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Fatah promotes Martyrdom-death for Allah to “liberate” the land

Headline: “Our belief in Martyrdom-death (Istish'had) for Palestine is equal to our belief in the eternal life of our people in its land”
“Fatah said that ‘loyalty to the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine is the most exalted expression of its commitment to the path and to the oath to liberate the land and to persist on the path of truth, which the Martyrs paved with their pure blood.’
In its statement, published by the [Fatah] Culture and Information Commission today, Wednesday [Jan. 7, 2015], on the occasion of Palestinian Martyrs Day, the movement added: ‘We believed that Martyrdom-death (Istish’had) for Palestine was a destiny we assumed willingly and serenely, in order [to attain] a free and dignified life for our people in the paradise of the eternal homeland. In addition, we believed that life was a great opportunity to invest everything in our power for the liberation of the homeland.’
Fatah saluted the ‘souls of the Martyrs of the Palestinian people, its national power and the movement’s Martyrs, [who died] on the path of struggle for Palestine. From Martyr Ahmad Musa, [through] Martyr and Supreme Commander President Yasser Arafat, the movement’s great leaders, the first self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) and the generations that breathed out their souls for this path, to the last name on the list of national honor – all in order to reach the moment when the Palestinian flag will be raised over the skies of free and independent Jerusalem.’
The statement said: ‘Our goals are the freedom and independence of the Palestinian people. Sacrifice is merely one part of the doctrine of national struggle, the aim of which is to redeem our people and its future generations. Martyrdom-death is our way to ensure the eternity of our people on its land, while it protects its Arab identity and holy places.’
On this occasion, the movement expressed its highest praise, appreciation and recognition to the souls of the Palestinian, Arab and foreign Martyrs who died as Martyrs for Palestine, and to their relatives and children. Furthermore, it swore to remain faithful to their sacrifice until all Palestinians, Arabs and free men around the world witness the establishment of a Palestinian state, and until one of their small boys or girls raises the Palestinian flag over the walls of Jerusalem, the capital of our free and independent state.”

Note: Ahmad Musa is known as the “first Martyr (Shahid) of the modern Palestinian revolution.” He was killed by a Jordanian army patrol on his way back to Jordan after the first Fatah terror attack against Israel, the attempted bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier on Jan. 1, 1965.

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