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Fatah official: Fatah led the second Intifada and is leading the Jerusalem Intifada

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Sky News Arabic program The Night Talk hosted former head of the PA General ‎Intelligence and Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi and former Israeli ‎diplomat Meir Cohen.‎
Sky News Arabic host: “Is it the security coordination between the [Palestinian] ‎Authority and Israel that is preventing the outbreak of a third Palestinian Intifada? ‎
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “That’s not true. Jerusalem is [already] ‎undergoing an Intifada, dear brother. Who is carrying out the Jerusalem Intifada? Let ‎me tell you: Fatah members and Fatah personnel are the ones leading the street in ‎Jerusalem. Since the beginning of the Intifada, 1,200 people have been detained, ‎‎1,000 of whom are Fatah members. Anyone can talk, but on the ground – who were ‎the leaders of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005)? The others ‎‎(i.e., Hamas) joined the Al-Aqsa Intifada 6 months after [it began], for your ‎information - not from the start. Now, I am telling you – who is leading the popular ‎resistance? – The Fatah movement! … and if a minister, a member of a revolutionary ‎council from the highest level of leadership in Fatah, descends to the ground to [take ‎part in] this demonstration – [this creates] friction with the occupation. Does this mean ‎that Fatah is unserious? This is a movement of resistance, which is implementing the ‎appropriate manner of resistance to this occupation, in order to liberate a future for the ‎Palestinian people.”‎

Note: “The Jerusalem Intifada” is a reference to a period of high tension in Jerusalem, ‎from October to November 2014. In that period, Palestinians murdered 11 Israelis using ‎guns, knives, and cars, and wounded dozens. ‎

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