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Fatah: “Executing Palestinians at checkpoints is simply the literal carrying out of the orders” of the Israeli government

Headline: “Calls for unity against the escalation of the executions and settlement by the occupation”
     “The Fatah Movement called to our people to unify and unite against the worsening Israeli aggression, the massacres and crimes against our young people particularly in Hebron and Jerusalem, and emphasized that what the occupation state is committing is organized state terror whose goal is to blow up the situation, an Israeli attempt to force a security solution instead of a political solution, and a response to the international efforts to end the occupation and implement international law.
[Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi yesterday [Sept. 19, 2016] in a press statement… emphasized that the fact that Israel is executing Palestinians at checkpoints is simply the literal carrying out of the orders of the politicians and rulers of Tel Aviv…
Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that the summary executions that are being carried out by the occupation soldiers in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem will not break the desire of our people to defend its land and support Jerusalem.
Abu Yusuf described the executions as desperate attempts to suppress the popular resistance, and he emphasized that these attempts to murder the young Palestinian men and women in cold blood reveal the Israeli racism and fascism and their goal to break the strength of the resistance. Likewise, he said that these executions constitute a strong incentive for those rising up among our people to continue in the path of the struggle and to deter the terrorist settlers.”

PMW Note: The rate of terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis increased again in mid-September 2016. As a result, the rate of Palestinian terrorists being injured or killed in response to these attacks has increased. The following are some examples:

Sept. 15

• Muhammad Abd Al-Fattah Sarahin – a wanted Palestinian terrorist who was killed while resisting arrest on Sept. 15, 2016. Israeli special forces arrived at Sarahin’s home in Beit Ula northwest of Hebron to arrest him, and when he tried to escape the forces shot and killed him. PMW has been unable to verify the nature of his crimes.

Sept. 16

• Sa’id Al-Amru – 28-year-old Jordanian journalist who attacked Israeli border police officers with a knife in each hand, trying to stab them at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sept. 16, 2016. The officers shot and killed Al-Amru, and found additional knives on his person as well. Jordan condemned the officers’ killing of Al-Amru and denied that he tried to carry out a terror attack. However, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented security camera footage of the incident clearly showing Al-Amru trying to stab the officers.

• Muhammad Kayed Al-Rajabi – 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier at the Jilbar checkpoint in Hebron on Sept. 16, 2016. In response Israeli soldiers shot and killed Al-Rajabi.

• Firas and Raghad Al-Khaddour – Palestinian terrorists, an engaged couple, who carried out a car ramming attack against 3 Israeli youth, injuring them, at the entrance to Kiryat Arba on Sept. 16, 2016. Firas was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers and Raghad was injured and transferred to an Israeli hospital. Raghad left a will stating her reason for participating in the attack was that her sister, Majd Al-Khaddour, was killed at the same junction on June 24, 2016, when she carried out a car ramming attack.

• Rocks thrown at an Israeli bus on the road between Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim, injuring the driver.

Sept. 17

• Hatem Al-Shaloudi – 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured an Israeli soldier in Hebron on Sept. 17, 2016. Al-Shaloudi was shot and killed in response by Israeli soldiers. Security camera footage of the incident clearly shows Al-Shaloudi stabbing the soldier.

Sept. 19

• Ayman Al-Kurd – 20-year-old Palestinian terrorist with Israeli resident status who stabbed and wounded 2 Israeli police officers near Herod’s Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sept. 19, 2016. One of the officers shot and wounded Al-Kurd.

• Amir Jamal Al-Rajabi and Muhannad Jamil Al-Rajabi – two Palestinian terrorists and relatives, aged 18 and 21 respectively, who on Sept. 19, 2016, stabbed and wounded an Israeli border police officer next to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. The two terrorists were shot and killed by Israeli officers during the attack.

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