Fatah officials threaten terror: “resistance in all its forms, with all means”
“We’ll continue the resistance in all its forms, with all means, and with all our power to defend our Palestinian people”
“It may be that the forms of the resistance will change and be replaced… We aspire to true popular resistance, but if Israel continues this confrontation, it is liable to open the gates of confrontation”
“Our rifles are clean and pure against the enemy” says PLO member, praising arch-terrorists
Following Israel’s September raid on a Hamas terror cell in the West Bank, which resulted in 5 terrorists being killed and dozens arrested, a Fatah official threatened that Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Movement will return to terror, using “resistance in all its forms”:
Fatah Jenin Branch Secretary Ata Abu Rmeileh: “We’ll continue the resistance in all its forms, with all means, and with all our power to defend our Palestinian people and continue this resistance to realize the dream of the Martyrs and take revenge for the pure blood that flows every morning throughout our Palestinian areas.”
[Official PA TV, Palestine This Morning, Sept. 30, 2021]
Terms such as "all means,” "all means of resistance," “all forms,” are used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.
A much stronger and completely straightforward terror threat was made by a member of the terror organization PFLP, which is a member of the PLO. Praising arch-terrorists and murderers, PFLP Political Bureau member Maryam Abu Daqqa stated that “our rifles” are directed against “the enemy”:
PFLP Political Bureau member Maryam Abu Daqqa: “Our compass is clear, our rifle is clear, in one direction. The enemy is one, the homeland is one, the people is one, our path and our rifles are clean and pure against the enemy… [Former PFLP Sec.-Gen.] Abu Ali [Mustafa] is the Martyrs, the prisoners, and the loyalty. We’ve always said: Whoever follows us, whoever follows our path, what do they see? Either Martyrdom-death or blessing. Our path is known, O Abu Ali, loyalty is our custom…”
Newsreader: “How is it possible to restore [this unity] and restore its spark, as Martyr commander Abu Ali Mustafa aspired to do?” …
Maryam Abu Daqqa: “[Through] loyalty to the Moon of the Martyrs [PFLP leader] Martyr Abu Ali, to [Fatah leader] Martyr Yasser Arafat, to [Hamas leader] Ahmed Yassin, to [Islamic Jihad leader Fathi] Shaqaqi, to Haidar Abd Al-Shafi, [Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades leader Marwan] Barghouti, and all the Martyrs.”
[Official PA TV News, Aug. 27, 2021]
Fatah's Fayez Abu Aita also voiced threats before the raid against Hamas’ terror cell. The deputy secretary of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council warned that “the forms of the resistance will change and be replaced”:
Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary Fayez Abu Aita: “It may be that the forms of the resistance will change and be replaced. We are not responsible for them in the end. Today we aspire to true popular resistance, but if Israel continues this confrontation, it is liable to open the gates of confrontation with this occupation. Therefore, Israel is responsible for every development connected to opening the gates of confrontation in the area or expanding it.”
[Official PA TV, Sept. 24, 2021]
Abu Aita explained that Palestinians “aspire to true popular resistance” –implying non-violent means. However, this is not only ironic but also untrue, as Palestinian Media Watch has documented that whereas “popular resistance” in Palestinian terminology at times is used to refer to peaceful protest, it is also used 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." At the time Abbas said this, 14 Israelis had already been murdered.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “No one called for this uprising (i.e., Oct. - Nov. 2015 terror campaign) and no one asked for it. It stemmed from the hearts of the young who have seen everything with their own eyes. They have seen the oppression, the settlements and they have seen the attacks by the herds of settlers, and therefore they have done what they have done (i.e., 14 killed by stabbings and shootings). We said to everyone that we want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is. That’s what this is. However, the aggression of firing bullets has come from the Israelis.”
[Official PA TV, Nov. 16, 2015]
What Abbas called “peaceful popular uprising” had at the time he made this statement already included:
- 65 stabbings
- 8 shootings
- 8 car rammings
Total killed: 14
Total wounded: 167
[Between Oct. 1 - Nov. 13, 2015,
Source: "Wave of terror October-November 2015," http://mfa.gov.il]
September 2021 raids on Hamas terror cell - Israeli forces conducted raids on Sept. 26, 2021 to arrest members of a Hamas terror cell in several locations in the West Bank, in order to thwart imminent large-scale terror attacks that the cell was planning to launch in the West Bank and Israel. Five Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists were killed after opening fire on Israeli forces during the raids, and approximately 20 members of the cell were arrested and weapons were seized. The five killed in the raids were: Ahmed Zahran, Muhammad Hmeidan, Zakariya Badwan, Osama Sobeh, and Yusuf Sobeh.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) - a socialist Palestinian terror organization and one of the largest factions in the PLO. Founded by George Habash in 1967, PFLP has planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding and throughout the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005). One of its most high profile attacks was the murder of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi on Oct. 17, 2001. PFLP has been designated as a terror organization by several states including the US, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the EU.Terrorist prisoner Ahmad Sa’adat has served as PFLP’s secretary-general since 2001; he is serving a 30-year sentence in an Israeli prison for heading the PFLP.
The terrorists glorified by PFLP Political Bureau member Maryam Abu Daqqa:
Abu Ali Mustafa - Secretary-General of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP, which rejected the Oslo Accords (1993), has planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000-2005 (the Intifada).
Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.
Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians.
Fathi Shaqaqi - Founder of the terror organization Islamic Jihad, which has carried out more than 1,000 terror attacks, murdering and wounding hundreds of Israeli civilians. Shaqaqi was killed in 1995 in an operation attributed to Israel but for which Israel never took responsibility.
Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Palestinian Authority parliament who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks in which 5 people were murdered: one attack on the Jerusalem-Maale Adumim road (June 12, 2001) in which Greek Orthodox monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorists Ismail Radaida and Yasser Ah'Rabai, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, Yosef Habi, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected as a member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.