Top Fatah official to ‘Post’: PA is very weak; Fatah ‘proud’ of its armed wing

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Top Fatah official to ‘Post’: PA is very weak; Fatah ‘proud’ of its armed wing
Says the authority has been weakened as a result of rampant corruption, the absence of a political horizon, and the widening gap between its leaders and the Palestinians.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Published: FEBRUARY 12, 2022

The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades are an essential part of the ruling Fatah faction, Jamal Tirawi, a senior Fatah official with close links to the coalition of armed groups, said on Saturday. “The members of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades were born Fatah and are still part of its entity,” Tirawi said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post. The Palestinian Authority, he said, has been profoundly weakened as a result of rampant corruption, the absence of a political horizon, and the widening gap between its leaders and the Palestinians.

Tirawi, a resident of Balata refugee camp near Nablus, was previously arrested by the IDF on suspicion of heading one of the brigades' groups and involvement in terrorism, for which he served several years in prison. Balata has long been known as a hotbed for various Fatah-affiliated armed groups, especially the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

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