Fatah official: Fatah supports “ongoing armed struggle” (i.e., violence) as well as “popular struggle”
Official Palestinian Authority TV - Jan. 4, 2012

 
Rally marking 47th anniversary of the Palestinian revolution, broadcast from Ramallah:
Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul:

     "This movement from the outset presented a clear program for social struggle, and has not changed it to this day. It is a program of struggle which is based on ongoing armed struggle and popular struggle. This is what [the movement] has consistently upheld completely, to this day.
Did we not present a new political program, in which the Fatah movement believes that the struggle in all its forms is the legitimate right of occupied peoples in standing up to their occupiers? But every stage has its own form of struggle. You remember when you called the Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir 'the first bullet, the first stone'? When he turned to the stone, he did not rule out the possibility of the bullet. That is Fatah."

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) – A founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization’s military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.