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Official PA daily op-ed: “Mighty” terror wave is “peaceful popular uprising”, Israel carries out executions against innocent Palestinians

 Headline: “the settlement [enterprise] is illegal and therefore will not be”
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
“The reasons for the outbreak of the peaceful popular uprising (i.e., euphemism for wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015- 2016, see below), which is entering its fifth month, still exist, and therefore this mighty uprising automatically feeds on these reasons, which are the closure of the political horizon by the Israeli government , the increase of settlement, the theft of property, summary executions throughout all the areas of the West Bank, and the oppression and humiliation at the checkpoints placed by the occupation at the entrances to towns and villages throughout Palestine.”

Summary executions - The PA and Fatah routinely present Israel’s killing of terrorists in self-defense during the terrorists’ attacks as “summary executions” carried out “in cold blood” for no reason.
Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Several months of Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. The wave was at its height from October 2015 through March 2016, but one man was killed in September 2015 and sporadic attacks continued after March 2016, including a bus bombing in Jerusalem on April 19, 2016. During the terror wave, Palestinian terrorists murdered 34 people (30 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and injured 400.
Source: "Wave of terror 2015/16" http://mfa.gov.il