Fatah upset: Israel denies Palestinian children their right to slaughter Jews
Palestinian children in Gaza are being killed by Israel, which is denying them the right to grow up and commit another massacre like October 7. This is the shocking message from PA Chairman Abbas’ Fatah Movement on its Bethlehem Telegram channel, which Palestinian Media Watch has confirmed is promoted by Fatah officials.
Fatah has routinely blamed Israel for the deaths of Palestinian children in Gaza, even though it is Hamas who is using them as human shields and is solely responsible for every death.
What is unique about this post, is that Fatah is upset because Israel is not allowing Palestinian children to grow up to “repeat” the massacre of October 7. Fatah presents a repeat of the murder of over 1,200 people, wounding of over 4,800 and the capture of 243 hostages as a Palestinian goal and right:
“This [Israel’s] war is against children, so that they won’t grow up and October 7 won't repeat.”
[Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch, Telegram, Oct. 23, 2023]
Fatah did not complain that Israel’s war prevents Palestinian children from growing up to be doctors, engineers, or farmers, raise a family, travel the world, or any other positive goal in life. Fatah sees children in Gaza being killed as a tragedy because they won’t be able to commit another slaughter of Jews, and for this, Israel is to blame.
This corresponds to another Fatah message documented by PMW that children should not expect happiness in life because they are merely ammunition destined to die as “Martyrs.”
Another PA leader, Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash, also disseminated the libel that Israel is targeting Palestinian children:
Abbas’ Advisor Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “The fact that they [Israel] are targeting the [Palestinian] children is as if they are trying to target the Palestinian future, as these children are the future. But I say to them and to others and to those who stand behind them: We are the future, Palestine is the future. Palestine will remain and they will go and the occupation (i.e., Israel) will leave.”
Posted text: “Al-Habbash to [Egyptian] channel ETC [TV]: “… Women and children are the occupation state’s targets in the war of annihilation that it is waging against us.”
[PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Facebook page, Oct. 29, 2023]
Combining the two messages shows that the PA/Fatah are upset that many Palestinian children are being killed in Gaza, because it denies them the opportunity to commit additional October 7 style massacres of Israelis/Jews in the future to achieve their goal that Israelis “will leave.” During the current war, the PA has been repeating its fundamental ideology that Palestinians are an ancient nation while Israel is a colonial implant with no right to exist. As Muhammad Abbas’ advisor said at the beginning of this war, only when Israel is destroyed will there be peace:
Abbas’ advisor Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “Once the occupation (i.e., Israel) comes to an end there will be no violence or bloodshed from any side. As long as the occupation exists, they must understand that they have no hope of living securely and safely... For more than seven decades already (i.e., since Israel's establishment in 1948) the Palestinian people has been in this situation and wants to be rid of the occupation and achieve its freedom, honor, and state.”
[PA Supreme Shari’ah Judge Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Facebook page,
Oct. 9, 2023]