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