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Fatah implicitly calls for violence in Jerusalem and “is prepared to sacrifice thousands of Martyrs”

Fatah Jenin Branch Secretary Ata Abu Armila: “We in Fatah are calling on all the masses of our Palestinian people to head towards Jerusalem to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque and defend our people here inside the mosque- inside Jerusalem… The events have not ended and will not end until the occupation leaves our Palestinian people, stops the attacks against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and stops the expulsions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan [neighborhoods of Jerusalem]… Therefore, we are in an ongoing state of general mobilization.” …

Fatah Ramallah and El-Bireh Branch Secretary Muwaffaq Sahwil: “What is required of us at this stage, according to the instructions of the Palestinian leadership, is to emphasize the continuation of the popular national activity… The message… is important: Responding to the call to participate in activities in a message to the world that the spark began from Jerusalem – in all the intifadas that took place in the Palestinian people’s history, [the spark] was in Jerusalem. [I want] to emphasize the call and the invitation to the Palestinian people in Ramallah – the beginning [of the activity] is in Ramallah – to participate and be present in a message to the world saying that the Palestinian people, which has sacrificed thousands of Martyrs, thousands of prisoners and wounded, is prepared to sacrifice thousands of Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners for the sake of Jerusalem.”

The mention of “popular national activity” is similar to the terms 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

The Sheikh Jarrah protests – Israeli courts have ruled that four Palestinian families living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem are to be evicted because they are living illegally in properties owned by Jews who were expelled in the 1948 Israeli War of Independence. The Palestinian residents were offered to stay if they would pay rent, but they refused and instead appealed to the Israeli Supreme Court. In April 2021 the planned eviction led to clashes between Palestinian residents and Israeli police, which continued into May and served as one of the pretexts for further violent rioting during the Fatah/Hamas Riot and Rocket War 2021. A hearing scheduled by the Supreme Court for May 10, 2021, was postponed following intensified Palestinian riots and unrest both in Sheikh Jarrah and in East Jerusalem in general.

The second Intifada – PA terror campaign (2000-2005) in which more than 1,100 Israelis were murdered.

The first Intifada - Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel 1987-1993, approximately 200 Israelis murdered


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