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Fatah Youth Movement calls to “escalate popular resistance in every corner of Jerusalem" amid violent Arab riots

Headline: “Fatah’s Shabiba: Jerusalem is uniting our people around the option of struggle and resolution



“The leadership of the Fatah Shabiba [Youth] Movement in Palestine emphasized that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has placed matters on their proper path and has emphasized that the Palestinian right to Jerusalem is not willing to [accept] vagueness, tarrying, and partial solutions. It noted that even though postponing the [PA] elections is a great loss, losing the principle – which is expressed by holding the elections without Jerusalem – is a loss that cannot be compensated for, a relinquishing of Jerusalem, and its submission to the deal of the century (i.e., US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan) that our entire Palestinian people rejects.

The Shabiba called on every Palestinian from among the factions, forces, and election lists to participate in the battle for the Palestinian right in Jerusalem by escalating the popular resistance(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) in every corner and every street in Jerusalem.”



The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment. 

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."