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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
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