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Fatah high official “called on the masses of the Palestinian people... [to] support Jenin”

Headline: “Fattouh: What is happening in Jenin is a massacre and a war crime”

“Palestinian National Council (i.e., legislative body of the PLO) Chairman Rawhi Fattouh said that what is happening in Jenin – the use of heavy military vehicles, the bombing of homes, mosques, and medical centers with missiles, the ascent of Martyrs [to Heaven], and the wounding of dozens – is a massacre, a war crime, and barbaric and ugly aggression that is being committed by the army of the fascist [Israeli] government (refers to Israeli counter-terror operation in which a joint terror headquarters was attacked and terrorists were killed and wounded -Ed.). He added that the racist and Nazi government of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu bears full responsibility…

Fattouh called on the masses of the Palestinian people and its factions to crowd the ranks and support Jenin. He praised the resolve of our people and of its brave resistance, and noted that this legendary resolve will not break.

[WAFA, official PA news agency, July 3, 2023]

Rawhi Fattouh also serves as Fatah Commissioner of International Relations

2023 Operation Home and Garden - an Israeli counter-terror operation in Jenin that lasted from July 3-5, 2023. The operation targeted terror infrastructure in the city, and particularly the Islamic Jihad-affiliated terror group the Jenin Brigade, after 50 terror attacks had originated from the city and 19 terrorists had fled to it since the start of 2023. Israeli soldier David Yehuda Yitzhak, 23, was killed during the operation, while at least 18 Palestinian terrorists were killed and over 300 terror suspects were arrested. During the operation, Israeli forces attacked a terror headquarters located next to a medical clinic and two schools, one of them belonging to UNRWA. Several weapons factories were discovered containing hundreds of explosives and weapons caches. Terrorists opened fire on Israeli forces from within a mosque in the Jenin refugee camp, and after gaining control of the site, the Israeli forces discovered weapons caches including explosives and entrances to underground tunnels in the mosque's basement.

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