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Fatah official expresses support for terror attacks, but emphasizes they must not turn into "military intifada"

“Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa said… regarding the popular uprising (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 –Ed.) that ‘what is happening in the Palestinian territories is a popular uprising that is still spontaneous and is being carried out by a new Palestinian generation in order to make sacrifices for a change of this reality. ’
He emphasized that it is necessary to support it, but that it must not be turned into a military intifada and it must even be prevented in order to realize the goals that brought about its outbreak.”

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.