Members of Fatah put on a show recently boasting that Fatah leads other organizations, particularly Hamas, in anti-Israel terrorism. The event was attended by former Palestinian Authority leaders.
The performance was videotaped and shown on Fatah TV -- the television station cpntrolled by Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian Authority, with which the U.S., U.N. and EU expect Israel to conduct negotiations. It was later translated by Palestinian Media Watch.
Among those present at the event were former head of PA security Mahmoud Dahlan and former head of PA foreign affairs Nasser al-Qidwa. The audience sang the PA anthem prior to the show.
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In the pro-Fatah performance, actors portrayed a classroom setting in which pro-Fatah students debated their pro-Hamas classmates and teachers over which of the two groups deserved most credit for attacks on Israel. The play includes a segment in which pro-Fatah students criticize Hamas for failing to attack Israel more frequently since taking control of Gaza:
"Since Hamas seized power, we haven't heard of any martyrdom [suicide] operations,” a pro-Fatah student taunts.
"It's called 'fighter's rest,'” the teacher responds.
"Why, when Fatah stops fighting, [Hamas] says they're cowards, but when Hamas stops fighting you say it's 'fighter's rest'?” the student demands.
Loud applause and whistles
In another segment, pro-Fatah students brag that the Fatah-led Palestinian Liberation Organization was the first to carry out terrorist attacks on Israel. “The first shot was fired by the PLO, the first jihad was carried out by the PLO with all the other factions – but Hamas always opposed,” a student says to loud applause and whistles from the audience.
The pro-Fatah students also boast about the sadistic murder of two Israelis in Ramallah in 2000. Israeli reservists Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami were arrested by PA police and subsequently lynched by a mob, which beat the two to death, mutilated their bodies and dragged them through the street.
The students also express approval of the kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, criticizing Hamas only due to the fact that it was not directly responsible for his capture.
"What do you say about the Hamas kidnapping of [Israeli] soldier Shalit,” the teacher in Fatah's play asks.
"Did Fatah ever capture a soldier?” the pro-Hamas character asks.
"[Other] brigades captured [Shalit] and sold him [to Hamas],” a pro-Fatah student character responds to loud applause.
"Remember, in Ramallah, [PA] police arrested two soldiers. Have you forgotten, teacher?” A second pro-Fatah character adds.
The two soldiers "arrested" were Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami, may Hashem avenge their blood.