Fatah post commemorating first terror attack: “We have not borne the olive branch in order to drop the rifle”
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: "We have not borne the olive branch in order to drop the rifle; we have borne the olive branch in order to return the identity to the land of the olive trees. Let all those who are mistaken know that Fatah will continue to be a beacon for the [Palestinian] cause."
The image shows 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 in the upper left corner. At center left is PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas holding a piece of paper on which is written "The State of Palestine." To the right of Abbas is a logo for the 54th anniversary of Fatah's "Launch" (Intilaqa), which is commemorated on the anniversary of its first attempted terror attack against Israel. The logo is comprised of the word "Fatah," with the letters formed by the number "54" and an "h.” An assault rifle forms the vertical line of the “4,” and the Dome of the Rock sits atop the “5.”
Under Abbas is a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and carrying a rifle.
Text at top of image: "The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution"
Text under logo: "The revolution continues"
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Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah, former chairman of the PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.
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