Fatah emphasizes their role in major terrorist operations as part of their election campaign
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch
The image shows a Fatah rally in which participants are waving Palestinian flags, a poster of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and yellow Fatah flags featuring the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine.”
Posted text: “#I_will_vote_for_Fatah
Fatah has always been the mother with bountiful love, not only for members of its organization, but rather for all members of its people. It is the one that actually lit the torch of the revolution at the start of 1965 (refers to the bombing of Israel’s National Water Carrier, Fatah’s first terror attack -Ed.) only for the sake of [its people] and for the sake of their freedom, their greatness, their national honor, and the restoration of all their legitimate rights.”
Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.
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.