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Fatah threatens violence against the Israeli "thieving enemy" after PA officers who shoot at Israeli forces were killed in response

Headline: “The deaths as Martyrs of two [PA] intelligence officers and a released prisoner during their resistance to an invasion of Jenin”



“The West Bank branch of the Fatah Movement said that the ascent [to Heaven] of the heroes of the [PA] security institution in Jenin yesterday, Thursday [June 10, 2021] (refers to PA officers who opened fire on Israeli undercover forces as they apprehended wanted terrorists; see note below -Ed.), emphasizes the ideology of struggle on which they were educated, which is itself a continuation of the culture of the self-sacrificing fighters at Eilabun (refers to the Israeli National Water Carrier bombing; see note below -Ed.), Al-Karameh (see note below -Ed.), Beirut, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and Jerusalem.

In a statement, Fatah eulogized the three Martyrs who fell on the land of Jenin yesterday in the early morning hours – [PA] military intelligence forces member heroic Martyr Adham Aliwi, Islamic Jihad Movement member heroic Martyr Jamil Al-Amouri (i.e., wanted terrorist), and military intelligence forces member heroic Martyr Tayseer Ayaseh. Fatah added in the statement: ‘Yesterday the Fatah fighter members of the security forces recorded a heroic epicin the streets of Jenin, in a scene uniting the bloods. This is Fatah, whose heroes promised you to fight against the enemy face to face while they are caught off guard, in order to sow in the soul of every Palestinian the meaning of heroism and self-sacrifice on the path of all the Martyrs who stood against this enemy and caused it to taste all the kinds of hardships everywhere it is forced to fight and in all arenas of the homeland.’ …

Fatah said: ‘Let the thieving enemy know that the daring and resolve that it has dealt with in the Gaza Strip and Jerusalem and the defiance of our people in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) will repeat themselves in the West Bank as well (refers to violent Arab riots and Hamas rocket barrages; see note below -Ed.)… We will defend our sites that are holy to Christianity and Islam, and our people will stand firm with full resolve with our rifles, our bodies, and our souls. And let this enemy know that its military adventure and its aggression against our people will ignite the land under its feet throughout our land, and that Fatah and all our people’s forces will stand on guard.’”




Jamil Al-Amouri, Wisam Abu Zaid, Adham Yasser Aliwi, and Tayseer Mahmoud Ayaseh – Israeli undercover forces attempted to arrest wanted Islamic Jihad terrorists Jamil Al-Amouri and Wisam Abu Zaid while they were hiding in Jenin next to a PA military intelligence building on June 10, 2021, in order to prevent the two from committing imminent shooting attacks after they had committed attacks in the previous months. The two attempted to flee, at which point the Israeli forces opened fire, killing Al-Amouri and wounding and arresting Abu Zaid. Because the Israeli forces were operating undercover, the PA Security Forces had not been notified in advance in order not to blow their cover, and as the Israeli forces were preparing to leave the area, PA military intelligence officers Adham Yasser Aliwi and Tayseer Mahmoud Ayaseh opened fire on them, possibly unaware they were Israeli security forces. The forces returned fire, killing Aliwi and Ayaseh. According to reports, video from the event shows someone at the scene shouting out to identify the Israeli undercover forces, but Aliwi and Ayaseh apparently continued to fire despite the shouts.

Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.

The Karameh battle, or Al-Karameh - On March 21, 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the town of Karameh in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists had been launching attacks on Israel. Although Israel prevailed militarily, Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.

Fatah/Hamas Riot and Rocket War 2021 – On April 30, 2021, facing certain electoral defeat, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas cancelled the first PA elections scheduled in 15 years. Hamas, which expected to win the elections, denounced it as a “coup.” In need of a conflict to divert public discontent, Abbas artificially generated a crisis over Jerusalem. His Fatah party called for "raising the level of confrontation,” and Abbas' spokesman told Palestinians "the battle of all battles is here.” Jerusalem Arabs responded by attacking Jews with rocks and Molotov cocktails. Hamas, Abbas' political rival, could not allow Abbas to lead the battle, so on May 10, 2021, Hamas launched rocket barrages targeting Israeli population centers including Jerusalem. Over the next 11 days, Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired over 4,300 rockets into southern and central Israel from the Gaza Strip, killing 9 Israelis and 3 foreign nationals, and wounding hundreds. In response, Israel launched Operation Guardian of the Walls to target Hamas terror leaders and terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Already in mid-April, a planned eviction of some Palestinian families illegally living in Jewish-owned buildings in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem had led to clashes between Palestinian residents and Israeli police. This dispute provided Palestinians with a pretext for violent rioting. Adding to the crisis, Israeli Arabs started rioting throughout Israel, especially in cities with a mixed Jewish and Arab population. Two Jews were murdered and many were wounded. According to Walla, an independent Israeli news site, 10 synagogues were wholly or partly burned down; fires were set in 112 Jewish homes and 1 Arab home mistaken for a Jewish home; 386 Jewish homes were plundered and 673 were damaged; 849 cars were set ablaze; and there were 5,018 rock-throwing attacks. In response, Jews started attacking Arabs and their properties as well, but on a much smaller scale. No mosques were burned; 13 Arab homes were damaged; 13 Arab-owned cars were burned; and there were 41 rock-throwing attacks by Jews. [Walla, May 16, 2021] The fighting between Israel and Hamas ended with a ceasefire on May 21, 2021.