Top PA/Fatah official threatens Israel: “All possibilities are open,” “struggle” will escalate from peaceful to violence
Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "From this point there will be a united [Palestinian] national leadership that will shape the pace of the national struggle and the actions of Palestinians worldwide. We will turn to all the Palestinians so they will participate in these actions – popular actions that will be peaceful at the beginning. But their escalation depends on this occupation’s actions and behavior… There needs to be a change of the principles of the confrontation… They think that they can act in the Palestinian territories, settle, build, oppress, kill, humiliate, and uproot trees without paying a price. No, we need to begin actions so that those in Tel Aviv will feel that this occupation is starting to have a price... Regarding the resistance in all its forms, for us in Fatah there is no problem. All of the possibilities are open and on the table. If we decide, the [Fatah] Central Committee will be at the front."
Rajoub made this statement following the meeting of the secretary-generals of the Palestinian factions, which include several terror organizations, on Sept. 3, 2020. As a result of the meeting, the United National Leadership of the Popular Resistance was established to oversee and direct the “popular resistance.” In this committee, Fatah is coordinating openly with representatives of internationally designated terror organizations such as Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Jibril Rajoub also serves as Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
The terms “all means,” “all means of resistance,” “all forms,” are used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.
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