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"Popular resistance" terror "remains the most important and effective weapon for restoring the Palestinian rights" - PA

Headline: “Abu Rudeina: The ongoing Jewish terror reflects the true nature of Israel, which defies international law and especially [defies] the American administration”




“Official [PA] Presidential Spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeina said that the ongoing Jewish terror that we were witness to yesterday [Feb. 13, 2022] in Sheikh Jarrah (refers to Israeli Parliament Member Itamar Ben Gvir opening a parliamentary office there to protest the lack of police presence in the Jerusalem neighborhood, after a Jewish home was firebombed there on Feb. 11, 2022 -Ed.), and what we see every day in the rest of the Palestinian cities, villages, and refugee camps, constitutes an Israeli political trend and decision…


He added: ‘Peaceful popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) remains the most important and effective weapon for restoring the Palestinian rights.’





Nabil Abu Rudeina also serves as PA Minister of Information, Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology, and Fatah Central Committee member.


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."