Fatah posts image of masked men with torches with text: “Fatah is the torch of the armed struggle”


Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a procession of masked men carrying torches and yellow flags with the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Some of the men are wearing military uniforms and keffiyehs (Arab headdresses). One man is carrying a poster with a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat on it. A banner with a picture of Arafat appears on a building in the background.

Posted text: “Fatah is the torch of the armed struggle”

Yasser Arafat – Founder of the PLO and Fatah, former chairman of the PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.


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