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Promoting violence & 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.
 
Click to view PMW special report: “From Terrorists to Role Models

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
Instructions on Facebook to Gazans for "March of Return" riots: "Bring a knife, dagger, or handgun," kidnap Israeli civilians, and murder soldiers and settlers  
Source: Independent Palestinian Facebook page "The Great March of Return", May 14, 2018

Text posted on the independent Palestinian Facebook page "The Great March of Return"

Posted text:
“#IMPORTANT #Instructions for participants: [...]
Rebelling young people,
Treat seriously and do not take lightly the requests to bring a knife, dagger, or handgun, if you have one, and to leave them under your clothes and not use them or show them, except if you identify one of the [Israeli] soldiers or settlers. Do not kill Israeli civilians, instead hand them over to the resistance immediately, because this is the point that Israel fears, as it knows that the capturer can set any condition he wants.”
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PA TV filler praises Palestinian girl who physically assaulted Israeli soldiers 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 21, 2017
Official PA TV filler praising Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi who physically assaulted two Israeli soldiers together with her cousin and mother, see note below; the filler features video from the incident as well as images and text

Text on screen:
“Palestinian courage knows no bounds. Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old young woman, stood before the soldiers. This armed soldier received slaps he will never forget, and [Tamimi] does not fear him. Despite her youth, this is not the first confrontation between them [Tamimi and her cousin] and the occupation soldiers. And regarding Ahed, winner of the 2012 Handala Courage Award, [she has] a long history of struggle. Social media stormed in solidarity with #Ahed_Tamimi. It should be noted that 339 prisoner minors [are imprisoned] in the oppressive occupation’s prisons. Our children were born for freedom!”

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, 16, physically assaulted two Israeli soldiers together with her cousin and mother on Dec. 15, 2017, in Nabi Saleh north of Ramallah, in a filmed incident evidently intended to provoke the soldiers. Tamimi was later arrested along with her cousin and mother.
Fatah posts guide to stone throwing with image of child using a slingshot 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 16, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Twitter account

The image shows a Palestinian child using a slingshot as a fire burns behind him.

Posted text:
“In order to hit the target, there are three conditions:
1. Stand stably and balance your legs, arms, and body well
2. Focus your gaze on the center of the target, and do not look at anything other than it
3. Keep the desired balance between your body and your weapon; you are the one that controls the weapon, and not the other way around
If you did not understand this, read it again, and if you still have not understood, here is an example picture for you”
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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.”
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls on Palestinians to carry out Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to prevent Israel’s “harming” of holy sites  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 18, 2018
Headline: “National calls for Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its gates”
   “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is called on the members of our people to go out on a pilgrimage to the [Al-Aqsa] Mosque and to carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there. He also called on the institutions of the international community that support the protection of heritage and culture to act seriously in order to stop the occupation’s harming (- of the holy sites –Ed.), and not to let the [harm] develop until it becomes an established fact.”
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls on Palestinians to carry out Ribat at the Cave of the Patriarchs  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 10, 2018
Headline: “Ida’is called for mass Friday prayers at the Ibrahimi Mosque”
      “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is called on our people everywhere it is located to go on Friday [Aug. 10, 2018] to pray at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) there in order to defend it from the plans of the occupation that is striving to take control of it.”
Fatah leader in Gaza: Attempts to disarm Hamas are erasing the “national struggle”; “we will stand against this occupation with our souls… and defend the weapons of the resistance” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Aug. 9, 2018
Headline: “Fatah leader: Hamas is an integral part of the national movement and its disarmament from the weapons of the resistance is an effort to erase the national struggle”
     “Fatah Movement leader [in Gaza] Nidal Khadra called to defend the resistance and the weapons of the resistance. He said on his Facebook account… that the Hamas Movement, with all of its parts, will remain an integral part of our people and the national movement, and that the effort to disarm it is an effort to erase what remains of the national struggle under the pretext of hatred towards Hamas and its resistance. [He said that] we will not take this disgrace upon ourselves, and therefore we will stand against this occupation with our souls and what remains of our bodies and defend the weapons of the resistance and the shoes of the members of the resistance – and not their heads – as they are as high and lofty as mountains.”
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