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Fatah official claims "one hundred percent" of leaflets supporting first Intifada "were signed by Arafat"
Lecture by Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub at a conference on popular resistance and the Israeli- Palestinian negotiations at Al-Quds University. Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “One hundred percent of the leaflets published by the...”
Mar 8, 2014
Official spokesman of the PA Security Forces: “Military confrontation” was a “political decision” in 2000- 2002
Official PA TV Live broadcast a graduation ceremony in Hebron of members of the Palestinian Security Forces who finished an IT Security course. Official spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri and Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid spoke at the event. Official spokesman of the PA...
Feb 12, 2014
Palestinian official announces "launch of a popular struggle activity... a widespread, popular, peaceful Intifada"
PA TV News reported on the third annual convention for supporting the sick Palestinian prisoners. PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah attended the convention. Chairman of the Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares: “The announcement [which has been made] openly and clearly, of the launch of a popular struggle...”
Jan 22, 2014
PA official: Stone Intifada was “peaceful popular resistance" that should be renewed and "expanded"
Headline: “Al-Damiri called to expand the base for popular resistance and to draw inspiration from the first Intifada.” “Adnan Al-Damiri, General Political Commissioner and Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces, met with the elected executive council of the An-Najah National University...”
Jan 18, 2014
Fatah official claims active PA involvement in second Intifada
Interview with Fatah Central Committee Member Azzam Al-Ahmad on Jordan TV’s Third Opinion program. Al-Ahmad: “Armed operations serve the negotiations. All freedom movements end up sitting at the negotiating table.” Host: “In other words, you – the Palestinian Authority – don’t oppose armed...”
Dec 27, 2013
PLO Ambassador: PA security forces participated in the Intifada
By Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to India and regular columnist for official PA daily: “[Senior Hamas official] Musa Abu Marzouq’s article that was published yesterday [Dec. 18, 2013] in the Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper was a disappointment for anyone who was waiting to hear – some day – a voice from...”
Dec 19, 2013
PA security forces participated in the Intifada
Hafez Al-Barghouti, former Editor-in Chief of the official PA daily: "It is likely that the wave of criticism being leveled by certain parties against the [PA] security forces is not the ideal way to resist the occupation, since most people active in the resistance came out of those forces,..."
Jan 16, 2013
PA official Nabil Shaath: Arafat knew that a second Intifada would put pressure on Israel
Part of the fourth episode of the 2011 Palestinian-produced documentary “Arafat” was broadcast on PA TV again in January 2013 as an introduction to a PA ceremony. The film states that at Camp David, Arafat was subjected to fourteen days of heavy American-Israeli pressure to abandon Palestinian...
Jan 3, 2013
PA leader Shaath: The PA terror campaign ("second intifada") was planned by Arafat to put pressure on Israel
Narrator: "The Camp David Summit [in 2000] failed, and [US President Bill] Clinton held Arafat responsible for the failure. This was a prelude to very grave events: Ariel Sharon invaded the Noble Sanctuary of Jerusalem (i.e., the Temple Mount), and the Second Intifada, known as the Al-Aqsa..."
Nov 13, 2011
Arafat's wife: Arafat planned Intifada after Oslo Accords and Camp David failure
Suha Arafat: “On the personal level, I miss him very, very much. [Our daughter] Zahwa also misses him, you can't imagine. She didn't know him. She knows that Arafat sent us away before the [Israeli] invasion of Ramallah. He said: “You have to leave Palestine, because I want to carry out an...”
Nov 12, 2011
Armed struggle is "impossible under current conditions," but "moment of resistance" will arrive
“On the Palestinian level, no one disagrees that the armed struggle is difficult, or impossible, under the current conditions. Our obligation right now is to prevent the violation of our commitment to a work plan which will maintain public order, protect society from disruptions, and allow the...”
May 11, 2011
Official PA daily: During the Intifada the PA permitted use of weapons
Official PA daily columnist, Adli Sadeq: "When the results [of the Al-Aqsa Intifada] forced us to return to the option of politics and national resolve upon the land, unity was withheld from us with various excuses, and we found ourselves divided, with one of the strategic aims of the occupiers..."
Apr 10, 2011
Abbas opposes violence as Palestinians lack capabilities, but supports war if Arabs join
"[Abbas] emphasized that he supports the options that the Arabs will choose, and added: ‘I have said more than once that if the Arabs want war – we are with them. I cannot fight alone. We tried military action during the Second Intifada and during the attack on Gaza at the end of 2008 and the..."
Jan 24, 2011
PA daily: Arafat started the Intifada
Op-ed by member of Fatah Revolutionary Council and regular columnist for official PA daily Bakr Abu-Bakr: “He [Arafat] refused to give in, just as he rejected the billions that [US President Bill] Clinton promised him. Arafat came back and ignited the Al-Aqsa Intifada (the PA terror campaign,...”
Nov 11, 2010
Senior Fatah leader: Marwan Barghouti is "the example and symbol of this [the second] Intifada," which Arafat and Fatah started
Interview with Muhammad Dahlan, member of the Fatah Central Committee: PA TV host: “Yesterday or the day before, Mahmoud Al-Zahar, the Hamas leader, said that they [Hamas] used to carry out operations (i.e., terror attacks) at the request of the late President, Yasser Arafat. In other words, there...”
Sep 28, 2010
Abbas: "If the Arabs would want to fight, we’d be the first to fight"
“We tried the Intifada (PA terror campaign, 2000-2005) in 2000, and it destroyed everything that we had built. If the Arabs would want to fight, we’d be the first to fight. I told them at the [Arab] Summit in Sirt [Libya]: ‘If you want war, take the lead.’ It’s not possible for us [Palestinians] to...”
Sep 6, 2010
Fatah MP: Terror to be used "in the proper place and at the proper time," Arafat deceived the world when condemning terror
Muhammad Dahlan, senior Fatah MP: "Regarding negotiations with Israel, we have set a logical time limit of two years, in my opinion. The political plan guarantees the continuation of our national struggle in all its forms, in a way that will fulfill our national aspirations within this period of..."
Jul 22, 2009
PA boasts of security forces terror attacks
Ashraf Al-Ajramai, former PA Minister of Prisoners: "Without a doubt, the master of [armed] resistance is the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat. Even this Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign, 2000-2005), whose flag Hamas has tried to wave unjustly, forcibly, falsely and fraudulently- that [Intifada]..."
Jun 29, 2009
Arafat both financed and condemned suicide terror
Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Fatah Secretary General in Lebanon: "Yasser Arafat used to condemn Martyrdom [suicide] operations. He used to condemn these operations in very severe terms, but at the same time, it is clearly determined that the Martyr Yasser Arafat financed these military operations."
Apr 6, 2009
Dahlan: PA security forces aided Hamas during Intifada
Contrary to the popular idea that the Palestinian Authority is pursuing a peace process with Israel and is opposed to the terrorism advocated openly by Hamas, Muhammad Dahlan, a senior PA (Fatah) official, here states openly that PA security forces hid and protected Hamas military leaders and...
Jun 16, 2007
PA Minister: Oslo gave Palestinians the tools to wage the "great Intifada"
Ziyad Abu Ein, PA Deputy Minister of Prisoners' Affairs: "The Oslo Accords are not the dream of the Palestinian people. However, there would never have been resistance in Palestine without Oslo. Oslo is the effective and potent greenhouse whish embraced the Palestinian resistance. Without Oslo,..."
Jul 4, 2006
Arafat “exploited Sharon’s visit to Temple Mount” to start Second Intifada
From a book by Mamdouh Nawfal, Arafat advisor on Internal Affairs, member of Palestinian Supreme National Security Council: “As to the second Intifada, one could say with complete objectivity that Arafat exploited Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount, and the people’s hatred of the occupation, to...”
Nov 12, 2005
Abbas admits sending terrorists to kill Israelis
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "I demand [the release of] prisoners because they are human beings, who did what we, we, ordered them to do. We - the [Palestinian] Authority. They should not be punished while we sit at one table negotiating. This is war. One (i.e., Israel) ordered a soldier to kill, and..."
Feb 14, 2005
Fatah Revolutionary Council member: The rifle seeds and diplomacy reaps
Diab Al-Louh, member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council: “We have learned in the struggle that there is a stage of planting and cultivation. The struggle of the rifle seeds, and the diplomatic struggle reaps. We, the Palestinians, have planted in the many years of our struggle, our Shahids...”
Dec 5, 2004
PA leader: Arafat responsible for Intifada terror
Deputy Director of the PA's Political and National Education Authority, Mazen Izz A-Din: "The Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign, 2000-2005) - if we want to be truthful and open, history will reveal one day - that it (the Intifada) and all its directives belong to the President and Supreme..."
May 28, 2002