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Fatah official: “Palestine is a homeland with the scent of Martyrs”

“At a ceremony of national artistic poems yesterday evening, Friday [Oct. 28, 2022], the leadership of the Fatah Movement’s Beirut branch launched the Fatah office for authors, writers, and poets in Beirut…

The ceremony began with the Palestinian and Lebanese national anthems and the Fatah anthem, and afterwards the speech of Director of the Fatah Offices in Beirut Abd Mansour, a Fatah leadership member in Beirut, in which he said: ‘Today’s event takes place close to the 18th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of [former PLO Chairman and PA] President and symbol Yasser Arafat and at a time when our Palestinian people is accompanying the bodies of the Martyrs of resolve in Jerusalem, Jenin, Nablus, Hebron, Ramallah, and Shuafat (apparently refers to terrorist Uday Al-Tamimi who murdered 1 at Shuafat checkpoint -Ed.), and it is a stand of loyalty to the soul of Yasser Arafat, who always said that the revolution is the self-sacrificing fighter’s rifle but also the artist’s pen and the poet’s poem.’

He added that Palestine is a homeland with the scent of Martyrs because it only gives birth to heroes.”


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.


Uday Al-Tamimi - 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered 18-year-old female Israeli soldier Sgt. Noa Lazar and wounded an Israeli security guard at the Shuafat checkpoint in northern Jerusalem on Oct. 8, 2022. Al-Tamimi managed to escape and later shot and wounded an Israeli security guard at the entrance to Ma’ale Adumim east of Jerusalem on Oct. 19, 2022, before other guards at the scene shot and killed him.

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