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Fatah calls for “days of rage,” with “adherence to the means of resistance”

Headline: “The Fatah Revolutionary Council calls for days of rage in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine”
    “The Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council emphasized its complete opposition to all of the arbitrary steps of oppression that the Israeli occupation is taking against the residents of the capital, Jerusalem.
In a press statement that it published regarding the arrest of [Revolutionary] Council member Adnan Ghaith and his wife by the occupation’s security forces, the council said that this step constitutes ‘terror and intimidation, which the occupation government is systematically implementing hoping to harm the resolve of our people in Jerusalem…’ The statement also said: ‘While the Revolutionary Council emphasizes its opposition to the demands and persecution of Fatah members and Jerusalem activists by the occupation, it calls to turn the following days into days of rage against the cowardly occupation in Jerusalem and throughout Palestine, in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)…’
The statement concluded with ‘adherence to the means of resistance, including popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎, in order to express the growing rage over the acts of the occupation, which sooner or later will pay the price for its arrogance.’”

Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after the establishment of Israel. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined local Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly established State of Israel. The Nakba (Arabic = catastrophe) refers to the establishment of Israel, and the subsequent loss of the war, including the killing and displacement of Arab civilians that occurred during the war.

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 in stabbings, shootings, and car ramming attacks. Abbas said: "We want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is."

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