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Gunmen at Fatah rally mark first terror attack

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "The Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch – All-Doha Region marks the 55th anniversary of the Intilaqa (i.e., “the Launch” of Fatah marked from its first terror attempt; see note below) and the 55th torch lighting"

The pictures show Palestinians marching at the event. Many of them are masked and carrying assault rifles, while others are carrying Fatah flags with the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and Palestinian flags. A large sign shows arch-terrorist Abu Jihad who was responsible for the murder of 125.


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.

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, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

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