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Armed masked fighters march at Fatah rally in Salfit

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

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., “the Launch” of Fatah; see note below). #Fatah55”

The images show the demonstration in Salfit, in which masked people, many of them wearing military uniforms, are seen carrying assault rifles and handguns while parading yellow and white Fatah flags with 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, and pictures of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

 

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.


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