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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]
Fatah song promotes terror: “Launch your rockets, make the sons of Zion tremble and burn” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Sept. 3, 2014

Caption on video:
“The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) – Palestine”, “Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division”

Narrator: “The heroic Martyr Muhammad Majdi Abu Shawish ‘Al-Za’anin... believed that armed resistance is the only way to liberate Palestine. He joined the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah – and enlisted to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades... The heroic Martyr loved military activity, and was among the commanders of the rockets unit of the Brigades in Beit Hanoun [in Gaza]. He inflicted pain on the occupation (i.e., Israeli cities near the Gaza Strip) time after time... The heroic Martyr would shoot at the invading soldiers during their ground operation. He was a soldier of the mortars – the mortars that terrorized the fragile, so-called ‘army’ of the occupation... As he was preparing to launch his final rocket barrage, the occupation warplanes fired several missiles at him. His pure body gathered up the earth, until his dignified soul rose to its creator. He sacrificed his soul for Palestine... He carried a rifle, and bombarded the depths of the [Zionist] entity with rockets..."

Song in praise of Muhammad Majdi Abu Shawish: “… Fire RPGs, launch the KN rockets. Shoot, Muhammad, do not fear, sow terror among the enemy’s soldiers... Launch your rockets, Make the sons of Zion tremble and burn..."
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Fatah posts Dalal Mughrabi's "last will and testament": "Aim all rifles at the Zionist enemy‎" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Aug. 20, 2014
Post on Fatah’s Facebook page ‘Fatah ‎‎– the Main Page’ about terrorist Dalal ‎Mughrabi:
     ‎“[She had] an advanced revolutionary ‎consciousness.‎
‎‘My last will and testament to you all, O ‎rifle-bearing brothers, is firstly, to put ‎aside secondary conflicts, intensify the ‎main conflict with the Zionist enemy ‎and aim all rifles at the Zionist ‎enemy…’‎
From the will of the Bride of Palestine, ‎Dalal Mughrabi.”‎

Notes:‎ 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.‎

This item was posted to "Fatah - The Main ‎Page," an official Fatah Facebook ‎page, as Hamas was firing thousands 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.
PA Mufti praises "the glorious Al-Aqsa Mosque Intifada‎," threatens violence if Jews try to pray at site of "alleged Temple" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 13, 2014
Official PA TV News interviewed the PA ‎Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammad ‎Hussein, following a news report stating ‎that Muslims would only be allowed into ‎the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Fridays and ‎Saturdays. The report claimed that this ‎decision was part of an unofficial division ‎of prayer times for Jews and Muslims on ‎the Temple Mount as part of a plan to ‎divide the mosque between Jews and ‎Muslims.‎
PA Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh ‎Muhammad Hussein: “I wish to remind ‎‎[any] intelligent person – if there is ‎anyone intelligent in the Israeli ‎government – that [former Israeli Prime ‎Minister Ariel] Sharon’s entering the Al-‎Aqsa Mosque in 2000 triggered the ‎eruption of the glorious Al-Aqsa Mosque ‎Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-‎‎2005). Then, the Palestinian people did ‎not remain silent in view of the ‎desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and ‎the Palestinian people will not remain ‎silent, under any circumstances, in view ‎of the division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, ‎whether according to time or to place. This ‎nation will not suffer for long the dreams, ‎illusions and tales of those in whose ‎minds the alleged Temple lurks – [the ‎Temple which they claim stood] where the ‎Al-Aqsa Mosque stands.”‎

Note:‎ The division according to time or place ‎refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being ‎reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would ‎allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on ‎the Temple Mount. The law seeks to ‎implement separate prayer times for ‎Muslims and Jews at the site.‎
Fatah commissioner: "Whoever can terrorize them [the ‎Israelis] and send them into the shelters ‎is a hero" 
Source: Awdah independent Palestinian TV channel, Aug. 10, 2014
The independent Palestinian TV channel ‎Awdah interviewed Fatah Central ‎Committee Member and Commissioner of ‎Arab Relations and Relations with China ‎Abbas Zaki on August 3, 2014. The ‎interview was posted on August 10, 2014.‎
Fatah Central Committee Member and ‎Commissioner of Arab Relations and ‎Relations with China Abbas Zaki: “We ‎must now act by consensus. We must ‎formulate a common strategy. We have ‎none among us who would either oppose ‎‎[the resistance] or [be willing to] ‎compromise. We must reach a point in ‎which no one demands from the other ‎something he cannot do. Whoever can ‎win hearts [and minds] around the world ‎is a hero. Whoever can terrorize them [the ‎Israelis] and send them into the shelters ‎is a hero. Whoever can raise money is a ‎hero. And whoever can build and repair ‎is also a hero… The harsh blockade on ‎Russia strengthens the BRICs – Russia, ‎China, Brazil, India and South Africa. ‎Just yesterday, they opened an ‎international bank, in addition to the ‎existing one, in local currency, with a ‎capital of a hundred billion. So I believe ‎we are not alone. Two camps are now ‎emerging in the world: the good camp ‎and the evil camp. At the moment, the US ‎is in the evil camp. You will soon see that ‎this is no decree of fate – after all the ‎crimes committed, the double standards ‎and the blind recruiting of those who ‎follow Zionism’s money, dollars and ‎media. And they call themselves a [world] ‎power – inconceivable.”‎

Note: This was broadcast as Hamas was firing thousands 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 brags it killed 11,000 Israelis 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Aug. 10, 2014
     "Listen well!
To whoever does not know Fatah and argues with this giant movement:
Fatah has killed 11,000 Israelis
Fatah has sacrificed 170,000 Martyrs (Shahids)...
Fatah was the first to carry out operations (i.e., terror attacks) during the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian violence and terror against Israel, 1988-1993), and it was the first Palestinian faction to reach the nuclear reactor in Dimona (i.e., 1988 murder of 3 working mothers on way to the Dimona plant)
Fatah was the first to fight in the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) (Baha Al-Sa'id, an officer in the Preventive Security Forces, infiltrated an Israeli settlement on the border with Gaza) [parenthesis in source]...
Fatah was the first to defeat the Zionist enemy (Battle of Al-Karameh) [parenthesis in source]...
Fatah led the Palestinian attack on Israel in the UN
Fatah leads the peaceful popular resistance against Israel...
Stop and think before you attack [Fatah]."
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Abbas demands release of terrorist murderers as part of cease fire agreement 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 7, 2014
The following statement was made while Hamas was firing thousands 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.
     “[PA] Deputy Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Ziad Abu Ein emphasized that… the leadership has requested the immediate release of all people arrested in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem during the recent events, whose numbers exceed 1,500, as these arrests were carried out in an extortive and terroristic manner by the occupation authorities.
He added that the leadership has emphasized the President’s [Mahmoud Abbas’] request that the [demand to release the] fourth phase of [prisoners] arrested before the Oslo [Accords], as well as all [imprisoned] Palestinian Parliament (Legislative Council) members, including MPs Marwan Barghouti and Ahmad Sa’adat, be included in the truce agreement he is working on in Cairo.”

Note: In August 2013, Israel agreed to release 104 Palestinian terrorists from prison, which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks. The terrorists were released in stages. The first group of 26 was released on Aug. 13, 2013. The second group of 26 was released on Oct. 30, 2013. The third group of 26 was released on Dec. 30, 2013. The fourth group was scheduled to be released on March 29, 2014, but Israel delayed their release while negotiating the terms for continuation of the peace talks. When the PA submitted requests for admission as a state to several international bodies, Israel cancelled the release.
To view descriptions of Marwan Barghouti and Ahmad Sa'adat, click "full article" below.
Hamas TV suggests "ministering angels" are fighting alongside Hamas fighters 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 30, 2014
Al-Aqsa TV announcer: “Its [Israel’s] ‎soldiers are talking about the fighters that ‎face them, three meters tall, who do not ‎bleed and are not injured when they are ‎fired upon. That’s what their soldiers are ‎saying. Are these hallucinations or truth? ‎Allah knows. Are these hallucinations ‎induced by the [Israeli] soldiers’ suffering ‎there, [which is] due to [Hamas’] killing ‎and quality operations? Or is this reality - ‎are there ministering angels fighting ‎alongside the self-sacrificing men, the ‎heroic fighters?”‎

Note: This was broadcast as Hamas was firing thousands 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.
Hamas TV: Dress up like Jews to execute suicide bombings 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 30, 2014
During the 2014 Gaza war, Hamas repeatedly broadcast a video promoting suicide attacks on Israeli civilians. The Hamas video shows a terrorist putting on a suicide belt and dressing up as a stereotypical, bearded Orthodox Jewish civilian, who is then sent to commit a suicide bombing.

[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), 3 times: July 9, 27, and 30, 2014] 
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PA TV host hopes for release of rearrested terrorists 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 29, 2014
Official PA TV report on the Palestinian prisoners released in the Shalit deal who were recently rearrested.
Official PA TV reporter: “The Israeli aggression against our people continues, but the hope for liberating our prisoners still depends on a new exchange deal which is likely to be reached soon.”

Note: In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. Dozens of the terrorists released in that deal were rearrested in June 2014, following the abduction of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16.

This report was broadcast as Hamas was firing thousands 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.
Caller on Hamas TV: "A rocket caused great destruction at Ben Gurion [Airport], caused deaths, planes shot ‎down," but Israel is "concealing everything" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 28, 2014
Caller (Nael from Hebron): “We have people who work in Israel. Man, you don’t see the ‎dead, the corpses, the destruction in Israel. They [media] are concealing everything. ‎‎[There is] an unprecedented media blackout. Man, the [Hamas] rockets kill every day. ‎Every rocket that falls in Israel kills. I have friends that call me every day, show me ‎pictures [and say,] ‘we can’t show the pictures on Facebook because that would harm ‎us.’ I know for sure two who took pictures [of destruction in Israel] and sent them to me, ‎and then were arrested. A rocket caused great destruction at Ben Gurion [Airport]. ‎Caused deaths, planes shot down– but Israel doesn’t broadcast this on the Israeli ‎channels. I saw these things with my own eyes. I lived in Be’er Ya’akov, and saw how ‎the rocket fell at Ben Gurion, how it killed and destroyed. 50,000 ambulances went in. ‎But man, they’re pigs, they want to frustrate us, they don’t let us see anything.”‎
Hamas song glorifies kidnappers of 3 teens: "Hide your prey, a child" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 28, 2014

Song: "Under the rock, O hawk,
hide your prey - a child
Your brothers in captivity (i.e., in Israeli prisons) tell you to keep him...
You are from Hebron, O hawk, and all are proud of you...
By Allah, O brother, I won't rest until you see light, until I see you free...
With the rifle open the [prison] cell
Kidnap soldiers till we free my brothers...
Allah will strengthen your faith
The homeland’s sun is singing your name...
The joy of the Loyalty of the Free must return (i.e., exchanging 1,027 prisoners for the kidnapped Israeli soldier Shalit)."

Texts in Arabic: "Palestinian businessman Alaa' Al-Din presents"; "Kidnap soldiers, by Amer Al-Ashqar"
Visuals of prisoner Ahmad Barghouti - 13 life sentences; Reenactment of Hamas’ capture of Israeli soldier Shalit in 2006
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Notes: On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists while they were hitchhiking near Hebron. The boys' bodies were found hidden under rocks by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after their abduction.

In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
Fatah claims rocketfire on Israeli town 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 28, 2014
     "Summary of military operations over the past 24 hours - Sunday, July 27, 2014... A military communique from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) Nidal Al-Amoudi Division: ... Shelling of the Kfar Aza settlement (i.e., Israeli town close to the Gaza Strip) with three 107 model rockets at 1:16."
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Fatah Facebook boasts: "Fatah still holds the World Cup for fighting" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 28, 2014
      "Fatah joyfully welcomes the Palestinian resistance. Our men are on the frontline of the confrontation in all sectors. We will never tire of reiterating that throughout history, our movement's hand was the strongest hand in the confrontation with the occupation and still is. Don't forget that the occupation, in its confrontation with our army in 1982, lost 667 dead and 150,000 wounded - far more than it ever lost before or since in such a short period, which lasted [just] 88 days. The great ability we demonstrated in the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) is well known. Our presence on the ground now can be testified to. There is no resistance without Fatah. Allah is with the resistance, both now and in the future. Let the members of Fatah stand proud. Fatah still holds the world cup for fighting, thanks to its long presence on the ground, the enemy's huge losses in its confrontations with it [Fatah], as well as its [Fatah's] numerous Martyrs (Shahids), wounded and prisoners."
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Abbas advisor calls Hamas' use of terror tunnels "quality operations," claims Israel is lying about its casualties 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 24, 2014
Official PA TV program Palestine This ‎Morning hosted Dr. Sabri Saidam, Deputy ‎Secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary ‎Council and President Mahmoud Abbas’ ‎advisor for communications and ‎information technology ‎
Official PA TV host: “We saw this morning ‎that that the occupation powers have ‎arrested Israeli soldiers for leaking ‎information about the Israeli casualties. ‎And they consider this a blow to Israeli ‎propaganda, and to what is disseminated ‎and presented [to the public], as if only an ‎insignificant number of Israelis had been ‎killed, while it is clear that the opposite is ‎the case.”‎
Sabri Saidam, Deputy Secretary of the ‎Fatah Revolutionary Council: “For ‎decades, Israel has refrained from ‎announcing its casualties during war in ‎order to avoid harming the morale of its ‎soldiers. We are seeing [things] we ‎haven’t seen in previous wars. We are ‎seeing quality operations of infiltration ‎behind the Israeli occupation’s lines, and ‎tunnels designed for that purpose, as well ‎as quality attacks that have done damage ‎to the Israeli army – so there is a state of ‎embarrassment and confusion. I say, the ‎‎[Israeli] army may well be losing its ‎balance. But perhaps the most annoying ‎thing [for Israel] is the talk about the ‎kidnapped soldier... But even more ‎important was the report yesterday of the ‎airline companies having cancelled their ‎flights to the [Israeli] Lod airport. And this ‎airport – that is, the security system ‎crashed, and the missile battery defending ‎the airport can no longer stop these ‎attacks, since a rocket fell one kilometer ‎from the airport.”‎

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Hamas falsely accuses Israel of targeting civilians while showing images of its own attack on a schoolbus that killed teen 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 23, 2014
Al-Aqsa TV host: “Most of the wounded, as ‎well as the Martyrs (Shahids), are children, ‎women and elderly… This gives us ‎evidence of the extent of the Zionist ‎occupation’s crimes, and [proves] that it is ‎attacking civilians directly. [The case is] ‎not, as it claims, that in any war zone ‎civilians are bound to die and collateral ‎damage is bound to be caused to civilians ‎‎– this is true when there are few civilians, ‎or when the number of casualties is small ‎relative to the duration of the war – but an ‎aggression that has led to 650 Martyrs and ‎over 4,000 wounded in 17 days refutes ‎the Zionist version and justifications.”
‎‎[Images of the Hamas 2011 school bus ‎attack, in which Hamas terrorists launched ‎an anti-tank missile at an Israeli school ‎bus, killing 16-year-old Daniel Viflic, are ‎shown in the background.]‎
Fatah claims to have killed Israeli soldier in Hebron 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 23, 2014

Text: "The Al-Aqsa [Martyrs'] Brigades (Fatah's military wing) claim responsibility for the killing of an Israeli soldier during clashes in Hebron."
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Note: Israel has not reported any soldiers killed or missing in that area.
Fatah posts pictures of armed, masked terrorists: "We count on you" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 23, 2014

"The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, our military wing - now [we] count on you"
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Fatah posts picture of armed terrorist wearing a keffiyeh 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 23, 2014

"They were never late to respond to the call - The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Fatah's military wing"
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Fatah youth "set the land on fire!" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 23, 2014

: "The old man's [Yasser Arafat's] Shabiba [Fatah youth movement] - set the land on fire!"
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Fatah calls on students to destroy Israelis' property, including power, water and telephone lines 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 23, 2014

     "Summary of the statement of Fatah's Shabiba [student] movement in the West Bank:
1. To Fatah Shabiba members in all areas: More resistance and escalation [is required] against the occupation everywhere. Let's turn the land into hell for the enemy and announce it so clearly that it splits the sky: Resist, boycott, move forward, rise up - for the land is forbidden for the enemy, and all Shabiba members are potential Martyrs (Shahids) for our beloved Palestine.
2. To the masses of our proud Palestinian people: More national unity [is required], because unity is the condition for victory. Let each one of us fight in his own field, for each of us has a function, and every [form of] resistance has a role in liberation. Boycott, confront, declare revolution! This is our land. We will either live on it in dignity, or be gathered into the bosom of its beloved earth as Martyrs...
Start by yourself, come to the aid of your people [by]
- Destroying settlers' property
- Blocking settlement roads: stones, nails, tinder, tires
- Destroying settlement power, water and telephone lines
- Breaking the occupation's security cameras and attacking military observation posts
- Destroying the [separation] wall and cutting the barbed wire fences
- Israeli products are bullets with which it [Israel] kills your people
- Chase the settlers on your land at places of contact"
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