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Moderate Wing of Palestinian Movement Anything But

Moderate Wing of Palestinian Movement Anything But
Masked militants from Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a militia linked to the Fatah movement, at a press conference to condemn the decision by U.S. President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Gaza City, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. A number of U.S. allies in the Mideast have condemned the decision. (Adel Hana/AP)

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Fatah continues encouraging Palestinians to engage in violent protests and "continue the intifada" against Israel following President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports.

"It is necessary to continue the intifada and escalate it, and to see days of popular rage in the coming days," read one post last week from Fatah's armed wing.

On Monday, Fatah's official Facebook page openly incited Palestinians to kill Jews, "I am coming towards you, my enemy, from every home, neighborhood, and street."

The text is actually a lyric, part of Fatah's terror promoting song that calls for Palestinians "going down from every house with cleavers and knives with grenades . . . "

Multiple Fatah posts have also featured pictures of Palestinians armed with rocks and slingshots.

Click here to see PMW's latest compilation of Fatah's incitement.

These statements by the ruling Palestinian Authority (PA) party provide concrete evidence that Palestinian protests are not simply the result of spontaneous reaction to President Trump's Jerusalem announcement. Fatah is directly responsible for fueling and organizing violent protests against Israel.

To encourage mass mobilization, Fatah and the Palestinian Authority widely promote a complete historical denial of any Jewish connection to Jerusalem in recent days.

Western observers expect designated terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah to call for armed confrontation with Israel, particularly following a major diplomatic announcement concerning Jerusalem. But it is important to stress that the so-called moderate wing of the Palestinian national movement is just as culpable in promoting violence against Israelis.

Steven Emerson is executive director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism. He was a correspondent for CNN and a senior editor at U.S. News and World Report. Read more reports from Steve Emerson — Click Here Now.

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It is important to stress that the so-called moderate wing of the Palestinian national movement is just as culpable in promoting violence against Israelis.
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