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"The spirit of Abu Jihad" tells us to "continue the attack" says widow of terrorist responsible for murder of 125

Official PA TV program The Cultural Salon, hosting Chairwoman of the PLO Families of the Martyrs and Wounded Institution Intisar Al-Wazir, the widow of terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad” who was responsible for the murder of 125


Chairwoman of the PLO Families of the Martyrs and Wounded Institution Intisar Al-Wazir: "If we do not receive our rights as a people – the [refugees’] right of return, our right to self-determination in our land, and the establishment of our independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem – if we do not receive these rights, our people will continue on the path of struggle… I feel that the spirit of Abu Jihad (i.e., responsible for murder of 125) is always hovering around us, looking at us, and telling us: “Continue, continue the attack and do not stop the revolution, because the revolution is the main thing that will lead to us receiving our rights.” … The popular resistance that our people is using today (note: numerous Israelis have been murdered) everywhere in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip – this resistance also needs to continue and intensify until the occupation can believe that this people."

Official PA TV host: “Is not surrendering.”

Intisar Al-Wazir: “Is not surrendering and is continuing the revolution until victory.”

[Official PA TV, The Cultural Salon, Sept. 3, 2022]


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.


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." At the time Abbas said this, 14 Israelis had already been murdered.

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