The Arabic publication, Hona Al Quds, quotes a Fatah official who claims that while terrorism has taken a back seat, due to political reasons, it it not off the take, The Elder of Ziyon blog translated from the original Arabic.
Adbedl Qader, Fatah official of Jerusalem Affairs said, “The peaceful resistance has not been strategically successful in the Palestinian arena, and there must be a new visions of the concept that integrates the armed resistance and the Popular Resistance. I do not think that the option of armed resistance in the Fatah movement is currently possible because of political circumstances.”
“We need a peaceful third intifada like the first intifada, including all the children and participation of all the Palestinian people, so that the peaceful resistance is not limited to certain segments; if it did not include all of us there is no point,” he continued.
He added, “it is difficult to engage people in a third intifada. The existence of the PA is the largest impediment to them, because they are committed to the agreements, treaties and obligations with the Israelis,” Qader added.
While the official characterized the first intifada as being “peaceful,” as Elder notes, it killed approximately 160 Israelis and wounded thousands more.