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Fatah blames Israel for Palestinian violence during Ramadan, lying that "Israel prepares for bloody and coarse aggression against the Palestinian people"

Headline: “Fatah: The occupation’s crimes will strengthen our resolve on the land and will increase our determination to expel it”






“The Fatah Movement held the occupation government responsible for the escalation and the systematic and deliberate crimes that have been committed as part of it. It emphasized that the blood of the pure-hearted Martyrs in Jenin, Bethlehem, Hebron, and all the cities, villages, and refugee camps in Palestine will only strengthen our resolve on the land and increase our determination to expel this hated occupation. It added that sooner or later we will settle accounts with the war criminals – Israeli political leaders, officers, and soldiers.


In a statement issued yesterday [April 11, 2022] by the [Fatah] Commission of Information and Culture, Fatah said that the claims of the occupation and terror state, according to which it is working for calm in the blessed [Muslim fasting] month of Ramadan, have been proven false. [Fatah added that] as per its criminal custom, when it speaks about calm, [Israel] is actually preparing for bloody and coarse aggression against the Palestinian people, and it attacks defenseless civilians, women, and children alike. It noted that if this dangerous escalation is not stopped immediately, it will certainly lead to a comprehensive deterioration of the situation.


It also said that the current government of Israel and the previous governments are responsible for the wave of escalation and its dangerous consequences. This is because of their deliberate ignoring of the national and legitimate Palestinian rights, and because of the fact that they have closed every opening to any true peace process, which would lead to the two-state solution – the solution that is likely to bring security and stability to the region and the world…


Fatah expressed its appreciation… for the souls of the heroic Martyrs who ascended to Heavenin recent hours, and whose pure blood watered the precious soil of Palestine (apparently refers to terrorists Maha Za’atari, Ghada Sabateen, and Muhammad Ghneim, in addition to Muhammad Zakarneh who was accidentally shot in a shootout during the attempted arrest of terrorist Ra’ad Hazem’s brother; see notes below -Ed.). It emphasized that the blood of the pure-hearted Martyrs has not been spilled in vain.


Fatah committed to the masses of our people to continue on the path of the heroic Martyrs and prisoners, the path of freedom, independence, and the right to self-determination on the land of our historical homeland, Palestine.”






Maha Za’atari – 24-year-old female Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded an Israeli border police officer at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on April 10, 2022. Other officers shot and killed Za’atari, thereby ending her attack.

Ghada Sabateen – 40-year-old female Palestinian terrorist who threateningly approached Israeli security forces and ignored their calls to stop, causing the forces to open fire in the air and then eventually shoot and kill her in self-defense at Husan, west of Bethlehem, on April 10, 2022. Sabateen was found to be unarmed.

Muhammad Ali Ahmed Ghneim – 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist who threw Molotov cocktails at an Israeli car near Bethlehem, causing Israeli soldiers to open fire and kill him on April 10, 2022.

Ra'ad Hazem - 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist 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.