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Official spokesman of the PA Security Forces: “Military confrontation” was a “political decision” in 2000- 2002

Official PA TV Live  |
Official PA TV Live broadcast a graduation ceremony in Hebron of members of the Palestinian Security Forces who finished an IT Security course. Official spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri and Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid spoke at the event.
Official spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri: “714 members [of our Security Forces] – Palestinian officers and soldiers – are [being held] in captivity; we salute them and the other prisoners. We salute them today along with the rest of their imprisoned brothers from the Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement. We are living this situation in the same way that our people are– to the same degree.
These forces and soldiers did not originate in 1993, with the Oslo Accords. We are proud that the roots of these young men go back to Abu Ali Iyad, Saad Sayel, Abu Jihad, Abu Al-Hol and to all the Martyrs (Shahids) from among the Palestinian military and national leadership, and their soldiers and fighters. They have deep roots, roots that go back to well before 1993, to Jamjoum, Hijazi and before. This is the only way to view them. And when they carry out the state’s policy, the President’s policy, the government’s policy, it is because they have sworn to do so…
The Palestinian security establishment is one establishment with one commander; we will defend all [Palestinian] principles and values, and Palestinian nationalism. This is its mission and it [will defend] the Palestinian homeland.
Should the political decision be military confrontation, we have experience from 2000, 2001 and 2002. More than 40% of the Martyrs in the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) were from the Palestinian Security Forces. Anyone who wants history should go and read."

Notes: Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966, and was responsible for several terror attacks.
Saad Sayel was a senior Fatah commander. He led the PLO forces that were based in Lebanon during the early 1980s.
Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad) was a founder of Fatah and one of Yasser Arafat’s deputies. He headed the military wing of the PLO terror organization military wing and planned a series of deadly Fatah terror attacks that killed a total of 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal terror attack in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus that killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Abu Al-Hol was one of the founders of Fatah.
Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir committed murders of Jews at Safed and Hebron that were described as “particularly brutal” in the British Government’s report to the League of Nations. They were convicted of attacking British soldiers and murdering Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre, in which 65 Jews were murdered. They were executed by the British in 1930.
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