Daily Israel Report

PA Arab Youths Call for New Intifada

A group of Palestinian Authority Arab youth has called for a new wave of armed resistance against "the occupation forces" starting Friday.
By Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari
First Publish: 9/25/2013, 3:43 AM

Violent PA Arab demonstration
Violent PA Arab demonstration
Flash 90

A group of Palestinian Authority Arab youth has called on PA Arabs to launch a new wave of armed resistance, or intifada, against Israel.

The group, which calls itself the "Coalition of Intifada Youth in Palestine" on Tuesday issued a call for a new intifada to break out on the anniversary of the Second Intifada, also known as the Oslo War, which broke out on September 28, 2000.

In a pamphlet it distributed, the group stated that the way of the intifada had in the past united “the Palestinian people” and will unite them again.

The group called for confrontations with "the occupation forces at all points of friction in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Al-Quds and the land that has been occupied since 1948," starting this Friday, September 27.

The pamphlet states, "The young Palestinians are thirsty to remove the injustice that exists in Al-Quds and in the holy sites to Christianity and Islam which are subject to daily Judaization by settlers, to curb the expansion of the settlements in the occupied cities in the West Bank and end the oppressive siege on the Gaza Strip.”

The organization also claimed in the pamphlet that PA Arab youth would transcend all political differences and unite fully against the "occupation" and called upon PA Arabs to demonstrate this coming Friday in all PA Arab cities.

Several weeks ago, Fatah’s armed branch, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, declared war and announced that it would give the “green light” to terrorist attacks targeting Israelis.

Tensions have been high in Judea and Samaria lately, particularly over the past several days with the murders of two IDF soldiers in two separate attacks.

On Sunday, 20-year-old Gabriel (Gal) Kobi of Tirat Hacarmel was murdered by terrorists in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood of Hevron, near the Machpelah Cave. Kobi was shot by the terrorists and later died in the hospital.

Last weekend, IDF soldier Tomer Hazan was kidnapped and murdered by a PA Arab terrorist with whom he had worked in a restaurant in Bat Yam. The terrorist lured Hazan to Samaria, where he murdered him and disposed of his body.