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Fatah post for 55th anniversary of first terror attack features Abbas and Arafat

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The revolution continues

#55th[_anniversary]_of_the_Launch (Intilaqa)”

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the left and former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat to the right, and to the upper left is the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In the background is 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 is the Fatah logo and next to it the text: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission – Information Office”

Below it is a logo for the 55th anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah marked by its first terror attack attempt. The logo includes the number “55” with the PA map of “Palestine” to the lower left of it, inside a circle surrounded by the Palestinian flag. Inside the circle is the Fatah logo, and below it the word: “The Intilaqa.” On part of the circle and the “55” is a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern.

Text at bottom of image: “The revolution continues”

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.

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.