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Fatah: Throw rocks - “strike for the homeland”

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

  • Fatah: “Peace starts from Palestine and war breaks out from Palestine”

  • “Allah’s mercy upon them” - Fatah’s best wishes for terrorist murderers

Facebook continues to serve Abbas’ Fatah Movement as a platform for encouraging Palestinians to use violence and terror and to fight Israel.

In anticipation of Fatah’s upcoming anniversary in January 1 - counted from Fatah’s first terror attack against Israel in 1965 – the movement posted the image above calling to “strike”:

Text at top: “The Fatah Movement”
“Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the modern Palestinian revolution”

Text at bottom: “Strike for the sake of the homeland”

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 10, 2020]

Another post stated that “peace starts” and “war breaks out from Palestine,” while showing an image of a masked man pointing at the viewer. To the left is a masked man holding a rock, and to the right a masked man holding a knife. Below them is a mass of masked men with a flame overlaid on top of them:

Text at top: “The Fatah Movement
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the modern Palestinian revolution”
Text at bottom: “Peace starts from Palestine
And war breaks out from Palestine”

[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 10, 2020]

Palestinian Media Watch has pointed out the “partnership” between Facebook and Fatah and Facebook’s turning a blind eye to Fatah’s posts promoting terror and violence. PMW’s reports and campaign against Fatah’s use of Facebook has led to the temporary closure of Fatah’s page but in spite of Fatah’s repeated use of the platform to promote terror, Facebook continues to choose to be of service to Fatah.

In addition to the post above promoting rock throwing – which in several attacks have been lethal and murdered Israelis - Fatah has recently posted several posts that glorify arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, who was responsible for orchestrating attacks in which at least 125 Israelis were murdered, the head of the terror organization Black September Abu Iyad, and commander of operations of Black September Hassan Ali Salameh:

The image shows terrorist Abu Jihad sitting with a group of men, looking at papers that seem to be maps, possibly planning a terror attack. The man on the left is leaning on a Kalashnikov assault rifle with a grenade launcher attachment.

Posted text: “Allah’s mercy upon you, Abu Jihad”

[Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, Dec. 11, 2020]

Posted text: “[Former PLO Chairman and PA President] leader Yasser Arafat and leader Khalil Al-Wazir [‘Abu Jihad’] will remain a symbol of honor on the brow of every Palestinian”

[Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, Oct. 15, 2020]

The image shows from left to right terrorist and head of the Black September terror organization Abu Iyad, former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and terrorist Abu Jihad - responsible for murder of 125.

Posted text: “The courage of the positions and the first [man] who shot the bullet, leadersYasser Arafat, [Khalil Al-Wazir] ‘Abu Jihad’, and [Salah Khalaf] ‘Abu Iyad’
Allah’s mercy upon them and upon all our Martyrs”

[Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, Oct. 15, 2020]

Text on image: “The Yasser Arafat Archive”

Posted text: “Leader Ali Hassan Salameh ‘the Red Prince,’ Allah’s mercy upon him”

[Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, Dec. 11, 2020]

 Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat’s deputy, one of the founders of Fatah, and head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.

Ali Hassan Salameh - Palestinian terrorist and commander of operations in Europe of the Black September terror organization - a secret branch of Fatah - in the 1970s. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics on Sept. 5, 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. Salameh was killed by a car bomb in Beirut on Jan. 22, 1979. Israel is thought to be responsible for his death, but has not officially taken responsibility for it.

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