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Fatah demands village council head who had Israelis present at his son's wedding event resign, establishes investigative committee

Headline: “Fatah removed the organization's patronage from the village council head following the presence of settlers at his son’s party”

“The Fatah Movement announced the removal of the organization's patronage from Deir Qaddis Village Council Head Radi Nasser and demanded that he submit his immediate resignation from his role as council head, after a number of settlers were present yesterday, Wednesday [June 12, 2019], at his son’s henna (sic., wedding) ceremony in the village.

In an organizational announcement that it published, the Deir Qaddis sub-branch of the Fatah Movement’s Ramallah and El-Bireh branch warned against a recurrence of this act, in light of the American-Israeli attack against the Palestinian people and the passage of ‘the deal of the century’ (i.e., US President Donald Trump’s as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan). The announcement said: ‘We are removing the organization's patronage from the village council head and greatly appreciate the position of the people of the village and those who strongly rejected what happened.’

The statement said: ‘We condemn this behavior that harms all of the national norms and the affiliation with Palestine, and strongly warn against the recurrence of this event in the village.’

Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen announced the establishment of an investigative committee to investigate what happened in Deir Qaddis, and the committee will commence its activities today, Friday [June 14, 2019], and enact its decisions in light of the results in less than 24 hours.

Along with this, Deir Qaddis Village Council Head Radi Nasser wrote on his Facebook page an explanation regarding his son’s wedding party, and said: ‘I emphasize to you that at 1:00 a.m. I welcomed the guests at the dinner table that was far from the area of the party, and the moment I heard that there were a number of Israelis at the site of the event, I immediately kicked them and the young people who were with them out, and my son stopped the party to clarify the situation.

He added that after investigating the matter, it became clear that those who brought them were people who work with them in garages to fix cars.”

Jamal Muhaisen also holds the following positions: Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank and PLO Central Council member.