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Violence and terror
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.
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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."
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
Fatah Facebook claims child terrorists who stabbed an Israeli were "accused of carrying out a stabbing operation (i.e., attack)," adds "#so_what" 
Source: Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Nov. 10, 2015

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement
Posted text: “A photo of one of the boys accused of carrying out a stabbing operation (i.e., attack) in Jerusalem . #so_what”
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Stabbing attack on light rail train in Pisgat Ze’ev - Two Palestinian terrorists, Muawiyah and Ali Alqam, aged 12 and 13, stabbed and wounded an Israeli security guard on Jerusalem’s light rail train in the Pisgat Ze’ev neighborhood, on Nov. 10, 2015. Israeli police shot and wounded the 12-year-old stabber and the second one was held by train passengers until security forces arrived.

"#so_what" is a new hashtag appearing on Palestinian social media as a slogan which is being used to encourage Palestinians to continue rioting, throwing rocks and using violence against Israelis. The words refer to a video that went viral, showing an elderly Palestinian man arguing with Israeli soldiers. A soldier points to rioting Palestinians, saying: "They're throwing rocks at us." The old man replies: "So what, let them throw rocks."

PA daily: Gazan children shout intifada slogans and poems, listen to intifada songs, love the "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2015
     "The children of Gaza are determined to take part, along with their young compatriots, in the mass insurgency, in order to help the Al-Aqsa Mosque and occupied Jerusalem in their own way. Some recite revolutionary poems, some recite farewell verses for the Martyrs (Shahids), and others shout revolutionary slogans, which remind their listeners of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., the second Intifada, PA terror campaign 2000-2005), 15 years ago... The mass insurgency... was not accidental, but rather a natural result of a series of cumulative political [incidents] and Israeli escalation measures, which led the Palestinian people to a point where it cannot bear them anymore nor remain silent about them. As a result, the stabbing operations (i.e., attacks against Israelis) carried out by the heroes of the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem have begun terrorizing the settler herds and causing them to stay inside their homes and in their hallucinations, the occupation army soldiers have begun killing anyone who passes by them - adults and young people, boys and girls - thinking they might stab them. 11-year-old Mariam Hammad... said: 'I love the songs, I love to sing them. My siblings also sing them at home, and we always see mom and dad turn on the TV when these songs are on. We also see Martyrs killed by the Jews. I always hear the song 'On the borders,' and long to fight the occupying Jews when I grow up." (PMW editorial note: The "On the borders" music video shows masked Hamas fighters with weapons, rockets being fired at Israel, and scenes from rocket attacks against Israel)
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Cartoon of boy throwing rock promotes violence 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 21, 2015

Drawing depicting a boy throwing a rock that hits a bell and causes it to ring, possibly indicating that rock throwing is a way to draw attention to the Palestinian cause.
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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.”
Prayer for extermination of Jews at funeral of 2 Palestinians 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Nov. 16, 2015

Unidentified speaker at funeral
: "[Allah,] do justice to the oppressed against the oppressors, and give them victory over the tyrants, O Master of the Universe. Strike the Jews, count them and kill them to the last one, and don't leave even one."
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This PA TV live recording is from at the funeral of Laith Manasrah and Abu Al-Aish – two Palestinians who were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Nov. 16, 2015, when the soldiers came to demolish the home of terrorist Muhammad Abu Shaheen, 30, who murdered Israeli Danny Gonen on June 19, 2015. The Israeli army reported that Manasrah and Al-Aish were terrorists who fired at Israeli soldiers and Palestinian reports said they were only observing the demolition when shot.
Song on official PA TV encourages Martyrdom: “My blood belongs to my land… there is nothing sweeter than Martyrdom… Whenever it [ the land] is thirsty, the blood of righteous Martyrs will water it" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 15, 2015
Song broadcast on official PA TV: Story of a Hero by singer Shadi Al-Burini
"Mahmoud woke up and left quickly. He wanted to return quickly
[He told his wife:] 'Give me the rifle.' She said: 'Be careful.'
He told her: 'My land calls me. I'm going and my blood belongs to my land.
And if I do not return, tell Ahmad (i.e., their unborn son) "there is nothing sweeter than Martyrdom."
'My land will remain free, despite the occupation
When Palestine calls us, it will find us [ready] on the top of the hill.
This land raised free men, glory and suffering have been sown in it
Whenever it is thirsty, the blood of righteous Martyrs will water it.'
Mahmoud resisted and did not give in
This is what he was taught and what he learned
In his last breath he said ‘There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his Prophet’
And closed his eyes and smiled.
[His son] Ahmad, 14 years later
Martyrs do not die
We are a people that do not know fear
We love Martyrdom
Here in Palestine, here we remain."
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Fatah official at memorial for killer of 2: “It is the right of our young men to cause Israeli women to cry, even though our women make sounds of joy after their sons’ and husbands’ deaths as Martyrs”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 14, 2015
Headline: “Ramallah: Rally to eulogize Martyr Muhannad Halabi”
     "Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen declared his pride while standing in the presence of the Martyrs who rebelled for Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Muhaisen saluted the soul of Martyr Muhannad Halabi, who detonated the Jerusalem Intifada, and emphasized that it is a revolution against the criminal occupation, which is supported by the fascist American administration. He said: ‘Maybe we do not have planes or tanks, but we have willpower that can defeat the occupation and achieve victory,’ and added: ‘It is the right of our young men to cause Israeli women to cry like our women are crying, even though our women make sounds of joy after their sons’ and husbands’ deaths as Martyrs.’"
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Terrorist Muhannad Halabi, 19, killed 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 police. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private 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."

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