One month into Hamas’ terror war against Israel, and Israel’s counter-terror response, female students in Ramallah in the West Bank were eager to show their support for Hamas and for Hamas’ massacre of Jews on Oct. 7.
Waving Palestinian flags and a green Hamas flag, the students enthusiastically called to “shoot a Jew,” while declaring that “the entire West Bank is Hamas!” [emphasis added]
They also voiced criticism of Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas, asking rhetorically “Abbas, where are you?” and then continued mocking him by saying that “Abu Ubeida,” the spokesman for the Hamas’ military wing, “is poking you in the eye”:
Leader of chant: “[PA President] Mahmoud Abbas, where are you?”
Female students: “Mahmoud Abbas, where are you?”
Leader of chant: ”[Hamas spokesman] Abu Ubeida is poking you in the eye…”
Female students: “[Hamas spokesman] Abu Ubeida is poking you in the eye…”
Leader of chant: “They said Hamas is terrorist”
Female students: “They said Hamas is terrorist”
Leader of chant: “The entire West Bank is Hamas!”
Female students: “The entire West Bank is Hamas!”
Leader of chant: “[Whoever has a rifle,] shoot a Jew”
Female students: “shoot a Jew”
Leader of chant: “or give it to Hamas!”
Female students: “or give it to Hamas!”
Posted text: “News coverage: ‘[PA President] Mahmoud Abbas, where are you?’ — Calls of female students during a procession in Ramallah a short while ago.”
[Quds News Network (Hamas), X (Twitter) account, Nov. 5, 2023]
In Ramallah earlier this month, a crowd shouted a fuller version of the chant:
Leader of chant: “Whoever has a rifle”
Crowd: “Whoever has a rifle”
Leader of chant: “and is hiding it for wedding [ceremonies],”
Crowd: “and is hiding it for wedding [ceremonies],”
Leader of chant: “shoot a Jew”
Crowd: “shoot a Jew”
Leader of chant: “or give it to Hamas!”
Crowd: or give it to Hamas! [emphasis added]
[The Pulse of Gaza YouTube channel, Oct. 28, 2023]
On the day of Hamas’ massacre, children and youth participated in processions in the West Bank in celebration of the massive attack. PMW also documented that Fatah’s Student Movement Shabiba supports Hamas’ attack and celebrated the massacre, and called for more terror in the West Bank.
A recent post from Fatah’s Student Movement at Palestine Technical University — Kadoorie stressed the support for the war against Israel with the words:
“From out of your rifle barrels illuminate the flags of inevitable freedom, and from your pure blood the lamps of our path to the homeland were lit. Glory to you [Martyrs] in eternal life, and for us remains walking in your path and fulfilling your instructions… we salute all forms of resistance against this occupier, with all its forms.” [emphasis added]
[Fatah Shabiba Student Movement and Student Union Council at Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, Facebook page, Nov. 6, 2023]
A photo posted by the movement two weeks into Hamas’ war against Israel shows in all clarity the hostile intentions of Fatah students towards Israel:
The image shows masked Fatah terrorists wearing yellow Fatah headbands kneeling in prayer with assault rifles laid on the ground in front of them. In the upper right corner is the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades logo that includes crossed rifles and a grenade above the Dome of the Rock, with Palestinian flags below it.
At the top of the logo is written: “So fight them and Allah will punish them at your hands, put them to shame, help you overcome them, and soothe the hearts of the believers” [Koran 9:14, Sahih International translation]. In the upper left corner is the symbol of the Fatah Shabiba Student Movement at An-Najah National University, which consists of a coat of arms featuring on its left a raised fist in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine.” The symbol also features an image of the Dome of the Rock and the keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern.
Posted text: “Allah, strengthen their brows so they will not kneel down before anyone but You
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades
[Fatah Shabiba Student Movement at An-Najah National University, X (Twitter) account, Oct. 26, 2023]
The author is a senior analyst at Palestinian Media Watch, where a version of this article was originally published.
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Protester Sets Self on Fire Outside Israeli Consulate in Atlanta
i24 News – A protester was in critical condition on Friday after setting themself on fire outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. authorities said. A security guard who tried to intervene was also wounded.
A Palestinian flag found at the scene was part of the protest, Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said at a news conference. He added that investigators did not believe there was any connection to terrorism and none of the consular staff was ever in danger.
JUST IN: A pro-Palestine protester is in critical condition after they set themselves on fire in “political protest” outside of the Israeli Consulate office in Atlanta.
The protester was reportedly draped in a Palestine flag.
The protester has severe burns and unfortunately, a… pic.twitter.com/B8nUQAj2nU
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) December 1, 2023
“We do not see any threat here,” he said. “We believe it was an act of extreme political protest that occurred.” Everyone inside the consulate building was said to be safe.
Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consul General of Israel to the southeastern U.S., said: “We are saddened to learn of the self-immolation at the entrance to the office building. It is tragic to see the hate and incitement toward Israel expressed in such a horrific way.”
“The sanctity of life is our highest value. Our prayers are with the security officer who was injured while trying to prevent this tragic act. We are grateful to the city of Atlanta’s law enforcement and first responders for all they do to ensure safety.”
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Released Israeli Hostages Call for Captives to Be Freed
Israeli hostages released in the past week by Hamas in Gaza called on Saturday for the immediate release of fellow captives left behind, a day after a temporary truce that had allowed scores to come home broke down.
Tens of thousands gathered at a rally in Tel Aviv outside Israel‘s defense headquarters, where they cheered Yelena Trupanov, 50, standing on a stage just two days after being freed.
“I came to thank you because without you I wouldn’t be here. Now we must bring back my (son) Sasha, and everyone. Now.”
Similar pleas from other released hostages were shown on video.
A seven-day truce, during which Hamas had released more than 100 hostages, collapsed on Friday after Hamas breached the ceasefire.
Israel said on Saturday it had recalled a Mossad intelligence agency team from Qatar, host of indirect negotiations with Hamas, accusing the Palestinian faction of reneging on a deal that would have freed all children and women held hostage.
More than 240 people – Israelis and foreign nationals – were abducted to Gaza on Oct 7. by Hamas terrorists who burst through the border with Israel and killed 1,200 people.
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IDF Foils Stabbing Attack Near Nablus in West Bank, Eliminates Terrorist
i24 News – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported thwarting a stabbing attack on Saturday afternoon against reserve Battalion 7037 at the X junction near Nablus in the West Bank.
According to the IDF spokesperson, the event unfolded when the forces at the roadblock became suspicious of an individual approaching the barricade.
During the questioning process, the suspect suddenly drew a knife and advanced towards the IDF personnel.
ניסיון פיגוע דקירה אירע לפני זמן קצר לעבר כוח צה”ל במילואים מגדוד 7037 שפעל בחסם בצומת האיקס סמוך לעיר שכם שבמרחב חטיבת שומרון.
הכוח חשד במחבל שהגיע לחסם והחל לתחקר אותו, המחבל שלף סכין והחל להתקדם לעבר הכוח.
הלוחמים חתרו למגע והגיבו בירי לעבר המחבל שחוסל. אין נפגעים לכוחותינו. pic.twitter.com/mEaJs58hpE
— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) December 2, 2023
The soldiers, faced with the threat, engaged in contact procedures and ultimately responded by opening fire on the assailant. The spokesperson confirmed that the attacker was neutralized due to the IDF’s action.
It was also noted that there were no casualties among the IDF forces involved in the incident. According to the spokesperson, the situation at the X junction has stabilized, and IDF continues to maintain vigilance in the area to prevent further attacks.
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