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Fatah attacks Israeli PM’s Arab media spokesman over criticism of Fatah terror glorification

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Twitter account

Posted text: “The Fatah Movement’s response to [Israeli] occupation Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu’s] spokesman [to the Arab media Ofir] Gendelman”

The first image shows a tweet by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman to the Arab media Ofir Gendelman, in which he retweeted a previous tweet of his in which he wrote: “PA President Abbas’ Fatah org celebrates today 53 years of terrorism by honoring female arch-terrorists & suicide bombers:
Dalal Al-Mughrabi killed 37 Israelis, 13 were kids.
Zainab Abu Salem murdered 2 Israelis.
Andalib Takatka murdered 6 Israelis.
Wafa Idris murdered 1 Israeli.”

The tweet also included four Fatah posters honoring the four terrorists.

In retweeting this tweet, Gendelman wrote: “This is key to understand (sic) the PA’s values and culture of terrorism. This is a death cult that honors only those who murder as many innocent people as possible.”

The second and third images show Fatah’s response – first in English and then in Arabic – to Gendelman’s tweet. The text is accompanied by a picture showing Fatah flags.

Text in English and Arabic: “The Israelis boast of their gangs that killed the Palestinians in massacres witnessed by history such as the massacre of Deir Yassin, Qibya and others in what they considered the ‘war of liberation’ and later in Sabra, Shatila, Jenin, Nablus and Gaza. Their books are filled with glorification of the leaders of the Zionist military groups that established the occupying state of Israel and committed all other crimes against Palestinians.
We at Al-Fatah cherish our martyrs who fought for their homeland and fought the gangs of murderers glorified by Israel.”

Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

Zainab Abu Salem – Female suicide bomber from Fatah who blew herself up at the French Hill junction in Jerusalem on Sept. 22, 2004, murdering 2 Israeli border policemen and wounding approximately 30.

Andalib Khalil Muhammad Suleiman or Andalib Takatka – Female suicide bomber from Fatah who blew herself up on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem near the Mahane Yehuda outdoor market on April 12, 2002, murdering 6 and wounding more than 80.

Wafa Idris – The first Palestinian female suicide bomber. Belonging to Fatah, she blew herself up on Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem on Jan. 27, 2002, murdering 1 and wounding over 100. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.

Deir Yassin - On April 9, 1948, Jewish fighters from the Irgun and Lehi military groups, part of the forces opening the blockaded road to Jerusalem, attacked the Arab village of Deir Yassin. When the battle was over, the village had fallen and in addition to the Arab fighters killed, 107 civilians were also killed. Narratives differ as to whether the civilians were killed in the crossfires or were intentionally murdered by the Irgun and Lehi fighters.

Qibya – On Oct. 14, 1953, a special Israeli cross-border counter-terror unit, Unit 101, led by Commander Ariel Sharon, carried out an operation in Qibya in Jordan, in response to an attack the previous day in which Jordanian terrorists infiltrated the border and murdered an Israeli woman and 2 children in Tiryat Yehuda with a grenade, and following hundreds of cross-border attacks since 1949 in which at least 124 Israelis had been murdered. In the counter-terror operation in Qibya, Unit 101 destroyed 50 homes with explosives, killing 69 Jordanian civilians who were hiding in the houses. Sharon reported that his forces were unaware of their presence.

Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.

Jenin – refugee camp north of Nablus that was a major hotbed of terrorism in the PA terror campaign 2000-2005 (the second Intifada). To reduce the attacks, Israeli forces entered Jenin on April 3, 2002, to conduct searches as part of Operation Defensive Shield, which was carried out to destroy the terror infrastructure in the West Bank, and several days of intense fighting against Palestinian terrorists in booby-trapped houses ensued. While the PA claimed that the Israeli forces committed a “massacre” and killed hundreds of civilians, a UN report refuted these claims, confirming that 52 Palestinians were killed in the battle of which the majority were terrorists. 23 Israeli soldiers were also killed in the fighting.

Nablus – Nablus was a major hotbed of terrorism in the PA terror campaign 2000-2005 (the second Intifada). Israeli forces launched a counter-terror operation on Nablus on April 3, 2002, as part of Operation Defensive Shield, which was carried out to destroy the terror infrastructure in the West Bank, and several days of intense fighting against Palestinian terrorists in booby-trapped houses ensued. Approximately 70 Palestinians terrorists were killed in the fighting, as were 4 Israeli soldiers.
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