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PA Terror Campaign - October 2015 - 2016
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Confusion about Israel-Arab affairs is often the result of incomplete or false historical information. This section clarifies some of the pressing questions of Israeli-Arab history by showing actual events, eye witness accounts, and other documentation of historical significance.
PA Terror Campaign - October 2015 - 2016

In the beginning of October 2015, Palestinans launched a wave of terror attacks against Israelis. The attacks included numerous stabbings, shootings, rock throwings, car rammings and Molotov cocktail throwings. In total, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds were wounded:
http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Terrorism/Palestinian/Pages/Wave-of-terror-October-2015.aspx]
Official PA daily admits 161 Palestinians did carry out stabbing attacks during 2015-2016 terror wave 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 28, 2018
Headline: “The Palestinians: 100 years of struggle on the way to liberation”

The article summarizes the different Palestinian “intifadas.” The information provided regarding the Palestinian wave of terror in 2015 supports the Israeli narrative, according to which most of the Palestinians who were killed were killed while carrying out or attempting to carry out terror attacks. This contradicts the Palestinian claims at the time that Israelis were carrying out summary executions of innocents and planting knives next to innocent Palestinian victims so that the Israelis could claim they were terrorists. –Ed.

    “The Al-Aqsa uprising in 2015 (i.e., Palestinian terror wave, 40 murdered) that broke out spontaneously against the Israeli occupation’s insistence on interfering in the affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and continuing its Judaization. It continued for approximately one year, and during that year 250 [Palestinian] civilians died as Martyrs (Shahids), 161 of them while carrying out stabbing operations against the occupation’s soldiers and its settlers.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were murdered (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
PLO official supports "Jerusalem Intifada" as response to "attacks on our Islamic and Christian holy sites" and "Judaization" of Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “Marking Palestinian Martyrs’ Day in Gaza – Al-Agha: A national strategy is needed…”

“[PLO Executive Committee member Zakariya] Al-Agha said that Martyrs’ Day comes at a time when the Jerusalem Intifada (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) still continues, as a result of the continuation of the aggression, occupation, repeated attacks on our Islamic and Christian holy sites, and criminal acts that are taking place in the holy city [of Jerusalem] – the acts of murder, the arrests, and the acts of Judaization – and also as a result of the continuation of the destructive settlement enterprise. [He added that] therefore the struggle of our people continues until realization of the dream of the Palestinian state with full sovereignty, whose capital is Jerusalem…
[PA] Minister of Labor Ma’moun Abu Shahla gave a speech on behalf of [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, in which he conveyed the blessings of the government to the families of the Martyrs…He mentioned the last will of the three Martyrs Fuad Hijazi, Muhammad Jamjoum, and Ataa Al-Zir (i.e., terrorists who murdered Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre), [which they conveyed] the day before June 17, 1960 (sic., 1930), the day of their execution. In it they said that they gave their souls and their skulls in order to get rid of the occupation (sic., Israel did not declare its independence until 1948), and demanded that everyone adhere to unity and Jihad in order to fight the enemies who stole the land and destroyed the [Palestinian] existence.”

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Imprisoned child terrorist who stabbed 2 is “heroic prisoner”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 7, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Freedom to our heroic prisoners”

Text on right side of image:
“Your soul is not troubled by the imprisonment
It does not matter how long the imprisonment lasts
That is your path – the path of men”

Text on left side of image:
“Heroic prisoner
Ahmad Manasrah”

Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack - On Oct. 12, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, cousins, Hassan ‎Manasrah (15) and Ahmad Manasrah (13), stabbed Yossef Ben Shalom (21) in the Pisgat ‎Ze'ev neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and then repeatedly stabbed Naor Ben Ezra (13) who was riding his bike. Both victims were seriously injured. Hassan Manasrah was killed while fleeing the scene, and Ahmad Manasrah was shot by Israeli police and hospitalized. Ahmad Manasrah was tried in an Israeli court and is serving 12 years in prison.
Fatah: Murderer of 2 Israelis was a Martyr, claims “260 Palestinian Martyrs” in terror wave 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 1, 2016
Headline: “Fatah branch: The occupation continues its violations in Jerusalem”
       “The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement today [Nov. 1, 2016] published its monthly report documenting all of the violations and attacks of the occupation government and its executive branches against Jerusalem and its [Arab] residents in the month of October 2016…
In the report is written the following:
During the month of October two Martyrs (Shahids) from occupied Jerusalem were killed by the Israeli occupation forces, which raised the total of all Martyrs since the start of the popular uprising (Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) to 260 Palestinian Martyrs, 57 of them Martyrs from Jerusalem. The two Martyrs are:
Martyr Musbah Abu Sbeih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), 39, from the village of Al-Ram and a resident of the village of Silwan (i.e., two neighborhoods in Jerusalem), who died as a Martyr on Oct. 9, 2016, after he carried out an operation in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Martyr Ali Shuyoukhi, a 20-year-old from the village of Silwan, who died as a Martyr on Oct. 11, 2016, after he was wounded by the occupation forces’ gunfire during clashes that broke out in the village.”

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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorist who killed 3 on anniversary of his death 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 13, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. The image shows terrorist Baha Alyan, who together with an accomplice murdered 3 Israelis in Jerusalem on Oct. 13, 2015.

Posted text: “Today [Oct. 13, 2016] is the first anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) from the occupied capital [of Jerusalem].
Baha carried out a self-sacrifice operation on a bus of settlers in the occupied capital city, which brought about his death as a Martyr, and the deaths of 3 settlers.”
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Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem – 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Haviv Haim (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.
PLO condemns Israeli “policy of summary assassinations,” including shooting of terrorist who murdered 2 “on the claim that he shot at several settlers” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2016
Headline: “The Department for Jerusalem Affairs condemned the occupation’s crimes against the residents of Jerusalem”
     “The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs condemned the ongoing policy of summary assassinations that the occupation authorities are carrying out against the [Arab] citizens in Jerusalem, the latest of which was its shooting of young Musbah Abu Sbeih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) on the claim that he shot at several settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, which led to his death as a Martyr (Shahid) at the scene.
The [PLO] department said yesterday [Oct. 9, 2016] in a press release: ‘The tension in Jerusalem and its escalation are a result of the policies and acts of the Israeli occupation, its ongoing violations, the systematic acts of Judaization, the settlements, and the theft of lands. All of these have caused and cause greater anger among our people, which defends its holy sites and its legal national rights against the occupation’s arrogance.
The [PLO] department emphasized that our people will stand with all its might against this Israeli arrogance and the organized terror being perpetrated against our people standing firm in Jerusalem, and particularly in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Musbah Abu Sbeih – 39-year-old Palestinian terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis and wounded 5 others in 3 drive-by shooting attacks in Jerusalem on Oct. 9, 2016. Abu Sbeih, who held Israeli residency status, began his shooting spree at the Ammunition Hill light rail stop and continued to the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood. He was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli border police officers during the attack. On the morning of the attack, Abu Sbeih was due to turn himself in to begin a 4 month jail sentence, after being convicted in January 2015 on numerous counts of inciting to terror and supporting a terror organization. On his Facebo
Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorist stabber who killed 2 on aniversary of his death 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 3, 2016

Image and text on the official Fatah Facebook page. The image shows terrorist Muhannad Halabi, who murdered 2 Israelis and wounded 2 others on Oct. 3, 2015.

Posted text: “Today, on Oct. 3 of last year [2015], Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Halabi carried out a stabbing and shooting operation in occupied Jerusalem, in which a male and female settler were killed (sic., the 2 murdered were both men) and others were wounded, and #The_rage_of_Jerusalem began to flare up in all of the occupied territories”
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Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Cartoon calls to "clean" Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque of Jews 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 29, 2016

In this cartoon, a Palestinian woman is holding a broom and sweeping an Israeli soldier and a religious Jew away from the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
Caption: "Every year, Jerusalem gets cleaner"
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Note: This cartoon was first posted on the Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces on Nov. 8, 2014. It was published again on Fatah-run Awdah TV on July 17, 2015. The cartoon appeared again on the official Facebook ‎page of the Fatah Movement on Oct. 28, ‎‎2015, with the text: “This occupation will ‎pass Allah willing.”‎ Most recently, the cartoon was reposted to the Facebook page of the Palestinian National Security Forces on Sept. 29, 2016.
 
PA TV host calls praises terrorist Baha Alyan as educated and calls him a “model for our young people” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 2, 2016
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, interview with Muhammad Alyan, the father of terrorist Baha Alyan, after his son’s body was transferred to the family and buried on Sept. 1, 2016

Official PA TV host: “We are waiting for the ideas of Baha [Alyan] (i.e., terrorist, 3 murdered) to become common knowledge - Baha, the educated young man - and for him to become a figure and model for our young people, so that the culture, study, and creative ideas will be what motivates them to rise up and advance in life.”

Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem – 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.
Official PA news agency calls terrorist who killed 3 a “Martyr” who “ascended to heaven” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 1, 2016
Headline: “A funeral was held for Martyr Alyan towards morning”
     “Today, Thursday [Sept. 1, 2016], the body of Jerusalem Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan was buried early in the morning… after being held in captivity for 324 days in the [morgue] refrigerators of the occupation… Martyr Baha Alyan ascended to Heaven last Oct. 13 [2015], after he carried out a stabbing and shooting operation together with prisoner Bilal Ghanem on an Israeli bus in the settlement of Armon Hanatziv (i.e., southeastern neighborhood in Jerusalem).”
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Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem – 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.
Fatah Facebook to terrorist who killed 3 and other “Martyrs:” “Glory kneels before you” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 1, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Image shows terrorist Baha Alyan, who murdered 3 Israelis and whose body was returned by Israel after midnight on Sept. 1, 2016.

Posted text: “The occupation (i.e., PA euphemism for Israel) is transferring the body of Martyr [Baha] Alyan on condition that [only] 25 people will participate in the burial, and that a fine of 20,000 shekels will be paid. May Allah have mercy on Baha and all of our heroic Martyrs. Glory kneels before you.”

Text on image: “Baha, O leader!
You and your friends – hold on!
Not much [time] is left [until the release of your bodies]
The frost of the [morgue] refrigerators
Will be melted by the warmth of the scene [of the funeral]
And the scene [of the funeral] is no less warm than the ground”
-Father of Martyr (Shahid) Baha_of_Palestine”
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Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem – 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.
Fatah Facebook reposts “10 commandments” that terrorist who killed 3 wrote before his death 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 1, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page, together with the repost of text posted by terrorist Baha Alyan on Dec. 12, 2014

Posted text: “In continuation of the transfer of the body of Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan last night (i.e., early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2016), here is what was written in his will:”

Reposted text from Baha Alyan’s Facebook page: “The 10 commandments of every Martyr:
1. I instruct the factions not to take responsibility for my Martyrdom-death, for my death was for the homeland and not for you. [...]
4. Do not sow hatred in my son’s heart. Let him discover his homeland and die for his homeland, and not in order to avenge my death.
5. If they [Israel] wish to demolish my home, let them do so, since the stone is not more precious than the soul created by my God.
6. Do not grieve over my Martyrdom-death, grieve over what will happen to you after I am gone. [...]
10. I will see you in Paradise.”
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Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem – 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.
PA official: Terror waves “will continue as long as the occupation continues” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Sept. 1, 2016
     Fatah-run Awdah TV program Personal Encounter, hosting Chairman of the PA Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf
Chairman of the PA Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf: “After the popular uprising (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) that began at the beginning of last year (sic., it began in Sept. 2015) and continued until the first quarter of this year [2016], most of the public participated in this uprising and came out in a very strong manner. This was one of the waves of the popular uprising, and is also not the end of the waves; the waves will continue as long as the occupation continues. The Palestinian people will continue its struggle and its resistance.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
Palestinian Scouts Association names leaders' course after terrorist who killed 3 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 27, 2016
Headline: “The preparatory studies for the ‘Wood Badge’ began in Jerusalem – Martyr Leader Baha Alyan Course”
      “Yesterday (sic., the event took place three days earlier on Aug. 24, 2016) the practical studies for the deputy [scout] unit leaders (preparation for the Wood Badge) [parentheses in source] – Martyr (Shahid) Leader Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3, former scout leader) Course began at the Shabab Al-Eizariya Club in the Jerusalem district. [The course] was organized by the Committee for Training and Developing Leadership in the Palestinian Scout Association, in cooperation with the scout commission of the Jerusalem district.
The training staff is composed of several members of the Committee for Training and Developing Leadership: preparatory studies leader and Jerusalem commissioner Sa’id Atoun, [scout] leader Muhammad Al-Dahdar, and [scout] leader Mufid Al-Barq.”
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Palestinian Scouts Association names course for leaders after terrorist, posts terrorist's picture  
Source: Website of the Palestinian Scout Association, Aug. 25, 2016
Headline: “The preparatory studies for the ‘Wood Badge’ began in Jerusalem – Martyr Leader Baha Alyan Course”
       “Yesterday the practical studies for the deputy [scout] unit leaders (preparation for the Wood Badge) [parentheses in source] – Martyr (Shahid) Leader Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3, was a former scout leader) Course began at the Shabab Al-Eizariya Club in the Jerusalem district. [The course] was organized by the Committee for Training and Developing Leadership in the Palestinian Scout Association, in cooperation with the scout commission of the Jerusalem district.
The training staff is composed of several members of the Committee for Training and Developing Leadership: preparatory studies leader and Jerusalem commissioner Sa’id Atoun, [scout] leader Muhammad Al-Dahdar, and [scout] leader Mufid Al-Barq.”

Included with the article was a picture of terrorist Baha Alyan in a scouting uniform with the following text:


“The Palestinian Scout Association
Preparatory studies – Jerusalem
The Committee for Developing Leadership
Aug. 24-28, 2016
Martyr Baha Alyan Course”
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Summer camp named after 16-year-old terrorist stabber 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2016

Text on banner: “Under the auspices of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Al-Dawha Sport Club, and Al-Dawha branch of Fatah are holding the Mamoun Al-Khatib Summer Camp for children for 2016 between Aug. 13-22, 2016”  [Facebook page of the Al-Dawha branch of Fatah, accessed Sept. 18, 2016]
 
Headline: "The [PLO] Supreme Council for Youth and Sports opened 104 summer camps"
     "Summer camp activities under the auspices of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (which is headed by Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee –Ed.) have opened, and this year there are 104 camps that are divided as follows: 40 camps in the north, 30 in the center, 30 in the south (i.e., north, center and south of the West Bank), and 4 in the Gaza Strip… In the Southern Council, Deputy Secretary-General [of the Southern Council] Najeh Al-Izza opened the Martyr (Shahid) Mamoun Al-Khatib Camp in the city of Al-Dawha in the Bethlehem district, and emphasized that the Supreme Council is focusing on the youth sector, as it is the foundation of the future and the hope of the present. One hundred and twenty boys and girls will participate in the activities of the Martyr Mamoun Al-Khatib Camp, and it will be run by the Al-Dawha Club."
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Summer camp named after Baha Alyan, murderer of three  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 16, 2016
Headline: “The Beit Anan Club launched the first Free People of Palestine Camp, Martyr Baha Alyan Pioneers”
    “Today [Aug. 14, 2016], the Beit Anan Club , under the supervision of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs (i.e., which is headed by Fatah Deputy Secretary Jibril Rajoub) and in partnership with the Jerusalem Suburbs Education Administration, launched the activities of the first Free People of Palestine Summer Camp, Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan Pioneers, in the village of Beit Anan, northwest of occupied Jerusalem. This was part of a series of activities and summer camps that the council launched in the various villages and cities of the homeland. The camp includes 55 male and female participants aged 11 to 17, who will be supervised by 15 male and female [camp] counselors from among the male and female youth of the village…" Click to view bulletin

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Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem – 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.

Kids play “Zionist jailers” executing Palestinian “heroic prisoners” in Fatah summer camp named after terrorist stabber 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 12, 2016
Headline: "The closing ceremony of the Martyr Muhammad Al-Shubaki Summer Camp of the Lion Cubs and Flowers in the Al-Fawwar refugee camp"
      "The events of the Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Al-Shubaki [Summer] Camp, organized by the National Committee for Summer Camps and the Lion Cubs and Flowers Institution (i.e., Fatah youth institution for young boys and girls) of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission, have concluded... Distinguished educator Ismail Al-Shubaki - after whose son the summer camp is named, heroic Martyr Muhammad Al-Shubaki, who carried out the heroic stabbing operation at the entrance of the Al-Fawwar refugee camp on Nov. 25, 2015 - gave a speech as part of the ceremony. Al-Shubaki expressed pride and thanks for the gesture of memorializing the heroic Martyrs... Lion cub (i.e., member of the Fatah children's movement) Bassel Amjad Al-Najjar presented a short play about our brave prisoners. He presented his friends, the lion cubs, in a play about the suffering of our brave prisoners and the cruel attitude of the Zionist jailer towards our heroic prisoners."
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Photos from the play at the summer camp show children apparently playing the role of Palestinian prisoners, kneeling blindfolded and handcuffed in a row on the floor, while other children portraying Israeli prison guards stand aiming guns at them. In one photo, three children are lying on the floor, after having been "executed" by the children playing "Zionist jailers."

 
PA daily refers to terrorist killer of 3 as “Martyr” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 8, 2016
Headline: “Martyr Baha Alyan’s family rejects the occupation’s conditions for receiving the body of their son”

“Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan’s family refused to receive their son’s body under the conditions that were dictated by the occupation: The delivery of their Martyr son’s body in the presence of only 15 people, and his burial at [the cemetery adjacent to] the Lions’ Gate [of Jerusalem’s Old City] at midnight.
The Martyr’s father said in a press release that the family rejected the Israeli proposal due to the small number of participants [allowed] at the funeral…
It should be noted that Martyr Alyan carried out the stabbing operation on a bus on Haifa Street in Jerusalem (sic., he carried out the terror attack on Olei Hagardom Street, there is no Haifa Street in Jerusalem) last Oct. 13 [2015].”

Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem – 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.
Abbas advisor tells teens: Israel puts knives next to bodies of unarmed Martyrs, Israelis say "the murder of a Palestinian has holiness like the holiness of the Sabbath" 
Source: Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and member of Fatah Central Committee Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Aug. 5, 2016
Video posted on the Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on NGOs and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein
The video shows a speech given by Al-Einein at a ceremony in Hebron awarding high school diplomas to students who completed their matriculation exams.
Advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on NGOs and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein: “Most of our Martyrs (Shahids), gentlemen, were executed [only] out of a motive of hatred by the bullets of the oppressive occupation. They (i.e., those killed) did not have a weapon in their hands. Next to some of them they (i.e., Israeli forces) threw a knife…
The extremist settlers call to kill every one of you, and say that the murder of a Palestinian has holiness like the holiness of the Sabbath (apparently a reference to the words of Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu in July 2016 –Ed.).”

Sultan Abu Al-Einein’s false claim that “extremist settlers” liken the murder of a Palestinian with the observance of the Sabbath appears to be loosely based on comments by Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, who in July 2016 spoke about taking action against terrorist murderers and said: “Revenge is a commandment of the Torah just like the commandment of the Sabbath.” He specified that by revenge he meant sanctions against them.
Terror attack in Tel Aviv that killed 4 is called “the Tel Aviv operation” by Fatah Facebook page 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Aug. 4, 2016
Text and photos posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The photos show Israeli army forces preparing to demolish the home of terrorist Khaled Makhamreh in Yatta, south of Hebron.

Posted text: “Tracking what is occurring in the city of Yatta
A large number of occupation soldiers are around the home of the one who carried out the Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terrorist attack, 4 murdered), prisoner Khaled Makhamreh, inside the city of Yatta, accompanied by military bulldozers."

Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
PA daily refers to terrorist who killed 13-year-old in her bed as “Martyr who carried out the stabbing operation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 4, 2016
     Headline: “The situation in the occupation’s prisons is on the verge of explosion”
“The Israeli Supreme Court decided yesterday [Aug. 3, 2016] to demolish part of the home of the family of the youth Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Taraireh, who carried out the stabbing operation in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, in which an Israeli girl [Hallel Yaffa Ariel] was killed (i.e., murdered by Taraireh as she slept in her bed).”

Muhammad Taraireh
– 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, who stabbed and murdered 13-year-old American Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel, as she slept in her bed, in her home in Kiryat Arba near Hebron, on June 30, 2016. Taraireh also injured one of the Israeli security personnel before he was shot and killed.
Two terrorists that carried out attacks on Israelis granted honorary law degrees by Palestinian Modern University College, PA Min. of Education attends ceremony and praises them as "beacons... that light the path to liberation" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2016
“Modern University College yesterday [Aug. 2, 2016] began the graduation ceremony for the 33rd class of diploma students and the third for bachelor’s degree in law students at the Red Crescent Building in the city of El-Bireh.

As part of the graduation ceremony – which included students in the administrative fields and bachelors of law students – four of [Modern] University College’s Martyrs (Shahids) who died in recent months and who were supposed to graduate in this class, were recognized as graduates. The Martyrs are: Martyr Jaafar Awad, graduate Martyr Mahmoud Alyan, graduate Martyr Ahmad Jahajha, and graduate Martyr Ali Al-Kar.

Present at the ceremony were [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam, a delegation from the ministry, representatives of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district, of the [PA] Security Forces, and of official and private institutions, and also relatives of the graduate students. In his speech, Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam blessed the students and their families on the conclusion of the studies… He turned to the Martyrs’ relatives and emphasized that these families are not alone and will never be alone, as the homeland, the liberation, and the independence require sacrifices and struggle at all levels. He noted that the Martyrs of the Modern University College, like the rest of the homeland’s Martyrs, will continue to be the beacon that guides us and the lights that light the path to liberation for us.

In his speech, Chairman of Modern University College’s Board of Trustees Samer Al-Shuyoukhi said: ‘While it receives the graduates of this class with all honor, Modern University College remembers four of its students who were meant to participate in the joy with us and to be among us. However, the truth is, they are among us – in their memory, in their sacrifice, and in their stanc
PFLP glorifies murderer of Rabbi Miki Mark and terrorist who attempted to murder MK Yehuda Glick as "heroes of our people" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 28, 2016
Headline: “The assassination of Muhammad Al-Faqih, who carried out the Otniel operation, during a military operation against a home in Surif”
     “The occupation forces assassinated Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Jabara Al-Faqih, 29, early yesterday morning [July 27, 2016] in a lengthy military operation carried out against him in one of the homes in the village of Surif, northwest of Hebron…
A short time before he carried out the Otniel operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) on the first of this month [July 2016] in which Michael Mark was killed - one of the settler leaders in the settlement of Otniel... and an additional three were injured, he [Al-Faqih] worked for a telephone company and lived in Hebron…
The Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)] praised the heroic battle staged by the ‘brave hero Muhammad Al-Faqih, which went on for many hours and led to the injury of a number of occupation soldiers, and in the end to his death as a Martyr,’ and sent its sincere condolences to the masses of our people.
The front emphasized that Martyr Al-Faqih belongs to the generation of resistance that refuses to surrender and accept the reality that the occupation imposes in the field through its steps, its terror, and its policy of home demolition and massacres in the shadow of international and Western silence.
The front concluded its statement by saying that ‘The resistance of our people continues, and we are in the midst of an unlimited confrontation. We will not stop with the deaths as Martyrs of the heroic resistance fighters Mutaz Hijazi, Mutaz Washaha, Muhammad Al-Faqih, and all the heroes of our people, as they will continue to be torches lighting the path of the return, freedom, and state for us.”

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PLO official condemns “crime” of killing of terrorist who murdered Israeli civilian 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 27, 2016
Headline: “Erekat condemned the crime [of killing] Al-Faqih, and called to remove the political and legal cover from the occupation"

“Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat condemned the crime of killing civilian Muhammad Al-Faqih (i.e., terrorist who murdered 1), 29, in Surif in Hebron in the early morning hours today, Wednesday [July 27, 2016], as well as the wounding of additional people by the occupation forces and the destruction of Al-Faqih’s house with rockets and weapons.”

Muhammad Al-Faqih, 29-year-old Hamas terrorist who had previously been imprisoned for planning terror attacks when affiliated with the Islamic Jihad, and Muhammad Amira, terrorist and a member of the PA police force, murdered Rabbi Michael Mark, a 48-year-old father of ten, in a shooting attack on July 1, 2016 on Route 60 in the southern Har Hebron region. Al-Faqih opened fire on the Mark family's car causing the vehicle to overturn and crash. Amira was driving the car from which Al-Faqih shot at them. Rabbi Mark’s wife Chava, 40, was also seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were injured – their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16. Al-Faqih and Amira fled the scene, but were located by the Israeli army on July 27, 2016. Al-Faqih resisted arrest and shot at the soldiers from his home where he had barricaded himself. Al-Faqih was killed when the Israeli soldiers shot an anti-tank missile and other artillery at his house. Amira was arrested.
Fatah Facebook calls terrorist who murdered Israeli civilian a “Martyr” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 27, 2016

Picture and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows terrorist Muhammad Al-Faqih, who murdered an Israeli and later was killed after shooting at Israeli security forces

Posted text: “A picture of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Al-Faqih. It should be noted that the occupation pursued after him from the beginning of the current month [July 2016] on charges of conducting the Otniel operation (i.e., terror attack) that brought about the death of an Israeli settler, and he [Al-Faqih] is a released prisoner who served 6 years in the occupation’s prisons.”

Muhammad Al-Faqih, 29-year-old Hamas terrorist who had previously been imprisoned for planning terror attacks when affiliated with the Islamic Jihad, and Muhammad Amira, terrorist and a member of the PA police force, murdered Rabbi Michael Mark, a 48-year-old father of ten, in a shooting attack on July 1, 2016 on Route 60 in the southern Har Hebron region. Al-Faqih opened fire on the Mark family's car causing the vehicle to overturn and crash. Amira was driving the car from which Al-Faqih shot at them. Rabbi Mark’s wife Chava, 40, was also seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were injured – their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16. Al-Faqih and Amira fled the scene, but were located by the Israeli army on July 27, 2016. Al-Faqih resisted arrest and shot at the soldiers from his home where he had barricaded himself. Al-Faqih was killed when the Israeli soldiers shot an anti-tank missile and other artillery at his house. Amira was arrested.
Fatah TV broadcasts image of teenage stabber: "We swear by Allah, we will not leave" 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, July 24, 2016
Fatah-run Awdah TV, broadcast of the song "We Swear by Allah"

Visual:
At the start of the music video terrorist Ahmad Manasrah is shown lying wounded on the ground after he was shot by Israeli police when he carried out a stabbing attack with his cousin Hassan Manasrah.

Song lyrics: “We swear by Allah, we will not leave
We swear by Allah, [even if] we starve and die, we will not leave
We swear in the name of the revolution, the revolutionaries, and the masses, we will not leave
We are a piece of this land, and we swear by the land, we swear by Allah, we will not leave
We swear, in the name of Allah and in the name of the blood
[Even if] we starve and die, we will not leave”

Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack - On Oct. 12, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Hassan ‎Manasrah (15) and Ahmad Manasrah (13), stabbed Yossef Ben Shalom (21) in the Pisgat ‎Ze'ev neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and then repeatedly stabbed Naor Ben Ezra (13) who was riding his bike. Hassan Manasrah was killed while fleeing the scene, and Ahmad Manasrah was shot by Israeli police and hospitalized. Both victims of the attack were seriously injured. The terrorists, who were cousins, came from the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
14-year-old terrorist Muawiyah stabbed an Israeli, believing it would stop Jews from "invading Al-Aqsa" i.e., visiting Temple Mount 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 22, 2016

Uncle of terrorist Muawiyah Alqam:
"Muawiyah is in jail like every prisoner. I met with him and spoke with him. His spirit is strong. He always asks me about the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. He said plainly and with a good deal of innocence: ‘Maybe after two operations (i.e., terror attacks) they (i.e., the Jews) will stop invading the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.’"
Official PA TV host: "It is clear that the small hopes of this child are connected to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Program: Good Morning Jerusalem
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The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion.”  Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.

Stabbing attack at a light rail stop in Pisgat Ze’ev - Two Palestinian terrorists, Muawiyah and Ali Alqam, aged 14 and 11, stabbed and wounded an Israeli security guard at a Jerusalem light rail stop in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, on Nov. 10, 2015. The security guard shot and wounded the 14-year-old stabber and the second terrorist was held by passengers until security forces arrived. In July 2016, Muawiyah Alqam was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison.
Daughter of terrorist: “Father is a Martyr and my uncle is a Martyr. We are proud of them” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, July 19, 2016
     Official PA TV News, on the “Martyrdom-death” of terrorist Mustafa Baradiya at the entrance to the Al-Aroub refugee camp after he stabbed two Israeli soldiers
Mustafa Baradiya’s daughter: “Praise to Allah, father is a Martyr (Shahid) and my uncle (i.e., Ibrahim Baradiya) is a Martyr. We are proud of them and raise our heads. Allah willing, may Allah give him the highest level in Paradise. May [Allah] compensate us with good for this tragedy. Praise to Allah, [he is] a Martyr. May generous Allah give us patience, may Allah allow us to act with patience and give us compensation, Allah willing.”

Mustafa Baradiya – Palestinian Hamas terrorist who stabbed and wounded two Israeli soldiers with a screwdriver at the entrance to the Al-Aroub refugee camp in Gush Etzion on July 18, 2016. The soldiers shot and wounded Baradiya, and according to Palestinian reports he died of his wounds the next day. PMW has been unable to confirm this. A knife was also found in his belongings. Three months earlier, on April 14, 2016, Baradiya’s brother, Ibrahim Baradiya, also a Hamas terrorist, tried to attack Israeli soldiers with an ax at the same site and was shot and killed by them.

Fatah: Terror wave caused by “came in order to express the opposition of the Palestinian people and its leadership to the harm to the sites holy to the Palestinian people” 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, July 13, 2016
Headline: “Fatah: Our holy sites are a red line , and we will not allow them to be Judaized, the world must bear responsibility for the consequences”
      “The Fatah Movement emphasized that the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the sites holy to Islam and Christianity are red lines and the settlers cannot ever be allowed to harm them.
[Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi: ‘The fact that a Jewish family from the settlement of Kiryat Arba held religious ceremonies at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza (i.e., memorial for terror victim Hallel Yaffa Ariel on the Temple Mount), and the settlers' repeated invasions of it, are a dangerous matter that heralds an explosion of the situation.’
Al-Qawasmi said that the attempts of the occupation state to Judaize East Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque constitute contempt for the international community and its laws. Likewise, he emphasized Fatah's opposition to the occupation's efforts to turn the invasions into a f ait accompli, and recalled the Jerusalem uprising (i.e., several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016) that came in order to express the opposition of the Palestinian people and its leadership to the harm to the sites holy to the Palestinian people..."
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PA daily about 16 teenage terrorists who never completed their school exams: "Death [of a teenager] as a Martyr is the path to excellence and greatness" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 12, 2016
Headline: "'High school matriculation exam Martyrs (Shahids)' - present in blessings to their schoolmates"
Sub-headline: "Sixteen male and female students succeeded [in achieving] the Martyrdom (Shahada) (i.e., play on words - Shahada can also mean certificate) of the homeland and withstanding its difficult tests"
       "The day of the publication of high school matriculation exam results is known as a day of long expectation, and as a first step in the realization of the aspirations of tens of thousands of students who sat on the school benches for 12 years. Some of them are disappointed because they did not receive the grade they hoped for or did not succeed. Some of them view this day as the day of their birth and the start of their path in life, work, and building. However, the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and their relatives find themselves proud of the Martyrdom (Shahada, also means "certificate") that their children achieved with the Creator and in the homeland... Sixteen [students] succeeded [in achieving] the Martyrdom (Shahada) of the homeland and withstanding its difficult tests, for death as a Martyr is the path to excellence and greatness, and the path of those who know how to reach the great victory."
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Published in WAFA (official PA news agency), on July 11, 2016 and in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on July 12, 2016
Fatah Facebook: 16 teenage terrorists “achieved Martyrdom before everyone else” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 11, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Sixteen male and female students who were supposed to wait now for the announcement of the [high school matriculation exam] results
But they achieved Martyrdom (Shahada) (i.e., play on words - Shahada can also mean ‘certificate’) before everyone else
This is #Palestine”

Text on image: “Fatah Movement
The high school student Martyrs (Shahids) of 2016
16 Martyrs
Mustafa Al-Khatib, Dania Jihad Arshid, Ahmad Awad Abu Al-Rab, Ahmad Muhammad Kamil, Nour Al-Din Saba’aneh, Ashraqat Taha [Ahmad] Qatanani, Adnan Ayed Al-Mashni, Muhammad Nabil Halabiyeh, Kalzar Al-Awiwi, Mahmoud Muhammad Issa Shalaldeh, Muhammad Hashem Zaghlawan, Labib Khaldoun Azem, Ahmad Younes Kawazbeh, Ahmad Sami Ismail Amer, Yusuf Walid Al-Taraireh, Sawsan Mansour.
Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission”
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Fatah Facebook glorifies 16 teenage terrorists: “[May Allah have] mercy on the Martyrs in the list of honor” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 11, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “We must not forget the 16 high school student Martyrs (Shahids) who died during the current Intifada (‎‎Palestinian term for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.). [May Allah have] mercy on the Martyrs in the list of honor:
Mustafa Al-Khatib
Dania Jihad Arshid
Ahmad Awad Abu Al-Rab
Ahmad Muhammad Kamil
Nour Al-Din Saba’aneh
Ashraqat Taha [Ahmad] Qatanani
Adnan Ayed Al-Mashni
Muhammad Nabil Halabiyeh
Kalzar Al-Awiwi
Mahmoud Muhammad Issa Shalaldeh
Muhammad Hashem Zaghlawan
Labib Khaldoun Azem
Ahmad Younes Kawazbeh
Ahmad Sami Ismail Amer
Yusuf Walid Al-Taraireh
Sawsan Mansour”

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PLO official praises 16 teenage terrorists, killed by Israeli “fascist” government for no reason 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, July 11, 2016
Headline: “[PLO Executive Committee member] Dr. [Ahmed] Majdalani: Majdalani: "The Israeli occupation denied 16 families the joy of high school matriculation results”
      “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Secretary-General and PLO Executive Committee member…Dr. [Ahmed] Majdalani said in a press statement that reached Amad (i.e., independent Palestinian news website): ‘In these moments, we feel the absence of the 16 student Martyrs (Shahids) who were supposed to sit the high school matriculation exams, but the occupation forces, their violence, and their aggression prevented them from taking this test and denied their families the joy [of high school matriculation.] This is in addition to 20 high school students who were recently arrested and are behind the bars of the occupation’s prisons, which confirms that every Palestinian is a target for this fascist government.’”

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PA news agency describes terrorist killer of 3 as “Martyr” and calls the attack an “operation” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 11, 2016
Headline: “The occupation sentenced prisoner Bilal Ghanem to 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years”
     “Attorney for the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Muhammad Mahmoud announced today (Monday) [July 11, 2016] that the occupation’s district court in occupied Jerusalem sentenced prisoner Bilal Ghanem from Jabel Mukaber in occupied Jerusalem to 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years.
Mahmoud added that the court imposed very high monetary fines on Ghanem that reach a total of 1,900,000 Israeli shekels: 750,000 shekels as compensation to the families of those killed, 150,000 to every injured person, and 100,000 to the driver of the bus on which the operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered) was carried out.
It should be noted that prisoner Ghanem carried out a shooting and stabbing operation, together with Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan, in a settler bus in the Armon Hanatziv area of occupied Jerusalem on Oct. 13 last year [2015], one day after the terrorist attack of settlers against the boy prisoner Ahmad Manasrah (Israeli police apprehended him after he stabbed 2 people –Ed.)... Likewise it was said that the two arrived at the place of the operation, exchanged a signal between them, and then began to carry out the operation. Ghanem opened fire on the settlers sitting in the back of the bus, while Alyan began to stab with a knife…”

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Father of terrorist murderer who killed 3: “I’m proud of what he did”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 8, 2016

Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, interview with Muhammad Alyan, father of Palestinian terrorist Baha Alyan who killed 3 together with an accomplice, about the terrorists’ bodies that had not yet been transferred to their families at the time of the interview.
Father of murderer Baha Alyan, Muhammad Alyan, on official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem:
"If the struggle [over the Martyrs’ bodies] was a matter concerning only Baha (i.e., murderer of 3), I would say from the beginning that the whole land of Palestine is the grave of my son and I would never demand him [returned] because I am proud of what he did, and every part of Palestine is his land and the place of his grave."
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Poster at protest calls terrorist who killed 3 “heroic” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 5, 2016

Official PA TV News, report on a sit-down strike demanding the return of terrorists’ bodies

Participants in the strike display a poster with a picture of terrorist Baha Alyan who murdered 3 Israelis in Jerusalem together with an accomplice in October 2015

Text on poster: “[The people of the] Arab seat of Al-Sawahrah – Jabel Mukaber (i.e., neighborhoods in Jerusalem) accompanies [the groom] (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) of our Palestinian people, a son of Al-Sawahrah and Jerusalem, heroic Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan, who carried out the brave operation (i.e., terror attack) in occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday Oct. 13, 2015”

Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded.
Official PA daily: Killers of 2 were “Martyrs” who “ascended [to Heaven]” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 5, 2016
Headline: “Qalandiya: The homes of Martyrs (Shahids) [Anan] Abu Habseh and [Issa] Assaf were demolished”

“Yesterday morning [July 4, 2016] occupation (i.e., Israeli) forces destroyed the homes of Martyrs (Shahids) Anan Abu Habseh and Issa Assaf in the Qalandiya refugee camp in northern occupied Jerusalem…

It should be noted that Martyrs Anan Abu Habseh and Issa Assaf ascended [to Heaven] last Dec. 23 [2015] after carrying out a stabbing operation against settlers near Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. As a result of this, 2 settlers were killed (1 murdered by the terrorists, 1 accidentally shot by Israeli police –Ed.), and another settler was injured.”

Issa Yassin Assaf and Anan Abu Habseh – 21-year-old and 20-year-old Palestinian terrorists who carried out a stabbing attack at the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Dec. 23, 2015. One Israeli was killed and another was wounded in the attack. Israeli police shot and killed the two terrorists and accidentally shot and killed an Israeli who was trying to stop the terrorists.
Fatah sends condolences to families of Martyrs and wishes for freedom for prisoners (i.e., including terrorist murderers) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 3, 2016
     Headline: “Fatah: We will not agree to a reduction of the legal rights of our people”
“The Fatah Movement Central Committee discussed a number of issues last night [July 2, 2016], including the internal situation, the Quartet’s statement (a warning that the path that Israel and the PA are following will prevent a two-state solution and lead to a reality of one state for two peoples –Ed.), and returning the national unity [between Fatah and Hamas], during its meeting at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas....
The Central Committee expressed its condolences to the families of our people’s heroic Martyrs (Shahids), who sacrificed themselves for the freedom of their people (possibly referring to several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.), and wished a full recovery to the brave wounded and freedom to our heroic prisoners.”

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PA TV fails to report that terror attack killed a civilian, focusing instead on killed terrorist 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 2, 2016
Official PA TV reporter: “Further to ongoing events in Hebron, where the occupation (i.e., Israel) has escalated the situation with its arbitrary operations, the shooting operation that harmed a car of settlers near the Otniel settlement on the southern land of Hebron [took place]. This led to the killing of one of them and the wounding of four, some of whom were described as seriously wounded. They [the shooters] came and shot from a car [passing] at high speed, and according to the claim of the occupation those who conducted the operation managed to withdraw to the city… Hardly a day goes by in Hebron without it suffering from the arbitrary operations of the occupation, cold-blooded murder, closure, and defilement, all of them are issues that will lead to an explosion of the situation and its deterioration.”

Rabbi Michael Mark - a 48-year-old father of ten who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in a shooting attack on July 1, 2016 on Route 60 in the southern Har Hebron region. Rabbi Mark, director of the Otniel Yeshiva (Jewish religious studies academy), was shot and murdered when terrorists opened fire on his car, causing the vehicle to overturn and crash. Rabbi Mark’s wife Chava, 40, was seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were also injured – their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16. The terrorists managed to escape.
PA TV calls terrorist stabbers “Martyrs,” claims they were executed by Israel  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 2, 2016

News broadcast on the “Martyrdom” of Sara Taraireh at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron where she attacked and tried to stab Israeli forces and was shot and killed.

Official PA TV newsreader: “Occupation soldiers executed the female citizen Sara Taraireh, a 27-year-old from the town of Bani Na’im, at the entrance to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, on claims that she tried to stab one of them at the site. This incident takes place as the occupation continues in a siege on the town of Bani Na’aim after the Martyrdom (Istish’had) of the youth Muhammad Taraireh, 17, (i.e., terrorist who stabbed 13-year-old girl to death) from the gunfire of the occupation

Report in official PA daily accuses Israel of executing civilians, says 223 Palestinians were killed in terror wave  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 2, 2016
Headline: “Report: The occupation (i.e., Israel) killed 78 civilians and arrested 3,230 in the first half of 2016”

“The Abdallah Al-Hourani Center for Research and Documentation, which is affiliated with the PLO, stated in its report on the subject of Israeli violations that the Israeli occupation forces killed 78 citizens and demolished 620 homes and buildings in the first half of 2016.

The center clarified in its biannual report published today (Friday) [July 1, 2016], that the majority of the 78 Martyrs (Shahids) were executed at checkpoints spread throughout the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, and that they include 22 children and 9 women. Therefore, the number of Martyrs since the outbreak of the popular uprising (i.e., Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) at the beginning of last October [2015] has risen to 223 (Most of the Palestinians were killed while attacking Israelis - Ed.). The occupation authorities are still holding the bodies of dozens of Martyrs, six of them from the Jerusalem district.”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbing ‎attacks: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437
PA TV calls terrorist stabbers “Martyrs,” claims they were executed by Israel  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 2, 2016

Official PA TV newsreader: “Occupation soldiers executed the female citizen Sara Taraireh, a 27-year-old from the town of Bani Na’im, at the entrance to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, on claims that she tried to stab one of them at the site... "
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Official PA TV reporter: Twenty-seven-year-old Sara is the third Martyr (Shahida) from the town of Bani Na’im, [who has died a Martyr] in different times, places, and ways of execution. It appears that the occupation is insistent on dragging the town into the flames of Sa’ir, the town of 13 Martyrs.”

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Official PA daily: Murderer who stabbed 13-year-old girl to death in her bed is a “Martyr” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 1, 2016
Headline: “Two Martyrs (Shahids), the death of a female settler and injury of an additional 3, and the enclosure of Bani Na’im”

“The youth Muhammad Taraireh, 17, from the town of Bani Na’im, died as a Martyr (Shahid) and a female settler died of her wounds in a stabbing operation in the settlement of [Givat] Harsina (i.e., a neighborhood of Kiryat Arba), east of Hebron, while another settler was seriously injured.

The occupation (i.e., Israeli) army stated that the youth infiltrated the settlement through the security fence and entered the house of 13-year-old settler Hallel Yaffa Ariel, while she slept in the home, at approximately 8:30 a.m.

The settlement’s security personnel arrived at the home and shot at the youth who managed to stab one of them with a knife before he died as a Martyr, according to the occupation’s statement.”

Muhammad Taraireh – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, who stabbed and murdered 13-year-old American Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel, as she slept in her bed, in her home in Kiryat Arba near Hebron, on June 30, 2016. Taraireh also injured one of the Israeli security personnel before he was shot and killed.
Official PA TV News calls 2 Palestinian stabbers, one who stabbed a 13-year-old to death, “Martyrs” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 30, 2016
News broadcast on the stabbings in Netanya and Kiryat Arba
Official PA TV newsreader: “A citizen aged in his 40s from the city of Tulkarem became a Martyr (Shahid) after occupation forces shot at him in Netanya within the Green Line (i.e., inside Israel). The occupation authorities claimed that the [Palestinian] citizen, whose identity remains unknown, stabbed two Israelis, [and] one of them is in serious condition.
Likewise the youth Muhammad Taraireh, 17, became a Martyr (Shahid) from the gunfire of the occupation forces in the settlement of [Givat] Harsina (i.e., a neighborhood of Kiryat Arba) which is on the lands of the citizens of Hebron. The occupation authorities claimed that the youth Taraireh killed a female settler by stabbing in Harsina, before the soldiers shot him and he died immediately.”

Wael Abu Saleh - a 46-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded two Israelis, a man in his 40s who has not been identified and 62-year-old Luba Gadimov, at the outdoor market in Netanya on June 30, 2016, before being shot and killed by an armed civilian. Abu Saleh, who had entered Israel illegally, was aided by an Israeli Arab accomplice from Jaffa, 30-year-old Muhammad Kabha, who drove him to Netanya and who was arrested after the attack.



Muhammad Taraireh – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, who stabbed and murdered 13-year-old American Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel, as she slept in her bed, in her home in Kiryat Arba near Hebron, on June 30, 2016. Taraireh also injured one of the Israeli security personnel before he was shot and killed.
Official Palestinian news agency calls terrorist who stabbed 13-year-old girl to death a “Martyr”  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 30, 2016
    “The Israeli occupation forces arrested the father of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Taraireh from the village of Bani Na’im, east of Hebron, today [June 30, 2016].”

Muhammad Taraireh – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, who stabbed and murdered 13-year-old Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel, as she slept in her bed. The terrorist, who infiltrated her home in Kiryat Arba near Hebron on June 30, 2016, also injured one of the Israeli security personnel before they shot and killed him.
Fatah Facebook page calls murderer of 13-year-old girl a "Martyr" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 30, 2016
Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Taraireh, who carried out today’s operation in which one female settler was killed, and a male settler was injured”
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Muhammad Taraireh – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, who stabbed and murdered 13-year-old Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel, as she slept in her bed. The terrorist, who infiltrated her home in Kiryat Arba near Hebron on June 30, 2016, also injured one of the Israeli security personnel before they shot and killed him.
 
Mother of terrorist who murdered 13-year-old girl: "My son is a hero. He made me proud... Allah willing, all of them will follow this path, all the youth of Palestine" 
Source: Hebron News YouTube channel, June 30, 2016


Mother of terrorist Muhammad Taraireh:
“My son is a hero. He made me proud. My son died as a Martyr defending Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, he [my son] has joined the Martyrs before him, and he is not better than them. Allah willing, all of them will follow this path, all the youth of Palestine. Allah be praised.”
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Muhammad Taraireh – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, who stabbed and murdered 13-year-old American Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel, as she slept in her bed, in her home in Kiryat Arba near Hebron, on June 30, 2016. Taraireh also injured one of the Israeli security personnel before he was shot and killed.
Official PA TV News calls 2 Palestinian stabbers, one who stabbed a 13-year-old to death, “Martyrs” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 30, 2016

Official PA TV newsreader: “A citizen aged in his 40s from the city of Tulkarem became a Martyr (Shahid) after occupation forces shot at him in Netanya within the Green Line (i.e., inside Israel). The occupation authorities claimed that the [Palestinian] citizen, whose identity remains unknown, stabbed two Israelis, [and] one of them is in serious condition.
Likewise the youth Muhammad Taraireh, 17, became a Martyr (Shahid) from the gunfire of the occupation forces in the settlement of [Givat] Harsina (i.e., a neighborhood of Kiryat Arba) which is on the lands of the citizens of Hebron. The occupation authorities claimed that the youth Taraireh killed a female settler by stabbing in Harsina, before the soldiers shot him and he died immediately.”

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Family celebrates terrorist's birthday with cake showing graphic picture of terrorist stabbing victim in the head 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, June 29, 2016

Headline
: “On the birthday of the Martyr (Shahid) – an oath of existence and not of absence”
   “The family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Ali yesterday [June 28, 2016] celebrated his 20th birthday, a birthday in which everyone was present aside from the one who was born on it, the new Martyr, the pulsing spirit in constant life, a birthday unlike any other birthday... The family of Martyr Muhammad chose the most beautiful picture that could have been placed on the print of the cake that was prepared for the celebrations of the Martyr’s birthday, a picture of the courage that the Martyr showed when he carried out a quality operation (i.e., terror attack) at the Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem on Oct. 12 (sic., the attack was on Oct. 10) last year [2015], which is to say at the start of the ongoing popular uprising (Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.). Maybe if Martyr Muhammad had the right to choose a picture of his, he would have chosen this indescribable beauty, he would have chosen what others would not have chosen on their birthdays, he would have chosen that his birthday be a moment of new birth, a moment of heroism accompanied by death as Martyrs, a moment of existence and not of absence.”

The picture on the cake is of terrorist Muhammad Ali stabbing a border policeman in the head, along with the text: “Muhammad Ali, commando fighter of the knives.”

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PA TV reports on proposal to increase salaries to imprisoned “Martyrs” (i.e., terrorists) 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 19, 2016
Secretary-General of the National Association of the Martyrs' Families of Palestine Muhammad Sbeihat: “We are optimistic regarding what [PA] Prime Minister [Rami Hamdallah] said, because we met with him in recent weeks and we requested to increase the allowances of the Martyrs’ (Shahids) families, the monthly allowances… There is understanding from all sides. Even the [PA] Ministry of Finance knows that the current allowance, or the base allowance, that stands at 1,400 shekels a month, is very low. This amount was determined and implemented in mid-2011, which is to say around five years ago... There is understanding on the part of the [PA] Ministry of Finance regarding this demand. However, the discussion is currently revolving around the exact amount…The [PA] Ministry of Finance says that there is no allocation in the 2016 budget to increase the allowances, because this is supposed to start at the beginning of next year [2017], but on the other hand the [PLO’s] Families of the Martyrs and Wounded Institution says that there is a surplus in the budget and therefore we can start implementing this [increase] before the end of the year… The Palestinian Authority gives allowances to roughly 30,000 families of Martyrs and wounded inside the homeland and in the diaspora.”

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Fatah participates in event honoring terrorist Halabi by giving out plaques of honor to the terrorists` family 
Source: Al-Quds, June 13, 2016
Headline: “Honoring the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi at the Deheisheh refugee camp”

“The Deheisheh refugee camp’s institutions and factions honored the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist who stabbed 2 Israeli civilians to death) at the initiative of the Ibda’a [Cultural Center] in the camp, on the sidelines of the periodic culture competition between the expelled towns, in which 33 towns are taking part and which is being held daily. Martyr Muhannad Halabi’s family was represented by his parents, brothers, and sisters.

During the event, Wisam Al-Hasanat of ‘Ibda’a,’ who managed the ceremony, gave a speech in which he blessed the family of the Martyr who ascended [to Heaven] in occupied Jerusalem at the start of the Jerusalem Intifada that broke out last Oct. 1 [2015] (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, 2015-2016, see below). He said that Martyr Muhannad, who was graduated by Al-Quds University in Abu Dis in its most recent class a few days ago, engraved his name on the list of the eternals, since he conducted famous acts of heroism in defense of Palestine, its holy sites, and its people’s honor. Therefore the honoring of the family was done to emphasize that our people follows its Martyrs, who sacrificed the most precious thing in their possession in order to defend the Arab nature of Palestine and its holy sites.


Likewise representatives of the Fatah Movement, the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine], the Hamas movement, and the Popular Struggle Front honored the family of the Martyr and gave it plaques [of honor] during the ceremony, which was described by many attendees as an important event for expressing the appreciation of our people for the sacrifice of our Martyrs.”

Fatah participates in event honoring terrorist Halabi by giving out plaques of honor to the terrorists' family 
Source: Al-Quds, June 13, 2016
Headline: “Honoring the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi at the Deheisheh refugee camp”
      “The Deheisheh refugee camp’s institutions and factions honored the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist who stabbed 2 Israeli civilians to death) at the initiative of the Ibda’a [Cultural Center] in the camp... Martyr Muhannad Halabi’s family was represented by his parents, brothers, and sisters.
During the event, Wisam Al-Hasanat of ‘Ibda’a,’ who managed the ceremony, gave a speech in which he blessed the family of the Martyr who ascended [to Heaven] in occupied Jerusalem at the start of the Jerusalem Intifada that broke out last Oct. 1 [2015] (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, 2015-2016, see note). He said that Martyr Muhannad, who was graduated by Al-Quds University in Abu Dis in its most recent class a few days ago, engraved his name on the list of the eternals, since he conducted famous acts of heroism in defense of Palestine, its holy sites, and its people’s honor...”

The photo shows Palestinian murderer Muhannad Halabi’s family receiving a plaque of honor during the ceremony.


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PA daily columnist says Abbas’ condemnation of Tel Aviv terror attack was issued to prevent Israeli killing of “innocent Palestinians”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 12, 2016
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Muwaffaq Matar in his regular column in the official PA daily

Headline: “A comment or putting the shame to sleep!”
      “The commenters and distorters know that [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] announcement regarding the Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack) was phrased with the professionalism of a sharp and sensitive mind that takes into account the bloody Israeli responses, whose victims will be innocent Palestinians…
The intelligent commenter understands that the Palestinian presidency is too smart to fall for what [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, [Defense Minister Avigdor] Liberman, and the commenter himself wants, for a statement that the occupation is the reason for the operation will be directly considered a type of support by the [Palestinian] presidency for the operation!”

Tel Aviv Sarona terror attack - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and cousins Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered dessert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital. The day after the attack, Abbas said he rejects "all operations that target civilians regardless of the source and their justification."
Terror attack that killed 4 is the “result” of Israel’s “adopting the choice of violence against our Palestinian people” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 9, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on June 9, 2016, the day after two Palestinian terrorists carried out a shooting attack at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16.

Posted text:
“Israel is reaping the results of adopting the choice of violence against our Palestinian people”

Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists apparently disguised themselves as ultra-orthodox Jews and ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began randomly shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them was shot and wounded before being caught and was brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
PA TV calls murder of 4 in Tel Aviv restaurant “the Tel Aviv operation” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, June 9, 2016
     Official PA TV News, about Israeli forces entering the town of Yatta, near Hebron, after a shooting attack in Tel Aviv, in which 4 Israelis were murdered, and 16 injured, on June 8, 2016
Official PA TV host: “Occupation forces invaded the town of Yatta, south of Hebron, and began to destroy and search a number of residents’ homes, after claiming that two young people from the town carried out the Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 Israelis murdered). The occupation forces closed the entrances to the town and declared it a closed military zone.”
Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists, and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Official PA daily calls terror attack that killed 4 in Tel Aviv a "shooting operation" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 9, 2016
Headline: "4 killed and 5 seriously injured in shooting next to the army office in Tel Aviv"
      "4 Israelis were killed and 5 more were seriously injured in a shooting operation last night [June 8, 2016] next to the area of coffee houses and restaurants, across from the Israeli army office (i.e., Israeli military headquarters) in Tel Aviv."
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Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Official Palestinian news agency reports on aftermath of Tel Aviv terror attack that killed 4 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 9, 2016
Headline: "The occupation increases its presence in the Yatta Hebron area"
     "Israeli occupation forces increased the steps of oppression last night [June 8, 2016] in the area of the town of Yatta, south of Hebron.
The coordinator of the [PA] Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Yatta told WAFA that the occupation forces closed the entrances to the town, and increased their presence around the town... after receiving news of the shooting operation in Tel Aviv by two young people from the village... 'It was noted that Israel said that those who carried out the shooting operation last night in the establishment in Tel Aviv, which caused the death of 4 Israelis, are two young people from the town of Yatta, and that one of them was seriously injured.'"
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Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Fatah: Terror attack that killed 4 was "natural response" to Israeli crimes  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 9, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on June 9, 2016:
Posted text: "Headline: Al-Jaghoub: Israel is reaping the results of its choosing force against our Palestinian people"
     "The Fatah Movement stated in a notice from the Mobilization and Organization Commission" that the Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered) which occurred last night is a private and spontaneous natural response to Israel's choosing force... Head of the Information Committee of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said: 'Israel needs to understand the results of its actions, [which are] a continuation of the promotion of the option of violence and the policy of demolishing homes and expelling residents of Jerusalem, and the ongoing invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza by the herds of settlers... and the cold blooded murder of Palestinians at their checkpoints, which are spread through the territories occupied since 1967.'"
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Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Abbas doesn't condemn killing Israelis; instead, expresses "opposition to any operation that harms civilians" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 9, 2016
Headline: "The [PA] presidential office condemned the violence against civilians, regardless of its source"
     "The presidential office said that 'it has emphasized again and again its opposition to any operation that harms civilians by anybody, regardless of the justifications.'
The presidential office added in a statement: 'The achievement of a just peace and the creation of a positive atmosphere are what will contribute to the cancellation and reduction of reasons for tension and violence in the region.' It concluded by saying: 'Achieving peace requires everyone stop carrying out operations that are likely to increase the tension and resorting to violence.'"
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Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Fatah Facebook reports on "shooting operation" (i.e., terror attack that killed 4) in Tel Aviv 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 8, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on June 8, 2016:
Posted text: "Latest developments in Tel Aviv:
3 killed and 6 injured in a shooting operation next to the Israeli war office (sic., Israeli military headquarters)"
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Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Official Palestinian news agency reports on "shooting operation" in Tel Aviv, i.e., terror attack that killed 4  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 8, 2016
Headline: "3 Israelis killed and 8 injured in a shooting operation in Tel Aviv"
     "The Israeli police said tonight that 3 Israelis were killed and 8 injured following a shooting operation next to the Sarona Market in the center of Tel Aviv.
Sources said... that the shooters were caught and are from the town of Yatta, near Hebron."
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Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
PA daily sports article glorifies the “Martyrs” of Hebron and their mothers who have “the scent of musk and amber” from their mouths 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 6, 2016
Op-ed in sports section by Khaled Al-Qawasmi
Headline: “The Al-Ahli [team] won an achievement”
      “The Al-Ahli team said its piece today, realized its ambitions, and sincerely announced that Hebron is a serious contender that cannot be ignored, and that it very justly has the right to be called the Palestinian Sports Capital, and how could it not be when Shabib [Al-Khalil] is the league champion and Al-Ahli is the cup champion? And this is a precedent in the history of Palestinian football, as for the first time the league champion and cup champion are competing sister [teams] representing the two branches of football in Hebron, in whose skies rose the cries of joy, which brought to mind her ranks of Martyrs (Shahids), and the scent of musk and amber from the mouths of the Martyrs’ mothers.”

Jerusalem governor: Palestinians will "hold onto its holy sites… no matter what the sacrifices" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 6, 2016
Headline: “Al-Husseini: The occupation’s steps complicate the lives of Jerusalem’s citizens and its visitors”
     “Governor of Jerusalem District and Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini emphasized that the steps being carried out by the occupation authorities are complicating the lives of Jerusalem’s [Arab] citizens and its visitors in the month of Ramadan…
He emphasized that the Palestinian people will continue its struggle, and especially the residents of Jerusalem who have withstood the many barbaric acts carried out by the gangs of settlers and the occupation army. Likewise, he emphasized that the Palestinian people will continue to hold onto its holy sites, and will not concede them, no matter what the sacrifices.”

Note: The words "no matter the sacrifices" seem to be an implicit reference to the use of violence. The Jerusalem governor made the above statement during the 2015-2016 terror wave, at a time when the PA was repeatedly claiming that the Al-Aqsa Mosque was in danger. These alleged threats to Al-Aqsa Mosque were a major impetus for the terror wave.
In October 2014, just prior to the outbreak of Palestinian riots and violence in Jerusalem, Abbas made a similar statement saying that Jewish presence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque must be prevented "in any way." [Official PA TV, Oct. 17-19, 2014].
Hebron honors mothers of Martyrs, including at least 2 murderers and multiple stabbers 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 3, 2016
     Headline: “Hebron honored the Martyrs’ mothers and gave them [a grant] for a pilgrimage to Mecca”
“Hebron honored the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids) who ascended to Heaven in the last uprising (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks) in a special ceremony held yesterday [June 2, 2016] in the town hall.
Mayor Dr. Daoud Al-Zaatari said that the tribute, called The Prettiest Mothers was held as a sign of appreciation for the extent of the Martyrs’ mothers’ sacrifice and for their having offered their children to the homeland.
Likewise, the city announced the giving of a grant for a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Martyrs’ mothers and their escorts in the middle of the approaching month of Ramadan.
Al-Zaatari added: ‘The city’s grant is a simple gesture from its people to those deserving the greatest gifts and greatest honor. Mother of Martyr Muhammad Fares Al-Ja’abari, who ascended [to Heaven] at the beginning of the uprising next to the settlement of Kiryat Arba, east of Hebron, expressed appreciation of the city’s gesture and of the attention it takes care to give them (i.e., the mothers).”
PA daily: Bus bomber "died as a Martyr" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 30, 2016
Headline: “The Israeli Secret Service announces the disbanding of a Hamas cell that was responsible for the blowing up of the bus in Jerusalem”
     “The Israeli censorship permitted the publication yesterday [May 29, 2016] of details of the arrest of members of a Hamas cell that is behind the blowing up of a bus in occupied Jerusalem a number of weeks ago [April 18, 2016], which caused the injury of 19 Israelis… The one who carried out the operation in Jerusalem, Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour, died as a Martyr (Shahid) from his serious injuries that resulted from the bomb’s explosion.”

Jerusalem line 12 bus bombing – On April 18, 2016, a Hamas terrorist, Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour, 19, carried out a suicide bombing attack when he placed a bomb on bus no. 12 in the Talpiot neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem. 21 people were injured in the attack. Abu Sorour died of his injuries a few days later in an Israeli hospital.
Fatah official supports Intifada: "There must be an escalating popular resistance in the field to support the political activity of the leadership" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 26, 2016
Official PA TV program The State of Politics, on the need to escalate the popular uprising until it becomes Intifada
Fatah Central Committee Member Jamal Muhaisen is asked about Palestinian activity required to support future efforts.
Fatah Central Committee Member Jamal Muhaisen: “I repeat: The popular uprising which has let up at the moment, it would be better if it had not let up, and that it would escalate so it would reach the stage of Intifada, as the activity in the field, the popular resistance in the field, supports the Palestinian leadership in its activities and therefore it yields achievements for the Palestinian people. The first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) yielded achievements, and the popular uprising also played a role in supporting the political effort being led by the leadership.”
Official PA TV host: "To what reasons can we attribute it, in other words the letting up [of the popular uprising]?"
Jamal Muhaisen: “The factions definitely are responsible. The Palestinian factions, and all their components, are responsible.”
Official PA TV host: “This contradicts what you are calling for, to escalate the popular uprising to resist the occupation and continue it (i.e., the popular uprising).”
Jamal Muhaisen: “Some would exaggerate and say to you that this is intifada. When we would say it is a popular uprising, they would criticize us and say it is a popular uprising (sic. Intifada). We hoped to reach the stage of Intifada. Therefore I repeat, if we want to do something to support the activity taking place in the international arena, then there must be an escalating popular resistance in the field to support the political activity of the leadership and to convey a message to the international community.”
PA Minister of Finance: Terror wave being led by young people “who are not receiving orders from anyone in the political parties, and who are not exposed to incitement” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 23, 2016
Headline: “During the Palestinian-American economic dialogue meeting the [PA] Minister of Finance demanded of the American side that it put pressure on Israel to fulfill its obligations”
     “[PA] Minister of Finance and Planning Shukri Bishara participated in the American [-Palestinian] economic dialogue meeting held in Ramallah yesterday [May 22, 2016]… Bishara noted that the Israeli steps and obstacles in the field are the main reason for the slowdown in the growth of the Palestinian economy, and also the tensions in the political situation in the field. Bishara mentioned to the participants that the popular uprising (i.e., Palestinian wave of terror, 2015-2016) is being led by individual young people and children, who are not receiving orders from anyone in the political parties, and who are not exposed to incitement, as the Israeli side claims…"

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Terrorist murderer of US tourist glorified as “Martyr” 11 times on official PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 21, 2016

Official PA TV newsreader: "In Qalqilya, hundreds of citizens accompanied the body of Martyr Bashar Masalha [to his burial]..."

Official PA TV reporter: "After delays by Israel in the transfer of his body, Martyr Bashar Masalha’s family, from the village of Hajja, east of Qalqilya, received their son in the evening... The Martyr Bashar returned from Qalqilya to his village Hajja in a procession... His family, friends, and people of the region took it upon themselves to ensure that this [burial] would be a large national wedding (i.e., to the 72 Virgins in Paradise) befitting of Martyrs... The Martyr was accompanied to his last resting place in the cemetery for Martyrs in Hajja..."

Funeral participant: "Despite the delays by the Israeli side transferring the Martyr’s body… the PA did everything it could and applied national and political pressure to the other side so they would transfer the Martyr’s body. Despite what they (i.e., the Israelis) did, the Palestinian will prevailed and we received the Martyr’s body..."

Official PA TV reporter: "Martyr Bashar Masalha, 22, ascended to Heaven in Jaffa on March 8 [2016] (i.e., he was shot after killing US tourist)... He returned and was embraced by the soil of his homeland as a Martyr."
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Bashar Masalha – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, murdering Taylor Force, an American tourist, and injuring 11, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on March 8, 2016. Masalha
Fatah Central Committee member praises terrorist stabbers: “They performed a miracle by imposing a curfew within Israel with knives and rocks” 
Source: Official Facebook page of Fatah Central ‎Committee Member Abbas Zaki, May 16, 2016

 
Member of Fatah Central Committee, Abbas Zaki: "This people is greater than its leadership. The determination, willpower, and willingness to die for a dignified life are present among the youth who carried a knife after the disappearance of the Arab leadership, and even the Palestinian. They performed a miracle by imposing a curfew within Israel with knives and rocks. Blessings to the mothers and fathers who gave birth to those who are marching on the path of light, without anyone having demanded it of them... [ Zaki to the audience] I bless you sincerely with all my heart, in the name of the Fatah Central Committee and in the name of the leadership, which has decided – after giving everything for peace – to define the options against this Zionist enemy, and has ended the security coordination. Anyone who talks about renewing the relations with Israel is not a Palestinian and not a member of Fatah!"
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Note: This was from a speech at the UNRWA Ramallah Women’s Training Center and Educational Science Faculty’s graduation ceremony, held at Palestinian Red Crescent headquarters in Ramallah.
Spokesman of the PA Security Forces: Terror attacks have gone down because “We said that we want to protect our children from death, and two or three of our children were executed every day with no consideration” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 12, 2016
Headline: "Watch the full interview: Al-Damiri speaks about security coordination, Hamas, ISIS, thwarting the operations, the government, the resistance, and the Gaza Strip"

"[Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces] Adnan Al-Damiri spoke in an exclusive interview with Donia Al-Watan (i.e., an independent Palestinian news agency) about many topics, including the security forces, the possibility of uniting them in the West Bank and Gaza, the reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas], Gaza's electricity, and the other important topics…

He noted that the PA workers in the Gaza Strip who stopped working are still not working and have not been asked to return to work 'in order not to endanger their lives as we do not know what level of oppression is being implemented by Hamas.'

Likewise, Al-Damiri noted that the government transfers 80 million shekels a month to the Gaza Strip for electricity and 240 million shekels a month for salaries and services, despite Hamas’ opposition to the government or the PA having a role in the administration of Gaza

The security forces in the West Bank are accused of preventing Palestinian resistance operations (i.e., terror attacks) in the West Bank and persecuting those who carry them out; however, since the popular uprising (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, October 2015 - March 2016), it [the West Bank] has been witness to a series of individual and group operations against the Israeli occupation.

Adnan Al-Damiri emphasized that the Palestinian security forces have not prevented anyone from carrying out these operations, and the proof is the occurrence of dozens of them recently, according to him.

He added to Donia Al-Watan: 'We are not talking about the thwarting of operations (i.e., attacks) within Israel, but rather we are talking about our children being throw
PA school play depicts Israeli soldiers planting knives on innocent Palestinians to kill them 
Source: Official Facebook page of Tuqu' Municipality (PA), May 11, 2016

In a play at the Tuqu’ High School for Boys, Israeli soldiers are shown planting a knife on an innocent Palestinian youth before shooting him to death. The play reinforces the libel that Israeli soldiers are cold-blooded murderers. The Tuqu' High School is under the Bethlehem Education Directorate under the PA Ministry of Education.
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Futsal championship held at school in Hebron names teams after Palestinian terrorists, including killer of two Muhannad Halabi 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 9, 2016
Headline: “The Hebron Municipality held the freedom prisoners’ futsal championship”

“The activities division of the Hebron Municipality held a futsal championship at the Tareq Bin Ziyad [School] courts for Palestinian Prisoner’s Day (the event was held nearly a month after the day –Ed.) and in order to commemorate the souls of the Martyrs (Shahids). Eight teams took part and were divided into two groups. The first included the teams of Martyrs Saad Al-Atrash, Mazen Dana, Salim Abu Sbeih, and Abdallah Al-Ajlouni. The second group included the teams of Martyrs As’ad Abu Turki, Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, Muhannad Halabi, and Salim Idris…
Head of the [Hebron Municipality] Activities Department Mahmoud Abu Sbeih and Director of the Tareq Bin Ziyad Community Center Omar Al-Rajabi supervised the championship. At the conclusion of the championship, Mahmoud Abu Sbeih thanked all the championship participants, and conveyed to them the congratulations of Hebron Mayor Daoud Al-Zaatari and members of the city council.”

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PA spokesman spreads libel that Israel is committing “desecration of the holy sites” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 6, 2016
     Headline: “The government and Fatah demanded the cessation of the Israeli escalation against Gaza”
“Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud called to stop the dangerous Israeli escalation against our people in the southern regions (i.e., the Gaza Strip)…
Likewise, he again called on the international community to provide protection for our people in the shadow of the continued aggression, settlement, and desecration of the holy sites.”
PA daily: Terrorist killer of American is a “Martyr” and Israel carried out “execution”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 2, 2016
Headline: “The occupation police recommend awarding medals to the murderers of Martyr Masalha”
     “The occupation police recommend giving one of its people and a volunteer medals as a mark of appreciation for killing Bashar Masalha, (22 years old) [parentheses in source], after he carried out a stabbing operation in Jaffa in March [2016]. This was reported yesterday [May 1, 2016] by the Hebrew news website Walla. Masalha, from the village of Hijja in the Qalqilya district, carried out an operation during which he passed through the streets of Jaffa, stabbed 12 Israelis, and killed one American former soldier, who worked for a security company and was visiting the area. Afterwards he [Masalha] died as a Martyr (Shahid). In response to the recommendation, a top official in the Tel Aviv police said: ‘Those who killed Masalha prevented additional wounded from among the Israeli ranks.’ This is despite a video filmed by a passerby – in which he documents Masalha’s execution – which showed that he was wounded and unable to move, and no longer posed any danger.”

Bashar Masalha – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, murdering Taylor Force, an American tourist, and injuring 11, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, on March 8, 2016. Masalha was shot and killed by Israeli police.
PLO official lauds Palestinian violence as the “permanent honorable image of our people” and calls to continue terror 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 30, 2016
     Headline: ‘Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf: The present intifada comes as part of the activities of the Palestinian struggle”
“Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf said that all of the Palestinian cities are vigorously participating in the present intifada, called the Knife Intifada by some of the media, since last October and until today, and the Palestinians have made enormous sacrifices which until now have reached over 200 Martyrs (Shahids). (i.e., refers to wave of Palestinian terror attacks 2015-2016)…
He added that the present intifada comes as part of the activities of the Palestinian struggle to break free of the occupation, and noted that the sacrifices made by these Martyrs will not be in vain, and hypothesized that they will bear fruit in the process of the realization of the Palestinian people’s freedom and independence, and the establishment of its independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
Abu Yusuf said that he believes that regardless of the individual actions here and there, the overall situation of the present intifada requires the joining of all efforts in order to adopt it and continue it, as it is the most realistic option of our people for ending the occupation. This is especially so in light of the preoccupations of the Arab and Islamic nation and the attempts of the international community to distance the Palestinian cause and put other issues on the international agenda…"

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PA school holds “readers chain” commemorating “heroic” terrorist who killed three 
Source: Facebook page of the Mughtaribi El-Bireh Elementary School, Apr. 24, 2016
Text and photos posted on the Facebook page of the Mughtaribi El-Bireh Elementary School on April 24, 2016.

The Mughtaribi El-Bireh Elementary School organized a chain of readers in the name of terrorist Baha Alyan on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoner’s Day. The activity was organized by the El-Bireh municipality and the PA Ministry of Education. The school is an official PA school, which is listed on the website of the PA Ramallah and El-Bireh District Directorate of Education. The school posted about 30 pictures of the event. Following are a selection:


This picture shows terrorist Baha Alyan on the poster. The logos of the PA Ministry of Education and El-Bireh are on the poster as well.
Text on sign:
“This is my path. If you really love me, take the books of the chain of readers in the name of Baha
To mark Prisoner’s Day
Place: Al-Mughtaribin School. Time: Sunday, April 24, 2016
Welcome”

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PA Directorate of Education representative at event at school commemorating terrorist who killed 3: Terrorists are “young wonderful Martyrs” 
Source: Facebook page of the Mughtaribi El-Bireh Elementary School, Apr. 24, 2016

Text and video posted on the Facebook page of the Mughtaribi El-Bireh Elementary School on April 24, 2016.

Posted text: “Speech of [PA] Directorate of Education by its representative Abd Al-Karim Ziyada.
Baha chain of readers”

Video:
PA Directorate of Education representative Abd Al-Karim Ziyada: “We are unable to speak when among us are the fathers of two young wonderful Martyrs (Shahids), who gave their lives as a gift to the homeland, as a gift so that you – the children the lion cubs (i.e., young boys), the flowers (i.e., young girls) – will enjoy freedom. They are praised and distinguished, and Paradise is their place.”

Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded.
PA Ministry of Health calls suicide bomber on Jerusalem bus a “Martyr” who was killed “in a bus bombing,” but fails to mention he was the bomber 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 21, 2016
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Health: The young man injured in the bus bombing in Jerusalem died as a Martyr from his injuries”
    “The [PA] Ministry of Health announced that Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (19) from the Aida refugee camp, died as a Martyr (Shahid) yesterday [April 21, 2016]
from his injuries, which were caused by a bus bombing in occupied Jerusalem. The ministry stated last night that the young Abu Sorour, who was critically injured in a bus bombing in occupied Jerusalem on Monday [April 18, 2016], died as a Martyr from his injuries in an Israeli hospital, where he was being treated.”

Jerusalem line 12 bus bombing – On April 19, 2016, a Hamas terrorist, Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour, 19, carried out a suicide bombing attack when he placed a bomb on bus no. 12 in the Talpiot neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem. 21 people were injured in the attack. Abu Sorour died of his injuries a few days later in an Israeli hospital.
PA Ministry of Health: Suicide bomber on Jerusalem bus was a "Martyr" who was "was critically injured in a bus bombing" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 21, 2016
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Health: The young man injured in the bus bombing in Jerusalem died as a Martyr from his injuries”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Health announced that Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (19) from the Aida refugee camp, died as a Martyr (Shahid) yesterday [April 21, 2016]
from his injuries, which were caused by a bus bombing in occupied Jerusalem. The ministry stated last night that the young Abu Sorour, who was critically injured in a bus bombing in occupied Jerusalem on Monday [April 18, 2016], died as a Martyr from his injuries in an Israeli hospital, where he was being treated.”

Jerusalem line 12 bus bombing – On April 18, 2016, a Hamas terrorist, Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour, 19, carried out a suicide bombing attack when he placed a bomb on bus no. 12 in the Talpiot neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem. 21 people were injured in the attack. Abu Sorour died of his injuries a few days later in an Israeli hospital.
Murderer of Israeli woman’s crime was that he "loved Jerusalem, rebelled for its sanctity, and died to protect its honor", according to his father 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 21, 2016
       "Yesterday morning, the occupation authorities demolished the home of Martyr Hussein Abu Ghosh in the Qalandiya refugee camp north of Jerusalem in an act of revenge during which they injured and arrested several young people, who came out to stop the demolition and try to save the home and the family from becoming homeless… The father of the bereaved family, which once again became homeless and a refugee… said: ‘What is meant to be a court of justice ruled to demolish the house in order to collectively punish a family of eight children aged four months to 17 who did no wrong, aside from being the siblings of a son who loved Jerusalem, rebelled for its sanctity, and died to protect its honor’…
On Jan. 25, 2016, the occupation army executed Hussein Abu Gosh and his friend Ibrahim Allan from the village of Lower Beit Ur. This was after the two carried out a stabbing operation in the settlement Beit Horon, which was established on Palestinian lands west of Ramallah, which led to the death of one settler woman and the injury of another settler woman.”


The picture shows a poster honoring the terrorist, with the following text:  “The Hamas Islamic resistance movement accompanies its son… Martyr Hussein Abu Ghosh, who carried out the heroic stabbing operation at the Zionist home front on January 25, 2016, to his wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam)”

Ibrahim Allan and Hussein Abu Ghosh – 22 and 17-year-old Palestinian terrorists who stabbed and injured 2 Israeli women outside a grocery store in Beit Horon, between Modiin and Jerusalem, on Jan. 25, 2016. One of the women, 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, died of her injuries th
Fatah youth movement expresses pride and sends blessings to family of terrorist for achieving “Martyrdom” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 21, 2016
Posted text:
"#Martyrdom (Shahada)_unites_us
#Martyr (Shahid)_Yasser_Arafat's_bloc

In the name of All Merciful Allah,
[Allah] the Supreme said: "And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision" [Sura 3:169, Sahih International]
Great truth of God

With the highest expressions of pride, the Fatah Movement's Shabiba [student movement] in Palestine announces the death of the Palestinian people's Martyr, the heroic self-sacrificing fighter (Fida'i) Martyr Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour who carried out the attack on bus no. 12 in occupied Jerusalem a week ago. We send warmest blessings to all the residents of Bethlehem, and to his relatives in particular, on their son's achievement of Martyrdom (Shahada), and the revolution continues until the liberation of Palestine and Jerusalem.
Your brothers in Fatah's Shabiba
Martyr Yasser Arafat bloc"

Jerusalem line 12 bus bombing – On April 18, 2016, a Hamas terrorist, Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour, 19, carried out a suicide bombing attack when he placed a bomb on bus no. 12 in the Talpiot neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem. 21 people were injured in the attack. Abu Sorour, died of his injuries a few days later in an Israeli hospital.
Palestinian social media celebrates bus bombing in Jerusalem that injured 21 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 19, 2016
     Headline: "#We_left_a_sign_for_them and #The_flying_bus_roof are flooding the social media"
“The hashtags #We_left_a_sign_for_them and #The_flying_bus_roof have stirred up emotions on social media since last night [April 18, 2016] with blessings on the Jerusalem operation (i.e., bus bombing attack, 21 injured).
Young Palestinians from all over Palestine have posted responses mocking the occupation and threatening the Israeli soldiers, after the first self-sacrifice (Fida'i) operation (i.e., suicide attack) carried out since the beginning of the popular uprising in the Palestinian territories.
The tweeters on social media used hashtags and pictures to express the joy flooding them after they heard the news of the operation.
[Independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan has followed the responses of the Palestinian public through these hashtags in order to see the extent of the mockery of the occupation soldiers and the blessings of this operation.
It should be noted that the expression 'flying bus roof' was a famous expression of Hamas leadership member Martyr (Shahid) Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi (i.e., co-founder of the terrorist organization Hamas) during the Jerusalem Intifada at the end of 2000 (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005), and the [new] operation took place on the anniversary of his death as a Martyr."

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Fatah’s military wing “blesses the self-sacrificing operation (i.e., bombing of a bus) in Jerusalem… this operation is a natural response to [Israel]’s ongoing crimes” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 18, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page, and Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency) on April 18, 2016

"An Announcement on behalf of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) – Palestine
‘The Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division’

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades blesses the self-sacrificing operation (i.e., bombing of a bus on April 18, 2016) in Jerusalem.
For our Jerusalem and our Al-Aqsa Mosque, the good news of victory keeps arriving today, in a display we have not seen in a long time – a bus bombing operation in the occupied city of Jerusalem, in which dozens of Zionists were injured.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades’ Al-Amoudi Division... emphasizes that this operation is a natural response to the occupation’s ongoing crimes and clear evidence that the free men in the West Bank have answered the call of their Brigades, according to which the Martyrdom-seeking operations are the best option of response to the occupation’s crimes in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. Likewise, the Brigades call on their fighters in the West Bank and Jerusalem to fight with every possible means, and call on all of their people to mobilize at all points of friction [with Israel] and in direct operations (i.e., attacks) which will place the settlers on the land of Palestine in [fire] range of the rifles of the Brigades, wherever they [the settlers] are."
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Fatah spokesman: Jerusalem bus bombing was a “natural response” to Israeli policies, including "repeated invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque"  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 18, 2016
Headline: “In the first official response – Fatah: The operation was a natural response to the occupation’s crimes”
       “Official Fatah spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan emphasized that what happened today [April 18, 2016] on the Israeli bus in occupied Jerusalem was a natural response to the Israeli acts against the Palestinian people, including killing, arrests, blockades, and repeated invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. Alayan added that we do not seek or want violence, but at the same time we seek and wish to live in dignity and security. However, the occupation government’s policy aims to drag the region into a cycle of violence, and we have warned the Israeli right-wing government time after time that this policy of escalation will not lead to security for the Israelis. Alayan concluded his words: If Israel is looking for a security solution – there are no such solutions with the Palestinian people, the only solution is for Israel to implement the decisions of the international institutions.”
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Published in Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), and  on the official Fatah Facebook page on April 18, 2016

The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount an "invasion."

Jerusalem line 12 bus bombing – A bomb exploded on bus no. 12 in the Talpiyot neighborhood of Jerusalem on April 18, 2016, injuring 21 people, 2 of them seriously. One of the 2 who were seriously injured is thought to be the terrorist who set it off. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.
PLO official reaffirms Palestinian commitment to "struggle in all its forms;" currently, Abbas has declared "peaceful popular resistance" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 18, 2016
Official PA TV program To Palestine, hosting Secretary-General of the Palestinian Arab Front and PLO Executive Committee member Jamil Shehadeh
Jamil Shehadeh: “The message needs to be clear to the occupation: The Palestinian people is determined to continue the struggle in all its forms until the establishment of a state. This is the decision of the Palestinian people. At the moment, our young people have chosen popular uprising, peaceful popular resistance, as [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has declared, and everyone is listening to him. (“peaceful popular resistance” refers to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, see below –Ed.) This does not mean that other options have been removed from the Palestinian people’s range of possibilities.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Several months of Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing rocks and molotov cocktails, and car rammings. The wave was at its height from October 2015 through March 2016, but one man was killed in September 2015 and sporadic attacks continued after March 2016, including a bus bombing in Jerusalem on April 19, 2016.

PA opens photo exhibition of terrorists of 2016 terror wave, PA officials glorify “unjustly executed” “heroes” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 17, 2016
Headline: “Every Martyr Has a Life – photo exhibit at Bil’in”

“Chairman of the [PA] Committee Against the Wall and Settlements Minister Walid Assaf inaugurated an exhibit of photos of Martyrs (Shahids) titled Every Martyr Has a Life in the village of Bil’in, west of Ramallah.

In honor of the seventh anniversary of the death as a Martyr of the popular resistance activist Bassem Abu Rahma, photos of all of the Martyrs who have died in the latest popular uprising (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks) were displayed, accompanied by an explanation of their lives and the circumstances of their death as Martyrs.

Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam, [PLO] Executive Committee member Abd Al-Rahim Malouh, Martyr Baha Alyan’s father, relatives of the Martyrs, dignitaries, and many residents of the village of Bil’in participated in the inauguration.

[PA] Committee Against the Wall and Settlements Minister Walid] Assaf said that this exhibit documents one of the chapters of Palestinian history, the chapter of the Martyrs of the latest popular uprising. He added: ‘Through this exhibit, we wanted to create documentation of our Martyrs, who were unjustly executed. (The “Martyrs” include terrorists who attacked Israelis and were killed during their attacks –Ed.) The occupation wants to break the Martyrs’ will power, but in this exhibit we commemorate the Martyrs’ human lives, because we are not just numbers; every Martyr has ambitions, a dream, and a goal, but the occupation has snatched this dream away in cold blood.’ Assaf noted that the photo exhibit Every Martyr Has a Life will be passed on to all of the districts, including the universities. He said that in addition to this, a book will be written about the lives of the Martyrs, in order to commemorate them and to pass the message of these Martyrs to all parts
Abbas advisor “kiss[es] the hands” of children carrying out “resistance” (i.e., violence), but calls for more intense “resistance” that will “hurt” Israel and “make it pay dearly” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 6, 2016
     Interview with Fatah Central Committee member and PA President Mahmoud Abbas' advisor Sultan Abu Al-Einein
Donia Al-Watan interviewer: “Last question, in regard to the relations with Israel, regarding the popular uprising (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks which lasted October 2015 + March 2016 -Ed.) where is it leading? Where are we heading?”
Fatah Central Committee member and Abbas’ advisor Sultan Abu Al-Einein:
“Where is the popular uprising? Is this popular uprising? Is this resistance? IS this popular resistance?”
Donia Al-Watan interviewer: “In what direction are we heading?”
Fatah Central Committee member and Abbas’ advisor Sultan Abu Al-Einein: “These are acts of resistance [by] individuals. I kiss the hands of these children’s (i.e., terrorists who carried out attacks against Israel) families. However, can we say that this is resistance and that we have resistance? This is not resistance, not the resistance that we want. We want resistance that would hurt the occupation and demand of it a [heavy] price. When the resistance hurts the occupation and makes it pay [dearly], and the occupation pays a heavy price for its presence on Palestinian land, this will be the resistance we seek. As long as the resistance does not hurt and cost the occupation, it is not resistance. When the resistance hurts the Israeli enemy, it will be able to call itself resistance and take pride in it.”

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PA Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education organize activity at PA school honoring murder of 3 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 6, 2016
Headline: “Shari'ah School for Boys in Qalqiliya participates in a ‘Human chain to encourage reading’ activity”
     “The Shari'ah School for Boys in Qalqiliya participated in an activity to encourage reading, with the participation of 10th grade students… Director of the Shari'ah School for Boys in Qalqiliya Hani Khader thanked everyone who organized [the event] and contributed to the success of the human chain project to encourage reading [titled] ‘Baha is the idea and the idea doesn’t die’… The activity was [held] under the auspices of Qalqilya District Governor Rafe’ Rawajbeh. It was organized by the [PA] Ministry of Culture, the Qalqilya municipality and its library, and the charity organization Nour Allah, in cooperation with the [Qalqilya District] Directorate of Education, Al-Quds Open University branch in Qalqiliya and College of Islamic Preaching.”
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Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded.
PA school posts invitation to event honoring terrorist who killed 3 on its Facebook page: "Baha is the idea, and the idea doesn’t die" 
Source: Facebook page of the Shari'ah School for Boys in Qalqiliya, Apr. 5, 2016

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Shari'ah School for Boys in Qalqiliya

Text on invitation:
"Invitation to participate in the human chain of readers
Under the auspices of his honor, Governor of Qalqilya District Rafe' Rawajbeh, the charity organization Nour Allah and the Qalqiliya Municipality Library are honored to invite you to take part in the human chain of readers
Baha is the idea, and the idea doesn't die
From 11 to 1 PM on Tuesday, April 5, 2016
At the Qalqilya National Zoo
Your participation will be a support for
the cultural development"

A photo of Palestinian terrorist Baha Alyan appears on the invitation.
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PA news agency claims Israel purposely kills Palestinians, including children, to make Palestinians despair 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Apr. 5, 2016
Headline: “From Israa Al-Abed Al-Rahman – letters to my Martyr fiancé”
     “Ever since the bullet snatched the life of young Abed Al-Rahman Al-Barghouti from the Aboud village north of Ramallah, on Dec. 4, 2015, his fiancé Israa Al-Barghouti from the nearby village of Deir Ghassaneh, is saying to herself: He did not die, he went on a trip and will come back… The occupation has been trying from its first day to kill the Palestinian from within. Therefore, it kills a child in order to leave a whole family filled with eternal yearning for him, it kills a young man who had dreamt of a job, a wife, and a peaceful home, and kills the head of a family, and by its crime makes him leave a widow and children… its bullets snatch a woman, whose daughter, a child, becomes a surrogate mother in a single moment. It throws children behind its bars who haven’t seen anything of life, and who, within their (i.e., the Israeli) prisons, become young and mature men whose children have grown, married and had children, turning the prisoner into a grandfather. In prison, there are endless stories about a mother’s anticipation of her child, a woman’s of her husband and the fiancé who keeps postponing her wedding day… the occupation continues to fight against the dreams of the Palestinian, who continues responding, gets up in the morning, and says to himself: Live!”

Abd Al-Rahman Al-Barghouti – a 26-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli soldier on Dec. 4, 2015 in Mateh Binyamin near Ramallah. Al-Barghouti was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier.
PLO “saluted the Palestinian people’s legendary resolve in the courageous popular uprising” (i.e., terror wave) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2016
     Headline: “[Fatah’s] Executive Committee stressed that it is impossible to continue fulfilling the [PA’s] obligations, if Israeli continues to deny its own”
“The PLO Executive Committee stated that it is impossible to continue fulfilling our obligations, if the occupation government (Israel) [parentheses in source] continues to deny its [own] obligations.
This statement was made during its [PLO Executive Committee’s] meeting yesterday [April 4, 2016] evening at the Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah, which was headed by [President] Mahmoud Abbas… The Executive Committee proudly saluted the Palestinian people’s legendary resolve in the courageous popular uprising, and the fulfillment of their right of self-defense against the occupation regime (Israel) [parenthesis in source] in addition to the crimes carried out by the settlers under protection of the Israeli army…”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437
Fatah plants olive trees bearing names of killed terrorists to honor them 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 5, 2016

 

Palestinian youths plant a seedling with a photo of the terrorist Ahmad Sha’aban

 

Headline: “Olive trees bearing the names of Martyrs (Shahids) were burned down in Jerusalem”
“The police and intelligence services of the occupation (i.e., Israel) on Tuesday [April 5, 2016] uprooted and burned olive tree seedlings that bore the names of Jerusalem district Martyrs (Shahids), and which were planted in the town of Silwan (i.e., neighborhood of Jerusalem) to mark Land Day.
Majdi Al-Abassi of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan clarified that on Tuesday occupation forces invaded the field in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood in the town of Silwan (i.e., another Jerusalem neighborhood), and started to uproot olive tree seedlings and burn them. In addition, they seized the Martyrs’ pictures and erased the slogans that were written on the field’s fences.
It should be noted that the Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement planted 47 olive tree seedlings for 47 Martyrs [who were] residents of Jerusalem [and] who were killed in Jerusalem in recent months (reference to Palestinian terrorists killed while attacking Israelis during wave of attacks, September 2015-April 2016 –Ed.), and hung a sign on the wall with the names of 12 Martyrs whose bodies are being held by the occupation authorities to this day.”

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Fatah official calls to “establish a national leadership for the intifada” 
Source: Al-Quds, Apr. 5, 2016
Headline: "Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee [and head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee] Rajoub to Al-Quds: We are ready to establish a unified national leadership for the intifada (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks that started in Sept./Oct. 2015 –Ed.), the clash with the occupation is a fixed element of the national conduct"
     "Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub called to provide a framework for the popular uprising against the occupation taking place in the field by establishing a national leadership for the intifada and adopting a struggle plan regarding what's taking place. While there is much talk from a few Palestinian officials about how the present year will be a year of limiting the relations with Israel, without clarifying further regarding the character of those relations, Rajoub explained that in practice the limitation of relations with Israel has already begun. Likewise, he explained that limiting the relations must be a prelude to a unilateral declaration of national independence, from a strategic perspective which will lead to a state of national mobility, and afterwards to the severing of relations with and civil disobedience [against Israel]."

Fatah’s Jenin branch, together with Jenin District Deputy Governor, plants 18 trees named after terrorists from Jenin 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 1, 2016
Headline: “Jenin: Marking Land Day by planting olive trees bearing the names of the Martyrs of the popular uprising”
      “Fatah’s Jenin branch marked the 40th annual Land Day in the village of Sanur in the south of the district yesterday [March 31, 2016], by planting 18 olive saplings in the village's lands, which bore the names of the Martyrs (Shahids) who died during the popular uprising (i.e., terrorists who were killed while carrying out attacks against Israelis during the wave of terror attacks, 2015-2016)... The ceremony was held with the participation of public figures and institutions from the southern Jenin [district] villages, and in the presence of Jenin District Deputy Governor Mansour Al-Sa’adi, Secretary of [Fatah’s Jenin] branch Jamal Jaradat, members of the branch, and secretaries of the branches in the district… The speakers praised the sacrifices of the Martyrs, prisoners, and injured, and condemned the world’s silence regarding Israel’s crimes against our people.
At the end of the ceremony, which included patriotic songs, they planted 18 olive saplings, each one bearing the name of one of the 18 Martyrs from the district who died during the popular uprising.”

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Fatah’s Jenin branch, together with Jenin District Deputy Governor, plants 18 trees named after terrorists from Jenin 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 1, 2016
Headline: “Jenin: Marking Land Day by planting olive trees bearing the names of the Martyrs of the popular uprising”

“Fatah’s Jenin branch marked the 40th annual Land Day in the village of Sanur in the south of the district yesterday [March 31, 2016], by planting 18 olive saplings in the village's lands, which bore the names of the Martyrs (Shahids) who died during the popular uprising (i.e., terrorists who were killed while carrying out attacks against Israelis during the wave of terror attacks, 2015-2016) while the flag of Palestine was raised over the highest mountain top in the area.
The ceremony was held with the participation of public figures and institutions from the southern Jenin [district] villages, and in the presence of Jenin District Deputy Governor Mansour Al-Sa’adi, Secretary of [Fatah’s Jenin] branch Jamal Jaradat, members of the branch, and secretaries of the branches in the district…
The speakers praised the sacrifices of the Martyrs, prisoners, and injured, and condemned the world’s silence regarding Israel’s crimes against our people.

At the end of the ceremony, which included patriotic songs, they planted 18 olive saplings, each one bearing the name of one of the 18 Martyrs from the district who died during the popular uprising.”

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Tree planting ceremony honoring murderers held by Palestinian NGO funded by UNRWA, UNDP, foreign governments 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 1, 2016
Headline: “El-Bireh: Planting olive trees bearing the names of the popular uprising’s Martyrs in lands in danger of [expropriation]”
     “Yesterday [March 31, 2016], a number of families of Martyrs (Shahids) of the popular uprising (the wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis since September 2015 – continuing –Ed.) planted olive trees bearing the names of their sons and the dates of their Martyrdom in lands in danger of expropriation next to the [Jewish] settlement of Psagot, which is located on lands of the city of El-Bireh. The mother of Martyr Iyad Sajadiyeh (i.e., killed in confrontations with the Israeli army) from the Qalandiya refugee camp north of occupied Jerusalem planted an olive tree sapling during an event organized by the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (an organization supported by international donors, see below -Ed.) in Ramallah to mark the 40th anniversary of Land Day, and said: ‘My son loved the land and died as a Martyr in order to protect it. I see Iyad in this tree, and I will nurture it as I nurtured Iyad.’"
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Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) – Palestinian NGO funded by several international governments and organizations, including UNRWA, UNDP, the Japanese, Australian, Spanish, and Dutch governments, as well as numerous international NGOs. [Source: UAWC website list of “doners” (misspelled), accessed April 4, 2016]

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Palestinian girl writing in PLO-funded youth magazine glorifies Qabatiya for its resistance against Israel, expresses admiration for “heroes” (i.e. terrorists)  
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Apr. 1, 2016
Headline: "Qabatiya will win"
By Nasam Hassan Nazzal, a ninth grader at the West Qabatiya's school for girls
     “The sounds of joy rise up here, passing through every street, drawing the meaning of freedom with their hands, and waving their wings. This is not enough for them, they float in the skies of Qabatiya and commemorate the history of the uprising and the struggle, and the history of the victory, and there are no words to describe how proud we are.
Qabatiya – is there anyone who does not love you? Honor and love to you. You are too great to be just letters on paper. You are the mother of the heroes, the heroes who outlined hope with their eyelashes and did not rest for a moment, and you blessed their hands.
Qabatiya, life and flowers to you, O mother of the rebels, just as you said, O my father:
I painted the palm of my hand with its henna
I painted my eyelashes blue from its olives
And thus I will die on the outskirts of its glory
So I will turn into a story in it and it will turn into [a part of] me
Qabatiya
We are the people of victory
Long live Qabatiya and its residents
Qabatiya will win through its residents"

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46.4% of West Bank youth support knife attacks; 47.4% oppose them 
Source: The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, Apr. 1, 2016
Poll carried out by The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, which interviewed "a random sample of 1000 people over the age of 15-29" in the West Bank and Gaza between April 13-19, 2016.
     "While 47.4% of youths in the West Bank opposed knife attacks, 78.6% of youths in the Gaza Strip supported their continuation. Furthermore, 21.1% of respondents from Gaza opposed knife attacks while 46.4% of youths polled in the West Bank support them. "
Majority of Palestinian youth believe current terror wave "serves the Palestinian cause" 
Source: The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, Apr. 1, 2016
Poll carried out by The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, which interviewed "a random sample of 1000 people over the age of 15-29" in the West Bank and Gaza between April 13-19, 2016.
     "As for the current uprising/unrest, 40.9% of youths polled in the West Bank and 66.6% of those in Gaza believe it serves the Palestinian cause, while 23.3% in the West Bank and 17.8% in Gaza said it harmed the Palestinian cause.
29.3% of Palestinian youth believe terror wave will end when "its goals are reached"; 29.2% believe it will end "without achieving its goals" 
Source: The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, Apr. 1, 2016
Poll carried out by The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, which interviewed "a random sample of 1000 people over the age of 15-29" in the West Bank and Gaza between April 13-19, 2016.
     "29.3% of youths polled believe in general that the uprising will end when its goals are reached while 29.2% believe it will end without achieving its goals. Furthermore, 35.3% said it would develop into a fully-fledged uprising. "
51.5% of West Bank youth support the continuation of the current uprising while 44.3% oppose it 
Source: The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, Apr. 1, 2016
Poll carried out by The Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, which interviewed "a random sample of 1000 people over the age of 15-29" in the West Bank and Gaza between April 13-19, 2016.

At Fatah rally in Lebanon commemorating terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, Fatah officials support stabbing and run-over attacks 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 1, 2016
Headline: “Mass rally to mark the glorious Al-Karameh battle and the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi operation”
     “In commemoration of the glorious Al-Karameh battle and the Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi operation (i.e., terror attack, 37 murdered) and as a sign of adherence to the land on Land Day and support of the popular uprising of our people in Palestine, Fatah’s Tyre branch leadership held a mass rally in the Al-Bass refugee camp in the presence of Fatah branch leadership members Abu Ahmad Zidani, Abu Hisham Hussein Fayyad, and Amal Al-Khatib ‘Um Sari’, Secretary of the PLO factions and leader of Fatah’s Tyre branch Tawfiq Abdallah, and the deputy manager of the Palestinian issue in Hezbollah Atallah Hamoud… The official in charge of information in Fatah’s Tyre branch gave an introduction in which he emphasized that on Land Day we remember our heroic Martyrs, who have written the most spectacular epics of resistance and resolve for freedom and independence, and have proven to the world that our Palestinian people will not rest or compromise, and will continue to adhere to the resistance in all its forms, led by the legal Palestinian leadership headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, who holds the trust given to him by the symbol of Palestine, Martyr Yasser Arafat. We in the Fatah movement stand alongside the Islamic and national Lebanese resistance, and object to describing this resistance as terror, because if resisting the Zionist occupation is terror, then we are all terrorists…"

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Fatah praises those carrying out "car rammings" and "stabbings" as having "boldness" and "courage" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Mar. 31, 2016
Headline: “Wattan publishes a worksheet for the members of the Fatah Revolutionary Council regarding the revolution and the popular resistance, and the internal situation”

“The [independent Palestinian] Wattan news agency has obtained a worksheet from members of the Fatah Revolutionary Council regarding the revolution and the popular resistance (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015-April 2016 –Ed.), and the internal situation of the movement.

Wattan is publishing the full text as it was received.

The main lesson from the present wave of popular revolution is that our heroic people is a living people with a living and just cause, which has inherited its revolution from [previous] generations, and that all the various [bodies] and factors acting against the revolution have not weakened the willpower of this people and its determination to liberate its land from the occupation. The generation that is now participating in this revolution has grown up under different conditions from those of previous generations, and yet it continues its (i.e., the people’s) will, but through different ways and means that require exceptional personal and collective boldness and courage. All of these have been expressed in the car ramming and stabbing operations carried out by individuals, with the active participation of all parts of our people of all ages, men and women alike, and in the fact that this revolution has spread over the entire homeland – the cities, villages, refugee camps, and the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel)…"

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PLO calls “to expand the popular uprising” (i.e., terror wave) “in order to protect Jerusalem, the holy sites” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2016
     Headline: “The Department of Refugee Affairs demands to expand the popular uprising and join efforts to deal with the settlements”
“The PLO Department of Refugee Affairs emphasized yesterday [March 30, 2016] that Land Day was a day of fierce Palestinian defiance against the stealing of the land and its expropriation by the occupation, and a significant turning point in the history our people’s struggle in the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) in the West Bank and Gaza…
The department saluted our people in the West Bank and Jerusalem and their uprising, which has been going on for 5 months (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks 2015-2016), in order to protect Jerusalem, the holy sites, and the land. [It also saluted] our people in the territories occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), who stand firm in the face of the occupation’s racist policy.
The department stressed that our people will turn each and every one of its days into a day of protecting the land from the [Israeli] plans and actions to erode it, swallow it, and establish the despicable occupation on it. It stressed that the popular resistance to the settlement enterprise, the occupation, and its settler herds must be escalated, until it (i.e., Israel) is banished from all the territories occupied in 1967, including Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Palestine.”

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Jenin district and Fatah official honor families of "Martyrs" from 2015-2016 terror wave as well as two terrorists who murdered Israelis in the 80s and 90s 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2016
Headline: “Jenin marked Land Day by honoring the Martyrs of the popular uprising”
     “The National Union of Martyrs’ Families in the Jenin district marked Land Day yesterday [March 29, 2016] by honoring the families of the popular uprising’s (i.e., reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, 2015-2016) Martyrs (Shahids) from the district and from within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel). The ceremony for the event took place in the hall of the [PA] National Security Forces’ camp Horsh Al-Saada, sponsored by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, and in the presence of Jenin district Deputy Governor Kamal Abu Al-Rub and Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki…
Zaki stated: ‘Land Day is an important event in the Palestinian memory and a day of Palestinian confrontation of the Israeli settlement policy and the Judaization, uprooting, and land levelling actions.’ He praised the sacrifices made by the Martyrs, prisoners, and injured, who give us hope to continue the struggle until the achievement of the legal rights of our people, first among them the emptying of the prisons, and the release of our people’s leaders. Likewise, he condemned the fact that the world is silent and leans towards Israel, which continues its terror against our people, and called for national unity and the ending of the rift [between Fatah and Hamas]… The ceremony included… the honoring of relatives of 21 Martyrs, and the honoring of the families of Martyrs Omar Al-Naif and Ayman Jaradat.”

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PA governor representing Abbas: Israel “massacres” Palestinians and “kills any Palestinian based on suspicion alone”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2016
Headline: “Ramallah: The Political and National Orientation Authority marked Land Day”
     “The Political and National Orientation Authority marked the 40th anniversary of the eternal Land Day yesterday [March 29, 2016] in a ceremony it held in Ramallah.
Present at the ceremony were District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, as representative of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri, and the head of the Committee of Arab Monitoring in the 1948 Territories (i.e., Israel), Muhammad Barakeh.
Ghannam said in a speech she gave on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas: ‘The occupation insists on carrying out many massacres against our people, and there is a decision to kill any Palestinian based on suspicion alone, while the world maintains its silence. Therefore, we must act to expose the occupation’s crimes.’ …
Barakeh said: ‘All the acts of struggle being carried out by our people are only intended to achieve freedom and honor and the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.’ … Likewise, he noted that the occupation forces are destroying villages in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) in order to expel their residents and establish settlement blocs.”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
Palestinian scout leader presents killer of 3 as role model for kids: He was "an example for every scout," "died as a Martyr while fulfilling his holy duty" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2016

Headline: “The Jenin scout group in the Al-Badawi [refugee camp in Lebanon] celebrates the anniversary of its founding”
     “As part of the events held by the Jenin scout group in honor of the 14th anniversary of its founding, under the title “Scouting in your way, O [scout] leader Baha [Alyan],” an activity to determine [the members’] blood type was held at the group’s headquarters. The [scout] leader Jamal Fa’our said that the [scout] leader Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan is an example for every scout, and noted that Baha died as a Martyr while fulfilling his holy duty.”
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Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded Israeli bus no. 78 in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and wounding 4 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Two weeks after the attack on Oct. 27, a 3rd victim in the attack, Richard Lakin (76), died from his wounds.
PMW letter to Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs: Fatah promotes terror  
Source: PMW, Mar. 29, 2016
PMW sent a letter to the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs responding to his statement that Fatah is moderate. PMW proves that Fatah engages in terror glorification and promotion and calls on the Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs to reasses Denmark's relation to Fatah.
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Fatah official Zaki encourages "the current uprising" to be "as widespread as possible" – in lecture at a university in Ramallah 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2016
Headline: “Abbas Zaki lectures at Modern University College on the developments of the Palestinian cause”
      “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki gave a lecture yesterday at the Modern University College in Ramallah, in honor of the approaching anniversary of the Karameh battle…
Zaki demanded that public popular activity in the current uprising be as widespread as possible, as the participation of all parties, factions, movements, and groups of society will guarantee achievement of the goals. Zaki saluted the souls of the [Martyrs of the] popular uprising, including four Martyrs from the University College.”

The Karameh battle, or Al-Karameh - On March 21, 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the town of Karameh in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists had been launching attacks on Israel. Although Israel prevailed militarily, Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.
At stabber’s funeral, PA official and Fatah rep. both stressed “adherence to the peaceful struggle” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2016
Headline: “Jenin bids Martyr Samer Al-Sirisi farewell”
      “Crowds in Jenin accompanied the body of Martyr (Shahid) Samer Al-Sirisi to burial after the occupation authorities handed over the body to his family two days ago [Dec. 27, 2015]. Al-Sirisi died as a Martyr near the Tapuach checkpoint south of Nablus, after he was shot near the checkpoint, under the pretext that he attempted to carry out a stabbing operation (i.e. knife terror attack) on the 26th of last month...Jenin district Deputy Governor Mansour Al-Sa’adi, conveyed the condolences of the district governor and the district family to the Martyr’s relatives and his family, and emphasized the adherence to the peaceful struggle until the establishment of the Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital... [Director of the Palestinian prisoner’s club in Jenin] Ragheb Abu Diak, emphasized the continuation of the peaceful struggle in a speech in the name of Fatah and [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces in Jenin, and at the same time sent a message to the world, concerning the need to act to put an end to the Israeli occupation’s violations against our Palestinian people... The Fatah movement and the Martyr’s family announced the opening of a mourning tent to receive those coming to console [them] on Sirisi’s Martyrdom, after the family was finally able to bury him in the ground of Jenin.”

Samer Al-Sirisi – a 51-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the Tapuach junction south of Nablus. Al-Sirisi was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
50.7% of Palestinian youth are following the Palestinian news and social media about the 2015-2016 terror wave 
Source: Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD), Mar. 28, 2016
Q: “Which statement best describes your level of interest in the ongoing protests since October 2015 (demonstrations, confrontations at contact areas, attacks on settlers and other Israelis)?”


Note: “[On] March 18-22, AWRAD conducted a survey of 1,200 Palestinian youth (18-52 years old) in the West Bank and Gaza.”
Fatah official claims PA did not lead the terror wave but that "it must be guarded and legitimized"  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 27, 2016
Headline: "Abbas Zaki: We must utilize all of the changes for the benefit of the Palestinian cause"
        "Fatah Central Committee member… [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas] Zaki emphasized that the popular uprising is a prime example of the Palestinian people being ahead of its leadership, and mentioned the pride of the late president Yasser Arafat in being connected to a people that is ahead of its leaders. Likewise, he emphasized that this uprising must be guarded and legitimized, politically and publicly, and noted that this uprising has shamed the occupation and exposed its nudity."
Fatah Twitter posts image of knife, claims Israel is “forcing” young Palestinians to stab Israelis  
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Mar. 27, 2016

Text and image tweeted from the official Fatah Twitter account on March 27, 2016

Tweeted text: "Israel is forcing the young Palestinians to follow this path to Jerusalem. Leave our land, you, your occupation, and your soldiers, and let us live in peace."

The image shows a knife with the Dome of the Rock in the center of it.
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Israeli soldier as stabber and executor 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 26, 2016


Text in upper right corner:
"Stabbing attempt"
Text attributed to soldier: "We tried to stab him and did not succeed, so we shot him"

The image shows an Israeli soldier holding a knife and a smoking gun. It libels Israelis as the ones carrying out violence and trying to kill Palestinians with all means.
This appeared 6 months into a wave of Palestinian terror attacks that included stabbings, shootings and car rammings in which more than 30 Israelis were killed.

This cartoon was published shortly after an incident in Hebron on March 24, 2016, in which terrorist Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif , who stabbed an Israeli soldier, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier after appearing to have already been neutralized. The soldier who shot him stated that he suspected that Al-Sharif was about to blow up an explosive belt hidden under his clothing. The incident was investigated by Israeli authorities and the soldier was charged with manslaughter.
Fatah official at event honoring mothers of prisoners “emphasized the importance of the continuation of the popular resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 25, 2016
Headline: “The Prisoners’ Club honored the mothers of the prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment”
     “The [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, together with the Ramallah and El-Bireh district and Fatah’s [Ramallah and El-Bireh] branch, organized a ceremony yesterday [March 24, 2016], in the building of the Orthodox Club in Ramallah, honoring the mothers of prisoners [serving] life sentences… Secretary of Fatah’s [Ramallah and El-Bireh branch] Muwaffaq Sahwil warmly blessed the prisoners’ mothers in honor of Mother’s Day, and mentioned the important events that have befallen the Palestinian people during this month, including the anniversary of the Al-Karameh battle and Land Day which approaches. Likewise, he emphasized the importance of the continuation of the popular resistance in response to the occupation’s crimes… At the end of the ceremony, 87 mothers of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment were honored.”

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Fatah official praises “Martyrs who sacrificed their blood in order to obtain Martyrdom for Allah” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 22, 2016
    “[Fatah’s] student movement Shabiba’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs cell at the Palestine Polytechnic University held a rally today [March 22, 2016] to honor the outstanding students... [and was held] in the presence of Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki… In a speech [in the name of] Fatah, Abbas Zaki praised… the Martyrs of Al-Karameh and of the Palestinian rebellion, and added: ‘Their belief in their ideology and their adherence to the Palestinian right [to statehood] is the path that has led the Martyrs of the Jerusalem uprising (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks 2015-2016 –Ed.), who have been guided by nothing but absolute faith.’ Likewise, he mentioned the importance of the adherence to the basic principles and what the great Martyrs - Yasser Arafat, Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini (i.e., Arab commander in the 1948 war) and Ahmed Yassin (i.e., founder of terrorist organization Hamas), the anniversary of whose death falls today – died for. In addition, he expressed appreciation of the enormous sacrifices made by the Palestinian people and its students, and in particular the Martyrs who sacrificed their blood in order to obtain Martyrdom (Shahada) for Allah and for the freedom of the land that was stolen.”

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Official PA daily calls two terrorists who stabbed and ran over Israelis “Martyrs”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 22, 2016
Headline: "The occupation decided to hand over the bodies of the Jerusalem Martyrs Manasrah and Eskafi"

"The occupation authorities decided yesterday, Monday [March 21, 2016], to hand over the bodies of two Jerusalem Martyrs (Shahids) (i.e., terrorists who stabbed and tried to kill Israelis by car ramming) to their families after midnight so that they can bury them in the Lion's Gate cemetery in the city, after they were held in refrigerators for several months…

It should be noted that the child Martyr [Hassan] Manasrah ascended [to Heaven] on Oct. 12, 2015 in the settlement of Pisgat Ze'ev, which is located on the lands of Beit Hanina, while Martyr [Omar] Eskafi ascended [to Heaven] on Dec. 6, 2015 in West Jerusalem."

Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack - On Oct. 12, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Hassan ‎Manasrah (15) and Ahmad Manasrah (13), stabbed Yossef Ben Shalom (21) in the Pisgat ‎Ze'ev neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and then repeatedly stabbed Naor Ben Ezra (13) who was riding his bike. Hassan Manasrah was killed while fleeing the scene, and Ahmad Manasrah was shot by Israeli police and hospitalized. Both victims of the attack were seriously injured. The terrorists, who were cousins, came from the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina.

Omar Eskafi – 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist who rammed his car into 2 Israelis on Yermiyahu St. in Jerusalem on Dec. 6, 2015, and then got out of his car and stabbed an Israeli policeman. Eskafi was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier.
UN bodies and European governments support Palestinian NGO that honored killer of 3 with human reading chain 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 22, 2016
Headline: “Chain of readers in Hebron to commemorate Martyr Alyan”
     “Dozens of female activists and mothers took part in a chain of readers to commemorate Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan, on the occasion of National Reading Day, March 8 [International Women's Day], and Mother’s Day [March 21], in the presence of the Martyr’s parents. The activity was held in Ibn Rashed square in the center of Hebron, by the Rural Women's Development Society and the Union of Working Palestinian Women's Committees, under the title ‘Do not turn me into another number, which you count today and forget tomorrow.’
The participants emphasized that the concept of reading should be rooted [in the Palestinian people] due to its significance to the national awakening, and held signs condemning the occupation’s actions and others that encourage citizens to read.”
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Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded Israeli bus no. 78 in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51),and wounding 4 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Two weeks after the attack on Oct. 27, a 3rd victim in the attack, Richard Lakin (76), died from his wounds.

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Al-Najah University in Nablus holds human reading chain in honor of terrorist who killed 3 
Source: Website of Al-Fajr Al-Jadid TV (Independent Palestinian TV channel), Mar. 21, 2016
     “[Baha Alyan] loved Jerusalem, its people, and its history, and worked night and day for the success of the first chain of readers around the walls of Jerusalem in March 2014, which included thousands of people holding books and thus succeeded in breaking a Guinness record… Our Jerusalemite Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan has left us only in body, as his soul and idea of a chain [of readers] continue to exist throughout Palestine and now for the fourth time in Nablus.
The students at Al-Najah National University held a chain of readers at the Arts Faculty back plaza. They read several books together with their professors, discussed various matters with each other, and exchanged books for two hours during their studies...
Nablus District Governor Akram Al-Rajoub stated in his speech: ‘This is an exceptional day on which we remember the souls of the Martyrs, including Baha Alyan, who founded the first long chain of readers in Jerusalem.”’”
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Palestinian civilians in Nablus hold readers chain in honor of terrorist who killed 3  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 19, 2016
     "On Thursday [March 17, 2016], a line of participants established a new stop along the ledge overlooking the Roman amphitheater in the Jamal Abd Al-Nasser Park in Nablus, in the chain of readers launched by Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan last year around the walls of Jerusalem. Director of the Hira cultural program Malak Abu Aisheh said: 'This event was held as a complement to the chain of readers launched by Martyr Baha Alyan in Jerusalem and the chains of readers launched afterwards in a number of districts.' (So-called “human chains of readers” were held at the Hebron University, Birzeit University and Al-Quds University –Ed.)
She added that Martyr Baha has left his body, but his idea remains among the citizens, and this event is meant to encourage people to read... More than 70 citizens participated in the activity, including… the student Rayyan Qassem, who said that the main purpose for her participation in the activity was to complete what Martyr Baha Alyan began last year."
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Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Haviv Haim (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded.
PA daily reprints op-ed legitimizing Palestinian terror wave as "necessary in order to liberate the land" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 16, 2016
Excerpt of op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen published in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper

Headline: "Condemnations of Israel are spread throughout the world"
      "Terror is Israel, and everyone who protects it (i.e., Israel) is a terrorist like it. [US] President Obama spoke part of the truth when he criticized Israel's standpoint regarding the peace process. As for the Palestinian attacks against the occupation's settlers and army with kitchen knives, they are necessary in order to liberate the land. Once again, the Palestinian fighters are a national liberation movement, while the occupation army and the settlers are criminal invaders."
Official PA daily reports on Palestinians' pride that local firearms were used in terror attacks against Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 13, 2016

     “The recent wave of operations (i.e., Palestinian wave of terror against Israel that began in September 2016 and lasted more than 6 months) in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, especially those in which firearms were used, is again causing concern in the occupation state, and its officials have blamed each other for their impotence in dealing with the phenomenon of ‘the lone [attackers’] knives’, which has been going on for five months.
The main cause of the increased concern is the use of locally produced firearms, such as the Carlo (i.e., automatic weapon which has been used by Palestinian terrorists), which has become the dream of boys and young people, who can save money for it and purchase it in the local market for a maximum price of 1,000 US dollars.
The Carlo is a Palestinian variant of a Swedish recoilless submachine gun, called the Carl Gustav. It is evident that the Palestinian variant has been used in several shooting operations, especially the one carried out by Martyr (Shahid) Nashat Melhem (i.e., murderer who shot and killed 3) from the town of Wadi Ara (sic., Arara) on Dizengoff street in Tel Aviv at the end of last year, in which 2 Israelis were killed and several others were injured. Likewise, it turned out that the Carlo has been used in shooting operations in Jerusalem, especially the one carried out by Martyr Fuad Abu Rajoub Al-Tamimi on Salah A-Din Street in Jerusalem, in which he injured two occupation police officers, one of them mortally.”

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Majority of Palestinians from Gaza Strip support stabbing attacks, West Bank against  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 13, 2016
Headline: "A surprising poll: The majority in the West Bank oppose the continuation of the intifada, and in the Gaza Strip – the opposite, the Gaza Strip is in favor of stabbings and the West Bank against"
     "A poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center showed that 55.9 percent of the Palestinians support the continuation of the current intifada / uprising, as opposed to 41 percent who are against it. The majority of those in favor were from the Gaza Strip – 75.8 percent, and the majority of those opposing it were from the West Bank – 51.6 percent. A majority of 56.2 percent supported the continuation of the current stabbing operations (terror attacks – PMW Ed.), as opposed to 41.4 percent who were against them. The poll also showed a rise in support for the stabbing operations in the Gaza Strip, as a majority of 79.5 percent expressed support for them, as opposed to a majority of 53.9 percent in the West Bank who expressed opposition to them."

PA Ministry of Information: “Resistance” (i.e., including violence) is a “right guaranteed by international law”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 11, 2016
Headline: "In response to Yaalon's statements: ‘The [PA] Ministry of Information: The magical solution for Israel is the end of the occupation’"
           "The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the statements of the occupation’s army minister (i.e., Israeli Minister of Defense), Moshe Ya'alon, according to which there is no magical solution to end 'the attacks by young Palestinians,' in his words, are a continuation of Israel’s attempts to hide the obvious truth.
The ministry emphasized yesterday [March 10, 2016]: 'The magical solution and prescription for Israel – its army, settlers, and extremist movements - is to end the occupation, as it is the root of every act of terror and aggression.' Likewise, it emphasized that resistance to the occupation is a legitimate right guaranteed by international law, and that our people – which has chosen peace and follows a path of popular resistance in order to deal with the Israeli terror and [Israel’s] retreat from the obligations to which it is signed – yearns for freedom and longs for liberation from the occupation..."

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Abbas expresses “condolences” over murder of American tourist in Tel Aviv terror attack, occupation responsible for terror attacks 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 10, 2016
Headline: "The President [Abbas] to Biden: The occupation and settlements are the reason for the violence and spilling of blood"
     "The president expressed his condolences to the American vice president over the death of the American citizen (i.e., Taylor Force, killed by a Palestinian terrorist) who was killed two days ago [March 8, 2016], and at the same time emphasized that the occupation authorities have killed 200 Palestinians in the last five months. Likewise, he emphasized the necessity to fight against all forms of terror and that victory over ISIS and terror necessitates the establishment of the independent State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital. The American vice president said that the American administration is committed to the principle of two states, and that it must be maintained. He emphasized the administration's permanent standpoint regarding the settlements."

Bashar Masalha – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, murdering Taylor Force, an American tourist, and injuring 11, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on March 8, 2016. Masalha was shot and killed by Israeli police.

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Abbas expresses “condolences” over murder of American tourist in Tel Aviv terror attack, occupation responsible for terror attacks 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 10, 2016
     Headline: "The President [Abbas] to Biden: The occupation and settlements are the reason for the violence and spilling of blood"
"[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas received American Vice President Joe Biden and his entourage yesterday [March 9, 2016] in the presidential headquarters in Ramallah.
The president emphasized that the restoration of hope and creation of a political prospect for the realization of the two-state solution within the June 1967 borders are the key to peace and stability in our region, and that the continued dictates, along with the settlements and consolidation of the occupation, are the reason for violence and the spilling of blood. (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis, September 2015-April 2016.)
The president expressed his condolences to the American vice president over the death of the American citizen (i.e., Taylor Force, killed by a Palestinian terrorist) who was killed two days ago [March 8, 2016], and at the same time emphasized that the occupation authorities have killed 200 Palestinians in the last five months. Likewise, he emphasized the necessity to fight against all forms of terror and that victory over ISIS and terror necessitates the establishment of the independent State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital.
The American vice president said that the American administration is committed to the principle of two states, and that it must be maintained. He emphasized the administration's permanent standpoint regarding the settlements."

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Fatah Facebook honors three terrorists as "Martyrs" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 9, 2016


Fatah honored three  terrorists who were killed on March 8, 2016 while carrying out three separate attacks (see below), posting their pictures with the following text:


Posted text: “Happy are the Martyrs (Shahids) #Continuing_toward_true_freedom_and_honor”
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Bashar Masalha - 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, murdering Taylor Force, an American tourist, and injuring 11, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on March 8, 2016. Masalha was shot and killed by Israeli police.

Fuad Kassab Al-Tamimi - 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, injuring 2 Israeli policemen, at the Damascus Gate in the old city of Jerusalem on March 8, 2016. Al-Tamimi was shot and killed by Israel policemen.

Abd Al-Rahman Raddad - 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, injuring 1, in Petach Tikva on March 8, 2016. The victim pulled the knife out of his neck and killed Raddad with it.
Fatah Facebook posts image promoting stabbings, glorifies “heroic Martyr” who stabbed 12 people, killing 1 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 9, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on March 9, 2016

Posted text:  “The heroic Martyr (Shahid)
Bashar Masalha, picture by Muhammad Al-Tawil
This is the result as long as Israel does not believe in the two-state solution and the end of the occupation”

The image shows a hand with a knife over a map of “Palestine” which includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel.
Text on arm: “The heroic Martyr (Shahid)”
Text on map: “Bashar Masalha”
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Bashar Masalha - 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, murdering Taylor Force, an American tourist, and injuring 11, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on March 8, 2016. Masalha was shot and killed by Israeli police.
Fatah glorifies terrorist shooters as "Martyrs", who were accompanied to their "weddings" (i.e., to the 72 Virgins) 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 9, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on March 9, 2016

Posted text: “Fatah accompanies Martyr after Martyr (Shahid) from the best of its sons to their wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam)
We accompany heroic Martyr Abd Al-Malek Saleh to Heaven
Glory and eternal life to our righteous Martyrs”

Text in image: “In the name of All Merciful Allah
‘And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision’ (Sura 3:169, Sahih International)
With great honor and pride, the Martyr Bashir Nafea - Qalandiya refugee camp sub-branch of Fatah’s Jerusalem branch announces the death as a Martyr of its heroic Martyr
Abd Al-Malek Saleh Abu Kharroub
Glory and eternal life to our righteous Martyrs
Our souls are the sacrifice for the Al-Aqsa Mosque"

Abd Al-Malek Saleh Abu Kharroub and Muhammad Al-Kalouti – 19 and 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists who shot at a bus at the Ramot Junction in Jerusalem, and then shot at Israeli policemen near the Damascus Gate in the Old city of Jerusalem, injuring one Palestinian man, on March 9, 2016. The Israeli policemen shot and killed Kharroub and Al-Kalouti.
Fatah Facebook glorifies 3 terrorists: "O the pride of all of the young Palestinians, may your blood remain a source of true honor for the homeland" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 8, 2016
Fatah praised three terrorists who killed in one day while carrying out seperate terror attacks (see below):   

  “In the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) homeland and on the day the Martyrs are roses, flying to their Creator, to Allah’s mercy. O the pride of all of the young Palestinians, may your blood remain a source of true honor for the homeland for which you sacrificed all - even your precious lives. We promise you that your blood will continue to be a torch that illuminates our path, until we achieve what you died for as Martyrs. Your blood has taught us a lesson in the school of life: #The_homeland’s_honor_is_above_all”
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Bashar Masalha - 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, murdering Taylor Force, an American tourist, and injuring 11, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on March 8, 2016. Masalha was shot and killed by Israeli police.

Fuad Kassab Al-Tamimi - 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, injuring 2 Israeli policemen, at the Damascus Gate in the old city of Jerusalem on March 8, 2016. Al-Tamimi was shot and killed by Israel policemen.

Abd Al-Rahman Raddad - 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, injuring 1, in Petach Tikva on March 8, 2016. The victim pulled the knife out of his neck and killed Raddad with it.
Fatah spokesman warns Jews are holding weddings at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Plaza and calls for "all factions to escalate the resistance" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 7, 2016
Headline: “Alayan: Holding a settler wedding within the Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza] is an ominous sign”
   “Fatah’s official spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan warned that the settlers are holding weddings for their children within the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque [plaza], and described it as a dangerous phenomenon heralding new Israeli escalation regarding the Al-Aqsa Mosque and more confrontation and challenges from [Palestinian] residents of Jerusalem… Alayan concluded by saying that these challenging violations must serve as an incentive to all factions to escalate the resistance against the Israeli occupation.”
Abbas sends condolence to family of terrorist: She was "a Martyr by Allah's side, who watered the land of Palestine with her pure blood" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 7, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on March 7, 2016

Posted text: “The President [Abbas] expresses his condolences on the death as a Martyr of Amani Al-Sabatin”
Text in image:
“In the name of All Merciful Allah
‘And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision’ (Sura 3:169, Sahih International)
Great truth of God

Brothers, dear residents of Husan (i.e., village west of Bethlehem)
Brothers, dear members of the Al-Sabatin family
We received with great sorrow and deep grief the notice of the deceased’s death
Martyr (Shahida)
Amani Hosni Jawad Al-Sabatin
We consider her a Martyr by Allah's side, who watered the land of Palestine with her pure blood
I [Abbas] share in your sorrow and deep grief, express my sincere condolences to you, to your dear family, the residents of Husan and dear members of the Al-Sabatin family, and ask Almighty Allah to surround the Martyr in his great mercy, let her dwell in Paradise, and give you solace and patience.
We belong to Allah and to him we return
Your brother
Mahmoud Abbas
President of the State of Palestine”

Amani Al-Sabatin – 30-year-old Palestinian terrorist who rammed her car into a group of Israeli soldiers, injuring one, at the Gush Etzion junction on March 4, 2016. Al-Sabatin was shot and killed by the soldiers.

Fatah Facebook posts image of banner in Algeria with name of terrorist who stabbed 2 to death 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 7, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on March 7, 2016
Posted text: “Dormitories in Algeria with a banner at their entrance on which is written the name of Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist who stabbed 2 to death), alongside Palestinian and Algerian flags, as a sign of loyalty to the blood of the Martyr”

Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Fatah calls on all Palestinians to “join the popular resistance,” referring to ongoing terror wave 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 5, 2016
Headline: “The [Fatah] Revolutionary Council calls to urgently implement the decisions of the [PLO] Central Council] to limit relations with the occupying authority”
     “The [Fatah] Revolutionary Council salutes the mighty Arab Palestinian people, all of its sectors and parts, for its resolve and refusal to surrender and grovel, this people, that expresses through the continuation of the peaceful popular resistance (term here refers to the 4-month long wave of Palestinian terror attacks, which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car rammings murdering dozens of Israelis-Ed.), its utter refusal of the occupation’s steps and its attempts to eliminate the national cause by Judaizing Jerusalem and its holy sites and the continuation of the settlement occupation colonialism in the Palestinian territories that were occupied in 1967. The council calls on all the sectors of our people to join the popular resistance.”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbing ‎attacks.
Abbas: Terror wave is a "peaceful" response to Israel's "defiling" the "holy sites" and its "killing" of Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 3, 2016
Headline: “The President: We object to the intervention of an external factor in internal Palestinian affairs”
     “The Fatah Revolutionary Council opened its 16th session yesterday evening [March 2, 2016] in the presence of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the members of the Fatah Central Committee… Abbas noted that the peaceful popular uprising is in response to the actions of the occupation, its disregard of all signed agreements and lack of adherence to their implementation, the fact that it has continued to defile the Islamic and Christian holy sites, the policy of arrests, the demolitions (i.e., of houses of terrorists), the killing, the expulsion, the closure, and the siege.”

What Abbas referred to as “peaceful popular uprising” is in fact a wave of Palestinian terror attacks which at the time of Abbas’ speech had included:
79 shooting attacks, 203 knifings, and 39 car ramming attacks, in which 33 Israelis were murdered and 387 wounded.

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings.

Israel carries out demolitions of terrorists' houses. According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "Demolition orders are issued only against the residences of terrorists who commit the most serious offenses" and it is "an act of deterrence meant to discourage Palestinians from carrying out future terror attacks so as to minimize their number.” (MFA website)

PA District Governor of Ramallah at funeral for terrorist asks Allah to “have mercy on all of Palestine’s Martyrs, who are more honorable than all of us together” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 2, 2016
Headline: “Ghannam demanded that the US stop the crime of double standards”
     “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam participated in the funeral of Muhammad Sha’alan, who died as a Martyr (Shahid) after he was shot in cold blood by the occupation forces at the northern entrance to El-Bireh. A group of citizens gathered in front of the Palestine [medical] compound, and carried the Martyr on their shoulders to an impressive military funeral, before Dr. Ghannam laid a wreath on his pure body and recited the [Quranic Sura] Al-Fatiha for his soul. Ghannam stated that Martyr Sha’alan, a Palestinian-American citizen, was targeted in cold blood by the occupation... Likewise, she demanded to protect this people from the last occupation known to mankind, and asked Allah to have mercy on all of Palestine’s Martyrs, who are more honorable than all of us together, and to grant patience to their families and relatives. Ghannam wondered what the world is waiting for before it stops this aggression of the occupation against our unarmed people, and noted that the world becomes agitated when an occupier who stole our land is killed, but we cannot find a [listening] ear when we call to help our people and stop the undeterred, uninhibited killing of those who have the right [to the land].”

Mahmoud Muhammad Sha’alan – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint near Beit-El and Ramallah on Feb. 26, 2016. He was shot and killed by the soldiers.
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: “Torch of Freedom” for Palestinian prisoners will be lit by family of 13-year-old child terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 2, 2016
     Headline: “Karake: This year the torch of freedom will be lit out of loyalty to the child prisoners of the Jerusalem district”
“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs [and PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake announced that this year, in honor of Palestinian Prisoner’s Day which will take place on April 17, the torch of freedom will be lit out of loyalty to the child prisoners sitting in the occupation’s prisons. He noted that preparations for the freedom torch lighting ceremony have begun in the town of Abu Dis in the Jerusalem governorate. Karake made these statements while visiting released prisoners and prisoners’ families…
Karake said that the family of the child prisoner Ahmad Manasrah, the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Abu Khdeir, and families of child prisoners will light the torch of 2016. He added that this message is intended to focus attention on the fact that the occupation is targeting children for arrest and murder.”

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Fatah spokesperson on meeting led by Abbas: "The Fatah Central Committee praised the… popular peaceful resistance" (i.e., terror wave) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 1, 2016
Headline: “The [Fatah] Central Committee discussed the situation, emphasized its absolute support of the effort to end the rift [between Fatah and Hamas], and praised the French initiative – Fatah expresses its appreciation for the educational role of the teachers and calls on them to end the strike immediately”
     “The Fatah Central Committee held a meeting last night [Feb. 29, 2016] led by President Mahmoud Abbas in the Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah…
Official Fatah spokesperson, Fatah Central Committee member, [and official Presidential Spokesperson] Nabil Abu Rudeina stated…'The Central Committee again praised the Palestinian people’s resolve on its land, its popular peaceful resistance, and its standing against the occupation and its daily crimes – summary executions, arrests, demolition of homes, taking over lands, and damaging the Islamic and Christian holy sites, and primarily the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.’ He noted that the Central Committee stands in admiration of our pure-hearted Martyrs (Shahids) and brave prisoners.”

Fatah official proud that Fatah is "still leading the popular uprising… 80% of Martyrs are Fatah people" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 1, 2016
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad

Fatah Cental Committee member Amal Hamad: “Historically, Fatah is targeted because it has not been subordinate to anyone, neither on the regional nor on the international level…  and I say that if one has a responsible national sentiment, he should thank Fatah for its resolve, and for its ability to say ‘No!’ to the Americans, ‘No!’ to the occupation, ‘No!’ to all regional, Arab, and international pressures… We are still leading the popular uprising, with true resistance, 80 percent of the Martyrs (Shahids) are Fatah people. If so, the movement is deeply rooted.”
PA denies Abbas Zaki represents the PA, wants Iran to transfer money to terrorists’ families only through the PA 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2016
Headline: “The presidency: Iran’s special ways constitute blatant interference in internal Palestinian and Arab matters”
    “A press release from the president’s [Abbas’] office yesterday evening [Feb. 27, 2016] stated that [Fatah Central Committee member] Abbas Zaki represents only himself, and does not represent the PLO or the PA in anything related to his statements regarding Iran’s support of Martyrs’(Shahids) families.
In response to what Deputy Chairman of the Iranian Parliament Hussein Sheikh Al-Islam said… when he revealed that Tehran will transfer the funds in its special ways, official spokesman for the president’s office [and Fatah Central Committee member] Nabil Abu Rudeina stated that it would be more effective if Iran transferred the funds in an official manner to the institute of Martyrs and prisoners (this possibly refers to a PLO institution that deals with Martyrs and wounded –Ed.) which fulfills its duties to Palestine’s heroes and their families, instead of turning to underhanded ways and illegal means. The official spokesman said that the statements of the Iranian official are unacceptable, and they constitute not only disregard of the legitimate Palestinian government, but also a violation of all laws, including international laws, which regulate relations between states. Likewise, he noted that it is considered unacceptable interference in Palestinian and Arab internal affairs. He also said that these statements (i.e., of the Iranian official) do not serve the Palestinian struggle against the occupation and the struggle to protect Jerusalem and the holy sites.”
Fatah official: Iran plans to give money to families of terrorists, with Fatah’s approval 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 27, 2016
Headline: “The Palestinian President’s Office: Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki represents only himself” [in his statements about Fatah support for Iran’s aid to Martyrs’ families]
     “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized today, Saturday [Feb. 27, 2016], that his movement welcomes the financial aid that the Islamic Republic of Iran will provide to the families of Martyrs (Shahids) that have fallen in the Jerusalem Intifada (i.e., reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, which started in September/October 2015)
Zaki stated to the media: ‘They (Iran) [parentheses in source] notified us during our last visit to Tehran that they have undertaken to guarantee the families of the Martyrs of the Jerusalem Intifada and to rehabilitate the homes that Israel demolished.’ He noted that during the visit it was agreed that the mechanism for distributing the funds would be determined in the future.
He also said that afterwards, the Iranian leadership met with all of the Palestinian factions in Lebanon (the Democratic Front, the Popular Front, the Popular Front – General Command, Hamas, and the Islamic Jihad) [parentheses in source], and noted that Fatah was not present at that meeting. He added: ‘We were surprised that the mechanism was determined together with the factions without our knowledge… We were not informed about the mechanism and we did not participate in the meeting in Beirut, in which the mechanism for distributing the funds to the [families of] the Martyrs was determined.”
Fatah Facebook honors terrorist stabber as “Martyr” who carried out “heroic stabbing operation”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 27, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on Feb. 27, 2016

Posted text: “Fatah sacrifices Martyr (Shahid) after Martyr”
Text in image:  “In the name of All Merciful Allah
‘And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision’ (Sura 3:169, Sahih International)
With utmost honor and pride
The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah – Ramallah and El-Bireh branch…
announces the death as a Martyr of its hero
Mahmoud Muhammad Sha’alan
Who carried out the heroic stabbing operation at the occupation checkpoint at Beit-El
On Friday Feb. 26, 2016
Eternity and glory to our righteous Martyrs”

Mahmoud Muhammad Sha’alan – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab Israeli soldiers at the Beit-El checkpoint, near Ramallah, on Feb. 26, 2016. He was shot and killed by the soldiers.
Cartoon in official PA daily criticizes use of children in terror wave 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2016

Cartoon published in the official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida

The cartoon shows a Palestinian politician in a suit and tie pushing a small child into a boxing ring, where a sturdy, threatening Israeli soldier with boxing gloves is waiting. The politician is also holding a sign with the picture of a dead child Martyr (Shahid), implying that this child was killed in the boxing ring. The cartoon expresses criticism over the use of children as part of the current wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israel.
PA TV describes how 12-year-old girl caught with knife asked for money for canteen at sentencing  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 25, 2016
Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance on detention of minors

The reporter in the program talks about a 12-year-old girl named Dima Al-Wawi who entered a Jewish settlement with a concealed knife, and was sentenced to 4.5 months in prison. The reporter recounts that during the girl’s trial she was seen making a V gesture for victory with her fingers and telling the judge that she wants 200 shekels to shop in the prison canteen.

Official PA TV reporter: “When the occupation court’s judge sentenced Dima Al-Wawi, 12, to 4.5 months in prison and an 8,000 shekels fine, after she was charged with possessing a knife on the 9th of this month [Feb. 2016], Dima was playing with her hair and arranging it in the courtroom so that she would look prettier… this way [reporter making a V gesture for victory], Dima signaled to her mother in the courtroom. The judge wrote down: ‘She signaled the sign of victory.’ She replied: ‘I want 200 shekels to shop in the [prison] canteen.’”

Note: In addition to monthly salaries, prisoners receive monthly allowances from the Palestinian Authority to purchase goods in the prison canteen.

Dima Al-Wawi – 12-year-old female Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab an Israeli security guard on Feb. 9, 2016, at the entrance to Karmei Tzur near Hebron. Al-Wawi pleaded guilty to attempted manslaughter and was sentenced to 4.5 months in prison. However, she was released six weeks early on April 24, 2016, due to her young age. After her release, Al-Wawi said she had hoped to murder the security guard, and be shot and die as a Martyr (
Shahid).
PLO official says Israel’s “cold-blooded murders” will only “escalate” the terror wave; opposes return to negotiations 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 25, 2016
     Headline: “The American administration is covering for the crimes of the occupation”
“Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf stressed that the American administration is covering for the crimes of the occupation, despite its failure to bring about peace in the region…
He added that the cold-blooded murders perpetrated by the occupation against the Palestinians will lead to nothing but the escalation of the Intifada (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks 2015-2016), and will not break the determination of the young during the confrontations. Furthermore, these actions come as part of the all-out war to suppress the Jerusalem Intifada, after the total failure of the Israeli arrogance and its policy’s criminal, systematic guidelines.
Likewise, he emphasized the need to develop the popular Intifada, with everything it includes, and to act to end the rift [between Fatah and Hamas] and strengthen the national unity on the basis of a unified political work plan under the framework of the PLO, so that the latter will serve as the political and national caretaker of the popular Intifada… He also noted that the intifada will continue, escalate, and develop thanks to the efforts of the Palestinian people and everyone who supports it, and emphasized his opposition to returning to the course of negotiations with the occupation.”
Fatah officials participate in mourning procession for 3 murderers 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 23, 2016
Official PA TV News, report on Fatah procession to console the families of three terrorists from Qabatiya who killed Israeli policewoman Hadar Cohen on Feb. 3, 2016 at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. Fatah Commissioner for Diaspora Branches and Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen and Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul participated in the procession.


Text on banner
: "The [Fatah] Central Committee commemorates with glory and pride, the deaths of the Martyrs (Shahids) from the Damascus Gate operation (i.e., terror attack in which Israeli policewoman Hadar Cohen was murdered), sons of Qabatiya, stronghold of resolve."


Fatah Commissioner for Diaspora Branches and Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen: "Martyrs have fallen in the popular uprising. The latest are those of the Jerusalem operation which was a response to the occupation's crimes."


Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: "Not a day or week passes without a group of Martyrs being executed by the occupation at checkpoints."
Palestinian news agency reports on human reading chain in Gaza in honor of terrorist who killed 3 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 23, 2016
Headline: “Martyr Baha Alyan came to life in Gaza”
     “About two years ago, Baha Alyan, 22, left his mark by participating in the organization of the activity ‘the longest chain of readers around the walls of Jerusalem,’ and at the beginning of the Jerusalem Intifada (i.e., wave of terror attacks from September 2015 - continuing) he left a different mark by way of the operation (i.e., terror attack) that he carried out together with the [now] prisoner Bilal Ghanem. Baha died in the operation, but his idea did not, and it was adopted by additional young people in Hebron, who promised to continue what he began, and organized a similar activity. (So-called “human chains of readers” were held at the Hebron University, Birzeit University and Al-Quds University –Ed.)
A few months later, Gazan girls revived the idea with the launching of the chain of Palestinian readers that is meant to take place on the upcoming March 3 [2016] in the Gaza port, and thus unite the continuation of the Martyr’s (Shahid’s) dream, and the encouragement of the idea of reading, and to tell the world that a ‘nation that reads’ needs to resist by way of reading as it resists by way of weapons.”
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Mother of terrorist doesn’t mourn his death, "as if accompanying a groom to his wedding" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Feb. 22, 2016
Headline: “In video: Mother of Martyr Shawamreh is proud of her son and says: This is a normal thing!”
     “Without shedding a tear, as if accompanying a groom to his wedding, and speaking in great detail, as if discussing something ordinary with her neighbor – this is the mother of Martyr (Shahid, i.e., terrorist) Mansour Shawamreh who received her son’s body that has returned from the occupation’s freezing refrigerators.
You will see nothing but a calm peasant, full of innate determination and awareness that sacrifices must be made for freedom, during the reception [held for Shawamreh] next to the Ramallah hospital.”

Mansour Shawamreh and Omar Amr – 20-year-old Palestinian terrorists who shot at Israeli police next to the Jerusalem light rail stop by Damascus Gate. Shawamreh and Amr were shot and killed by the Israeli police.
Fatah official: “The peaceful popular uprising (i.e., terror wave) must be escalated” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 22, 2016
Headline: "Jaradat: The popular uprising is escalating despite the occupation's crimes and terror"
     "Secretary of Fatah's Jenin branch Jamal Jaradat emphasized the determination of the Palestinian masses to escalate the popular uprising despite the increased crimes of the Israeli occupation. Jaradat said today, Monday [Feb. 22, 2016] in an interview with Radio Mawtini: 'The Israeli racist policy of oppression is not new to our people,' when relating to the worsening of the occupation's crimes and summary executions being perpetrated against Palestinian civilians in the city of Qabatiya in [the] Jenin [district], and added that he is convinced that it is systematic and premeditated. Jaradat emphasized that the peaceful popular uprising must be escalated against the crimes and terror of the Israeli occupation and its settlers."
Fatah official responds to accusations of incitement: “Yes we incite, but not against Jews or Israel, but against Israel`s policies, its occupation and colonialism” 
Source: Al-Quds, Feb. 22, 2016
     Headline: "We will not receive foreign delegations that do not truly convey our people's suffering"
"Representative of the Fatah Foreign Relations Commission Dr. Husam Zomlot stated… that the Palestinian leadership is being put under siege through new discourse and incitement against the leadership and the people simultaneously, [and it is being] claimed that what is happening lately (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis –Ed.) stems from incitement by the PA, PLO, and [other] factions. He added: 'I received an American delegation a few days ago that asked me about the fact that Israel accuses the PA of incitement. The delegation was surprised by my answer as I said to them: 'Yes we incite, but not against Jews or Israel, but against Israel's policies, its occupation and colonialism in the Palestinian territories, and that is our duty and responsibility, and I call on you to incite against the occupation [as well].'"
Al-Quds and Birzeit University students form "chain of readers" in terrorist’s honor 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 21, 2016
     "At 10:00 a.m. reading and Martyr time, more than 500 students of Birzeit University gathered at the entrance to the humanities faculty and waited for Muhammad Alyan, father of Martyr Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist who participated in attack where 3 Israelis were murdered) the first who had the idea of a chain of readers, and the family of Martyr Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist who murdered 2), who all came in order to commemorate the idea of a chain of readers... A few minutes after 10:00 am, the students arranged themselves in a row on the long sidewalk that connects the humanities faculty and the university's cafeteria. Ninety percent of them were women, and every participant held a book. Martyr Baha Alyan's father... said: 'The significance of this chain is that we are a people that loves life, which does not like to stab, but is forced to do so in order to live. Commemorating the Martyrs must be done by following their path of culture, and by continuing to hold cultural activities.' ... The coordinator of the reading campaign, Muhammad Jaradat said: 'The chain [of readers] at Birzeit today [Feb. 21, 2016] is a continuation of what Martyr Baha Alyan began at Damascus Gate [in Jerusalem], and its purpose is to strengthen the culture and express solidarity with the Martyrs' families... Hundreds of students at Hebron University participated in a chain of readers on Feb. 1, [2016]. Al-Quds University followed in its footsteps with an additional chain [of readers] on Feb. 13, and today Birzeit [University] fulfills its role in the advancement of reading and culture."
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Official PA daily venerates terrorist who murdered Israeli policewoman 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 20, 2016
     Headline: “Martyr Ahmad Abu Al-Rub…”
This is the third in a series of articles published on Feb. 13, and Feb. 15, 2016
“After the Friday prayer, Ahmad walked to the cemetery to look for the grave of his Martyr (Shahid) friend Ahmad [Awwad Abu Al-Rub], sat by the grave, recited the [Quranic Sura of] Al-Fatiha, and then left.
This is what happened every Friday since the boy Ahmad Awwad Abu Al-Rub died as a Martyr, after being shot by the occupation at the Al-Jalameh checkpoint, when Ahmad Abu Najah Abu Al-Rub’s heart was bound to his friend, and kept anything that reminded him of him [Ahmad Awwad].
Once, Ahmad returned home and asked one of his sisters if it was possible to grow flowers in special soil in order to lay them on his friend’s grave. The flowers were planted, but when they started to blossom, Ahmad was no longer there to take them to the Martyr’s grave, because he had already joined the Martyrs’ procession…
Since the outbreak of the events of the popular resistance at the beginning of last October [2015] (i.e., euphemism for wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015-April 2016), most of Ahmad’s attention was dedicated to following news channels. Ahmad’s mother told Al-Hayat Al-Jadida that her son ‘became indignant at the events and attacks against the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] and the death of the young and the girls as Martyrs.’
Indeed the separation is hard, and death is hard, as mother of Martyr [Ahmad Najah Abu Al-Rub] told us, but she corrected [herself] and said: ‘Praise Allah, he wanted to die as a Martyr and has obtained Martyrdom (Shahada)’”

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Op-ed in official PA daily praises terror attacks: “They constitute a daily nightmare for the Israeli state” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 20, 2016
Headline: "There is no escaping the Palestinian truth"
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily, and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     "The Palestinian people, [whose population] has exceeded 12 million, expresses its living presence today under the banner of the unity of the cause and the people, and has succeeded in bringing about the outbreak of the escalating popular uprising that is in its fifth month, through new generations nourished in their uprising by the details of reality, as they were all born in the shadow of the occupation… this uprising faces a widespread campaign of deception and a growing campaign of lies today. The first lie that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu spread and led his government to believe is that the current events in the region give nothing to the Palestinians, and they have no choice but to remain silent, but the uprising still continues, proving that the Zionist-Israeli gamble is a futile gamble. For this reason, we see that the Zionist media and press describe the new Palestinian generations that are involved in this uprising as a lost generation, even though they constitute a daily nightmare for the Israeli state, and all the exaggerated means of terror and illegal means employed by Israel have not succeeded in quelling their living memories and extinguishing their renewed fire."
Fatah-run TV reports on human chain of readers in Jerusalem, exhibition commemorating terrorist who killed 3 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Feb. 19, 2016
Fatah-run Awdah TV program Homeland Morning reported on so-called “human chain of readers” in Jerusalem in the name of terrorist Baha Alyan, who murdered 3
Reporter for Fatah-run Awdah TV: “Baha Alyan began with the longest chain of readers surrounding the walls of Jerusalem. After he died as a Martyr, people began to focus on the importance of supporting Jerusalem and the Jerusalem residents’ resolve through this idea, and the longest chain of readers surrounding the walls of Jerusalem was organized in loyalty to Jerusalem and the soul, [Baha Alyan], who had the idea.”

PMW note: After the Al-Quds University had held a chain of readers, the “Homeland Story” exhibit was opened, a product of the cooperation between the Fatah Shabiba student movement and the student union.  The Awdah TV report shows a sign for the exhibition with a picture of Yasser Arafat in the center and the Jerusalem “Martyrs” at his side: Baha Alyan, Fadi Alloun, Muhannad Halabi, and Bayan Ayman Al-Esseili. Terrorists who have killed a total of 5 Israelis in their 4 attacks.

Reporter: “A group of young Palestinians organized the activity during which children planted seedlings and flowers, one of which bore the name of Martyr Baha Alyan. The message of all Palestinians – if the occupation will not return its splendor (play on words: the Arab word for splendor is baha, the same as Baha Alyan’s name –Ed.) to Jerusalem and the Martyrs to their homeland, we will bring them back through the efforts of this homeland’s people.”

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Fatah official: Terror attacks are a "natural response" to Israel's policies 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 19, 2016
     “The Yatta and Al-Masafir branch of the Fatah Movement organized a political conference today, Friday [Feb. 19, 2016], entitled In the Light of International Law…
Fatah Central Committee member Nasser Al-Qidwa spoke about the difficulty of the current stage that the Palestinian cause is going through, and about the importance of the unity of the Palestinian people and the national unity. He said that the political struggle at the UN is not new, and it is necessary to continue to double the efforts to realize the dream of the state through all means and ways.
Al-Qidwa said: ‘The popular uprising (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) comes as a natural response to the policies of the Israeli enemy, which has ignored all of the efforts to establish the Palestinian state.’”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
Fatah expresses pride in the “peaceful popular uprising” (i.e., terror wave”) 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 18, 2016
Headline: "The Fatah parliamentary faction emphasized the importance of establishing a comprehensive national partnership"
     "The parliamentary faction of Fatah held a meeting yesterday, Wednesday [Feb. 17, 2016] in the faction's headquarters in Ramallah, led by Fatah Central Committee member and head of its parliamentary faction Azzam Al-Ahmad… The faction saluted our Palestinian people that is standing strong before the occupation and settlement, and expressed pride in the peaceful popular uprising being waged by our Palestinian people everywhere in order to protect its land and its holy sites, and in an effort to achieve its national rights."
Fatah Facebook page promotes rockthrowing 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 17, 2016

Image and text posted on official Fatah Facebook page on Feb. 17, 2016

Posted text: "Until Jerusalem, the first Palestinian dream, the dream of the Palestinian state, crown of the Martyrs (Shahids)… Long live Fatah, defender of the national Palestinian project"
The image shows a masked man throwing a rock, and next to him is written:
"Until Jerusalem
The rage of Jerusalem"
Signature below: "Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission"
Fatah Facebook posts images of 5 terrorists, glorifies Martyrdom 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 17, 2016

Text and image posted on official Fatah Facebook page on Feb. 17, 2016

Posted text:  "Onward, O procession of Martyrs (Shahids)
The fuel of our revolution and struggle, that will not be stopped except in Jerusalem, at the minaret of its mosque and its walls
#The_rage_of_Jerusalem"

Text on poster:
"Our Martyrs [arrive in] processions
And our determination is [like] mountains, it does not surrender before the despicable and is not afraid of imprisonment"
Signature below: "Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission"

The poster shows pictures of the terrorists Muhannad Halabi who murdered 2, Fadi Alloun who stabbed one, Hudhaifa Suleiman who was killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers, Amjad Al-Jundi who stabbed one, and Thaer Abu Ghazaleh who stabbed five.

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Op-ed in PA daily: Palestinians should not let their children die and then celebrate them as heroes 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 16, 2016
Headline: "Do not take part in the execution of our children by Israel!"
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Committee member and regular columnist for the official PA daily
      “The alignment of the Israeli occupation, the ISIS of the Jewish settlers, and the terror of the occupation state are the first and last to be responsible for the fact that our men, women, young, and children of both sexes are rushing to the battle field and toward the inevitable end. However, responsibility also rests with the political parties, factions, and local and Arab partisan media outlets, which diminish the terror and crimes of the occupation’s officers, soldiers, and settlers, ‘Israel’s ISIS’, and at the same time magnify the image of the Palestinian victim… If the young of my land think, they will discover the truth about those who are riding the wave. If they look deeply into the situation in the Arab world, they will see how the young always have served only as fuel and steps on the ladder for the rising of ‘professional politicians.’… Defending our children and young is a limitless national responsibility, and it should not be written in history that we sat there and looked at them bleeding until they died as Martyrs (Shahids), and then the factions competed among themselves to see who would succeed in adopting them [as theirs], and posters were printed and we walked in their funeral processions, and finally returned to our homes, concerned about the well-being of our children and sons, thinking and examining thousands of ways to protect them and distance them from the occupiers and settlers’ blood-lust cycle.”

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Hebron Education Directorate holds mourning vigil and plants tree to commemorate teenage terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 16, 2016
Headline: "Directorate of Education in Hebron organized a mourning vigil for the student Martyr Al-Uweiwi"
     "The Hebron Education Directorate held a mourning vigil in memory of the student Martyr (Shahida) Kilzar Muhammad Abd Al-Halim Al-Uweiwi, one of the students at the Widad Nasser Al-Din High School for Girls, led by the Head of the Hebron Education Directorate Sami Marwah...
After the recitation of the [Quranic] sura Al-Fatiha for the Martyr's soul and the souls of all the Martyrs, Marwah gave a speech in which he conveyed the condolences of [PA] Minister of Education [and Higher Education] Sabri Saidam to the school, the Al-Uweiwi family, and the Martyr's relatives. Likewise, he emphasized the depth of the educational and national message conveyed by the students and the entire Education Directorate staff in the shadow of the harsh political and security conditions, which demonstrates the Palestinian people's will to achieve its freedom and independence, despite all the racist attempts and acts of the Israeli occupation army and its settlers... Marwah and the participants planted an olive tree in the school's garden to commemorate her, and in order to emphasize the right of the Palestinian people to live in dignity and independence and defend its holy Islamic sites."
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Item published by Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency on Feb. 15, 2016 and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Feb. 16, 2016

Kilzar Al-Uweiwi - 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian bystander in Hebron on Feb. 13, 2016. Al-Uweiwi was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
“Masses” mourn child terrorists, whose families claim that they were executed by Israel that planted knives on their bodies as a pretext to kill them 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 15, 2016
Headline: "The masses of Jenin"
      "Masses in the village of Al-Araqa west of Jenin participated last night [Feb. 14, 2016] in the funeral procession of the child Martyrs (Shahids) Fuad Marwan Khaled Waked (15) and Nihad Raed Muhammad Waked (14) who were executed in cold blood on their land yesterday morning… The Martyrs' relatives vehemently denied that they [the Martyrs] shot at occupation forces, and emphasized that the accusation is clearly prepared in advance by placing weapons next to them, like in the cases of the other child Martyrs that they (i.e., the Israelis) execute and place sharp instruments or weapons next to them."

Fuad Marwan Khaled Waked and Nihad Raed Muhammad Waked – 15-year old terrorists, relatives, who threw rocks at Israeli soldiers and then shot at them with an M-16 rifle near Jenin on Feb. 14, 2016. The soldiers shot and killed them.
Fatah official in Lebanon calls on Palestinian factions to unite: “We… need to reach the level of sacrifices and blood being sacrificed by our people, and the national unity is one of the important factors in the success of the intifada”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 15, 2016
Headline: “Fatah Movement, Head of Information Muhammad Al-Biqa’i: We welcome the Palestinian reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas], and the unity is a source of strength”
      “Head of Information of the Tyre [Lebanon] Fatah branch [in Lebanon], and head of the People’s Committee in Al-Baysarieh and Adlun in southern [Lebanon], Muhammad Al-Biqa’i Abu Adel called… to stand together behind the Palestinian intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence, 2015-2016) and the Palestinian popular uprising in Jerusalem, in which Martyrs (Shahids) are falling daily in defense of the Arab and Islamic nation’s honor.
He stated: ‘We, as Palestinian factions, need to reach the level of sacrifices and blood being sacrificed by our people, and the national unity is one of the important factors in the success of the intifada. The first Palestinian Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993), which was engineered by Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad Al-Khalil (i.e., Khalil Al-Wazir), succeeded because of the Palestinian unity.’"

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Official PA daily praises murderer of Israeli policewoman 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 15, 2016
     Headline: “The three self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) (part 2): Martyr Muhammad Kmeil, rebel of rebels”
“Jihad fighter Muhammad Kmeil was seriously injured in the battle of Jenin, (part of the 1936-1939 Palestinian revolt. –Ed.) while his wife’s brother died as a Martyr (Shahid) in this battle. If a doctor had not examined Muhammad, who was barely breathing, they would have laid him with the Martyrs’ bodies. This happened in 1936, during the great Palestinian revolt against the British colonialist forces. That year, Jihad fighter Muhammad Kmeil was destined to recover and survive. He went on with his life and fathered children, and then had grandchildren. One of them is the self-sacrificing fighter Muhammad Kmeil who participated in the battle of 2016 (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015-April 2016, including Kmeil’s attack) that took place in Jerusalem this time.
Martyr Muhammad Ahmad Kmeil was born in 1996 to a family that has known resistance for a long time, and whose sons’ names entered the lists of Martyrs throughout the Palestinian people’s revolts and intifadas…
The occupation forces have recently notified the family that its home is to be demolished, just as they do with dozens of [other] Martyrs and prisoners’ families, but this meant nothing to the Kmeils, as their tears continued to flow because of the separation from Muhammad ...
[Muhammad’s] father, mother, brother, and those who loved him spoke proudly of the son Muhammad, who despised the occupation and its actions against his people. And no wonder, after all he comes from a family that has sacrificed several Martyrs…
Muhammad Kmeil and Ahmed Zakarneh were close friends… so much that they were united by the desire to die as Martyrs in the Holy City [Jerusalem], where they achieved this ( “Martyrdom” while dyi
PLO refers to the terror wave as “peaceful”; warns of Israel’s “war crimes” and its plans for “Judaization” and “history falsification” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 15, 2016
     Headline: “The [PLO] Executive Committee emphasized its adherence to serious dialogue as the only means to overcome the obstacles preventing the end of the rift [between Fatah and Hamas]”
“The PLO Executive Committee blessed the efforts being led by France to bring about an international peace conference during a meeting yesterday evening [Feb. 4, 2016], led by President Mahmoud Abbas and held in the presidential headquarters in Ramallah…
Following is the text of the notice published by the committee: The PLO Executive Committee blessed the peaceful popular uprising (i.e., reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks) and our people’s legendary resolve in defending itself from the Israeli aggression and war crimes being perpetrated by the occupation authorities against our Palestinian people.
The Executive Committee expressed appreciation of President Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families whose pure sons’ bodies are being held by the occupation authority (i.e., terrorists who were killed during their attacks), and blessed the great effort being made by the president to compel the [Israeli] government to release the Martyrs’ bodies…
At the same time, the committee warned against the Israeli government’s plan to allocate a mixed prayer plaza for Jewish men and women southwest of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in a plaza between the southern corner of the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Mughrabi Gate, and also against the other plans of Judaization and history falsification.”

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Fatah poster glorifies terrorists as "heroic Martyrs" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 15, 2016
Poster and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Eternity and glory to our righteous Martyrs (Shahids)”

The poster shows Palestinian terrorists Mansour Shawamreh and Omar Amr, the official Fatah symbol, and pictures of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Yasser Arafat.

Text on poster: “In the name of All Merciful Allah
‘Never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision' [Quran, Surah 3:169, Sahih International translation]
With much honor and pride, the Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah – Jerusalem branch…
announces the death of its heroic Martyrs
Omar Muhammad Ahmad Amr
and Mansour Yasser Abd Al-Aziz Shawamreh
Our lives for the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Eternity and glory to our righteous Martyrs
Feb. 14, 2016”

Mansour Shawamreh and Omar Amr – 20-year-old Palestinian terrorists who shot at Israeli police next to the Jerusalem light rail stop by Damascus Gate on Feb. 14, 2016. Shawamreh and Amr were shot and killed by the Israeli police.
Hebron District Governor participates in funeral of attempted stabber 
Source: Hebron Governorate Facebook page, Feb. 14, 2016
 

Image and text posted on the Hebron Governorate Facebook page

Posted text: “Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid taking part in the funeral of Martyr (Shahida) Kalzar Al-Awiwi, who died yesterday [Feb. 13, 2016], after being shot by the occupation next to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs). May Allah have mercy on our people’s Martyrs”

Kalzar Al-Awiwi – 18-year-old Palestinian female terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli policemen near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Feb. 13, 2016. She was shot and wounded by Israeli policemen and later died of her wounds.
Fatah Facebook “accompanies to his wedding” an attempted stabber , the “heroic Martyr” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 14, 2016

 

Image and text posted on official Facebook page of the Fatah movement on Feb. 14, 2016
Posted text:
“The funeral for the body of the heroic, daring Martyr (Shahid) Na'im Yusuf Safi Al-Asa,
A resident of Al-Ubeidiya which stands strong
- The body will be carried in a military procession that will leave from the Beit Jala Hospital at 9:00 a.m.
- The Martyr’s body will be taken to his birthplace Al-Ubeidiya, to the house of his relatives, so that they can bid him farewell.
- The Martyr’s body will be taken from his father’s home to the western mosque, where they will pray for his soul after the noon prayers
- His pure body will be buried in the Al-Ubeideya cemetery
Have mercy on our daring martyr, the revolution is until victory”
Text on poster:
“In the name of All Merciful Allah
‘Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death], and among them is he who awaits [his chance]. And they did not alter [the terms of their commitment] by any alteration”’ (Sura 33:23, Sahih International)
The Al-Ubeidiya organizational branch of the Bethlehem branch of Fatah accompanies to his wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam)
Its son, the heroic Martyr
Na'im Yusuf Safi Al-Asa”

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Official PA TV report on terrorists who shot at soldiers with M-16 rifle: Witness claims terrorists were “executed” in “cold blood” for no reason 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 14, 2016
Official PA TV News report on the funeral of terrorists Nihad and Fuad Waked

Official PA TV newsreader: "Occupation soldiers carried out another execution this morning in the village of Al-Araqa, west of Jenin. Fuad and Nihad Waked are the victims of the execution, which was carried out in a barbaric manner near the separation fence."
Samir Atatreh, an eye-witness: "They (i.e., Israelis) execute in cold blood, not only here, but in all of Palestine… they execute someone, beat him, and place a knife or [other] weapon next to him, and then they say that he meant to carry out an operation (i.e., terror attack)."

Fuad Marwan Khaled Waked and Nihad Raed Muhammad Waked – 15-year old terrorists, relatives, who threw rocks at Israeli soldiers and then shot at them with an M-16 rifle near Jenin on Feb. 14, 2016. The soldiers shot and killed them.
Fatah official: 90% of the “Martyrs” are from Fatah, Hamas should be more “present” in the field (i.e., carry out terror attacks) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 14, 2016
Official PA TV program The State of Politics hosted Fatah Central Committee member, Commissioner for Diaspora Branches, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen

Fatah Central Committee member, Commissioner for Diaspora Branches, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen: “They [Hamas] talk about resistance. What is happening today? Today there is a struggle on two fronts. There is the struggle in the field, by the popular resistance, and I say that 90 percent of the Martyrs (Shahids) are from Fatah. I say to Abu Marzouq (a senior member of Hamas –Ed.) that 90 percent of the Martyrs are from Fatah, and I would like Hamas to be present in the popular uprising in the field, matching its size. Hamas’ presence does not match its size.”
Fatah youth movement and Hebron University Student Union launch campaign to rename Hebron streets after terrorists 
Source: Al-Quds, Feb. 14, 2016
Headline: "Campaign to write the Martyrs' names on the streets of Hebron in order to commemorate them"
     "In order to commemorate the city's Martyrs (Shahids) who have fallen during the ongoing popular uprising, the [Fatah] Shabiba student movement and the Hebron University Student Union launched the 'Changing Hebron Street Names to Names of City's Martyrs' campaign. The campaign began on the street of Martyr Farouq Abd Al-Qader Sidr, in the Qaizoun area, in northeast Hebron, where the Hebron University law student lived, who died as a Martyr on the 29th of last October [2015], shot by the Israeli army near Shuhada Street in the center of the city... The campaign will continue until all the streets in the city are named after the Martyrs.
Muhammad Abu Sbeih, one of the campaign's initiators... emphasized that all of the streets in the city on which Martyrs lived, will carry their names, and that is the minimum that the city's residents can do for them in order to commemorate them."
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Farouq Abd Al-Qader Sidr - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at Beit Hadassah in Hebron on Oct. 29, 2015. Soldiers saw him coming toward them with a drawn knife and shot and killed him.

Fatah photoshops image of dying terrorist, forms map of "Palestine" from her blood 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 14, 2016

Photo shows terrorist Yasmin Al-Zaru Tamimi lying in her blood having been shot while trying to carry out a stabbing attack. The blood in the photoshopped photo forms the shape of the map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel. Some of the map’s borders are her actual blood, and some were added to the photo.

Posted text: “This is the blood that drew the borders of the State of Palestine”
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Yasmin Al-Zaru Tamimi – 20-year-old terrorist who tried to stab an Israeli soldier near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Feb. 14, 2016. Tamimi was shot by him and died of her wounds in an Israeli hospital.
Fatah official: “There is a new field strategy in Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2016
     “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that President Mahmoud Abbas insists on notifying Israel that hehas no obligation towards it, as long as it [Israel] does not honor the signed agreements. Zaki stated yesterday [Feb. 12, 2016] in an interview with Al-Mayadeen [Lebanese TV] that there are two cases in the hands of the Palestinian leadership – the application to the [UN] Security Council regarding settlement and a claim against the occupation in the International Criminal Court. Likewise, he added that there is a new field strategy in Palestine, and we in the Fatah movement hope for a national awakening and national coalescence, and thatevery plan for escalation will be carried out in coordination with all Palestinian factions."
Fatah and PA officials praises Fatah’s role in leading terror wave 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2016
Headline: “Al-Aloul: The national cause is at the most crucial juncture of its history and reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas] is a national necessity”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul stated that the national cause is at the most crucial juncture of its history, due to the occupation’s policy that is striving to steal additional territories and expel their inhabitants... Al-Aloul made this statement during an organizational meeting of the [Fatah] Movement’s frameworks north and west of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district. The meeting was held yesterday [Feb. 12, 2016] by Fatah’s Birzeit branch, with the participation of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam... Al-Aloul added that the Fatah Movement will continue its political struggle and its struggle in the field, and will continue to defend national goals. He added that Fatah was the first to wage a mass confrontation during the current popular uprising on Sept. 29 [2015], and that it has led all the confrontations throughout the homeland, and that most of the Martyrs (Shahids) and injured came from within it. Likewise, it will carry its national and moral responsibility for the rest of our people’s sectors that were harmed as a result of the occupation, particularly the Martyrs’families, as was stressed by the meeting with the families of Jerusalem’s Martyrs,  recently held by President Mahmoud Abbas... Dr. Laila Ghannam praised, in an shortened speech, the pioneering role of the Fatah movement in all areas of the struggle and the services. Likewise, she stated that Fatah is the leader of the national project and the one who built the foundations of the Palestinian state, and that the Palestinian Authority is a national achievement, which cannot be separated from the project’s leader, the Fatah Movement... Ghannam praised Fatah’s role in leading the popular up
Mayor of Qabatiya organizes visit to families of 9 terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2016
 
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Zakarneh’s mother is seen giving out candies to people visiting her home to offer condolences.
Caption: “Martyr Ahmad Zakarneh’s mother”


Headline: “The occupation does not succeed in dampening the spirit of resistance in Qabatiya”
“Despite the ‘hard blow’ Israel gave Qabatiya by imposing a curfew on it for four days, [carrying out] arrests, demolishing homes, and revoking work permits, in what seems like an attempt to teach them a ‘lesson,’ it looks like it has failed to dampen the spirit of resistance in the town. This small town, which has 25,000 residents and is located on the hills in the north of the West Bank, is proud of a long history of struggle. Mayor Mahmoud Kmeil emphasized: ‘We have resisted all of the occupiers here,’ noting the British Mandate in Palestine, the Ottoman empire, and the Israeli occupation today. Today, he is organizing a visit of officials with the families of nine young people from Qabatiya who have died as Martyrs (Shahids) since October while attacking Israelis. The last attack was on Feb. 3 [2016], when three young people from important families in the town killed Israeli policewoman Hadar Cohen, 19, at the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem.

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PA daily: Terrorist killer "felt rage" over Israel's "attacks against those carrying out Ribat" and he "hoped to die a Martyr" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2016
Headline: “Martyr Ahmad Zakarneh – lover of Jerusalem”
     “Indeed, the news of Ahmad’s death as a Martyr arrived. At the same moment the mother’s heart was relieved and she said: ‘Praise Allah.’ Everyone in the village rushed to the home of the Martyr’s family, and did not know whether to console [the family] over his death as a Martyr or express pride in his death in an operation of this type…
Ahmad was a young person who loved everyone, and everyone loved him. For a long time he had felt rage over the occupation’s attacks against those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He loved Jerusalem and hoped to die there as a Martyr, and he got what he wanted, according to his mother.”

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Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh and Muhammad Kmeil - Three Palestinian terrorists in their early 20's who shot and stabbed two Israeli police officers at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Feb. 3, 2016. One of the officers, 19-year-old Hadar Cohen, was fatally wounded and died of her wounds. The second officer was seriously wounded. The terrorists, who attacked the policewomen after they were asked for identification, were carrying machine guns, knives, and pipe bombs, leading the police to suspect they were planning a mass attack against civilians. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene by Israeli police.
Al-Aquds and Birzeit University form "chain of readers" in terrorist’s honor 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Feb. 13, 2016


Headline
: “2,500 students participated in the ‘Glory of the Martyrs’ chain’”
     “Today, Saturday [Feb. 13, 2016], the students of Al-Quds University formed a human reading chain called ‘Glory of the Martyrs’ on the Abu Dis campus as a continuation of Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan’s (i.e., terrorist who murdered 3) idea to form ‘the longest reading chain around the walls of Jerusalem,’ which he did a number of years ago in Jerusalem.  More than 2,500 male and female students participated in the chain, and it included the reading of books and letter writing by the participants, all of this in the presence of the Martyr’s father, the lawyer Muhammad Alyan. At the end of the activity, which lasted two hours, the participants wrote letters that included sentences and excerpts to the souls of Martyr Baha Alyan and the other Martyrs and their relatives, along with their names, student numbers, and the book they read during the activity. Participants in the activity wore shirts with a picture of Martyr Baha Alyan.”
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Hebron University held a similar event in Baha Aliyan's name.
PA daily op-ed defends Abbas` visit to families of terrorist murderers 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 11, 2016
     Editorial in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
Headline: “The ethical issue”
“What the extreme Israeli right is dithering over the most at the moment is the moral issue, but it is as if it does not know anything about this issue, and is not even close to understanding any of its concepts, customs, or manners. For this reason, it sees the reception held by President Mahmoud Abbas for the families of the Martyrs (i.e., terrorists who were killed during their attacks against Israelis) whose bodies are being held by the occupation authorities as ‘being caught red handed’ (!!) [parentheses in source] and as incitement and patronage of terror and violence!! The moral issue which we are talking about is a humanitarian issue which does not pertain to one nation specifically, but rather to all of humanity… The reception that President Mahmoud Abbas held for the families of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held [by Israel] is not a response to this issue alone, but rather a fulfillment of human responsibility, before the national one. The suffering relatives of the Martyrs just want a word that will give them comfort and patience, a word that will comfort them and pat their shoulder with compassion. They want to part from their sons for the last time and give them the honor of a fitting burial in the ground of their land, the ground of their loved ones. Therefore they are knocking on all doors in order to release their sons’ bodies, and the first door is the door of the homeland, its people and its officials, in order to act together to achieve this simple human goal – the release of the bodies of the Martyrs, which are victims of the occupation and its despicable racist policies.”

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Fatah honors terrorist as “heroic Martyr”, stabbing is “heroic action,” poster of Abbas and terrorist at event 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 10, 2016

Headline : “The Fatah movement holds a memorial ceremony for Martyr Zahran in the village of Al-Dik”
      “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah’s Salfit branch, Al-Dik regional sub-branch, held a memorial ceremony yesterday (Monday) [Feb. 9, 2016]… in the village of Al-Dik to mark 40 days to the death of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Zahran, who died as a Martyr on Dec. 24, 2015, from the Israeli occupation’s gunfire. At the beginning of the ceremony, Secretary of Fatah’s regional sub-branch of Al-Dik, Amjad Al-Dik, blessed the attendees. He emphasized that the Fatah movement will always be the most faithful [one] to the sacrifices of our Martyrs, who are more honorable than all of us, the homeland’s pillars and candles that will light the path to victory for us... Secretary of Fatah's Salfit branch Abd Al-Sattar Awwad... emphasized that this heroic act (probably reference to the terror attack Zahran carried out. –Ed.) is a message to the occupation and an unambiguous option: The occupation must leave this land and give the Palestinian people the right to live and build its state and its future… Salfit district Governor Ibrahim Al-Balawi and heads of the security establishment took part in the ceremony.”

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Muhammad Zahran – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded 2 Israeli security guards in the Ariel industrial area. Zahran was shot and killed by one of them.
Abbas: The Israeli "attacks" against "holy sites are offensive" and is "one of the reasons" for the "uprising" (i.e., terror wave) 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Feb. 9, 2016
     President Abbas’ YouTube channel, Fatah-run Awdah TV
Speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas during his meeting with representatives of Arabic media in Israel on Feb. 9, 2016
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “As you know, a number of months ago, your people here [in the West Bank] began a peaceful mass uprising ‎‎(term here refers to several months of Palestinian violence against Israeli civilians, ‎including rock-throwing, stabbings, and shootings -Ed.)‎. They expressed the uprising through peaceful popular demonstrations, as the pain became too much.
When they (i.e., the Israelis) enter in a way that harms the honor of these holy sites, they cause harm to these sites…
The attacks against the Islamic and Christian holy sites are offensive. It is one of the reasons we began the popular uprising. All of these matters which I’ve noted are what led to the popular uprising, which embodies peaceful demonstrations, and they were received [by Israel] with shooting and direct intentional murder…"

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PA officials raise funds to rebuild terrorists’ houses that were demolished by Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2016
Headline: “As part of the National Day for the Jerusalem Martyrs – a campaign has been started to collect donations in the West Bank districts in order to rebuild the Jerusalem Martyrs’ homes”
     “The National Day for the Jerusalem Martyrs (Shahids) campaign was started yesterday [Feb. 9, 2016], with the placing of donation boxes in the West Bank districts, in order to rebuild the homes of the Martyrs whose homes were demolished by the occupation in occupied Jerusalem… In Hebron, the families of the district’s Martyrs organized an activity… in solidarity with the Jerusalem district’s Martyrs, in order to collect donations for the reconstruction of the homes of the Martyrs’ families, which were demolished by the occupation.
While participating in the activity, Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid stated that this activity comes as part of the national campaign to collect donations for the rehabilitation of the homes of the Martyrs’ families in Jerusalem, in order to stand by their side, especially in this cold weather. Hamid called on the district’s residents and institutions to take part in this campaign and contribute to its success…"

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Israel carries out demolitions of terrorists' houses. According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "Demolition orders are issued only against the residences of terrorists who commit the most serious offenses" and it is "an act of deterrence meant to discourage Palestinians from carrying out future terror attacks so as to minimize their number.” (MFA website)

Jenin district governor conveys Abbas’ condolences to families of three terrorists who murdered Israeli policewomen 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2016
Headline: “A delegation of the Jenin district and the Fatah Central Committee express condolences over the [death] of the Martyrs of Qabatiya”
     “Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan, Fatah Central Committee members, [Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul, and [Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Foreign Branches] Jamal Muhaisen, representatives of Fatah’s West Bank branches and heads of the security establishment… expressed condolences over the death of the three Martyrs (Shahids) from Qabatiya – Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Muhammad Kmeil and Ahmad Zakarneh – in Jerusalem who were shot by the occupation…
District governor Ramadan conveyed [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ condolences to the families of the three Martyrs and all the residents of Qabatiya. He emphasized Qabatiya’s role in the struggle and its resolve, and said: ‘We have come to offer our condolences over the [death] of the Martyrs, as the Martyrs of Qabatiya are the Martyrs of our people, since they sacrificed the most precious thing they owned for Palestine.’ He added that our Martyrs’ blood will continue to illuminate the path of liberation and return [of the Palestinian refugees to Palestine] and that today, more than ever, we are in need of national unity, in order to complete the Martyrs’ journey toward freedom."

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Fatah official: Abbas and Fatah support the “peaceful popular uprising” (i.e., terror wave) 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 9, 2016
Headline: "Al-Aloul: The occupation's crimes will not pass in silence, and the president and Fatah support the popular uprising"
     "Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization Mahmoud Al-Aloul emphasized the support of Fatah and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas for the peaceful popular uprising as one of the types of resistance. Al-Aloul said today, Tuesday [Feb. 9, 2016], in an interview with Radio Mawtini: 'President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership support the peaceful popular uprising being waged by the people in order to achieve its freedom and the basic national principles – independence, return [of refugees], and freedom,' and added that the Israeli occupation left us no choice but to carry out a popular uprising against it."

Note: The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are often used by PA leaders and officials to refer to events that include violent and deadly terror against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbing attacks.

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Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia meets with families of terrorists 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 8, 2016
Headline: “Archbishop Atallah received a number of Jerusalem Martyrs’ families”
     “Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Sebastia Atallah Hanna received a delegation of Jerusalem Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families this morning [Feb. 8, 2016], who briefed the archbishop regarding their situation and suffering, the holding of their sons’ bodies [by Israel], and the demolition of their homes. The archbishop received them and expressed his pride in them, in their resolve and adherence to remaining in Jerusalem. Likewise, he said to them: ‘You are not alone in the arena. The policy of collective punishment being perpetrated against you is totally unacceptable to us, and holding the Martyrs’ bodies is a despicable crime, opposed to all norms, values, and ethics. This is the first time we hear of the imprisonment of Martyrs’ bodies, and this happens only to us.”
Fatah officials visit families of three terrorists who murdered Israeli policewomen 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 8, 2016

Text and photos posted on official Fatah Facebook page on Feb. 8, 2016
Official Fatah Facebook reports on a Fatah procession to console the families of three terrorists from Qabatiya who killed Israeli policewoman Hadar Cohen on Feb. 3, 2016 at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. Fatah Commissioner for Diaspora Branches and Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen and Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul participated in the procession.

Posted text: "Condolence visit with participation of Fatah Central Committee members to [the families of] the Martyrs (Shahids) of Qabatiya, which stands strong"

Ahmad Najah Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh and Muhammad Kmeil - Three Palestinian terrorists in their early 20's who shot and stabbed two Israeli police officers at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Feb. 3, 2016. One of the officers, 19-year-old Hadar Cohen, was fatally wounded and died of her wounds. The second officer was seriously wounded. The terrorists, who attacked the policewomen after they were asked for identification, were carrying machine guns, knives, and pipe bombs, leading the police to suspect they were planning a mass attack against civilians. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene by Israeli police.

PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Palestinian terror is “peaceful” 
Source: Al-Quds, Feb. 7, 2016
Headline: “Minister Adnan Al-Husseini to Al-Quds: ‘ Our condition is serious, but Israel’ s condition is worse!’"
     “The engineer Adnan Al-Husseini, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Jerusalem district governor, stated: ‘ Our condition is serious, but Israel’ s condition is worse.’ He said: ‘ The Palestinian can wage this battle because it is a peaceful conflict, of which he is an expert, and he has no other option but to adhere to its land. Therefore, Israel made a mistake in its dealings with the Palestinians, in the West Bank and in Gaza, and even with the Palestinians of the interior (i.e., Israel).’
Fatah official expresses support for terror attacks, but emphasizes they must not turn into "military intifada" 
Source: Sawa, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 7, 2016
     “Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa said… regarding the popular uprising (‎‎Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 –Ed.) that ‘what is happening in the Palestinian territories is a popular uprising that is still spontaneous and is being carried out by a new Palestinian generation in order to make sacrifices for a change of this reality. ’
He emphasized that it is necessary to support it, but that it must not be turned into a military intifada and it must even be prevented in order to realize the goals that brought about its outbreak.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
PLO official: “The intifada activities against the occupation and its herds of settlers must be escalated” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Feb. 6, 2016
Headline: “Abu Yusuf... called to escalate the intifada”
     “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf... said in an interview with the media in Ramallah... that the intifada activities against the occupation and its herds of settlers must be escalated and broadened, and to use all our capabilities and means in order to put pressure on the occupation by activating Palestine’s embassies abroad... Abu Yusuf saluted the intifada’s Martyrs, who have redeemed their land with their pure blood, and emphasized the continuation of the path of struggle, and the advancement toward the strengthening of the national unity on the way to the liberation of Palestine.”
Two terrorists who stabbed an Israeli to death were “Martyrs” who were killed in a “summary execution”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 6, 2016
Headline: “Advance warning to families of Martyrs Assaf and Abu Habseh from Qalandiya of their homes’ demolishment”
      “It should be noted that Martyrs (Shahids) Assaf and Abu Habseh died as Martyrs on Dec. 23 of the past year [2015] at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem in a summary execution by the occupation.”

Issa Yassin Assaf and Anan Abu Habseh – 21-year-old and 20-year-old Palestinian terrorists who carried out a stabbing attack at the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Dec. 23, 2015. One Israeli was killed and another was wounded in the attack. Israeli police shot and killed the two terrorists and accidentally shot and killed an Israeli who was trying to stop the terrorists.
Qabatiya sports club mourns three of its members, terrorists who murdered Israeli policewoman  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 6, 2016
Headline: “The Qabatiya [Sport] Club expresses grief over the death of the three Martyrs”
     “The Qabatiya [Sport] Club issued a notice in which it expressed grief over the death of the three Martyrs (Shahids) who died in Jerusalem, and they are: [football] team captain Muhammad Halami Kmeil, Ahmad Zakarneh, one of the team’s outstanding fans, and Ahmad Abu Al-Rub. The notice added that the [football] player Kmeil was an example of a player who is devoted to the club, loves sport, and has high morals. The club’s administration requested that Supreme Almighty Allah have mercy on them and let them into Paradise together with all the homeland’s Martyrs.”

Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh and Muhammad Kmeil - Three Palestinian terrorists in their early 20's who shot and stabbed two Israeli police officers at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Feb. 3, 2016. One of the officers, 19-year-old Hadar Cohen, was fatally wounded and died of her wounds. The second officer was seriously wounded. The terrorists, who attacked the policewomen after they were asked for identification, were carrying machine guns, knives, and pipe bombs, leading the police to suspect they were planning a mass attack against civilians. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene by Israeli police.
Abbas holds reception for Martyrs’ families in Hebron as recognition of their heroism, and reiterates his commitment to “take care of all of them” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Feb. 6, 2016
     Official PA TV News broadcast from a reception held by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for the Hebron district’s families of “Martyrs”
Official PA TV newsreader: “President Mahmoud Abbas received the families of the Hebron districts’ Martyrs (Shahids) at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah. The president emphasized that our people will continue to adhere to its land and homeland and will remain resolute until the realization of its national goals to establish its independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”

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Abbas reiterates his commitment to get Israel to release Martyrs’ bodies “in order to guarantee the rights of Martyrs’ relatives to honor their sons and bury them” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 5, 2016
     The bodies being held by Israel referred to in the article are those of Palestinian terrorists.
Headline: “Al-Ruweidi: The issue of the release of the Martyrs’ bodies without any conditions is the top priority for the presidency.”
“Secretary-General of the Jerusalem Division in the president’s office, Ahmed Al-Ruweidi… said yesterday [Feb. 4, 2016] in an interview with Radio Mawtini: “Yesterday, the president [Abbas] received the relatives of the Martyrs (Shahids) whose bodies are being held by the occupation authorities, and briefed them regarding the contact he maintains, together with relevant bodies, with the highest levels and echelons in order to guarantee the rights of the Martyrs’ relatives to honor their sons and bury them in their cities without any preconditions.”

Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.

Fatah Twitter glorifies murderers of Israeli policewoman as “Martyrs” 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Feb. 5, 2016

Images and text tweeted from official Fatah Twitter account on February 5th, 2016
Tweeted text: "All of Qabatiya came out to part with the Martyrs (Shahids)”
Text on photo: “The three self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen)”
Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh and Muhammad Kmeil - Three Palestinian terrorists in their early 20's who shot and stabbed two Israeli police officers at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Feb. 3, 2016, murdering 19-year-old Hadar Cohen. The second officer was seriously wounded. The terrorists attacked the policewomen after they were asked for identification. They carried machine guns, knives, and pipe bombs, leading the police to suspect they were planning a mass attack against civilians. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene by Israeli police.
Fatah spokesman calls on Europe to condemn Israel’s “assassination of three young people,” but fails to mention they were terrorists who were killed mid-attack 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 4, 2016
     Fatah spokesman calls on Europe to condemn Israel’s “assassination of three young people,” but fails to mention they were terrorists who were killed mid-attack
Headline: Fatah warns against the “reenactment” of Operation Protective Edge by Israel in a 2016 version”
“Fatah Spokesman in Europe Dr. Jamal Al-Nazzal stated: ‘…Fatah calls to the global media and the global diplomatic mechanisms in our region to direct their attention to the acts that Israel commits in the dark and in measured doses, in order to suffocate the areas of life and disrupt the daily rhythm of the policy of resolve and building being implemented by the State of Palestine through the PA institutions.’
He added: ‘We are especially calling on the European organizations, parties, and parliaments to take steps to make their opposition to what is taking place clear, so that the occupation government will understand the severity of its actions, the last of which was the assassination of three young people (i.e., terrorists who killed an Israeli policewoman) in Jerusalem yesterday.”

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Abbas meets with families of terrorists, ‎promises to compensate those whose ‎homes were destroyed by Israel 
Source: Al-Araby Al-Jadeed (UK Arab news website), Feb. 4, 2016
Headline: "Abbas promises to ‎compensate the families of the ‎Jerusalem Martyrs for their homes"‎
     Sources in the Jerusalem Martyrs' ‎‎(Shahids') families and in the National ‎Campaign to Return the Bodies of the ‎Martyrs (Shahids) confirmed that ‎President Mahmoud Abbas promised to ‎compensate the Jerusalem Martyrs' ‎families for their homes, which the ‎occupation forces demolished or ‎damaged. The sources confirmed that ‎President Mahmoud Abbas ordered his ‎assistants to begin the procedures to ‎compensate the Martyrs' families for ‎seven homes. Two of them were ‎demolished after the outbreak of the ‎popular ‘Rage [of Jerusalem] Uprising’: ‎The home of Martyr Baha Alyan, and the ‎home of Martyr Alaa Abu Jamal, into ‎which they poured cement, while five of ‎the homes that were demolished ‎belonged to Martyrs and people who ‎carried out operations (i.e., terror attacks) ‎before the October 2015 uprising.‎
President Mahmoud Abbas met ‎yesterday [Feb. 3, 2016] with a few family ‎members of Jerusalem Martyrs, among ‎them the fathers of Martyrs Baha Alyan, ‎Ahmad Abu Sha'aban, and Alaa Abu ‎Jamal, the father and cousin of Martyr ‎Hassan Manasrah, and [the fathers of ‎the Martyrs] Thaer Abu Ghazaleh, ‎Muhammad Abu Nimr, and Mutaz ‎Awisat…‎
Advisor to the president [Mahmoud ‎Abbas] on Jerusalem matters Ahmed Al-‎Ruweidi stated to Al-Arabi Al-Jadid: ‎‎'President Mahmoud Abbas shows great ‎interest in the matter of the Jerusalem ‎Martyrs' bodies, which the occupation ‎state is holding on to. He has already ‎raised the matter more than once in ‎international forums."‎

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Abbas meets with families of terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 4, 2016

Headline: "The president [Abbas] meets ‎with the families of the Jerusalem ‎Martyrs whose bodies are being held [by ‎Israel]…‎
     ‎"President Mahmoud Abbas received the ‎families of the Jerusalem Martyrs ‎‎(Shahids) whose bodies are being held ‎by the Israeli occupation at the ‎presidential headquarters in Ramallah ‎yesterday evening [Feb. 3, 2016].‎ The president said during the meeting ‎that the leadership is making every effort ‎to guarantee the release of the Martyrs' ‎bodies and to ease the families' tragedy. ‎He noted the families' right to bury their ‎Martyr sons, and opposed the impossible ‎conditions posed by the occupation in ‎order to prevent the handing over of ‎the bodies and their burial in a way ‎that honors the Martyrs."‎
At Fatah event honoring terrorists, PA governor blesses terrorists and their families in Abbas’ name: “I salute the Martyrs who watered the ground with their pure blood”  
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 4, 2016
Headline: "Fatah movement honors the Jerusalem Intifada's Martyrs in an impressive ceremony in the Hebron district"
     "Fatah's Hebron Center branch held a central ceremony yesterday [Feb. 3, 2016] in honor of the relatives of the Martyrs (Shahids) in the Hebron district who ascended to Heaven during the popular uprising, the 'Jerusalem Intifada,' called the 'Loyalty to Martyrs Rally.' The ceremony took place in the Is'ad Al-Tufula hall, which belongs to the Hebron municipality...
Hebron district Governor Kamel Hamid stated in his speech: 'I salute you and bless you in the name of our leadership and President Mahmoud Abbas. I salute the Martyrs who watered the ground with their pure blood, and bless this pleasant gathering, which has brought together the most honorable people in order to renew the promise and oath to the Martyrs and our prisoners...' He also said: 'This intifada will continue until we realize our legitimate dreams, as this is what the Martyrs have died for, and because of this there are still injured who are recovering.'''
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Fatah spokesman calls terror attack killing one an “operation” and the killers “Martyrs,” and says Palestinian violence is “natural response” to Israeli policies 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 4, 2016
Headline: “Alayan: The operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 killed) in Jerusalem proves that the occupation cannot force a security solution with the Palestinians”
     “Official Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan stated that the Israeli occupation’s violations against the Palestinian people, especially in occupied Jerusalem, can only lead to more resistance and more attacks by our people, who refuse the occupation in all its forms. Alayan noted that the Palestinian people cannot accept the Israeli violations in the holy city – the continued invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the demolition of homes, the arrests, the attacks against citizens and women, the distancing of Jerusalem residents from Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and holding onto additional Martyrs’ bodies – and it cannot be that they will pass without natural responses… Alayan added that the Israeli occupation cannot achieve security for its people as long as the occupation continues, and emphasized that there are no security solutions with the Palestinians, as the only solution is the end of the occupation. [Official] Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan eulogized the Martyrs from Qabatiya (who carried out an attack at the Damascus Gate on Feb. 3, 2016, killing 1, and injuring 1 –Ed.) and all of the Martyrs who have succeeded in overpowering the Israeli security system despite all the security measures. He emphasized that the mass uprising cannot be stopped until we accomplish our hope: the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.”

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Families of 2 terrorists express joy and celebrate sons’ Martyrdom 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 3, 2016
     “When the mother learned of her son’s death as a Martyr, she let out cries of ‘joy over his death as a Martyr,’ and the family is still giving out candies and receiving guests, and emphasizing that their joy over Ihab’s death as a Martyr is greater than their joy over the wedding they all dreamed of for him. 48 hours had not passed since Ihab’s death as a Martyr when his cousin joined him... On the morning of Dec. 9, 2015, Abd Al-Rahman and his two sisters talked about Martyr Ihab, for whom consolers were still coming one after the other to his family’s home in order to ‘bless his death as a Martyr,’ and one of the things Abd Al-Rahman said was: ‘And I also hope to die as a Martyr.’ It did not take long, as the news arrived quickly and Abd’s siblings saw their brother in a report which stated that he [died as] a Martyr while carrying out a stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack) against [Israeli] soldiers in the area called Al-Dabbouya near the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) in the heart of Hebron, and Abd Al-Rahman’s father reiterated: ‘Praise Allah.’”

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Ihab Maswadeh – 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured a 40-year-old Israeli near the Cave of the Patriarchs, in Hebron, on Dec. 7, 2015. He was shot and killed by Israeli border policemen.

Abd Al-Rahman Maswadeh – 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured an Israeli soldier in Hebron on Dec. 9, 2015. He then stabbed and injured an Israeli civilian who jumped on him from behind to stop him. The Israeli Hebron community security chief shot and killed him.
Father of terrorist who murdered Israeli policewoman celebrates son's Martyrdom 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 3, 2016

 
Official PA TV reporter: "In the stabbing and shooting operation at Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem carried out by 3 young people from the town of Qabatiya south of Jenin, which caused the death of one soldier and serious injury of another, the 3 who carried it out died as Martyrs."
Father of terrorist Muhammad Kmeil: "We received this with joy. He's a Martyr. Our Creator chose him from among the people to be a Martyr. May Allah forgive [his sins]. We hope he will be among the people of Paradise, Allah willing. Praise Allah in any case."
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Note: Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh and Muhammand Kmeil - Three Palestinian terrorists in their early 20's who shot and stabbed two Israeli police officers at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Feb. 3, 2016. One of the officers, 19-year-old Hadar Cohen, was fatally wounded and died of her wounds. The second officer was seriously wounded. The terrorists, who attacked the policewomen after they were asked for identification, were carrying machine guns, knives, and pipe bombs, leading the police to suspect they were planning a mass attack against civilians. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene by Israeli police.
Fatah: Three murderers of Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem terror attack are "role models" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 3, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah movement, Feb. 3, 2016.


Text on image (from left to right):
“Martyr Ahmad Zakarneh", “Martyr Muhammad Kmeil", and “Martyr Ahmad Abu Al-Rub"
Posted text:
"Those who carried out the self-sacrifice operation in occupied Jerusalem are Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh, and Muhammad Kmeil from the village of Qabatiya in the Jenin district.
They were three men who competed with each other for [Martyrdom] death
Their feet were raised above the hangman's neck
They became role models
Across the length and breadth of the homeland."
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Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh and Muhammad Kmeil - Three Palestinian terrorists in their early 20's who shot and stabbed two Israeli police officers at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Feb. 3, 2016. One of the officers, 19-year-old Hadar Cohen, was fatally wounded and died of her wounds. The second officer was seriously wounded. The terrorists, who attacked the policewomen after they were asked for identification, were carrying machine guns, knives, and pipe bombs, leading the police to suspect they were planning a mass attack against civilians. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene by Israeli police.
Fatah official on terror wave: Israel has policy of “shoot to kill” and Palestinians have an “obligation” to “oppose the occupation through all possible means”; “all options are open” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 2, 2016
     Headline: “Shtayyeh from the US: We will reformulate the relations with the occupation”
“Fatah supporters in Chicago, New York, and Houston held political rallies on the anniversary of the [Fatah] Launch (Intilaqa), with the participation of the [Fatah] movement’s Central Committee member Muhammad Shtayyeh, top businessmen, and a group from the American community of [people of] Palestinian descent.
In Chicago a mass rally was held, at which Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh spoke: ‘This excellent gathering is taking place at a time when we stand before a number of important turning points, the first of which is the popular uprising (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015-April 2016) being led by the young Palestinians to show their resistance to the occupation and in response to the closing of the political horizon. The occupation responds to this uprising with the most violent method of killing, summary execution of young people under the policy of ‘shoot to kill.’ However, the chests of the young and their determination are stronger than the violence of the occupation and its mechanisms.’

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Op-ed in official PA daily: “Mighty” terror wave is “peaceful popular uprising” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 1, 2016
     Headline: “the settlement [enterprise] is illegal and therefore will not be”
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
“The reasons for the outbreak of the peaceful popular uprising (i.e., euphemism for wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015- 2016, see below), which is entering its fifth month, still exist, and therefore this mighty uprising automatically feeds on these reasons, which are the closure of the political horizon by the Israeli government , the increase of settlement, the theft of property, summary executions throughout all the areas of the West Bank, and the oppression and humiliation at the checkpoints placed by the occupation at the entrances to towns and villages throughout Palestine.”

Summary executions - The PA and Fatah routinely present Israel’s killing of terrorists in self-defense during the terrorists’ attacks as “summary executions” carried out “in cold blood” for no reason.
Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Several months of Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. The wave was at its height from October 2015 through March 2016, but one man was killed in September 2015 and sporadic attacks continued after March 2016, including a bus bombing in Jerusalem on April 19, 2016. During the terror wave, Palestinian terrorists murdered 34 people (30 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and injured 400.
Source: "Wave of terror 2015/16" http://mfa.gov.il

PA security guard who shot 3 Israeli soldiers posted his last words on Facebook before his shooting attack 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Feb. 1, 2016
Headline: “The last messages of Martyr Al-Sukkari”

“Amjad Jasser Al-Sukkari wrote two nights ago [Jan. 30, 2016] in a text that accompanied a picture on Facebook: ‘Every day we hear news of death, “forgive me,” maybe I’ll be next.’ And he wrote above: ‘Allah knows who is next and where! O Allah, our nation is witness to the fact that there is no one but Allah, and our Lord Muhammad is Allah’s messenger.’
In a different text that the Martyr (i.e., shooting terrorist and personal security guard of the PA General Attorney) wrote yesterday before going to the checkpoint, he said: ‘On this land there are things worth living for. However, regrettably, I do not see anything that justifies life as long as the occupation stops our breathing and kills our brothers and sisters. O Allah, have mercy on our Martyrs, heal our injured, and release our prisoners. You came before us, and we, Allah willing, will follow after you.’

Afterward he posted a last selfie taken on the way to the checkpoint, in which he turned to his friends saying: ‘Have a morning of victory, Allah willing. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, and that our Lord Muhammad is his servant and messenger.’”

Amjad Jasser Al-Sukkari – 34-year-old Palestinian terrorist who injured 3 Israeli soldiers in a shooting attack next to the Jewish town of Beit-El, adjacent to Ramallah, on Jan. 31, 2016. Al-Sukkari was shot and killed by soldiers.
Al-Sukkari was the personal security guard of the PA General Attorney.
Fatah official to European delegation: Terror wave is “peaceful popular uprising” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 1, 2016
Headline: “Shaath called on France and Europe to recognize Palestine and impose sanctions on Israel”

“Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for International Relations Nabil Shaath called on France and the Western European countries to recognize the State of Palestine immediately and impose sanctions on Israel in order to compel it to put an end to the occupation.
Shaath stated in a meeting with a European delegation representing the European Parliament and Palestine relations committee (i.e., Delegation for Relations with Palestine): ‘The Palestinian leadership has in principal accepted the French plan , despite the international engagement in the Syrian crisis and the US and Israel’s opposition…’
Shaath briefed the delegation on the Palestinian political action plan and the internal reconciliation meetings, intended to bring the [Fatah-Hamas] rift to an end, establish a national unity government, hold presidential and parliamentary elections, and support and reinforce the peaceful popular uprising.”

PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means.

The French Initiative – A peace initiative proposed by the French PM Hollande’s government in 2015 aimed at reviving peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.
Fatah Facebook posts picture of Palestinian baby named after PA security guard who shot 3 Israeli soldiers 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 1, 2016

Photo and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on Feb. 1, 2016.

Posted text: “A family from the village of Beitin, northeast of Ramallah, named its newborn son that was born today [Feb. 1, 2016] Amjad Sukkari, after Martyr (Shahid) Amjad, who carried out the Beit-El checkpoint operation (i.e., terror attack).

Amjad Jasser Al-Sukkari – 34-year-old Palestinian terrorist who injured 3 Israeli soldiers in a shooting attack next to the Jewish town of Beit-El, adjacent to Ramallah, on Jan. 31, 2016. Al-Sukkari was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers. Al-Sukkari was the personal security guard of the PA General Attorney.
Fatah official participates in funeral of terrorist who was PA personal security guard 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Feb. 1, 2016

Posted text: "While participating in the funeral of Martyr Amjad Al-Sukkari in the village of Jamma'in in Nablus
[Facebook] page administrator"

Amjad Jasser Al-Sukkari – 34-year-old Palestinian terrorist who injured 3 Israeli soldiers in a shooting attack next to the Jewish town of Beit-El, adjacent to Ramallah, on Jan. 31, 2016. Al-Sukkari was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers. Al-Sukkari was the personal security guard of the PA General Attorney.
Fatah official at funeral of terrorist who worked for the PA General Attorney: “We are proud of our Martyr” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 1, 2016


Official PA TV News reported on the funeral of terrorist Amjad Al-Sukkari, a Palestinian terrorist who carried out a terror attack next to Beit-El, injuring 3 Israeli soldiers.

Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: "Who told them that this people can keep silent in the face of the crimes being perpetrated? In the face of the burning of Palestinian children, in the face of what is happening in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the expropriation of lands, and the settlements, and the never ending crimes of the occupation? We are proud of our Martyr (Shahid), yes, he is to a great extent our flag."

In the background is seen a banner:  "The Palestinian National Liberation Movement, Fatah, Nablus district, Jamma'in branch, accompanies its heroic Martyr, Amjad Jasser Abu Amar, who carried out the heroic operation (i.e., terror attack) in Beil-El on Jan. 31, 2016, in a festive procession to the treasures of Paradise"

Official PA TV reporter: "Today we march at your funeral, proud of your Martyrdom, and we will say: ‘The convoy of Martyrs is a pride to the homeland.’"

Amjad Jasser Al-Sukkari – 34-year-old Palestinian terrorist who injured 3 Israeli soldiers in a shooting attack next to the Jewish town of Beit-El, adjacent to Ramallah, on Jan. 31, 2016. Al-Sukkari was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
Al-Sukkari was the personal security guard of the PA General Attorney.
Fatah Twitter glorifies PA security guard who shot 3 Israeli soldiers 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Feb. 1, 2016

Text and photo tweeted from Fatah Twitter account on Feb. 1, 2016

Tweeted text: “Martyr policeman First Sergeant Abu Amar”
Text on photo: “You enchanted my soul, O Martyr”

Amjad Jasser Al-Sukkari – 34-year-old Palestinian terrorist and the personal security guard of the PA General Attorney. Al-Sukkari injured 3 Israeli soldiers in a shooting attack next to the Jewish town of Beit-El, adjacent to Ramallah, on Jan. 31, 2016. Al-Sukkari was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
Fatah Facebook glorifies PA security guard who shot 3 Israeli soldiers 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 1, 2016

Text and photo posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on Feb. 1, 2016

Posted text: “The brother has returned”
Text on photo: 
“When Palestine parts from its son the soldier
Glory and eternal life to our righteous Martyrs (Shahids)
The Martyr the symbol Amjad Al-Sukkari”

Amjad Jasser Al-Sukkari – 34-year-old Palestinian terrorist and the personal security guard of the PA General Attorney. Al-Sukkari injured 3 Israeli soldiers in a shooting attack next to the Jewish town of Beit-El, adjacent to Ramallah, on Jan. 31, 2016. Al-Sukkari was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs about child stabber: ”He is a model of pride and honor for the homeland,” “a symbol in all our hearts” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 1, 2016
Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs organized an event of solidarity with the child prisoners in Nablus”
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs organized an event of solidarity with the child prisoners in the Israeli prisons and with child prisoner Ahmad Manasrah (i.e., terrorist who stabbed and severely injured 2 Israelis, one of them a 13-year-old boy), at the Hamdi Manko Hall in Nablus yesterday [Feb. 1, 2016]. The event was held in honor of Ahmad Manasrah’s 14th birthday, and included a number of speeches that called to show solidarity with him and stand by his side until he obtains his freedom, along with all of the child prisoners… Hassan Abed Rabbo, who represented the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs, concluded the event with a message to the child Ahmad Manasrah, saying that he is a model of pride and honor for the homeland, which has stood by his side from the first moment. Likewise, he said that Manasrah has become a symbol in all our hearts, and that his statements now serve as slogans we keep repeating in order to deafen the occupation’s ears.”

Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack - On Oct. 12, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Hassan ‎Manasrah (15) and Ahmad Manasrah (13), stabbed Yossef Ben Shalom (21) in the Pisgat ‎Ze'ev neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and then repeatedly stabbed Naor Ben Ezra (13) who was riding his bike. Hassan Manasrah was killed while fleeing the scene, and Ahmad Manasrah was shot by Israeli police and hospitalized. Both victims of the attack were seriously injured. The terrorists, who were cousins, came from the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
Hebron University commemorates killer of 3 with human reading chain 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 1, 2016
Photos posted on Raya News Network, on Feb. 1, 2016

     "Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist who killed 2) was powerfully present today [Feb. 1, 2016] in the plazas and corridors of Hebron University, and in its passageways and gardens, as an intellectual, a reader, and above all - a Martyr (Shahid) and a fighter, and this was in order to fulfill one of his greatest dreams: to create a reading culture in a society which suffers from the bitterness of occupation and cultural and economic colonialism in its most criminal forms. 'Dear Baha, the invitation you sent us on March 16, 2014 has reached us, with a slight delay, but has finally reached us. Today, hundreds of students from Hebron University stand in order to complete the mission you started, out of their belief in the pen and the book as means to convey our Palestinian message to the world,' said the host of the ceremony. Thus began the longest chain of readers (i.e. chain formed of people reading books) within the university's walls...'"
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Fatah honors terrorist shooter as “heroic Martyr” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 31, 2016
Posted text: “#The_ self-sacrificing_fighter (Fida'i)”
#Martyr_Amjad_Sukkari_Abu_Amar”

Text on poster:
“In the name of All Merciful Allah
‘The Martyrs (Shahids), with their Lord. For them is their reward and their light.’ (Sura 57:19, Sahih International)
The Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’ –
Nablus branch
Jama’in sub-branch
Accompanies its heroic Martyr to Paradise
Amjad Jasser Abu Amar
Who carried out the heroic operation at Beit-El
On Jan. 31, 2016
Peace to your soul, we will meet in Paradise”

Amjad Jasser Al-Sukkari – 34-year-old Palestinian terrorist who injured 3 Israeli soldiers in a shooting attack next to the Jewish town of Beit-El, adjacent to Ramallah, on Jan. 31, 2016. Al-Sukkari was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers. Al-Sukkari was the personal security guard of the PA General Attorney.
PA TV News reporter describes “cries of joy” at “wedding” (to the 72 Virgins, i.e., funeral) of terrorist who stabbed woman to death 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 30, 2016
Official PA TV News broadcast – a report about the funeral of Ibrahim Allan, one of the terrorists who carried out a terror attack in Bet Horon and killed a 23-year-old Israeli woman.

Official PA TV News reporter: “These are the cries of joy of the women at his [Ibrahim Allan’s] wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam), a wedding procession crowned with the death of a Martyr (Shahid), and the cries of victory ‘Allah is great’ around him, and last looks of farewell before bidding the eternal farewell. Those tears are shed not over the Martyrdom but over the sorrow of the separation.”

Terrorist Ibrahim Allan’s mother: “He very much longed for Martyrdom (Shahada) and has achieved it, praise Allah. He received what he wanted. Praise Allah, Master of the Universe. Every time he [Allan] watched something [about a Martyr] on TV, on the channel, he used to say: ‘I wish I was in his place, I wish I was like him, I wish it were me.’”

Official PA TV News reporter: “His pure body is lying in his home for the last time”

Ibrahim Allan and Hussein Abu Ghosh – 22 and 17-year-old Palestinian terrorists who stabbed and injured 2 Israeli women outside a grocery store in Beit Horon, between Modiin and Jerusalem, on Jan. 25, 2016. One of the women, 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, died of her injuries the next morning. Allan and Abu Ghosh were shot and killed by a local civilian security guard.
Israeli Arab party leader: Terror wave is response to occupation and “summary executions”; it is a “right” to “confront the occupation with all means” (i.e., including violence) 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 30, 2016
Official PA TV, special broadcast in honor of the international day of support for the Arabs within Israel, hosting Mansour Dahamsheh, secretary of the Israeli-Arab political party Hadash

Hadash Secretary Mansour Dahamsheh: “The occupation, its conduct and checkpoints that are a disgrace to Israeli society, they are the reasons for all of this [Palestinian] behavior and all of this intifada that our young, and even children, are carrying out. One who sees his father, brother, or sister murdered in cold blood and the issue of summary executions –
PA TV host interrupts: “Summary executions”
Hadash Secretary Mansour Dahamsheh: “-acts humanely. He is protecting his honor and right to life... I say clearly and honestly, without hesitation, every people that lives under occupation, it is not only its right, but its obligation to confront the occupation with all means [at its disposal]. It must resist the occupation in order to end it. Without ending the occupation, there will be no future existence, neither for the state of Israel, nor for the Palestinians.”

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Fatah posts photos of dead terrorists’ relatives giving out candies to celebrate their “weddings” (i.e., to 72 Virgins) 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 30, 2016


Posted text:
“The mother of Martyr (Shahid) Hussein Abu Ghosh and sister of Martyr Ibrahim Alan give out candies during the wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) of Martyr Ibrahim Alan in Beit Ur Al-Tahta”

Ibrahim Allan and Hussein Abu Ghosh – 22 and 17-year-old Palestinian terrorists who stabbed and injured 2 Israeli women outside a grocery store in Beit Horon, between Modiin and Jerusalem, on Jan. 25, 2016. One of the women, 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, died of her injuries the next morning. Allan and Abu Ghosh were shot and killed by a local civilian security guard.
Abbas: Terror wave happening in part because of “attacks” against “holy sites,” especially Al-Aqsa Mosque; Palestinians “paying a heavy price… from the blood of its sons” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 29, 2016
     “The following is the text of the president’s [Abbas’] speech before the Djibouti National Assembly:
“Brother president, brothers and sisters, I have come to you from Palestine and Jerusalem’s environs, where our people is engaged in a bitter conflict with the Israeli occupation, and is paying a heavy price [in order to obtain] freedom and independence, from the blood of its sons who are defending their honor, the honor of their Arab and Islamic nation, the holy places of Islam and Christianity, and the pure land.
These days, the Palestinian territories are witness to a state of agitation and tension (this refers to a wave of Palestinian terror attacks since September 2015 –Ed.) due to hopelessness and despair among the young, and the closure of the political horizon that does not herald a better future and a way out of the current situation, which is a result of the continued occupation and attacks against the Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, particularly against the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
PA Ministry of Justice: We must "make sure that no body parts or organs were stolen from the bodies of the released Martyrs (i.e., terrorists)”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 29, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Minister of Justice emphasized the importance of documenting the Martyrs’ files and submitting them to international courts”
     “[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diak met yesterday [Jan. 29, 2016] in his office, in the presence of Acting Prosecutor General Ahmad Al-Barrak, with a delegation of the Martyrs’ (Shahids) families who received the bodies of their sons (i.e., terrorists who died while carrying out terror attacks against Israelis) that were being held by the occupation.
The meeting discussed the promotion of the Martyrs’ files documentation issue, and ways to prepare the files and support them with forensic evidence, so that they will be legally qualified for submission to the international courts and the relevant international organizations. The minister of justice clarified to the Martyrs’ families that he has given instructions, based on the directives of President [Mahmoud] Abbas and [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, to all medical and legal staff to work around the clock, every day of the week, especially in cases of the handing over of Martyrs’ bodies. This is in order to accelerate the documentation of the crimes [against the Martyrs] and create a file for every Martyr conforming with local and international regulations, with attention to the special circumstances, in light of the sensitive situation of the Martyrs’ families… Likewise, the meeting discussed the importance of the Martyrs’ families’ consent to the decisions of the General Prosecution to conduct an autopsy of the bodies, according to the forensic medical examiner’s recommendation, in order to determine in detail the direct cause of the Martyrs’ death, and to make sure that no body parts or organs were stolen from the bodies of the released Martyrs.”



Official PA daily: Terrorists who murdered Israeli policewoman are “Martyrs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 28, 2016
Headline: “Israel is ‘dragging its feet’ in everything related to handing over the body of Martyr Ibrahim Allan”   
  “The occupation authorities postponed the handing over of the bodies of Martyrs (Shahids) Ibrahim Alan from Beit Ur Al-Tahta and Hussein Abu Ghosh from the Qalandiya refugee camp until further notice. The two are the ones who carried out the operation (i.e., terror attack) in the Beit Horon settlement, in which one settler was killed and another settler was moderately wounded.”

Ibrahim Allan and Hussein Abu Ghosh – 22 and 17-year-old Palestinian terrorists who stabbed and injured 2 Israeli women outside a grocery store in Beit Horon, between Modiin and Jerusalem, on Jan. 25, 2016. One of the women, 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, died of her injuries the next morning. Allan and Abu Ghosh were shot and killed by a local civilian security guard.
Fatah official praises terror attacks as "heroic acts… which greatly terrify the occupation," encourages Palestinian leadership to support and "take care of" Palestinians who carry them out 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 28, 2016


Fatah Revolutionary Council member, Hassan Shtewi: "There are two main forms of popular uprising. There is a mass uprising, manifested in demonstrations in different areas, and clashes with the occupation forces in Ramallah and different villages around Qalqilya, Bethlehem, and Hebron, as we can all see. The other form is heroic acts of individuals (i.e., terror attacks), which greatly terrify the occupation... The support for these acts and the families of those carrying them out is currently popular... This support should be regulated by the organizational and political elites, so that we can tell our people: 'You will be taken care of by reliable bodies when it comes to your blood, family and home, if you carry out a heroic act.'"
Statement by Arab Israeli terrorist killer of 2 reveals he called for the attack “so Jews will know who they are dealing with, those bastards” 
Source: YouTube, Jan. 27, 2016
Words of Nasham Melhem, the terrorist who committed the terror attack in Tel Aviv
    “In order to try to explain to you, I smoked hashish and sniffed… all types and forms of highs, liquid and solid, liquids and even powders…
“Obama, O Christian, convert to Islam, convert to Islam! If you do not convert to Islam may the cross help you, you son of a bitch… Today it is very simple, if you love our Lord the Prophet, Allah’s prayers for him, and his blessings for peace, if you want these eyes, eyes, eyes to see him, it is very simple, die, kill! […]
In my name, Nashat Muhammad Ali Melhem, son of Al-Daharat (i.e., a neighborhood of the village of Arara in the triangle - a concentration of Israeli Arab towns in the center of Israel) here, in this village… ‘And you did not kill them, but it was Allah who killed them.’ (Sura 8:17, Sahih International)… and the second operation (i.e., terror attack) will also be in Tel Aviv, soon, Allah willing, so that the Jews will know who they are dealing with, those bastards… To all the Shi’ites, one by one, your sister’s (extremely blunt curse –Ed.)…, brothers of whores.”

Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at Hasimta Bar in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem fled the scene, and later that day killed a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv. A week after the attacks, on Jan. 8, 2016, Israeli security forces tracked down Melhem in a building in his hometown of Arara in the north of Israel. After Melhem opened fire at them, the Israeli security forces shot and killed him.
PA daily calls terrorist stabbers “Martyrs” and casts doubt on their attack 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 26, 2016
Headline: “The two martyrs from Beit Ur Al-Tahta and the Qalandiya refugee camp…”
     “2 young people died yesterday [Jan. 25, 2016] as Martyrs (Shahids) from the occupation forces’ gunfire, on the pretext that they carried out a stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack) in a settlement west of Ramallah. Israeli sources said that ‘2 young Palestinians entered the grocery store in the settlement of Beit Horon and stabbed and injured 2 female settlers, one mortally and one moderately, before retreating from the grocery store.’ The [PA] Ministry of Health stated in a notice that the Martyrs are Ibrahim Osama Yusuf Alan, 23, from Beit Ur Al-Tahta, west of Ramallah, and Hussein Abu Ghosh, 17, from the Qalandiya refugee camp.”

Ibrahim Allan and Hussein Abu Ghosh – 22 and 17-year-old Palestinian terrorists who stabbed and injured 2 Israeli women outside a grocery store in Beit Horon, between Modiin and Jerusalem, on Jan. 25, 2016. One of the women, 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, died of her injuries the next morning. Allan and Abu Ghosh were shot and killed by a local civilian security guard.
Fatah: Abbas’ UN speech led to current “heroic” “popular uprising” (i.e., terror wave)  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 25, 2016
Photo and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Jan. 25, 2016

Posted text: "In the name of Allah the All Merciful, an important notice from the Fatah movement in the West Bank...
In view of the omens, civil wars, and destruction afflicting the region, and in view of the increasing invasions of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in a desperate attempt to force its division by times and areas, and to impose a suffocating siege on the Old City of Jerusalem, the speech of President Mahmoud Abbas on Sept. 30 of last year [2015] comes to reemphasize the basic Palestinian principles, to place full responsibility on the occupation, as the occupying authority, and to open a new phase [of the Palestinian struggle]... O our mighty people,  the historic speech of the president at the UN [on Sept. 30, 2015] was a turning point and a new dawn, which have been expressed by the popular uprising ‘Jerusalem's rage,' which began in Jerusalem the capital, and from there spread to Hebron and the homeland's districts, with stunning heroic performances, which has returned the shine and status to the national cause..."

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PA TV: Two terrorists who stabbed woman to death were killed by Israel “in cold blood,” using the “pretext” of a “stabbing operation”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 25, 2016
Official PA TV News broadcast, report on terror attack in Beit Horon

Official PA TV host: "Two young people were killed as Martyrs (Shahids) by the occupation forces' gunfire, under the pretext that they carried out a stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack) in a settlement west of Ramallah."
Official PA TV reporter: "Israel claims that the two young people stabbed a few settlers in that settlement, and the occupation forces stormed the settlement and killed them in cold blood this evening [Jan. 25, 2016]."

Ibrahim Allan and Hussein Abu Ghosh – 22 and 17-year-old Palestinian terrorists who stabbed and injured 2 Israeli women outside a grocery store in Beit Horon, between Modiin and Jerusalem, on Jan. 25, 2016. One of the women, 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, died of her injuries the next morning. Allan and Abu Ghosh were shot and killed by a local civilian security guard. Click here for footage of part of the attack, in which the two terrorists can be seen holding knives. 
PA daily reports on international campaign to free child terrorist who stabbed 2, under PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’ umbrella 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2016
Headline: “75 countries throughout the world marked the birthday of the boy prisoner Ahmad Manasrah”
      “About 75 countries and websites throughout the world participated two nights ago (Friday-Saturday) in activities and events that demanded the release of the boy prisoner Ahmad Manasrah (i.e., terrorist who stabbed and injured two Israelis severely, one of them a 13-year-old boy), on the event of his birthday, and also the release of the children, minors, from the occupation’s prisons. This was part of the worldwide campaign ‘We will continue beating’ launched by the ‘Ibda’a’ institution in the Deheisheh refugee camp, under the patronage of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs.... The Ibda’a institution in the Deheisheh refugee camp, the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, and the activists and national institutions in the Bethlehem district held an event of solidarity with the detained children of Palestine on Thursday evening, Jan. 22, 2016, with the participation of child prisoner Ahmad Manasrah’s family, and Martyr (Shahid) Hassan Manasrah’s family. Likewise, Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, Secretary of Fatah’s Bethlehem branch Muhammad Al-Masri, representatives of the national institutes and human rights organizations, families of prisoners and released prisoners, and a large audience of children were also present..”

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Fatah tweets image encourages violence and death: "Carry my weapon and do not fear my blood dripping from the weapon" 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Jan. 23, 2016

Text of tweet:
"I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my devotion is to Allah
I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my sacrifices are for Palestine
I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my loyalty is to the Martyrs (Shahids)"

Text on poster:
"Palestine
Fatah
Revolution until victory
If I fall, take my  place
O my comrade in the struggle
Carry my weapon and do not fear my blood dripping from the weapon
I have not died – I still call to you through the wound."
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Fatah youth movement song: "Hold your weapon and load it… Pour the fire of rage on the enemy... Hand me the weapon... Our enemy will pay with his blood" 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 21, 2016

This song promoting violence against Israelis started to appear on social media with the beginning of the Palestinian wave of attacks against Israelis which began in September/October 2015, lasted 6 months and killed over 30 Israelis

Lyrics: "Go out against the treacherous enemy
Even if you hold [only] a rock in your hand
O you, who will never forget a blood revenge
O vigorous person, get up and strap on the belt of fire
And sound for us the voice of the attack
Go out against the enemy, go out, resist, hit, go out
Through rocks [the child Martyr] Faris [Ouda] stood against the arsenal and defeated a tank...
Challenge the enemy
He who humiliates us will not live...
Hold your weapon and load it, leave the revolution burning...
O Fatah fire, burn, constantly and victoriously
Pour the fire of rage on the enemy...
Hand me the weapon and the equipment
Place thousands of cartridges on me
Our enemy will pay with his blood...
I marched determinedly through desert and forests
Holding a submachine gun in my hands which arises out of the rock"
Production – “Fatah Shabiba movement in Palestine”
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Fatah spokesman in Gaza says terror wave had “moral and economic support” from Palestinian leadership 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 21, 2016
Official PA TV program Panorama of the Hour, hosting Fatah spokesman in Gaza Fayez Abu Aita, on the popular uprising

Fatah spokesman in Gaza Fayez Abu Aita: "My greetings to our entire Palestinian people everywhere, in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and to the heroes of the blessed popular uprising (i.e., wave of Palestinian terror attacks) continuing for the fourth month, and entering a new year. It began in 2015 and today it is [still taking place] in 2016… the popular uprising has expanded today, and it enjoys the moral and economic support of the Palestinian leadership and the Fatah Movement in order to continue. The Israelis want the uprising to end, but they will not succeed, for this is the Palestinian people’s right…

(Abu Aita spoke about the fact that Fatah wants to develop and continue this uprising throughout "Palestine" in order to cause real damage to the Israeli occupation. –Ed.)

Allah willing, this uprising will continue through these young heroes, who are carrying out individual heroic operations (i.e., terror attacks) with this extraordinary popular resistance, until our people can achieve our goals."
Murderer of Israeli mother of 6 in front of ‎her children was merciful for not killing ‎her children as well 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 21, 2016
     "In the event of the killing of Dafna Meir, it ‎was demonstrated that the one who ‎carried it out left the children unharmed, ‎and that he was capable of doing [them ‎harm,] but did not. This way, he wanted to ‎convey a message regarding the ‎difference between us and the plundering ‎occupier, who does not differentiate ‎between children the age of Ali ‎Dawabsheh (Palestinian baby who was ‎killed with his family when his home was ‎set afire by Jewish extremists –Ed.), and a ‎fighter in battle. However, this message is ‎not being transmitted by the Israeli media, ‎because it understands the significance ‎of publicizing it, and [instead] it conveys ‎an opposite message which turns the one ‎‎[Palestinian] who carried out the murder ‎into a criminal, who does not care about ‎the tears of children whose mother was ‎taken away from them after she was ‎slaughtered in front of them.‎
There is a difference between the ‎Dawabsheh family and their baby Ali, and ‎Muhammad Abu-Khdeir (Palestinian ‎youth who was kidnapped and burned to ‎death by Jewish extremists –Ed.) who ‎preceded them, and a person who ‎stabbed a settler who stole his land. Of ‎course there is a difference.‎"

This is not the first time that a terror attack has been portrayed as "moral" because the terrorists didn't kill or attack children. PMW reported on two other attacks that were viewed in this light.
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Fatah Commissioner expresses ‎‎“support” for “the present intifada and ‎popular resistance”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 20, 2016
     ‎“The Fatah movement received the ‎decisions of the EU, made at a meeting of ‎European Foreign Ministers in Brussels, ‎with a call to turn them into an action plan ‎to end the Israeli occupation. It called on ‎Europe to take immediate steps to protect ‎the option of the Palestinian state in the ‎framework of a two-state solution from the ‎unilateral steps being taken by the ‎occupation…‎ Fatah Commissioner of International ‎Relations and Fatah Central Committee ‎member Nabil Shaath stated: ‘The ‎decision made by the council of EU ‎Foreign Ministers yesterday [Jan. 18, ‎‎2016] regarding the Palestinian issue is ‎very positive. It is a step forward, which in ‎the end has to lead to severe sanctions ‎against Israel, in order to fight its [Israel’s] ‎colonialist project on our land’…‎ Shaath emphasized that it is important to ‎complete the diplomatic successes by ‎achieving national unity and the end of ‎the rift (i.e., between Fatah and Hamas), in ‎order to strengthen the Palestinian ‎positon and support the present intifada ‎and popular resistance.”‎
Day after murder of Israeli mother of 6, Abbas: “We are against spilling of blood… our resistance will remain peaceful” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 18, 2016
The day after 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist Morad Adais stabbed 38-year-old Israeli Dafna Meir to death in her home in the town of Otniel, south of Hebron, in front of her children, Abbas maintained that the Palestinian "resistance" is “peaceful,” thus denying the many shooting and stabbing attacks in which dozens of Israelis have been murdered and wounded.
Official PA TV live broadcast from the Armenian Theophany (anniversary of Jesus Christ's baptism) celebrations in Bethlehem, where PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas gave a speech:
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We are against spilling of blood, the blood of any human being. Their sex, race, or religion make no difference to us. A human being is a human being… We are all human beings, and therefore we make every effort to prevent the spilling of a drop of anyone's blood. Therefore we say to our brothers and people: We are in a state of despair, and we know that the doors are shut before us, and that the Israeli leadership is trying to shut all doors, but our resistance will remain peaceful, and we will never ask to do anything different. On the contrary, every day we have 3 or 4 Martyrs (Shahids), without any reason or justification.”

Morad Adais – 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed 38-year-old Israeli Dafna Meir to death in front of her children in her home in Otniel, south of Hebron, on Jan. 17. 2016. Adais was apprehended and arrested after two days by Israeli security forces.
Fatah Facebook thanks Sweden for supporting the Palestinians 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 18, 2016

Image and text posted on the official  Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Jan. 18, 2016

The image shows a member of the PA National Security Forces with a child wearing a keffiyeh in his arms, holding a Palestinian and a Swedish flag.

Text in Arabic at top of image and above Fatah’s logo: " The Palestinian National Liberation movement Fatah"
Text in Arabic, English, and Swedish above their heads: "From Palestine to Sweden… Thanks"
Posted text in Arabic, English, and Swedish: "From Palestine to Sweden… Thanks"
Below this is a hashtag in Arabic only: "#Rage_of_Jerusalem" which is one of the names used for the current Palestinian wave of terror attacks against Israelis.
PA Minister calls on Palestinians “to protect the holy sites and ward off the dangers” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 18, 2016
Headline: "Al-Husseini met with a delegation"
    "[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini met yesterday [Jan. 17, 2016] with a delegation of activists and [representatives of] institutions from the Qalandiya refugee camp… He reviewed the difficult situation affecting the occupied capital, and the arbitrary Israeli actions against the residents of Jerusalem and the Islamic and Christian holy sites, and especially against the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Al-Husseini called… to continue to protect the national enterprise, to join the masses, and to protect the holy sites and ward off the dangers hanging over them. Al-Husseini emphasized that the leadership… adheres to the sacred right of all refugees to return to the lands from which they were exiled… Muhammad Abu Habseh, father of Martyr (Shahid) Anan Abu Habseh (i.e., terrorist who killed one), said that Palestine's Martyrs live with their Lord. He noted that they would not have made their sacrifices had they not believed in the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to their homeland, and the need to defeat the occupation and purify the Christian and Islamic holy sites from their impurity, and especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque."

Issa Yassin Assaf and Anan Abu Habseh – 21-year-old and 20-year-old Palestinian terrorists who carried out a stabbing attack at the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Dec. 23, 2015. One Israeli was killed and another was wounded in the attack. Israeli police shot and killed the two terrorists and accidentally shot and killed an Israeli who was trying to stop the terrorists.
Op-ed in PA daily by Arab Israeli condemns terrorist attack in Tel Aviv that killed 2 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 18, 2016
Excerpt of op-ed by Muhammad Ali Taha, an Arab Israeli author
     "A short while ago a young Arab from Arara (i.e., terrorist Nashat Melhem) committed an abominable criminal act in Tel Aviv, and cold-bloodedly murdered 2 young Jewish civilians and an Arab civilian, who was trying to support his family. [Israeli] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his speech podium from his office in West Jerusalem and placed it in the heart of Dizengoff Street [in Tel Aviv]. He spoke with his well-known fluency and incited against 1.5 million Arab citizens of the State of Israel! Dignitaries of the right expected the young [Israeli] Arabs to cry out in support of the attack, close the streets, burn tires, throw rocks at police, set institutions on fire, and make strident statements of support for the crime. And the opposite happened: The head of the [Israeli Arab] Joint List Party, its Parliament Members, the chairman of the National Committee [of heads of Arab districts], the chairman of the Arara Council and members of the council all condemned the attack. Likewise, academics, workers, and farmer condemned it and there did not remain one [Israeli] Arab in our country that did not condemn it!”

Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at Hasimta Bar in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem fled the scene, and later that day killed a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv. A week after the attacks, on Jan. 8, 2016, Israeli security forces tracked down Melhem in a building in his hometown of Arara in the north of Israel. After Melhem opened fire at them, the Israeli security forces shot and killed him.
Official PA daily op-ed calls for Palestinians to support the terror wave because it will help the Palestinian cause 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2016
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

Headline: “What would increase the visibility of our cause”?
      “This question appeared yesterday on the television screen and sparked a great deal of Palestinian debate about what would increase the visibility of our cause on the international community’s table?... There is the Al-Aqsa Intifada. The Intifada of the young Palestinian generations, which succeeded in creating what seemed like a miracle, by thwarting all of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s directives, which are based on violence, summary executions, unlimitedly encouraging settlements, and support of the Jewish terror groups. This Intifada, despite its entering its fourth month, has retained its original message, that the continuation of the occupation is now impossible. This is because the occupation is the settlement, terror and aggression in their most despicable forms. Therefore, this uprising requires full personal and collective support, because it is our most mature national activity, and most important impetus to putting our cause in its rightful place.”

PA daily op-ed: The “uprising requires full personal and collective support” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2016
Headline: “What would increase the visibility of our cause”?
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     “This question appeared yesterday on the television screen and sparked a great deal of Palestinian debate about what would increase the visibility of our cause on the table of the international community?... Secondly, there is the Al-Aqsa Intifada. The intifada of the young Palestinian generations, which has succeeded in creating what seemed like a miracle, by thwarting all of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s directives, which are based on violence, summary executions, unlimitedly encouraging of settlements, and support of the Jewish terror groups. This intifada, despite its entering its fourth month, has retained its original message, according to which the continuation of the occupation is now impossible. This is because the occupation is the settlement, terror and aggression in their most despicable forms. Therefore, this uprising requires full personal and collective support, because it is our most mature national activity, and most important impetus to putting our cause in its rightful place.”

PA daily op-ed: The “uprising requires full personal and collective support” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2016
Headline: “What would increase the visibility of our cause”?
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     “This question appeared yesterday on the television screen and sparked a great deal of Palestinian debate about what would increase the visibility of our cause on the table of the international community?... Secondly, there is the Al-Aqsa Intifada. The intifada of the young Palestinian generations, which has succeeded in creating what seemed like a miracle, by thwarting all of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s directives, which are based on violence, summary executions, unlimitedly encouraging of settlements, and support of the Jewish terror groups. This intifada, despite its entering its fourth month, has retained its original message, according to which the continuation of the occupation is now impossible. This is because the occupation is the settlement, terror and aggression in their most despicable forms. Therefore, this uprising requires full personal and collective support, because it is our most mature national activity, and most important impetus to putting our cause in its rightful place.”
PA daily says 12 terrorists were "murdered in cold blood" by Israel  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2016
       “Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid paid a condolence visit to the relatives of Martyr (Shahid) Muayyad Awni Jabarin in the village of Said, together with heads of the [PA] security establishment and the district staff, on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas. Until now, this village has sacrificed 12 Martyrs, who were murdered in cold blood by the occupation’s bullets. The district governor said: ‘The death of the Martyrs came as part of the crimes and the policy of daily killings carried out by the occupation army against our unarmed people, in order to terrorize it.’ He likewise emphasized his belief that our people will continue to stand firm on its land, adhere to its rights, struggle to obtain freedom and establish an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. Hamid offered his sincere condolences and asked Allah, to let Martyr Jabarin dwell in Paradise, and bestow solace and patience upon his family.”

Muayyad Jabarin – a 20-year-old Palestinian terrorist from Sa’ir, near Hebron, who tried to stab Israeli soldiers at the Beit Anoun Junction on Jan. 14, 2016. He was shot and killed by the soldiers. In a last "will" that Jabarin left for his parents and which was published by the Palestinian Donia Al-Watan news agency, the terrorist wrote: “I will kill two Israeli soldiers and have my revenge through them... Allah willing, I will be a Martyr.”
Al-Quds University graduating law class named after murderer of 2, in presence of Fatah official and Palestinian Attorney-General 
Source: Official Facebook page of Fatah Central ‎Committee Member Abbas Zaki, Jan. 17, 2016


Photos and text posted on Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China Abbas Zaki on Jan. 17, 2016

Posted text: "In the presence of Martyr Hassan Albo, the Al-Quds University graduated a new class of graduates of the faculty of law – the class of Martyrs (Shahids) Muhannad Halabi and Hassan Albo, Martyrs of the Al-Aqsa Intifada. In addition, Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki, Attorney General Abd Al-Ghani Al-Aweewi, and university representative Rafiq Abu Ayyash were present."

Hassan Albo – 23-year-old Palestinian killed in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in Halhoul, near Hebron, on Nov. 13, 2015. Palestinian sources say he was killed by Israeli gunfire. The Israeli army is investigating the incident.

Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."

PA daily praises Swedish Foreign Minister, repeats libel that Israel is executing Palestinian children and planting knives by the bodies  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 16, 2016
Headline: "Wallström – a great example of a Western official"
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist ‎for official PA daily and advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs
     "Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is again under unprecedented racist attack by the Israeli government and opposition just because she has demanded an investigation in order to determine (just determine) if Israel is guilty of extrajudicial killings of Palestinian citizens… The Swedish hero Wallström has not erred in any way. She behaved like a responsible person, based on her following of the unjust murders and executions of Palestinian children who have not committed any crime. This is not even [Israeli] self-defense, and placing knives by their bleeding bodies is nothing but a big lie, exposed by the publicized videos."
Fatah organizes eulogy for teenage terrorist stabber: "We continue on your path, the Martyrs’ path" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 16, 2016


Photos and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement

Posted text:  “[Fatah’s] Al-Duha sub-branch of the Bethlehem branch organized a eulogy rally in honor of the child Martyr (Shahid), the hero Mamoun Al-Khatib, 40 days after his death as a Martyr
Glory and eternal life to our righteous Martyrs
We continue on your path, the Martyrs’ path”

Mamoun Ra'ed Muhammad Al-Khatib – 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab an Israeli civilian at the Gush Etzion Junction on Dec.1, 2015. Israeli soldiers at the scene shot a nd killed Al-Khatib. An Israeli civilian driving by in his car was wounded by shrapnel.
Abbas’ advisor blesses terrorists: “We bow before every drop of blood that has dripped from our children and women… and every… Martyr's mother, who…when they notified her of his death as a Martyr, she let cries of joy loose to the Heavens” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 16, 2016
Excerpt from Al-Quds (Palestinian Fatah newspaper in Lebanon -Ed.) interview with [Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein, published in Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon:
Q:
"Do you have any final words for our people carrying out intifada in Palestine?"
Al-Einein: "Blessings to all of our Martyrs, to the residents of Jerusalem who had the honor of igniting the first spark of this activity, to all those who followed in their footsteps in the rest of the homeland, and to the residents of the Hebron district, who have sown fear in all of this cancerous Israeli body (Many of the terrorists have come from the Hebron district -Ed.). We bow before every drop of blood that has dripped from our children and women, and bow the head before every Martyr and Martyr's mother, who carried her child in her belly and brought him up until he became a young man, and when they notified her of his death as a Martyr, she let cries of joy loose to the Heavens. Mothers like these will not be defeated, and this is our people about whom President Martyr Yasser Arafat said that it is 'a people of giants.'"
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Fatah posts new picture of terrorist who ‎stabbed 2 Israelis to death on its Facebook ‎page 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 14, 2016

Posted text: "They asked Allah to have mercy ‎on his soul – a new picture of Martyr (Shahid) ‎Muhannad Halabi during his visit to the ‎Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs). It ‎should be noted that the Martyr died as a Martyr ‎during a stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack in ‎which Halabi killed 2 Israelis) that he carried ‎out in occupied Jerusalem."‎

Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian ‎terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah ‎Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s ‎wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a ‎stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on ‎Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot ‎and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his ‎attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, ‎the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as ‎part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a ‎response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque and that the Palestinian people would ‎not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference ‎to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over ‎and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's ‎portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount ‎as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."‎
Abbas’ advisor: “All manners of confrontation (i.e., including violence) with the occupation are open to us” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 13, 2016
Headline: "Abu Al-Einein: The civil institutions must complement the state institutions in order to strengthen the citizen's resolve"
      “[Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member and Head of Civil Organization Affairs Sultan Abu Al-Einein called on the civil institutions and organizations to serve as a complement to the PA's institutions in order to form a cohesive and complete society in Palestine. Abu Al-Einein emphasized in an interview with Radio Mawtini… the determination of the Palestinian people to confront the occupation's actions in every manner, and added: 'We are subject to systematic Israeli terror, and in light of the unusual circumstances being experienced by the Palestinian people, all manners of confrontation with the occupation are open to us."

PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."
PLO organization approves list of “Martyrs,” pays allowances to families of terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 13, 2016
Headline: "The National Association of the Martyrs' Families of Palestine: The number of Martyrs of the uprising is 153"

"The National Association of the Martyrs' Families of Palestine) announced yesterday that as of the day before [Jan. 11, 2016] the number of Martyrs of the popular uprising is 153 male and female Martyrs. Secretary-General of the association Muhammad Sbeihat said that… the body that approves Martyrs is the institution that takes care of the families of Martyrs and wounded, and it is an official body under the PLO, and not the [PA] Ministry of Health, which carries out its professional task according to the PA's laws and regulations... Secretary-General of the association Sbeihat clarified that the institution to take care of the families of Martyrs and injured approves all the Martyrs of the Palestinian cause, whether they are from within the homeland or from the Diaspora, without any reference to their belonging or political leanings, and gives them monthly allowances. He emphasized that this also includes families of the Martyrs in Jerusalem and the interior (i.e., Israel) who even receive a special supplement of 300 shekels, due to the difference in the cost of living."

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Fatah: “Popular intifada against the occupation and its settlers must be escalated and spread everywhere” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2016
Headline: “Ramallah and El-Bireh branch discusses several topics”
      “Fatah’s Ramallah branch held its weekly meeting yesterday [Jan. 11, 2016] evening, and discussed several topics related to the Palestinian cause, political developments, developments in the field, and the internal organizational situation. [Participants] in the meeting emphasized that it is important to retain the level of alertness, and that the popular intifada against the occupation and its settlers must be escalated and spread everywhere.
[Participants] in the meeting emphasized that the [Fatah] movement and its Tanzim (Fatah terror faction –Ed.) will remain the spearhead of the resistance to the occupation out of loyalty to the sweeping flood of Martyrs and the commitment they took upon themselves: to defend the land, the honor, and the holy sites. [They added that] the struggle’s arena is not limited to a specific location or time as long as the occupation continues to hang over our land and its settlers continue to damage our property… The movement stated that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and his Nazi government’s gamble on the collapse of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the thwarting of the intifada from the inside is a failed gamble, and noted that the people of sacrifice do not mind paying the price as long as its goal is freedom and independence.”
PA daily op-ed praises “heroic” terrorist murderer of 3 in Tel Aviv and criticizes the “crime” of “cowardly” Israeli security forces who killed him 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2016
       “A week after Nashat Melhem carried out his operation (i.e., shooting attack killing 3) on Dizengoff [Street, in Tel Aviv], all of the Israeli security forces began searching for the Triangle resident (i.e., a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages adjacent to the Green Line in northern Israel), but to no avail. It was the largest search operation of its kind since 1980... All the questions raised require that the Israeli government, the Israeli Security Agency and police, and the entire security establishment explicitly declare the defeat and failure, and recognize that Martyr Nashat was the hero, not the murderers from the Israeli special units. That is because he carried out the operation calmly, and left the scene peacefully, without making a fuss, in addition to the fact that he did not give the security forces a chance to pursue him or discover his hiding place… Martyr Nashat Melhem won, while they [the Israelis] were defeated, even though he died as a Martyr at the hands of the cowardly Israeli security agents.”

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Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at Hasimta bar in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem fled the scene, and later that day killed a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv. A week after the attacks, on Jan. 8,
2016, Israeli security forces tracked down Melhem in a building in his hometown of Arara in the north of Israel. After Melhem opened fire at them, the Israeli security forces shot and killed him.
Abbas’ advisor: Terror wave is “an element of power for the PA,” and “we want the popular uprising to become an all-out uprising, so that it will… hurt the Israeli enemy” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 12, 2016
Headline: “In a courageous interview – Sultan Abu Al-Einein opens his heart and talks about Hamas, the Seventh [Fatah] Conference, the uprising, the president’s health, and his deputy: Rajoub spoke the truth”
     “[Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein… stated in regard to the accusations that the popular uprising acted to weaken and cause cracks in the Palestinian Authority (PA): ‘The uprising is an element of power for the PA, and the PA needs to complement this popular uprising, and not treat it harshly.’ He emphasized that the popular uprising is not the object of the Fatah and Palestinian leadership’s aspirations, and we want the popular uprising to become an all-out uprising, so that it will become an uprising that hurts the Israeli enemy, and exacts a heavy toll for the occupation’s presence on our land.”
Abbas’ advisor: Terror wave is “an element of power for the PA,” and “we want the popular uprising to become an all-out uprising, so that it will… hurt the Israeli enemy” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 12, 2016
Headline: “In a courageous interview – Sultan Abu Al-Einein opens his heart and talks about Hamas, the Seventh [Fatah] Conference, the uprising, the president’s health, and his deputy: Rajoub spoke the truth”
     “[Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein… stated in regard to the accusations that the popular uprising acted to weaken and cause cracks in the Palestinian Authority (PA): ‘The uprising is an element of power for the PA, and the PA needs to complement this popular uprising, and not treat it harshly.’ He emphasized that the popular uprising is not the object of the Fatah and Palestinian leadership’s aspirations, and we want the popular uprising to become an all-out uprising, so that it will become an uprising that hurts the Israeli enemy, and exacts a heavy toll for the occupation’s presence on our land.”
Fatah website publishes cartoon of bleeding Palestinian armed with rifle 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 10, 2016

Cartoon published on Falestinona, the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, on Jan. 10, 2016
Headline: "For Jerusalem"
The cartoon shows a bleeding Palestinian with a rifle and the flag of Palestine on his jacket looking toward Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza (i.e., the Temple Mount).
Fatah posts death notices of 3 terrorists: "Fatah's northern Hebron branch accompanies the Martyrs of justice and fraternity to their weddings" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 10, 2016

Posted text: “Notice of the death of the Martyrs of justice and fraternity”
Text in image:
“O Storm (Al-Asifa) [Fatah]
Do not leave my blood unavenged
The Sa’ir sub-branch of Fatah’s northern Hebron branch accompanies the Martyrs of justice and fraternity to their weddings (i.e., Martyrs’ funerals, considered in Islam a wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise)
Martyr Ahmad Salem Kawazbeh
Martyr Muhannad Ziad Kawazbeh
Martyr Alaa Abd Kawazbeh
The revolution is until victory”

"Al-Asifa" – “the storm” was a pseudonym for “Fatah” in its first years. It later became the name of Fatah's military wing in the 1960s and 1970s.

Ahmad, Muhannad, and Alaa Kawazbeh – 3 Palestinian terrorists, 18 and 19-years-old, and relatives, who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack near the Gush Etzion junction on Jan. 7, 2016. They aroused suspicions of Israeli soldiers at the junction who began a security check on them. The Kawazbeh relatives pulled out knives and were shot and killed by the soldiers.

PA daily claims Israel “executed” terrorist who killed 3 in Tel Aviv, and that Netanyahu threatened and encouraged further “summary executions” of Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 10, 2016
Headline: “Netanyahu threatens and promises to continue summary executions”
     “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to back up the [Israeli] police, [Israeli] Intelligence Services, and the Israeli police counter-terrorism unit, and to encourage them to continue the summary executions that they are carrying out in the West Bank, Gaza, and the Palestinian interior (i.e., Israel)... In response to the execution of Nashat Melhem by special Israeli police forces, Netanyahu stated that ‘in the name of all Israel’s citizens,’ he thanks ‘the police, intelligence services, and counter-terrorism unit for their precise work around the clock and for carrying out the mission required of them (sic., not Netanyahu’s actual statement).’  In his statements, Netanyahu continued to threaten. He said: ‘Whoever murders Israelis or assists [murderers], his fate will be the same, within Israel’s borders and outside them.’”
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Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at Hasimta bar in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem fled the scene, and later that day killed a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv. A week after the attacks, on Jan. 8, 2016, Israeli security forces tracked down Melhem in a building in his hometown of Arara in the north of Israel. After Melhem opened fire at them, the Israeli security forces shot and killed him.

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Fatah opens mourning tent for “heroic Martyr” terrorist who killed 3 in Tel Aviv 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 10, 2016

Photos and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Jan. 10, 2016
Posted text: “The Martyr Riyad Naif - Jalazone refugee camp branch of the Fatah movement opened a mourning tent for the heroic Martyr (Shahid) Nashat Melhem”
The pictures show the mourning tent.
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Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at Hasimta bar in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem fled the scene, and later that day killed a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv. A week after the attacks, on Jan. 8, 2016, Israeli security forces tracked down Melhem in a building in his hometown of Arara in the north of Israel. After Melhem opened fire at them, the Israeli security forces shot and killed him.
Fatah Facebook praises "hero" Martyr, "Igniter of the intifada" who stabbed 2 to death 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 10, 2016

Photo and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Jan. 10, 2016

Posted text:  “Igniter of the Jerusalem Intifada
#Muhannad_Halabi”
Text over photo of Muhannad Halabi:
“Igniter of the Jerusalem Intifada
Martyr (Shahid) of the homeland, the hero Muhannad Halabi”
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Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Palestinian expert on PA TV glorifies "Martyr" who murdered 3 civilians: "By himself and with a simple weapon he imposed a closure on the Tel Aviv region" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 9, 2016
Official PA TV program Panorama of the Hour hosts Shaker Shabat, a media figure and expert on Israel affairs

Official PA TV host:
“The Israeli security establishment arrested, or executed, Martyr (Shahid) Nashat Melhem, who conducted the Dizengoff [Street] operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered), after eight days. He disappeared for eight days, and after all that time he was found. [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu praises the police and the Israeli Security Agency on his arrest and execution, which perhaps shows that the Israeli army and Israeli police are the ones who executed Martyr Nashat Milhem. What is your opinion on the change now – clear backing from Netanyahu, and now there is a rule for the [Israeli] security establishment: ‘Not to arrest, shoot him immediately and kill him.’”

Palestinian expert on Israeli affairs Shaker Shabat: “First of all, it must be said that Martyr Nashat Milhem is the 150th Martyr (i.e., since the start of the Palestinian terror wave that was at its height from October 2015 through March 2016), and that’s important, not 149. Secondly, this Martyr has special characteristics; by himself and with a simple weapon he imposed a closure on the Tel Aviv region, the center of Israel, and on the central region, which is called Gush Dan, for around a week. The schools were closed, the tourism in Tel Aviv was nearly eliminated, there are no more travelers on the street. Everyone is cautious, everyone is alert and looking right and left because maybe Nashat will burst out at them.”

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PA daily accuses Israel of “assassinating” terrorist who killed 3 in Tel Aviv 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 9, 2016
Headline: “A special Israeli force assassinated Nashat Melhem, who carried out the Tel Aviv operation”
     An Israeli ‘commando’ force assassinated young Nashat Melhem, who carried out the Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attacks that killed 3), yesterday [Jan. 8, 2016] during an exchange of gunfire in the village of Arara in the triangle (i.e., a concentration of Israeli Arab towns in the center of Israel, east of the Sharon area), after a full week of intense, incessant searches.”
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Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at Hasimta bar in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem fled the scene, and later that day killed a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv. A week after the attacks, on Jan. 8, 2016, Israeli security forces tracked down Melhem in a building in his hometown of Arara in the north of Israel. After Melhem opened fire at them, the Israeli security forces shot and killed him.
Terrorist stabber who killed 2 praised as "Martyr" by PA TV after his home was demolished by Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 9, 2016
Official PA TV News broadcast
The demolition of terrorist Muhannad Halabi’s family home in the town of Surda
      “A silent stone [from Halabi’s home] is not more precious than the Martyr’s [Halabi's] soul. They demolished the home, expelled the family and killed the engineer of the mass uprising, only out of anger and revenge.”
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Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett's wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada," and said that it was a response to Israel's actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not "succumb to humiliation." This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Palestinian expert on PA TV: Knife attacks are not terror 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 9, 2016


Palestinian expert on Israeli affairs, Shaker Shabat: “What puts Israel in an ‎embarrassing situation now, and what prevents it from dealing with the intifada, is that ‎it is individuals of a somewhat peaceful character [who carry it out]. A knife is not ‎considered a firearm and [stabbing] is not classified as an act of terror. Israel is in a ‎crisis because the one who confronts the Israeli army and the settlers is the ‎Palestinian civilian, with a knife, or even with his exposed body, or with a screwdriver ‎or scissors.”‎
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Note: Presenting the Palestinian attacks as having targeted only Israeli so-called “settlers” and ‎soldiers is incorrect. Stabbing attacks have been carried out all over Israel against ‎civilians, including children, women, and the elderly.‎
Palestinian social media "rages" at exclusion of Tel Aviv terrorist from PA list of "Martyrs" 
Source: Al-Jazeera website, Jan. 9, 2016
     “The [PA] Ministry of Health in Ramallah refused to include the name of Martyr Nashat Melhem in the list of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Palestinian uprising that broke out last October [2015], something that provoked the wrath of the Palestinian street and whose echoes are reflected in the social media. [Social media] activists expressed their great anger over this step [by the ministry], which came after the ministry originally added the Martyr’s name to their documents, and raised the number of Martyrs to 150, but afterward they surprisingly omitted him and returned the number to 149. The activists created the hashtag #the_150th_Martyr_despite_your_opposition , and many expressed their condemnation and great anger with it [the ministry’s decision]."



Text in image:
“Martyr Nashat Melhem 150”
Melhem’s photo appears in the “0” of “150.” The image refers to the social media protest, according to which Melhem ought to have remained the 150th Martyr on the PA Ministry’s list of “Martyrs” of the popular uprising.
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PA Ministry of Health: Even though we removed terrorist who killed 3 from official Martyr list, he's still a Martyr whose "name is engraved with his pure blood, which watered the ground of our free land" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 9, 2016
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Health: Melhem is a Martyr and does not need anyone’s approval”
     “The PA Ministry of Health emphasized that it only documents the names of Martyrs (Shahids) who are within its jurisdiction and responsibility i.e., the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and in the Gaza Strip. The ministry added in a press release today, Saturday [Jan. 9, 2016], that the omission of Nashat Melhem from its lists does not mean the title [of Martyr] has been taken away from him. On the contrary, he [Melhem] is one of the dearest Martyrs, and his name is engraved with his pure blood, which watered the ground of our free land.
The ministry noted that the omission of Martyr Melhem’s name arises from the fact that the Ministry [of Health] is responsible for counting the ill, the types of illnesses, the injured, and the Martyrs within its area of jurisdiction, and that the omission of Melhem from the list under no circumstances means that Nashat is not a Martyr. On the contrary, he is like every Palestinian Martyr from everywhere in the land... ”
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Fatah Twitter: Tel Aviv killer of 2 is “Martyr” “Congratulations to you and may Allah receive you in Heaven” 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Jan. 8, 2016


Text and photo tweeted from official Fatah Twitter account on Jan. 8, 2016

Text: “Nashat Melhem died as a Martyr (Shahid) after an armed confrontation in the courtyard of a mosque in Umm Al-Fahm on blessed Friday, congratulations to you and may Allah receive you in Heaven”
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Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at Hasimta bar in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem fled the scene, and later that day killed a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv. A week after the attacks, on Jan. 8, 2016, Israeli security forces tracked down Melhem in a building in his hometown of Arara in the north of Israel. After Melhem opened fire at them, the Israeli soldiers shot and killed him.
PA Security Forces spokesman outraged at rumor that PA Security Forces helped Israel catch terrorist who killed 3 in Tel Aviv 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Jan. 8, 2016
Text posted on the Facebook page of official spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri
     “After Nashat Melhem’s (an Israeli Arab terrorist who killed 3 on Jan. 1, 2016) death as a Martyr (Shahid), do the hostile and filthy-minded continue to spread [the lie], together with the occupation and its mobilized, false media, that Martyr Nashat was in the West Bank and the Palestinian security assisted in searching for him?!?! Do Hamas, its halfwits, and its dupe followers still rely on the Hebrew media, leaks from the Hebrew press, and enemy sources, in order to satisfy their lust for hatred of Fatah and the PA? You should be ashamed of your lie, even just a little. A Muslim does not lie, and a fighter does not lie!”
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Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at Hasimta bar in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem fled the scene, and later that day killed a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv. A week after the attacks, on Jan. 8,
2016, Israeli security forces tracked down Melhem in a building in his hometown of Arara in the north of Israel. After Melhem opened fire at them, the Israeli security forces shot and killed him.
Fatah spokesman: Abbas is leading the “popular uprising” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 7, 2016
Headline: “Fatah: The president [Abbas] strives to stop the suffering of our people in Gaza”
      “Fatah Spokesman Fayez Abu Aita… emphasized in a press statement published by the [Fatah] Information and Culture Commission today [Jan. 7, 2016], Thursday … that it is necessary to take into account the difficult and sensitive situation our people is experiencing, as it fights the battle for independence and an [independent] state, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, through the blessed popular uprising and the unlimited political confrontation with the occupation in the UN corridors and the International Criminal Court.’”
Terrorist stabber’s father interviewed on PA TV reports on son’s death wish, praises Allah for his son’s Martyrdom  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 6, 2016
Official PA TV news broadcast report on funeral of “Martyr” Ahmad Kawazbeh
Terrorist stabber Ahmad Kawazbeh’s father: “Ahmad was an excellent high school student. Two days before he died as a Martyr (Shahid), he said something to us that we did not understand. We said to him ‘You need to study so you will bring us a high [grade point] average, and we want a report card (Shahada - the same as the word for martyrdom) which will make us proud.’ He said ‘Father, I will bring you Shahada (Martyrdom) that will make you very proud.’ It never occurred to us that he meant this type of Shahada (i.e., Martyrdom and not report card). Praise Allah, this is a better Shahada than any report card, Shahada for Allah.”
Immediately after the father’s words, the PA TV host says that the “Martyr” wanted to fulfill his dream of excelling in the matriculation exams, however “the muzzle of the occupier’s rifle was greater than his dream.” She ignores the words of the father who moments before specifically noted his son’s death-wish.

Ahmad, Muhannad, and Alaa Kawazbeh – 3 Palestinian terrorists, 18 and 19-years-old, and relatives, who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack near the Gush Etzion junction on Jan. 7, 2016. They aroused suspicions of Israeli soldiers at the junction who began a security check of them. The Kawazbeh relatives pulled out knives and were shot and killed by the soldiers.
PA official to terrorists: “You are heroes and we bless you… and say to you: You are a crown on our heads” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 6, 2016

Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub:‎ "I say to the Israelis first of all: You sons of bitches, we will not accept less than a ‎Palestinian state. We are the owners of the land, and we are the residents of the land ‎and you are strangers in the land... Our relations with the occupation need to be first of ‎all on a basis of clashes – until a Palestinian state is established. Do not believe in ‎‎[Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu, he is a liar and a scoundrel, and he’s a Fascist and ‎represents the new Nazism... From here we say to the 145 Martyrs (Palestinians killed ‎in the 2015-2016 terror wave , most during terror attacks –Ed.) – You are ‎heroes and we bless you and strengthen your families, and say to you: You are a ‎crown on our heads.‎"
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PA District Governor’s Facebook page posts picture of her with terrorist: “Morning of Martys” 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Jan. 6, 2016

Text and photo posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: “#Morning_of_Martyrs (Shahids)
#The_morning_of_Palestine
A photo of Martyr Wisam Abu Ghweileh next to #Dr._Laila_Ghannam”

Wisam Abu Ghweileh – Palestinian terrorist who rammed his car into Israeli soldiers, wounding 1, at the Adam junction north of Jerusalem on Dec. 24, 2015. Abu Ghweileh was shot and killed by the soldiers.
Fatah holds rally honoring 5 terrorists, 2 responsible for killing 2 Israelis: "[Fatah representatives] listed the virtues of the Martyrs and swore to walk in their footsteps" 
Source: Al-Quds, Jan. 6, 2016
Headline: “Fatah movement and Qalandiya refugee camp institutes and activists eulogize 5 Martyrs”
      “The Fatah movement and activists and institutes in the Qalandiya refugee camp held a rally to eulogize 5 Martyrs (Shahids) who have died in the last month from the occupation army’s gunfire: Bilal Zayed, Ahmad Jahajha from the [Qalandiya] communication center, Anan Abu Hamseh and Issa Assaf (i.e., murderers of one), who carried out the stabbing at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem, and Hikmat Hamdan from El-Bireh, who was killed by occupation soldiers on the grounds of the refugee camp... The eulogies began with the Palestinian national anthem, and standing for a minute of silence for the Martyrs’ souls. Afterwards, the Fatah movement, refugee camp activists and institutes, the Qalandiya communication center, the Imam of the large mosque, Sheikh Hassan Adwan, Fatah Revolutionary Committee member, Jamal Abu Al-Leil, and others spoke. During their [eulogies] they listed the virtues of the Martyrs and swore to walk in their footsteps until the goals and expectations of our people for return, liberation, and the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital are fulfilled... The rally ended with the honoring of the Martyrs’ families, with a play that caused those present, who were in pain over the death of their dear ones who were among us until a few days ago, to cry.”

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PFLP refuses to condemn Tel Aviv terror attack on the grounds that “[it] is a dangerous precedent that can lead to the condemnation of every act of Palestinian resistance” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 5, 2016
Headline: “The Popular [Front]: The rights of the Palestinians will not be protected through the condemnation of the Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack)”
     “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) expressed its refusal to condemn the Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack that killed 3) in an announcement published by the head of the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of the Palestinian Occupied Interior (i.e., Israel). The [Popular] Front emphasized in the announcement, a copy of which reached Ma’an [news agency], that it could have been possible to avoid this announcement, to deal with the pressures [exerted by] the occupation, and to emphasize that the Palestinian people has the right to resist the occupation using all means. Moreover, the Front emphasized that describing the Tel Aviv operation as ‘ criminal’ in the announcement is a dangerous precedent that can lead to the condemnation of every act of Palestinian resistance.”

Nashat Melhem - 29-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, killing 2 Israelis, Alon Bakal and Shimon Ruimi, and wounding 8 others, at a Tel Aviv bar on Jan. 1, 2016. Melhem, who was identified after his father called the police, fled the scene and has not been captured as of Jan. 5, 2016. He is also suspected of shooting and killing a taxi driver, Bedouin Israeli Amin Shaaban, in another part of Tel Aviv on the same day.
PA daily reports on funeral of “Martyr” who stabbed Israeli soldiers and killed 1 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2016
Headline: “Crowds accompany Ahmad Jamal Taha to burial, the fourth Martyr from the small town in the October uprising”
     “Hundreds of citizens accompanied to burial Martyr Ahmad Jamal Taha, 21, from the small town northwest of occupied Jerusalem, in a mass procession, which turned into a demonstration against the occupation and its crimes."
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Ahmad Jamal Taha – 16-year-old terrorist who stabbed two Israeli soldiers, murdering Ziv Mizrachi and injuring another soldier, on Nov. 23, 2015, at a gas station on route 443, between Jerusalem and Modiin. Taha was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
Terrorists who killed 4 altogether called "Martyrs" by PA daily 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2016
Headline: “The occupation destroys the inner walls of Martyrs Abu Jamal and Alyan’s houses and seals them with cement”
      “Yesterday [Jan. 4, 2016] Israeli occupation forces sealed the homes of Martyrs Alaa Abu Jamal and Baha Alyan, in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of southeast Jerusalem, with reinforced concrete.”
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Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded Israeli bus no. 78 in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Chaim Haviv (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and wounding 4 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Two weeks after the attack on Oct. 27, a 3rd victim in the attack, Richard Lakin (76), died from his wounds.

Alaa Abu Jamal - Palestinian terrorist who deliberately drove his car into people standing at a bus stop on Malchei Yisrael Street in Jerusalem on Oct. 13, 2015, hitting three people. Yeshayahu Krishevsky, 60, was killed and the other two were injured. Abu Jamal then got out of his car and started stabbing people, wounding others. The terrorist was killed by a security guard. He was a relative of the terrorists who murdered 5 worshippers and a policeman in the Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem in November 2014.
Cartoon on Fatah website: Israel is destroying Palestinian holy sites 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Jan. 4, 2016

Cartoon posted on the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission on Jan. 4, 2016
Headline: “Destruction!”
The cartoon shows a giant with a star of David on his shoulder chopping down a tree in the shape of a mosque’s minaret, on which is written: “the holy sites”. The tree is about to fall on an isolated and fortified guard post on which is written: “Israel’s security.”
PA district governor at terrorist’s funeral: “Palestine’s people accompany [him]… who died for Palestine and its freedom to his wedding as a Martyr” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2016
Headline: “Ramallah accompanies the Martyrs of Silwad and Aroura to their weddings in impressive ceremonies”
     “The people of the village of Silwad, northeast of Ramallah, accompanied the bodies of the righteous Martyrs (Shahids) Anas Bassem Hammad, 20, and Muhammad Abd Al-Rahman Iyad, 21, to their graves in the village’s cemetery… Ramallah and El-Bireh district Governor Laila Ghannam addressed Martyr Anas’ father, who is imprisoned in the Ofer [prison], and said that Palestine’s people accompany his oldest son who died for Palestine and its freedom to his wedding as a Martyr (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam)… At the moment of bidding him farewell, Martyr Anas’ mother addressed her husband, the prisoner, and said: ‘Your son Anas has lifted our head up all over Palestine’ and continued: ‘I am holding up despite his absence and your imprisonment, and consider him a Martyr at Allah’s side. We belong to Allah, and to Him we return. Your son is the handsomest groom accompanied to his wedding to the Dark-Eyed Maidens (i.e., the Virgins of Paradise) today [Jan, 4, 2016]."

Anas Bassem Hammad – 20-year-old Palestinian terrorist who rammed his car into 2 Israeli soldiers, injuring them, near Ofrah, north of Jerusalem, on Dec. 4, 2015. Hammad was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.

Muhammad Abd Al-Rahman Iyad – 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to ram his car into a group of Israeli soldiers in Silwad, north of Ramallah, on Dec. 18, 2015. After they warned him to stop and he instead sped up, he was shot and killed by the soldiers.
PLO research center accuses Israel of executing Palestinian civilians, and that Israel “executed” terrorist “Martyrs… in the field and in cold blood, under false pretexts” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2016
This report was published during the 2015-2016 PA-led terror wave, in which since 13 September 2015, 29 Israelis have been killed (including a Palestinian and a foreign worker), and 290 injured - 25 of them seriously - in terrorist attacks, most of them civilians. As of Jan. 18, 2016, there have been 109 stabbings, 37 shootings, and 22 car rammings. Most of the Palestinians that have been killed were killed while attempting to stab or shoot at Israelis. [http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Terrorism/Palestinian/Pages/Wave-of-terror-October-2015.aspx]

Headline: “The Abdallah Al-Hourani Center listed the Israeli violations in 2015”
      “The Abdallah Al-Hourani Center for Research and Documentation of the PLO published its annual report regarding the main Israeli violations against the Palestinian people in 2015… During the past year, the Israeli occupation authorities have killed 181 Palestinian civilians, including 32 children, 9 women, 26 Gaza Strip residents and 3 residents of the areas occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel). It should be noted that 144 Martyrs (Shahids) have ascended to Heaven in the popular uprising since the beginning of October [2015], and most Martyrs were executed in the field and in cold blood, under false pretexts intended to terrorize the unarmed [Palestinian] civilians.”
Fatah official: “Popular uprising” will continue, Fatah is participating and has “sacrificed Martyrs” during terror wave 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2016
This report was published during the 2015-2016 PA-led terror wave, in which since 13 September 2015, 29 Israelis have been killed (including a Palestinian and a foreign worker), and 290 injured - 25 of them seriously - in terrorist attacks, most of them civilians. As of Jan. 18, 2016, there have been 109 stabbings, 37 shootings, and 22 car rammings. Most of the Palestinians that have been killed were killed while attempting to stab or shoot at Israelis. [http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/ForeignPolicy/Terrorism/Palestinian/Pages/Wave-of-terror-October-2015.aspx]

Headline: “The Abdallah Al-Hourani Center listed the Israeli violations in 2015”
       “The Abdallah Al-Hourani Center for Research and Documentation of the PLO published its annual report regarding the main Israeli violations against the Palestinian people in 2015… During the past year, the Israeli occupation authorities have killed 181 Palestinian civilians, including 32 children, 9 women, 26 Gaza Strip residents and 3 residents of the areas occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel). It should be noted that 144 Martyrs (Shahids) have ascended to Heaven in the popular uprising since the beginning of October [2015], and most Martyrs were executed in the field and in cold blood, under false pretexts intended to terrorize the unarmed [Palestinian] civilians.”
Fatah posts anti-Hamas video: “The whole world will know how the residents of Gaza are living under Hamas’ iron fist” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 4, 2016


Video and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Jan. 4, 2016


Text: “Please share.
In their souls there is only hidden hatred and hostility toward our people. This is Hamas in Gaza, as it mercilessly and inhumanely strikes the bodies of Gaza residents with its contaminated hand.
At the same time, it [Hamas] is seen smiling at the Zionists while asking their help to survive in Gaza.
The whole world will know how the residents of Gaza are living under Hamas’ iron fist.”

Video:
The beginning of the video shows Hamas activists behaving violently toward Gaza residents.
Caption: “This is Hamas’ attitude toward Gaza residents.”
Hamas member:
“I swear, I will violate all orders and I will kill you.”
The words “I will kill you” appear on the screen.
Caption: “They have no mercy on anyone.”
Caption: “They have no mercy on anyone.”
Caption over background pictures of Gilad Shalit barbecuing with his Hamas captors: “and with the Zionists they barbecue”
Fatah leader praises young Palestinians for heeding PA call: “They succeeded in making Israel worry, with rocks and knives” 
Source: Official Facebook page of Fatah Central ‎Committee Member Abbas Zaki, Jan. 4, 2016


Member of Fatah Central Committee, Abbas Zaki:
“From where did the reaction come when [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas and the political leadership announced that we cannot take it any longer, in other words, that we will not agree to a PA without authority and an occupation without cost [to Israel]? Who took action? The young from the Oslo generation who are in the prime of their youth did, [those] whom Allah chose and loved. They chose the path of Martyrdom (Shahada). Yes, they marched of their own will on the illuminated path to Paradise. They succeeded in making Israel worry, with rocks and knives, and in imposing a curfew on several parts of our occupied land, the so-called State of Israel.”
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Music video on Fatah-run TV: "Drown them in a sea of blood, Kill them as you wish" 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 4, 2016

"Pick up your weapon and advance, Jerusalem is calling in pain
Come on, strike them, you have the strength
Turn your anger into the fire of Hell…
Besiege them in all their neighborhoods
Drown them in a sea of blood
Kill them as you wish
The one who burned the [Dawabshe] baby is the most oppressive...
Muhannad [Halabi] (i.e., murderer of 2) did not agree to be humiliated
and made them drink the bitter cup...
Advance to the battlefield and resist
Challenge death and resist
Victory is undoubtedly coming to us
Those who don’t understand will understand...
Fadi Alloun (i.e., terrorist who stabbed one) has joined the great Martyrs"
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Father of Palestinian terrorist happy that other terrorists caused “a Jew to kill a Jew” when Israeli police by accident shot Israeli civilian who tried to stop stabbers  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 3, 2016

Official PA TV program The Occupied Capital broadcast about a demonstration that took place in the Old Oity of Jerusalem, demanding Israel to hand over bodies of terrorists. There was a plan to form a human chain around the Od City, which was cancelled due to lack of participants.

Father of terrorist stabber Mamoun aAl-Khatib: "Today our young people made us hold our head up high, when causing a settler and a Jew to kill a Jew as a result of their fear of our young people and what they did."
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The terror attack referred to in which a Jew was accidentally killed by Israeli police: Issa Yassin Assaf and Anan Abu Habseh – 21-year-old and 20-year-old Palestinian terrorists who carried out a stabbing attack at the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Dec. 23, 2015. One Israeli was killed and another was wounded in the attack. Israeli police shot and killed the two terrorists and accidentally shot and killed a third Israeli who was trying to stop the terrorists.

The speaker is the father of Mamoun Ra'ed Muhammad al-Khatib – a 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab an Israeli civilian at the Gush Etzion Junction on Dec.1, 2015. Israeli soldiers at the scene shot the stabber and killed him. An Israeli civilian driving by in his car was wounded by shrapnel.
Terrorist’s sister about dead terrorists: “Allah honored them with this Martyrdom… the homeland’s ground, for which they sacrificed their pure blood, now warms them” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 2, 2016
Official PA TV reporter: “The procession began after the prayer for the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) souls in the Al-Hussein Mosque, which took place at the same time as the announcement of mourning and a strike of all the city’s public institutions. It proceeded through the streets and ended at the Al-Shuhada cemetery (i.e., the Martyrs’ cemetery) in the Al-Sheikh neighborhood, where the Martyrs were buried amid calls of the participants who accompanied the Martyrs in a funeral befitting their sacrifice and status.”
Terrorist stabber Abd Al-Rahman Maswadeh’s sister: “Allah honored them with this Martyrdom. We received their bodies and felt relieved, because the homeland’s ground, for which they sacrificed their pure blood, now warms them and is befitting of them . For of course the honoring of the dead is his burial. Praise Allah Master of the Worlds , I bless all of the Martyrs’ families. They received their sons and were relieved by their bodies [being transferred].”
Official PA TV reporter: “After the occupation authorities held [the Martyrs’ bodies] in refrigerators and freezers for a number of days, they were returned in a national wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral, considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise according to Islam) to the warm ground for which they fell, and which they protected.”

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Fatah leader: Terrorists, murderers are “heroes and a crown on the head of every Palestinian” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 2, 2016


Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub:
“Yesterday in Hebron, they escorted 17 Martyrs to burial. This is of course a source of pride for all of us. I say that whoever carried out individual acts of heroism, we in the Fatah movement bless and encourage them. We consider them heroes and a crown on the head of every Palestinian. At this point, when there is weakening and frustration, there is a group of people, beginning with our brother Muhannad Halabi (i.e., murdered 2) and ending with the last Martyr... There is a competition between individuals. This is one of the issues we need to address – are we for or against it? I say that we in the [Fatah] Central Committee have discussed this matter, and we are in favor."
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PA daily op-ed: Palestinian struggle isn’t terror, “and it is a struggle anchored in law, in international conventions and regulations” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 2, 2016
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily
Headline: “Hebron rebels against them”
     “The popular Palestinian struggle cannot be included under any of the terror clauses. On the contrary, it is included in the framework of legitimate protection of national rights, and it is a struggle anchored in law, in international conventions and regulations. Therefore, the attempt of the head of the ruling coalition in Israel (i.e., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) to compare the struggle for national freedom with the organized Israeli terror is but a failed and foolish attempt. This is because it is impossible in principle to compare a legitimate struggle with the occupation state’s terror and the Israeli aggression and herds of settlers."
Fatah youth movement calls on Palestinians to support and escalate the intifada, demands PLO rescind recognition of Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 2, 2016
Images and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Jan. 2, 2016
Text: "The Fatah [youth movement] Shabiba leadership in Palestine made an announcement on the 51st anniversary of the outbreak of the modern Palestinian revolution led by the Fatah movement… Fatah Shabiba emphasized that the Jerusalem Intifada is growing stronger, and proudly saluted the homeland's young, who are carrying out intifada against the occupation. It called on all sectors of the people to participate in it, in order to support it, aid it, and turn it into the intifada of liberation and redemption from the occupation. Likewise, it expressed appreciation of the efforts of Fatah Shabiba's members, and of all our people's young in the universities, high schools, and everywhere, who are actualizing their right to resist and refuse the occupation. In addition, Fatah's Shabiba demanded of the PLO, the legal and sole representative of the Palestinian people in the homeland and the Diaspora, to immediately rescind its recognition of the occupation state. It emphasized that the time has come to make this decision, to act vigorously against the usurping occupier, to increase the readiness for resistance, to coordinate all of the popular and international efforts, to boycott [Israel] politically and economically, and to submit claims against its [Israel’s] criminal leaders to the International Criminal Court."
Fatah official at rally in Gaza: “Popular uprising” has been led by Fatah members 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2016
Headline: “Al-Agha: We say to those who await Fatah’s death – you must wait forever”
      “A large crowd of Fatah movement members took part yesterday [Dec. 31, 2015], Thursday, in the 51st torch lighting [ceremony] (on the 51st anniversary of Fatah –Ed.) at the Unknown Soldier's Square in Gaza, shouting enthusiastically and calling for national unity and the ending of the internal rift [between Fatah and Hamas]. Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Zakaria Al-Agha gave the movement’s main speech… and noted that the young Palestinians turned to confrontations with the occupation in the West Bank cities after Israel broke off the future of the process of an agreement with the PA leadership. He added: “Amid the popular uprising that has been going on for 3 months, led by Fatah members, the enemy still turns its back on our people’s rights, and insists on carrying out racist and fascist acts, in all their different forms.”
PLO legislative body demands to “provide all types of support and assistance to the popular resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2016
Headline: “PLO factions: The resistance is renewed and Fatah will remain the spearhead of the national activity”
    “The Fatah movement, PLO factions, and spokespeople emphasized that the Palestinian revolution still exists and is renewed thanks to the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the enormous sacrifice of our people in the struggle against the Israeli occupation, and the protection of our land and its holy sites against this occupier.
These things were said in separate statements published yesterday in honor of the 51st anniversary of the Fatah Launch (Intilaqa) and the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution…
The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) demanded in its notice to provide all types of support and assistance to the popular resistance ‘which our people is carrying out with great courage, first the end of all expressions of the rift, and uniting [the factions] under the framework of the PLO, who have been baptized in the blood of the Martyr leaders, primarily the Martyr leader Yasser Arafat.’ … PLO Executive Committee member and Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Front Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that the Fatah movement has kept the Palestinian cause alive through its armed and popular struggle and relying on dialogue between the factions.”

Intilaqa – "The Launch" – the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier
PA-funded youth magazine publishes article alleging that a terrorist stabber was executed by Israel for no reason 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Jan. 1, 2016
Headline: “A short piece about the life of my homeland”
By: Lara Abu Rajeb – 10th grade/ Muhammad Ali Al-Muhtasib School for Girls
      “There was a young woman whose name was Bayan Ayman Al-Esseili (i.e., terrorist who stabbed a soldier), a young woman like all other young women. She studied in order to succeed, dreamed of becoming a journalist, and her family was proud of her and of her knowledge. She had a test in English, and she wanted to go to one of the learning and training centers in the evening in order to get a good grade. Bayan lived in the Wadi Al-Ghurus area where there is a vast number of Israeli occupation soldiers. Bayan was an educated young woman and most devoted to the religion of Allah and his laws (Shari’ah) in all her Shari’ah ways and in her way of dressing, which included a head covering (Hijab) and body covering (Jilbab) which hid her whole body, may Allah guard and protect her. Bayan wanted to pass through a military checkpoint to get to the center. However, a female [Israeli] soldier who saw her thought that she intended to kill or stab and shot at her pure body. Her blood flowed on to the dignified ground of Palestine, and she fell to the ground on her back, in a pool of her own blood. Thus died all the dreams of Martyr (Shahida) Bayan Esseili. Everything she had hoped for and dreamed of ended with the bullet of a soldier who stole our land. They killed her while she was still a 15-year-old girl… We will continue to stand firm on this holy land until we obtain our independence; we will adhere to it all our lives and will not succumb to humiliation. May my homeland be free, and the occupiers go away.”

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Fatah member: “Fatah is leading this popular uprising,” we are Abbas’ “soldiers… We won’t give the occupation one day of safety” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 1, 2016
Fatah-run Awdah TV, broadcast in honor of 51st anniversary of Fatah Launch (Intilaqa)
Unnamed Fatah member/supporter: “The Fatah movement has had a prominent role, and this shows the number of sacrifices, Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, that Fatah has sacrificed in this popular uprising. Fatah is still leading this popular uprising until freedom is achieved and the occupation removed. We said to the [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: You are fighting in international circles and we, your soldiers, will fight in the field. We will not give the occupation one day of safety, and not one day in which they can move around freely and safely, as long as our homes and holy sites are subject to these criminal acts being carried out by the occupation forces and herds of settlers.”
Awdah TV host: “In this popular uprising, which Fatah is leading on the leadership and staff level, hundreds and thousands of its people have joined its activities to help the homeland and its holy sites. Statistics show that nearly 70% of the Martyrs, injured, and prisoners of this uprising [are] members of the [Fatah] movement.”

Intilaqa – "The Launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah student movement: PA leadership giving "official directives" for "increased activity of the popular uprising" for "all universities"  
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 1, 2016
Fatah-run Awdah TV, broadcasts in honor of 51st anniversary of Fatah Launch (Intilaqa)
Senior member of Fatah Shabiba Mukarram Daraghmeh: “The Shabiba is well aware of the current policy implemented by the Palestinian leadership, and primarily President Mahmoud Abbas, which is represented by unusual diplomatic activity on the international level, in addition to the increased activity of the popular uprising. Therefore, the Shabiba youth have advanced to all points of conflict with the Israeli occupation. It is no secret that there are official directives from the leadership of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization [Commission] and its Commissioner [for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul, and from the Fatah Shabiba leadership to all universities and educational institutions regarding the necessity to actively participate in these demonstrations.”

Intilaqa – "The Launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah youth activist: Young Palestinians began "stabbing and car-ramming operations (i.e., terror attacks) and popular uprising through rock-throwing" to eventually replace Israel with Palestinian state 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 1, 2016
Fatah-run Awdah TV program Homeland Morning, a special episode in honor of the 51st anniversary of the Fatah Launch (Intilaqa), hosting Fatah youth movement Shabiba activist Haitham Abu Radwan

Fatah Shabiba activist Haitham Abu Radwan: “Today, after decades of Zionist occupation, the young Palestinians and the current Fatah generation prove each day that the Fatah movement is the pioneer, the movement that did and still does bring about the victories, because its primary principle is the liberation of Palestine from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River. This is the principle upon which we have been educated and which was taught to us by the elder, Yasser Arafat. For this reason, the young Palestinians began the popular uprising, which still [continues] today with stabbing and car-ramming operations (i.e., terror attacks) and popular uprising through rock-throwing at every point of confrontation and conflict with the Zionist. The establishment of Fatah 51 years ago, and its anniversary today, are a single message: That its goal is the liberation of Palestine and a Palestinian state from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River with Jerusalem as its capital.”
Intilaqa – "The Launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier
Fatah member: “Fatah is leading this popular uprising” We are Abbas’ “soldiers… We won’t give the occupation one day of safety” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 1, 2016


Unnamed Fatah member:
"Fatah continues to lead this popular uprising until freedom is achieved and the occupation defeated. We said to the [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: You will fight in international circles, and we, your soldiers, will fight in the field. We will not give the occupation one day of safety, and not one day on which they can move around freely and safely, as long as our homes and holy sites are subject to these criminal acts being carried out by the occupation forces and herds of settlers."
Awdah TV narrator: "In this popular uprising, which Fatah is leading from the leadership to its members, hundreds and thousands of its people have joined its activities to protect the homeland and its holy sites. Statistics show that nearly 70% of the Martyrs, injured, and prisoners of this uprising are members of the [Fatah] movement."

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PA kids magazine calls northern Israeli city of Safed “occupied”  
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Jan. 1, 2016
Headline: “I read, I think, I learn
The flying carpet”
“The occupied city of Safed
A mountain city located in the east of the Galilee mountains, outstanding in the quality of its climate. It is surrounded by olive trees, and grape vineyards. Also, there are natural forests of oak trees in the mountains and areas surrounding it, and particularly the Jarmak (i.e., Mount Meron) and Sa'sa' forests. Throughout its history, Safed has been a prosperous city and an important administrative center in northern Palestine, and in addition, it is the birthplace of the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas.”

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]
Fatah official at terrorist’s funeral: For Palestine’s sake we “accompany to their wedding the righteous Martyrs, who pave the way of freedom and independence with their pure blood”  
Source: Official Facebook page of Fatah Central ‎Committee Member Abbas Zaki, Jan. 1, 2016
Photos and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China Abbas Zaki
Posted text: “Because Palestine is the earthly gate to Heaven and the cradle of monotheistic religions, for its sake we accompany to their wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) the righteous Martyrs (Shahids), who pave the way of freedom and independence with their pure blood
May Allah have mercy on the Martyrs of Palestine”


Picture shows Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China Abbas Zaki giving a speech at the funeral ceremony in honor of terrorist Muhammad Al-Shubaki who stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier.

Text on poster:
“The popular services committee at the Al-Fawwar refugee camp
Funeral ceremony of the heroic Martyr
The homeland’s wild animal
Muhammad Ismail Al-Shubamki
We will return, whether the invaders like it or not”

Muhammad Al-Shubaki – Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier at the entrance to the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, next to Kiryat Arba, on Nov. 25, 2015. Al-Shubaki was wounded and treated in an Israeli hospital, where he later died of his wounds.
PA district governor emphasizes“the absolute support of the Fatah movement for our Palestinian people’s uprising, and its right to use every means of resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2016
Headline: “Qalqilya marked the 51stanniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution and the Fatah Launch (Intilaqa)”
     “Crowds in Qalqilya marked the 51st anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution with a mass procession and carnival, in which all sectors participated. Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Jamal Muhaisen and Qalqilya district Governor Rafe' Rawajbeh participated in the commemoration of the anniversary... Dr. Muhaisen saluted the Qalqilya district crowds who came out in their entirety to participate in the celebration of the 51st Launch, and emphasized the absolute support of the Fatah movement for our Palestinian people’s uprising, and its right to use every means of resistance. Likewise, he called to broaden the scope of participation, so that the uprising will be an introduction to all-out intifada that willfulfill our people’s dream of freedom and independence... The district governor [Rawajbeh] expressed appreciation of the efforts of the Qalqilya district institutes and activists, who gathered today [Jan. 1, 2016] in order to express their adherence to the basic Palestinian principles, and their rallying around its historic leadership, represented by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas. Likewise, he called to continue the path of peaceful uprising in order to fulfill the goal of the Palestinian people and obtain freedom and independence, demanded adherence to national unity, and to thwart the occupation’s plots to crack the unity of the Palestinian people.”

Intilaqa - the “Launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
DFLP member praises Palestinian youth who 'resist' with "with bare chests, rocks, knives, Molotov cocktails and car rammings" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 1, 2016
        “Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) leadership member Talal Abu Tharifa... gave a speech yesterday in the name of the national and Islamic forces during the rally for the 51st anniversary of the Fatah Launch (Intilaqa), in the presence of hundreds of the movement’s members in the district. While blessing the Fatah movement on the 51st anniversary of its Launch, Abu Tharifa emphasized that 2016 has to be the year of the uprising and the popular intifada and a year of national unity and an end to the disgusting rift [between Fatah and Hamas]... DFLP political bureau member Abu Tharifa emphasized that the popular intifada is a historic opportunity to translate last March’s [Fatah] Central Committee decisions [into action], and the popular uprising is the Palestinian people’s cry that it will no longer bear and accept the reality of settlement, siege, and occupation. Likewise, he called to redesign the relations with the occupation state by ceasing security cooperation with it, cancelling the Paris Agreement, which is destructive to the Palestinian economy, and releasing [itself] from the unjust Oslo [Accords’] restrictions..."
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Intilaqa - the “Launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier

Paris Agreement - Agreement on economic relations between Israel and the PLO, signed in Paris on April 29, 1994. Its main goal is to promote peace by establishing economic relations modeled on EU economic relations.
Fatah spokesman: Majority of terrorists in terror wave were Fatah members 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 31, 2015
Headline: “Fatah emphasizes that it is continuing the struggle until the achievement of our people’s goals”
       “The Palestinian National Liberation movement Fatah emphasized today [Dec. 31, 2015], on the 51st anniversary of its Launch (Intilaqa), three months after the outbreak of the popular uprising, that it will continue the struggle with uncompromising determination until our people obtain their goals: freedom and independence.
Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf stated that the movement’s achievements in the struggle and in the political area prove this determination. He clarified that Fatah’s role and the sacrifices it made in the popular uprising are just additional proof of the firmly established patriotic character of the movement… Likewise, he added that 84 of the 120 Martyrs (Shahids) from the different districts in the West Bank, namely 70%, are Fatah members, and that additional Martyrs from the Gaza Strip are fighters and activists in the movement, in addition to thousands of wounded and injured.”

Intilaqa – "The Launch" – the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier

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Fatah official: The “Intifada will soon become a civil rebellion”  
Source: Al-Quds, Dec. 31, 2015
Headline: “2016 will be the closing of the page of relying on talks and negotiations and the beginning of self-fulfillment in the field”
     “Fatah Central Committee Member [and Commissioner of Arab Relations and Relations with China] Abbas Zaki told… the Al-Quds [newspaper]: ‘On the occasion of this event (i.e., the celebrations of the anniversary of the launch of Fatah), we ask Allah, first, to have mercy on the Martyrs’ (Shahids) souls, and we recall the heroic acts, the first prisoner, the first Martyr, and the large number of Israeli fatalities in the Hijazi operation (Mahmoud Hijazi attempted to blow up Israel’s National Water Carrier in 1965. In contrast to Zaki’s statement, Israel did not suffer any casualties –Ed.)… The Fatah Central Committee member added: ‘Despite the deceptive peace process, the [Israeli] prisons are filled with Fatah members, and the graves are also overflowing with them.’ In addition, he emphasized that history will bear witness that most young people who walked the path of light to Heaven are Fatah members, [who have done it] without being instructed to do so by the leadership. He stated: ‘We now concur that the Intifada will soon become a civil rebellion, and that we should regulate our internal situation and restore the appreciation and veneration of the PLO which almost disappeared in the absence of its departments and plans.”

Intilaqa – "The Launch" – the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when Mahmoud Bakr Hijazi carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison but  was released in 1971 and returned to Lebanon in an exchange deal with Fatah for Shmuel Rozenvasser, an Israeli citizen who was abducted by Fatah terrorists in 1970.
Fatah official: Fatah found “the appropriate method of struggle for each stage” and “turned to armed struggle at the appropriate time” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 31, 2015
Headline: “Tirawi: Fatah continues to invent new methods to restore our people’s rights”
     “Fatah Central Committee member [and former head of the PA General Intelligence] Tawfiq Tirawi, said that Fatah has used all methods of struggle to restore our people’s rights. In an interview with Radio Mawtini, Tirawi stated yesterday [Dec. 30, 2015]: ‘The Fatah movement has set out to put the Palestinian people back on the political map through a variety of means.’
Tirawi added that ‘the Fatah movement has succeeded, thanks to its flexibility, in finding the appropriate method of struggle for each stage.’ He clarified that the movement turned to armed struggle at the appropriate time, and when conditions enabled it, and that it also took the path of popular uprising, in addition to political and diplomatic struggle, and appealing to UN institutions. He also said that the popular uprising is one of the methods of the struggle to restore Palestinian rights.”
PA Ministry of Information: Israel is killing Palestinians and “falsely accusing them of terror” to cover up “cold-blooded assassination”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 31, 2015
Headline: “Ministry of Information: Our Martyrs are not guinea pigs”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Information stated that the fact that the occupation continues to hold the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) bodies, to bargain with their families over the conditions for their transfer and to pressure them not to perform autopsies on the bodies, and to release the bodies after freezing them at very low temperatures, is an act of terrorism, which kills the Martyrs of freedom a second time. The ministry emphasized in its notice yesterday [Dec. 30, 2015] that what is happening to the Martyrs’ bodies is something that cannot be overlooked, and that it is a criminal act that requires the human conscience to act to stop this immediately. The ministry stated that our people’s Martyrs are not guinea pigs that can be frozen and have their organs stolen. They have honor and dignity, because they fell for their occupied land, and the entire world’s laws permit them to resist its occupier. They [the Martyrs] cannot be related to as bandits, and falsely accusing them of terror is an attempt to hide the [occupation’s] crimes and their cold-blooded assassination.”
Fatah announcement for 51st ‎anniversary: Most Martyrs have been ‎from Fatah 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Dec. 31, 2015
     ‎“Fatah’s main announcement on the ‎occasion of the 51st anniversary of ‎Fatah’s launch (Intilaqa):‎
‎…Behold your movement today, as it enters ‎its 51st year (sic., should be 52nd as this ‎is the 51st anniversary –Ed.)... Behold the young national fighters revive ‎with their heroic acts and their creative ‎means of revolution, the image of the ‎self-sacrificing fighter (fida’i) and our ‎people’s path of struggle... They [the young ‎Palestinian fighters] will also respond to ‎its [the occupation’s] aggression against ‎their people and its holy sites, whatever ‎the sacrifices, and regardless of how ‎much longer the list of Martyrs ‎‎(Shahids), which we are proud of as a ‎liberation movement, becomes. This is, as ‎most of the names of the eternal Martyrs ‎in the Jerusalem uprising came out of ‎the ranks of Fatah’s national school. ‎They ascended [to Heaven] on the same ‎path and for the same goals for whose ‎fulfillment thousands of female and male ‎fighters from all the organizational and ‎leadership frameworks, as well as the ‎movement’s founding leaders, headed by ‎the revolution’s leader, president, Martyr, ‎and symbol Yasser Arafat, were killed. It ‎will be noted in the pages of history that ‎the Fatah movement, the leader of the ‎revolution, the two Intifadas, the popular ‎uprising and the Jerusalem uprising, will ‎forever continue in the race towards the ‎scene of the confrontation with the ‎occupation, as the vast majority of the ‎Martyrs are wrapped in the flag of the ‎homeland Palestine and their heads are ‎adorned with the flag of Fatah, whose ‎fighters compete against each other ‎over who will sacrifice more for the ‎homeland.”‎

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PLO official: “The Palestinian leadership must… embrace the intifada in all its details” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Dec. 30, 2015
Headline: “Dr. Abu Yusuf: We must embrace the intifada in all its details”
      “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF) and PLO