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Fatah official in Syria: “The forms of the struggle are many, as it is not only the rifle but also popular struggle, armed struggle, negotiations, and diplomatic activity”, Syria has “recovered and defeated terrorism”

Headline: “Damascus: Fatah commemorates the 54th anniversary of the Launch of the Palestinian revolution”
      “The Syrian branch of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’ held a central rally for the 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the modern Palestinian revolution… in Damascus, the capital of Syria.
A PLO delegation led by PLO Executive Committee member, Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [and head of the PLO Department of Arab and Parliamentary Affairs] Azzam Al-Ahmad was present at the rally…
Al-Ahmad conveyed the blessings of Fatah Movement Chairman and [PA] President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas and his brothers in the Fatah Movement Central Committee…
In his speech, he noted that when the Palestinian revolution broke out it set a principle of long-term popular war. He added that the Palestinian revolution knew that the path of the revolution is winding, and that the forms of the struggle are many, as it is not only the rifle but also popular struggle, armed struggle, negotiations, and diplomatic activity… Al-Ahmad also congratulated Syria, which has recovered and defeated terrorism. He said that the Palestinian leadership has emphasized from day one that this ‘[Arab] Spring’ as it were is a dry Zionist summer for the Arab nation.”


The article includes a picture of Azzam Al-Ahmad during the PLO delegation’s visit. Al-Ahmad and those standing alongside him are wearing keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) and in the background are pictures of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Azzam Al-Ahmad also serves as Fatah Commissioner of National Relations and Fatah Commissioner for Relations with Lebanon.

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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