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Fatah states their basic goals: "to extricate the right to the Palestinian homeland from the colonialist forces who established their advance base and their racist occupying settler colonialist agent ‘Israel’"

Headline: “Fatah on the anniversary of its Intilaqa: We were and still are the obstacle to completing the colonialist project of Palestine”

 

 

“The Fatah Movement… in a statement for the anniversary of the Intilaqa (i.e., the anniversary of “the Launch” of Fatah, counted from its first terror attack against Israel) emphasized Fatah’s basic principles and goals, and that it has been Fatah’s honor to lead them, foremost among them the historical and natural right to the land of our homeland Palestine. Fatah added that the goal of our struggle with the legal means that were agreed upon in the international laws is to extricate this right from the colonialist forces who established their advance base and their racist occupying settler colonialist agent ‘Israel.’ This is because we are fighting to emphasize our cultural national right to liberate our land and our people, and to liberate the world from ‘the Zionist myth’ that was the reason for our people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)…

Fatah noted that we as a people and the Palestinian National Liberation Movement [Fatah] that took ownership over its [Fatah’s] independent national decision were and still are the main obstacle to completing the colonialist project of the land of Palestine and its spread from [Palestine] to the Arab states. This is thanks to the sacrifice of our people, who all of its sectors participated in creating a quality and unprecedented national struggle revolution, which constituted the basis for intifadas and popular uprisings such as the great Stone Intifada in 1987 (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) and the Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000 (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005, more than 1,100 Israelis murdered)…

Fatah called to continue the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) as a mode of action, to develop its tools and means of struggle, and to expand its scope everywhere that the racist occupation and settlement are found.”

 

 

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.

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

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

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