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PA Security Forces Spokesperson: Most of Jenin “Martyrs” are from Fatah

Headline: “National figures condemned the harming of a Fatah leadership delegation and Hamas’ attempt to steal the scene of victory at the Jenin refugee camp”

“National figures condemned the harming of a Fatah Movement delegation from the Jenin district and Hamas’ attempt to steal the scene of victory at the Jenin refugee camp…

[PA] Security Forces Spokesperson Talal Dweikat… emphasized in a statement to [the official PA] radio [station] The Voice of Palestine today, Thursday [July 7, 2023], that Fatah is not waiting for anyone to appreciate its national role that has been continuing for decades, as it is the one that has led our people’s struggle against the occupation, and most of the Martyrs of Jenin two days ago are Fatah members (refers to terrorists killed in 2023 Operation Home and Garden; see note below -Ed.).”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 7, 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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