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Children celebrate the anniversary of Fatah's launch with blatant Israel erasure

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page





Posted text: “Boys and girls of the [Fatah youth movement] Yatta branch celebrate the 56th [anniversary of] the Intilaqa (i.e., the anniversary of “the Launch” of Fatah, counted from its first terror attack against Israel)”


The images show children standing around a table with cakes on it. On one of the cakes is a logo for the 56th anniversary of “the Launch” of Fatah, counted from its first terror attack against Israel. On the right side of the logo is the number “56”; at the bottom of the logo is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine”; circling the logo is the Palestinian flag; in its center is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine,” with “Intilaqa” which means “the Launch” written underneath it; and inside the number “5” is an image of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat.





The image shows the children standing around the table with the cakes on it. On the wall in the background on the left is a poster showing terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” who was responsible for the murder of 125. On the upper right of the poster is the Fatah logo.

Text on poster: “Prince of Martyrs

Martyr commander Khalil Al-Wazir”



Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.


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.


Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

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