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Fatah holds a special event in Lebanon to mark their first terror attack against Israel

Excerpt of an article about a ceremony held in Sidon, Lebanon, for the 58th anniversary of the Intilaqa, “the Launch” of Fatah, counted from its first terror attack against Israel

Headline: “Lebanese Sidon awakes on the first day of the new year to an announcement of Fatah’s ‘First Bullet’”

“While pictures of the heroic Martyrs and prisoners – Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 7), Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli soldiers), Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), Ayyat Al-Akhras (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 2), Zafer Al-Rimawi (i.e., killed while participating in violent confrontations with Israeli soldiers north of Ramallah on Nov. 29, 2022), Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, orchestrated three attacks in which 5 were murdered), and Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with an accomplice) – passed through as part of the demonstration held on the field, a Fatah torch was lit. This was in the presence of… [PLO] Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Lebanon Ashraf Dabbour, Fatah Movement Secretary Fathi Abu Al-Ardat, …and Hezbollah Representative Sheikh Atallah Hamoud.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 2, 2023]

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.

Nasser Abu Hmeid

Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who was responsible for a series of shooting attacks targeting Israeli soldiers. Al-Nabulsi resisted arrest and shot at Israeli soldiers who returned fire and killed him in Nablus on Aug. 9, 2022. Al-Nabulsi was a member of a Fatah terror cell that was attacked while planning an imminent attack on Feb. 8, 2022; while Al-Nabulsi escaped, three other members of the cell were shot and killed: Adham Mabrouka Al-Shishani, Muhammad Al-Dakhil, and Ashraf Mubaslat.

Dalal Mughrabi – female Palestinian terrorist who led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

Ayyat Al-Akhras - The youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (aged 17). A member of Fatah, Al-Akhras carried out a suicide bombing attack near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002, murdering 2 and wounding 28.

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Palestinian Authority parliament who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks in which 5 people were murdered: one attack on the Jerusalem-Maale Adumim road (June 12, 2001) in which Greek Orthodox monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorists Ismail Radaida and Yasser Ah'Rabai, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, Yosef Habi, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected as a member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab terrorist who kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. Younes is serving a 40-year sentence. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee. Younes was released from prison on Jan. 5, 2023.