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Fatah’s terror wing brags it helped Hamas in massacre, promises to continue terror

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
  • Fatah’s terror wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, thanks Allah for Hamas massacre against Israel, brags of its own terror “behind enemy lines”
  • Fatah's terror wing sees Hamas war as first step of destroying all Israel: First we "liberate the Gaza Strip," then the rest of "Palestine" - "tomorrow at the gates of Jerusalem"

Less than two days after Hamas launched its terror war against Israelis committing atrocities and massacre of 1,300 – among them infants, children, teens, women, men, and elderly – PA Chairman Abbas’ Fatah Movement applauded the massacre and promised more terror via its terror wing the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.

In a video posted by the Brigades, a spokesman, Abu Muhammad, thanks Allah for the massacre and for “humiliating and defeating the Zionists.” and brags that Fatah’s Brigades are “fighting” with the Gazan terror organizations and that they also carried out their own terror attacks “behind enemy lines,” meaning within Israel.

Abu Muhammad delivers his speech with an image in the background showing a masked Fatah terrorist taking an Israeli soldier captive, and masked Fatah terrorists holding machine guns and rocket launchers on top of an Israeli tank with an Israeli military facility in the background:

Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades Spokesman Abu Muhammad: Praise Allah who strengthened and supported, humiliated and defeated, and turned the Zionists into a lesson for those who are watching…  We’re fighting with the rest of the resistance factions (i.e., terror groups) in ‘the Al-Aqsa Flood’ battle, by the power of Allah and with His help… It has already become clear that the end of the thieving occupier’s imaginary entity (i.e., Israel) is near…The Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades, together with the rest of the Palestinian resistance factions, carried out several operations (i.e., terror attacks) behind enemy lines as part of ‘the Al-Aqsa Flood’ battle, which constituted a crossroads in the history of our struggle with the occupier, and praise Allah, we killed and took captive occupation soldiers (sic. the majority were civilians) …Together with the rest of the Palestinian resistance factions, and as part of the joint operations room, we succeeded in moving from defense to attack. This emphasizes that there are new rules in the struggle, and the cowardly enemy will not be able – despite all the technology it has – to defeat our fighters… This battle is a new defeat for [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu and his trembling armyWe inflicted on them heavy losses and great humiliation that the enemy won’t be able to ignore. We emphasize to all our people that we will continue, together with the rest of the resistance factions, in this battle until the occupation’s aggression against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, our occupied lands, and everywhere in Palestine are stopped. This is a revolution until victory; the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Palestine.”

[Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch, Telegram channel, Oct. 9, 2023]

Note that the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades Spokesman mentioned 4 times that they are fighting “together with the rest of the resistance factions.” This shows yet again as Palestinian Media Watch has documented that Fatah, PA Chairman Abbas' movement - is keen to establish itself as leading terror against Israel to maintain support among the Palestinian public, which even before the current war was leaning towards Hamas. However, with Hamas and Islamic Jihad’s “overwhelming success” slaughtering Israelis, Fatah now must stress that it is at least part of the Palestinian war effort.

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades also posted this image and text glorifying Hamas’ attack, talking about the “liberation of the Gaza Strip” as a prelude to liberating the rest of “Palestine” through “the gates of Jerusalem”:

Posted text: “First liberation of the Gaza Strip – and tomorrow at the gates of Jerusalem. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades/military publicity”

Text on image: “First liberation of the Gaza Strip – and tomorrow at the gates of Jerusalem

#The_Al-Aqsa_Flood_battle (Hamas' name for its terror war against Israel -Ed.)

Military publicity”

[Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing),
Telegram channel, Oct. 14, 2023]

Hamas war on Israel October 2023 - At least 1,200 Israelis, including over 1,000 civilians, were murdered and over 4,800 wounded, in addition to at least 243 (including 74 later released or liberated and 2 found murdered) who were abducted into the Gaza Strip, in a Hamas terror war that began when approximately 3,000 Hamas terrorists broke through Israel's security fence at the Gaza Strip border and launched a surprise attack, taking control of several Israeli towns and attacking a music festival on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, which fell on the Sabbath, Oct. 7, 2023. During the massacre the terrorists tortured, raped, shot, beheaded, and burned their victims alive, murdering entire families and leaving at least 21 children without parents. Hamas terrorists also fired at least 5,000 rockets at Israeli population centers. In response, Israel launched Operation Iron Swords to counter the Hamas terror threat. Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon joined Hamas' terror war starting from the following day, attacking Israel from the north. Occasional rocket launches and shootings continued from Lebanon throughout the war. A ceasefire and prisoner exchange deal began on Nov. 24, 2023, in which Israel agreed to release 150 terrorist prisoners, pause drone surveillance in the Gaza Strip, and allow movement between the northern and southern Gaza Strip, in return for 50 Israeli female and child hostages held by Hamas.