PLO official supports "Jerusalem Intifada" as response to "attacks on our Islamic and Christian holy sites" and "Judaization" of Jerusalem
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Jan. 8, 2017

 
Headline: “Marking Palestinian Martyrs’ Day in Gaza – Al-Agha: A national strategy is needed…”

“During the [Palestinian] Martyrs’ Day ceremony that was held by the National Committee of Martyrs’ (Shahids) Relatives and the [PLO ] National Association of the Martyrs’ Families [of Palestine]… PLO Executive Committee member Zakariya Al-Agha gave a speech…

He mentioned eternal Martyr [former PA] President Yasser Arafat, doctor of the revolution George Habash (i.e., founder of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (i.e., founder of the terror organization Hamas), Fathi Shaqaqi (i.e., founder of the terror organization Islamic Jihad), Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad (i.e., a Fatah founder responsible for attacks in which 125 Israelis were murdered), Abu Ali Mustafa (i.e., secretary-general of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), Haider Abdel Shafi (i.e., a founder of the PLO), [former Greek Catholic] Archbishop [of Jerusalem] Hilarion Capucci (i.e., smuggled weapons to Palestinian terrorists), and the rest of the giants whose names were perpetuated in the Palestinian history.

Likewise, he emphasized that Palestinian Martyrs’ Day is also Arab Martyrs’ Day and the day of leader [former Egyptian President] Gamal Abdel Nasser, [former Algerian] President Houari Boumediene, [former Iraqi] President Saddam Hussein, and Pan-Arab fighter [former Lebanese politician] Kamal Jumblatt. He clarified that simultaneously to raising the memory of these great leaders, [we are] renewing the promise and the loyalty to their memory and the memory of all of the Martyrs of Palestine and of the Arab nation.

Al-Agha said that Martyrs’ Day comes at a time when the Jerusalem Intifada (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) still continues, as a result of the continuation of the aggression, occupation, repeated attacks on our Islamic and Christian holy sites, and criminal acts that are taking place in the holy city [of Jerusalem] – the acts of murder, the arrests, and the acts of Judaization – and also as a result of the continuation of the destructive settlement enterprise. [He added that] therefore the struggle of our people continues until realization of the dream of the Palestinian state with full sovereignty, whose capital is Jerusalem…

[PA] Minister of Labor Ma’moun Abu Shahla gave a speech on behalf of [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, in which he conveyed the blessings of the government to the families of the Martyrs…

He mentioned the last will of the three Martyrs Fuad Hijazi, Muhammad Jamjoum, and Ataa Al-Zir (i.e., terrorists who murdered Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre), [which they conveyed] the day before June 17, 1960 (sic., 1930), the day of their execution. In it they said that they gave their souls and their skulls in order to get rid of the occupation (sic., Israel did not declare its independence until 1948), and demanded that everyone adhere to unity and Jihad in order to fight the enemies who stole the land and destroyed the [Palestinian] existence.”

George Habash - Founder of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP has planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000- 2005 (the Intifada).

Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians.

Fathi Shaqaqi
- Founder of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad, which has carried out more than 1,000 terror attacks, killing and wounding hundreds of Israeli civilians.
He was killed by Israel in Malta in 1995.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Abu Ali Mustafa
- Secretary-General of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP, which rejected the Oslo Accords (1993), has planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000-2005 (the Intifada).

Hilarion Capucci – former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem who exploited his status as a religious leader to smuggle weapons to Palestinian terrorists. He was arrested in 1974 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was released in 1977 due to the Vatican’s intervention. In October 2013, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas awarded him the Star of Jerusalem Medal.

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
Source: "Wave of terror 2015/16" http://mfa.gov.il

Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir “committed particularly brutal murders [of Jews] at Safed and Hebron,” according to the report by British Government to the League of Nations. They were convicted of attacking British soldiers and murdering Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre, in which 65 Jews were murdered. They were executed by the British in 1930.