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Fatah calls for violence and intifada on its official Facebook page

Text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Nov. 7, 2015
“No voice overpowers the voice of the intifada
A Call for escalation and resistance
O masses of our heroic people; O those creating glory and heroism in the centers of struggle and heroism while rejecting this occupation, its unprecedented measures of oppression against our people, the escalation of its daily crimes and executions taking place unceasingly…; O lovers of Martyrs (Shahids); O generation of devotion and sacrifice; O you who teach the occupation a lesson from the lessons of this mighty people through your willpower, resolve, and giving:
While we repeatedly emphasize that this uprising will continue and develop into an all-out intifada against the occupation and its settlers, as a popular and permanent situation in which our people demonstrate their continued walking along the path of struggle and resistance until the occupation’s defeat, we, the national and Islamic forces of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district, reiterate our commitment to continue along this path until [the achievement of] absolute freedom and independence in a fully sovereign state with Jerusalem as its capital, self-definition, and the return of the refugees to their lands, according to [UN] Resolution 194…
We call on our people to participate in the [following] activities:
- To consider Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, the 11th anniversary of the death of the Martyr, the late President Yasser Arafat, as a day of all-out escalation against the occupation…
- To consider Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, as a day of escalation in the field against the occupation and settlers in all regions of the conflict…
- On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 a memorial service will take place for the heroic Martyr, Muhannad Halabi, marking the 40th day since his death, at 1:00 p.m. in the Salim Afandi hall in El-Bireh, where our people will highlight the Martyr’s will: to continue the resistance until the occupation’s defeat”

UN resolution 194 (Chapter 11, Dec. 11, 1948) states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return." Palestinian leaders argue this means that all Arabs who left Israel during the war (hundreds of thousands) and their descendants (a few million) have a "right of return" to Israel. Israel argues that the resolution only calls for a limited return and only under certain conditions, especially focusing on the words "wishing to return... and live at peace with their neighbors."

Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."