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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Fatah's military wing: "Armed resistance until the liberation of all of Palestine"
Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, has announced they
"will adhere to the option of armed resistance until the liberation of
all of Palestine," the independent Palestinian news agency Ma'an
reported. The expression "the liberation of all of Palestine" is a
common Palestinian euphemism used to refer to the destruction of Israel.
Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is also the head of Fatah and his movement's
military wing stressed that the "calm has ended, as the occupation
continues to kill, Judaize and settle." They urged Mahmoud Abbas not to
accept US Secretary of State John Kerry's plan and not to give in to
"political extortion by the Western powers." [Ma'an, March 11, 2014]
has documented that throughout the current peace talks Fatah has
supported a return to armed violence as a valid option alongside
negotiations. A few months into the peace talks (September 2013), under
the headline "Fatah - All means of struggle until statehood," the
administrator of one of Fatah's Facebook pages posted three pictures
showing different "means of struggle." Violence was one of them.
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," Sept. 8, 2013]
The following is the report in Ma'an on Fatah's military wing's call for armed resistance:
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in Palestine said
they will adhere to the option of armed resistance until the liberation
of all of Palestine.
In a statement received by
[independent Palestinian news agency] Ma'an, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs'
Brigades stated that the [period of] calm has ended, as the occupation
continues to kill, Judaize and settle. They emphasized that the blood of
the Martyrs (Shahids) will never go unavenged. They called on President
Mahmoud Abbas to stand firm and reject the Kerry plan, [and said that]
'the Palestinian people with all its groups and factions stand behind
you against any [form of] political extortion by the Western powers.'"
[Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency, March 11, 2014]