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Fatah spokesman: Jerusalem bus bombing was a “natural response” to Israeli policies, including "repeated invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque"

Headline: “In the first official response – Fatah: The operation was a natural response to the occupation’s crimes”
“Official Fatah spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan emphasized that what happened today [April 18, 2016] on the Israeli bus in occupied Jerusalem was a natural response to the Israeli acts against the Palestinian people, including killing, arrests, blockades, and repeated invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. Alayan added that we do not seek or want violence, but at the same time we seek and wish to live in dignity and security. However, the occupation government’s policy aims to drag the region into a cycle of violence, and we have warned the Israeli right-wing government time after time that this policy of escalation will not lead to security for the Israelis. Alayan concluded his words: If Israel is looking for a security solution – there are no such solutions with the Palestinian people, the only solution is for Israel to implement the decisions of the international institutions.”
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Published in Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), and on the official Fatah Facebook page on April 18, 2016

The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount an "invasion."

Jerusalem line 12 bus bombing – A bomb exploded on bus no. 12 in the Talpiyot neighborhood of Jerusalem on April 18, 2016, injuring 21 people, 2 of them seriously. One of the 2 who were seriously injured is thought to be the terrorist who set it off. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

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