Fatah post features masked fighters holding rifles
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
The image shows armed masked members of the terrorist organization of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing). In the background is a large Fatah rally, and in the upper left is a yellow Fatah flag bearing 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. On the right is a framed picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) draped over the frame. In the bottom left of the image is a logo for the 54th anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which is commemorated on the anniversary of Fatah’s first attempted terror attack against Israel. On the left is the Fatah logo, and behind the terrorist is the number “54.” At the bottom is the word “Intilaqa.” In the bottom right is another logo for the 54th anniversary of “the Launch” of Fatah. The logo contains the number “54” in the colors of the Palestinian flag, and under it the word “the Launch” with flames on top of it.
Text in upper right of image: “Fatah – revolution until victory”
Text at bottom of image: “The Bethlehem branch of the Fatah Movement – Information Office”
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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.
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.
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