Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fatah official: Fatah led the Intifada, "no one else"


Fatah Central Committee member, Tawfiq Tirawi: "We are [dealing] with politics. We are all self-sacrificing fighters and have fought in the armed struggle. We found that, in view of the conditions in the Arab [world] and internationally, we might not be able to obtain a [Palestinian] state for our people. We turned to the Oslo [Accords] and to negotiations. The negotiations failed. After that, we carried out an Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005). We were the ones who led the Intifada, no one else. Now, we are leading the popular resistance (i.e., the Oct. - Nov. 2014 riots and terror that murdered 11 Israelis) – we as the Fatah movement, and with us, the PLO, or the factions belonging to the PLO."
[Official PA TV, Dec. 11, 2014]

The above clip was translated and documented by Palestinian Media Watch:

Founded in 1996, Palestinian Media Watch is an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks. PMW’s major focus is on the messages that the Palestinian leaders, from the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas, send to the population through the broad range of institutions and infrastructures they control.

PMW’s many reports and studies on Palestinian summer camps, poetry, schoolbooks, crossword puzzles, religious ideology, women and mothers, children's music videos and the PA’s indoctrination of adults and children to seek Shahada (Martyrdom), have had significant impact on the way the world sees the Palestinians. PMW has presented its findings before members of US Congress and to members of Parliament in numerous countries, including the European Union, Britain, France, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Canada and Australia, and has lectured at universities and conferences world wide.

PMW material has been presented before the Foreign Affairs Committee in the US Congress and the US Senate Appropriations Committee. In addition, PMW reports regularly on how foreign aid is misused by the PA for terror promotion. These reports have led to changes in legislation and funding procedures. Through its bulletins and reports, PMW continues to give the world a precise understanding of the reality of the Palestinian Authority.