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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]
PA government calls on Palestinians to protest against US Jerusalem decision, says those who “stood upright” during previous unrest “will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city" and to "Judaize" it 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2017
     “During its weekly meeting, which was held yesterday [Dec. 5, 2017] in Ramallah led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government called on the masses of our people – with all of its groups and wherever it is located – to express their opposition to the dangerous American intentions to transfer the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem or recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel…
The government emphasized that the members of our people – who stood upright during the last Jerusalem uprising and presented a spectacular example of resolve and sacrifice – will stand against any attempt to harm the holy city [of Jerusalem], Judaize it, and change its characteristics and its eternal Arab-Islamic cultural identity. The government emphasized that transferring the American embassy to occupied Jerusalem or recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will threaten the peace and security in our region and the world.”
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Fatah Facebook post glorifies imprisoned terrorist who murdered an Israeli, with map of "Palestine" replacing Israel in the background 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 29, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Freedom is drawing near”

The bottom left of the image shows a picture of terrorist Muhammad Falana, who murdered 1 together with an accomplice. Above him appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with a picture of Arab women walking inside it, and above it is the Palestinian flag.
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Fatah Facebook glorifies female terrorist bombmaker as a "self-sacrificing fighter" and a "Martyr" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 28, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “On this exact day in 1968, self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’iya) Shadia Abu Ghazaleh (i.e., terrorist, prepared bombs for many attacks) died as a Martyr (Shahid) in the explosion of a bomb, while preparing it for carrying out an operation (i.e., terror attack) against occupation targets.”

The picture shows terrorist Shadia Abu Ghazaleh as a child.
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Shadia Abu Ghazaleh - active in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization and prepared bombs for many attacks against Israel. While she was preparing a bomb for an attack in Tel Aviv in 1968, it accidentally detonated and killed her.
Hamas military wing: "Our weapons that have been mixed with the blood of thousands of Martyrs are the symbol of victory… [and] will continue to be legitimate against the thieving Zionist entity" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Nov. 28, 2017
Headline: “The Al-Qassam [Brigades]: The weapons of the resistance are against the occupation”
      “The [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, emphasized that the weapons of the Palestinian resistance will continue to be legitimate against the oppressive ‘Israeli’ occupation. On their Twitter account this evening, Tuesday [Nov. 28, 2017], the brigades said: ‘Our weapons that have been mixed with the blood of thousands of Martyrs (Shahids) are the symbol of victory, and the headline of the discourse with the “Israeli” occupier,’ and they emphasized that, ‘Our weapons will continue to be legitimate against the thieving Zionist entity.’”

Parents express pride in the Martyrdom of their sons at event honoring student Martyrs at Palestinian college 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 20, 2017
Headline: "Memorial service for the Martyrs of Modern University College"
       "The student council at Modern University College yesterday (Sunday) [Nov. 19, 2017] held a memorial service for its student Martyrs (Shahids) at the college's building in Ramallah, in the presence of Fatah Movement Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen… In his speech, Jamal Muhaisen spoke about the central stages of the Palestinian cause... He also emphasized the significance of the young Palestinian people's role in the struggle…
The mother of Martyr Mahmoud Alyan gave a speech on behalf of the families of the student Martyrs in which she said that 'The blood of the Martyrs has watered the ground and made gardens bloom'… She expressed pride at being the mother of a Martyr who did not hesitate to sacrifice his blood and soul for his homeland and people.
The father of Jaafar Awad emphasized that the blood of the Martyrs is a beacon that lights the path to liberation and freedom.”
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PLO official: Taylor Force Act proves US is biased in Israel’s favor; “The allowances of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners are a red line, and they cannot be harmed” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 18, 2017
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: The allowances of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners are a red line and they cannot be harmed”
        “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that the fact that the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the American House of Representatives passed the law stopping the financial aid to the PA if it pays allowances (mukhassasat) to prisoners (i. e., the Taylor Force Act, which passed the committee on Nov. 15, 2017) unequivocally proves that it is biased and is adopting the occupation’s positions. He also emphasized that the allowances of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners are a red line, and they cannot be harmed.”

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Kids read poem dedicated to first intifada on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 17, 2017
Official PA TV, Palestinian children read a poem for the 30th anniversary of the Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel (the first Intifada, 1987-1993)

Host: “What do you want to read?”

Omar: “A poem about the anniversary of the [first] Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993).”

Host: “Go on.”

Palestinian children Abd Al-Rahman and Omar: “Palestine, Palestine,
Land of the revolution and the prophets.
We are your children, Palestine,
Land of the revolution and the prophets.
We are self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) for your soil,
On the land of my ancestors we stand firm.
Large, small, we are marching..."

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PA education official glorifies Martyrdom at high school event: “The Palestinian keffiyeh has been colored with the purest blood… of the Martyrs of Palestine”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2017
Headline: “The homeland’s schools are celebrating Keffiyeh Day”
       “Director of the [Qalqilya district] Directorate of Education (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education) Naela Fahmawi Oudeh participated in the school radio broadcasts at the Ali Iyad High School for Girls, which were dedicated to Palestinian Keffiyeh (Arab headdress) Day and to Independence Day (declared by Arafat in Tunis in 1988 –Ed.) Fahmawi reviewed the symbolism of the Palestinian keffiyeh… and added that the Palestinian keffiyeh has been colored with the purest blood, the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine during their resistance to the occupation, and the keffiyeh has become the shroud of the Palestinian fighter who has sacrificed his soul for the homeland.”
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Palestinian boy recites quote by Arafat: “In spirit and in blood we will redeem you, Palestine“ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 17, 2017

Official PA TV program The Best Home, on the 13th anniversary of the death of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat.

TV host: "What do you want to tell us?"
Boy: "About Yasser Arafat..."
Palestinian boy Zaid: "Do not cheer for me, rather cheer for Palestine and Jerusalem
In spirit and in blood we will redeem you, Palestine
Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem."
Official PA TV host: "Bravo, clever."
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Murderer of 3 honored as “Martyr” by official PA daily, murderous attack was “an operation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 16, 2017
Headline: “The occupation’s escalation in Jerusalem: Martyr Nimr Al-Jamal’s home was destroyed”
      “The occupation forces destroyed the home of Martyr (Shahid) Nimr Al-Jamal (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) from the village of Beit Surik west of occupied Jerusalem yesterday [Nov. 15, 2017]. In September, Martyr Al-Jamal (37 years old) [parentheses in source] carried out an operation (i.e., terror attack) next to the entrance to the settlement of Har Adar, northwest of the holy city [of Jerusalem], in which 3 occupation security members were killed. Afterwards he was shot by the occupation forces and died as a Martyr.”

Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered an Israeli border police officer and 2 security guards and wounded another Israeli at the entrance to Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sept. 26, 2017. Al-Jamal was shot and killed during the attack by other border police officers.
Fatah calls for freedom for imprisoned terrorists, including a murderer 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement's Nablus Branch, Nov. 16, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text: “Prisoner Ahmad Othman Kafina (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) from the village of Al-Sawiya, who is sentenced to life and another 20 years, during a visit by his parents at the Hadarim Prison
#Freedom_for_the_prisoners”

The image shows terrorist Ahmad Othman Kafina with his parents.

Ahmad Othman Kafina – Palestinian Fatah-affiliated terrorist who murdered Israeli Kinneret Ben Shalom Hajbi, and wounded 4 others in a stabbing attack on a taxi shuttle van from Petah Tikva to Tel Aviv on Feb. 5, 2006. After boarding the van, Kafina pulled out a knife and began stabbing passengers. Kafina pursued passengers who fled the van until he was subdued by an Israeli security guard and an Israeli civilian. Under investigation Kafina said that he had come to Petah Tikva to murder Jews. Kafina is serving 1 life sentence.
Fatah branch glorifies terrorist driver of suicide bomber 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Nov. 15, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The image shows the face of terrorist Khalil Sarahneh, who drove a suicide bomber who murdered 1. In the upper right corner appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text on image: “Prisoner Khalil Sarahneh (i.e., terrorist, participated in murder of 1)
Sentence: Life”

Khalil Sarahneh – Israeli Arab terrorist who drove a suicide bomber to Jerusalem on April 1, 2002. Israeli police officer Tomer Mordechai, 19, stopped the car to ask for documentation, at which point Sarahneh fled the car and the bomber detonated, murdering Mordechai. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s armed wing) took responsibility for the attack. Sarahneh is serving a life sentence and 20 additional years.
Fatah branch glorifies terrorist who participated in Church of Nativity Siege 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Nov. 15, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The image shows a picture of Zaid Salem, a terrorist deported during the 2002 siege of the Church of the Nativity. To his right is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text on image: “The expelled Zaid Salem”

Siege of the Church of the Nativity - In 2002, during the PA terror campaign (second Intifada, 2000-2005), Israel launched Operation Defensive Shield in the West Bank to prevent future terror attacks. 39 terrorists took over the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, using dozens of hostages and the religious site as shields. After 39 days of siege by the Israeli army, the terrorists released the hostages and were deported to Gaza and Cyprus. During the siege, the church was damaged in exchanges of fire between the terrorists and the Israeli army. One clergyman was murdered by the terrorists and 8 terrorists were killed by the Israeli army.
Fatah branch glorifies terrorist who was deported for participating in Church of Nativity Siege 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Nov. 15, 2017

PA District Governor glorifies Martyrs in Abbas’ name, and says leadership “opposes all of the pressures whose goal is to harm the allowances of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2017
     “The National Association of the Families of the Martyrs (Shahids) [of Palestine] in Tulkarem held the branch’s preparatory conference, with the participation of District Governor of Tulkarem Issam Abu Bakr … At the beginning of the meeting, District Governor Abu Bakr conveyed to the Martyrs’ family members the blessings of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, who always emphasizes the status of this group from among our people, which has sacrificed its blood in order to reach freedom, independence, and the establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem. District Governor Abu Bakr emphasized the leadership’s position – which President Mahmoud Abbas represents – which opposes all of the pressures whose goal is to harm the allowances (mukhassasat) of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners and to stop them. This is in order to protect this right, and out of loyalty to those who sacrificed their lives for the homeland, freedom, and liberation from the occupation.”
Fatah branch in Gaza: Palestinians have proven by past terror campaigns that they will adhere to their goals “whatever the cost may be;” commemorates "great" terrorist “Martyr leaders”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 15, 2017
      “The eastern Gaza branch of the Fatah Movement today [Nov. 15, 2017] blessed the Palestinian Arab people for the 29th anniversary of the [Palestinian] announcement of the document of independence (see note below –Ed.)…
The [Fatah] Movement added that a long path of resolve, struggle, and resistance still stands before this declaration in order to turn it into reality on the ground through full national sovereignty over the Palestinian country... The movement commented that our Palestinian people has proven in the first and second Intifadas (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993; and PA terror campaign 2000-2005) that it has a national dream and goals to which it adheres, whatever the cost may be, and noted that the Palestinian Arab people aspires and calls on all of the peoples of the world, its governments, and its international institutions to support its struggle and resistance in order to be liberated and rid itself of the yoke of the occupation… The movement turned to the masses of its people and said on the anniversary of the declaration of independence: 'We remember our great Martyr (Shahid) leaders... We remember the wounded and the sacrifice of the prisoners and the long path of struggle that our proud people has travelled.'"

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PLO legislative body will “remain tall and loyal to the blood of the Martyrs… [and holds] Israel fully responsible for the crime of Arafat’s murder” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 10, 2017
Official PA TV News, special broadcast of the central rally in Gaza to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat

Official PA TV newsreader:
“In an announcement on the 13th anniversary of the Martyrdom-death (Istish’had) of commander Yasser Arafat, the [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO)... [stated] that it will remain tall and loyal to the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the sacrifices of the prisoners and wounded, while again holding Israel fully responsible for the crime of Arafat’s murder.”

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Palestinian women hold pictures of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi at rally commemorating Arafat 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 10, 2017

Images published in the official PA daily

The images show women marching in Ramallah to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat. The women are carrying Palestinian flags and various posters, including a poster showing Dalal Mughrabi (lower right), the terrorist murderer who in 1978 led the killing of 37 Israelis, 12 of them children.

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, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
PA-funded Prisoners’ Club: Imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are “fighters who have fought for the freedom of their homeland,” not criminals 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 9, 2017
Headline: “The Prisoners’ Club has launched a campaign to correct the widespread historical and statistical mistakes regarding the prisoners”
     “The [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club has launched a campaign to gradually correct the historical, informative, and statistical mistakes that have clung in recent years to the media and cultural discourse regarding the documentation and investigation of the phenomenon of the Palestinian and Arab prisoners… As part of this campaign, the Prisoners’ Club has emphasized that the prisoners are not held in ‘prisons,’ but rather in ‘detention camps’ or ‘temporary security installations’ (sic., terrorists jailed in Israel are held in prisons). From this the first difference can be seen between a ‘prison’ – which is a place intended for the imprisonment of people who have committed a crime – and a ‘detention center’ – which is a place intended for the imprisonment of prisoners of war or in order to steal the freedom of political detainees. From the dawn of its existence, ‘prison’ has been intended for criminals, and it is not logical to attribute it to fighters who have fought for the freedom of their homeland. This is the second difference between considering the place where prisoners of war or political detainees are held a ‘detention camp’ or [considering it] a ‘prison,’ as this is a place meant for imprisoning criminals in the eyes of civilian law.”

Fatah Facebook: Blood of terrorist who murdered Israeli "will not be in vain" as "the ground [will] sprout a thousand others" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Nov. 9, 2017

Posted text:
“The 17th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Martyr commander Hussein Abayat (i.e., terrorist, involved in numerous attacks including murder of 1)
When the men cried over the passing of the one who fired the first bullet of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) in the first assassination operation that was carried out by the Israeli planes of hatred (sic., Abayat was killed by an Israeli army helicopter)…
Martyr Hussein’s blood and the blood of all the Martyrs who today are writing the lines of the future history will not be in vain
When the monster kills one rebel, the ground sprouts a thousand others
O pride of the wound, if we die, the graves will fight.”
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Hussein Abayat - Commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the West Bank. He was involved in shooting attacks against civilians and military in the Bethlehem area, including the murder of Sgt. Max Hazan and the injuring of border policeman Shimon Ohana. Abayat was killed in November 2000 when he was hit by a rocket fired by an Israeli Army helicopter.
Fatah FB posts girl’s drawing of Hamas head and Arafat together with rifles 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 6, 2017

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a drawing made by a Palestinian girl, Nedaa Abu Rawaa (name in upper right corner.) The drawing shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat on the left and Hamas founder and former head Ahmed Yassin on the right. Between them at the top is a picture of the Dome of the Rock with clasped arms above it, a rifle behind it, and a handshake below it between a green hand representing Hamas and a yellow hand representing Fatah - referring to the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation. To the left and right of the hands is written "Palestine." Behind all of this is a sun in the colors of the Palestinian flag. At the bottom are two crossed rifles with "Palestine" written between them, and below them is a handshake - also between green and yellow hands, referring to the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation.
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Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians.
PLO delegation visits home of terrorist murderer to offer condolences 
Source: Facebook page of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’, Nov. 5, 2017

Video and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs

Posted text: “During a condolence visit by a delegation from the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs over the death of the mother of prisoner Samer Al-Mahroum (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with two accomplices), who is sentenced to life. Prisoner Samer’s mother passed away on Nov. 2, 2017, due to an illness, after spending 29 years of her life at the gates of the occupation’s prisons since the arrest of her son Samer, who was arrested again in 2014 after serving 25 years of imprisonment and being released as part of the Shalit [prisoner exchange] deal in 2011, and his previous sentence was renewed (he was rearrested for breaching the conditions of his release –Ed.).”

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Abbas’ advisor denies attributed statements that were negative toward killed terrorists: "The Martyrs are more honorable than all of us, and all of us bow our heads before [their] heroic acts"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 5, 2017
      “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash denied the publications of several people on social media about statements attributed to him regarding the Martyrs (Shahids) that fell in recent days in the Gaza Strip (refers to terrorists killed in an attack tunnel in Israeli territory; Reports were published on Facebook alleging that Al-Habbash condemned tunnel digging and said that those who die digging a tunnel are not Martyrs –Ed.).
Al-Habbash said in a press statement: ‘We are proud of our Martyrs and the members of our people that stand firm everywhere who have fallen because of the criminal occupation – whatever the path and location by which they have risen [to Heaven]. We consider all of them Martyrs with Glorious Allah.’ [...]
Al-Habbash emphasized that whoever published this fake and baseless news item will be prosecuted and persecuted by the people, because the Martyrs are more honorable than all of us, and all of us bow our heads before the heroic acts of the members of our people and their sacrifices in the struggle against the occupier that steals our land, our Jerusalem, and our freedom.”

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Monument for terrorist stabber shaped like map of “Palestine”  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Nov. 2, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text
: “Heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Hussein Tanouh (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israeli soldiers) monument in the village of Taqua, e ast (sic., south) of Bethlehem.”

The image shows a monument to terrorist Muhammad Tanouh, which is in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. At the bottom of the monument is a picture of terrorist Tanouh and a Palestinian flag.

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PA District Governor laments death of terrorist’s mother 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Nov. 2, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text:  “Allah’s mercy upon you, Um Samer (i.e., mother of terrorist Samer Al-Mahroum, murdered 1 with accomplices), as you have suffered greatly from the occupier’s violence.
You suffered for years as you went between the occupier’s prisons.
Um Samer Al-Mahroum is under the wings of Allah (i.e., she passed away), the mother of prisoner Samer Al-Mahroum from Jenin who has served 26 years of imprisonment.”

The images show District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam with Um Samer.

Samer Al-Mahroum – Palestinian terrorist member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who, together with terrorists Omar Al-Naif and Hamza Al-Naif, stabbed and murdered Israeli civilian Eliyahu Amadi in the Old City of Jerusalem on Nov. 15, 1986. Al-Mahroum was sentenced to a life sentence; he was released in 2011 in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas, but was later rearrested and had his sentence reinstated for violating the conditions of his release.
Head of Palestinian NGO: Protest by donor countries over naming a youth center after a terrorist, that PMW exposed, is an attempt to make Palestinians accept “the occupier’s narrative” 
Source: The Voice of Palestine, official PA radio station, Oct. 31, 2017
The Voice of Palestine, the official PA radio station, program On the Table, on foreign donor states cutting funding for the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) after it named a center in the village of Burqa, north of Ramallah, after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi – who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children, which was exposed by PMW:

Official PA radio host: “The funders are placing conditions on our receipt of the funding, and accusing us of incitement and terror due to the naming of the women’s center after Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children)… Why does Martyr Dalal Mughrabi’s name arouse the anger of the funding bodies with which you have been partners side by side in a number of plans and projects over several years?" [...]

Women’s Affairs Technical Committee board of directors Head Samia Bamia: “The naming was by the residents of [the village of] Burqa, the women of Burqa. The staff [of the committee] had no role [in it], and had no right to tell the residents which name to choose… Despite the fact that we are working in the field of women’s rights, they came to settle accounts with us over our thoughts about our nationality and its defense. I think that we need to be more alert. What is happening now and in stages – although now it is intensifying – is an attempt to brand our national consciousness. An attempt [to make] me not only accept an agenda that is connected to development, but also make me accept the occupier’s narrative, which these [funding] states are adopting… I think that the stage is more dangerous now, because they are not only taking the land and the future from you by force, but
Fatah Facebook glorifies killed terrorists as “Martyrs” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 30, 2017


Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision” (Quran, Sura 3:169, Sahih International translation)

“The smile of the Martyrs (Shahids)”

The image shows Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists who were killed when Israel destroyed an attack tunnel from Gaza in Israeli territory – see note below. PMW has blurred their faces. In the Fatah post their faces were clearly shown to show they were “smiling.”
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On Oct. 30, 2017, Israel destroyed an Islamic Jihad attack tunnel from Gaza that crossed into Israeli territory. At least twelve members of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations, including senior terrorist commanders, were killed in the explosion of the tunnel. The Israeli army reported that the dead were killed when they entered the tunnel after it was blown up.
Fatah Facebook on post commemorating Arafat: “Remaining committed to the promise" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 29, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:

“Remaining committed to the promise”

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the left and Yasser Arafat on the right, with the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock visible behind them.
At the top left of the image appears the logo for the 13th anniversary of Arafat’s death, which includes a picture of Arafat and the number “13,” with the “1” comprised of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the logo is written: “The 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr symbol Yasser Arafat ‘Abu Amar’”
To the right of the Arafat logo appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”

Text on image:
“The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah
Remaining committed to the promise”
Fatah FB and official PA daily commemorate founder of Islamic Jihad terror organization 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2017
Posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on Oct. 26, 2017 and published in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Oct. 27, 2017

Headline: “22 years since the death as a Martyr of commander Fathi Shaqaqi”
     “Today, Thursday [Oct. 26, 2017], is the 23rd anniversary of the assassination of commander Martyr (Shahid) Fathi Shaqaqi, founder and secretary-general of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (i.e., terrorist organization). The assassination of Martyr Shaqaqi took place on Thursday, Oct. 26, 1995, at the hands of the Israeli Mossad (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) forces and its collaborators while he was in Malta, on his way back from Libya to Damascus…
Before 1967, Martyr Fathi Shaqaqi had Nasserist tendencies ( i.e., a socialist Arab nationalist political ideology), but the defeat of 1967 (i.e., the Six Day War) deeply affected his perspective and he joined the Islamic movement in 1968. However, he disagreed with the ideas of the Muslim Brotherhood... and the Martyr and a group of his comrades established the Islamic Jihad Movement in the latter part of the 1970s...”

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Fatah branch posts image of rifle 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 26, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “Fatah person, raise your forehead”

The image shows an AK-47 assault rifle, a handgun, and bullets against a background of the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text under the logo: “Fatah Movement, Bethlehem branch”
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Fatah Facebook glorifies the second Intifada with image of masked armed men 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 26, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“A souvenir picture from the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005)
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) – Bethlehem”

The image shows rows of masked men dressed in black clothes wearing keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) on their heads along with yellow Fatah headbands, and carrying various t ypes of rifles.
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Fatah official visits family of imprisoned terrorist who beat an Israeli civilian to death  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 25, 2017


mage and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Gaza – Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani visits the home of the mother of the Gaza Strip’s most veteran prisoner Diya Al-Agha (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1).”

The image shows Fatah Revolutionary Council Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani kissing the head of the mother of terrorist Diya Al-Agha.

Diya Zakariya Shaker Al-Agha "Al-Faluji" - Palestinian terrorist who beat Israeli citizen Amatzia Ben Haim to death with a shovel in Ganei Tal in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 11, 1992. Al-Agha is serving a life sentence.

Fatah Facebook quotes Arafat on anniversary of his death: Palestinians will engage in “Ribat (religious conflict over Islamic land) until Judgment Day” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 24, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text is a quote by Arafat:
“This is my people, the people of giants, which is [engaged] in Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) until Judgement Day
It is the [people] of which one of its boys or girls will wave the flag of Palestine over the churches of Jerusalem, its towers, and its walls.
They think that this is still far off, but we think that it is near, and we will be the ones who are right, Allah willing.
And we will be victorious despite them.”

Text on image: “The Fatah Movement
The 13th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of
Leader and symbol
Yasser Arafat”

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Fatah's logo of the 13th anniversary of Arafat’s death contains map of “Palestine” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 19, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The official logo that the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission has adopted to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr (Shahid) symbol Yasser Arafat”

The image consists of the logo for the 13th anniversary of PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s death, which includes a picture of Arafat and the number “13,” with the “1” comprised of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text under logo: “The 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr symbol Yasser Arafat”
Fatah branch glorifies terrorist who killed 1 as a “Martyr”  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 18, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “Fifteen years since the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of commander Atef Abayat (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in Bethlehem.”

The image shows terrorist Atef Abayat holding a machine gun while wearing a helmet and loaded combat vest.
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Atef Abayat – Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) commander in Bethlehem who was accused of murdering Sarit Amrani in a shooting attack in the West Bank (Sept. 20, 2001). He was also accused of shooting at the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. Abayat was killed in a car explosion about a month after the murder of Sarit Amrani. PMW has been unable to verify the circumstances surrounding his death.
Fatah branch glorifies terrorist who killed 1: “The childish face that turned the lives of the settlers… into hell" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 18, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The image shows terrorist Atef Abayat, who murdered 1, holding an assault rifle.

Text on image: “The childish face that turned the lives of the settlers in Gilo (i.e., a neighborhood in southern Jerusalem) into hell”
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Atef Abayat – Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) commander in Bethlehem who was accused of murdering Sarit Amrani in a shooting attack in the West Bank (Sept. 20, 2001). He was also accused of shooting at the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. Abayat was killed in a car explosion about a month after the murder of Sarit Amrani. PMW has been unable to verify the circumstances surrounding his death.
Fatah Facebook expresses sympathy for imprisoned terrorist who planned suicide bombings  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 16, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“Prisoner Abbas Al-Sayid (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of 35) has met with his wife in the Zionist occupation’s prisons for three minutes over 16 years. Al-Sayid was sentenced to 35 life sentences and 100 years.”

The image shows terrorist Abbas Al-Sayid with his wife.

Abbas Al-Sayid - serving 35 life sentences for planning two suicide bombings, one at a Passover dinner at the Park Hotel in Netanya (30 murdered, March 27, 2002) and another outside a shopping Mall in Netanya (5 murdered, May 18, 2001).
Terrorist leaders honored on banner at reception for new students at Al-Quds Open University 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen, Oct. 16, 2017
Identical images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on Oct. 15, 2017, and on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen on Oct. 16, 2017

Posted text: "Pictures: Fatah Movement General Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Jamal Muhaisen participates in a reception for the new students at Al-Quds Open University’s Dura branch.”

The mage shows what appears to be the PA Security Forces’ band performing on stage. The stage backdrop consists of a poster. Six photos appear on the poster, showing from left to right: former Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist organization Abu Ali Mustafa, founder of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization Fathi Shaqaqi, founder of the Hamas terrorist organization Ahmed Yassin, former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, former head of the Black September terrorist organization Salah Khalaf, and former head of the PLO terrorist organization’s military wing Khalil Al-Wazir.
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Fatah branch quotes Arafat in post commemorating his death: “Millions of Martyrs are marching towards Jerusalem” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 15, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “The anniversary is approaching
13 years since the death of the sun of the Martyrs (Shahids)
General Commander Yasser Arafat”

The image shows a poster featuring a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and in the background the Temple Mount is seen.
Text on poster: “Millions of Martyrs are marching towards Jerusalem (this is a famous quote by Yasser Arafat –Ed.)”
Fatah branch glorifies rock throwing 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 14, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“Victorious Fatah [follwed by a heart emoji and two 'V for vctory emojis]'”

The image shows four masked Palestinians wearing Fatah headbands and throwing rocks.
PLO official: Imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are “freedom prisoners,” not terrorists or criminals  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 13, 2017
Headline: “Karake: The occupation is striving to delegitimize the prisoners’ legal rights”
       “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs [Issa Karake] said that the arbitrary and severe Israeli steps against the prisoners – who are covered by a series of Israeli legislation and laws that violate the prisoners’ rights – are official and systematic Israeli attempts to delegitimize the prisoners’ status, their legal and humanitarian definition, and their legal struggle against the occupation for freedom and independence.
Karake called to act to strengthen the prisoners’ legal status according to the Geneva Convention, international law, international humanitarian law, and the UN resolutions, as they are freedom prisoners and legal fighters against the occupation. This is so as to act against the crazy Israeli efforts to define the prisoners' entire struggle as terror and crime, and to incite for this on the political and diplomatic level.”
PA daily: Child terrorists are a “Martyr” and a “prisoner” who were attacked by Israel on the “pretext” that they stabbed 2 Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 13, 2017
Headline: “Jerusalem: Child prisoner Manasrah begins his third year in the occupation’s prisons”
      “Child prisoner Ahmad Manasrah (i.e., terrorist, stabbed 2 together with accomplice), 15, from the Beit Hanina neighborhood in northern occupied Jerusalem, began his third consecutive year in the occupation’s prisons yesterday [Oct. 12, 2017]. Prisoner Manasrah was sentenced to 12 years (sic., his sentence was shortened to 9.5 years in August 2017), and he has been imprisoned since 2015, after he was seriously wounded and his child cousin Hassan Khaled Manasrah died as a Martyr (Shahid), on the pretext (sic., their attack was caught on security c ameras) that they stabbed two settlers in the settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev north of occupied Jerusalem (sic., Pisgat Ze’ev is a neighborhood of Jerusalem).”

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Op-ed by PLO Prisoners' official: Israel keeps Palestinian “Martyrs” (i.e., killed terrorists) in freezers in fear of a “Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) legend” about their souls remaining alive  
Source: Palestine News Network (PNN, independent Palestinian news agency), Oct. 11, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

      “Six Palestinian Martyrs (Shahids) are still being held in the State of Israel’s morgue refrigerators, and the number was higher than this, but several of them were buried in what is called the military numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers). According to the Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) legend, the souls of the Palestinians remain alive, and the Israelis are concerned about their existence and return, and that is what causes them to freeze their bodies or leave them at the mercies of predatory animals in the numbered cemeteries… The Israeli Supreme Court and prosecution are still delaying in releasing the six Martyrs who are in the Israeli [morgue] refrigerators due to the concern over the Martyrs’ awakening from their popular funerals, and over the intifada of the freely spilled blood, and also due to the fear of the symbolism and great esteem for the Palestinian Martyr who resisted the occupation, and also [fear] of the legitimacy of this resistance in response to Israel’s attempts to turn everyone who resisted the occupation into a criminal, whether he is a Martyr or a prisoner.”

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Fatah Facebook glorifies arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, killer of 125: “The first bullet and the first stone” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 10, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page and the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch on Oct. 10, 2017

Posted text:  “Oct. 10, 1935 – the birthday of Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125)”

The image shows terrorist Abu Jihad.

Text on image: “The first bullet and the first stone (i.e., reference to terrorist 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 planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Imprisoned terrorist involved in death of 1 and injuring 69 called “heroic prisoner” by guest on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 6, 2017
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, interview with Head of the Committee of Prisoners’ Relatives in Jerusalem Amjad Abu Asab

Head of the Committee of Prisoners’ Relatives in Jerusalem Amjad Abu Asab: “We will send greetings to the most veteran of the Jerusalem prisoners, prisoner Samir Abu Nimeh (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 1), who in another few days will begin his 32nd year in the occupation’s prisons. This heroic prisoner is 57 years old, and he is one of the heroes of the famous Mughrabi Gate operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered and 69 wounded), which entered history in a prominent place and was carried out on Oct. 20, 1986 (sic., Oct. 15, 1986).”

Samir Abu Nimeh – Palestinian terrorist involved in an attack on Oct. 15, 1986, in which grenades were thrown at Israeli army soldiers and their families immediately after an induction ceremony at the Western Wall, murdering Dov Porat, the father of one of the recruits, and wounding 69 others. The PLO claimed responsibility for the attack.
Abbas: “There will not be a peace agreement without the release of all of the Palestinian prisoners” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 6, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] president: The national [Fatah-Hamas] reconciliation is the priority that we are striving to achieve in all possible ways"
       "Yesterday evening [Oct. 5, 2017] the second session of the [Fatah] Revolutionary Council began at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah… in the presence of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the members of the Fatah Movement Central Committee…
In the Revolutionary Council meeting, the president gave an important speech in which he discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian political and internal situation…
The president referred to the matter of the prisoners and said that the issue touches the soul of the entire Palestinian people, and that there will not be a peace agreement without the release of all of the Palestinian prisoners from the occupation's prisons."
School named after Dalal Mugrabi debates changing name following erupt of controversy 
Source: Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School, Oct. 6, 2017
 
Text and images posted on the Facebook page of the Dalal Mugrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School. The pictures show the meeting that was convened at the Dalal Mugrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School, named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children.

Posted text: "The second meeting [that was convened] in order to assemble the parents' committee and discuss several topics regarding the school and the town in general. During [the meeting], the matter of changing the school's name was raised."
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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, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
PLO official calls on institutions and media outlets to focus on “veteran” imprisoned terrorists and their “suffering” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 5, 2017
      “Director of the Studies and Documentation Unit in the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and member of the Committee for Administering PA Affairs in the Gaza Strip Abd Al-Nasser Farwaneh said that Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Al-Tous has completed his 32nd year in the occupation’s prisons, and been forced to enter his 33rd consecutive year. He added: ‘Prisoner Muhammad Ahmed Abd Al-Tous (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 5), 62, a resident of Hebron, is one of the ‘veteran prisoners’ and is considered the third most veteran prisoner in the occupation’s prisons after prisoners Karim and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 with an accomplice). He is also one of nine prisoners that are serving more than 30 consecutive years of imprisonment…
Farwaneh called on all of the institutions acting in this area and the various media outlets to give the cause of the ‘veteran prisoners’ that were arrested before Oslo more attention and space, and to focus on their suffering and the suffering of their relatives, so that their cause will remain present and alive, and to apply pressure on Israel to release them and close this matter.”

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Har Adar terrorist who killed 3 hailed as Martyr in Official PA daily 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 4, 2017
Headline: "Jerusalem: A warning about the demolition of the house of Martyr Al-Jamal's family"

"The occupation forces gave a warning about the demolition of their home within 72 hours to the family of Martyr (Shahid) Nimr Al-Jamal (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), 37, who carried out the Har Adar operation (i.e., terror attack)."

Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered an Israeli border police officer and 2 security guards and wounded another Israeli at the entrance to Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sept. 26, 2017. Al-Jamal was shot and killed during the attack by other border police officers.
Fatah Facebook: “The Palestinian blood… is the gunpowder of the revolution” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement's Nablus Branch, Oct. 4, 2017

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Nablus Branch

The image shows late PA Chairman Yasser Arafat with the following text:

Posted text and text in image: "The Palestinian blood is not oil or water, but rather the salt of the earth and the gunpowder of the revolution
#Yasser_Arafat"
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School named after Dalal Mughrabi posts poem glorifying Dalal  
Source: Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School, Oct. 4, 2017
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School

Posted text:
"Following the expropriation of the right and will of the Palestinian people to name its institutions, and following the decision to change the name of the Dalal Mughrabi School to another name, the honorable homeroom teacher Maysoun Al-Sweit wrote a poem that expresses the degree of sadness that affected all of the residents of the region, and especially the educational staff and students of the school ?? Hold on and ask Allah for help."
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School named after Dalal Mugrabi writes Facebook post that glorifies Dalal 
Source: Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School, Oct. 4, 2017
Text posted on the Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School

Posted text: "Good morning from the Dalal Mughrabi School, from the name that glitters full of love to all of the children of Palestine, to its elderly, to its young, and to all the Martyrs (Shahids) of the homeland. The name Dalal will remain engraved in our hearts and minds."
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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, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
PMW exposed that the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School was funded by Belgium. Following PMW's report, Belgium announced that it was temporarily halting all contruction projects with PA schools.
Fatah: "From the sea of the blood of the Martyrs we will create the State of Palestine" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 3, 2017

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "#Palestine"

The picture shows a Palestinian flag with the word "Palestine" and the following text superimposed on it:

Text on image (top): "From the sea of the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) we will create the State of Palestine”
Text on image (bottom): “Fatah Movement – The official page"
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PLO official: Abbas has stated that “the allowances (to imprisoned Palestinian terrorists and their families) will not stop as long as the heart beats” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Oct. 3, 2017
         “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake... mentioned the American and Zionist administrations’ attack now against the prisoners and their failed attempts to pressure the Palestinian leadership to stop the allowances (mukhassasat) of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids), and praised the position that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has taken against this extortion and his declaration that ‘the allowances will not stop as long as the heart beats.’ He explained that the main motive behind these acts of extortion by the occupation government is to present the Palestinian national struggle as a criminal matter.
Karake revealed that there are currently 6,000 prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, including prisoners who have served 35 years, such as Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 with accomplice) and Nael Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 with accomplice), 19 who have served over a quarter century, and nine who have served over 20 years [and under 25 years] of imprisonment. He expressed his pride in these prisoners ‘who have sacrificed the years of their lives for the homeland’s freedom and dignity.’”

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PA TV honors 3 Israeli Arab murderers; Murderers’ nephew: “Everyone knows my uncles, and everyone loves and respects them” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 3, 2017
Official PA TV program Beacons From the Interior, a new show about Israeli Arab terrorist prisoners, on terrorists Muhammad and Ibrahim Agbaria who participated in the murder of 3 soldiers in an attack on a training camp known as “the night of the pitchforks”

Muhammad Abu Al-Sheikh, nephew of Muhammad and Ibrahim Agbaria: “Everyone knows the operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered) at Gilad [army camp], [near] Ein Hashofet. Israel called it the black night (sic., it is commonly known as “the night of the pitchforks”). Everyone knows about it. Everyone knows my uncles, and everyone loves and respects them, praise to Allah. Everyone knows that they are heroes and fighters and came from a good family.”

Ibrahim Agbaria, Yahia Agbaria, Muhammad Agbaria, and Muhammad Jabarin – Israeli Arab members of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization each serving 3 life sentences for participating in the murder of 3 soldiers, Guy Friedman, Yaakov Dubinsky, and Yuri Ferda, in an army training camp near Kibbutz Gilad in the north of Israel on Feb. 14, 1992. The attack is known as “the night of the pitchforks” because the terrorists used knives, axes, and a pitchfork to murder their victims as they slept.
PLO Official: the blood of… the Martyrs has prepared the path of the return to Palestine 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 30, 2017
Headline: “The Palestinian Liberation Front remembers the heroism of Martyr Khaled Alwan”

“Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., member of the PLO) political bureau member Abbas Al-Jum’a said that the blood of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Alwan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 4), and also of the rest of the Martyrs, has laid the foundations of the path of might and honor and realized great victories. Al-Jum’a emphasized in a statement that the 35th anniversary of the operation of heroic Martyr Khaled Alwan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 4) at Wimpy [Café] emphasized the importance of the resistance, as he was the first to ride his horse (referring to Alwan being considered the first to commit a terror attack against Israeli soldiers in Beirut –Ed.), and directed his compass towards Palestine… Al-Jum’a expressed a hypothesis that the blood of Martyr Khaled Alwaun and of the rest of the Martyrs has prepared the path of the return to Palestine, while emphasizing the continuation of the resistance and dealing with the plots being woven against the Palestinian cause, as he referred to the Palestinian people being a guest on the lands of Lebanon, opposing naturalization and obligated to the laws of Lebanon until it returns to its home. He emphasized the strengthening of the Lebanese-Palestinian relations.”

Khaled Alwan – 19-year-old terrorist and member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party who shot and murdered 4 Israeli soldiers at the Wimpy Café in Beirut, Lebanon, on Sept. 24, 1982.
Fatah glorifies murderer of 3 Israelis “with all honor and pride” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 29, 2017
Official PA TV News, on deterrent actions taken by the Israeli army following the terror attack by terrorist Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal at Har Adar on Sept. 26, 2017, in which he murdered 3 Israelis.
 

Children are seen holding posters. The top of the posters feature the pictures of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the left, Yasser Arafat on the right, and the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in the middle. Lower on the poster appears a large picture of terrorist murderer Nimr Al-Jamal.

Text on poster:
“With all honor and pride,
The Fatah Movement, Jerusalem district, Beit Surik branch, mourns the death of its heroic Martyr Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal.”
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Fatah Facebook honors terrorist who stabbed 4 in a “stabbing operation” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 28, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:  “The occupation sentenced him to 21 years. In the picture: The smile of prisoner Khaled Bastami (i.e., terrorist, wounded 4) – who carried out a stabbing operation that caused the wounding of 4 settlers (the attack took place in the coastal town of Ra’anana –Ed.) in 2015 – today [Sept. 28, 2017].”

The image shows terrorist Khaled Bastami smiling in court on Sept. 28, 2017, during his sentencing. The image has been altered so that only Bastami is in color, and the rest of the photo is in black and white.

Khaled Bastami - Palestinian terrorist from East Jerusalem who stabbed and wounded 4 Israeli civilians in the Israeli town of Ra’anana on Oct. 13, 2015. Bastami was subdued by civilians until police forces arrived on the scene, and is serving a 21 year sentence.
Fatah branch praises terrorist mass murderers as “giants” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 27, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“A look at the Martyrs (Shahids)
Martyr leaders Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) and Martyr Saad Sayel ‘Abu Al-Walid’ (i.e., senior Fatah terror commander)
Fatah giants and legends of the struggle”

The image shows Saad Sayel on the left and Khalil Al-Wazir on the right.

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 murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Saad Sayel - Senior Fatah commander. He led the PLO forces that were based in Lebanon during the early 1980s.
PA daily glorifies terrorist as a "Martyr" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 27, 2017
Headline: "The Israeli incitement campaign after the deaths of 3 Israelis from among the occupation forces in the settlement of Har Adar"
     "The occupation forces imposed an intensified strengthened closure on the village of Beit Surik yesterday [Sept. 26, 2017] and arrested three citizens from among its residents following the operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered) carried out by young Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal, 37, which ended in his death as a Martyr (Shahid) and the killing of 3 members of the occupation forces at the settlement of Har Adar."
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Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered an Israeli border police officer and two security guards and wounded another Israeli at the entrance to Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sept. 26, 2017. Al-Jamal was shot and killed during the attack by other border police officers.
Fatah, after terror attack that killed 3, glorifies dying as a Martyr 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 26, 2017
Text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch, roughly two hours after the first reports of the shooting attack committed by terrorist Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal in which he murdered 3 Israelis

Posted text:
“What is the homeland?
It is the longing to die in order to return the right and the land that were stolen.
A morning scented with the fragrance of the Martyrs (Shahids).”
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Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered an Israeli border police officer and two security guards and wounded another Israeli at the entrance to Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sept. 26, 2017. Al-Jamal was shot and killed during the attack by other border police officers.
Fatah glorifies terrorist who killed 3 Israelis as a "Martyr" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 26, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The one who carried out the operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered) in Jerusalem (sic., Har Adar) is Martyr (Shahid) Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal.”

The picture shows terrorist Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal wearing sunglasses and holding towels, with a pool seen in the background.
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Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered an Israeli border police officer and two security guards and wounded another Israeli at the entrance to Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sept. 26, 2017. Al-Jamal was shot and killed during the attack by other border police officers.
Fatah military wing glorifies "heroic" terror attack, promotes "continuation of the intifada" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 26, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Text on image:

"The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
The Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit) Army
welcomes the heroic Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack at Har Adar near Jerusalem, 3 murdered)
carried out by Martyr (Shahid) Nimr Mahmoud Al-Jamal
The revolution, intifada, and path go until victory
Al-Asifa Army – the Military Information"

Posted text: "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades – the Al-Asifa Army: We welcome the #[Village of]Katana_operation that came in response to the occupation's crimes against the Palestinian people and emphasized the continuation of the intifada."
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PA TV News glorifies terrorist who killed 3 and the “heroism of Martyrs” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 26, 2017
Official PA TV News report on the terror attack in Har Adar in which 3 Israelis were murdered

Official PA TV reporter: “Despite the attempt of the occupation forces to stop them and prevent them from going out to the streets, the residents succeeded in reaching the home of the family of Martyr (Shahid) [Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal] (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) in order to console [the family] and stand alongside it in its time of tragedy. And they cried out in a demand for the occupation government to immediately release the Martyr’s body, so they will be able to bury him according to the religious laws, and in a way befitting of the sacrifice of the Martyrs and their heroism in defending the land and the identity.”
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Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered an Israeli border police officer and two security guards and wounded another Israeli at the entrance to Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sept. 26, 2017. Al-Jamal was shot and killed during the attack by other border police officers.
Fatah glorifies “heroic Martyr” who killed 3 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 26, 2017

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The Fatah Movement – Jerusalem Branch announces the death of its heroic Martyr (Shahid) Nimr Ahmed Al-Jamal (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3).”

Text on image: “In the name of All Merciful Allah, ‘And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision’ [Quran, Sura 3:169, Sahih International translation]
With great honor and pride
The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah
Jerusalem branch, Beit Surik region
Announces the death of its heroic Martyr (Shahid)
Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal
Who died as a Martyr on Sept. 26, 2017
Eternity and glory to our righteous Martyrs
Our souls for the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

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Fatah branch glorifies female suicide bomber and her “heroic operation”  
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Sept. 25, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text: “From the memory of the Martyrs (Shahids) – Martyr Zainab Abu Salem (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 2)
The information bureau of [Fatah’s] Nablus branch

The Palestinian self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’iya) carried out a heroic operation (i.e., terror attack), her body parts went flying and her head was separated from her body, but her hijab (religious headscarf) remained on her head.

Zainab Abu Salem, a daughter of the Askar refugee camp, was like 1,000 men when she decided on Sept. 22, [2004,] to carry out a Martyrdom-seeking (Istish’had) operation at the age of 18. A daughter of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the armed faction of the Fatah Movement, she carried out a heroic operation in Jerusalem…
May Allah have mercy on the Martyr and have her dwell together with the Martyrs and the righteous.”

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PA school named Dalal Mughrabi funded by Belgium 
Source: Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School, Sept. 18, 2017
A school named after Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who led the murder of 37 civilians, was built using money from the Belgium government. Initially it was named "The Beit Awaa School," and subsequently was renamed the "Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School." The plaque citing Belgium’s funding on the wall of the Dalal Mughrabi School reads in English and Arabic:

"Through a fund from the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium
and through the Belgian Development Agency BTC,
constructed and furnished, Beit Awaa Basic Girls School"

The first screenshot shows the school logo in the profile photo of the school’s Facebook page and the plaque from Belgium. Below it on the left is the school logo enlarged showing the face of terrorist Mughrabi and the text: "The Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School." To the right of it enlarged is the plaque about Belgium’s funding.


 
Note: PMW exposed that the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School was funded by Belgium. Following PMW's report, Belgium announced that it was temporarily halting all contruction projects with PA schools.
Fatah youth movement distributes diaries with images of terrorist "Martyrs" Abu Jihad and Salah Khalaf on covers to high schoolers 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 17, 2017

Pictures posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The pictures show diaries distributed by the Bethlehem Branch of the Fatah youth movement Shabiba to all of the schools in the Bethlehem district. On the front cover of the diaries is a photo of Yasser Arafat together with the logos of Fatah and the PLO which include the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
On the back cover is a photo of Abu Jihad, arch-terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis and a photo of Salah Khalaf, who was the head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks Salah Khalaf planned included the murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Text on back cover: “Shabiba is the guarantee of the future and the loyalty to the path of the Martyrs (Shahids)”
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Terrorists presented as role models on Fatah dairies for high school students 
Source: Facebook page of the Dar Salah High School for Girls in the Bethlehem District, Sept. 17, 2017

Picture posted on the Facebook page of the Dar Salah High School for Girls in the Bethlehem District

The picture shows diaries distributed by the Bethlehem Branch of the Fatah youth movement Shabiba to all of the schools in the Bethlehem district. On the front cover of the diaries is a photo of Yasser Arafat together with the logos of Fatah and the PLO which include the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
On the back cover is a photo of Abu Jihad, arch-terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis and a photo of Salah Khalaf who was the head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks Salah Khalaf planned included the murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
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PLO official calls terrorists who killed Israelis "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2017
Headline: “Ashrawi condemned the fact that the occupation buried the bodies of four Martyrs in the numbered cemeteries”
    “PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi strongly condemned the fact that Israel buried the bodies of Martyrs (Shahids) Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., suicide bomber, wounded 21), Muhammad Taraireh (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), Muhammad Al-Faqih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 with accomplice), and Rami Awaratani (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israelis) in what is called the Israeli numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers)."

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Street and square in Qalqilya named after "Martyr" Abu Ali Iyad 
Source: PMW, Sept. 13, 2017
"The Martyr Abu Ali Iyad Street and Square" in Qalqilya

Caption: “The Abu Ali Iyad Square – Qalqilya”
[Howiyya.com, independent Palestinian portal, accessed Sept. 13, 2017]


Note: Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was ‎responsible for several terror attacks. The attacks included a bombing in the town of ‎Beit Yosef in northern Israel on April 25, 1966 (injuring 3 people), and placing bombs ‎in the town of Margaliot in northern Israel on July 19, 1966. He was killed in 1971 in ‎Jordan by the Jordanian army when it forced Fatah members out of the country.‎

Fatah branch glorifies arch-terrorist Abu Jihad's terror attacks 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement's Nablus Branch, Sept. 12, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text: “[Fatah] Information Office / Nablus Branch

The outstanding military operations (i.e., terror attacks) that Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist, planned attacks in which 125 were murdered) planned:
- Bombing of the Zohar reservoir (i.e., near Beit Hanoun in Gaza) in 1955.
- Water pipeline (Eilabun tunnel) [parentheses in source] (i.e., Israeli National Water Carrier) bombing operation in 1965.
- The Savoy Hotel operation (i.e., terror attack, 11 murdered) in Tel Aviv in 1975.
- Exploding truck bombing operation (i.e., terror attack, 15 murdered) in Jerusalem in 1975.
- Operation of the killing of top bomb sapper Albert Levy and his aide (sic., Levy was the only victim) in Nablus (sic., Jerusalem) in 1976.
- Dalal Mughrabi operation (i.e., Coastal Road Massacre, 37 murdered, 12 of them children), in which over 37 Israelis were killed in 1978..."

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Senior Fatah official visits family of a terrorist who kidnapped and murdered an Israeli soldier 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Sept. 9, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub (marked with red arrow)


Posted text:
“[Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub during his visit to the family of prisoner fighter Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, participated in murder of 1), the most veteran Palestinian prisoner and a Fatah Movement Central Committee member, in his village of ‘Ara this evening [Sept. 9, 2017].”

The images show Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub during his visit to the family of terrorist Karim Younes.
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee.
Lebanese Fatah official calls child terrorist Ahmad Manasrah who stabbed two a “hero” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Sept. 7, 2017
Headline: "Karake participated in a solidarity meeting with the prisoners in Tripoli"
       "At the invitation of the National Committee to Protect Prisoners and Detainees in the Zionist Occupation's Prisons, a meeting of solidarity with the prisoners in the Israeli occupation's prisons was organized in Dar Al-Nadwa Al-Shamaliya in the [Lebanese] city of Tripoli on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, with the participation of Director of [PLO] Commission of Palestinian Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake…
Secretary of the Fatah Movement in north [Lebanon] Abu Jihad Fayyad spoke… and noted that the occupation government is still carrying out arbitrary administrative detentions, as the number of administrative detainees has reached 500 detainees, among them child minors, and first among them the hero Ahmad Manasrah (i.e., terrorist, participated in stabbing of 2)."

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Fatah proud of kidnapping of Israeli soldiers that led to release of thousands of prisoners in 1982 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 6, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “Fatah was here
Precisely at this time [of year], the Fatah Movement kidnapped six Israeli soldiers (sic., eight were kidnapped on Sept. 4, 1982; two were transferred to the PFLP terror organization) and exchanged them for 4,700 Palestinian and Arab prisoners in the largest [prisoner] exchange deal in the history of the Palestinian revolution”

The image shows a front cover of the Israeli paper Yediot Aharonot reporting onthe prisoner exchange deal.

The capture of 8 Israeli soldiers in Lebanon – On Sept. 4, 1982, 8 Israeli soldiers were captured by Fatah terrorists in Bhamadoun, Lebanon. Two of them were handed to the PFLP and 6 were held by Fatah. Fatah released the 6 soldiers on Nov. 23, 1983 as part of an exchange deal in which Israel released 4,700 terrorists that were held in Lebanon and 65 terrorists held in Israel.
Fatah branch and PA municipality invite Palestinians to eulogy rally for a “heroic Martyr” (i.e. terrorist stabber); participation is “loyalty to the Martyr’s blood” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 6, 2017
Text and invitation posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: "The Taqua organizational branch of the Fatah Movement's Bethlehem branch and the Taqua Municipality invite you to participate in the eulogy rally for heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Tanouh (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israeli soldiers) on the 40th day after his death as a Martyr, tomorrow, Thursday [Sept. 7, 2017], at 5:00 p.m., next to the home of the Martyr's family.
Glory and eternal life to our righteous Martyrs; your participation is [a sign of] loyalty to the Martyrs' blood."
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Muhammad Tanouh – Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the village of Taqua, south of Bethlehem, on July 20, 2017, and was shot and killed by them.
Fatah on anniversary of murder of 11 Israeli athletes: "The Munich operation... will continue to be remembered and recorded in history" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement's Nablus Branch, Sept. 5, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Nablus Branch

Posted text:
“The anniversary of the heroic Munich operation (i.e., Munich Massacre, 11 murdered)
Communications office, [Fatah’s] Nablus branch
The Munich operation – which demonstrated the courage and daring of the Palestinian resistance members and their self-sacrifice for the homeland and for the [Palestinian] cause – will continue to be remembered and recorded in history.
The Munich operation was an operation in which Israeli hostages were taken. It took place during the Olympics in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 5-6, 1972, and it was carried out by the Black September organization…"

The first image shows pictures of the terrorists who participated in the Munich Massacre.
Text on image: “The heroes of the Munich operation”
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Fatah calls massacre of 11 Israeli athletes during 1972 Olympics “the excellent operation in Munich” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 5, 2017

Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The pictures show terrorists who participated in the Munich Massacre, in which 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were murdered in 1972.

Posted text: “Sept. 5, 1972 – Sept. 5, 2017 – the 45th anniversary of the excellent operation (i.e., terror attack, 11 murdered) in Munich.
On this date the Black September organization, one of the Fatah Movement’s military bodies, kidnapped the Zionist [Israeli] Olympic delegation and took its members hostage in order to release Palestinian prisoners in the Zionist prisons.”
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The Munich Massacre - a terrorist attack perpetrated by the Palestinian terror organization Black September, a brach of Fatah, during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, in which they murdered 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team.
PLO official: Prisoners' and Martyrs' allowances will not be stopped 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 5, 2017
     "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake participated today, Tuesday [Sept. 5, 2017], in a conference regarding the cause of the prisoners in the Israeli occupation's prisons, which the Fatah Movement held in the Martyrs' (Shahids') Hall in the Burj Al-Barajneh refugee camp [in Lebanon].
Karake praised [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ positions supporting the prisoners’ resolve and his rejection of all of the acts of extortion, and emphasized that the prisoners and Martyrs' allowances (mukhassasat ) will not be stopped."
Palestinian singer and film maker: Arabs who murdered Jews in the 1929 Hebron massacre are “heroes” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 5, 2017
Official PA TV, broadcast of the film This is My Land and This is the Home by singer Raed Kabha, which includes the song From Acre Prison praising murderers Muhammad Jamjoum and Fuad Hijazi who participated in the 1929 Hebron Massacre and accompanying riots

Singer Raed Kabha: “From Acre Prison is one of the most famous songs written by popular poet Nouh Ibrahim, who was a prisoner in the Acre Prison several years after the hanging of the three heroes (i.e., murderers Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir), which perpetuated the memory of the heroes and became an epic in the popular literature and a famous national song.
‘From Acre Prison went forth the funeral
Of Muhammad Jamjoum and Fuad Hijazi.
Take revenge for them, my people,
Against the [British] High Commissioner and his people.’”

Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir “committed particularly brutal murders [of Jews] at Safed and Hebron,” according to the report by British Government to the League of Nations. They were convicted of attacking British soldiers and murdering Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre, in which 65 Jews were murdered. They were executed by the British in 1930.
PLO official visits families of terrorists, claims that Israel deliberately kills young Palestinians 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 4, 2017
Headline: "Karake: Martyr Al-Salehi was abandoned to bleed for more than an hour and a half when he was arrested"
     "Director of (PLO) Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that Martyr (Shahid) Raed Al-Salehi (21) from Bethlehem, who fell as a Martyr yesterday [Sept. 3, 2017] at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, was abandoned to bleed for an hour and a half after he was shot by the occupation soldiers when he was arrested at his home on Aug. 7, 2017. As a result of this, his state of health deteriorated and he lost a lot of blood… [Karake] noted that what happened to Martyr Al-Salehi is a recurring crime that the occupation soldiers perpetrate in order to kill young Palestinians, and not arrest them. He also demanded to open the files of the occupation's crimes and the policy of assassinations and executions against Palestinians…
Karake said these things during a visit to families of prisoners and Martyrs in the Bethlehem district for the blessed Eid Al-Adha (i.e., Muslim “Sacrifice Feast” holiday)."

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PA District Governor lays wreathes on monument for “Martyrs,” “we will all remain loyal to their path” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 1, 2017
Headline: “The district governor of Ramallah laid wreathes of flowers on the Martyrs’ graves”
       “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam visited the monument in memory of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Palestinian revolution in El-Bireh on Friday [Sept. 1, 2017] together with representatives of the [PA] Security Forces, laid wreathes of flowers, and asked that Allah have mercy on their souls.
Ghannam emphasized that our holidays will not be complete unless all of our male and female prisoners are released from the occupation’s prisons so they can enjoy freedom together with their relatives and loved ones. She also emphasized that our Martyrs will always remain in our hearts and souls, and we will all remain loyal to their path until we are liberated from the occupation and realize everything for which they died as Martyrs… She also noted that the majority of our people and prisoners are receiving the [Eid Al-Adha] holiday with tears due to the absence of their sons, whose most basic human rights have been denied in the cells of the oppressive jailor, or who are perfuming the ground with the scent of their blood that was spilled for the epic of struggle whose title is Palestine.”
PA District Governor lays wreath in Abbas’ name on terrorist’s tomb  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 1, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “After completing the Eid Al-Adha (i.e., Muslim “Sacrifice Feast” holiday) prayers, District Governor of Bethlehem Jabrin Al-Bakri, Deputy District Governor Muhammad Taha, Branch Secretary Muhammad Al-Masri, and heads, officers, and members of the [PA] Security Forces visited the graves of the Martyrs (Shahids) and blessed their relatives for the holiday.”

The image shows District Governor of Bethlehem Jabrin Al-Bakri on the right taking part in laying a wreath of flowers on the grave of terrorist Ahmed Muhammad Ali Musleh, who was involved in several terror attacks.

Text on wreath of flowers: “His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas”
Text on gravestone: “Grave of heroic Martyr Ahmed Muhammad Ali Musleh, member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, died as a Martyr on April 23, 2006”

Ahmed Muhammad Ali Musleh - Palestinian terrorist and senior member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) who was involved in several terror attacks. After evading arrest for four years, Musleh was killed while resisting arrest by Israeli border police forces in Bethlehem on April 23, 2006.
Fatah in Lebanon: Terror attack at the Al-Aqsa Mosque was a “self-sacrificing operation” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Aug. 31, 2017
Headline: "Mass events in Lebanon for the Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque victory celebrations"
      "In order to celebrate our people’s victory in Jerusalem over the Zionist occupation and forcing it to revoke the racist steps that it took in Jerusalem and at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., security measures taken after a lethal terror attack; see note below), including the placing of metal detectors and smart cameras at the entrances to the Al-Aqsa Mosque following a self-sacrificing operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) that was carried out within the Al-Aqsa Mosque on July 14, 2017, and as a sign of appreciation for this achievement that was accomplished thanks to the efforts and unity of our people and its political and religious leadership, mass events were organized in Sidon and Beqaa [in Lebanon], during which flags of Palestine and the Fatah Movement were raised."

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PLO Prisoners' Affairs Director visits family of terrorist who murdered 3 Israelis, rejects "incitement" against terrorist prisoners who were carrying out a "legal struggle" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 31, 2017
Headline: “During his visit with families of prisoners and released prisoners on the eve of Eid Al-Adha – Karake: 6,500 prisoners are sitting in the prisons, the [number of] arrests since the beginning of the year is unprecedented”
      “[Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa] Karake said this during visits he paid to several families of prisoners and released prisoners in the Ramallah district and Bethlehem district for the blessed Eid Al-Adha…
The visits included… the mother of wounded prisoner Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), a resident of Kubar in the Ramallah district... Karake rejected the pressures and racist incitement against the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) from the occupation government. He said that they are victims of the occupation, and that their struggle is a legal struggle that has been approved by all of the international conventions and agreements. He added that the occupation is an illegal entity that perpetrates organized crime against the Palestinian people.”
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PA daily: Arrest of Palestinian singer for song glorifying terrorist who stabbed 3 Israelis to death is part of Israeli "killing, abuse, settlement, Judaization, and demolitions" against Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 31, 2017
Headline: "The occupation arrested the composer of 'A Song for Kubar'"
      "The occupation forces yesterday [Aug. 30, 2017] arrested popular singer Muhammad Al-Barghouti (23) and his colleagues, organ player Naji Ali Al-Rimawi and studio owner Nazzal Al-Barghouti, from the village of Kafr Ein north of Ramallah. This was due to a folk song in which he praised his homeland and its Martyrs (Shahids), wounded, and prisoners. (the song glorified terrorist Omar Al-And, murderer of 3 Israelis -Ed.)
Al-Barghouti's arrest was preceded by 'a huge amount' of incitement and racism by the Israeli leaders, which led in recent months and even before that to the cancellation of freedoms, killing, abuse, settlement, Judaization, and demolitions, in blatant violation of human morals and standards... The occupation state - which has a record packed full of assassinations, especially against politicians, artists, writers, and authors - has already closed Palestinian radio stations and news channels on the pretext of incitement in the past..."
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PA entraps UN Sec. Gen. Guterres to meet with families of imprisoned terrorists, falsely claims Guterres expressed “understanding” of prisoners’ “suffering,” vowing to “put an end to it” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 29, 2017
     “UN Secretary-General António Guterres met this evening (Tuesday) in Ramallah with several families of Palestinian Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners that are sitting in the Israeli occupation’s prisons. This was in the presence of PLO Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat, Permanent Observer of Palestine in the UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour, and Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake.
Present at the meeting were Latifa Abu Hmeid... The prisoners’ families demanded that the UN secretary-general act in a serious and concrete manner to save the lives of more than 6,500 Palestinian prisoners and female prisoners sitting in the Israeli occupation’s prisons from the grave violations that the [Israeli] occupation Prison Service perpetrates against them... Gutarres said: We understand the suffering of the Palestinian prisoners. We will work together with the authorized and relevant parties in order to put an end to their suffering.’”
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PA Governor asks that “Allah have mercy” on the souls of Martyrs"who have saturated the land of Palestine with the fragrance of their blood”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 27, 2017
Headline: "Laila Ghannam: The Martyrs' families are the best ambassadors for their homeland and their cause in the pilgrimage to Mecca"
      "District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam said goodbye to the Martyrs' (Shahids') families from the district that are on their way to carrying out the ceremonies of the pilgrimage to Mecca, and asked that Allah have mercy on the souls of their sons who have saturated the land of Palestine with the fragrance of their blood… The district governor blessed all of the pilgrims from the district in the framework of this spiritual journey, wished them a healthy and whole return to the homeland, and mentioned the virtues of the Martyrs who gave their blood for the homeland."
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Family of terrorist who stabbed 3 Israelis to death: We "are pleased" with what he did, attack was "natural" reaction to Israel's actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 25, 2017
Headline: “The family of the person who carried out the Halamish operation: We are pleased with what he did, he did not hint that he would carry out the operation”
       “Khalil Al-Abd - the uncle of Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) who carried out the stabbing operation that occurred in the Halamish settlement west of Ramallah during the Al-Aqsa Mosque events (refers to Israel’s security steps at the Temple Mount following a terror attack there and ensuing Palestinian riots; see note below –Ed.) - said that [Omar] carried out the operation while understanding what he was doing. He said in a special interview with [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan: ‘We as a family are pleased with what Omar did, and we will accept everything that the occupation will carry out with patience.’
He explained that the operation that Omar carried out was in response to the Israeli occupation’s actions against the Palestinian people and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and he held the occupation fully responsible for the operation that Omar carried out…”
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Song celebrating murder of 3 Israelis performed at Palestinian wedding 
Source: Mazikana YouTube channel, Aug. 22, 2017

Palestinian singer Muhammad Al-Barghouti performs at wedding in Ein Yabrud:

"Did you hear the machine gun in the Arab [town of] Kubar?
Omar crossed the forests and carried out the operation (i.e., murdered 3 in terror attack)
He surprised the [Israeli] army and burned [the town of] Halamish
Settler, we want to live, so get out of here
He [Omar] crossed the mountain top with a knife
As the struggle intensified, he laid the Zionists down to sleep."
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PLO official visits family of terrorist who murdered 3 Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 22, 2017
     "[Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa] Karake mentioned the situation of the family members of wounded prisoner Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), residents of the village of Kubar in the Ramallah sub-district. In a visit he paid to the family, together with a delegation from the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs and the [PA-funded] Prisoners' Club, he said that [the family] constitutes a prominent example of the collective and arbitrary punishment by the occupation authorities.
It should be noted that after Omar was arrested and wounded, the occupation forces destroyed the house and expropriated the land that it was built on. They also arrested his three brothers, Khaled, Munir, and Omar (sic), his mother Ibtisam, his father Abd Al-Jalil, and their uncle Ibrahim (the terrorist's relatives were arrested based on information that they knew of the attack in advance and did not stop it, and for incitement in celebrating it afterwards -Ed.)."
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Terrorist who killed Israeli policewoman called a "Martyr" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 18, 2017
Headline: “The occupation blows up the home of Martyr Adel Ankoush’s family in Deir Abu Mash’al”
     “The occupation army yesterday [Aug. 17, 2017] blew up the home of Martyr (Shahid) Adel Hassan Ahmed Ankoush’s family in the village of Deir Abu Mash’al, west of Ramallah.”

Bara Saleh, Adel Ankoush, Osama Ata – three Palestinian terrorists who carried out a terror attack in Jerusalem on June 16, 2017. Two of the terrorists, one armed with an automatic weapon and the other with a knife, attacked Israeli police officers north of the Old City of Jerusalem. Seconds later a third terrorist stabbed and murdered Israeli border policewoman Hadas Malka, 23, at the Old City’s Damascus Gate as she and other officers were responding to the first attack. All three terrorists were shot and killed by the Israeli officers. Aside from Malka, four Israelis were wounded in the attack. ISIS initially claimed responsibility for the attack but Hamas rejected the claim, saying the terrorists were members of Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Fatah official glorifies killer of Israeli as a “Martyr”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 18, 2017
Headline: “Zaki: Netanyahu insists on being a leader of the extremists”
         “Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki… said that the occupation army’s crimes, the theft of the Palestinian civilians’ lands, the demolition of the home of Martyr (Shahid) Adel Ankoush’s (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 with two accomplices) relatives in Deir Abu Mash’al, and the other acts of destruction are proof of the [state of] chaos and confusion that the occupation government is in. He said: ‘[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu insists on being a leader of the extremists and continuing his racist policies.’ Zaki emphasized that he is certain of victory thanks to the resolve of the Palestinian people and the adherence of its leadership to the rights. He said: ‘The members of our people in Jerusalem forced the occupation government to decide to remove the metal detectors and the cameras from the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque gates (see note below –Ed.).’”

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Official PA news agency calls terrorists who killed Israelis “Martyrs” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 17, 2017
Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ [Affairs]: The Israeli public prosecutor’s office will respond on Sunday regarding the transfer of the Martyrs’ bodies to the numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers)”
        “The [PLO] Commission [of Prisoners’ Affairs] yesterday, Wednesday [Aug. 16, 2017], submitted an urgent request to what is called the Israeli Supreme Court, in which it demanded not to take any action regarding the bodies of the Martyrs (Shahids) that are being held by the Israeli occupation until Sept. 13, [2017,] which is the date that the Supreme Court set to examine a previous appeal that the commission submitted regarding the holding of the bodies of Martyrs Musbah Abu Sbeih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), [Wael] Yusuf Abu Saleh (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2), and Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., suicide bomber, wounded 21).”

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Comments by Palestinians on Fatah Facebook post glorify terrorist who killed 3 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Aug. 17, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), who carried out the Halamish operation (i.e., terror attack), in court”

The image shows terrorist Omar Al-Abd in court.

Comments to the post:
“May Allah release him”
“By Allah, [he is like] a lion facing the jailers”
“Freedom to the freedom prisoners”
“A crown on the heads of men”
“May Allah protect you and release you”
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Op-ed in official PA daily praises murderer of 3 Israelis, justifies his attack because Israel "murdered" Palestinains first 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

     “The first news item that I read yesterday morning (Wednesday) [Aug. 16, 2017] was that the Israeli occupation forces destroyed the home of the family of Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), who carried out the operation (i.e., terror attack) in the Halamish settlement, which is in (sic., near) the village of Kubar in the Ramallah sub-district. The objective of this operation was 3 settlers, thieves of the Palestinian land, in response to the death of Martyrs (Shahids) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas who were shot by the Israeli occupation soldiers (refers to three terrorists who murdered 2 Israelis on the Temple Mount; see note below –Ed.)...
As for you, youth from Kubar, Omar Al-Abd – your name has been perpetuated in the Palestinian wedding songs, and we will build you and your family a home even if they destroy it a thousand times... We will continue to insist on your innocence, because they are the ones who are constantly inciting to murder… Their crimes of murder are directed towards Palestinians because they are Palestinians, while we hate the occupation because it is an occupation.”
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Kidnapper of Israeli soldier called a “Martyr” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 16, 2017
     “Israeli occupation forces raided several homes of prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) in various neighborhoods of occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday evening [Aug. 15, 2017]…
The occupation police’s statement noted that among the houses that were destroyed was the home of Martyr Tareq Abu Arfa (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 2) (sic., Abu Arfa’s house was raided but not destroyed) – in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood of the village of Silwan (i.e., neighborhood of Jerusalem), south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque – who took part in the kidnapping operation of Israeli soldier Nahshon Waxman in 1994. [The house was destroyed based] on the claim that the Hamas Movement is paying money to Martyr Abu Arfa’s mother.”

On Aug. 14, 2017, the Israeli Security Agency announced that a Hamas funding apparatus that was transferring money to terrorists’ families in Jerusalem had been busted, and the money had been seized in raids on the homes of the families, including that of the mother of terrorist Tareq Abu Arfa.

Tareq Abu Arfa – Hamas terrorist who participated in the kidnapping on Oct. 9, 1994, and the murder six days later, of Israeli soldier Nahson Waxman, during the Israeli army’s attempt to rescue him. Abu Arfa together with other terrorists was killed during the rescue attempt. Israeli soldier Nir Poraz, who led the attempted rescue, was also killed.

Arab League echoes PA lies: Israel does medical experiments on prisoners and murders them 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 15, 2017
Headline: “The Arab League condemned the holding of the Martyrs’ bodies”
     “The Arab League condemned the ongoing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, and particularly the holding of the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) bodies and theft of their organs, the legislation of additional racist laws, and the proposal of 120 racist laws against the prisoners.
In a report that was published yesterday [Aug. 14, 2017] by the Arab League’s Department of Palestine and Occupied Arab Territories, it was said that ‘The occupation’s authorities are still continuing to hold the bodies of the Martyrs in the numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers)... The report added that Israel is not just stopping at Martyrs, but is also carrying out medical experiments on the prisoners within the prisons. What is more, it has even intentionally killed prisoners, whether through medical negligence or [after] abducting them to secret prisons.”
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Abbas and PLO condemn US senators over Taylor Force Act vote, calls US demand to cease prisoners salaries "an unacceptable act"  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 13, 2017
Text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “A statement from the PLO Executive Committee – Ramallah, Aug. 12, 2017
The PLO Executive Committee, led by [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas, met at the [PA’s] presidential headquarters and discussed the political developments…
The [PLO] Executive Committee condemned the legislators of the American Congress and their positions towards the Palestinian people… and sees the American Senate Committee on Foreign Relations’ approval of stopping American aid to the PA – if it does not stop the aid to the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners – as an unacceptable act that will negatively affect everything that is connected to the Palestinians’ rights... [The Executive Committee] emphasized the rejection of this [American] extortion and the rejection of using the tool of financial aid to extract political concessions... The [PLO] Executive Committee sent a blessing of appreciation and pride to the freedom prisoners of war for their legendary stance, and emphasized that their release is at the top of its agenda.”
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Abbas praises unrest at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, calls to continue the "national struggle" until Jerusalem is Palestinian  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 11, 2017
At a ceremony held at the PA’s headquarters in Ramallah for the conclusion of the summer camps of 2017, organized by the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas reiterated that the Palestinians will continue their “struggle” until Jerusalem, Israel's capital, is on Palestinian hands:

Abbas: “The children of Palestine are the hope, the future, the independence, and the state, and in them we see Jerusalem, the capital of our independent state… [Palestinians are] continuing in our national struggle until one of our boys and girls will wave the flag of the State of Palestine above the walls of Jerusalem.’”

Abbas also praised Palestinians for their violent “uprising” against Israel’s security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the summer (2017) following a terror attack on the Temple Mount in which two Israeli border policemen were murdered. “We are with you and we support your resolve, and this is the reason that we say that the willpower of the peoples works wonders, and this is what happened at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

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PLO supervises summers camps with groups named after terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 9, 2017
Headline: "A mass-participant ceremony on Thursday for the conclusion of the summer camps in Ramallah"
     "With the approach of the conclusion of the summer camps and the preparations for the central closing ceremony that the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs will hold in Ramallah, the activities are continuing vigorously and with an unprecedented response from civil society... The activities, meetings, conferences, and lectures are continuing in the Jericho district in 11 camps, including... the summer camp organized by the Ein Al-Sultan Center, whose groups are named after Martyr (Shahid) leaders Yasser Arafat, Ghassan Kanafani (i.e., a PFLP terror leader), Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist responsible for attacks in which 125 Israelis were murdered), and Laila Khaled (i.e., PFLP terrorist and plane hijacker)."
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Fatah summer camp for youth glorified terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, flag with her picture waved during Fatah official’s visit 
Source: Facebook page of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations, Aug. 9, 2017

Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki

The pictures show Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki during a visit to Fatah’s Al-Asifa Pioneers Summer Camp. The picture above shows Zaki standing with a group of girls, two of whom are holding the Palestinian flag and a flag with a picture of terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children.

Posted text: "[Fatah] Commissioner for Arab and China Relations [and Fatah Central Committee member] brother Abbas Zaki visited the Al-Asifa Pioneers [Summer] Camp that was established by the Fatah Movement in the northern Hebron district, at Al-Arroub College, which included 500 boys and girls from all areas of northern Hebron. He gave a rallying speech in which he reviewed the role of the youth in Fatah since its beginning."
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Hamas glorifies Sbarro suicide bombing that killed 15, among them 7 kids 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), website, Aug. 9, 2017
Headline: “The Sbarro operation - The guitar that shook the [Zionist] entity and reaped 20 Zionists”
      “Aug. 9, 2001, was not an ordinary day in the memory of the Zionist entity’s leaders...
When the Sbarro restaurant on Jaffa Street in occupied Jerusalem was full of Zionist settlers at lunchtime, Martyrdom-Seeker from [Hamas’ military wing Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades, Izz Al-Din Al-Masri (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 15, 7 of them children) had an opportunity to mingle with them together with his booby-trapped guitar, and playing the melodies of revenge on those who defiled the land, and violated [Palestinian] blood and honor... Faced with the scenes of great destruction of the restaurant, the occupation was unable to hide its killed and wounded, and it announced the death of 20 Zionists (sic., 15 Israelis) and the wounding of 120 others (sic., 130). The news of the operation made Palestinians joyous everywhere... Masses of people went out to the streets, cheered, and distributed candies out of happiness.”
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At a Fatah summer camp visited by Fatah official, terrorist`s picture displayed on flag 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah Spokesman in the Southern Hebron District Maher Namoura, Aug. 8, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Spokesman in the Southern Hebron District Maher Namoura

The picture shows Fatah official Abbas Zaki standing with a group of girls, two of whom are holding the Palestinian flag and a flag with a picture of terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children.

Posted text: "This is the Fatah Movement –political commander and revolutionary, Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] fighter brother Abbas Zaki and military and security commander and Head of [PA] Intelligence in the Hebron District –Brigadier-General brother Abu Waddah visited the Al-Asifa Pioneers [Summer] Camp, which Fatah established in the northern Hebron district, at Al-Arroub College. [The camp] includes over 500 boys and girls from all areas of northern Hebron..."
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Stabbing attack enacted by kids in play at PA-funded summer camp 
Source: Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, Aug. 8, 2017

Images posted on the Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps


One photo shows two girls posing with toy assault rifles, while another shows a scene from a children’s play reenacting a stabbing attack. Three girls are wearing Israeli flags on their shirts, playing the role of Israelis. One is lying on the floor, presumably after being stabbed, while the other two are aiming toy assault rifles at two Palestinians wearing Palestinian flags on their shirts and who are lying “dead” as “Martyrs” on the ground with knives in their hands, “killed” by the Israelis.
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Fatah glorifies “heroic” terrorist responsible for killing of 9 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 8, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch


Posted text: “Pictures that for the first time show heroic prisoner Riyad Al-Amour (i.e., terrorist, part of cell that murdered 9 Israelis and 3 Palestinians), a son of the village of Taqua, sentenced to 11 life sentences by the occupation authorities since April 5, 2002.”

The pictures show Al-Amour next to a machine gun and holding a Quran.

Riyad Al-Amour – Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) terrorist who is serving 11 life sentences. He belonged to a Tanzim cell that was responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis - 5 soldiers and 4 civilians - in shooting attacks between October 2000 and March 2003 and for the murder of 3 Palestinians they suspected of collaborating with Israel.
Fatah glorifies Palestinian violence and rioting in Jerusalem 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 6, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “This is Jerusalem”

The image shows Arab rioters masked with keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) in various poses – one has just thrown a rock, another is holding a knife in his raised hand and making a “V” for victory with his fingers, while a third is wielding a slingshot – and lions are interspersed among them. In the foreground skeletons lie at their feet, and in the bottom right appear flames. In the background the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque can be seen, and in the upper right appears a wooden sign.

Text on sign: “The lion’s den
This is Jerusalem”
Fatah officials honor “heroic” terrorist 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 6, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch


Posted text: “Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] fighter Abbas Zaki and a large delegation from the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem branch console [the family of] heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Tanouh (i.e., terrorist, tried to stab Israeli soldiers).”

Muhammad Tanouh – a Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the village of Taqua, south of Bethlehem, on July 20, 2017, and was shot and killed by them.
Fatah glorifies terrorists, posts map of “Palestine” covering Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 6, 2017
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch


Posted text:
"Proud Taqua
Praise to the Martyrs (Shahids)"

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at top right, Yasser Arafat at top left, and the Fatah logo between them which includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the center of the image is the PA map of "Palestine" with the Dome of the Rock at its center, and at the bottom right are two terrorists from the village of Taqua: Muhammad Tanouh who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers, and Muhammad Jibril who rammed his car into an Israeli soldier and attempted to stab other soldiers. At the bottom left a masked rioter is seen wearing a Fatah headband and holding a rock in his hand.

Text under Fatah logo: “Fatah’s Bethlehem branch”

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Mother of rioter killed while stoning Israeli soldiers: "We all are prepared to sacrifice ourselves for the... homeland" 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs in the Southern West Bank, Aug. 6, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs in the Southern West Bank

Posted text: “
The mother of Martyr (Shahid) Qusai Al-Amour (i.e., rioter killed while throwing rocks at an Israeli border police officer) visited Martyr Qusai Al-Amour [Summer] Camp, and said that it is an honor for her that the camp is named after her Martyr son. She also said: ‘We all are prepared to sacrifice ourselves for the land of the homeland,’ and emphasized ‘the importance of belonging [to the homeland], whatever the price may be, even if it costs us our lives.’”

Qusai Al-Amour – 17-year-old Palestinian rioter who threw rocks at an Israeli border police officer during violent clashes with the Israeli army near the village of Tuqu’ next to Bethlehem on Jan. 16, 2017. The officer responded by shooting and wounding Al-Amour with small metal Ruger bullets, which are considered to be non-lethal and meant for crowd dispersal; Al-Amour later died of his wounds.

 
Fatah glorifies “prettiest mothers” of terrorists 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 5, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “?The prettiest mothers are those who have seen their son return as a Martyr (Shahid) and cried two rose tears’ (the quote is from a poem by Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish –Ed.); this is how the mothers of the Martyrs said goodbye to their sons today before their funeral.”

The image shows three mothers standing over the bodies of their dead terrorist sons, after Israel returned four terrorists’ bodies in the first week of August, 2017. The four terrorists were Muhammad Tanouh who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers, Abdallah Takatka who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers, Raafat Harbawi who wounded 2 Israeli soldiers in a car ramming attack, and Ammar Tirawi who conducted two shooting attacks and was killed after drawing a weapon on police who came to arrest him. PMW was unable to verify which of the four are pictured in the image.

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Abbas praises and glorifies terror leader Faisal Al-Husseini and Nazi collaborator Grand Mufti of Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 5, 2017
Official PA TV, live broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech given before visiting Palestinian leaders from Jerusalem at the PA’s headquarters

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “Blessings to the soul of brother fighter Faisal Al-Husseini ( i.e., senior Fatah and PLO terror leader in the 1970s), blessings to the great Martyr (Shahid), Al-Qastal Martyr (i.e., a village that served as a military base for Arab armies in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence and was captured by Israel) Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini (i.e., Arab commander in the 1948 war). A loyal blessing to the soul of Grand Mufti of Palestine and G uardian of its Arabness [Haj] Muhammad Amin Al-Husseini (i.e., a collaborator of Adolf Hitler). This man whose virtues we cannot forget, and whose struggle and history we cannot forget. He who spent his life defending Palestine and was called ‘the Grand Mufti of Palestine and Guardian of its Arabness’ – we won’t forget these people.”

Haj Amin Al-Husseini - Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the time of the British mandate, and spiritual and a political leader of the local Arab population. He strongly opposed Zionism and was behind riots and attacks on Jews. During World War II he actively collaborated with Nazi Germany, meeting Adolf Hitler personally and recruiting Muslims for the Nazi army.
Palestinian psychologist: Female terrorist hijackers and murderers carried out “wonderful acts of heroism”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2017

 
Psychologist Jultan Hijazi: "After 1967, the role of women evolved from an institutional stage to a stage of struggle and self-sacrifice. We saw many examples of this, such as Laila Khaled (i.e., participated in 2 plane hijackings), Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., led murder of 37), and Fatima Barnawi (i.e., placed bomb in cinema) who was the first female Palestinian prisoner. These women, through their operations, recorded wonderful acts of heroism that the generations still see as an example... The women also had a role in the Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2015 (i.e., terror wave, 2015-2016), and we saw how women attacked the Israeli soldiers at checkpoints in stabbing operations... I want to mention the mother of Martyr Muhammad Farahat (i.e., murdered 5), a Martyr from Gaza. In 2002, I think, she led him to the gate of the Israeli settlement where he carried out a military operation and killed several soldiers (sic., murdered 5 students)... As a mother, I am incapable of doing what she did, but she constitutes an example for the struggle, and she succeeded in strengthening the national values... Women carry out a large role in the children's psychological preparation."
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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorist who led murder of 37 as the "Bride of Palestine"  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Aug. 3, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“A wall painting of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Palestinian revolution on the wall of Al-Saraya Prison in Gaza before Hamas’ militias destroyed and removed it
#The_Martyrs_will_remain_forever”

The image shows the wall painting, and on its right side is a portrait of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children. To the left of Mughrabi’s portrait is an old Fatah logo featuring a Palestinian flag, an olive branch, and an assault rifle.

Text at the bottom left of Mughrabi’s portrait:
“The Bride of Palestine Dalal Mughrabi”

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, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
Kids enact stabbing attack in play at PA-funded summer camp 
Source: Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, Aug. 3, 2017

Images and text shared on the Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, which receives money from the PA General Budget

Posted text: “And so we reached the end and the [concluding] celebration, a most wonderful day, and thanks to everyone who was present – the Future Generations [Summer] Camp of the southern [West Bank] branch – Beit Al-Rush Al-Fauqa. We will miss you children, you honored us.”

The images show children from the summer camp performing a mock stabbing attack at the closing ceremony of the camp.

The first photo shows a girl wearing an Arab headdress and playing the part of a terrorist, as she faces off against a boy playing an Israeli. The second and third photos show the Palestinian girl "dead" on the ground with a knife in her hand after the "Israelis" who "shot" her standing next to her. The fourth photo shows a number of children standing behind the terrorist "Martyr" lying on the ground with a Palestinian flag draped over her, as is common practice at the funeral of "Martyrs."
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Palestinian news agency claims PMW bulletin on Palestinian presentation of terrorist who killed 3 as compassionate is “incitement” 
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 3, 2017
Headline: “Israel launched an incitement offensive against the official Palestinian media”
     “Israeli governmental institutions launched a wide-scale incitement offensive against the official Palestinian media outlets, including [official] PA TV and the [official PA] daily Al-Hayat [Al-Jadida], and said that they are institutions that spread what they described as terror due to what the official Palestinian TV broadcast regarding the person who carried out the Halamish operation (i.e., terrorist Omar Al-Abd, murdered 3).
The Israeli institute for monitoring Palestinian media, which is known as [Palestinian] Media Watch (i.e., PMW), said that PA TV, its hosts, and its guests described the one who carried out the Halamish operation as merciful and humane due to the fact that he did not kill the children in the house he broke into two weeks ago, where he killed a soldier and his parents (sic., the terrorist murdered a grandfather and two of his adult children, not any soldiers) but did not kill the children."

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Director of Prisoners' Affairs: Palestinian prisoners aren't terrorists, they're "legal fighters who fought against the Israeli occupation and terror" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2017
   “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs [Issa Karake]… emphasized that the Palestinian prisoners are freedom prisoners, resistance members, and legal fighters who fought against the Israeli occupation and terror.”
Fatah official: Israel creates terror, not the Palestinians  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2017
      “[Fatah] Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Indoctrination and Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa… noted that the occupation government attempted and is still attempting to exploit the hostility to Arabs and Islam in a number of places and to connect them to terror in an attempt to mark the Palestinian struggle and every Palestinian act as terror, in order to mislead world opinion and portray [the situation] as if Israel suffers from the same threat, fights terror, and is a part of the international war against it. He emphasized that Israel only harms the struggle against terror, as it is the one that creates policies that lead to terror, and does not fight it."
Fatah poster honors terrorists 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 1, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch

Text in post and on poster: "Jerusalem will win thanks to them"

This poster glorifies Palestinian terrorist Omar Al-Abd who murdered 3 Israelis as they were having dinner in their home (rightmost photo in the top row), terrorist Muhammad Tanouh who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers (photo before last in the top row), and four Palestinian rioters who were killed by Israel during clashes following the placement of metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount. (from left to right in the top row: Muhammad Lafi, Muhammad Sharaf, Muhammad Abu Ghannam, Yusuf Kashour.) The remaining pictures show the metal detectors placed at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack that took place there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered – see note below. Israel decided to remove the metal detectors on July 24, 2017. The remaining pictures show riots and demonstrations that took place following the placement of the metal detectors.
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Fatah in Lebanon praises Hezbollah  
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Aug. 1, 2017
Headline: “The Fatah Movement welcomed a delegation from the Palestinian Liberation Front in Al-Rashidiya”
       “Secretary of the Fatah Movement’s Lebanon Branch Hussein Fayyad welcomed a delegation from the Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., PLF, a member of the PLO) led by PLF political bureau member Abbas Al-Jum’a, and in the presence of Al-Burj Al-Shamali Mayor Mustafa Sheitli, Director of Public Relations of Fatah’s Tyre Branch Abu Bassel Shihab, and Secretary of Fatah’s Sub-Branch at the Al-Rashidiya [Refugee] Camp Abu Muhammad Al-Nimr… The participants saluted the resistance led by Hezbollah on the anniversary of the July victory (i.e., the end of the Second Lebanon War) and its achievements today in the battle liberating Juroud Arsal from terror (i.e., the expulsion of Syrian rebels from the city back to Syria). They emphasized that the sacrifice of [Hezbollah’s] Martyrs (Shahids), wounded, and Jihad fighters who died in confrontations with the Zionist enemy and in the battle liberating Juroud Arsal from terror, as well as the Martyrs of the Lebanese army and the rest of the security forces and all of the Martyrs, will remain a beacon lighting the path of the struggle for the honor of Lebanon, Palestine, and the Arab nation.”

The article appears in the August 2017 edition of the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Al-Quds, and was posted on the commission’s website Falestinona on Aug. 1, 2017.
Fatah holds youth summer camp named after terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 31, 2017
     “The [PA] Ministry of Culture office in the Salfit district visited the summer camps in Yasuf, with some of the most prominent of them being the Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Camp (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) [held] under the supervision of the Fatah Movement and the Yasuf Youth Club, and the Childhood Ambassadors Camp that is funded by the World Vision organization and the Yasuf Village Council.
The Ministry of Culture delegation was briefed about the activities at the two camps, which place an emphasis on creating an educated and aware generation…
Deputy Director of the Ministry of Culture office in Salfit Issam Abdallah spoke about the importance of the summer camps, and the interest they are revealing among the participants in the skills of art and creation. He added that the Ministry of Culture is showing great interest in camps like these and met with the creators and the talented [participants], while focusing on strengthening the importance of the Palestinian heritage in the minds of our children, as the heritage is one of the most important symbols of Palestinian identity and culture.”
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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, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
Fatah prisoners’ official praises “heroic” suicide bombers and terrorists  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 30, 2017
Headline: “Al-Wahidi: The fact that the occupation is holding the Martyrs’ bodies is a war crime”
      “Spokesman for the Fatah Movement Commission for Prisoners and Released Prisoners in the Gaza Strip, Fatah representative in the [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces’ Prisoner Conference, and member of the national campaign to return the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) bodies and uncover the fates of the missing Palestinians and Arabs Nashat Al-Wahidi condemned the fact that the Israeli occupation is holding the Martyrs’ and Arabs’ bodies in the numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers)…
He explained that the process of taking and testing DNA from the body of heroic Martyr Anwar Muhammad Attiyah Sukkar (i.e., suicide bomber, took part in double bombing in which 22 were murdered) - who was born in the Shuja'iya neighborhood on Dec. 10, 1972, originally came from the village of Beit Jirja, and carried out a heroic self-sacrificing operation in Beit Lid with his brother and friend Martyr Salah Abd Al-Hamid Shaker on a Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 1995, which led to the death of more than 20 Israeli soldiers..."

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Official PA daily repeats lie that terrorist stabbers are innocent victims who Israel shoots and then “throw a knife” next to the body, fabricating a stabbing attack 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 29, 2017
Headline: “Another Martyr at the death junction, [Gush] Etzion [Junction]!”

“For the occupation soldiers deployed at what is known as ‘[Gush] Etzion Junction,’ the matter has become simple: They shoot at all the Palestinians they want, and after every murder they throw a knife next [to the dead Palestinian].
According to many citizens, this is what happened to Martyr Abdallah Ali Mahmoud Takatka (24) (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israeli soldiers).”

Abdallah Ali Mahmoud Takatka – 24-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at Gush Etzion Junction on July 28, 2017. Takatka was killed by the soldiers.
PA daily: “Jerusalem won,” when Israel removed metal detectors at Temple Mount, “thanks to the blood of those who died as Martyrs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 28, 2017
Headline: “Jerusalem won”
     “The occupation did not make do with closing the Al-Aqsa Mosque and attacking its gates, but also carried out acts of defacing and theft of historical manuscripts, sweeping away soil from around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, uprooting trees, and removing ancient stones from the Lion’s Gate and the alleys of the Old City [of Jerusalem], and it also allowed extremist settlers to invade the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas (sic., Israel temporarily closed the Temple Mount following a terror attack there and reopened it with security measures; see note below).
However, thanks to the blood of those who died as Martyrs (Shahids), were wounded, arrested, beaten, and dragged on the ground and in the alleys of Jerusalem; thanks to the throats of those who opposed and remained until the light of morning; thanks to those who withstood the sounds of the bullets, the ambulances, the shouts, and the curses; and thanks to those who distributed food and water to the worshippers and those awaiting victory, Jerusalem won.”
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Op-ed in official PA daily justifies murder of 3 as terrorist’s rage-filled response to Israel installing security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque following terror attack there 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “[The village of] Kubar produces glory”
     “The village of Kubar is producing its glory today through resolve, challenge, and confrontation. Kubar has known no sleep or rest for nearly a week. This is because after young Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) felt a strong rage over what is happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in Jerusalem (refers to metal detectors placed at the Temple Mount after a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below. Israel decided to remove the detectors on July 24, 2017 –Ed.) and carried out an operation at the settlement of Halamish on Friday, July 21, [2017], the village and its residents have been subjected to the most awful Israeli collective punishments.”
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Murderer of 4 named “Martyr” by official PA daily, attack called “operation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2017
“The occupation forces gave a warning about the destruction of the family home of a Martyr (Shahid) from Hebron who participated in carrying out the Sarona operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered) in Tel Aviv in 2016, which led to the deaths of 4 Israelis and the wounding of 8 others (sic., 16).”

Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered dessert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Abbas encourages Jerusalem riots: “We are with you in all that you have done and are still doing, you are causing us pride” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 26, 2017
       “At the beginning of a meeting of the [PA] leadership yesterday evening [July 25, 2017], [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said that as long as the situation in Jerusalem does not return to being as it was before July 14, [2017], there will be no changes whatsoever (refers to Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount following a terror attack there that were later removed; see note below –Ed.). The president added: ‘All of the new Israeli steps on the ground from that date until today need to stop, and then the situation in Jerusalem will return to normal. Afterwards we will continue our work on everything regarding the relations between us and them.’ The president said: ‘Since Israel tried to change the situation, the [Palestinian] residents of Jerusalem have risen as one (i.e., they launched violent riots –Ed.) You have objected to all of the [Israeli] steps, and we have supported you in what you have done and what you are doing. We are with you in everything that you have done and are still doing, as you are causing us pride, and you are taking care of your Al-Aqsa Mosque, your land, your dignity, your people, your religion, and your holy sites. This is the response to everyone who wants to harm our holy sites. Jerusalem is ours. It is our capital and it is [under] our sovereignty, and therefore what you [Palestinians] are doing is right.’"’
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PA Governor visits family of terrorist who stabbed 3 to death, posts image wth his "will" 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, July 26, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: “[District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. [Laila] Ghannam...  visited the home of the wounded prisoner, young Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3)...”

One of the images shows a sign with a picture of terrorist Omar Al-Abd on its upper left, an image of the Dome of the Rock in the bottom right and above it a drawing of a masked Arab rioter holding a slingshot and wearing the Palestinian flag, and a logo of a raised fist with the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock behind it in the bottom left.

Text on sign: “Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death], and among them is he who awaits [his chance]. And they did not alter [the terms of their commitment] by any alteration (Quran, Sura 33:23, Sahih International translation)
#Rage_for_the_Al-Aqsa_Mosque
All that is in my hands is a sharpened knife, and it answers the call of the Al-Aqsa Mosque (this line is taken from the “will” Omar Al-Abd posted on Facebook before his attack –Ed.)
Omar Al-Abd Abu Zein
The one who carried out the heroic Halamish operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered)”

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Official PA daily says murderer who stabbed 3 to death “succeeded,” presents him as having “morals” as he “spared” a mother and her children 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 25, 2017
Headline: "Halamish – the ugly face of the occupation"
       "Three ministers in the occupation government, with the support of Israeli party leaders and religious leaders, are competing among themselves with calls to execute young Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), 19, from the village of Kubar, after he carried out a stabbing operation in the settlement of Halamish, west of Ramallah…
According to a report published by the Hebrew [Israeli] Channel 10, relying on an investigation of the occupation army and its intelligence, Omar Al-Abd succeeded in killing 3 settlers and wounding a fourth during his operation, but he could also have killed the wife of one of the 3 settlers that were killed. However, he preferred not to do so as she was a mother holding two of her children in her arms, and thus he proved that ‘morals have a place, even in war. '
According to Channel 10, the female settler whose life he spared was the reason for the wounding of Al-Abd and his arrest, and she was the reason he was prevented from leaving the settlement in peace after carrying out the operation, after she hurried to call the occupation forces who reached the place quickly. (PMW was not able to find any such report published by Channel 10 –Ed.)"
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PLO member calls murderer who stabbed 3 to death “a hero,” murderer was “merciful” as he did not kill the children 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 24, 2017

Palestinian Arab Front Political Bureau member Salah Abu Rukba on
Panorama of the Hour: "This Palestinian hero (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) infiltrated the Israeli settlement and carried out this brave operation. He made sure not to harm the children in order to say to the whole world that the Palestinians are merciful but they are defending their rights, even if these means are not acceptable to some of the countries of the world. But the Palestinians don't have [a choice] other than to confront the occupier with all of the legitimate means."
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PA TV presents murderer who stabbed 3 to death as compassionate because he "refused to harm" the children 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 23, 2017

'Israeli affairs expert' Fayez Abbas on Palestine This Morning:
"Are they [Arab members of Israeli Parliament] the reason that the young person (i.e., terrorist Omar Al-Abd) from the village of Kubar entered the settlement [of Halamish] and killed 3 settlers in response to what is happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque? ... This is the picture of the children claimed to be rescued, but there is a different story: The young person (i.e., the terrorist) knew there were children and refused to harm them, at least according to the Palestinian [reports]... (reading from Israeli newspaper): 'The mother of the children, says: I heard the one carrying out the operation say in Arabic: What is your name?... I understood that something bad was happening, and I quickly took the children to the second floor and I heard the sound of shooting.' ..."
Official PA TV host: "If she says she took the children, so he (i.e., the terrorist) did see them."
Fayez Abbas: "Right."
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Omar Al-Abd – 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered 3 Israelis - Yosef, Haya, and Elad Salomon - and severely injured 1 - Tova Salomon - as they sat at their Sabbath dinner table in Halamish, north of Ramallah, on July 21, 2017. Al-Abd was shot and wounded by a neighbor and taken into Israeli custody, receiving necessary medical treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Before committing the attack, Al-Abd wrote in his "will" on Facebook that he was taking his knife to respond to what was happening at
The PA’s silent approval of murder: PA official denies he condemned murder of 3 Israelis, threatens to sue whoever spread the “fake news” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 23, 2017
Note: Al-Madani was appointed by PA Chairman Abbas to chair the PLO Committee for Interaction with Israeli Society, a committee that meets with Israelis on both the political and the grass roots level.

Headline: “Al-Madani denies a reported news item attributed to him”

“The office of Fatah Movement Central Committee member and Chairman of the PLO Committee for Interaction [with Israeli Society] Muhammad Al-Madani denied a fake news item that was published on several questionable pages on social media. It was claimed that it was a quote of Al-Madani from an alleged interview with a Hebrew radio station, in which he condemned the operation (i.e., terror attack) that took place two days ago [July 21, 2017] in an Israeli settlement [Halamish] in the West Bank, in which 3 settlers were killed.
The office explained yesterday in a notice that Al-Madani did not speak with any local media outlet, Arab or Israeli, regarding the latest events. It was also said in the statement that ‘Al-Madani will sue those spreading this fake and false news everywhere.’”

Omar Al-Abd – 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered 3 Israelis - Yosef, Haya, and Elad Salomon - and severely injured 1 - Tova Salomon - as they sat at their Sabbath dinner table in Halamish, north of Ramallah, on July 21, 2017. Al-Abd was shot and wounded by a neighbor and taken into Israeli custody, receiving necessary medical treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Before committing the attack, Al-Abd wrote in his "will" on Facebook that he was taking his knife to respond to what was happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and did not expect to return. A week earlier, a terror attack was carried out at the Temple Mount in which 2 Israelis were murdered. Following the attack Israel closed the Temple Mount for two days and reopened it with metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site. Palestinian
PA presents Israelis as murderers and terrorists as beloved of Allah 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 23, 2017
"District Governor of Bethlehem Jabrin Al-Bakri came to console the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Tanouh (i.e., terrorist, killed while attempting to stab), who was executed in cold blood by the Israeli occupation soldiers a number of days ago in the village of Taqua on the pretext of an attempt to carry out a stabbing operation, according to the Israeli claims…

[Deputy] District Governor Muhammad Taha Abu Ulya said that the delegation, led by District Governor Al-Bakri, came to console the Martyr's family… He also emphasized that the Martyrs are more precious than all of us, because Allah has cherished them in his precious book, the holy Quran…

Muhammad Tanouh – a Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the village of Taqua, south of Bethlehem, on July 20, 2017, and was shot and killed by them.

The terms "all means”, "all means of resistance," “all forms,” are ‎used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.

Father of murderer of 3: Son’s “operation” was “because of… Al-Aqsa,” Son is “honorable… not a man who carries out operations” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 22, 2017

Father of terrorist murderer Omar Al-Abd:
“The occupation is the reason for this operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered), because my son is an honorable and educated man, not a man who carries out operations. He is a very calm man, and the members of the village testify to his personality. He is a very moderate man and does not talk about things like this. Rather this happened because of the occupation and what it has inflicted on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
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Fatah encourages Palestinians to commit violence and glorifies death: "If I fall I will not be the first to die, and not the last to die #Rage!" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 21, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:  “If I fall I will not be the first to die, and not the last to die
#Rage!
#Friday_of_dignity”

Text at top of image: “Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah”

Text in center of image:
“If I fall I will not be the first to die, and not the last to die
O my brothers, I write my will with my blood, please guard my revolution with your blood
Through Fatah’s masses sweeping to attack
I am Fatah, I am a revolution, I am a storm (i.e., Al-Asifa, another name for Fatah)
[Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission’s Information Office
#Rage_of_Jerusalem”
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The image shows a person superimposed above flames. At the top is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the bottom right corner is a man masked in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) holding a Palestinian flag.
PA Governor of Ramallah asks Allah for "mercy on the Martyrs of Palestine" and to "guard... the Al-Aqsa Mosque from evil" 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, July 21, 2017
Text posted on the Facebook page of Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam

Posted text:
“Let us all sound a sincere call for the Al-Aqsa Mosque
O Allah, Master of the Universe, we ask of You to guard Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque from evil. O Allah, protect Jerusalem, its [Arab] residents, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the plot of Your enemies, the enemies of the religion. O Allah, be with [the residents of Jerusalem], strengthen them, and give them victory over their enemies. O Allah, grant us the prayer of the conquerors, or Martyrdom-death (Shahada) at its threshold.
It is in Your hand, and You can bring it
O Allah, have mercy on the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine and on the Martyrs of the Islamic nation
O Allah, Amen
July 21, 2017”
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Terrorists’ final words echo libel that Israel plans to destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque, calls Jews “sons of apes and pigs” 
Source: Palestine Today, independent Palestinian news agency (Gaza), July 21, 2017
Headline: “The will of Martyr Omar Al-Abd (i .e., terrorist, murdered 3), who carried out the stabbing operation next to Ramallah”

“My will to you
A blessing and peace will come to the most honored of mankind, the Prophet who was sent [by Allah], our master Muhammad. Read my will, which is also my last words to you. I’m a young person whose age does not exceed 20. I have many dreams and aspirations. In the past I knew that with the help of Allah my dreams would come true. I loved life [and wanted] to sketch a smile on people’s faces. But what sort of life is this? A life in which our women are murdered and our young people are abused, and they defile our Al-Aqsa Mosque, the place of our beloved [Prophet Muhammad’s] Night Journey, while we are asleep. Isn’t it a disgrace for us to sit idle? You whose weapons are covered with rust, you who only take out your weapons for display – aren’t you ashamed of yourselves? They’ve declared war on Allah. Isn’t Allah deserving of you making efforts for Him? They closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to Israel closing the Temple Mount for two days and placing metal detectors at its entrances following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below –Ed.), and your weapon did not respond to the call! All that is in my hands is a sharpened knife, and it answers the call of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Be ashamed to show your face! Be ashamed, you who arouse strife (i.e., the Hamas-Fatah rift) among us! Allah will take revenge on you and you will give an accounting before Allah! It is enough that we are all sons of Palestine and sons of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
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Fatah glorifies terrorist next to map of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, July 20, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch


The image shows terrorist Muhammad Tanouh, who tried to stab Israeli soldiers, standing next to a painting of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, in the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Posted text: “O those going to Martyrdom-death (Shahada), this is not goodbye!
#Congratulations_on_the_Martyrdom-death O #Hero
All the mercy on your pure soul, O Muhammad [Tanouh]”

Muhammad Tanouh – a Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the village of Taqua, south of Bethlehem, on July 20, 2017, and was shot and killed by them.
PA goverment salutes" heroic" Palestinians in Jerusalem who defend "the holiest site" (i.e. the Al-Aqsa Mosque) 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 20, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] government: What is happening in Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque is ‘adding fuel to the fire’”
     “Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud… said that the announcement of the construction of a new settlement northeast of Jerusalem and the continuation of the attack on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to metal detectors being placed at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below –Ed.) means ‘adding fuel to the fire’… He added: ‘The [PA] government salutes the heroic members of our people in Jerusalem who alone with their exposed bodies are defending the holiest site to the Arabs and Muslims (sic., the Kaaba in Mecca is the holiest site in Islam).’”

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PLO Prisoners’ Affairs Director: Terrorists are “legal resistance to occupiers and settlers” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 20, 2017
Headline: “Karake: The issue of the prisoners is a black box filled with the occupation’s crimes”

“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the Palestinian leadership, led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, continues to protect the legal right of our prisoners to freedom, release, and the protection of their dignity and human rights, and that the prisoners’ issue is a basic principle regarding which it is not possible to negotiate or to succumb to the Israeli conditions and extortion …
He said that the issue of the prisoners is a black box full of the occupation state’s crimes and atrocities, and we will open this box and prosecute the occupiers who are attempting to steal from the Palestinians their humanity and the legality of their resistance to the occupiers and settlers.”
Fatah official explains Abbas condemned terror attack on Temple Mount “to protect Palestinian interests” – not out of sincerity 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 16, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Mattar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily, written in response to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ condemnation of a terror attack committed on the Temple Mount on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israeli border policemen were murdered

       “[PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas acted wisely and rationally when he expressed his opposition to acts of violence by any side, and particularly those that take place within houses of worship, because the Palestinian people’s interests are in need of his protection as the main one responsible for [protecting them]…
President Mahmoud Abbas was and is the bravest president and leader in the world. He does not worry that he will be condemned (i.e., by Palestinians) when the matter necessitates a clear and explicit position that will protect the people’s interests, because the leadership is interested in pushing back the threats and not drawing them close by taking impulsive positions."

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Fatah Facebook and Fatah official glorify terrorist "Abu Sukkar" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 16, 2017


Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on July 16, 2017 and on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Dr. Jamal Muhaisen on July 15, 2017


Posted text: "On this day, July 16, 2013, released prisoner Ahmad Abu Sukkar (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 15) - a member of the Fatah Movement Advisory Council who was the most veteran prisoner while he was in prison – passed away. Abu Sukkar was born in the town of Turmus Ayya in the Ramallah and El-Bireh District, and was convicted by the occupation of the refrigerator explosion operation in Tel Aviv (sic., Jerusalem) in 1975 in which several Israelis were killed. He was sentenced to life and an additional 30 years, served 27 years in prison, and was released in 2003."

The picture shows terrorist Ahmad Abu Sukkar.

Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar - planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were murdered 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. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.

Fatah official on Lebanese TV: Terrorists “could have killed 20 Israelis” but chose the Temple Mount which has “dangerous significance”; shows a “failure of the political path” 
Source: YouTube channel of Al-Mayadeen TV (Lebanon), July 14, 2017
YouTube channel of Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV, interview with Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki

Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki: "The source of this operation (i.e., terror attack at the Temple Mount on July 14, 2017, 2 murdered; see note below) is in the depths of the '48 territories (i.e., Israel), from Umm Al-Fahm, by people that hold Israeli identity cards, and they know the changes that are taking place within Israel better than anyone…
These young people, instead of coming from Umm Al-Fahm to Jerusalem, could have killed 20 Israelis, but they chose Friday, and chose that their spirits would ascend to Paradise from the place where Prophet [Muhammad] ascended to Heaven, and this has dangerous significance…
In a situation where there is a void in national activity and failure of the political path, nobody can stop people who want to die…
I foresee that we are standing before a severe eruption. It is impossible to know how this eruption will manifest . Whether we condemn or support [it is irrelevant]; the operation was carried out by people from the '48 territories who have Israeli identity cards…

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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorists who killed 2 Israeli policemen as “Martyrs”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 14, 2017
Picture and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows Israeli Arab terrorists Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin (left) and Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin who, together with Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin, murdered 2 Israeli Druze border policemen, Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Posted text: “The Al-Aqsa Mosque Martyrs (Shahids)”
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Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
Fatah organization glorifies terrorist “Martyrs” 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission‎, July 14, 2017
Pictures and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission

The top picture shows Palestinian terrorist Bara Hamamdeh, who was killed in a confrontation with Israeli soldiers at the Deheisheh refugee camp while he threw rocks and explosives at them on July 14, 2017. The bottom pictures show from left to right Israeli Arab terrorists Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin who shot and murdered Israeli Druze policemen Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan on July 14, 2017.

Posted text: “From the right, the Deheisheh Martyr (Shahid), and afterwards the Jerusalem Martyrs”

Bara Hamamdeh – 18-year-old Palestinian terrorist killed on July 14, 2017, by Israeli soldiers while he threw rocks and explosives at them during a confrontation at the Deheisheh refugee camp.

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
Fatah FB post glorifies terrorist “Martyrs” shortly after terror attack on the Temple Mount that killed 2 Israeli policemen  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 14, 2017
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "We must guard the flowers of the Martyrs (quote from poem by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish -Ed.)
And we must live as we wish”

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PFLP praises terror attack as "heroic operation," calls for "intifada" and "more operations" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 14, 2017
Headline: “The Popular Front: The Jerusalem operation is a quality turning point in the resistance and the breaking of the Israeli security equation”
      “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) emphasized that the heroic Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) - which was carried out by three young heroes (i.e., terrorists Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas on Friday morning [July 14, 2017]... The PFLP added that the fact that the resistance succeeded in confronting the occupation’s soldiers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas from point-blank range constitutes an important turning point in our people’s intifada, which emphasizes that no Israeli soldier or settler is secure anywhere in the land of Palestine, not even in the most fortified areas. The PFLP explained that this heroic operation conveyed a powerful message to the occupation's soldiers and the Israeli government that their crimes, steps, and operations against our people will encounter additional quality operations and attacks…"
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Fatah official: “I call for a popular resistance that is capable of incorporating the masses” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 14, 2017
Headline: “Zaki: The illusion of peace has put Israel into a state of extremism, and the Palestinians must carry out popular resistance"
     "Fatah Movement Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that the imaginary peace has caused Israel to live in a state of extremism and stupidity, and noted that the time has come for the world to recognize that the occupation is still committing crimes through which it strives to take revenge on all of the holy sites…
He said: 'Since 1967, nobody has dared to close the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Its closure today proves that Israel has come out in an attack against the monotheistic religions, and it is a wild battle against the tenets of faith and religion by wild law-breaking gangs that kill morning and night as if the killing of Palestinians is permissible, while anyone who kills Israelis is an aggressor and a terrorist, and therefore this is a completely unacceptable situation.' […] He added: 'I call for a popular resistance that is capable of incorporating the masses, and I call on the Palestinians to bear their responsibility and show the world that the occupation is carrying out the worst kind of terror, and [popular resistance] is the right of the Palestinian people.’”
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PA District Governor glorifies martyrdom: "Our child Martyrs... are birds in Paradise” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2017
       "Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Dr. Laila Ghannam expressed her pride over our generations that are loyal to the path, and wished success to all of the high school graduates... District Governor Ghannam visited the family of Martyr Abu Saleh today and noted that their son achieved the highest Martyrdom (i.e., word play, the Arabic word Shahada also means certificate as in matriculation certificate), and that the hearts of all the members of our people are turned towards their family and all of the families of the Martyrs... District Governor Ghannam gave [the family] a statuette of a bird and emphasized that our child Martyrs, Allah willing, are birds in Paradise. Parallel to this, last night the Martyr's mother dreamed of a bird that appeared on the horizon and told her about the results of her son, who was meant to be among those that excelled in the high school matriculation exams this year."
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Fatah official attends terrorist's funeral and presents him as a “heroic Martyr” who was “shot” by Israel  
Source: Facebook page of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations, July 12, 2017

Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki

Posted text: "[Fatah Central Committee member and] Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations brother Abbas Zaki, together with the Fatah Movement and residents of the town of Taqua, participates in saying goodbye to their son heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Ibrahim Jibril (i.e., terrorist, injured 1) who ascended to Heaven yesterday [July 11, 2017] as a result of being shot by the occupation forces."

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Fatah glorifies car-ramming terrorist as a "heroic Martyr" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 12, 2017

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The images show the funeral procession of terrorist Muhammad Jibril, who carried out a car ramming attack on July 10, 2017, in which he wounded an Israeli soldier. The top image from the funeral procession shows members of the PA Security Forces participating in the event and carrying Jibril’s body.

Posted text: “Fatah Movement – Bethlehem branch
Taqua organizational area
Heroic Martyr (Shahid)
Muhammad Ibrahim Jibrin
Glory and eternity to our righteous Martyrs”

Muhammad Jibril (also known as Muhammad Jibrin) - Palestinian terrorist who carried out a car ramming attack near the Jewish town of Tekoa, south of Jerusalem, on July 10, 2017. After injuring an Israeli soldier, he exited his car and attempted to stab other soldiers. He was shot and killed by the soldiers.
Fatah glorifies slain terrorist, calling him its “heroic Martyr son” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, July 11, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “From the residence of heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Jibrin (i.e., terrorist, wounded 1)”

The images show the funeral of terrorist Muhammad Jibril. The top image shows a poster at the funeral, featuring a picture of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the left and terrorist Jibril on the right.

Text on poster: “In the name of All Merciful Allah
‘And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision’ (Quran, Sura 3:169, Sahih International translation)
The Taqua organizational branch of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem branch
Announces the death of its heroic Martyr son
Muhammad Ibrahim Jibril
Who watered the land of the town Taqua with his pure blood
July 10, 2017”

Muhammad Jibril (also known as Muhammad Jibrin) - Palestinian terrorist who carried out a car ramming attack near the Jewish town of Tekoa, south of Jerusalem, on July 10, 2017. After injuring an Israeli soldier, he exited his car and attempted to stab other soldiers. He was shot and killed by the soldiers.
Street named after terrorist responsible for Ma'alot Massacre 
Source: Ramallah News, independent Palestinian news website, July 6, 2017
 


Headline: “The naming of a neighborhood (sic, street) in Burqin, west of Jenin, after Martyr Khaled Nazzal”
       “The Burqin Municipality, southwest of Jenin, named one of the town’s streets after Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) today [July 6, 2017].
Activists in the town said in a statement that this step was taken in response to the Israeli occupation authorities’ decision to remove and destroy the Martyr Khaled Nazzal monument in Jenin.”

The article includes a picture of a street sign on the newly named street. In the upper left and right corners of the sign appears the logo of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) terrorist organization.
Text on sign: “Martyr Khaled Nazzal Street”
Text at bottom of sign: “The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine”

Khaled Nazzal – Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch. He was responsible for terrorists taking school children as hostages and murdering 22 children and 4 adults in Ma’alot (May 15, 1974), the murder of 4 hostages in an apartment building in Beit Shean (Nov. 11, 1974), and a shooting and grenade attack in central Jerusalem in which 1 was murdered and 47 others were wounded (April 2, 1984).
The DFLP and the PA had named a monument in Burqin after terrorist Nazzal. After PMW exposed this, the monument was rem
Jenin district names street after terrorist who planned attack that killed 22 kids in response to Israel's removal of monument honoring him in Jenin 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, July 6, 2017
Headline: “In response to the removal of the monument, [the] Jenin [district] names a street after Khaled Nazzal”
     “The town of Barkin, which is located southwest of Jenin, yesterday, Wednesday [July 5, 2017], named one of the town’s streets after Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) in response to the occupation authorities’ decision to remove and destroy the Martyr Nazzal monument in Jenin.”
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Khaled Nazzal – Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch. He was responsible for terrorists taking school children as hostages and murdering 22 children and 4 adults in Ma’alot (May 15, 1974), the murder of 4 hostages in an apartment building in Beit Shean (Nov. 11, 1974), and a shooting and grenade attack in central Jerusalem in which 1 was murdered and 47 others were wounded (April 2, 1984).
PA official’s false claim: Israel “legitimizes” Jewish terror, pays salaries to Israelis convicted of terror acts 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2017
Headline: “The perpetrator of the Oyoun Kara massacre receives 11,000 shekels a month from the occupation government”

As a justification for their glorification of terror, Palestinian leaders often falsely claim that Israel honors Jews who murder Palestinians – Ed.

“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the occupation government pays regular monthly salaries (rawatib) to Israeli prisoners and criminals who committed massacres and acts of killing against Palestinian citizens (sic., Israel does not pay Israeli prisoners, see note below –Ed.). This is in addition to supplying social aid to their families and legal follow-up for them. Karake said that the government of Israel pays a regular monthly salary to Israeli murderer terrorist Ami Popper , who committed a bloody massacre against 7 Palestinian workers on May 20, 1990, in the area of Oyoun Kara, which is called ‘Rishon LeZion,’ next to Tel Aviv. All of the worker Martyrs (Shahids) were from the Gaza Strip, and they were executed by criminal Ami Popper while they were waiting for the arrival of their Israeli employers. Popper was wearing an Israeli army uniform when he shot them.
Popper receives 11,000 [Israeli] shekels a month from the Israeli government; he was given a life sentence that was reduced afterwards, and he will be released next month [August 2017] (sic., Popper’s sentence, which was reduced to 40 years, will not end until 2030 ). He is living a life of luxury in prison, and he has married and had children [while] in prison. Likewise, he has also been allowed to visit his home a number of times.
Karake said that the occupation government is funding the Jewish terrorists and the extremist organizations in terms of financial, social, and legal [aid] through associations that have received licensing from the Israeli government, such as t
Official PA daily reports on monument honoring terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 3, 2017
Headline: “The occupation forces arrested 12 residents of the West Bank – and destroyed the Martyr Nazzal monument for the second time”
      “The occupation forces yesterday morning [July 2, 2017] destroyed the Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) monument in Jenin for the second consecutive time, arrested a young person from the village of Muthalath Al-Shuhadaa, and placed a number of military barriers west of the city.
Local sources noted that an Israeli bulldozer destroyed the Martyr Nazzal monument at the western entrance to the city, which was rebuilt after being destroyed by the occupation forces several days ago.”

Khaled Nazzal – Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch. He was responsible for terrorists taking school children as hostages and murdering 22 children and 4 adults in Ma’alot (May 15, 1974), the murder of 4 hostages in an apartment building in Beit Shean (Nov. 11, 1974), and a shooting and grenade attack in central Jerusalem in which 1 was murdered and 47 others were wounded (April 2, 1984).
Fatah official: Hamas is a political rival, but not a terror organization 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, July 2, 2017
    "Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [Fatah] Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Dr. Jamal Muhaisen said... that Hamas is indeed a political rival, but it is part of the fabric of the Palestinian people, and we will not agree to any Palestinian organization being placed on the terror list. He also demanded that the Arab regimes place the Israeli occupation and the settlers on the terror list."
Head of PLO Prisoners’ Commission defends terrorist prisoners – not criminals and terrorists, Israel is “attacking” them by withholding taxes equivalent of salaries 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 2, 2017
Headline: "Karake: An unprecedented Israeli legal attack against the prisoners' rights"

"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake warned against the consequences of the unprecedented legal and diplomatic attack that the Israeli occupation government is carrying out against the prisoners' rights…
Karake said that the occupation is attacking the prisoners in a different way than in the past, as it no longer is satisfied with harassing prisoners inside the prison by using means of oppression and harming their rights and dignity, but rather is also attempting to deny the prisoners their political and legal aspect as a cause of national liberation…
Karake mentioned the nature of the Israeli attack against the prisoners through arbitrary laws that the Israeli Parliament legislates, the widespread incitement against the prisoners, and considering them as criminals and terrorists…
Karake said these things during visits to families of prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), and released prisoners in the Hebron, Bethlehem, and Ramallah districts for the blessed Eid Al-Fitr (i.e., Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan)…
The delegation visited [the families of] prisoners sitting in prison Nidal and Muhammad Abu Akr, Muhammad Zawahreh, Nasser Abu Sorour, Riyad Al-Amour, Shadi Shalaldeh, and Yusuf and Alaa Skafi (see notes below –Ed.)."

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DFLP reinstates destroyed monument to terrorist in Jenin 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 1, 2017
Headline: “The Democratic Front in Jenin re-erected the monument in memory of Martyr Khaled Nazzal”
      “In the presence of several leadership members from the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] and national activity institutions and factions, the monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) was returned to its place in the center of Jenin today [July 1, 2017].
The Front said in a statement that it published: ‘The return of the monument to its place is a response to the occupation’s policy and a sign of loyalty to Martyr Khaled and all of Palestine’s Martyrs. This is after the cruel attack that the occupation forces committed in removing the monument several days ago so as to violate the [Palestinian] national memory, and in an attempt to harm our Martyrs in a way that is consistent with [the occupation’s] plans and the strengthening of them.’”

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Official PA TV glorifies Ma’alot massacre, terrorists who murdered 22 children and 4 adults are "Martyrs whose souls float in the skies" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 1, 2017

Official PA TV narrator on Buy Time in Jerusalem:
"Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Central Committee member Omar Mahmoud Al-Qassem - one of the symbols of the national prisoners’ movement, and one of its central founders. During his life, he was an outstanding leader, a ferocious fighter, and a proud prisoner, and in his death he is an eternal Martyr... One of his acts of heroism [was] when an armed DFLP squad carried out the Ma’alot operation in the Galilee (i.e., terror attack, 26 murdered) and took [an Israeli] building and hostages. The [Israeli] prison management summoned Al-Qassem... and asked him to talk with the self-sacrificing fighters so they would turn themselves in and release the hostages... When he turned to his comrades, he said: ‘‘O comrades, I am Omar Al-Qassem. Carry out what you came for. Your enemy is treacherous.’’ Immediately after his few words, his comrades responded to the call and blew up the military academy (sic., Netiv Meir Elementary School) so that their souls would float as Martyrs above the skies of Palestine."
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PA daily: Israel removes reinstated monument in Jenin to "Martyr" terrorist killer of 31 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 1, 2017
Headline: “Three civilians were shot and wounded in Jenin and Kafr Qaddum, the occupation removed the Martyr Khaled Nazzal monument”
     “Two young people were shot and wounded early yesterday morning [June 30, 2017] during clashes between [Palestinian] civilians and [Israeli] occupation forces at the western entrance of Jenin. The occupation forces invaded the city early yesterday morning and destroyed the monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) - who in the past was a member of the central committee of the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] – that was established on Haifa Street at the western entrance to Jenin.”
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Pictures from an article published by the independent Palestinian news agency Donia Al-Watan on June 30, 2017, show the site of the removed monument, as well as a notice in Arabic left by the Israeli army.


Text on notice: “This monument was removed due to the incitement and memorialization of terrorist Khaled Nazzal, who was responsible for terror attacks against citizens of the State of Israel”

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DFLP calls destruction of monument to terrorist by Israel a "crime whose purpose is to... harm the supreme value of the 'Martyr'"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 1, 2017
     “The Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] condemned the crime committed by the occupation forces early yesterday morning (Friday) [June 30, 2017], when they removed the Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal monument (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) in the center of Jenin, following the wild incitement campaign that [Israeli] occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led personally. The Front said in a statement published by its Jenin district branch that the occupation forces’ actions constitute a… crime whose purpose is to appropriate the Palestinian national memory and harm the supreme value of the ‘Martyr,’ which is rooted in the experience of our people and its national culture… In its statement, the Front promised that our people and its living forces will thwart these attempts, as has been proven by the popular stand throughout the homeland, the diaspora, and the foreign lands, by which all the streams of our people and its leading activists have expressed adherence to the value of the Martyrs and pride in their heritage and status, as all members of our people, throughout its generations, are proud of it. [The Front] emphasized that Khaled Nazzal, a member of its path, and all of the fighters for Palestine’s freedom and independence, will live on forever in the souls of the members of their people.”
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Fatah vows to rebuild terrorist monument after Israel dismantled it 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 30, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page



Posted text: “The occupation destroyed the monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) and shot and wounded two children in Jenin (sic., six Palestinians were wounded while attacking the Israeli forces removing the monument). The Israeli occupation reminds us every day of [poet] Mahmoud Darwish’s cry: ‘We still have not won.’ It does not matter how many times the occupation removes the monument in memory of the Martyr – it is our obligation to rebuild it.”

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Monument honoring terrorist Khaled Nazzal erected in Ramallah in solidarity with Jenin after Israel dismantles similar terrorist-glorifying monument there 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 30, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “An initiative of the young people in Ramallah; Khaled Nazzal remains in our hearts, in our memory, in our squares, and in our streets, and the monument will return to Jenin in order to serve as testimony to the period, to the history, and to a special kind of fighter”

The image shows a monument erected in Ramallah.

Text on monument: “This is a monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal, which was established as a challenge to the occupation authorities
#The_Palestinian_people”
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Khaled Nazzal – Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch. He was responsible for terrorists taking school children as hostages and murdering 22 children and 4 adults in Ma’alot (May 15, 1974), the murder of 4 hostages in an apartment building in Beit Shean (Nov. 11, 1974), and a shooting and grenade attack in central Jerusalem in which 1 was murdered and 47 others were wounded (April 2, 1984).
Fatah on Israel’s removal of terrorist monument, Hamas’ change of school name: Hamas and Israel work for same goal, erasing Palestinian memory 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 30, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “#Share_and_spread
This is how Hamas is completing the occupation’s role in Gaza, by fighting the names of the leaders and Martyrs (Shahids)
Hamas changed the name of Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] High School in Gaza (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) to Hassan Al-Harazin School (apparently a private donor to the school –Ed.), as part of its chain of ongoing attacks on the schools bearing the names of the fighters and Martyrs of the Palestinian revolution (i.e., from Fatah).
Memory is the main enemy of Israel and Hamas.”
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DFLP makeshift sign emphasizes glorification of terrorist Nazzal despite Israel’s dismantling of monument: "Martyr comrade Khaled Nazzal Square"  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 30, 2017
 

The picture shows a sign placed at "Khaled Nazzal Square" in Jenin, named after a terrorist responsible for the murder of 31. At the top of the sign is terrorist Nazzal's picture, with the text "Martyr Khaled Nazzal June 9, 1986" underneath it. The logo of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine appears on each side of Nazzal's picture, containing a star featuring the map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine," and above it the text: "The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine."

Text on sign: "Martyr (Shahid) comrade Khaled Nazzal Square (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31)
Member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine"

Posted text: "'The Martyrs remain'... young people have placed a picture of Martyr Khaled Nazzal at the site of the monument that was destroyed by the occupation forces in Jenin in the early hours today [June 30, 2017]"
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Official PA news agency mouthpiece for families of terrorist Martyrs who claim Israel is holding bodies unlawfully, causing ‘suffering’ 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 27, 2017
Headline: “The families of the Martyrs who are being held by the occupation oppose the [Israeli] Supreme Court [decision] to reject examining the release of their sons”

“The Committee of the Families of the Martyrs (Shahids) Whose Bodies are Being Held by the Occupation opposed the recent decisions of the Israeli Supreme Court to reject deliberation on the request to return the bodies by the middle of August [2017]…
Attorney Muhammad Alyan, representative of the families of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held [by Israel] and the father of Martyr Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3 together with an accomplice), said that setting the date of Aug. 13 [for returning the bodies] gave the occupation government an opportunity to bargain over the issue of the Martyrs it is holding in its negotiations with the Palestinian factions…
The father of Martyr Musbah Abu Sbeih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) also spoke at the press conference, and demanded that all of the governmental and official bodies and the Palestinian factions support the demands of the Martyrs’ families…
The mother of Martyr Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., suicide bomber, wounded 21) mentioned the family’s suffering in light of the actions and decisions of the occupation and its courts, and emphasized that this is a decades-long battle, which began when Israel started holding the bodies of the Martyrs in the numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers)…

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Op-ed in PA daily glorifies "Martyrs," condemns Israel for demanding monument to terrorist be taken down 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
        “One of the new examples of the persecution of the living (i.e., eternal) Martyrs as part of Israeli policy is the government of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s threat to invade Jenin if the [Jenin] Municipality and [Jenin] District refuse to remove the Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal monument (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31)... It would appear that there are those who almost submitted to the Israeli extortion, on the pretext of profit-loss considerations... The Martyr Nazzal monument, which was restored by members of the Jenin branch of the Fatah Movement, reflects the conscious and responsible national will, which understands the severity of the structural flaw in the outlook of those who almost damaged the Palestinian narrative (i.e., who temporarily removed the monument due to Israeli pressure). [Those people] did not grasp the dangerous consequences of their wretched step when they acceded to Israel’s will and [the will] of those who act like Israelis, because they are short-sighted and did not see beyond their noses. Therefore, well done fighters of Fatah and the national activity factions, who mobilized to defend the heroic Martyr Khaled Nazzal monument.”
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Jenin Municipality removes monument allegedly due to Israeli threats 
Source: Al-Ayyam, June 24, 2017
Headline: “The Jenin Municipality removed the Martyr Khaled Nazzal monument after threats from the occupation authorities”
      “The wife of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of 31), author Rima Kittaneh Nazzal, said in a phone call with Al-Ayyam that the Jenin Municipality removed the monument of her husband the Martyr yesterday [June 23, 2017], just one week after the municipality and district celebrated placing the monument... And returning to the page, he said that what happened was done after the matter had reached ‘the highest political echelons’ in the office[s] of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and [US President Donald] Trump, to the point that ‘the Israeli impudence’ reached the level of ‘sending a clear message to the PA that it must take down the stone on which the name of the Martyr was written,’ or else the occupation forces ‘would immediately destroy the entire square themselves with their bulldozers.’ Based on this, the decision was made in coordination with the Martyr’s brothers in Germany and Qabatiya to remove [the monument]... And returning to Jenin Mayor Abu Ghali’s statements: ‘The square still bears the name of Martyr Khaled Nazzal, and it will also continue to bear his name as the municipality council decided on that name.’”
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Jenin municipality reinstates monument to terrorist who killed 31 
Source: Quds, independent Palestinian news website, June 24, 2017
Headline: “The Jenin Municipality reinstated the Martyr Khaled Nazzal monument”
    “The Jenin Municipality on Saturday morning [June 24, 2017] reinstated the Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal monument (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) to Haifa Street in the center of the city, and this was after it was destroyed two days ago. Martyr [Nazzal’s] wife, Rima Nazzal, said that the Jenin Municipality changed its mind on the removal of the Martyr Khaled monument and returned it to its place. This was after a large meeting with the Nazzal family at the town of Qabatiya, in the presence of a senior official of the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] in the village. She [Rima Nazzal] emphasized that the public and social activity played a large part in the pressure on the Jenin Municipality to change its mind on removing the monument.”
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Fatah claims credit for reinstatement of monument honoring terrorist in Jenin 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 24, 2017
Headline: “Fatah rebuilt the Martyr Nazzal monument and square in Jenin”
     “The Jenin organizational branch of the Fatah Movement emphasized that it was agreed with Jenin Mayor Dr. Muhammad Abu Ghali to return the monument and square to the way they were. Fatah said in a statement, a copy of which reached [the independent Palestinian news agency] Ma’an, that the monument was removed after Israeli threats to destroy the square, and the [mayor’s] goal was to guard Jenin’s infrastructures as the mayor has begun to draft plans for their development in order to turn Jenin into a leading city, [but now] he has ordered to reinstate the monument to its place. Fatah added in the statement: ‘After the inauguration of Martyr (Shahid) Commander Khaled Nazzal Square (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31), who died as a Martyr 31 years ago, the Israeli persecution of the Martyr is continuing with incitement to remove the monument that was placed in his memory in Jenin.'”
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Chairman of Prisoners’ Club: We never lied to donors about salaries to terrorists; money goes to “legitimate resistance” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 24, 2017
Headline: “Qadura Fares: The salaries of the prisoners and Martyrs will not stop”

“Chairman of the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares said that the international pressures to stop the payments of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) are not something new and are the product of ongoing Israeli incitement.
He added: ‘We have always told the truth to the donor countries – that the donors’ money is used for the PA salaries, and we emphasize that the money is also used for political and civilian efforts against the occupation, the settlement, and the resolve against it [the occupation], also including, among other things, our legitimate resistance (‎term here refers to events that include violence against Israeli civilians such as rock-‎throwing, stabbings, and even shootings -Ed.).’
Fares emphasized that the topic of the prisoners and released prisoners’ salaries (rawatib) is an essential and ideological issue that touches the core of our life as a Palestinian people, and it is part of the direct contradiction between the Israeli occupation’s narrative and our narrative. He also noted that there is no [need for] concern regarding the issue of the salaries.
He continued: ‘No one in the PLO leadership can renounce this basic principle under any circumstances, because there is a clear and open consensus about not stopping the salaries, and therefore I am not concerned at all.’”
DFLP honors terrorists as heroes devoted to “supreme national and human values”; claims Israel “holds ceremonies and places monuments” to Jewish terrorists 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 24, 2017
Headline: “The Democratic Front praised our people’s position in the victory of Martyr Khaled Nazzal”

As a justification for their glorification of terror, Palestinian leaders often falsely claim that Israel honors Jews who murder Palestinians – Ed.

“The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) praised the ‘honorable’ position of the masses of the Palestinian people, the national forces, and institutions, towards Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) and all of the Martyrs, which caused the Jenin Municipality to change its mind on removing the Martyr Nazzal monument.
The Front said in a notice published by its organization in the Jenin district that the fact that the municipality changed its mind constitutes a correct national decision, a victory for the status of the Martyrs, and devotion to the supreme national and human values that they represent in the hearts of our people, its history, and its memory.
It added: ‘This heroic position expresses the public unity not only around Martyr Khaled Nazzal, but around all of the Martyrs of our people and our symbols of heroism, as well as loyalty to their sacrifice, and particularly of the Martyrs and prisoners. Standing by these heroes and the support for them is a national obligation that demands that we all together continue their path and their sacrifice, and particularly after the racist attack by [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and the American administration whose goal is to force our national movement to renounce our Martyrs and erase our national heritage.’

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PA TV: Terrorists who murdered an Israeli policewoman were "Martyrs," Israel carries out "collective punishment" and killed a Palestinian "on the pretext" that he tried to carry out a "stabbing operation" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 23, 2017
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem

Official PA TV reporter: “Bara Ibrahim Saleh, Osama Ata, Adel Hassan Ankoush (i.e., terrorists, murdered 1) - Martyrs (Shahids) of the [Ramadan] month of great mercy who were shot by the occupation, after they carried out a stabbing and shooting operation that led to the killing of an Israeli soldier (sic., border policewoman Hadar Malka) and the injury of another by the Suleiman Cave (i.e., Zedekiah’s Cave) next to Damascus Gate [of Jerusalem’s Old City]. In addition, [Palestinians] from Jerusalem were wounded by the indiscriminate shooting of the occupation forces in order to begin a collective punishment of Jerusalem and its residents… The blood of the three Martyrs had not dried when the blood of another Martyr watered the ground of the homeland. Young Baha Imad Al- Harbawi, 23, was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr next to the Jaba’ checkpoint northeast of Jerusalem, on the pretext that he tried to carry out a stabbing operation. [However,] no injury to the occupation’s ranks was documented.”
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PA chief negotiator Erekat falsely claims: Israel guilty of incitement and dedicating landmarks to ‘terrorists’, glorifies ‘Zionist terror’ 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 22, 2017
Headline: "Erekat warned against cooperation with the Israeli narrative of incitement"

"Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee[, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat rejected the false accusations and claims that Israel is spreading regarding what it calls 'the official Palestinian incitement.'
Erekat emphasized in a statement this evening, Thursday [June 22, 2017], that the occupation government is working continuously to deflect attention and to find new and misleading excuses such as 'the claims of incitement' every time an opportunity is created to revive the political process, in contrast to the Palestinian leadership that is committed to the two-state solution and the full implementation of international law.
Erekat's response came in the wake of Israel’s ongoing attempts to call our people’s national struggle terror and to turn our fighter Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners since the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution into criminals.
Erekat explained that the reason that Israel refuses to revive the tripartite committee that deals with incitement stems from the built-in policy of the right-wing government to incite and glorify Zionist terror. He said: 'One example of this is the fact that [Israeli] occupation Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu himself inaugurated a hospital last April that was named after [former Israeli Prime Minister] Yitzhak Shamir, the terrorist responsible for the killing of hundreds of civilians, including [his] issuing the orders to assassinate UN Peace Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte from Sweden, in addition to blowing up the King David Hotel [in Jerusalem], which led to the death of dozens of civilians (Shamir was a leader of the pre-state Jewish militia Lehi that assassinated Count Bernadotte –Ed.)."
PLO Prisoner Commissioner: Support for prisoners and Martyrs’ families is a constitutional obligation 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 21, 2017
Headline: “Karake: Taking care of the families of the prisoners, Martyrs, and injured is part of the Palestinian constitution”

“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that taking care of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, wounded, and disabled is anchored in clause 22 of the Palestinian basic laws, which have constituted the constitution of the Palestinian state since the establishment of the PA. This is so because according to the basic laws, the law needs to regulate the social and health insurance services and the disability and old age allowances, and to take care of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners as well as the wounded and disabled. This is an obligation regulated by law, and under its framework the PA is obligated to provide them with education services and medical and social insurance.
Karake explained that taking care of the families who were harmed by the occupation is one of the lawful, legal, and administrative components of the Palestinian political system, and based on this the [PA] Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs was established, which afterwards became the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs.”
PA Ministry of Information falsely claims Israel has honored Baruch Goldstein, who murdered 29 praying Palestinians, by naming streets after him 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 20, 2017
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: Netanyahu does not cease to incite and is doing nothing for peace”

“The [PA] Ministry of Information today (Tuesday) [June 20, 2017] said that it is monitoring Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements against [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas regarding what he called ‘ poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth,’ his demand to ‘educate for peace, not terror,’ and his attack on naming a square after Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of 31 ) in Jenin.
The [PA] ministry added in its announcement that the government of Israel, and its leader Netanyahu, do not cease lethal incitement and to pay money for the defense of Israeli murderers, criminals, and terrorists.
It continued: ‘The incitement from the occupation prime minister is the recycling of an occupation discourse packed with fraud and fabrication, while ignoring that Israel is proud of murderers and criminals from among its army and its settlers who have committed crimes against humanity against the members of our people since 1948, have committed barbaric massacres, have completely erased hundreds of cities and villages, and are continuing on the same path throughout the Palestinian land.’

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PA TV broadcasts nephew's song for his "heroic" imprisoned terrorist uncles  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 20, 2017
Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, visits the home of terrorist prisoners Amir and Musa Abu Raddaha at the Al-Amari refugee camp. Amir is serving 1 life sentence for his part in numerous shooting attacks, while Musa is serving 19 years in prison for unspecified crimes

Official PA TV host: “In this episode we will deal with one of the legends of the struggle, namely the prisoners, and specifically the home of prisoners Musa and Amir Abu Raddaha (i.e., Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades terrorists).”
Nephew of Amir Abu Raddaha: “(Sings a song written about his uncles –Ed.)
O homeland, your flag s (i.e., the prisoners) have appeared on the peaks,
[They are] this hero, and the name of Al-Aqsa Mosque is on his weapon.
Amir Abu Raddaha, you are the uprising of the knights, and it does not matter how much the wounds of the prison may increase, and how cruel they may be [to you].
My brother Musa, do not fear the jailer, [you ] are a son of the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs’] Brigades, and you gird yourself with the keffiyeh (Arab headdress) of the free people.”

Amir Abu Raddaha – a terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who took part in numerous shooting attacks against Israelis in the West Bank. Terrorist Marwan Barghouti provided Abu Raddaha and his terror cell with logistic and material support in their attacks. Abu Raddaha is serving 1 life sentence and an additional 35 years.
Official PA daily describes terror attack, calls 3 terrorists who murdered an Israeli policewoman "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 18, 2017
      “On the third Friday in the month of Ramadan [June 16, 2017] the waiting did not last long. A burst of bullets split the tense atmosphere, and after it the sirens of police vehicles were heard. Suddenly many policemen in civilian clothes appeared and went toward Damascus Gate. Many young people got up and went toward Damascus Gate to check what is happening, but to no avail, as the occupation’s blockades prevented their arrival. After a few minutes an additional burst of bullets caused panic and confirmed that the third Friday of Ramadan would end with blood on the sidewalks of Jerusalem… While four young [Palestinians] lay prone on the sidewalk (i.e., 3 of them terrorists killed during their terror attack) they evacuated the wounded female soldier, whose death was published shortly after. They treated the young [Palestinians] – three of whom later died as Martyrs (Shahids) – with indifference… The smell of blood will continue to surround the holy and occupied city [of Jerusalem] until dawn. There are young people that wanted to say a clear ‘No!’ to the occupation in their way.”
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PA Security Forces Spokesman glorifies all who carry out “Ribat” in Jerusalem 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, June 18, 2017
Text posted on the Facebook page of  PA Security Forces Official Spokesman and General Political Commissioner of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority Adnan Al-Damiri

Posted text: “Blessings, honor, and pride to all those to whom Allah granted the honor to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in Jerusalem
#The_people_of_Jerusalem”

PA daily glorifies 3 perpetrators of 1929 Hebron Massacre as “heroes”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 18, 2017
Headline: “The anniversary of the deaths of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Al-Buraq Rebellion: Jamjoum, Hijazi, and Al-Zir”
     “Yesterday [June 17, 2017] was the 87th anniversary of the execution of the heroes of the Al-Buraq Rebellion (i.e., 1929 Hebron Massacre and riots), Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir (see note below –Ed.), by the British Mandate authorities.
The British Mandate forces arrested Jamjoum, Hijazi, and Al-Zir together with a group of young Palestinians following the Al-Buraq Rebellion... At the time, the Mandate police (sic., court) sentenced 26 Palestinians who took part in defending the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., took part in the Hebron Massacre) to death. Later it lightened the sentences of 23 of them to life, but left the death sentence against Jamjoum, Hijazi, and Al-Zir in place… The day before their execution, the three heroes wrote a letter in which was stated: ‘Now, as we stand before the gates of eternity and give our souls for the holy homeland, precious Palestine, we ask of all Palestinians that our spilled blood and our souls – which will hover in the skies of this beloved land – not be forgotten.’”

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Fatah official glorifies 3 perpetrators of 1929 Hebron Massacre as “an icon of Martyrdom-death for freedom” 
Source: Facebook page of Tawfiq Tirawi, member of Fatah Central Committee, June 17, 2017
Text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations Tawfiq Tirawi

Posted text: “Today is the anniversary of Red Tuesday (i.e., reference to three Arab terrorists executed by the British in 1929) - Martyrs (Shahids) Muhammad Jamjoum, Ataa Al-Zir, and Fuad Hijazi (see note below –Ed.), who were executed in the Acre Prison yard, and were an icon of Martyrdom-death (Shahada) for freedom.
An era of sacrifices emphasizes that victory will undoubtedly come. A blessing of peace for the souls of the Martyrs of Red Tuesday, brought to those who are loftier than all of us, the honored lords.”

Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir “committed particularly brutal murders [of Jews] at Safed and Hebron,” according to the report by British Government to the League of Nations. They were convicted of attacking British soldiers and murdering Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre, in which 65 Jews were murdered. They were executed by the British in 1930.
PA Ministry of Health, Fatah call 3 terrorists who murdered an Israeli policewoman "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 17, 2017
     "The [PA] Ministry of Health announced yesterday evening [June 16, 2017] that three young people were shot by occupation forces and died as Martyrs... The Palestinian National Liberation Movement 'Fatah' condemned the killing of three young people in East Jerusalem by the occupation. The Fatah Movement said yesterday evening in a statement that the Israeli policy of escalation... proves that the occupation government is continuing its policy. It added that these shootings will leave the region in a state of tension... It also demanded that the international community seriously examine providing international defense to the defenseless Palestinian people."
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PFLP takes responsibility for Jerusalem terror attack which was part of "blood oath to the Palestinian people to... [establish] our state... from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean [Sea]" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, June 17, 2017
Headline: "The Popular Front took responsibility for the Al-Buraq Promise operation that was carried out yesterday in Jerusalem"
     "The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) early this morning, Saturday [June 17, 2017], took responsibility for the combined Jerusalem operation, the Al-Buraq Promise operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) that took place yesterday in occupied Jerusalem. [The Front] emphasized that the operation was carried out in order to emphasize the path of resistance and respond to the occupation's crimes and targeting of the holy sites. The PFLP said in a statement it published: 'The PFLP informs the masses of the Palestinian people about the death of the heroes of the village of Deir Abu Mash'al, the two heroic released prisoners Bara Ibrahim Saleh Ata, 18, and Osama Ahmed Mustafa Ata, 19, and Martyr (Shahid) Adel Hassan Ahmed Ankoush, 18... The PFLP again emphasized in the statement the blood oath to the Palestinian people to continue on the path of resistance until the return [of the Palestinian refugees], freedom, and the establishment of our state on all of the land of the Palestinian homeland from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean [Sea], with free and united Jerusalem as its capital."
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3 terrorists who murdered Israeli police officer are “Martyrs,” attack was “operation” 
Source: Al-Ayyam, June 17, 2017
Headline: “Jerusalem – Three Martyrs from the village of Deir Abu Mash’al in two shooting and stabbing operations; A female police officer was killed and four Israelis were wounded”

“Three residents (i.e., terrorists Bara Saleh, Adel Ankoush, and Osama Ata, murdered 1) were shot by the Israeli police and died as Martyrs (Shahids) in occupied East Jerusalem last night [June 16, 2017], after it was claimed that they had carried out a combined stabbing and shooting operation, which caused the killing of a female police officer and the wounding of four Israelis.”

Bara Saleh, Adel Ankoush, Osama Ata
– three Palestinian terrorists who carried out a terror attack in Jerusalem on June 16, 2017. Two of the terrorists, one armed with an automatic weapon and the other with a knife, attacked Israeli police officers north of the Old City of Jerusalem. Seconds later a third terrorist stabbed and murdered Israeli border policewoman Hadas Malka, 23, at the Old City’s Damascus Gate as she and other officers were responding to the first attack. All three terrorists were shot and killed by the Israeli officers. Aside from Malka, four Israelis were wounded in the attack. ISIS initially claimed responsibility for the attack but Hamas rejected the claim, saying the terrorists were members of Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Fatah: 3 murderers of Jews in 1929 Hebron riots are “heroes” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 17, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Today is the anniversary of the deaths as Martyrs (Shahids) of heroes Muhammad Jamjoum, Ataa Al-Zir, and Fuad Hijazi (see note below –Ed.).
The three Martyrs were executed at Acre Prison on Tuesday, June 17, 1930, following the 1929 Al-Buraq Rebellion (i.e., 1929 Hebron Massacre and riots ), which included many Palestinian cities and villages, prime among them Jerusalem, Jaffa, Haifa, and Safed. The British colonialism authorities sentenced to death 26 Palestinian fighters who participated in this rebellion. Afterwards, it changed the sentences of 23 of them to a life sentence, and carried out the death penalty against these three heroes.
May Allah spread his mercy upon them and let them dwell in Paradise.”

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PA official demands British government apologize for execution of 3 terrorists in 1930; labels them “heroes” 
Source: Al-Quds, June 17, 2017
Headline: “Al-Wahidi calls on Britain to apologize and calls to enter the names of Hijazi, Jamjoum, and Al-Zir into the list of Martyrs of the prisoners’ movement”

“Official Spokesman of the Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and Fatah Movement Representative on the Prisoners’ Committee of the National and Islamic Forces in the Gaza Strip Nashat Al-Wahidi demanded that Britain issue an official and public apology to the Palestinian people in general, and particularly to the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli prisons and the families of the Palestinian Martyrs (Shahids) who were executed in cold blood by the British Mandate forces on Tuesday, June 17, 1930, at the Citadel Prison in Acre. This was due to their participation in the Al-Buraq Rebellion (i.e., the Hebron Massacre and riots) that broke out in 1929.
On the 87th anniversary of the deaths as Martyrs of the heroes of Red Tuesday (i .e., reference to three Arab terrorists executed by the British in 1929), which occurs today, Saturday, he said that on Tuesday, June 17, 1930, at 9:00 a.m., the British Mandate forces executed the prisoner rebels in front of their relatives, their families, and their people in cold blood …
Al-Wahidi called on the PA and the relevant Palestinian bodies to enter the names of the heroes of the Al-Buraq Rebellion and Red Tuesday, Muhammad Jamjoum, Ataa Al-Zir, and Fuad Hijazi (see note below –Ed.), into the list of Martyrs of the national Palestinian prisoners’ movement.”

Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir “committed particularly brutal murders [of Jews] at Safed and Hebron,” according to the report by British Government to the League of Nations. They were convicted of attacking British soldiers and murdering Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre, in which 65 Jews were murdered. They were executed by the British in 1930.
PA official on terrorist prisoners: They are “freedom fighters”, should be released “unconditionally” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 16, 2017
Headline: "Erekat: The Netanyahu government wants to divert the world's gaze from the continuation of the occupation"

"Yesterday evening [June 15, 2017] the PLO Department for Negotiations held a feast to break the [Ramadan] fast for families of the prisoners in the occupation's prisons in the presence of consuls, ambassadors, and the representatives to Palestine of various states. Present at the meeting were Secretary of the PLO [Executive Committee, PLO Chief Negotiator, and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov, Minister (sic., Director) of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, and Chairman of the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares…
Erekat said: 'The meal to break the fast has become an annual tradition that brings together the families of the prisoners and members of the Arab and foreign diplomatic corps in Palestine.'

He added: 'We are working to end the occupation, to realize the sovereignty of the State of Palestine whose capital is Jerusalem, and to release all of the prisoners unconditionally, as they are fighters for freedom.' …He also noted that the government of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu wants to divert the world’s gaze from the fact that the occupation has continued for 50 years by persecuting institutions of the Palestinian people and talking about the salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids)…

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Square in Jenin named after terrorist mastermind of Ma'alot Massacre 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 16, 2017
Headline: “The inauguration of the Martyr Khaled Nazzal Square in Jenin”
    “The Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] in Jenin yesterday [June 15, 2017] marked the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of its central committee members Khaled Nazzal, Omar Al-Qassem, and Bahij Al-Majdhub (i.e., terrorists, see below –Ed.) on the 31st anniversary of the death as a Martyr of commander Khaled Nazzal, who was responsible for the [DFLP] forces assisting the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel). The Front inaugurated the Martyr [Khaled] Nazzal Square on the Jenin-Haifa Road and held a speech rally at the Jenin District hall, under the auspices of the Jenin District and the [Jenin] municipality....”


This picture from the independent Jenin news website Jeningate  on June 15, 2017 shows the monument at Martyr Khaled Nazzal Square.
Text on monument: “Martyr Khaled Nazzal Square
We must guard the flowers of the Martyrs (i.e., quote from song by Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish)
1948-1986
For free Palestine”
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Fatah calls killing of 3 terrorists who were carrying out a terror attack a "war crime," terrorists were killed "in cold blood" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, June 16, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: The execution of three young people in Jerusalem is a war crime”
     “The Fatah Movement called on the entire world and its international institutions to condemn the war crime that the Israeli occupation forces committed on Friday [June 16, 2017] in Jerusalem, a short time before the meal to break the [Ramadan] fast, against three young Palestinians (i.e., terrorists, carried out stabbing and shooting attacks, murdering 1 Israeli policewoman). Fatah said in a press statement given by its spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi: ‘The silence of the international community in light of the continuation of the occupation and its crimes, which have not stopped for even one moment, encourages Israel to permit [the spilling of] Palestinian blood. The despicable crime that was committed today in cold blood and claimed the lives of three Palestinians is nothing but proof of that.'”
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PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Abbas and PA leadership won’t give in to pressure, but will continue terrorist salaries 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 16, 2017
Headline: "Karake: The incitement against the aid to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs is aggression against the Palestinian entity"

"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs [Issa Karake] said that the Israeli incitement against the aid that the PA gives to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) is open aggression against the Palestinian entity and its national, humanitarian, and social values and an attempt to undercut the PA and spur a difficult internal situation in Palestinian society…
Karake said: 'The world and the US should intervene to end the occupation that has caused the suffering of thousands of prisoners, the deaths of thousands of Martyrs, and the creation of an inhumane and tragic situation in the Palestinian society.'
Karake emphasized that the concern for the families of the prisoners and Martyrs, the aid to them, and the strengthening of their resolve will not stop, but rather continue. He also emphasized that the Palestinian leadership, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, and the Palestinian people will not submit to these pressures, which should have been turned against Israel as an occupying authority that is committing ongoing war crimes against the Palestinian people.
Karake explained: 'We oppose the criminalization of our people's struggles and the negation our prisoners and Martyrs’ national and fighting status and identity. Our people has a legal and lawful right to protect itself, its rights, and its right to self-determination.'"
PA Minister of Education blesses "Martyrs of Jerusalem and all of Palestine” shortly after terror attack in Jerusalem 
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, June 16, 2017

Text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam, shortly after an attack was committed by three Palestinian terrorists in Jerusalem in which an Israeli border policewoman was murdered and the terrorists were killed


Posted text: “May Allah have mercy on the Martyrs (Shahids) of Jerusalem and all of Palestine”
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Bara Saleh, Adel Ankoush, Osama Ata – three Palestinian terrorists who carried out a terror attack in Jerusalem on June 16, 2017. Two of the terrorists, one armed with an automatic weapon and the other with a knife, attacked Israeli police officers north of the Old City of Jerusalem. Seconds later a third terrorist stabbed and murdered Israeli border policewoman Hadas Malka, 23, at the Old City’s Damascus Gate as she and other officers were responding to the first attack. All three terrorists were shot and killed by the Israeli officers. Aside from Malka, four Israelis were wounded in the attack. ISIS initially claimed responsibility for the attack but Hamas rejected the claim, saying the terrorists were members of Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Palestinian officials: No plan on stopping PA salary for terrorists program, but program might be labelled differently 
Source: Al-Ayyam, June 15, 2017
Headline: “Senior Palestinian officials emphasized the continued payment of the Martyrs and prisoners’ allowances: There are no plans to stop them”
(The article begins with an Arabic translation of a Reuters article from June 14, 2017 –Ed.) 
     "Palestinian officials say there are no plans to stop payments to families of Palestinians killed or wounded carrying out attacks against Israelis, contradicting comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Tillerson told a Senate hearing on Tuesday (June 13, 2017) he had received reassurances from [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas that the Palestinian Authority would end the practice of paying a monthly stipend to the families of suicide bombers and other attackers, commonly referred to by Palestinians as Martyrs (Shahids)...
But Palestinian officials said they were not aware of any change and that it was unlikely a policy that has been a cornerstone of social support for decades would be altered. ‘There have been talks about making the payments in a different way, but not ending them,’ said one official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on discussions held with the Americans. ‘They could perhaps be labeled differently,’ he said, suggesting the description ‘Martyr’ could be dropped, but he added: ‘They are not going to be stopped.’"
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PLO official: Terrorists are “freedom fighters” who are a “source of honor for the world” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2017
Headline: "Hashem: The prisoners and Martyrs are a basic national principle and their allowances are a political commitment and ethical obligation"

"Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., member of the PLO) political bureau member Abu Saleh Hashem condemned the decision of the Israeli Parliament to approve yesterday [June 14, 2017] in a first reading a bill to deduct the financial allowances (mukhassasat) that the PA pays to the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) from the tax money that Israel collects for the PA…
Hashem responded to the approval of the bill that was submitted by Israeli Member of Parliament from the Yesh Atid political party Elazar Stern, the coalition, and members of the opposition factions… and also to American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statements, according to which senior PA officials agreed to stop paying compensation to the families of those who carried out attacks in Israel.
Hashem said that the Palestinian prisoners and Martyrs are freedom fighters who were arrested and died for the freedom of their people and homeland as part of the necessary and lawful struggle against the occupation of their land. He also warned against the occupation government's attempt to define them as 'terrorists' and to criminalize them and their national struggle, which constitutes a source of honor and appreciation for the world and its free people.

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Official PA daily op-ed on terrorists: “Martyrs were and still are the compass of our struggle” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2017
Headline: "Just not their salaries"

Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, in his regular column in the official PA daily

"A short while ago, Israel succeeded in causing the UN, Norway, and Denmark to stop supporting a gender (i.e., women’s) center that serves 60 Palestinian women in the village of Bizzariya (sic., Burqa), whose founders named it after Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), [- the funding was stopped] on the pretext that she was a 'terrorist.' Unfortunately, these powers responded to Israel’s extortion, despite the UN and the two above-mentioned states knowing the truth. They know that Martyr Dalal was a Palestinian fighter who devoted her life to defending her cause, despite [the fact that she] loved life and wanted to live a free and dignified life like all young people in the different countries of the world.
However, the uprooting and occupying Israeli colonialism destroyed and threatened her life and the lives of her people throughout the entire world, which created the political circumstances that caused the young Palestinians to join the ranks of their national factions to defend the national rights that were stolen by colonialist Israel…

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PLO official: Israel’s deducting from PA taxes amount equaling salaries to terrorists is “robbery” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 15, 2017
Headline: “Rafat: The law deducting the allowances of the families of the prisoners and Martyrs is unacceptable”

“PLO Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat emphasized that the fact that the Israeli Parliament yesterday [June 14, 2017] approved in a first reading a law for deducting the allowances (mukhassasat ) of the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) [from the taxes Israel collects for the PA] is completely unacceptable as far as the Palestinians are concerned, and constitutes robbery and theft of Palestinian money.
He emphasized that the Martyrs and prisoners are victims of the occupation, and called on the countries that provide aid to Israel to discontinue it. In an interview with [the official PA radio] station The Voice of Palestine this morning Rafat said: ‘If Israel insists on the decision to deduct this money, the [Palestinian] leadership will turn to the International Criminal Court in order to put it on trial for this.’”
PA Prisoners’ Affairs Commission’s libel: Israel “officially, systematically and legally support Jewish ‘terror’”; Jewish terror groups receive “aid and defense” from the Israeli government 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 15, 2017
Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: The government of Israel officially supports Jewish ‘terror’”

As a justification for their glorification of terror, Palestinian leaders often falsely claim that Israel honors Jews who murder Palestinians – Ed.

“In a report that was published by the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs it was written that the Israeli occupation government officially, systematically, and legally supports Jewish ‘terror’ against the Palestinian people, and provides financial and political aid to the Jewish ‘terror’ organizations…
In the commission’s report it was emphasized – in response to the Israeli Parliament on June 14, 2017, approving in a first reading a bill allowing Israel to deduct amounts of money from the [tax] money [it collects] for the PA, on the pretext that they are paid as allowances (mukhassasat) to the families of the prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), and wounded – that this step constitutes open and illegal theft of the Palestinian people’s money. It was also said that its [the step’s] strategic goal is to define the Palestinian people’s struggle and its legitimate resistance to the occupation as a crime.
The commission’s report exposed that the occupation government supports the non-profit organization Honenu, which was established in 2001 by settlers from the settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron, and that this non-profit organization provides legal and material aid to Jewish prisoners who committed acts of murder and crimes against Palestinians, and to their families. It also helps the murderer prisoners in finding work after leaving prison…
This non-profit organization receives financial aid from the government of Israel and from the budget of the state of Israel and its institutions (sic ., Honenu has non-profit sta
PLO official: no one has the right to stop paying the prisoner salaries 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 14, 2017
Headline: “[PLO] Executive Committee member: No one has the right to stop the prisoners’ allowances (mukhassasat)”

“PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled said that the Government of Israel and the American Administration are trying to drag the Palestinians into side battles and even invented [battles], like the Jewishness of the state, the salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids), and the dismantling of UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), and far from the gist of the conflict, which was and remains the Israeli occupation and the legal national rights of the Palestinian people.
He emphasized that the allowances that the PLO provides to the families of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners of Palestine were, still are, and will continue to be a political, national, human, and moral obligation, and that no one in the PLO or PA has the right to stop paying these allowances, other than the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO), which has the political and legal authority on this matter.

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PLO official: Paying salaries to terrorist “martyrs’” families is “a political, national, ethical, and social obligation” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, June 14, 2017
Headline: “Majdalani: We will not accede to the American demand to stop the salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families”

“PLO Executive Committee member [and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF)] Ahmed Majdalani responded to American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statements, in which he said that the American administration asked the PA to stop paying compensation (Ta'widat) to the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families, and said that it is not possible to accede to this request.
Majdalani added in a press statement today, Wednesday [June 14, 2017], that it is not possible to accede to this request as it constitutes a political, national, ethical, and social obligation to the Martyrs’ families. He emphasized that this subject will not be subject to bargaining, pressures, or extortion from Israel.

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PLO Prisoners’ Affairs’ director about terrorist salaries: “A national, moral, and human responsibility,” some salaries to released prisoners stopped in Gaza due to Fatah-Hamas rift, not US pressure  
Source: Sawa, independent Palestinian news agency, June 14, 2017
Headline: “Karake revealed to Sawa the reasons for stopping the salaries of some of the released prisoners”

“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that stopping the released prisoners’ salaries (rawatib) is a political decision that is connected to the issue of the [Fatah-Hamas] rift and the Palestinian conflict that has been waged for many years.
Karake said in a special statement to the [independent Palestinian] news agency Sawa this morning, Wednesday [June 14, 2017], that the decision concerns the connection between Gaza and the rest of the homeland, and is not connected to the American and Israeli pressures.
In response to American Secretary of State [Rex Tillerson's] statements about stopping the allowances (mukhassasat), Karake said that this is part of the aggression, war, and pressures against the Palestinians to stop helping the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids)…
Karake emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will not submit to any pressure, and that the aid to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs is a national, moral, and human responsibility. He also rejected all the terms and concepts that define the prisoners and Martyrs as ‘terrorists.’”
Fatah: Israeli bill to withhold taxes equaling sum paid in salaries to terrorists is “criminal aggression and unjust robbery” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: The fact that the Israeli Ministerial Committee authorized stealing our money is criminal aggression and unacceptable”

“The Fatah Movement opposed the fact that the Israeli Ministerial Committee [for Legislation] approved a bill (The bill has not yet been passed by the Israeli Parliament –Ed.) to steal some of the Palestinian money that is designated for the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids). It said that this step is criminal aggression and unjust robbery of the Palestinian people’s money.
Official [Fatah] Movement Spokesman [and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement yesterday evening [June 12, 2017] that the Israeli occupation state and its government must stop this irresponsible behavior, which will only lead to additional tension and constitutes aggression against our people’s resources and interference in its internal affairs, which we adamantly oppose.”
PLO official: “We are continuing to pay the allowances to the prisoners and Martyrs’ families” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, June 13, 2017
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Official PA TV newsreader: “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake explained that there is an intention to continue paying the allowances of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners’ families. He described the Israeli occupation government’s attempt to legislate a law that will steal the allowances of the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families from the tax money [that Israel collects for the PA] as robbery. Karake emphasized that it is necessary to urgently sue the occupation government over this step and turn to international law and the international legal institutions, and noted that our Palestinian people will not submit to the occupation government’s laws.”

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National Forces react to Dalal Center backlash and demand to reduce prisoners salaries, as “harming our national symbols” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2017
     “The National and Islamic Forces (unaffiliated body with representatives from the PLO and outside of it, see further below -Ed.) discussed the latest political developments and the issues of the internal situation in a meeting that was held yesterday [June 12, 2017] in Ramallah… The forces expressed their opposition to the blow to the salaries (rawatib) of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, and the importance of thwarting all of the current attempts by the occupation to exert pressure and incite, including the decision to deduct from the tax money [Israel collects for the PA] as an exchange for the prisoners’ rights (i.e., a proposed bill to deduct the terrorists’ salaries from the taxes), which constitutes theft of Palestinian money, dirty extortion, and robbery by the occupation… The forces emphasized that they oppose harming our national symbols, and particularly our people’s Martyrs and its prisoners, and the attempts to define them as terrorists as is currently happening with Martyr Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), as several countries have decided to boycott a center named after her that was established in the village of Burqa.”

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Head of PLO Prisoners’ Commission: Prisoners’ salaries will continue, Israel withholding taxes is “robbery” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 13, 2017
Headline: “Karake: We’re continuing to transfer the allowances to the prisoners and Martyrs’ families”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake emphasized that the transfer of the allowances to the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families and prisoners will continue. He described the occupation government’s attempt to authorize the theft of the allowances of the Palestinian prisoners and Martyrs’ families from the PA’s tax revenues as robbery (refers to a new bill to deduct PA salaries to terrorists from taxes Israel collects for the PA –Ed.), and emphasized that there will be a petition to the international legal system to sue the occupation government over this crime.
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It’s “a declaration of war” says PLO Prisoners’ Commission director, if Israel withholds from PA taxes the amount PA pays in terrorist salaries  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2017
"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said yesterday [June 12, 2017], during his meeting with families of prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids), that Israel as an occupying power can exploit its power to stop the Palestinian tax money to exert pressure and commit extortion. However, it cannot stop our national honor and our sacred right to freedom and defense of our people's rights…
Karake said that the decision of the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the Israeli Parliament (sic., government) on June 11, 2017, to approve a bill (sic., the bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation under the Israeli government. The bill has not yet been approved by the Israeli Parliament) to deduct [from the Palestinian tax revenues Israel collects for the PA] the allowances of the families of the prisoners, Martyrs, and wounded is a declaration of war against our people's rights and the humanity of the Palestinians. He added that the strategic purpose of the decision is to delegitimize the Palestinian national struggle for the right to self-determination, and to consider the Palestinian resistance to the occupation, which is represented by the prisoners and Martyrs, as a crime and terror. This is while the longest occupation in modern history is the cruelest, most violent, and severest type of terror, and is the reason for terror and instability in the region."

PLO official: PA leadership will not stop salaries but “continue to be loyal to the Martyrs’ blood and the prisoners’ suffering” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2017
Headline: “Majdalani called on countries to support the [PA] budget in response to Netanyahu’s statements”
     “Secretary-General of the [Palestinian] Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) and member of the PLO Executive Committee Dr. Ahmed Majdalani said that… [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s call to dismantle UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and transfer its responsibility for the Palestinian refugees’ issues to the [UN] High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the fact that the Israeli Parliament approved a bill (sic., the bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation under the Israeli government. The bill has not yet been approved by the Israeli Parliament –Ed.) ordering to deduct the money that the PA pays as allowances (mukhassasat) to the prisoners and Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families, are a type of robbery and theft of the Palestinian taxpayers’ money…
Majdalani calmed the prisoners and Martyrs’ families [saying] that the Palestinian leadership will not submit to the occupation’s laws and will continue to be loyal to the Martyrs’ blood and the prisoners’ suffering.”
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Fatah official and released prisoner in Gaza: The PA must continue the salaries 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2017
Headline: “The prisoners’ families in Gaza condemned the theft of the prisoners’ allowances (mukhassasat ) by the occupation”
     “The prisoners’ families condemned the racist Israeli decision to stop the prisoners’ salaries (rawatib) (this refers to the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation approving a bill to deduct a sum that equals the PA’s terrorist salaries from taxes Israel collects for the PA. The bill has not yet been passed by the Israeli Parliament –Ed.). They emphasized that their sons are struggling for freedom, and they are prisoners of war and not criminals, and that Israel is the one that commits organized terror against our people, our holy sites, and our land…
Fatah Movement [General ] Commissioner for Prisoners' Affairs [in Gaza] released prisoner Tayseer Al-Bardini explained that this decision and Israeli law are not something new, as the occupation is always trying to burden our people and the prisoners, and to put them on the terror list even though they are struggling for freedom, just as has been anchored in the international conventions on human rights.
He emphasized that the PA’s role in opposing this decision is in providing the salaries to the prisoners and putting an emphasis on the prisoners’ rights and their ongoing path of struggle.”
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PLO official says terrorist salaries will continue, as it is a “national and humanitarian responsibility” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, June 12, 2017
Headline: “Tayseer Khaled: Israel returns to robbing and pouncing on the Palestinian tax money”

“PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) political bureau member Tayseer Khaled again emphasized the decision of the PLO Executive Committee in its latest meeting, which determined that the Palestinian National Fund (see note below –Ed.) will continue to stand by its national and humanitarian responsibility towards the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and wounded of the Palestinian people and the families of the prisoners in the Israeli collective prisons. This is the responsibility that the National Fund has borne since its establishment in 1966, as the national institution appointed to take care of the interests of the victims of the Israeli occupation and the terror that the State of Israel has been committing against the members of the Palestinian people since the first day of its establishment.
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Terrorists deserve salaries, they are not “highway robbers, but people who sacrificed their lives and freedom,” says PA Ministry of Information 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 12, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The Martyrs, injured, and prisoners are an unavoidable outcome of the legitimate resistance”
    “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the bill of what is called the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the Israeli Parliament (this refers to the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation approving a bill to deduct a sum that equals the PA’s terrorist salaries from taxes Israel collects for the PA. The bill has not yet been passed by the Israeli Parliament –Ed.) on deducting the allowances of the prisoners, the wounded, and the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) from the PA tax revenues is political extortion that is added to the occupation’s record, which is overflowing with cases of robbery of the [Palestinian] people’s resources.
The ministry emphasized that the Martyrs and prisoners are not highway robbers, but rather people who have sacrificed their lives and freedom for the resistance to the occupation, which has been approved by all of the laws, and which all peoples of the world have carried out throughout history in order to be rid of colonialism.
The ministry said that Israel defining the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners [as terrorists] proves the extent of terror and incitement, which ignores the fact that the occupation is the reason, and the sacrifices of the [Palestinian] people and its struggle are an unavoidable outcome and a natural response.”
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Head of PA-funded Prisoners’ Club: PLO’s responsibility for prisoners never stops, nor will salaries 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 12, 2017
Headline: “Fares: Deducting the allowances of the prisoners, the families of the Martyrs, and the wounded from the tax money is robbery”

“Chairman of the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares emphasized that the fact that the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation yesterday [June 11, 2017] approved a bill (the bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation under the Israeli government, but has not yet been passed by the Israeli Parliament –Ed.) to deduct the money that the PA pays as allowances for the prisoners, families of the Martyrs (Shahids), and wounded from the tax money that Israel collects for the PA is robbery and theft of Palestinian money. This is after [Israel] was unable in recent years to influence the donor countries by spreading [the claim] that this aid and money are used for ‘incitement and terror.’

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The Palestinian National Council: “Support and aid to the heroic prisoners… are a national obligation of the highest order, impossible to compromise” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 12, 2017
Headline: “The [Palestinian] National Council: The aid to the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families is a national obligation on which it is impossible to compromise”

“The Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) emphasized that the support and aid to the heroic prisoners and their families, as well as to the families of the heroic Martyrs (Shahids) and wounded, are a national obligation of the highest order on which it is impossible to compromise or submit to extortion.
In a press statement today, Monday [June 12, 2017], the National Council opposed the bill that the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the Israeli Parliament (sic., the bill has not yet been passed by the Israeli Parliament) approved yesterday, which orders a deduction of the allowances (mukhassasat) of the prisoners and their families and the families of the Palestinian Martyrs from the PA tax money that Israel collects on its behalf.
The Council said that this bill comes as part of a series of steps, policies, and laws that were intended to harm the sanctity of the struggle of the prisoners, Martyrs, and wounded, to bring about a renunciation of their rights, and to pressure the PA to stop paying these allowances to the families of the Palestinian Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded.

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PA leadership won’t be blackmailed into ceasing salaries for prisoners, will ask Arab states to pay, says PLO Prisoners’ Commission head 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 11, 2017
Headline: "Karake: We will not agree to blackmail and will continue to support the prisoners and Martyrs"
     "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will not agree to blackmail and bargaining over everything regarding the matter of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids), and the financial support that the leadership provides to them. He also emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will continue to support the prisoners and the [families of] the Martyrs.
Karake said to [independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that the Palestinian leadership will not agree to surrender to the Israeli pressure and its racist laws that are attempting to delegitimize the struggle of the prisoners and Martyrs. He noted that the Israeli occupation is striving to present their struggle as 'crime and terror.'

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PA will continue paying terrorist salaries, even if Israel deducts money from PA taxes, says Director of PLO Prisoners’ Affairs Commission 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, June 11, 2017
Headline: "Karake to Wattan: The response to the confiscation of the tax money is to continue supporting the prisoners and Martyrs' families"
     "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake responded to [the independent Palestinian news agency] Wattan this evening, Sunday [June 11, 2017] about the fact that the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill (sic., the bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation under the Israeli government. The bill has not yet been approved by the Israeli Parliament) to deduct the money that the PA pays as allowances (mukhassasat) to the prisoners, Martyrs' (Shahids') families, and wounded from the tax money that Israel collects for the PA. He said that they will continue to support them and will not submit to the Israeli pressure and blackmail.
Karake explained that the decision to transfer the allowances of the prisoners and Martyrs' families is in the PA's hands, and not in Israel's hands. However, if Israel will deduct large amounts from the tax money that it collects for the PA, that will influence the budget. He also noted that it is not only a financial matter, but also a legal [matter]."
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PA daily article on planner of Munich Olympics Massacre calls it "the famous Munich operation" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 8, 2017
Headline: “The 25th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Atef Bseiso”
       “Today, Thursday [June 8, 2017], is the 25th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of the prominent fighter Atef Bseiso (i.e., senior PLO official, involved in Munich Massacre), who was one of the most prominent security leaders in the Fatah Movement... Martyr Bseiso was one of the most prominent leaders of the Palestinian security forces, and he was included on the Israeli hit list on the pretext that he headed the cells that carried out the famous Munich operation (i.e., terror attack, 11 murdered)… It should be noted that the Martyr acted behind the scenes, and was not a familiar face in the media. Throughout his life and his struggle in the Palestinian revolution he preferred to act far from the spotlights, but the truth about him was revealed when the Palestinian leadership talked about his legacy and his status after his assassination, and also after [former PA] President and leader Yasser Arafat described him as a great fighter and a national hero.”
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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs exposes the PA’s lie that only the PLO and not the PA pays terrorist salaries, demanding explanation from PA treasury why some salaries stopped 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, June 6, 2017
Headline: "Karake demands that the [PA] government explain the reasons for stopping the payment of the prisoners' salaries"

"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake demanded that the [PA] Ministry of Finance publish an explanation regarding the reasons for stopping the payment of the salaries of more than 200 prisoners, some of them released [prisoners].
Karake said in a press statement that the Commission [of Prisoners' Affairs] has received many inquiries and complaints on the matter, without knowing what the reasons are that led to stopping the payment of the salaries, and also without an official response on the matter from any official party.
He added that [the Commission of Prisoners' Affairs], as a concerned party, was surprised by the step that was taken without its knowledge, and that many of the complaints it receives require an official explanation from the Ministry of Finance and the [PA] government regarding the reasons for this step."
Palestinian human rights group: PA cutting some released terrorists’ salaries disrespects their “role in the struggle and defense of Palestinian people’s rights” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 6, 2017
Headline: “Addameer again emphasizes its position against the policy of stopping the payment of salaries”

“The human rights organization Addameer condemned the [PA] government’s stopping payment of the salaries of several released prisoners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It said that ‘This policy, which was implemented in an arbitrary and illegal manner, is a response by the PA to the Israeli and American demands to stop paying the prisoners and the released [prisoners].’
According to the Addameer organization’s figures, the PA Ministry of Finance paid the allowances of the prisoners’ families and the released prisoners’ salaries on June 4, 2017, but over 250 released prisoners from all of the Palestinian factions, who were released in the ‘Loyalty to the Free’ deal (i.e., Shalit prisoner exchange deal) and were convicted in the past of murdering Israelis by the Israeli occupation authorities, were surprised when their allowances and salaries were not paid…
It demanded that the PA respect the prisoners and value their role in the struggle and the defense of the Palestinian people’s rights, instead of fighting against them and their families through their livelihood.”
PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Director reaffirms PA support for salaries of convicted terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 5, 2017
Headline: “Karake: The prisoners’ statement supports the leadership and its orientation”
     “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake… viewed the appointment of Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) as a member of the Fatah Central Committee as a response from the Fatah leadership to the occupation, and as an expression of its adherence to the prisoners’ issue and of its firm opposition to the pressures that are being exerted on the Palestinian leadership to stop paying the salaries of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids).”

Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
Abbas critic claims Abbas considering ploy to present terrorist salaries as “social aid” to comply with US demand 
Source: Fatah Voice, independent Palestinian news website, June 3, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Hassan Asfour, a former Palestinian minister and associate of Muhammad Dahlan, PA Parliament Member and former member of Fatah Central Committee
       “[PA President] Mahmoud Abbas’ staff has evaded the exposure of the political truth and the fact that American President [Donald Trump] demanded in their latest meeting in Bethlehem that he stop the prisoners’ and Martyrs’ (Shahids’) salaries (rawatib), and told him that this is a ‘significant’ issue for the American administration as part of the plan it has begun to draft. Abbas and his staff said that they cannot take this step ‘at the moment,’ as it would lead to an outbreak of uncontrollable ‘popular intifada.’
However, Abbas, despite his initial objection, has begun to examine practical options to comply with the American demand in a way that will not lead to an explosion that might lead to his downfall and the downfall of their joint plan (i.e., Abbas’ and US’). Among these options that are being examined with special secrecy, is the option of transferring the prisoners’ and Martyrs' salaries to a 'social insurance' body so that it will look as if it is 'humanitarian and social aid to needy families' and not 'monthly salaries to fighter families...'"
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Head of village council repeats name of center named after terrorist won't be changed, would rather return the money than give in to "conditional funding" 
Source: The Palestinian Information Center, independent Palestinian news website, June 3, 2017
     “Chairman of the Burqa Village Council Sami Daghlas… explained to a reporter from [the independent Palestinian news website] The Palestinian Information Center that... the position of the Palestinian [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs - which noted the [Dalal Mughrabi] Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in its statement - is not enough, and that it is necessary to carry out an active diplomatic operation and make contact with the Norwegians and invite them to visit the center so as to get to know the truth from up close.
He emphasized that the village residents adhere to this name, and added: ‘If we are forced to choose between the aid and a name, we will return the aid to them, and we will not agree to conditional funding, because this type of funding kills the institutions in a sense.’
He added: ‘If we were to agree today to change the name [of the Dalal Mughrabi Center], that would whet their appetite for additional extortion, and tomorrow they will interfere in our names and change the names of our cities and villages to biblical names.’”
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Fatah youth movement criticizes Norwegian condemnation of center named after Dalal Mughrabi, expresses pride in terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 1, 2017
Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, which had been funded by the PA, Norway, and the UN, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money donated to it  be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding to the Palestinian NGO that had founded the center be returned.

Headline: "Fatah's Shabiba condemns the position of the UN and the government of Norway regarding the institution named after Dalal Mughrabi"
     “The Fatah Shabiba [youth] movement in the West Bank condemned the position of the government of Norway and the UN against the women's center named after Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa, northwest of Nablus, that determines that the funding and support must be stopped, on the pretext that the center encourages violence, incitement, and terror... Fatah's Shabiba completed its statement by emphasizing its constant pride in the Martyrs of Palestine... It proudly saluted the prisoners, wounded, and exiled, and all of our people's fighters who have paved the path to freedom and independence for our people. It also emphasized that our people's Martyrs are fighters for freedom and justice, and against racism and occupation..."
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Op-ed in PA daily glorifies "heroism" of terrorist "Martyrs": Palestinians “will elevate their names,” name institutions after them 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 1, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, a regular columnist for the official PA daily

      "The Martyrs (Shahids) of the Palestinian Arab people are the symbols of the national struggle. With their great sacrifices they illuminated the path to freedom, independence, and the return [of the refugees], which still continues. The leaders and citizens are in awe of them, as they have defended the just national goals for which they paid with their lives, and for which the [Palestinian] people will continue its struggle until they are fully achieved... Whoever thinks that the Palestinian people can deny their heroic Martyrs is mistaken - children, women, men, and elderly – and primarily the Martyr leaders, the Palestinian national symbols... Out of respect for them, their acts of heroism, and their pioneering in the liberation struggle, and out of pride in their national status, the Palestinian people and its leadership will elevate the names of the Martyrs in the skies of Palestine, and memorialize them by naming squares, universities, schools, streets, cultural centers, and sports clubs after them – even in Arab states, friendly states, and everywhere possible. The people and its national leadership will not fear the sword of terror of Israel, the US, and those who follow them. They will record their struggle on the golden pages of the history of the Palestinian people."

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PA daily: Protests against center named after Dalal Mughrabi are Israeli "incitements" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 31, 2017
Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, which had been funded by the PA, Norway, and the UN, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money donated to it  be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding to the Palestinian NGO that had founded the center be returned.

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: “New Israeli incitement: The stopping of Norwegian aid to a center in Burqa”
      “Israel is continuing the ongoing and varied actions of incitement against everything related to the Palestinians on the political, social, economic, and cultural level.
Recently the occupation state carried out incitement which led to the stopping of the financial aid from the government of Norway to the Dalal Mughrabi Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa, west of Nablus, just because it bears the name of fighter Dalal Mughrabi.
Former (sic.) Chairman of the Burqa Village Council Sami Daghlas said: ‘It appears that the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs exerted pressure on Norway behind the scenes so that it would stop its aid to the center.’”
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Abbas' appointment of murderer to Fatah's Central Committee means "the prisoners or Martyrs` salaries [won`t] be stopped," says Fatah official 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, May 31, 2017
[Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen:] "'The appointment of Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), who has been imprisoned for the last 36 years in the Israeli prisons, as a Fatah Central Committee member by the decision of the committee and with the approval of the [Fatah] Revolutionary Committee, was an exceptional step of great significance, as the position of the [Fatah] Movement is a position of struggle. However, the value of the decision lies in the fact that it was made at a time when pressures are being applied to [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas to stop the prisoners and Martyrs' (Shahids') salaries (rawatib). The selection of the most veteran prisoner in the prisons (i.e., Karim Younes) as a member of the [Fatah] Central Committee is a message to them that they should not think that one day the prisoners or Martyrs' salaries will be stopped. This is because the decisions of the international bodies permit the Palestinian people and every people in the world to fight with all means against the occupation, and our prisoners and Martyrs are our pride and the knights of the Palestinian people, and not terrorists.'"
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PLO Executive Committee defends Palestinian National Fund; denies link to terror funding 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 31, 2017
“The PLO Executive Committee convened last night [May 30, 2017], led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas…
The Executive Committee condemned the maneuvering and tricks of [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu and his government’s top officials, and their desperate attempts to divert attention from their aggressive and expansionist policies that are contrary to peace, and [their attempts] to fabricate crises with the Palestinian side in order to avoid the obligations of a political solution to the conflict. One time this is in the name of the Jewish state, and another time it is through an attempt to turn the [PLO] Palestinian National Fund into a terror organization (see note below –Ed.). The [PLO Executive] Committee emphasized, in a manner that leaves no room for doubt, that the Palestinian National Fund is a red line and a PLO national institution, and that it will continue in its national and humanitarian role.”

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Palestinian women's center named after Dalal Mughrabi to keep name despite pressure from UN, Norway 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 31, 2017
Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding be returned. The following article was published on Ma'an's English website:

      "Days after Norway pulled its sponsorship from an occupied West Bank women's community center and demanded a refund for construction costs from the Palestinian Authority (PA), with the United Nations (UN) promptly pulling its backing as well, the center has reportedly said it will not change its name, which the UN said 'glorifies terrorism.'
The Dalal al-Mughrabi Women's Community Center -- named after a fighter in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) who played a role in a 1978 attack that left over 30 Israelis and 12 Palestinian fighters dead, including al-Mughrabi herself -- was built in the Nablus-area village of Burqa in the northern West Bank.
The center was sponsored by both the UN and the Norwegian government, who provided partial financial support for the construction of the center... Official PA-owned Wafa news agency reported Tuesday that the head of the Burqa village council, Sami Daghlas, said 'the center has no intention of caving in to the pressure and changing its name.' [...] According to Daghlas, the name Dalal al-Mughrabi was chosen by the villagers 'to commemorate a Palestinian hero who sacrificed herself for her country an
Palestinian center named after terrorist murderer refuses to rename itself  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 30, 2017
Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding be returned. The following article was published on WAFA's English website:

Headline: "Dalal Mughrabi women center in Burqa will keep its name, says council head"
       "In spite of campaigns to stop funding for a woman community center in the West Bank village of Burqa because it was named after a Palestinian resistance fighter killed by Israel, the center has no intention of caving in to the pressure and change its name, the head of village's council, Sami Daghlas, said on Tuesday. The center, Dalal Mughrabi Women Community Center, was established four months ago with partial funding from Norway and was officially inaugurated three weeks ago. Israel apparently objected to Norway for funding a center named after a Palestinian resistance fighter killed during a military operation in Israel in 1978. Norway succumbed to the Israeli pressure and said it does not want its name put on a plaque at the center and asked for its money back. The United Nations, which apparently funds some programs by the center, has also decided to stop funding projects planned by the center also following Israeli pressure."
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PA TV's "heroic prisoner," representing "pride and honor," is mastermind of 14 murders  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 30, 2017

Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, a visit to the home of terrorist Nasser Awais at the Balata refugee camp.

Official PA TV host: "We are now in the house of pride, honor, and struggle, that heroic prisoner Nasser Awais represents (i.e., responsible for murder of 14), whom we salute on behalf of every member of the Palestinian people. Nasser Awais has left behind a name and a legacy that cannot disappear. Nasser Awais, who everyone knows what he did for the homeland and so that we will live in freedom and dignity. He gave his freedom so that we would all live in freedom and dignity. All the glory is yours, my brother Nasser Awais."
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PLO official: Imprisoned terrorist was appointed to the Fatah Central Committee in a response to Israel calling Palestinian prisoners “terrorists”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 30, 2017
Headline: "Karake: The [hunger] strike returned the prisoners' cause to the forefront"
    "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said… during a press conference held yesterday [May 29, 2017] at the government information center… that the appointment of veteran prisoner Karim Younes to the Fatah Movement Central Committee constitutes a political achievement, particularly since this is the most senior leadership body in the movement. He said that this step comes in response to the occupation, which is spreading [the rumor] that the prisoners are 'terrorists.'"

Hunger strike (April-May 2017) -  Palestinian terrorist prisoners launched a hunger strike on April 17, 2017, which ended on May 27, 2017, after an agreement was reached. While the prisoners had issued a list of demands, reportedly only the demand to have the Red Cross reinstate a second monthly family visit for prisoners was agreed to. Nevertheless, the PA has claimed the development as a victory.

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee.
Chairman of the Burqa Local Council defends naming center after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London newspaper), May 29, 2017
Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, which had been funded by the PA, Norway, and the UN, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money donated to it  be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding to the Palestinian NGO that had founded the center be returned. 

      "Chairman of the Burqa Local Council Sami Daghlas responded to the matter [of Norway’s protest] by saying that the center was established four months ago in cooperation between the Burqa village council and the Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) as an initiative of young women to support female members of the village and city councils... He said that the choice of this name was meant to honor young Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), who resisted the occupation and hoped for the freedom and independence of her people. He added: 'We, as Palestinians, are always proud of those who sacrificed for their homeland, whether they are Martyrs, prisoners, expelled, or wounded.'"
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Abbas himself appointed murderer as member of Fatah’s Central Committee  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 28, 2017

Official PA TV newsreader:
“President Mahmoud Abbas appointed prisoner in the occupation’s prison Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) as a member of the Fatah Movement Central Committee, with the approval of the Fatah Revolutionary Council.”
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Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
PA Minister of Justice: Appointing an imprisoned terrorist to Fatah Central Committee was Abbas' idea, in response to Israel calling prisoners terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 28, 2017
Headline: “Abu Diyak: The decision to appoint prisoner Younes to the Fatah Central Committee is the clearest response to the occupation”
     “[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak emphasized that the decision of the Fatah Movement leadership – led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas – to appoint the veteran prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) to the Fatah Central Committee is the clearest and severest response to the campaign being led by Israel to accuse the prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), and the Palestinian struggle of terror… He noted that the prisoners and Martyrs are the spearhead of the freedom fighters, symbols of our legitimate national struggle, and conscience of the Palestinian people, and that they are victims of organized terror and state terror being implemented by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people. He also said that the solution to the Palestinian problem, the end of the conflict, and the establishment of a just and honorable peace will not be achieved by defining the legitimate Palestinian struggle against the occupation as a crime, but rather by ending the occupation.”
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Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
PLO Director of Prisoner's Affairs sees appointment of murderer to Fatah Central Committee as proof that "our prisoners are not terrorists" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 28, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the end of the terrorist prisoners’ hunger strike, hosting Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: “I want to note an additional achievement, which was a political response by the Palestinian leadership when the Fatah Revolutionary Council made a decision to appoint prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), the most veteran of the prisoners, as a member of the Fatah Movement Central Committee. I think that this is a very great and significant political response, [which says] that our prisoners are not terrorists and are not criminals. They are freedom prisoners and fighters who enjoy an important national, human, and legal status among their leadership and among their Palestinian people.”
Official PA TV host: “This is a response to all of the rumors that the PA may be susceptible to certain pressures to stop the prisoners’ allowances (i.e., salaries).”
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PLO official: Appointing imprisoned terrorist to Fatah Central Committee is response to Israel which is carrying out "abuse and torture" against prisoners 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 27, 2017
Headline: “Most veteran prisoner Karim Younes was appointed as a member of the [Fatah] Central Committee”
      “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake emphasized that the decision of the Fatah Movement’s Revolutionary Council to approve the appointment of veteran Palestinian prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) as a member of the Fatah Central Committee is an important step and of great significance, at a time when our prisoners have won after 41 days of hunger striking (see note below –Ed.). Karake added: ‘This decision is a clear response to the occupation, which is trying to isolate our prisoners and is implementing all types of abuse and torture against them. It constitutes a message to anyone that tries to apply pressure by making this cause controversial.’”
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PA District Governor visits mother of terrorist  
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, May 27, 2017

Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: 
"[District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] #Dr._[Laila_]Ghannam visits the mother of prisoner Mazen Al-Qadi (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 3) in order to be updated regarding the state of his health
El-Bireh – the first day of Ramadan, 2017"

The images show Laila Ghannam together with the mother of terrorist Mazen Al-Qadi.

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PLO official claims imprisoned terrorists are “freedom heroes” and “prisoners of freedom” 
Source: Al-Quds, May 27, 2017
Headline: "Karake: The battle of ‘freedom and dignity’ ended in victory"

"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake said that the battle of freedom and dignity will yet be declared a victory, because the occupation authorities and [Israeli] Prison Service will not succeed in harming the freedom heroes, who will not retreat until obtaining their full rights…
Karake said to Al-Quds: 'The Israeli occupation government is committing organized and official state terror against more than 1,600 Palestinian prisoners who have been waging a hunger strike for the past 41 days in order to obtain humanitarian, just, and legitimate demands.' He added: 'The occupation government’s strategic goal is to deny the legitimacy and legal status of the prisoners, who are prisoners of freedom and fighters who are protected by the fourth Geneva Convention.’"

Hunger strike (April-May 2017) Palestinian terrorist prisoners launched a hunger strike on April 17, 2017, which ended on May 27, 2017, after an agreement was reached. While the prisoners had issued a list of demands, reportedly only the demand to have the Red Cross reinstate a second monthly family visit for prisoners was agreed to. Nevertheless, the PA has claimed the development as a victory.
Palestinian education: Father recounts how convicted terrorist son ‘loved resistance to the occupation from a young age’ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 25, 2017
Headline: “Father and son are hunger striking”

“Imad Arif, a 56-year-old from Gaza City, did not find another way to express his solidarity with his son Bassel (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), who is imprisoned in the Israeli occupation’s prisons, other than by joining the unlimited hunger strike.
Arif has been lying on a wooden bed and hunger striking for this, the second day in a row, at the support tent that was established on the ruins of ‘Gaza Central Prison’…
This father has not seen his prisoner son since his arrest in 2002 due to security reasons, to the point that according to him he no longer even remembers how he looks, and his mother is the only one who can visit him.
Bassel was arrested on Aug. 19, 2002, as he was wounded during work in the Palestinian [PA] police in Ramallah in the West Bank, and was sentenced to 2 life sentences and another 52 years.
Imad said of his prisoner son: ‘Thirty-five-year-old Bassel loved the homeland and the resistance to the occupation from a young age.’ He also noted that despite his young age, he assisted the ‘wanted’ members of the Fatah Movement (i.e., terrorists) in the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993).”

Bassel Arif – Palestinian police officer who carried out a shooting attack near the Israeli town of Ofra on May 28, 2002, murdering Israeli citizen Albert Malul and injuring 1 other person. He is serving 2 life sentences.
PA news agency calls terrorist implicated in murder of 3 a “Martyr” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 25, 2017
Headline: “Prisoner Nahar Al-Sa’adi – three years in isolation”
     “The [Israeli] Prison Service decided one day to place Nahar Ahmed Abdallah Al-Sa’adi (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 3) in isolation. He spent three years in isolation, which ended in May 2016.
Nahar Al-Sa’adi from the city of Jenin was born on Oct. 30, 1981 and was arrested on Sept. 7, 2003. The most salient accusations attributed to him were belonging to the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, and transporting Martyr (Shahida) Hiba Daragmeh (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 3), who died as a Martyr on May 19, 2003.
He was sentenced to 4 life sentences plus 20 years.”

Nahar Ahmed Al-Sa’adi – 20-year-old Palestinian terrorist arrested in 2003 for transporting Hiba Daragmeh, an Islamic Jihad female suicide bomber who blew herself up at the Amakim shopping mall in Afula on May 19, 2003, murdering 3. Al-Sa’adi is serving 4 life sentences and an additional 20 years. He was placed in isolation in 2013 for organizing terrorist activities from within prison and was still in isolation as of Jan. 17, 2016.

Hiba Daraghmeh – Female suicide bomber from the Islamic Jihad who blew herself up at a shopping mall in Afula on May 19, 2003, murdering 3.
PA TV host longs for days of Palestinian terror, encourages more violence 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 22, 2017

Official PA TV program
I Call You, on the sixth week of the terrorist prisoners’ hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017, hosting released terrorist prisoner Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim who murdered 16 people

Official PA TV host:
"Today, during the [prisoners’ hunger] strike, we long for the days of the Intifada, the days of the revolution, in which the Palestinian people struggled for freedom, struggled to end the settlements, and against the occupation that still exists today. Why are we not seeing activities like that today? We appreciate every effort of every member of our Palestinian people, but we want more from them."
Released terrorist murderer Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim: "You bring me back to the 1987 Intifada (i.e., Palestinian violence and terror, 1987-1993). I was active in various ways. In my operation (i.e., terror attack) on bus 405, 16 Zionists died and 24 were wounded… I was arrested after the operation and they took care of me [medically]. I spent 22 and a half years [in prison]."
Official PA TV host: "We always salute this heroic role."
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Fatah Facebook glorifies murderer of 12 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 20, 2017
 

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "The 34th day
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity"

The image shows terrorist Ahmed Barghouti, who was responsible for the murder of 12 people. At the top center is the logo of the prisoner hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017, showing hands reaching through barbed wire with "#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity" written underneath it. At the left top is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with "Palestinian National Liberation Movement 'Fatah'" written underneath it.

Text on image to the left of Ahmed Barghouti: "34
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity
The prisoner: Ahmed Barghouti ?
the 34th day"

Ahmed Barghouti – was commander of the terrorist organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) in the Ramallah region. He is serving 13 life sentences and another 50 years for sending terrorists to shooting attacks in which 12 people were murdered. Among these attacks was the terror attack in the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March, 5, 2002) in which 3 people were murdered
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Square in Jenin named after imprisoned terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2017
         “Many delegations of solidarity have come to the sit-in strike tent in the center of Jenin to express their support for the prisoners in the battle of dignity until obtaining their just rights on the way to releasing the prisoners from the occupation’s prisons. Jenin activists named the square where the sit-in strike tent of solidarity is located after prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1). Relatives of the prisoners from the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) and from throughout the whole district, and relatives of Karim and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorists, murdered 1) participated in the naming ceremony, which was under the auspices of Jenin District Governor [Ibrahim Ramadan], the Fatah Movement, the Jenin Municipality, and the Supreme Council for Aiding and Supporting the Prisoners…
Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan conveyed a greeting [expressing] honor and pride to the prisoners and their relatives on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership.”
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Fatah posts praise for bomb maker, daughter of imprisoned Abdallah Barghouti: You have “given this people dignity.” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 19, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“A letter from the student who completed her studies, Tala Abdallah Barghouti from the village of Beit Rima in the Ramallah district of Palestine, to her father prisoner Abdallah Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 67):
'Today I completed my studies, my father; if you only knew how much time I spent looking for you among those present. I saw the smiles of all the fathers, except for your smile, and I felt as if I did not see a single smile. All of the girls were flooded [with love] from their fathers, except for me, my father. Only the longings for you and the sorrow over your absence flooded me. However, I am strong and holding on thanks to you, my father, as you have defeated your jailors through your empty intestines (i.e., a hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017) and given this people dignity that is expressed by the number of years of your sentence – 67 life sentences. I promise you that I will continue to succeed, my father, and I will keep an empty place at every happy event in my life, which will be full of love and longings for you.'

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Fatah official repeats libel: Israeli soldiers ordered to “shoot Palestinian children” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 18, 2017
Headline: “Martyr Fatima leaves with her dream wrapping her in shrouds”

“Masses of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district yesterday [May 17, 2017] accompanied to burial Martyr (Shahida) Fatima Hjeiji (i.e., terrorist, tried to stab Israeli policemen), who was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr in Jerusalem…
Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank] Jamal Muhaisen said that the Martyrs illuminate the path to freedom and independence. He noted that the occupation is targeting children according to a previous decision by extremist Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu, who orders the soldiers to shoot Palestinian children.”

Fatima Hjeiji – a 16-year-old Palestinian female terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli policemen at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City on May 7, 2017. In response, the policemen shot and killed her. A note found on her, which included a verse from the Quran, was signed “Martyr.”
Square in Jenin named after terrorist Karim Younes  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 18, 2017

Image published by the independent Palesetinian news agency Ma’an

The image shows the mother of murderer Karim Younes and Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan sitting together during the naming of a square in Jenin after Karim Younes under the auspices of “under the auspices of Jenin District Governor [Ibrahim Ramadan], the Fatah Movement, the Jenin Municipality, and the Supreme Council for Aiding and Supporting the Prisoners.” [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2017]

The two are holding a poster showing from left to right Yasser Arafat, terrorist Karim Younes, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Text at top of poster: “Fatah/Jenin”
Text on Karim Younes’ forehead: “Imprisoned since Jan. 6, 1983”
Text at bottom of poster: “Square of the Most Veteran Prisoner”

The naming of the square was part of a demonstration of support for terrorist prisoners who have been hunger striking since April 17, 2017.
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Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
Norway, UN and PA funded youth center named after Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 15, 2017
PMW note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding be returned. Despite the pressure, the center responded that it would not change its name.

Headline: "The Committee for Women's Affairs inaugurated a women's center in Burqa"
      "The Women’s Affairs [Technical] Committee, today, Monday [May 15, 2017], inaugurated the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa in the Nablus district... This building will be used to hold social activities and activities for women and youth… Reem Hajje, a member of the village council, noted that the center will focus especially on the history of the struggle of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi and on presenting it to the youth groups, and that it constitutes the beginning of the launch of enrichment activities regarding the history of the Palestinian struggle."
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PA official honors PA’s role model Latifa Abu Hmeid, mother of 5 terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2017
Image published in an article in the official PA daily

Headline: “Nakba Day events merge with the support for the prisoners”

The image shows District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam holding the hand of Latifa Abu Hmeid - the mother of four terrorist prisoners serving life sentences and a fifth terrorist “Martyr” - as she holds up her hand in a “V” for victory.

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As pretext to defend PA salaries to terrorists and “Martyrs’” families, Palestinian political party falsely claims Israel rewards family of mass murderer Goldstein for murdering 29 Muslims 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 14, 2017
Headline: “The [Palestinian National] Initiative calls to refuse to stop paying the allowances of the prisoners and the families of the Martyrs”

“The Palestinian National Initiative movement (i.e., a Palestinian political party, not a member of the PLO) called to reject and block the Israeli-American pressures to stop paying the allowances (mukhassasat) of the families of the Palestinian prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids).
The movement said today [May 14, 2017] in a statement… that this contradicts the national values and elementary human rights, and harms the principle of honoring the sacrifice of the male and female fighters of the Palestinian people, who sacrificed their freedom or their sons’ lives for their people’s freedom, and struggled while implementing the decisions of their national movement…
The [Palestinian National] Initiative statement wondered: ‘Did the government of Israel stop paying the allowances of the families of terrorists such as Baruch Goldstein, who committed the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, or the allowances of the families of those who committed the crimes of burning young [Muhammad] Abu Khdeir and the Dawabsheh family (sic., allowances were not given for the act of committing a crime in any of the cases mentioned -Ed.) – criminals who cannot even be compared to the Palestinian freedom fighters?’”

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PA district governor of Ramallah photographed with mother of 4 terrorists 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, May 14, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam


The images show District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam holding a torch together with Latifa Abu Hmeid, the mother of four terrorist prisoners serving life sentences and a fifth terrorist “Martyr.”

Posted text: “[
District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Laila Ghannam while participating in the procession of torches for the 69th [anniversary] of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) from Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat Square, May 13, 2017”

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PLO members about terrorists: They sacrificed their lives for “national freedom and independence” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 14, 2017
Headline: “The People’s Party rejects the extortion attempts whose goal is to stop the payment of the Martyrs and prisoners’ allowances”

“The Palestinian People’s Party (i.e., a PLO faction) expressed its strong opposition to the vote in the Israeli Parliament [on June 14, 2017] in a first reading of a bill to cut the salaries of the Palestinian prisoners in the occupation’s prisons (sic., the bill calls to deduct the PA terrorist salaries from taxes collected by Israel for the PA), in a cheap attempt by the occupation to extort and rob the Palestinian people’s money.
The party said in a press statement that this constitutes severe contempt for the sacrifices that have been made by the Palestinian people and its sons, who have given their lives for national freedom and independence. It added that the Palestinian people honors and appreciates the fact that they have sacrificed their lives and freedom.”
Fatah calls to escalate violence in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners; they are “fighters who opposed the colonialist occupation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2017
Headline: “The Fatah Revolutionary Council called to strengthen the support for the prisoners by escalating the popular resistance”

“The Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council yesterday [May 11, 2017] called on the national and Islamic factions to join the national freedom and dignity [hunger] strike battle of the prisoners.
The Council expressed appreciation in a statement for the participation of some of the factions’ leadership members in the strike, and in conjunction praised the popular and official public support for the strike.
The Council called to expand the support and aid for the brave prisoners by escalating the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence) in the areas of friction with the occupation and its settlers…
The statement said: ‘This is a legitimate strike that is being waged by free fighters who opposed the colonialist occupation - resistance that is consistent with international law and the decisions of the international bodies.’”

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PA Government posts map of “Palestine” including all of Israel as purpose of “Palestinian prisoners’ struggle” 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA government, May 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Government


The image shows two hands holding onto prison bars. In place of the central bar appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text on image: “The [hunger] strike of dignity
Together with the prisoners”

Posted text: “For the 25th consecutive day, more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners are continuing their unlimited hunger strike within the occupation’s prisons, in a demand for the most basic human rights that the international conventions and regulations guarantee them.”
Square in PA city of Tulkarem named after terrorist who murdered 1  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 11, 2017

Headline
: "A square in Tulkarem was named after a prisoner"
       "Tulkarem District Governor Issam Abu Bakr unveiled the square in Tulkarem that was named after prisoner Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist, kidnapped and murdered 1) from the village of ‘Ara in the '48 territories (i.e., Israel)… The district governor said: 'This is in appreciation of fighter Maher Younes, who served and is still serving more than 35 years in the occupation's prisons, and the result of the ban on naming [places] in the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) after Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners. I thank the Tulkarem Municipality and all of the district's bodies for this national act of standing by the prisoners and expressing support for them. We permanently stand by our fighters, who should be victorious in the [hunger] strike of dignity and freedom that has been going on for the last 25 consecutive days.'"
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In the picture a sign is shown in the square with the text: "Heroic Prisoner Maher Younes Square"

Maher Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering an Israeli soldier in 1980 together with his cousin Karim Younes. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
PA daily glorifies mother of 4 terrorists serving multiple life sentences 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 10, 2017
Headline: “Latifa Abu Hmeid, the mother of a Martyr and four sons sentenced to life”
     “I do not understand how we can express the distresses and pains of lives despite my believing that every person has his worries. However, how can the heart of a mother of 10 sons and two daughters - one of whom, Abd Al-Mun’im, died as a Martyr, and four of whom are sentenced to life sentences – bear all of this? However, something in this equation is different as we are talking about a Palestinian mother first of all. Um Nasser [Abu Hmeid], seven of whose sons have been in prison, has gone from prison to prison, from city to city, while pictures of them chase her in her dreams and on the walls, after all of them were arrested in 2002. O Allah, give her patience...
I read that they call Latifa by names such as The Oak Tree of Palestine, Khansa of Palestine, and so forth. All these names seem to me to be insufficient, and to diminish her value, for what would we lose if we change the language and call the oak tree, Khansa, and Palestine itself by Latifa’s name?”
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Official PA daily pities terrorist involved in murder of 2 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 10, 2017
Headline: “Fatima – The tent of solidarity is her dwelling place”

“For the last 23 days, Fatima Salim, 60, has made the tent of solidarity with the prisoners that was established in the center of Salfit her dwelling place, in order to be with her son prisoner Ahmed Salim (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 2) and with the prisoners’ families who have turned the tent into a home that unites their sighs, shouts, tears, and consolations.
Sixteen years ago, the occupation’s soldiers injured young Ahmed Salim, 36, with five bullets throughout his body while he was in his yard. Afterwards, they arrested him, and later on he was given a harsh sentence – 2 life sentences and an additional 25 years.
In the tent, which is decorated with pictures of prisoners, Fatima decorates her chest with a picture of Ahmed, alongside mothers bearing pictures of their sons and holding them close to their chests, while asking the Creator to release them and return them healthy and whole to their arms.

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Fatah honors driver of suicide bomber 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 9, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The 29th day
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity”

Text on image: “29
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity
The prisoner: Zaid Younes (i.e., terrorist, involved in suicide attack) | The 29th day””

Zaid Younes - a Palestinian terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) who drove suicide bomber Safwat Khalil (17) to carry out an attack in Tel Aviv on Jan. 25, 2002 in which 25 people were injured. Younes also aided the escape of a terrorist involved in the murder of Binyamin and Talia Kahane on Dec. 31, 2000, in a shooting attack in which 5 of their daughters were also wounded. Younes is serving a life sentence and 25 additional years.
Fatah honors convicted terrorist responsible for murder of 3 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 9, 2017
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Posted text: “The 24th day
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity”

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The prisoner: Yasser Abu Bakr (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 3 including a baby) | The 24th day”

Yasser Abu Bakr – a terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who was responsible for a terrorist attack in Netanya on March 9, 2002, in which two terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at the Jeremy Hotel, murdering Avia Malka, a nine-month-old baby, and Israel Yihye, 27. Abu Bakr was also responsible for the murder of Israeli border policeman Constantine Danilov, 23, who was shot while trying to stop two terrorists from infiltrating Israeli territory in the area of Baqa Al-Gharbiya in northern Israel, as they were on their way to committing a suicide bombing on March 30, 2002. Abu Bakr is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 40 years.
Fatah TV honors 4 terrorists  
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, May 9, 2017

Video broadcast on Fatah-run Awdah TV, in honor of Fatah entitled “Fatah, I’m your son”

Lyrics: "We have nothing other than Fatah
The balm that heals the wound
The morning stars have illuminated
The olive branch has bent sideways and rejoiced
We have nothing other than Fatah"

Terrorists honored by Fatah: Dalal Mughrabi , Abu Jihad, Salah Khalaf, Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar , Saad Sayel, Faisal Husseini
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Palestinian Football Association supervises the 23rd annual "Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Football Championship" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2017

Headline
: "The Mount of Olives [Sports Club] won the Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Championship, and the Al-Nasser [Club] is its runner up"
      "The Jerusalem Al-Nasser [sports] club has successfully organized the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) Championship for the 23rd consecutive year… with the participation of 12 Jerusalem clubs. This is under the supervision of the central branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association and under the joint auspices of the central branch of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth and the Jerusalem Clubs Association."
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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 murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Palestinian Football Association supervises 23rd annual "Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] Championship" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2017
     "The Jerusalem Al-Nasser club has successfully organized the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) Championship for the 23rd consecutive year... with the participation of 12 Jerusalem clubs. This is under the supervision of the Central Branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association and under the joint auspices of the Central Branch of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth and the Jerusalem Clubs Association."
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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 murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Official PA daily pities convicted Palestinian responsible for murder of 22: a ‘victim’ of Israeli prison 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 7, 2017
Headline: "Al-Balbisi: 23 life sentences, and his children only know him from pictures"

"Abd Al-Halim Sakeb Omar Al-Balbisi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 22) was a quiet and peaceful boy, and no one expected that behind this quiet stands a man sentenced to 23 life sentences in the occupation's prisons…
On Dec. 6, 1995, while renewing his trade license, the occupation forces arrested him at the Beit Hanoun crossing and transferred him to the military interrogation office on charges of aiding the Bet Lid operation that was carried out by Salah Shaker and Anwar Sukkar on Jan. 22, 1995 (i.e., suicide bombing, 22 murdered), and he was sentenced to 23 life sentences…

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PLO Prisoners’ Affairs Commission invites Palestinians to celebrate release of convicted female terrorist 
Source: Facebook page of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’, May 6, 2017
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PLO Director of Prisoners’ Affairs warns Israel might “assassinate” convicted terrorist Barghouti 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 6, 2017
Headline: "Karake: Barghouti lives in a prison cell that is similar to a grave, and Israel targets his life"

"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake warned in a statement yesterday [May 5, 2017] against harm to the life of prisoner leadership member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), who has been in solitary confinement in the Al-Jalameh Prison since the beginning of the unlimited hunger strike on April 17, 2017. Karake revealed that the incitement campaign against Barghouti in the Israeli political echelon is rousing a fear that the occupation government will assassinate him directly or indirectly."

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PLO official falsely claims Netanyahu and Kerry signed document authorizing Palestinian terrorist payments 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 5, 2017
Headline: "The PA holds a document [authorizing] the payment of the prisoners' salaries through the PLO fund"
     "Ahmed Majdalani, PLO leadership member and advisor to [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas, said to [Israeli TV] Reshet Bet that there is a document in the hands of the Palestinians authorizing them to pay salaries to the families of the security prisoners imprisoned in Israel from the PLO coffers, rather than from the Palestinian Authority coffers. According to the report, [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Advisor] Attorney Isaac Molho, PA senior official [and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat, and former American Minister of Foreign Affairs (i.e., Secretary of State) John Kerry are signed on the document that was achieved three years ago."

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PA Minister of Justice: Imprisoned terrorists are "fighters for freedom, justice, and peace" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 5, 2017
Headline: "Hamdallah participated at the tent of solidarity for the prisoners"
      "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah participated yesterday [May 4, 2017] at the tent of the sit-in strike set up in Ramallah as a sign of solidarity for the prisoners…
Hamdallah was accompanied by District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, [PA] Minister of Health Jawad Awwad, and [PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak.
Abu Diyak said in a speech before the sit-in strikers on behalf of the prime minister and the government: 'I salute our brave prisoners behind the fences of the Israeli prisons who are waging the [hunger] strike of freedom and dignity, the Campaign of the Empty Stomachs, in order to stop the Israeli violations against them, and for their human dignity and just rights that are anchored in international conventions and agreements. We emphasize to the world that our brave prisoners and righteous Martyrs (Shahids) are the victims of the Israeli occupation's crimes and they are fighters for freedom, justice, and peace."
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Fatah honors 3 terrorist prisoners, one a murderer, two involved in murder 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 5, 2017
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Posted text:
"The 19th day
The hunger striking heroic prisoners Ahed Abu Gholmeh (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of Israeli minister), Diya Al-Agha (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), and Muhannad Jweihan (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 1)
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity"

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The 19th day"

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PA Ambassador on 6,500 imprisoned terrorists: “The best sons and daughters of the Palestinian people” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 5, 2017
Headline: "The Arab League Council held an urgent meeting to discuss the prisoners’ [hunger] strike"

"Ambassador of Palestine to Egypt and its permanent representative to the Arab League Jamal Al-Shubaki… noted that the occupation authorities are at the moment holding prisoner 6,500 of the best of the sons and daughters of the fighting Palestinian people, among them 300 children, 57 female prisoners, and 1,800 sick people who are suffering from serious health problems, some of which are life threatening. The occupation authorities are also holding prisoner 13 members of the elected Palestinian PA Parliament (Legislative Council)…
He added: 'The number of heroic prisoners that have served over 20 years in the occupation's prisons stands at 44 prisoners, 13 of them arrested before the Oslo Accords in 1993 - the most veteran among them being Karim Younes and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorists, murdered 1) from among the Palestinians of the 1948 Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), who have been imprisoned for 34 years, and to be more precise, since January 1983; and prisoner Nael Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), who has served the longest prison term in the prisons, which stands at more than 36 years.’"

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PA Prime Minister shows support for mother of 4 terrorists 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA government, May 4, 2017

Posted text: "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah participates in the sit-in strike tent in Ramallah as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners. He again emphasized the support for the prisoners until the achievement of their just demands and until their cause is conveyed to all of the international circles and the institutions of the international community, in order to force Israel to carry out their demands."


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Official PA daily: Planner of suicide bombing that killed 6 praised for “successful operation”; even “top PA officials praised” it 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 4, 2017
Headline: "When hunger goes from ransom to rebel"

"In 2002, during the occupation's invasions of the West Bank (i.e., Operation Defensive Shield), there was something preoccupying young Hamza Omar Shamarkha (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 6) from the village of Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, more than anything else; together with additional people, led by Martyr (Shahid) Marwan Zalum, (i.e., former head of Fatah terror faction in Hebron) he was planning a self-sacrifice operation (i.e., suicide bombing attack) that was carried out by Martyr Andalib Takatka in Jerusalem, at a time when difficult conditions prevailed in the Palestinian territories. [PA] President Yasser Arafat was under siege, and most of the cities in the West Bank were under siege and suffered from daily attacks and killing.
The operation in the heart of west Jerusalem - on which the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) signed – succeeded. It reverberated due to the one that carried it out, so much so that top officials in the PA praised the operation.
The occupation authorities arrested Hamza on April 13, 2002, and the occupation court sentenced him to 6 life sentences and another 20 years…

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PLO Director of Prisoners’ Affairs confirms payments to terrorists will continue 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 4, 2017
"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake denied reports in the social media regarding stopping the allowances (mukhassasat) of the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli occupation's prisons.
Karake emphasized in an exclusive statement to [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that the prisoners will receive their allowances regularly each month."
Fatah official: "The PA will reject any proposal" for stopping the salaries to terrorists and their families, the prisoners are "Palestinian fighters" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, May 4, 2017
      “After Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to the White House and his meeting with American President Donald Trump yesterday evening [May 3, 2017], the White House published a statement in which it was explained that Trump demanded of Abbas that the PA stop paying the allowances (mukhassasat) of the prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), and injured as a step towards a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis…
Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul said in an interview with the [independent Palestinian news] agency Wattan that the PA will reject any proposal that demands to stop taking care of the families of the Martyrs, prisoners, and injured through the transfer of monthly financial allowances (mukhassasat). He added that this is a national cause, and that the American administration and the occupation encountered a refusal on this matter. Al-Aloul noted that the injured, Martyrs, and prisoners are Palestinian fighters, and that we must under no circumstances accede to the pressures to stop their allowances.”
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Main street in Jenin to be named after kidnapper-murderer 
Source: Al-Ayyam, May 3, 2017
Headline: "A main street in Jenin is named after Karim Younes"
     "Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan and Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake announced that one of the main streets in the city [of Jenin] will be named after veteran prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1). This was during a central mass rally organized across from the solidarity tent that was put up as a sign of support for the prisoners waging the battle of dignity and freedom (i.e., a hunger strike by terrorist prisoners that began on April 17, 2017)."
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Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
Fatah honors 12 terrorists responsible for murdering 95 people 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 3, 2017
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Posted text: "All blessings to our heroic prisoners carrying out the [hunger] strike of dignity: Karim Younes, Marwan Barghouti, Nael Barghouti, Ahmad Sa'adat, Abbas Al-Sayid, Hassan Salameh, Zaid Bassisi, Bassem Al-Khandaqji, Wajdi Joudeh, Maher Younes, Fuad Al-Shubaki, Wael Al-Jaghoub."
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PA Minister of Education praises imprisoned terrorists for “writing most spectacular epics of heroism, dignity, and sacrifice” 
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), May 3, 2017
Headline: “Saidam participated in the morning gathering of support for the prisoners at the El-Bireh Elementary School”

“[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam today, Wednesday [May 3, 2017], participated in the morning gathering of the El-Bireh Co-Ed Elementary School, which is under the Ramallah and El-Bireh [Education] Directorate (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education), which the school and its students dedicated to support for the prisoners in their hunger strike in a message of loyalty to their struggle, their sacrifice, and their defense of our dignity.

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District Governor of Ramallah glorifies mother of imprisoned terrorists  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 2, 2017

     “Um Nasser Abu Hmeid continues her unlimited hunger strike on this the 16th day in a row as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners who are [hunger] striking in the occupation’s prisons… Several doctors, led by Director of the Health Directorate of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Wael Al-Sheikh, carried out the necessary exams of Um Nasser - who is known as the Khansa of Palestine – in the presence of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam.
Ghannam emphasized that ‘the mothers of the prisoners and the Martyrs (Shahids) are the mothers of all of us and constitute a priority for everyone that belongs [to the Palestinian nation],’ and wished for all of our prisoners that they be victorious and be released soon. She noted that monitoring the health of Um Nasser and preventing her deterioration, particularly in light of the diseases she suffers from, is the responsibility of everyone. She thanked the Health Directorate for the perfect service they provide to the members of our people.
Ghannam said that the Palestinian mother, who suffers doubly due to this cruel occupation, is deserving of us investing everything dear to us for her, and noted that it does not matter how much we provide to the families of our prisoners, it is still not enough.”
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PA TV claims disabled American Jew, murdered by terrorists, was instead murdered by his wife 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 2, 2017
Official PA TV narrator: "When the ship (the Italian ship the Achille Lauro –Ed.) left Egypt, the self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) received the weapons, and after a while they thought they had reached the territorial waters next to Ashdod [in southern Israel], and they began to clean the weapons and prepare them. One of the guards on the ship heard them and they were discovered before they reached their target. So they decided to hijack the ship and gathered the passengers in the dining room. During the uproar, an old American was killed when he fell into the water (sic., the hijackers shot and murdered him and threw him overboard in his wheelchair, see note below). His wife was accused of being responsible for the deed and the self-sacrificing fighters had nothing to do with it."

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Fatah Central Committee member: Terrorist prisoners are POWs, Israel commits "racist" actions against Palestinian youth 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 2, 2017
Headline: “Ramallah hosted different activities to accompany the 15th day of the prisoners’ [hunger] strike”
     “As part of the scheduled weekly program, and in light of the decision of the workers associations and unions to dedicate the May 1 (i.e., International Workers’ Day) events to the prisoners this year, the National Committee of Support for the [Prisoners’ Hunger] Strike called to hold a mass sit-in strike opposite the UN headquarters, in order to convey the voice and message of the prisoners…
Fatah Movement Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen… said that the sit-in strike opposite the UN headquarters in Ramallah was held in order to demand that the member states of the international body [UN] pressure Israel to implement the third and fourth Geneva Conventions for the Palestinian prisoners as they are prisoners of war, and to condemn the racist Israeli actions against the young Palestinians.”

Red Cross rebuts Palestinian claims that Israel commits “executions” and is an “apartheid state" or that it denies basic human rights – Jacques De Maio, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, rejected claims that Israel carries out “extrajudicial killings” or is an "apartheid state" in an interview with the Israeli news site Ynet on April 26, 2017. De Maio said: “We came to the unequivocal conclusion that there are no shoot to kill orders of suspects by IDF (i.e., the Israeli army), as some political elements tried to convince us. Rules of engagement have not changed, and became even stricter.” Regarding claims of apartheid, De Maio said: “No, there is no apartheid here, no regime of superiority of race, of denial of basic human rights to a group of people because of their alleged racial inferiority.”
Article in PA daily positively portrays terrorist who planned suicide bombing that killed 23 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 1, 2017
Headline: "2,327 years waiting!!"
      "Imagine a man who was sentenced to 2,327 years of imprisonment. If we go back in time to discover the meaning of this number, we find that before such a period of time, humanity was still at the beginning of its path. It could be that people still lived in caves and on tree tops while naked, and had not yet discovered fire (sic., fire had been discovered long before then).
Majdi Barakat Abd Al-Ghaffar Za’atari (i.e., terrorist, planned suicide bombing in which 23 were murdered) from the Wadi Al-Joz neighborhood of Jerusalem was born on Aug. 7, 1978, and was arrested on Sept. 12, 2003. He was convicted of participating in transporting Martyrdom-seeker Raed Misk (i.e., suicide bomber) from Hebron, who carried out the operation in Jerusalem on Aug. 19, 2003, in which 24 (sic., 23) Israelis were killed."

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PA TV interviews female relatives of terrorists sentenced for life 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 30, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, a conversation at the solidarity tent in El-Bireh with mothers and wives of hunger striking prisoners

Official PA TV reporter: "Now we turn to the mother of the prisoner Um Muhammad Musleh (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 8). Hello aunt, how are you?"
Mother of prisoner Muhammad Musleh: "Hello, good morning, be well."
Reporter: "Tell us, how much time was your son sentenced to?"
Mother of prisoner Muhammad Musleh: "My son was sentenced to 9 life sentences and 50 years."
Reporter: "How much [of it] has he served?"
Mother of prisoner Muhammad Musleh: "He has served 15 of the years, and now this is his 16th year."

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Abbas meets families of "Martyrs" and imprisoned terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 29, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] president: The prisoners’ cause is a priority among the issues in which the leadership is interested”
      “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed a delegation of families of Martyrs (Shahids) and hunger striking prisoners from all districts of the homeland yesterday [April 28, 2017] at his presidential office in Ramallah. The president emphasized that the leadership is in contact with all of the international parties in order to pressure the government of Israel to accede to the prisoners’ just humanitarian demands. The president noted that the prisoners’ cause is a priority among the issues in which the leadership is interested. He called on everyone to stand alongside the prisoners and their just cause, and to ease their suffering and their families’ suffering.”
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Fath official: Imprisoned Palestinians aren't terrorists, they're "freedom seekers" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 29, 2017
Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Treasury and Economy Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh: "The homeland is more precious than a human being for us. Our brothers that are in the prisons, the 6,500 prisoners - why did they go to prison? Because they wanted to sacrifice themselves for Palestine. Honestly, [Israel's] false claim and distorted picture that these people are terrorists – these people, to put it very succinctly, [belong to] a people that is under occupation that is fighting the occupying state. When Britain occupied America, in short, the US [was] claiming and saying that it freed its land from the British colonialism. All of the states that were under occupation - international law allows them to fight this occupation. Therefore, these prisoners are 'freedom seekers' and we are with them. These prisoners defended the dignity of their land and human dignity."

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Girl’s poem encourages violence and Martyrdom, praises prisoners and Martyrs: “Shoot, shoot, in the name of God… The path of the Martyrs is above all” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 28, 2017

Official PA TV program
The Best Home, on the terrorist prisoners’ hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017

Girl:
"In the intifada of 2000 (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005), the leaders were united.
The Elder of Palestine (i.e., Yasser Arafat) declared: [...]
We will maintain our loyalty to the prisoners and exchange them for [Israeli] soldiers (i.e., kidnap-for-hostage-policy).
O Palestinian carrying a rifle: Shoot, shoot, in the name of God.
Shoot, shoot, in the name of God.
The path of the Martyrs is above all.
They have sacrificed the most precious of all so that we will see the oppressor retreating...
We have sacrificed Martyrs and prisoners.
O my country, we have not fulfilled our promise.
The prisoners’ resolve and the Martyrdom-deaths of our heroes
are two symbols that we engrave on our hearts and palms.
When the flags of unity wave, they will call to the entire people.
(PA TV host): Bravo, thank you very much."
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Official PA daily glorifies terrorist "Martyr" who smashed 4-year-old's head with his rifle butt 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 27, 2017
     “Today, Thursday [April 27, 2017], is the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Palestinian Liberation Front, one of the PLO factions… The Front has succeeded in carrying out extraordinary military operations (i.e., terror attacks) against the occupation, which led to a large number of Israeli dead and wounded, [including] the self-sacrificing operation in Nahariya on April 22, 1979, led by Martyr (Shahid) Samir Kuntar (i.e., terrorist, murdered 4).”

Samir Kuntar - A Lebanese terrorist who murdered 4 Israelis in Nahariya in 1979: 3 members of the Haran family - 4-year-old Einat Haran, whom Kuntar murdered by smashing her head with his rifle butt, 2-year-old Yael, who was accidentally suffocated as her mother tried to keep her silent while they hid from the terrorists, and their father, Danny Haran - and Eliyahu Shahar, the first policeman to respond. Kuntar was sentenced by Israel to 4 life sentences. He was released in a deal between Israel and Hezbollah in July 2008, exchanged for the bodies of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, Israeli soldiers kidnapped and murdered by Hezbollah in 2006.
On Dec. 19, 2015, he was killed in an explosion in Syria. An Israeli airstrike is suspected by some, though the Free Syrian Army took credit.
Director of Prisoners’ Affairs: Prisoners are not terrorists, they’re “fighter heroes,” Israel is source of terror 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Apr. 27, 2017
Headline: “Karake warned against the deaths as Martyrs in the ranks of the striking prisoners”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake today, Thursday [April 27, 2017], warned against the deaths as Martyrs (Shahids) in the ranks of the prisoners who are hunger striking for the 11th consecutive day.
In a speech that he gave during the mass rally that passed through the streets of Ramallah and El-Bireh as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners’ movement, he added that ‘the world must listen to the prisoners’ voices and the Palestinian people’s voice - we are a people that only wants its freedom. Our prisoners are not terrorists, but rather fighter heroes and prisoners of honor and freedom.’
Karake explained that the occupation state is the one that creates terror, and the prisoners are determined to continue the strike until achieving their legal demands or Martyrdom-death (Shahada).”
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Fatah youth movement calls to "escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for the prisoners' battle" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 27, 2017
Headline: “The Nablus branch’s Shabiba called to escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for our prisoners”
     “After a meeting it held at Fatah’s Nablus branch headquarters, Fatah’s Shabiba [youth] movement at the Nablus branch called in a statement to escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for the prisoners’ battle and their hunger strike…
Shabiba published a statement in which it called on its members, its supporters, and our young people in the [Fatah] branches and in the branches of the various organizations to escalate the popular resistance (i.e., term that also refers to violence) against and the daily confrontation with the settlers and occupation soldiers as a sign of support for our brave prisoners’ hunger strike that is entering its tenth day.
Fatah’s Shabiba noted in its statement that escalating the popular resistance in Area C (i.e., regions of the West Bank under full Israeli administration according to the Oslo Accords) and direct confrontation with the occupation forces and the herds of its settlers has great significance now, in light of our brave prisoners’ [hunger] strike entering its tenth day, and the escalation of the occupation’s racist steps against them.”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which left 40 people dead and hundreds wounded.
Fatah condemns as "incitement" Israel's demands to stop paying salaries to terrorists, insists that terrorists are "symbols of our legitimate national struggle" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 25, 2017
Headline: "Fatah condemns the Israeli incitement against the [PA] president and the prisoners"
     "The East Gaza branch of the Fatah Movement said that it is monitoring with concern the organized and systematic incitement campaign that the occupation state's government is waging against [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership on everything connected to the payment of the living allowances (mukhassasat) to the victims of the occupation and its actions (the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners) [parentheses in source].
The movement said that it thinks that the goal of the [incitement] campaign is to disrupt the president's meeting with US President [Donald] Trump, which is expected to take place on May 3 [2017] at the White House,
In a statement published by the branch's Commission of Information, Fatah said: 'While the movement strongly condemns the onslaught of inciting lies against President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership, it believes that the families of the Palestinian Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded are symbols of our legitimate national struggle and the conscience of the Palestinian people, and that they are victims of the Israeli occupation and its daily actions, which have deviated from all norms and violated all international laws.’
The movement emphasized: 'The Israeli occupation is the symbol and height of terror, and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and his racist government are the last ones that can talk about terror, as the acts of his government against the prisoners, children, holy sites, women, and Palestinian land, in addition to the fact that he funds the attacks of the settlers and the occupation soldiers, are the best testimony to the racism and fascism by which this government is characterized.'"

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Netanyahu employs "hellish plan" to "blackmail" the world with pictures from the Holocaust in order to justify describing Palestinian "fighter prisoners" as "terrorists"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is taking advantage of the world’s preoccupation with the war on terror and is attempting to pass his hellish plan to crush the Palestinian cause. This is while in his head is the wicked thought that the world does not distinguish between a terrorist criminal and the last of the freedom fighters, and that the world will submit to his blackmail every time he presents pictures from the Jewish Holocaust and the sword of Antisemitism in order to justify the description of the Palestinian fighter prisoners fighting for freedom as terrorists.”

In a governmental meeting on April 23, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “The Palestinian Authority needs to stop funding the terrorists sitting in prison and stop funding the families of terrorists who were killed while committing their crimes. This is a simple and clear test of the Palestinians’ desire for peace. You cannot be in favor of peace with Israel, and at the same time glorify and fund the murderers of Israelis and the murderers of other innocents.” The statement came after Netanyahu, in an interview with Fox News on April 21, 2017, called on the PA to “stop paying terrorists.”
Little girl marches in procession holding poster of bombmaker whose explosives murdered 67 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2017
Headline: “Processions and events in Ramallah to support the prisoners”


     “A scouts’ procession was held yesterday [April 24, 2017] with the participation of dozens of the prisoners’ children and families, alongside official and unofficial figures, as a sign of support for the prisoners who have been hunger striking for eight consecutive days.
The participants in the process, which passed through the streets of Ramallah, waved signs, slogans, and Palestinian flags, and called out calls of support for the prisoners who are waging an unlimited hunger strike while calling on our people to unite behind their cause until they achieve their freedom.”

The article includes a picture from the procession, in which a young girl scout is seen holding a sign featuring a picture of terrorist Abdallah Barghouti, who prepared explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered.

Text on sign: “Heroic prisoner Abdallah Barghouti”

Abdallah Barghouti - Palestinian terrorist who prepared explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered: Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001 – 15 murdered; triple attack at Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall, Jerusalem, Dec. 1, 2001 – 11 murdered; Moment Café, Jerusalem, March 9, 2002 - 11 murdered; Sheffield Club, Rishon LeZion, May 7, 2002 – 15 murdered; Hebrew University, Jerusalem, July 31, 2002 - 9 murdered; Bus 4 in Tel Aviv, Sept. 19, 2002 - 6 murdered. Barghouti is serving 67 life sentences.

Abbas' Secretary-General speaks in Abbas' name, praises imprisoned Palestinian terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2017
Headline: "Abd Al-Rahim: The prisoners are carrying out a heroic act that will be recorded in history in letters of light and fire"
     "Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim praised the achievements of Arab American University… in a speech he gave on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas at a ceremony to inaugurate the university's new campus in Ramallah…
He added: 'This event is taking place while our brave prisoners’ [hunger] strike enters its eighth day… The occupation wants to break the determination of this people and to harm its stability, its spark, and its legal resistance. However, our brothers and friends Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), Ahmad Sa’adat (i.e., head of the PFLP terror organization), Mahmoud Abu Sorour (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), and Anas Jaradat (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) are carrying out a heroic act in the battle of freedom and dignity that will be registered in history in letters of light and fire as part of our journey of eternal life and victory.'"

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Fatah leaders visit mother of imprisoned terrorists  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 24, 2017
 
Headline: "The Fatah leadership visits the Oak Tree of Palestine (i.e., Um Nasser Abu Hmeid), who is hunger striking"
     "A delegation from the Fatah Movement leadership today (Monday) [April 24, 2017] visited the home of… Um Nasser [Abu] Hmeid, the mother of a Martyr (Shahid) and four prisoners who are serving life sentences in the occupation's prisons. This was as a sign of appreciation for her position regarding the prisoners' [hunger] strike and her announcing her participation in the hunger strike, in a step of solidarity with her offspring and the rest of the prisoners.
The delegation included Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul 'Abu Jihad,' and [Fatah Central Committee member and] Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank] Jamal Muhaisen… Al-Aloul… emphasized that Fatah will always remain loyal to the Martyrs and prisoners’ promise, and will continue its struggle until the release of all of our prisoners from the occupation's prison."
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Fatah FB glorifies terrorist implicated in bat mitzvah attack that killed 6 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 24, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Prisoner leader Hatem Al-Jayousi (i.e., terrorist, participated in attack in which 6 were murdered) from Tulkarem
Sentence – 3 life sentences (sic., 6 life sentences and an additional 50 years)
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity”

The image shows terrorist Hatem Al-Jayousi, along with two images of him holding weapons in the background. In the upper left corner appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the upper right corner appears a logo for the terrorist prisoners’ hunger strike that began on March 17, 2017, showing hands reaching up out of barbed wire, and underneath it the words: “#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity”

Text at top of image: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah”

Text at bottom of image: “Prisoner leader
Hatem Al-Jayousi
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity”

Hatem Al-Jayousi
– a Palestinian terrorist who knowingly provided the car used in carrying out the Hadera Bat Mitzvah attack, in which a terrorist shot and killed 6 Israelis and wounded dozens of others at a Bat Mitzvah celebration on Jan. 16, 2002. Al-Jayousi is serving 6 life sentences and an additional 50 years.
PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Israel is inciting against the PA over terrorist salaries, salaries are “marginal matter” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 24, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns the Trump administration about Netanyahu’s traps”

“The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the obstacles that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is placing before [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit in Washington…
In its statement, it noted that the Israeli government led by Netanyahu has hardened its positions and escalated its provocative actions, whose goal is to place obstacles before the American efforts being made to revive the peace process and start serious and real negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides. A recent obvious example of this was the political escalation and state incitement by Netanyahu against President Abbas, which was clearly seen in his latest interview with the American [TV] channel Fox [on April 21, 2017], in which he claimed that the test of President Abbas’ level of seriousness regarding peace is stopping the payment of salaries to the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) and prisoners’ families.

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PA will continue to pay salaries to terrorists, says PLO official 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 23, 2017
Headline: “Karake: New prisoners will join the [hunger] strike”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake… said today, Sunday [April 23, 2017], in an interview with Radio Mawtini… that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s statements about stopping the salaries of the prisoners’ and Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families are rejected outright. He noted that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has emphasized that he will not shake off the prisoners’ and Martyrs’ families, as they are part of the fundamental national principles for which the Palestinian revolution broke out. He also said that Netanyahu’s statements are unacceptable and illogical as they define the Palestinian national struggle as terror, and he noted that the Israeli occupation is an absolute terrorist in its inhumane behavior against the Palestinian people.”

In a governmental meeting on April 23, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “The Palestinian Authority needs to stop funding the terrorists sitting in prison and stop funding the families of terrorists who were killed while committing their crimes. This is a simple and clear test of the Palestinians’ desire for peace. You cannot be in favor of peace with Israel, and at the same time glorify and fund the murderers of Israelis and the murderers of other innocents.” The statement came after Netanyahu, in an interview with Fox News on April 21, 2017, called on the PA to “stop paying terrorists.”
PA Minister of Justice responds to Israeli demand to cease payments to terrorists: "Our brave prisoners and righteous Martyrs... are fighters for freedom, justice, and peace" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2017
Headline: “Abu Diyak: The occupation is terrorist and the prisoners are symbols of our struggle”
      “[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak emphasized yesterday [April 22, 2017] that it is not possible… to stain with terror the struggle of our people that is defending itself, its land, its holy sites, its freedom, and its just rights.
Abu Diyak said in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements regarding the request to stop paying financial allowances (mukhassasat) to the prisoners and the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families: ‘The Martyrs and prisoners are the symbols of our legitimate national struggle, the conscience of our Palestinian people, and victims of the organized terror and state terror that the occupation uses against our people.’”
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Palestine Polytechnic University cuts ribbon on sports field named after Hamas terrorist who prepared explosives for suicide bombings 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2017
Headline: “The Polytechnic University inaugurates Martyr Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh Field in cooperation with the student council and [Fatah’s] Shabiba [student movement]”
     “In the presence of Chairman of the University Graduates Union and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Palestine Polytechnic University Ahmed Sa’id Bayyoud Tamimi, University Graduates Union member Rifat Tahboub, a group of top officials in the Fatah organization in Hebron, and President of the Polytechnic University Dr. Imad Al-Khatib, [the Polytechnic University inaugurated Martyr (Shahid) Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh (i.e., Hamas terrorist) Field] (the description of the event appears only in the headline –Ed.) …
It should be noted that the field is named after Martyr Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, who died as a Martyr several years ago in the occupation’s prisons.”

Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh - Hamas member who was serving a life term for recruiting and training terrorists, preparing explosives for suicide bombings, attempted murder, and possession of weapons. Died of cancer while being treated at the Israeli Soroka Hospital in April 2013.
PA Grand Mufti states that supporting prisoners is a religious obligation: "They are the spearhead of this honorable people, which is carrying out Ribat" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Grand Mufti calls to support the prisoners’ [hunger] strike”
     “Thousands of residents of occupied Jerusalem, its suburbs, its towns, and the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) prayed the Friday prayer yesterday [April 21, 2017] at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas…
During the Friday sermon at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, [PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories Sheikh Muhammad Hussein saluted the prisoners who are hunger striking in order to achieve their freedom and their rights. He emphasized that support for the prisoners is a religious legal obligation…
He noted that the prisoners’ dignity obligates us to support them in all fields and at all levels, and said: ‘They are the spearhead of this honorable people, which is carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in the land of [Muhammad’s] Night Journey’…
In the Friday sermon the grand mufti also reviewed the aggression and violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which are being committed before the eyes and ears of the world. He condemned the aggression of the extremist Jewish organizations towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the direct auspices of the occupation government. He also emphasized that [the occupation government] will not change by one iota the fact that the Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs only to the Muslims.”
PLO official: Calls to stop salaries are "insolence and an act of provocation"; recipients are "freedom fighters," not terrorists 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 22, 2017
Headline: "The call to stop the allowances of the families of the Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded is insolence and an act of provocation"
     "PLO Executive Committee member and member of the political bureau of the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] Tayseer Khaled emphasized that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements about stopping the salaries of the Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded are insolence and an act of provocation, and come as part of an organized campaign led by the occupation government in coordination with the American administration and several European parties.
Khaled added in an interview with the media outlets that this campaign is not meant to examine the will of the Palestinians to advance in the process of the political arrangement or the peace plan that the American administration is talking about. It is a trial balloon and a tool to measure the willingness to make a series of concessions - which the Al-Quds newspaper reported on from reliable and knowledgeable sources in Washington - including the Palestinian side's return to negotiations without preconditions and stopping the payment of the financial allowances to the prisoners in the prisons and their families. This is under the pretext that this is liable to encourage 'terror,' according to the claims of parties in the Israeli government and the American administration.
He emphasized: 'The source of terror in the region is Jewish–Israeli, and those whose allowances the American administration is demanding to stop are freedom fighters, and the Palestinian side cannot relate to these provocative demands."

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Abbas condemns France terror attack, while supporting terror against Israeli targets 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2017
Palestinian PM Abbas consistently condemns terror acts abroad, while inciting, glorifying, and rewarding acts of terror against Israelis.

Headline: “He emphasized that the members of our people and its leadership stand by the side of the friend France in the struggle against terror – [PA] President Abbas expresses condolences to Hollande over the victims of the terror attack in Paris”

“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [April 21, 2017] sent French President Francois Hollande a telegram of condolences over the victims of the terror attack that took place two days ago at the Champs-Élysées. In the telegram that he sent to President Hollande, the president condemned this cowardly terror attack, and emphasized that our people and its leadership stand by the side of their friend the French people and its leadership in the struggle against terror.”

On April 20, 2017, 39-year-old French Muslim terrorist Karim Cheurfi shot and killed a French policeman at the Champs-Élysées in Paris before being shot and killed himself. A note praising ISIS was found by his body, and ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Palestinian school honors terrorist prisoners and their families 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 21, 2017
Headline: “The Imreish School for Boys honored the prisoners’ families”

“The Imreish School for Boys yesterday [April 20, 2017] held a tribute to the village’s prisoners. Present at the tribute were School Principal Jihad Tbeish, teaching staff members, [PA-funded] Palestinian Prisoners’ Club members…, and Village Council Head Sami Al-Sha’arawi…
The ceremony host was Head of the Culture Committee Sharif Qazzaz. In the beginning, teacher Salah Al-Masri recited verses from the Quran, and afterwards the Prisoner Issa Darabi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) and Martyr (Shahid) Na’im Al-Shawamreh (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) Scout Groups of the Imreish Co-ed School were presented.
The school principal gave a speech in which he welcomed the prisoners’ families and noted them by name. He called on all members of the Palestinian people to unite around the support for the prisoners’ cause, which is a just cause, and encouraged everyone to stand by the prisoners’ just demands.
Afterwards, the daughter of prisoner Issa Darabi, Atheer Darabi, gave the prisoners’ speech in which she expressed gratitude and appreciation for the school principal and the teaching staff for the tribute and the interest in the prisoners’ cause…

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Daughter of terrorist responsible for the murder of 67 reads letter to her father at school assembly: "Father, I am very proud of you" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 21, 2017
Headline: “The daughter of prisoner Abdallah Barghouti: ‘You are still standing firm, father’”
     “‘It is my right to see you and to live at your side’ – these are the words said by the girl Safa, the daughter of heroic prisoner Abdallah Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who prepared explosives for attacks in which 67 were murdered) who has the longest sentence in the occupation’s prisons – 67 life sentences. Abdallah last kissed his daughter’s forehead when she was 35 days old, and currently she is a 14-year-old girl who is still waiting for the second kiss…
Safa conveyed a message to her father Abdallah Barghouti in the occupation’s prisons, as the prisoners started the fifth day of their hunger strike to fight the jailers through their empty stomachs. On the stage of her school, the Qassem Al-Rimawi High School for Girls, as part of the opportunity that the school provided to the prisoners’ daughters to convey messages to their fathers in the prisons, she said: ‘Father, I am very proud of you. I love you very much father, if only you will be proud of us too. Father, we remember you every day and every moment, and you are still standing firm and stable. Father, if only you will be by our sides and with us next year. It is my right to see you and for you to live by my side, and I repeated the word “father” many times because I never got to say it.’”

Abdallah Barghouti - Palestinian terrorist who prepared explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered. Click "full article" for a complete list of the attacks.
Deputy governor of Ramallah: "The occupation is practicing Nazism against our prisoners" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 20, 2017
Headline: “The Prisoner’s Day events in Beit Rima and Deir Ghassaneh were completed”
     “Deputy District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Hamdan Barghouti said: ‘The prisoners have sacrificed years of their lives so that we will live in dignity. The solidarity events must continue in order to support the prisoners, especially in their campaign against the Israeli policy against them, and especially in light of the fact that their demands are legitimate.’
He noted that the Israeli ministers are inciting against the prisoners and demanding to execute them (see note –Ed.), and emphasized that the occupation is practicing Nazism against our prisoners.”
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PMW could find no call by any Israeli minister to execute terrorist prisoners. This claim apparently refers to statements by Israeli Minister of Intelligence and Transportation Yisrael Katz on March 6 and 7, 2017, when he said that terrorist Marwan Barghouti, who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered, should have been sentenced to the death penalty rather than life imprisonment.
Daughter of terrorist responsible for the murder of 67 reads letter to her father at school assembly 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 20, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Safa, the daughter of prisoner Abdallah Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who prepared explosives for attacks in which 67 were murdered), was unable to stop her tears while reading a letter to her father at a school ceremony.”

The image shows Safa Barghouti reading her letter during the ceremony, and in the upper right corner a picture of terrorist Abdallah Barghouti is seen.

Abdallah Barghouti - Palestinian terrorist who prepared explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered: Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001 – 15 murdered; triple attack at Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall, Jerusalem, Dec. 1, 2001 – 11 murdered; Moment Café, Jerusalem, March 9, 2002 - 11 murdered; Sheffield Club, Rishon LeZion, May 7, 2002 – 15 murdered; Hebrew University, Jerusalem, July 31, 2002 - 9 murdered; Bus 4 in Tel Aviv, Sept. 19, 2002 - 6 murdered. Barghouti is serving 67 life sentences.
Kindergarten children participate in procession in solidarity with hunger-striking terrorist prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 20, 2017
Headline: “The children of the Farah Kindergarten in Deir Ghassaneha express solidarity with the prisoners in their [hunger] strike that is unlimited in time”


     “The Farah Kindergarten in the village of Deir Ghassaneh, which is in the Ramallah district, yesterday [April 19, 2017] organized an activity of solidarity with the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, who are waging the Empty Stomachs Campaign.
The activity was a procession in which the kindergarten's children and teachers participated. It passed through the streets of the village and reached the protest tent in Deir Ghassaneh.”
PLO official claims that Palestinian prisoners who murdered civilians are not terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 20, 2017
Headline: “Karake warns against force feeding the prisoners”
     “Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake warned lest the [Israeli] Prison Service force feed the hunger striking prisoners and threaten their lives as part of its effort to break the strike. These warnings were made during a press conference held by the PLO Department for Negotiations yesterday [April 19, 2017]…
Karake said that the statements of [Israeli] occupation Minister of War (sic., Defense) Avigdor Liberman, who called to execute the prisoners by letting them starve to death, as Britain did with the Irish captives, are essentially a declaration of war (see note -Ed.). He added that they (the statements) are escalating the tension in the Palestinian street, and emphasized that these threats must be stopped…
Karake condemned the occupation's attempts to harm the prisoners’ image and accuse them of being 'terrorists' and 'criminals.' He said that the occupation is terror and that our prisoners are protected by international law, which Israel is obligated to honor…
On the same matter, Karake expressed opposition to the bill recently raised in the Israeli Parliament, which determines that 250 million [Israeli shekels] of the tax revenues [that Israel collects for the PA] will be frozen, on the pretext that salaries are paid to the prisoners' and Martyrs' (Shahids') families."

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Fatah official glorifies planner of murders of 125: Abu Jihad – “a talented man whom Allah loved”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 20, 2017

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: "We have a talented man whom Allah loved and made people love, and his name is Abu Jihad. He said: “Continue to attack!” ... After Abu Jihad died as a Martyr, 24 people who accompanied him died as Martyrs out of love for the leader, because the only enemy is Israel. [Abu Jihad] aspired to conquer the [Israeli] Ministry of Defense and turned Dalal Mughrabi into a republic for 15 hours between Haifa and Tel Aviv. Therefore, O prisoners, O my beloved, if you are destined for death as Martyrs, then Abu Jihad stands before your eyes. And if you are destined for victory, standing before your eyes are those important people of stature who, despite Israel’s hostility, left the prisons."
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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 in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children in 1978. The attack was led by Dalal Mughrabi and is known as the Coastal Road massacre.
US and European sponsored Palestinian Community Centres hold children’s activities expressing support for imprisoned terrorists, map of “Palestine” erases Israel 
Source: Al-Quds, Apr. 20, 2017
Headline: “Events of support for the prisoners at the Madaa Creative Center in Silwan”

“Madaa Creative Center organized a variety of activities for children on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners' Day; 80 children participated from all branches of the Center ‘Ein Al Loza,’ ‘Batn Al-Hawa’ and the main branch in ‘Wadi Hilweh.’
In Wadi Hilweh, the library of Madaa organized a children's seminar, in which about 20 children participated; there was a discussion between the children and the librarian about the Palestinian prisoners and their numbers inside the Israeli jails, and about the prisoners' strikes and demands. The children asked questions, then sang songs for the prisoners, and wrote letters to them that they hung on the library wall.
As for the branch of Madaa Center in Batn Al Hawa, the staff organized a session with the children where they talked about the suffering of the prisoners and their families, especially during visits, and about our duty as a society towards them. Forty Palestinian children released balloons that carried a name of a Palestinian prisoner on each one, and chanted ‘O Darkness of Prison Tents’ and drew drawings depicting the prisoners. The aim of today’s activities was to familiarize children with a number of prisoners in Israeli jails and to reinforce their cause in the minds of the children.
At Madaa Center branch of Ein Al Loza, children chanted sayings calling for the freedom of prisoners, and the staff of Madaa explained to the children about the prisoners' strike. More than twenty children participated in drawing paintings that reflected the prisoners’ lives and hung them on the walls of the Center.”


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Suicide bomber honored a year later by a youth procession and a monument to the "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2017
Headline: " A call to release the prisoners’ bodies that are being held by the occupation"
     "Attorney Muhammad Alyan called for the immediate release of the Martyrs' (Shahids') bodies being held by the occupation authorities in the name of the Martyrs' relatives. He emphasized during a rally organized in the Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, on the first anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., terrorist who carried out suicide bombing) that there is no statute of limitations on loss…
The rally took place after a procession at whose head stood groups of scouts, which passed through the streets of the refugee camp on the way to the Martyrs' monument in the Aida refugee camp, and Martyr Abd Al-Hamid's mother Izhar Abu Sorour and the Martyrs' mothers unveiled [the monument]."

Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour – 19-year-old Hamas terrorist who on April 18, 2016, carried out a suicide bombing attack on bus no. 12 in the Talpiot neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem. 21 people were injured in the attack. Abu Sorour died of his injuries a few days later in an Israeli hospital.
Abbas rep attends marathon named after arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2017
Headline: “Abu Sbitan and Al-Bawadi, champions of the Prisoner and Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti Marathon”
     “Runner Mahmoud Abu Sbitan from the Khidamat Al-Shati club won first place in the Prisoner and Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) Marathon in the men’s group, while runner Ibrahim Al-Bawadi from Beit Lahiya won first place in the youth group. The marathon was organized by the Athletic Association (i.e., private organization) in partnership with the Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Forum (i.e., private organization) and the Popular Campaign for the Re