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PLO calls the man arrested for launching rocks an “Icon of the popular resistance”

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs

The image shows an elderly Arab man, Sa’id ‘Arma Abu Al-Abd, using a slingshot to fire a rock. In the upper left and bottom right are prison bars, indicating how he was recently arrested for his participation in violent riots.

Text on image: “Prisoner Haj Sa’id ‘Arma
A 51 year old from the town of Dir Jarir, Ramallah subdistrict
#Icon_of_the_popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)
(The following hashtag is in English -Ed.)

Posted text: “#Icon_of_the_struggle

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."