Fatah promises “to turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire,” promotes West Bank violence and boasts Â about rocket attack on Israeli townÂ
As 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 andÂ boasts that “throughout history our movement’s hand was the strongest hand in the confrontation with the occupation (i.e., Israel) and still is.”
All the above quotes appeared in different posts today on Fatah’s official Facebook “Main Page.”
A new video promoting violence opens with MahmoudÂ Abbas’ speechÂ from last week in which he, asÂ Palestinian Media WatchÂ reported, presented the current conflict as a religiousÂ “war for Allah”Â by citing a verse from the Quran:
“Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory.” [Surah 22:39, trans. Sahih International]
Immediately after Abbas’ words, the video shows scenes of West Bank violence, directly connecting Abbas’ words to the violence.
Fatah also re-posted a video posted earlier this year by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades,Â promising to “turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire”.
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