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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.”
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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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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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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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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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.
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”
 
 
PA TV reuses song from 2000 calling for terror: "Draw your sword... let it not return" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 17, 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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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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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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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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“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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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.”

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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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.’”
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 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 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 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, 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 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 expresses support for “continuing struggle” of young people against Israel, defense of Al-Aqsa 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 21, 2017
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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 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 ominous 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."
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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 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, July 15, 2017


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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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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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.
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 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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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."
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
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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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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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”
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 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.
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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Fatah Central Committee member: Stabbing attacks are Palestinians' legal right 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 17, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “How wonderful this man is”

The image shows Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul.

Text on image: “How wonderful this man is, who the older he gets, the more his stability and the vitality of his powerful facial features, which are almost identical to those of Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad (i.e., former head of the PLO terror organization’s military wing). If not for the white hair, we would have thought he was Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., Abu Jihad)… The Zionist press has documented a number of standpoints and statements of his that supported the young people in the stabbing operations and defense of the land against the occupation and settlers as a legal right. He succeeded in winning the trust of the Fatah Movement and was appointed deputy chairman of the movement. Leader Mahmoud Al-Aloul Abu Jihad, may Allah help you and guide you to what is good for Palestine and the fighting people.”

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PA Supreme Fatwa Council condemns Israel's "plots surrounding the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque," calls on Palestinians to defend it "whatever the cost" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 16, 2017
Headline: "The Fatwa Council: The blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque refuses to be divided"
     "The [PA] Supreme Fatwa Council warned today, Thursday [Feb. 16, 2017], against the consequences that will befall the region in general due to the plots surrounding the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, which constitutes a part of the faith of the entire world's Muslims…
The council emphasized in its notice that the process of changing the existing historical situation that the occupation authorities are perpetrating at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque has recently accelerated significantly. He explained that the occupation cannot hide from sight the attempt to falsify the facts and history, as everyone knows the history of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, including the international and official bodies…
The council urged everyone who can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to invest the maximum efforts to do this and to strengthen the presence at it in order to defend it. It also emphasized the devotion of the members of our people to their mosque, whatever the cost and sacrifices may be, until Allah inherits the land and everything in it."
Fatah strengthens connection to violence and terror at party elections 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 16, 2017
At the recent Fatah party elections, many of the elected representatives glorified terror against Israeli civilians during the terror wave of 2015-16

Headline: "Convened under the [PA] president ,, allocated positions to its members, and elected Al-Aloul as deputy chairman of the [Fatah] Movement – the Fatah Central Committee: The acts of the occupation and the attempts to regularize them are unacceptable and illegitimate"

"The Fatah Movement Central Committee held a meeting led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday (Wednesday) [Feb. 15, 2017] at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, and discussed several internal political matters…
Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul confirmed in a phone conversation with the [independent Palestinian news] agency Ma'an that during the meeting he was elected as deputy chairman of the [Fatah] Movement. The committee also elected Jibril Rajoub as Central Committee secretary. The position of deputy chairman and secretary will be for a period of only one year…
Positions were allocated as follows:
[Mahmoud] Al-Aloul – Fatah deputy chairman
Jibril Rajoub – Central Committee secretary
Sabri Saidam – [Central Committee] deputy secretary, will continue to devote all of his time to his position as [PA] minister of education
Jamal Muhaisen – commissioner of mobilization and organization in the West Bank
Ahmed Helles – commissioner of mobilization and organization in Gaza
Nasser Al-Qidwa – commissioner of information, culture, and ideology

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Fatah official: We need to act against the “colonies” (i.e., Israeli settlements) through revolt and sabotage 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 16, 2017
Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Indoctrination Nasser Al-Qidwa: “We as Palestinians need to fulfill our obligations. We need to wage a true, firm, and clear battle against the colonies (i.e., settlements). It is very difficult for me to understand how it can be that a Palestinian citizen works in a colony. How can that be? It could be that his answer would be ‘It’s a livelihood for my children.’ I respect that. But that tangibly threatens the future of these children. This threatens their existence…
We need to express our true struggle and our resistance to the colonies through demonstrations, protests, gatherings, revolt, and even, I tell you, acts of sabotage as part of the confrontation against the colonialists and the colonies. It cannot be that we the Palestinian people will run from them, while the opposite needs to be the case.”

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Palestinian ambassador to Egypt: PA supports “popular resistance”  
Source: Al-Quds, Feb. 16, 2017
[Question:] "What about the Palestinian popular resistance (i.e., term that refers to acts including violence -Ed.) against the occupation?"
[Ambassador of Palestine in Egypt and its permanent representative in the Arab League Jamal Al-Shubaki:] "There is the daily popular resistance of the Palestinian civilian [carried out through] his presence and resolve on his land, and there are ongoing confrontations between the Palestinians and settlers. The PA knows that we do not have the ability to resist through military means, and when we attempted that in the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) the losses were great and Palestinian society was damaged in a number of fields, as happened in Gaza, and this is as a result of the Israeli military supremacy. The PA supports this type of resistance, and the Palestinian people has invented means of confrontation and resolve against the Israeli supremacy and is dealing with the danger through its limited abilities, because Israel is a military weapons arsenal.”

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Fatah official: If there is no Palestinian state through a political agreement, it will be attempted through "other means" which will likely be a "bloody confrontation" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 16, 2017
Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology and Chairman of the PA-supported Yasser Arafat Foundation Nasser Al-Qidwa: "If the Palestinian people does not succeed in realizing its national independence in its [sovereign] state through a political agreement... it will attempt to realize and implement these rights through other means. And then we will be in a period of time that is likely to be long and which will be characterized by a Palestinian struggle, and which will also be characterized by suffering and confrontation that is likely to be a bloody confrontation for a certain period of time. But in the end the result will be determined in favor of the Palestinian people. This is the rationale of the historical [process], and the colonialists' narrative is a known narrative, which there is no need to get into now. But I have no doubt of the decisive and historical victory of our people, and the absolute realization of the nation of the Palestinian people in its state.”

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PA official: Jews on Temple Mount “defile” the Al-Aqsa Mosque, attack the Jews if they continue to “Judaize Jerusalem”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 15, 2017
Headline: “Abu Al-Amarin: The crimes that the settlers are committing are a systematic policy”

“Director-General of the Jerusalem Department in the [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs Abu Al-Amarin emphasized that the Israeli crimes that the settlers and extremist groups are perpetrating are a systematic policy and precise plans that the occupation government, led by right-wing extremist [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu, is conducting in order to Judaize Jerusalem and empty it of its [Arab] residents…
He noted that the Israeli invasions and the Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) ceremonies within the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., on the Temple Mount) herald a large and unprecedented danger, and said: ‘If the settlers and the extremist groups do not stop this, they will find their deaths at the hands of the Muslims there, who will not allow the enemy to harm the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to defile it, even if it costs them their lives.’”

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 student movement chants “Blow up the head of the settler” at Birzeit University  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Shabiba student movement at Birzeit University, Feb. 13, 2017

Video posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Shabiba student movement at Birzeit University, from a ceremony marking “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah in which masked Fatah Shabiba members holding assault rifles and dressed in military uniforms and keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) chant slogans while marching in place. The source of the video is a Facebook page called “Supporters of Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat.”

Chanting students: “We are guarding the border. There will be no concessions on our cause. Shabiba (i.e., Fatah student movement), become an army! Shabiba, become an army! Blow up the head of the settler! Blow up the head of the settler!”
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Fatah official calls for "comprehensive confrontation against the settlement colonialism" using "all forms of struggle" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2017
Headline: "Palestinian and international responses condemn the 'Settlement Regularization Law,' and calls to turn to the International Criminal Court"
     "Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa said that the Palestinian response to the Israeli law regarding settlement (i.e., the Regularization Law) that was recently ratified by the Israeli Parliament, needs to be through a comprehensive confrontation against the settlement colonialism. [This must be] a confrontation that will begin with the mobilization of the Palestinian masses in order to oppose settlement on the ground by boycotting work in the settlements, demonstrations, civil disobedience, boycotting settlement products, and all forms of struggle activity (i.e., including violence) on the ground, and afterwards to use the international tools at our disposal, such as the previous [UN] Security Council resolutions and the rulings of the [UN] International Court of Justice.”

Regularization Law - intended to validate and finalize registration of land in Judea and Samaria with the Civil Administration Authority for Government and Abandoned Property in cases where any private claimant makes claims to lands that were thought to be government land after communities have already been built on the land in good faith - i.e., without the knowledge that the land was privately-owned - or with government support. The law will do so by transferring use of the land to the community in question providing a mechanism to compensate claimants to ownership of the land if their claims are validated. Click "full article" for more information.
Fatah Facebook post promotes violence: "From my wounds, my weapon has emerged" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 7, 2017

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows armed men.

Posted text: "My weapon has emerged"
Text on image:
"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.
My path is bitter, your path is bitter, tread on my ribs and advance
How much this revolutionary people has sacrificed to live freely."
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Fatah official calls on Palestinian people to escalate "popular resistance" 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Feb. 7, 2017
Headline: “Muhaisen: We are in an open battle with the setter occupation, and in a struggle against its racist laws”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen called on the Palestinian people to escalate the popular resistance (i.e., including violence) in order to deal with the Israeli occupation’s crimes and its racist acts and laws.
Muhaisen said in an interview with Radio Mawtini… in response to the ratification of a law that legalizes taking control of Palestinian lands by the Israeli Parliament: ‘We are in an open battle and in a confrontation with the settler occupation.’”

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.

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PLO official calls for "popular uprising" and unity with Hamas 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 7, 2017
Headline: “Al-Salehi: Trump and Netanyahu are two sides of the same coin”
     “Secretary-General of the Palestinian People’s Party (i.e., a PLO faction) Bassam Al-Salehi said that the new American administration led by [US President] Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu are two sides of the coin of racism and the occupation’s perpetuation.
Al-Salehi added in a statement that reached Ma’an that ‘The previous American administrations were biased and partners of the occupation, and strove to defend it in all of the international circles, alongside the military and material support that they provided it. However, the new American administration is also an ideological partner of the idea of occupation and racism that the Netanyahu government is implementing, and this presses the occupation towards greater expansion, aggression, and annexation, including ratification of what is called the Regularization Law that legalizes the theft of Palestinian lands.’ …
He called on the young Palestinians to broaden the campaign of creating contact, including through the social networks, with the forces opposing Trump and racism, and also to broaden the boycott campaign, and to organize activities in conjunction with their struggle with the forces opposing racism in a manner that will serve our people’s struggle against the occupation and racism.
He said: ‘This reality confirms, in a manner that leaves no room for argument, the failure of the policy that gambles on the US, and strengthens the need to immediately end the rift [between Fatah and Hamas], to strengthen the resolve of our people, and to build a unified front for the popular uprising (i.e., including violence).’”

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Fatah official: the struggle against Israel must be carried out through “all the legal ways and means of struggle, by resistance in all of its forms” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 7, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: The struggle against the regulation of the settlements will be carried out through our unity and the consolidation of a comprehensive national plan"

"Head of the Information Committee of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said that the struggle against the racist Israeli occupation’s arrogance and the resistance to its settlement laws will only be carried out through comprehensive national unity and joint Palestinian activity of all the national and Islamic Palestinian [factions] and the civil society institutions. This is through all the legal ways and means of struggle, by resistance in all of its forms (i.e., including violence).
Al-Jaghoub emphasized that the Fatah Movement and the Palestinian people will not continue to be silent and stand aloof in order to [eventually] receive a state that looks like a leopard's fur and is divided by settlements, bypass roads, and the racist separation wall."

Regularization Law - intended to validate and finalize registration of land in Judea and Samaria with the Civil Administration Authority for Government and Abandoned Property in cases where any private claimant makes claims to lands that were thought to be government land after communities have already been built on the land in good faith - i.e., without the knowledge that the land was privately-owned and with government support. The law will do so by transferring use of the land to the community in question providing a mechanism to compensate claimants to ownership of the land if their claims are validated. The law is intended to provide protection for Israeli towns in the West Bank established and built with Israeli government support from later claims of ownership by private individuals, similarly to existing laws in Israel in regard to property claims made for land on which government sanctioned communities have already been built. Cu
Fatah official: The PA should become an “authority of resistance” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 4, 2017
Headline: “Shtayyeh speaks with Donia Al-Watan regarding the change in the role of the PA, the position of vice president, and the division of roles in the [Fatah] Central Committee”

“Fatah Central Committee member Muhammad Shtayyeh said… in an exclusive interview with [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan…: ‘We should not continue in the existing situation, and we should not break up the PA… What I want is to change the role of the PA. It should not continue to be an authority of services, but rather it should become an authority of resistance, and we are not talking about armed resistance here, but rather popular resistance (This term has been used by PA and Fatah leaders to describe the wave of Palestinian terror attacks 2015-2016 which included stabbings, shootings, and car rammings –Ed.) that is anchored in international law. We do not want to break up the PA or to continue in the existing situation, and the PA is sinking daily and has become an upside-down pyramid that is deteriorating every day. We do not want to go back to square one.”

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: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437
Fatah FB: "Millions of Martyrs are marching on Jerusalem" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 2, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Good morning”

The image shows from left to right a Palestinian flag superimposed on the top of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and Yasser Arafat with the Dome of the Rock behind him and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern above him.

Text on image: “Good morning
Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching to Jerusalem”
PA official encourages “intifada” and continued violence  
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Jan. 30, 2017
Headline: “Dr. Abu Yusuf: It is necessary to outline a comprehensive national strategy for dealing with the challenges and dangers”

“Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that a comprehensive national strategy must be outlined in light of the challenges and dangers befalling our people given the crimes, the settlement, the attack against Jerusalem, and the collective killing that the occupation government is committing…
In an interview with the [Hamas -run] Al-Quds satellite channel as part of the program Fulcrum, Abu Yusuf added that there are three central pillars. The first is the responsibility of the international community – the UN, the [UN] Security Council, and the International Criminal Court – and putting the occupation on trial for its crimes, ending the ongoing aggression, and implementing recent [UN Security Council] Resolution 2334; the second is the return of the national unity and the continuation of our people’s intifada; and the third is strengthening the resolve of our people and a comprehensive boycott of the occupation…

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PLO official claims US embassy move "means that the US is Israel’s partner in committing a war crime" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 26, 2017
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: Transferring the embassy is a dangerous step and American participation in war crimes”
     “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is a very dangerous step that means that the US is Israel’s partner in committing a war crime and violating the international law and a principle that has existed since World War II, according to which it is forbidden to annex the territory of others by force.
Abu Yusuf said: ‘[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s positions prove on the ground that it is not possible to establish a Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, and he is trying in this way to gain time.’ He noted that transferring the embassy will cause the spread of terror and the undermining of the stability in the region, in light of the strengthening of the settlement…
He also noted that Jerusalem is the occupied capital of the State of Palestine, and transferring the embassy to it contradicts the decisions of the international bodies, international law, and agreements that were sponsored by the US.
Abu Yusuf emphasized that this constitutes a serious position, as the Palestinian leadership has options, the most prominent of which is strengthening the resolve of our people and its refusal of dictates, and therefore it is necessary to act to expand the scope of the popular resistance in all of its forms (i.e., including violence) and to strengthen the international boycott of the occupation state.”
Fatah official: If the US embassy is moved, the PA will revoke its recognition of Israel, escalate “the peaceful popular resistance”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2017
"Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad said… regarding the transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Al-Ahmad said: 'The Palestinian leadership has 19 clauses for dealing with any political step that the US and Israel are liable to take.'
He revealed that the first of these steps is revoking the recognition of the State of Israel and demanding that it recognize the State of Palestine whose capital is Jerusalem, so that a state will recognize a state rather than an organization recognizing a state, alongside the strengthening of the internal Palestinian situation, and the escalation of the peaceful popular resistance (i.e., including violence)‎."

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” 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
PLO official: Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem “will cause the spread of terror and harm to the region’s stability” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 24, 2017
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will harm the region’s stability”
      “Secretary-General of the National and Islamic Forces [and PLO Executive Committee member] Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf said that transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will cause the spread of terror and harm to the region’s stability, and emphasized the activity to find tools to pressure the new American administration in order to prevent it from approving the transfer.
Abu Yusuf said in an interview with Radio Mawtini today, Tuesday [Jan. 24, 2017]: ‘Jerusalem is the capital of the occupied State of Palestine, and transferring the embassy to it contradicts the decisions of the international bodies, international law, and the agreements that the US has sponsored, particularly the option of two states.’”
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Fatah official: "The PA has many and unlimited options for coming out against [moving the US embassy]," including "cancelling the recognition of Israel" 
Source: Palestine Today, independent Palestinian news agency (Gaza), Jan. 24, 2017
Headline: “Zaki: The options that the PA will turn to if the American embassy is transferred”
     “Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki emphasized today, Tuesday [Jan. 24, 2017], that if the American embassy is transferred to Jerusalem, the PA has many and unlimited options for coming out against this step.
Zaki said in radio statements and in exclusive statements that the options the PA can turn to if the embassy is transferred are an escalation on the ground, stopping the relations in their entirety, cancelling the recognition of Israel, and taking international steps to isolate it vis-à-vis the world, in addition to a request to international organizations that the US has no control over such as [it has over] the UN, where it has always used the right to veto to cancel resolutions condemning ‘Israel.’”
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Fatah meetings held “in preparation for a fierce popular intifada... using all means” if US embassy is moved to Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 24, 2017

Official PA TV program
The Occupied Capital, on the transfer of the American embassy

Deputy Secretary of Fatah in Jerusalem, Shadi Mattour:
"We in Fatah, at all levels of the movement and the leadership, have said that this is a declaration of war, the collapse of the peace process, and that it will cause an explosion in the street. Fatah has begun a series of meetings with all of the field leaders at the branches, in Shabiba (youth movement), and all its offices, in preparation for a fierce popular intifada if this decision is carried out. We won't be embarrassed or hesitate to take to the streets and return to confronting the occupation using all means (i.e., including violence) if this decision is implemented. If the embassy is moved, we think that America and the entire world will be witness to the collapse of the peace process and instability, and not only in Palestine. Yesterday, Fatah said in a statement that this will cause an explosion in the entire world."
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Fatah official implies violent response if US embassy is moved to Jerusalem 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 23, 2017
Headline: “Zaki: We do not see Palestine without Jerusalem and will not sit idly by if the American embassy is transferred to Jerusalem”
      “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that they will not sit idly by if the new American administration decides to transfer its embassy to occupied Jerusalem, and predicted a new type of mobilization to save the city, in which those who understand the spiritual status it represents will participate.
Zaki said in press statements: ‘We do not see Palestine without Jerusalem and therefore if the American embassy is transferred to the city, we will be exempt from all of the obligations and will renounce all existing ties, and whoever knocks on the door will hear a reply.’ …
Zaki said: ‘The Palestinians are a people of power, and Allah chose them to protect His holiest site, and in the end we will win and the Zionist extremists will pay the price.”
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Fatah leader Nabil Shaath: The armed struggle is our right  
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 23, 2017

Fatah-run Awdah TV program
The Story of a Photograph, hosting Fatah Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath

Fatah Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath:
"Our cause is just. Our right to the armed struggle is an indisputable right. The Israelis didn't come here through negotiations. They did not come at our request. They are usurpers who came with weapons to murder and tried to expel [us]. They succeeded in expelling a large part of our people by force. Therefore, our right to the armed struggle is indisputable... We are humane people. We want to liberate our homeland. After we liberate our homeland, we will have no problem with living in a democratic state in which Jews, Muslims and Christians live - in a Palestinian Arab democratic state... [As a Palestinian] - your cause is just. You are occupied. Your land was stolen. Your rights were taken. Therefore, I've never seen any problem with carrying out the armed struggle while diplomatic and political activity supporting your cause is being carried out."
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PLO official calls for intifada in response to Israel's "policy" of "Judaizing Jerusalem" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 23, 2017
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: It is impossible to return to negotiations under American auspices”
     “Secretary[-General] of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf said that if the US transfers its embassy to Jerusalem, it will express contempt for all of the international decisions, international law, and the Geneva Conventions that apply to all of the territories that were occupied in 1967.
In an interview with the press, Abu Yusuf warned against the consequences of transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, because this will ignite a war in the region, and demanded that the Arab states take a stand regarding the transfer of the American embassy, including cutting relations with the American administration.
Abu Yusuf called to develop the popular resistance (term here refers to events that include violence against Israeli civilians such as rock-‎throwing, stabbings, and even shootings -Ed.)‎, and to strengthen the intifada against the occupation and all of its plans and policies, prime among them the policy of settlement and Judaizing Jerusalem, on the way to ending the occupation and rescuing our people’s rights of return, freedom, and independence.”
Jericho governor: US Embassy move "will set the region on fire" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 23, 2017
Headline: “Jericho: Protest rally over the transfer of the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem”
     “Masses of the Jericho and [Jordan] Valley district expressed their condemnations and opposition to the statements of American President Donald Trump regarding his intention to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem. This was during a protest rally with many participants that was held by the Fatah Movement yesterday [Jan. 22, 2017] in the center of Jericho, in the presence of District Governor of Jericho and the [Jordan] Valley Majed Al-Fatiani, and Fatah Secretary [in Hebron] Jihad Abu Al-Asal…
Al-Fatiani said that Jerusalem is the symbol of the Palestinian national struggle, and that it is the eternal capital of the Palestinian people and of our Palestinian state.
He added that Trump’s decision to transfer his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will be the crossing of all red lines and will set the region on fire. He emphasized that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership have said clearly that this intention and this decision are absolutely unacceptable, and that the Palestinian people will defend the first direction of prayer and the third holiest sanctuary (i.e., Jerusalem), the capital of our future Palestinian state.
Abu Al-Asal emphasized that this decision is unacceptable, and that the Palestinian people has sacrificed Martyrs (Shahids), wounded, and prisoners for Jerusalem and Palestine. He emphasized that this decision will not pass in silence from the Palestinian people, which will defend our eternal capital with all its strength. Commanders of the [PA] Security Forces, directors of the governmental departments, and representatives of the PLO factions participated in the protest rally.”
PFLP: Transferring US embassy to Jerusalem is “dangerous,” calls for intifada against Israel, primarily against “Judaization”  
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Jan. 23, 2017
Headline: “The Popular Front: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is an aggression against the Palestinian people and absolute support of the occupation”
      “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said that transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem constitutes a dangerous development and an arbitrary violation of the international bodies’ decisions connected to the Palestinian Arab-Israeli conflict…
In order to deal with the coming developments, including the impact of the expected American policy and the transfer of the embassy to Jerusalem on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the Popular Front called to hurry to take a united Palestinian position by:
- Reviving the popular activity and broadening its scope and organization as part of a general intifada that will take on itself the management of the conflict with the enemy on the ground, and come out against all its plans and policies, primarily the policy of settlement and the Judaization of Jerusalem, on the way to ending the occupation and guaranteeing freedom and independence to our people...”

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PLO official claims US embassy move will "ignite a war in the region" 
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 22, 2017
Headline: “The Palestinian warnings against transferring the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem continue”
     “PLO Executive Committee member [and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front] Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf warned of the consequences of transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and said that this will ignite a war in the region and will shake its stability.”
PA mufti: "Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem constitutes encouragement of terror" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 22, 2017
Headline: “The Mufti of Jerusalem: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem constitutes encouragement of terror”
     “[PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories [and Deputy Secretary-General and acting Secretary-General of the PLO Popular National Conference of Jerusalem] Sheikh Muhammad Hussein warned against transferring the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem, because this has a danger of instability and because it will increase violence and terror in the region and the entire world.
Hussein said yesterday [Jan. 23, 2017] in a radio interview: ‘The special religious, cultural, historical, and symbolic status of Jerusalem for the Arabs, Muslims, and Christians of the world does not allow transferring the American embassy to it.”

National and Islamic Forces: US embassy move "will ignite a fire in the region" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 22, 2017
Headline: “The National [and Islamic] Forces: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will set the region on fire”
     “The National and Islamic Forces yesterday [Jan. 21, 2017] warned that transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ‘will ignite a fire in the region.’”
Abbas spokesman: Annexing Ma’ale Adumim will "lead to a new stage that will be uncontrollable" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 20, 2017
Article appearing on the front page of the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: The proposal to annex Ma’ale Adumim will lead to a new stage that will be uncontrollable”
     “Official Spokesman for the [PA] Presidency Nabil Abu Rudeina said that ‘Any Israeli decision regarding annexing the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim will be considered a grave and unacceptable escalation in our eyes.’
Abu Rudeina added: ‘This step will end all connections to any peace process, especially in light of the talk about transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem, and this step will lead to a new stage that will be uncontrollable.’
He continued: ‘Once again we warn against any steps that contradict the decisions of the international bodies, and particularly the latest [UN] Security Council Resolution [2334] that considered the settlement in all of the territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem, as illegal.’ He noted that if Israel crosses this red line, all of the red lines will go down the drain.”

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PA Mufti threatens "severe complications" if US embassy is moved to Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 20, 2017
PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein: “We say in light of the things that Jerusalem is suffering from, such as declarations and plans, like the plans of US President [Donald Trump] who promised during his election campaign to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem... We must say that keeping this promise holds great dangers and a concern of severe complications that only Allah knows where they will lead. How can the Palestinian people, which has made many sacrifices, which has sacrificed processions of Martyrs (Shahids) one after the other, and which has given for the goal thousands of prisoners, the students of freedom who defend the fundamentals of the noble people, our people who is engaged in Jihad and Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), our people and our leadership and all members of our people will not be silent if this promise is kept and the American president transfers the embassy to Jerusalem. We say to the American president and to the entire world, Jerusalem has a people, and it has residents, and it has a nation [that will stand by it]. Even if there are people who will not take the appropriate position regarding Jerusalem, all of the Arab and Islamic peoples will in no way agree to Jerusalem being harmed…"

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PA and Fatah officials threaten consquences of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 20, 2017
Headline: “The West Bank rises up – no to the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem”
      “Thousands of citizens demonstrated yesterday [Jan. 19, 2017] in Ramallah, Nablus, and Hebron in protest of the decision to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem...  Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen said ... ‘Transferring the embassy will destroy the possibilities of peace, and the response to it if it is implemented will be confrontation with the occupation on the ground by all possible means’ ... District Governor of Hebron Kamel Hamid... noted that Jerusalem is ‘a symbol of the intifadas, the conflicts, and the wars, but also a symbol of stability, peace, and love. Whoever dares [to act] against it will burn in its fire, and it is the red line of everyone respectable in the world.’ ... Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki mentioned the danger of the decision to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem, and warned against the danger of the position and its consequences. He noted that the Fatah Central Committee has decided to oppose this decision using all means.’... Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul... added that the Palestinian people is prepared for any sacrifice for Jerusalem and the land of Palestine, and cannot agree to this step.”
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Fatah in Lebanon about terror: “popular resistance” that “defends the trees, people, and rocks” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 19, 2017
Headline: “[PA Committee Chairman] Walid Assaf: The settlement is a dangerous cancer that threatens the future of the Palestinian state”

“The popular resistance (term here refers to events that include violence against Israeli civilians such as rock-‎throwing, stabbings, and even shootings -Ed.)‎ constitutes a Palestinian strategic means of defense, and one of the means for ending the occupation and dealing with the Israeli settlement project, and particularly in the areas of friction between the Palestinians and Israelis, as it acts to defend the trees, people, and rocks from the settlement. [Chairman of the PA Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid] Assaf noted that many villages have turned the peaceful resistance (term Palestinians use to refer to acts that include violence –Ed.) into a means to defend themselves, and they have constituted a model of patience and perseverance in defending the land, of which we are proud. He added: ‘The occupation tried to depict the last popular uprising (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) as a knife intifada, and to focus on its violent side in order to suppress it through any means it wants, and to present Israel as a victim before the world. However, those who watch the situation know that the peaceful popular resistance is the best means for us at this stage.’”

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Fatah official calls for Palestinian violence to stop alleged Israeli “Judaization of the land and Jerusalem” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 19, 2017
Headline: "At the end of the events of the Seventh [Fatah] Conference, Fatah is unified behind its leadership"

"Fatah Revolutionary Council member Muhammad Al-Namourah, who heads the membership committee of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission said… regarding the internal situation of Fatah: ‘Undoubtedly the movement’s new leadership will concentrate its efforts in the coming period on awakening the movement after the [Seventh Fatah] Conference, as this period requires the awakening of all of the Fatah frameworks, so that they will all be able to carry the burdens of the coming period, which is one of the most difficult periods that has befallen our Palestinian issue. This is especially so in light of the fact that there is an enemy that is lying in wait for us, hurrying [to expand] the settlement in its ugliest forms, denying the Palestinian rights, and making efforts to Judaize the land and Jerusalem. Therefore, the coming period must be a period of reviving the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians that include the use of violence) so that it will include all of the Palestinian territories in order to press this occupation in order to achieve our Palestinian national rights.’"

The article appears in the January 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 Jan. 19, 2017.
PLO Executive Committee member: US embassy move will "bring about an explosion of the situation at the global level" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 19, 2017
Headline: “Ismail: Jerusalem is a red line and transferring the American embassy will bring about an explosion of the world situation”
     “PLO Executive Committee member Mahmoud Ismail emphasized that Jerusalem is a red line for the Palestinians, the Arab and Islamic world, and the Christians in the world, and we will not allow its sanctity to be harmed. He noted that transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will bring about an explosion of the situation at the global level.
Ismail said in an interview with Radio Mawtini today, Thursday [Jan. 19, 2017]: ‘The Palestinian leadership is determined to banish and pursue the occupation government in the international circles, and to present its actions before the international circles…’
He said that in his opinion, it would not be wise on the part of American President[-elect Donald] Trump to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem, and noted that it is forbidden to transfer a country’s embassy to occupied land, because this contradicts international regulations and laws.”
Fatah Central Committee member: "Our struggle is legitimate in every form" 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 19, 2017
Headline: "Dalal Salameh: The Seventh General [Fatah] Conference constituted a turning point in the history of the Fatah Movement"
Q.: "What is the message that you are conveying to the Fatah Movement members in the homeland and the diaspora?"
Fatah Central Committee member Dalal Salameh: "On this [anniversary of] the Launch (Intilaqa) we are emphasizing that the accumulation of our political activity is a positive matter, as the world is drawing very close to us in its support of our just rights and legal demands, and we have drawn close to it by adopting the strategy of popular resistance ‎(term here refers to events that include violence against Israeli civilians such as rock-‎throwing, stabbings, and even shootings -Ed.)‎ and drawn close to its conception of the struggle, and it understands that our struggle is legitimate in every form (i.e., including violence)."

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

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” 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.
Fatah official Rajoub: US embassy move is “attack and declaration of war… on Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, Christians… We need confrontation… between this fascist [Trump]… and the entire world” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 18, 2017
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day

Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “There is a clear status quo on everything regarding Jerusalem from 1948 until today, from 1967 until today. The Americans recognize this, and the entire international community also recognizes this. [US President-elect Donald] Trump in effect is coming and saying: ‘I want to change this status quo.’ If so, he has a problem, not just with the Palestinians and not just with the Arabs. And therefore I say that we as Palestinians need to think carefully. This is an attack and a declaration of war on the entire world: on the Palestinians, on the Arabs, on the Muslims, on the Christians, on international legitimacy, and even on the US interests and American national security. We need to build a strategy that will merge all of these forces. There are places in Jerusalem that are holy to 2.5 billion Christians and Muslims. By what right does he [Trump] want to give it to the 13 million Jews in the world, half here and half abroad? By what right does he want to give them the keys to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre? And therefore, we need to mobilize the entire world, to mobilize it in the strategic sense. We need to initiate a strategy, and not to make do with responses from the side; to initiate a strategy on the national level, on the regional level, and on the international level..."

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Fatah Facebook promotes rock throwing 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 17, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text, and text on bottom left image: “Fatah members – [one] hand plants the rose of the revolution, and [the other] hand uproots the thorns of disgrace”

The top image shows a masked man wearing a Fatah headband holding a rock in his hand.

The bottom left image shows an upraised fist next to the Palestinian flag and masked men throwing rocks.

The bottom right image shows a person masked with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) holding a slingshot poised to throw.
Fatah glorifies intifada and Martyrdom: We will "remain the spearhead in the struggle with the Zionist enemy" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 16, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“A statement from the Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’:
O masses of the heroic Palestinian people,
O descendants of the first Martyrs (Shahids) and bearers of the flag of the struggle,
O protectors of Jerusalem and the holy sites, and gatekeepers of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque,
O those who exalted Allah chose to defend the land of the fathers, to protect their national heritage, and to continue the path of the revolution that was started by the first leaders, who protected their achievements with their souls and died while still defending our honor and our national identity... 

Your movement [Fatah] – the movement of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners, which initiated the first Launch (Intilaqa) and led the outbreak of the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) and the intifadas and uprisings that came after it, is still loyal to the promise of the Martyrs and the sighs of the prisoners and wounded. It will remain the spearhead in the struggle with the Zionist enemy and will continue to raise our issue in the world. We will not raise the white flag, and we will not bow except before Allah... Together until the establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, this is a revolution until victory."

The image shows the Fatah logo, which 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 branch secretary: US embassy move will "lead to the destruction of the peace process and to an explosion of all of the agreements" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2017
Headline: "The Jerusalem branch [of Fatah] demands an international deterrent position on what is happening in Jerusalem"
     "The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement yesterday [Jan. 14, 2017] demanded an international, Arab, and Islamic deterrent position in order to dissuade the occupation from its attacks and violations against everything Palestinian in the occupied capital. This was said by Fatah Jerusalem [Branch] Secretary Adnan Ghaith who demanded a tough and firm position [be taken against it] in order to prevent the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem. He warned against the determination of US President-elect Donald Trump to transfer the embassy, and said that this step will lead to the destruction of the peace process and to an explosion of all of the agreements and decisions that were ratified on the matter. He added: 'For a long time the US has been an inseparable part of the sponsorship for signing peace agreements, and here, today, through this decision, it defends the occupation and makes different decisions than those agreed upon in the past. This contradicts all of the international decisions, conventions, and norms, and the entire world – and primarily the US and the occupation – must bear the results of this step and others.’"
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Fatah song: “Slice ‎open the enemy’s chest… I have no ‎love other than the love of the rifle”‎ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 15, 2017

"Long Live Fatah Men,” sung by the ‎Al-Asifa band:
"Shoot the Dashka (machine gun) and the cannon
Let the whole world hear:
The Palestinian will never bow other than to the Lord of the universe…
The oath is to free the state from the hands of the Zionists
Long live all the Fatah men...
The Fatah man does not take things lightly…
He fires the mortar and the machine gun...
Strike, mortar, strike!
Slice open the enemy’s chest, slice it...
Bullets! Sing for us!
The sound of the rifles gives us joy
Fatah taught me, thank you, Fatah
I have no love other than the love of the rifle."
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This song was broadcast on official PA TV, 11 times from Nov. 29 –Dec. 4, 2016, also broadcast on Dec. 31, 2012, and daily on Jan. 1-5, 2013. It most recently aired on Jan. 6 and 15, 2017.

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Fatah official: we will continue to resist “through all means” [i.e including violence] 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 15, 2017
Headline: “Alayan: If the Paris conference fails to implement the decisions of the international bodies, it will legitimize terror”

“Fatah Movement [Spokesman in Jerusalem and] leadership member Raafat Alayan said that what is required today [Jan. 15, 2017] of the Paris conference, in which 70 countries are taking part including the US, Russia, and China, alongside the Arab League and international institutions, is just to implement the decisions of the international bodies. Alayan said that today we ask the world to bear its responsibilities regarding the bullying and terror of Israel against the unarmed Palestinian people, who only wants to be independent in its independent state whose capital is Jerusalem…
Alayan concluded by saying: ‘The Palestinian people is determined to establish its independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, whatever the cost may be, and our people will continue to resist the occupation through all means ‎(term here refers to events that include violence against Israeli civilians such as rock-‎throwing, stabbings, and even shootings –Ed.), and will not raise the white flag, and this is our promise to our Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners.”

Paris Peace Conference - A peace conference was held in Paris on Jan. 15, 2017, attended by representatives from over 70 countries, but with no representatives from Israel or the PA. The conference issued a declaration calling for a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians based on the two-state solution and praising UN Security Council Resolution 2334. Britain and Australia refused to sign the declaration, with Britain arguing that the declaration, which was made as part of the French Peace Initiative, might harden the Palestinian negotiating position, particularly given its timing right before the inauguration of US President Donald Trump’s administration. Th
PA Mufti warns "Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent" on issue of embassy move; Abbas turns to Putin for help 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] mufti emphasized that the Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent if Trump takes this step – the [PA] president calls on Putin to aid in preventing the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem”
     "PLO Executive Committee Secretary[-General] Saeb Erekat said yesterday [Jan. 13, 2017] that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help prevent the US from transferring its embassy to Israel (sic., to Jerusalem). Erekat said that he passed the message from President Abbas to Putin during a visit to Moscow during which he met with [Russian] Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Erekat said: ‘I passed a letter from President Abbas to Putin. Frankly, in it was a request for aid from Putin, after information reached us according to which US President-elect (Donald) Trump will transfer the embassy to Jerusalem, which as far as we are concerned is considered a red line and a serious matter…’
[PA] Mufti of Palestine Sheikh Muhammad Hussein yesterday condemned Trump’s plan to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He viewed it as an attack on Muslims worldwide.
In a Friday sermon that he gave at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheikh Hussein said: ‘The promise of the president-elect [Trump] to transfer the embassy is not only an attack on the Palestinians, but rather on [all of] the Arabs and Muslims. The Muslims and Arabs will not remain silent when they see the aggression realized at the moment of the transfer of the embassy to occupied Jerusalem.’”
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Palestinian ambassador to the EU: Transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem will “cause an explosion of the situation in the region” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2017
Headline: “Al-Fara: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will destroy the peace process”
       “Ambassador of Palestine to the European Union, Belgium, and Luxembourg Abd Al-Rahim Al-Fara said that transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will lead to the destruction of the peace process in the Middle East, and will cause an explosion of the situation in the region.”
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Fatah invited Hezbollah official to speak at Fatah rally in Lebanon: “We must strive for a clash with the Zionist enemy” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 13, 2017
Headline: “Political rally for the anniversary of the Launch of the Fatah Movement in the Beqaa Valley”

“The Fatah Movement held a political rally in the Beqaa Valley [in Lebanon] on the 52nd anniversary of its Launch (Intilaqa)…
Hezbollah’s director of cultural [affairs] Faisal Shukr gave a speech on its behalf, in which he said: ‘We bless Fatah on the anniversary of its magnificent and precious Launch. Palestine was and will remain the issue of every dear believer and of every free person in the world. Palestine is the core issue, and all of the resistance from its beginning broke out for Palestine. All of the wars that the Arabs faced were because of the erasure of the issue of Palestine. For us in the Islamic resistance, the issue of Palestine will remain the basis. Our goal is to reach the blessed place promised to us by Allah, “Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from Al-Haram Mosque [to Al-Aqsa Mosque]” [Quran, Sura 17:1, translation Sahih International].’
He concluded by saying: ‘We are a nation that needs three things – a precious unified nation that will not be [divided into several] nations; we must consolidate all of the reasons to enter Palestine “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power” [Quran, Sura 8:60, translation Sahih International]; and on our way to Jerusalem, we must strive for a clash with the Zionist enemy.’ In addition, he conveyed the greetings of Secretary-General of the [Hezbollah] party Hassan Nasrallah to the Palestinian people.

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PA Prime Minister warns embassy move will cause an "explosion of the security situation in the entire region" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017
Headline: "Hamdallah warns against an explosion of the security situation if the US transfers its embassy to Jerusalem"
     "[PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah demanded that the institutions of the international community stand against the intention of the new American administration to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem.
He warned against an explosion of the security situation in the entire region if the US carries out this step. He also noted that it is necessary to pressure Israel to commit to [UN] Security Council Resolution [2334] to stop the settlement.
These statements were made during the reception that he held yesterday [Jan. 11, 2017] in his office in Ramallah for Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Borge Brende in the presence of [PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al-Malki and Representative of Norway in Palestine Hilde Haraldstad."
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Fatah official: US embassy move will be "a sign of the end of the world" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017
Headline: "Zaki: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will absolve us of all the agreements and turn Palestine into a war zone"
     "Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will not allow the transfer of the American embassy, and will be absolved of the previous decisions and agreements. He also warned against turning Palestine into a war zone if the new American administration decides to transfer it.
Zaki said today, Wednesday [Jan. 11, 2017], in an interview with Radio Mawtini: 'The transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem will be a sign of the end of the world.' He added: 'The attack against the place of [Prophet] Muhammad’s Ascent to Heaven and Jesus' resurrection contradicts the religious and international understandings,' and he warned against the terrible dangers whose course cannot be predicted. Zaki emphasized that no power in the world can prevent the Palestinians, Muslims, and Christians as one from carrying out their national obligation to defend their occupied capital, and said: 'There is no Palestinian state without Jerusalem.'
Zaki said that he is convinced that the statements of US President-elect [Donald] Trump that were used during the election campaign cannot be implemented on the ground in Palestine and noted that this trend appeared in the 1960s when [former Israeli Prime Minister David] Ben-Gurion proposed it in order to establish the occupation state in Jerusalem and to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to establish the alleged Temple."
 
Published in Donia Al-Watan, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 11, 2017; and in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2017.

 
Armed masked men at Fatah student movement rally 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 12, 2017

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The Shabiba student movement, the student wing of the Fatah Movement, at Birzeit University held a large military demonstration on the 52nd anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Palestinian revolution and the breaking out of the Fatah rebel”

The pictures show the event, and in them masked terrorists in military uniforms, keffiyehs (Arab headdress), and Fatah headbands can be seen holding M-16 semi-assault rifles.

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.
Fatah official: Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem will “will drag the region into a situation of tension, more violence, and a threat to the interests of the US” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2017
Headline: “Radwan: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is aggression”
    “Fatah Revolutionary Council member Raed Radwan said that transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, if this is indeed carried out, is a type of aggression towards the Palestinian people, its holy places, and its principles, and an explicit declaration that the American embassy sides with the Israeli occupation.
In a radio interview yesterday [Jan. 10, 2017], Radwan emphasized the unity of the Palestinian people against the attempts to legitimize the settlements and the occupation. He said: ‘There are institutions of the American administration and state institutions which will prevent Trump from fulfilling this promise, which will drag the region into a situation of tension, more violence, and a threat to the interests of the US in the Arab and Islamic world.’”
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PLO official supports "Jerusalem Intifada" as response to "attacks on our Islamic and Christian holy sites" and "Judaization" of Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “Marking Palestinian Martyrs’ Day in Gaza – Al-Agha: A national strategy is needed…”

“[PLO Executive Committee member Zakariya] Al-Agha said that Martyrs’ Day comes at a time when the Jerusalem Intifada (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) still continues, as a result of the continuation of the aggression, occupation, repeated attacks on our Islamic and Christian holy sites, and criminal acts that are taking place in the holy city [of Jerusalem] – the acts of murder, the arrests, and the acts of Judaization – and also as a result of the continuation of the destructive settlement enterprise. [He added that] therefore the struggle of our people continues until realization of the dream of the Palestinian state with full sovereignty, whose capital is Jerusalem…
[PA] Minister of Labor Ma’moun Abu Shahla gave a speech on behalf of [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, in which he conveyed the blessings of the government to the families of the Martyrs…He mentioned the last will of the three Martyrs Fuad Hijazi, Muhammad Jamjoum, and Ataa Al-Zir (i.e., terrorists who murdered Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre), [which they conveyed] the day before June 17, 1960 (sic., 1930), the day of their execution. In it they said that they gave their souls and their skulls in order to get rid of the occupation (sic., Israel did not declare its independence until 1948), and demanded that everyone adhere to unity and Jihad in order to fight the enemies who stole the land and destroyed the [Palestinian] existence.”

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Fatah rally honors murderers, plays songs promoting violence 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 8, 2017
Fatah rally in Asira Al-Shamaliya, north of Nablus


Songs: “From my wounds, my weapon has emerged. O, our revolution, my weapon has emerged
No force in the world can remove the weapon from my hand
He who offers his blood does not 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..."

"Whoever doesn't protect the land isn't one of its men
To its men, to its men, the revolution calls to its men...”

Speaker at ceremony: “The one with great determination, engineer of the clashes - the prisoner Zaid Younes (i.e., involved in suicide attack and murder of 2) who is serving a life sentence... The prisoner's relatives are invited to receive the plaque of glory and honor...
We stand in honor of the prisoner who encountered [Israelis] at the closest range... Nael Yassin (i.e., murdered 1)... who is serving 3 life sentences...”
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Zaid Younes
– Palestinian terrorist involved in a suicide attack in Tel Aviv in 2002 in which 23 people were injured. Younes also aided the escape of a terrorist involved in the murder of the couple Binyamin and Talia Kahane on Dec. 31, 2000, in a shooting attack in which five of their daughters were wounded as well.

Nael Yassin – Palestinian terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) and PA policeman who shot and murdered Israeli border policeman Yosef Tabjeh, 27,
Senior Fatah official: "Attempts [to move the US embassy to Jerusalem] are liable to inflame the violence and create an atmosphere that will lead to more tension” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: "Erekat: The attempts of the American Congress to revoke or modify [UN] Resolution 2334 are a revolt and incitement against international law"
     "Secretary[-General] of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat yesterday [Jan. 7, 2017] condemned the American Congress vote by a large majority to condemn [UN] Security Council Resolution 2334 against the settlements, and its intention to revoke or modify the UN resolution and stop the UN funding. This is concurrent with submitting a bill regarding the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem. He described these regretful attempts as a revolt and incitement against international law and the UN resolutions… He added: 'These attempts are liable to inflame the violence and create an atmosphere that will lead to more tension, not only in Palestine, but also on the Arab, Islamic, and international levels. What is needed now is to implement the resolutions of the international institutions, to put an end to the occupation, which is the main reason for violence and terror, and to recognize the State of Palestine and the right of the Palestinian people to realize the sovereignty of its state in the 1967 borders and in its capital, East Jerusalem, as this is the only solution for bringing peace and stability to the region and the world."
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DFLP: “Necessary to turn this intifada of the young people into a comprehensive popular intifada that will include all sectors of the society” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “Abu Tharifa: The [car] ramming is a natural response to the policy lines of the occupation”
     “Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) political bureau member Talal Abu Tharifa... added during an interview with the Al-Ghad satellite news channel that all of the types of Palestinian resistance operations are included as part of the natural response to the policy of crimes and terror that the Israeli occupation is committing today against all of the members of the Palestinian people, its holy sites, and its land... Abu Tharifa clarified that the occupation must learn lessons from this operation, and that as long as it continues its policy lines and actions, the resistance will not be able to be silent. The response of the resistance comes out of understanding that the equation is not only one sided, but rather also includes an active Palestinian side.
Likewise, he emphasized that it is necessary to turn this intifada of the young people into a comprehensive popular intifada that will include all sectors of the society, which will allow it to clash on a daily basis with the despicable Israeli occupation.”
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PFLP “blesses” and “congratulates” Palestinians over terror attack, emphasizes “its adherence to the option of intifada and resistance” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “The Popular Front blesses the Jerusalem operation”
     “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) congratulated the masses of our people over the Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered, over 15 wounded), which came as part of the popular response to the crimes of the occupation and the unbridled settlers against our people and our holy sites in Jerusalem and in the occupied homeland.
The front emphasized that this operation proves again that the intifada of the young Palestinians (Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) continues, and is strengthening and improving from day to day, and that all of the attempts to thwart it or conspire against it will not succeed.
The front eulogized the one who carried out the operation, released prisoner Fadi Al-Qanbar from Jabel Mukaber in Jerusalem, and emphasized its adherence to the option of intifada and resistance as a path to unity and liberation...”
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Gazan Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades praises terror attack in Jerusalem, calls to "aim the rifle’s muzzle at the occupation’s soldiers and the herds of its settlers" 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades: The Jerusalem operation points to the adherence of the Palestinian people to the brigades’ path of revolution”
      “The Martyr (Shahid) Nidal Al-Amoudi Division of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (not connected to Fatah in the West Bank and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas –Ed.) of the Fatah Movement blessed the heroic [truck] ramming operation that was carried out by released prisoner [Fadi Al-Qanbar] today, Sunday [Jan. 8, 2017], in occupied Jerusalem, and brought about the deaths of 4 settlers (sic., Israeli soldiers) and the wounding of over 20 others.…
The brigades called to continue and escalate the pace of the resistance to the occupation, in all its forms (i.e., including violence), throughout the occupied Palestinian territories. They also emphasized that they completely bless the heroic operation that was carried out by a free Palestinian resident of Jerusalem. They added: ‘We call on our people in the West Bank and in Jerusalem to carry out more quality individual [operations] like this, and to aim the rifle’s muzzle at the occupation’s soldiers and the herds of its settlers.’ In addition, they emphasized that this does not require a decision or approval by any party.”
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Fatah spokesman: "Any step regarding transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to East Jerusalem will directly cause an explosion" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: "Fatah: Transferring the American embassy to East Jerusalem means an explosion of the situation in the region"
      "Fatah Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said that East Jerusalem is a red line, and it is the capital of the Palestinian state that is recognized by the UN, and part of the Palestinian territories that were occupied in 1967. He added that any step regarding transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to East Jerusalem will directly cause an explosion of the situation in the region in general.
Al-Qawasmi emphasized in a press statement today, Sunday [Jan. 8, 2017], that taking any step in this matter contradicts international law and constitutes a violation of the rights of the Palestinian people that have been approved and anchored by the international bodies. Likewise, he emphasized that this step will turn the US into a side in the conflict instead of a mediator in the political process, which will have severe consequences on the security and peace in the world."
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Abbas’ advisor on religious affairs: If the US moves its embassy to Jerusalem it is “a declaration of war on all Muslims” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 6, 2017


Official PA TV, Friday sermon by Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash, in the presence of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash:  "The new American administration intends to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem. In a simple, calm, and rational manner, in clear words that need no explanation and which are unambiguous: Such a step, for every Muslim, is a declaration of war on all Muslims. It's a declaration of war on all Muslims. We are no one's enemies, and we do not want to be. We are not enemies of the US and we do not want to be. However, when something harms our faith and our existence, we cannot stand by and do nothing. We will not agree to this under any circumstances. This will not pass in silence... The entire Muslim world will not accept it, and the entire Christian world will not accept it. Occupied Jerusalem is our eternal capital, the capital of our existence and the capital of our state. In politics there can be compromises here and there... In politics there can be negotiation. However, in matters of religion, faith, values, ethics, and history, there can be no compromises. Therefore, it isn't possible to compromise on or negotiate over Jerusalem. This of course does not mean that we will prevent anyone from considering Jerusalem their direction of prayer. Our Jerusalem will remain open to all believers as it has been. Open to all of the monotheists."
Armed masked men march in Fatah rally in Qalandiya 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 6, 2017

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The Fatah Movement in the Qalandiya refugee camp marks the 52nd anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Palestinian revolution – the Launch of the Fatah rebel”

The images show armed masked men taking part in the Fatah rally.

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.
Hamas member of PA Parliament promotes murder of Jews, “mankind” and “everything on earth” hates Jews – “members of this impure religion” 
Source: YouTube channel of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Jan. 6, 2017


Excerpt from sermon by Hamas member of the PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras at the Al-Mina Mosque in Gaza

Hamas member of the PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras: “We want to hear the voices of the tree and the rock that will call out loud and say: ‘‘‘Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him.’ Except for the Gharqad, for it is the tree of the Jews’’ (Islamic Hadith, see here and here). Know, my brothers, that mankind hates them, and the rocks hate them, and the trees hate them, and everything on this earth hates the members of this impure religion.”
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Senior Fatah member: "Palestinian intifada will break out" if US embassy is moved to Jerusalem 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Jan. 4, 2017
Headline: "Sultan Abu Al-Einein: Transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem will lead to bloodshed"
     "Fatah Movement leadership member [and advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on NGOs] Sultan Abu Al-Einein said that a strong Palestinian intifada will break out in the Palestinian territories if American President-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Likewise, he said that it is a foolish step that will ignite the situation in the street, and added during a TV interview that this will increase the Palestinian rage that has been caused by the Israeli arrogance of continuing the construction of the settlements."
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Fatah Facebook: "The rifle suits you" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 3, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
“Fatah man [is written] on your forehead, the rifle suits you
The march of the 52nd [anniversary of the] Launch (Intilaqa), Bethlehem branch”

The image shows the march, with masked participants wearing Fatah headbands and carrying Fatah and Palestinian flags.

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
Fatah FB glorifies terrorist bomber: "We will die standing and will not kneel" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 3, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
"Martyr (Shahid) commander Abu Ali Iyad
Commander of the squad that carried out the Eilabun Tunnel (i.e., the Israeli National Water Carrier) bombing operation
Jan. 1, 1965
We will die standing and will not kneel"

Text on image: "Martyr commander Abu Ali Iyad"

Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was responsible for several terror attacks. The attacks included a bombing in the town of Beit Yosef in northern Israel on April 25, 1966 (injuring 3 people), and placing bombs in the town of Margaliot in northern Israel on July 19, 1966. He was killed in 1971 in Jordan by the Jordanian army when it forced Fatah members out of the country.

Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa,” meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.

Fatah considering “all options” in order to “end the occupation and establish Palestinian state in 2017” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 2, 2017
Headline: “Marking the anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the revolution and the Fatah Movement in Bethlehem”

“Two members of the Fatah Movement Central Committee emphasized that Fatah has not ruled out any of its options. This was during a rally marking the anniversary of the establishment of the movement, which was held opposite the movement's headquarters in Bethlehem…
Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul… emphasized that Fatah has not ruled out the option of resistance in all of its forms (i.e., including violence), and that this is a legitimate right of all members of our people in the struggle against the occupation state.
He noted that the movement is united around [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, who emphasized that the current year [2017] is the year of the end of the occupation and the establishment of the Palestinian state.
Fatah Central Committee [Deputy Secretary and] member Jibril Rajoub… called on everyone to crowd the ranks in order to achieve the goal of the end of the occupation and the establishment of the Palestinian state during 2017. He added: ‘Our message today is that there is no security and stability without the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state on the land of Palestine. We see in the speech of [US Secretary of State John] Kerry (on Dec. 28, 2016, which criticized Israel and defended America’s abstention on UN Security Council Resolution 2334 –Ed.) progress and understanding for the importance of establishing the Palestinian state. The time has come for the world to show the occupation a red card.’”

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Fatah drawing: Reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah means a gun is pointed at Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2016
Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The picture shows Chairman of the Information Committee of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub holding a drawing. The drawing depicts a handshake that forms a gun on which is written "The Palestinian reconciliation" – referring to a desired resolution of the existing rift between Fatah and Hamas – and on top of the gun is a Palestinian flag. The gun is pointed at a flag with a Star of David on it with the text: "The Israeli occupation."

Posted text: "The national responsibility and the supreme interests of our people require us in the Fatah Movement to meet with the Hamas movement on the basis of the partnership that unites all of us. Their participation in a preparatory meeting of the [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) constitutes a first and important step on the path to ending the rift [between Fatah and Hamas] and returning the unity and cohesion to the homeland.
Munir Al-Jaghoub
Chairman of the Information Committee of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission"
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Fatah brags that it is "the one who devised the kidnapping of soldiers" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
“Fatah
The first bullet came from it, the first great leader came from it, the first Martyr (Shahid) came from it, the first male and female prisoners came from it, the first female self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’iya) came from it, and it [Fatah] is the one who devised the kidnapping of [Israeli] soldiers. Jan. 1, 1965 (i.e., the anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, see note below) – a great anniversary on which the unending beginnings continue.”

Text at the top of the picture: “The Fatah Movement”

At the top left of the image appears the Fatah logo, including a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
In the middle of the image appears the logo of the 52nd anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which features the PA map of “Palestine,” a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), and the Fatah logo.

Text at the bottom of the image:
“Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution”

Text at the bottom left corner: “Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission”

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.
Fatah parliamentary chairman calls to "expand the popular resistance" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 26, 2016
“Chairman of Fatah’s parliamentary faction and Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad called to expand the popular resistance in order to support the prisoners. He emphasized that a peace agreement with Israel will not be signed until the emptying of the prisons and release of all of the prisoners.
Al-Ahmad said in a speech that he gave… during a condolence visit to the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Turkeman… yesterday evening [Dec. 25, 2016] that the issue of the prisoners is included in the list of priorities and national principles of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the leadership.”

Muhammad Turkeman – Palestinian Authority police officer who carried out a shooting attack on Oct. 31, 2016, at a checkpoint near Beit El, at the entrance to Ramallah. Using a Kalashnikov assault rifle, Turkeman shot and wounded 3 Israeli soldiers before being shot and killed by other Israeli soldiers.
Fatah official calls for expansion of "popular resistance" during visit to family of terrorist shooter 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 26, 2016
Headline: “Al-Ahmad calls for an expansion of the popular resistance in order to support the prisoners”
     "Chairman of Fatah’s parliamentary faction and Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad called to expand the popular resistance in order to support the prisoners. He emphasized that a peace agreement with Israel will not be signed until the emptying of the prisons and release of all of the prisoners.
Al-Ahmad said in a speech that he gave… during a condolence visit to the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Turkeman… yesterday evening [Dec. 25, 2016] that the issue of the prisoners is included in the list of priorities and national principles of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the leadership.”

Muhammad Turkeman – Palestinian Authority police officer who carried out a shooting attack on Oct. 31, 2016, at a checkpoint near Beit El, at the entrance to Ramallah. Using a Kalashnikov assault rifle, Turkeman shot and wounded 3 Israeli soldiers before being shot and killed by other Israeli soldiers.
Fatah thanks countries who voted for UN resolution with image of bloody knife shaped as map of “Palestine”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 24, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “Thanks”

The image shows a hand holding the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, which is in the colors of the Palestinian flag. The hand is using the map as a knife to stab the word: “Settlement.”
In an addition to the Dec. 22, 2016 post of the same image, a red pool of blood can be seen added under the word “Settlement.”
Likewise the word “Thanks” is added at the top of the image, together with the names of the 14 countries that supported a UN Security Council resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building: “Russia, Angola, Ukraine, Japan, Spain, Egypt, Malaysia, Venezuela, New Zealand, Senegal, Uruguay, France, China, Britain.”
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The post refers to a UN Security Council resolution declaring Israeli settlement illegal, which passed on Dec. 23, 2016, by a vote of 14-0 with one abstention. The US abstained instead of vetoing the resolution, in a breach of longstanding US policy of not allowing the UN to force conditions on Israel in place of direct negotiations. This policy change came during US President Barack Obama’s final weeks in office.
Fatah Facebook promotes rock throwing 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 23, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “#Fatah_52
Long live the anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah rebel”

The image shows a hand wrapped in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) holding a rock. The Fatah logo featuring a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas is seen in the upper left. Under it appears the logo of the 52nd anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which likewise includes the PA map of “Palestine,” along with a keffiyeh, and the Fatah logo.

Text on image:
“The Fatah Movement
The anniversary is approaching
The anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution
Jan. 1, 1965”

Text on bottom left of image:
“Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission”

Intilaqa - "the Launch" 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.
Fatah posts image of map of “Palestine,” erasing Israel, used as a knife to stab “the settlement”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 22, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “#Palestine will defeat the settlement ”

The image shows a hand holding the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, which is in the colors of the Palestinian flag. The hand is using the map as a knife to stab the word: “Settlement.”
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Note: Following UN Security Council resolution 2334, declaring Israeli settlements illegal, that passed on Dec. 23, 2016, Fatah reposted this cartoon with a red pool of blood under the word “Settlement,"  the word “Thanks” at the top of the image, together with the names of the 14 countries that supported the resolution.
PLO official: Transferring US embassy to Jerusalem will "push the region into a furnace of violence, anarchy, extremism, and bloodshed" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 18, 2016
Headline: "Erekat: The statements regarding the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem are deserving of international condemnation"
     "Secretary [-General] of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat said that the statements regarding the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem are deserving of severe condemnation by the international community, and that they will lead to the destruction of the peace process. During his meeting yesterday [Dec. 17, 2016] in Jericho with Russian Ambassador in Palestine Alexander Rudakov, Erekat added that the statements of the appointed American ambassador to Israel regarding the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem and his support of the settlement enterprise constitute a most dangerous development. He noted that their implementation will push the region into a furnace of violence, anarchy, extremism, and bloodshed."
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Head preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque: US recognition of Jerusalem “as capital of the Jews,” will be “a new war against the Palestinians, the Arabs, and the Muslims” 
Source: Al-Msjed Al-Aqsa YouTube channel, Dec. 16, 2016

Sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Head of the Supreme Muslim Council and head preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ikrima Sabri:
"My sermon will deal with... the promise [by US President-elect Trump] to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Why did [he] promise this? ... In order to please the Jews in America and the world at the expense of the right of the original people of Palestine, because transferring the embassy is an acknowledgement that Jerusalem is a capital for the Jews, and an annulment of the right of the Muslims to the city. This promise opposes the so-called international resolutions, which view Jerusalem as an occupied city and not an Israeli city... It means that America recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the Jews. In doing so, America will declare a new war against the Palestinians and also against the Arabs and the Muslims... This is the true face of America. It is not thinking of how to achieve peace for you at all. America equipped Israel with advanced fighter jets a few days ago. America has ignited wars in most of the countries of the Arab and Muslim world, and these wars continue to burn."
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Note: The Supreme Muslim Council, which Sheikh Ikrima Sabri heads, is an independent organization.
PA TV airs poem and song: “I return to Haifa… on a missile” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 12, 2016
Official PA TV program The Tune of The Revolution presented poet Khaled Al-Habar’s poem, I Return to Haifa. Al-Habar introduced the poem with following words: “We can return to Haifa with a missile.” (Return to Haifa is the name of a famous story by Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani, a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), focusing mainly on the themes of Palestinian struggle against Israel and for an independent state) and then read out the poem. Afterwards, a song version was was played during the ending credits of the show.

I Return to Haifa/ Khaled Al-Habar
“I return to Haifa, return to the place of the soul
On a bird’s wing, or on a missile…
I return to Haifa, return to the villages of Haifa
Hassan [Nasrallah] promised me and told me: [We will reach] what is beyond, what is beyond Haifa.”

Ghassan Kanafani – was a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and a writer who focused mainly on the themes of Palestinian struggle against Israel and for an independent state.

The poem was previously broadcast on PA TV on Nov. 27, 2015. 
PPLF politician: “Resistance in all its forms is legal… at times one form [of resistance] trumps another” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 12, 2016
       "Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) political bureau member Khalida Jarrar… said during the program The Difficult Questions with colleague [Director of the Ma’an independent Palestinian news agency] Dr. Nasser Al-Lahham: …'As long as there is an occupation, the resistance in all its forms (i.e., including violence) is legal. However, the resistance is conditional on the concrete circumstances, and at times one form [of resistance] trumps another. For example, the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) was characterized by popular resistance ‎(term here refers to events that include violence against Israeli civilians such as rock-‎throwing, stabbings, and even shootings -Ed.) and included boycotting, resistance of rocks, and civil disobedience. On the other hand, the second Intifada – the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) – had a military character. At every stage a different form of resistance prevailed, and in the last uprising (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) it was the operations (i.e., terror attacks) of individuals.' She continued: 'It is our people's right to resist the occupation, and it is the one who determines at every stage what form [of resistance] it prefers.'"

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Fatah logo features map of Palestine replacing Israel, alongside rifle and raised fist 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 10, 2016
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: "From the slogans of the 1975 revolution"

The image shows the cover of a magazine, The Resistance, with a Fatah logo shown against a background of a crowd of people. The logo shows a head wrapped in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), with a raised fist and the PA map of "Palestine" that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel against a red background, in place of a face. Behind the head is a rifle.

Text at top of image:
"The Resistance"
Text on logo: "National unity for the continuation of the revolution and not for the settlement"
Image posted by Fatah Facebook shows image of Arafat, rifle, other weapons 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 10, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The posted text refers to a survey carried out by the independent Palestinian news agency Ma'an, in which most of the participants responded that holding the Seventh Fatah Conference in Ramallah will improve the standing of “Palestine” on the global map.

Text on image: "52 years" - referring to the 52nd anniversary of the "launch" (Intilaqa) of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel.

The image also shows a rifle, a pistol, bullets, a picture of Yasser Arafat with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) hanging from it, a Quran, and a small flag with the Fatah logo, which includes a grenade and crossed rifles over the map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as Palestine together with the PA areas.

Intilaqa - "the “launch” 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

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PA Mufti: "Jerusalem and all of Palestine is Islamic land," the Palestinian people "will continue to carry out Ribat at the gates of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 10, 2016


Speech in front of PA top officials, PA ceremony marking the birthday of Prophet Muhammad

PA Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Hussein: "We will establish the Palestinian state despite the doubts of the doubters, because the Palestinian people has the solid will, the Jihadi and combative will. This people of Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) that will never leave the plaza of Al-Aqsa (i.e., the Temple Mount) and will never leave Jerusalem with all of its Muslim and Christian holy sites. Allah willing, it will continue to carry out Ribat at the gates of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and at the gates of Jerusalem. The call of Monotheism, the call to prayer, will remain loud and heard in the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, Jerusalem, and all of Palestine, because all of Palestine is Islamic land.”
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PA officials present at speech: PA Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is, PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and Supreme Shari'ah Judge and Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash
Fatah Facebook post commemorating 52nd anniversary includes images of a rocket launcher, rocket, rifle  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 9, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"And the revolution continues
#The_Launch(Intilaqa)_52”

The image shows the Fatah logo, which includes a grenade and crossed rifles over the map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as Palestine together with the PA areas. Around it are a rocket launcher, a rocket, a rifle, ammunition, a Palestinian flag, and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress).

Text on image: "52 years and the revolution continues"

Intilaqa - "the “launch” 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

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PLO official: "What we need most today is a comprehensive intifada" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 8, 2016
Headline: "Khaled: What we need most is a comprehensive intifada and national rebellion against the occupation"
     “PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) political bureau member Tayseer Khaled wrote in a post on Facebook on the 29th anniversary of the glorious Palestinian [first] Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993), the Intifada of the children of stones, in which he said: …'If we will not bear our responsibilities, we will lose what remains to us of the homeland and we will lose the rights we have, and the responsibility calls on us to fulfill our obligations. What we need most today is a comprehensive intifada against the occupation and national rebellion in which all of the political and social forces will participate. This is a million times better than wagering on the illusions of political acts in the international arena that are not born on the shoulders of a popular intifada and national rebellion.'"
PLO official calls for "cancellation of the recognition of Israel" and an "aggressive Palestinian response" to Regularization Law 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 8, 2016
Headline: "Abd Rabbo: Cancelling the recognition of Israel, unity, and resistance are our responses to the annexation decision"
     "In response to the Israeli Parliament vote on the first reading of the bill to validate outposts (i.e., the Regulation Bill, see note below) which is considered the beginning of the annexation of the West Bank, Secretary of the PLO Executive Council Yasser Abd Rabbo called for an aggressive Palestinian response. He explained that the response must include the return of unity, a revival of the resistance, and the cancellation of the recognition of Israel.
He said: 'Have our internal conflicts exhausted us to the point that now we cannot call for a general political strike, for the preparation of civil rebellion, and for the encouragement of at least tens of thousands to go down to the streets and begin a popular and absolutely peaceful resistance ‎movement, of which we will emphasize the pure peaceful character before it begins?'…
'The Palestinian response to Israel's new and large crime must not spare any efforts or means. We must declare that the agreements and our commitments within their frameworks no longer exist, and actually state that this includes all commitments to security cooperation, and a one-sided cancellation of the recognition of Israel.
We must prepare to publicly declare comprehensive civil rebellion, whatever its price may be, as the price of the annexation is higher than any other price.'"

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PA government calls on Palestinians "in the Interior" (i.e., Israel) and "everyone who can" to "carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plazas in order to respond to every attack against it" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2016
Headline: "The [PA] government: Israel has chosen to perpetuate its settlement project and international society stands helpless"
          "In its weekly meeting led by [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah that was held in Ramallah... the [PA] government expressed appreciation for the positions of our men and women that are praying and carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), who are standing against the attacks of the Israeli occupation's gangs and thwarting their racist aggressive plans against the first direction of prayer (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque). Likewise, it called on our people in the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), and everyone who can, to come to Jerusalem to be there regularly and carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plazas in order to respond to every attack against it."

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Fatah Movement Central Committee member: "All the options of struggle are open to Fatah" 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Dec. 7, 2016
     "Fatah Movement Central Committee member Dalal Salameh said that the movement's success in holding the Seventh [Fatah] General Conference confirms its unity and resolve, and that it has the greatest ability to deal with the enormous challenges standing before our Palestinian cause…
Salameh emphasized that all the options of struggle (i.e., including violence) are open to Fatah in order to recover our legal rights and to establish our independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem."

The terms "all means," all options," "peaceful uprising,” 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.
Seventh Fatah Conference: Palestinians have “the right… to legitimate resistance for the end of the occupation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2016
Headline: “The Seventh Fatah Movement Conference emphasizes that it is important to complete the national building plan
*The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) must convene within three months
*It is necessary to act against the rift [between Fatah and Hamas] and complete the national reconciliation
*Our people has a legitimate right to resistance in order to put an end to the occupation
*Determined resistance to all interference in our internal matters”

“The [Seventh Fatah] Conference said that it is important to complete the national building plan that focuses on several fundamental principles that emphasize the right of the Palestinian people to legitimate resistance for the end of the occupation, self-determination, and the realization of its sovereignty over its land in the independent State of Palestine whose capital is East Jerusalem…"

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PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls on Palestinians to "carry out Ribat continuously at the Al-Aqsa Mosque" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Dec. 5, 2016
Headline: “Ida’is: Over 95 attacks and violations against the holy sites and houses of worship last month”
     “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is said that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque stands before an unprecedented Israeli escalation in light of the rise in the rates of invasions by the groups of settlers who are currently enjoying wide influence…
Ida’is called on citizens to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) continuously at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs), and not to give the occupation an opportunity, and he praised our residents’ standing firm on their land and their great sacrifices.”

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” or “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.
PLO official: “We oppose terror, and support our resistance by all means… The continuation of the occupation feeds all the types of extremism and terror in the world” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 30, 2016
    "PLO Central (sic., Executive) Committee member Ahmed Majdalani said in a speech on behalf of the national action factions at the Seventh Fatah Movement Conference… that before every entry into any political process with the occupation state, there must be recognition of the State of Palestine within the borders of June 4, 1967, as our recognition of Israel will not remain a blank check forever.
He emphasized that it is necessary to stop the settlement enterprise, through which the occupation government strives to destroy the two-state solution… He continued: 'We oppose terror, and support our resistance by all means ‎(term here refers to events that include violence against Israeli civilians such as rock-‎throwing, stabbings, and even shootings -Ed.)‎. The attempts to give preference to the fight against terror [in the Arab world] at the expense of the [Palestinian] cause only serves the occupation, as the continuation of the occupation feeds all the types of extremism and terror in the world.’"

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Fatah cartoon shows that movement still adheres to “armed struggle” as an option 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 29, 2016

Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The daily cartoon:
#The_Palestinian_National_Liberation_Movement_Fatah
#The_Seventh[_Fatah]_Conference”

The cartoon emphasizes that Fatah adheres to “the armed struggle” as one of the “options”.

It shows a bloody arm emerging from rubble holding a rifle and an olive branch, as well as a Palestinian flag and a keffiyeh, an Arab headdress, in a hint to Yasser Arafat’s 1974 speech at the UN General Assembly in which he spoke about holding a rifle and an olive branch, warning: “Do not cause the olive branch to fall from my hand.” The cartoon emphasizes that Fatah adheres to “the armed struggle”

Text in top right of cartoon: “The Seventh General Fatah Movement Conference”

Text on the pieces of rubble around the arm: “The siege,” “The rift (i.e., between Fatah and Hamas),” “The parting [of ways],” “The occupation,” “The [foreign] interventions,” “The negotiations,” “The differences of opinion,” “The anarchy.”
Song promotes killing of Jews, denies Jewish ties to land: “You left your country and came to die in my land here… I’m coming at you with a machine gun, axe, or with a knife” 
Source: YouTube channel of Al-Waed Band for Islamic Art, Nov. 27, 2016

Caption:
“Al-Waed Band for Islamic Art (Lebanese band) #Pack_up_your_things”
Lyrics: "Pack up your things, gather your children and escape on the first plane
Or your body parts will be gathered and you’ll be thrown into the fire of hell...
O Zionist, you won’t be able to sleep any more
My rocket longs for you, and it will land on you
From the tunnels underneath you, I’ll pull you by the legs...
Pack up your things and bye, leave, crazy [person]
You left your country and came to die in my land here...
O Zionist, when you walk, look left and right
Because I’m coming at you with a machine gun, axe, or with a knife...
Say farewell to your family before you get on a bus or a car...
Underneath there is a bomb and the Martyrdom seeker will blow himself up..."
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Fatah: We adhere “to our people’s right to legitimate resistance… alongside our campaign in the arena of international law” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 10, 2016
Headline: “Fatah on the anniversary of Arafat’s [death]: We are going to the conference with a revolutionary and creative vision, which is consistent with the revolution’s achievements”

“The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah said in a statement for the 12th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of the president, the leader, the symbol Yasser Arafat: ‘We are going to the Seventh [Fatah] Conference in order to revive our movement, [which is] the backbone of the PLO and the leader of the national enterprise…
Fatah added in its announcement: ‘We adhere to our people’s right to legitimate resistance, and continue mobilizing and organizing our national ranks, in order to fight the plan to Judaize Jerusalem and its holy sites. [We continue] in resistance in order to fight the crimes of the occupation army, the settlers, and the summary executions… alongside our campaign in the arena of international law.’”
Fatah official: "We do not renounce any option, and we believe that resistance in all its forms is a legitimate right" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 2, 2016
Official PA TV program Going to the Conference, hosting Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul, on the planned Seventh Fatah Conference
Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: “Perhaps there are people who think that in the [recent] past the Oslo Accords took place and new and defined strategies were created that were connected to a realistic view of the situation. [However, this occurred] out of consideration for the balance of powers, and not as a strategic change. Some of the people thought that the essence of Fatah had changed, and that its strategy had changed…
Therefore, in the Sixth Fatah Conference - and we will again emphasize this in the political plan of the seventh conference – we passed a resolution that defines the identity [of Fatah], we called it a political declaration, and this declaration opens the political plan: … ‘Despite our adherence to the option of a just peace and our efforts to realize it, we declare that we do not renounce any option, and we believe that resistance in all its forms (i.e., including violence) is a legitimate right of the occupied peoples in their confrontation against the occupiers.’”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” “popular uprising," and “all forms of 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”). For more, click "full article."
Hamas member of PA parliament calls on PA Security Forces to carry out “acts of heroism,”i.e., terror attacks 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 1, 2016
Headline: “Dr. Bahar calls on the [PA] Security Forces in the West Bank to follow the path of Martyr Turkeman”

“First Deputy Chairman of the PA Parliament (Legislative Council) Dr. Ahmad Bahar (of Hamas -Ed.) called on members and officers of the [PA] Security Forces in the West Bank to adopt the doctrine of resistance and follow the path of their colleague, Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Turkeman (i.e., terrorist, wounded 3). This was during a telephone conversation that Bahar held with relatives of Martyr Muhammad Turkeman, hero of the operation at the DCO (i.e., District Coordination Offices of the Israeli Civil Administration) checkpoint near Ramallah, in which he welcomed his death as a Martyr.
Bahar said: ‘Turkeman’s operation is one of the most outstanding operations since the outbreak of the Jerusalem Intifada (Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.), [and one of] the deadliest (sic., no one was killed in the attack other than Turkeman) and most painful [operations] for the occupation.’ He commended the operation and its influence on Israeli society…
Likewise he emphasized that the acts of heroism of members of the resistance and the increase of the resistance in the West Bank will force the Israeli occupation and the settlers to retreat from the West Bank and evacuate the settlements, as happened in the Gaza Strip. He called on the resistance factions in the West Bank to increase their military operations against the occupation.”

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PA Fatwa Council: "Our people will adhere to their [Al-Aqsa] mosque, regardless of the price and sacrifices that will be required, until Allah inherits the land and everything in it" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 30, 2016
    "The [PA Palestinian Supreme Fatwa] council warned of the regional consequences of an escalation in the rate of the invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, which constitutes a red line for Muslims throughout the world. Likewise, it clarified that the occupation authorities have escalated the rate of their invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque for what are called the Jewish holidays, and that these invasions reveal their aggressive intentions towards it and verify the falseness of their claim to commit to retaining the historic status quo that exists there… The council urged everyone who can come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to invest the maximum efforts to