Scenes From Some Fatah Rallies

Who said hippies have to be pacifists?

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Palestinian Fatah fighters from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades march during a rally marking the 46th anniversary of the movement's creation in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hilweh near the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

Besides hippies, one can also spot small children having some harmless fun at the rallies (Although someone should tell the adults not to smoke around the kids – it’s dangerous, you know).

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A masked Palestinian boy walks in front of Fatah fighters from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades as they rest before a rally marking the 46th anniversary of the movement's creation in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein el-Hilweh near the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

Of course, it bears reminding that Fatah is affiliated with our “peace partners” PA President Salam Fayyad, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

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Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad speaks during a rally marking the 46th anniversary of Fatah secular party's creation in the village of Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on December 31, 2010. ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

I just don’t understand why Fatah (the Palestinian National Liberation Movement) is marking its 46th anniversary. The so-called “occupation” of the territories captured in the Six Day War – and hence the “settlements” they claim are the obstacle to peace – started 43 years ago.

So I assume it’s a typo.*

*yes, I am being sarcastic

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media