Fatah (Arabic فتح) is a Palestinian nationalist organization. The name itself is a reverse acronym of Harakat al-Tahrir al-Watani al-Filastini. The organization's founder and leader until his death was Yasir Arafat. It is currently headed by Farouk Kaddoumi, the secretary-general of the Fatah central committee. Politically, Fatah falls left-of-center, bordering on socialism. Fatah is a full member of Socialist International. Mahmoud Abbas, a member of Fatah, is currently the president of the Palestinian National Authority.
The official goal of Fatah is the "complete liberation of Palestine, and eradication of Zionist economic, political, military and cultural existence". Its president Mahmoud Abbas stated that “there is no difference between our policies and those of Hamas.”
It has also an armed wing Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades.
In 2016, Abu Mazen Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah claimed to have 'Killed 11,000 Israelis'. In a bid to whip up support.
In 2021, Fatah leader in Jenin Ata Abu Rumeileh: 'The battle will only be over when the "occupation" is removed from all of Palestine, from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean sea.'
Ashbal - Lion Cubs
Since 1969, active in the 1970s-1980s, the youth movement of Fatah was child soldiers of Palestinian Lion Cubs. Learned to hate Israel and develop a lust for killing by tearing a live chicken apart.
Al 'Asifa (al Asifah, Asifa) mainstream armed wing of Fatah militant organization, its (Mohammed Said Musa Maragha: under his nom de guerre:) Abu Musa in Lebanon was among leading the 1976 Damour massacre spiraling that country into an all out bloodshed. Seven years later, Abu Musa gained notoriety as one of the leaders of a bloody mutiny against Arafat's leadership,  as Arafat became from an ally to an 'enemy' and Abu Musa had opposed any peace negotiations with Israel. He said in 1989 that Arafat should stand trial for "treason," for recognizing Israel and for abandoning the principles of the Palestinian revolution.
In 1983, Abu Musa with Abu Saleh founded the Fatah-Intifada. In the wake of the PLO collapse after the 1982 war with Israel, these Fatah officers, with Syrian backing, tried to wrest control of Fatah from Arafat.
In April, 2015, Fatah youth performed Nazi salute at Fatah ceremony.
In 2019, the J is a bloodthirsty vampire eating a child, on Fatah - Lebanon website.
The Arab "Palestinian" terrorist Diaa Hamarsheh from the village of Ya’abad, near Jenin, was a Fatah affiliate, who, while shouting in Arabic, carried out the massacre on March 29, 2022, targeting the Bnei Brack town of pious Haredi, overwlmingly avoiding IDF draft - conscientious objectors, (in addition, they avoid visiting the Temple Mount), thus exposing pure hatred. It was celebrated by official Fatah and by masses in Jenin, as well as in Gaza, they celebrated. (Hours before the racist Arab attack, Haaretz published another venomous piece against this group of people.) The murderer killed 5, 2 Haredi Jews the policeman, and 2 Ukrainian immigrants.
The terrorist / murderer had a comfortable life in a luxurious home, which, like other examples, belie the claims of those who blame Palestinians’ violence and attacks against Israelis on low socioeconomic conditions.
Nazih Khatatba had previously advised al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah movement. This "Palestinian" community leader, in May 2016 uttered: "Canadian society should not believe the fairy tales [claiming] that the Jews suffered oppression;" had published "theories" by a Hamas antisemite in 2020;  and had glorified the 29/03/22 terrorist attacker, "Palestinian" murderer as a supposed "martyr," in a piece he wrote "Ramadan comes early in Palestine this year."
See related: Nazism by Palestinian Arabs
Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood's Arab activist's role model is Dalal Mughrabi - terrorist murderer at most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978. She and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway and murdered 37 of the civilian passengers, 12 of them children, while wounding over 70. The Fatah issued her --in June-6-2021-- a congratulatory message: "May you live as a rebel defending our Jerusalem, like your role model Dalal Mughrabi."
As an Arab Muslim in Israel, Muhammad Alab Ahmed abu Alkiyan, ISIS, on Mar 22, 2022, went on a massacre spree, combined attack, vehicle-ramming and stabbing, murdering 4  because they were Jews, Fatah official Jamal Al-Huwail praised the murderer as a “Lone Lion."
- On Apr 7, 2022, an Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades,  Islamic "Palestinian" terrorist targeted a bar in Tel Aviv, first murdering two, injuring others, a third victim succumbed to injuries later on. It was widely condemned, Abu Mazen played it both, condemning and added in "context" his propaganda, in fact, he rather incited about their Al-Aqsa. Other elements in Fatah celebrated it.
Attacker was caught hiding near Jaffa mosque. Apparently he prayed at the mosque (on their Ramadan), went out for his bloody murder and returned to the mosque.
The father of the terrorist who carried out the attack is an officer with the rank of akid (roughly equivalent to a colonel) in the National Security Mechanism, one of the security mechanisms of the Palestinian Authority. This father, from the morning on, after the attack, went out and excites the crowd who came to congratulate him on his son's attack.
Terrorist's uncles were among the first Fatah fighters. Thousands of Arab "Palestinians" joined march in support of him. Public address systems, via mosques, called out, "Allahu akhbar," playing "nationalist" songs, and announcing support for the terrorist and the "heroic action" which he carried out in "Tel Al-Rabia," the Arab name for Tel Aviv, the Jewish city founded in 1909 on bare stretches of sand dunes near Jaffa.
The British The Guardian's (unsurprising) headline "Israeli forces kill (sic) Palestinian": caused a stir, only then it was removed.
Intimidating the US
In Oct, 2021, Fatah official stated: ‘China will lead the world, and is on our side’, and warned the US to better get on board with its side.
- Fatah Official Website
- Fatah at the Jewish Virtual Library
- SI Member Parties
- BBC News Profile - Mahmoud Abbas
- Fateh Constitution - ACPR
- POPE FRANCIS: MAHMOUD ABBAS IS A “MAN OF PEACE”. FrontpageMag. May 26, 2014. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- Jack Moore, Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah Party Claims to Have 'Killed 11,000 Israelis', Newsweek, Aug 5, 2016.
- Fatah Leader In Jenin Ata Abu Rumeileh: The Battle Will Only Be Over When The Occupation Is Removed From All Of Palestine, From The Jordan River To The Mediterranean Sea, Memri, Aug 12, 2021.
- Newsweek - Volume 74, Issues 18-26 - Page 42 - 1969. When Al Fatah opened training camps for 8- to 15-year-old "Lion Cubs" last spring, the response was immediate. Now, on playgrounds of Palestinian refugee camps, Yasir Arafat's young lions— many of them dressed in cut-down combat...
- Isaiah L. Kenen, "Near East Report," Volume 19. Near East Report, Incorporated, 1975. p. 37
- PLO Policy towards the Christian Community during the Civil War in Lebanon, ICT, May 7, 2008.]
- Braley, R. (1984). "Bad news: the foreign policy of the New York times." Chicago: Regnery Gateway. p. 576
- Andrew Gowers, Tony Walker (1992). "Behind the Myth: Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Revolution." p. 151. It was also the stronghold of a Maronite leader, Camille Chamoun, who was a particular target of Palestinian hatred. From mid-January 1976, columns of Fatah fighters from the southern port city of Sidon converged on Damour under the command of a former Jordanian artillery officer, Mohammed Said Musa Maragha: under his nom de guerre, Abu Musa, he would gain notoriety seven years later as one of the leaders of a bloody mutiny against Arafat's leadership.
- Said Musa Maragha dies at 86; Arafat ally became an enemy. By Rebecca Trounson and Los Angeles Times, Jan 29, 2013. Said Musa Maragha, shown in 2010 and known as Abu Musa, joined the Jordanian military in 1948. He rose through the ranks of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, but later left the organization and led troops against it. He opposed any peace negotiations with Israel.
- Mannes, A. (2004). Profiles in Terror. United Kingdom: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 329
- Fatah youth performs Nazi salute at Fatah ceremony, Palwatch, Apr 17, 2015.
Dalal Mughrabi Magazine, Facebook Apr 17, 2015 Published on Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Magazine, an electronic “magazine” published by the Culture Committee of the Fatah Shabiba student movement at the Birzeit University
- J is a bloodthirsty vampire eating a child, on Fatah - Lebanon website Palwatch, Oct 29, 2019.
Cartoon published in Falestinona, the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon
Note: This cartoon was previously seen in a Qatari newspaper in 2009
Headline: “58 years since the Kafr Qassem massacre (see note below –Ed.)”
The cartoon shows a J.. wearing a kippah with the Star of David. The J is depicted as a vampire with pointed ears, a long pointy nose, and sharp fangs dripping blood. The J is holding an unconscious young Palestinian boy with a Palestinian flag shirt, and is about to sink his fangs into the boy’s neck. In the upper right corner is a heart in the colors of the Palestinian flag.Kafr Qassem Massacre – With the outbreak of the Israel–Egypt war in Sinai Israel on Oct. 29, 1956, Israel imposed a curfew on Arab villages for security reasons. Israeli border police were given orders to shoot anyone who broke the curfew, and 43 Israeli Arabs of the village of Kfar Qassem, including women and children, who were outside the village and unaware of the curfew were shot and killed. An Israeli military court determined that the soldiers had a duty to disobey the order as it was manifestly illegal. The families of those killed were compensated financially, the border policemen were prosecuted and sentenced to prison - but pardoned after one year, and the brigadier commander was given a symbolic fine. This massacre is condemned in Israel and is considered a seminal event in its history that is studied in the Israeli army at all levels. In addition it is taught in Israeli schools and efforts are being made to increase its study. Former Israeli President Shimon Peres formally apologized for the massacre in December 2007, and President Reuven Rivlin has condemned it, calling it a “terrible crime” that weighs heavily on Israel’s collective conscience.
- Bennett in first response to attack: ‘We’re facing a deadly wave of Arab terrorism’, TOI, March 29, 2022.
- Bnei Brak Terrorist Identified As 26-Year-Old Affiliated With Fatah, VIN News, March 29, 2022.
The terrorist responsible for the shooting attack in Bnei Brak on uesday, has been identified as 26-year-old Diaa Hamarsheh from the village of Ya’abad, near Jenin. According to Israeli media, Hamarsheh has ties to the Fatah terror group, and previously spent a year and a half behind bars for his terrorist affiliations.He also had worked illegally at a building site in Bnei Brak.
- Palestinian Fatah Movement Glorifies Bnei Brak Terror Attack, Memri, March 30, 2022.
The March 29, 2022 shooting in the city of Bnei Brak in central Israel, which was perpetrated by Diaa Hamarsha (26), a Palestinian from the town of Ya'abad near Jenin in the West Bank, was met with celebrations and with expressions of praise in the Palestinian Authority, especially in the Jenin area. Although Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud 'Abbas condemned the attack, in which five Israelis were killed, other elements in the Fatah movement, which 'Abbas heads, condoned the attack and its perpetrator. When news of the attack and the identity of the attacker became known, celebrations broke out in the Jenin area and in particular in Ya'abad itself. Processions were held and locals handed out sweets, and a Fatah rally was held near the home of the shooter, who was apparently a member of this movement, at which statements and slogans praising the attack were heard. In addition, Fatah and its military branch, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, issued statements and posters glorifying the attack and the shooter. Fatah's local branch in Jenin province, for example, congratulated the "heroic martyr," and spokespeople for Fatah and its military wing promised that the intifada and the martyrdom operations would continue. This report reviews the expressions of praise for the attack and its perpetrator.
Locals In Jenin Province Rejoice Over The Attack, Chant "Millions Of Martyrs Are Marching To Jerusalem"
After news of the Bnei Brak shooting broke and the identity of the attacker became known, locals in his town of Ya'abad and in the Jenin area took to the streets to celebrate. According to an Al-Quds reporter in Jenin, "large-scale processions were held in the city, in the refugee camp [adjacent to it] and in the town of Ya'abad to express pride in the martyr Diaa Hamarsha, who carried out the operation in Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv." The reporter also noted that "sweets were handed out during the processions to celebrate the operation."Videos of the celebrations were posted on social media, including a video of a Fatah rally near the attacker's home, where the organization's secretary-general in Jenin, 'Atta Abu Ramila, praised the "hero" Hamarsha and participants chanted "with spirit and blood we shall redeem you, O Palestine." Other videos showed people marching and handing out sweets, and calling out slogans in praise of armed resistance, such as "millions of martyrs are marching to Jerusalem."...
- Watch: Hundreds of Arabs rally in celebration of Bnei Brak terrorist, Israel National News, 31.03.22.
'Tel Aviv, we will deal with you and will cause you to go up in flames,' hundreds of Arabs chant during celebration of Bnei Brak shooting.
- Assaf Gibor, "The Heroic Martyr": In Jenin, they celebrated the attack in Bnei Brak, Makor Rishon, March 30, 2022.
The terrorist Dia 'Hamarsha from the village of Yaved near Jenin was imprisoned in the Israeli prison nine years ago for belonging to a terrorist organization and trafficking in weapons. According to his documentation on his social networks he was allowed to travel abroad after he was released.
- Ashraf Amra @amra_ashraf Tweeted (Mar 29, 2022):
A Palestinian man distribute sweets to people on the street after five Israelis were killed in shooting attack, in Deir al-Balah in the center of #Gaza strip, on March 29, 2022. Photo by Ashraf Amra.
- Daniel Wachtel (@WachtelDan) Tweeted (March 29, 2022):
Translation: Distribution of sweets in Deir Al-Balah for the celebration of the Tel Aviv attack.
- Hate Site, Hate Paper: HAARETZ (Shtrasler) Blamed For Racist Arab Terror-Attack In Bnei Brak, The PN, March 29, 3022.
- H. Neiman, "Hours before the attack in Bnei Brak: a venomous and surreal headline in Haaretz". Behadrey, March 30, 2022.
"I wonder what would have happened if, instead of the undercovers in a restaurant in Hadera, there were some yeshiva students who specialize in Torah studies. Would the event have ended with only two dead even then?" To his readers, some of them may even be potential terrorists since a few hours later, two of the sons of the city of Bnei Brak were killed in a brutal attack.
There were those who blamed Shtrasler no less than responsibility for the attack in Bnei Brak and commented on the network: "It turns out that the terrorist who committed a murderous terror in Bnei Brak today reads the newspaper and the Haaretz website. Otherwise there is no explanation for his geographical choice in committing the heinous and despicable act. "Nehemiah Shtrasler, Hamas and Jihad thank you."
Another surfer reacted bitterly after the horror that took place in Bnei Brak and wrote: "First publication: The Shtrasler battalions took responsibility for the attack in Bnei Brak."
MK Moshe Abutbul responded on Twitter last night: "The people of Israel are in pain, a shocking attack, God, the blood of his slaves will be shed. Amen. "His constant from Abbas & Co. in the coalition. Hopefully, now that he has been killed by an ultra-Orthodox, journalist Nehemiah Stresler from the (Am) Haaretz newspaper has calmed down from the blood flowing like water."
Even before the hard news from the scene of the murderous attack in Bnei Brak, Shtrasler's column provoked many reactions on the Internet.
Media man Yinon Magal also responded and wrote: "The commander of the undercover officers who eliminated the terrorists said that they never eat in Hadera but stop in Ruppin, but that very evening one of them insisted on going to a certain restaurant in Hadera," "Dear Mr. Shtrasler, yeshiva students at least pray every day "To save the people of Israel. It is safer than what you did for the benefit of the event."Right-winger Menny Assyag wrote: "If anti-Semitism was a thorn, then Nehemiah Shtrasler was a cactus."
- Patrick Kingsley and Gabby Sobelman, Palestinian Gunman Kills 5 in Israel’s Fifth Attack in Recent Days, The New York Times, March 29, 2022.
The attack in a Tel Aviv suburb brought the number of people killed in the past two weeks to 11, making it one of the deadliest periods in Israel in several years.
A Palestinian gunman killed five people in an ultra-Orthodox city outside of Tel Aviv on Tuesday night, the latest in a surge of attacks in Israel this month. The shooting was the fifth attack in less than two weeks, and brought the total death toll in recent days to 11 — the most people killed by militants in such a short period in Israel, outside of a full-scale war, in several years.The spasm of violence heightened fears of an even more intense surge over the next month, when the rare convergence of Ramadan, Passover and Easter is expected to raise tensions further...
- Haim Goldberg, The victims of the attack: Yaakov Shalom, Avishai Yehezkel and Amir Khoury, Kikar haShabat, 29.03.22.
- Yoni Kempinski, Israelis come from across country to funeral of Amir Khoury, INN, March 31, 2022.
Haredi, religious Jews pay respects to Christian Arab policeman who gave his life to stop Bnei Brak terrorist attack......the image I had in front of my eyes was that of haredi and religious Jews attending the funeral of a Christian Arab, who gave his life...
- Uri Sela, Sasha and Dimitri came to Israel from the Ukraine with a dream - and were murdered in Bnei Brak, Walla, 30/03/2022.
The two Ukrainians killed in the attack worked in construction and lived in the city. Sasha lived with his wife, and saved to build a house in Chernivtsi. Dimitri lives with his partner and is originally from Krasnoyarsk. Their friend said: "They were really good people, we would sit in the grocery store almost every day"
The two Ukrainians killed in the attack, Sasha Sorokopot, 32, and Dimitri Mitrik, 24, worked in construction and lived in Bnei Brak. Sasha lives with his wife, and spared the years he spent in Israel to build a house in Ukraine, in Chernivtsi. He recently learned that the house was ready and he planned to return to Ukraine on Passover. Dimitri lives with his partner and is originally from Krasnoyarsk.Julian, a close friend of theirs, said that "they were really good people. Dima was always funny to everyone. Dima did not drink or smoke at all, was an athlete, kept going to the gym. We would sit here in the grocery store almost every day. Yesterday in luck "I slept at home. There was someone else from Ukraine who ran away with the bicycle."
- The Palestine flag, mosque and Swastika prior to racist Arab massacre in Bnei Brak (March 29, 2022), DP, March 30, 2022.
At noon, I received the number one sister-in-law, reported to the police... unfortunately, the result was not late to come, on its careless side. Do not know if they could have prevented, but the police did not do enough.
(Pic#1: Palestine PLO flag. Mosque Swastika
Haim Landau (street) Corner of haGalil. The corner building in Bnei Bra[k] .. 16:21.
There are Palestinians there. Someone should keep an eye on in an era of terrorist attacks. 16:22.
B: Right. Scary. 16:22.
A: Talk to the mayor. The police ignore it. 16:22.)
(It was a 10 minutes walk (800 meters) from the massacre location. )
- Bnei Brak Terrorist's Luxurious Home To Be Demolished By IDF, YWN, Apr 10, 2022.
The IDF informed the family of the Bnei Brak terrorist, Diaa Hamarsheh, that it intends to demolish their home...The photos of the luxurious home belie the claims of those who blame Palestinians’ violence and attacks against Israelis on low socioeconomic conditions. Photos of the home are reminiscent of the home of Muntassar Shalabi, the wealthy terrorist with US citizenship who murdered yeshivah student Yehuda Guetta, h’yd, 19, and injured two others in a drive-by terror shooting attack in May 2021.
- Christine Douglass-Williams, The Challenge of Modernizing Islam: Reformers Speak Out and the Obstacles They Face, Encounter Books, 2019.
- [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OaY5EEm4V6_-yT11gXreGfWFDrLYfYbe/view B'nai Brith Canada
Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents 2016].
Antisemitic incitement through mass media in 2016 was not limited to print varieties. In May, an Arabic-language program on Rogers TV, called AskMirna, aired an episode following the Palestinian community’s commemoration of "Nakba Day," on which Palestinians mourn the establishment of the modern State of Israel and call for its destruction. In the course of the episode, the host interviewed Nazih Khatatba, a Palestinian community leader, who told viewers that, "Canadian society should not believe the fairy tales [claiming] that the Jews suffered oppression"...
- Aidan Fishman, Rogers TV Drops Arabic-Language Show Following Complaint of Antisemitism, B'nai Brith Canada, 2017-01-26.
Rogers TV, which runs community programming throughout Canada, has pulled the plug on an Arabic-language show called AskMirna after B’nai Brith Canada drew its attention to antisemitic messages promoted in the program. AskMirna which describes itself as "presenting an accurate, positive, inspiring and entertaining image of the Arab-Canadian community," dedicated an entire episode to "Nakba Day," in which Palestinians annually mourn the establishment of the State of Israel and call for its destruction. This included an interview with Nazih Khatatba, who described Jewish suffering as "fairy tales" [sic] and engaged in Holocaust denial.
Khatatba, a leader of Palestine House in Mississauga, Ont. has a history of inciting violence against Jews. In December, 2014, he  lauded the terrorists behind the Har Nof synagogue massacre in Jerusalem that left six dead in his al-Meshwar newspaper. The incident was later investigated by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).In other episodes of AskMirna, Palestinian-Canadian children are shown dancing to songs that praise terrorism against Israel, which is labelled "the (sic) rapist entity." "Antisemitic propaganda delivered through music and television is rampant in the Middle East, and constitutes a significant barrier to peace between Israel and the Palestinians," said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada. "We cannot allow such hatred to be imported into this country, potentially radicalizing Canadian youth."
- Arabic-Language Canadian Newspaper Publishes Antisemitic Article by Hamas Official, Algemeiner, March 4, 2020.
An Arabic-language Canadian newspaper published an article by a Hamas official that glorified terrorists and accused Israel of (sic) stealing the organs of Palestinian prisoners, prompting a police complaint... on Feb. 28 the paper al-Meshwar, whose publisher Nazih Khatatba has denied the Holocaust, published an article by Dr. Mustafa Yusuf al-Lidawi
- Staff, Canadian paper praises B’nei Brak terrorist as ‘exceptional,’ a ‘martyr’, World Israel News, Apr 5, 2022. The article, titled "Ramadan comes early in Palestine this year," was written by al-Meshwar’s editor-in-chief Nazih Khatatba, who lists the Hamas terror group’s Department of Arab and Islamic Relations as a former employer on his Facebook page.... In October 2020, al-Meshwar wrote that Israel was the true culprit behind the Beirut port explosion... Khataba referred to the Holocaust as a "fairy tale."</blockquote>
- Jerusalem Arab activist’s role model is terrorist murderer of 37, Nan Jacques Zilberdik, PMW, Jun 8, 2021. Activist's phone is decorated with an image of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children. Fatah: "May you live as a rebel defending our Jerusalem, like your role model Dalal Mughrabi."
- Two mothers and a rabbi who fed the poor: Israel names victims of terror spree, Ynet, 03.22.22.
Moshe was struck down first in the murderous attack; Doris's paramedic nephew was unable to save her; Laura had the strength to fight back while being mercilessly attacked, and Menachem was stabbed dozens of times while taking a walk.
- StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) Tweeted (Mar 22, 2022):
Doris Yahbas. Rabbi Moshe Kravitsky. Lora Yitzhak. Menahem Yehezkel.
These are the names of the 4 innocent people who were murdered in today's terror attack in Be'er Sheva, southern #Israel.May their memories forever be a blessing.
- MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) Tweeted:
Fatah Official Jamal Al-Huwail Praises “Lone Lion” Who Murdered Four Israelis in a Beersheba Knife Attack: It Proves Palestinians Believe in Palestine from the River to the Sea.https://t.co/1FxJEBbLWo Mar 27, 2022
- Assessment: The terrorist knew the scene of the attack in Tel Aviv, Calcalist, Apr 8, 2022.
The terrorist, Raed Hazem, lived in the Jenin refugee camp. He is identified with the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and has been in Israel without a permit. His entry into Israel was banned due to a security past.
- Childhood friends Tomer and Eitam were murdered at a bar in Tel Aviv: "There were the nails of the group, now everything is destroyed", Ynet, Apr 8, 2022.
One got engaged a month ago, the other started a new job: Tomer Morad and Eitam Magini, 27-year-old childhood friends from Kfar Saba, decided to go out for a bar at the "Ilka" bar on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv. The terrorist trembled and Hazam killed them by firing squad. "When they did not answer - we realized that the worst had happened," said a friend of the two who will be buried side by side on Sunday.
- Top foreign diplomats, envoys condemn ‘appalling’ terror attack in Tel Aviv, TOI, Apr 8, 2022.
Antony Blinken says US ‘stands resolutely’ with Israel ‘in the face of senseless terrorism and violence’ after 2 killed, numerous others hurt; German FM brands assailant a ‘coward’
- Tel Aviv attack: Death toll rises to 3 after man, 35, succumbs to wounds, i24, Apr 8, 2022.
- Omri Nahmias, Aaron Reich, , JPost, April 8, 2022.
The Palestinian Authority leader warned against Israeli settlers using the incident as an excuse to carry out attacks against Palestinians.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday condemned the terrorist attack on Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Street that saw two Israelis killed.
The killing of Palestinian and Israeli civilians only leads to further deterioration, Abbas said, urging a return to stability amid Ramadan and the upcoming Passover and Easter holidays, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.
However, Abbas further warned against Israeli settlers ...
The PA president is one of many prominent international figures to react to the attack.
According to Army Radio, The Turkish Embassy in Israel said: "We condemn the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv and are concerned about the increase in the number of [violent] events in recent times. We send our condolences to the people of Israel."
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock condemned the Thursday evening attack, labeling the perpetrators "cowards."
"In yet another heinous terrorist attack in Israel, cowards attacked normal Tel Aviv citizens enjoying the evening before Shabbat," Baerbock tweeted. "We mourn those killed and grieve with their families. Our thoughts are with the injured and with the emergency responders who are caring for them."
"My solidarity is with the people of Israel, who have every right to live their lives free from terror and fear," tweeted German Ambassador to Israel Susanne Wasum-Rainer. "We stand by your side."
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken released a statement on Thursday following the terror attack in Tel Aviv. "Americans are, once again, grieving with the Israeli people in the wake of another deadly terrorist attack, which took the lives of two innocent victims and wounded many more in Tel Aviv," he said.
"Our hearts go out to the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a speedy recovery to the injured," the statement reads. "We are closely following developments and will continue to be in regular contact with our Israeli partners, with whom we stand resolutely in the face of senseless terrorism and violence."
US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides tweeted: “Horrified to see another cowardly terror attack on innocent civilians, this time in Tel Aviv. Praying for peace and sending condolences to the victims and their families. This has to stop!”
"[I am] appalled by another heinous attack this evening in Tel Aviv," noted UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process Tor Wennesland, adding that he "Deplore[s] the welcoming of this attack by Hamas; there is no glory in terror. These acts must stop now and be condemned by all."
"I strongly condemn the terrorist attack last night in Tel Aviv, this being the fourth terrorist attack in Israel since end of March," noted Swedish Foreign Minister Anne Linde.
Dimiter Tzantchev, the European Union's ambassador to Israel, tweeted that he was "deeply worried" by the reports of the terror attack in Tel Aviv. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. The EU stands with Israel."
"Appalled by the latest reports from Tel Aviv, where innocent people enjoying a Thursday night with friends and family were targeted by gunfire," remarked UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. "The UK stands with Israel and against this abhorrent violence."
Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg tweeted that he was "deeply shocked by the reports of another heinous terror attack."
He added: "In these dark hours we stand by the people of Israel."
"Poland in strongest terms condemns another deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv last night, which took the lives of innocent people," tweeted Polish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Łukasz Jasina.
"Attacks against civilians must stop immediately. We stand with Israel in these difficult days."
"Another shocking terror attack on innocent people, this time at Dizengoff St in Tel Aviv. It’s desperately sad to say it again: deepest condolences to the victims and their families and hopes that the injured recover quickly," tweeted Australian Ambassador to Israel Paul Griffiths.The attack was the latest in a series of deadly attacks that began last month in Beersheba, Hadera and Bnei Brak. So far, 13 people have been killed in the attacks.
- PA's Abbas condemns Tel Aviv terrorist attack while inciting about Al-Aqsa, ILH, Apr 8, 2022.
- Fatah Celebrates Terror Attack In Central Tel Aviv, Memri, Apr 8, 2022.
- Josh Breiner (@JoshBreiner) Tweeted:
Assessments in the defense establishment: The terrorist [at] Tel Aviv, went out to attack from the mosque in Jaffa - and returned to it after the shooting until he was killed this morning by the GSS. He apparently had an early acquaintance with Tel Aviv and Jaffa from illegal entrances in the past. Apparently prayed and went out to carry out the attack...Apr 8, 2022
- Nurit Yohanan @nurityohanan Tweeted:
The father of the terrorist who carried out the attack is an officer with the rank of akid (roughly equivalent to a colonel) in the National Security Mechanism, one of the security mechanisms of the Palestinian Authority..Apr 8, 2022
- Tel Aviv attack: Father of assailant praises son’s actions, i24 News, Apr 8, 2022.
- Nurit Yohanan @nurityohanan Tweeted:
This father, from the morning on, goes out and excites the crowd who came to congratulate him on his son's attack.Apr 8, 2022
Raed Fathi Zidane Hazem.. This is the name that is now running as the perpetrator of the attack... His uncle has already issued a notice of his death and claims he went the way of his uncles who were among the first Fatah fighters.
— Jack khoury.جاك خوري (@KhJacki) April 8, 2022.
- Ambassador Gilad Erdan גלעד ארדן (@giladerdan1) Tweeted:
The video below shows a celebration in Jenin after the terror attack in #TelAviv today. This shameful behavior must end. The Palestinian leaders must dismantle the terror infrastructure & fight incitement. Our security forces will find those responsible & end this wave of terror.
- Dalit Halevi, Thousands join march of support to home of Tel Aviv terrorist, INN, 08.04.22.
Expressions of joy and support in Jenin after name of Tel Aviv terrorist publicized. Terrorist's father: 'Victory will come soon.'
When the name of the terrorist responsible for the deadly Tel Aviv shooting attack became known, along with the location of his residence, public address systems were heard calling out, "Allahu akhbar," playing "nationalist" songs, and announcing support for the terrorist and the "heroic action" which he carried out in "Tel Al-Rabia," the Arab name for Tel Aviv, the Jewish city founded in 1909 on bare stretches of sand dunes near Jaffa. Terrorist Ra'ad Hazam was eliminated in Jaffa early Friday morning. According to security sources, he did not belong to any terror group.
The announcements on the mosques' public address system were called in the name of the nationalist and Islamic forces, among them the Fatah movement, to which Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas belongs; and the Islamic Jihad and Hamas terror groups.On one Telegram channel affiliated with Arab terror organizations, terrorist Ra'ad Hazam was called, "the lion of the [Al-Quds] troops," and his name was included in a list of 31 terrorists from the Jenin area "who defended Falastin in the past two years." Also included in the list is Bnei Brak terrorist Dia Hamarsha.
- Dalit Halevi, Fatah's al-Aqsa Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack, INN, 08.04.22.
The military wing of the Fatah movement, led by Abu Mazen, claimed responsibility for the attack in Tel Aviv.
- Assaf Oni, "Israeli forces kill (sic) Palestinian": The Guardian's headline caused a stir and was removed. And how does the attack cover the rest of the media in the world?, Globes, Apr 8, 2022.
European media today reported extensively on the terrorist attack that took place yesterday on Dizengoff Street...
Palestinian official: ‘China will lead the world, and is on our side’, October 7, 2021 (MEMRI), JNS.
Beijing will accept whatever we accept, but knows we “want to make Israel swallow the poison one drop at a time,” says Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki.
Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki.
China will soon lead the world, and it supports the “Palestinian position, whatever it may be,” according to Fatah’s Central Committee member Abbas Zaki.In a public address that aired on Palestine TV on Sept. 29, Abbas Zaki called on the United States to “reconsider its stance” ...while the Palestinians are “messengers of peace.”