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Is Fatah trying to spark a new round of terror?

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

The Fatah Movement has reposted part of a violence promoting speech by Mahmoud Abbas that was used in 2014 to launch a terror wave.  
Abbas gave the speech in October 2014 and then PA TV rebroadcast it 32 times. It coincided with a month of terror attacks in Jerusalem in which 11 Israelis were murdered in car rammings and stabbing attacks.


Abbas: "We must all carry out Ribat [religious conflict] in the Al-Aqsa Mosque... We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary... They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 28, 2018, July 15, 2017, rebroadcast of Abbas' speech on official PA TV, Oct. 17, 2014]


Fatah reposted the video now with the text:


 "What did [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas say about Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque?"

The question is why Fatah chose to post this speech now focusing on Ribat, which can include violence and terror?
History of this video and its ties to terror
Palestinian Media Watch reported at the time that official PA TV in October 2014 broadcast this part of Abbas' speech
19 times in 3 days, a total of 32 times in 2014.

In what seemed to be an attempt at launching a new terror campaign, after US Pres. Donald Trump announced the US was moving its embassy to Jerusalem, official PA TV and radio broadcast Abbas' call again
dozens of times from December 2017-January 2018, continuing through April 2018.
The speech was aired a total of 64 times in 2018 alone.

Fatah also posted Abbas' inciting speech, in July 2017, as part of a campaign "calling for rage."

Is Fatah trying to spark a new round of terror?






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