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PA Information Ministry glorifies the first intifada, Fatah pledges to use same "modus operandi"

Headline: "32 years since the Stone Intifada"

"Yesterday, Dec. 8 [2019], was the 32nd anniversary of the outbreak of the first Intifada, ‘the Stone Intifada’ (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993), which continued from 1987 to 1994.
The Intifada broke out in Jaballa following the death as Martyrs of four Palestinian laborers at the occupation Hanoun (Erez) [parentheses in source] checkpoint… after extremist settler Herzl Bokobza rammed them with his truck (an accident, and after being tried, Bokozba was found innocent of causing death by negligence –Ed.)…
The next morning, rage prevailed throughout the Jaballa refugee camp, and spontaneous demonstrations of rage broke out that turned into violent confrontations with the occupation forces. As a result of this, young Hatem Al-Sisi was killed, who became the first Martyr of the blessed Intifada…
The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the Stone Intifada… proved our people’s determination to be saved through the sacrifices of the Martyrs, the moans of the wounded, the suffering of the prisoners, and the oppression of the expelled. [The ministry] emphasized that the fact that the anniversary of the popular Intifada is occurring at a time when the Israeli terror is increasing, a cruel settlement attack is occurring, and the American administration is continuing its coup against international law after declaring Jerusalem the capital of the occupation state demands national unity from our people – something that characterized the glorious Intifada…
The Fatah Movement… pledged to our people to adhere to the national principles and continue the path of national struggle until the achievement of freedom and independence, and until the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem…
[Fatah] emphasized that its fighters, both those at the leadership level and those on the ground, are proving to the Palestinian people that they are continuing the path of legal national struggle… and broadening the circle of popular resistance and the variety of its ways and means ‎(i.e., terms used by Palestinians, which also refer to the use of violence and terror)‎, while relying on the modus operandi of the great popular intifada."

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." https://palwatch.org/page/9276

The terms “all means,” “all means of resistance,” “all forms,” are ‎used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.
 


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