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Fatah instructs PA Security Forces not to pursue Palestinian terrorists

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

Palestinian terrorists committed 2 shooting attacks and 1 car ramming attack in the last 24 hours, just 3 days after the former head of Palestinian Authority security services, Tawfiq Tirawi, called on the security services not to “pursue any fighter.” In other words, Tirawi called for the Palestinian police not to notify Israel about terrorists or terrorist acts that they are about to commit.

Tirawi is currently a Fatah Central Committee member, and Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations. PA leader Mahmoud Abbas is Chairman of Fatah’s Central Committee.


The following is the transcript of the video that Tirawi posted on his personal Facebook page:

Fatah Commissioner and Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: "I say to our [Palestinian] National Authority and to our Security Forces: This authority and these forces were established on a basis of national foundations, with talented and patriotic fighters. These fighters, who are part of the PA and the security establishment – their first obligation is to pursue the collaborators [with Israel] and real estate agents [who sell land to Jews] and not to pursue any fighter (i.e., terrorist)! This is the obligation they know and must know! These fighters are your brothers and they constitute support for you, so be on their side… against the collaborators and the real estate dealers."

Tawfiq Tirawi also holds the position of Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations/

Posted text: “A speech condemning the deal of the century given by brother Tawfiq Tirawi during a meeting with the [Fatah] Movement associations and bureaus, Jan. 30, 2020”

[Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi, Feb. 2, 2020]

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