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Fatah post glorifies Arafat, logo celebrating 15th anniversary of his death contains bullet

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text and text on image: “The refugees’ return is a sacred right”

The image shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat on the left, and in the background a picture of Palestinian refugees.

In the upper center is the PLO logo featuring a flame, the Palestinian flag, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text on logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization

National unity, national mobilization

Liberation”

In the upper right corner is the PA map of “Palestine” in the colors of the Palestinian flag, and next to it a key symbolizing the Palestinian refugees’ “right of return.”

In the bottom right corner is a logo for the 15th anniversary of the death of Arafat, featuring the number “15” with the “1” consisting of a bullet, and to the right an image of Arafat’s head wearing sunglasses. Above his head is the text: “Long live the anniversary,” below it is written “1929-2004” indicating the years he lived, and to its right is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”

Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.


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