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Screen welcoming attendees to Fatah conference on “popular resistance” features image of rock thrower

Fatah, Twitter  |

Text and pictures tweeted from the official Fatah Twitter account

Tweet: "The beginning of the first Fatah Conference for Popular Resistance‎ (the term “popular resistance” is used by Palestinians to also refer to the use of violence and terror –Ed.)"

The pictures show a screen on the stage at the conference with an official welcome to the attendees. On the screen is a logo of a raised fist in the upper left corner, 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 in the upper right corner, a silhouette of someone throwing a rock with a slingshot on the left, and someone holding a Palestinian flag on the right. In the background are flames and people waving flags and demonstrating.

Text on screen:

"The first Fatah Conference for Popular Resistance

Ramallah, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019

The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah

and the [PA] Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall

welcome the dear attendees"

The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders at times to refer to peaceful protest and at times to refer to deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded in stabbings, shootings, and car ramming attacks. Abbas said: "We want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is."
 


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