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Abbas’ Fatah deputy encourages terror: “You can use all possible means to defend our land”

Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul: “All the greetings on your [Ramallah residents’] behalf to our beloved prisoners… Also all the greetings to the popular resistance (i.e., includes using violence and terror) … We say to the world on their behalf and on your behalf that we will defend our land. And we say to the resistance members (i.e., terrorists) – you can use all possible means to defend your land… Yes, this is our position as a Palestinian people.

[Official PA TV, May 15, 2024]


Mahmoud Al-Aloul also serves as Fatah Central Committee member.

The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders at times to refer to peaceful protest and at times to refer to deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded in stabbings, shootings, and car ramming attacks. Abbas said: "We want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is."

The terms “all means,” “all means of resistance,” “all forms,” are ‎used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails.

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