PLO/Fatah are planning violent “comprehensive intifada”
Official PA TV host: "The statement issued after the [PLO - Fatah] meeting, spoke about “developing and implementing coordination on the ground between all the political forces, popular committees, institutions, and activists of the resistance, and working to establish a united national front for popular resistance resulting in a comprehensive intifada.” I am quoting from the statement…"
PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf: "We cannot agree to [Israel] establishing facts on the ground…"
Host: "A comprehensive intifada as part of the non-violent popular uprising? Peaceful. A non-violent intifada?"
Wasel Abu Yusuf: "“No. Of course [it will be] a comprehensive intifada, a national rebellion, and everything connected to ending this criminal occupation… This is something necessary, and actually this is all being developed. The first Intifada and the second Intifada achieved a lot for the Palestinian cause…"
Host: "The international community that still is calling for dialogue and negotiation as a path to resolution - do you think it will accept a new Palestinian intifada in 2020, 2021, or 2022? …"
Wasel Abu Yusuf: “Of course. … When we talk about intifada we are talking about the way to escalate the situation."
The first Intifada - Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel 1987-1993, approximately 200 Israelis murdered
The second Intifada – PA terror campaign (2000-2005) in which more than 1,100 Israelis were murdered.
The meeting referred to was organized by Fatah and held in July 2020 with representatives from the following organizations participated: The Fatah Central Committee, The Fatah Revolutionary Council, The PLO Executive Committee, the regional secretaries, and others.
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." https://palwatch.org/page/9276
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