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“We need to turn [Israel’s] life into hell” if it annexes, says top PA official

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Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub:

"The first message is meant for this fascist occupation that embodies the new Nazis… If the [Israeli] decision to annex is made – you [Israel] are in a battle with Fatah, the Fatah of Jan. 1, 1965 (i.e., Fatah’s first terror attack against Israel)… This is the unanimous decision of the [Fatah] Central Committee… What we need is to get rid of the occupation… On July 1, if it declares annexation – there will be a different language, and there will need to be different means… We want everyone (i.e., including Hamas) to be with us. … The resistance that harms the occupation is our means, and the establishment of the state is our mutual goal… Everyone needs to be in the battle. In the West Bank, in Jerusalem, in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinians within the Green Line (i.e., Israeli Arabs)… We need to turn this occupation’s life into hell through the uprising of us all."

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders at times to refer to peaceful protest and at times to refer to deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded in stabbings, shootings, and car ramming attacks. Abbas said: "We want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is."

Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.

Green Line - 1949-1967 ceasefire line between Israel and the neighboring Arab countries (Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria) following Israel's War of Independence (1948-1949). Land within the Green Line is all part of the State of Israel since 1949. Land outside the Green Line includes East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights.

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