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Terrorist murderer Dalal taught us “how to be free women” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Mar. 12, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast the Qalqilya municipality’s ceremony honoring District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam on [International] Women’s Day.
The event was attended by District Governor of Qalqilya Rafe’ Rawajbeh, PA Minister of Agriculture Walid Assaf, Mayor of Qalqilya Othman Daoud, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam and Fatah Secretary in Qalqilya Mahmoud Walwil.

A young girl leads Laila Ghannam on stage and says:
“They said: ‘She’s a woman.’
I said: ‘What does it matter, brothers; we’re all revolutionaries and fighters.’
They said: ‘Landless.’
We said: ‘Not for long.’
They said: ‘A black [refugee] tent.’
We said: ‘We have grown used to suffering.’
Oh mother, I have donned a shrouds [made from] from the sash of the revolution,
Oh life, Dalal Mughrabi taught us how to keep our heads high
Faced with grief, we will keep our heads high
Despite the darkness of oppression and the callousness of the jailor,
Oh Dalal, we will complete the journey.
We have learned from your sacrifice how to be free women.”

Note: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah youth: “Every olive tree, every speck of dust in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Acre, Safed, Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, Gaza” is Palestinian 
Source: Official website of Fatah's Mobilization and Organization Commission, fatehorg.ps, Mar. 10, 2014
     “Fatah’s Shabiba [youth] movement in the West Bank published a press release in response to the declarations made by the extreme right-wing Prime Minister of the occupation, Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding that President Mahmoud Abbas [publicly] declare his recognition of Israel as a Jewish state at Birzeit University…
In its statement, Fatah’s Shabiba said that Netanyahu and his right-wing government should learn from history, which has proven at every stage that nations yearning for freedom, justice and independence inevitably achieve victory, and that occupation, racism and darkness are fated to vanish. It [the movement] noted in its statement that every olive tree and every speck of dust in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Acre, Safed, Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, Gaza and all of Palestine recognizes the true owners of the land, for Palestinian land is alive and knows its original inhabitants, and knows who the new invaders are. [The message also stated that] the Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of our people, their expulsion from their villages and cities and the destruction of [their] villages over 66 years ago, will not erase the facts nor change the true face of the land."

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Schoolgirls sing slogan about massacre of Jews 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 6, 2014
Official PA TV program In a Fighter’s Home showed images of a procession of schoolgirls on their way to Mutaz Washaha’s mourning tent. The girls are shown chanting loudly, “[Remember] Khaibar, Khaibar, oh Jews! The army of Muhammad will return!”
During the program, Washaha was repeatedly referred to as a “hero.”

Note: Mutaz Washaha was a member of the military wing of the National Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He was released after serving time in an Israeli prison for carrying out shooting attacks. He was killed on Feb. 27, 2014 by an Israel security force that had been sent to arrest him on suspicions of terrorist activity. After Washaha had barricaded himself in a building and refused to give himself up, the forces fired a missile at the building, stormed it, and found Washaha’s body.
Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. Many Jews were killed in the battle, which marked the end of the Jewish presence in Arabia. There are Muslims who see this event as a precursor to future wars against Jews. At extremist gatherings and rallies, this slogan is often chanted as a threat to Jews, implying that they should expect to be defeated and massacred again by Muslims.
Fatah Facebook: Before teaching children to read and write, teach them "Palestine cannot be divided" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Mar. 5, 2014
     "We educate our children on the national anthem every morning. They will memorize the anthem of 'return'; they will engrave the four-colored [Palestinian] flag on their hearts; they will learn the foundations of the revolution before they learn to read and write; they will only agree to one rule, which cannot be added to, subtracted from, or calculated: that Palestine cannot be divided."

The text was accompanied by a photo of a teacher pointing to a map of "Palestine" replacing all of Israel drawn on the blackboard, with the explanatory text rejecting Israeli jurisdiction over Israeli cities: "Acre, Haifa, Jaffa, Ramle, Safed, Beit Shean, were and will remain Palestinian cities."
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Play depicts Palestinian girl proclaiming, "I will die a Martyr on my land" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 28, 2014
Official PA TV program A Creator and Time hosted director Muhammad Al-Qadi and showed a scene from a play directed by him, entitled “This far and no further” showing a confrontation between a Palestinian girl and Jewish settlers.
Settler: “If you talk [too] much and don’t leave this land, I will shoot you and take you to jail, understand?”
Palestinian girl: “Shoot, I will die a Martyr (Shahida) on my land, and who is left outside and not in jail; who is left outside of jail?”
The Palestinian girl sings a song (“My freedom, my freedom, my freedom”)
Settler: “Here are the Arabs, [but] where have the settlers gone? The Arabs will come and kill me. Rabbi! Rabbi!” [runs off]
Official PA daily: Hamas suspends teaching of human rights curriculum that calls for "peaceful resistance" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 14, 2014
     “The Education Ministry of the deposed Hamas government announced yesterday [Feb. 13, 2014] that it has reached an agreement with UNRWA to suspend teaching human rights as a subject in the agency’s schools in Gaza because [the curriculum] contains dangerous inaccuracies that are detrimental to the Palestinian cause and to Palestinian and Islamic culture . Mu’tasim Al-Minawi, a senior official in the deposed government’s education ministry, said of the UNRWA’s curriculum that it “distorts and belittles the refugee issue and describes the refugees [simply] as people who fled rather than as [victims] who were forcefully expelled and had massacres perpetrated against them, forcing them to leave their homes; this is a distortion and a blurring of the truth.’ …
In an announcement posted on the Ministry’s website, Osama Al-Mazini, the deposed government’s minister of education, said: ‘We cannot allow the UNRWA agency to unilaterally introduce new curricula.’ He added that the human rights subject ‘ignores the Nakba (i.e., “catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian people, and works to erase the culture of the right of return and to instill one of peaceful resistance and submission as a means of restoring the rights [of the Palestinians].’”
From Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Fatah official: "There will be no youth or sports activity of any kind with the Israeli side" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2014
     “A joint meeting was held in the Al-Ram Football Association headquarters between the league’s board of directors and the heads of the professional and semi-professional clubs in the presence of Jibril Rajoub, [Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and] Chairman of the [Palestinian] Football Association…
Rajoub said: ‘There will be no youth or sports activity of any kind with the Israeli side, and we will not renounce our goal of building a free and independent national sports entity.”
Secretary-General of Fatah youth movement: "It’s our right... to resist in all forms and ways" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2014
PA TV program Palestine This Morning episode about the 49th anniversary of the launch of the Palestinian revolution. The program hosted the Secretary-General of Fatah’s Shabiba youth movement, Hassan Faraj.
PA TV host: “Peaceful popular resistance, standing firm on the land –these are the headlines of the time, if one may say so – because there aren’t many options.”
Secretary-General of Fatah’s Shabiba youth movement Hassan Faraj: “We disagree with the leadership somewhat on the issue of peaceful popular resistance. It’s our right, the [right of the] Palestinian people under occupation, to resist in all forms and ways. Perhaps, non-peaceful popular resistance is suitable for this stage. All our resistance is peaceful and in the end, we’re protecting ourselves. All international laws guarantee our [right] to resist with all means and ways. A small boy holding a stone who expresses his anger - this isn’t called violent popular resistance.”
Children sing: Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, and Jaffa are in "my country Palestine" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 20, 2013
PA TV host: “Tell me, what do you like to do? What are your hobbies?”
Boy: “Singing is my hobby…”
Host: “Good, so go ahead, sing something for us.”
Boy: “I’m singing [a song by Arab Idol winner] Muhammad Assaf”
Host: “You want to sing a Muhammad Assaf song? What will you sing?”
Boy: “Oh, Flying Bird…”
“Oh flying bird, circling around
My eyes protect you and Allah keeps you safe…”
[Band joins in and several children sing]
“Oh flying bird, circling around
My eyes protect you and Allah keeps you safe
By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
Turn to Safed, and then to Tiberias,
and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa.
Don't forget Nazareth - the Arab fortress,
and tell Beit Shean about its people's return.
My country Palestine is beautiful."
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Note: This song has been broadcast in at least five other slightly different versions on PA TV. The full lyrics of the different versions of this song misrepresent the following places in Israel as "Palestine": Jaffa, Ramle, Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Beit Shean, and Be'er Sheva, and mention the following places in the PA: Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho, and Gaza. The different versions of this song have been rebroadcast dozens of times on PA TV and PA TV Live
Girl on PA TV: “Allah willing, the Jews will keep away from us” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 17, 2013
PA TV program Palestine This Morning interviewed children in the Gaza Strip whose homes were damaged by the storm.
PA TV host: “What message do you want to send today to the children of Gaza, the victims of the disaster (i.e., the storm)?”
Girl: “To Palestine in general: that Allah willing, it will be liberated. To the children of Palestine: that Allah willing, they will be liberated from this captivity. They, of course, are free, but it’s called captivity, and Allah willing, the Jews will keep away from us.”
New radio station for kids meant to “oppose” Israel’s “ugliness and violence” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 12, 2013
     “The Alrowwad Culture and Theater Society launched the first Palestinian radio station for children, the ‘194 pioneers,’ which is the number of the resolution dealing with the right of return of the Palestinian refugees that was adopted by the UN on December 11, 1948. This is the first radio station of its kind in terms of its cultural programs… and the children themselves run it. District Governor of Bethlehem Abd Al-Fattah Hamayel welcomed this pioneering idea in Palestine…
Director of The Alrowwad Society, Abd Al-Fattah Abu Srour, stated that the idea to establish the first radio station for children in Palestine, which the children will run on their own, is the extension of a beautiful idea for opposing the occupation’s ugliness and violence and that this gives the children an opportunity to express themselves without anyone’s intervention.”
Palestinian youth view terrorist bomb-maker as role model  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 9, 2013
PA TV host: "What do you know about Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, you study in a school named after her?"
Girl 1: "I know she is a Martyr and that she had an important role. She fought. The school is named after her to commemorate her and memorialize her and encourage people to be like her."
Girl 2: "Shadia Abu Ghazaleh is a model of the patriotic woman who stood with the men against Zion..."
Girl 3: "We're happy that our school is named after a very well-known Martyr, who played a role and who did something great in the homeland. Shadia Abu Ghazaleh was a prominent fighter. She was one of the Palestinian people's first fighters."
Girl 4: "She was a model of the wonderful female Palestinian fighter. We follow her path in this school."
Sign on school wall: "The Palestinian National Authority, The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, The Northern Gaza Education Administration, The Shadia Abu Ghazaleh High School for Girls"
Mural and biography of Al-Ghazaleh on school wall: [Excerpt:] "Shadia Abu Ghazaleh... participated in the operation (i.e., terror attack) that blew up a bus. She was at home preparing a bomb in order to detonate it in an Israeli building in Tel Aviv but it exploded in her hands and she died a Martyr."
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Note: For descriptions of the terrorists, click "full article" below.
Hamas promotes class for high school students teaching military-type training 
Source: Al-Jadeed TV-Lebanon, Nov. 24, 2013
Al-Jadeed TV narrator: “The Abu Dhar Al-Ghifari High School bell rings for the valor class. Valor class is the name given by the [Hamas] Ministry of Education for this new subject of study that was added to high school activities. The program includes physical training and learning methods of self-defense, methods of civil defense and semi-military skills.”
Abu Dhar Al-Ghifari High School principal, Khaled Hashish: “This is physical training that is akin to military training but has nothing to do with the army. Our schools are not associated with the army even if this training exists, [training] which teaches the youth to be strong, noble of spirit, work hard and be active.”
Al-Jadeed TV narrator: “The Ministry of Education of the Hamas Movement says this program started during President Yasser Arafat’s time but was not implemented due to Israeli opposition. This is the second year of the implementation of the program that started out as an elective [class] and became mandatory.”
Al-Jadeed TV reporter or narrator: “The valor class program, which has become a daily activity for all students in boys’ high schools, is carried out with coordination between the [Hamas] Ministry of Education and the Ministry of the Interior. According to them, its purpose is to vent the negative energy that builds up in these youth because of the violence that surrounds them... Those in charge of the program deny they are attempting to turn the schools into military [schools] as circulated by Western and Israeli media. The matter is much simpler and the weapons with which the students train is merely made of wood.”

Posted on YouTube Nov. 24, 2013
Child’s drawing of Al-Aqsa mosque: “No Jews Allowed” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 21, 2013
Headline: “Gaza’s children demand their human rights through their drawings and sports”
     “The children of Gaza yesterday [Nov. 20, 2013] chose their drawings, their paper ships, their sports and their nationalistic songs to express their human rights as guaranteed by international conventions. [This took place] on Universal Children’s Day, as part of a number of special activities held yesterday in Gaza to mark this global event.
Scores of school children and kindergarten children participated in a special event organized yesterday by the University College of Applied Sciences at the Port of Gaza. The children were given the opportunity to participate through drawing and through making paper ships and sending them out to sea, as a means of demanding their right to freedom of movement and an end to the siege.
The event bore the slogan ‘The Call of Palestine’s Children,’ as declared by Shaymaa Shaaban, a lecturer in the Department of Culture at University College, who also stressed that talented children were chosen so that they would express their rights, and that the focus was [on] children from kindergarten age through fifth grade…
Young Baraa Sbeih drew a house with a Palestinian flag on it as well as another drawing of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, with the words ‘No Jews Allowed’ on it.”
Song educating children to carry weapons performed at PA ceremony honoring released terrorists 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Nov. 4, 2013
Palestine Live TV broadcast a rally held in honor of released terrorists from Jenin, which was attended by many PA officials. A large sign announced that the event was held under the auspices of Abbas.
During the event, a singer sang songs praising the prisoners, including “Mother, marry me off,” which promotes educating children to carry weapons, while the audience danced and lifted the released prisoners up on their shoulders:

Lyrics of “Mother, marry me off:
"My country is Arab, filled with freedom,
Oh mother, marry me off to a Palestinian girl.
Mother, a daughter of the land, with a happy nature,
who will raise my children on carrying the rifle."

Note: Click "full article" below to view a longer transcript of the event. The "full article" also includes descriptions of the released terrorists who were being honored.
Children honor released prisoner behind Jerusalem bombing 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2013
     “The Refugee Center in the Aida refugee camp yesterday [Nov. 2, 2013] held a festival for the camp’s children to welcome released prisoner Khaled Al-Azraq who had been absent from the camp for 24 years due to his being imprisoned by Israel.
During the festival, the children gave speeches, there were artistic performances and a show performed by the children of the Refugee Center, and the children and [newly-] released Al-Azraq got to know each other. The celebration was preceded by a parade of hundreds of the refugee camp’s children wearing shirts with Al-Azraq’s picture. [The parade] set out from the Center, across from the Key and Gate of Return, passed through the camp streets [until it] reached Al-Azraq’s family home, where the festival was held.”

Note: Khaled Al-Azraq - placed an explosive device in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open market on May 28, 1990. The bomb killed 71 year-old Shimon Cohen and injured 9. Al-Azraq was serving a life sentence in prison, but was released in October 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists that Israel agreed to release, which was the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
The “’Israeli’ entity… has no legitimacy or right to exist on Palestinian land” 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Nov. 1, 2013
Op-ed by Muhammad Jaradat, reviewing the Israeli film “Lemon Tree”:
     “After watching Israeli director Eran Riklis’ Israeli film ‘Lemon Tree’, I tried to identify the picture depicted by the movie’s director and its heroes. I came to the conclusion that this is Israeli cinema’s new way of portraying the nature of the conflict that has been raging for more than 65 years. [In this portrayal] the image of an ideal Jew [appears], peace-loving and merciful, who loves everyone, especially his Palestinian neighbors – as long as those neighbors don’t start a fight with him – as if the Palestinians are the reason for everything that has happened since 1948 and that is still happening; as if the Palestinians are the ones who attacked Jews, set fire to their cities and villages and carried out ethnic cleansing in them, and not the Hagana, Stern and Palmach gangs (i.e., Jewish pre-state armed defense units)!
Despite all this, the Israeli director does identify with the peaceful Palestinian who does not harm the State of Israel, but whose rights are still violated and whose land is stolen under the pretext of [providing] security and protection to Israeli citizens…
The [Israeli-Palestinian] problem, as the Israeli Left presents it, stems from the terrorists – the legitimate Palestinian resistance – whose presence will prevent an Arab-Israeli bond and peaceful coexistence. As if the problem did not stem fundamentally from the existence of an ‘Israeli’ entity, which has no legitimacy or right to exist on Palestinian land, and which is the reason for all this destruction and the root of the problems.”

Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers.
Young girls sing song at PA event presenting Israel as "Palestine" 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Oct. 7, 2013
Sign at rally:
"Under the auspices of [PA] Minister of Culture Anwar Abu Aisha...
The Ministry of Culture... invites you to attend the rally 'My heritage is my identity'"

Song performed by young girls on stage at the rally:
“Oh flying bird, circling around,
My eyes protect you and Allah keeps you safe
By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
Go to Jenin and bring me from its valley greetings to Nablus,
Tulkarem and their soil.
Drink the water of Jaffa's port,
don't forget Ramle and Ramallah.
Turn to Safed, and then to Tiberias,
and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa.
Don't forget Nazareth, the Arab fortress,
and tell Beit Shean about its people's return.”
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Note: Different versions of this song present the following places in Israel as "Palestine": Jaffa, Ramle, Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Be'er Sheva. The following places in the PA are also mentioned: Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho, Gaza.
Girl on PA TV: "Our enemy is Satan, Zion with a tail" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 30, 2013
PA TV host: “We will now take a short break – to the poetry section by the girl Tala...”
Girl: “When I was young I was taught that Arabness is my honor...
and that our lands extend from one end to the other,
and that our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque,
and that our enemy is Satan, Zion with a tail,
and that our nation's armies are outstanding.”
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UNRWA schoolchildren taught that Jihad is the way to redeem Palestine 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 27, 2013
PA TV program Concerns of The Refugee Camps episode about the Siblin college in Lebanon.
Lecturer at the Siblin college: “When we were small, in the UNRWA schools in the refugee camps, we would gather every day for an assembly.
A boy with a loud voice would get up and call to us: ‘Boys.’
We would say to him: ‘At your command.’
- ‘Boys.’
‘- At your command.’
- ‘Boys.’
‘- At your command.’
And he would begin and say: ‘Palestine’
We would say: ‘Our homeland.’
[He would say:] ’The return’
- ‘Our goal.’
- ‘Jihad’
- ‘Our way.’
- ‘Knowledge’
- ‘Our light.’
- ‘Faith’
- ‘Our weapon.’
- ‘Sacrifice’
- ‘Our duty.’
If we were facing north we would turn towards Palestine, raise our hands and swear: ‘Palestine, we will never forget you and make do with any other homeland but you. We testify before Allah and history that we will easily give our lives to redeem you.’”

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