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Fatah student movement wins Hebron University student elections

Headline: “Shabiba won a sweeping victory at Hebron University – 30 seats as opposed to 11 for the Islamic cell”

“The Martyr Yasser Arafat cell of the [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement, the student wing of the Fatah Movement, won in Hebron University’s Student Union Council elections that were held yesterday [April 4, 2019]…

[Fatah] Revolutionary Council member and [official] Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press release yesterday that these resounding results from Hebron University emphasize the unity around Fatah and its national project, and [around PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ positions regarding Jerusalem, the deal of disgrace (refers to US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan “the deal of the century” –Ed.), and the topic of the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners.”

Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.