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Flaunting terror, Abbas' Fatah strides into 2020

Nan Jacques Zilberdik and Itamar Marcus  |
  • Dozens of masked fighters with automatic rifles and pistols together with posters of terrorist murderers displayed at parades 

Abbas’ Fatah Movement intends to continue using violence and terror against Israel in 2020. That is the clear message Fatah chose to proclaim through its 55th anniversary celebrations. In Bethlehem and Salfit, for example, numerous Palestinian men and women participated in anniversary marches and demonstrations carrying assault rifles and handguns, and wearing military uniforms and masks. 

At one march, a group of masked women with automatic rifles and a young girl holding a pistol posed together for a picture. 

At some marches, posters were displayed of arch-terrorist Abu Jihad who orchestrated the murders of 125, and of terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi who led the Coastal Road massacre in 1978 in which Palestinian terrorists murdered 37 Israeli civilians, among them 12 children.

Young women carry poster of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi in Bethlehem
Text on sign: "Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch – self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’iya
of Palestine Martyr Dalal Mughrabi" [Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 1, 2020]

Here are some additional images from Fatah’s terror promoting rallies posted by Fatah on its official Facebook page:

From a Fatah demonstration in Salfit:

Posted text: “The young people of Salfit hold a military demonstration on the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the glorious Palestinian revolution (i.e., anniversary of first Fatah terror attack; see note below). #Fatah55”

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 3, 2020]

From a Fatah rally in Bethlehem: 

Posted text: "The Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch – Al-Doha Region marks the 55th anniversary of the Intilaqa (i.e., “the Launch” of Fatah marked from its first terror attempt; see note below) and the 55th torch lighting"

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 3, 2020]

From a Fatah march in Bethlehem with participation of several Fatah and PA officials:

Posted text: "The Fatah Movement Bethlehem Branch marks the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution, Fatah's Launch (Intilaqa), with a procession and torch lighting, and this is in the presence of Fatah Central Committee member fighter brother Abbas Zaki, and His Honor the Governor of Bethlehem brother Kamel Hamid, the brothers and members of the Fatah Revolutionary Committee, the brother directors of the [PA] Security Forces, the secretary and members of the branch committee, the regional and organizational secretaries, members of the movement from all of the regions, and dignitaries from the region.”

The terrorists Fatah honored with posters are (from left to right): (Unidentified), Fatah co-founder Sakher Habash, terrorist Kamal Adwan – Fatah terror leader and senior Black September member, Fatah co-founder Khaled Al-Hassan, former Deputy Commander of Operations for Fatah's Al-Asifa military unit Mamdouh Saidam "Abu Sabri," Fatah and PLO terror leader Majed Abu Sharar, Fatah co-founder Subhi Abu Karsh, former senior Fatah and PLO terror leader Faisal Al-Husseini, Fatah and PLO terror leader Hani Al-Hassan, and Fatah and PLO terror leader Saad Sayel. (See details below).

A sign (right) with a picture of terrorist Karim Younes, who together with his cousin kidnapped and murdered an Israeli soldier.

At the demonstrations, participants also paraded the yellow Fatah flags with the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that includes all of Israel in “Palestine,”, and pictures of former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Dalal Mughrabi – female Palestinian terrorist who led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

Kamal Adwan

Khaled Al-Hassan (Abu Said) - was a co-founder of Fatah and a close adviser to Yasser Arafat. Al-Hassan served as a PLO Executive Committee member and later as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Palestinian National Council. Al-Hassan died of cancer on Oct. 8, 1994..

Majed Abu Sharar - senior Fatah and PLO leader from the 1970s.

Saad Sayel - Senior Fatah commander. He led the PLO forces that were based in Lebanon during the early 1980s.

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab terrorist who kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. Younes is serving a 40-year sentence. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee. Younes was released from prison on Jan. 5, 2023.