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Fatah youth threaten intifada in response to Bahrain Conference: "[We can] make the ground burn under the feet of the tyrants"
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Fatah youth threaten intifada
 in response to Bahrain Conference:
"[We can] make the ground burn
under the feet of the tyrants"


 
US Ambassador Friedman, US Envoy Greenblatt,
and US Presidential Advisor Kushner are
"the Zionist hate triangle"
 
  • Secretary-General of Fatah Shabiba Youth Movement: "Shabiba... is prepared for every eventuality, and its members who ignited the first Intifada and the Al-Aqsa Intifada are still capable of making the ground burn under the feet of the tyrants"
     
  • The National and Islamic Forces called to consider Monday "a day of popular demonstrations of rage as a sign of resistance" and Tuesday "a day of escalation on the ground at the points of friction"
     
     
  • Shabiba Secretary-General: Palestinians who participate in the Bahrain workshop are considered traitors - Fatah youth will "respond... with full force"
By Nan Jacques Zilberdik

The Bahrain Conference, which is to focus on economic investment in the PA as part of Trump's Middle East peace plan, starts today, and Abbas' Fatah Movement has already called for violence to protest against the workshop, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch.

Now Fatah's youth movement, Shabiba, has threatened to start a wave of terror attacks in response to Bahrain. Referring to how Fatah "ignited the first Intifada and the Al-Aqsa Intifada" - the two major waves of Palestinian violence and terror against Israelis - Shabiba's secretary-general threatened that Fatah's youth movement is "still capable of making the ground burn under the feet of the tyrants," and that it is in "a state of high alert":

"Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Shabiba Secretary-General in the West Bank Hassan Faraj noted that Shabiba - the backbone of the [Fatah] Movement and the spearhead of the resistance and defense of our people's rights - has already declared a state of high alert among the ranks of its members. He also emphasized that Shabiba is prepared for every eventuality, and that its members who ignited the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) and the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) are still capable of making the ground burn under the feet of the tyrants."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 21, 2019]

Hassan Faraj made this intifada threat in response to US Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt, who reacted to PMW's exposure of Fatah's call for "escalating confrontations" by calling Fatah's threat "despicable":

"Fatah is calling for violence against Israelis as an act of protest. Despicable. Fatah seeks violence over the idea of exploring peace & prosperity for the Palestinian people."
[Twitter account of Jason Greenblatt, June 20, 2019]

Shabiba also lashed out at Greenblatt and the US, referring to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Jason Greenblatt, and US Presidential Advisor Jared Kushner as "the Zionist hate triangle":

"We have begun to feel that the American administration is competing with the mad Zionist racist ideas in Israel, and even outdoing them through its terrorist and exploitative decisions, and the statements of the Zionist hate triangle Friedman-Greenblatt-Kushner, who are competing among themselves as to who is more hate-filled, racist, and Zionist."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 21, 2019]

Shabiba's secretary-general further stated that any Palestinian who participates in the Bahrain workshop is considered a traitor, and threatened that Fatah youth will "respond with full force":

"He [Shabiba Secretary-General in the West Bank Hassan Faraj] again warned all Palestinian figures against participation in the Bahrain workshop and noted that any participation by any Palestinian figure would be considered treason, shame, and conspiracy against our people's struggles - and our people and our Shabiba will respond to it with full force."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 21, 2019]

Like Fatah and Shabiba, the National and Islamic Forces in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district called for "popular demonstrations of rage" and "escalation" to show opposition to the Bahrain workshop:

"The National and Islamic Forces in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district called to carry out a number of activities in response to the workshop in Bahrain... the forces called to consider tomorrow [Monday] a day of popular demonstrations of rage as a sign of resistance to the plans to eliminate [the Palestinian cause], and the plots to eliminate our people's rights. They noted that the gathering will be at 11:00 a.m. at Al-Manara Square in Ramallah, and afterwards there will be dispersal to the areas of friction... as an escalation of the popular resistance... They also called to consider Tuesday, June 25 [2019], as a day of escalation on the ground at the points of friction."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 23, 2019]

The following is a longer excerpt of the report on the threats of violence by Fatah's youth movement:

Headline: "Fatah's Shabiba: Greenblatt's inciteful statements against our movement strengthen our adherence to the basic principles"
"Fatah's Shabiba [Youth] Movement in Palestine emphasized the resolve of the movement, which rejects all of the elimination plots against our national cause. It also emphasized that the present American administration has crossed the lines of bias in favor of the occupation and unlimited support for Israel to the level of competing with the extremist Israeli right-wing and the mad settlers, and even surpassing them.
Shabiba said yesterday [June 20, 2019] in a statement published by its International Relations Committee: 'We have begun to feel that the American administration is competing with the mad Zionist racist ideas in Israel, and even outdoing them through its terrorist and exploitative decisions, and the statements of the Zionist hate triangle [US Ambassador to Israel David] Friedman-[US Envoy Jason] Greenblatt-[ US Presidential Advisor Jared] Kushner, who are competing among themselves as to who is more hate-filled, racist, and Zionist.'
Shabiba said: 'The current American administration, led by the racist [US President Donald] Trump, is more extreme than any American administration from its bloody past, in which the peoples and nations of the original owners of the land in the US were eradicated and horrendous crimes were committed. This administration relies on Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) myths and a distorted analysis of the essence of the [Jewish] religion.' Shabiba also emphasized that our Palestinian people will not agree to a fate like that of the original inhabitants of the US, and will not agree to anything but freedom, independence, and the establishment of its state whose capital is Jerusalem.
Secretary of International Relations of Fatah's Shabiba in Palestine Raed Debiy said: 'In the swamp of lies in which Greenblatt lives, and in the shadow of his racist statements and his ongoing aggression against our people and its legal leadership under [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, Greenblatt recently said one sole truth, which is that the Fatah Movement will always and forever remain a fortified wall against all of the plots that are being woven against our people and its cause.' In addition, he emphasized that Shabiba is proud that Fatah rejects all types of coexistence with the occupation, racism, injustice, and tyranny...
Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Shabiba Secretary-General in the West Bank Hassan Faraj noted that Shabiba - the backbone of the [Fatah] Movement and the spearhead of the resistance and defense of our people's rights - has already declared a state of high alert among the ranks of its members. He also emphasized that Shabiba is prepared for every eventuality, and that its members who ignited the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) and the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) are still capable of making the ground burn under the feet of the tyrants... In addition, he again warned all Palestinian figures against participation in the Bahrain workshop (refers to US-led conference in late June 2019 focusing on economic aspects of US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan -Ed.), and noted that any participation by any Palestinian figure would be considered treason, shame, and conspiracy against our people's struggles - and our people and our Shabiba will respond to it with full force."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 21, 2019]

The article relates to a tweet by US Envoy Jason Greenblatt on June 20, 2019, which references a PMW bulletin about Fatah calling for violence during the Bahrain workshop. Greenblatt tweeted: "The workshop is about discussing ideas to build better futures for Palestinians. Fatah is calling for violence against Israelis as an act of protest. Despicable. Fatah seeks violence over the idea of exploring peace & prosperity for the Palestinian people."

Headline: "The [National and Islamic] Forces announce activities in response to the 'Bahrain workshop' and call for escalation on the ground at the points of friction"
"The National and Islamic Forces in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district called to carry out a number of activities in response to the workshop in Bahrain (refers to US-led conference in late June 2019 focusing on economic aspects of US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan -Ed.), which will begin tomorrow (Monday) [June 24, 2019] and continue until Wednesday.
In a statement yesterday, the forces called to consider tomorrow a day of popular demonstrations of rage as a sign of resistance to the plans to eliminate [the Palestinian cause], and the plots to eliminate our people's rights. They noted that the gathering will be at 11:00 a.m. at Al-Manara Square in Ramallah, and afterwards there will be dispersal to the areas of friction... as an escalation of the popular resistance, as a basic right of our people and in order to thwart the plot.
They also called to consider Tuesday, June 25 [2019], a day of escalation on the ground at the points of friction at 12:00 p.m., in parallel to the opening of the workshop in Bahrain (sic., the workshop opens on June 24, as above)."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 23, 2019]