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July 09, 2014

Where's the Coverage? "Moderate" Fatah a Partner in Terror

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Even as terrorists in Gaza fire hundreds of rockets and missiles at Israel, the media has not paid much attention to the fact that the genocidal group Hamas is partners in a Palestinian “unity” government with Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, which the press frequently characterizes as “moderate.”

It comes as no surprise then that the media has ignored the fact that Fatah groups are actively involved in launching rockets at Israeli civilians. Gatestone Institute reports:

Fatah has several hundred militiamen in the Gaza Strip who belong to various armed groups. Some, according to sources in the Gaza Strip, are former members of the Palestinian Authority security forces, who continue to receive their salaries from the Western-funded Palestinian government in Ramallah.

Shortly after Israel launched air strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday, Fatah spokesman Fayez Abu Aitah issued an urgent call to his men to take part in "defending the Gaza Strip against Israeli aggression."

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Abu Aitah's call for joining the fight against Israel did not fall on deaf ears. Within minutes, at least two Fatah armed groups announced that they had started firing rockets at the "settlements" of Ashkelon and Sderot, cities inside the pre-1967 borders of Israel.

These are not rogue operators but sanctioned by Fatah leaders. On July 9, Fatah posted a video on their Facebook page, produced by the party’s military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades. Palestinian Media Watch reports that it warns Israelis in Hebrew to flee or face death:

Narrator: "A message to the Israeli government and the Israeli people: Death will reach you from the south to the north. Flee our country and you won't die. The KN-103 rocket is on its way toward you."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page", July 9, 2014
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades' YouTube channel, (in Hebrew) July 9, 2014]

The video shows footage of a man preparing to launch a rocket and close-ups of a rocket being aimed.

The watchdog group also reports that Fatah also posted on Facebook that the military wings of Hamas, Fatah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad are "brothers-in-arms," united by "one God, one homeland, one enemy, one goal." The post included this image of fighters from the three groups:

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This is not an isolated posting. Fatah frequently posts similar messages on Facebook and Abbas advisor Sultan Abu Al-Einein posted a call to murder Israelis on his own Facebook page:

Let every hour of the settlers' presence on our land be a source of threat and terror for them. Let us deprive their lives of security, so that the Palestinian land becomes a minefield against the occupation.

Calls to murder Israelis, declarations of unity of purpose with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, threats and even active participation in terrorist rocket attacks are not “moderate.” Fatah actively supports and takes part in terrorism against Israelis. Failure to report on this is journalistic malpractice. Where’s the coverage?

Watch the Fatah video threatening Israelis with rocket fire here:


Posted by SC at July 9, 2014 08:12 PM

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