Fatah announcement for 51st anniversary: Most Martyrs have been from Fatah
Headline: “Fatah is in the front rank of the struggle, from the Launch (Intilaqa) to the Jerusalem uprising”
“Fatah’s main announcement on the occasion of the 51st anniversary of Fatah’s launch (Intilaqa):
… Our resisting Palestinian people, our glorious Arab nation
Behold your movement today, as it enters its 51st year (sic., should be 52nd as this is the 51st anniversary –Ed.), renewing its promise and vow [to carry out] a popular uprising with its compass needle pointing towards Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Palestine, whose sacrifices are intended to redeem its Islamic and Christian holy sites, and to defend the first direction of prayer and third holiest Islamic sanctuary, the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Behold the young national fighters revive with their heroic acts and their creative means of revolution, the image of the self-sacrificing fighter (fida’i) and our people’s path of struggle. They emphasize before the world, that unless they enjoy peace based on the fulfillment of their legal rights, the racist occupation and settlement state will not enjoy any stability on the ground of its [the Palestinian people’s] homeland and state, and they will make it [Israel] pay the price of its occupation, settlement, and the crimes of its army and its militias of terrorist settlers. They [the young Palestinian fighters] will also respond to its [the occupation’s] aggression against their people and its holy sites, whatever the sacrifices, and regardless of how much longer the list of Martyrs (Shahids), which we are proud of as a liberation movement, becomes. This is, as most of the names of the eternal Martyrs in the Jerusalem uprising came out of the ranks of Fatah’s national school. They ascended [to Heaven] on the same path and for the same goals for whose fulfillment thousands of female and male fighters from all the organizational and leadership frameworks, as well as the movement’s founding leaders, headed by the revolution’s leader, president, Martyr, and symbol Yasser Arafat, were killed. It will be noted in the pages of history that the Fatah movement, the leader of the revolution, the two Intifadas, the popular uprising and the Jerusalem uprising, will forever continue in the race towards the scene of the confrontation with the occupation, as the vast majority of the Martyrs are wrapped in the flag of the homeland Palestine and their heads are adorned with the flag of Fatah, whose fighters compete against each other over who will sacrifice more for the homeland.”
Intilaqa – "The Launch" – i.e., 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.