Daily Israel Report

Fatah Video Publicizes Threats to Kidnap, Kill, Bomb Israelis

Palestinian Media Watch finds video on Fatah's Facebook page advocating terror against Israelis.
By Tova Dvorin and Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 11/25/2013, 5:47 PM

Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade terrorists
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade terrorists
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Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has noted once again how Fatah continues to endorse terror activities against Israel on its Facebook page. Fatah is the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority, headed by Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who recently engaged in peace talks with Israel brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

In a video on Fatah's "Main Page," a masked terrorist sitting among dozens of rockets states that the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades - Fatah's military wing - is preparing to kidnap Israeli soldiers in order to "empty out the Zionist prisons."

PMW warns that Fatah terrorists plan to follow the precedent set by Hamas, who kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and held him hostage for five years until Israel released over 1,000 terrorists including many murderers, to enable Shalit's release:  "We are preparing to kidnap Zionist soldiers to settle accounts with the Zionist enemy properly, in order to empty out the Zionist prisons."

The same video threatens to fire rockets that will "reach the Zionist depth," and "strike the Zionist enemy on its own ground." A song in the video calls to kill Israelis - which is worded as "death is in your cup - make them [Israelis] drink."

The video also bypasses Israel's existence entirely, referring to Israel in its entirety as "occupied Palestinian territories":  "These rockets... will reach the Zionist depth [Israel], Allah willing, to a distance of 45 km inside the occupied Palestinian territories."

PMW also notes that the Brigades are listed as a terrorist group by both the US and the EU. The US, however, recently expressed explicit support for Fatah and the PA position on Israel's building in Judea and Samaria, calling Israel's presence in the region "illegitimate." 

The post is the latest in a slew of calls to violence by official Palestinian Authority figures and institutions.

Last month Fatah's official Facebook page lauded terrorist Issa Abd Rabbo, who was among the 26 recently freed terrorists in Israel's "gesture" for the peace talks, as a "national symbol," and pledged to "continue to walk in his path."

In September Fatah's military branch, Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, gave the green light for a terror war over Jewish visits to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.

Meanwhile, just this week a Fatah leader mocked Israel for releasing the terrorists, and told Israelis to pray for their dead and "die in your rage."

Such calls to violence cast a serious doubt on the Palestinian Authority's commitment to any peace agreement with Israel.

Back in August, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sent a letter to U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry, in which he complained that Palestinian Authority (PA) incitement against Israel is continuing even after a return to U.S.-brokered “peace negotiations” between Israel and the PA was announced.