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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 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.
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.”
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 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”
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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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.
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 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 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 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 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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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
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 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”
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
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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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 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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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.”
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 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 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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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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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.
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 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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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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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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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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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,
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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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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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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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.
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."
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 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 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 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. 
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"
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
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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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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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.
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.
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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Fatah song: “Slice ‎open the enemy’s chest… I have no ‎love other than the love of the rifle”‎ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 4, 2016

"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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Song 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.

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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 reach it and strengthen the presence there so as to defend it, and emphasized that our people will adhere to their mosque, regardless of the price and sacrifices that will be required, until Allah inherits the land and everything in it.”
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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 vows to “remain loyal to [the] pure blood” of murderer of 2 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 27, 2016

Posted text:
"The anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Commander Firas Al-Jaber Oct. 27, 2016
#On_your_anniversary_we_will_not_forget_you
Tulkarem - exclusive - the Fatah Movement in the Tulkarem refugee camp
Today, Oct. 27, is the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Commander Firas Al-Jaber 'Abu Ghadab,' who ascended to Heaven as a Martyr after he fell victim to a Zionist assassination operation on this day.
Firas Al-Jaber was one of the outstanding founding commanders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in Palestine and of the brigades of Martyr Dr. Thabet Thabet in the city of Tulkarem...
Today we in Fatah, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, and the brigades of Martyr Dr. Thabet Thabet in the Tulkarem district bow our heads in honor and admiration of the soul of the Martyr, the outstanding commander, Firas Al-Jaber, even as we renew the oath to his pure soul that we will remain loyal to his pure blood which watered the beloved land of Palestine, and emphasize that we will continue forward on his path of struggle until the liberation of the last bit our occupied land."
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Firas Al-Jaber "Abu Ghadab" - a top commander in Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, who participated in the murder of 2 Israelis, Etgar Zaituni and Motti Dayan, in the Tulkarem area on Jan. 23, 2001, and in other shooting attacks in the Tulkarem area. He was killed by Israeli soldiers on Oct. 28, 2001.

Thabet Thabet was one of the founders of Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) in Tulkarem. Thabet was responsible for many shooting attacks aga
PA cartoon shows Palestinian clutching rock and Molotov cocktail as he hurdles Fatah-Hamas divide 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Oct. 27, 2016
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces


Posted text: “#[PA_]Palestinian_National_Security_Forces”

The image shows a masked Palestinian with a rock and a Molotov cocktail in his hands stepping over a barrier, on which is written: “The Palestinian divide.” The drawing would seem to depict the internal conflict between Fatah and Hamas as an impediment to the “resistance” against Israel, and the Palestinian terrorists and rioters as going out to attack Israel despite the internal conflict.
PA Minister of Jerusalem claims Israel expels Arabs from Jerusalem, calls on Palestinian youth to carry out Ribat 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Oct. 18, 2016
Headline: “Adnan Al-Husseini in an interview with Donia Al-Watan: The Israeli occupation is constantly striving to expel the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem and empty Jerusalem of its residents”
     “In an exclusive interview conducted by [independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan’s reporter in Jerusalem Shurouq Talab with [PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and] Governor of the [Jerusalem] District Adnan Al-Husseini, Al-Husseini discussed the important issues relating to Jerusalem…
Al-Husseini praised: ‘The young people of Jerusalem are the supporting pillar, they are heroes. In all of the various circumstances you will find them in the front line, you will always find them fighting for life and not being late to respond to the calls of Jerusalem and Palestine.’
‘The people need to stand firm against what is happening in Jerusalem, to hold on, and to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in Jerusalem, as the homeland is not for purchase or sale,’ added Al-Husseini.”
PA Facebook post shows masked man throwing rock in front of Dome of the Rock mosque 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Oct. 12, 2016

Image posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces
The image shows a masked man throwing a rock, with the Dome of the Rock visible behind him.
Text posted on the image: “I am a son of Jerusalem, and I will not move from here, I will remain in it”
The logo of the PA National Security Forces appears in the bottom left-hand corner of the image.
Fatah spokesperson justifies terror attack in Jerusalem as Palestinian response to "Israel’s policy of murder and summary executions" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 11, 2016
Headline: “Fatah: The occupation government bears responsibility for the Palestinian responses”
     “Fatah spokesman Fayiz Abu Aita emphasized that the occupation government alone bears responsibility for the consequences of the Palestinian responses. He emphasized that the Israeli government’s sponsorship of terror, settlement, harming the holy city [of Jerusalem], Judaization, Israelization, and all of these steps, will lead to additional Palestinian responses.
Abu Aita’s statements came in response to the Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered). He said: ‘[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu must understand that security and stability will not be achieved until the legitimate rights of our people are achieved, and primarily Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.’ Abu Aita added that Israel’s policy of murder and summary executions, the expropriation of land for settlements, and the harming of the holy sites will not dissuade our people from defending legitimate rights.”

Musbah Abu Sbeih – 39-year-old Palestinian terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis and wounded 5 others in 3 drive-by shooting attacks in Jerusalem on Oct. 9, 2016. Abu Sbeih, who held Israeli residency status, began his shooting spree at the Ammunition Hill light rail stop and continued to the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood. He was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli border police officers during the attack. On the morning of the attack, Abu Sbeih was due to turn himself in to begin a 4 month jail sentence, after being convicted in January 2015 on numerous counts of inciting to terror and supporting a terror organization. On his Facebook page, Abu Sbeih praised terror groups including Hamas as well as terrorists who carried out attacks and actively called for attacks against Israelis.
Fatah FB quotes arch-terrorist: "With our skulls we are paving the certain path to victory" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 11, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text is a quote by arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, responsible for the death of at least 125 Israelis: “Our heads are in the sky, our feet are planted in the ground of our homeland. With our skulls we are paving the certain path to victory and return. The compass does not err on the path, it continues to point towards Palestine.
#Abu_Jihad_Khalil_Al-Wazir”

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 TV airs song: "Go on O Muslim and fight... Death is better than humiliation" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 11, 2016
Official PA TV program The Tune of the Revolution, performance by the Palestinian Al-Rawabi Band in Kuwait
The Al-Rawabi Band: [The band sings the following song] “We would sing at weddings, jafra, ataba, and dahya (i.e., different types of folk songs), and today we sing with bullets about the Jihad fighters..."
Visual:
Pictures of the band are shown and the following song, first broadcast on Sept. 22, 2015, on the same official PA TV program
The Tune of the Revolution, is heard in the background:
The Al-Rawabi Band: "We declared the revolution against the occupier, and we installed the cannon on the hill. Go on O Muslim and fight, the day of the return has appeared, the lion cubs (i.e., young boys) behind you are defending you in the valleys and mountains, they are not afraid to fight; an honorable death is better than humiliation.”
Official PA daily justifies shooting attack on civilians as "self-defense" against the "Israeli ethnic cleansing state" and the "Judaization" of Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2016
Headline: “The Al-Aqsa Mosque is entrusted to your care”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Like all of the Palestinian people, he (i.e., Musbah Abu Sbeih, terrorist who shot and murdered 2) did not want to die but desired life and a dignified livelihood in his city and among his family, people, and friends in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem. However, the Israeli ethnic cleansing state and its criminal security forces objected to his choice, and acted by all ways and means to push him toward the option of self-defense by the means that he saw as the appropriate language to respond to their barbarity, reckless behavior, and terror. Martyr (Shahid) Musbah Abu Sbeih, 39, could no longer bear the violations and crimes of the Israeli Security Agency. He rejected the situation of silence, or in other words – the surrender to will of the Israeli hangman. In his interview two days ago [Oct. 8, 2016] with the Ma’an [independent Palestinian news agency] website, in other words 24 hours or less before carrying out his self-sacrificing operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) at the occupation police station in [the Jerusalem neighborhood of] Sheikh Jarrah, he said: ‘Jerusalem is being widely Judaized at this moment and is being subjected to an unprecedented attack by the occupation authorities.’ ... He could no longer bear the racist Israeli barbaric escalation whose goal is to empty the holy city [of Jerusalem] of its Palestinian Arab residents through various acts of ethnic cleansing."

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Fatah implies continuation of violence: “Residents of Jerusalem will defend [the Al-Aqsa Mosque]… We will defend the honor of the Arab and Islamic nations with our bare chests” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 9, 2016
Posted text: "The Jerusalem branch of Fatah announced a strike and mourning for the Martyrs' (Shahids') souls.
'Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory.' [Sura 22:39, Sahih International translation]... Due to the barbaric escalation being perpetrated by the occupation government and the herds of settlers, which includes killing, violence, destruction, and an attempt to instill fear in our Palestinian cities, villages, and refugee camps, and particularly in Jerusalem, we announce our complete objection to crimes of these types being carried out before the international community and its human rights organizations... All of these steps will not be accepted in silence, and residents of Jerusalem will defend the place of the ascent to Heaven (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque) of our precious messenger Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him. Therefore, we in the Jerusalem branch of Fatah emphasize our adherence to Jerusalem, the strengthening of the [Arab] presence in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City [of Jerusalem], and [that] it will not be abandoned to the extremists and terrorists [of the occupation], and [that] we will defend the honor of the Arab and Islamic nations with our bare chests..."
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Cartoon calls to "clean" Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque of Jews 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 29, 2016

In this cartoon, a Palestinian woman is holding a broom and sweeping an Israeli soldier and a religious Jew away from the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
Caption: "Every year, Jerusalem gets cleaner"
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Note: This cartoon was first posted on the Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces on Nov. 8, 2014. It was published again on Fatah-run Awdah TV on July 17, 2015. The cartoon appeared again on the official Facebook ‎page of the Fatah Movement on Oct. 28, ‎‎2015, with the text: “This occupation will ‎pass Allah willing.”‎ Most recently, the cartoon was reposted to the Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces on Sept. 29, 2016.
 
PLO official warns a new intifada might begin if Israel continues to allow “invasions” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Sept. 28, 2016
Headline: “On the anniversary of the blessed Al-Aqsa Intifada, Tayseer Khaled warns of the consequences of the settlers’ invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza”
      “PLO Executive Committee Member and Member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s (DFLP) Political Bureau Tayseer Khaled warned of the dangers surrounding the situation in the Palestinian areas. This is if the government of Israel continues its irresponsible policy, limits the freedom of the Palestinian citizens to reach the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and continues to allow the settlers to invade the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza (i.e., Temple Mount), riot, and hold religious ceremonies in a way that provokes the sensibilities of the Palestinian citizens, especially during the period of the [Jewish] holidays... Tayseer Khaled held the Israeli government fully responsible for the possibility that the situation in Jerusalem might deteriorate.”

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Fatah official threatens violence against “Nazi Zionist Israel”: “Our symbol is a rifle and a grenade, so don`t test our patience” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 27, 2016


PA Parliament member and former prisoner Jamal Huweil on official PA TV program Topic of the Day: "Like I always say to Israel, to the Nazi Zionist Israeli occupation: We in the Fatah Movement - our symbol is still the symbol of Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit), which is decorated with an AK-47 and a grenade, so don't test the patience of the Fatah Movement, because like they say ‘patience has limits.’"

Poster on wall glorifies murderer: “President Mahmoud Abbas and Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan announce the death of heroic Martyr prisoner Yasser Hamdouni”

Yasser Hamdouni was serving a life sentence for participating in the murder of Israeli citizen Avner Maimon in the Palestinian town of Ya'abad in the West Bank (June 12, 2003). Hamdouni, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), died on Sept. 25, 2016, after collapsing while exercising in the Israeli Rimon Prison yard.
Fatah official: We must pursue the occupation “by all the ways and means at our disposal,” whether directly or indirectly through international institutions  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 27, 2016
Official PA TV News, on funeral of Palestinian terrorist murderer Yasser Hamdouni who died while in prison

Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad: “This crime really drives us to continue pursuing the occupation by all the ways and means at our disposal, whether by direct confrontation with the thieving occupation, or indirect confrontation [with Israel] through the various relevant international institutions. We will not stop and will not be silent until the occupation comes completely to an end, as its crimes will only be eliminated by getting rid of it.”

Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni was serving a life sentence for participating in the murder of Israeli citizen Avner Maimon in the Palestinian town of Ya'abad in the West Bank (June, 12, 2003). Hamdouni, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), died on Sept. 25, 2016, after collapsing while exercising in the Israeli Rimon Prison yard.

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
Fatah implicitly threatens to use violence in response to Israeli “executions:” "The escalation that Israel is striving for... will only drag the region into a logic of force and resistance" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 20, 2016
     “The Fatah Movement held Israel responsible for the clear policy of murder and summary executions of Palestinians... Munir Al-Jaghoub warned the occupation government against the continuation of the murders, arrests, and executions. He said: ‘The Fatah Movement – as a faction that represents the first line of the many members of the Palestinian people that believes in popular resistance – will not agree to make do with counting the Martyrs (Shahids) who are falling as a result of the acts of the criminal occupation.’ Al-Jaghoub added: ‘We view with severity Israel’s return to the method of daily arrests, blocking routes to the traffic of [Palestinian] citizens, and preventing their arrival to their homes and workplaces. [This is] a policy that is no less racist and terrorist than all of the murders that are being committed against us. The escalation that Israel is striving for in all areas of our life will only drag the region into a logic of force and resistance [by the Palestinians] against the logic of murder and racist occupation [by Israel].’”
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Commentator on PA TV promotes "popular intifada," such as "fights with the rock, fights with the firebomb" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 19, 2016
Official PA TV program Panorama of the Hour, hosting political commentator Mukheimar Abu Sa’ada
Political commentator Mukheimar Abu Sa’ada: “We Palestinians have failed in creating a popular intifada, a peaceful intifada, [as well as] a violent intifada against the Israeli occupation in the West Bank. We failed in supporting the intifada to give it momentum in order to make the lives of the Israelis in the settlements hell, or even at the checkpoints, unfortunately we have failed at this. It is as if the Palestinian factions do not want this, which is a dangerous thing. The Palestinian rift (i.e., between Hamas and Fatah) is what exposed the truth of this intifada[‘s failure]. The Palestinian rift is what has weakened the intifada, because there is no unified leadership, because there is no coordination and initiative, and the retreat of the factions from their popular role regarding the operations (i.e., terror attacks) of individuals here and there has weakened the shape of the intifada.
The correct way to influence in the West Bank is by way of the popular intifada, and very large population density standing at the Israeli checkpoints, standing at the intersections, which blocks the roads to the settlements, and fights with the rock, fights with firebombs – this is the way that influences Israeli society the most.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails and car rammings. The terror wave started in September 2015, and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
PLO "called on the Palestinian factions and forces, associations, and unions to escalate the popular struggle against the occupation" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 18, 2016
Headline: “The National Council calls to fight the occupation’s terror and its aggression against our people”
       “The Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) called on our people to defend itself from the Israeli terror that is being carried out alongside the shameful international silence regarding the crimes of the occupation government, the settlements, and the summary executions, the last instance of which was the execution of young Hatem Al-Shaloudi yesterday morning [Sept. 17, 2016].
In a press release by its chairman, Salim Al-Za’anoun, the council yesterday called on the Palestinian factions and forces, associations, and unions to escalate the popular struggle against the occupation, its aggression, and its crimes. [He added that this is] a natural right, guaranteed by the UN Convention, UN General Assembly resolutions, the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, and the other conventions and laws, as part of the legitimate right of self-defense.”
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PA TV airs song: The "knife will express our rage and will not allow the Al-Aqsa Mosque to be harmed" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 13, 2016
Official PA TV program Holiday Morning, hosting poet Abdallah Qishta
Poet Abdallah Qishta begins to recite the poem "A Homeland That is Tired of Waiting"
Poet Abdallah Qishta:
"Oh my enemy, others are brighter than you…
You are a Nazi, do not lie and do not call for peace
The chaos of your corruption is running rampant in Muslim countries
Your ebb and flow have come to an end, the illusion has reached its end and dissipated
Your time has come, accursed is your grandfather who brought us the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
[Even if] a period passes, we will not forget and our veins will be renewed
Your fate is shame and disgrace, regardless of what will come to pass.
Tomorrow we will liberate our land and we will lay the cornerstone,
Sometimes with weapons, and sometimes with politics.
The soil always calls to us: 'Come with [your] head held high,
Wear the crown of glory, and break the head of the evil one’
Its [the soil’s] knife will express our rage and will not allow the Al-Aqsa Mosque to be harmed…"
Official PA TV host: "We do not deny that the poem is wonderful and the style is very unique, especially as there is an attractiveness to the Nabataean or Bedouin poem, as some know it ."

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” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Fatah glorifies terror: "We wrote the glory with bullets and rifles... the Molotov [cocktail] and the rocks" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Sept. 10, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows Fatah co-founder terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad” in the foreground.

Posted text: “We emerged from the womb of the barracks and the trenches
And we wrote the glory with bullets and rifles
Until we waved all of the flags for the homeland
We are Fatah the spark
The mighty Storm (i.e., Al-Asifa, Fatah military unit)
The cavalryman, the revolutionary, the Molotov [cocktail], and the rocks
Yes, we are Fatah
And this is our revolution”

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.
Fatah FB photo of masked woman throwing rock 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 6, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
The picture shows a masked woman holding a rock, poised to throw it.

Text on image:
“Because you are strength
Because you are
Revolution”
Posted text: “Because the secret of the sparkling of the stars is in your eyes, female member of Fatah’s Shabiba (i.e., Fatah’s youth movement), sister of the men.”
PA official: Terror waves “will continue as long as the occupation continues” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Sept. 1, 2016
     Fatah-run Awdah TV program Personal Encounter, hosting Chairman of the PA Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf
Chairman of the PA Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf: “After the popular uprising (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) that began at the beginning of last year (sic., it began in Sept. 2015) and continued until the first quarter of this year [2016], most of the public participated in this uprising and came out in a very strong manner. This was one of the waves of the popular uprising, and is also not the end of the waves; the waves will continue as long as the occupation continues. The Palestinian people will continue its struggle and its resistance.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
Palestinian radio station posts Hamas threats to kidnap and mistreat Israelis on its Facebook page 
Source: Facebook page of Radio Sanabel, independent Palestinian station, Aug. 21, 2016


Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Radio Sanabel, independent Palestinian station. The Israeli army closed the station on Aug. 31, 2016, claiming that the station spread incitement.


The image shows Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (i.e., Hamas’ military wing) Spokesman Abu Ubeida flanked by another masked Hamas terrorist.

Posted text: “[Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades (i.e., Hamas’ military wing) Spokesman Abu Ubeida: ‘We warn the enemy against continuing its tyrannical steps against our captives. It should know that its captives with us will receive the same treatment that our captives receive in its prisons.’”
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Palestinian radio station posts on its Facebook page Hamas threats to kidnap Israelis  
Source: Facebook page of Radio Sanabel, independent Palestinian station, Aug. 21, 2016
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Images posted on the Facebook page of Radio Sanabel, an independent Palestinian station. The Israeli army closed the station on Aug. 31, 2016, claiming that the station spread incitement.

The first picture shows Hamas terrorists unveiling a makeshift prison, with Hebrew signs on it and an image of a Hamas terrorist accompanied by the Arabic text: “The Shadow Unit.” the second picture is a close-up of the same image.

Text on the central sign on the prison in Hebrew: “Prison 4
For enemy prisoners”
Text on the right door in Hebrew: “Cell 1”
Text on the left door in Hebrew: “Cell 2”
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Pro-Hamas Palestinian radio station posts anti-PA picture of ammunition seized by PA 
Source: Facebook page of Radio Sanabel, independent Palestinian station, Aug. 21, 2016

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Radio Sanabel, an independent Palestinian station. The Israeli army closed the station on Aug. 31, 2016, claiming that the station spread incitement.

The image shows weapons, ammunition, ammunition magazines, grenades, and military combat vests on the floor.

Posted text: “#A picture of the weapons that the Palestinian [PA] Security Forces seized during the campaign that they waged against wanted ‘outlaws’ in the old city of Nablus”
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Senior PLO official calls Israeli soldiers "murderers," justifies Palestinian terror 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 18, 2016
Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake speaks at length about the difficulty in paying the fines and damages levied by the Israeli courts against terrorists and their families. Karake also says that the PA government has been forced to stop paying the fines due to the financial pressures on it to pay not only the fines but compensation as well.
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: “In other words, if I want to go and hit an [Israeli] soldier and I injure him, I [have to] go and pay him damages? He is an occupier. He comes to murder me-”
Official PA TV host: “The message has been conveyed, Abu Khaled (i.e., Karake). The program’s time is up.”
Issa Karake: “He comes to murder me. In other words, they want to define the Palestinian struggle as a crime, as if [the fact] that we are struggling and defending ourselves and our honor has become a crime.”
PA government calls on Palestinians of the "Interior" to carry out Ribat at Al-Aqsa 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2016
     “In its weekly meeting, which was held yesterday [Aug. 16, 2016] in Ramallah led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, … the [PA] government expressed appreciation for the heroic stand of our people who pray and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic), from among the women and the men, who stand against the attacks of the Israeli occupation’s gangs and thwart their aggressive racist schemes against the first direction of prayer (i.e., Jerusalem). Likewise it called on our people in the [Palestinian] Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) and all of those who can reach Jerusalem to come to it, to be there constantly, and to carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plazas, in order to respond to every attack against it.”
Abbas advisor call on Palestinians to carry out "continual Ribat" at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 10, 2016
Headline: "Al-Habbash was updated regarding the suffering of the citizens in the Old City of Hebron"
     "Supreme Shari'ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] advisor on religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash today, Wednesday [Aug. 10, 2016], described the steps of the Israeli occupation government in the Old City of Hebron as racist. This was said during a tour of the Old City of Hebron in order to be updated regarding the violations and inhuman acts being carried out against the residents of the area by members of the Israeli occupation army and the herds of extremist settlers… Al-Habbash encouraged the citizens to go to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) and carry out continual Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in order to block the way to its takeover by the occupation and its settlers."
PA TV music video on Fatah's anniversary: "No force... can remove the weapon from my hand" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 9, 2016

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 and was rebroadcast on Jan. 1 and 3, Nov. 10, and Dec. 31, 2015, and on April 17 and Aug. 9, 2016.
Senior Fatah official calls on Hamas to carry the rifle and fight Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2016
Official PA TV program State of Politics hosts Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki, who calls on Hamas to help the PA’s political struggle through warfare against Israel
Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki: [Discussing the failure of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Turkey] “I propose that Hamas (i.e., as a Gazan offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood) return [to being] Palestinian in order to save itself, so that it will at the very least save and preserve the days in which they said of it: ‘self-sacrificing fighters’ (Fedayeen); it is a pity, a pity. Therefore I say that Hamas’ project is over unless it will return to carrying the rifle and will fight, and we will welcome that even Hamas will fight.”
Fatah official criticizes Hamas: "Who gave you exclusivity over the resistance?" 
Source: Al-Quds, monthly magazine of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Aug. 1, 2016
Published in the August 2016 edition of Al-Quds, the monthly magazine of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon
Headline:
“Sultan Abu Al-Einein: The Security Forces carried out an important role in their security campaign in the West Bank to maintain the popular peace”
     “The Al-Quds newspaper interviewed Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein…
Q. What is your assessment of the security situation in Gaza, particularly after the repeated Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip in recent days?
A. Hamas… stops everyone who shoots rockets towards the areas under Israeli occupation. The statements of Hamas leadership member Mahmoud Al-Zahar say that Hamas is the exclusive representative of the resistance in Gaza, and that in its opinion, it is the one that decides on the timing of any conflict with the Israeli side as part of its sick narrow partisan considerations, the price of which is paid by the Palestinian people. However, no one can sell us the principles of resistance or teach them to us, because a people that relinquishes the defense of its occupied land is a people without honor… No one can claim exclusivity over the resistance, because the defense of the homeland is everyone’s obligation, and not the monopoly of any specific body. Unfortunately, Hamas boasts about the arrest of those shooting rockets from among the Palestinian organizations, and here, let me ask Hamas: Who gave you exclusivity over the resistance? Who said that only you are worthy of carrying it out? Who gave you the right to shoot at the Israelis while others are prevented from doing so? If there are secret agreements with Israel, Turkey, and Qatar, and Hamas is implementing their secret clauses, that is another matter, and it is of course serious.”
Abbas’ advisor: “Resistance to the occupation is a right anchored in heavenly and earthly laws, including international law” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, July 28, 2016
Headline: “Abu Al-Einein: Palestine is the gate of peace and war”
     “[Advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein said that Palestine is the gate of peace and the gate of war, and that we are peaceful, but our peace will only come about after the withdrawal of the occupation from our land.... Abu Al-Einein emphasized that there is no one of our people who will give up on our people’s rights, which have been recorded in the sacrifice and blood of thousands of Martyrs (Shahids) and tens and even hundreds of thousands of wounded, and he sent blessings to our people in Jerusalem, who constitute the spearhead in the struggle against the Israeli occupation… He continued and said: ‘Our peace needs to be to the standards of the sacrifices of the Martyrs, the wounded, the prisoners behind the bars of the occupation’s prisons, and the refugees abroad,’ and he emphasized that there is no one of our people who will give up on the right of return and the compensation of the millions of refugees... He added that a people who does not oppose occupation will be without honor, and noted that the resistance to the occupation is a right anchored in heavenly and earthly laws, including international law…”
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PA daily cites PLO minister: "Wage war" using "all forms of resistance" to release prisoners from Israel's "oppression and abuse" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2016
Headline: “Ramallah: Sit-in strike and rally as a sign of support for [Bilal] Kayed and the [hunger] striking prisoners”
     “Dozens of activists and family members of prisoners, led by officials and leaders, yesterday [July 26, 2016] held a sit-in strike at the tent in Martyr Yasser Arafat Square in the center of Ramallah. This was as a sign of support for the struggle and the demands of [Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine] member Bilal Kayed (i.e., being held in Israeli administrative detention), who is [hunger] striking, and for the prisoners who are hunger striking in protest of the administrative detention…
Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs [Issa Karake] warned of the severity of prisoner Bilal Kayed’s health condition…
Karake emphasized the determination of the prisoners to wage the war (i.e., hunger strike) until victory, despite the oppression and abuse from the occupation.
He called on the national, popular, and official sectors to continue to support the prisoners by all the forms of resistance (i.e., including violence), until the last Palestinian prisoner in the occupation’s prisons is released.”
Official PA daily: All Israelis are either settlers or soldiers  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 14, 2016
Headline: “Four hundred and ninety-one prisoners sentenced to life sentences in the occupation’s prisons”

“The number of prisoners detained by the occupation and sentenced to life sentences rose to 491 after the occupation courts published verdicts of life sentence against prisoners Bilal Abu Ghanem (terrorist who murdered 3 with an accomplice -Ed.) from Jerusalem and Ragheb Aliwi (led group that murdered 2 parents in front of their children -Ed.) from Nablus. Life imprisonment is a sentence of imprisonment for life, which according to the occupation’s definition is 99 years. The occupation imposes it on security prisoners accused of killing Israelis, whether they were settlers or soldiers, and on those responsible for orchestrating Martyrdom-seeking operations that led to the killing of Jews.”

Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years.

The Henkin murders - Israelis Naama and Eitam Henkin (also an American citizen) were murdered in a shooting attack on Oct. 1, 2015, on the road between Itamar and Elon Moreh in the West Bank. Their four children, aged 9, 7, 4, and 4 months, were also in the car and witnessed the murders, but were not physically injured.
Five suspects in the murder, members of a Hamas terrorist cell, were arrested by Israel and confessed to the murders. The leader of the group, Ragheb Ahmad Muhammad Aliwi, has served time in an Isr
PA Mufti calls on Palestinians to come and defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque “regardless of the cost and sacrifices required” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 13, 2016
     Headline: " [PA] Grand Mufti [Sheikh Muhammad Hussein] condemned the holding of a Jewish memorial service at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza"
"[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned the holding of a Jewish memorial service (memorial for 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel who was stabbed to death in her sleep –Ed.) at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, as several extreme settlers invaded the mosque plaza in order to participate in this service, under the supervision of the [Israeli] Jerusalem district police commander and senior officers…
The mufti said: 'This criminal attack against the sanctity of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is nothing but one link in the chain of ongoing escalation, in preparation for imposing the division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by areas and times, and it is part of a process to change its existing historical status.' …Likewise, he called to everyone who can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque to invest every effort in order to visit it and strengthen the presence there in order to defend it, and emphasized the adherence of our people to their mosque, regardless of the cost and sacrifices required, until Allah inherits the land and everything in it."
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PA government condemns “racist” “alleged Temple organizations,” calls on Palestinians to come the the Al-Aqsa Mosque to protect it from “invasions,” and carry out Ribat 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2016
     Headline: “The [PA] government emphasizes the leadership’s position on the matter of the Quartet report”
“During its weekly meeting, held yesterday [July 12, 2016] in Ramallah led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government emphasized the position of [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] and the leadership, which rejects the Quartet report…
It condemned the racist calls of the alleged Temple organizations and the daily invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza that are welcomed and encouraged by the occupation government, which provides backing and protection to the activities of these extreme organizations and associations. Likewise, it demanded of the international community that it apply pressure to the occupation government which ignores all of the international laws and conventions when it prevents the arrival of Muslims at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to pray, attacks women and distances them from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, hits the Murabitin (those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic –Ed.) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza and uses weapons against them, and incites settler organizations to invade it. The [PA] government called on our people and everyone who can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to carry out Ribat and to pray there at all times, in order to protect it from the settlers and their incessant invasions.”
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PLO calls on Palestinians to “come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat… in order to defend it from the crimes of the settlers, their ongoing invasions, and their defilement of the site” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 11, 2016
Headline: “The [PLO] Department for Jerusalem Affairs criticized the dangerous racist calls of the [Jewish] ‘Temple’ organizations to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
      “The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs criticized the dangerous racist calls of the alleged Temple organizations to carry out widespread invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, with the participation of hundreds from the extreme settler gangs… The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs called on our people and everyone who can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) and pray there all the time, in order to defend it from the crimes of the settlers, their ongoing invasions, and their defilement of the site.”
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"Alleged Temple organizations" refer to religious Jewish movements including the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, The Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount and Students for the Temple Mount, which spread awareness of the importance of the Temple Mount in Judaism and encourage people to visit the site.

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 Facebook posts images of young men armed with rocket launchers 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 9, 2016

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The pictures show several young men armed with shoulder-fired rocket launchers.

Posted text: “They love the flowers, but they love the land more”
Leader of Fatah military wing: Rifle "will not be put down" until "the liberation of Palestine from Rosh HaNikra to Rafiah" (i.e., includes all of Israel) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 2, 2016
     Headline: “Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades – Al-Amoudi Brigade closes a number of activities for the month of Ramadan”
“The military branch of Fatah, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Palestine – the Nidal Al-Amoudi Brigade, held a mass fast-breaking feast on Thursday evening [June 30, 2016]… on the beach of Gaza City, in the presence of Fatah Movement leaders and its military branch activists.
Secretary of the West Gaza branch [of Fatah] Ziad Matar gave a speech in the name of Fatah. He praised the role (including the shooting of rockets into Israel –Ed.) of the Al-Aqsa Brigades – the Al-Amoudi Brigade – in the Path of the Storm (i.e., 2014 Gaza war) in the summer of 2014…
Commander of the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades Abu Ahmad welcomed those present…
He emphasized that recently the brigades have progressed significantly in terms of their equipment and capabilities.
Abu Ahmad noted that the next stage will be difficult and sensitive regarding the Palestinian cause in the struggle with the occupation (i.e., Israel) and external plots. Therefore, according to Abu Ahmad, ‘The brigades will be the shield of the Palestinian people and its just cause, and will not neglect the option of armed struggle – whatever the cost may be.’
Abu Ahmad concluded his words and repeated the saying ‘The rifle has not been put down and will not be put down, whatever the cost may be, until the liberation of Palestine from Rosh HaNikra (i.e., in northern Israel) to Rafiah (i.e., in the southern Gaza Strip).”
PA TV fails to report that terror attack killed a civilian, focusing instead on killed terrorist 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 2, 2016
Official PA TV reporter: “Further to ongoing events in Hebron, where the occupation (i.e., Israel) has escalated the situation with its arbitrary operations, the shooting operation that harmed a car of settlers near the Otniel settlement on the southern land of Hebron [took place]. This led to the killing of one of them and the wounding of four, some of whom were described as seriously wounded. They [the shooters] came and shot from a car [passing] at high speed, and according to the claim of the occupation those who conducted the operation managed to withdraw to the city… Hardly a day goes by in Hebron without it suffering from the arbitrary operations of the occupation, cold-blooded murder, closure, and defilement, all of them are issues that will lead to an explosion of the situation and its deterioration.”

Rabbi Michael Mark - a 48-year-old father of ten who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in a shooting attack on July 1, 2016 on Route 60 in the southern Har Hebron region. Rabbi Mark, director of the Otniel Yeshiva (Jewish religious studies academy), was shot and murdered when terrorists opened fire on his car, causing the vehicle to overturn and crash. Rabbi Mark’s wife Chava, 40, was seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were also injured – their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16. The terrorists managed to escape.
Abbas' advisor: “Every place you find an Israeli - cut off his head” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 27, 2016
Abbas' advisor and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein:“Regarding the matter of normalization [with Israel] and the participation of members of the Fatah leadership and members of the PLO Executive Committee in Israeli conferences, Abu Al-Einein said: ‘If you would ask me about my personal position, I would tell you - every place you find an Israeli cut off his head. Likewise, I am against talks, negotiations, meetings, and normalization in all its forms with the Israeli occupation.’”
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PA and Fatah officials at funeral of accidentally killed teen: Israel executes Palestinians in “cold blood,” Fatah official calls for “resistance in all its forms” 
Source: Website of official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 24, 2016
PMW note: Mahmoud Rafat Badran was a 15-year-old Palestinian who was accidentally killed by Israeli soldiers who were pursuing Palestinian suspects that had thrown stones at moving Israeli cars, injuring 3. The PA used this tragic event as a platform for spreading its libels that Israel deliberately targets children for execution and encouraged use of “resistance in all its forms,” a euphemism for terror attacks.

Headline: “Masses of our people accompanied the body of Martyr (Shahid) [Mahmoud Rafat] Badran to his grave”

“Yesterday [June 23, 2016] thousands of our people accompanied the body of Martyr (Shahid) [Mahmoud] Rafat Badran, 15, to his grave in the town of Beit Ur in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district, with official, civilian, and military participation

In his speech, Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization Mahmoud Al-Aloul called for national unity and an end to the internal rift [between Hamas and Fatah].

Al-Aloul said: ‘The occupation (i.e., Israel) carries out daily executions of children and of the rest of our people on the roads and at checkpoints. The occupation’s admission about the accidental killing of Martyr Badran provides all the data and proof for their conviction and to prove their lies. These children tried to play and have fun like the rest of the children throughout the world, but the occupation’s bullets insisted on killing them.’

Al-Aloul emphasized the option of resistance in all its forms in light of the fact that the peace process is stalled and the occupation continues its crimes…

Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor [Laila Ghannam] participated in accompanying the body from the Palestine Medical Center and said during the funeral: ‘There is an Israeli decision to execute our children in col
Fatah FB posts old poster urging to persist with gun violence and terrorism 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 18, 2016
Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The old poster shows a terrorist holding an assault rifle with his head masked in a Palestinian keffiyeh.

Text on picture:
“Through pictures and posters we will be able to convey the meanings of the revolution to the masses and to maintain its continuity
The fighting rifle is the symbol and the legitimization”
Fatah Facebook posts drawing of terrorist with rifle with words glorifying "the revolution" and "the fighting rifle" 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, June 18, 2016

Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page.
The old poster shows a terrorist holding an assault rifle with his head masked in a Palestinian keffiyeh headscarf.
Text on picture: “Through pictures and posters we will be able to convey the meanings of the revolution to the masses and to maintain its continuity
The fighting rifle is the symbol and the legitimacy”.
Fatah Facebook posts poster of rifle with text commemorating Fatah's first terror attack against Israel 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, June 17, 2016

Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. The poster, from 1984, shows an assault rifle with a flame coming out of its barrel.
Text on poster: “Through pictures and posters we will be able to convey the meanings of the revolution to the masses and to maintain its continuity. The 19th anniversary of the Launch of the Palestinian revolution (i.e., 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), 1965-1984. The rifle is the symbol.”
Fatah posts map of Israel and PA areas, with the words: "All of the rifles for the liberation of Palestine" 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, June 17, 2016

Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. The old poster shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. The map is overlaid with the design of the Palestinian keffiyeh.
Text on poster:
“All of the rifles for the liberation of Palestine
Fatah”
Fatah’s Facebook pays homage to old campaign poster calling to displace Israel using violence 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 17, 2016
Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The old poster shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. The map is overlaid with the design of the Palestinian keffiyeh.

Text on poster: “All of the rifles for the liberation of Palestine
Fatah”
Fatah promotes violence on Facebook: "The rifle is the symbol" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 17, 2016
Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The poster, from 1984, shows an assault rifle with flame coming out of its barrel.

Text on poster: “Through pictures and posters we will be able to convey the meanings of the revolution to the masses and to maintain its continuity
The 19th anniversary of the Launch of the Palestinian revolution (i.e., 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)
1965-1984
The rifle is the symbol”
Palestinian political analyst calls to "integrate peaceful and armed methods of struggle," but terror should "not be directed at children and public places" 
Source: Al-Ayyam, June 15, 2016
Headline: “Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered) – between the sanctification of the weapon and its definition as a crime”
Op-ed by senior Palestinian political analyst and columnist Hani Al-Masri
     “If the main method of activity is appropriate for a certain period, that doesn’t mean that it is necessary to negate, reject, or condemn other types. On the contrary, the experience of struggle throughout history, including the Palestinian experience and the experience of India, South Africa and others, has proven that it is possible to integrate peaceful and armed methods of struggle, whether the method of the struggle at one stage or another is peaceful or armed, and no one side can alone determine the appropriate method of struggle. The nature of the conflict, its unique characteristics, the circumstances, the factors influencing it, and the conduct of the other side are what actively contribute to determining the method that will be adopted...
Armed resistance must always be present, as it is an anchored right, and it must be carried out in accordance with the circumstances, and must not be altogether uprooted, nor defined as a crime under any circumstances...
We cannot help but examine the matter of harming civilians in Israel. Since it is a colonial, settler, racist, occupying entity, all of those in it are soldiers, and the proof of this is that weapons are common in all the different regions, and hundreds of thousands of civilians carry them on the streets. All of them, other than the ultra-orthodox Jews, serve in the army. However, most of the ultra-orthodox Jews, like all the rest, are radicals who incite the murder of non-Jews. Therefore, the resistance operations must be calculated and not random, and not be directed at children and public places."

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Spokesman of the PA Security Forces: `[Hamas leader] Khaled Mashaal agreed to peaceful popular resistance, but nobody has said that we have renounced the armed struggle… However, the conditions do not allow us to continue it today, as they say` 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 12, 2016
Headline: "Watch the full interview: Al-Damiri speaks about security coordination, Hamas, ISIS, thwarting the operations, the government, the resistance, and the Gaza Strip"

"[Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces] Adnan Al-Damiri spoke in an exclusive interview with Donia Al-Watan (i.e., an independent Palestinian news agency) about many topics, including the security forces, the possibility of uniting them in the West Bank and Gaza, the reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas], Gaza's electricity, and the other important topics…

He noted that the PA workers in the Gaza Strip who stopped working are still not working and have not been asked to return to work 'in order not to endanger their lives as we do not know what level of oppression is being implemented by Hamas.'

Likewise, Al-Damiri noted that the government transfers 80 million shekels a month to the Gaza Strip for electricity and 240 million shekels a month for salaries and services, despite Hamas’ opposition to the government or the PA having a role in the administration of Gaza

The security forces in the West Bank are accused of preventing Palestinian resistance operations (i.e., terror attacks) in the West Bank and persecuting those who carry them out; however, since the popular uprising (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, October 2015 - March 2016), it [the West Bank] has been witness to a series of individual and group operations against the Israeli occupation.

Adnan Al-Damiri emphasized that the Palestinian security forces have not prevented anyone from carrying out these operations, and the proof is the occurrence of dozens of them recently, according to him.

He added to Donia Al-Watan: 'We are not talking about the thwarting of operations (i.e., attacks) within Israel, but rather we are talking about our children being throw
PA government calls on Palestinians to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat there 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 8, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] government condemned the occupation’s actions in Jerusalem and called to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
     “During its weekly meeting that was held yesterday [June 7, 2016] in Ramallah, led by [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government called to visit Jerusalem, and for every one of our people who can, to come to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque to pray and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there. Likewise, it called on the Arab and Islamic world to fulfill their responsibility and support the resolve of the [Arab] citizens of Jerusalem who are the defenders of Jerusalem and guardians of its honorable [Al-Aqsa] Mosque.”
Jerusalem governor: Palestinians will "hold onto its holy sites… no matter what the sacrifices" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 6, 2016
Headline: “Al-Husseini: The occupation’s steps complicate the lives of Jerusalem’s citizens and its visitors”
     “Governor of Jerusalem District and Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini emphasized that the steps being carried out by the occupation authorities are complicating the lives of Jerusalem’s [Arab] citizens and its visitors in the month of Ramadan…
He emphasized that the Palestinian people will continue its struggle, and especially the residents of Jerusalem who have withstood the many barbaric acts carried out by the gangs of settlers and the occupation army. Likewise, he emphasized that the Palestinian people will continue to hold onto its holy sites, and will not concede them, no matter what the sacrifices.”

Note: The words "no matter the sacrifices" seem to be an implicit reference to the use of violence. The Jerusalem governor made the above statement during the 2015-2016 terror wave, at a time when the PA was repeatedly claiming that the Al-Aqsa Mosque was in danger. These alleged threats to Al-Aqsa Mosque were a major impetus for the terror wave.
In October 2014, just prior to the outbreak of Palestinian riots and violence in Jerusalem, Abbas made a similar statement saying that Jewish presence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque must be prevented "in any way." [Official PA TV, Oct. 17-19, 2014].
Fatah official praises DFLP call for general intifada against Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 6, 2016

"Zaki praised the positions that the Democratic Front took, and in particular in the last session of its Central Committee, which called for the development of the current intifada of the youths and turning it into a general intifada."

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Fatah spokesman: "The occupation needs to pass from our Palestinian land," "resistance to the occupation is a legitimate right" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 26, 2016
Headline: “Alayan: Liberman’s joining the government is of no significance to us, and resistance of the occupation is a legitimate right”
     “Fatah’s official spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan emphasized that the recent talks being held regarding the one called [Avigdor] Liberman joining [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s government and receiving the Military Ministry (i.e., Ministry of Defense) are of no significance to the Palestinian people…
Alayan added that our Palestinian people is determined to realize its dream of self-definition through the establishment of its Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, and that the occupation needs to pass from our Palestinian land, no matter how long it takes. Likewise, he emphasized that the resistance to the occupation is a legitimate right anchored for us in all of the international norms and laws.”

PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236, which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that the "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."
Fatah official supports Intifada: "There must be an escalating popular resistance in the field to support the political activity of the leadership" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 26, 2016
Official PA TV program The State of Politics, on the need to escalate the popular uprising until it becomes Intifada
Fatah Central Committee Member Jamal Muhaisen is asked about Palestinian activity required to support future efforts.
Fatah Central Committee Member Jamal Muhaisen: “I repeat: The popular uprising which has let up at the moment, it would be better if it had not let up, and that it would escalate so it would reach the stage of Intifada, as the activity in the field, the popular resistance in the field, supports the Palestinian leadership in its activities and therefore it yields achievements for the Palestinian people. The first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) yielded achievements, and the popular uprising also played a role in supporting the political effort being led by the leadership.”
Official PA TV host: "To what reasons can we attribute it, in other words the letting up [of the popular uprising]?"
Jamal Muhaisen: “The factions definitely are responsible. The Palestinian factions, and all their components, are responsible.”
Official PA TV host: “This contradicts what you are calling for, to escalate the popular uprising to resist the occupation and continue it (i.e., the popular uprising).”
Jamal Muhaisen: “Some would exaggerate and say to you that this is intifada. When we would say it is a popular uprising, they would criticize us and say it is a popular uprising (sic. Intifada). We hoped to reach the stage of Intifada. Therefore I repeat, if we want to do something to support the activity taking place in the international arena, then there must be an escalating popular resistance in the field to support the political activity of the leadership and to convey a message to the international community.”
Fatah military wing sends video message to “Zionist enemy” with lyrics “Death to Israel” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 26, 2016
Headline: “Fatah’s Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades [in the Gaza Strip] spread a video of surveillance of Occupation soldiers and their vehicle within shooting range of its munitions”
     “The Martyr (Shahid) Nidal Al-Amoudi Division of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Palestine, Fatah’s military branch, showed a visual message directed to the Zionist enemy, in which occupation soldiers and their vehicle are seen within shooting range of its fighters in the east of the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip… This video comes after the advance of occupation vehicles toward the eastern boundaries of the town of Beit Hanoun, as the video includes the Brigade’s fighters’ surveillance of a military jeep and soldier who is on his back under one of the occupation’s tanks. In the background of the video can be heard the song Death to Israel.”

The song’s lyrics:
"Be an erupting volcano, be a burnt clay stone, in your Jihad language repeat: Death to Israel
Destroy the Zionist throne, the structure of [former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon’s absolute evil and terror, and raise the flag to victory
Be an erupting volcano, be a burnt clay stone, in your Jihad language repeat: Death to Israel
Advance as a sweeping current, and uproot the traitor’s fences, like wind on a stormy day, like a roaring wave at sea
Be an erupting volcano, be a burnt clay stone, in your Jihad language repeat: Death to Israel!"
Preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque: “Allah, protect Al-Aqsa Mosque from the impurity of the Jews. Allah, annihilate all of the Jews”  
Source: YouTube channel "Aqsa Calls", May 20, 2016

A sermon by preacher Ali Abu Ahmad at the Al-Aqsa Mosque leading up to the month of Ramadan.

 

Fatah announces to Palestinian prisoners that “resistance in its various forms is a legitimate right” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 14, 2016
     The terms “resistance in its various forms” and “all means” 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.
“Fatah Movement prisoners in the desert Ketziot Prison (i.e., southwest of Beer Sheva) marked the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) yesterday [May 13, 2016] and the day before, with several activities within the detention camp’s wings and cells. The prisoner Hani Ghannam, leader of the Fatah prisoners in Ketziot, noted that the movement has organized conferences to increase awareness, and cultural competitions and sport contests …
Ghannam noted that the Fatah Movement issued a central statement within the Israeli prisons, in which it emphasized that the resistance in its various forms is a legitimate right, and will remain an option until the achievement of our legitimate national principles, primarily the right of return, self-determination, and the establishment of our independent state.”
Hamas-affiliated Fatah official: “Armed struggle” is the “foundation for the liberation of Palestine. What was taken by force will only be regained by force” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 14, 2016
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day on the Jenin refugee camp on Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) Day, hosting head of the Monitoring Committee in Jenin Fakhri Turkeman, Fatah Revolutionary Council member Jamal Al-Shati, and [PA] Parliament member Jamal Hweil

The Jenin Monitoring Committee is a committee that coordinates between the factions affiliated with the PLO and the factions that are not affiliated with it, such as Hamas and the Islamic Jihad. Fakhru Turkeman was Minister of Social Affairs in the Hamas PA government in 2006-2007, and therefore is considered to be close to Hamas, even though he is not an official member of Hamas.


Head of the Monitoring Committee in Jenin Fakhri Turkeman: “Processions, slogans, and calls will not return any part of our land that was stolen in 1948. The only thing that will lead to its return is internal unity in every respect, sincerely and seriously, and that there will be armed struggle, the foundation for the liberation of Palestine. What was taken by force will only be regained by force, and everything else is just throwing sand in the eyes and a distraction.”
April 2016 poll: Majority of Palestinians consider “armed attacks against Israel” and “non-violent resistance” to be important 
Source: Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD), May 3, 2016
Q: ‘How important is the following issue to you?’


Note: “In a new Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD) poll, conducted April 18-21, 2016, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 1200 adult Palestinians were surveyed.”
Fatah Facebook posts image of armed masked man: “The day will come when we will write across the enemy’s faces ‘Fatah was here’” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 3, 2016

Text and photo posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on May 3, 2016

The photo shows a keffiyeh-masked Palestinian holding a rifle with a Fatah flag wrapped around its barrel.

Posted text:  “The day will come when we will write across the enemy’s faces
‘Fatah was here’”
PLO official lauds Palestinian violence as the “permanent honorable image of our people” and calls to continue terror 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 30, 2016
     Headline: ‘Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf: The present intifada comes as part of the activities of the Palestinian struggle”
“Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf said that all of the Palestinian cities are vigorously participating in the present intifada, called the Knife Intifada by some of the media, since last October and until today, and the Palestinians have made enormous sacrifices which until now have reached over 200 Martyrs (Shahids). (i.e., refers to wave of Palestinian terror attacks 2015-2016)…
He added that the present intifada comes as part of the activities of the Palestinian struggle to break free of the occupation, and noted that the sacrifices made by these Martyrs will not be in vain, and hypothesized that they will bear fruit in the process of the realization of the Palestinian people’s freedom and independence, and the establishment of its independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Abu Yusuf said that he believes that regardless of the individual actions here and there, the overall situation of the present intifada requires the joining of all efforts in order to adopt it and continue it, as it is the most realistic option of our people for ending the occupation. This is especially so in light of the preoccupations of the Arab and Islamic nation and the attempts of the international community to distance the Palestinian cause and put other issues on the international agenda…"

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Fatah student movement election campaign poster shows bloody knife shaped as map of "Palestine": “Plant it [the knife] in the heart of your enemy” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 26, 2016


Posted text
: “From the election campaign of Shabiba of Birzeit [University] – The Martyr Yasser Arafat Bloc"
Text next to poster: “Plant it [the knife] in the heart of your enemy”
The poster shows a knife dripping with blood, its blade shaped as the PA’s map of “Palestine” that include the PA areas as well as all of Israel. The entire map is painted in the colors of the Palestinian flag.
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Official PA daily op-ed: Israel "maintains a colonial settlement, holds arsenals of nuclear, biological, chemical... weapons," while Palestinian rocks and knives are legitimate self-defense 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2016
Headline: “The establishment of a committee to monitor the incitement”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily and advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs
     “The Israeli incitement against the Palestinian leadership and people encompasses all aspects of life, and it is biased incitement that has no basis in real facts, but twists the facts, falsifies and mixes up information, moving away from the basic pillars of the Arab/Palestinian – Israeli conflict. This incitement is based on denying the right of the Palestinian to defend himself and his national narrative, and includes the falsification and distortion of data and quotes, and exaggeration [of some] details at the expense of the main issues. For instance, the Israeli wars and their crimes turn into ‘defense’ of residents on the border, and according to the logic of the Western countries working in coordination with Israel, the equation is reversed: ‘It is Israel’s right to defend itself!’ The occupying state, which maintains a colonial settlement [enterprise], holds arsenals of nuclear, biological, chemical, conventional, land, marine, and aerial weapons, perpetrates all types of killing, destruction and burning of citizens, their fields, their homes, etc., against the unarmed Palestinian people that is subject to occupation for the last 70 years, and has nothing at its disposal but its resolve, rocks, and knives – and yet it [the Palestinian people] is required to ‘condemn’ its struggle, because it is viewed as ’terror’ in the eyes of the capitalist West, the Americans, and the Europeans, and even when the [Palestinian] people marks its annual Martyrs’ (Shahids’) Day, it becomes ‘incitement’ and violence.”
Official PA TV preacher calls for genocide: “Allah… kill them to the last one... punish the wicked Jews"  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 22, 2016

PA TV preacher: “Allah, punish Your enemies, the enemies of religion, count their numbers and kill them to the last one, and bring them a black day . Allah, punish the wicked Jews, and those among the atheists who help them. Allah, we ask that You bestow upon us respect and honor by enabling us to repel them, and we ask You to save us from their evil.”
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PA government calls on Palestinians and Israeli Arabs “in the interior (i.e., in Israel) to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2016
    “During its weekly meeting in Ramallah yesterday [April 21, 2016]… the [PA] government warned of the dangerous calls of the alleged [Jewish] Temple extremist groups and organizations for mass participation in increased invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza as the Jewish holiday season begins, and to organize Talmudic activities on the mosque’s plaza. This is part of the aggressive schemes of the Israeli occupation government, meant to completely take over Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Judaize them. The [PA] government called on its people in the interior (i.e., Israel) and everyone who can come to Jerusalem to do so, and said to be constantly present in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plaza and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there in order to retaliate to every possible attack against it.”

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 military wing calls for terror attacks against Israelis: “Fight with every possible means… [and calls for] direct operations (i.e., attacks) which will place the settlers on the land of Palestine in [fire] range of the rifles of the Brigades” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 18, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page, and Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency) on April 18, 2016

"An Announcement on behalf of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) – Palestine
‘The Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division’

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades blesses the self-sacrificing operation (i.e., bombing of a bus on April 18, 2016) in Jerusalem.
For our Jerusalem and our Al-Aqsa Mosque, the good news of victory keeps arriving today, in a display we have not seen in a long time – a bus bombing operation in the occupied city of Jerusalem, in which dozens of Zionists were injured.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades’ Al-Amoudi Division... emphasizes that this operation is a natural response to the occupation’s ongoing crimes and clear evidence that the free men in the West Bank have answered the call of their Brigades, according to which the Martyrdom-seeking operations are the best option of response to the occupation’s crimes in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. Likewise, the Brigades call on their fighters in the West Bank and Jerusalem to fight with every possible means, and call on all of their people to mobilize at all points of friction [with Israel] and in direct operations (i.e., attacks) which will place the settlers on the land of Palestine in [fire] range of the rifles of the Brigades, wherever they [the settlers] are."
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Fatah officials celebrate terrorists: Our people "will be victorious by virtue of its Martyrs’ blood" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 18, 2016
Headline: “The Fatah Movement in Hebron honored the prisoners serving life sentences in the Pledge and Loyalty rally in memory of Khalil Al-Wazir”
     “Fatah’s Tapuach sub-branch of the Hebron Center branch organized a rally titled the Pledge and Loyalty in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir, [and held it] in the presence of Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein and Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid…
In his speech, Sultan Abu Al-Einein recounted the life story of the Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad], and said: ‘This is the 28th anniversary of Abu-Jihad’s death as a Martyr, the day of pledge and loyalty, and this is the month of April, saturated with Martyrs – the two Kamal’s (i.e., Kamal Nasser and Kamal Adwan), Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar, and Khalil Al-Wazir, the first bullet and the first stone…’
He added: ‘Our people’s land and homeland were occupied, look towards Jerusalem, and donate part of your property and what was intended for your children for the relatives of the Martyrs and prisoners and for the liberation of Palestine,’ and he concluded: ‘The occupation is the greatest inciter of violence, and it is what pushes our sons to die as Martyrs.’
In his speech, Kamal Hamid noted: ‘I salute you and those present in the name of President Mahmoud Abbas... This mighty people will be victorious by virtue of its Martyrs’ blood, its prisoners’ agony, our resolve, and the building of the national honor on this land.’
At the end of the ceremony, the prisoners from the Hebron district serving life sentences [in the Israeli prisons] were honored on the podium.”

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PLO official reaffirms Palestinian commitment to "struggle in all its forms;" currently, Abbas has declared "peaceful popular resistance" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 18, 2016
Official PA TV program To Palestine, hosting Secretary-General of the Palestinian Arab Front and PLO Executive Committee member Jamil Shehadeh
Jamil Shehadeh: “The message needs to be clear to the occupation: The Palestinian people is determined to continue the struggle in all its forms until the establishment of a state. This is the decision of the Palestinian people. At the moment, our young people have chosen popular uprising, peaceful popular resistance, as [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has declared, and everyone is listening to him. (“peaceful popular resistance” refers to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, see below –Ed.) This does not mean that other options have been removed from the Palestinian people’s range of possibilities.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Several months of Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing rocks and molotov cocktails, and car rammings. The wave was at its height from October 2015 through March 2016, but one man was killed in September 2015 and sporadic attacks continued after March 2016, including a bus bombing in Jerusalem on April 19, 2016.

Fatah official: Palestinians will “continue on this path of national struggle” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 14, 2016
Headline: “Al-Aloul on the anniversary of the arrest of leader Marwan Barghouti: We are proud of one of the founders of the national path of struggle”
      “Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul said that [Parliament Member Marwan Barghouti is] a source of pride for the Palestinian people, being one of the founders of the Palestinian national path of struggle... Al-Aloud said today, Thursday [April 14, 2016] in an interview with the Mawtini radio station: ‘The fighter Barghouti is a source of pride for the Palestinian people and one of the founders of the Palestinian path of struggle.’ He added that the principles of struggle became rooted in the consciousness of Palestinians, and said: ‘The occupation is deluding itself, thinking that it can extinguish the flame of struggle and popular resistance by arresting the leaders and fighters.’ Likewise, he stressed that Palestine’s young draw inspiration from the struggle experience and the ideas of their leaders, the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners in their confrontation with the Israeli occupation.”
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Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001, 1 killed), another in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002, 1 killed), and one in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002, 3 killed). When arrested in 2002, he headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
Fatah official: Fatah "has not renounced any type of resistance, but rather combines them" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: “Dr. Amal Hamad – Our prisoners will remain a true symbol in the battle of resolve and challenge”
      “In her speech, Fatah Central committee member Dr. Amal Hamad saluted the members of the great Fatah and the male and female prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, the heroes of freedom, honor, giving, and sacrifice, and symbols of pride, honor, and freedom. She said: ‘Today [April 13, 2016] we convey a message of loyalty and appreciation to our prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, and to their families and relatives. Today we are not honoring the prisoners, but rather the cause and the identity; we are honoring the [sense of] belonging to the homeland and the homeland’s message... She emphasized that Fatah keeps the rifle and Palestinian Fatah honorable and pure weapon from the occupier, and the administration of the popular resistance in all its forms, the administration of the political and diplomatic struggle on the international level, and the achievement of a state and the sympathy and support of the international community. Likewise, she emphasized that they have not renounced any type of resistance, but rather combine them, and the priorities are determined according to the situation and changes of the period, but the Palestinian compass still [points] clearly – the compass is a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.”

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Fatah official calls to “establish a national leadership for the intifada” 
Source: Al-Quds, Apr. 5, 2016
Headline: "Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee [and head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee] Rajoub to Al-Quds: We are ready to establish a unified national leadership for the intifada (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks that started in Sept./Oct. 2015 –Ed.), the clash with the occupation is a fixed element of the national conduct"
     "Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub called to provide a framework for the popular uprising against the occupation taking place in the field by establishing a national leadership for the intifada and adopting a struggle plan regarding what's taking place. While there is much talk from a few Palestinian officials about how the present year will be a year of limiting the relations with Israel, without clarifying further regarding the character of those relations, Rajoub explained that in practice the limitation of relations with Israel has already begun. Likewise, he explained that limiting the relations must be a prelude to a unilateral declaration of national independence, from a strategic perspective which will lead to a state of national mobility, and afterwards to the severing of relations with and civil disobedience [against Israel]."

PLO “saluted the Palestinian people’s legendary resolve in the courageous popular uprising” (i.e., terror wave) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2016
     Headline: “[Fatah’s] Executive Committee stressed that it is impossible to continue fulfilling the [PA’s] obligations, if Israeli continues to deny its own”
“The PLO Executive Committee stated that it is impossible to continue fulfilling our obligations, if the occupation government (Israel) [parentheses in source] continues to deny its [own] obligations.
This statement was made during its [PLO Executive Committee’s] meeting yesterday [April 4, 2016] evening at the Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah, which was headed by [President] Mahmoud Abbas… The Executive Committee proudly saluted the Palestinian people’s legendary resolve in the courageous popular uprising, and the fulfillment of their right of self-defense against the occupation regime (Israel) [parenthesis in source] in addition to the crimes carried out by the settlers under protection of the Israeli army…”

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
At Fatah rally in Lebanon commemorating terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, Fatah officials support stabbing and run-over attacks 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 1, 2016
Headline: “Mass rally to mark the glorious Al-Karameh battle and the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi operation”
     “In commemoration of the glorious Al-Karameh battle and the Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi operation (i.e., terror attack, 37 murdered) and as a sign of adherence to the land on Land Day and support of the popular uprising of our people in Palestine, Fatah’s Tyre branch leadership held a mass rally in the Al-Bass refugee camp in the presence of Fatah branch leadership members Abu Ahmad Zidani, Abu Hisham Hussein Fayyad, and Amal Al-Khatib ‘Um Sari’, Secretary of the PLO factions and leader of Fatah’s Tyre branch Tawfiq Abdallah, and the deputy manager of the Palestinian issue in Hezbollah Atallah Hamoud… The official in charge of information in Fatah’s Tyre branch gave an introduction in which he emphasized that on Land Day we remember our heroic Martyrs, who have written the most spectacular epics of resistance and resolve for freedom and independence, and have proven to the world that our Palestinian people will not rest or compromise, and will continue to adhere to the resistance in all its forms, led by the legal Palestinian leadership headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, who holds the trust given to him by the symbol of Palestine, Martyr Yasser Arafat. We in the Fatah movement stand alongside the Islamic and national Lebanese resistance, and object to describing this resistance as terror, because if resisting the Zionist occupation is terror, then we are all terrorists…"

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PLO calls “to expand the popular uprising” (i.e., terror wave) “in order to protect Jerusalem, the holy sites” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2016
     Headline: “The Department of Refugee Affairs demands to expand the popular uprising and join efforts to deal with the settlements”
“The PLO Department of Refugee Affairs emphasized yesterday [March 30, 2016] that Land Day was a day of fierce Palestinian defiance against the stealing of the land and its expropriation by the occupation, and a significant turning point in the history our people’s struggle in the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) in the West Bank and Gaza…
The department saluted our people in the West Bank and Jerusalem and their uprising, which has been going on for 5 months (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks 2015-2016), in order to protect Jerusalem, the holy sites, and the land. [It also saluted] our people in the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), who stand firm in the face of the occupation’s racist policy.
The department stressed that our people will turn each and every one of its days into a day of protecting the land from the [Israeli] plans and actions to erode it, swallow it, and establish the despicable occupation on it. It stressed that the popular resistance to the settlement enterprise, the occupation, and its settler herds must be escalated, until it (i.e., Israel) is banished from all the territories occupied in 1967, including Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Palestine.”

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Official Fatah publication expresses support for "the popular revolution in all its forms," including stabbing and car ramming attacks 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Mar. 31, 2016
Headline: “Wattan publishes a worksheet for the members of the Fatah Revolutionary Council regarding the revolution and the popular resistance, and the internal situation”

“The [independent Palestinian] Wattan news agency has obtained a worksheet from members of the Fatah Revolutionary Council regarding the revolution and the popular resistance (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015-April 2016 –Ed.), and the internal situation of the movement.

Wattan is publishing the full text as it was received.

The main lesson from the present wave of popular revolution is that our heroic people is a living people with a living and just cause, which has inherited its revolution from [previous] generations, and that all the various [bodies] and factors acting against the revolution have not weakened the willpower of this people and its determination to liberate its land from the occupation. The generation that is now participating in this revolution has grown up under different conditions from those of previous generations, and yet it continues its (i.e., the people’s) will, but through different ways and means that require exceptional personal and collective boldness and courage. All of these have been expressed in the car ramming and stabbing operations carried out by individuals, with the active participation of all parts of our people of all ages, men and women alike, and in the fact that this revolution has spread over the entire homeland – the cities, villages, refugee camps, and the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel)…"

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Fatah official Zaki encourages "the current uprising" to be "as widespread as possible" – in lecture at a university in Ramallah 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2016
Headline: “Abbas Zaki lectures at Modern University College on the developments of the Palestinian cause”
      “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki gave a lecture yesterday at the Modern University College in Ramallah, in honor of the approaching anniversary of the Karameh battle…
Zaki demanded that public popular activity in the current uprising be as widespread as possible, as the participation of all parties, factions, movements, and groups of society will guarantee achievement of the goals. Zaki saluted the souls of the [Martyrs of the] popular uprising, including four Martyrs from the University College.”

The Karameh battle, or Al-Karameh - On March 21, 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the town of Karameh in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists had been launching attacks on Israel. Although Israel prevailed militarily, Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.
PMW letter to Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs: Fatah promotes terror  
Source: PMW, Mar. 29, 2016
PMW sent a letter to the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs responding to his statement that Fatah is moderate. PMW proves that Fatah engages in terror glorification and promotion and calls on the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs to reasses Denmark's relation to Fatah.
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Fatah Twitter posts image of knife, claims Israel is “forcing” young Palestinians to stab Israelis  
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Mar. 27, 2016

Text and image tweeted from the official Fatah Twitter account on March 27, 2016

Tweeted text: "Israel is forcing the young Palestinians to follow this path to Jerusalem. Leave our land, you, your occupation, and your soldiers, and let us live in peace."

The image shows a knife with the Dome of the Rock in the center of it.
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Fatah official claims PA did not lead the terror wave but that "it must be guarded and legitimized"  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 27, 2016
Headline: "Abbas Zaki: We must utilize all of the changes for the benefit of the Palestinian cause"
        "Fatah Central Committee member… [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas] Zaki emphasized that the popular uprising is a prime example of the Palestinian people being ahead of its leadership, and mentioned the pride of the late president Yasser Arafat in being connected to a people that is ahead of its leaders. Likewise, he emphasized that this uprising must be guarded and legitimized, politically and publicly, and noted that this uprising has shamed the occupation and exposed its nudity."
Fatah official at event honoring mothers of prisoners “emphasized the importance of the continuation of the popular resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 25, 2016
Headline: “The Prisoners’ Club honored the mothers of the prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment”

“The [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, together with the Ramallah and El-Bireh district and Fatah’s [Ramallah and El-Bireh] branch, organized a ceremony yesterday [March 24, 2016], in the building of the Orthodox Club in Ramallah, honoring the mothers of prisoners [serving] life sentences…

District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam conveyed the blessings of the Palestinian leadership to all the male and female prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, and expressed her support of all their mothers and wives, as well as the female prisoners…

Secretary of Fatah’s [Ramallah and El-Bireh branch] Muwaffaq Sahwil warmly blessed the prisoners’ mothers in honor of Mother’s Day, and mentioned the important events that have befallen the Palestinian people during this month, including the anniversary of the Al-Karameh battle and Land Day which approaches. Likewise, he emphasized the importance of the continuation of the popular resistance in response to the occupation’s crimes…

At the end of the ceremony, 87 mothers of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment were honored.”
 
The picture from the event, which was posted on the official Facebook page of the Ramallah & Al-Bireh Governorate on March 24, 2016, shows that Um Nasser Abu Hmeid, mother of four prisoners serving multiple life sentences, was among the mothers honored:


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Fatah official at event honoring mothers of prisoners “emphasized the importance of the continuation of the popular resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 25, 2016
Headline: “The Prisoners’ Club honored the mothers of the prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment”
     “The [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, together with the Ramallah and El-Bireh district and Fatah’s [Ramallah and El-Bireh] branch, organized a ceremony yesterday [March 24, 2016], in the building of the Orthodox Club in Ramallah, honoring the mothers of prisoners [serving] life sentences… Secretary of Fatah’s [Ramallah and El-Bireh branch] Muwaffaq Sahwil warmly blessed the prisoners’ mothers in honor of Mother’s Day, and mentioned the important events that have befallen the Palestinian people during this month, including the anniversary of the Al-Karameh battle and Land Day which approaches. Likewise, he emphasized the importance of the continuation of the popular resistance in response to the occupation’s crimes… At the end of the ceremony, 87 mothers of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment were honored.”

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Fatah official to British delegation: Keep pressuring Israel, or there will be violence 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 16, 2016
Headline: “Shaath calls on Sweden to fulfill a role in the French initiative”
      “Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath… stated: ‘Today, the international community’s wish to establish peace must be accompanied by aid to the Palestinian people and encouragement of the boycott of the occupation’s products, so that the resistance will be peaceful, and [constitute] an alternative to armed conflict.’ Shaath noted that the British Conservative Party’s delegation that visited Palestine two days ago [March 14, 2016] understands the Palestinian standpoint and the leadership’s concern to keep the popular resistance peaceful. Shaath added: ‘I asked the British delegation a question: Do you want to help us by pressuring the occupation government so that it will uphold the agreements it has signed… in order to establish peace based on an independent Palestinian state whose capital is in Jerusalem, alongside Israel, or [do you want] a return to armed conflict?’ He clarified that the delegation members’ responses were positive, especially after they visited occupied Jerusalem and saw the fence and the Israeli persecution of Palestinians at checkpoints.”
Majority of Palestinians from Gaza Strip support stabbing attacks, West Bank against  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 13, 2016
Headline: "A surprising poll: The majority in the West Bank oppose the continuation of the intifada, and in the Gaza Strip – the opposite, the Gaza Strip is in favor of stabbings and the West Bank against"
     "A poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center showed that 55.9 percent of the Palestinians support the continuation of the current intifada / uprising, as opposed to 41 percent who are against it. The majority of those in favor were from the Gaza Strip – 75.8 percent, and the majority of those opposing it were from the West Bank – 51.6 percent. A majority of 56.2 percent supported the continuation of the current stabbing operations (terror attacks – PMW Ed.), as opposed to 41.4 percent who were against them. The poll also showed a rise in support for the stabbing operations in the Gaza Strip, as a majority of 79.5 percent expressed support for them, as opposed to a majority of 53.9 percent in the West Bank who expressed opposition to them."

PA Ministry of Information: “Resistance” (i.e., including violence) is a “right guaranteed by international law”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 11, 2016
Headline: "In response to Yaalon's statements: ‘The [PA] Ministry of Information: The magical solution for Israel is the end of the occupation’"
           "The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the statements of the occupation’s army minister (i.e., Israeli Minister of Defense), Moshe Ya'alon, according to which there is no magical solution to end 'the attacks by young Palestinians,' in his words, are a continuation of Israel’s attempts to hide the obvious truth.
The ministry emphasized yesterday [March 10, 2016]: 'The magical solution and prescription for Israel – its army, settlers, and extremist movements - is to end the occupation, as it is the root of every act of terror and aggression.' Likewise, it emphasized that resistance to the occupation is a legitimate right guaranteed by international law, and that our people – which has chosen peace and follows a path of popular resistance in order to deal with the Israeli terror and [Israel’s] retreat from the obligations to which it is signed – yearns for freedom and longs for liberation from the occupation..."

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Fatah Facebook posts image promoting stabbings, glorifies “heroic Martyr” who stabbed 12 people, killing 1 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 9, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on March 9, 2016

Posted text:  “The heroic Martyr (Shahid)
Bashar Masalha, picture by Muhammad Al-Tawil
This is the result as long as Israel does not believe in the two-state solution and the end of the occupation”

The image shows a hand with a knife over a map of “Palestine” which includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel.
Text on arm: “The heroic Martyr (Shahid)”
Text on map: “Bashar Masalha”
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Bashar Masalha - 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, murdering Taylor Force, an American tourist, and injuring 11, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on March 8, 2016. Masalha was shot and killed by Israeli police.
Fatah spokesman warns Jews are holding weddings at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Plaza and calls for "all factions to escalate the resistance" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 7, 2016
Headline: “Alayan: Holding a settler wedding within the Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] is an ominous sign”
   “Fatah’s official spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan warned that the settlers are holding weddings for their children within the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza], and described it as a dangerous phenomenon heralding new Israeli escalation regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque and more confrontation and challenges from [Palestinian] residents of Jerusalem… Alayan concluded by saying that these challenging violations must serve as an incentive to all factions to escalate the resistance against the Israeli occupation.”
Fatah official: Any "change in status quo" at Al-Aqsa Mosque "will lead to a complete explosion" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 6, 2016
Headline: "Al-Qawasmi: The settlers' invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque are an Israeli crime that we will not ignore"
       "Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi stated that the invasions by the extremist settlers, led by the extremist [Yehuda] Glick, of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza constitute a crime against the Islamic holy sites and the Palestinian people's rights, a scandalous violation of international law, a gross offense against Muslim sensibilities and harming of their rights to their blessed mosque, and an Israeli attempt to establish facts on the ground and turn the settlers' invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque into a routine matter – which will not happen under any circumstances. In a press statement, Al-Qawasmi emphasized that the Palestinian people will come out against Israeli attempts to Judaize the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and establish facts on the ground under different slogans. Likewise, he emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plaza will remain an Islamic mosque and nothing else, and that it is a red line [that cannot be crossed]. He also added that any attempt to change the status quo before and after the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 will lead to a complete explosion of the situation in the occupied territories."

The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount an "invasion."
Fatah official: Soon there will be a confrontation between Israel and the PA: “We will pass from a life of clerks to a life of fighters" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 6, 2016
      “Fatah leadership member [and Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki stated… that there are stages and changes [taking place] in the PA in preparation for the next stage that will transpire in the Palestinian arena, and noted that Israel and the [Palestinian] leadership will be [in confrontation] in the field , and every period has its own philosophy, and we will pass from a life of clerks to a life of fighters. He emphasized that the top interest of the Palestinian cause requires the implementation of significant changes and going from deceptive peace to conflict, in light of the continuation of the Israeli occupation’s crimes and daily summary executions against the Palestinian people.”
Fatah calls on all Palestinians to “join the popular resistance,” referring to ongoing terror wave 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 5, 2016
Headline: “The [Fatah] Revolutionary Council calls to urgently implement the decisions of the [PLO] Central Council] to limit relations with the occupying authority”
     “The [Fatah] Revolutionary Council salutes the mighty Arab Palestinian people, all of its sectors and parts, for its resolve and refusal to surrender and grovel, this people, that expresses through the continuation of the peaceful popular resistance (term here refers to the 4-month long wave of Palestinian terror attacks, which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car rammings murdering dozens of Israelis-Ed.), its utter refusal of the occupation’s steps and its attempts to eliminate the national cause by Judaizing Jerusalem and its holy sites and the continuation of the settlement occupation colonialism in the Palestinian territories that were occupied in 1967. The council calls on all the sectors of our people to join the popular resistance.”

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 stabbing ‎attacks.
Fatah spokesperson on meeting led by Abbas: "The Fatah Central Committee praised the… popular peaceful resistance" (i.e., terror wave) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 1, 2016
Headline: “The [Fatah] Central Committee discussed the situation, emphasized its absolute support of the effort to end the rift [between Fatah and Hamas], and praised the French initiative – Fatah expresses its appreciation for the educational role of the teachers and calls on them to end the strike immediately”
     “The Fatah Central Committee held a meeting last night [Feb. 29, 2016] led by President Mahmoud Abbas in the Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah…
Official Fatah spokesperson, Fatah Central Committee member, [and official Presidential Spokesperson] Nabil Abu Rudeina stated…'The Central Committee again praised the Palestinian people’s resolve on its land, its popular peaceful resistance, and its standing against the occupation and its daily crimes – summary executions, arrests, demolition of homes, taking over lands, and damaging the Islamic and Christian holy sites, and primarily the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.’ He noted that the Central Committee stands in admiration of our pure-hearted Martyrs (Shahids) and brave prisoners.”

Fatah official: “The peaceful popular uprising (i.e., terror wave) must be escalated” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 22, 2016
Headline: "Jaradat: The popular uprising is escalating despite the occupation's crimes and terror"
     "Secretary of Fatah's Jenin branch Jamal Jaradat emphasized the determination of the Palestinian masses to escalate the popular uprising despite the increased crimes of the Israeli occupation. Jaradat said today, Monday [Feb. 22, 2016] in an interview with Radio Mawtini: 'The Israeli racist policy of oppression is not new to our people,' when relating to the worsening of the occupation's crimes and summary executions being perpetrated against Palestinian civilians in the city of Qabatiya in [the] Jenin [district], and added that he is convinced that it is systematic and premeditated. Jaradat emphasized that the peaceful popular uprising must be escalated against the crimes and terror of the Israeli occupation and its settlers."
Fatah official: Terror attacks are a "natural response" to Israel's policies 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 19, 2016
     “The Yatta and Al-Masafir branch of the Fatah Movement organized a political conference today, Friday [Feb. 19, 2016], entitled In the Light of International Law…
Fatah Central Committee member Nasser Al-Qidwa spoke about the difficulty of the current stage that the Palestinian cause is going through, and about the importance of the unity of the Palestinian people and the national unity. He said that the political struggle at the UN is not new, and it is necessary to continue to double the efforts to realize the dream of the state through all means and ways.
Al-Qidwa said: ‘The popular uprising (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) comes as a natural response to the policies of the Israeli enemy, which has ignored all of the efforts to establish the Palestinian state.’”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
Fatah Facebook page promotes rockthrowing 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 17, 2016

Image and text posted on official Fatah Facebook page on Feb. 17, 2016

Posted text: "Until Jerusalem, the first Palestinian dream, the dream of the Palestinian state, crown of the Martyrs (Shahids)… Long live Fatah, defender of the national Palestinian project"
The image shows a masked man throwing a rock, and next to him is written:
"Until Jerusalem
The rage of Jerusalem"
Signature below: "Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission"
Fatah Facebook: “Stand on the Martyr’s (Shahid) grave and let out cries of joy” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 17, 2016

Text and image published on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text (addressing a woman/feminine):
“Call out to the weapon philosophers over and over, long live the men of Fatah, the storm of fighting (the storm, "Al-Asifa," was a pseudonym for “Fatah” in its first years. It later became the name of Fatah's military wing –Ed.)
Stand on the Martyr’s (Shahid) grave and let out cries of joy, and recite verses of struggle for him
Fatah does not forget its people’s blood, and tomorrow the mountains’ giants will avenge my blood."

Text on poster: Lower right side, under the picture of Arafat and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul:
“#rage_of_Jerusalem
walking the path of the revolution”
Left side:
“Walking the path of the revolution
The great Fatah father Abu Jihad , Mahmoud Al-Aloul
Fatah Central Committee member”

Signature at the bottom:  “Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission”
Fatah official in Lebanon calls on Palestinian factions to unite: “We… need to reach the level of sacrifices and blood being sacrificed by our people, and the national unity is one of the important factors in the success of the intifada”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 15, 2016
Headline: “Fatah Movement, Head of Information Muhammad Al-Biqa’i: We welcome the Palestinian reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas], and the unity is a source of strength”
      “Head of Information of the Tyre [Lebanon] Fatah branch [in Lebanon], and head of the People’s Committee in Al-Baysarieh and Adlun in southern [Lebanon], Muhammad Al-Biqa’i Abu Adel called… to stand together behind the Palestinian intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence, 2015-2016) and the Palestinian popular uprising in Jerusalem, in which Martyrs (Shahids) are falling daily in defense of the Arab and Islamic nation’s honor.
He stated: ‘We, as Palestinian factions, need to reach the level of sacrifices and blood being sacrificed by our people, and the national unity is one of the important factors in the success of the intifada. The first Palestinian Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993), which was engineered by Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad Al-Khalil (i.e., Khalil Al-Wazir), succeeded because of the Palestinian unity.’"

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Hamas animation encourages stabbings, shootings, and ramming attacks, shows daggers, butcher’s knives, and guns, honors 3 murderers who killed 6  
Source: Facebook page of Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV, Feb. 14, 2016


Pictures of Palestinian terrorists murderers Muhannad Halabi, Alaa Abu Jamal, and Nashat Melhem appear in the video.
Lyrics: "Brother, I will shave off my mustache and have no pride and manhood
Unless I take revenge and finish this issue tomorrow
We are the men of the West Bank
We are the men of the West Bank.
We are the men of the West Bank
 We have come as Martyrdom-seekers
Text: “In the name of Allah the All-merciful”
 Lyrics: "We are the men of the West Bank
This stabbing is for you, mother
This stabbing is for you, brother
This bullet crushes bones, and it will open the gates of Paradise for me
Winds of Paradise blow, winds of Paradise blow
Winds of Paradise blow from my dagger’s blade
We are the men of the West Bank"
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Fatah official: 90% of the “Martyrs” are from Fatah, Hamas should be more “present” in the field (i.e., carry out terror attacks) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 14, 2016
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Fatah Central Committee member, Commissioner for Diaspora Branches, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen

Fatah Central Committee member, Commissioner for Diaspora Branches, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen: “They [Hamas] talk about resistance. What is happening today? Today there is a struggle on two fronts. There is the struggle in the field, by the popular resistance, and I say that 90 percent of the Martyrs (Shahids) are from Fatah. I say to Abu Marzouq (a senior member of Hamas –Ed.) that 90 percent of the Martyrs are from Fatah, and I would like Hamas to be present in the popular uprising in the field, matching its size. Hamas’ presence does not match its size.”
Fatah official: “There is a new field strategy in Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2016
     “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that President Mahmoud Abbas insists on notifying Israel that hehas no obligation towards it, as long as it [Israel] does not honor the signed agreements. Zaki stated yesterday [Feb. 12, 2016] in an interview with Al-Mayadeen [Lebanese TV] that there are two cases in the hands of the Palestinian leadership – the application to the [UN] Security Council regarding settlement and a claim against the occupation in the International Criminal Court. Likewise, he added that there is a new field strategy in Palestine, and we in the Fatah movement hope for a national awakening and national coalescence, and thatevery plan for escalation will be carried out in coordination with all Palestinian factions."
Abbas describes wave of murderous attacks as “peaceful demonstrations that were met with [Israeli] shooting” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Feb. 9, 2016
     President Abbas’ YouTube channel, Fatah-run Awdah TV
Speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas during his meeting with representatives of Arabic media in Israel on Feb. 9, 2016
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “As you know, a number of months ago, your people here [in the West Bank] began a peaceful mass uprising ‎‎(term here refers to several months of Palestinian violence against Israeli civilians, ‎including rock-throwing, stabbings, and shootings -Ed.)‎. They expressed the uprising through peaceful popular demonstrations, as the pain became too much.
When they (i.e., the Israelis) enter in a way that harms the honor of these holy sites, they cause harm to these sites…
The attacks against the Islamic and Christian holy sites are offensive. It is one of the reasons we began the popular uprising. All of these matters which I’ve noted are what led to the popular uprising, which embodies peaceful demonstrations, and they were received [by Israel] with shooting and direct intentional murder…"

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Fatah official: Abbas and Fatah support the “peaceful popular uprising” (i.e., terror wave) 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 9, 2016
Headline: "Al-Aloul: The occupation's crimes will not pass in silence, and the president and Fatah support the popular uprising"
     "Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization Mahmoud Al-Aloul emphasized the support of Fatah and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas for the peaceful popular uprising as one of the types of resistance. Al-Aloul said today, Tuesday [Feb. 9, 2016], in an interview with Radio Mawtini: 'President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership support the peaceful popular uprising being waged by the people in order to achieve its freedom and the basic national principles – independence, return [of refugees], and freedom,' and added that the Israeli occupation left us no choice but to carry out a popular uprising against it."

Note: The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are often used by PA leaders and officials to refer to events that include violent 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 stabbing attacks.

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PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Palestinian terror is “peaceful” 
Source: Al-Quds, Feb. 7, 2016
Headline: “Minister Adnan Al-Husseini to Al-Quds: ‘ Our condition is serious, but Israel’ s condition is worse!’"
     “The engineer Adnan Al-Husseini, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Jerusalem district governor, stated: ‘ Our condition is serious, but Israel’ s condition is worse.’ He said: ‘ The Palestinian can wage this battle because it is a peaceful conflict, of which he is an expert, and he has no other option but to adhere to its land. Therefore, Israel made a mistake in its dealings with the Palestinians, in the West Bank and in Gaza, and even with the Palestinians of the interior (i.e., Israel).’
PLO official: “The intifada activities against the occupation and its herds of settlers must be escalated” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Feb. 6, 2016
Headline: “Abu Yusuf... called to escalate the intifada”
     “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf... said in an interview with the media in Ramallah... that the intifada activities against the occupation and its herds of settlers must be escalated and broadened, and to use all our capabilities and means in order to put pressure on the occupation by activating Palestine’s embassies abroad... Abu Yusuf saluted the intifada’s Martyrs, who have redeemed their land with their pure blood, and emphasized the continuation of the path of struggle, and the advancement toward the strengthening of the national unity on the way to the liberation of Palestine.”
Music video celebrates suicide bombings and Hamas bomb maker Ayyash: “Strap on an explosive belt... O Martyrdom seeker, respond to Al-Aqsa’s call... send them to Hell... Let fire burn them, turn them into body parts, roast them” 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Feb. 6, 2016

Video shows a band preforming in front of a smoking, blown up bus, and shows a reenactment of events leading up to the bus exploding: Terrorists plan the attack, the suicide bomber who carries out the attack prays, waits for the bus and then boards the bus together with other passengers, some of whom are Orthodox Jews. The bomber is seen clutching his stomach before the sound of an explosion is heard.

Text on poster: "Commander Yahya Ayyash"  (Note: Ayyash was responsible for the death of dozens of Israelis in suicide bombings)

Lyrics: "Happy are you, O Ayyash’s brother Allah’s blessings upon you
Your bomb [fragments] are inside the enemy’s body
You did not allow any bus to drive in the street without its roof flying into the sky
The roof along with body parts...
O bearer of good news, strap on an explosive belt
Nothing will be told about the Intifada except for the roof of the bus that flew off
O Martyrdom seeker, respond to Al-Aqsa’s call
Make the bomb even more powerful
Bring [Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu down
And the losses should be too many for him to count
Scatter them in all directions, terrorize their families
Have no mercy on the settlers
Onward, send them to Hell
They have nothing but graveyards...
O Martyrdom seeker, make them weep
Let fire burn them, turn them into body parts, roast them...
We want the street to overflow with dead and the blood to increase their suffering"
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Fatah official on terror wave: Israel has policy of “shoot to kill” and Palestinians have an “obligation” to “oppose the occupation through all possible means”; “all options are open” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 2, 2016
     Headline: “Shtayyeh from the US: We will reformulate the relations with the occupation”
“Fatah supporters in Chicago, New York, and Houston held political rallies on the anniversary of the [Fatah] Launch (Intilaqa), with the participation of the [Fatah] movement’s Central Committee member Muhammad Shtayyeh, top businessmen, and a group from the American community of [people of] Palestinian descent.
In Chicago a mass rally was held, at which Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh spoke: ‘This excellent gathering is taking place at a time when we stand before a number of important turning points, the first of which is the popular uprising (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015-April 2016) being led by the young Palestinians to show their resistance to the occupation and in response to the closing of the political horizon. The occupation responds to this uprising with the most violent method of killing, summary execution of young people under the policy of ‘shoot to kill.’ However, the chests of the young and their determination are stronger than the violence of the occupation and its mechanisms.’

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Israeli Arab party leader: Terror wave is response to occupation and “summary executions”; it is a “right” to “confront the occupation with all means” (i.e., including violence) 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 30, 2016
Official PA TV, special broadcast in honor of the international day of support for the Arabs within Israel, hosting Mansour Dahamsheh, secretary of the Israeli-Arab political party Hadash

Hadash Secretary Mansour Dahamsheh: “The occupation, its conduct and checkpoints that are a disgrace to Israeli society, they are the reasons for all of this [Palestinian] behavior and all of this intifada that our young, and even children, are carrying out. One who sees his father, brother, or sister murdered in cold blood and the issue of summary executions –
PA TV host interrupts: “Summary executions”
Hadash Secretary Mansour Dahamsheh: “-acts humanely. He is protecting his honor and right to life... I say clearly and honestly, without hesitation, every people that lives under occupation, it is not only its right, but its obligation to confront the occupation with all means [at its disposal]. It must resist the occupation in order to end it. Without ending the occupation, there will be no future existence, neither for the state of Israel, nor for the Palestinians.”

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Fatah official praises terror attacks as "heroic acts… which greatly terrify the occupation," encourages Palestinian leadership to support and "take care of" Palestinians who carry them out 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 28, 2016


Fatah Revolutionary Council member, Hassan Shtewi: "There are two main forms of popular uprising. There is a mass uprising, manifested in demonstrations in different areas, and clashes with the occupation forces in Ramallah and different villages around Qalqilya, Bethlehem, and Hebron, as we can all see. The other form is heroic acts of individuals (i.e., terror attacks), which greatly terrify the occupation... The support for these acts and the families of those carrying them out is currently popular... This support should be regulated by the organizational and political elites, so that we can tell our people: 'You will be taken care of by reliable bodies when it comes to your blood, family and home, if you carry out a heroic act.'"
Statement by Arab Israeli terrorist killer of 2 reveals he called for the attack “so Jews will know who they are dealing with, those bastards” 
Source: YouTube, Jan. 27, 2016
Words of Nasham Melhem, the terrorist who committed the terror attack in Tel Aviv
    “In order to try to explain to you, I smoked hashish and sniffed… all types and forms of highs, liquid and solid, liquids and even powders…
“Obama, O Christian, convert to Islam, convert to Islam! If you do not convert to Islam may the cross help you, you son of a bitch… Today it is very simple, if you love our Lord the Prophet, Allah’s prayers for him, and his blessings for peace, if you want these eyes, eyes, eyes to see him, it is very simple, die, kill! […]
In my name, Nashat Muhammad Ali Melhem, son of Al-Daharat (i.e., a neighborhood of the village of Arara in the triangle - a concentration of Israeli Arab towns in the center of Israel) here, in this village… ‘And you did not kill them, but it was Allah who killed them.’ (Sura 8:17, Sahih International)… and the second operation (i.e., terror attack) will also be in Tel Aviv, soon, Allah willing, so that the Jews will know who they are dealing with, those bastards… To all the Shi’ites, one by one, your sister’s (extremely blunt curse –Ed.)…, brothers of whores.”

Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at Hasimta Bar in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem fled the scene, and later that day killed a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv. A week after the attacks, on Jan. 8, 2016, Israeli security forces tracked down Melhem in a building in his hometown of Arara in the north of Israel. After Melhem opened fire at them, the Israeli security forces shot and killed him.
Fatah tweets image encourages violence and death: "Carry my weapon and do not fear my blood dripping from the weapon" 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Jan. 23, 2016

Text of tweet:
"I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my devotion is to Allah
I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my sacrifices are for Palestine
I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my loyalty is to the Martyrs (Shahids)"

Text on poster:
"Palestine
Fatah
Revolution until victory
If I fall, take my  place
O my comrade in the struggle
Carry my weapon and do not fear my blood dripping from the weapon
I have not died – I still call to you through the wound."
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Fatah youth movement song: "Hold your weapon and load it… Pour the fire of rage on the enemy... Hand me the weapon... Our enemy will pay with his blood" 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 21, 2016

This song promoting violence against Israelis started to appear on social media with the beginning of the Palestinian wave of attacks against Israelis which began in September/October 2015, lasted 6 months and killed over 30 Israelis

Lyrics: "Go out against the treacherous enemy
Even if you hold [only] a rock in your hand
O you, who will never forget a blood revenge
O vigorous person, get up and strap on the belt of fire
And sound for us the voice of the attack
Go out against the enemy, go out, resist, hit, go out
Through rocks [the child Martyr] Faris [Ouda] stood against the arsenal and defeated a tank...
Challenge the enemy
He who humiliates us will not live...
Hold your weapon and load it, leave the revolution burning...
O Fatah fire, burn, constantly and victoriously
Pour the fire of rage on the enemy...
Hand me the weapon and the equipment
Place thousands of cartridges on me
Our enemy will pay with his blood...
I marched determinedly through desert and forests
Holding a submachine gun in my hands which arises out of the rock"
Production – “Fatah Shabiba movement in Palestine”
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Fatah Commissioner expresses ‎‎“support” for “the present intifada and ‎popular resistance”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 20, 2016
     ‎“The Fatah movement received the ‎decisions of the EU, made at a meeting of ‎European Foreign Ministers in Brussels, ‎with a call to turn them into an action plan ‎to end the Israeli occupation. It called on ‎Europe to take immediate steps to protect ‎the option of the Palestinian state in the ‎framework of a two-state solution from the ‎unilateral steps being taken by the ‎occupation…‎ Fatah Commissioner of International ‎Relations and Fatah Central Committee ‎member Nabil Shaath stated: ‘The ‎decision made by the council of EU ‎Foreign Ministers yesterday [Jan. 18, ‎‎2016] regarding the Palestinian issue is ‎very positive. It is a step forward, which in ‎the end has to lead to severe sanctions ‎against Israel, in order to fight its [Israel’s] ‎colonialist project on our land’…‎ Shaath emphasized that it is important to ‎complete the diplomatic successes by ‎achieving national unity and the end of ‎the rift (i.e., between Fatah and Hamas), in ‎order to strengthen the Palestinian ‎positon and support the present intifada ‎and popular resistance.”‎
Official PA daily op-ed calls for Palestinians to support the terror wave because it will help the Palestinian cause 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2016
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

Headline: “What would increase the visibility of our cause”?
      “This question appeared yesterday on the television screen and sparked a great deal of Palestinian debate about what would increase the visibility of our cause on the international community’s table?... There is the Al-Aqsa Intifada. The Intifada of the young Palestinian generations, which succeeded in creating what seemed like a miracle, by thwarting all of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s directives, which are based on violence, summary executions, unlimitedly encouraging settlements, and support of the Jewish terror groups. This Intifada, despite its entering its fourth month, has retained its original message, that the continuation of the occupation is now impossible. This is because the occupation is the settlement, terror and aggression in their most despicable forms. Therefore, this uprising requires full personal and collective support, because it is our most mature national activity, and most important impetus to putting our cause in its rightful place.”

PA daily op-ed: The “uprising requires full personal and collective support” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2016
Headline: “What would increase the visibility of our cause”?
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     “This question appeared yesterday on the television screen and sparked a great deal of Palestinian debate about what would increase the visibility of our cause on the table of the international community?... Secondly, there is the Al-Aqsa Intifada. The intifada of the young Palestinian generations, which has succeeded in creating what seemed like a miracle, by thwarting all of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s directives, which are based on violence, summary executions, unlimitedly encouraging of settlements, and support of the Jewish terror groups. This intifada, despite its entering its fourth month, has retained its original message, according to which the continuation of the occupation is now impossible. This is because the occupation is the settlement, terror and aggression in their most despicable forms. Therefore, this uprising requires full personal and collective support, because it is our most mature national activity, and most important impetus to putting our cause in its rightful place.”

PA daily op-ed: The “uprising requires full personal and collective support” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2016
Headline: “What would increase the visibility of our cause”?
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     “This question appeared yesterday on the television screen and sparked a great deal of Palestinian debate about what would increase the visibility of our cause on the table of the international community?... Secondly, there is the Al-Aqsa Intifada. The intifada of the young Palestinian generations, which has succeeded in creating what seemed like a miracle, by thwarting all of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s directives, which are based on violence, summary executions, unlimitedly encouraging of settlements, and support of the Jewish terror groups. This intifada, despite its entering its fourth month, has retained its original message, according to which the continuation of the occupation is now impossible. This is because the occupation is the settlement, terror and aggression in their most despicable forms. Therefore, this uprising requires full personal and collective support, because it is our most mature national activity, and most important impetus to putting our cause in its rightful place.”
Abbas advisor: “I call on all of the Palestinian political powers, without exception, to provide material support” to terror wave, because “Palestinian mothers cannot remain the only ones who cry” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 16, 2016
Excerpt from Al-Quds (Palestinian Fatah newspaper in Lebanon) interview with [Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein, published in Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon:

Q: "In your opinion, will the lack of material support affect the popular uprising?"
Al-Einein: "It might be that some will not like my answer, but I call on all of the Palestinian political powers, without exception, to provide material support to this activity, even just a little. Regarding the remaining expenses, they come out of the pockets of the young who are participating in this activity. However, this activity requires two things in order to continue. First it needs a source of authority and political leadership with a clear, courageous, insightful view to develop this activity according to clear political goals... In addition, the activity needs leadership in the field in order to develop, so that it will have the means to develop itself in conflict, in a way that will make the Israeli enemy's presence on our land costlier and more painful, as Palestinian mothers cannot remain the only ones who cry. Almighty Allah said: 'And do not weaken in pursuit of the enemy. If you should be suffering - so are they suffering as you are suffering, but you expect from Allah that which they expect not.' (Sura 4:104, Sahih International), and therefore the occupation, all parts of it that are on our Palestinian land, must suffer..."
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Fatah military wing vows revenge after Israel’s killing of terrorist: “May Allah will help us respond deep within the Israeli entity” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 13, 2016
     “The spokesman for the Nabil Mas’oud Abu Ali units of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) stated in an exclusive interview with Donia Al-Watan: ‘We in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades are accompanying to his wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam), to eternal Heaven, field commander of the rocket unit Martyr Musa Abu Zuaiter ‘Abu Muhammad,’ who was surprised and murdered this morning [Jan. 13, 2016 in the Gaza Strip] by a missile from Israeli occupation planes, while carrying out surveillance of the occupation’s vehicles that had penetrated northern Beit Lahiya the same morning…’ He concluded by stating: ‘We in the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades will not let the assassination of Musa and their brutal aggressiveness pass in silence, and hope that Allah will help us respond deep within the Israeli entity.’”

Musa Abu Zuaiter – 31-year-old Palestinian killed in an Israeli military raid on a terrorist cell responsible for laying land mines along the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip.
The terror organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) say that Zuaiter was the head of their rocket unit.
Abbas’ advisor: “All manners of confrontation (i.e., including violence) with the occupation are open to us” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 13, 2016
Headline: "Abu Al-Einein: The civil institutions must complement the state institutions in order to strengthen the citizen's resolve"
      “[Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member and Head of Civil Organization Affairs Sultan Abu Al-Einein called on the civil institutions and organizations to serve as a complement to the PA's institutions in order to form a cohesive and complete society in Palestine. Abu Al-Einein emphasized in an interview with Radio Mawtini… the determination of the Palestinian people to confront the occupation's actions in every manner, and added: 'We are subject to systematic Israeli terror, and in light of the unusual circumstances being experienced by the Palestinian people, all manners of confrontation with the occupation are open to us."

PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."
Fatah: “Popular intifada against the occupation and its settlers must be escalated and spread everywhere” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2016
Headline: “Ramallah and El-Bireh branch discusses several topics”
      “Fatah’s Ramallah branch held its weekly meeting yesterday [Jan. 11, 2016] evening, and discussed several topics related to the Palestinian cause, political developments, developments in the field, and the internal organizational situation. [Participants] in the meeting emphasized that it is important to retain the level of alertness, and that the popular intifada against the occupation and its settlers must be escalated and spread everywhere.
[Participants] in the meeting emphasized that the [Fatah] movement and its Tanzim (Fatah terror faction –Ed.) will remain the spearhead of the resistance to the occupation out of loyalty to the sweeping flood of Martyrs and the commitment they took upon themselves: to defend the land, the honor, and the holy sites. [They added that] the struggle’s arena is not limited to a specific location or time as long as the occupation continues to hang over our land and its settlers continue to damage our property… The movement stated that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and his Nazi government’s gamble on the collapse of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the thwarting of the intifada from the inside is a failed gamble, and noted that the people of sacrifice do not mind paying the price as long as its goal is freedom and independence.”
Abbas’ advisor: Terror wave is “an element of power for the PA,” and “we want the popular uprising to become an all-out uprising, so that it will… hurt the Israeli enemy” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 12, 2016
Headline: “In a courageous interview – Sultan Abu Al-Einein opens his heart and talks about Hamas, the Seventh [Fatah] Conference, the uprising, the president’s health, and his deputy: Rajoub spoke the truth”
     “[Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein… stated in regard to the accusations that the popular uprising acted to weaken and cause cracks in the Palestinian Authority (PA): ‘The uprising is an element of power for the PA, and the PA needs to complement this popular uprising, and not treat it harshly.’ He emphasized that the popular uprising is not the object of the Fatah and Palestinian leadership’s aspirations, and we want the popular uprising to become an all-out uprising, so that it will become an uprising that hurts the Israeli enemy, and exacts a heavy toll for the occupation’s presence on our land.”
Abbas’ advisor: Terror wave is “an element of power for the PA,” and “we want the popular uprising to become an all-out uprising, so that it will… hurt the Israeli enemy” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 12, 2016
Headline: “In a courageous interview – Sultan Abu Al-Einein opens his heart and talks about Hamas, the Seventh [Fatah] Conference, the uprising, the president’s health, and his deputy: Rajoub spoke the truth”
     “[Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein… stated in regard to the accusations that the popular uprising acted to weaken and cause cracks in the Palestinian Authority (PA): ‘The uprising is an element of power for the PA, and the PA needs to complement this popular uprising, and not treat it harshly.’ He emphasized that the popular uprising is not the object of the Fatah and Palestinian leadership’s aspirations, and we want the popular uprising to become an all-out uprising, so that it will become an uprising that hurts the Israeli enemy, and exacts a heavy toll for the occupation’s presence on our land.”
Fatah posts death notices of 3 terrorists: "Fatah's northern Hebron branch accompanies the Martyrs of justice and fraternity to their weddings" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 10, 2016

Posted text: “Notice of the death of the Martyrs of justice and fraternity”
Text in image:
“O Storm (Al-Asifa) [Fatah]
Do not leave my blood unavenged
The Sa’ir sub-branch of Fatah’s northern Hebron branch accompanies the Martyrs of justice and fraternity to their weddings (i.e., Martyrs’ funerals, considered in Islam a wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise)
Martyr Ahmad Salem Kawazbeh
Martyr Muhannad Ziad Kawazbeh
Martyr Alaa Abd Kawazbeh
The revolution is until victory”

"Al-Asifa" – “the storm” was a pseudonym for “Fatah” in its first years. It later became the name of Fatah's military wing in the 1960s and 1970s.

Ahmad, Muhannad, and Alaa Kawazbeh – 3 Palestinian terrorists, 18 and 19-years-old, and relatives, who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack near the Gush Etzion junction on Jan. 7, 2016. They aroused suspicions of Israeli soldiers at the junction who began a security check on them. The Kawazbeh relatives pulled out knives and were shot and killed by the soldiers.

Fatah website publishes cartoon of bleeding Palestinian armed with rifle 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 10, 2016

Cartoon published on Falestinona, the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, on Jan. 10, 2016
Headline: "For Jerusalem"
The cartoon shows a bleeding Palestinian with a rifle and the flag of Palestine on his jacket looking toward Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza (i.e., the Temple Mount).
Palestinian expert on PA TV: Knife attacks are not terror 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 9, 2016


Palestinian expert on Israeli affairs, Shaker Shabat: “What puts Israel in an ‎embarrassing situation now, and what prevents it from dealing with the intifada, is that ‎it is individuals of a somewhat peaceful character [who carry it out]. A knife is not ‎considered a firearm and [stabbing] is not classified as an act of terror. Israel is in a ‎crisis because the one who confronts the Israeli army and the settlers is the ‎Palestinian civilian, with a knife, or even with his exposed body, or with a screwdriver ‎or scissors.”‎
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Note: Presenting the Palestinian attacks as having targeted only Israeli so-called “settlers” and ‎soldiers is incorrect. Stabbing attacks have been carried out all over Israel against ‎civilians, including children, women, and the elderly.‎
PLF official glorifies Martyrs, including Samir Kuntar: They died so “that their blood would blend with the homeland’s soil” and “role models for dealing with imperialist and racist powers” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 7, 2016
Headline: Al-Yusuf: “Martyr’s day takes place in the shadow of Kuntar’s absence in order to emphasize the shared Arab destiny”
       “Deputy Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Front Nazem Al-Yusuf stated today [Jan. 7, 2016], Thursday, Palestinian Martyr’s (Shahid) Day… that ‘The Martyrs are torches that light the way. They died as Martyrs so that their blood would blend with the homeland’s soil, and in order to become an illuminating beacon in the skies of glory, and worldwide role models for dealing with imperialist and racist powers.’ Moreover, he called to rise to the level of the Martyrs’ sacrifices, which requires adherence to the PLO framework, revival of its institutions, and agreeing to a unified national strategy that will embrace the option of intifada and all-out uprising… Al-Yusuf added: ‘Martyr’s Day takes place in the shadow of the absence of Martyr Samir Kuntar, commander of the Nahariya operation (i.e., terror attack in which 4 Israelis were killed) of the Palestine Liberation Front, Martyr leader ‘Gamal Abdel Nasser’ operation, and one of the leaders of the national resistance in the Hezbollah leadership...”

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Fatah official: “The resistance was and still is the genetic code of all Fatah members… Our relations with the occupation need to be first of all on a basis of clashes – until a Palestinian state is established” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 6, 2016

Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub:‎ "I say to the Israelis first of all: You sons of bitches, we will not accept less than a ‎Palestinian state. We are the owners of the land, and we are the residents of the land ‎and you are strangers in the land... Our relations with the occupation need to be first of ‎all on a basis of clashes – until a Palestinian state is established. Do not believe in ‎‎[Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu, he is a liar and a scoundrel, and he’s a Fascist and ‎represents the new Nazism... From here we say to the 145 Martyrs (Palestinians killed ‎in the 2015-2016 terror wave, most during terror attacks –Ed.) – You are ‎heroes and we bless you and strengthen your families, and say to you: You are a ‎crown on our heads.‎"
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Fatah holds rally honoring 5 terrorists, 2 responsible for killing 2 Israelis: "[Fatah representatives] listed the virtues of the Martyrs and swore to walk in their footsteps" 
Source: Al-Quds, Jan. 6, 2016
Headline: “Fatah movement and Qalandiya refugee camp institutes and activists eulogize 5 Martyrs”
      “The Fatah movement and activists and institutes in the Qalandiya refugee camp held a rally to eulogize 5 Martyrs (Shahids) who have died in the last month from the occupation army’s gunfire: Bilal Zayed, Ahmad Jahajha from the [Qalandiya] communication center, Anan Abu Hamseh and Issa Assaf (i.e., murderers of one), who carried out the stabbing at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem, and Hikmat Hamdan from El-Bireh, who was killed by occupation soldiers on the grounds of the refugee camp... The eulogies began with the Palestinian national anthem, and standing for a minute of silence for the Martyrs’ souls. Afterwards, the Fatah movement, refugee camp activists and institutes, the Qalandiya communication center, the Imam of the large mosque, Sheikh Hassan Adwan, Fatah Revolutionary Committee member, Jamal Abu Al-Leil, and others spoke. During their [eulogies] they listed the virtues of the Martyrs and swore to walk in their footsteps until the goals and expectations of our people for return, liberation, and the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital are fulfilled... The rally ended with the honoring of the Martyrs’ families, with a play that caused those present, who were in pain over the death of their dear ones who were among us until a few days ago, to cry.”

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Fatah leader praises young Palestinians for heeding PA call: “They succeeded in making Israel worry, with rocks and knives” 
Source: Official Facebook page of Fatah Central ‎Committee Member Abbas Zaki, Jan. 4, 2016


Member of Fatah Central Committee, Abbas Zaki:
“From where did the reaction come when [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas and the political leadership announced that we cannot take it any longer, in other words, that we will not agree to a PA without authority and an occupation without cost [to Israel]? Who took action? The young from the Oslo generation who are in the prime of their youth did, [those] whom Allah chose and loved. They chose the path of Martyrdom (Shahada). Yes, they marched of their own will on the illuminated path to Paradise. They succeeded in making Israel worry, with rocks and knives, and in imposing a curfew on several parts of our occupied land, the so-called State of Israel.”
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Music video on Fatah-run TV: "Drown them in a sea of blood, Kill them as you wish" 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 4, 2016

"Pick up your weapon and advance, Jerusalem is calling in pain
Come on, strike them, you have the strength
Turn your anger into the fire of Hell…
Besiege them in all their neighborhoods
Drown them in a sea of blood
Kill them as you wish
The one who burned the [Dawabshe] baby is the most oppressive...
Muhannad [Halabi] (i.e., murderer of 2) did not agree to be humiliated
and made them drink the bitter cup...
Advance to the battlefield and resist
Challenge death and resist
Victory is undoubtedly coming to us
Those who don’t understand will understand...
Fadi Alloun (i.e., terrorist who stabbed one) has joined the great Martyrs"
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Fatah official: “Popular uprising” will continue, Fatah is participating and has “sacrificed Martyrs” during terror wave 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2016
This report was published during the 2015-2016 PA-led terror wave, in which since 13 September 2015, 29 Israelis have been killed (including a Palestinian and a foreign worker), and 290 injured - 25 of them seriously - in terrorist attacks, most of them civilians. As of Jan. 18, 2016, there have been 109 stabbings, 37 shootings, and 22 car rammings. Most of the Palestinians that have been killed were killed while attempting to stab or shoot at Israelis. [http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Terrorism/Palestinian/Pages/Wave-of-terror-October-2015.aspx]

Headline: “The Abdallah Al-Hourani Center listed the Israeli violations in 2015”
       “The Abdallah Al-Hourani Center for Research and Documentation of the PLO published its annual report regarding the main Israeli violations against the Palestinian people in 2015… During the past year, the Israeli occupation authorities have killed 181 Palestinian civilians, including 32 children, 9 women, 26 Gaza Strip residents and 3 residents of the areas occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel). It should be noted that 144 Martyrs (Shahids) have ascended to Heaven in the popular uprising since the beginning of October [2015], and most Martyrs were executed in the field and in cold blood, under false pretexts intended to terrorize the unarmed [Palestinian] civilians.”
PA TV song honoring Arafat glorifies violence and venerates rifle 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 3, 2016

"Engrave on the rifle butt the symbol of Fatah's Al-Asifa [unit]
He [Arafat] taught the whole world how to revolt. Yasser - symbol of freedom
Oh Elder, I swear by [your] uniform and your keffiya
Mahmoud Abbas is on the same path when it comes to [our] state and identity
We fired the rifle, we faced the storm
We responded to the cannon with a pistol
Using stones, we ignited a revolution and wrote [history], oh Fatah men
On the rifle butt, we have engraved [Fatah's] symbol
On the grip, we have engraved "Arafat"
On the top cover we have inscribed the history of the free
On the barrel -- the name of the homeland
The flash-suppressor ignited and burst
Here it is, oh rifle sight
The state is only a few meters away
Oh action-spring, receive and shoot [bullets] continuously
Change the magazine -- there are hundreds [of them]
Load it into the chamber
Oh AK-47, make sounds of joy and salute the Elder (Arafat)"
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Note: This video aired 7 times in one week, four times on Nov. 11, twice on Nov. 13 and again on Nov. 16, 2011. It was broadcast in 2012 on on Dec. 29 and 31, once in 2013 on Dec. 31, and three times in January 2015 , once on Dec. 31, 2015 and once on Jan. 3, 2016.
PA daily op-ed: Palestinian struggle isn’t terror, “and it is a struggle anchored in law, in international conventions and regulations” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 2, 2016
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “Hebron rebels against them”
     “The popular Palestinian struggle cannot be included under any of the terror clauses. On the contrary, it is included in the framework of legitimate protection of national rights, and it is a struggle anchored in law, in international conventions and regulations. Therefore, the attempt of the head of the ruling coalition in Israel (i.e., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) to compare the struggle for national freedom with the organized Israeli terror is but a failed and foolish attempt. This is because it is impossible in principle to compare a legitimate struggle with the occupation state’s terror and the Israeli aggression and herds of settlers."
Fatah youth movement calls on Palestinians to support and escalate the intifada, demands PLO rescind recognition of Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 2, 2016
Images and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Jan. 2, 2016
Text: "The Fatah [youth movement] Shabiba leadership in Palestine made an announcement on the 51st anniversary of the outbreak of the modern Palestinian revolution led by the Fatah movement… Fatah Shabiba emphasized that the Jerusalem Intifada is growing stronger, and proudly saluted the homeland's young, who are carrying out intifada against the occupation. It called on all sectors of the people to participate in it, in order to support it, aid it, and turn it into the intifada of liberation and redemption from the occupation. Likewise, it expressed appreciation of the efforts of Fatah Shabiba's members, and of all our people's young in the universities, high schools, and everywhere, who are actualizing their right to resist and refuse the occupation. In addition, Fatah's Shabiba demanded of the PLO, the legal and sole representative of the Palestinian people in the homeland and the Diaspora, to immediately rescind its recognition of the occupation state. It emphasized that the time has come to make this decision, to act vigorously against the usurping occupier, to increase the readiness for resistance, to coordinate all of the popular and international efforts, to boycott [Israel] politically and economically, and to submit claims against its [Israel’s] criminal leaders to the International Criminal Court."
Fatah member: “Fatah is leading this popular uprising” We are Abbas’ “soldiers… We won’t give the occupation one day of safety” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 1, 2016


Unnamed Fatah member:
"Fatah continues to lead this popular uprising until freedom is achieved and the occupation defeated. We said to the [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: You will fight in international circles, and we, your soldiers, will fight in the field. We will not give the occupation one day of safety, and not one day on which they can move around freely and safely, as long as our homes and holy sites are subject to these criminal acts being carried out by the occupation forces and herds of settlers."
Awdah TV narrator: "In this popular uprising, which Fatah is leading from the leadership to its members, hundreds and thousands of its people have joined its activities to protect the homeland and its holy sites. Statistics show that nearly 70% of the Martyrs, injured, and prisoners of this uprising are members of the [Fatah] movement."

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Fatah member: “Fatah is leading this popular uprising,” we are Abbas’ “soldiers… We won’t give the occupation one day of safety” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 1, 2016
Fatah-run Awdah TV, broadcast in honor of 51st anniversary of Fatah Launch (Intilaqa)
Unnamed Fatah member/supporter: “The Fatah movement has had a prominent role, and this shows the number of sacrifices, Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, that Fatah has sacrificed in this popular uprising. Fatah is still leading this popular uprising until freedom is achieved and the occupation removed. We said to the [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: You are fighting in international circles and we, your soldiers, will fight in the field. We will not give the occupation one day of safety, and not one day in which they can move around freely and safely, as long as our homes and holy sites are subject to these criminal acts being carried out by the occupation forces and herds of settlers.”
Awdah TV host: “In this popular uprising, which Fatah is leading on the leadership and staff level, hundreds and thousands of its people have joined its activities to help the homeland and its holy sites. Statistics show that nearly 70% of the Martyrs, injured, and prisoners of this uprising [are] members of the [Fatah] movement.”

Intilaqa – "The Launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
PA district governor emphasizes“the absolute support of the Fatah movement for our Palestinian people’s uprising, and its right to use every means of resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2016
Headline: “Qalqilya marked the 51stanniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution and the Fatah Launch (Intilaqa)”
     “Crowds in Qalqilya marked the 51st anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution with a mass procession and carnival, in which all sectors participated. Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Jamal Muhaisen and Qalqilya district Governor Rafe' Rawajbeh participated in the commemoration of the anniversary... Dr. Muhaisen saluted the Qalqilya district crowds who came out in their entirety to participate in the celebration of the 51st Launch, and emphasized the absolute support of the Fatah movement for our Palestinian people’s uprising, and its right to use every means of resistance. Likewise, he called to broaden the scope of participation, so that the uprising will be an introduction to all-out intifada that willfulfill our people’s dream of freedom and independence... The district governor [Rawajbeh] expressed appreciation of the efforts of the Qalqilya district institutes and activists, who gathered today [Jan. 1, 2016] in order to express their adherence to the basic Palestinian principles, and their rallying around its historic leadership, represented by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas. Likewise, he called to continue the path of peaceful uprising in order to fulfill the goal of the Palestinian people and obtain freedom and independence, demanded adherence to national unity, and to thwart the occupation’s plots to crack the unity of the Palestinian people.”

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 student movement: PA leadership giving "official directives" for "increased activity of the popular uprising" for "all universities"  
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 1, 2016
Fatah-run Awdah TV, broadcasts in honor of 51st anniversary of Fatah Launch (Intilaqa)
Senior member of Fatah Shabiba Mukarram Daraghmeh: “The Shabiba is well aware of the current policy implemented by the Palestinian leadership, and primarily President Mahmoud Abbas, which is represented by unusual diplomatic activity on the international level, in addition to the increased activity of the popular uprising. Therefore, the Shabiba youth have advanced to all points of conflict with the Israeli occupation. It is no secret that there are official directives from the leadership of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization [Commission] and its Commissioner [for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul, and from the Fatah Shabiba leadership to all universities and educational institutions regarding the necessity to actively participate in these demonstrations.”

Intilaqa – "The Launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
PLO legislative body demands to “provide all types of support and assistance to the popular resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2016
Headline: “PLO factions: The resistance is renewed and Fatah will remain the spearhead of the national activity”
    “The Fatah movement, PLO factions, and spokespeople emphasized that the Palestinian revolution still exists and is renewed thanks to the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the enormous sacrifice of our people in the struggle against the Israeli occupation, and the protection of our land and its holy sites against this occupier.
These things were said in separate statements published yesterday in honor of the 51st anniversary of the Fatah Launch (Intilaqa) and the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution…
The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) demanded in its notice to provide all types of support and assistance to the popular resistance ‘which our people is carrying out with great courage, first the end of all expressions of the rift, and uniting [the factions] under the framework of the PLO, who have been baptized in the blood of the Martyr leaders, primarily the Martyr leader Yasser Arafat.’ … PLO Executive Committee member and Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Front Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that the Fatah movement has kept the Palestinian cause alive through its armed and popular struggle and relying on dialogue between the factions.”

Intilaqa – "The Launch" – the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier
Fatah: “Every drop of blood [spilled by] our people is dear, and [Fatah] very carefully guards the life of every Palestinian, but… Fatah will not hesitate to make every sacrifice” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 31, 2015
Headline: “Fatah emphasizes that it is continuing the struggle until the achievement of our people’s goals”
     “The Palestinian National Liberation movement Fatah emphasized today [Dec. 31, 2015], on the 51st anniversary of its Launch (Intilaqa), three months after the outbreak of the popular uprising, that it will continue the struggle with uncompromising determination until our people obtain their goals: freedom and independence.
Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf... emphasized that the occupation’s crimes – executions, assassinations, and summary assassinations – will not break our people’s will power. He stated that all [past attempts] have proven that Israeli policy and all the Israeli terror have only increased our people’s determination to continue its national struggle until the establishment of an independent Palestinian state within the borders of June 4, 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital, and the return of refugees according to [UN] Resolution 194.”

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UN resolution 194 (Chapter 11, Dec. 11, 1948) states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return." Palestinian leaders argue this means that all Arabs who left Israel during the war (hundreds of thousands) and their descendants (a few million) have a "right of return" to Israel. Israel argues that the resolution only calls for a limited return and only under certain conditions, especially focusing on the words "wishing to return... and live at peace with their neighbors."
Fatah official: The “Intifada will soon become a civil rebellion”  
Source: Al-Quds, Dec. 31, 2015
Headline: “2016 will be the closing of the page of relying on talks and negotiations and the beginning of self-fulfillment in the field”
     “Fatah Central Committee Member [and Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China] Abbas Zaki told… the Al-Quds [newspaper]: ‘On the occasion of this event (i.e., the celebrations of the anniversary of the launch of Fatah), we ask Allah, first, to have mercy on the Martyrs’ (Shahids) souls, and we recall the heroic acts, the first prisoner, the first Martyr, and the large number of Israeli fatalities in the Hijazi operation (Mahmoud Hijazi attempted to blow up Israel’s National Water Carrier in 1965. In contrast to Zaki’s statement, Israel did not suffer any casualties –Ed.)… The Fatah Central Committee member added: ‘Despite the deceptive peace process, the [Israeli] prisons are filled with Fatah members, and the graves are also overflowing with them.’ In addition, he emphasized that history will bear witness that most young people who walked the path of light to Heaven are Fatah members, [who have done it] without being instructed to do so by the leadership. He stated: ‘We now concur that the Intifada will soon become a civil rebellion, and that we should regulate our internal situation and restore the appreciation and veneration of the PLO which almost disappeared in the absence of its departments and plans.”

Intilaqa – "The Launch" – the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when Mahmoud Bakr Hijazi carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison but  was released in 1971 and returned to Lebanon in an exchange deal with Fatah for Shmuel Rozenvasser, an Israeli citizen who was abducted by Fatah terrorists in 1970.
Fatah glorifies Martyrs and fighters who ‎‎“compete over who will sacrifice more ‎for the homeland”‎ 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Dec. 31, 2015
     ‎“Behold your movement today, as it enters ‎its 51st year (sic., should be 52nd as this ‎is the 51st anniversary –Ed.), renewing its ‎promise and vow [to carry out] a popular ‎uprising... Behold the young national fighters revive ‎with their heroic acts and their creative ‎means of revolution, the image of the ‎self-sacrificing fighter (fida’i) and our ‎people’s path of struggle... Most of the names of the eternal Martyrs ‎in the Jerusalem uprising came out of ‎the ranks of Fatah’s national school. ‎They ascended [to Heaven] on the same ‎path and for the same goals for whose ‎fulfillment thousands of female and male ‎fighters from all the organizational and ‎leadership frameworks, as well as the ‎movement’s founding leaders, headed by ‎the revolution’s leader, president, Martyr, ‎and symbol Yasser Arafat, were killed. It ‎will be noted in the pages of history that ‎the Fatah movement, the leader of the ‎revolution, the two Intifadas, the popular ‎uprising and the Jerusalem uprising, will ‎forever continue in the race towards the ‎scene of the confrontation with the ‎occupation, as the vast majority of the ‎Martyrs are wrapped in the flag of the ‎homeland Palestine and their heads are ‎adorned with the flag of Fatah, whose ‎fighters compete against each other ‎over who will sacrifice more for the ‎homeland.”‎

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Fatah official: Fatah found “the appropriate method of struggle for each stage” and “turned to armed struggle at the appropriate time” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 31, 2015
Headline: “Tirawi: Fatah continues to invent new methods to restore our people’s rights”
     “Fatah Central Committee member [and former head of the PA General Intelligence] Tawfiq Tirawi, said that Fatah has used all methods of struggle to restore our people’s rights. In an interview with Radio Mawtini, Tirawi stated yesterday [Dec. 30, 2015]: ‘The Fatah movement has set out to put the Palestinian people back on the political map through a variety of means.’
Tirawi added that ‘the Fatah movement has succeeded, thanks to its flexibility, in finding the appropriate method of struggle for each stage.’ He clarified that the movement turned to armed struggle at the appropriate time, and when conditions enabled it, and that it also took the path of popular uprising, in addition to political and diplomatic struggle, and appealing to UN institutions. He also said that the popular uprising is one of the methods of the struggle to restore Palestinian rights.”
Poem at Fatah anniversary celebration in Gaza: “We did not write in ink, and not in pencil… we wrote with a machine gun, and we etched the headlines in blood” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2015

Official PA TV Fatah Launch (
Intilaqa) celebrations
Unidentified speaker of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Gaza:
"We did not write in ink, nor in pencil, nor in colors
We wrote with a machine gun, and we etched the headlines with our blood
Brother, give me an AK-47 (assault rifle), a pistol, a hand grenade, an ax, and a knife
Whoever heard us or didn't hear us, has to know who we are
We starved but did not bow down, except to the Master of the Universe."
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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
PLO official: “The Palestinian leadership must… embrace the intifada in all its details” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Dec. 30, 2015
Headline: “Dr. Abu Yusuf: We must embrace the intifada in all its details”
      “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF) and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf said… in an interview with the Al-Quds [TV] channel that the leadership must implement three strategies – the first: Ending the rift and restoring unity [between Fatah and Hamas], in regard to embracing the popular intifada together with its embrace by the parties, along with guarding its continuity and advancing the general boycott of the occupation. The second: The continuation of the international efforts to end the occupation and the strengthening of all the processes and tools connected to prosecuting the occupation for its crimes. The third: the regularization of the situation of the PLO institutes and convening of a meeting of the [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) for this purpose. Abu Yusuf emphasized that the stance the Palestinian leadership must take at this time is to embrace the intifada in all its details, and said that the blocking of last Friday’s procession is unacceptable and is not the PA’s strategy.”
Fatah vows to continue the struggle against Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 30, 2015

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

Posted text: “Every year, our mighty movement renews its steadiness and uprightness through blood connections and the struggle, which extend from the firm sacrifice of its Martyrs (Shahids) and the heroes of our generous revolution. Fatah will continue to be the natural organization of every Palestinian who was born and lives on the sacred land of Palestine. Moreover, Fatah will remain the foremost and eternal arena of self-sacrifice, the first circle of resistance, and a popular incubator for anyone who wishes to turn their intense misery into a wall for Jerusalem and our independent state.  We are Palestinians, and therefore, without any exaggeration, we are all Fatah people, no shooting preceded us in the first days of the revolution (i.e., Fatah were the first to take up arms against Israel), and it won’t take us long to answer the call of the land and to carry out our resistance.”

Text in poster:
“Fatah movement
Fatah – the eternal revolution and the storm (Al-Asifa), the flame of the armed struggle.
Long live Fatah’s Launch (Intilaqa)
Fatah's Mobilization and Organization Commission”

"Al-Asifa" was a pseudonym for “Fatah” in its first years. It later became the name of Fatah's military wing

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 leader: Allah loves young Palestinians who stab Israelis. It is “peaceful resistance” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 29, 2015


Member of Fatah Central Committee, Abbas Zaki:
“This is a year of challenge. We must challenge [the occupation] without fear... or by the sacrifices being made now by our young people, with rocks and knives, through which Palestinians have once again imposed a new parameter in the equation of the struggle… We are now witnessing a phenomenon called peaceful popular resistance. How? These young people, youth, believed in Allah and Allah loved them and took them to Him, but their funerals are greater than those of the leaders and the sympathy for them is great.”
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Fatah secretary of Tulkarem branch: Fatah is leading the current “popular uprising” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 29, 2015
Headline: “Sha’aban: [We] adhere to the revolution’s principles”
     “Secretary of the Tulkarem branch of the Fatah movement Muayyad Sha’aban emphasized that the Fatah movement and the Palestinian people adhere to the principles for which the Palestinian revolution broke out… [Sha’aban] emphasized that the Fatah movement will continue to be the guardian of the national project and the spearhead of the protection of the Palestinian people’s rights, [as it has been] since the Launch (Intilaqa, Fatah’s establishment in 1965), in the Stone Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993), and in the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) , and culminating with its leading of today’s popular uprising in the Palestinian arena.”

Intilaqa – “The launch” of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah official praises terror attacks as "heroic acts… which greatly terrify the occupation," encourages Palestinian leadership to support and "take care of" Palestinians who carry them out 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 28, 2015


Fatah Revolutionary Council member, Hassan Shtewi:
"There are two main forms of popular uprising. There is a mass uprising, manifested in demonstrations in different areas, and clashes with the occupation forces in Ramallah and different villages around Qalqilya, Bethlehem, and Hebron, as we can all see. The other form is heroic acts of individuals (i.e., terror attacks), which greatly terrify the occupation... The support for these acts and the families of those carrying them out is currently popular... This support should be regulated by the organizational and political elites, so that we can tell our people: 'You will be taken care of by reliable bodies when it comes to your blood, family and home, if you carry out a heroic act.'"
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Fatah Facebook celebrates 51 years of terror: “Stand on the Martyr’s grave and ululate” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2015

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

Posted text:  “Call to the weapon philosophers again and again, long live Fatah people, the storm (i.e., Al-Asifa - a reference to Fatah's military wing in the 1960's and 1970's) of fighting
Stand on the Martyr’s (Shahid) grave and ululate, and read in his ears verses of struggle.
Fatah does not forget its people’s blood, and tomorrow the giants of the mountains will revenge my blood.
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution
#The_launch _of_Fatah51 (i.e., Intilaqa)”

Text on poster:
“Fatah movement
Long live the anniversary of the beginning of the Fatah rebel’s activities
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 bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah Facebook celebrates 51 years of terror with image of rock-thrower  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 27, 2015

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Dec. 27, 2015

Text: “Long live the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah, guardian of the national enterprise and the one that fired the first bullet in the history of the Palestinian revolution”

The image shows a Palestinian with a slingshot in his hand, about to throw a rock, and the Fatah anniversary logo – “51” with the “1” shaped as a map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel.

Text in image: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah, long live the anniversary of the launch (Intilaqa)”
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Intilaqa – "The Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier
Fatah Facebook celebrates 51 years of terror: “Our revolution and our rifle – a method and a path” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 27, 2015

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Dec. 27, 2015

Text:
“Our revolution and our rifle – a method and a path.
On the anniversary of the launch (Intilaqa) let us all tweet with the hashtag #51st_anniversary_Fatah_Intilaqa”

The image shows Arafat with a keffiyeh on his head and a rifle under his arm.

Text in image:
“On the anniversary of our [Fatah’s] launch, let us all tweet with the hashtag #51st_anniversary_Fatah_Intilaqa.
Our revolution and our rifle – a method and a path.”
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Intilaqa – "The Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier
Fatah cartoon encourages shedding blood and rock-throwing for “Palestine”  
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Dec. 27, 2015

Cartoon published on website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission on Dec. 27, 2015

The cartoon shows a Palestinian with a slingshot lying dead on the ground. He has been shot by an Israeli soldier. His blood forms the red triangle of the Palestinian flag and also another masked Palestinian, who with a slingshot throws a rock at the armed Israeli soldier, hitting him in the face. The cartoon suggests that no matter how many Palestinians are killed, new Palestinians will take their place and fight for “Palestine.”
Title of cartoon: "We will resist with the stones of our land."
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Fatah celebrates 51 years of terror and vows to continue: "With blood we will redeem the homeland and saturate its ground" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 26, 2015

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

Posted text: “We march, we are not afraid of the fire and we do not fear death. With blood we will redeem the homeland and saturate its ground. The anniversary is approaching.”
#The_51st_anniversary_of_the_beginning_of_Fatah’s_activity”
Text on image:
“Half a century has passed and we have never abandoned our weapons”
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Intilaqa – "The Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier
Fatah official expresses solidarity with "the young Palestinians who succeeded in challenging the Zionist war machine with these knives" 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah’s branch in Syria, Dec. 25, 2015
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah’s branch in Syria


Posted text:
“During the solidarity vigil of members of our Palestinian people with the Palestinian people’s intifada (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) in the occupied Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) in front of the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp last Friday [Dec. 18, 2015], which was organized by factions of the national activity, the [independent Palestinian] news agency Daymomah held an exclusive interview with Secretary of the PLO factions in Syria and Supervisor of the Fatah Movement Branch in Syria and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Dr. Samir Al-Rifai .
He stated in the interview: ‘Today [Dec. 25, 2015] was [a day of] Palestinian rage in the occupied land, in the cities and villages of Palestine. It was a day of rage and solidarity with the young Palestinians who succeeded in challenging the Zionist war machine with these knives, in order to restore the Palestinian cause to its natural place.’…
Dr. Samir Al-Rifai emphasized in his exclusive interview with Daymomah that all of the Palestinians in the various refugee camps in the diaspora stood as one body in a sign of solidarity with this blessed uprising, in order to express their absolute support for the intifada and the activity of our people in the occupied land.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
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Secretary of Fatah’s Jordan branch blesses terrorist stabbers who carry out Ribat  
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Dec. 23, 2015
Fatah-run Awdah TV program Personal Encounter spoke with Secretary of Fatah's Jordan branch Najib al-Qaddumi
 
Secretary of Fatah's Jordan branch Najib al-Qaddumi: “Therefore we say that the young people of the current uprising, that we bless, - we bless the Murabitin (i.e., those who carry out Ribat, religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in Jerusalem, around the Al-Aqsa Mosque. We bless the heroes, the young men and women who, with their knives, kitchen knives, have begun defeating the armed Israeli soldier, who has begun to be afraid when he sees a young woman or a young man passing him on the street. They have broken the Israeli soldier’s morale. They wiped out the oppressive power which deceived them and exhausted them. If they [the Israelis] possess weapons, we possess the historical right, the faith in our cause.”
Fatah official: The Palestinian government needs to assist and take advantage of the intifada 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 22, 2015
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day
Topic: European recognition of the state of Palestine

Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath: “As a legitimate Palestinian government according to all standards, we need to bring our leadership and the intifada activists in the field closer together, In order to protect it, direct it, and assist it.”
Official PA TV host: “And to take advantage of it politically.”
Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath: “And to take advantage of it.”
PA security spokesman posts Fatah’s message to youth: Water the ground "with blood" 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Dec. 21, 2015


Text and image posted on Facebook page of PA Security Forces Official Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri
Text above image: “Thank you to all the young people (‘Shabiba’) of Palestine, thank you to Palestine University and its Shabiba”

Text on right side of image:
“The Fatah Shabiba at Palestine University
Sends warm Fatah blessings to the brother fighter Adnan Al-Damiri
In honor of the 51st anniversary of the beginning of the activities of the Fatah rebel and the Palestinian revolution (Intilaqa – “The launch” of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier –Ed.)
A good year to you, to the Fatah movement and its great Shabiba”

Text on left side of image:
“Teach your children to love the land
Teach them that we live a life of suffering
Teach them that there is a seed in the ground
If they water it with blood, a revolution will flower
Teach them that Fatah is the eternal revolution
That the ‘Storm’ ("Al-Asifa" was a pseudonym for “Fatah” in its first years. It later became the name of Fatah’s military wing –Ed.) Is the blade of the intifada
And that the Shabiba are the knights of the rocks

Fatah Shabiba
Sacrifice, devotion, giving
Fatah’s Shabiba movement – University of Palestine"
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Fatah official: “Only choice” Palestinians have is “popular resistance” (i.e., terror wave)  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 20, 2015
      “In an interview with Mawtini Radio yesterday [Dec. 19, 2015], [Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud] Al-Aloul added that the popular resistance against the occupation continues, as the only choice the occupation has left us.”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are often used by PA leaders and officials to refer to events that include violent 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 stabbing attacks.

To justify murder as legitimate and “peaceful,” PA leaders and officials cite UN Resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians. However, this distorts the intention of the UN. The continuation of Resolution 3236, which is never cited by PA leaders, states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."

Hamas celebrates 28th anniversary with play depicting kidnapping of Israeli soldiers at Birzeit University 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 17, 2015

Headline
: “In video and pictures – the Hebrew media: Hamas celebrated at Birzeit by kidnapping soldiers”
    “The Hebrew media closely followed the ceremony organized by the Hamas student bloc at Birzeit University to mark the 28th anniversary of the launch (Intilaqa) of the movement. The Hebrew media stated the ceremony was large and was held despite the fact that the occupation had arrested a number of Islamic Bloc activists yesterday [Dec. 16, 2015] in the early hours of the morning. It appears that a play depicting the kidnapping and murder of Israeli soldiers stirred the Hebrew media, which broadcast excerpts of the play in which armed and masked [men] in [Hamas’ Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades uniforms are seen kidnapping Israeli soldiers.”

 
Fatah’s Jerusalem branch: We will continue the intifada in order to “thwart all efforts of the occupation and its Zionist fanatic gang to defile the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 16, 2015
Headline: “Fatah’s Jerusalem branch: continuing the resistance until freedom is achieved”
     “The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah movement emphasized in a statement published today [Dec. 16, 2015] that the ongoing confrontation with the security forces and standing in front of soldiers in areas of friction emphasize the continuation of the intifada… Fatah’s Jerusalem branch noted at the end of its statement that history is witness to the resistance of the children of Jerusalem and Palestine, wherever they are, in order to protect their homeland in the face of the strongest means of violence and destruction, in order to thwart all efforts of the occupation and its Zionist fanatic gang to defile the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. The movement encouraged Palestinians to continue the struggle to obtain freedom and independence.”
PA government legitimizes terror attacks: Palestinians have “legal right” to fight Israel “by every possible means of struggle” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 16, 2015
Headline: “The [PA] government: Our people is exercising its legal right to end the occupation”
     “The [PA] government emphasized the Palestinian people’s right to carry out a national liberation struggle and protect itself by legitimate means from the occupation, the despicable violations of human rights perpetrated by Israel, its crazy settlement policy, and its crimes against the Palestinian people, which it has perpetrated and continues to perpetrate in front of the whole world. During its weekly meeting, held yesterday [Dec. 15, 2015] in Ramallah and led by [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah, the government emphasized that throughout the years of its long struggle, our people has been exercising its right, ratified by the international bodies and anchored in many resolutions publicized by the UN General Assembly, according to which peoples have the right to fight for self-definition and liberation from colonialism and foreign rule, by every possible means of struggle, which is in accordance with the UN Charter. Likewise, the government emphasized that our people will continue to exercise its legal right until the end of the colonial occupation of its land, the obtainment of its legal national rights to freedom and independence, and the establishment of its independent Palestinian state with full sovereignty over the Palestinian territories that were occupied in 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital, based on international bodies and their decisions.”

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Performance of songs promoting violence on PA TV: “Where is the Arab rage?” “I`m coming towards you, my enemy, from every house, neighborhood and street… Our war is a war of the streets” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 15, 2015


Official PA TV News reported on a performance of national songs at a Ramallah folklore festival, including the songs Where are the Millions, famous for motivating Palestinians to attack Israelis, and I am coming towards you, which incites to violence with “cleavers and knives”:

Song:
“Where are the Millions”
Lyrics: "Where are the millions?
Where is the Arab people?
Where is the Arab rage?"

Song: “I am coming towards you”
Lyrics: "I'm coming towards you, my enemy
Our war is a war of the streets.
I'm coming towards you, my enemy."

Official PA TV reporter: "The songs performed at the concert, such as the song: 'I'm coming towards you, my enemy’ which appeared after a series of military operations by Palestinian factions against the Israeli occupation at the end of the ’60s, and other songs, show the connection between these revolutionary songs and the current situation, in light of the the popular uprising."

Song: “Where are the Millions”
Lyrics: "The revolution [needs] men, it is not bought with money
The revolution [needs] men, it is not bought with money
The revolution of a people holding rocks against fleets…"
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Fatah Twitter commemorates movement’s anniversary with image of a hand holding a rock 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 12, 2015

Image and text tweeted from Fatah Twitter account on Dec. 12, 2015

The image shows a hand wrapped in a keffiyeh and holding a rock.

Text above image: "Long live the anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian revolution"
Text on image: "The anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian revolution is approaching
Jan. 1, 1965
Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission"

Intilaqa – "The Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier
Fatah celebrates 51st anniversary with image of knife, bullet and rifle 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Dec. 12, 2015

Fatah chose to celebrate 51 years of violence and killing to mark the 51st anniversary of its founding. It posted the above image on its Lebanese website, where the number 51 is made up of a knife, a bullet and a rifle. The text says "Revolution until victory."
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Intilaqa - "The launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah official calls on Palestinians to increase “all types of popular resistance… because the settlers must be made to live in a state of fear and worry”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2015
Headline: “Al-Aloul: The Palestinian struggle will not end until the defeat of the occupation”
     “Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization Mahmoud Al-Aloul said that the Palestinian struggle will not end as long as the Israeli attacks continue, since the peaceful uprising is in response to the Israeli occupation government’s crimes against our people and the sites holy to Islam and Christianity. Al-Aloul emphasized yesterday [Dec. 5, 2015] in an interview with Radio Mawtini that our people will not be silent about the occupation’s crimes, and will continue to resist until freedom and independence are achieved… Al-Aloul called to increase the pressure on the occupation by all types of popular resistance, whether by participation in activities in the field, or by boycotting its products, in addition to the other types in which every Palestinian citizen needs to participate, because the settlers must be made to live in a state of fear and worry.”
Official PA daily applauds the “uprising” ‎and “Martyrs full of glory” who “paid ‎with blood”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 2, 2015
     ‎“Thank you for the millionth time to the ‎uprising of the young modern Palestinian ‎generations, who have brought about the ‎explosion of their intifada, which has just ‎passed its third month, while still fulfilling ‎all their obligations and paying a heavy ‎price with their blood and their colleagues, ‎the Martyrs (Shahids) full of glory.”‎
Fatah official praises terror wave as a "central means of the struggle" 
Source: Khabar, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 1, 2015
     “The Palestinians expressed great dissatisfaction with the meetings that were organized by a number Palestinian leaders, including former [PA] Minister of Prisoners Ashraf Al-Ajrami and Fatah Central Committee member and one of its most senior former negotiators Muhammad Al-Madani, in the shadow of the strengthening of the popular uprising (Palestinian euphemism for Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis starting in Oct. 2015 -Ed.) and the arbitrary acts of Israelis, which have reached the point of deliberate killing and cold-blooded execution… Al-Madani emphasized that the Palestinian leadership is in daily contact with the Israeli public by holding meetings with prominent figures and organizing dialogues and speeches for the goal of reaching a fair and comprehensive peace, and he praised the role of the popular uprising as one of the central means of the struggle that support this goal.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
PA daily says Israel is “racist,” implicitly supports terror attacks against Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30, 2015
Headline: "Israel and the path to the abyss"
      "100 years after the Sykes-Picot Agreement and the Balfour Declaration, and 118 years after the first Zionist congress, [our people] resists… and invents dizzying forms of struggle and resistance. The greatest proof of this is the mighty popular uprising, which broke out two months ago due to the lack of a political prospect and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's entanglement in the circles of dark terror… The greatness of the popular uprising lies in the fact that it is totally justified. Many thought that it was inevitable, because it arises from the pain, oppression, humiliation, and lack of prospect, and from the ugly, irresponsible and racist Israeli behavior! It is nourished by the details of reality. It is spontaneous, but not random. Its outbreak was brought about by generations of young Palestinians with great expertise in details. These young people know the thickness of the military uniform the [Israeli] soldiers wear, and know the herds of settlers' daily routine. They know the height of the terraces and roofs in the crowded neighborhoods, from which they will jump while fleeing pursuit. They know that stormy debates and tense discussions rule in every settler's home, and in every army unit."

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PA daily shows pictures of Palestinians throwing rocks with headline “Our Jerusalem, our blood” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 28, 2015


Headline:
“Our Jerusalem, our blood, our wounds”

The pictures show youth throwing rocks during conflicts in El-Bireh. In the left picture is a girl with a slingshot.
Image on private Palestinian Facebook page encourages Palestinians to stab Jews 
Source: Facebook page of Yusuf Shamasneh (private), Nov. 23, 2015

Image posted on the Facebook page of Yusuf Shamasneh on Nov. 23, 2015
Image shows a Palestinian with a knife in his hand standing over a Jew wearing a kippah (Jewish skullcap), holding him down, about to stab him in the neck, with the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock in the background.

Text under photo:
"#Stab_them_in_the_neck"
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Fatah spokesman calls on “the entire Palestinian people… to escalate the popular uprising” (i.e., violence) 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 23, 2015
     “[Official] Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan stressed that the new crime that the occupation has committed against two girls in occupied Jerusalem joins the [list of] worsening crimes of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people, and stressed that crimes of this kind will only increase our people’s resolve and strength… Alayan demanded of the entire Palestinian people, in all its diversity and components, to escalate the popular uprising, which is now our only option at the moment, in light of what the Palestinian people is undergoing and the international and regional silence in the face of the occupation’s actions against the Palestinian people. Likewise, Alayan called on the national and Islamic factions to support this popular uprising, and not to leave the relatives of the Martyrs (Shahids) whose bodies are withheld [by Israel] alone in the battle to release their sons’ dead bodies. In addition, he called to the leadership of the Palestinian factions to join our popular resistance in the field, and not only through speeches and announcements. Alayan stressed that there will be no retreat, and saluted the sons of the holy city [Jerusalem] and the Hebron district for their legendary defiance against the occupation.”

Many of the terrorists in the terror wave that began in October 2015 are from Hebron.
Mahane Yehuda Market stabbing attack – On Nov. 23, 2015, two Palestinian female terrorists - Hadeel Awwad, 14, and her cousin Norhan Awwad, 16, stabbed and wounded a 70-year-old man with scissors outside the Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market. An Israeli policeman shot at the terrorists, who refused to drop their weapons. Hadeel was killed, and Norhan was wounded and taken for treatment in an Israeli hospital. An Israeli security officer was also wounded during the attack. The victim was later identified as a Palestinian from Bethlehem.
PA daily op-ed glorifies stabbings and rock throwing and refers to terror wave as “the blessed popular uprising” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 21, 2015
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
Headline
: “Help, O Jerusalem, help”
       “When we talk about the people’s preparedness to enter a new period of struggle, this does not mean miracles or detachment from reality, but rather seeing the reality and dealing with it seriously… which is the essence of the blessed popular uprising, which enters its 50th day with greater vigor, more wisdom regarding the [small] details, and greater ability to deduce the enemy’s plans, schemes, and obsessions… Haven’t the generations of Jerusalem taught us that wisdom lies in the [small] details, when the young people crumbled the boulder into small rocks, because these small rocks are the ones that hit the target? And because the little knife they hide under their skin is the one that hits the target?"
Fatah Facebook post promotes violence: “The rage of Jerusalem, the intifada continues… until the [liberation] of Jerusalem”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 20, 2015


Posted text:
“The revolution continues until the [liberation] of Jerusalem,
#The_rage_of_Jerusalem”
Text on poster:
“The rage of Jerusalem
the intifada continues, the revolution continues until the [liberation] of Jerusalem”

The poster is signed by the Fatah movement.
Abbas advisor justifies Palestinian violence against Israelis: It is like Texas where it is a "right" "to kill any armed person who intrudes on his land" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 20, 2015
     “[Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein… said that most of the Palestinian political forces are participating in the popular uprising, but emphasized that the Fatah movement is the largest force and primary one advancing it... Abu Al-Einein emphasized in an interview with [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that the Palestinian leadership is afraid that this uprising and popular activity will become military, and emphasized that turning it into such will cause damage and be more dangerous to the [Palestinian] public than the Israeli gunfire. Therefore, he called to form a political leadership in the field, so that the uprising will not deviate from its goals. What does the political leadership want from the popular uprising? Abu Al-Einein answered that the popular uprising exhausts Israel and its force, sows fear, and causes financial damage and damage security-wise, and that as long as the Israeli street worries, this is the value of popular uprising… Abu Al-Einein noted that the popular uprising will develop into an intifada in the coming days, but it will not be armed. However, on the same subject, he condemned the American bias, as American law in Texas matches the Palestinian situation, as it states that it is the right of every citizen to kill any armed person who intrudes on his land. According to Abu Al-Einein, the settlers are intruding on lands considered Palestinian, and taking over lands considered Palestinian according to international law, and therefore it is their right to fight the occupation by all means at their disposal.”

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PA Presidential Guards glorifies Palestinians that “watered the freedom with blood” 
Source: Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards, Nov. 19, 2015
 

Image shows a map that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel with a Palestinian flag over it, and the face of Yasser Arafat, also in the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Text on image, under map: “Children of a people like the people of Palestine, which watered the freedom with blood, will undoubtedly be victorious
The Palestinian Presidential Guards”
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PLO official: “The rock-throwing and knife-stabbing operations will increase” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 19, 2015
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted PLO Executive Committee member Mahmoud Ismail
PLO Executive Committee member Mahmoud Ismail: “All signs indicate that it [Israeli policy towards the Palestinians] will continue in the upcoming weeks or months, because the escalation [of measures taken against the Palestinians] will be responded to with a strengthening of the resistance, resolve, and pride, against the Israeli military machine. Consequently, the rock-throwing and knife-stabbing operations will increase, as well as all other options available to these young people, in order to confront this Zionist arrogance. [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu thinks that the current situation of keeping the world busy with the Palestinian problem, the oppression and aggression taking place inside Palestine against human beings, trees, and rocks, and against everything Palestinian – [Netanyahu thinks] that he will succeed in breaking the Palestinian will. [He thinks that] through expanding the settlement enterprise, which grows with every passing day… he will succeed in breaking the Palestinian will for revolution, resistance, and positive desire to fulfill our goals. He is mistaken.”
Incitement to murder on Hebron Radio Station: "Rise and strap yourself with bombs" 
Source: Hebron Radio Station, Nov. 19, 2015


Broadcast on Hebron Radio Station on Oct. 29, 2015 and Nov. 19, 2015. The station was closed down by the IDF on Nov. 21, 2015. 

Song lyrics, Oct. 29, 2015:  "Blow up the executor's innards, bring back the period of Martyrdom (Shahada)-seeking (i.e., suicide bombings), rise and strap yourself with bombs"
Statement by radio announcer, Oct. 29, 2015:  "Today, two more Martyrs (Shahids) watered the soil of the Hebron district with their blood"
Song lyrics, Oct. 29, 2015:  "Write in dripping blood, death to Israel, write in dripping blood, death to Israel"
Statement by radio announcer, Oct. 29, 2015:  "Hebron sacrificed a Martyr several days ago in the popular uprising, and now it sacrifices another Martyr, according to initial reports."
Song lyrics, Nov. 19, 2015: 
"Load your machine gun and advance, son of proud Jerusalem
Gird yourself with flames and capture the soldiers
Load your machine gun and advance, son of proud Jerusalem
Gird yourself with flames and capture the soldiers
Open fire, have no mercy, shoot the Zionists!
Advance with your men, O keffiyeh-masked one!"
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Fatah official: Fatah is working to “strengthening” and “maintaining” the “Jerusalem uprising”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2015
Headline: “Al-Zaarir: ‘The Central Committee has decided to postpone the 7th Conference and prioritize strengthening the popular uprising’”
     “Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council Fahmi Al-Za'arir announced the postponement of the movement’s 7th Conference… Al-Za’arir stated yesterday [Nov. 16, 2015] in an interview with Mawtini Radio: ‘The Fatah movement’s 7th Conference has been postponed, due to the movement’s concern for strengthening the foundations of the Jerusalem uprising and maintaining it.’ Al-Za'arir stressed the importance of holding a general conference of the movement, but prioritized the Palestinian people’s goals, stating: ‘Holding the 7th General Conference is important, but since the establishment of our movement, we prioritize the realization of the Palestinian people’s goals, to end the injustice done to it, and protect all its parts.’ Al-Za'arir added: ‘The movement saw fit to object to the division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque according to areas and times, and the settlers’ crimes, including killing, destruction, and arson, as well as to support national committees working to protect the Palestinian citizen,’ and he clarified that these issues delayed the preparations for the movement’s 7th conference. In addition, he stated that he is convinced that the Palestinian people will continue its struggle and conflict against the Israeli occupation, whatever the price may be, until freedom and independence are obtained.”

"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews.
Fatah Facebook page fuels violence with picture of stone thrower and text: “Revolution till victory” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 17, 2015

The picture shows a Palestinian throwing a rock beside a burning tire.

Text above picture:
“This is a revolution till victory, till victory #Palestine #the_rage_of_Jerusalem”
Large text in picture: “The rage of Jerusalem”
Small text in background of picture: “This is a revolution till victory, till victory”
Fatah official reiterates party's commitment to the rifle 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2015

Headline: “Fatah’s Nablus [branch] commemorated the anniversary of the Martyrdom of the founder and symbol Yasser Arafat”
“Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad stated that the Fatah movement continues to realize the Palestinian national interest, and called on the Hamas movement to distance itself from anything that delays the reconciliation.
This was stated during the Flag and Keffiyeh Carnival, held yesterday [Nov. 16, 2015] by the Fatah movement in Nablus, with the participation of governmental, national and civil institutions, for the commemoration of the anniversary of leader Yasser Arafat’s Martyrdom…
Moreover, Al-Ahmad referred to the popular uprising and welcomed it, and emphasized that it came as a natural response to the escalating crimes of the occupation against the Palestinian people…
In the same context, the movement organized a central mourning rally to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Martyr Yasser Arafat, and the declaration of the [Palestinian] document of independence in the village of Beit Furik, in the presence of Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul."

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Fatah Facebook fuels tensions with picture of fist and Al-Aqsa Mosque with text “Rage for Jerusalem” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 16, 2015


Posted text:
“Rage for Jerusalem!
#The_rage_of_Jerusalem”

Image shows a raised clenched fist, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Text on image: “Rage for Jerusalem!”
Fatah Facebook promotes rock throwing and intifada 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 16, 2015

Poster signed by the Fatah movement shows a masked Palestinian swinging a slingshot and a Palestinian flag next to him.

Text on top: (English):

“Intifada
Until freedom and justice
Palestinians are fighting for their lives.
But Israel is fighting for the occupation”
Text at bottom:
“Palestinians are fighting for their lives”
Fatah Facebook posts picture of masked Palestinian youth with text “the rage continues” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 16, 2015

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement
Poster signed by the Fatah movement shows a masked Palestinian with a keffiyeh (Palestinian headscarf) on his head, holding a rock in his hand.

Text on poster:
“#The_rage_of_Jerusalem
The rage continues”
Fatah fighter eats snake in terror promotion video 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 16, 2015

"These are the soldiers of the Nidal Division
Sons of Yasser [Arafat], Abu Amar
[Visual: Practicing kidnapping of Israeli soldier]
Lions standing guard in the battle field...
They inflicted disasters upon the oppressor
They are the heroes of a mighty people...
Volcanoes and fires against the occupier
A sniper unit in the battalions does not fear death...
They are the heroes of a mighty people...
Using RPGs and booby-traps, they did not leave even one settlement."
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Prayer for extermination of Jews at funeral of 2 Palestinians 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Nov. 16, 2015


Unidentified speaker at funeral
: "[Allah,] do justice to the oppressed against the oppressors, and give them victory over the tyrants, O Master of the Universe. Strike the Jews, count them and kill them to the last one, and don't leave even one."
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This PA TV live recording is from at the funeral of Laith Manasrah and Abu Al-Aish – two Palestinians who were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Nov. 16, 2015, when the soldiers came to demolish the home of terrorist Muhammad Abu Shaheen, 30, who murdered Israeli Danny Gonen on June 19, 2015. The Israeli army reported that Manasrah and Al-Aish were terrorists who fired at Israeli soldiers and Palestinian reports said they were only observing the demolition when shot.
PA TV song: “My blood belongs to my land… there is nothing sweeter than Martyrdom… the blood of righteous Martyrs will water it [the land]” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 15, 2015



Song broadcast on official PA TV
: Story of a Hero by singer Shadi Al-Burini
"Mahmoud woke up and left quickly. He wanted to return quickly
[He told his wife:] 'Give me the rifle.' She said: 'Be careful.'
He told her: 'My land calls me. I'm going and my blood belongs to my land.
And if I do not return, tell Ahmad (i.e., their unborn son) "there is nothing sweeter than Martyrdom."
'My land will remain free, despite the occupation
When Palestine calls us, it will find us [ready] on the top of the hill.
This land raised free men, glory and suffering have been sown in it
Whenever it is thirsty, the blood of righteous Martyrs will water it.'
Mahmoud resisted and did not give in
This is what he was taught and what he learned
In his last breath he said ‘There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his Prophet’
And closed his eyes and smiled.
[His son] Ahmad, 14 years later
Martyrs do not die
We are a people that do not know fear
We love Martyrdom
Here in Palestine, here we remain."
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Fatah official at memorial for killer of 2: “It is the right of our young men to cause Israeli women to cry, even though our women make sounds of joy after their sons’ and husbands’ deaths as Martyrs”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 14, 2015
Headline: “Ramallah: Rally to eulogize Martyr Muhannad Halabi”
     "Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen declared his pride while standing in the presence of the Martyrs who rebelled for Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Muhaisen saluted the soul of Martyr Muhannad Halabi, who detonated the Jerusalem Intifada, and emphasized that it is a revolution against the criminal occupation, which is supported by the fascist American administration. He said: ‘Maybe we do not have planes or tanks, but we have willpower that can defeat the occupation and achieve victory,’ and added: ‘It is the right of our young men to cause Israeli women to cry like our women are crying, even though our women make sounds of joy after their sons’ and husbands’ deaths as Martyrs.’"
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Terrorist Muhannad Halabi, 19, killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli police. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."

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PA daily cartoon encourages rock throwing 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 14, 2015

Cartoon shows Palestinian firing a slingshot while overcoming all hurdles – “rift,” “the factions,” “agreements [with Israel],” and “the economy.”
Fatah movement supports "current intifada"; Palestinians at Fatah rally carried "weapons which they use in confrontations" with Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 12, 2015
Headline: “Rally at Church of the Nativity to mark the anniversary of [the death of] Arafat”
     “The Fatah movement declared its support for what its spokespeople described as the current intifada while marking the anniversary of President Yasser Arafat at the [Church of the] Nativity plaza in Bethlehem. Dozens of Fatah people and various forces and activists gathered in the plaza, while the young people carried torches and weapons which they use in confrontations with the occupation… Secretary of the Bethlehem branch of Fatah Muhammad Al-Masri emphasized the movement’s support of the intifada against the occupation… Al-Masri noted that the Fatah movement is proud of the fighters and Martyrs (Shahids) of all factions, from Fatah and the National Front to the Hamas and [Islamic] Jihad movements.”
PA TV song commemorates Arafat: "Death for Palestine is good… We have not abandoned your weapon" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 10, 2015

"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."
"Produced by PA TV Palestine"
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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 also aired several times in 2015, most recently on November 10 on PA TV and on April 19 on Fatah-run Awdah TV.
PLO National Council emphasizes its support for the “popular insurgency” to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 10, 2015
Headline: "The National Council: ‘ It is necessary to support the popular uprising’ "
         "The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) emphasized, on the 11th anniversary of leader and symbol Yasser Arafat’ s death as a Martyr (Shahid), the need to support our people’s struggle and popular insurgency which continues and escalates in the face of the occupation’ s aggression, terror and brutality...The PLO saluted our heroic people for its legendary resolve on its land, as it defends its holy places, its Al-Aqsa Mosque, and its right to free itself from the yoke of occupation.”
Fatah official praises “heroic acts” of Palestinian terror against Israelis, calls for a mass armed uprising led by Palestinian leadership 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 9, 2015
     “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki said that the occupation will not succeed in advancing its aggressive plots in Jerusalem and Hebron, and praised the heroic acts being carried out by the young Palestinians against the Israeli enemy... He added: ‘Israel has no idea who it is up against. Allah created our people to be strong, and it knows to respond at the right time. Perhaps the whole world sees now how our young, using rocks, slingshots, and knives, are intimidating the occupation army, which is armed with all types of weapons, including nuclear weapons.’ Zaki did not rule out the possibility of the intifada changing its character and becoming armed, and responded by saying: ‘We cannot allow ourselves to accept the situation more than we have, let us let the street speak more.’ The member [Abbas Zaki] of the historical Fatah leadership called on the masses of the West Bank to take to the streets in thousands against the soldiers of the occupation and gangs of settlers, who are running wild and causing devastating corruption (i.e., term used about Jews in the Quran) everywhere. He emphasized that the street must be given priority, and that [we] should not be entrenched behind controversial issues or find excuses for not participating in direct confrontation with the occupier. Zaki demanded of the Palestinian leadership that it act to expand the confrontation with the occupation, and at the same time take full responsibility for the consequences of this step. He noted that it is impossible to put an end to the intifada, as it is being conducted according to the will of the people, which refuses to be humiliated by the occupation.”
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PA daily cartoon: Palestinian throws rock from oud for "freedom" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 9, 2015

Cartoon published in the official PA daily showing a masked Palestinian playing an oud whose neck ends in a "V" for "victory" and whose strings form a slingshot holding a rock. The title of the piece he is playing off his sheet music is "Freedom."
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Cartoon on Fatah website implies Palestinians don’t care if they’re shot by Israeli soldiers while rioting 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Nov. 8, 2015

Cartoon and text posted on the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission shows an Israeli soldier pointing a machine gun at a group of Palestinians.
Text on cartoon:
Soldier: “I will shoot you”
Palestinians: “#so_what”
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"#so_what" is a new hashtag appearing on Palestinian social media as a slogan which is being used to encourage Palestinians to continue rioting, throwing rocks and using violence against Israelis. The words refer to a video that went viral, showing an elderly Palestinian man arguing with Israeli soldiers. A soldier points to rioting Palestinians, saying: "They're throwing rocks at us." The old man replies: "So what, let them throw rocks."
Fatah Facebook posts video of Palestinian woman stabbing an Israeli with hashtag implying indifference:”#so_what” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 8, 2015

Photo and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Nov. 8, 2015
Video of stabbing attack by Hilwa Salim Alyan
Posted text: “The stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack) carried out by the young Hilwa Salim Alyan in the Beitar Ilit settlement next to Bethlehem
#Palestine #Jerusalem #so_what"
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Hilwa Salim Alyan – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured a security guard in Beitar Ilit, near Jerusalem, on Nov. 8, 2015. Alyan was injured by him and hospitalized.

"#so_what" is a new hashtag appearing on Palestinian social media as a slogan which is being used to encourage Palestinians to continue rioting, throwing rocks and using violence against Israelis. The words refer to a video that went viral, showing an elderly Palestinian man arguing with Israeli soldiers. A soldier points to rioting Palestinians, saying: "They're throwing rocks at us." The old man replies: "So what, let them throw rocks."

Cartoon promotes rock throwing to defend holy sites in Jerusalem 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Nov. 7, 2015


Text
: “Get away from us!”
The cartoon shows two Palestinians throwing bricks from a Star of David which they are dismantling. The Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher are seen in the background, suggesting that Israel is Judaizing the holy places of Islam and Christianity in Jerusalem.
PA daily cartoon: Palestinian throws rock using "V" as slingshot 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2015

Cartoon showing a masked Palestinian making a "V" for "victory" with his fingers and using the "V" as a slingshot to throw rocks.
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PA daily promotes rock throwing with picture of Palestinian throwing rocks with slingshot 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2015


Photo published in official PA daily
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Nov. 7, 2015
The photo shows a masked Palestinian poised to throw a rock with a large slingshot.
The photo appeared on page 17 of the official PA daily, which was dedicated to pictures of “resistance.” It was the lead picture among other photos of rock- and Molotov-throwing and arrests.
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Fatah hashtag #so_what expresses indifference to Israeli outrage over Palestinian terror 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 7, 2015

Photo posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Nov. 7, 2015
The picture shows a masked Palestinian holding a knife.
Text on photo: “#so_what”
Examples of posts with the hashtag “#so_what”:  “The occupation threatens the residents of Hebron on a warm night. So what, let’s get warm :)”
“All the entrances to Hebron are closed. So what, let them close [them].”
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"#so_what" is a new hashtag appearing on Palestinian social media as a slogan which is being used to encourage Palestinians to continue rioting, throwing rocks and using violence against Israelis. The words refer to a video that went viral, showing an elderly Palestinian man arguing with Israeli soldiers. A soldier points to rioting Palestinians, saying: "They're throwing rocks at us." The old man replies: "So what, let them throw rocks."
Fatah official supports “the popular insurgency” and hopes it will “escalate” and become “intifada” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 7, 2015
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Fatah calls for violence and intifada on its official Facebook page 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 7, 2015
“No voice overpowers the voice of the intifada
A Call for escalation and resistance [...]
While we repeatedly emphasize that this uprising will continue and develop into an all-out intifada against the occupation and its settlers, as a popular and permanent situation in which our people demonstrate their continued walking along the path of struggle and resistance until the occupation’s defeat, we, the national and Islamic forces of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district, reiterate our commitment to continue along this path until [the achievement of] absolute freedom and independence in a fully sovereign state with Jerusalem as its capital, self-definition, and the return of the refugees to their lands, according to [UN] Resolution 194…
We call on our people to participate in the [following] activities:
- To consider Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, the 11th anniversary of the death of the Martyr, the late President Yasser Arafat, as a day of all-out escalation against the occupation…
- To consider Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, as a day of escalation in the field against the occupation and settlers in all regions of the conflict…
- On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 a memorial service will take place for the heroic Martyr, Muhannad Halabi, marking the 40th day since his death, at 1:00 p.m. in the Salim Afandi hall in El-Bireh, where our people will highlight the Martyr’s will: to continue the resistance until the occupation’s defeat”

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Fatah posts famous Arafat quote encouraging violence and Martyrdom death: “Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 6, 2015

The image shows Yasser Arafat.
Text on image: “Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching to Jerusalem”
Fatah Facebook cover photo is masked Palestinian throwing rock from slingshot 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 6, 2015


Photo posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Nov. 6, 2015

The photo shows a masked Palestinian holding a slingshot drawn back to throw a rock.
The text states that Fatah changed the cover photo of its Facebook page to this image. On the cover photo is the name of the page: “Fatah movement / the official page”
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Fatah Facebook posts rock throwing picture with words: "The will of the people" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 6, 2015

Photo posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Nov. 6, 2015
The photo shows a Palestinian using a slingshot to throw a smoke bomb. He wears a mask with the Fatah logo which shows two rifles.
Text above photo: “#The Fatah movement the will of the people #Palestine”
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Fatah spokesman blesses terrorists, calls on Palestinians to support and escalate the “intifada”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 5, 2015
Headline: “Alayan demands that the merchants of Al-Wad Street and the Old City of Jerusalem be saved”
     “[Official] Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan… called to the PLO, the Palestinian government, the private sector, and business people to formulate a campaign to aid the Old City and support the resolve of its residents and merchants. [Likewise he called] to go to it [the Old City] and increase the [Palestinian] presence in it… Alayan blessed the whole Palestinian people, especially in the Hebron district, (many of the Palestinian attackers during the terror wave October-November 2015 have come from Hebron –Ed.) which has proven that it can guard the back of people of Jerusalem, and which has sacrificed much blood during this uprising. The Fatah spokesman in occupied Jerusalem concluded his words by saying that this uprising or intifada will continue until the realization of our desire to establish a Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem. He called on the Palestinian masses to give it [the uprising] more support, and to escalate it.”

"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews. Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎changing the status quo on the Temple Mount.

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PLO Executive Committee approves of "blessed popular uprising" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 5, 2015
Headline: “The president: ‘Israel must implement the status quo that existed in the Al-Aqsa before 2000”
    “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said that Israel must implement the status quo regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque’s status and the [Jerusalem] Islamic Waqf [Foundation] as it was before 2000, and not what it is trying to force now. The president added at the beginning of the PLO Executive Committee meeting held yesterday [Nov. 4, 2015], Wednesday afternoon, in the presidential compound in Ramallah: ’We have emphasized more than once to the relevant bodies that what Israel is trying to implement at the moment at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque is not accurate, and not right, and is a falsification of the facts.’ … [The committee] called for respect of the holiness of the site, including its entire plaza which sits on 144 dunam (approximately 35.6 acres -Ed.), as a site holy to Muslims, as the first direction of prayer and the third holiest [Islamic] sanctuary, which will not be divided in any way by areas and times, under any pretext… The committee discussed the situation of the district and city of Hebron and the crimes being carried out by the occupation forces and herds of settlers against the [Palestinian] citizens (this refers to the many Palestinian stabbings taking place in Hebron and Israel’s response to them –Ed.). The committee expressed approval of the widespread public participation in the activities of the blessed popular uprising, and emphasized that the great sacrifices the district made and is making will remain as a beacon which will light the path of liberation from the occupation and getting rid of the cancer of settlement and settlers, for the generations.”
PLO commission: Palestinian children who throw rocks are “fulfilling their national duty” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 4, 2015
Headline: “The Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Israeli law…”
      “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners [and Released Prisoners'] Affairs emphasized in a notice it published yesterday [Nov. 3, 2015] afternoon that the law for stricter punishment of Palestinian children that was approved in the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) is part of a series of racist, vengeful laws… The Commission noted that what was approved by the [Israeli] Parliament regarding the increase of the punishment of minors accused of rock-throwing to 10 years, and [the establishment of] a minimum punishment of two years, is in contradiction with all international conventions and treaties, which speak clearly of the need to respect children’s rights, and treat them in a special manner. The Commission clarified that the goal of the series of laws enacted by the occupation government and the leaders of its gangs – politicians and military people alike – is to kill the Palestinian childhood, to deter children from fulfilling their national duty toward their land and holy sites, and to discourage them from resisting this occupier.”
PLO official: We must continue to escalate the “strong popular uprising”(i.e., terror attacks against Israelis)  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 4, 2015
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: ‘ The efforts need to be consolidated in order to escalate the popular uprising’”
     “Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized the importance of preparing the appropriate institutions for the continued escalation of the strong popular uprising, and also the importance of consolidating the national efforts in order to continue it. This together with activity at the international level to stop the escalating Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people... Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front [Wasel Abu Yusuf] said that the popular Palestinian uprising will continue in order to get rid of the occupation, as long as the latter [Israel] does not stop its criminal and aggressive policy against the Palestinian people. This requires all of the factions and forces to nurture and protect the popular uprising through all the extraordinary popular and militant actions they’ve carried out, in order that the Palestinian cause and its priority will return to the daily agenda of the national activity."
PA daily cartoon: Rock is "best friend ever" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 4, 2015
 

Cartoon in the official PA daily states that the rock is the "best friend ever" of Palestinians.
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Palestinian video on Facebook promotes stabbing of Jews: "Cut, tear apart... Resist" 
Source: Facebook page of Gazan singer Osama Issa Al-Nashar, Nov. 4, 2015

Posted text: "Knock on Heaven's door with the head of a Jew"
"Stab, West Bank man"
Osama Issa Al-Nashar, Gazan singer:
Visuals: Scenes from stabbing attacks against Israelis
"Stab! Stab!
Stab, West Bank man and resist! Stab, West Bank man and resist!
Trample the oppressor under your feet
Never agree to the humiliation
Cut, tear apart, come battle!
O West Bank of [Yahya] Ayyash (i.e., Hamas bomb maker and inventor of suicide bombings), this is our Jerusalem!
From now on we will not agree to being humiliated
For your men love the ringing sound of their swords
And competed among themselves for Allah, how good is Heaven
Make volcanoes of war erupt at the front line,
shower the humiliated Jews with fire
Let fear come down on them, and let death come for them in a flash
Children of Zion, tell of the swords that were openly plunged in you
Your necks and heads, your buses and soldiers have tasted the taste of a stabbing ambush!"
"The Islamic Bloc - Rafah"
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PLO: Palestinian children who throw rocks are “fulfilling their national duty” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 4, 2015
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners [and Released Prisoners'] Affairs emphasized in a notice it published yesterday [Nov. 3, 2015] afternoon that the law for stricter punishment of Palestinian children that was approved in the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) is part of a series of racist, vengeful laws… The Commission noted that what was approved by the [Israeli] Parliament regarding the increase of the punishment of minors accused of rock-throwing to 10 years, and [the establishment of] a minimum punishment of two years, is in contradiction with all international conventions and treaties, which speak clearly of the need to respect children’s rights, and treat them in a special manner. The Commission clarified that the goal of the series of laws enacted by the occupation government and the leaders of its gangs – politicians and military people alike – is to kill the Palestinian childhood, to deter children from fulfilling their national duty toward their land and holy sites, and to discourage them from resisting this occupier.”
Fatah promotes more violence: “The intifada continues” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2015


Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Nov. 2, 2015

The image shows a masked Palestinian throwing a rock with a slingshot.
Posted text: “The intifada continues #the_rage_of_Jerusalem”
The same text appears on the image.
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PA daily: Songs encouraging violence against Israel gaining in popularity 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2015
     "In periods of relative quiet in the Palestinian territories, the national songs are less common, but during insurgencies and intifadas, which come one after the other, they stand out quickly from the first moments... In a stall behind the Arab bank in Ramallah, two young women turn over discs of national songs... At the same time, a young man is going around the Al-Manara Square in his car, playing Qassem Al-Najjar's song 'Do you know what intifada is?' (PMW editorial note: This is a very militant song. The video shows footage of Palestinians rioting and during clashes with Israeli soldiers, Palestinians throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, burning tires. Also footage of dead "Martyrs" wrapped in the Palestinian flag. The video is full of Fatah symbols. The song, which is more like a speech, encourage Palestinians to engage in intifada and in confrontations and to cancel security cooperation with "the Sons of Zion," to "crush traitors and informers," boycott Israel etc.)
...Hamza Safi from the Al-Amari refugee camp, owner of the stall selling discs on Al-Irsal Street, said that the discs of national songs make up 90% of his sales at the moment because the prevailing national sentiment causes people to buy them... From another stall near the El-Bireh cultural center the song 'I come out to you, my enemy, from every home, neighborhood and street' is heard." (PMW has reported that Abbas' Fatah movement posted this song on its Facebook page, it includes the words: "I'm coming towards you, my enemy/ We're going down from every house with cleavers and knives/ With grenades we announced a popular war/I swear, you won't escape, my enemy...")
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Fatah official defends Palestinian ‎violence as “a natural right in response” ‎to Israel’s “crimes”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2015
Headline: “Muhaisen: The self-defense of ‎the citizens is a natural response to the ‎settlers’ crimes”‎
     ‎“Fatah Central Committee Member [and ‎Commissioner of Foreign Branches] ‎Jamal Muhaisen stated that the popular ‎uprising and the citizens’ protection of ‎their firm national rights, are a natural right ‎in their response against the Israeli ‎occupation government’s crimes.‎ In an interview with radio Mawtini, ‎Muhaisen added yesterday [Oct. 31, 2015] ‎that the occupation’s presence in the ‎Palestinian territories will be met with the ‎young Palestinians’ natural response. ‎Moreover, he noted that the field ‎executions carried out by the ‎occupation army against the Palestinian ‎people will be met with the civilians ‎protecting themselves and their rights…‎ Muhaisen stated: ‘The Palestinian actions ‎in the international arena continue, and ‎the popular uprising against the settlers is ‎escalating in order to confront the Israeli ‎aggression.’ He noted: ‘Our people is ‎making sacrifices in order to protect its ‎honor and obtain freedom and ‎independence.”‎
Fatah official: Murderers of 4 are “giants and leaders... Whoever succeeded in killing, this is a big thing” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 31, 2015


Member of Fatah Central Committee, Abbas Zaki:
“They [the Martyrs] are giants and leaders who have written the future of the region. These Martyrs of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] have outshined the political leadership and scared Israel... Raed (i.e., terrorist who stabbed one) is not [just] a Martyr from [the town of] Sa’ir, or the Hebron district. Raed is just like Iyad Al-Awawdeh (i.e., terrorist who stabbed one), Alaa Abu Jamal (i.e., terrorist who murdered two), and Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist who murdered two). These are pioneers. Raed is one of the greatest pioneers... I believe that, Allah willing, something will be built and named after him [Raed]. When Palestine is liberated, Allah willing, he will have at least an institution named after him, and a statue [made] of him... Everyone who loves Palestine and wants Israel to be scared, should salute [all] the deceased - whether they were Martyrdom-seekers, or Martyrs. Whoever succeeded in killing, this is a big thing, and whoever succeeded in at least scaring the Israeli pedestrian is also a Martyr.”
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Fatah Twitter commemorates terror-promoting cartoonist with cartoon promoting rock throwing 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Oct. 31, 2015


Image and text posted on Fatah’s Twitter account

Cartoon commemorating deceased cartoonist Baha Al-Bukhari shows a Palestinian couple, the man holding a rock in one hand and waving the Palestinian flag in the other, and the woman raising two fingers in a V for “victory.”

Text: “We will continue, artist Baha Al-Bukhari, Allah have mercy on him
#Palestine
For the soul of Baha Al-Bukhari, we will continue”
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Baha Al-Bukhari was a cartoonist for Al-Ayyam newspaper. Some of his cartoons encouraged Palestinian violence against Israelis and reinforced PA libels against Israel and Jews. In October 2015, PA Chairman Abbas awarded Al-Bukhari with the Palestine Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts, explaining that his work “fits Palestine and its resolute and full culture.” Al-Bukhari died on Oct. 29, 2015.
Fatah’s youth movement holds vigil glorifying “hero” terrorist and supporting intifada, condemns Israeli “policy of execution in cold blood” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 31, 2015


Photo and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Oct. 31, 2015

Photo shows Palestinians affiliated with the Shabiba Fatah student movement holding a vigil of solidarity with their people and terrorist Raed Jaradat’s family, and supporting Palestinian intifada, next to the university in Ayn Misbah.

Text: “[Fatah's] Shabiba student movement and the student union council organized today, Saturday Oct. 31, 2015, a vigil of solidarity with our people, to mark opposition to the [Israeli] policy of execution in cold blood being carried out by the occupation forces against our people, and in support of their intifada, through a rally of speeches which took place next to the university in Ayn Misbah. Likewise, this vigil was held to show solidarity with the relatives of the university’s Martyr (Shahid), Martyr hero student Raed Jaradat, may Allah have mercy on him. Jaradat carried out a stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack) in the Beit Anoun area of Hebron, which caused the death of a Zionist soldier, and injury of an additional soldier, and was one of the members of the Fatah Shabiba movement in the Hebron branch of Al-Quds Open University."

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Fatah’s student movement encourages “the continuation of the popular insurgency” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2015
Headline: “Fatah’s Shabiba [youth and student movement]: ‘The ongoing insurgency will continue until the end of the occupation’”
     “The leadership of the Fatah Shabiba movement in the West Bank made a statement, in which it emphasized the continuation of the popular insurgency being led by young Palestinians in all arenas of the homeland. Likewise, it emphasized that the goal of our people is freedom, getting permanently rid of the occupation, the establishment of an independent state with its capital in Jerusalem, the release of our prisoners, the return of our refugees, and the removal of the settlements and the racist separation wall.”
PA daily praises Palestinians for ‎continuing riots and rock throwing in ‎the rain 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2015
“Youth throwing rocks at ‎occupation soldiers
during conflicts in El-‎Bireh”‎

     ‎“The incessant rain and difficult weather ‎have not extinguished the fire of rage in ‎the Palestinian chest, and conflicts with ‎the occupation forces broke out anew in ‎the Al-Shuhada Square (i.e., Square of ‎the Martyrs) in north El-Bireh, and ‎continued on and off until nightfall. ‎Demonstrators found cover from the rain ‎and wetness under umbrellas and in the ‎burning checkpoints, based on a clear ‎decision to keep the northern entrance to ‎El-Bireh, which has become a main center ‎of popular action, within the framework of ‎the insurgency for the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]…‎
The national and Islamic forces and the ‎popular activists in the district called for a ‎march, as part of the events of a new day ‎of rage for the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and the ‎prisoners and as a mark of protest against ‎the occupation’s crimes against our ‎people and its holy sites.‎
The march, led by the leaders and ‎representatives of the forces and the ‎popular activists, began at the ‎international committee of the Red Cross’ ‎building in El-Bireh, not far from the ‎northern entrance, after the weekly ‎Saturday strike for Jerusalem, which the ‎Supreme Council for Monitoring Prisoners ‎and Released Prisoners regularly ‎organizes.”‎
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PA daily shows pictures of Palestinians ‎throwing rocks with headline “Our ‎Jerusalem, our blood”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2015

Headline: “Our Jerusalem, our blood, our ‎wounds”‎
The pictures show youth throwing rocks ‎during conflicts in El-Bireh. In the left ‎picture is a girl with a slingshot.
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PLO member says Palestinian forces ‎agreed on a “battle plan… to continue ‎the popular insurgency”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2015
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: ‘We are working on ‎a battle plan for the continued popular ‎insurgency’”‎
     ‎“PLO Executive Committee member Wasel ‎Abu Yusuf said… yesterday [Oct. 28, ‎‎2015] in an interview with Radio Mawtini: ‎‎‘The residents of Jerusalem, whether they ‎live behind the [separation] wall or in front ‎of it, protect Jerusalem with their bare ‎chests, in order to prevent its Judaization ‎and the division of the blessed Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque.’‎
Abu Yusuf said: ‘The leadership of the ‎national forces yesterday (two days ‎ago) authorized a national battle plan ‎during its meeting, in order to continue ‎the popular insurgency throughout the ‎homeland, and to emphasize the ‎momentum of the popular participation, in ‎order to protect the rights of the resolute ‎Palestinians and obtain freedom and ‎independence.”‎

‎"Division according to areas and times" ‎refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being ‎reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would ‎allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on ‎the Temple Mount. The law seeks to ‎designate separate prayer times and areas ‎of the site for Muslims and Jews.‎
Fatah spokesman: Fatah supports the intifada 
Source: Al-Istiqlal (Palestinian independent newspaper), Oct. 28, 2015
Headline: “Abu Aita: ‘The goal of the intifada is to sweep away the occupation, and the attempts to bury it [the intifada] alive are doomed to fail’”
        “The Fatah movement emphasized its support for our Palestinian people’s ongoing intifada against the Zionist occupation and its herds of settlers on the path to the complete termination of the occupation of the Palestinian territories. The movement stressed that the Jerusalem Intifada is an important new stage in the stages of our people’s struggle against the occupation. Fatah Spokesman Fayiz Abu Aita stated in an exclusive interview with [Palestinian newspaper] Al-Istiqlal: ‘We support our people’s intifada in order to achieve its [the intifada’s] main goal, which is the termination of the occupation of the Palestinian territories.’ He added: ‘Our people is defending itself through this intifada, and is also protecting the first direction of prayer and the third holiest [Islamic] sanctuary (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque), which is subject to daily attacks of the occupation and extremist Zionist settlers.’

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Fatah in Gaza supports “the popular insurgency” (i.e., violence) and calls it “legitimate resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2015
Headline: “Gaza: Fatah and the [Islamic] Jihad agree that the popular insurgency needs to be supported”
     “The Fatah movement and the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza agreed to support the conflict with the occupation which is taking place in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Likewise, they agreed to protect the current nature [of the conflict], as what is happening is one of the characteristics of legitimate resistance…

Fatah Spokesman Fayez Abu Aita said that the meeting with the leadership of the Islamic Jihad was constructive and open, and that they discussed the mass insurgency in the Palestinian territories and ways to support it. He noted that the two delegations reviewed together the ways to support the resoluteness of our people in the Palestinian territories.

[Fatah Central Committee member Zakaria] Al-Agha emphasized the depth of the connection between the two movements, and said that it was agreed to hold another meeting during the next week in order to continue the dialogue regarding current issues, to maintain the media discourse, and to focus it on the battle against the occupation.”
Allah could kill all Jews, but Allah wants Palestinians to carry out Ribat (religious conflict) 
Source: Al-Msjed Al-Aqsa YouTube channel, Oct. 27, 2015

Sheikh Khaled Al-Mughrabi, teaches Islam twice a week in the Al-Aqsa Mosque: ‎“Allah can annihilate all the Jews down to the last one, throughout the world. But what ‎does Allah want? He wants us to fulfill His command. If we ask ourselves: ‘How can I ‎fulfill Allah’s command?’ The most important thing I can do to fulfill Allah's command ‎when I am in the Al-Aqsa Mosque is Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed ‎to be Islamic) in the Al-Aqsa Mosque… ‎The Prophet [Muhammad] says about the Martyr: ‘His sins are forgiven with the first ‎gush of blood.’‎ Some privileges are bestowed upon the Martyr. The first: ‘His sins are forgiven with the ‎first gush of blood.’‎ The Martyr's second privilege: ‘He marries two of the Dark-Eyed (i.e., virgins) of ‎Paradise.’ His third privilege: ‘He advocates on behalf of 70 members of his family.’ […]‎ Let’s compare the privileges that are bestowed upon the Ribat fighter to the privileges ‎of the Martyr: ‘The Ribat fighter marries 70 of the Dark-Eyed (i.e., virgins).’‎ The Martyr gets two of the Dark-Eyed, while the Ribat fighter gets 70. 35 times more ‎than the Martyr. ‘He marries 70 of the Dark-Eyed, and can advocate on Judgement Day ‎on behalf of anyone he wants.’”‎
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Fatah officials says all "options of resistance" are open, today it is "knives" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2015
Headline: “Fatah organizes a demonstration with many participants in Gaza to show support for prisoners”
      “Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad said that the popular insurgency has one message: The homeland is the same homeland, the blood is the same blood, and our people are ready to make sacrifices in order to protect the national endeavor and its legitimate rights. He emphasized that our people will not reject any option among the options of resistance… and clarified that [in the past] there was battle with bullets and artillery, and now it is with knives, in order to instill a new concept from the lessons of the resistance to occupation.”
PA daily cartoon urges women to become rock-throwers 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2015

 
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Image shows a keffiyeh-masked woman swinging a slingshot with a stone, creating the Arabic letter Nun, which indicates the female form in Arabic verbs. The cartoon is meant to encourage Palestinian women to take part in rioting and rock throwing.
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Fatah encourages rock-throwing: "For the blood of our Martyrs that has watered the precious soil of the homeland" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 27, 2015

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement
Posted text: “For the blood of our Martyrs (Shahids) that has watered the precious soil of the homeland from north to south. For Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. For our courageous prisoners. For our precious homeland Palestine, Fatah’s Ramallah and El-Bireh branch and the Islamic and national forces call on you to attend the march that will start today, Tuesday [Oct. 27, 2015] at midday, in front of [Al-Quds] pharmaceutical [company] in Al-Balua, and end at the City Inn hotel/ ‘Beit-El checkpoint’ at the northern entrance to El-Bireh.”
Image shows a keffiyeh-masked man holding a stone.
Text on Image: “#The_rage_of_Jerusalem, the rage will continue”
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PA daily publishes image of woman swinging slingshot 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2015

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Image shows a keffiyeh-masked young woman swinging a slingshot.
Text below image: “El-Bireh: [A young woman] throws [rocks] at them with a slingshot”
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