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“A statement from the Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’:
O masses of the heroic Palestinian people,
O descendants of the first Martyrs (Shahids) and bearers of the flag of the struggle,
O protectors of Jerusalem and the holy sites, and gatekeepers of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque,
O those who exalted Allah chose to defend the land of the fathers, to protect their national heritage, and to continue the path of the revolution that was started by the first leaders, who protected their achievements with their souls and died while still defending our honor and our national identity,
Today, we stand before a historical turning point and a true national test, as our holy sites and our eternal capital (i.e., Jerusalem) – which are the foundations of our existence and the essence of our natural right to exist on this land – are being targeted. There is no meaning in any sort of Palestinian entity or in an independent state if Jerusalem is not its eternal capital…
The reckless inclination to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem by the one who leads the new American administration, [US President-elect Donald] Trump, constitutes a severe violation of all of the international conventions and norms and the crossing of all of the red lines. This constitutes a continuation of the policy of blindly siding with the occupation state, and the implementation of this inclination means an explicit and open declaration of war on the legitimate rights of our people.
O masses of the Palestinian people,
Your movement [Fatah] – the movement of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners, which initiated the first Launch (Intilaqa
) and led the outbreak of the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) and the intifadas and uprisings that came after it, is still loyal to the promise of the Martyrs and the sighs of the prisoners and wounded. It will remain the spearhead in the struggle with the Zionist enemy and will continue to raise our issue in the world. We will not raise the white flag, and we will not bow except before Allah. We will deal with all of the challenges that stand in the way of implementing our national interests with determination and perseverance.
In light of this, we in the Ramallah and El-Bireh branch of Fatah strongly condemn the inclination of the new American administration to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem. The meaning of this is a blow to every prospect and effort for peace and security in the region, and therefore the placing of the entire arena on the edge of the abyss. We hold the American administration responsible for the results and influences of this inclination. We call on the masses of our people to unite around our political leadership and the activities against transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem. We turn to the free people in the world – administrations and peoples – to press the American administration to take back this decision, and to join the international will that has begun to formulate against the last occupation in the world. This is for the stopping of the settlement enterprise, a withdrawal from our occupied lands, and returning our stolen national rights – before it is too late.
Together until the establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, this is a revolution until victory,
The Palestinian National Liberation Movement
Ramallah and El-Bireh branch”
The image shows the Fatah logo, which includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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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