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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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