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Fatah: Violence and terror is Fatah’s way

 

Fatah video celebrated 5 suicide bombings by Fatah

that murdered 55 civilians


by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

 

A recent post by Fatah on Facebook made it clear that fighting Israel militarily with weapons is still a central Fatah policy. A photo of Fatah members in military uniforms armed with automatic weapons, with the Palestinian flag in the background, featured the following text:

 

“My enemy, I swear you will not escape the people and the revolution”

[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," 
April 11, 2015]

 

The message that violence and terror is legitimate was also highlighted in a video posted on Fatah's Facebook page, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the launching of Fatah. The video commemorated five suicide bombings and a shooting attack against Israeli civilians, in which a total of 55 people were murdered. The video also honored suicide bombers and showed scenes from attacks blended with footage of Fatah terrorists firing rockets.


 

 

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Fatah honored the following terrorist murderers in the video: suicide bomber Wafa Idris (killed 1), terrorist Muhammad Al-Qasir (killed 3) and suicide bomber Ayyat Al-Akhras (killed 2), who was referred to as “a woman worth a thousand men.”

 

Fatah celebrated the following attacks against Israeli civilians in the video: the Café Moment suicide bombing (11 killed), the Beit Yisrael Yeshiva suicide bombing (11 killed), and the Park Hotel suicide bombing (30 killed).

 

The song “My weapon has emerged” accompanied part of the video. Palestinian Media Watch has previously reported on this song, which is a reiteration of the Palestinian Authority’s adherence to violence:

 

“Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.

There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand...

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]...”

[Facebook, “Fatah - The Main Page,” Dec. 23, 2014]

 

Another recent Fatah Facebook post showed a photo of a young man painting the Fatah logo with the two rifles in the center, flags of “Palestine” and a map including both the PA areas and all of Israel, on a brick wall. The accompanying text read:

 

“Anyone who thinks Fatah’s flame has been extinguished, just wait. Under the ashes lies a volcano.”

[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main age,"  

March 27, 2015]

 

 

Last week, the official PA daily printed a picture of stone-throwing Palestinian youth under the headline: “Beit Amr is carrying out an Intifada” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 11, 2015]  

  

   

The following is a more detailed description of Fatah’s video honoring suicide bombers and celebrating terror attacks and longer excerpts:

 

The video shows visuals of:

Suicide bomber Wafa Idris, killed 1

Café Moment suicide bombing, 11 killed

The Beit Yisrael Yeshiva suicide bombing, 11 killed

Terrorist Muhammad Al-Qasir, killed 3

“The Martyrdom-seeker Ayyat Al-Akhras - a woman worth a thousand men”

Suicide bomber Ayyat Al-Akhras, killed 2

The Park Hotel suicide bombing, 30 killed

 

Song 1:

“Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.

There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.

From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.

Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.

There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand...

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]...”

 

Song 2:

“Load the assault rifle and hold it tight

The Palestinian nation pulled the trigger

The sun of the homeland rises over precious blood

It glows on young men who protect their homeland with their triggers...

Ihab [Abu Ja'far], the brigades' chief, commander and knight

Ayman Kadu wrote the message with his blood:

Take some more of my blood for the homeland’s sake...

The paths of glory are written on rifles

Amer Kasrawi made the enemy terrified of us

Basel Al-Mahdi and Abu Samara, O Arabs, were candles that lit the night of Martyrdom...

The blood gushed like a waterfall from the soil of my land

Martyrs and rebels [were killed] in a car

The lamp of truth is the rifle of the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades

We declared [our] sovereignty on the soil of Jenin.”

 

Descriptions of the terrorists and terror attacks featured in the video:

 

Muhammad Al-Qasir belonged to the terrorist organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing). He shot Israeli civilian Ahuva Amargi to death at the Kissufim checkpoint (Gaza Strip) on Feb. 18, 2002. An Israeli military force that was dispatched to the area of the attack opened fire on Al-Qasir and the bomb he had on detonated, killing 2 Israeli soldiers, Mor Elraz and Amir Mansouri, and wounding 3.

 

Ayyat Al-Akhras - The youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (aged 17). Belonging to Fatah, she blew herself up near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002, killing 2 and wounding 28. Israel transferred the terrorist's body to the PA on Feb. 2, 2014.

 

Wafa Idris - The first Palestinian female suicide bomber. Belonging to Fatah, she blew herself up on Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem on Jan. 27, 2002, killing 1 and wounding over 100. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.

 

Park Hotel suicide bombing - On March 27, 2002, Abd Al-Basset Odeh carried out a suicide bombing at a Passover dinner at the Park Hotel in Netanya. 30 Israeli civilians were killed and 140 were wounded.

 

Café Moment suicide bombing - On March 9, 2002, Fuad Hourani carried out a suicide bombing at Café Moment in central Jerusalem, killing 11 civilians and wounding 54. Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, claimed responsibility for the attack. Ibrahim Hamed planned the attack and is serving 54 life sentences in prison. Abdallah Barghouti prepared the explosives for the attack and is serving 67 life sentences in prison.

 

Beit Yisrael Yeshiva suicide bombing - On March 2, 2002, Muhammad Daraghmeh Al-Shou'ani carried out a suicide bombing at the entrance to a yeshiva in the Beit Yisrael neighborhood of Jerusalem, shortly after a bar-mitzvah celebration had taken place there. 11 people were killed in the attack, among them children and babies, and 50 were injured. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

Ihab Abu Ja'far, Ayman Sabana ”Kadu”, Amer Kasrawi, Basel Al-Mahdi, and Muhammad Ahmad Khairallah Abu Samara - five terrorists from Jenin in the West Bank who belonged to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing). They were on their way to carry out a shooting attack in the town of Kadim on March 10, 2004, but were shot by Israeli soldiers before they could carry it out.

[Facebook, “Fatah - The Main Page,” Dec. 23, 2014]