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Fatah member: “Fatah is leading this popular uprising” We are Abbas’ “soldiers… We won’t give the occupation one day of safety”

Awdah TV, Fatah-run  |

Unnamed Fatah member: "Fatah continues to lead this popular uprising until freedom is achieved and the occupation defeated. We said to the [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: You will fight in international circles, and we, your soldiers, will fight in the field. We will not give the occupation one day of safety, and not one day on which they can move around freely and safely, as long as our homes and holy sites are subject to these criminal acts being carried out by the occupation forces and herds of settlers."
Awdah TV narrator: "In this popular uprising, which Fatah is leading from the leadership to its members, hundreds and thousands of its people have joined its activities to protect the homeland and its holy sites. Statistics show that nearly 70% of the Martyrs, injured, and prisoners of this uprising are members of the [Fatah] movement."

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising" are often used by PA leaders and officials to refer to events that include violent and deadly terror against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. Even Mahmoud Abbas referred to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbing attacks.

To justify murder as legitimate and “peaceful,” PA leaders and officials cite UN Resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians. However, this distorts the intention of the UN. The continuation of Resolution 3236, which is never cited by PA leaders, states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."

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