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Fatah youth movement responds to US envoy: US is terrorist and racist, unlike Abu Jihad

Headline: "In response to Greenblatt describing Martyr Abu Jihad as a terrorist, Fatah's Shabiba: Our Martyrs are the symbol of our honor, and the American administration is the symbol of global terror"

"The leadership of Fatah's Shabiba [Youth] Movement in the West Bank published a statement in which it responded to a tweet by [US President Donald] Trump's Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt in which he described commander, symbol, and Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' (i.e., terrorist responsible for the murder of 125) as a terrorist, and objected to the hanging of his picture in one of the Palestinian schools.

Shabiba emphasized in its statement that 'Greenblatt and all of the racist Zionist senior American administration officials are not worthy to talk about morals and values of which they do not even have their basic elements, and the appointment of Greenblatt himself as the one responsible for the values of freedom, tolerance, and development is ridiculous and disgusting.

Fatah's Shabiba noted in its statement that Greenblatt must relearn history well and reread it in order to see that true terrorism can be summarized in the history of the US, which is based on attacking peoples, stealing their resources, and the attempt to subjugate them. This is because an educated reading of the lines of history reveals ongoing American aggression against a variety of peoples, from the original residents of the land of whom only 1.5% remain today, to Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, the Panama Canal (i.e., Panama), Colombia, the tainted interference in Haiti, Chile, Cuba, and Honduras, and the Korean, Iraqi, Iranian, Syrian, and Afghanistan wars. Shabiba also challenged Greenblatt to name a state which the US has not interfered with crimes against its citizens, whether directly or by financial or political interference, or in any other racist and fascist way.

Shabiba emphasized that ISIS and the rest of the terrorist organizations draw strength and a tailwind from the American crimes in the region, and that terrorist Baruch Goldstein, who carried out the massacre in the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre; see note below), is no different than the American terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the rest of the states. It also added that a state that has dropped atomic bombs on civilians in Japan has no right to appoint itself responsible for world peace.

Fatah's Shabiba noted that Greenblatt and his rotten administration should be ashamed and be silent instead of attacking leaders who have sacrificed their lives for our people’s freedom, for a world that enjoys freedom, for social justice, and for the peoples’ right to self-determination, and prime among them eternal Martyr and symbol Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad.' Abu Jihad spent his life as a fighter, revolutionary, national and global leader, and one of the symbols of the national liberation movement in Palestine and the entire world. He set out full of awareness, justice, and affiliation against Zionism, imperialism, and the injustice that has afflicted our people from the [time of the] Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) until today.

Head of the Committee of International Relations of Fatah's Shabiba in Palestine Raed Al-Dab'i noted that this racist, extremist, Zionist, and hostile attack against a national symbol as great as Khalil Al-Wazir only emphasizes the greatness of this leader and his strong presence in the hearts, minds, and souls of the Palestinians, the Arabs, and the free people throughout the world. This includes the US, whose people is worthy of a fair administration that takes interest in the affairs of the poor and the weak layers [of society], instead of increasing the wealth of the wealthy at the expense of the dignity, freedom, and bread of the poor in the US and all of the states in the world. Al-Dab'i emphasized that the picture, life stories, struggle, and path of Martyr commander Abu Jihad and all of the Martyrs of our people are instilled in the hearts, minds, and memory and will not be erased by the abominations said by Greenblatt or any of the other senior officials of Trump's racist administration, which today constitutes a danger to the security and stability of the entire world."

Responding to a PMW report on the PA Ministry of Education honoring arch-terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” US Envoy Jason Greenblatt wrote on his Twitter account on April 23, 2019: “Despicable glorification of violence and terrorism displayed at a Palestinian school w/ a painting of Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir). Palestinian students deserve to learn about respectable accomplishments of their community not this.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - Baruch Goldstein, a member of an Israeli far-right movement, opened fire on Muslims praying inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, known to Muslims as the "Ibrahimi Mosque," murdering 29 and wounding 125 on Feb. 25, 1994. Following the attack, which was widely condemned by Israeli leaders and Jewish communities abroad, the Israeli government took concrete steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring by dividing the area of worship into Muslim and Jewish sections and designating several extremist movements, including Goldstein’s, as illegal terrorist groups.

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that "His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate "responsible for putting into effect the declaration," which led to the UN vote in favor of partitioning Mandatory Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state in 1947. In response, Britain ended its mandate on May 15, 1948, and the Palestinian Jews, who accepted the Partition Plan, declared the independent State of Israel. The Palestinian Arabs rejected the plan and together with 7 Arab states attacked Israel, in what is now known as Israel's War of Independence.

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