Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki said in a recent televised address that Israelis must choose between leaving Palestine by sea, or wading "into a sea of blood".

He praised Palestinian Arab terrorists who have taken the initiative to carry out attacks and for causing Israel to "lose sleep", and he said that the Palestinian Arabs have given "everything" for peace. He added that Israel's settler "scum" should "think about leaving".

The comments aired on Palestine TV on January 2 and were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

"If the [Israelis] want to carry out what they proposed during the elections, then they will have to choose between two options: either they leave by way of the sea, or they wade in a sea of blood," Zaki said.

"We will not be afraid of the settlers. They should think about leaving. We gave peace every chance. The time has come to prepare for all the options that are open," he added.

Zaki, who is a member of the Fatah faction headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, has lashed out at Israel on several occasions.

In a speech in December of 2021, Zaki described Israel as a “ghoulish beast”.

He similarly lashed out at Israel in a televised appearance three months earlier, saying that Israelis are "sons of bitches," that they practice apartheid, that they are murderers, and "messengers of instability," while the Palestinians are "messengers of peace."

Fatah is constantly touted by the West as a “peace partner” for Israel, while its rival Hamas is denounced as a terrorist organization.

However, senior Fatah officials including chairman Abbas himself, regularly incite against Israel in official PA media outlets.

In addition, social media pages belonging to Fatah openly call for terrorism against Israelis.