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Fatah official on terror wave: Israel has policy of “shoot to kill” and Palestinians have an “obligation” to “oppose the occupation through all possible means”; “all options are open”

Headline: “Shtayyeh from the US: We will reformulate the relations with the occupation”

     “Fatah supporters in Chicago, New York, and Houston held political rallies on the anniversary of the [Fatah] Launch (Intilaqa), with the participation of the [Fatah] movement’s Central Committee member Muhammad Shtayyeh, top businessmen, and a group from the American community of [people of] Palestinian descent.

In Chicago a mass rally was held, at which Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh spoke: ‘This excellent gathering is taking place at a time when we stand before a number of important turning points, the first of which is the popular uprising (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015-April 2016) being led by the young Palestinians to show their resistance to the occupation and in response to the closing of the political horizon. The occupation responds to this uprising with the most violent method of killing, summary execution of young people under the policy of ‘shoot to kill.’ However, the chests of the young and their determination are stronger than the violence of the occupation and its mechanisms.’

Dr. Shtayyeh emphasized: ‘We will reformulate our relations with the occupation and the agreements signed with it, which it does not keep at all. If Israel does not keep them, why should we keep them? Therefore, based on the PLO Central Council’s decisions, we will reexamine the security, political, and financial relations with Israel. It is our obligation to protect our land and people and to oppose the occupation and its mechanisms through all possible means, and we will support all global movements that boycott the occupation.’ [...]

Likewise, he said: ‘If they think we will continue to be hostage to the option of negotiation, they are deluded, because the negotiation table has shown its inability to end the occupation for a number of reasons, most important of which is that the occupation has imperialistic intentions and not peace intentions, and the mediator is not completely objective. If this occupier does not differentiate between Ofrah (i.e., a Jewish town north of Jerusalem) and Tel Aviv, we say to it: We do not differentiate between Ramallah and Jaffa.’

He added: ‘All options are open. And we are in favor of the option that will bring our people freedom, end the occupation, and bring the return of the refugees and the establishment of a Palestinian state in the June 4, 1967, boundaries, with Jerusalem as its capital.”
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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 blow up Israel's National Water Carrier)

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.

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.

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded:

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