Fatah, the socalled moderate Palestinian party headed by Mahmoud Abbas, brags it killed 11,000 Israelis and boasts leading Palestinians in terror, PMW says.
Mahmoud Abbas, chair of the Fatah movement, heads the Palestinian Authority, which put the final nail in the coffin of the U.S.-brokered peace negotiations with Israel last spring by forming a Palestinian unity government with Hamas. The following report, authored by Itamar Marcus of Palestinian Media Watch, documents the Fatah movement’s blood-thirsty goals.
Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah is challenging those who try to minimize its leadership role in the Palestinian conflict with Israel. To show its prominence it did not choose to cite any actions seeking peace but only actions of violence and terror, even claiming fictitiously that its attacks have killed 11,000 Israelis. One of the actions it bragged about was being the “first Palestinian faction to reach the [Israeli] nuclear reactor,” which is actually reference to a bus hijacking and murder of three Israeli civilians on their way to work at the nuclear plant.
Throughout the current Gaza war, Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the Fatah movement has used its Facebook page to promote violence and terror against Israelis, both in Gaza and in the West Bank.
The following is Sunday’s post on Fatah’s main Facebook page celebrating and bragging about its murder of Israeli civilians:
“To whoever does not know Fatah and argues with this giant movement:
“Fatah has killed 11,000 Israelis.
“Fatah has sacrificed 170,000 Martyrs (Shahids)…
“Fatah was the first to carry out operations (i.e., terror attacks) during the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian violence and terror against Israel, 1988-1993), and it was the first Palestinian faction to reach the nuclear reactor in Dimona (i.e., 1988 murder of three working mothers on way to the Dimona plant].
“Fatah was the first to fight in the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) (Baha Al-Sa’id, an officer in the Preventive Security Forces, infiltrated an Israeli settlement on the border with Gaza) [parenthesis in source]…
“Fatah was the first to defeat the Zionist enemy (Battle of Al-Karameh) [parenthesis in source]…
“Fatah led the Palestinian attack on Israel in the UN.
Fatah leads the peaceful popular resistance against Israel…
“Stop and think before you attack [Fatah].”
Notes from PMW:
Mothers’ Bus Attack – On March 7, 1988, three Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus carrying workers to the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona, and murdered three civilians: Miriam Ben-Yair, Rina Shiratky and Victor Ram. The attack is referred to as the Mothers’ Bus Attack because many of the passengers were working mothers. The terrorists were all killed by an Israel Police counter-terrorism unit that stormed the bus.
Baha Sa’id was a terrorist active in the Popular Resistance Committees. On Nov. 18, 2000, he infiltrated the community of Kfar Darom in the Gaza Strip and killed two Israeli soldiers, Snir Flum and Sharon Shitoubi. Shitoubi shot the terrorist, who later died of his wounds.
The Battle of Karameh, or Al-Karameh – In 1968, Israeli Armed Forces attacked the Al-Karameh village in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists were launching attacks on Israel. Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.