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Fatah vows to "continue the struggle with the same determination and fierce will on the path" of Abu Jihad, murderer of 125 people

Headline: “Fatah on the 34th anniversary of the assassination of ‘Abu Jihad’ continues on the path of the founding leaders until liberation and return”



“The Fatah Movement emphasized that it is continuing the struggle with the same determination and the same fierce will on the path of freedom and return that was outlined for us by the historic commanders who established Fatah and began the mighty Palestinian revolution in 1965 (refers to “the Launch” of Fatah, counted from its first terror attack against Israel -Ed.), the path of the Martyrs, and foremost among them [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Yasser Arafat, Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125), Salah Khalaf ‘Abu Iyad’ (i.e., head of Black September terror organization), and all the founders.

In an official statement that was issued yesterday [April 16, 2022] for the 34th anniversary of the assassination of leader Khalil Al-Wazir, Fatah explained that ‘What makes Martyr “Abu Jihad” special is that the compass of his struggle did not deviate for even one day, not from Palestine and not from the goals of liberation, return, and the right of self-determination,’ and that his fingerprint is on all the details of the history of Fatah and the Palestinian revolution. [It also] noted that Khalil Al-Wazir is a son of Ramle (i.e., an Israeli city), who the bitter experience of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in 1948 fashioned his national awareness at an early stage, and the first response to this was establishing squads of self-sacrificing fighters in the Gaza Strip at the start of the 1950s, which constituted a source of inspiration and an early initial seed for the Al-Asifa forces, Fatah’s military wing.”


The article includes a picture of terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad.”



Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.

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 1960s - 1980s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the Coastal Road attack that (until Oct. 7, 2023) was the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat’s deputy, one of the founders of Fatah, and head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.

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