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Fatah official praises Fatah’s “self-sacrificing fighters,” calls intifadas "battles of honor and heroism which... has brought glory to the nation," “our most important priority is to fight our primary enemy – the occupation”
"Masses from the Nablus district participated yesterday [Jan. 3, 2019] in a central rally to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the outbreak of the modern Palestinian revolution in Al-Shuhada Square in the center of the city… Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] Movement Deputy..."
Fatah glorifies second intifada as “Fatah's intifada, The intifada of the [PA] National Security Forces”
Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page The image shows armed PA Security Force members at Al-Manara Square in Ramallah aiming their rifles. The picture is from March 14, 2002, and it shows PA Security Force members firing at an Israeli tank. Posted text: "Fatah's intifada The..."
Dec 29, 2018
Palestinian journalist quotes Arafat about Oslo Accords: “I promise you that you will see the Jews fleeing from Palestine like mice fleeing from a sinking ship,” accuses Israel of poisoning Arafat
Article by Abd Al-Bari Atwan, Palestinian journalist and editor of the online newspaper Rai Al-Yawm: “I remember that he [former PLO and PA President Yasser Arafat] took me aside when we left his office in the Jugurtha neighborhood of Tunis – on the pretext of going out for a walk and in order to...”
Sep 13, 2018
Abbas recommended to Arafat to stop PA terror campaign (Second Intifada) because “we wouldn’t achieve anything, and it was a disaster”
Official PA TV program The Philosophy of Patience, on PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ recollections from the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), aired March 23, 2018, rebroadcast April 2, 2018 PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “After the second Intifada broke out due to Sharon’s visit, I was...”
Apr 2, 2018
PA Ministry of Information: Second Intifada is a legitimate milestone in Palestinian struggle
Headline: "Ministry of Information: The Al-Aqsa Intifada is a milestone in our struggle" "The [PA] Ministry of Information stated in a notice yesterday [Sept. 28, 2016] that the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) is one of the milestones in our national and legal struggle to get..."
Sep 29, 2016
Fatah Facebook post commemorates second intifada, which was meant to “defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to purify it from the occupation’s defilement”
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page The image shows a Palestinian throwing a rock at an Israeli tank. Posted text: “Today, Sept. 28, 2000, the Palestinian people began the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005), whose path it paved with blood and injuries. It...”
Sep 28, 2016
Abbas glorifies first Intifada as "a milestone and turning point in our nation's course"
Headline: “The president: The first Intifada was a milestone and a strategic turning point in our nation’s course” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas received a number of activists from the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) yesterday [May 2, 2016],...”
May 3, 2016
Fatah-run TV host: Fatah and PA led terror campaign 2000-2005
Awdah TV host: “In this intifada (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Intifada, PA terror campaign 2000-2005), Fatah had a most prominent role in decision making and leadership. Through all its branches, by way of the PA and by way of the popular and organizational branches, it led the Intifada which claimed...”
Jan 1, 2016
PA daily praises Arafat’s talent at manipulating and utilizing the media in Palestinian favor, presented suicide bombings as “liberation”
Headline: “The media was a tool like a rifle in Yasser Arafat’s life” “’If the Elder (i.e., Yasser Arafat) had been alive, the Arab and international media would be loud and raging from the pictures of violation and crime carried out against the boy Ahmad Manasrah (i.e., young Palestinian terrorist...”
Nov 11, 2015
PA official: Arafat provided medical insurance for Fatah fighters
Official Palestinian TV program A Nation is Built. Haidar Ibrahim, past Deputy Minister of Minstry of Labor: “First of all, we want medical insurance [for workers]. There are workers who can’t pay for a loaf of bread. It’s already been a year or two [that the insurance has been halted]. President...”
Jun 1, 2015
PLO leader responds to US court ruling that PA must pay terror victims: “The PA and the PLO lack the funds necessary to pay”
On Feb. 23, 2015, the US Federal District Court in New York ruled that the Palestinian Authority is financially liable for $655 million in damages to victims of terror attacks. 10 American families who are all victims or related to victims of Palestinian terror, sued the PA for damages, saying that...
Feb 24, 2015
Fatah official: Fatah led the Intifada, "no one else"
Fatah Central Committee member, Tawfiq Tirawi: "We are [dealing] with politics. We are all self-sacrificing fighters and have fought in the armed struggle. We found that, in view of the conditions in the Arab [world] and internationally, we might not be able to obtain a [Palestinian] state for our..."
Dec 11, 2014
PA forces led the Intifada
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “I was the head of the [General] Intelligence [Services], and in the West Bank was my brother Jibril Rajoub… Honored brother: The commanders of the security establishment, our officers and soldiers are the ones who led the Tunnel Intifada (i.e., the...”
Dec 11, 2014
Fatah official: Fatah led the second Intifada and is leading the Jerusalem Intifada
Sky News Arabic program The Night Talk hosted former head of the PA General Intelligence and Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi and former Israeli diplomat Meir Cohen. Sky News Arabic host: “Is it the security coordination between the [Palestinian] Authority and Israel that is...”
Dec 11, 2014
Fatah official says Palestinians are "using all available means": "rockets in Gaza, stones in the West Bank" and a "political campaign... in Cairo"
“Fatah held a rally in solidarity with Gaza, under the slogan, ‘We are all with the Resistance.’ The movement announced that it supports the resistance in all its forms, and rejects the ‘arrogance of the occupation and the genocide of the Palestinian people.’ […] Fatah delivered numerous...”
Aug 5, 2014
Fatah spokesman: The Palestinian Security Forces started the second Intifada
Official PA TV program Panorama of the Hour hosted Fayez Abu Aita, Fatah’s spokesman in Gaza. Fatah spokesman in Gaza Fayez Abu Aita: “I want to remind [you] that during the [second] Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) the members of the [Palestinian] Security Forces were the...”
Jun 24, 2014
Fatah spokesman brags that Fatah has more prisoners and Martyrs than Hamas
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf: “The Martyrs (Shahids) from among the [PA] Security Forces – from the [second] Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) until now [number] 2,100 – more than the Martyrs of...”
Jun 22, 2014
Palestinian police chief: Over half of the "heroic prisoners" are members of the Palestinian police and security establishment
“Ramallah and El-Bireh District Police Chief Omar Al-Bzour said yesterday [June 12, 2014] that the Palestinian police and security establishment support the prisoners’ just and noble cause, which concerns all sectors of the Palestinian people. In addition, he added that it [would be]...”
Jun 13, 2014
Fatah Facebook video: The "triumphant brigades" carried out the second Intifada under Arafat's leadership
An Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades movie named "The Revolutionists of the Land" Narrator: “The heroes Yasser Arafat, Abu Jihad, Abu Iyad, Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar, Kamal Nasser, Kamal Adwan, Abu Sabri, Abu Al-Hol, Abu Ali Shahin and others maintained the campaign against the Zionist enemy everywhere: the...”
May 14, 2014
Fatah official: "The [PA] Security Forces are the ones who led the second Intifada"
The Palestine Today Channel interviewed Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi. Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “We and Hamas – it’s true we are political rivals, but our goal is one, and our enemy is one. Everyone must understand that the enemy of all the groups of the...”
May 6, 2014
Fatah official: The PA led the second Intifada
Fatah Central Committee member, Tawfiq Tirawi: "The [PA] Security Forces were the ones that led the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005), and, before that, the Tunnel Intifada (3 days of riots in 1996). Today, there are over 300 or 400 Palestinian officers from all the Security..."
May 5, 2014
Arafat’s bodyguard confirms: Arafat lied when he condemned killing civilians
Arafat's bodyguard Muhammad Dayeh: I suckled love for Arafat from my mother's milk. We love Arafat passionately. TV host: [Former Israeli PM Ariel] Sharon called Arafat a pathological liar, and many politicians who knew Arafat say he excelled at lying. Bodyguard: [Our] religion permits lying in...
Apr 1, 2014
PA spokesman: PA made "decision" to stage the second Intifada, terrorist perpetrators were "heroic"
Adnan Al-Damiri, official spokesman of the PA Security Forces: “They [the PA Security Forces] are experienced. When, in 2002, a decision [was made] to confront [Israel], 1,100 Martyrs...”
Mar 24, 2014