Awdah TV is the official Fatah TV channel. According to one of Fatah’s official websites, the channel was founded to “speak in the name of the Fatah movement in order to defend its members and the higher national goals.” The channel is owned by Malek Melhem, a Fatah businessman, and run in cooperation with the Fatah Information and Culture Commission. “Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf is the general supervisor of the Awdah TV station. [Fateh Media website, Jan. 31 and Feb. 13, 2015; Website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission, Jan. 31, 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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Headline: “Fatah in Jerusalem: ‘The occupation plays victim by spreading fake pictures’”
“Secretary of Jerusalem branch of Fatah Adnan Ghaith called to be careful of the fake versions and pictures being spread by the Israeli media. Ghaith said yesterday [Oct. 22, 2015] in an interview with Radio Mawtini: ‘The occupation government is lying, faking, and cheating. It is trying to isolate our people by pretending to be the victim and spreading fake pictures through their media.’ Likewise, he called to take precautions and to work to expose the facts.
Ghaith said that the fact that the occupation’s soldiers killed a Jew in Jerusalem because they thought he was a Palestinian confirms that the occupation is carrying out executions of Palestinians based only on suspicions.”
Simcha Hodedtov, a 28-year-old Jewish man, aroused two Israeli soldiers' suspicions when he asked them to identify themselves to him as they got off a bus. When in return the soldiers asked Hodedtov to identify himself, he refused, and shouted "I am ISIS (Islamic State)," lunging at them, and trying to take one of their weapons. He was shot and killed by the soldiers. Afterward they discovered he was a Jewish resident of Jerusalem. A joint Israeli police and military police investigation of the matter has been opened.
On Jul. 31, 2015, Hamas tweeted a cartoon that was critical of Fatah and the PA, depicting a Jew raping a woman, representing the West Bank, and murdering children while a PA soldier stands by idly. The cartoon outraged the PA and generated anger in the Palestinian street. Hamas was forced to remove the cartoon from its twitter account and apologize, while the cartoonist, Baha Yassin removed the cartoon from his Facebook page and replaced it with a modified version that is actually a continuation of the first one, differentiating between the population of the West Bank and the Palestinian Authority.
In this cartoon, a woman with the words "West Bank" written in green, the color of Hamas, stabs the Jew in the back in the center of the "Star of David" and kills him. The new "West Bank" woman holds the knife dripping with the Jew's blood, then rebukes the first yellow (Fatah) woman, who is now renamed "[Palestinian] Authority".
Hamas woman to PA-Fatah woman: "I will attain what my children deserve and what you deserve, [Palestinian] Authority of shame."
The cartoonist added this text beside the visual: "This is the West Bank that I know."
Text on the policeman's post now reads: "Security Cooperation Position" [A reference to the security cooperation between the Israeli army and the PA.]
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