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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Fatah promises "to turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire," promotes West Bank violence and boasts about rocket attack on Israeli
rockets from Gaza continue to target and land on Israeli cities,
Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement is using Abbas' speech last week as a
trigger for more violence. Fatah threatens "to turn Tel Aviv into a ball
of fire," takes credit for several rockets fired into Israel in the
last 24 hours and
boasts that "throughout history our movement's hand was the strongest
hand in the confrontation with the occupation (i.e., Israel) and still
All the above quotes appeared in different posts today on Fatah's official Facebook "Main Page."
Immediately after Abbas' words, the video shows scenes of West Bank violence, directly connecting Abbas' words to the violence.
also re-posted a video posted earlier this year by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs'
Brigades, promising to "turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire":
Text: "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades Palestine"
"The enemy (i.e., Israel) must understand that the Martyr Commander
Nidal Al-Amoudi left behind an army of well-trained fighters. We swear
to you that we will turn the beloved [Gaza] Strip into a graveyard for
your soldiers, and we will turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire. Ball of
fire..." Song: "We are going on the way. We are the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' [Brigades] Oh usurper, don't forget it."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," July 28 and Jan. 21, 2014 Al-Aqsa Brigades YouTube channel, Jan. 20, 2014]
Fatah also posted the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades' summary of activities for the latest 24 hours, which included a rocket attack on an Israeli town:
of military operations over the past 24 hours - Sunday, July 27,
2014... A military communique from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
(Fatah's military wing) Nidal Al-Amoudi Division: ... Shelling of the
Kfar Aza settlement (i.e., Israeli town close to the Gaza Strip) with
three 107 model rockets at 1:16"
Finally, Fatah boasted that it "holds the world cup for fighting" and has led the violence against Israel, claiming falsely to have killed 667 Israeli soldiers and injuring 150,000 in 1982:
joyfully welcomes the Palestinian resistance. Our men are on the
frontline of the confrontation in all sectors. We will never tire of
reiterating that throughout history, our movement's hand was the
strongest hand in the confrontation with the occupation and still is.
Don't forget that the occupation, in its confrontation with our army in
1982, lost 667 dead and 150,000 wounded - far more than it ever lost
before or since in such a short period, which lasted [just] 88 days. The
great ability we demonstrated in the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror
campaign 2000-2005) is well known. Our presence on the ground now can be
testified to. There is no resistance without Fatah. Allah is with the
resistance, both now and in the future. Let the members of Fatah stand
proud. Fatah still holds the world cup for fighting, thanks to its long
presence on the ground, the enemy's huge losses in its confrontations
with it [Fatah], as well as its [Fatah's] numerous Martyrs (Shahids), wounded and prisoners."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page", July 28, 2014]