Fatah: “Blow up the head of the settler”
- chant at Fatah rally in Ramallah
Fatah continues promoting terror against Israelis
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
At a Fatah procession in Ramallah for the 54th anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which commemorates its first attempted terror attack against Israel, masked men with Fatah headbands called for murder of Israelis, shouting “blow up the head of the settler”:
Man at rally: “Fatah member, join the camp.”
Participants: “And blow up the head of the settler.”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 31, 2018]
The men carried unlit torches and Fatah flags and also called out the words “Palestine” and “Shabiba,” indicating they are members of the Fatah Shabiba Youth Movement.
Palestinian Media Watch documented that Fatah Youth Movement members chanted the same chant at Bir Zeit University in 2017:
It should be noted that the PA and Fatah often refer to all Israelis - no matter where they live - as “settlers.” When a Palestinian terrorist murdered American Taylor Force in Tel Aviv in 2016, PA TV News called him and all the others wounded in the Tel Aviv attack “settlers.”
This chant calling to kill Israelis supplements the other Fatah messages on the occasion of its anniversary. Fatah has posted numerous posts on Facebook that have reiterated that Fatah has not abandoned violence. These posts have included images of rifles and photos of armed men and even Palestinian teenagers carrying assault rifles.
Fatah has published several different anniversary logos with imagery like in this logo below, which includes rifles, grenades and a PA map that presents all of Israel as “Palestine.” The text below mentions “a rifle’s sounds of joy”:
Text on image:
A rifle’s sounds of joy
A rebel’s rifle
A flag of victory”
Posted text: “[One of the] logos of the 54th anniversary of the Launch [of Fatah]
[by] Muhammad Al-Najjar”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 19, 2018]
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.