PA: “We are prepared to sacrifice … we will sacrifice our children"
Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: “The first matter is creating an elected leadership inside the occupied homeland (i.e., the West Bank). This is because we are heading towards an escalation of the resistance. Therefore there needs to be a legitimate leadership that is internationally recognized and committed to the UN resolutions, which may make strategic decisions by power of the recognized right, [including] reexamining the rules of engagement with the occupation, taking political steps, freezing the recognition, and possibly also declaring a national rebellion. An elected [government] can do anything. We in the Fatah Movement, regarding the struggle, the resistance, and the rules of engagement – we are open. We are prepared to sacrifice not [just] the last of-. We will sacrifice our children. The first unit that will be in the first line will be from the [Fatah] Central Committee, the [Fatah] Revolutionary Council, and our leadership… We have placed before you our strategic approach as we see it in Fatah, the foundations that we have agreed on with our brothers in Hamas… We have no problem; we are prepared to be with Hamas, and prepared to be with the factions – if only!”
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
The United National Leadership of the Popular Resistance – A committee to oversee and direct the “popular resistance” that was established following the meeting of the secretary-generals of the Palestinian factions - which include several terror organizations - on Sept. 3, 2020. In this committee, Fatah is coordinating openly with representatives of internationally designated terror organizations such as Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Jibril Rajoub also serves as 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).
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