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Fatah official: Abbas and Fatah support the “peaceful popular uprising” (i.e., terror wave)

Headline: "Al-Aloul: The occupation's crimes will not pass in silence, and the president and Fatah support the popular uprising"
     "Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization Mahmoud Al-Aloul emphasized the support of Fatah and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas for the peaceful popular uprising as one of the types of resistance. Al-Aloul said today, Tuesday [Feb. 9, 2016], in an interview with Radio Mawtini: 'President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership support the peaceful popular uprising being waged by the people in order to achieve its freedom and the basic national principles – independence, return [of refugees], and freedom,' and added that the Israeli occupation left us no choice but to carry out a popular uprising against it."

Note: The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising/resistance" 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. See Mahmoud Abbas' reference 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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