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Fatah leader: We will "lead according to heritage" from arch-terrorists and “heroic prisoners” - “the fuel of this system”

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: “[The coming PA elections] will be [held in Jerusalem] against the will of Netanyahu and this criminal occupation… We want to win, to rule, and to lead through our good traits, our values, and the heritage that were left to us by Yasser Arafat, Khalil Al-Wazir [- Abu Jihad], [Salah Khalaf -] Abu Iyad, Faisal Al-Husseini, and all the great ones, and that were imposed on us by our heroic prisoners, to whom I send a blessing of peace and say to them: “You are the fuel of this system.'”

[Official PA TV, Topic of the Day, Feb. 14, 2021]

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).

Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.

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.

Faisal Al-Husseini - senior Fatah and PLO terror leader in the 1970s. Al-Husseini was a member of the Supreme Muslim Council and held several roles in the PLO, Fatah, and PA, including head of Fatah in the West Bank, PA Minister without Portfolio, and PA Minister for Jerusalem Affairs. Al-Husseini died of natural causes in 2001.


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