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Posted on 09/13/2013 8:10:29 AM PDT by markomalley
Fatah is the military wing of Mahmoud Abbas' PLO.
"Of course, Israel cannot be expected to negotiate with anyone who is dedicated to its destruction. But while I know you have had differences with the Palestinian Authority, I believe that you do have a true partner in President Abbas..." -- Barack Obama, March 21, 2013
"Palestinian Gunmen Open Fire on Soldiers Protecting Worshippers After Fatah Officials Call for Attacks," from The Tower, September 12 (thanks to Maxwell):
Officials linked to the Palestinian Fatah faction declared yesterdaythat Friday will be the first day of popular resistance against Israel, and have called for attacks against Jewish Israelis and the Jewish state:
A statement released by the Brigades, which is Fatahs military wing, called on all units and sleeper cells to prepare for a confrontation with the Israeli occupation beginning on Friday. The statement further added there will be a green light to carry out attacks.
The statement by the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade was followed today by clashes that broke out after Palestinians opened fire on Israeli soldiers protecting some 1,400 worshippers at the Jewish holy site of Josephs Tomb. Israeli soldiers returned fire, injuring one of the gunmen and eventually capturing another.
The Palestinian government-linked media outlet Wafa earlier this week published an article blasting the rabbi of Jewish fanatics for asserting that Judaisms ancient Second Temple was built in Jerusalem:
Close to 150 Jewish fanatics led by a rabbi toured the yards of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalems Old City Tuesday carrying a map and listening to their rabbi telling them about the Jewish temples that allegedly existed on that mound thousands of years ago, according to witnesses.
Palestinian officials including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have repeatedly and specifically sought to deny the existence of an ancient Jewish temple in Jerusalem, and to vitiate the Jewish connection to Israels capital. The position has been widely criticized as incitement, and is difficult to reconcile with public Palestinian pronouncements regarding the PLOs willingness to make concessions in the interest of a negotiated final settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Dear Israel: simple solution.
Tell Fatah that if they continue attacks, Israel will close the al-Asqa mosque. And if the attacks worsen, Israel will demolish it, and build a new Jewish temple on that site.