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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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Promoting violence & terror
Palestinian political, religious, and social frameworks justify and promote violence and terror. On the one hand, Imams on Hamas and PA TV, political leaders and even children routinely express calls for future terror attacks against Jews and Israel. Citing the inherent evil Jewish nature, they proclaim that it is an Islamic and Palestinian duty to defend against the immediate threat and kill Jews.

On the other hand, the PA and Hamas actively glorify terrorists, particularly suicide terrorists, praising the killer and the act of killing as righteous and honorable.
At a PA cultural festival in June 2010, in the presence of the PA Minister of Culture, singers and dancers promote and glorify violence.
[PA TV (Fatah), The song was broadcast live on PA TV on June 4 and was rebroadcast June 24, July 9, July 13, July 16, July 20, Sept. 21, and Dec. 31, 2010. It was rebroadcast in 2011 on Oct. 3, 4, and 7]

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The Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas have created vast educational, social and cultural networks aimed at children that promote and glorify violence and terror. Palestinian children are taught through educational videos, schoolbooks, TV mascots and cultural events, to see violence and the “armed conflict” as heroic and to see themselves as future fighters against Israel:
"I came here following the conference elections. I hope that there will be more conferences like the 6th Fatah Conference (August 2009). These conferences are important for us because it makes us aware of leadership and that we will be combatants and wage resistance (violence) against the Israelis."
[PA TV (Fatah), July 8, 2010] Click here to view

At a Fatah high school graduation event, under the auspices of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the student graduates explained what they were taught by Fatah:
Male graduate: "In the name of the Shahids (Martyrs), in the name of the prisoners, in the name of the stone and the rifle."
Female graduate: "In the name of Fatah, the school that taught us the meaning of nationalism."
Male graduate: "In the name of Palestine: Haifa, Acre, Jaffa, and our Arab Jerusalem."
Female graduate: "In the name of Palestine: Gaza, the West Bank and the flag of national unity."
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Male graduate: "Fatah is [still] with the rifle. And our rifles are not rusty even if they have fired thousands of bullets." [Al-Filistiniya (Fatah), July 28, 2009] Click here to view
Prizewinning dance accompanied by song promoting Jihad at folk dance competition for kids at European-funded Palestinian cultural center  
Source: Website of the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus, Feb. 12, 2017
Headline: “The Yafa Cultural Center completed the first Yafa Folk Dance Competition by honoring three young winners”
        “The Yafa Cultural Center (a Palestinian center supported by European governmental contributions, see note below –Ed.) completed the first Yafa Folk Dance Competition in which 17 groups of children that performed choreography to folk dance routines competed, and which ended with the declaration of three winners from among the participants in the competition…
Winning first place was participant Ru’a Ahmed Sa’id Hamdan, 14, who performed her dance to the sound of the song Pull, For You Are Pulling [the Trigger], and won a golden map of Palestine that was given to her by the center.
Winning second place was participant Tharaa Muhammad Abu Muslim, 13, who performed her dance to the sound of the song O Sower of the Sesame, and won a silver map of Palestine. Winning third place was participant Amir Abu Jaafar, 14, who performed his dance to the sound of the song O Mountain Unmoved by the Wind, and won a bronze map of Palestine.”
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Young kids on PA TV children’s program recite poem promoting escalation of violence: “My rock has turned into an AK-47” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 20, 2017

Two children recite a poem on official PA TV program The Best Home:
"We want to speak openly, with no hesitation and with no fear
World, hear and see, my rock has turned into an AK-47 [assault rifle],
Your words are true, Yasser Arafat
O mountain, the wind will not move you."
PA TV host: "Bravo! You’re so talented!"
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Girl chants at Fatah rally: “Death is insignificant… I love Palestine, blood is spilled for it” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 8, 2017
Fatah rally in Asira Al-Shamaliya, north of Nablus


Young girl at rally:
"I belong to Fatah, so I have no fear
I love Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], Gaza, Haifa, and the Negev
I walk in the path of heroes who wrote the book of Fatah
I love the dear homeland - death is insignificant, O Arabs
I love Palestine - the blood is spilled for it
This is what Yasser [Arafat] called for...
He announced: For the sake of Jerusalem my path is burning.
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The Palestinian Authority justifies all terror as legitimate armed conflict, coining it “resistance,” the Palestinian euphemism for violence ranging from the terror to suicide bombings to stone throwing:
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and former PA senior official, Jibril Rajoub:
"Building a school and throwing a hand grenade, in my opinion, are resistance. I build the school in order to strengthen the reasons for my people's resolve, as one of several aspects of the resistance, and when there is a need to throw a grenade [or launch] a rocket, I'll do that as well out of my belief in the inevitable victory of my cause and its justness." Click here to view [PA TV (Fatah), May 12, 2010]
The PA at times adds that violence must be used wisely as an effective political tool. Depending on the political circumstances the Palestinian Authority alternates active calls for violence and terror with periods when they say that terror is being postponed because of temporary conditions:
Dr. Nabil Shaath, Fatah Foreign Affairs Commissioner:
"The popular struggle is a fundamental principle whose importance equals that of the armed struggle, since it is the responsibility and task of all the people. The current distancing from the armed struggle does not mean its absolute rejection." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2010]
Fatah leader Diab Al-Louh once worded it this way on PA TV: “The rifle seeds and diplomacy reaps.”
Fatah student movement threatens day of terror and killing against "Nazi" Israel for "heroic" prisoners 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 29, 2017


The image shows a statement by the Fatah student movement Shabiba regarding a planned hunger strike by Fatah prisoners starting on Prisoner’s Day, April 17, 2017.


Text on image: “On April 17, [2017,] prisoners of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah... will launch a new heroic campaign, whose fuel is their empty stomachs…
Our brave prisoners in all of the Nazi occupation’s prisons and detention camps are declaring a hunger strike with no time limit to defend the dignity of our people and its right to freedom and independence, and in resistance to the humiliation and the Nazi policy that the racist [Israeli] Prison Service is trying to impose on our prisoners…
We in the [Fatah] student [movement] Shabiba in Palestine declare the following:
  • Let us turn April 17, 2017, into a fire that will burn the occupiers and burn the land like an inferno under the feet of the tyrants, and let’s escalate the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians that includes use of violence -Ed.) everywhere. Therefore, we call on our brave students and the masses of our people to escalate the confrontation with the occupier at all the places of confrontation. We also call to intensify the campaigns of support for them and their families, because our prisoners are not alone in the campaign for freedom and dignity...”
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Fatah FB pic shows map of "Palestine" composed of rioting rock-throwers 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 18, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows masked Palestinian rioters throwing rocks, rolling tires, and waving flags. The rioters are presented in such a way that they form the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text in post and on image: “May your hands be sanctified, O holders of the rock”
Hamas leader: "Expel them from the 1948 borders" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Mar. 8, 2017
Al-Aqsa TV, speech by Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar
Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar: “Allah says in the Quran: ‘And expel them from wherever they have expelled you’ (Quran, Sura 2:191, Sahih International translation). According to the grammarians , the word ‘from’ notes partialness. Where did the Jews expel us from? From the 1967 borders or from the 1948 borders (i.e., Israel)? From the 1948 borders. Expel them from the 1948 borders, like they expelled you. In other words, the Jews leaving the lands occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel) is a principle that is unchangeable because it is mentioned in Allah’s book. ‘And expel them from wherever they have expelled you.’ ...We want Palestine, all of Palestine, and not one grain of soil less.
It is said in the Quran: ‘And kill them wherever you overtake them’ (Quran, Sura 2:191, Sahih International translation). We do not recognize the difference between the 1967 borders and the 1948 borders. We will resist them where we can. Aboveground, underground, and if we will have planes to fly we will fight them from the skies.”

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