Fatah calls on Palestinians to confront IDF, escalate situation

"Israel's leaders must understand that they are not able to protect their soldiers."

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
December 13, 2018 12:46
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Palestinians take part in a protest calling on Hamas and Fatah factions to conclude the reconciliati

Palestinians take part in a protest calling on Hamas and Fatah factions to conclude the reconciliation, in Gaza city December 3, 2017. (photo credit: REUTERS/IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA)

 
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Fatah called on Palestinians to escalate the situation and hold protests throughout the West Bank Thursday afternoon, "to commemorate the Martyrs and to realize our goals."

The organization warned IDF soldiers and settlers of "the continued bloodshed and aggression that will lead to a stronger confrontation."

Earlier, Hamas praised the shooting attack that killed two Israelis and injured two others near the West Bank settlement of Givat Asaf Thursday.
Locals respond to the Givat Assaf terror attack that left two soldiers dead, December 13, 2018 (Tovah Lazaroff)

"Hamas praises the numerous resistance attacks as well as the citizens of the occupied West Bank and the revolutionary youth," Hamas Spokesman Abdel Latif al-Qanou said. The attack, he said, "is in response to the crimes of the Zionist occupation in the occupied West Bank. Our members will stand against the occupation and will resist it - until it ends."


Fatah placed the blame for the attack on Israel.

"When the occupation army harms and destroys Palestinian land and Israeli soldiers execute three Palestinians in a kangaroo court, they have to understand that the Palestinian response will be in proportion to the aggression," said Fatah spokesperson Munir Jaghoub.

"Israel's leaders must understand that they are not able to protect their soldiers, and they have tried every way they can think of to make Palestinians raise the white flag of surrender," Jaghoub said. "Israel has no way of protecting its soldiers and the murderous settlers, aside from withdrawing to the June 1967 lines."

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