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PA-funded Prisoners’ Club chairman: We will escalate violence, if prisoners’ hunger strike continues

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Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the prisoners’ hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017, hosting Chairman of the PA-funded Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares

Chairman of the PA-funded Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares: "We must make the utmost efforts to obtain a resolution of this [hunger] strike. I hope that this strike will not extend beyond next week, because if that happens it will be dangerous, as the strike will merge with the events of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), and then people will act out of anger, a storm of emotions, and concern – which, by the way, we do not want. However, if this happens, the Palestinian people will be called on to escalate the resistance in all of its forms (i.e, including violence) and to go out in an intensive manner to confront the occupation. This is something we do not want to reach, but the occupation is liable to lead us to it. In any case, we will not agree to give a green light to the killing of our sons (refers to the hunger-striking prisoners –Ed.)."

The terms "all means," "all forms," "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded:

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