PA President Mahmoud Abbas is the Chairman of Fatah. He has been the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) since 2004. He has also been the president of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) since January 2005, and the president of the State of Palestine since May 2005.
Fatah is the largest faction of the PLO and the second-largest party in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC). It is a Fatah-controlled government body that exercises partial civil control over Judea and Samaria (West Bank) areas “A” and “B”
Fatah released a video in which terrorists of Fatah’s terror wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, are seen participating and bragging about their role in the October 7 slaughter of Israelis. The video was publicized on the day of the massacre, in which terrorists murdered over 1,400 Israelis. The faces and voices of the terrorists were blurred and muffled by Fatah to hide their identities.
As noted above, Fatah’s attack was on Nahal Oz, an Israeli civilian kibbutz, not a military post. In addition, Hamas and Fatah terrorists murdered mostly Israeli civilians in the massacre, not soldiers.
PA Chairman Abbas’ Fatah Movement has been very outspoken about its support for Hamas’ terror war on Israel and the terrorists’ massacre on Israeli civilians. Palestinian Media Watch exposed that:
- Fatah’s terror wing urged Palestinians to “strike the sons of apes and pigs… slaughter everyone Israeli”
- Fatah’s Student Movement has called for murder of Jews and terror in the West Bank
- Fatah sees Hamas’ atrocities as a “heroic operation” and the massacre brought “a morning of victory, joy, and pride”