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Fatah in Nablus calls on Palestinians to “come out… in force” against “any attempt to harm the holy city, Judaize it, and change its characteristics,” if US recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Headline: “Fatah in Nablus called for a popular uprising ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎ against Trump’s decision”
     “The Fatah Movement in Nablus today, Wednesday [Dec. 6, 2017], called to come out determinedly and in force against American President [Donald Trump’s] decision to transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem.
During the emergency meeting convened by Fatah’s Nablus branch today, Fatah called… on the masses of the people, with all of its components and parts, and in all places where it is located, to bear the moral, national, and human responsibility to come out against the aggression that threatens to harm our Islamic and Christian holy sites, and to be ready to express their rejection of the dangerous American bias, if Trump’s speech tomorrow includes a decision to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem or recognize it as the capital of Israel. Likewise, it called on the people to unite around the legal leadership of the Palestinian people, strengthen the national unity, and fortify the internal front.
Fatah emphasized in a statement that the members of the Palestinian people – who stood [firm] during the last Jerusalem uprising (refers either to several months of deadly Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 – 2016, or to Palestinian violence in response to Israeli security steps at the Temple Mount in July 2017 -Ed.) and presented the most spectacular examples of resolve and sacrifice – will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city [of Jerusalem], Judaize it, and change its characteristics and its eternal Arab-Islamic cultural identity.”
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The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders at times to refer to peaceful protest and at times to refer to deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded by stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks: Abbas said: "we want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is."

The mention of “the last Jerusalem uprising” may refer to Palestinian violence following Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount, including metal detectors at the entrances, following an attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israeli border police officers were murdered by 3 Israeli Arab terrorists. This wave of violence included a stabbing attack by terrorist Omar Al-Abd, who murdered 3 Israelis at their home in Halamish, north of Ramallah, on July 21, 2017. On July 24, 2017, Israel decided to remove the metal detectors and security cameras it had placed at the Temple Mount. The PA continued to demand that all measures including inspections at the entrances be removed, and Palestinians continued to riot. On July 27, 2017, PA religious leaders declared that all Israeli measures had been removed.

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 murdered (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
Source: "Wave of terror 2015/16"

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