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Abbas’ deputy participates in burning “coffin” with photos of US Pres. Trump and PM Netanyahu
 
  • Fatah deputy chairman Al-Aloul about the PA's terror campaigns (the intifadas), which killed approximately 1400 Israelis:
    They were "battles of honor and heroism which... has brought glory to the nation"
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Celebrating the 54th anniversary of the Fatah Movement, which is commemorated on the day of its first attempted terror attack against Israel, Abbas' deputy chairman of Fatah, Mahmoud Al-Aloul, participated in a ceremony at which a black "coffin" decorated with photos of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and US President Trump was burned in front of a large crowd.

A red "X" is painted over the faces of Netanyahu and Trump. [Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 3, 2019]

Text on coffin: "The deal of the century (i.e., Trump's as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan) will not pass, to hell with it and good riddance"


At the event, Al-Aloul praised the terror attacks and the Palestinian waves of violence and terror against Israel (the intifadas) as "accomplishments" of Fatah's "self-sacrificing fighters," and "battles of honor," which have "brought glory to the nation":

"The Palestinian revolution... depended on our people's will and was characterized by suffering, sacrifice, and pain. However, it was also full of victories and achievements that Fatah's self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) accomplished on the ground; and they returned the spirit to the nation. Starting from Eilabun (i.e., attempted bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier) ... the intifadas (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel killing approximately 200 Israelis from 1987-1993, and PA terror campaign killing approximately 1200 from 2000-2005), and the rest of the battles of honor and heroism with which the Fatah Movement has brought glory to the nation."

He pointed out that Fatah "is loyal to the team of Martyrs (Shahids)" and that the movement's identity is one of a "national liberation movement that is fighting for our people's freedom and independence":

"We in Fatah are not being lured away by anything - neither power nor government - and we again emphasize our identity as a national liberation movement that is fighting for our people's freedom and independence. We will complete the path, without any shadow of a doubt, and we still see that our most important priority is to fight our primary enemy - the occupation - and those who assist it."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2019]

Palestinian Media Watch has documented that Al-Aloul cheered the burning of an effigy of Trump at another event in Nablus in 2018. Furthermore, Al-Aloul as expressed his support for terrorist murderers, among them murderer Mahmoud Jabarin and "all other prisoners":
 
   

In Nablus,
images of Trump were also burned, as were US flags in Jericho. Palestinians burned posters of US Vice President Pence before his visit to Israel in 2018.

PMW has reported on Fatah's commemoration of its 54th anniversary for which
Fatah has reiterated its support for violence.

The following is a longer excerpt of the article in the official PA daily quoting Al-Aloul's statements at the rally:

Headline: "Al-Aloul: Fatah will continue to adhere to our people's demands, and we will continue our struggle for its freedom and independence"
"Masses from the Nablus district participated yesterday [Jan. 3, 2019] in a central rally to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the outbreak (i.e., "the Launch" of Fatah commemorating its first attempted terror attack; see note below) of the modern Palestinian revolution in Al-Shuhada Square in the center of the city...
Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul said: 'Fifty-four years have passed since the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution that depended on our people's will and was characterized by suffering, sacrifice, and pain. However, it was also full of victories and achievements that Fatah's self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) accomplished on the ground; and they returned the spirit to the nation.'
He continued: 'Starting from Eilabun (i.e., attempted bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier), the Jordan Valley, Al-Karameh (see note below -Ed.), Tel Al-Zaatar (i.e., massacre committed by Lebanese Christian militias in Lebanon in 1976), Lebanon, the intifadas (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993, and PA terror campaign 2000-2005), and the rest of the battles of honor and heroism with which the Fatah Movement has brought glory to the nation - and we talk about our past and are proud of it, but we also depend on it to build the future.'
He emphasized that Fatah will continue to adhere to our people's demands and will continue its struggle for [our people's] freedom and independence, and added that it is loyal to the team of Martyrs (Shahids) and that we will fight in order to realize their dreams to establish a Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, and the emptying of the prisons.
Al-Aloul said: 'We in Fatah are not being lured away by anything - neither power nor government - and we again emphasize our identity as a national liberation movement that is fighting for our people's freedom and independence. We will complete the path, without any shadow of a doubt, and we still see that our most important priority is to fight our primary enemy - the occupation - and those who assist it.'"
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2019]

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.

Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the "Intilaqa", meaning "the Launch" of Fatah.

The Karameh battle, or Al-Karameh - On March 21, 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the town of Karameh in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists had been launching attacks on Israel. Although Israel prevailed militarily, Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.

Fatah's posted text on Facebook about Al-Aloul's participation in the event:
Posted text: "Nablus commemorates the 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah Movement and the Palestinian revolution in the presence of [Fatah] Movement Deputy Chairman and Fatah Movement Central Committee member brother fighter Mahmoud Al-Aloul"
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 3, 2019]