Fatah publishes an active call for “confrontations”
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “The Fatah Movement
Maintaining our unity and defending the homeland is a sacred obligation
Fatah said in a short statement this afternoon [May 14, 2021] that maintaining the internal Palestinian unity that was achieved in the Cairo understandings and was demonstrated in the battle to defend Jerusalem is a sacred obligation.
The eternal capital of Palestine, which is the keyword of the public cohesion and the united struggle from Rafah (i.e., in the southern Gaza Strip) to Rosh HaNikra (i.e., a northern Israeli city on the border with Lebanon) and from the Jordan [River] to the Mediterranean Sea, is our people’s clear truth, and none of us are willing to stay away from the battle to defend the holy sites except for the occupation’s collaborators.
Fatah emphasized that mass processions are now coming out from all the Palestinian cities in order to wage confrontations with the occupation at all the friction points at the call of all the Fatah branches, but at the same time it is aware of the attempts to sow division between our people and divert the compass from the confrontation against the occupation into an internal confrontation…
Fatah emphasized that Jerusalem unites us in one trench, and that our mighty Palestinian people in Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), and the diaspora have recorded spectacular sights of resolve and unity around our rights…
Fatah saluted the legendary resolve of our people everywhere against the Israeli apparatus? of violence.
The revolution is until victory.
Fatah Commission of Mobilization and Organization”
Fatah published this during ongoing violent Arab riots in Jerusalem and other mixed Jewish-Arab cities in Israel, and while Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired thousands of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli population centers.
2021 violent Palestinian riots and Hamas rockets - On May 10, 2021, the terror organization Hamas launched numerous rocket barrages targeting Israeli population centers. Over a period of 10 days, Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired over 3,500 rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, killing 9 Israelis, and 3 foreign nationals (1 Indian caregiver and 2 Thai foreign laborers) and wounding hundreds. In response, Israel launched Operation Guardian of the Walls to target Hamas terror leaders and terror infrastructure. The Israeli army also confronted terror activity in the West Bank, and was deployed to maintain order in Israeli cities with a mixed Jewish and Arab population, where Israeli Arabs violently rioted and attacked Jews with guns, knives, and firebombs, killing 1 Israeli. In return, Jews started attacking Arabs and Arab businesses as well. Hamas’ launching of rockets followed weeks of violent Arab riots in Jerusalem. The PA’s ostensible pretexts for the wave of Arab violence were PA elections being prevented in Jerusalem; Israeli security barricades at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City to prevent disturbances (which were later removed following violent riots); and the planned eviction of several Arab families illegally living in properties in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem owned by Jews who were expelled in the 1948 Israeli War of Independence.