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Fatah sketch: Kidnappings benefit Palestinian people

Note: PA (Fatah) TV marked the second anniversary of the Hamas takeover of Gaza by broadcasting a public Fatah event that focused on vilifying Hamas. One part criticized and mocked Hamas for the decrease in its terror operations against Israel, glorified Fatah terror, and ended with Fatah boasting that they "arrested two soldiers in Ramallah," a reference to the October 2000 lynching and killing of two Israeli reservists.
Fatah student taunts Hamas: "Since Hamas seized power, we haven't heard of any Martyrdom operation [suicide-bombing]."
Hamas teacher: "It's called 'fighter's rest.'"
Fatah student: "A Hamas fighter needs rest, but a Fatah fighter doesn't need rest?!"
Hamas teacher: "Every fighter has the right to rest."
Fatah student: "Why is it that when Fatah stops fighting, you [Hamas] say they're cowards, but when Hamas stops fighting, you say it's 'fighter's rest'?"
Hamas teacher: "I don't know much about resistance [terror] and fighters..."
Fatah student: "The first shot was fired by the PLO; the first Jihad was carried out by the PLO [audience applauds], with all the other factions - but Hamas always opposed.
Hamas student: "What do you say about Hamas having kidnapped the [Israeli] soldier Shalit?"
Hamas teacher: "Ahaaa!"
Student:
"By Allah, it's good."
Hamas student: "Did Fatah ever capture a soldier?!"
Fatah student: "It was the [other] brigades who captured him [Shalit] and sold him to you [Hamas]. It's a deal that you [Hamas] made for your own benefit, not for the [Palestinian] people's benefit. [Applause]
Fatah student: Remember, in Ramallah the [PA-Fatah] police arrested two soldiers - have you forgotten, teacher?!"
[A reference to the lynching and killing of two Israeli reservists in Ramallah in October 2000 - Ed.]
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