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Fatah celebrates its violent past and promises a violent future

On 54th anniversary, Fatah celebrates the rifle and violence

 
 Posted text: Fatah's Flowers [Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 1, 2019]

By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

As Abbas' Fatah Movement celebrates its 54th anniversary, its dominant messages to its people are celebration of 54 years of violence together with the promise of more violence in the future. Fatah is declaring to Palestinians once again, similar to what Palestinian Media Watch documented in previous years, that Fatah has not and will never "drop the rifle" or abandon terror - what it euphemistically calls "the armed struggle."

The image of the rifle is the main theme of this year's celebrations. In the picture above, which Fatah posted on its official Facebook page, two young girls holding assault rifles are shown leading a march of uniformed men, who are also holding assault rifles.


This picture also posted by Fatah includes four assault rifles. In addition to the large rifle, one is part of the logo of the 54th anniversary, and two are in Fatah's regular logo in the upper left.

Fatah's posted text promises more violence: "We will not relinquish our right to resist the occupier using all available ways and means." The expression "all ways and means," particularly when accompanied with the rifles is a reiteration of Fatah's promise of continued violence and terror.


Text on image:
"The Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution
Jan. 1, 1965"

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 27, 2018]


Another post which Fatah labeled "The official logo of the 54th anniversary," includes the four most important symbols for the PA and Fatah.
The first is the map that includes all of Israel covered by the colors of the Palestinian flag symbolizing future destruction of Israel and Palestinian rule over all the land. The second symbol is once again the rifle in the center.
The third symbol is the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
The fourth is the key symbolizing the future "return" of Palestinian "refugees" to the homes they claim in Israel.

 
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 26, 2018]







This Fatah post shows PA and Fatah Chairman Mahmoud Abbas holding a piece of paper on which is written "The State of Palestine." Under Abbas is a picture of Yasser Arafat carrying a rifle. The message is that Abbas like Arafat will not drop the rifle:

Posted text: "We have not borne the olive branch in order to drop the rifle; we have borne the olive branch in order to return the identity to the land of the olive trees. Let all those who are mistaken know that Fatah will continue to be a beacon for the [Palestinian] cause."

Text under logo: "The revolution continues"

Text at top of image: "The Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution"


 [Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 25, 2018]


Another post by Fatah shows different images of Fatah members brandishing weapons of all types including many assault rifles, a pistol, and even a crossbow:

 




[Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 2, 2019]

These Fatah pictures commemorate Fatah's first attempted terror attack against Israel on Jan. 1, 1965, when terrorists tried to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.

The following are more examples of Fatah Facebook posts in honor of the anniversary. Rifles are in almost all posts, and many show armed and masked men and the map of Israel included in "Palestine".


This image shows an assault rifle made out of the words "Palestinian National Liberation Movement."
To the left of the rifle are two stripes forming the PA map of "Palestine" that includes all of Israel.
The rifle strap to the right made out of the word "Fatah."

Text on image: "The Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah
The 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) [of Fatah] (see note below -Ed.)
Our revolution continues until the liberation of all of Palestine"

Posted text: "The 54th anniversary of the Launch"

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 27, 2018]





 
This image shows armed masked members of the terror organization - the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - Fatah's military wing.

Text in upper right of image: "Fatah - revolution until victory"
Text at bottom of image: "The Bethlehem branch of the Fatah Movement - Information Office"

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2018]







 
This image shows armed masked members of the terror organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Fatah's military wing, wearing yellow Fatah headbands.

Text on bottom left of image: "The Bethlehem branch of the Fatah Movement"
Posted text: "Fatah - revolution until victory
The 54th anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution"
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2018]

 
Text on image: "On the anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa), we do not forget those who recorded Fatah's glorious battles, the generals of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - Fatah's military wing- in Nablus
[Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission - Information Office"

Posted text: "Your names will remain engraved on our hearts and minds. We will tell the generations about your heroism and about the battles of self-sacrifice and sacrifice in the alleys of the old city [of Nablus]"
 

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 30, 2018]

 
Posted text: "The 54th anniversary of Fatah's Launch
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution"

 [Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 24, 2018]











 
This logo displays the rifle prominently together coming out of an olive branch with a picture of Yasser Arafat. The text says: "#Fatah54" [Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 29, 2018]




 










This anniversary logo shows the number "54," with the upper part of the "5" made out of an assault rifle. The entire map of Israel is again presented as "Palestine" next to the flag indicating Palestinian sovereignty over Israel.

Text on image: "The Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah
Algeria branch
The Launch (Intilaqa)
Fifty-four years of struggle
Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching to Jerusalem (a famous quote by Yasser Arafat -Ed.)"

Posted text: "#Fatah54"

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 29, 2018]
 

Another logo for the 54th anniversary an assault rifle (left of the Fatah logo) and the PA map of "Palestine" that includes all of Israel.

Posted text and text at bottom of image:  "Fatah - revolution until victory"

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2018]


















 
This anniversary logo shows the number "54" comprised of various elements including the PA map of Israel. Text states: "Jerusalem, the state - the identity"

Text at bottom of image: "The Fatah Movement, roots that will not disappear and a fire that will not be extinguished"

Posted text:
"I am a son of Fatah, I have applauded no one but [Fatah]
And its courageous army, which is preparing my return
As it is the one that has created a revolution for my people
And it is the one that has cleared the path of dignity
#Ready_54"

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 27, 2018]