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May 12, 2023
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Fatah Leaders Glorify 'Martyrdom,' Emphasize Unity With Other Palestinian Factions: Our Blood Is The Same Blood, We Salute The Brave Fighters Of The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

#10297 | 05:12
Source: Al-Awda TV (PA)

On May 12, 2023, Fatah held a ceremony at An-Najah University in Nablus commemorating a Fatah fighter named Muhammad Abu Bakr (also known as “Al-Sankuh”), a member of Fatah Deputy chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul’s entourage, who was killed in clashes with Israeli forces in Nablus a few months ago. At the event, masked Fatah members marched in full battle fear, brandishing weapons and Fatah banners. Fatah deputy chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul expressed solidarity with other Palestinian armed factions, saying that the blood of Palestinians in Gaza, in Nablus, in the Galilee, in Jerusalem, and in “the diaspora” is the same. He added: “We must never give [the occupation] the opportunity to isolate any one of us.” It is noteworthy that Abu Bakr had been a member of Al-Aloul’s entourage. Fathi Hazem, who is a former commander in the Palestinian Security Forces and the father of two Palestinian terrorists killed by Israeli military, including Tel Aviv shooter Raad Hazem, said at the event that he cannot be sad while his sons are “with Allah” and are enjoying the pleasures of Paradise. He praised the “brave” fighters of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which at the time of the event was engaged in a conflict with Israel in the Gaza Strip. The event was aired on Awda TV (Palestinian Authority).

Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul: "We said it loud and clear – Palestinian blood is the same blood in Gaza, Nablus, the Galilee, Jerusalem, as well as in the diaspora, and everywhere, and that the entire Palestinian people are united in confronting this occupation. We must never give [the occupation] the opportunity to isolate any one of us. The [Islamic] Jihad is part of us."  


Fathi Hazem: "We used to wonder about the smiles on the faces [of the martyrs]. It is as if the light of eternity shone on their faces, and cast light on their features, so much so that they were laughing. Haven't you seen their laughs? By Allah, they were laughing. It is as if they saw their seats near Allah."

Crowd: "Allah Akbar! All praise be to Allah! Allah Akbar! All praise be to Allah!"

Hazem: "Yes they are our own children, but we looked at their faces, our beloved ones, and we smelled the scent of musk emanating from them. Have you never smelled the aromatic scent of a martyr? By Allah, the scent of the blood of the martyrs is pure, pristine, and wonderful. It has a unique smell. We smelled the scent of musk emanating from our beloved ones. Their faces did not look sad. It is as if the black-eyed virgins have called them: 'Come, my love, to tranquility.'"

Crowd: "Allah Akbar! All praise be to Allah!

Hazem: "By Allah, we are not sad for bidding them farewell, because we know where they are – they are with Allah, who told us that they are with their Lord, and they are happy, so how could we be sad? What could I possibly have offered my son, if he were alive, by my side? By Allah, nothing. I am not more gracious with him than the Lord. What would I build for him? A little house, and a poor miserable life. He is now in palaces, he is in the body of a green bird that roams in Paradise wherever it wants, and nestles in chandeliers hanging from Allah's throne. 

Crowd: "Allah Akbar! All praise be to Allah!

Hazem: "Why be sad for our children? They are happy, and we are happy. Blessed be Allah for honoring us by having them killed.


"I salute all the units and brigades of the Islamic Jihad."

Crowd: "Allah Akbar! All praise be to Allah!

Hazem: "I salute all their brave fighters. Yes, by Allah, we are one people.


"We are brothers, whether you like it or not. Yes, we are proud of these [Fatah] banners, but they are not the only way, not the goal. Our goal is to please Allah. Whoever fights for the sake of Allah and is killed is a martyr. Whoever fights in order to make the word of Allah reign supreme is a martyr. Yes, we are fighting under Fatah's banner, but our goal is to please Allah."

Crowd: "Allah Akbar!"

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