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Fatah official responds to PMW campaign to close Fatah's terror-glorifying FB page: Israel glorifies murderous "Zionist gangs," "We in Fatah are proud of our Martyrs"

Headline: “A wave of incitement against the Fatah Facebook page”

“As part of its attack against the Palestinian content on social media, and specifically Facebook, the Israeli occupation (i.e., PMW) is waging a new war against the Fatah Movement’s Facebook page, which is under the [Fatah] Commission of Mobilization and Organization. The occupation is claiming that the page glorifies Palestinians that carry out operations (i.e., terror attacks) against the occupation, and settler websites (i.e., http://palwatch.org/) have published pictures of content that was published on the Fatah Facebook page.

Head of the media bureau in the Commission of Mobilization and Organization Munir Al-Jaghoub said that the occupation closed a page with 250.000 likes in the past on the pretext of incitement.

Al-Jaghoub added that the Israelis are proud of their gangs, which have murdered Palestinians as part of the massacres that are recorded in history, such as the massacre in Deir Yassin, Qibya (see notes below -Ed.), and others during what they consider  ‘the War of Liberation (sic., Independence),’ and later in Sabra, Shatila, Jenin (sic.; see notes below –Ed.), Nablus, and Gaza (PMW could find no record of a massacre or claimed massacre in Nablus or Gaza –Ed.). He noted that their books are full of glorification of commanders of the Zionist military groups who established the occupation state, and even glorification of all of the leaders who have carried out crimes against the Palestinians recently.

He said: ‘We in Fatah are proud of our Martyrs, who defended their homeland and fought the gangs of murderers, who Israel glorifies.’

Al-Jaghoub added: ‘What is published on our page regarding the actions of the Israeli occupation, its assassinations, and its policy of expansion against our people is just a little of what the occupation does.’

He wondered: ‘Will Facebook respond to the occupation’s (i.e., PMW’s) call to close the Fatah Facebook page, which is under the [Fatah] Commission of Mobilization and Organization, and which exposes the shame of the most despicable occupation in the world?’”

Pictures accompanying the article show different parts of the PMW campaign to close the official Fatah Facebook page, which exposes various things posted to the Fatah Facebook page such as glorification of terrorist Kjhalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis, an image of men with rifles wearing keffiyehs and Fatah headbands, and images of children with rifles wearing keffiyehs.

Deir Yassin - On April 9, 1948, Jewish fighters from the Irgun and Lehi military groups, part of the forces opening the blockaded road to Jerusalem, attacked the Arab village of Deir Yassin. When the battle was over, the village had fallen and in addition to the Arab fighters killed, 107 civilians were also killed. Narratives differ as to whether the civilians were killed in the crossfires or were intentionally murdered by the Irgun and Lehi fighters.

 

Qibya – On Oct. 14, 1953, a special Israeli cross-border counter-terror unit, Unit 101, led by Commander Ariel Sharon, carried out an operation in Qibya in Jordan, in response to an attack the previous day in which Jordanian terrorists infiltrated the border and murdered an Israeli woman and 2 children in Tiryat Yehuda with a grenade, and following hundreds of cross-border attacks since 1949 in which at least 124 Israelis had been murdered. In the counter-terror operation in Qibya, Unit 101 destroyed 50 homes with explosives, killing 69 Jordanian civilians who were hiding in the houses. Sharon reported that his forces were unaware of their presence.

Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.

Jenin – refugee camp north of Nablus that was a major hotbed of terrorism in the PA terror campaign 2000-2005 (the second Intifada). To reduce the attacks, Israeli forces entered Jenin on April 3, 2002, to conduct searches as part of Operation Defensive Shield, which was carried out to destroy the terror infrastructure in the West Bank, and several days of intense fighting against Palestinian terrorists in booby-trapped houses ensued. While the PA claimed that the Israeli forces committed a “massacre” and killed hundreds of civilians, a UN report refuted these claims, confirming that 52 Palestinians were killed in the battle of which the majority were terrorists. 23 Israeli soldiers were also killed in the fighting.

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.

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