday of the Martyrs (Shahids)”

The image shows the face of a man who is shouting, and overlaid on his face is 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. Behind him is the Dome of the Rock. In the upper left corner is the logo of the Fatah Shabiba Youth Movement, which includes the PA map of “Palestine” and above it the words: “The State of Palestine.”

Text on image: “Friday of the Martyrs
Rage!
Feb. 9, 2018”
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PLO official “emphasized that it is necessary to escalate the intifada and the resistance in all of its forms” in response to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Feb. 5, 2018
Headline: “Wasel Abu Yusuf: The Palestinian people and its leadership are capable of thwarting all of the American attempts”

“Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf… warned against [US President Donald Trump's] deal of the century whose goal is to eliminate the Palestinian cause through American decisions and reduce Washington’s aid to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East). He emphasized that the Palestinian people everywhere it is located adheres to the right of return, to the fact that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine and that it is necessary to deal with the dangers surrounding the issue – and particularly to all that concerns the American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation entity…
Abu Yusuf emphasized that it is necessary to escalate the intifada and the resistance in all of its forms (‎i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror‎) against the occupation, until [US President Donald] Trump’s decision is brought down. He also emphasized that the people and factions will thwart the deal of the century, and that all of the plans to eliminate the Palestinian cause will receive a response.”

In early January 2018, the US froze two planned payments to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) for more than $100 million, and the US administration spoke about the need to reexamine and conduct a reform of the UN body. This occurred after the PA refused to negotiate with Israel and cut diplomatic ties with America following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec. 6, 2017.

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PLO official urges “adherence to all forms of intifada” including “combative resistance,” endorses Hamas terror leader Haniyeh 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Feb. 1, 2018
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: Putting Ismail Haniyeh on the terror list is part of America’s hostile position”

“Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf said that putting [Chairman of Hamas' Political Bureau] brother Ismail Haniyeh on the terror list is part of America’s hostile position regarding the Palestinian people’s rights, and that this position is a clear translation of its partnership with the occupation in the open war against the Palestinian people’s rights.
Abu Yusuf added in an interview with the media outlets that accusing brother Ismail Haniyeh comes as part of the American positions against our people’s rights, and we reject putting brother Haniyeh or any other personage or faction on the terror list. He also emphasized that Hamas and its leadership are a fundamental part of our people and that the demands of our people cannot be defined as ‘terror,’ as this is a legal struggle that is anchored in the decisions of the international bodies…
Abu Yusuf emphasized the need for national unity to manage the conflict with the occupation, for adherence to all forms of intifada and political, popular, and combative resistance, and for agreement on the priorities of each one of them through joint political assessment of the situation and its direct and anticipated developments.”

Chairman of Hamas’ Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh was added to the US terror list by the US State Department on Jan. 31, 2018.
Fatah promotes riots and rock throwing: “Continue the confrontation and escalation” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 1, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page and the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text: “Continue the confrontation and escalation”

Text on logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization
National unity, national mobilization
Liberation”

Text on image: “Continue the confrontation and escalation
The PLO factions, institutions, and activists of the Nablus district invite you
To say the Friday prayers
The Friday of defiance and determination
As a sign of emphasizing Jerusalem’s Arabness
And as a sign of rejecting the American decision [declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital]"

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President of Al-Quds University on Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: The US "must understand that the Palestinian people will resist this decision… whatever the cost of its resistance" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 30, 2018
Headline: "The president of Al-Quds Open University speaks at a conference on the latest developments in the Palestinian arena"

"President of Al-Quds Open University and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Prof. Younes Amr spoke at a conference organized yesterday [Jan. 29, 2018] by the [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement and the student council at the Yatta branch of the university on the latest developments in the Palestinian arena…
He said that [US President Donald] Trump's promise (i.e., recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and promise to transfer the US embassy to it; see note below) is more dangerous to the Palestinian people than the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), by virtue of which Britain gave Palestine to the Jews, and therefore Trump and his racist administration – which is biased in favor of the occupation – must understand that the Palestinian people will resist this decision with all of its strength and will not let it pass, whatever the cost of its resistance to the decision may be. At the moment we are at the stage of popular resistance to the decision, and it is possible that it will move on to a different stage.
He explained that the Canaanite Palestinian people has been under many occupations, all of which have passed, and that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas spoke correctly when he said: 'We are remaining here and will not leave; the occupation is the one that will leave. Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation is meaningless, and our people and its leadership will continue to defy and stand firm. The Jews have no religious connection to [Jerusalem], and their connection to it is a connection of military occupation (sic., the last sentence in this quote was said by Younes Amr, not Mahmoud Abbas).'

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Fatah official: “Activities of rage against Trump’s decision on Jerusalem, and against the unwanted visit of his VP Mike Pence will continue” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2018
Headline: “Muhaisen: The activities of rage will continue”
       “Fatah Movement Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank, Fatah] Central Committee member, [and PLO Central Council member] Jamal Muhaisen said that the activities of rage against US President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem [declaring it Israel’s capital], and against the unwanted visit of his Vice President Mike Pence will continue in all of the districts…
Muhaisen emphasized that ‘the various national activities and their continuation are part of the Palestinian struggle to end the occupation, because in his latest declaration Trump put an end to America’s role as any sort of a mediator in the political process.’”
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
PLO and Fatah official in Lebanon: “we are moving in the direction of… a gradual intifada while using all of the means of struggle” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 23, 2018
Headline: “Abu Al-Ardat: Despite all of the attempts to harm it, Fatah continues and is still capable of dealing with all of the difficulties and responsibilities”

“[Q:] ‘In your opinion how is it possible to deal with [US President Donald] Trump’s decision [declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital] on the diplomatic, political, and popular level? And what is your evaluation of the Arab, Islamic, and international positions regarding this decision?’
[Fathi Abu Al-Ardat:] ‘…Currently we are moving in the direction of a combined effort of political and diplomatic activity together with activity on the ground, which is expressed in a gradual intifada while using all of the means of struggle against the occupation in order to make the occupation pay a price. This is particularly so because the UN guarantees the right of the peoples subjected to occupation to resistance in all of its forms, including that which is armed (refers to UN Resolution 3236; see note below –Ed.). At the same time, we must let our people in the Interior (i.e., Israel and the PA areas) consider what the appropriate form of confrontation is, as it is impossible to apply any specific attempt to another place and time, and the decision on this matter is in the hands of the Palestinian leadership and factions.’”

PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war.
Speech by Egyptian Imam broadcast on official PA TV: US administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “will feed the violent extremism and cause its spread throughout the world” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 22, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, a video is shown of a speech by Imam of the Egyptian Al-Azhar Institute Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb at a conference for Jerusalem held in Cairo

Imam of the Egyptian Al-Azhar Institute Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb: “We completely reject the American administration’s recent decisions, which nothing more than [a piece of] paper for the Arab and Islamic world and the free people of the world. Therefore, they are completely rejected… The conference [participants] and all of the Arabs, Muslims, and free people of the world in the east and west are behind them, warning that if those who published this decision (i.e., to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital) do not hurry to take back their decision immediately, it will feed the violent extremism and cause its spread throughout the world from the east to the west.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Unrepentant released prisoner: “The rifle was and remains solely [for use] against the occupation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 21, 2018
Official PA TV show Giants of Endurance, on the need for Palestinian unification against Israel under the leadership of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, hosting former Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Abu Rizq

Official PA TV host: "Tell us about your reception in which they did not shoot [in the air in joy]. There was a decision of the family itself that 'We do not want shooting in the air there.' Tell us about the matter while we are in this [Balata refugee] camp."

Former Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Abu Rizq: "There was a difficult decision for me and my dear family and close friends. There was communication with some of the brothers, members of the [Fatah] Central Committee, and members of the [Fatah] Revolutionary Council. And we also had a true desire that the reception would be official. A reception where the governor would be present together with commanders of the security forces, and any brother that could be present – welcome. We worked as much as possible to make a genuine change of high quality there and so that there would be a genuine reception that inspires pride among the people…
We were and still are proud of this phenomenon [of receptions without shooting]. We are struggling so that this will be repeated with many prisoners, and also in joyous events and all of the celebratory events, as the rifle was and remains solely [for use] against the occupation."

Visual:
Caption on screen: "Released prisoner Muhammad Abu Rizq"
 
 
Hamas congratulates family who executed their son after finding out he cooperated with Israel, saying what they did “constitutes a wonderful example of the victory of the religion and homeland” 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Jan. 19, 2018
Headline: "Hamas blessed what the Barhoum family did regarding its collaborator son"

“The Hamas Movement in Rafah blessed the Barhoum family's revenge against the collaborator who helped the occupation reach three [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] (i.e., Hamas’ military wing) commanders - [Muhammad] Barhoum, [Raed] Attar, and [Muhammad] Abu Shmala – during the 2014 aggression (i.e., the 2014 Gaza War).
The movement said in a notice today, Friday [Jan. 19, 2018], that what the Barhoum family did proves its rootedness and the depth of its affiliation with the resistance project, and constitutes a wonderful example of the victory of the religion and homeland…
It should be noted that that this morning the Barhoum family renounced Ahmed Barhoum and executed him after it was proven that he was a collaborator of the Israeli occupation."

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Image on official Fatah Facebook page shows Palestinian with a slingshot and Palestinian flag: “The city of peace” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 18, 2018
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a masked man throwing a rock with a slingshot while holding a Palestinian flag. The Dome of the Rock is in the background with the western part of Jerusalem behind it.

Posted text:
“The city of peace”
 
 
Fatah promotes violence in video that features armed fighters 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Jan. 12, 2018

Video and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text:
“To its men, to its men,
The revolution is calling to its men”

The video shows an image of masked Palestinians wearing military uniforms and keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) and walking in a line while carrying AK-47 assault rifles.
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Fatah official in Gaza after US recognition of Jerusalem: “All the options for defending and protecting this Palestinian, Arab, and Islamic right [to Jerusalem] are open” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 10, 2018
Official PA TV, program Palestine This Morning, report from official PA TV studio in Gaza on the responses and protests to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the US embassy to it, interview with Fatah Supreme Leadership Council in the Southern Districts (the Gaza Strip) member Najah Aliwa

Official PA TV host: “Let’s talk about the things that were organized yesterday [Dec. 9, 2017] and before then that stood out: the processions and protests against the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem.”
Fatah Supreme Leadership Council in the Southern Districts (the Gaza Strip) member Najah Aliwa: “First of all, I want to direct a blessing of honor to our Palestinian people that is standing firm, our people that [launched] a spontaneous uprising, without orders and instructions – this is Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a red line. Anything that touches Jerusalem touches the entire Palestinian people. It touches the heart and soul of the Palestinian people…
The Palestinian people is well aware of its rights. It knows well that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Palestinian state, and therefore there is no concession. Jerusalem is a red line, no one can approach it. All of the options stand before the Palestinian people. All the options for defending and protecting this Palestinian, Arab, and Islamic right are open... Fatah will not veer from the wise decision of the Palestinian leadership. All of the options are open, until the American leadership or American administration takes back its irresponsible decision that was made – I think – in a moment in which clear vision was absent in the American administration.”

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Fatah’s Bethlehem branch promotes rock throwing on its Facebook page, calling to participate in a “procession”  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Jan. 8, 2018
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“Continuing for Jerusalem”

The image shows the Dome of the Rock, and over it a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) using a slingshot. In the upper left corner is the PLO logo, which features a flame, the Palestinian flag, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Text on logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization
National unity, national mobilization
Liberation”

Text on image:
“Continuing for Jerusalem
The Bethlehem District Faction Coordination Committee calls on you to participate in a procession
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
Which will set out from the Bab Al-Zuqaq Junction
Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of Palestine”
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Official Fatah Facebook page promotes rock throwing with photo, calling for “revenge” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 6, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“Rise up for revolution and revenge, rise up like a hurricane”

The image shows a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and using a slingshot, with the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount seen in the background.

Text on image:
“Rise up for revolution and revenge, rise up like a hurricane
#Jerusalem_the_capital_of_Palestine”
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Hezbollah head: “Fatah expressed its agreement to intifada during the recent meetings with Hezbollah” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 4, 2018
Headline: “Nasrallah: The Fatah Movement has expressed agreement to intifada”
      “Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah revealed that he has recently met with delegations from the Palestinian factions, and the latest meeting was held last Saturday [Dec. 30, 2017] with the Fatah Movement… Nasrallah revealed that Fatah expressed its agreement to intifada during the recent meetings with Hezbollah, and confirmed that it constitutes a main part of this intifada. He also said that a Fatah presence in the street and in the popular activities is something that all of the factions welcome.”
PLO and Fatah officials calls "to escalate all types of the resistance and for civil disobedience” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Jan. 3, 2018
Headline: “He called to escalate all types of the resistance – Farouq Al-Qaddumi: The [PLO] Central Council must convene outside of Palestine and far from the Zionist hegemony”

“Founding leader of the Fatah Movement, PLO Executive Committee member, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine in the Diaspora Farouq Al-Qaddumi condemned the rude attacks by the Zionist entity against the Palestinian cause, its eternal capital Jerusalem, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In a statement that reached [the independent Palestinian news website] Amad this evening, Wednesday [Jan. 3, 2018], Al-Qaddumi added that… ‘We call to escalate all types of the resistance and [call] for civil disobedience, so that Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of Palestine.’”
Fatah Facebook posts image of man holding rocket launcher alongside lyrics from violence promoting song 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Jan. 3, 2018

Picture and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Bethlehem Branch

The picture shows a young Palestinian holding a rocket launcher and others are seen in the background with weapons.

Text on picture at top right:
“From my wounds my weapon has emerged
O, our revolution
My weapon has emerged”

Text on picture at bottom right: “Long live the anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah revolutionary”

Posted text:  “From my wounds my weapon has emerged”
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Fatah students wear mock bomb belts at rally 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 3, 2018

 
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “[The Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement at Birzeit University organized an event today [Jan. 3, 2018] to mark the 53rd anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah Movement
#Fatah_53”

The images show the Fatah Shabiba Student Movement event at which several participants march wearing white robes and mock bomb belts while masked in keffiyehs (Arab headdress) and with a yellow Fatah headband on their foreheads. The participants in white are holding a Quran in one hand and holding up one finger with the other signifying Allah. Other masked participants are wearing military uniforms and holding Fatah flags with 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.
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PA daily publishes photograph of child carrying rifle, words of PA official encouraging further violence 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2018
Headline: “Qalqilya: Thousands light the torch of the Launch”

“Thousands of Qalqilya district residents and members of the Fatah Movement participated in lighting the torch of the 53rd anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa), under the slogan Continuing for Jerusalem and Independence.
The mass participation procession set out from the [PA] Ministry of Interior directorate building, with the participation of District Governor of Qalqilya Rafe’ Rawajbeh…
The district governor emphasized that the popular uprising ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) must be escalated, and that all of the Palestinians need to participate in it in order to collect the price of the occupation of our Palestinian land from the occupation, and to force it to leave [the land] by the force of the popular resistance and the support of the brothers and friends from all of the world’s states.”
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PA TV program in honor of the anniversary of the launching of Fatah emphasizes that “Fatah has not relinquished the resistance” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the 53rd anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of Fatah, hosting Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani

Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani: “Fatah has not relinquished the resistance, but we in Fatah think that the resistance needs to serve the political goal that we are working for, which is to establish the Palestinian national identity, the independence of the Palestinian homeland, and the establishment of the Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem. We will continue in our resistance to this occupation.”

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Former terrorist becomes mayor of West Bank city; Officials: "The Palestinian people will continue to politically and popularly resist" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 1, 2018
Headline: “Giving the Al-Doha Municipality to released prisoner Jawabreh”
     “Today, Wednesday [Jan. 3, 2018], Local Government Deputy Minister Muhammad Hassan Jabarin gave the elected Mayor of Al-Doha in the Bethlehem district, Head of the Independence and Development List in the 2017 local elections Raafat Jawabreh (i.e., terrorist, directed numerous attacks), the role of mayor after his release from prison, in place of previous Mayor Shahin Shahin. District Governor of Bethlehem Jabrin Al-Bakri, Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, and Secretary-General of the Local Government Administration Shukri Radaideh were present at the ceremony giving [over the role of mayor], which was held at the Al-Nawras Center building of the Al-Doha Municipality.”

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Fatah official: "On its 53rd anniversary the Fatah Movement says that it is not putting aside its options of struggle" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, hosting Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of NGOs Dalal Salameh

Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of NGOs Dalal Salameh:
“Certainly, there would not have been and will not be any political achievement if there is no impetus, and what is impetus basically? The Palestinian revolution, the armed struggle, your rifle, your struggle, your movement from capital to capital when you are far from your country and homeland, your people that is under the occupation in its struggle, its sacrifice, [and] in the rocks of the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993)-”
PA TV Host: “Today the legitimate non-violent struggle.”
Dalal Salameh: “In other words, all of these constant things in the different forms of struggle, certainly they are what will lead to political content in one way or another, and to the Palestinian revolution, as it has a goal. In other words, it is an idea, it strives to get rid of the occupation and establish an independent sovereign state, and for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, the achievement of these legitimate rights for the Palestinian people; it has a path – a path of struggle for our people, and on its 53rd anniversary the Fatah Movement says that it is not putting aside its options of struggle. It continues with its options of struggle... We will continue our popular resistance, our public movement, we are continuing in this direction; and the occupation, yes, it is not free, [the occupation state] must pay the price for the continuation of its occupation, and our popular struggle continues and escalates.”

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PA daily publishes full-page images of rioting Palestinian, under the headline "We shall not retreat"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 29, 2017

Nearly every day since Dec. 12-29, excluding the days around Christmas and New Years, the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida published a full-page of pictures of protests including rioters throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks at Israelis. The only text on the pages was a giant headline repeated each day: "We shall not retreat." The locations of each event also appeared on each picture, nearly all of which are from different Palestinian cities.

One page, from Dec. 18, showed pictures of peaceful demonstrations against US Pres. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital from different countries around the world (Libya, Turkey, India, Pakistan, and Montenegro).
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Fatah promotes armed violence by posting 1970s Fatah poster of child with masked fighter holding rifle  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “One of the posters of the revolution in the mid-1970s
We are fighting for the future of our children”

The image shows a child reading from a book, and behind him is a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) with a rifle over his shoulder.

Text on image:

“We are fighting for the future of our children
Fatah
(The following is in English –Ed.)
He fights so that I live”
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Fatah poster calls for violence: “O fighters, tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “From the posters of the revolution on the anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa):
O fighters,
Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory, the decision is yours and the future and victory are yours”

Text on image: “O fighters,
Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory, the decision is yours and the future is yours
[Former PLO and PA Chairman] Yasser Arafat”
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PLO and Fatah in Nablus invite Palestinians to participate in “the Friday of rage and defiance,” to protest US decision on Jerusalem 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Dec. 28, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Text on top of logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization”
Text on middle of logo: “National unity, national mobilization”
Text at bottom of logo under the PA map: “Liberation”

Text on image:
“Jerusalem is Arab and the capital of the Palestinian state
The PLO factions and institutions and activists of the Nablus district invite you
To say the Friday prayers
The Friday of rage and defiance
As a sign of emphasizing Jerusalem’s Arabness
And as a sign of rejecting the American decision [recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]

Date: Dec. 29, 2017
Place: Al-Shuhada Square

So that we will continue the confrontation and escalation”
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Fatah youth movement threatens Israeli MP, calls Israel an “imaginary entity” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 27, 2017
       “The [PA] national unity government demanded that the relevant and authorized organizations and institutions of the international community – and prime among them the Red Cross – condemn Israeli Parliament Member Oren Hazan and settle accounts with him over his racist behavior and the crime that he committed against mothers and family members of our heroic prisoners (he verbally confronted family members of terrorists; see note below –Ed.)…
The Fatah Shabiba [Movement] in the West Bank said in a statement yesterday [Dec. 26, 2017] in response to extremist Likud Parliament Member Oren Hazan’s attack on a bus of family members of prisoners from Gaza… that the feet of the Palestinian resistance brigades, led by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing), will trample this racist, and that the tongue that insults our prisoners and their families will be cut off. It noted that the actions of this hated racist will have severe consequences…
The Fatah Shabiba [Movement] said in its statement that the one who thinks that crimes like these will pass without a price is deluding himself. It called on this fascist [Hazan] to remember how the soldiers of his imaginary [Zionist] entity cried under the bullets of Thaer Hammad (i.e., terrorist, murdered 10), and noted that all of the options and fronts are open in order [to protect] the honor of our prisoners.”

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Fatah promotes rock throwing in image commemorating its 53rd anniversary 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 26, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Text on image:
"The Fatah Movement
53
Revolution until victory
The 53rd anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Palestinian revolution"

Posted text:
"The 53rd anniversary of the Launch of the Palestinian revolution
Revolution until victory
#Fatah_53"

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Fatah Facebook posts invitation to women’s march with illustration of map of “Palestine” and hand holding rock  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 26, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “An invitation”

The image shows a drawing on the left featuring a female figure with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in place of her upraised right arm. Above her appears a head masked in a keffiyeh (i.e., Arab headdress) and two raised arms, one holding a cloth in the colors of the Palestinian flag, and the other holding a rock.

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Fatah official: Rally for celebrating 53rd anniversary will focus on “escalating the intifada” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 25, 2017
Headline: “Al-Jaghoub: The Fatah rally will focus only on lighting the torch and escalating the intifada”
     “Head of the Communications Department of the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub denied that a central rally will take place for the 53rd anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah Movement.
Al-Jaghoub noted in a special statement to [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that the Launch will be limited to lighting the torch of the Launch and escalating the intifada.”
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Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Santa is a rock-throwing Palestinian in Fatah cartoon 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 24, 2017

The cartoon shows Santa Claus throwing rocks from his sack at an armed Israeli soldier with a Star of David on his helmet, who is running away from the rocks. Next to Santa a smiling Palestinian woman with a Palestinian flag on her dress is making the "V" sign for “Victory.”
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Palestinian student on US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “We will not relinquish Jerusalem except through Martyrdom” 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Dec. 23, 2017
Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine program Our University, on the opinions of Abu Dis University students regarding US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, interview with a student from Jerusalem named Iyad Amr

Jerusalem student Iyad Amr: “We will not relinquish Jerusalem except through Martyrdom (Shahada) – even Martyrdom will not cause us to relinquish Jerusalem. We will be buried in the land of Jerusalem. Even when we die we will defend Jerusalem… and we will determine the struggle with the occupation, Allah willing. Palestine and Jerusalem will remain Arab and Islamic for as long as Allah wants.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Political analyst on PA TV following US decision on Jerusalem: “The day will come when we will buy every Palestinian a rifle”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 22, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast on US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, hosting political analyst Hani Abu Zaid

Official PA TV host: “How do these sights [of Palestinian protest] affect global public opinion, and particularly – and I want to remind you and the viewers – today [Dec. 22, 2017] French President [Emmanuel Macron] said in a press conference with [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] that the events and bloodshed that came following [US President Donald] Trump’s decision [to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] on Dec. 6 [2017] are unacceptable.” […]
Hani Abu Zaid: “And in the past, on this program, I told you that the day will come when we will buy every Palestinian a rifle. But always, when we agree on something, we do not violate the commitment. We have been agreeing to the continuation of a peace process before the world for 23 years - but what peace process? After all that has happened – let the president say what he will say, and let the political leaders say what they will say, but honestly, turn to the Palestinian and Arab publics – there is no longer any peace process…
On Dec. 6, the Oslo Accords were buried and the talk about that which is called the peace process stopped completely. Today we are in a new struggle, a new struggle of wills, and in a new battle that requires new methods in the political and diplomatic work, in addition to the public movement, public activity, intifada, and confrontations. We need international pressure and international aid from our Arab brothers and our friends in the world, and this is the beginning of the diplomatic action – President [Abbas] visiting President Macron in order to put in place a new mechanism on the international front, so that we will be able firstly to demand a fully sovereign state at the [UN] General Assembly, and secondly to
PFLP delegation meets with head of Hezbollah terror org, expresses “preparedness to participate in any activity against the Zionist enemy and in building a joint plan of resistance”  
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 20, 2017
Headline: "A delegation from the Popular Front met with Nasrallah for several hours in order to discuss Trump's decision"
      "A delegation of senior officials from the political bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (i.e., a member of the PLO – led by Deputy Secretary-General [of the PFLP] Ahmed Fuad, Maher Al-Taher, Abu Ali Hassan, and Marwan Al-Fahoum - met with Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah.
The PFLP notice that reached [the independent Palestinian news agency] Wattan today, Wednesday [Dec. 20, 2017], noted that 'the meeting lasted several hours, during which the PFLP delegation reviewed the Arab and international situation in general, and the Palestinian situation and the Arab-Zionist conflict in particular. The meeting also dealt with American President Donald Trump's decision regarding [recognizing] Jerusalem [as Israel’s capital] and its consequences.' …
Nasrallah noted that 'The axis of resistance has achieved great accomplishments in the struggle against terror, and that now it has enough time to be available for the Arab-Zionist conflict and to mobilize the energies and capabilities for any future confrontation with the occupation.' …
The PFLP's delegation briefed His Honor [Nasrallah] regarding the developments in the Palestinian arena and the PFLP’s view and position on them, and its preparedness to participate in any activity against the Zionist enemy and in building a joint plan of resistance against the occupation. This is in addition to its interest in returning the national unity, and its preparedness to invest every effort for the continuation of the intifada."

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Fatah Revolutionary Council on US Jerusalem decision: “Yes to an escalation of the popular resistance ‎(term which also refers to violence)‎, Jerusalem is more precious than our souls“ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 19, 2017
Excerpt of a Fatah Revolutionary Council notice

Headline: “The Fatah Revolutionary Council: The American administration is a main partner of the occupation in persecuting the members of our people”
     “In the name of All Merciful Allah
A notice from the Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council
Wednesday [Dec. 20, 2017] [will be] a day of rage against the discriminatory American decision [recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]
Yes to an escalation of the popular resistance ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎
Jerusalem is more precious than our souls..."

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Fatah military wing in Gaza: “Confrontation with the enemy is unlimited… resistance in all of its forms is legal resistance until the removal of the occupation from our land” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 18, 2017
Headline: “The Al-Aqsa Brigades: We will respond to every attack on our leadership”
      “The [Gazan] Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the military faction of the Fatah Movement, said that it will respond to every attack on the movement’s leadership, and this is in response to the occupation’s threats against [Fatah] Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul ‘Abu Jihad (the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in Gaza have no connection to the Fatah leadership in Ramallah -Ed.).’
The notice published by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades ‘Al-Asifa Army,’ the military wing, emphasized that the statements of [Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj. Gen. Yoav] Mordechai and his threats against the Fatah leadership will only increase the determination to continue on the path to liberation and will not intimidate Fatah or deter the firm leadership from the fundamental principles. The statement also emphasized that any attack on one of the Fatah leaders will have heavy consequences as we will not sit idly by but will respond with all [our] might…
The statement noted that the confrontation with the enemy is unlimited and that the resistance in all of its forms is legal resistance until the removal of the occupation from our land and the establishment of our Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem.”

“I'm coming towards you, my enemy, from every house… with my weapon and my faith,” video posted by Fatah and senior officials Al-Aloul and Muhaisen  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 18, 2017

Lyrics
: "I'm coming towards you, my enemy, from every house, neighborhood and street
I'm coming with my rifle and my faith I'm coming towards you, my enemy
Our war is a war of the streets. I'm coming towards you, my enemy
Our war is a war of the streets. I'm coming towards you, my enemy
I'm coming towards you, my enemy, from every house, neighborhood and street
I'm coming with my rifle and my faith I'm coming towards you, my enemy
Our war is a war of the streets. I'm coming towards you, my enemy Our war is a war of the streets. I'm coming towards you, my enemy I'm coming towards you, my enemy, from every house, neighborhood and street."
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Editor-in-Chief of official PA daily after US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital: “Interference with its history or attempt to change its status… will lead to violence and an explosion of the region... this will open the gates of Hell” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 17, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the PA media campaign for Jerusalem

Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Editor in Chief Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija: “There is a very important slogan and we adhere to it: ‘If the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) passed, the Trump promise [recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] will not pass.’ We will act on this basis in the official and private Palestinian media and Arab media… The future of Jerusalem is the future of the peace and stability in the region. Any interference with its history or attempt to change its status in any way other than the negotiation table will lead to violence and an explosion of the region in a way whose end will be bad. Simply, the message is: Jerusalem is the gate to peace in the region and the world; and at the same time, Jerusalem is the gate to war, and to violence and terror, if it does not achieve its freedom and its historical status regarding Palestine as the capital of the State of Palestine, and as a great city of tolerance and peace for the whole world…
It cannot be that we will be dragged into the matter of religious struggle, as this will open the gates of Hell in the region. When faiths clash with each other, there is much bloodshed… It is foolishness to think of changing the history and identity of Jerusalem… Jerusalem is a great city of all of the religions, not only of Islam and Christianity; it is a great city of all of the religions.”

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Fatah in Ramallah “calls for a continuation of the escalation” following US Jerusalem decision 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 17, 2017
Headline: "The Fatah Movement leadership in Ramallah calls for a continuation of the escalation and readiness"
      "The Fatah Movement leadership in the Ramallah and El-Bireh branch concluded a meeting yesterday evening [Dec. 16, 2017] that included all of the movement's activists in the district.
[In the meeting] it was agreed to continue the escalation and readiness against the occupation at the checkpoints, settlements, and all points of friction with the occupation.
It was also decided that next Wednesday a march will be held titled ‘We Are Answering Your Call, Jerusalem,’ in which they will gather in front of the Four Seasons Hall at 11:00 a.m. and set out on a mass march towards the Qalandiya checkpoint with the participation of the high schools, official institutions and security [institutions,] and everyone who can answer Jerusalem's call. And Friday is also a day of readiness at all of the checkpoints and points of friction after the afternoon prayers."
PA TV promotes songs calling for violence against Israel: “No force… can remove the weapon from my hand” “I'm coming towards you, my enemy” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 15, 2017

PA TV songs calling for violence:

"There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
From my wounds, my weapon has emerged. Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged..."

"I'm coming towards you, my enemy, from every house, neighborhood, and street
I'm coming with my rifle and my faith."

Official PA TV host: "Welcome back, dear viewers. Yes! I'm coming towards you, my enemy, from every house, neighborhood, and street. We will come out at you from where you won’t expect it. We will come out at you from underground, from above ground, from every burrow, from every angle because we have a right. Not because we demand war and love bloodshed, but because we seek peace. We want to live in our homeland in freedom, security, and peace. There's no replacement for our homeland. There's no replacement for Jerusalem."
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Fatah youth movement: “All the sectors of [our] people must unite behind a united struggle plan that is based on the escalation of the confrontation with the occupation”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 14, 2017
Headline: “Fatah Shabiba calls for widespread participation in the Friday of rage”
      “The Fatah Shabiba [youth] Movement secretariat published a statement today, in which it emphasized that [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] speech at the Islamic Summit yesterday [Dec. 13, 2017] in Istanbul laid the foundations for a stage of struggle whose title is resolve and adherence to the Palestinian national rights, and primarily the right of our people to an independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, the right of the refugees to return, and freedom for the prisoners. It also noted that all the sectors of our Palestinian Arab people must unite behind a united struggle plan that is based on the escalation of the confrontation with the occupation and an unequivocal release from all of the obligations determined by the Oslo Accords over 20 years ago.”
Fatah Facebook promotes rock throwing with picture of rock thrower: “The revolution flows from her hands” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 14, 2017

Picture and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows a young woman masked in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) throwing a rock.

Posted text: “The revolution flows from her hands #Jerusalem_our_capital”
Fatah official in response to Trump recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “Jerusalem; Without it, fire and revolution” 
Source: Facebook page of Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Fatah Central Committee Member, Dec. 14, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul as the page’s cover photo

The image shows the Temple Mount.

Text on image:
“Jerusalem
Without it, fire and revolution
#Jerusalem_the_capital_of_Palestine”

The image was posted in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Jerusalem and his decision to move the US embassy there.

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
Fatah officials call for Intifada in the wake of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2017
“Hundreds of citizens gathered yesterday [Dec. 13, 2017] in the center of Jericho in order to condemn US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state.
Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council Secretary [and] District Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley Majed Al-Fatiani and Fatah Secretary [in Hebron] Jihad Abu Al-Asal participated in the mass procession that passed through the streets of the city…
Al-Fatiani said that it is our people’s fate to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) on the land of Palestine, stand firm in it, and protect its Islamic and Christian holy sites. He added that this role was placed in the hands of our fighting Palestinian people and we will defend Jerusalem with our souls and our bodies, and Jerusalem was and will remain the capital of our Palestinian state.
Al-Asal emphasized that our people, with all of its components, is required to carry out intifada and to rise up to defend Jerusalem, the capital of the Palestinian state and the first direction of prayer. He also emphasized: ‘We say to the entire world that Jerusalem is Arab and Palestinian, with the Islamic and Christian holy sites, and the latest American decision does not give anyone [else] the right [to it].’”

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Fatah Facebook post calls for violence with image of hand clutching rifle: "Strap on your weapon" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 14, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: Strap on your weapon over your wound, and tomorrow you will awaken to a morning of freedom #Rage_for_Jerusalem #Rage_for_Al-Aqsa_Mosque #Jerusalem_our_capital #Jerusalem_the_capital_of_Palestine
#HandsOffAlQuds”

The image shows a hand holding a weapon. The text and image are in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Text on image: “Strap on your weapon over your wound, and tomorrow you will awaken to a morning of freedom”
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Fatah promotes rock throwing and riots: “Rage for Jerusalem” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 14, 2017

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Rage_for_Jerusalem #Rage_for_Al-Aqsa_Mosque
#HandsOffAlQuds”

Text on image: “#Rage_for_Al-Aqsa_Mosque”

The image shows Palestinians masked in keffiyehs (Arab headdress) and Palestinian flags and holding a Palestinian flag, throwing rocks.
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Fatah official against Trump deciison on Jerusalem: Jerusalem must be called Al-Quds, there will be a "volcanic eruption" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 13, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast, hosting Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: “Since the first day we have said that the role of the US has ended (i.e., following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; see note below.) [PA President] brother Mahmoud Abbas spoke and said [this], right? Regarding the subject of the US and the subject of the American role, the US is the one that distanced itself… We need struggle and resistance that will maintain the flame which contains hope, and it needs to burn this occupation, end it, and sweep it away… However, we will not agree that the US will be the sole mediator on behalf of the world after what it did… I hope that after today none of us will say Jerusalem [in English] or Jerusalem [in Hebrew]. Its name is Al-Quds, and we must assert the word Al-Quds, so that they will say Al-Quds in all the languages and not say Jerusalem… They cannot understand that in every one of us there is a small Arafat. He threw a rock towards water he thought was still, but discovered that there is a volcanic eruption there and a situation in which the sparks blew up in his face.”

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Fatah Facebook promotes stone throwing “for Jerusalem” following US recognition of the city as Israel's capital 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 12, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “For you, O our Jerusalem
#Jerusalem_the_eternal_capital_of_Palestine”

The statement is a counter statement to the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; see note below)

Text on image: “For you, O our Jerusalem”
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Fatah posts image of stone throwing woman with text protesting US Jerusalem decision: “Jerusalem the capital of Palestine”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 12, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Jerusalem_the_capital_of_Palestine”

The statement is a counter statement to the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; see note below. The image shows a masked Palestinian woman using a slingshot while wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), yellow Fatah headband, yellow Fatah scarf, and a black shirt featuring 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.
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PLO official: Transfer of US embassy to Jerusalem is a “declaration of war,” the “popular uprising” will become an intifada 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 12, 2017
      “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...”
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Fatah official to Hezbollah head’s call for intifada over US announcement on Jerusalem: “We will not disappoint you”  
Source: Al-Mayadeen (Lebanon), Dec. 11, 2017
     “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.’”
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Fatah Facebook promotes violence with image of stone-throwing boy with lyrics from terror-promoting song: “I am coming towards you, my enemy, from every home, neighborhood, and street“ 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “I am coming towards you, my enemy, from every home, neighborhood, and street (this line is from a Fatah song –Ed.)
#Jerusalem_is_our_capital”

The posted text is a quote from a song by Fatah exposed by PMW in 2014. The full lyrics promise violence with “cleavers and knives”.
 
The image shows a boy standing in front of a burning tire about to throw a rock, while making a “V” for victory with his fingers.
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Abbas’ advisor calls on all Palestinians to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, carry out Ribat there, and “protect its sanctity”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 11, 2017
       “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized that the occupation state is playing with fire when it attempts to change the status quo in Jerusalem…
Al-Habbash demanded that the members of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem and in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) and everyone who can come to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in it, and protect its sanctity…
Al-Habbash warned the occupation government not to take any crazy steps regarding the holy city and the holy sites in it following the reckless and irresponsible decision of the American administration (i.e., to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the US embassy to it).”

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Fatah Facebook page calls for the ‘rage’ to continue, with image of a Palestinian with a rock in his hand 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text:  “The rage continues
#Jerusalem_is_our_capital”

The image shows a Palestinian with a rock in his hand. He is wearing a mask featuring 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. On his head is a keffiyeh (Arab headdress). In the bottom of the image is written “The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission.”

Text on image: “#The_rage_of_Jerusalem
The rage continues”
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Fatah Facebook page calls for ‘Rage for the Al-Aqsa mosque,’ with image of a Palestinian aiming a slingshot 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

 
Posted text: “Rage for the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

The image shows a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and aiming a slingshot prior to firing it. A Palestinian flag is seen behind him, and an upraised fist is seen next to him. In the bottom of the image is written “The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission.”

Text on image: “#The_rage_of_Jerusalem”
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Fatah Facebook page posts photo of Palestinian carrying a bar with fire in the background, with the words: “Nothing will break us” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “Nothing will break us
#Rage_for_the_Al-Aqsa_Mosque”

The image shows a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and carrying a bar, with flames in the background. In the bottom left corner appears an raised fist. In the bottom of the image is written “The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission.”

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”
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Fatah Facebook page posts image of masked Palestinian with the words: “Jerusalem is our capital” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “#Jerusalem_is_our_capital”

The image shows a masked Palestinian in the center, and to the right a Palestinian raising his arm and wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress). In the bottom of the image is written “The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission.”

Text on image: “Jerusalem is our capital”
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Fatah secretary threatens violence: Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem “is declaration of war… we are prepared for the return to the prisons and arenas of Martyrdom-death” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 11, 2017
Official PA TV program The Occupied Capital

Secretary of Fatah in Jerusalem Shadi Mattour: “We in the Fatah Movement and in all the echelons of the Movement and the leadership have said that this [American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] is a declaration of war. It’s the collapse of the peace process. This will blow up the street. The Fatah Movement has begun a chain of meetings with all of the leaders on the ground in the regional branches, the [Fatah] Shabiba [Movement], and all of its offices. The issue of Jerusalem is a central issue for all of the Muslims, all of the Arabs, and all of the free people in the world. Whoever wants to play with fire in Jerusalem will bear the consequences of this [American] decision and will deal with the transfer of the American embassy to the holy city [of Jerusalem]. We believed in politics and believed in peace, but we see now that peace is killing our dream of establishing our state, and that the world recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state. [Therefore,] we will deny politics and peace and we will return. We are prepared for the return. The leadership has said that we are prepared for the return to the prisons and arenas of Martyrdom-death (Shahada). This is an honor for us.”

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PFLP supports Nasrallah’s speech calling for “forming a covenant that will unite all of the factions of resistance to the Zionist-American project in the region” 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 11, 2017
Headline: “The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades: We add our voices to that of Nasrallah for the establishment of a covenant that will unite all of the resistance factions”
      “The Martyr (Shahid) Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades (i.e., military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a member of the PLO) expressed appreciation for the content of [Secretary-General of Hezbollah] Hassan Nasrallah’s speech, and emphasized that ‘they completely agree with him and add their voice to his voice in everything regarding forming a covenant that will unite all of the factions of resistance to the Zionist-American project in the region, and the need to unite in order to create a united struggle strategy as part of a comprehensive plan of action of the resistance, in which everyone will receive a role in the great confrontation with the Zionist occupation and the American project.’ The brigades emphasized in a notice the importance of the Palestinian unity of the ranks, with all of its factions and people, and its mobilization for a comprehensive confrontation and intifada against the assassination initiatives, which are directed not only against our Palestinian cause but against the entire Arab nation. They also emphasized the need to take advantage of the state of Arab popular rage in order to enlist support for our people’s intifada and its continuation.”
Fatah official on US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital: “All the options are open,” if decision is not withdrawn it will be “open war” on Palestinians and the Arab world  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 10, 2017
Official PA TV, program Palestine This Morning, interview with Fatah Supreme Leadership Council in the Southern Districts (the Gaza Strip) member Najah Aliwa

Host: “What are the political options that currently stand before the Palestinian leadership in dealing with Trump’s decision regarding the matter of Jerusalem?”
Najah Aliwa: “As we have said, the first political step that the Palestinian leadership has taken is boycotting and not receiving any responsible party from America, and not only [US] Vice President [Mike Pence]. Any American responsible party – political, diplomatic – the Palestinian leadership will not receive them, and will not ascribe any importance to them, because the mere meeting with them is recognition of this decision, and this is a politically and internationally rejected decision… Therefore we adhere to our right, and all of the options are open, as we have said.
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Host: “If the American administration will not withdraw from this decision, what can the results on the ground be?”
Aliwa: “In this way it [the US] will declare an open war against the Palestinian people and Arab people. This decision, if [the US] adheres to it, is an open war. In this way they are cutting the line of peace in this region, in the entire region and not just from the Palestinian territories…
And as the proverb says: Whoever plays with fire is burned by it, and whoever ignites a fire must know how to put it out… I think that the one who made this decision and ignited a fire did not foresee the consequences that could follow this decision, and the war will be open, and all the options are open, and no one can foresee what will be in the end...”

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Secretary of PLO Executive Committee: “The Palestinians will not speak with the US until US President Donald Trump takes back his decision regarding Jerusalem” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2017
Headline: “Erekat: There are no conversations with the American administration until it takes back its decision regarding Jerusalem”

“The [Qatari] news channel Al-Jazeera quoted Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat, who said yesterday [Dec. 8, 2017] that the Palestinians will not speak with the US until US President Donald Trump takes back his decision regarding Jerusalem. Erekat… added that the [PA] leadership is examining all of the possibilities in order to respond to Trump’s decision.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Mahmoud Abbas welcomes the international condemnation of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] president welcomes the international consensus condemning the American decision to consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel”

“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the large international consensus condemning the American decision to consider Jerusalem the capital of Israel, which happened during a [UN] Security Council meeting held yesterday evening [Dec. 8, 2017] in order to discuss the decision…
The president said: ‘We again express our opposition to the American position regarding Jerusalem.’ He emphasized that with this position, the US is no longer fit to sponsor the peace process.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah Movement Spokesman: “US President Donald Trump’s declaration on his country’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel …is ‘a declaration of war against the Palestinian people.’” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: Trump’s decision is invalid and constitutes a declaration of war against our people

The Fatah Movement said yesterday [Dec. 8, 2017] that US President Donald Trump’s declaration on his country’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and on the transfer of the embassy there is ‘a declaration of war against the Palestinian people.’
[Fatah] Movement Spokesman and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi said… that ‘Fatah completely rejects Trump’s decision’…
Al-Qawasmi emphasized that Trump’s decision has put an end to the role of the US as any sort of mediator in the political process, and destroyed the political process by violating international law.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah official: “There must be a comprehensive agreed upon national strategy;” Hamas official: “We are continuing our intifada against Trump’s decision [to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 9, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: There is a need for one struggle strategy; Hamas: We will not stop the intifada”
     “Head of the Information Office of the Fatah Movement’s Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said that there must be a comprehensive agreed upon national strategy regarding what is happening in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Al-Jaghoub said in an interview with [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan: ‘There must be a comprehensive struggle strategy with all of the national and Islamic activity factions in order to reach one result, and that is the realization of national independence and getting rid of the Israeli occupation.’ He added: ‘The strategy must operate on three fronts - the first: strengthening the popular resistance on the ground... 
Hamas leader Dr. Ismail Radwan noted that the grave escalation that the Israeli occupation has carried out constitutes a continuation of the massacres and crimes against the Palestinian people.
He said: ‘We say to the Israeli occupation: Your crimes will not pass without a price and we will not stop the intifada for the freedom of Jerusalem and the West Bank, and we are continuing our intifada against [US President Donald] Trump’s decision [to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital], and this pure blood will be a curse upon him and fuel for the resistance.’ Radwan called on the Palestinian resistance in the West Bank to persecute the settlers in response to the aggression taking place in the cities.”

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Fatah military wing: "It is necessary to continue the intifada and escalate it" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Dec. 8, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) 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.’”

The images show masked Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades members in military uniforms carrying assault rifles, as well as the Palestinian flag and a yellow Fatah flag.
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Abbas’ advisor incites religious war: US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital is “a crime against humanity... How do Muslims... allow this sin? … It will open the gates of hell” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 8, 2017

Official PA TV, Friday prayers at the mosque at the PA headquarters in Ramallah, sermon by Mahmoud Al-Habbash
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Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "This crime that American President [Trump] committed [by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] is not only against Palestine, but also against all of humanity, against the Muslims, and against the Christians. How does he allow himself to give the keys to Jerusalem to those who are not its people? He wants to repeat the sin and crime of [former British Foreign Secretary] Balfour... How do the Muslims of the world allow this sin? How do the Christians of the world allow handing over the keys to [the Church of] the Holy Sepulchre to those who are not from Jerusalem, to those who are not Palestinians... It could be that everyone knows and everyone assumes that this sin, which the American president committed, will open the gates of hell, as Sheikh Al-Azhar said – not only in the East, but in both the East and the West. Nobody should think, wherever he is in the world, that he will be able to prevent the consequences of this sin... Jerusalem is ours and not yours. It has been ours for 5,000 years and it will remain ours until Allah will inherit the earth and whoever is on it."
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Fatah Central Committee member says salaries and payments to terrorists and their families “cannot be neglected under any pressure” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2017
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [Fatah Commissioner of National Relations (i.e., between Hamas and Fatah), and Fatah Commissioner for Relations with Lebanon] Azzam Al-Ahmad said that American President Donald Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem is a type of kindling of a religious conflict and encouraging of terror and violence
Al-Ahmad referred to the fact that this American step comes at the same time as the decision published by Congress regarding reducing the amount of American aid to the PA (i.e., referring to the Taylor Force Act; see note below), in an attempt to apply pressure to stop the aid to the families of the courageous Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, and said: ‘The Martyrs and prisoners are equal in value to the sanctity of the Palestinian land, and taking care of and aiding them cannot be neglected under any pressure.”
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Following US declaration on Jerusalem, Islamic Jihad terror org calls on Palestinians to “escalate the Jerusalem intifada... and strengthen and escalate the resistance”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2017
       “[Islamic] Jihad Movement Spokesman Daoud Shihab said at a press conference yesterday in Gaza City that it is necessary to come out decisively, in force, and by all means (‎i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) against the plot to eliminate the Palestinian issue through what is called the American ‘deal of the century,’ which [US President Donald] Trump inaugurated in his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He added: ‘We demand that the PLO, in light of this dangerous development, declare the failure of the attempts for a [peace] agreement, annul the Oslo Accords, and refuse to obey the obligations deriving from it, and particularly through providing security cooperation with the enemy in all its forms.’
He called on the Palestinian masses to escalate the Jerusalem intifada, integrate all of the national and Islamic activity factions into it, and strengthen and escalate the resistance throughout our occupied land, particularly in the West Bank.”
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Photo on Fatah’s official Facebook page shows an American flag being burned and an Israeli flag being hung beside it 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, Dec. 8, 2017
Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows an American flag being burned, and an Israeli flag being hung next to it by masked men also to be burned. This comes after US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating his intention to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; see note below.
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Fatah Movement activists a short while ago locking up a club in Jericho that was funded by American institutions and burning the flag of the US and of the Israeli occupation”
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah military wings in Gaza: US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a “crime,” call for “armed confrontation” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 7, 2017
Headline: “Fatah’s military wings: We call on our people to [wage] an armed confrontation against the occupation”
       “The Fatah Movement’s military wings in the Gaza Strip published a statement in which they condemned what they described as [US President Donald] Trump’s crime in declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel and transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Fatah’s military wings said that the American decision is worthless and is a kind of mercy killing of the peace process and agreement, and that the Palestinian people will adhere to what deceased [PA] President Yasser Arafat said: ‘There is not one among us who will concede an inch of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of Palestine.’ Fatah’s wings explained that Trump’s decision is a declaration of war not only against the Palestinians, but also against the Arabs and Muslims throughout the world, and they called on the Fatah members and the masses of the Palestinian people to [wage] an armed confrontation against the occupation in [all] places where it is located.”
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Palestinian reactions to US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “A knife in the back,” “It will bring disgrace and destruction on the region,” “A clash is anticipated” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2017
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub said… that the transfer of the [US] embassy proves to us clearly that [US President Donald] Trump’s administration is not objective in its relations with the two sides in the struggle, is not balanced, and does not view Jerusalem as occupied territory…
Palestinian [PLO] Ambassador to Washington [and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Strategic Affairs] Husam Zomlot said that American President Donald Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem is a knife in the back and a bullet that kills the two-state solution…
The Al-Azhar Institutes in Palestine said: ‘The decision to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem cannot pass in quiet. It will bring disgrace and destruction on the region, and it is the beginning of the end of the injustice that the US, Israel, and their helpers are causing.’ They emphasized that ‘A clash with the oppressor and oppressors is anticipated for Jerusalem – with all of its men, women, Murabitin (i.e., those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic), and lovers.’”
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PA Ministry of Education calls for suspension of studies in order for teachers and students to participate in processions  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2017
     "The factions of national and Islamic action declared a general strike today [Dec. 7, 2017] throughout the homeland, which will include the schools, as a sign of opposition to US President [Donald] Trump's decisions (i.e., recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transferring the embassy; see note below).
The factions called on the Palestinian public to participate in processions that will take place in the city centers.
The [PA] Ministry of Education announced a suspension of studies in all of the schools in the homeland today (Thursday) [parentheses in source]… The ministry called on its employees, the teachers, and the students of the high schools, universities, and colleges to participate in the processions in their masses… Last night the Ramallah and Bethlehem municipalities turned off [the lights on] the Christmas trees at Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat Square and at the Church of the Nativity plaza in condemnation of the American decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer its embassy to Jerusalem."
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PLO Executive Committee Secretary: “President Trump distanced the US from playing any role in any peace process”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2017
Headline: "'Slap of the century’ (play on words, rhymes with ‘deal of the century’ –Ed.) – Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel!”
     “US President Donald Trump yesterday [Dec. 6, 2017] declared that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This decision has put an end to a 20-year-old American policy. Trump’s declaration came at a time when the world is talking about what is called the ‘deal of the century,’ which the American administration is formulating in order to establish peace in the Middle East…
The PLO said that Trump’s decision on Jerusalem ‘destroys’ any chance for the two-state solution. PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat said: ‘Unfortunately, President Trump has destroyed any chance for the two-state solution.’ He explained: ‘I think that tonight President Trump distanced the US from playing any role in any peace process.’”
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Abbas on Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “These measures… serve extremist groups attempting to turn the conflict in our region into a religious war” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Dec. 6, 2017
     “RAMALLAH, December 6, 2017 (WAFA) - President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that with US President Donald Trump declaring that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, he has chosen to disregard all international resolutions and bilateral agreements, preferring to ignore and contradict the international consensus expressed by many countries and leaders of the world, its spiritual leaders and regional organizations over the past few days on the issue of Jerusalem.
He said in a speech in response to Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, "These measures are a reward to Israel’s violations of international resolutions and an encouragement for Israel to continue its policy of occupation, settlements, apartheid and ethnic cleansing.”
Abbas added, “These measures also serve extremist groups attempting to turn the conflict in our region into a religious war that is dragging the region, which is living critical situations in the midst of international conflicts and endless wars. This is what we have always warned of and we have rejected and fought.”
He said, “These measures, which are denounced and rejected, are a deliberate undermining of all efforts to achieve peace, and is a declaration of the withdrawal of the United States from playing the role which it has played over the past decades as a peace broker.”
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PA Security Forces spokesman on US decision on Jerusalem: The Palestinian people will defend Jerusalem “with all of its capabilities;” "Allah wanted us as Palestinians to carry out Ribat in Jerusalem” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 6, 2017
      “General Political Commissioner [of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] and [PA] Security Forces Official Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri said that if the American administration transfers its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state [Israel], this will put the US in a confrontation with all of the peoples of the region and the entire world. This will also turn it from a state that is biased in favor of the occupation into a state that is a partner in the occupation, will endanger its interests in the region, and will disprove its false claims according to which it respects international law and the decisions of international bodies…
He added that everyone must prepare for the next step after Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem [as the capital of Israel], and said that the Palestinian people, with all of its components, will not accept this and will come out with all of its capabilities to defend Jerusalem, which is not only Palestinian, but also Arab and Islamic, and Allah wanted us as Palestinians to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in Jerusalem and its surroundings; we will defend it and protect this precious diamond with all of our force."
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Palestinian National and Islamic Forces call for “days of popular rage” if the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2017
Headline: “The National and Islamic Forces: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – days of popular rage”
      “The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces yesterday [Dec. 5, 2017] called to hold ‘days of popular rage’ in protest of a possible American decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer the American embassy to it from Tel Aviv.
The forces declared ‘Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as days of popular rage throughout the homeland, gatherings in all the city centers, and sit-down strikes in front of the American embassy and consulates.’”
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Palestinian National and Islamic Forces - an unaffiliated coordinating body comprised of representatives from factions in the PLO and outside the PLO. The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces were established in 2000 shortly after the start of the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), under the authorization of Yasser Arafat and the leadership of terrorist Marwan Barghouti. During the PA terror campaign it played an active role in coordinating political efforts and terror attacks against Israel, but since the end of the campaign it has been less significant and its activity is primarily centered in Gaza.
Fatah in Nablus calls on Palestinians to “come out… in force” against “any attempt to harm the holy city, Judaize it, and change its characteristics,” if US recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 6, 2017
Headline: “Fatah in Nablus called for a popular uprising ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎ against Trump’s decision”
     “The Fatah Movement in Nablus today, Wednesday [Dec. 6, 2017], called to come out determinedly and in force against American President [Donald Trump’s] decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem. During the emergency meeting convened by Fatah’s Nablus branch today, Fatah called… on the masses of the people, with all of its components and parts, and in all places where it is located, to bear the moral, national, and human responsibility to come out against the aggression that threatens to harm our Islamic and Christian holy sites, and to be ready to express their rejection of the dangerous American bias, if Trump’s speech tomorrow includes a decision to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem or recognize it as the capital of Israel... Fatah emphasized in a statement that the members of the Palestinian people – who stood [firm] during the last Jerusalem uprising and presented the most spectacular examples of resolve and sacrifice – will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city [of Jerusalem], Judaize it, and change its characteristics and its eternal Arab-Islamic cultural identity.”
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Image on Fatah facebook page shows Yasser Arafat on a backdrop of the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock with the text: “Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 6, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching to Jerusalem #HandsOffAlQuds”

The text is a well-known quote by former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat –Ed.

The image shows Yasser Arafat on the right, with the Dome of the Rock seen behind him and the Al-Aqsa Mosque to the left, while Palestinian flags are shown flying in the middle. A keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern is superimposed on the top left of the image.

Text on image: “Good morning
Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem”

This image was posted shortly before US President Trump was to announce US administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Fatah Bethlehem branch Facebook page posts video of Palestinians shouting: “The US – the head of the snake; The US – a terror state”  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Dec. 6, 2017
Video posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

 
The video shows a group of protesters in Bethlehem demonstrating against US President Donald Trump’s official announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem. The protesters are trampling on pictures of Trump and chanting.

Protesters: “The US – as usual
The US – the head of the snake;
The US – a terror state;
And we are not afraid of it;
(The next two lines are in English –Ed.)
No good morning, no good night;
O America, we will fight;
The US – as usual;
The US – the head of the snake;
The US – a terror state, and we are not afraid of it;
Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching to Jerusalem”
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PA government calls on Palestinians to protest against US Jerusalem decision, says those who “stood upright” during previous unrest “will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city" and to "Judaize" it 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2017
     “During its weekly meeting, which was held yesterday [Dec. 5, 2017] in Ramallah led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government called on the masses of our people – with all of its groups and wherever it is located – to express their opposition to the dangerous American intentions to transfer the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem or recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…
The government emphasized that the members of our people – who stood upright during the last Jerusalem uprising and presented a spectacular example of resolve and sacrifice – will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city [of Jerusalem], Judaize it, and change its characteristics and its eternal Arab-Islamic cultural identity. The government emphasized that transferring the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem or recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will threaten the peace and security in our region and the world.”
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In anticipation of US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem, Fatah official calls on Palestinians “to go out into the streets to express rage” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 6, 2017

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on US President Donald Trump’s impending decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem

Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen:
“Today, Israel - together with the US - can make the decision it wants as they think [best]. Therefore, we say to our Palestinian people everywhere it is located: There will be activities starting today, but tomorrow all of the Palestinians everywhere they are located must go out into the streets in order to express rage and condemnation of this step. And beyond that I say: If the American president [Trump] gives this speech, it means that he doesn’t care about the Arab response.”
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Jamal Muhaisen also holds the following positions: Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank and PLO Central Council member.
Abbas’ advisor to Vatican Secretary of State: “The entire world will suffer from the consequences “ of US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2017
Headline: “Vatican Prime Minister: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will endanger the stability and peace in the world”
      “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash met yesterday [Dec. 5, 2017] with Vatican Prime Minister (sic., Secretary of State) Cardinal [Pietro] Parolin, and discussed with him the latest developments regarding Jerusalem and the consequences of the American administration’s inclination to transfer its embassy to [Jerusalem] and recognize it as the capital of Israel. During the meeting, which was held in the Vatican, Al-Habbash emphasized that the steps that the US intends to take against Jerusalem place the entire region on the boil, and pave the way to a deterioration of the situation in the region in a tragic manner whose results are unimaginable. He noted that the entire world will suffer from the consequences of this decision.”
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Abbas warns consequences of US recognition of Israel as Jerusalem “on the peace process, security, and stability in the region and world” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] president: There is no Palestinian state without East Jerusalem as its capital”
      “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [Dec. 5, 2017] received a telephone call from US President Donald Trump, who briefed him about his intention to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
In the meantime, President Abbas held a series of conversations with several Arab and foreign leaders and presidents to block the American step. Official [PA] Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said that President Abbas warned of the severe consequences of a decision such as this on the peace process, security, and stability in the region and world.
Abu Rudeina added: ‘The president again emphasizes our fixed and firm position – there is no Palestinian state without East Jerusalem as its capital, in accordance with the decisions of the international institutions and the Arab peace initiative.’”
Fatah spokesman on possible US embassy move to Jerusalem: “This blatant American attack will ignite the entire region;” claims move is “deliberate attempt” to spark a “religious conflict”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2017
Headline: "Fatah: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will turn Washington into a party that is harming the peace process"
      "The Fatah Movement said that the position of the US regarding transferring its embassy to Jerusalem is a serious violation of all of the international decisions and a crossing of all the red lines, which is liable to cause tension in the entire region. Fatah Spokesman and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi said yesterday evening [Dec. 5, 2017] that transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is clear aggression against the rights of the Palestinian people, and that it will confirm that Washington cannot remain a party in the peace process, but rather [will become] a party that is harming the peace process in the Middle East. He added that… this blatant American attack will ignite the entire region, as Jerusalem lives in the heart of every Arab, Muslim, and Christian, and the American step constitutes a deliberate attempt to turn the conflict with the occupation into a religious conflict in the region."

PA official: Palestinians will “wage intifada” because of US recognition of Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 6, 2017

PA Deputy District Governor of Jerusalem Abdallah Siyam on Palestine This Morning:
"When there's harm to Jerusalem - Jerusalem wages intifada, as do the people of Jerusalem, the entire Palestinian people, and all of the free people in the world... When Jerusalem is in a certain danger, you find there creativity in the struggle and unprecedented unity. This leads to victories and intifada in Jerusalem's favor. Today we are in this situation. We feel this sudden danger that surrounds Jerusalem following this oppressive and biased American decision [to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]... [We] need an uprising in front of every US embassy and [to take] a stand that warns [them] that this disregard for the red lines and for Jerusalem is complete disregard for the stability of the region."
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PA TV filler on US Jerusalem decision quotes Arafat: “Do not cause the green branch to fall from my hand” and be replaced with a rifle 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 6, 2017

Official PA TV interlude on US President Donald Trump’s impending decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem

The interlude plays recordings of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat from his well-known 1974 UN speech, in which he said: “The olive branch is in my hand, and the rifle of the revolution is in my hand. Do not cause the green branch to fall from my hand.”

Visual: At the end of the recordings of Arafat’s statements the words: “Jerusalem, a red line” appear on a black screen, with two red lines behind the text. In the upper left corner of the screen appears a special logo showing a scene of Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock, with the Palestinian flag below it, and below it the words: “Jerusalem is ours.”
Hamas official: “Palestine, which is soaked in the blood of the Martyrs… all of Palestine is ours, and it is pure Islamic Palestinian land… we do not understand anything but the language of resistance and Jihad” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 6, 2017
Headline: "Hamas: Our goal is to liberate Palestine and end the [Hamas-Fatah] rift"
      "The Hamas Movement in Khan Younes in the southern Gaza Strip and its military faction, the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, held a military procession and press conference in order to announce the beginning of the events for the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the [Hamas] Movement in the district. In the speech that he gave, movement leader Hammad Al-Raqab emphasized: …‘Palestine, which is soaked in the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the sacrifices of our people, all of Palestine is ours, and it is pure Islamic Palestinian land that constitutes a part of the Arab and Islamic nation.' He explained that we are standing today and seeing before us the buds of the liberation army, and we do not understand anything but the language of resistance and Jihad. He also emphasized that despite the tragedies, persecution, expulsion, assassinations, and ongoing wars, we see the determination in the eyes of our people to continue on the path of resistance. He added: 'Trust the resistance – the victory, honor, and resistance are near, and we are continuing on this path until victory.’"
Editorial in official PA daily: If Trump “illegally recognizes Jerusalem as the occupation state’s capital” it will “be the opening of the gates of hell in the region” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2017
H eadline: “Jerusalem is a red line – and more than that”

Excerpt of editorial of the official PA daily

“US President Donald Trump will not achieve any deal to implement peace in the Middle East if he follows the path of the extremist Israeli right-wing and illegally recognizes Jerusalem as the occupation state’s capital…
The only significance of destroying the chances for peace will be the opening of the gates of hell in the region, which will spread the terror in it even more than the current situation. This will not serve the interests of anyone, and particularly [not] the US. Under no circumstances is there a threat towards any side in this warning against the severe danger; this warning is simply a statement of human and cultural responsibility, a statement that the State of Palestine… thinks must be spread at this time, and be examined carefully with objective and responsible analysis before the incident occurs and before that whose end will have dire consequences takes place.
That whose end will have dire consequences is dangerous, very dangerous. Will the US understand this before it will be too late? It must understand this if it truly is interested in establishing peace in the Middle East, and certainly there is no peace in the Middle East other than the peace that Palestine hopes for… the peace of truth, justice, and dignity ; the peace of tolerance and productive coexistence between the peoples and nations; the peace of Jerusalem, the capital of peace, with its authentic Palestinian identity and with its firmly established Arab identity, as it has been throughout history.”

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Official PA daily front page headline: “Jerusalem is a red line – and more than that” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2017
The main headline on the front page of the official PA daily, which appears without an accompanying article, and which is the same as the headline of the official PA daily’s editorial in the same edition

Front page headline: “Jerusalem is a red line – and more than that”

The headline is presented in red letters against the background of an image showing the Dome of the Rock and Jerusalem.

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Image on Fatah Facebook page shows Palestinian armed with machine gun in front of the Dome of the Rock: “We are answering your call, Jerusalem” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 5, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text and text on image: “We are answering your call, Jerusalem
#HandsOffAlQuds”

The image shows the Dome of the Rock, and a Palestinian masked in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) armed with a machine gun. The upper left shows 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.

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PLO Committee Member declares day of rage: “the American administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel… is a declaration of war against the Palestinian people and the Arab and Islamic nation”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2017
Headline: “The Arab and Palestinian contacts are continuing in order to block the American intentions”

PLO Executive Committee member Zakariya Al-Agha said that the American administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or transfer of its embassy to [Jerusalem] is a declaration of war against the Palestinian people and the Arab and Islamic nation
He emphasized that our people will not sit by idly in light of this standpoint, which harms the Palestinian rights and principles…
The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced that tomorrow (Wednesday) [Dec. 6, 2017] there will be rage in all of its schools, as a sign of opposition to the American standpoint regarding Jerusalem, and as a sign of opposition to the possible decision of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem or declaring it the capital of the occupation.
The ministry emphasized that activities will be held in condemnation [of this standpoint], with the participation of students, the entire education community, and the national institutions in all of the schools in the homeland
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PA Deputy Prime Minister: US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be ‘something unacceptable that encompasses dangers whose end will be bad and bitter’  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2017
Headline: "The PA to the American consul: Any negative decision regarding Jerusalem will release the [PA] leadership from any previous understandings with the American administration"

"The official contacts and proceedings to prevent a declaration by the US on transferring its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem or recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel continued on the Islamic, Arab, and Palestinian level.

Regarding this, the PA yesterday [Dec. 4, 2017] officially announced its opposition to any decision to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem or recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. [PA] Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Abu Amr conveyed an official message from the PA to the American administration during his meeting yesterday in his office in Ramallah with American Consul General Donald Blome.
In an official statement, it was said that Abu Amr notified the American consul of ‘the PA's objection to any step or decision the American administration takes to harm the status quo in Jerusalem.' He noted: 'If the American administration takes such a step, this will be considered a matter deserving condemnation, which contradicts the role of the American administration as a mediator and patron of the peace process. This will remove it from this role and close any opening for the continuation of a serious peace process.'
Abu Amr added that the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem or recognition by the American administration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is ‘something unacceptable that encompasses dangers whose end will be bad and bitter.’ He warned that 'this would increase the tension and instability in the entire region.’

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Cartoon on official Fatah Facebook page shows Palestinian cutting off arm of Jewish man in front of the Al-Aqsa mosque 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2017
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The cartoon shows an arm – with the end of a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) trailing along it - coming down from above and using a cleaver to chop off the hand of a Jew reaching towards the Dome of the Rock and leaving scratch marks on it with his long fingernails. The Jew is caricaturized by a large nose, the brim of a black hat, and a Star of David on his sleeve.

Posted text: "We will cut off any hand extended towards you with malicious intent
#Jerusalem_capital_of_Palestine
#HandsOffAlQuds"

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PLO official: Trump decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem “will drag the region and the entire world towards additional violence, terror, and extremism” 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 5, 2017
Headline: "Ashrawi: Transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem confirms Trump’s insistence on dragging the region to the brink of an abyss"
      "PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said: 'American President [Donald Trump's] insistence on transferring the embassy to Jerusalem is a grave matter which has far-reaching consequences that will drag the region and the entire world towards additional violence, terror, and extremism.' […]
She also noted that the fact that the American administration is continuing on this dangerous path confirms Trump’s insistence on dragging the region to the brink of the abyss in a deliberate and premeditated manner, despite all of the intensive attempts and advice that world leaders and the international community have given him, including the Arab states and Europe, in order to dissuade him from making this dangerous decision."
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Fatah secretary: There’s “nothing left but to return to confrontation" if US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel`s capital 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 5, 2017

Secretary of Fatah in Jerusalem Shadi Mattour on Palestine This Morning:
"The Fatah Movement has always led the defenders of our Palestinian people and will not hesitate when it sees the danger surrounding our Palestinian capital Jerusalem. Yesterday we were called to a meeting of branch secretaries in the presence of [Fatah] Commissioner Jamal Muhaisen, and prepared plans for escalating struggle activities on the ground if the US makes such a decision that will blow up the peace process... When the patron of peace [the US] comes and kills the peace process and kills our dream to establish our Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, we in Fatah have nothing left but to return to confrontation with this occupation."
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Fatah spokesperson: `An American decision to transfer the US embassy… would be a declaration of war against the Palestinian people’ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2017
Headline: "Intensive Palestinian-Arab activity"

"Fatah Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi warned against the consequences of American recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state [Israel] or the transfer of the American embassy to it. Al-Qawasmi said: 'An American decision to transfer the US embassy will ignite the region and block all of the paths that lead to a political process.'

Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front [and PLO Executive Committee member] Wasel Abu Yusuf said that… 'We understand that the American administration is completely biased in favor of the occupation government, but if this matter reaches the point of this administration's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state, this would be a declaration of war against the Palestinian people, which clings to Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state, and this would mean the end of the peace process.'"

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PA Mufti: US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital a “reckless step, which will create a state of anarchy and instability in the region” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2017
Headline: "Occupied Jerusalem yearns for those who love it"

"The dangers to which Jerusalem has been subjected lately are not hidden from anyone's eyes, especially [in light of] the news items that speak about US President Donald Trump’s intention to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state [Israel] and to transfer the American embassy to the holy city [of Jerusalem]…
[PA] Mufti of the Holy Lands, [Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council Chairman, and Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem] Sheikh Muhammad Hussein said in response to this matter: 'Harming Jerusalem is liable to affect the entire Islamic world…'
Sheikh Hussein emphasized: 'The attempt to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem or to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the occupation state is harming the religious and historical status of Jerusalem, and will destroy any attempt to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Arabs and the Israelis…'
He noted that 'Everyone will pay the price if Jerusalem is harmed by any reckless step, which will create a state of anarchy and instability in the region
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Abbas: “an American decision such as this will destroy the peace process and drag the region into more instability and extremism” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] president: Any American step connected to Jerusalem constitutes a threat to the future of the political process”

“Following contacts that he is making and efforts that he is investing in order to protect Jerusalem and the sites in it that are holy to Islam and Christianity, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [Dec. 3, 2017] sent many letters to world leaders… in which he urged them to intervene with the American administration so that it will not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The president emphasized that an American decision such as this will destroy the peace process and drag the region into more instability and extremism

In a press statement yesterday, PLO [Executive Committee] Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat warned that American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ‘will create dangerous international anarchy.’
Erekat said: ‘If the US truly intends to make a decision and trample international law… it bears the political, legal, and moral responsibility for the end of the international system as we know it today, and for creating a situation of international anarchy whose end will be bad and bitter.’

[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs [and Expatriates] Riyad Al-Malki demanded to convene two unscheduled meetings, one of the Arab League and one of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Al-Malki said that taking this step [of transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem or recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital] ‘will cause the US to lose its role in the peace process, and will mark it as biased in favor of the occupation state and its aspirations of expansion.’”

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Abbas calls on Arab world leaders to “defend Jerusalem” against US recognition of the city as Israel's capital, which he calls a "dangerous step" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 3, 2017
Official [PA] Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said that President Abbas has held a series of important talks with several Arab leaders and several world leaders in order to warn about the reports on the transfer of the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem, or on [American] recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel (a matter which is serious to the same degree) [parentheses in source]…
Abu Rudeina added that the president explained to the [world] leaders… that it is necessary to act immediately in order to prevent the possibility that such a step will be taken. He said: ‘We emphasize that if this American step is taken, it will put the region onto a new track and a dangerous stage, whose consequences will be uncontrollable.’
He said that the president will continue to make efforts in the coming hours and days to thwart this dangerous step. He also emphasized that if this decision is carried out it will be unacceptable, put an end to any prospect of the political process, destroy the efforts to enter a peace process, and heighten the tensions in the region, particularly in light of the changes and winds of war blowing in the region.”

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Op-ed in Official PA daily: “the American administration… will be recorded in history that it caused the crime of peace’s execution” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 3, 2017
Headline: “Peace’s execution in Jerusalem – like the crime of Jesus’ crucifixion”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily

“The US will find itself… as one who gives a green light to an additional wave of violence of unknown scope in Palestine and the neighboring Arab countries, and like one who justifies the crimes and barbarity of the terror organizations that harmed the US in September 16 years ago (i.e., the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks), the capitals of Europe, and many places in most of the world’s countries, if it indeed decides to recognize Jerusalem – including East [Jerusalem] – as the capital of Israel, or transfers its embassy to [Jerusalem].
If the leaks to the press are correct, the American administration will be viewed as the one who leads the peace process to the gallows and ties the noose around its neck… and it will be recorded in history that it caused the crime of peace’s execution.”

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Op-ed in Official PA daily: if the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, “it would be like a volcanic explosion that emits lava in every direction” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 3, 2017
Headline: “Be careful of harming Jerusalem”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

“For the thousandth time one can direct the attention of [US] President Donald Trump and the heads of his administration to the danger of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem. A decision like this is no joke or [mere] tactical matter from the Palestinian point of view; it is a central and essential matter in the Palestinian national struggle. No Palestinian leader is able to relinquish Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Palestine. If the US wants to preserve its interests in the region, if it is concerned about Israel, and if it is interested in fighting terror – it must not consider a decision like this, because it would be like a volcanic explosion that emits lava in every direction.”

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PLO Chief Negotiator: “By recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel” the US is “pushing the region… into the furnace of violence, chaos, extremism, and bloodshed” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 2, 2017

PLO Executive Committee Secretary, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat:
"If the US dictates the fate of Jerusalem before the negotiations on the matter – whether by transferring the embassy [to Jerusalem], or what is even more dangerous, by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – this means the end of the entire peace process and the pushing of the region – with its peoples and borders – into the furnace of violence, chaos, extremism, and bloodshed."
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Palestinian news agency publishes Islamic Jihad leader’s message to Israel: ‘O enemy, know that we are coming and that our bullets will reach your chest’  
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 1, 2017
Headline: "Al-Batsh: Enabling the resistance in the West Bank will protect our people from the settlers"

"Islamic Jihad Movement leader Khaled Al-Batsh emphasized the need for all of the Palestinian spheres to remain in a state of ongoing confrontation with the occupation, from Jenin (i.e., in the northern West Bank) to Rafah (i.e., in the southern Gaza Strip), whatever the cost may be, and also emphasized that we are waging all of our battles with determination and honor.
In a speech he gave during a vigil that Islamic Jihad organized at the Jabalia [refugee] camp as a sign of support for the residents of the village of Qusra in Nablus who are subject to attacks by the settlers (sic., the residents assaulted a group of young Jews hiking near the village on Nov. 30, 2017, and one Jew shot and killed one of the attackers in self-defense), he said: 'Without confronting the occupation, protecting the weapons of the resistance, and conveying a message from our people to the occupation that we are the owners of the right and the land… the world will understand that we have surrendered to the occupation.'

He directed a message to the Israeli occupation by saying: ‘O enemy, know that we are coming and that our bullets will reach your chest as happened yesterday [Nov. 31, 2017] in Beit Hanoun (refers to terrorists in Gaza who fired mortars on Israeli soldiers; none were wounded on the Israeli side –Ed.). We are a people that will not die, and our revenge will not die until we cause the enemy to pay, at any cost, because that is our way.’

He also emphasized [the importance of] the Palestinian national unity, the [Hamas-Fatah] reconciliation, and the efforts to achieve them at any cost."
Abbas' spokesman: Unless a "solution" to the Palestinian issue is reached, "tension, anarchy, and violence... in the region and the world" will continue 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 1, 2017
Headline: "Abu Rudeina: Jerusalem is the key to war and peace, and the region stands before difficult decisions"
      "[PA] Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said that any just solution must include East Jerusalem as the capital of the independent [Palestinian] state, and emphasized that not reaching a solution to the Palestinian issue will cause a continuation of the situation of tension, anarchy, and violence that is prevailing in the region and the world."
Fatah official on Hamas disarmament: “As long as there is an occupation, it is forbidden to cancel any of the expressions of the resistance... It is necessary to keep the weapons... and honor them only when it will be worthwhile for us” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Nov. 30, 2017
     “The Al-Quds monthly (i.e., the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon) conducted an interview with Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki…
[Question:] Have you discussed the matter of Hamas’ weapons?
[Abbas Zaki:] Our viewpoint is that as long as there is an occupation, it is forbidden to cancel any of the expressions of the resistance, and one is welcome to use clean weapons against the enemy. However, it is forbidden that this use of weapons be subordinate to a faction or the caprice of a group, but rather [it should be subordinate] to a national decision... We in the Fatah Movement laid the foundations of the culture of resistance, and if not for us, no one would be carrying weapons. Therefore, the talk about weapons needs to be conducted respectfully and with caution, as the weapons are a security balance, and the circumstances do not allow using them currently because we are part of a defeated nation and armies that are fighting each other. It is necessary to keep the weapons, develop them, and honor them (sic., apparently intent is “use them”) only when it will be worthwhile for us and harmful for the enemy. Based on this, the option of popular resistance is what is on the agenda, but it is necessary to find a specific definition for the popular resistance so that in the end it will lead to civil disobedience and in it all of the means will be used in order to disprove the democracy of ‘Israel’ and expose it as an apartheid entity.”

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Hamas military wing: "Our weapons that have been mixed with the blood of thousands of Martyrs are the symbol of victory… [and] will continue to be legitimate against the thieving Zionist entity" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Nov. 28, 2017
Headline: “The Al-Qassam [Brigades]: The weapons of the resistance are against the occupation”
      “The [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, emphasized that the weapons of the Palestinian resistance will continue to be legitimate against the oppressive ‘Israeli’ occupation. On their Twitter account this evening, Tuesday [Nov. 28, 2017], the brigades said: ‘Our weapons that have been mixed with the blood of thousands of Martyrs (Shahids) are the symbol of victory, and the headline of the discourse with the “Israeli” occupier,’ and they emphasized that, ‘Our weapons will continue to be legitimate against the thieving Zionist entity.’”

PA Minister of Labor: “The Palestinian people has a legal right to resistance in all of its forms, both armed and popular” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 18, 2017
Headline: "Minister Abu Shahla conveys his opinion regarding the solution to the significant issues and emphasizes the people’s right to resistance"
       "[PA] Minister of Labor Dr. Ma'moun Abu Shahla said… in a speech that he gave during a national dialogue meeting held by the Palestinian Center for Policy Research and Strategic Studies - Masarat… that the Palestinian people has a legal right to resistance in all of its forms, both armed and popular, as we are still in a state of conflict with the Israeli side and have not reached the stage of the end of the occupation and the signing of peace agreements that will place our people's interests in a legal and proper framework, according to him...
Abu Shahla suggested that the resistance forces, the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] (i.e., Hamas’ military wing), the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' [Brigades] (i.e., Fatah’s military wing), the Al-Quds Brigades (i.e., Islamic Jihad's military wing), and the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades (i.e., Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s military wing) be organized into unified military units and obey a general commander, who will be aided by a joint general special staff that will be appointed by the political leadership."

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Islamic Jihad terror org: “The topic of the weapons of the resistance must not be raised at all as long as our land is occupied” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 17, 2017
Headline: “Nafez Azzam: The weapons of the resistance are not up for discussion”
       “The Islamic Jihad Movement refused to raise the [topic of the] weapons of the resistance in any dialogue regarding the Palestinian [Fatah-Hamas] reconciliation.
Islamic Jihad political bureau member Sheikh Nafez Azzam said: ‘The topic of the weapons of the resistance must not be raised at all as long as our land is occupied and the Palestinian people is suffering under the occupation.’”
Fatah branch in Gaza: Palestinians have proven by past terror campaigns that they will adhere to their goals “whatever the cost may be;” commemorates "great" terrorist “Martyr leaders”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 15, 2017
      “The eastern Gaza branch of the Fatah Movement today [Nov. 15, 2017] blessed the Palestinian Arab people for the 29th anniversary of the [Palestinian] announcement of the document of independence (see note below –Ed.)…
The [Fatah] Movement added that a long path of resolve, struggle, and resistance still stands before this declaration in order to turn it into reality on the ground through full national sovereignty over the Palestinian country... The movement commented that our Palestinian people has proven in the first and second Intifadas (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993; and PA terror campaign 2000-2005) that it has a national dream and goals to which it adheres, whatever the cost may be, and noted that the Palestinian Arab people aspires and calls on all of the peoples of the world, its governments, and its international institutions to support its struggle and resistance in order to be liberated and rid itself of the yoke of the occupation… The movement turned to the masses of its people and said on the anniversary of the declaration of independence: 'We remember our great Martyr (Shahid) leaders... We remember the wounded and the sacrifice of the prisoners and the long path of struggle that our proud people has travelled.'"

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Hamas official on PA-Hamas unity talks: Hamas “will never hand over its weapons”  
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Nov. 14, 2017
Headline: "What did Al-Zahar say in response to demands to disarm the resistance?"
        "Hamas leadership member Mahmoud Al-Zahar emphasized today, Monday [Nov. 13, 2017], that the [PA] government and the PA are placing conditions in order to make the [Hamas-Fatah] reconciliation fail so as not to bear their responsibility and to avoid the Egyptian initiative. He also emphasized that it is necessary to 'determine the mechanisms for implementing what the factions agreed upon in 2011' including the emphasis that the security doctrine considers Israel an enemy.'
Al-Zahar explained in a TV interview that no one can come near the resistance's weapons or disarm it. He responded to the statements of [PA] Police Director in the West Bank Hazem Atallah, who promised to disarm the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] (i.e., Hamas' military wing): ' Hazem Atallah cannot disarm the resistance, and the resistance will never hand over its weapons. The resistance is the guarantee of Gaza's security.'"
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Guest on PA TV calls on the PA to give a rifle to every citizen, and for Fatah to return to armed conflict “as long as the occupation continues”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 14, 2017
Author and political analyst Hani Abu Zaid: "We are still pulling out the rifle as long as there is an occupation, and as long as there are settlements… The intifada - even if it has stopped and those who returned have returned to the homeland - it is a tide. We are still witness until this moment to an intifada that has been going on for the last 100 years. It is sometimes motionless and [sometimes] continues to flare up, and it will flare up much more as long as the settlement continues, and as long as-"
PA TV host: "The occupation continues."
Hani Abu Zaid: "And as long as the two-state solution is on the verge of death. As long as the settlers carry and pull out weapons, there is no choice but to talk through weapons, and our people will begin [to do so] again. We must give a gift to our people, a rifle for every citizen, as the occupation is currently planting a weapon in the home of every settler – every Israeli citizen has a weapon. It cannot be that we will refrain from pulling out weapons – and [all of] this will come in the future if the situation continues.”

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PA TV song commemorates Arafat: "Death for Palestine is good… We have not abandoned your weapon" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 11, 2017

"Yasser Arafat - I have written your name in my heart,
I have poured the blood of self-sacrifice on your path.
How can I forget my nation's catastrophe (i.e., establishment of Israel) as I say: Death for the sake of Palestine is good.
All the soldiers stood at attention.
They stood at your grave, saluting you
with the weapon of rebellion loaded,
with bullets which flew and greeted you.
You declared the revolution and continued to fight. No, you did not tire.
You did not give up on the principles. The heavier your burden, the more it strengthened you, Yasser. All the soldiers stood at attention.
We swear at your grave, by Allah, not to forget your name and your oath.
We have not abandoned your weapon. Your oath is an obligation which we will carry out, Yasser. All the soldiers stood at attention."
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Note: This song was broadcast 5 times in 7 days to commemorate the anniversary of Arafat's death (Nov. 10-16, 2011). It was again broadcast on Nov. 10, 2013, on the anniversary of Arafat's death. It aired 17 times in 2015 on PA TV and on Fatah-run Awdah TV, and was also broadcast on PA TV once on Dec. 31, 2016 and on Nov. 11, 2017.
Song on PA TV promises to attack Jews: “We will come at you from the sea… Our hearts are for [Fatah], and we are soldiers, until we break the Jews” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 10, 2017

Song lyrics: "We will raise the Fatah flag with the rifle…
At Al-Karameh [battle] and Eilaboun (i.e., terror attack), for the homeland we will encircle the world
We will come at you from the sea like the wave…
(Photo of Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who led attack from the sea, murdering 37, 12 of them children)
Yasser [Arafat] said this statement in a loud voice:
For you O homeland, by Allah, death is sweet for me
Jerusalem is ours, and we are marching, and we will bring millions of Martyrs...
The love of Fatah unites us, and may Allah add to it
Whoever speaks about [Fatah’s] division - by Allah, we will eliminate him
Our hearts are for [Fatah], and we are soldiers, until we break the Jews."
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Fatah official: Abbas, like Arafat, used to support “armed struggle,” but now supports “popular resistance… [but] we have not given up the option of the rifle… the means need to serve the political goal”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 10, 2017
Official PA TV host: “I’m returning with you, [Fatah Movement Spokesman] Dr. Osama Al-Qawasmi, to the history of Yasser Arafat.... At the time of the self-sacrificing operations and armed struggle, Yasser Arafat and the Fatah Movement were at the head of the self-sacrificing operations that dealt with military activity on the ground. And when the time for policy came, Yasser Arafat excelled in this path as well, and it may be that he achieved more from it than was achieved in the military activity. [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas is continuing the diplomatic political activity, embarrassing Israel in the halls of the UN, and achieving the [fitting] status for Palestine.”

Fatah Movement Spokesman and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi: “Certainly, when Fatah was established at the beginning of January 1965 relying on armed struggle, it did [not] think that armed struggle was the goal, but rather that the rifle was a means, and that this is a legitimate right for all of the peoples who are bowing under occupation. There was a disagreement in the [Fatah] Central Committee... President Mahmoud Abbas supported armed struggle because they wanted to let the world hear the complaint of the Palestinian people through the rifle, bomb, and battles… The wars have changed. Today we rely on the popular resistance and building the institutions, [but] we have not given up the option of the rifle at all, but because we have a goal – and the means need to serve the political goal – we rely on the popular resistance, national unity, strengthening of the Palestinian people’s resolve, and building of the institutions..."


Fatah official: “The weapons of the resistance are pure… Whoever harms the weapons is not a patriot” but “a traitor” “Let these weapons multiply” 
Source: Al-Alam, local Hebron radio station, Nov. 9, 2017

Alam radio host:
"In Israel, everyone is always asking: 'What will happen with the weapons of the resistance?'”
Fatah Movement Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: "The weapons of the resistance are pure, and must be kept. We are increasing our training daily and strengthening our capabilities for the appropriate day, because we are not like sheep going to the slaughter. Whoever harms the weapons of the resistance is not a patriot, and we must look at him in a different light, because these weapons are being used under occupation in a manner that is in accordance with the national decision. They can be beneficial if they are used, and they have a great effect on the other side, Israel. If there was peace and Israeli withdrawal, then perhaps this [issue] could be raised, and we would not treat one who raises it as a traitor... It is forbidden to talk about the topic of the weapons at all... We have brigades in the Gaza Strip, and now we will resume arming them even more... In the Fatah Central Committee we forbid raising the topic [of disarmament]. Let these weapons multiply and become more sophisticated... All talk of disarmament is consistent with [the interests of] Israel, while the talk of controlling [the weapons] is preparation for the coming day of battle."
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Fatah Facebook: Blood of terrorist who murdered Israeli "will not be in vain" as "the ground [will] sprout a thousand others" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Nov. 9, 2017

Posted text:
“The 17th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Martyr commander Hussein Abayat (i.e., terrorist, involved in numerous attacks including murder of 1)
When the men cried over the passing of the one who fired the first bullet of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) in the first assassination operation that was carried out by the Israeli planes of hatred (sic., Abayat was killed by an Israeli army helicopter)…
Martyr Hussein’s blood and the blood of all the Martyrs who today are writing the lines of the future history will not be in vain
When the monster kills one rebel, the ground sprouts a thousand others
O pride of the wound, if we die, the graves will fight.”
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Hussein Abayat - Commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the West Bank. He was involved in shooting attacks against civilians and military in the Bethlehem area, including the murder of Sgt. Max Hazan and the injuring of border policeman Shimon Ohana. Abayat was killed in November 2000 when he was hit by a rocket fired by an Israeli Army helicopter.
Fatah spokesman: Israel’s demand to disarm Hamas, following Fatah-Hamas unity talks, is “unacceptable, unrealistic, and impossible to implement” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 8, 2017
    “In everything regarding the subject of [Hamas-Fatah] reconciliation, [Official Fatah Spokesman and Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology Nasser] Al-Qidwa welcomed the steps that have been implemented until now… In everything regarding the weapons of the factions, Al-Qidwa noted that these are known factions (such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and not organizations such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda –Ed.) He noted that there are different and perhaps conflicting approaches, such as the Israeli approach and the Palestinian approach. Regarding the Israeli approach, which impertinently interferes in order to sabotage the reconciliation and demands the disarmament [of Hamas], Al-Qidwa emphasized that this is unacceptable, unrealistic, and impossible to implement. He said that in general, disarmament will take place either through war or a political settlement, and noted that Israel has attempted war three times, and has not succeeded in disarming [Hamas]. Regarding a settlement, Al-Qidwa said that it is not on the horizon, and that if there will be initial signs of a settlement ‘we will talk about the subject when the time comes.’”
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Hamas spokesperson: “We will continue to hold all the means of power that will enable us to defend our people” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 5, 2017
    "The Hamas Movement explained through its spokesman Hazem Qassem that the Israeli occupation is deluding itself if it thinks that the fact that it is holding the bodies of the tunnel Martyrs will enable it to change the position of the Palestinian resistance… Qassem added: ‘We will continue to hold all the means of power that will enable us to defend our people, as the resistance is continuing its path until the realization of our people’s goals, which are the liberation and return [of the refugees].’”

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Fatah official on Balfour Declaration, a “colonialist crime”: “No to apology, no to compensation, and no to compromise, rather resistance”  
Source: Facebook page of Tawfiq Tirawi, member of Fatah Central Committee, Nov. 2, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations and Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi. The image shows a picture of former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour and the English text of the Balfour Declaration.

Posted text: 
“This anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) marks 100 years since the colonialist crime and the liberation resistance that the Palestinians have been forced to carry out on the homeland in all of Palestine and the diaspora, [and] our statement still remains the same: ‘No to apology, no to compensation, and no to compromise, rather resistance until the return [of the refugees], the state, and self-determination.’”
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The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
PA PM in statement on Balfour Declaration centenary: Britain must apologize for its “historical mistake,” Palestinians have a right to defend themselves “through all the means”  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 2, 2017
Headline: “Hamdallah renewed his demand that Britain correct its historical mistake against our people”
     “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah today, Thursday [Nov. 2, 2017], renewed his demand that the government of Britain ‘do some soul searching, bear the responsibility for the historical mistake that Britain committed against our people, and correct it – instead of celebrating it – by apologizing, recognizing the Palestinian state, supporting its establishment, and compensating the Palestinian people for the damage that was caused to it as a result of this humanitarian disaster.’
In a press statement on the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), Hamdallah emphasized that ‘It is the right of our people to defend itself through all of the means ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎ anchored in the international conventions, and it has a right to freedom, independence, and the establishment of its fully sovereign independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, whose capital is Jerusalem.’”
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Abbas advisor: “One hundred years since the sin of Balfour… the only way to freedom and liberation is resistance” 
Source: Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and member of Fatah Central Committee Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Nov. 2, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs Sultan Abu Al-Einein
Posted text:
“#Dignity #Palestine #Balfour_Promise(i.e., Declaration)”

The image shows red text on a black background.
Text on image:
“One hundred years since the sin of [British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour, 100 years and our people is renewing its insistence that the only way to freedom and liberation is resistance to the occupier… No correction, apology, or compensation will compensate us for the 100 years of suffering of millions of refugees from among our people as a result of this ominous promise. There is no honor for the weak.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
Fatah Facebook quotes Arafat on anniversary of his death: Palestinians will engage in “Ribat (religious conflict over Islamic land) until Judgment Day” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 24, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text is a quote by Arafat:
“This is my people, the people of giants, which is [engaged] in Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) until Judgement Day
It is the [people] of which one of its boys or girls will wave the flag of Palestine over the churches of Jerusalem, its towers, and its walls.
They think that this is still far off, but we think that it is near, and we will be the ones who are right, Allah willing.
And we will be victorious despite them.”

Text on image: “The Fatah Movement
The 13th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of
Leader and symbol
Yasser Arafat”

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Fatah official: "Armed struggle" remains a Fatah principle 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 9, 2017

Official PA TV News, on reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas, with Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of National Relations (i.e., between Hamas and Fatah) Azzam Al-Ahmad.


Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of National Relations Azzam Al-Ahmad: "It is the Palestinian people’s right to wage the struggle against the occupation using all the methods, but there should be a consensus on its form. We have not eliminated any method from our considerations, nor from our principles since the [Fatah] Launch [in 1965] until today: Popular resistance, armed struggle, and negotiations. If violence breaks out again, Israel will be responsible for it."
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Fatah official: “Resistance in the eyes of the Fatah and Hamas Movements is a means to ending the occupation and establishing a Palestinian state” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 7, 2017
Headline: "Rajoub: The time has come to build a true national partnership – [the unity government] will include the concept of the political solution, the resistance, and the state plan, and the rule of one law and one weapon"
     "Fatah Central Committee Secretary champion Jibril Rajoub said that 'The hour is ripe for building a political partnership that will include the concepts of a political solution, the general agreement about the resistance, a state plan, [and] the rule of one weapon (i.e., one military body) and one law.'
In an interview with [Lebanese TV] channel Al-Mayadeen he said: 'Resistance in the eyes of the Fatah and Hamas Movements is a means to ending the occupation and establishing a Palestinian state.' He emphasized that Fatah did not and will not relinquish the resistance and that today there are international plots against Palestine. Rajoub continued: 'Everyone agrees that the Palestinian state will be under one weapon, one police, and one regime. We need national unity that will focus on agreement and partnership.' He said: 'We want to create pressure on the occupation in order to achieve our rights.'"

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Fatah military wing glorifies "heroic" terror attack, promotes "continuation of the intifada" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 26, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Text on image:

"The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
The Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit) Army
welcomes the heroic Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack at Har Adar near Jerusalem, 3 murdered)
carried out by Martyr (Shahid) Nimr Mahmoud Al-Jamal
The revolution, intifada, and path go until victory
Al-Asifa Army – the Military Information"

Posted text: "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades – the Al-Asifa Army: We welcome the #[Village of]Katana_operation that came in response to the occupation's crimes against the Palestinian people and emphasized the continuation of the intifada."
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Israel is “the snake’s head” in song on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 5, 2017

 
Official PA TV, broadcast of the documentary “Tunisia in Palestinian Memories.” The following song plays in the background in the beginning of the film:
 
Tunisian journalist Rashid Al-Buka’i:
"Oh Palestinians, [the Zionists]
shot you with a rifle
The Zionists kill your doves
at the holy sites."

Writer of song Egyptian Sheikh Imam:
"Oh Palestinians,
I want to go and be with you
With fire in my hands,
and together with you my hand
will strike the snake's head [Israel]."
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PA Minister of Religious Affairs: “Every day the Al-Aqsa Mosque is attacked and desecrated,” calls on Palestinians to come defend it 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 30, 2017
       “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is said that the fact that the occupation government allowed Israeli parliament members and settler extremists to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque constitutes a large step of escalation…
He explained that this decision was made while the Al-Aqsa Mosque is being desecrated daily… and the attacks against the peaceful worshippers within it continue, and while the serious Israeli attempts to divide it according to times and areas are continuing, in preparation for its destruction and the building of the alleged Temple in its place… The minister of religious affairs explained that every day the Al-Aqsa Mosque is attacked and desecrated, the archeological artifacts within it are stolen, and excavations damage its foundations…
He added that the Israeli government’s decision to allow Israeli Parliament members to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque today [Aug. 29, 2017] heralds disastrous consequences, and indicates that the occupation is striving to create tension. He also called on the members of our people in Jerusalem and whoever can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and stay in it unceasingly in order to thwart the intentions of the occupation and the herds of settlers, and to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque against desecration and attacks.”

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PA Gov. spokesman warns of “religious war,” following restoration of synagogue in Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 25, 2017
Official PA TV News, on the PA government’s response to the participation of Israeli political figures in a Torah dedication ceremony at a restored Yemenite synagogue in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem

Official PA TV newsreader: “The [PA] national unity government viewed the participation of senior Israeli officials in the inauguration of a synagogue south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque as a new aggression against Jerusalem. Official Spokesman of the [PA] Government Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said that the establishment of the synagogue in Silwan stems only from political reasons, which are connected to the character of the occupation government. [The establishment of the synagogue] constitutes part of the settlement and has no connection to religion. Al-Mahmoud again noted the warnings of the [PA] leadership and government that the policy of the government of Israel is liable to lead to a religious war.”

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PA TV music video on Fatah's anniversary: "No force... can remove the weapon from my hand" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 22, 2017

Lyrics: "From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand."
Text: "Fatah - the struggle and building"
Lyrics resume: "This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
From my wounds, my weapon has emerged."
Text: "Fatah - the struggle and building - has restored the Palestinian people's national identity and returned Palestine to the political and geographical map."

The longer version of this song ends:
"He who offers his blood doesn't care
if his blood flows upon the ground.
As the weapon of the revolution is in my hand,
so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged."
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Note: This video originally aired on Jan. 1, 2014. It was rebroadcast hundreds of times since then on PA TV, most recently on Aug. 22, 2017, and on Fatah run Awdah TV, most recently on May 16, 2017 (in Nov. 2016 it aired 72 times, in Dec. 2016 it aired 36 times).
Preacher in Al-Aqsa Mosque: “The enemies of the Muslims are America, Russia, Britain, and the Jews, the lowliest creatures that Allah created… Allah, destroy all the Jews” 
Source: YouTube channel "Aqsa Calls", Aug. 20, 2017
Al-Aqsa Calls YouTube channel, speech by Salafist preacher Sheikh Ali Abu Ahmad at the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Salafist preacher Sheikh Ali Abu Ahmad: “Yesterday [ July 17, 2017], after the attack in Barcelona (i.e., refers to two-pronged terror attack, 16 murdered), the rulers of the tiny crime states began to condemn this criminal operation, and attributed it to Muslims, while the Muslims are not guilty of it (sic., the terrorists were Muslims radicalized and organized by a local imam). And at the same time the rulers of the tiny crime states are sending their planes, tanks, and weapons in order to fight the Muslims in Iraq, Syria, and Libya – while they are not fighting the Jews, the lowliest creatures that Allah created. [...] Raise the glory of Islam and the Muslims, and humiliate heresy and the heretics. Protect the lives of the Muslims. Protect our brothers, the people of Jihad, everywhere. Give them correct advice and let them hit the target. Allah, destroy all the Jews. Put their heads in our hands.”

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PA religous official calls on Palestinians to "visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out constant Ribat there and not give the occupation and settlers an opportunity [to harm it]" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 8, 2017
Headline: “The Ramallah and El-Bireh Directorate of Religion called to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
          “Director-General of the Ramallah and El-Bireh Directorate of Religion (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Religious Affairs) Sheikh Wafiq Alawi, during the monthly meeting of the imams and employees, called to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out constant Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there and not give the occupation and settlers an opportunity [to harm it]. He also explained that the members of our people have recorded and are still recording the most spectacular epics of heroism and belonging to their homeland and their mosque.”

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Fatah glorifies Palestinian violence and rioting in Jerusalem 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 6, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “This is Jerusalem”

The image shows Arab rioters masked with keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) in various poses – one has just thrown a rock, another is holding a knife in his raised hand and making a “V” for victory with his fingers, while a third is wielding a slingshot – and lions are interspersed among them. In the foreground skeletons lie at their feet, and in the bottom right appear flames. In the background the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque can be seen, and in the upper right appears a wooden sign.

Text on sign: “The lion’s den
This is Jerusalem”
PLO official supports “national resistance in all of its forms” against Israel, which is trying to “Judaize our sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity”  
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Aug. 4, 2017
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: Despite the difficult conditions, the Palestinian people amazes every day by inventing types of struggle”
       “Palestinian Liberation Front Secretary-General and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf… said that the Palestinian people is inventing unique types of struggle every day, despite the difficult conditions that it is in and the problems in the Arab reality around it or within the Palestinian reality itself. He also emphasized the adherence to national resistance in all of its forms ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) against the conceited settlement occupation that strives to uproot our people, Judaize our sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity, and eliminate our cause.”

The terms "all means”, "all means of resistance," “all forms,” are ‎used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.
“With an axe, a knife, a gun, and a rifle I’ll kill you… I’ll cleanse my country of every Jew” - Song in Hebrew by unknown artist threatens Israelis 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Aug. 1, 2017

The footage in the song is from real Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis.


Lyrics: "Israeli Security Agency member, soldier, settler, and police officer
I’ll attack you, destroy you, and stab
I’ll do what has not been done yet for the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Until the kike knows who I am
Muslim, Arab, Palestinian
I’ll put you to death, I swear...
In every alley an enemy lies in wait for you...
I’ll cleanse my country of every Jew
I’ll strive for this with all my might."
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Fatah accuses Israel of trying to "desecrate" holy sites, and blames Israel for subsequent violence  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Aug. 1, 2017
Headline: "Fatah: The invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque constitute a continuation of the racist Zionist extremism"
     "The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah said today [Aug. 1, 2017] in a statement from the information department of the [Fatah] Commission of Mobilization and Organization that the settlers’ incessant invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas, under protection of the occupation police, constitute a continuation of the Zionist extremism and a hostile and explicit call to desecrate the sanctity of the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity in occupied Jerusalem… The Fatah Movement held the Israeli government – as the occupying force – fully responsible for the consequences of this criminal policy and the popular and legitimate rage of the Palestinian masses that it will awaken."

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
Fatah youth movement calls for “widening confrontations with the occupation,” if Jerusalem is “harmed” – “it means opening the gates of hell before the occupiers” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2017
Headline: "The Shabiba calls for widespread participation in a Friday of Ribat as a sign of support for Jerusalem"
      "The Fatah Shabiba [youth] movement in the West Bank published a statement in which it saluted 'the resolve and Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) of the members of our people, its women, young, elderly, national forces, and religious institutions in Jerusalem, which are currently proudly defending the Arabness of Jerusalem, the Islamicness of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the honor of the Arab nation and the Islamic nation.' The Shabiba movement also appreciated the position of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership, their latest decisions regarding Jerusalem, including stopping all types of contact with the occupation, and their call to the members of our people to carry out Ribat in order to defend the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. It also admired the position of the Palestinian leadership to aid the resolve of the Palestinian citizens in Jerusalem. Fatah's Shabiba demanded that its sons, activists, and supporters, and all of the young Palestinians widely participate in a Friday of Ribat, to widen the circle of the confrontation with the occupation forces and the herds of settlers, to open all the fronts in the villages, cities, and refugee camps, and to widen the area of confrontation so that it will include all of the settlements and roads that serve them, in order to convey the message of the young Palestinians that Jerusalem is a Palestinian taboo, and that harming it means opening the gates of hell before the occupiers."
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PA Religious Affairs Minister tells Palestinians to continue “popular resistance” after metal detectors removed by Israel, “Al-Aqsa belongs only to Muslims” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 27, 2017
Headline: "Ida'is calls to go up to the Al-Aqsa Mosque tomorrow, Friday"

"[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is called on citizens to go to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in greater numbers tomorrow (Friday) [July 28, 2017] and all of the coming days, despite the Israeli occupation's steps and restrictions that divide [the citizens] from their worship. This is because the next stage is the stage of strengthening the achievements (i.e., Israel’s removal of metal detectors and security cameras that Israel placed at the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below) that the residents of Jerusalem obtained thanks to their resolve and popular resistance ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎ to the occupation's steps…
He emphasized that the members of the [Palestinian] people in Jerusalem and the rest of Palestine have conveyed a clear and unequivocal message to the government of Israel: Our holy sites, and primarily the diamond in the crown, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, are not places [that belong to] anybody but the Muslims, who will not be lax in defending them."
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PA government expresses “admiration for the souls of our people`s heroic Martyrs [and] the heroic people who gloriously defended the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 27, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] government: Entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque today is a historical moment that paves the way to liberation and heralds the end of the occupation"
    "Official Spokesman of the [PA] national unity government Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said that entering the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque today [July 27, 2017] is a great historical moment that paves the way to liberation, heralds the approaching end of the Israeli occupation, and reminds [us] of the glorious victories of our nation…
In a press statement today (Thursday), Al-Mahmoud added that the national unity government led by [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah expresses its full respect and admiration for the souls of our people's heroic Martyrs (Shahids). It blessed the brave leadership led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, the religious [Muslim] sources of authority, the Christian clergy, all of the members of our great people, and the members of our nation, and primarily the heroic members of our people in Jerusalem who gloriously defended the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Arabness of Jerusalem on behalf of the Arab nation and the Islamic nation."
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Abbas’ deputy: Israel is facing “intifada and resistance” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 26, 2017
Headline: "Al-Aloul: Our people ignited the Al-Aqsa Intifada for its holy sites, freedom, and sovereignty"

"Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman, [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul said that our people carried out intifada in order to resist the occupation's crimes and the decisions and steps of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's government in Jerusalem and at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to Israel placing metal detectors at the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below. Israel decided to remove them on July 24, 2017 –Ed.), and for its sovereignty and freedom. He also emphasized that the leadership has decided to transfer the matter of [Israeli] settlement to the International Criminal Court.
Al-Aloul added in an interview with Radio Mawtini today, Wednesday [July 26, 2017]: 'Netanyahu and his extremist government do not understand the status of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem in the heart of every Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim, and we think that Netanyahu is currently facing intifada and resistance from our people because of his army’s crimes and the extremist steps of his government.''"
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Abbas encourages Jerusalem riots: “We are with you in all that you have done and are still doing, you are causing us pride” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 26, 2017
       “At the beginning of a meeting of the [PA] leadership yesterday evening [July 25, 2017], [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said that as long as the situation in Jerusalem does not return to being as it was before July 14, [2017], there will be no changes whatsoever (refers to Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount following a terror attack there that were later removed; see note below –Ed.). The president added: ‘All of the new Israeli steps on the ground from that date until today need to stop, and then the situation in Jerusalem will return to normal. Afterwards we will continue our work on everything regarding the relations between us and them.’ The president said: ‘Since Israel tried to change the situation, the [Palestinian] residents of Jerusalem have risen as one (i.e., they launched violent riots –Ed.) You have objected to all of the [Israeli] steps, and we have supported you in what you have done and what you are doing. We are with you in everything that you have done and are still doing, as you are causing us pride, and you are taking care of your Al-Aqsa Mosque, your land, your dignity, your people, your religion, and your holy sites. This is the response to everyone who wants to harm our holy sites. Jerusalem is ours. It is our capital and it is [under] our sovereignty, and therefore what you [Palestinians] are doing is right.’"’
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Fatah encourages riots in Jerusalem, reinforces libel that Al-Aqsa is in danger 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, July 25, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch


Posted text: “At your service, O Al-Aqsa Mosque”

The image shows a clenched fist surrounded by flames. It has the Fatah logo on it that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text on upper part of image: “The Fatah Movement Bethlehem branch”
Text on lower part of image: “At your service, O Jerusalem
At your service, O Al-Aqsa Mosque”
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Fatah, despite Israel’s removal of metal detectors at Temple Mount: “With our blood we will thwart the Zionists’ plans” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 25, 2017
Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Text on image: “The surveillance and espionage cameras are a violation of freedom of worship
Freedom of worship is limited by the intelligence cameras
With our blood we will thwart the Zionists’ plans
#No_to_the_cameras”
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Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.

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Fatah protests security measures on Temple Mount, tacitly encouraging riots 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 25, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The upper right of the image shows the Al-Aqsa Mosque, while a security camera appears in the upper center, and metal detectors appear at the bottom.

Text on post and image: “No to the occupation
No to the metal detectors
No to the cameras
#The_three_no’s_of_Jerusalem”
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Note: “The three no’s” in Fatah’s post above, echo three other no’s - those of the Arab League’s 1967 Khartoum Resolution: No peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, and no negotiations with Israel.

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PLO official calls Temple Mount riots “Jerusalem Intifada,” praises rioters for “resolve” 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, July 25, 2017
Headline: "Khaled: The metal detectors and smart cameras exposed the true nature of the people of Arab Jerusalem"

"PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Political Bureau member Tayseer Khaled published a post on social media in response to the occupation authorities having removed the metal detectors that they tried to place at the entrances to the Jerusalem Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount. The detectors were placed there following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below)…
At the end of his post he saluted the religious and national sources of authority that are leading the Jerusalem Intifada, and everyone that is standing firm and carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) and protecting their holy sites in occupied Jerusalem, [who] through their adherence, resolve, and sacrifice have returned to Jerusalem its political and spiritual status on the local and international levels as the eternal capital of the people and the State of Palestine."

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
Fatah cartoon shows Palestinians cheering in victory as Israeli metal detectors run away in fear 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 25, 2017
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “The Palestinian people, the nation of giants
Cartoon by Majda Shahin”
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Fatah proud of rioters in Jerusalem, vows to continue “popular resistance” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 24, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: Jerusalem is our capital, the Al-Aqsa Mosque is our direction of prayer, and the [Fatah] Movement is leading those defending them”

“[Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement that we in Fatah are proud of our residents and our people who are carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in Jerusalem in particular, and also of our mighty Palestinian people everywhere it is located, which in these moments is embodying the most spectacular definition of cohesion, unity, and mutual responsibility, and is defending the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity and the entire holy city [of Jerusalem]. Fatah will continue to be on the ground and leading those defending our capital and our Al-Aqsa Mosque as part of the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) that it has adopted and leads.”

The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders at times to refer to peaceful protest and at times to refer to deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded by stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks: Abbas said: "we want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is." http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437
Fatah Revolutionary Council calls for unity with Hamas, “popular resistance and its escalation on the ground” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 24, 2017
Headline: "The Fatah Revolutionary Council: Jerusalem is our capital, the international community must implement its decisions on ending the occupation"

"The Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council emphasized what was said in the meeting of the Palestinian leadership and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] speech: Palestine is our land and our homeland, Jerusalem is our capital, and the international community must implement its decisions on ending the occupation and allow our people to realize its sovereignty in its land, its state, and its capital.

In a statement it published after its meeting yesterday [July 23, 2017] in Ramallah, the Revolutionary Council… called on the Hamas Movement to take advantage of this national moment and the unity of the masses in defending the land and the holy sites in order to respond to the initiative of His Honor the President and return our national unity. [The Revolutionary Council] also emphasized 'its choice – the use of popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) and its escalation on the ground, and the continuation of the political and media confrontation with the occupying force until our national goals are achieved.’"

The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders either to refer to peaceful protest or deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded by stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks: Abbas said: "we want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is."
Cartoon in official PA daily: "Jerusalem is ours"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 23, 2017

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows a Palestinian who kicks over a metal detector, which flips upside down to form the word "ours" in Arabic and complete the text on the cartoon: “Jerusalem is ours.”
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The cartoon refers to the metal detectors Israel placed at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack in which 2 Israelis were murdered. On July 14, 2017, three Israeli Arab terrorists, Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin, aged 29, 19, and 19, shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, and murdered 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
Israel's following security measures, which included closing the Temple Mount for two days and installing metal detectors at the entrances to the religious site have been portrayed by Palestinian leaders as "blatant aggression" and "escalation."
Editorial in PA daily condemns Israel's "brutal attack against Jerusalem and the plans to Judaize the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque," promotes Jerusalem riots 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 23, 2017
Excerpt of an editorial by the official PA daily

     “After an expanded meeting of the Palestinian leadership, which was held two days ago [July 21, 2017] and was dedicated to a discussion on the ways of dealing with the occupation’s brutal attack against Jerusalem and the plans to Judaize the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas gave a speech directed to the Palestinian people. In his speech, he called on all the national activity factions – and particularly on Hamas – to rise above our disagreements, give preference to the national matter over matters connected to the factions, and act for the unity of our people… President Mahmoud Abbas’ call is the call of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This is a crucial historical moment: Either there will be national unity to support Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, or there will be a more brutal occupation and more dangerous plans. But Palestine will not agree to anything other than unity. It will not agree to a continuation of the occupation, and will not agree that its holy sites be harmed or undergo Judaization.”
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Palestinian National and Islamic Forces call for "day of escalation" against Israel  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 23, 2017
Headline: “The [Palestinian National and Islamic] Forces in Ramallah and El-Bireh call to mobilize all of the capabilities in order to defend Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
    “The [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces in the Ramallah and El-Bireh District yesterday [July 22, 2017] made a plan of escalation activities on the ground, in response to the occupation’s crimes in Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to Israel placing metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below –Ed.). They called on the public and prominent figures to participate in [the escalation activities] in their masses.
At the end of a meeting of its leaders yesterday in Ramallah, the forces declared a comprehensive day of escalation against the occupation and settlers throughout the district, in its villages, on the roads, and on the routes.”

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Fatah official: “The Israeli occupation is an enemy of the first order;” calls to “protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and to “resist the occupation” 
Source: Safa, independent news agency, July 22, 2017
     "Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul said that the Palestinian decision regarding what is happening in Jerusalem is clear, and it is to freeze all relations with the occupation, in all their forms and types... The Fatah deputy chairman added that the Israeli occupation is an enemy of the first order, and it must not exploit the freezing of Palestinian relations with it in order to punish the Palestinian leadership… Al-Aloul directed a message to the Palestinian people and said: 'Let us all unite around a unified position against the occupation, and we must understand that our basic argument is with the Israeli occupation alone. We must join together to protect our land, our Al-Aqsa Mosque, and our Palestinian people. We hope that the Hamas Movement will respond to the repeated call of the president to end the [Fatah-Hamas] rift, because this moment is a dangerous moment and the moment of truth… Al-Aloul called to resist the occupation, as it is not possible to reach any understandings with it in light of the unfair and ongoing Israeli actions against the members of the Palestinian people. The Fatah Central Committee is the one that led the events yesterday in the West Bank, and it is forbidden to submit to the policy of creating facts on the ground that Israel is imposing on us."

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PLO official praises riots and “intifada” for the Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 22, 2017
     “The [PA] national unity government yesterday [July 21, 2017] again demanded that the world fulfill its obligations and act urgently to stop the dangerous escalation in the occupied Arab city of Jerusalem… It added that the occupation government is rejecting all of the Arab, international, and regional calls, demands, and pressures to stop the steps it is taking (refers to Israel placing metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below –Ed.), and is continuing the dangerous escalation policy through its insistence on trying to change the historical status quo at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in the occupied Arab city of Jerusalem – which constitutes a blatant and completely unacceptable attack on the holiest site to the Arabs and Muslims…
Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that our people is rising up (the root of the word is intifada –Ed.) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in Jerusalem with tireless determination in order to defend its Islamic and Christian holy sites… In an interview with the media, Abu Yusuf added that our people’s intifada in Jerusalem and throughout the Palestinian West Bank, as part of the popular day of rage against the occupation’s steps and the actions of the herds of settlers, is thwarting all of the plans being developed by the occupation government and its ally, the American administration.”

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Fatah calls for “day of rage” to “support” the Al-Aqsa Mosque  
Source: Safa, independent news agency, July 21, 2017
Headline: "The Fatah Revolutionary Council called for a mass popular uprising on Friday for the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
     "The Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council said tonight [July 21, 2017] that it is monitoring with full interest and seriousness the developments of the occupation's aggression against Jerusalem in general, and against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in particular, through a series of systematic steps that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's government is carrying out against our holy sites and our people in Jerusalem. The Revolutionary Council emphasized in a press statement the necessity that Friday be a day of mobilization and support for the Al-Aqsa Mosque by everyone that can, and also a day of rage against the occupation in all the areas of friction. The council called to organize demonstrations towards Jerusalem from the adjacent cities, villages, and refugee camps. It also directed a blessing of honor and admiration to the members of our people in Jerusalem that are defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque with all their might, alongside the employees of the Waqf and the men and women carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic)."
Fatah official expresses support for “continuing struggle” of young people against Israel, defense of Al-Aqsa 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 21, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Muhaisen: Everything that is happening is a toll for the defense of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque
[Fatah] General Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank], Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and PLO Central Council member] Dr. Jamal Muhaisen emphasized that despite all of the violations that the members of our people are experiencing and the attempts to stop their struggle and prevent them from praying, the young Palestinians are continuing in their struggle to defend the sites that are holy to Islam. He said: ‘We know well that all that is happening is a toll for the defense of the sanctified site that is the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.’”
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Fatah official incites against Israel; calls for “day of escalation and refusal of all Israeli steps” in Jerusalem 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 20, 2017
“Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki… said in an exclusive statement to [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that in the last [Fatah] Central Committee meeting, which was held two days ago (Tuesday) [July 18, 2017], they discussed the issue of Jerusalem, the Israeli attacks on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to Israel placing metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below –Ed.), and the steps that the [Fatah] Movement will take on the matter. He noted that the movement has declared this Friday a day of general mobilization to Jerusalem…
He also noted that the [Fatah] Central Committee called on its supporters and members of the organization to turn this Friday into a day of escalation and refusal of all the Israeli steps in the holy city [of Jerusalem].”

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
Fatah official encourages Palestinians to participate “as widely as possible” in “day of rage” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 20, 2017
Headline: “Zaki calls for as wide a popular participation as possible in the processions and activities of support for Jerusalem tomorrow”

“Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] General Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki today (Thursday) [July 20, 2017] called on the Palestinian and Arab masses to participate as widely as possible in the day of rage tomorrow (Friday), in order to support the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque…
He saluted the resolve of the heroic [Arab] residents of Jerusalem, who have confronted the occupation forces with their exposed bodies and their souls, and have always proven that they are the gatekeepers and defenders of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque…
He added: ‘The first Palestinian rebellion, the Al-Buraq rebellion in the 1920s (i.e., 1929 Hebron Massacre and accompanying riots), broke out from within the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to defend the Arab and Islamic identity of the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount). During it, the three heroes Muhammad Jamjoum, Ataa Al-Zir, and Fuad Hijazi (i.e., terrorists, see note below) died as Martyrs (Shahids) while defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The tunnel rebellion (i.e., Western Wall Tunnel clashes, see note below) also broke out from within the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1996, when [then Israeli Minister Ariel] Sharon defiled the mosque’s plazas (sic., the clashes broke out after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened an access tunnel. In 2000, the PA launched its terror campaign of 2000-2005 after Sharon visited the Temple Mount).”

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Op-ed in official PA daily warns Israel of igniting “religious war” in Jerusalem: “Playing with fire will burn the fingers of the ones who ignited it” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 20, 2017
Op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily

“One should not play with fire [when dealing with] a cause the size of the cause of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem. This warning is directed first and foremost to the Israeli occupation authority – this authority which in recent days is acting insanely (refers to Israel placing metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below –Ed.) and is racing against time in order to carry out its plans regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem and to try and impose its false narratives on the ground and convey them to the world. Israel thinks that the Arab nation’s weakness and its current preoccupation with its [own] crises will enable it [Israel] to carry out this plan, but playing with fire [when dealing with] a cause the size of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem will… burn the fingers of the ones who ignited it, particularly if the situation reaches an explosion and turns into a religious war.”

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
PA and Fatah officials participate in “day of rage” processions, call for “escalations” after Israeli security measures at Temple Mount following terror atttack  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 20, 2017
      "The cities of Ramallah and El-Bireh and the Qalandiya refugee camp yesterday [July 19, 2017] were witness to processions and [solidarity] vigils for Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and demonstrations of protest over the occupation placing metal detectors at the entrances to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, amid cries to hold a day of rage on Friday and to generally be on high alert. The Fatah Movement called for a procession in Ramallah and an additional evening procession in the Qalandiya refugee camp, south of the city, and it also held an Islamic-Christian [solidarity] vigil in front of the [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs in El-Bireh, in conjunction with similar processions in Tubas, Jenin, and the West Bank, and processions of other forces in Gaza. Fatah and the religious, popular, and young forces and figures yesterday declared a day of rage for Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which included mobilization for the holy city, a continuation of the sit-in strike before the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and processions throughout the occupied territories. In Ramallah, Fatah held a procession of 'rage' against the occupation's steps at the Al-Aqsa Mosque that began yesterday afternoon from Marytr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat Square towards Al-Manara Square and the main roads."

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Guest on PA TV: “The Zionist gang will not remove its hands from the holy sites unless it meets armed force… They showed hatred towards Jesus, and plotted to destroy and kill him” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 20, 2017
Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting lecturer on Islam at Al-Azhar University in Egypt Ahmed Karima

Lecturer on Islam at Al-Azhar University in Egypt Ahmed Karima: “Wage Jihad against them [the Jews] with your bodies. I say this to you in the language of the honorable religion: The Zionist gang will not remove its hands from the holy sites unless it meets armed force. When has Israel, the criminal gang, agreed to give something for nothing in return? Allah explained what is in their hearts. He said in the Quran: ‘Every time they kindled the fire of war [against you], Allah extinguished it’ (Quran, Sura 5:64, Sahih International translation). Allah mentioned their acts of aggression, such as killing the prophets and messengers, and the hatred they showed towards them. They showed hatred towards Jesus, and plotted to destroy and kill him. Banu Nadir and [Banu] Qurayza (refers to Jewish tribes that Muhammad’s army attacked; see note below –Ed.) plotted against Islam’s Prophet [Muhammad] in Yathrib (i.e., Medina), and their brothers [did so] at Khaibar. They are people who do not live in peace with anyone.”

Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. Many Jews were murdered in the battle, which marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia. There are Muslims who see this event as a precursor to future wars against Jews.
PA minister demands removal of Israeli security measures from Temple Mount entrances following terror attack, “otherwise things that cannot be guessed are liable to happen” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 20, 2017
Headline: “Al-Husseini again demands the removal of the Israeli obstacles from the Al-Aqsa Mosque gates”
    “[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and [Jerusalem] District Governor Adnan Al-Husseini today (Thursday) [July 20, 2017] again demanded the removal of the Israeli obstacles from the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque gates (metal detectors were placed at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 were murdered; see note below –Ed.)… In a statement to [the official PA] radio station The Voice of Palestine, Al-Husseini expressed hope that tomorrow prayer will be held in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that the Israeli obstacles preventing that will be removed. He added: ‘It will be wise to reach a situation like that, as otherwise things that cannot be guessed are liable to happen.’”

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
PA official: Uprising against Israel over Jerusalem is the “campaign of every Arab and Muslim” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 19, 2017
Headline: "Tirawi calls to support the members of our people in Jerusalem in their defense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque"

"Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations Tawfiq Tirawi] emphasized that what the occupation is doing at the Al-Aqsa Mosque is not a security step, but rather a plan of the occupation prepared in advance, which is being implemented at this time by using the latest events at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., terror attack on July 14, 2017, 2 murdered; see note below) as an excuse…
He emphasized that our Palestinian people will not allow the harming of its [Al-Aqsa] Mosque and Jerusalem.
Tirawi demanded that all the national and Islamic factions join the masses of Jerusalem residents, and not leave them on their own in the campaign. He noted that this is the campaign of every Palestinian man and woman, and moreover – of every Arab and Muslim.
Tirawi said that the Israeli occupation must understand that it is not possible that there will be peace or security and stability in the shadow of the escalating violations against Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that security solutions will not bring security and stability."

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
PA Member of Parliament threatens escalation of violence  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 18, 2017

Official PA TV program
The Occupied Capital, on the two-day closure of the Temple Mount after a Palestinians carried out a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, murdering 2 Israelis. Program hosts PA Parliament Member and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Hatem Abd Al-Qader, responsible for Fatah's Jerusalem portfolio.

PA Parliament Member, Fatah Revolutionary Council member, and official in charge of for Fatah's Jerusalem portfolio Hatem Abd Al-Qader: "We are moving towards an escalation. The Israelis are moving towards an escalation, and we have no problem on our part that there will also be an escalation from the Palestinian side. An escalation is answered with escalation, and violence is answered with violence. Those who begin are the guilty ones, and Israel bears the responsibility."
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PA PM: Israel is escalating situation at Al-Aqsa Mosque, will lead to stronger Palestinian reaction 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 18, 2017
Headline: "Hamdallah talks on the phone with his Jordanian counterpart about the latest developments in Jerusalem"

"[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki talked yesterday [July 17, 2017] on the phone about the latest developments in Jerusalem and about the dangerous Israeli escalation against the Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to the placement of metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below –Ed.)…
Hamdallah emphasized his absolute opposition to Israel's security excuses, whose purpose is to justify its steps of escalation at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He warned against the Israeli plans to change the status quo in Jerusalem, to harm the religious and historical status of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to impose more limitations on the freedom of worship there.
He also emphasized that the Israeli military escalation, especially in Jerusalem, will lead to a deterioration of the security situation and an intensification of the reactions."

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
PA officials: Jews have “no connection” to Temple Mount, continued Israeli “crimes in Jerusalem” will lead to “more violence and spilling of blood in the entire region” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 18, 2017
Headline: "Sources of authority in Jerusalem call to boycott the metal detectors, and Ida'is calls to go up to the Al-Aqsa Mosque"

"The Islamic sources of authority in Jerusalem… called on residents of Jerusalem and Palestine to resist all of the Israeli occupation's cruel steps, which are being expressed by a change in the historical status quo, and include placing metal detectors at the Al-Aqsa Mosque gates. They called not to use [the metal detectors] under any circumstances and not to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque through them.
In a joint statement, Islamic sources of authority yesterday [July 17, 2017] called on citizens to go up to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray and serve Allah. They said: 'If they continue to require entry to the Al-Aqsa Mosque by passing through metal detectors, we call on the members of our people to pray and devote themselves to serving Allah before the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the streets of Jerusalem, and its alleys.'
[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is called on citizens to go up to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, to pray at the places they can reach, and to support the members of our people in Jerusalem, who are living these days under the swords of the right-wing [Israeli] government…
Ida'is also issued instructions to focus on the occupation government’s unprecedented attacks and violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the next Friday sermon…

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Fatah declares “day of rage” in response to metal detectors on the Temple Mount 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 17, 2017
Headline: “Fatah called for a day of rage on Wednesday and for mass movement towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

“The Fatah Movement has announced several actions in the northern [West Bank] branches in light of the Israeli escalation against the Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to metal detectors being placed at the entrance to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017; see note below –Ed.), the most significant of which is a day of rage this Wednesday [July 19, 2017] at all of the branches, and a call for mass movement towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In coordination with the [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Friday prayer will be held this week in the public plazas of the Palestinian cities, and every branch will define its plan to support the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy sites against the Israeli occupation’s acts of terror, until the occupation retracts its steps against the mosque.
These statements were made during a meeting held today [July 17, 2017] between Fatah Movement Secretary and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Adnan Ghaith, Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] General Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank] Dr. Jamal Muhaisen, and all of the secretaries of the Fatah Movement’s northern branches…
At the end of the meeting, the branch secretaries saluted all of the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem who are carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in the city, and said that Jerusalem’s cause is every Muslim, Arab, and Palestinian’s cause, and that this is expressed by conveying the Palestinian people’s willpower for widespread action in light of what is happening in Jerusalem and to rise up for it.”

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19,
PA Minister of Religious Affairs claims Israel plans “religious war,” only Muslims have the right to Western Wall 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 17, 2017
Headline: "The occupation has placed the Al-Aqsa Mosque under siege with metal detectors, and the residents of Jerusalem refuse to pass through them"

"[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida'is emphasized that the occupation's steps at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to temporary closure and placement of metal detectors after a terror attack there on July 14, 2017; see note below –Ed.) are clear proof that the extremist right-wing government plans to ignite a religious war in the region that will have disastrous consequences for the entire region…
Ida'is said that the Israeli government’s actions express a clear rejection of the entire international community and of the decisions it has made about Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount), which have confirmed the Muslims' absolute right to them."

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.

The Al-Buraq Wall - Islam's Prophet Muhammad is said to have rode during his Night Journey from Mecca to "al aqsa mosque", i.e., "the farthest mosque" (Quran, Sura 17), and there tied his miraculous flying steed named Al-Buraq to a "stone" or a "rock." (Jami` at-Tirmidhi, Book 47, Hadith 3424). In the 1920's, Arab Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini decided to identify the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem as that "rock" or "stone," and since then Muslims refer to the Western Wall as the "Al-Buraq Wall."
Following terror attack, Fatah calls on Palestinians to go to Al-Aqsa Mosque to defend it from Israel  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 15, 2017
Headline: “Wall-to-wall national and Arab condemnation of the occupation’s closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
     “The Fatah Movement called on the Palestinians to go up to the Al-Aqsa Mosque following Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu’s] decision to completely close the mosque yesterday (Friday) [July 14, 2017] (the Temple Mount was closed in response to a terror attack at the site that morning in which 2 Israeli border policemen were murdered, see note below. It was reopened on Sunday, July 16, 2017 –Ed.).
The movement said in a press statement yesterday: ‘The Israeli occupation and the systematic Israeli policy of oppressing the members of our Palestinian people, particularly in Jerusalem, preventing the free access of believers to the holy sites, and the repeating invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas by settlers are the root of the problem. They are the beginning of the endless cycle of violence, and they are the factor that necessarily leads to Palestinians being murdered over and over in cold blood, with no consideration for the sanctity of the site and the sanctity of life...’”
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Fatah Facebook promotes violence: "Rage for the Al-Aqsa Mosque!" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, July 15, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch

The image shows overlaid pictures of a masked Palestinian with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) on his head, barbed wire, and a masked Palestinian with his arms raised in front of the Dome of the Rock.

Text on image: “Rage for the Al-Aqsa Mosque!”
Posted text: “Calls to escalate the confrontations with the occupation forces at the friction points in response to the continued closure of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic.)”

Note: Israel closed the Temple Mount for only two days following a terror attack on July 14, 2017, when Israeli Arab terrorists murdered two Israeli policemen. When Israel reopened the Temple Mount, Palestinians have refused to enter the site in protest of Israel placing metal detectors at the entrance.
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Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.

Dean of Islamic schools calls on Muslims to carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 15, 2017
Official PA TV program Inside, on the closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque for two days after a terror attack was committed there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; hosting Dean of the Al-Azhar Institutes in Palestine Sheikh Imad Hamato

Dean of the Al-Azhar Institutes in Palestine and host of weekly PA TV show in Islam Sheikh Imad Hamato: "We [the Palestinians] are people that do not know our history correctly. We have a deed of ownership from Allah for the Al-Aqsa Mosque. We have a deed of ownership from our lord, Allah’s Messenger [Muhammad]…
We must all be at the Al-Aqsa Mosque [expressing our full] emotions, this is a call over those good radio waves, that every Muslim should reexamine his faith. We fear that Allah will examine our hearts and find that we are mired in emotions that will not please Him. Every Muslim must fulfill the obligatory commandment to assist the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It is not enough that you say that your identity is Muslim, and it is not enough that you say that your identity is Christian. You must ask forgiveness of Allah and carry out the commandment of Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, around this mosque taken hostage."

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Fatah official in response to terror attack on the Temple Mount: “It is the right of the Palestinian people to carry out all types of resistance according to the existing conditions”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 15, 2017
Headline: “Al-Ahmad: Netanyahu is taking advantage of every incident to carry out acts of violence, and the resistance in all its forms is a right of the Palestinians”
       “Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of National Relations (i.e., between Hamas and Fatah)] Azzam Al-Ahmad emphasized that the shooting operation that took place at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., terror attack on July 14, 2017, 2 murdered) was exploited by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the ugliest way when he closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque to worshippers and prevented them from holding the Friday prayer there…
On the same issue, the Fatah Movement Central Committee member [Azzam Al-Ahmad] emphasized that it is the right of the Palestinian people to carry out all types of resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence) according to the existing conditions, and noted that the types of resistance are varied and also include the popular struggle."

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PFLP praises terror attack as "heroic operation," calls for "intifada" and "more operations" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 14, 2017
Headline: “The Popular Front: The Jerusalem operation is a quality turning point in the resistance and the breaking of the Israeli security equation”
      “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) emphasized that the heroic Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) - which was carried out by three young heroes (i.e., terrorists Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas on Friday morning [July 14, 2017]... The PFLP added that the fact that the resistance succeeded in confronting the occupation’s soldiers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas from point-blank range constitutes an important turning point in our people’s intifada, which emphasizes that no Israeli soldier or settler is secure anywhere in the land of Palestine, not even in the most fortified areas. The PFLP explained that this heroic operation conveyed a powerful message to the occupation's soldiers and the Israeli government that their crimes, steps, and operations against our people will encounter additional quality operations and attacks…"
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Fatah official: “I call for a popular resistance that is capable of incorporating the masses” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 14, 2017
Headline: “Zaki: The illusion of peace has put Israel into a state of extremism, and the Palestinians must carry out popular resistance"
     "Fatah Movement Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that the imaginary peace has caused Israel to live in a state of extremism and stupidity, and noted that the time has come for the world to recognize that the occupation is still committing crimes through which it strives to take revenge on all of the holy sites…
He said: 'Since 1967, nobody has dared to close the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Its closure today proves that Israel has come out in an attack against the monotheistic religions, and it is a wild battle against the tenets of faith and religion by wild law-breaking gangs that kill morning and night as if the killing of Palestinians is permissible, while anyone who kills Israelis is an aggressor and a terrorist, and therefore this is a completely unacceptable situation.' […] He added: 'I call for a popular resistance that is capable of incorporating the masses, and I call on the Palestinians to bear their responsibility and show the world that the occupation is carrying out the worst kind of terror, and [popular resistance] is the right of the Palestinian people.’”
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Fatah calls for violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque: "The time of rage has come" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 14, 2017
Posted text:
“At the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas
The doves fly
The dew falls
The laughter of the innocent birds has died
And the morning is silent while the voice of the Muezzin (i.e., the person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) calls out… [ellipsis in source]
The time of rage has come!”
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Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
Fatah official: UNESCO resolution proves "falsification" of Israeli "narrative" in Jerusalem, confirms Palestinian right to "resist" 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, July 5, 2017
Headline: "Alayan: The UNESCO resolution regarding Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque demands Arab action"
      "Prominent Fatah leader in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan welcomed the renewed voting on [another] UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) resolution regarding the illegality and non-sovereignty of the Israeli occupation in Jerusalem, the Old City [of Jerusalem], and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as the condemnation of the excavations that the occupation is carrying out under the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City. He added that this resolution, with all of its details, is very important and proves the falsification that Israel has tried to create with its narrative, and [Israel's] attempt to change the status quo in Jerusalem throughout the years of its occupation of the holy city. Alayan added that this international resolution confirms the right of the Palestinian people to resist the Israeli occupation, which violates all of the international resolutions and challenges the world with its actions against our Palestinian people that suffers from the torments of the occupation and its terror."
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PLO committee member calls for “resistance in all of its forms,” a term Palestinians often use to refer to violence 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 30, 2017
Headline: "The Palestinian Liberation Front: The response to the occupation's crimes will be through national unity"

"Palestinian Liberation Front [PLF] (i.e., a member of the PLO) Political Committee member Muhammad Al-Soudi emphasized that the response to the occupation's crimes, and particularly the crime of assassinating young Iyad Munir Arafat Ghaith (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli forces) who was shot by an undercover unit of the occupation forces in southern Hebron, will be by strengthening the national unity against the occupation's crimes and its plans… He noted that these crimes and the repeated attacks against our people in the West Bank and Jerusalem, the continuation of building in the settlements, and the ongoing arrests of young people and children necessitate strengthening the national unity, ending the [Hamas-Fatah] rift, and heeding the obligatory call of the suffering of our people and the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) to join the unlimited all-out confrontation against this occupation, which experience with it has proven that it will not return our rights except by resistance in all of its forms (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence)‎."

Iyad Munir Arafat Ghaith – a Palestinian terrorist who shot at Israeli army forces in Hebron on June 28, 2017, as they approached the home of a Palestinian arms dealer and manufacturer in order to arrest him. Ghaith was shot and killed by the forces.

The terms "all means," “all forms,” "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings.
Al-Aqsa Martyrs in Gaza: "Palestine will not be liberated except by blood... the armed struggle is the only option for liberating Palestine" 
Source: Fatah Voice, independent Palestinian news website, June 25, 2017
Headline: "The leadership of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades [in Gaza] visited the Martyrs' homes"
    "The Martyrs' (Shahids') families received the leadership and fighters of the Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in Palestine (i.e., Gaza-based division of Fatah’s military wing, not connected to Fatah in the West Bank and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas) with heartwarming words during a visit by the Brigades’ commanders to the Martyrs' homes… In a speech that leadership member of the Brigades Abu Muhammad gave, he said that the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs'] Brigades are still loyal to the Martyrs… and believe that Palestine will not be liberated except by blood, and that the armed struggle is the only option for liberating Palestine."
Director of Cave of the Patriarchs calls on Palestinians to carry out Ribat there, “because it is an Islamic mosque” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 24, 2017
Headline: “12,000 worshippers prayed at the Ibrahimi Mosque”
    “Director of the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) Sheikh Hafzi Abu Sneineh, …called on everyone to visit the Ibrahimi Mosque, to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there, not to abandon it, and to pray there, because it is an Islamic mosque that belongs to the Muslims, and no party but the Muslims has a right to intervene in its affairs.”
PLO official: Proposed Israeli legislation against PA salaries to imprisoned terrorists "defines the Palestinian national struggle as ‘terror’”, “resistance against the occupation” has “legal and humanitarian” foundations 
Source: Palestine News Network (PNN, independent Palestinian news agency), June 20, 2017
Excerpt of op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

“The fact that on June 14, 2017, the Israeli Ministerial Committee approved a bill to confiscate the Palestinian tax money on the pretext that it is paid as aid to the families of the prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), and injured is more terrible and unethical than the war itself, because it skins the Palestinian people alive and legislates laws whose sole goal is to grind its flesh under the cover of law. The Israeli, American, and European goal behind this blackmail and pressure against the PA is not material to the same extent as that it wants to define the Palestinian national struggle as ‘terror’ and a ‘crime,’ and deprive the Palestinian resistance against the occupation - represented by the prisoners, Martyrs, and injured - of its legal and humanitarian foundations and the international legitimacy that allows every people subjected to occupation to resist this occupation in order to achieve its freedom and dignity… Every state or authority that respects itself, its values, and its culture in every democratic society that respects the rule of law cannot abandon the families of its prisoners, Martyrs, and injured, but rather must strengthen its role in taking care of them and protecting them from need and poverty as victims of the occupation.”

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PLO member party vows to “escalate intifada, increase the resistance” against Israel, claims Israel is “Judaizing Jerusalem” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2017
Headline: "The Palestinian Liberation Front emphasized that means must be provided for the continuation of the struggle"

"The Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., a member of the PLO) called to strengthen the national unity, escalate the intifada, and increase the resistance against the occupation.
The front said yesterday [June 12, 2017] in a press statement for the 35th anniversary of the Zionist invasion of Lebanon (i.e., 1982 Lebanon War)… that all of the means must be provided for the continuation of the path of struggle, which requires all of the forces and factions to unite against the ongoing Zionist aggression, settlement, Judaization of Jerusalem, racist laws, and targeting of the members of our people in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel)."
PA official encourages disorder: Palestinians must prepare for “comprehensive national rebellion” against Israel 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 7, 2017
Headline: “Khaled called to abandon the illusions and change the rules of confrontation against the occupation”

“In a social media post, PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) political bureau member Tayseer Khaled called to break free of the chains of the agreements and the occupation by changing the rules of confrontation against the occupation government’s policy.
He added: ‘We have no choice but to change the rules of confrontation against the policy of the occupation government led by [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu and to start preparing for a comprehensive national rebellion against the occupation, given that it is the main political option for breaking free of the occupation and earning independence.’”
Former terrorist: “Resistance in all manners (i.e., including violence)… is the only option that stands before the Palestinian people” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, June 5, 2017
Headline: “Laila Khaled: Whoever wants a homeland does not need to wait for an objective situation, but rather to create it”
      “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) political bureau member Laila Khaled said, …in an interview with journalist Saif Al-Din on the Palestinian Cards program on the [Cairo-based] Al-Ghad satellite channel, that the path of negotiations has failed practically and ethically. She emphasized that the talk about negotiations giving the Palestinians rights is an illusion that will never be realized, and also emphasized that the freedom of peoples is not obtained in a pleasant manner, but rather by force, and we have already learned that the negotiations are absurd and useless. Khaled added that the new American administration does not wish to find solutions that will give rights to the Palestinian people, and emphasized that there is another option – resistance in all manners (i.e., including violence), and it is the only option that stands before the Palestinian people.”

Laila Khaled - PFLP terrorist who participated in the hijacking of TWA flight 840 from Rome to Athens on Aug. 29, 1969 and the hijacking of El Al flight 219 from Amsterdam to New York on Sept. 6, 1970. The second hijacking was averted by the pilot and security personnel on board. They shot Khaled’s accomplice, Patrick Argüello, who had murdered one of the flight attendants. Khaled was overpowered and the plane landed in London, where Khaled was handed over and held by British police until she was exchanged on Oct. 1, 1970 for hostages held by the PFLP.
PA minister calls people to come to Al-Aqsa for “constant Ribat” – continued religious conflict 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 4, 2017
Headline: “Ida’is: Over 100 Israeli violations against the places of worship in May 2017”

“[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said… ‘The facts on the ground show that the occupation and its settlers are making concentrated attempts to empty the Al-Aqsa Mosque of its people, in light of the attacks and arrests of the men and women carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic).’ He again emphasized his call to ‘come and carry out constant Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs), which suffers exactly like the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as the occupation has forbidden the sounding of the call of the Muezzin (i.e., the person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) there 61 times.’”

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an “attack.” It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
PLO leader calls for violence: "Let every one of us look for a gun and bullets"  
Source: Al-Quds, May 25, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake, published on the website of the PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs, on May 24, 2017
and in
Al-Quds on May 25, 2017:
       "After 39 days in which the prisoners are waging an unlimited hunger strike, and with the month of Ramadan (i.e., Muslim month of fasting) imminent, do not make us receive the bodies [of the prisoners] who are liable to die in the occupation's prisons... They are being murdered in silence [by Israel], through an official and planned method. They are melting, bleeding, and dissipating... Do not make us receive bodies from the occupation's prisons. There's nothing left to say, and there is no need for journalism, media, analyses, and speculations. The prisoners are currently struggling for their lives. Break the pens, look for a gun and bullets. Do not look at your watches, the time is up... Enough, we have received 10 Martyrs [from the prisons] (Shahids) since 2013, and we held the occupation responsible a thousand times and demanded to put it on trial... [But] nothing has happened. The prisoners continue to come out of the prison gates inanimate and strangled. Enough, let every one of us look for a gun and bullets..."
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PA TV host longs for days of Palestinian terror, encourages more violence 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 22, 2017

Official PA TV program
I Call You, on the sixth week of the terrorist prisoners’ hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017, hosting released terrorist prisoner Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim who murdered 16 people

Official PA TV host:
"Today, during the [prisoners’ hunger] strike, we long for the days of the Intifada, the days of the revolution, in which the Palestinian people struggled for freedom, struggled to end the settlements, and against the occupation that still exists today. Why are we not seeing activities like that today? We appreciate every effort of every member of our Palestinian people, but we want more from them."
Released terrorist murderer Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim: "You bring me back to the 1987 Intifada (i.e., Palestinian violence and terror, 1987-1993). I was active in various ways. In my operation (i.e., terror attack) on bus 405, 16 Zionists died and 24 were wounded… I was arrested after the operation and they took care of me [medically]. I spent 22 and a half years [in prison]."
Official PA TV host: "We always salute this heroic role."
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Al-Aqsa preacher calls to "destroy Trump" and for extermination of Jews 
Source: YouTube channel "Aqsa Calls", May 21, 2017
Al-Aqsa Calls YouTube channel, speech by Salafist preacher Ali Abu Ahmad at the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Salafist preacher Ali Abu Ahmad: "Servants of God, the Satan from the White House, [American President Donald] Trump, who does not have even the most minimal human and ethical values, will meet with the rulers of the small countries of destruction in order to talk to them about moderate Islam. Trump will be in Saudi Arabia, and afterwards will visit the Jewish entity, and afterwards the Vatican, and in this way he will visit all three religions. This means that Trump wishes to strike a blow against Islam and the Muslims by [saying] there is no hatred towards Judaism and Christianity, and starting form today we will be an example of tolerance and love and cooperation in order to strike a blow against the Muslims, who Trump calls the extremists, and we have no one but Allah to depend upon…
The Muslim prisoners in the occupation's prisons are hunger striking, while the rulers of Saudi Arabia spend millions in order to receive the head of the heretics, Trump. Servants of God, this is indeed a crusade against Islam and the Muslims. Servants of God, nation of Islam, your rulers are going out to action, but not to save you, but rather to plot against you…
The traitor from Jordan has enlisted his army, but not to liberate the destination of Allah's messenger [Muhammad's] Night Journey (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque), but rather to murder Muslims in Syria, in order to please his masters…
Allah, provide us with the righteous caliphate soon, according to the prophets' custom. Allah, destroy Trump and the plotters. Allah, destroy all of the Jews."
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls for permanent conflict with Israel 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 19, 2017
Headline: “Ida’is called for unity and Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

“[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is called for unity, tightening the ranks, and permanent Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs), particularly in light of the fact that the prisoners have been continuing their hunger strike since April 17, 2017.
During the inauguration of the Umm Salamah Mosque in Izbat Al-Jarad, east of the city of Tulkarem, he added that ‘Our people will continue to stand firm and be rooted in its land, and the occupation will not succeed in harming it, no matter how much its evil and tyranny increases.’”
PA official emphasizes “sanctity” of Palestinian right of return, encourages “struggle and sacrifice” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2017
Headline: “Qalqilya: A procession, rally, and monument in memory of the Martyrs on Nakba Day”

“Masses of the Qalqilya district marked the 69th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in a mass procession organized by the national forces and the Popular Committee for Refugee Services…
During his speech at the rally, District Governor [Rafe’ Rawajbeh] emphasized the sanctity of the right of return for the Palestinian people, and that no statute of limitations applies to it. He also emphasized that our people continues to struggle and sacrifice despite 69 years having already passed since the Nakba.”

Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after Israeli Independence Day. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined Palestinian Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly-established State of Israel. The Nakba (i.e. "the catastrophe) refers to the displacement of Palestinians that occurred as a result of this Arab war of aggression against Israel.
Song on PA TV criticizes the Arab world for not fighting against Israel: "Where is the Arab anger? Where is the Arab blood?” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 16, 2017

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the third International Palestine Festival of Culture and Art in Gaza, a young band sings the song “Where are the Millions:”

Song lyrics:"Where are the millions?
Where is the Arab people?
Where is the Arab anger?
Where is the Arab blood?
Where is the Arab honor?
Where are the millions, where, where?"
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PMW has reported on this song before, see here and here
PA Minister of Justice claims that Palestinian “prisoners are not terrorists,” PLO official Karake encourages Palestinians “to declare and ignite their rage” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2017
Headline: "Ramallah and El-Bireh marked the 69th anniversary of the Nakba"

"Large crowds in Ramallah and El-Bireh marked the 69th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), which occurred this year on the 29th day of the freedom and dignity [hunger] strike, with mass central events that ended in serious confrontations with the occupation forces…
[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak said in a speech on behalf of the [PA] leadership and government: 'Our prisoners are not terrorists. They are the pioneer army of their people and freedom fighters. They are victims of the occupation, which is itself a war crime and organized state terror against the land, holy sites, and man. The world must determine and declare that the occupation is the terror'…
Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs [Issa Karake] called on the crowds in a speech on behalf of the prisoners to declare and ignite their rage, alongside their sons who are about to die due to the stubbornness of the occupation authorities and their refusal to negotiate with the leaders of the strike over their demands. He added: 'We've had enough and are finished with talk. Time has turned into a noose that is tightening around the necks of the striking prisoners, in order to implement the premeditated death sentence against them. You must declare your rage against the occupation that insists on its failing attempt to break their willpower and their strike, and in light of the unjustified international silence… Fatah Movement Central Committee member Abbas Zaki said: …'Those who are calling for war against terror are liars as long as they do not declare that the occupation is the worst type of terror, and that Israel is committing organized state terror, and adding racism and fascism to it."<
PA District Governor of Jericho: “We do not want to kill or injure anyone… Just as our heroic prisoners are living lives threatened by slow death, you Israelis need to know that you will not live enjoyable and easy lives while you are enjoying our land” 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, May 15, 2017
The Voice of Palestine, the official PA radio station, interview with District Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley Majed Al-Fatiani in a special program for Nakba Day and the prisoners’ hunger strike

District Governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley Majed Al-Fatiani: “What is necessary [for the hunger striking prisoners] is general Palestinian enlistment in all areas throughout the homeland – in our villages, in our refugee camps. I say to all members of our people: This is not the time to take pictures in front of the tents [of solidarity with the prisoners]. This is the time to directly pressure the Israeli government by putting pressure on the lives of the Israelis. We do not want to kill or injure anyone. We want to convey a message of truth and equality for our heroic prisoners. Just as our heroic prisoners are living lives threatened by slow death, you Israelis need to know that you will not live enjoyable and easy lives while you are enjoying our land, our air, and under our skies, while you are doing nothing against the extremist right-wing Israeli government.”

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Fatah calls to escalate violence in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners; they are “fighters who opposed the colonialist occupation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2017
Headline: “The Fatah Revolutionary Council called to strengthen the support for the prisoners by escalating the popular resistance”

“The Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council yesterday [May 11, 2017] called on the national and Islamic factions to join the national freedom and dignity [hunger] strike battle of the prisoners.
The Council expressed appreciation in a statement for the participation of some of the factions’ leadership members in the strike, and in conjunction praised the popular and official public support for the strike.
The Council called to expand the support and aid for the brave prisoners by escalating the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence) in the areas of friction with the occupation and its settlers…
The statement said: ‘This is a legitimate strike that is being waged by free fighters who opposed the colonialist occupation - resistance that is consistent with international law and the decisions of the international bodies.’”

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Preacher at Al-Aqsa Mosque: "The Jews, who are the lowliest and most cowardly of Allah’s creatures" continue "torturing the prisoners… Allah, destroy all of the Jews" 
Source: YouTube channel "Aqsa Calls", May 6, 2017
Aqsa Call YouTube channel

Salafist preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ali Abu Ahmad:
“Truly, worshippers of God, due to the fall of the Caliphate Palestine was occupied by the lowliest of the creatures that God created - in other words, by the Jews, and the place to which God’s messenger [Muhammad] made his Night Journey (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque) was desecrated, and blood was spilled, and the [women’s] honor was violated, and the elderly were humiliated, and children were killed at the hands of the Jews, who are the lowliest and most cowardly of Allah’s creatures… Truly, worshippers of God, the Humiliation and Disgrace Authority (i.e., the Palestinian Authority) and the rulers of the small countries of destruction (i.e., the Arab states) who talk about the prisoners’ issues - they are the ones that give the Jews a free hand to diligently continue torturing the prisoners… Armies of the [Muslim] nation... You must march in order to destroy the monstrous entity of the Jews… Allah, destroy all of the Jews..."

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PA-funded Prisoners’ Club chairman: We will escalate violence, if prisoners’ hunger strike continues 
Source: Official PA TV Live, May 4, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the prisoners’ hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017, hosting Chairman of the PA-funded Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares

Chairman of the PA-funded Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares: "We must make the utmost efforts to obtain a resolution of this [hunger] strike. I hope that this strike will not extend beyond next week, because if that happens it will be dangerous, as the strike will merge with the events of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), and then people will act out of anger, a storm of emotions, and concern – which, by the way, we do not want. However, if this happens, the Palestinian people will be called on to escalate the resistance in all of its forms (i.e, including violence) and to go out in an intensive manner to confront the occupation. This is something we do not want to reach, but the occupation is liable to lead us to it. In any case, we will not agree to give a green light to the killing of our sons (refers to the hunger-striking prisoners –Ed.)."

The terms "all means," "all forms," "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437
Fatah official justifies use of violence against “the Zionist entity” due to refusal to determine borders for Palestinian state 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, May 3, 2017
Headline: “Shanaah lectures on ‘The Palestinian State between the anvil of the Israeli enemy and [the hammer of] the regional developments’”

“Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council member Rifat Shanaah held a political conference titled ‘The Palestinian State between the Anvil of the Israeli Enemy and [the Hammer of] the Regional Developments’ on Sunday, April 16, 2017…
Shanaah noted that the Palestinians are trying to find permanent solutions so that the borders of the State of Palestine will be the ’67 borders. However, the state of the Zionist entity does not ever want to determine its borders, and the recognition of the Palestinian state gives the Palestinian people a right to use all means and ways (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to violence) to rid its land of the occupation and liberate it from the occupier.”

The article appears in the May 2017 edition of the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Al-Quds, and was posted on the commission’s website Falestinona on May 3, 2017.

The terms "all means," “all forms,” "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437
Fatah official: Israel treats Palestinians and Palestinian prisoners worse than the Nazis treated the Jews, threatens "violent response" 
Source: The Voice of Palestine, official PA radio station, Apr. 30, 2017
Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, interview with Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Dr. Jamal Muhaisen

Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Dr. Jamal Muhaisen:
“(Muhaisen talks about the prisoner hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017 –Ed.) There will be a violent response against the Israeli occupation if one of our heroes dies as a Martyr (Shahid) in prison… This is a fascist leadership that enjoys the suffering of the Palestinian people, attempts to imitate the Nazis in their behavior towards the Jews in World War II, and also sometimes surpasses [the Nazis’] behavior towards our people and our prisoners.”
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Fatah youth movement calls to "escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for our prisoners" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 27, 2017
Headline: "The Nablus branch's Shabiba called to escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for our prisoners"
     "After a meeting it held at Fatah's Nablus branch headquarters, Fatah's Shabiba [youth] movement at the Nablus branch called in a statement to escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for the prisoners' battle and their hunger strike... Shabiba published a statement in which it called on its members, its supporters, and our young people in the [Fatah] branches and in the branches of the various organizations to escalate the popular resistance (i.e., term that also refers to violence) against and the daily confrontation with the settlers and occupation soldiers as a sign of support for our brave prisoners' hunger strike that is entering its tenth day."
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Fatah youth movement calls to "escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for the prisoners' battle" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 27, 2017
Headline: “The Nablus branch’s Shabiba called to escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for our prisoners”
     “After a meeting it held at Fatah’s Nablus branch headquarters, Fatah’s Shabiba [youth] movement at the Nablus branch called in a statement to escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for the prisoners’ battle and their hunger strike…
Shabiba published a statement in which it called on its members, its supporters, and our young people in the [Fatah] branches and in the branches of the various organizations to escalate the popular resistance (i.e., term that also refers to violence) against and the daily confrontation with the settlers and occupation soldiers as a sign of support for our brave prisoners’ hunger strike that is entering its tenth day.
Fatah’s Shabiba noted in its statement that escalating the popular resistance in Area C (i.e., regions of the West Bank under full Israeli administration according to the Oslo Accords) and direct confrontation with the occupation forces and the herds of its settlers has great significance now, in light of our brave prisoners’ [hunger] strike entering its tenth day, and the escalation of the occupation’s racist steps against them.”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which left 40 people dead and hundreds wounded.
PA accuses Israel of promoting “invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to... Judaize the holy city [of Jerusalem],” calls on Palestinians, incl. those “in the Palestinian Interior occupied in 1948” to carry out Ribat 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2017
         “In its weekly meeting held yesterday [April 18, 2017] in the Jenin district… the [PA] government condemned the racist policy of oppression that is being implemented against the worshippers and those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), men and women alike, in addition to preventing them from reaching the Al-Aqsa Mosque and praying there. This is at a time when the Israeli government is scheming, providing official cover, and implementing a policy of incitement that calls on the settlers to make daily and unprecedented broad invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to establish a new status quo, whose goal is to Judaize the holy city [of Jerusalem] and erase its Arab and Islamic characteristics. The government referenced the danger in the occupation government’s insistence on turning the conflict into a religious conflict, which will escalate the situation, place the city in true danger, and constitute a crude challenge and declaration of war against the Muslims, their holy sites, and the entire Islamic world. The government called on the guards of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and its gatekeepers, on all of the worshippers and the Jerusalem civilians, and on our people in the Palestinian Interior occupied in 1948 (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) to visit and carry out Ribat at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque..."

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PLO official: "The Palestinian people declares its intifada against the worst occupation in modern history" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
Headline: “Ramallah: Main events of support for the prisoners’ battle”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake warned the occupation’s [Israeli] Prison Service not to oppress the hunger striking prisoners and treat them violently, and said that all options will be open if something bad happens to one of the prisoners.
He referred to the masses that went out [into the streets] of the homeland and the diaspora, and said: ‘Our people wherever it is declares that the cause of freedom is holy to it and it is thirsty to be liberated of the occupation, and also that the occupation government will not achieve peace, security, and stability as long as it commits terror and organized crime against our people and its prisoners.’
He added: ‘The Palestinian people declares its intifada against the worst occupation in modern history and supports its prisoners who are waging a battle for dignity through [a] hunger [strike] in the most difficult place of confrontation.’ He called on the international community and the UN Security Council to stand by their legal and moral responsibility in light of what is happening to the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, to provide them with international protection, and to put the Israeli war criminals on trial for their ongoing crimes.”
PLO official warns Israel that "all options will be open" if something happens to the striking Palestinian prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
     "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake warned the occupation's [Israeli] Prison Service not to oppress the hunger striking prisoners and treat them violently, and said that all options will be open if something bad happens to one of the prisoners. He referred to the masses that went out [into the streets] of the homeland and the diaspora, and said: 'Our people wherever it is declares that the cause of freedom is holy to it and it is thirsty to be liberated of the occupation, and also that the occupation government will not achieve peace, security, and stability as long as it commits terror and organized crime against our people and its prisoners.'
He added: 'The Palestinian people declares its intifada against the worst occupation in modern history and supports its prisoners who are waging a battle for dignity through [a] hunger [strike] in the most difficult place of confrontation.' He called on the international community and the UN Security Council to stand by their legal and moral responsibility in light of what is happening to the prisoners in the occupation's prisons, to provide them with international protection, and to put the Israeli war criminals on trial for their ongoing crimes."
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Preacher on PA TV: Killing the enemy “is a right,” quotes Islamic verse about stones and trees calling to kill Jews: “Oh Muslim… there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 7, 2017
Islamic preacher Yaqub Qirsh: “I say to our people, the people of Palestine: Almighty Allah is giving us this test in order to grant us the greatest possessions of all, and prime among them Martyrdom-death (Shahada) in the way of Allah. Fighting the enemy is a right and killing him is a right. The pressure that they are exerting on us, praise Allah, is not like [the pressure] that is being exerted [on the people] in Syria, the people of Iraq, and the people of Libya. [There,] the killer does not know who he has killed, and the person who is killed does not know why he was killed. We people of Palestine indeed are being tested through this pressure, although [Allah] made us know why we are being killed and are killing, because we know where we are directing this pressure and we are marching to the Hereafter… This pressure that the people of Palestine are dealing with through this great [Israeli] propaganda method requires wise and active publicity. It demands that we be certain that we are triumphing. ‘The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them, until the stones or trees will call: “Oh Muslim, O servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!’"

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Abbas’ deputy says “resistance in all forms” is a “legal right,” – “all forms” includes the use of violence 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Apr. 1, 2017
Headline: "Al-Aloul: There is a gap between Fatah and the people, the relations with the occupation must be cut off, and my being chosen as [Fatah] Deputy Chairman is not ‘temporary’"

"[Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul, who was recently chosen as deputy to Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas denied that this is an honorary position or a temporary position (i.e., the position was said to be for one year only).
Al-Aloul verified in an interview with the London newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat that there are 'gaps between the movement and the Palestinian street.'

The transcript of the interview:

[Q:] You said that the world is waiting to understand [US President Donald] Trump, but can the Palestinians wait any more after 20 years of negotiations? Isn't it necessary to go in a different direction?
[Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul:] Negotiations are necessary in every conflict, here or anywhere else in the world. There is a conflict with this occupation, and this is a bitter conflict that has lasted for years. When we felt the negotiations were absurd, we stopped them. We will manage this conflict in all of its forms.
[Q:] However, you stopped the negotiations without any alternatives. There are those who are calling the resistance the alternative.
[Al-Aloul:] The resistance is legal, and the main points of Fatah's political statement say that the resistance, in all of its forms (i.e., term used by Palestinians to refer to means that included violence), is a legal right. However, each stage has an appropriate form. At this stage, the appropriate form is popular resistance (i.e., Palestinian leaders have used this term to refer to violence -Ed). We see this and are using it.
[Q:] Do you see that popular resistance exists?
[Al-Aloul:] There is present, impre
Speaking at university event, PLO official warns of impending "popular intifada" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2017
Headline: “Karake visited a prisoners’ exhibition at An-Najah [University] and participated in a meeting of the national [and Islamic] forces in Nablus”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that, in the shadow of the battle of freedom and dignity that the prisoners are waging by launching an unlimited hunger strike, the Prisoner’s Day events this year will be extraordinary and comprehensive. These events are a message from the Palestinian people to the world that we are a people that is interested only in its freedom and having the occupation leave our lives so we will be able to live in dignity.
Karake said that the Prisoner’s Day events will turn into a popular intifada, the breaking of the chains, and the release of the prisoners. He added that these events are a response to the ongoing steps of oppression against the prisoners’ rights and the taking of their fighting and national identity, in light of the ongoing official incitement against them and the arbitrary laws that the occupation government is legislating that harm the prisoners’ dignity and violate international law.
Karake’s statements came after his meeting with acting President of An-Najah [National] University Dr. Maher Al-Natsheh and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Muhammad Al-Amleh.”
Fatah calls to end rift with Hamas and "continue the popular uprising" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 31, 2017
Headline: “Fatah called to end the rift and unify around the leadership”
     “The Fatah Movement in the Gaza Strip today, Thursday [March 31, 2017], called to end the [Fatah-Hamas] rift and unite around the Palestinian leadership, which is represented by the PA chairman, President Mahmoud Abbas, who is waging the battle of national independence with full wisdom and ability while adhering to the basic principles and the legal national rights of our people.
This was said in a statement published by the Information and Culture Department of the movement’s Supreme Leadership Council in the Gaza Strip on the 45th Land Day…
The department saluted our people in Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), and all of the refugee and diaspora areas, and expressed appreciation for their legendary resolve before the occupation and its plots. It also called to strengthen the resolve, continue the popular uprising, and strengthen the peaceful resistance (i.e., both including violence).”

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Fatah student movement threatens day of terror and killing against "Nazi" Israel for "heroic" prisoners 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 29, 2017


The image shows a statement by the Fatah student movement Shabiba regarding a planned hunger strike by Fatah prisoners starting on Prisoner’s Day, April 17, 2017.


Text on image: “On April 17, [2017,] prisoners of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah... will launch a new heroic campaign, whose fuel is their empty stomachs…
Our brave prisoners in all of the Nazi occupation’s prisons and detention camps are declaring a hunger strike with no time limit to defend the dignity of our people and its right to freedom and independence, and in resistance to the humiliation and the Nazi policy that the racist [Israeli] Prison Service is trying to impose on our prisoners…
We in the [Fatah] student [movement] Shabiba in Palestine declare the following:
  • Let us turn April 17, 2017, into a fire that will burn the occupiers and burn the land like an inferno under the feet of the tyrants, and let’s escalate the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians that includes use of violence -Ed.) everywhere. Therefore, we call on our brave students and the masses of our people to escalate the confrontation with the occupier at all the places of confrontation. We also call to intensify the campaigns of support for them and their families, because our prisoners are not alone in the campaign for freedom and dignity...”
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Fatah FB post brags that "Fatah is the first bullet" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 27, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows masked men bearing rifles and Fatah flags while wearing Fatah headbands.

Posted text: "To everyone who asks about us"

Text on image:
"To everyone who asks about us
This is Fatah that is not defeated
Fatah that returns fire for fire
Fatah was created for the revolutionaries
Fatah, the revolution and the free people
Fatah is the first bullet
The path of leader Yasser Arafat"
Fatah official says violence unites Palestinians, calls on Fatah to join “civilian popular resistance against Israeli “colonialists” 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 21, 2017
Headline: "The Fatah Movement from the Al-Karameh victory in 1968 to running on the spot in 2017"

Op-ed by Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki

"The [Fatah] Movement must be revitalized in actuality by joining the civilian popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinian leaders to refer to and include violence –Ed.) against the settlement and the occupation forces with tens of thousands of the movement's activists. They will be doubled in a moment by the national and Islamic forces and parties and the masses of our great people joining. This is because what unifies us is the battle and not dialogue, which has not brought any benefit on any of the different levels. If these masses succeed in blocking the bypass roads, Israel and its settlers will not remain [there] because the incentives for their presence are their freedom [of movement] and the lack of resistance in actuality to their presence as invading colonialists on our Palestinian land."

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Fatah FB pic shows map of "Palestine" composed of rioting rock-throwers 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 18, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows masked Palestinian rioters throwing rocks, rolling tires, and waving flags. The rioters are presented in such a way that they form the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text in post and on image: “May your hands be sanctified, O holders of the rock”
Palestinians protest against PA security co-operation with Israel, chant: “not in peaceful ways, we want bullets and rockets” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 13, 2017
Headline: “A procession in Ramallah as a sign of opposition to the suppression of a protest vigil”
     "Hundreds of Palestinians today (Monday) [March 13, 2017] participated in a procession in Ramallah as a sign of opposition to the suppression of a protest vigil in the city by the PA Security Forces on Sunday, and to the attack on those participating in it…
The protest participants made calls condemning the actions of the Palestinian [PA] Security Forces, and demanded a settling of accounts with those involved in suppressing the participants and the journalists and in hitting them.
The participants called: ‘Not in peaceful ways and not diddly-squat, we want bullets and rockets’ (the chant apparently reflects opposition to PA security coordination with Israel in the case of terrorist Basel Al-A’araj, see below –Ed.), and ‘The [PA] military rule will fall.’”

Basel Al-A’araj – head of a Palestinian terror cell that planned to attack Israeli targets. Al-A'araj and his cell were arrested by the PA Security Forces in spring 2016 and held in prison until they were released on Sept. 9, 2016, largely due to a public Palestinian campaign. Israeli soldiers tried to arrest Al-A'araj in El-Bireh on March 6, 2017, but he resisted and opened fire on them at which point they shot and killed him.
Fatah spokesperson responds to Israeli newspaper: Al-Aloul has “always emphasized his full support for the legal popular resistance” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 12, 2017
     “Ziyad Khalil Abu Ziyad, a spokesman of the Fatah Movement and head of international relations in the office of the movement’s Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul, said that Abu Jihad (i.e., Al-Aloul) always emphasized his full support for the legal popular resistance (term used by Palestinians that includes the use of violence –Ed.). He added that there is nothing new in the article that was published on the website of the [Israeli] newspaper Yediot Aharonot [on March 10, 2017] in order to incite against the deputy president (sic). Abu Ziyad also said that at a time when the Israeli press is attempting to fish in murky waters, the Fatah leadership continues to be united and to work as one unit in full and comprehensive coordination between all of the members of the [Fatah] Central Committee, the [Fatah] Revolutionary Council, and the branch secretaries, according to Abu Ziyad’s statement.”

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PLO official recommends “resistance and intifada as means to achieve the national goals” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 12, 2017
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: The arrangement with the Israeli occupation has reached a dead end”

“Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that the arrangement with the Israeli occupation has reached a dead end after the failure of the negotiations and everything concerning the peace option, and it has become clear to all that there is a crisis that requires a reexamination of this strategy that has been proven to be a failure…
He noted that what we need is to end the [Fatah-Hamas] rift, strengthen the national unity, defend the national project, revive the PLO, strive to assemble a wider front on the pan-Arab level to deal with the projects that strive against our people’s rights, and adhere to the option of resistance and intifada as means to achieve the national goals of our people for freedom, independence, and return.”
PA Minister of Religious Affairs warns that Muezzin Law is "liable to lead to a religious war that will burn the whole region" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Mar. 9, 2017
Headline: "The grand mufti condemned the limiting of sounding the Muezzin"
     "[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned what is called the Muezzin Law, which was approved by the Israeli occupation authorities in a first reading [in the Israeli Parliament].
He said in a statement from the Dar Al-Ifta (lit. house of religious ruling – the Jerusalem Mufti’s office –Ed.) today, Thursday [March 9, 2017], that the attack against the mosques comes as part of a planned policy. He explained that the mosques in all of Palestine, and particularly in Jerusalem, are being subjected to a fierce attack by the occupation authorities as part of the extremism they use to harm the holy sites. This is so, whether by ongoing attacks against them or by burning them, destroying them, or closing them with false excuses…
[PA Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf] Ida’is demanded that the international community, with its states, governments, bodies, and relative organizations, intervene to stop these attacks against the mosques, and particularly the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque… He also described this decision as racist and held the occupation authorities responsible for the consequences that are liable to lead to a religious war that will burn the whole region."

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Hamas leader: "Expel them from the 1948 borders" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Mar. 8, 2017
Al-Aqsa TV, speech by Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar
Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar: “Allah says in the Quran: ‘And expel them from wherever they have expelled you’ (Quran, Sura 2:191, Sahih International translation). According to the grammarians , the word ‘from’ notes partialness. Where did the Jews expel us from? From the 1967 borders or from the 1948 borders (i.e., Israel)? From the 1948 borders. Expel them from the 1948 borders, like they expelled you. In other words, the Jews leaving the lands occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) is a principle that is unchangeable because it is mentioned in Allah’s book. ‘And expel them from wherever they have expelled you.’ ...We want Palestine, all of Palestine, and not one grain of soil less.
It is said in the Quran: ‘And kill them wherever you overtake them’ (Quran, Sura 2:191, Sahih International translation). We do not recognize the difference between the 1967 borders and the 1948 borders. We will resist them where we can. Aboveground, underground, and if we will have planes to fly we will fight them from the skies.”

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PA Police Director states the PA security forces are “fighters and members of the Palestinian revolution,” Palestinians “not yet liberated” from Israel 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Mar. 4, 2017
Official PA TV Program Watchful Eyes (program about the PA Security Forces), hosting PA Police Director-General Hazem Atallah

Atallah responds to the PA TV host who spoke about the dedication of the PA Security Forces –Ed.

PA Police Director-General Hazem Atallah: "We are not complaining about our work, it is our duty. We are serving our people and our land. First of all, we are people who have not yet been liberated from the occupation. The [PA] Palestinian security institution is not the Palestinian security institution of a decade ago, not in terms of command, not in terms of preparedness, not in terms of training, and not in terms of being armed. I do not want to say more than that – if a man does not defend his homeland and his legitimacy, he is not worthy of life."

Official PA TV host: "Yes, true."

Hazem Atallah: "True, we are policemen and officers, but we are fighters, and we are members of this Palestinian revolution. Even if we die, we will not allow [the Palestinian revolution] to be harmed in any manner."
Fatah spokesman: Transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem will “blow up matters locally and regionally” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 4, 2017
Headline: "Abu Ziyad: Transferring the American embassy will blow up the situation"
     "Fatah Movement International Spokesman Ziyad Khalil 'Abu Ziyad' warned the American Congress against carrying out any step of transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem. He emphasized that such a step will blow up matters locally and regionally.
Abu Ziyad said in a statement that reached [the independent Palestinian news agency] Ma'an that the visit of the American delegation from the Congress led by Dennis Ross was meant to examine the way to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem and to meet with Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu]. He added that this is a preparatory visit for a possible American step that will lead to the deterioration of the situation in the Palestinian arena.  Abu Ziyad emphasized that American top official Dennis Ross knows well from his previous experience [as Middle East envoy] that there is no Palestinian, Arab, or Muslim that will agree that the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem in order to definitively recognize its Israeliness - despite the assertion of the international community that it is Palestinian – will pass in silence without any response, particularly when it is about Jerusalem, the most important city and site for the Arab and Islamic people."
Fatah official: "We will pursue you with car rammings and kill you with rocks...You are a people whose fate is to disappear" 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Mar. 2, 2017
Headline: “A variety of artistic performances to mark the 52nd anniversary"
     "The Siraj Al-Awdah Band held a revolutionary artistic ceremony in the presence of Secretary of the Fatah Movement and the PLO Factions in Tyre [in Lebanon] Tawfiq Abdallah, Fatah Head of Information in Tyre Muhammad Buqa'i, and Fatah leaders and members on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at the Tyre Cinema.
At the beginning ceremony emcee Bassel Abu Shihab welcomed those present, and afterwards Tawfiq Abdallah spoke and said: ‘The struggle and revolution are not only through carrying weapons and fighting, but also writing, working, singing, and art in all of their revolutionary forms in order to reach the main goal, which is to convey the idea and truth to the entire world.' He added: 'The revolution is still continuing until this day, and that is what members of the Palestinian people are translating [into action] by their resistance to the Zionist enemy with knives. We will pursue you [Zionists] with car rammings and kill you with rocks, Allah willing, and we will defeat you, and through intelligence, culture, and art, we will hold you accountable. We are a people that is worthy of living and you are a people whose fate is to disappear.’"

The article appears in the March 2017 edition of the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Al-Quds, and was posted on the commission’s website Falestinona on March 2, 2017.
PLO representative in Iran: “Everyone needs to fight [Israel] in his own way”, “all means of struggle are legitimate” 
Source: Al-Akhbar, Lebanese daily, Mar. 1, 2017
Headline : “The Ambassador of Palestine in Iran: The Oslo Accords are bankrupt”

“In February 1981, late president Yasser Arafat appointed Salah Al-Zawawi as the PLO representative in Tehran, after Martyr (Shahid) Hani Al-Hassan resigned from his position and moved to Beirut. Following the Oslo Accords between the PLO and the Israeli enemy, Iran refused to recognize the [Palestinian] Authority that was established in accordance with the accords, and refused the replacement of Al-Zawawi and the appointment of a new ambassador. Therefore he has remained in his tenure since that time, and has spent 36 years of his life in Tehran…
The most veteran of the Palestinian diplomats (i.e., Al-Zawawi) does not deny the existence of differences of opinion with Tehran, but [notes] ‘Every side needs to accept the position of the other side with understanding, and we must fight for the liberation of Palestine. The form of fighting that is demanded of members of our people in the 1948 lands (i.e., Israel) is different from that which is demanded of those in the West Bank, and a different method is demanded of those in the West Bank than those in Gaza. There is diplomatic fighting.’ He continued and said, ‘There is no doubt that everyone needs to fight in his own way, beginning with carrying out stabbing and car ramming operations and ending with firing rockets, and in this way we will liberate Palestine from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River.’ He also argued: ‘There is a Jihad that is controlled by the geographic conditions, and everyone needs to aid it in accordance with their location, abilities, and conditions… all of the means of struggle are legitimate, beginning with debka dance (i.e., Arab folk dance) and ending with armed struggle that is meant to realize Allah’s promise and bring liberation.’ …
The ambassador no longer believes in the Oslo Accor
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Israeli court’s ruling that Jews are allowed to pray at Temple Mount pushes “religious war” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 1, 2017
Headline: "Ida'is: The Israeli court rulings regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque are pushing towards a religious war"

"[PA] Minster of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said that the statement of the Magistrate Court, of occupied Jerusalem according to which the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the Temple Mount) is a holy site for the Jews and they have a right to pray there, is nothing but a vigorous push in the direction of a religious war, which will bring disaster to the entire region…
Sheikh Ida'is said in a statement he gave yesterday evening [Feb. 28, 2017] that this dangerous development in the Israeli occupation's policy regarding the sites holy to Islam, and primarily the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the pearl of Palestine, is nothing but part of a method that has now become clear, and that its goal is to establish the 'legality' of these violations and to protect them under Israeli 'law.' [He noted that this law] ignores all of the international decisions, which have determined that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is an exclusively Muslim site, and that nobody but them has the right to revoke this [Muslim] sovereignty by any excuse."

The reference to a Jerusalem Magistrate Court ruling apparently refers to how on Feb. 26, 2017, the court convicted Sahar Natsheh, a 48-year-old Palestinian woman, for assaulting Israeli Parliament member Shuli Moalem-Refaeli at the Temple Mount two years prior. Natsheh pushed Moalem-Refaeli and shouted at her to leave the Temple Mount, in an attempt to block her access.
DFLP official calls “to revive the popular resistance,” and not rely the US’s positions or its “meaningless” threats, especially “in light of the fact that its aid has in effect stopped” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Feb. 28, 2017
       "Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP, a member of the PLO –Ed.) Qais Abd Al-Karim 'Abu Laila' called to reexamine the internal organization of the [Palestinian] house… during a political convention held in the Qalqilya Municipality hall for the 48th anniversary of the establishment of the DFLP...
Abu Laila emphasized the need to revive the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians to also refer to violence), which if it escalates will be able to take a toll on the occupation, to cause the international community to shoulder its responsibilities, and to make Israel give an accounting for its settlement policy that is internationally condemned. He said: 'We must initiate and take positions without hesitating or relying on the positions of the US or its threats, which are meaningless, especially in light of the fact that its aid has in effect stopped. Afterwards, we must act to expose Israel's shame to the world.' He called to reexamine the relations with Israel, which has turned its back and shirked off all of the agreements. Therefore, the time has come to take a clear position regarding the relations with Israel in order to force it to be more willing to comply with international law."

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Girl recites poem denying Jewish history, encouraging violence, claims Israeli cities are Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 24, 2017
Official PA TV program The Best Home, episode with students from Jenin and Hebron

A young Palestinian girl, Gharad Qassem, recites the following poem:
Gharad Qassem: “I am a Palestinian boy
Who are you, foreign boy? And from where did you come? And what is the stone that is in your hand?
I am a Muslim Arab, a free person forever
You do not have the right to ask
I did not come here, but rather you are the one that came
I was born here long ago,
Before you
Before you came to my land
I am a Muslim
My roots are in the depths of history
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in Safed, Ramallah, El-Bireh, and Gaza
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem, and Nablus
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in every grain of soil
A rock in my hand, my head and my heart –"
Abbas’ deputy says PA plans to “confront the occupation” in addition to use of diplomatic means, “Under no circumstances can we adhere to agreements with Israel” 
Source: Raya, independent Palestinian news network, Feb. 22, 2017
"A few days after his appointment as deputy chairman of the Fatah Movement, it appears that Mahmoud Al-Aloul is more diplomatic when discussing the complicated topics that [the independent Palestinian news network] Raya brought up in an interview with him, beginning with his appointment as deputy chairman of Fatah, including the political changes that are shaking the region, and concluding with plans for a regional solution, the discussions of which the PA will not be included in…
[Al-Aloul said] that the position of the new American administration will be difficult for the Palestinian leadership, and noted that recently there is no choice but ‘to resist the Israeli violations.'
He said: 'We have entreated our [Arab] brothers who have largely washed their hands of us due to reasons related to them or the illusion the Americans created for them that they constitute a target for Iran and that the US and Israel can protect them.' He added: 'Some of them fell for these illusions, and gave priority to other causes.'
He revealed the fact of the existence of a 'plan' that the leadership will explain in the coming days, which relates to 'widespread political activity, which will be expressed by turning to the UN organizations and the [UN] Security Council and setting in motion the suits at the International Criminal Court against the settlements and the expected steps by the American administration,' in addition to activity on the ground whose goal is to confront the occupation.
Regarding [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] allusion to stopping the security coordination [with Israel] in light of the Israeli decisions, and the possibility of taking active steps and not just making threats like many times in the past, Al-Aloul said that they are moving in the direction of 'changing the entire equation in the relations with the occupation.'

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PLO official: “Danger of damage to Islamic nature” of Jerusalem, needs defense against “occupation and global Zionism” otherwise no peace in world, calls for “all forms of resistance” – includes violence 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 21, 2017
Headline: "At the Tehran conference for support of our people: Al-Za'anoun calls to use all means of pressure in order to defend Jerusalem"

“Chairman of the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) [Salim Al-Za'anoun] demanded the use of all means of pressure in order to defend Jerusalem, the eternal capital of our state, and to support the residents of Jerusalem, who are dealing by themselves with the policy and steps of the Israeli occupation state and global Zionism – especially in the shadow of the American threats to transfer the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Al-Za'anoun emphasized in the Palestine speech at the Sixth Support for the Resolve of the Palestinian People Conference (sic., the Support for the Palestinian Intifada Conference) that is convening today (Tuesday) [Feb. 21, 2017] in Tehran, the capital of Iran, that our people – in all of its cities, villages, and refugee camps – defends not only the sites that are holy to the Muslims and Christians, but also the honor of this nation.
He emphasized the centrality of the Palestinian cause for the Arabs, Muslims, and free people of the world until the Palestinian people succeeds in liberating its land and establishing its independent state, whose capital is Jerusalem. This is because there will be no security or peace in the region, or even in the entire world, without Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state…

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Abbas’ deputy: We must “intensify resistance activity,” claims Israel carries out “daily executions” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 21, 2017
Headline: “Al-Aloul: The two-state solution is the minimum for Palestinian[s], and the popular resistance will continue”

“Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul emphasized that the peaceful popular resistance will continue, and emphasized that the two-state solution is the minimum to which the Palestinians can agree.
Al-Aloul said in a press interview today, Tuesday [Feb. 21, 2017], that ‘The peaceful popular resistance against Israel is an important and basic matter, and it is our option at this stage,’ and noted that sometimes it strengthens and sometimes it weakens.
Al-Aloul said: ‘As long as the Israeli aggression, the pressure, and the occupation’s crimes against the Palestinian people intensify, we must intensify the resistance activity against them.’ He noted that ‘The Israeli crimes are increasing, whether with the construction in the settlements, the land expropriation, the daily executions at the checkpoints, or the harming of the holy sites.’”

The terms "all means," "peaceful popular resistance,” and “popular uprising" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437
Fatah FB: "I will live as a self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i)" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 21, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text and text on image: “I will live as a self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i) until [Palestine] returns”

The image shows a man masked in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) holding an assault rifle, and behind him the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the upper left corner appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”
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Fatah Deputy Chairman: "Popular resistance in all of its modes (i.e., including violence – Ed.) is a legitimate right" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2017
Headline: “Al-Aloul: The popular resistance in all of its modes is Fatah and the leadership’s choice”
     “Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul emphasized that the need for the continuation of the resistance in order to curb the Israeli occupations’ crimes and plans is the choice of Fatah and the political leadership. In an interview with Radio Mawtini yesterday [Feb. 18, 2017], Al-Aloul called to develop the popular resistance in other directions, such as construction in villages in regions that are exposed to the danger of settlement, and a broader entry into other fields, such as an economic boycott of Israeli occupation products. Al-Aloul noted that large territories of the Palestinian lands that were taken over have been returned, and that the racist separation fence has been pushed back through legal methods of popular resistance.
He added that the popular resistance in all of its modes (i.e., including violence – Ed.) is a legitimate right of occupied peoples against their occupiers, and noted the efforts to develop it in order to protect the future of the Palestinian people and its national rights.”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular resistance" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded.
Palestinian woman echoes Palestinian leaders: Promised Land = Land where Jews will be gathered to be exterminated 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 19, 2017

Fatah-run Awdah TV reporter:
"Dear viewers, our question today is: Are you optimistic about the rise to power of American President Trump? [...]
Palestinian woman: "We always put our hopes in Allah. This is the promised land. The Jews think it is promised to them, but what was promised was to gather them in order to exterminate them by a divine decree." [Fatah-run Awdah TV, Pulse of the Homeland, Feb. 19, 2017]

The woman’s message is repeating both Fatah and Hamas leaders' interpretations of Islam:

Member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki: "These Israelis have no belief, no principles. They are an advanced instrument of evil... I believe that Allah, will gather them so we can kill them."  [Official PA TV, March 12, 2014]
Hamas religious official Muhammad Salah Abu Rajab: "Here are the Zionists, who have gathered from all around. They occupy and usurp Jerusalem and its environs, and so the promise of Allah is realized: 'We will bring you forth in [one] gathering' (Quran, Sura 17:104) so that it will be easier to slaughter and kill you."  [Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Aug. 22, 2014]
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Hezbollah head, Hassan Nasrallah, has reportedly expressed a similar expectation: ''If Jews all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide." [The Daily Star (Lebanon), Oct. 23, 2002]
Fatah FB post shows Fatah logo with AK-47 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 19, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “The idea did not die with the deaths of its creators, but rather is igniting, rising, and growing in strength and intensity. Whoever thinks that it can be extinguished and die is mistaken, as this is an idea that is not prepared to do anything but spread.”

The picture shows an AK-47 assault rifle laid over 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.
Text at top right of image: “#52_Fatah”
Text at bottom of image: “Fatah is eternal and its giving is eternal”
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