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Abbas “praised the great efforts... being made as part of the popular resistance”

“Yesterday evening [Nov. 6, 2022, PA] President Mahmoud Abbas received the secretaries of the Fatah Movement branches in the northern districts (i.e., the West Bank) at the [PA] presidential headquarters in Ramallah, in the presence of a number of members of the [Fatah] Central Committee.

The president briefed the branch secretaries on the moves and contacts he is holding with regional and international bodies to stop the Israeli aggression against our people and our land. He praised the great efforts being made by the branch secretaries on everything connected to strengthening the Palestinian civilians’ resolve on their land, as part of the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) to the occupation forces and its settlers, which is escalating every day…

Yesterday evening President Abbas phoned the family of great female national fighter Fatima Barnawi (i.e., terrorist, placed bomb in movie theater) and expressed condolences over her death.

The president praised the virtues of the departed, and her contribution over her long career of struggle.He prayed to Almighty and Omnipotent Allah that He wrap her in His great mercy, have her dwell in the expanses of Paradise, and endow her family with patience and consolation.


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."


Fatima Barnawi - Palestinian female terrorist who placed a bomb in a movie theater in Jerusalem in 1967. The bomb failed to explode. She was sentenced to life in prison but was released in 1977 after serving 10 years. In 2015, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas honored Barnawi with the Military Star of Honor.