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

"We will defend Jerusalem with our lives" - Fatah rebroadcasts Abbas’ call for violence in Jerusalem from 2014

Video and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture



Posted text: “The message of [PA] President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas to our people in Jerusalem – we will defend Jerusalem with our lives. Long live Fatah, the defender of our land, our holy sites, and our people.”


The video shows an old clip from an Oct. 17, 2014 speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.


PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “It's not enough for us to say: ‘There are those carrying out Ribat’ (i.e., religious conflict over land claimed to be Islamic). We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It's not enough for us to say: ‘The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque].’ They have come, and they must not come to the Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount). We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary. This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places.”


The video ends with a picture of Jerusalem and the words: “Arab Jerusalem.”