Abbas’ Fatah: “Tighten your iron grip on the rifles"
Abbas’ Fatah: “O fighters,
Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory”
The PLO and Fatah in Nablus invite Palestinians to participate in
“the Friday of rage and defiance”
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
As Palestinian Media Watch has reported, both the Palestinian Authority and Abbas’ Fatah continuously called on Palestinians to participate in riots and to use violence at the end of 2017. Among these calls were the republishing of two old posters, both showing masked Palestinians carrying rifles and promoting violence.The following text accompanied the poster above showing a masked Palestinian from behind, carrying a rifle:
“From the posters of the revolution on the anniversary of the Launch [of Fatah]:
Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory, the decision is yours and the future and victory are yours”
A second poster showed a child reading from a book, and behind him a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh with a rifle over his shoulder.
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2017]
“One of the posters of the revolution in the mid-1970s
We are fighting for the future of our children”
Text on image:
“We are fighting for the future of our children
(In English:) He fights so that I live”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2017]Both posters bear the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
A third poster, posted by Fatah’s Nablus Branch, showed a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh and throwing a rock with a slingshot, and behind him the Dome of the Rock. At the top of the image a Palestinian flag, and the PLO logo featuring a flame, the Palestinian flag, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text on top of logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization”
Text on middle of logo: “National unity, national mobilization”
Text at bottom of logo under the PA map: “Liberation”
Text on image:
“Jerusalem is Arab and the capital of the Palestinian state
The PLO factions and institutions and activists of the Nablus district invite you
To say the Friday prayers
The Friday of rage and defiance
As a sign of emphasizing Jerusalem’s Arabness
And as a sign of rejecting the American decision [recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital]
Date: Dec. 29, 2017
Place: Al-Shuhada Square
So that we will continue the confrontation and escalation”
[Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Nablus Branch, Dec. 28, 2017]