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Violence and terror
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]
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 supports Marwan Barghouti's candidacy for Nobel Peace Prize, he and other imprisoned terrorists are “fighters for freedom, independence, and just peace” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 15, 2016
Headline: “The Fatah parliamentary faction: Marwan Barghouti is a fighter for freedom, independence, and just peace”
     “The Fatah parliamentary faction saluted the [PA] Parliament and Fatah Central Committee member, prisoner Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), yesterday [April 14, 2016] on the 14th anniversary of his abduction, and praised his resolve in the face of the hangmen.
The faction made a statement calling to organize a widespread popular campaign of solidarity and support for the candidacy of MP Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize because this candidacy is of the entire Palestinian people, all of the freedom fighters, and the just Palestinian cause… Likewise, the statement emphasized the pride of the Fatah parliamentary faction in the struggle and resolve of MP Barghouti, his fellow MPs, and the other prisoners in the face of prison and the jailers. The statement said: ‘Barghouti and his fellow prisoners are writing the most spectacular epics of resolve and heroism every day that passes that they are still in the Israeli occupation’s dungeons as fighters for freedom, independence, and just peace.’”
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Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001, 1 killed), another in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002, 1 killed), and one in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002, 3 killed). 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.
Fatah official: Marwan Barghouti is “a source of pride for the Palestinian people” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 14, 2016
Headline: “Al-Aloul on the anniversary of the arrest of leader Marwan Barghouti: We are proud of one of the founders of the national path of struggle”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul said that [Parliament Member Marwan Barghouti is] a source of pride for the Palestinian people, being one of the founders of the Palestinian national path of struggle... Al-Aloud said today, Thursday [April 14, 2016] in an interview with the Mawtini radio station: ‘The fighter Barghouti is a source of pride for the Palestinian people and one of the founders of the Palestinian path of struggle.’...  Likewise, he stressed that Palestine’s young draw inspiration from the struggle experience and the ideas of their leaders, the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners in their confrontation with the Israeli occupation.”
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Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001, 1 killed), another in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002, 1 killed), and one in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002, 3 killed). 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.
PA seeks Nobel Peace Prize for imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti as "a call to recognize the legitimacy of the prisoners' struggle" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 14, 2016
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners [and Released Prisoners'] Affairs published a report on the occasion of the prisoner leader Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) entering his 15th year of imprisonment in the occupation’s prisons, as he was abducted (he was arrested –Ed.) on April 15, 2002, and sentenced to five life sentences and an additional 40 years [of imprisonment].
The report says that the anniversary of Marwan Barghouti’s arrest coincides this year with the launch of the campaign in support of Barghouti’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize…
The Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs said that Barghouti’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize has several symbolic meanings and political, humanitarian, and legal messages expressed as follows:
1. The prisoners have the greatest right to enjoy a just and true peace, and they have fought and sacrificed for freedom, peace, and honor and an end to the injustice and the occupation.
2. No just peace in the region can occur without the prisoners’ release, as they are a basic part of any arrangement or agreement with Israel.
3. The candidacy [of Marwan Barghouti] is essentially a call to recognize the legitimacy of the prisoners’ struggle and their legal standing as prisoners of freedom and prisoners protected by Geneva conventions and international law, and also a response to the claims and Israeli terms that do not recognize the legitimacy of their struggle, and treat them as ‘terrorists and criminals,’ and not as prisoners of a national liberation movement.”
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PA and PLO launch campaign to nominate terrorist imprisoned for 5 life sentences for Nobel Peace Prize 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: "National campaign for the candidacy of the prisoner Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize"
     "At the press conference, Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake, Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam, head of the Fatah parliamentary faction Azzam Al-Ahmad, Coordinator of the National and Islamic Forces in the Ramallah and El-Bireh District and Secretary of Foreign Relations of the Supreme Council for Monitoring Prisoners' Affairs Issam Bakr, and Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories Sheikh Muhammad Hussein spoke one after the other, while Secretary-General of the People's Party and head of the Al-Badil list Bassam Al-Salhi gave a speech in the name of the national forces... Al-Salhi called to increase the efforts and widen the scope of the campaign through the launch of a popular campaign to gather as many signatures as possible in support of Marwan Barghouti's candidacy for the prize, out of an understanding of its significance in refuting the false Israeli version which attempts to define Barghouti and the prisoners as criminals."
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Senior Fatah official commemorates arch-terrorist Abu Jihad on Facebook, calling him "the first bulletin and the first stone" 
Source: Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and member of Fatah Central Committee Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Apr. 13, 2016

 
Text and photo posted on the Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and Fatah Central Committee Member Sultan Abu Al-Einein on April 13, 2016

Posted text:
“Only a few days stand between us and the anniversary of the departure of the first bullet and the first stone, the engineer of the intifada, Commander Abu Jihad Khalil Al-Wazir. Those who lived by his side know his characteristics and nature. He acted in silence, and behind his silence hid the planning of a quality operation (i.e., terror attack) or operations in Palestine. Abu Jihad’s silence was more eloquent than the actions of our lost bullet, and the smell of gunpowder that occasionally comes to life in the skies of Palestine reminds those living that Abu Jihad still lives among our living.”

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 also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PLO official participates in university celebration of terrorist Abu Jihad and calls him "our teacher" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: “Jericho: Rally to mark Prisoner’s Day, Land Day, the anniversary of [the death of] Abu Jihad, and Deir Yassin”
       “The Jericho branch of the Al-Quds Open University held a national rally yesterday [April 12, 2016] to mark Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, the eternal Land Day, the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of commander Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ and the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre in the Jericho municipality theater, in the presence of many politicians…
Secretary [-General] of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat said: ‘We remember the anniversary of the two Kamals (i.e., Kamal Adwan and Kamal Nasser) and Abu Yusuf, the anniversary of our teacher Abu Jihad, the anniversary of Yasser Arafat who will reside within us forever, the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, Land Day, and Prisoner’s Day. We understand that the Palestinian memory is full of Martyrs and injured, and see hope with every martyr, prisoner, and injured.’”

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Fatah Facebook praises female suicide bomber as a “hero” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 13, 2016

Text and photo posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page

Text in post: “April 13, 2002 – today is the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahida) of the Martyrdom-seeker (Istish'hadiya), the hero Andalib Takatka from the town of Beit Fajjar, daughter of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades - Fatah’s military wing - in Bethlehem, who carried out a Martyrdom-seeking operation in Jerusalem in which 6 Zionists were killed, and dozens injured.
Glory and eternity to our righteous Martyrs
We remain loyal to the path”
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Andalib Takatka - Female suicide bomber from Fatah who blew herself up on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem on April 12, 2002, killing 6 and wounding more than 80.
Martial arts tournament named after arch-terrorist: "Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad festival" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2016
Headline: "The Palestinian Academy of Martial Arts opened the fourth Prince of Martyrs festival"
     "Head of the Board of Directors of the Palestinian Academy of Martial Arts Jihad Uweida announced that the board of directors and its affiliated clubs are prepared for the opening of the fourth consecutive Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Festival.  The tournament will open this Saturday [April 16, 2016] at the Beit Hanina Youth Club in Jerusalem and the Bait Al-Maqdis Club in Hebron simultaneously. Uweida noted that the first Prince of Martyrs Festival was held in 2013, and from that year, the Palestinian Academy has been strict about holding it in order to mark the anniversary of [the death of] the prince of Martyrs, Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad.'"

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 also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Campaign to give Nobel Peace Prize to Marwan Barghouti is attempt to show that imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are not “terrorists and criminals” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 12, 2016
Official PA TV News on the launch of the campaign in support of Marwan Barghouti’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize

Official PA TV reporter: "The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affair, together with local and international institutions, has launched a campaign to enlist support for the candidacy of [PA] Parliament Member Marwan Barghouti, who is languishing in the occupation's prison, for the Nobel Peace Prize."
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: "This is support of the presentation of his candidacy, initiated by the Argentinian international activist [Adolfo Perez] Esquivel, who has submitted the candidacy of Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize. We, the Palestinian people, support this initiative, and we think this initiative carries several messages. A humanitarian message, meant to focus attention on the issue of the Palestinian prisoners in the occupation's prisons, and Israel's treatment of them. Likewise, a judicial message, which is a response to the Israeli claims accusing the prisoners of being terrorists and criminals."
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Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001, 1 killed), another in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002, 1 killed), and one in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002, 3 killed). 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.
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 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 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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PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs invites Palestinians to event launching campaign to give a convicted terrorist the Nobel Peace Prize  
Source: Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Facebook page, Apr. 4, 2016

Invitation posted on the Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Facebook page on April 4, 2016

Text of invitation:
"Invitation
Under the auspices of the Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs
And in partnership with the PA Parliament (Legislative Council), the Prisoners' Club, the Supreme Council for Monitoring Prisoners' Affairs, and national and social institutions and activists
we invite you to participate in the launch of a campaign to present the candidacy of the brother, parliament member, and prisoner
Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered)
for the Nobel Peace Prize
On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. in the afternoon at the PA parliament headquarters in Ramallah
Your presence constitutes support for the prisoners and their cause"

Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001, 1 killed), another in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002, 1 killed), and one in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002, 3 killed). 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.
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 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 Haviv Haim (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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Official PA daily claims terrorist stabber was “Martyr” executed by Israel for no reason, used “attempted stabbing” as a pretext  
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.
PA daily op-ed proud of terrorist who planned attack killing 15, compares him to Nelson Mandela 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2016
Headline: “Ahmad Jabarah – Abu Sukkar"
      “On July 17, 2013, three separate news items were published about two men who are separated by a whole continent, but who are connected by virtue of the revolution and struggle for freedom, democracy, and equality, and by virtue of their imprisonment and its long term. The first is Nelson Mandela (black South African who fought the South African apartheid regime and later became first black president, see below –Ed.) who was lying on his deathbed as he celebrated his 95th birthday. The second is Ahmad Jabarah) Abu Sukkar( (i.e., terrorist who planned a terror attack, 15 killed, over 60 wounded)… On the day he [Abu Sukkar] died, the world celebrated the 95th birthday of Mandela. Nelson was released after 27 years in the prisons of the state of discrimination and racism [South Africa], which heralded the end of this dark and shameful period in the history of mankind. Abu Sukkar sat in the occupation’s prisons during the same period… After winning their freedom, the two of them lived a life rich in effective struggle and constant presence [in the struggle]. Two similar paths, two different peoples, on two continents… Abu Sukkar died standing tall, just like the trees of Palestine that shaded his grave. His death brings to all of us a sense of pride in belonging to a people that has brought forth such people as Abu Sukkar from its midst.”

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Fatah praises teenage suicide bomber as “the bride of Palestine and the Fatah Movement” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 28, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on March 28, 2016

Posted text:
"14 years since the death as a Martyr (Shahida) of the bride of Palestine and the Fatah Movement
Daughter of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades - Fatah’s military wing
Daughter of Palestine and the Deheisheh refugee camp
The resolute fortress
March 29, 2002
March 29, 2016
Glory and eternity to our righteous Martyrs"

Text on image:  "Martyrdom-seeker (Istish'hadiya)
The Fatah member
Ayyat Al-Akhras"
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Ayyat Al-Akhras - The youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (aged 17) and member of Fatah. Al-Akhras blew herself up near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002, killing 2 and wounding 28. Israel transferred the terrorist's body to the PA on Feb. 2, 2014.
Palestinian Authority school hosts basketball game for high school girls named after terrorist who led killing of 37, organized by Palestinian NGO funded by European organizations 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 23, 2016
Headline: “In honor of Palestinian Women’s Day – the Rosary Sisters’ High School won the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Cup after beating the Al-Awael School in a basketball [game] under the auspices of the Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association”
      “The Rosary Sisters’ High School in Jerusalem has beaten the Al-Awael School (i.e., a school under the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education) in Ramallah in a basketball game held at the Al-Awael School basketball courts. The Rosary Sisters’ High School rightfully won the Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Cup on the anniversary of her death as a Martyr that coincides with Palestinian Women’s Day, March 11 [2016]. The Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association’s department of educational activities organized this game in cooperation with the Women’s Association for Life and Equality. The game was held under the auspices of Head of the [PA Ministry of Education’s] Education Directorate in Ramallah Bassam Erekat… After the game, the awards committee awarded the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Cup and gold medals to the Rosary Sisters’ High School and a plaque [of honor] and silver medals to the Al-Awael School.”
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A photo published in the Al-Quds newspaper shows the winning team.


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