(January 8, 2018 / JNS)
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party has downplayed a Dec. 31 meeting in Beirut between Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmad and Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah, in which the two reportedly agreed to instigate a violent Palestinian uprising in Israel.
During the meeting, Fatah agreed to collaborate with the Iranian terror proxy “to activate a third intifada,” the Hezbollah-affiliated Al Mayadeen TV network reported.
In an interview with Al Mayadeen, Nasrallah said his talks with the Palestinians centered on Jerusalem, and asserted that Iran funded the recent wave of violent Palestinian riots against the recent U.S. policy changes on Israel’s capital.
Fatah’s Al-Ahmad downplayed his meeting with the terror leader, claiming that Nasrallah agreed on a policy of non-violent civil disobedience “when I met with him as a representative of Fatah, but he also met with other Palestinians,” The Media Line reported. “No to violence, no to weapons” is the official Palestinian policy, asserted Al-Ahmad.
Both Fatah and the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas repeatedly called for violent Palestinian “day of rage” riots in the weeks that followed President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.