Fatah says video of self-proclaimed PA Security Forces member calling to attack Israel with "bullets, knives and guns" is “fake”
Video and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “A fake video
When Fatah decides to enter armed confrontations, it has its ways that everyone knows”
The video shows a man with his face masked by a keffiyeh (Arab headdress). On the wall behind him are pictures of Palestinian figures, including founder of the Islamic Jihad terror organization Fathi Shaqaqi; former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat; and terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” who was responsible for the murder of 125.
Text on screen: “Fake video”
Masked man: “In the name of All Merciful Allah, our lauded people, the hour of honor has arrived, the hour of victory…
We will not agree that the settler herds continue to harm our holy sites and [spill] our blood under the protection of their soldiers, and we will not agree that their crimes against our children will repeat themselves, like they burned [Muhammad] Abu Khdeir (see note below -Ed.). Therefore, the time has come that they know who the Palestinians are…
O members of the [PA] Security Forces, which I am one of them, O members of the resistance factions, O everyone who has a gun or knife – the time has come that we tell the enemy that we are not guarding your settlements and we are not the servants of your soldiers. The time has come to pay the price, and you will pay dearly, very dearly, starting tonight. Therefore, the movement of settlers on the West Bank roads is forbidden, and whoever breaches this – their portion will be only bullets, as the time has come that we answer bullets with bullets, death with death, and over the coming hours you will be witness to great acts by us. We are the heroes while you are the cowards and thieves…
We will trample the heads of the settlers who are occupying our land and will wave the flag of victory, Allah willing, from the minarets of the Jerusalem mosques.
[I am] your brother, a free officer in the PA.”
Fathi Shaqaqi - Founder of the terror organization Islamic Jihad, which has carried out more than 1,000 terror attacks, murdering and wounding hundreds of Israeli civilians. Shaqaqi was killed in 1995 in an operation attributed to Israel but for which Israel never took responsibility.
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.
Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Muhammad Abu Khdeir - Palestinian teen kidnapped and murdered by Israeli extremists in Jerusalem on July 2, 2014, in revenge for the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel in the West Bank on June 12. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli ministers immediately condemned the revenge murder in the strongest terms. Israeli police arrested six Israeli suspects on July 6 of whom three confessed to murdering Khdeir. One of the murderers, Yosef Ben-David, is serving life in prison and an additional 20 years. His two accomplices, both unnamed minors, are serving life in prison and 21 years respectively.