Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s ruling Fatah Party claimed on its official Facebook page that it has “killed 11,000 Israelis.”

“For the argumentative … the ignorant … And for those who do not know history,” Fatah wrote on its Facebook page, continuing, “The Fatah movement killed 11,000 Israelis,” according to a translation by Palestinian Media Watch.

Additionally, Fatah also claimed to have “offered 170,000 martyrs,” and that hundreds of its followers were in “Israeli occupation jails.”

Despite being seen by many world leaders as the “moderate” alternative to its rival Hamas, the Palestinian terror group which controls the Gaza Strip, Israeli leaders have long accused Abbas and his Fatah Party of inciting violence and terrorism.

The claims by Fatah may be an attempt to boost its anti-Israel credentials ahead of the Palestinian municipal elections scheduled for October 8.