Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, held by some as a "moderate" alternative to Hamas, has called for a "day of rage" on Friday through the official PA news source Wafa.
"Fatah calls to its fighters and to the masses of the Palestinian people to aid the Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied Jerusalem," said Fatah in the statement which was translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).
In fact, Fatah's proclamation of terror targeted not only the capital but also terrorists "throughout the homeland and in countries which are home to refugees, to express the Palestinian people's opposition to any attack on the holy places and foremost among them the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Fatah also called for terrorism as a "response" to Jews visiting the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, saying it considers "desecration of Al-Aqsa as a declaration of a religious war against the Palestinian people and the Arab Islamic nations."
Abbas's group has lost no time in praising the Arab terrorist who tried to assassinate Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
Fatah on its official Facebook page slandered Glick, who has struggled for Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount, as an "extremist Zionist," and further called the terror attack "the assassination of the despicable Glick," while praising the terrorist Mu'taz Hijazi who was later eliminated as a "heroic martyr."
In the Fatah post Thursday, the terrorist is shown imposed on the Temple Mount, with the text "Fatah announces the death of its heroic Martyr, 'the Martyr of Jerusalem' Mu'taz Ibrahim Khalil Hijazi who carried out the assassination of Rabbi Yehuda Glick and who rose to Heaven on Thursday, August 30, 2014, after a gunfight with the forces of the Zionist occupation in Jerusalem."
In another Fatah post on Wednesday, also translated by PMW, Abbas's party wrote "celebrations throughout the Old City of Jerusalem - the attempted assassination of the extremist Zionist Yehuda Glick, who engineered the invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and heads the council of the 'Temple Mount' Faithful, with three bullets as he was leaving a conference of the alleged 'Temple' [Mount] Faithful."
Joining in on the praise of the assassination attempt was Sultan Abu Al-Einen, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and Abbas's advisor on NGOs, who just last week praised the terrorist who murdered a three-month-old baby and 22-year-old woman in Jerusalem with his car as a "hero."
"With great honor and pride...Fatah's Jerusalem branch accompanies its heroic Martyr to his wedding (with "72 virgins" - ed.), Mu'taz Ibrahim Khalil Hijazi, who carried out the assassination attempt of Zionist rabbi Yehuda Glick," wrote Al-Einen.
The latest attack comes after Abbas two weeks ago called for Muslims to block Jews from "defiling" the Temple Mount by "all means necessary," in a call for terror that PMW noted mirrors former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat's calls for the 2000 Second Intifada.