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PLO official implies Israel behind terror attacks in Egypt; calls for support of “popular resistance in the Jerusalem intifada”

     "Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf condemned the bombing that took place at the Orthodox Coptic cathedral (sic., St. Peter's Church in Cairo was bombed on Dec. 11, 2016, leaving 25 murdered. The church is not Coptic; it is located next to the Coptic Christian St. Mark's Cathedral) in Abbasiya in Cairo, the capital of Egypt, and led to the death and injury of dozens of civilians. Abu Yusuf emphasized the front's solidarity and standing fully at the side of the Egyptian people against the terror directed against innocents. He noted that this crime is directed against the pioneering and historical role of Egypt in the various Arab causes, and primarily the Palestinian cause, which is a role that constitutes a danger to the interests of the occupation and its assistants, who are weaving plots against Egypt, its noble people, and states of the region in a desperate attempt to drown them in the vortex of terror that is raging in many of the Arab countries. Abu Yusuf emphasized the importance of drafting a national outlook in light of the Israeli plots that are meant to eliminate the Palestinian cause. Likewise, he called for the strengthening of the national unity (i.e., between Fatah and Hamas) and support of the popular resistance in the Jerusalem Intifada (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) and the continuation of the boycott movement against the occupation."

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
Source: "Wave of terror 2015/16" http://mfa.gov.il

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