MembersFatah: “We Have Already Killed 11,000 Israelis”

In the run-up to Palestinian Authority elections, Fatah and Hamas are competing for Palestinian Arab hearts and minds. One of the ways of achieving that is to argue over which group has murdered more Israelis.

By Israel Today Staff |
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On the official Facebook page for Fatah, which is Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ party, it states: “Anyone who is discussing Fatah’s successes and does not know his history has to understand that until now Fatah has killed 11,000 Israelis, and in exchange has sacrificed 170,000 Palestinian martyrs. Fatah was the first organization to attack Israel. And Fatah initiated the First Intifada (1987). Fatah was also the first to attack in the Second Intifada (2000) and the first to defeat the Zionist enemy.”

 

The terrorist group Fatah, “Movement for the National Liberation of Palestine,” was founded in 1959 under the leadership of Yasser Arafat. Like in previous years, his successor, Abbas, is fearful of losing to Hamas in local government elections. Hence the strategy of trying to cover up rampant corruption and misgovernment by reminding Palestinians of all the harm Fatah has inflicted upon Israel and the Jewish people. And Jerusalem is key to that strategy, as Fatah asks voters: “Which of the two, Hamas or...

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