TEL AVIV — As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Sacrifice Feast, the Fatah movement led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has posted holiday pictures showing PA officials visiting the graves of terrorists and depicting Tel Aviv as “occupied” Palestinian territory.
Along with the photos of prayer and the slaughtering of calves as part of the holiday tradition, the movement posted pictures of Abbas placing a bouquet of flowers at the grave of his predecessor, late Palestinian terrorist and PLO leader Yasser Arafat.
The Palestinian Authority governor of Ramallah, Laila Ghannam, can also be seen in the photos visiting the families of “martyrs” – including Palestinians who carried out terrorist attacks against Israelis – in cemeteries on the first day of the holiday and blessing them.
Photos from the Fatah Facebook page indicate that the movement, or at least the moderators of its Facebook page, still consider the city of Tel Aviv to be territory “occupied” by Israel. In two posts on the page, Muslims can be seen reciting the Eid al-Adha prayers in Jaffa, which is part of the Tel Aviv municipality.
As a caption to the photo, moderators wrote, “Holiday prayers today in occupied Jaffa.”
In another post, Muslims were shown slaughtering a calf for the holiday under the caption, “Slaughtering of the victims today in the occupied city of Jaffa.”
The series of posts about Jaffa began on the eve of the holiday with Fatah’s Facebook moderators calling the holiday procession that took place in Jaffa, “The holiday procession of prayers a short time ago in the occupied city of Jaffa.”
A photo of prayers in the Arab city of Tamra in northern Israel also got the caption, “United holiday prayer for the first time in the occupied city of Tamra.”