When Fatah attacks “it turns the bodies of its members into fire before the enemy,” says spokesman
Headline: “Al-Qawasmi: Fatah will not renege on the promise and oath of the Martyrs”
“Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council member [and Official Fatah Spokesman] Osama Al-Qawasmi said that Fatah, which lit its torch to illuminate the path to independence and soaked its path in the blood of its leaders even before the blood of its fighters, will not abandon its responsibility or its commitments…
Al-Qawasmi added in a statement that the path has not yet reached its end, and that the real victory will be achieved when our land is liberated, the settlements are dismantled, the refugees return, and the independent state whose capital is Jerusalem is established…
He explained that when Fatah participates in its battles, it turns the bodies of its members into fire before the enemy, and Jenin is witness to this (refers to 2002 terror battle; see note below -Ed.), as are Beirut, Gaza, Nablus, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
He added that the world saw the battle of the [Western Wall] Tunnel [Intifada] and the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005, more than 1,100 Israelis murdered) for the sake of the holy sites. He also said that it is Fatah’s custom [to engage in] popular resistance, whose significance must not be diminished, and we do not forget that this resistance has pained the enemy, and in its framework the best of its young people have died.”
Jenin – refugee camp north of Nablus that was a major hotbed of terrorism in the PA terror campaign 2000-2005 (the second Intifada). To reduce the attacks, Israeli forces entered Jenin on April 3, 2002, to conduct searches as part of Operation Defensive Shield, which was carried out to destroy the terror infrastructure in the West Bank, and several days of intense fighting against Palestinian terrorists in booby-trapped houses ensued. While the PA claimed that the Israeli forces committed a “massacre” and killed hundreds of civilians, a UN report refuted these claims, confirming that 52 Palestinians were killed in the battle of which the majority were terrorists. 23 Israeli soldiers were also killed in the fighting.
The Western Wall Tunnel Intifada - Three days of PA terror attacks on Israeli civilians and military in September 1996, to protest Israel's opening an excavated tunnel adjacent to the base of the Temple Mount. The tunnel is an underground continuation of what is exposed today of the Western Wall. The terror was led by Arafat's security services.
The second Intifada – PA terror campaign (2000-2005) in which more than 1,100 Israelis were murdered.