Fatah

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 17 – 23 , 2019)

On Friday, July 19, 2019, the return march in the Gaza Strip was held with about 6,500 participants. The scope of incendiary and IED balloons launched into Israeli territory continued to decrease, but the launchings continue. A Hamas delegation headed by Saleh al-'Arouri, deputy head of Hamas' political bureau, visited Tehran. This past week Hamas' summer camps began, supervised by its military wing.
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Fatah and Palestinian Authority glorify and support terrorists: The case of Omar Abu Layla, who murdered two Israelis near Ariel

Abbas Zaki, a member of Fatah's Central Committee, recently presented an award to the family of Omar Abu Layla, who carried out a shooting attack and a stabbing attack near Ariel (killing two Israelis, a soldier and a civilian). Abbas Zaki also visited the village where the terrorist lived and where a new house is being constructed for his family (after the previous one was demolished by the Israeli security forces).
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Identities of the Palestinians killed in the most recent round of escalation (Initial report, updated to May 7, 2019)

Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the ministry of health in the Gaza Strip, reported that during the escalation of May 4-6, 2019, 27 Palestinians were killed. As usual, he did not give details about their identities and the list he issued contains terrorist operatives as well as civilians, with no distinction between them. An initial examination carried out by the ITIC revealed that during the IDF attacks, 23 Palestinians were killed whose names were included in the list issued by the ministry of health. Of the 23 fatalities, at least 17 (about 74%) were terrorist operatives or members of the terrorist organizations.
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The 6th Palestinian BDS Campaign Conference, Held in al-Bireh: The decisions and their significance

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) held its sixth conference in al-Bireh (Ramallah) on March 16, 2019. Present were Palestinian BDS campaign activists; representatives from the PLO, Fatah and the National Initiative Movement (a leftist Palestinian organization headed by Mustafa Barghouti), and other representatives. Workshops were held at the conference dealing with various aspects of the BDS campaign.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 20– March 26, 2019)

This past week events focused on another round of escalation. It began following a rocket fired by Hamas (which claimed it had been launched by mistake), that hit a house in a community north of Tel Aviv (seven injured). The rocket launch and the subsequent round of escalation climaxed the events this past week, during which the level of violence from the Gaza Strip was particularly high. In Judea and Samaria the routine throwing of stones and Molotov cocktails at Israel vehicles continued
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 6– March 12, 2019)

This past week the Palestinians continued to demonstrate a high level of violence at the "return march" and the days afterwards. In the meantime, Egypt continued its efforts to bring calm and to formulate an arrangement acceptable to Israel and Hamas. Hamas and the other organizations are planning a variety of activities for Saturday, March 30, 2019 (the first anniversary of the "return marches"). Popular terrorism continues in Judea and Samaria. The Palestinian media reported that Mahmoud Abbas appointed Dr. Muhammad Ashtiya, a member of Fatah's Central Committee, as the new Palestinian prime minister.
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Fatah

The Fatah Movement (in Arabic: فتح, a reversal of the initials of حركة تحرير فلسطين, Palestine Liberation Movement) is a Palestinian movement that plays a central role in Palestinian politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Fatah was founded at the end of the 1950s by operatives of the Palestinian student organization in Cairo, led by Yasser Arafat. Since its establishment, Fatah has championed a violent Palestinian struggle against the State of Israel. Until the First Lebanon War, Fatah maintained an extensive military infrastructure in Lebanon and was the main element in the PLO. After the expulsion of the terrorists from Lebanon and in the wake of the Oslo Accords, its military and political center of gravity shifted to Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.

Fatah has carried out deadly terror attacks against Israel. On August 31, 1986, it was declared a terrorist organization by the State of Israel. Fatah’s main military organization in the territories during the First Intifada was called the Fatah Hawks. This organization carried out operations against IDF soldiers as well as acts of terror against Israeli civilians.

As part of the Oslo Accords, Israel recognized the PLO umbrella organization, comprising mainly Fatah operatives, as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. With the establishment of the Palestinian Authority, Fatah became its ruling party, and many of its operatives hold positions in the Palestinian Authority’s (security and civilian) apparatuses.  During the years between the establishment of the Palestinian Authority and the beginning of the Second Intifada, Fatah’s status as the dominant party became stronger. During the Second Intifada, Fatah resumed its attacks against Israel, directly or through military sub-organizations. After Arafat’s death, Fatah found itself in a crisis. On August 8, 2009, during the sixth Fatah conference in Bethlehem, Mahmoud Abbas was elected to head the movement.