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Fatah official: Targeted killing of terror leader was a “crime,” firing hundreds of rockets at Israeli civilians was “appropriate” response

Text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki

Posted text: “The main points that were noted by Fatah Central Committee member brother Abbas Zaki in his interview with [Lebanese] Al-Mayadeen TV regarding the Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian people:

There is great solidarity between the Palestinian factions following [Israel’s] crime of killing [Baha] Abu Al-Ata (i.e., terrorist, responsible for numerous attacks)

No one can stand idly by in light of the crime of Abu Al-Ata’s killing and the attack against Syria

The resistance’s response to the assassination crime was appropriate (refers to hundreds of rockets fired at Israeli civilian centers; see note below –Ed.)

Israel is attempting to export its crises in all directions…

I praise the current harmony between the resistance factions in the Gaza Strip

Israel has changed from a state into a gang, and it appears that it is preparing for something to happen

Israel is liable to do greater actions of stupidity and aggression if the Arab situation remains as it is.”

Abbas Zaki also serves as Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations.

Baha Abu Al-Ata – senior commander of the Islamic Jihad terror organization in Gaza who was responsible for most of the organization’s terror activity and planned numerous rocket, sniper, drone, and other attacks against Israel.Abu Al-Ata was assassinated in an Israeli targeted rocket strike on Nov. 12, 2019. In response to Israel’s assassination Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired over 450 rockets at Israel over a period of 48 hours until a ceasefire was reached on Nov. 14, 2019, which Islamic Jihad promptly breached by firing 5 more rockets.

Islamic Jihad rockets, November 2019: In response to Israel’s assassination of senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror organization in Gaza Baha Abu Al-Ata in a targeted rocket strike on Nov. 12, 2019, PIJ fired over 450 rockets at Israel over a period of 48 hours until a ceasefire was reached on Nov. 14, 2019, which Islamic Jihad promptly breached by firing 5 more rockets.


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