WASHINGTON – Using social media to call for terror attacks and fires “to burn the land like an inferno,” Palestinians geared up for Israel’s Passover week observances and their own annual April 17 celebration of “Prisoner’s Day.”
The ruling Fatah Party of the official Palestinian Authority government led the cries for violence that would “escalate the confrontation with the occupier.”
“Let us turn April 17, 2017, into a fire that will burn the occupiers and burn the land like an inferno under the feet of the tyrants, and let’s escalate the popular resistance everywhere,” the Fatah student movement posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. “Therefore, we call on our brave students and the masses of our people to escalate the confrontation with the occupier at all the places of confrontation.”
In previous April 17 “Prisoner’s Day” terror, some 16 Israelis have been murdered.
“We hold the Nazi occupation gang responsible for what will happen. We warn against taking any steps of oppression against our brave prisoners,” the post continued. “We declare in a clear manner that splits the sky: Fatah and its Shabiba are committed to a promise. We will not hesitate to burn the land under the feet of the tyrants if [Israel] harms the prisoners. Whoever wants to test us should remember the Wadi Al-Haramiya operation (i.e., terror attack, 10 murdered), the Ein Arik operation (i.e., terror attack, 6 murdered), and the hundreds of heroic operations that were carried out by Fatah members and the fighters of our people.”
The picture in the post above shows Marwan Barghouti, a Fatah terror leader serving five life sentences for planning attacks in which five were murdered.
Palestinian Media Watch noted that that the threats are “yet another example of how Facebook allows and enables Fatah’s terror promotion.”