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Fatah youth movement threatens intifada in response to US-led Bahrain Conference

Headline: "Fatah's Shabiba: Greenblatt's inciteful statements against our movement strengthen our adherence to the basic principles"

“Fatah's Shabiba [Youth] Movement in Palestine emphasized the resolve of the movement, which rejects all of the elimination plots against our national cause. It also emphasized that the present American administration has crossed the lines of bias in favor of the occupation and unlimited support for Israel to the level of competing with the extremist Israeli right-wing and the mad settlers, and even surpassing them.

Shabiba said yesterday [June 20, 2019] in a statement published by its International Relations Committee: We have begun to feel that the American administration is competing with the mad Zionist racist ideas in Israel, and even outdoing them through its terrorist and exploitative decisions, and the statements of the Zionist hate triangle [US Ambassador to Israel David] Friedman-[US Envoy Jason] Greenblatt-[ US Presidential Advisor Jared] Kushner, who are competing among themselves as to who is more hate-filled, racist, and Zionist.'

Shabiba said: 'The current American administration, led by the racist [US President Donald] Trump, is more extreme than any American administration from its bloody past, in which the peoples and nations of the original owners of the land in the US were eradicated and horrendous crimes were committed. This administration relies on Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) myths and a distorted analysis of the essence of the [Jewish] religion.' Shabiba also emphasized that our Palestinian people will not agree to a fate like that of the original inhabitants of the US, and will not agree to anything but freedom, independence, and the establishment of its state whose capital is Jerusalem.

Secretary of International Relations of Fatah's Shabiba in Palestine Raed Debiy said: 'In the swamp of lies in which Greenblatt lives, and in the shadow of his racist statements and his ongoing aggression against our people and its legal leadership under [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, Greenblatt recently said one sole truth, which is that the Fatah Movement will always and forever remain a fortified wall against all of the plots that are being woven against our people and its cause.' In addition, he emphasized that Shabiba is proud that Fatah rejects all types of coexistence with the occupation, racism, injustice, and tyranny…

Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Shabiba Secretary-General in the West Bank Hassan Faraj noted that Shabiba – the backbone of the [Fatah] Movement and the spearhead of the resistance and defense of our people's rights – has already declared a state of high alert among the ranks of its members. He also emphasized that Shabiba is prepared for every eventuality, and that its members who ignited the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) and the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) are still capable of making the ground burn under the feet of the tyrants… In addition, he again warned all Palestinian figures against participation in the Bahrain workshop (refers to US-led conference in late June 2019 focusing on economic aspects of US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan –Ed.), and noted that any participation by any Palestinian figure would be considered treason, shame, and conspiracy against our people’s struggles – and our people and our Shabiba will respond to it with full force."

The article relates to a tweet by US Envoy Jason Greenblatt on June 20, 2019, which references a PMW bulletin about Fatah calling for violence during the Bahrain workshop. Greenblatt tweeted: "The workshop is about discussing ideas to build better futures for Palestinians. Fatah is calling for violence against Israelis as an act of protest. Despicable. Fatah seeks violence over the idea of exploring peace & prosperity for the Palestinian people."

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