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Palestinian groups call to “escalate popular resistance in light,” they lie, "of the attempts of uprooting and Judaization taking place on our occupied Palestinian lands"

Headline: “The [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces called to escalate the popular resistance in light of the Israeli attempts of uprooting and Judaization”


“The leadership of the [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces emphasized that it is important to mobilize all the efforts to expand participation in the framework of the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) against the occupation and its settlers, in light of the attempts of uprooting and Judaization that are taking place in all our occupied Palestinian lands.”



Palestinian National and Islamic Forces - an unaffiliated coordinating body comprised of representatives from factions in the PLO and outside the PLO. The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces were established in 2000 shortly after the start of the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), under the authorization of Yasser Arafat and the leadership of terrorist Marwan Barghouti. During the PA terror campaign it played an active role in coordinating political efforts and terror attacks against Israel, but since the end of the campaign it has been less significant and its activity is primarily centered in Gaza.

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."

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