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“Popular resistance” terrorism is a "legal right" according to PA media Supervisor

Headline: “Assaf: Our people will continue its popular behavior until the defeat of the occupation”



“General Supervisor of the Official [PA] Media Ahmad Assaf emphasized the importance of popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror), as our entire Palestinian people agrees on it as part of the resistance to the Israeli occupation in all its forms…

He said: ‘Resistance to the occupation is a legal right that is anchored in international law, and our people will continue its struggle until the defeat of the occupation and the achievement of its goals, which are national freedom and independence.’”




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."