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Disillusioned, Fatah considers third intifada

While unrest continues in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and despite opposition from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah militants might stop objecting to an intifada and even take the lead.
Palestinian Fatah supporters chant slogans as they take part in a rally marking the tenth anniversary of the death of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at Al-Azhar University in Gaza City November 11, 2014. Arafat died on November 11, 2004. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY OBITUARY) - RTR4DOUL

One of the leading members of the Fatah young guard from Hebron told Al-Monitor that Fatah will not object anymore to an intifada if the unrest in the West Bank and East Jerusalem continues.

"We are against terror but cannot quell the popular unrest. It is not the preference of our leader [Mahmoud Abbas], but if the popular uprising that has erupted in Jerusalem escalates, then we will take the lead."

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