PA TV continues to honor terrorists
in music videos
New PA TV video shows 3 terrorists
who together are responsible
for the deaths of at least 40
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
A new Palestinian Authority TV music video honors three terrorist prisoners serving a combined total of 40 life sentences. They are responsible for several terror attacks against Israeli civilians, including at least two suicide bombings that killed 35 and wounded 100.
The music video shows footage of the three arch terrorists while a song with the following words is heard:
"As long as it may last, the prison's doors will not stay shut [forever]... the clouds will disappear, and our honor will be restored."
The terrorists honored in the video are:
Abbas Al-Sayid - serving 35 life sentences for planning two suicide bombings, one in 2002 at a Passover dinner, killing 30 Israelis, and another in 2001, killing 5 and wounding 100.
Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for planning terror attacks.
Ahmad Sa'adat - serving 30 years for heading the terrorist organization PFLP. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'eviin 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.
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Following Palestinian Media Watch's exposure earlier this month of another video that glorified seven terrorists who together killed over 100 Israeli civilians, PA TV removed the pictures of those terrorists from the video and has since broadcast the new version.
However, this has not prevented PA TV from broadcasting this new video glorifying three of those same terrorists.
PMW documents the PA's policy of glorifying terrorists as heroes of Palestinian society.
PMW has documented how the PA rewards terrorists by paying them salaries, and released 4 reports last year detailing the salary amounts and showing how foreign aid funds partly finances them.
The following is some of the lyrics of the song:
"As long as it may last, the prison's doors will not stay shut [forever]...
The clouds will disappear, and our honor will be restored.
Oh free bird up above,
Send regards to my mother.
Reassure her that I'm well."
[PA TV (Fatah), Feb. 14, 2013]