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December 15, 2017 1:22 pm

Fatah Continues Promoting Violent Protests Over Jerusalem Announcement

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An Israeli Border Policeman is seen next to burning tires during a clash with Palestinian rioters near Ramallah, Dec. 9, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Mohamad Torokman.

Fatah continues encouraging Palestinians to engage in violent protests and “continue the intifada” against Israel, following President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian Media Watch reports.

“It is necessary to continue the intifada and escalate it, and to see days of popular rage in the coming days,” read one post last week from Fatah’s armed wing.

On Monday, Fatah’s official Facebook page openly incited Palestinians to kill Jews: “I am coming towards you, my enemy, from every home, neighborhood, and street.”

The text is actually a lyric, part of Fatah’s terror-promoting song that calls for Palestinians “going down from every house with cleavers and knives with grenades.”

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Multiple Fatah posts have also featured pictures of Palestinians armed with rocks and slingshots.

Click here to see PMW’s latest compilation of Fatah’s incitement.

These statements by the ruling Palestinian Authority party provide concrete evidence that Palestinian protests are not simply the result of spontaneous reaction to President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement. Fatah is directly responsible for fueling and organizing violent protests against Israel.

To encourage mass mobilization, Fatah and the Palestinian Authority widely promote a complete historical denial of any Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

Western observers expect designated terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah to call for armed confrontation with Israel, particularly following a major diplomatic announcement concerning Jerusalem. But it is important to stress that the so-called moderate wing of the Palestinian national movement is just as culpable in promoting violence against Israelis.

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