Fatah Revolutionary Council Member Mphammad Al-Lahham said that Palestinian diplomatic efforts must be combined with "means of struggle." He said that in 1969, Fatah had shelled the building that is now the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and that Fatah should not be expected to "remain calm regarding the crimes of the occupation." Al-Lahham talked about Ashraf Na'alwa, who shot and killed two Israelis at the Barkan Industrial Park on October 7, 2018 and said that there are millions of Palestinians "just like him who are ready to rub the nose of this occupation in the mud once again." Na'alwa murdered his co-workers Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi. Muhammad Al-Lahham was interviewed on Palestine TV on November 12, 2018.
Mohammad Al-Lahham: The great effort invested in the [diplomatic] front must cross paths with our means of struggle in order to protect our people. There is a small piece of information that has come to my mind. The Katyusha rocket fired by a Fatah group in 1969 from Jabal Abu Ghneim towards the Israeli Knesset and some other targets… One of those missiles hit the hotel that has now been made in to the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Fatah shelled that building in 1969! So nobody should expect Fatah to remain calm regarding the crimes of the occupation. The occupation listens. They are monitoring this show. The emotional acts and individual initiatives… Ashraf Na’alwa [who murdered two Israelis on October 7, 2018]… Among the Palestinian people, there are millions like him who are ready to rub the nose of this occupation in the mud once again.