Ata Abu Rmeila, the secretary of Fatah’s branch in Jenin, was shown brandishing an assault rifle and surrounded by cheering Palestinian men in a video that was uploaded to the internet on Feb. 17. Gunshots could be heard in the background and the men chanted: “With our souls and our blood, we will redeem you, oh Ata!”

Holding the gun up in the air, Rmeila said: “We pledge before the Palestinian people to continue on this path. … Fatah is coming with the option of the armed struggle.”

Crowd: Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar!

Ata Abu Rmeila: Brothers, we are …

Crowd: With our souls and our blood, we will redeem you, oh Ata!

Ata Abu Rmeila: Brothers, the Fatah movement, as well as all the factions, all the national and Islamic forces, and all the institutions … We pledge before the Palestinian people to continue on this path. This gun will never drop from our hands. … The occupation needs to understand that Fatah is coming with the option of the armed struggle.