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Abbas: “We won’t leave our land… until they [the Jews] leave… We [will] liberate this homeland in its entirety”

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The video shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas giving a speech in the Jenin refugee camp on July 12, 2023. Standing near Abbas are PA President Mahmoud Shtayyeh, Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub, Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul, and PLO Executive Committee Secretary Hussein Al-Sheikh. Abbas’ visit comes following Israel’s 2023 Operation Home and Garden targeting terror infrastructure in Jenin – see note below.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We will remain in our land, we will not leave it. We will not leave it, until Allah inherits the land and what’s on it, until they [the Jews] leave our land after having seized it for dozens of years… Everyone is working to remain in the homeland, until we liberate this homeland in its entirety and build – as I said – the independent State of Palestine…We congratulate all our righteous Martyrs, all our free soldiers, all our free prisoners, and all the wounded and expelled – may this homeland be for everyone, and it will be open to everyone, and the 14 million Palestinian [refugees] will return to it.”

[Official PA TV YouTube channel, July 12, 2023]


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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