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

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


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

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

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

This adulation of the worst terrorists and praise for their heroism reflects the policy of the leadership of the Palestinian Authority. This video shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas,
issuing “greetings of honour and esteem” to mass murderers, whom he publicly names, one by one:
“I send greetings of honour and esteem to all prisoners...
Said 'Ataba (serving life sentence for murder in terror attack)…
Marwan Barghouti (serving 5 life sentences for planning murderous terror attacks)
Ahmad Sa'adat (serving 30 years in prison for heading the terrorist organization PFLP; honored on PA TV for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister Ze'evi in 2001, but never tried)
Aziz Dweik (Hamas leader, chairman of Palestinian parliament)
Jamal Huweil (life sentence for planning terror attacks)
Jamal Tirawi (life sentence for café suicide terror attack).
Greetings to you from our people.”
[PA TV (Fatah), April 17, 2008]
Abbas’ deputy praises released murderer: "Our prisoners are a laurel wreath on the forehead of the homeland" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 18, 2018

Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul:
"[Mahmoud Jabarin] (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) and all of our prisoners, we are very proud of them. For us they are a laurel wreath on the forehead of the homeland. Greetings to them, and we say to them that they live in our hearts, in our minds, and in our conscience."
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Mahmoud Jabarin – Israeli Arab terrorist who murdered Palestinian Ahmed Ja'aroura who he suspected of collaborating with Israel, in October 1988. Jabarin served a 30-year prison sentence and was released in October 2018.
Fatah website posts cartoon praising Barkan terror attack in which 2 were killed, depicting a rearing horse with a firing rifle for a head  
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Oct. 18, 2018

Cartoon published on Falestinona, website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon

Headline: “#The_Barkan_settlement_operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered), #Salfit_district, #Palestine”

The cartoon shows a horse wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and a Palestinian flag around its neck, has in place of its head the barrel of an assault rifle that is actively shooting. Rearing up on its chained hind legs the horse breaks free of the chains on its front legs, while other horses or donkeys are seen grazing in the background.

Barkan Industrial Zone Attack – 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa shot and murdered 2 Israelis, Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi, in a factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone near Ariel on Oct. 7, 2018. Na'alwa fled the scene and has not yet been apprehended as of this writing. Until this attack, the Barkan Industrial Zone had been an example of coexistence with Israelis and Palestinians working together.
PLO committee “emphasized its pride in the legendary resolve of our brave prisoners… [and] will continue to take care of the families of the Martyrs, the prisoners, and the wounded,” despite the US and Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 8, 2018
     “At its meeting yesterday [Oct. 7, 2018] in Ramallah, led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, the [PLO] Executive Committee repeated its previous decisions and that which was said in President [Abbas’] speech before the [UN] General Assembly – in other words, resistance to the American administration being a partner or mediator in the peace process. It considered [the administration] part of the problem and not part of the solution… [The committee] emphasized its pride in the legendary resolve of our brave prisoners, who are continuing in their struggle and in their defiance towards the Israeli jailor in all areas. It also emphasized that it will continue to take care of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), the prisoners, and the wounded, regardless of how much the American administration and the Israeli government exaggerate in the policy of blackmail and thuggery.”
Fatah official blames terror attack on Israeli “terror and murder,” calls attack that killed 2 Israelis an “operation” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 7, 2018

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"The Israeli government – which tries to protect those who steal the Palestinian land and to deny the rights of the Palestinian people, which have been established by international decisions and law – is incapable of protecting anyone that steals the Palestinian land, regardless of what [military] equipment it owns, how much power it has, and how much it uses terror and murder. Today's [Oct. 7, 2018] operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) is additional proof of this.
The only solution lies in recognizing the rights of our people, by realizing the Palestinian national independence in the framework of a free and fully sovereign state, which will be established on the occupied land and on the June 4, 1967, borders, and whose capital is East Jerusalem.
Any attempt to bypass these rights will not benefit Israel and will not bring security to it and its citizens as nobody will achieve security as long as our people remains denied its rights in its homeland.
- Munir Al-Jaghoub
Head of the Information Office of the Fatah Movement's Mobilization and Organization Commission"
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Palestinians in Gaza celebrate terror attack in which 2 Israelis were killed by giving out candies; Hamas and Islamic Jihad praise attack and blame it on “invasions” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 7, 2018
Headline: "The factions welcome [the operation], candies in the streets"
   "Pictures were published on social media today (Sunday) [Oct. 7, 2018] of civilians handing out candy in the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip out of joy over the operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) that a young Palestinian carried out in the settlement of Barkan in the northern West Bank, in which 2 Israelis were killed and a third wounded… The Hamas Movement welcomed the operation and described it as 'heroic.' It said in a statement: 'While we welcome the heroic operation, we emphasize that it was carried out as part of the natural response to the Israeli occupation's crimes against our people, which are ongoing in all of the Palestinian areas. [Hamas] also emphasizes that our people will not sit idly by in the face of the settlers’ invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the unceasing desecration of its plazas by them…'
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The pictures accompanying the article show candy being distributed in the streets.
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Fatah Facebook page glorifies terrorist stabber as a “Martyr” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 4, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The third anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Fadi Alloun (i.e., terrorist, wounded 1)
Glory and eternal life to our righteous Martyrs”

The image shows two pictures of terrorist Fadi Alloun.

Text on image: “The third anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Fadi Alloun”

Fadi Alloun - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured Israeli citizen Moshe Malka (15) near the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Alloun fled and was shot and killed by Israeli police. Before his attack, Alloun had written on his Facebook page: “Oh Allah, my goal is Martyrdom-death (
Shahada) or victory for Allah… Allah is great.”
Official Fatah Facebook page honors the anniversary of the death of terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 3, 2018
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows terrorist Muhannad Halabi, who murdered 2.

Posted text: “Today is the third anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of heroic Martyr Muhannad Halabi
Honor and eternal glory to our pure Martyrs”
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Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
 
 
Fatah official mocks Israel's defenses against terror and encourages killers: “May Allah grant them success” 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Oct. 3, 2018

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki:
“When [Muhannad] Halabi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) went out with a knife in spite of everyone, and they [Palestinians] began carrying out – may Allah grant them success – the Jerusalem operations (i.e., terror wave), they [Israelis] began to put cement blocks [at bus stops] to protect themselves.”
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Article in official PA daily glorifies Martyrs and Martyrdom, describes Palestinian kids trying to touch the Martyr's body to gain prestige among their fellows, Martyrs are "grooms" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 2, 2018
     "Only the mother remained to shed tears over the grave of her Martyr (Shahid) son Muhammad Zaghloul Al-Rimawi (i.e., suspected terrorist) after the participants in the funeral procession had scattered. She remained alone to cry over him and scattered roses over his grave...
When parting from the Martyrs, there are always symbolic images that remain in the mind and heart, and it does not matter how much time has passed. Here, at the parting from the Martyr, a father stands facing his son and gives him a military salute. This is an image that has repeated itself many times. In a different image, a boy is hanging out the window of a room and watching the parting from the Martyr... He comes out quickly and tries to touch the head of the Martyr. He wants to reach the glory in order to brag to his friends that he touched a Martyr, but he did not succeed.
When the body of the Martyr reached his home, his closest friend Ata looked for the Martyr's mother and shouted: 'We have brought you the groom; we have brought you the groom.'"
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Terrorist prisoner who planned murder teaches other prisoners international law and human rights 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 1, 2018
Headline: “Ramallah: A ceremony honoring the prisoners that passed a course in international law in Nafha and Hadarim”
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, in cooperation with The [International] Diplomatic Network of International Law and Human Rights and The Dream Academy, held a graduation ceremony yesterday [Sept. 30, 2018] for some students in the occupation’s Nafha Prison and Hadarim Prison. This was after they passed a training course in the field of international law and human rights, under the supervision of prisoners Ahed Abu Gholmeh (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of 1) and William Al-Rimawi (i.e., serving 30 years, PMW was unable to verify the nature of his crimes). Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr and District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam were present at the ceremony.”

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Abbas at UN GA: "I pay tribute to our pure Martyrs and our heroic prisoners," defends PA salaries to terrorists` policy 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 29, 2018
Headline: "Experts: Mahmoud Abbas' support for the families of the Martyrs, the prisoners, and the wounded highlights that our struggle is national and not connected to terror"
       "From the UN podium [on Sept. 27, 2018], [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas again emphasized the commitment to continue supporting the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), the prisoners, and the wounded, while rejecting all of the pressures and decisions of Israel, and with it the US...
Among the things Abbas said in his speech: 'I pay tribute to our pure Martyrs and our heroic prisoners. I say to all Palestinians: First, Israel considers [the Martyrs and prisoners] criminals. Why? Why does it [do so], when it has many thousands of people who have attacked everybody - and these are heroes? Why is the one who murdered [former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak] Rabin considered a hero (sic., Israel does not consider Yigal Amir a hero, he is serving a life sentence in prison -Ed.), and we - our people - are criminals whom it is forbidden to pay? I pay tribute to our heroic Martyrs and prisoners! And I say to everybody, we are standing before a time close to the dawn of freedom and independence. The darkness of the occupation will come to its end'...."
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Nablus Municipality participates in ceremony honoring families of prisoners serving life sentences 
Source: Facebook page of the Nablus Governorate, Sept. 27, 2018
Photos and text posted on the Facebook page of the Nablus Municipality

Posted text: “Sept. 27, 2018
In the photos: [Nablus Mayor] Engineer Adli Rifat Ya’ish participates in a ceremony honoring the family members of prisoners serving life sentences. The ceremony was held yesterday [Sept. 26, 2018] in the performance hall of the associations, organized by the National Committee to Support the Prisoners, the [PA-funded] Prisoner’s Club, and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs.”
 
 
PA District Governor of Nablus participates in ceremony honoring families of Palestinian prisoners serving life sentences, “in honor of their endurance and their sacrifice” 
Source: Facebook page of the Nablus Governorate, Sept. 26, 2018


Posted text:
“Nablus [District] Governor Maj. Gen. Akram Al-Rajoub participated today (Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018) in a ceremony honoring the families of the prisoners serving life sentences, in honor of their endurance and their sacrifice. The N ational Committee to Support the Prisoners, the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs, and the [PA-funded] Prisoner’s Club organized the event. This was with the participation of Prisoners’ Club Chairman Qadura Fares and [ Nablus] District Coordinator in the National Committee to Support the Prisoners Laila Khader.”
Image posted on official Facebook page of Fatah glorifies terrorist Abu Jihad, who is responsible the murder of 125 Israelis: “Glory to the Martyrs” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 21, 2018
Picture and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “A rare picture of the late Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125 Israelis)
Glory to the Martyrs”

The picture shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad.” In the upper left corner 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 under the Fatah logo: “The Information Office of the Fatah Movement’s Mobilization and Organization Commission”

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - 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 murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
 
Palestinian news agency publishes Hamas spokesman's congratulatory response to deadly terrorist attack  
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Sept. 16, 2018
Headline: “Hamas: We welcome the stabbing operation in Bethlehem”

“The Hamas Movement welcomed the stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) at the Gush Etzion shopping center in Bethlehem (sic., at Gush Etzion Junction), which is in the southern occupied West Bank. It led to a settler dying from his wounds.
Hamas Movement Spokesman Abd Al-Latif Al-Qanu’a said following the operation: ‘We welcome the stabbing operation in Bethlehem, which took place in parallel to the sacrifices by our people in the March of Return (refers to violent riots on the Gazan border; see note below –Ed.).’
Al-Qanu’a emphasized ‘The Palestinian people’s continuation in the Jerusalem Intifada, and in its legitimate right to carry out resistance in all its forms ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) against the Israeli occupation.’”

Khalil Jabarin - 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered 45-year-old Israeli American civilian Ari Fuld, a father of four, in a supermarket parking lot at Gush Etzion Junction, south of Jerusalem, on Sept. 16, 2018. Before succumbing to his wounds Fuld, together with another civilian at the scene, shot and wounded Jabarin, leading to his capture.

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Prisoner smuggled sperm out of prison, PA TV visits his son 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 16, 2018

Official PA TV program
Giants of Endurance

Official PA TV host: "Please, do you want to introduce this boy?"
Mother of prisoner Muhammad Al-Zitawi: "This is [Muhammad] Al-Zitawi’s son. Talk to him, talk to him."
Official PA TV host: "Is he a result of smuggling sperm?"
Mother of prisoner Muhammad Al-Zitawi: "Yes, praise Allah. Here he is. Muhammad, here is your son. He is with me."
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Prisoner Muhammad Al-Zitawi was deputy commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) in the Tulkarem area and is serving a 25-year sentence.
Prisoner smuggled sperm out of prison, wife gave birth to twins 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 16, 2018

Official PA TV program
Reporters in the Field, report from Hebron:

Official PA TV reporter: "In the city of Yatta, we visited the home of the family of prisoner Musa Zen– who was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment – as his wife has given birth to twins through sperm that was smuggled out of the occupation’s prisons."
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PMW was unable to determine the nature of Musa Zen’s crimes.
Hamas official blesses terror attack in which Israeli was murdered and calls it a “heroic operation,” while blaming attack on “ongoing violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Sept. 16, 2018
        “Following the heroic stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) that young Khalil Yusuf Jabarin (i.e., terrorist) carried out at the ‘Gush Etzion’ settlement (sic., at Gush Etzion Junction), which lead to the death of an extremist settler, Hamas political bureau member Husam Badran stated: ‘At a time when the Israeli enemy is carrying out its ongoing aggression against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and in the shadow of its ongoing attempts to impose a new reality on it, our Palestinian people are receiving the news today [Sept. 16, 2018] about the heroic operation that was carried out by young rebel Khalil Yusuf Jabarin at the ‘Gush Etzion’ settlement south of Jerusalem, which led to the death of a settler who is known for his extremism and his positions of hatred towards our people – and this is in order to reemphasize that our people will not be silent in the face of the ongoing violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque. While blessing this heroic operation, we emphasize that harming the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a red line, and that this operation is a response to warnings regarding the danger of what the occupation is currently doing, and what it intends to do at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Our Palestinian people knows how to respond to the occupation’s arrogance and its crimes.’”
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PLO official visits homes of terrorists, “emphasized the centrality of the interest in the cause of the prisoners” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 15, 2018
Headline: “Abu Bakr met with the relatives of the Bethlehem district prisoners and congratulated journalist Dar Ali on his release”

“[PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr met with dozens of released prisoners and relatives of prisoners from the city [of Bethlehem] yesterday [Sept. 14, 2018] at the Bethlehem District Hall, in the presence of Deputy District Governor Muhammad Taha Abu Ulya and Fatah’s Bethlehem Branch Secretary Muhammad Al-Masri, and emphasized the centrality of the interest in the cause of the prisoners and their relatives at all levels, the aid to them, and knowing their needs…
Slightly before the meeting, Abu Bakr visited the Commission’s directorate in Bethlehem and examined its needs in order to improve its activity and services in an ongoing manner. He also visited the home of the oldest of the district’s prisoners, Musa Nawawreh (PMW was unable to confirm the details of his crimes –Ed.), who was sentenced to life…
In addition, the delegation visited the home of prisoners Mahmoud Abu Sorour and Nasser Abu Sorour (i.e., terrorists, participated in murder of 1) – who were sentenced to life and arrested before the Oslo Accords – at the Aida refugee camp.”

Mahmoud and Nasser Abu Sorour – Palestinian terrorists who participated in planning and carrying out the assassination of Israeli security agent Haim Nachmani on Jan. 3, 1993, in Jerusalem. Each is serving 1 life sentence.
 
 
Abbas to award to terrorist serving 14 life sentences with "rank of major general as a sign of appreciation for his struggle and sacrifice for the homeland" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 9, 2018

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas will award prisoner commander Nasser Awais (i.e., terrorist, murdered 14), who is sentenced to 14 life sentences, the rank of major general as a sign of appreciation for his struggle and sacrifice for the homeland. It should be noted that prisoner Awais from the Balata Refugee Camp east of Nablus, together with a group of his friends, established the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah's military wing) in a direct appointment by [former PA] President Yasser Arafat…
Nasser Awais was the first to establish the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the homeland and was the secretary-general of the Brigades. The occupation forces expelled him and his name was included on the list of assassination targets until he was arrested in the Tubas district and sentenced to 14 life sentences for being behind many Martyrdom-seeking operations (i.e. terror attacks).
All of the ranks are small for your stature and the stature of the giants of the struggle.
Blessings on this decision that serves the national path."
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