Palestinian News Item
Fatah students wear mock bomb belts at rally
Official Fatah Facebook page - Jan. 3, 2018
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
“[The Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement at Birzeit University organized an event today [Jan. 3, 2018] to mark the 53rd anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah Movement
The images show the Fatah Shabiba Student Movement event at which several participants march wearing white robes and mock bomb belts while masked in keffiyehs (Arab headdress) and with a yellow Fatah headband on their foreheads. The participants in white are holding a Quran in one hand and holding up one finger with the other signifying Allah. Other masked participants are wearing military uniforms and holding 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.
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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.