Abbas demands riots and violence using PA euphemism “peaceful popular resistance”
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We will continue to work to strengthen the national unity, end the [Fatah-Hamas] rift, and continue the peaceful popular resistance (i.e., PA euphemism for violence and terror). For God’s sake, I ask of you, do peaceful popular resistance, for God’s sake. Where is it? Where is the peaceful popular resistance that must be done?”
How does Abbas define “peaceful popular resistance”?
In 2015, he explained on TV after 14 Israelis had been murdered in stabbings and car rammings:
PA Chairman’s speech, 2015: “We asked for peaceful popular resistance. That’s what this is. that’s what this is”
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
» View analysis citing this item