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Fatah official calls for a return to “military activity,” i.e. intifada-style terror

Headline: "A senior Fatah official: The return of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades to military activity is required now"

"Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council member Hatem Abd Al-Qader demanded that the military activity of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah's military wing) be renewed, in the same way in which they acted 12 years ago.

Abd Al-Qader told [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that the return of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades to activity is required now, and noted that the brigades embodied a most important state of military struggle among the Palestinian people.

He added that this state constituted a source of pain for the Israeli army at the start of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005, more than 1,100 Israelis murdered), and therefore its return is now a pressing matter.

He emphasized that the nature of the activity in the Gaza Strip is military par-excellence, and that this obligates the Fatah Movement to officially return to the option of armed struggle - which was recently implemented by Martyr Muhammad Al-Taramsi whom Fatah eulogized after he carried out a joint operation with two Martyrs from the Hamas Movement and the Islamic Jihad Movement (the terrorists attempted to infiltrate Israel from Gaza to carry out an attack on Aug. 17, 2019, and were shot and killed by Israeli security forces during their attempt -Ed.).

Abd Al-Qader noted that there are Fatah military activists in the Gaza Strip who bear the name Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, but these branches need to act under one flag, and not under different flags. He noted that the military activity must be organized...

Abd Al-Qader noted that the Sixth Fatah General Conference [in 2009] confirmed the right to resist in all forms, including armed struggle, and did not limit the resistance to a certain type. He also said that he does not believe in popular resistance in the current form, because it must come from the top down and not from the bottom up, as is now clear.

The Fatah Revolutionary Council member concluded by emphasizing that the Palestinian leadership must be the one to launch the popular resistance and implement the crucial decisions that it has recently made."

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