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Glorifying terrorists and terror
Violence and terror
After demonizing Jews and Israelis, including citing Islamic sources that depict Jews negatively, and culminating with ongoing lies and libels that portray Jews as an immediate threat to Palestinian life and existence, the Palestinian Authority foment violence against Jews and Israelis, presenting it as legitimate and even heroic self-defense.

PA terror promotion takes many forms. Nationalistically, the PA actively elevates violence as a valid and heroic means to achieve political goals, while religiously, fighting and killing Jews has been presented repeatedly by PA religious and academic leaders as Allah’s will. On the social level, Palestinian leaders and society honor even the most loathsome of murderers portraying them as heroes and role models: Dalal Mughrabi, who led a bus hijacking in which 37 were killed, has schools, summer camps, and many other events and places baring her name to immortalize and glorify her and her terror attack.
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The success of the PA’s promotion of violence is readily evident: A majority of Palestinians support killing and suicide terror against civilian Jews and Israelis. A poll conducted after the murder of eight teenagers who were studying in a Jerusalem high school in 2008, found that 84% of Palestinians supported the murder [NY Times, March 19, 2008, citing the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research].

This violent image of a dagger being thrust into the Star of David has appeared hundreds of times in a video clip for children on PA TV, from 2001 – 2008.

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Glorifying terrorists and terror
Palestinian society’s habitual glorification of terrorists as heroes and role models is one of its most effective means of promoting terror. In honoring the worst killers, the PA is simultaneously giving approval to murder and enticing future terrorists with assurances of glory and honor if they succeed in killing. Terror and murder become the Palestinian’s ticket to fame, honor and glory.

The terrorists honored most highly amongst Palestinian society are those who have killed the greatest number. Abd Al-Baset Udeh, killer of 30 at the Passover Seder massacre, had a soccer tournament for 14-year-olds named for him. His brother was honored with distributing the trophies. Dalal Mughrabi, terrorist bus hijacker (led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children) has had summer camps, schools, graduation ceremonies and sporting events named for her, as well as many TV documentaries honoring her. Palestinian newspapers also frequently glorify Mughrabi, as in the Al-Ayyam article which described Mughrabi as writing "the most glorious page of heroism in the history of the Palestinian struggle. [Aug. 2, 2009]. Thaer Hammad, who as a lone gunman murdered 10 Israelis in 2002, was glorified by the official PA daily as “the hero of the Intifada."

This adulation of the worst terrorists and praise for their heroism reflects the policy of the leadership of the Palestinian Authority. This video shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas,
issuing “greetings of honour and esteem” to mass murderers, whom he publicly names, one by one:
“I send greetings of honour and esteem to all prisoners...
Said 'Ataba (serving life sentence for murder in terror attack)…
Marwan Barghouti (serving 5 life sentences for planning murderous terror attacks)
Ahmad Sa'adat (serving 30 years in prison for heading the terrorist organization PFLP; honored on PA TV for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister Ze'evi in 2001, but never tried)
Aziz Dweik (Hamas leader, chairman of Palestinian parliament)
Jamal Huweil (life sentence for planning terror attacks)
Jamal Tirawi (life sentence for café suicide terror attack).
Greetings to you from our people.”
[PA TV (Fatah), April 17, 2008]
PA minister: Refrigerator bomber was a "Palestinian symbol," "many generations were educated on his ‎good name and reputation”‎ 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 17, 2014
‎     “Yesterday evening [July 16, 2014], [PA] ‎Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Shawqi Al-‎Issa laid a wreath on the grave of the ‎oldest prisoner, the late Ahmad Jabara ‎Abu Sukkar… Al-Issa added: ‘We will ‎always miss this man, who sacrificed ‎many years of his life in the occupation ‎prisons. After his release, he dedicated ‎his life to the prisoners…’ Al-Issa added ‎that Abu Sukkar was a Palestinian ‎symbol by any standards, and that many ‎generations were educated on his good ‎name and reputation.”‎

Ahmad Jabara Abu Sukkar – planned a ‎bombing attack in 1975 in which a ‎refrigerator filled with explosives was ‎detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were ‎killed and over 60 people were wounded. ‎He was sentenced to life in prison plus ‎‎30 years, but was released from prison ‎after 28 years as part of a goodwill ‎gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He ‎was a member of the Fatah ‎Revolutionary Council and an advisor to ‎Arafat on prisoners' affairs.‎
Hamas celebrates missile attack that murdered 16-year-old in 2011 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 13, 2014

     "[Do] you remember?
(Video of launching anti-tank missile at Israeli school bus that killed 16-year-old in 2011)
We will hunt down cowards like you in their dens."
(Israeli medics carry mortally wounded 16-year-old to ambulance)
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Notes: Hamas 2011 school bus attack - On April 7, 2011 Hamas terrorists launched an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus, killing 16-year-old Daniel Viflic.

This video was posted as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Gaza schoolgirls repeat Hamas slogan: "Strike, strike Tel Aviv!" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 11, 2014

Hamas TV clip 1:‎
"The sirens herald death
‎[Hamas'] Al-Qassam [Brigades] answer by striking Sderot, Eshkol and Ashdod (Israeli ‎areas)‎
Avenging the Martyrs’ blood. There's no louder sound...‎
O beloved Al-Qassam fighter, strike, destroy Tel Aviv!‎" 

Hamas TV clip 2:‎
‎(Schoolgirls cheer fighters)‎
"O beloved Al-Qassam fighter, strike, strike Tel Aviv!‎"
‎(Children wave to fighters)‎
Text: "The people embrace the Resistance (i.e., Hamas)"‎
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This video/article was posted/published as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Fatah glorifies female army unit training to launch rockets, presents suicide bombers as role models 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, July 10, 2014
Female fighter: Roger. Roger.
Tv reporter: Another aspect of the Palestinian woman's role in all areas is being created here. She is not merely the man's partner in domestic life, but his companion wherever he is; on the battlefield, she is at his side on the frontline, and fulfills an active role in training generations of resistance [fighters], who will confront the "invincible" army. With willpower stronger than mountains, these young women part from their children, leave their homes and go to the battlefield carrying burial shrouds to fight in the ranks of the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip. They thereby strive to become an important part of the path of Jihad and the struggle - the path walked by Dalal Mughrabi, Hanadi Jaradat and Reem Riyashi... Um Salim, member of [Fatah's] Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades:
Female fighter: We are young women, but we can do the impossible... We support our boys, our husbands and our leaders to liberate Palestine, in the way of leader Yasser Arafat. We are the sisters of Dalal Mughrabi. We will continue to walk the path...
TV reporter: The woman in Palestine is no longer a prisoner of her home or work, but constitutes the foundation of the [young] generations' education and the occupation's defeat.
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," July 10, 2014
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades YouTube channel, July 10, 2014]
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Hamas propaganda: Iron Dome is "a failed project," our rockets "are hitting their targets... causing deaths and casualties" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 10, 2014
Hamas propaganda in Hebrew: "Zionists, the Iron Dome doesn't protect you! It's a failed project. Ask Mordechai Shefer (i.e., Israeli scientist who opposed the Iron Dome air defense system). Ask those hiding in shelters."
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 10, 2014]
Hamas TV host: "The enemy conceals every place rockets fall, every loss of human life and all damage to property. It seems that what is reaching us from the Zionist media here and there and what is leaked is just a small portion. [The enemy] knows that in this way, it may affect us and the resistance psychologically, but we are certain that the rockets are hitting their targets with precision, and that these rockets are causing deaths and casualties among the occupation soldiers as well, not only among the settlers - and this hurts the Zionist enemy."
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 9, 2014]
Note: The Iron Dome has successfully intercepted hundreds of rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli cities.
Fatah: “One God, one enemy, one goal” unites Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 9, 2014
 Text on picture: "Brothers-in-arms:
One God, one homeland, one enemy, one goal"

The picture shows three fighters from the three organizations' military wings: Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Hamas' Izz A-Din Al-Qassam and Islamic Jihad's Al-Quds Brigades.
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Note: Fatah's message that they all have "one goal" is significant, as the declared goal of Hamas is destruction of Israel and killing of Jews in the name of Islam. (See Hamas charter.) Furthermore, Fatah posted this video as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel, and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Official PA daily glorifies Hamas terrorists who launched rockets in Gaza 2014 conflict 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2014
‎     “In the past, each home had two Martyrs ‎‎(Shahids)… while today, these two ‎families [Al-Jaraba and Sleim ‎] insisted ‎on sacrificing more of their sons as ‎Martyrs for Palestine and [the] wounded ‎Al-Aqsa [Mosque], as if they were in an ‎honor competition or a marathon of giving ‎and sacrifice; and the new seedling was ‎planted in the granary of Martyrdom ‎‎(Shahada)…‎
According to local sources, resistance ‎members Marwan (sic, should be Mazen) ‎Al-Jaraba and Mazen (sic, should be ‎Marwan) Sleim were about to fire two ‎rockets, when a missile from an ‎occupation plane struck them, leading to ‎their deaths as Martyrs and turning their ‎bodies into lumps of flesh.”‎

Note: This article was published as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
"Fatah's army broke the settler's head" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 5, 2014
Published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah ‎‎– The Main Page”‎
Text: “Fatah’s army broke the settler’s head.”‎

Note: ‎The Facebook page where this item was ‎posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is an ‎official Fatah Facebook page. The page ‎defines itself as belonging to the Fatah ‎Mobilization and Organization Commission. ‎Each Fatah commission has an official ‎website. The official website of Fatah's ‎Mobilization and Organization Commission ‎links to this Facebook page.‎
PA TV: Terrorist who planned Munich Olympics massacre was "the Red Prince" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 2, 2014
Official PA TV trivia ‎ program Tamarind
PA TV host: “The question is: Who is the ‎Red Prince, and who was nicknamed ‘the ‎Red Prince?’ He was a Palestinian ‎politician assassinated in Beirut, if you ‎remember.”‎
Man: “Hassan Salameh”‎
PA TV host: “Correct – that is, more or less: ‎Ali Hassan Salameh, [dear] audience, was ‎the Red Prince, a Palestinian politician ‎who did many important things for the ‎‎[Palestinian] cause, right?”‎

Ali Hassan Salameh – Commander of ‎operations of the Black September terror ‎group. He planned many terror attacks, ‎including the attack on the Israeli team at ‎the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 ‎Israeli athletes were murdered.‎
Fatah threatens “sons of Zion”: “Blood for blood” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 1, 2014
Text beside image:
     "An oath in the name of the Lord of the Universe,
O sons of Zion: blood for blood"

Text on image:
"Do not be sad, Yasser Arafat; you are succeeded by lions who will shake [the foundations of] the oppressor entity."
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Fatah spokesman: The Palestinian Security Forces started the second Intifada 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 24, 2014
Official PA TV program Panorama of the ‎Hour hosted Fayez Abu Aita, Fatah’s ‎spokesman in Gaza.‎
Fatah spokesman in Gaza Fayez Abu ‎Aita: “I want to remind [you] that during the ‎‎[second] Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign ‎‎2000-2005) the members of the ‎‎[Palestinian] Security Forces were the first ‎to defend the Palestinian people, the first ‎to strike [at] the settlers and the first to ‎stand up to the oppressive Israeli ‎hostilities in the cities, and in the refugee ‎camps, and everywhere.”‎
Sports auditorium named for terrorist involved in Munich Olympics massacre 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2014
     ‎“The General Association for Military Sports ‎completed the necessary preparations for ‎the Security Forces Football Tournament, ‎which will begin today in the Martyr ‎‎(Shahid) Atef Bseiso Auditorium in El-‎Bireh.”‎

Atef Bseiso was a senior PLO official ‎and was involved in the 1972 Munich ‎Massacre, in which 11 Israeli athletes were ‎murdered. He was assassinated ‎in Paris in 1992 by the Israeli Mossad.
Official PA daily cartoon celebrates the kidnapping of three Israeli youths 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2014
In an odious distortion of the World Cup 2014 logo, the official Palestinian Authority daily printed a cartoon celebrating the kidnapping of three Israeli youths on Thursday night, June 12, 2014. Instead of the famous logo of the World Cup 2014, in which three victorious hands hold the globe, together creating the prestigious trophy, the PA cartoon shows a "trophy" of three hands holding three people with their hands up in surrender. Instead of the text "Brasil" below the "trophy," the word "Khalil" is written - Arabic for Hebron, a city near where the Israeli youths were kidnapped.
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Abbas awards the order of merit to terrorist who, according to Abbas' own newspaper, planned suicide bombings 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 7, 2014
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas awarded ‎an order of merit to Samir ‎ Ghattas, ‎‎[aka]‎ Muhammad Hamza, at [Hamza’s] Cairo ‎home yesterday [June 6, 2014].‎ The President decided to bestow the order ‎on Hamza in appreciation of his role in ‎politics and media in defense of the cause ‎of his Arab nation and his homeland, ‎Egypt, and in appreciation of his role in ‎the struggle and his commitment to ‎defending the Palestinian people and to ‎aiding its just cause in various and ‎unusual times and places, throughout the ‎years of the Palestinian revolution and the ‎Palestinian national project…‎
Dr. Samir Ghattas, [aka] Muhammad ‎Hamza… was the founder and editor in ‎chief of the Palestinian military journal Al-‎Maaraka in Beirut, and worked as an ‎assistant and advisor to the commander-‎Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad – Khalil Al-‎Wazir…‎
In addition, he participated in planning ‎and preparing the most prominent self-‎sacrifice operations (i.e., terror attacks): the ‎capture of 8 Israeli soldiers in the Beqaa ‎Valley in Lebanon in 1983; the suicide ‎attack on the Israeli Defense Ministry in ‎Bat Yam, Tel-Aviv, in 1985; the attack on ‎the nuclear facility in Dimona in 1988.”‎
Photo: “[PA Chairman] Mahmoud Abbas ‎awarding Samir Ghattas the order of ‎merit.”‎
From WAFA, official PA news agency

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PA TV reporter: Martyrdom death is "the wish of all the Palestinians" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 6, 2014
Official PA TV News reported on demonstrations marking the anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Jerusalem.
Demonstrator in Gaza: “My wish – and I always ask it of Allah – is to die a Martyr (Shahid) on the walls of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
Official PA TV reporter: “This is the wish of all the Palestinians, who are separated by only a few hundred meters from Jerusalem, but [whom] the Israeli occupation authorities prevent from enjoying the sight of their holy city.”
PA TV hosts poet who writes stories glorifying terrorist who killed 37 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 5, 2014
Official PA TV program Palestine This ‎Morning on Palestinian literature hosted ‎poet Muhammad Al-Zaher
Palestinian poet Muhammad Al-Zaher: ‎‎“First of all, this is a national cause; I ‎began with the Palestinian child in ‎particular. I wrote stories about the female ‎Palestinian Martyrs (Shahidas) Lina Al-‎Nabulsi, Dalal Mughrabi, Taghrid Al-‎Batma; I wrote songs about the RPG ‎children and about the ground rules of the ‎Arab child."‎

Lina Al-Nabulsi
– a high school student who ‎was apparently shot and killed by an Israeli ‎soldier at a demonstration in Nablus on May ‎‎15, 1976, according to Palestinian sources. ‎PMW has not been able to verify the exact ‎circumstances surrounding her death.‎

Dalal Mughrabi
led the most lethal terror ‎attack in Israel’s history, known as the ‎Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when ‎she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a ‎bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 ‎civilians, 12 of them children, and ‎wounding over 70.‎

Taghrid Al-Batma –
A member of the ‎terrorist organization Popular Front for the ‎Liberation of Palestine, PFLP. In June ‎‎1980, she took part in a demonstration at ‎Bethlehem University and was killed in a ‎confrontation with Israeli army forces. ‎

Singer on PA TV sends greetings to terrorists, including murderer of 35 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 28, 2014
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning hosted singer Qassem Al-Najjar
Palestinian singer Qassem Al-Najjar: “Greetings to our prisoners and leaders: commander Marwan Barghouti, Ahmad Sa’adat, Abbas Al-Sayid and all the heroic prisoners.”

Marwan Barghouti - serving five life sentences for orchestrating terror attacks against Israeli civilians. When arrested in 2002, he headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.

Ahmad Sa’adat - serving a 30-year sentence for heading the PFLP terror organization. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.

Abbas Al-Sayid - serving 35 life sentences for planning two suicide bombings, one at a Passover dinner at the Park Hotel in Netanya (30 killed, March 27, 2002) and another outside a shopping Mall in Netanya (5 killed, May 18, 2001).
Student committee named after perpetrator of most lethal attack in Israel's history 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 20, 2014
     “The Sisters of Martyr (Shahida) Dalal [Mughrabi] Committee of the [Fatah] Shabiba student movement (Al-Shabiba Al-Tullabiya) and the Student Council in Al-Quds Open University celebrated the graduation of the female students participating in an administrative staff training course.”

Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
Children's football tournament named after arch-terrorist responsible for over 125 deaths 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2014
     “The 20th Children’s Football Tournament [named after] the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids), Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,' will begin this morning on the fields of Beit Safafa and the Silwan school, attended by 14 Jerusalem [football] clubs, supervised by the Central [Fatah] Branch Football Association and sponsored by Abu Rabbah Al-Qawasmi and athlete Khamis Dkeidek.”

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks killing 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah Facebook video celebrates terrorist "heroes" who "are proving themselves a pure and stubborn rifle in the face of the Zionist" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 14, 2014
An Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades movie named "The Revolutionists of the Land"
Narrator: “The heroes Yasser Arafat, Abu Jihad, Abu Iyad, Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar, Kamal Nasser, Kamal Adwan, Abu Sabri, Abu Al-Hol, Abu Ali Shahin and others maintained the campaign against the Zionist enemy everywhere: the great operations (i.e., terror attacks) reached the shores of Tel Aviv [with] Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., bus hijacking in 1978, 37 killed) and [Dimona with] the Dimona operation (i.e., bus hijacking in 1988, 3 killed)...
The great operations of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Fatah’s military wing, continued with missile bombardment of Israeli settlements, sniper operations, the blowing up of tanks and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip...
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, with their mighty Nidal Al-Amoudi division, still embody the spirit of Fatah’s armed resistance, through their active and high-quality participation in the wars being initiated [ by Israel], one after the other, against the Gaza Strip. They are proving themselves a pure and stubborn rifle in the face of the Zionist enemy.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades still have a finger on the trigger."
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