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Supporting violent Arab riots, Abbas calls to “continue the popular resistance”

Headline: “By a large majority: The [PA] leadership, factions, and national figures decided to postpone the date of the [PA] elections until ensuring the participation of our people in Jerusalem”

 

 

“The [PA] leadership, factions, and national figures decided by a large majority to postpone the date of the [PA] elections until ensuring the participation of our people in Jerusalem, and this was after a meeting they held yesterday evening, Thursday [April 29, 2021], at the [PA] presidential headquarters in Ramallah led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas.

In a statement concluding the meeting… President [Abbas] emphasized the ongoing work to strengthen the national unity, end the [Hamas-Fatah] rift, achieve reconciliation, continue the peaceful popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror), and establish a national unity government that will be committed to the international resolutions…

The president saluted our Palestinian people everywhere and our heroic people who are carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict over land claimed to be Islamic) in Jerusalem for their resolve and their defiance against the occupation’s arrogance, its racist laws and actions, and its terrorist settler gangs.

He concluded by saying: ‘Jerusalem is the basis for our existence and the jewel in our crown for which thousands of Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners have fallen, and we will not relinquish one grain of soil from its pure land.’”

 

 

 

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." https://palwatch.org/page/9276