Topic | Choose topic/s and define your search
Affiliations / Personalities
Date Range

In Abbas' speech for Fatah's anniversary, he threatens "our patience has run out with the despicable Israeli occupation" and we will "make necessary crucial decisions to stand against these violations and crimes"

Official PA TV News, broadcast of excerpts from PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ televised speech for the 57th anniversary of “the Launch” of Fatah, counted from its first terror attack against Israel




PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “The anniversary of the launch of our revolution today [Jan. 1, 2022] is taking place under most sensitive and difficult circumstances, due to the despicable Israeli occupation’s ongoing deepening of acts of oppression and persecution against our people, theft of our land and our natural resources, and stopping our economy and confiscating our tax money (refers to Israel’s Anti “Pay-for-Slay” Law to deduct PA terror salaries; see note below -Ed.)…

Our patience has run out given this bitter reality that our people has been experiencing for nearly eight decades, and we also will not agree to your systematic actions to change the nature and identity of Jerusalem and harm the sanctity of our holy sites there, especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron…


We extend our hands to make a just and comprehensive peace in the framework of an international conference, which will be held in accordance with the resolutions of the international legitimacy and under the auspices of the international Quartet (i.e., US, EU, Russia, and UN), in order to end the occupation of the land of the State of Palestine whose capital is Jerusalem. We again emphasize that we will not agree to the occupation remaining forever; therefore, we have called to convene the Palestinian [PLO] Central Council at the start of this year [2022] in order to discuss the recent developments and make the necessary crucial decisions, so as to stand against these violations and crimes against our people and our land.”





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.


Israel's Anti "Pay-for-Slay" Law - Israeli law stating that the PA payments to terrorists and the families of dead terrorists is a financial incentive to terror. The law instructs the state to deduct and freeze the amount of money the PA pays in salaries to imprisoned terrorists and families of "Martyrs" from the tax money Israel collects for the PA. Should the PA stop these payments for a full year, the Israeli government would have the option of giving all or part of the frozen money to the PA. The law was enacted by the Israeli Parliament on July 2, 2018. During the parliamentary vote, the law's sponsor Avi Dichter said: “The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee received much help in its deliberations... from Palestinian Media Watch who provided us with authentic data that enabled productive and professional deliberations, nuances that are very difficult to achieve without precise data.” [Israeli Parliament website, July 2, 2018] In accordance with the law, as of September 2021 Israel’s Security Cabinet had ordered the freeze of 1.857 billion shekels ($580.15 million) - the sum equivalent to the PA payments to terrorists in 2018, 2019, and 2020.