Fatah spokesman: Majority of terrorists in terror wave were Fatah members
Headline: “Fatah emphasizes that it is continuing the struggle until the achievement of our people’s goals”
“The Palestinian National Liberation movement Fatah emphasized today [Dec. 31, 2015], on the 51st anniversary of its Launch (Intilaqa), three months after the outbreak of the popular uprising, that it will continue the struggle with uncompromising determination until our people obtain their goals: freedom and independence.
Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf stated that the movement’s achievements in the struggle and in the political area prove this determination. He clarified that Fatah’s role and the sacrifices it made in the popular uprising are just additional proof of the firmly established patriotic character of the movement…
Likewise, he added that 84 of the 120 Martyrs (Shahids) from the different districts in the West Bank, namely 70%, are Fatah members, and that additional Martyrs from the Gaza Strip are fighters and activists in the movement, in addition to thousands of wounded and injured.
Assaf emphasized that every drop of blood [spilled by] our people is dear, and that the Fatah movement very carefully guards the life of every Palestinian, but believes that there is a price to freedom. He noted that Fatah will not hesitate to make every sacrifice for freedom and independence…
Assaf emphasized that the occupation’s crimes – executions, assassinations, and summary assassinations – will not break our people’s will power. He stated that all [past attempts] have proven that Israeli policy and all the Israeli terror have only increased our people’s determination to continue its national struggle until the establishment of an independent Palestinian state within the borders of June 4, 1967, with Jerusalem as its capital, and the return of refugees according to [UN] Resolution 194.”
Intilaqa – "The Launch" – the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier
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."