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Fatah spokesman criticizes Hamas for shooting Fatah members: "The rifle of the resistance is holy only as ‎long as it is aimed at the occupation"

Op-ed by Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf
     ‎“We now ask the leaders of Hamas: ‘Why ‎did your people shoot dozens of Fatah ‎members?’ We have a long list of their ‎names, and some came for treatment in ‎West Bank hospitals with 30 bullets in ‎their bodies, which pulverized their bones ‎and flesh and made them unable to move... What was their crime besides belonging to ‎Fatah?‎ What did they do to [warrant] being shot at ‎and being placed under house arrest? ...‎
Did we not oppose this [Israeli] aggression ‎in every possible way? This is our duty, ‎and 99% of the Martyrs (Shahids) in the ‎West Bank were Fatah members, and ‎more than half of Gaza’s Martyrs belonged ‎to Fatah...
Finally, I will say that the rifle of the ‎resistance is holy only as long as it is ‎aimed at the occupation. However, when it ‎is aimed at the chests of our people, ‎pulverizes their bones, crumbles their ‎flesh, makes them unable to move and ‎give, it becomes a rifle for hire [and] ‎highway robbery.”‎

Note: This article was published during the 2014 Gaza war as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
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