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Fatah blames Israel for the recent wave of Palestinian terror, saying Israel "has led the young Palestinians to defend themselves"

Headline: “Al-Jaghoub: The ongoing Israeli aggression led our people to defend itself”


Head of the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission’s Information Office Munir Al-Jaghoub said that the ongoing Israeli aggression against our people in the occupied territories and the state terror that does not recognize the Palestinian people’s existence and its right to independence and a dignified life, in addition to the ongoing attacks against our holy sites, the daily invasions by the settlers of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas with the support of the occupation soldiers, the Judaization of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its surroundings, the cutting of the olive trees, the night attacks on the homes of unarmed Palestinians, the daily physical and psychological humiliations at the occupation’s checkpoints, and the ongoing unfair blockade against the Gaza Strip, have led the young Palestinians to defend themselves against this wild aggression as we have seen recently (refers to a series of lethal terror attacks, the most recent of which was terrorist Ra’ad Hazem murdering 3; see note below -Ed.).”



The PA and its leaders misrepresent all of the Temple Mount as an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore, they vilify any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.

Ra'ad Hazem - 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist and PA Security Forces member who shot and murdered 3 Israeli civilians - 27-year-olds Tomer Morad and Eytam Magini and 35-year-old Barak Lufan - and wounded 14 others when he opened fire on a crowded bar on Dizengoff Street in central Tel Aviv on April 7, 2022. Hazem escaped the scene of the attack and was found hiding near a mosque in Jaffa by Israeli security forces several hours later. He opened fire on them and was killed in the ensuing shootout.

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