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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-Luh once worded it this way on PA TV: “The rifle seeds and diplomacy reaps.”
Fatah Facebook celebrates youngest female suicide bomber and vows to "continue on the path of... Shahada" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Mar. 29, 2014
Text: “The anniversary of the Martyrdom death of the hero Ayyat Al-Akhras’”
Text on photo: “The 12th anniversary of the Martyrdom death of the hero Ayyat Al-Akhras from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing)
On the anniversary of your death as a Martyr, we renew the promise and oath of allegiance to your pure blood to continue on the path of victory or Martyrdom (Shahada).”

Note: Ayyat Al-Akhras - the youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (age 17). She killed 2 Israelis and injured 28 in a suicide bombing near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002. Israel transferred the terrorist's body to the PA on Feb. 2, 2014.
Fatah official: “The rifle is here, and it can go off at any moment” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Mar. 17, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast a ceremony supporting the Palestinian state and national principles in Jericho.
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi:
"A national enterprise cannot succeed without the National Liberation Movement, Fatah. We in this movement have not cast down the rifle and have not let go of the rifle. The rifle is here! The method of struggle we are adopting now (i.e., negotiations) is [only] one of the methods of struggle. But the rifle is here, and it can burst forth at any moment, with a new method and a new leadership. It will burst forth from this [current] leadership if we remain alive, because we are its people; and if we are no longer alive, [then] our sons, our young lions and you will be its people. Revolution until victory, until victory, until victory."
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Senior Palestinian official: "Allah will gather [the Israelis] so we can kill them" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 12, 2014

PA TV host: On the issue discussed in the media, that Netanyahu failed in his attempt to stir up the media around the so-called arms ship (Iranian shipment of arms to Gaza intercepted by Israel), and so he turned to the option of bloodshed, which explains the number of Martyrs (3 Islamic Jihad terrorists) who fell in 24 hours. In other words, he failed to draw the world's attention, and so resorted to the Israeli occupation's traditional method - killing Palestinians in order to provoke a hurried Palestinian reaction. How do you see this?

Member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki: Netanyahu went and provoked an uproar, like [when] he drew a nuclear bomb [and said] this is what Iran wants. He failed in the Iranian issue, and tried to improve his situation with the Palestinian issue... These Israelis have no belief, no principles. They are an advanced instrument of evil. They say, the Holocaust, and so on - fine, why are they doing this to us? Therefore, I believe that Allah will gather them so we can kill them. I am informing the murderer of his death.

Fatah spokesman glorifies female terrorist Dalal Mughrabi and promises Palestinian students will "complete the journey" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 12, 2014
     "Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf said that the Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi was an extraordinary example of struggle, whose headline is bravery, heroism, sacrifice and courage, and that she is considered the one who inspired her generation and the next generations. Assaf made these statements during a speech he gave in Fatah's name at the Al-Amari Youth Club, which had organized a rally to mark the anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dalal Mughrabi yesterday, in cooperation with Fatah and the Popular Committee of the [Al-Amari] refugee camp.
Assaf added that the Martyr Dalal will remain among us forever, through the 'Sisters of Dalal' (i.e., the Palestinian universities' Fatah committee), who will complete the journey and keep the flag waving until it is raised over the walls of Jerusalem and over its churches and mosques. On this occasion, Fatah promised to the masses of our heroic people that it would remain loyal to the promise of the Martyr Dalal and her companions, and to all the Martyrs, until freedom, independence and return [are achieved].
The event's participants included Rashida Mughrabi, the sister of the Martyr Dalal, Revolutionary Council Member [and Deputy Minister of Prisoners' Affairs] Ziad Abu Ein, Palestinian Parliament Member Jamal Huweil, Chairman of the People's Committee of the [Al-Amari] refugee camp, the mayor of Betunia and a large crowd..."
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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, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
Fatah terror group: Armed resistance until liberation of all of Palestine 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 11, 2014
     “The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Palestine said they would continue [to adopt] the option of armed resistance until the liberation of all of Palestine.
In a message received by Ma’an, the Brigades stated that the [period of] calm has ended, as the occupation continues to kill, Judaize and settle. They emphasized that the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) will never be forfeited. They called on President Mahmoud Abbas to stand firm and reject the Kerry plan, [and said that] ‘the Palestinian people, with all its groups and factions, stand behind you against any [form of] political extortion by the Western powers.’”
Cartoon calls for return to armed struggle 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, Mar. 11, 2014
Cartoon shows a small boy pulling the hand of a man who is carrying a rifle, dressed in a military uniform and wearing a traditional Palestinian headscarf. The child says to the armed man:
"We have missed you,
come back."
Speaker at Fatah rally: “Negotiations and armed activity are [both] necessary to free the prisoners.” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 4, 2014
     “[At a Fatah rally held in Gaza in support of prisoner Fuad Al-Shubaki,] Fatah reiterated its support of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the [PA] leadership. It [the movement] expressed its appreciation of the efforts being made to free the prisoners, and demanded that all legitimate measures be adopted to empty the prisons.
This [support was expressed] during a well-attended rally organized by Fatah in cooperation with the Nidal Al-Amoudi division of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, as a sign of solidarity with the prisoner and national leader, Fuad Al-Shubaki…
Abu Muhammad, a spokesman for the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, said that the Brigades are committed to the promise, and will reach the prisons to free the prisoners…
Muwaffaq Hmeid, director of the Gaza-based Association of Prisoners and Released Prisoners (Husam)… noted that Fatah was the first to kidnap occupation soldiers with the aim of freeing prisoners… He emphasized that negotiations and armed activity are [both] necessary to free the prisoners.”

Note: Fuad Al-Shubaki - a senior PA official serving a 20-year prison term. He was behind the attempt to smuggle 50 tons of illegal weapons into the Palestinian Authority aboard the Karin-A weapons’ ship in 2002.
PA TV celebrates birth of terrorist's son with song: "We love Martyrdom (Shahada)" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 27, 2014
Official PA TV program For You visited the home of Ziad Bazar to celebrate the birth of his son.
Song playing in the background: 
“You, occupier, must know who we are and who you are.
We will never be humiliated,
whereas you are the epitome of humiliation.
When [the] Al-Aqsa [Mosque] calls,
even if we are to die,
we love Martyrdom (Shahada).
Like the tree in the soil of my land,
we will die upright.”

Note: Ziad Bazar was sentenced to 23 years in prison, out of which he has served 10. In 2014, Bazar’s wife gave birth to a son, apparently conceived through artificial insemination with Bazar’s sperm, which, according to Palestinian media sources, his wife had smuggled out of prison.
PA TV broadcast of terrorist’s funeral: “With soul and with blood we will redeem you!” 
Source: Al-Fajer TV (local independent Palestinian station), Feb. 24, 2014
Al-Fajer TV broadcast the funeral of terrorist Sarhan Sarhan, posted on YouTube Feb. 24, 2014:
Song played at the funeral: "Fatah man with Kalashnikov (assault rifle), Only you please me, the man with Kalashnikov!"
Shouts during the funeral: "Sarhan, rest in peace, we will continue the struggle!" "Oh prisoners, we are united, and we have defeated the enemy!" "With soul and with blood we will redeem you, Sarhan!" "Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching to Jerusalem."...
Tulkarem District Governor Abdullah Kamil (representing President Mahmoud Abbas):Masses of the heroic Palestinian people wherever you are, members of our nation, today we escort this great heroic Martyr like a bridegroom. [He] who sacrificed his life for Palestine... [Behold], here he is returning today and once again our masses are proving that they are committed to the promise and the oath, and they continue on the journey of sacrifice and giving."
Tulkarem District Governor Abdullah Kamil in an interview after the funeral: "All our Martyrs who were buried in the 'numbered cemeteries' (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers) will certainly return and be buried... They will be escorted as bridegrooms, as this heroic Martyr was escorted."
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For the full transcript and a description of the terrorist, click "full article.''
Fatah official at terrorist's funeral: "We have a desire for death" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 12, 2014
Official PA TV News reported on the military funeral of Habash Hanani, whose body was recently transferred by Israel to the PA.
Habash Hanani’s sister: “We are proud of him, praise be to Allah.”
Fatah Secretary in Nablus Mahmoud Shtayyeh: “This is the fate of the Palestinian people; that it should die as Martyrs (Shahids) for Palestine and for the soil of this precious homeland, for Jerusalem and for the state. We are a people with a desire for life, and we have a desire for death, so we will have a future with freedom and dignity.”

Note: Habash Hanani was a member of the terror organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing). Hanani shot and murdered 3 students and wounded 2 others in an attack on a high school in the town of Itamar on May 28, 2002. Israel transferred the terrorist's body to the PA on Feb. 11, 2014.
Deputy Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs: Resistance is "a valid option" to free the prisoners 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 12, 2014
     “Activists and prisoners’ family members held a sit-down strike in front of the offices of the Red Cross in the city of El-Bireh to protest the [Israel] Prison Service’s policy of medical neglect of the prisoners…
In a speech, Deputy Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Ziad Abu Ein emphasized that there must be a timetable for the release of all prisoners… He noted that resistance is still a valid option in the struggle to free the prisoners.”
Fatah official: We value life, but we also value dying for our homeland 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 5, 2014
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning broadcast a report on the national mass wedding in Gaza. The PA organizes mass weddings once a year to help young people who don't have the means to hold a wedding celebration on their own.
The program hosted Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad.

The TV host explains that this event proves that “our nation loves life, and we have proven this to the entire world.”
Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad: “You know what the problem is – the problem is that Israel has always tried to sell the idea that we love death, that we are always on our way to die as Martyrs (Shahids), because for us, life has no value. No – life does have value for us; if we die as Martyrs, it is only to protect the homeland, and we consider that a noble national message that we must fulfill: the moment we go to die as Martyrs and joyfully accompany the Martyrs’ procession, we return afterwards and joyfully accompany the wedding procession – therefore, this message, which the occupation has labored to actualize and propagate to the world, is not true at all: we oppose and fight and stand up to the occupation, [while] trying to protect our heritage, land, homeland and identity – and at the same time, we are happy.”
Minister of Religious Affairs: We are prepared to give our life and blood for Palestine 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Feb. 2, 2014
     "[Our homeland] has given us a divine testimony; Palestine endowed us with this testimony when the Prophet, peace be upon Him, said: ’A group from among my nation will continue to recognize the truth, will defeat its enemies, and will not be harmed by those who opposed it or by the troubles that may afflict it, until Allah gives His ruling. It has been said, ‘Where are they, Messenger of Allah?’ He said, ‘They are in Jerusalem and its surroundings.’ This land has given us this honor, and therefore, we are prepared to give it the most precious of our possessions - even [our] life and blood, so that it will remain pure, so that it will remain honorable and noble. The State of Palestine will exist, and the occupation is doomed to perdition."
Fatah official: “The movement has not, and will not, lay down its weapons” until Palestinian goals are achieved 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 2, 2014
     “Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi said the movement has not, and will not, lay down its weapons until the national goals of the Palestinians are achieved. He noted that the movement has used a variety of means, including military struggle, popular struggle, diplomatic activity at the UN and negotiations, to achieve these goals.”
Fatah praises shooter and promises “we will be next” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Jan. 30, 2014
Muhammad Mahmoud Mubarak shot at an Israeli army position on Jan. 29, 2014. He was killed in the ensuing fire exchange with Israeli forces.
Text: "They [Yasser Arafat and Muhammad Mubarak] preceded and we will be next.
Glory and eternity for our heroic Martyrs (Shahids)."
Text on photo: "On couches, facing one another, with God on a magnificent throne (i.e., paraphrase of verses from Quran Sura 56 that describes Heaven).
Heroic Martyr Muhammad Mahmoud Mubarak."
Sheikh on PA TV: "Islam calls for Jihad and to seek Martyrdom death" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 29, 2014
Official PA TV program Personal Encounter hosted Sheikh Jamal Khattab Deputy Head of the Islamic Jihadist Movement from the Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon.
The movement was founded in the 1970s and participated in the Palestinian struggle.

Sheikh Jamal Khattab: “The Islamic [Jihadist] Movement fulfilled this role [in light of its] Islamic background. The source is that Islam calls for Jihad and to seek Martyrdom death (Istish'had) and to liberate the land. Most of the Palestinian people are Muslim by nature. Even those who weren’t in Islamic organizations come from a religious morality. Even Fatah’s first declaration was ‘Out of our faith in holy Jihad.’ Therefore we took on this role at that time so as to fulfill the Islamic reality of the period, because everyone was asking what the Muslims’ role in liberating Palestine was.”
Fatah official: “Armed operations serve the negotiations,” “We…have the right to use all forms of struggle” 
Source: YouTube, Jan. 27, 2014
Interview with Fatah Central Committee Member Azzam Al-Ahmad on Jordan TV’s Third Opinion program.
Jordanian TV host: “Israel made you drop the resistance and is negotiating with you, with no results.”
Al-Ahmad: “No. It can’t make us drop the resistance. There are many forms of resistance; read our publications. Armed operations (i.e., terror attacks) are one form of resistance; political activity is another; the dissemination of information, negotiations, the nonviolent popular struggle – all these are forms [of resistance]. This is the way of all nations. Armed operations serve the negotiations. All freedom movements end up sitting at the negotiating table.”
Host: “In other words, you – the Palestinian Authority – don’t oppose armed resistance to the occupation?”
Al-Ahmad: “Certainly not... We say that we too have the right to use all forms of struggle at the appropriate time, including the other forms of struggle - armed or not armed. At the moment, we are leaning on the nonviolent public struggle. The circumstances of reality, [our] independent capabilities, the objective possibilities, – these are the things that determine the form of struggle: Will it be diplomatic action? Popular resistance? armed resistance? Negotiations? It depends on the circumstances.”
[Jordanian TV Dec. 27, 2013; posted on YouTube on Jan. 27, 2014]

For a longer transcript of the interview, click "full article."
Fatah official: Negotiations must be reinforced by “armed struggle” 
Source: Al-Mayadeen (Lebanon), Jan. 23, 2014
An interview on Al-Mayadeen TV (Lebanon) with Tawfiq Tirawi, member of Fatah Central Committee:
Tirawi: “There is no way a Palestinian state will be established in the West Bank and [the] Gaza [Strip] within the next twenty years... The negotiations are giving us nothing. The only thing that is possible is [what is called] the ‘sphere of activity’. We – all Palestinian organizations – must return to the ‘sphere of activity’.”
Al-Mayadeen TV host: “What you are saying is important. Let me say that this is new…”
Tirawi: “When we enter the ‘sphere of activity’, I’m telling you: lots of things will change.”
Host: “’Sphere of activity’, that is to say…”
Tirawi: “Resistance... All forms of resistance. My dear brother, what is resistance? Standing firm is resistance; negotiating is a kind of resistance; but there has to be something in the field to aid and reinforce it, right?”
Host: “Weapons.”
Tirawi: “Weapons or popular resistance. There are a hundred ways of resistance. [So] let’s get on with the resistance. But [this doesn’t mean] every organization can engage in resistance in whatever way it wants. It doesn’t work that way. There has to be a Palestinian strategic national plan, one that is acceptable to everyone – both to those in the PLO and to those outside the PLO and which will be implemented by Palestinians. At that point, we will see what method of resistance is appropriate for that stage, and we will act accordingly... What you are hearing from Fatah isn’t anything new... At our Sixth Convention, held in Bethlehem, we did not rule out any of our options for resistance, of which armed struggle is one.”

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Palestinian official announces "launch of a popular struggle activity... a widespread, popular, peaceful Intifada" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 22, 2014
PA TV News reported on the third annual convention for supporting the sick Palestinian prisoners. PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah attended the convention.
Chairman of the Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares: “The announcement [which has been made] openly and clearly, of the launch of a popular struggle activity, which we, in keeping with our tradition, like to call a widespread, popular, peaceful Intifada (i.e., as opposed to the two previous violent Intifadas) – its success and spread are contingent on the participation of the Palestinian leadership from the highest echelons down to the last citizen.”
Fatah publicizes threats to bomb Tel Aviv on its official Facebook page 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Jan. 21, 2014
Text: "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades Palestine"
Speaker: "The enemy (i.e., Israel) must understand that the Martyr Commander Nidal Al-Amoudi left behind an army of well-trained fighters. We swear to you that we will turn the beloved [Gaza] Strip into a graveyard for your soldiers, and we will turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire. Ball of fire..."
Song: "We are going on the way. We are the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' [Brigades]
Oh usurper, don't forget it."
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EU-funded PA TV program: "With the rifle we will impose our new life"  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 19, 2014
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Singers: "Oh Palestinians, [the Zionist] shot you with the rifle,
the Zionists are killing your doves in your sacred area.
Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you...
Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain,
with the rifle we will impose our new life...
Fire is in my hands, and with you attack the snake's head (Israel)..."
TV host: "Thank you for this beautiful song and your fine voice."

Co-produced with PYALARA (EU-funded NGO)
PA official: Intifada that caused 2000 deaths is “peaceful popular resistance" that should be reorganized in current times 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 18, 2014
Headline: “Al-Damiri called to expand the base for popular resistance and to draw inspiration from the first Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign).”
     “Adnan Al-Damiri, General Political Commissioner and Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces, met with the elected executive council of the An-Najah National University youth... Al-Damiri spoke of the importance of bolstering peaceful popular resistance in the confrontation with the occupation, settler droves and attempted attacks on Palestinian people and land. He noted that the Palestinian people has done wonders by carrying out peaceful popular resistance throughout the history of its modern revolution, and has been brilliantly successful in this. The greatest example of this is the ‘Children of the Stones’ Intifada (i.e., the first Palestinian wave of violence against Israel, 1988-1993) that exposed the occupation’s shame to the world and showed the savagery of the Israeli army when confronting the children of Palestine who were using songs, shouts and stones in their struggle. Al-Damiri said that peaceful popular resistance should be organized and expanded in new and clever ways."
Fatah Facebook posts picture of militant carrying rifle on his “return” to Palestine 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Jan. 13, 2014
     “I am a member of Fatah. I applaud only it and its heroic army that is bringing about my return [to Palestine]. I am a member of Fatah, oh land of the Arabs. I carry my rifle and on my head is my keffiyeh (Arab headdress).”
Abbas applauds following call for Jihad in Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Jan. 13, 2014
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “There is a message we must convey to those who kidnapped the Yarmouk [Palestinian] refugee camp [in Syria] with baseless false slogans, pretexts, and excuses. We say to them: ‘The venue for resistance and Jihad is not the Yarmouk refugee camp. Whoever wants resistance, whoever wants Jihad, the direction for Jihad is well-known and clear. Everyone knows it. I don’t think that there is anyone who doesn’t know where Jihad is supposed to take place. [Applause from the audience] I don’t think that there is anyone who doesn’t know to where we should direct efforts or where to concentrate the masses. I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t know this. Those who send young people to Syria or elsewhere to die for a misdirected cause must stop and understand that Jerusalem is still waiting. Jerusalem is the direction, Jerusalem is the address. [Abbas and audience applaud.] A compass that does not point to Jerusalem, Muhammad has nothing to do with it. Put an end to your ignorance, and recognize that you [those fighting in Syria] are nothing more than small tools in a game [controlled by] malicious hands that are running a filthy game to crush the Ummah (Islamic Nation) and diminish it, and deflect the compass, away from its true direction.”
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Note: A large sign on stage announced that the event was under the auspices of Abbas.
Released terrorist calmly describes how he murdered two young Israeli hikers 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 9, 2014
Issa Abd Rabbo: "There was supposed to be a military operation shooting at a bus transporting Israeli soldiers... I was surprised when on my way to the area, I waited, waited and waited and the bus didn't come. I was forced to carry out an operation on my own, an improvisation, I took it upon myself. An Israeli car approached, with two in it. I said, here's a chance and I don't want to return empty-handed. They left the car... and walked towards the valley, and sat down under a pine tree. I went down to them. Of course I was masked and was carrying a rifle. He asked me: Are you a guard here? I told him: 'No, I'm in my home.' I told him: 'You are not allowed here. This is our land and our country. You stole it and occupied our land and I'm going to act against you.' They were surprised by what I told them. I tied them up of course and then sentenced them to death by shooting, in the name of the revolution. I shot them, one bullet each, and went [hiding] in the mountains... I went to my aunt and told her: 'We have avenged Muhammad's blood.'"

Note: In October 2013, Abbas received Issa Abd Rabbo and other released terrorists at a PA ceremony and called them “heroes.”
For a description of Issa Abd Rabbo's crime, click "full article" below.
Released terrorist describes shooting and murdering Israeli driver 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 9, 2014
Interview on Ma’an TV with released terrorist Asrar Samrin:
     "A few days before December 1, 1991, there was a successful operation (i.e., terror attack) and we decided to set out for another operation... This was the first drive-by shooting at a fast moving car in the West Bank. I shot a settler and killed him in the operation. There was a 14-year-old girl next to the settler and it turned out she was his daughter. I could have shot her, but I didn't kill her, meaning, I didn't even shoot her, only the settler."

Note: Asrar Samrin – was serving a life sentence for the murder of Israeli citizen Tzvi Klein (Dec. 3,1991), but was released in October 2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
PLO official visits and congratulates released murderers 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2014
     “Director of the [PLO] Department for Jerusalem Affairs and PLO Executive Committee member Ahmed Qurei asserted that [we] must continue and release all the prisoners, especially the last group of prisoners who were arrested before the Oslo [Accords]... He spoke during a visit he made to the homes of released [prisoners] from Jerusalem to congratulate them on their release. Qurei visited released [prisoner] Jamal Abu Jamal in the village of Al-Mukaber, released [prisoner] Bilal Abu Hussein, released [prisoner] Yassin Abu Khdeir from the town of Shuafat and Mahmoud Abu Da’ajneh from the Shuafat refugee camp.”

Notes: Jamal Abu Jamal – was arrested in May 1994 for attempted murder. He was serving a sentence of 22 years in prison but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Bilal Abu Hussein – was arrested in 1988 for blocking roads and setting a vehicle on fire. While in prison, he and his cellmates murdered a prisoner whom they suspected of collaborating with Israel. He was sentenced to 36 years in prison but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Yassin Abu Khdeir – Shot Yigal Shahaf to death in Jerusalem on October 10, 1987. He was serving a sentence of 28 years in prison but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Mahmoud Da’ajneh - took part in the murder of Sarah Sharon who was stabbed to death in Holon on January 20, 1993. He was serving a life sentence but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Released prisoner sends coded message to terrorist prisoners through PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 3, 2014
Israeli police have since verified in a statement that Hamas uses Palestinian TV broadcasts to send coded messages to prisoners in the prisons.
Released prisoner Bilal Abu Hussein: "I say to my brothers: Don't think about it too much. It will come on its own. I wish all of them freedom, especially the prisoners who lived with me in the Nafha, Gilboa, Ashkelon and Rimon prisons. I wish they may live the moment of happiness together with their families... I have a present for the guys, right after my arrival home: I send them love [makes heart sign], victory [makes victory sign], and a few people have signs between me and them, and they know them [additional sign with thumb and index finger]. And, Allah willing, may their aspirations be realized."
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Fatah promotes “armed struggle” to liberate land from the “impurity of Zionism” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Jan. 2, 2014
 
The picture that Ofir Gendelman criticized, which was originally posted on Fatah's Facebook page.
     "In his Twitter account, the occupation government's spokesperson [Ofir Gendelman] criticized the Fatah Movement's Main [Facebook] Page, because it posted a photo of armed people from the movement as the page's cover photo on the eve of [US Secretary of State] Kerry's arrival, as if his racist government welcomed Kerry with flowers. [In fact,] every day it does business deals to build new settlements.
For 49 years the Fatah Movement has carried out an armed struggle, a political struggle and a global struggle against the Israeli Zionism. The arms of the people of our giant movement will not tremble because of the words of angry midgets. The Fatah Movement will remain the symbol of the struggle until the liberation of our land from the impurity of Zionism. Long live your revolution, Palestinians!"
PA leader supports Hamas kidnapping of Israeli soldiers 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 2, 2014
Deputy-Secretary of Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub: "If Hamas wants to kidnap soldiers, let them kidnap soldiers. Let them kidnap. Let them kidnap if they [the Israelis] don't want to release prisoners, but want them as prisoners forever, so [the prisoners] will come out as ghosts and skeletons. The Israelis need to understand. It's clear that kidnapping is the language they understand. On the contrary, we encourage them [Hamas]. When they kidnapped [Gilad] Shalit, we congratulated them. When they concluded the Shalit [exchange] deal, in spite of our having a few reservations about it, we also congratulated them."
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Note: In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
Fatah official praises Mughrabi and female terrorist “role model[s]” for taking part in “armed struggle” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2014
An episode of the PA TV program Palestine this Morning discussed the role of women in Palestinian society and hosted Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad.
1st PA TV host: “During the Palestinian revolution and its history, the woman was this struggle’s important and essential element... She participated in all aspects of the struggle, and in fact proved that she is an element worthy of a prominent place in Palestinian society and that she is part of the important history of this great nation.”
2nd PA TV host: “On this occasion, we will recite a stanza from a poem that reads: ‘On the eleventh of March, a Saturday, an Arab self-sacrificing fighter emerged from the waves, and the dark-skinned Arab [woman] Dalal [Mughrabi] set out and cried: ‘My country, my country, my country!’”
1st PA TV host: “Dr. Amal, throughout Palestinian history, the woman had an important role in the armed struggle... How would you describe the role of the Palestinian woman in recent years?”...
Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad: “The Palestinian woman was a partner in the struggle. She carried the rifle, she was on the front lines…Dalal Mughrabi was at the front lines, she led men in the battle of defiance and in the resistance against the occupation... She led a quality operation (i.e., terror attack) in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Israel). She killed dozens of Israeli army officers, and she was the leader of this operation. She led men. She is a source of pride in her struggle, her history, her giving and her sacrifice. The woman was a [role] model in the national struggle and this role model is now being copied, and [students] learn about it at the world’s universities.”

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Fatah: International law permits us to use military struggle to attain freedom 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2013
PA TV special broadcast to mark the anniversary of Fatah’s establishment:
Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad: “Our forms of struggle are diverse, according to the legitimate international rules that allow nations to use all means, including a military struggle, to attain their freedom.”

Note: PA leaders have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that the "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."
Abbas calls released terrorists “heroes” and hopes for release of all prisoners 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2013
PA TV broadcast PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the PA event celebrating the release 26 Palestinian terrorist murderers from prison:
     "[The release of our prisoners] is a day of joy for our nation, for our people, for our heroic prisoners... We promise you that this will not be the last time. There will be more groups of heroes who will come to us one after the other, Allah willing, soon. We promise you that there will be no final agreement [with Israel] unless all the prisoners are in their homes. They [the Israelis] postponed these heroes' release by 24 hours and this is something we do not accept. Once again, we congratulate you and ourselves for the [release] of these heroes."
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Note: In August 2013, Israel agreed to release 104 Palestinian terrorists from prison, which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks. The terrorists were released in stages. The first group of 26 was released on Aug. 13, 2013. The second group of 26 was released on Oct. 30, 2013. The third group was released on Dec. 29, 2013.
PA TV song honoring Arafat glorifies violence and venerates rifle 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2013
     "Engrave on the rifle butt the symbol of Fatah's Al-Asifa [unit]
He [Arafat] taught the whole world how to revolt. Yasser - symbol of freedom
Oh Elder, I swear by [your] uniform and your keffiya
Mahmoud Abbas is on the same path when it comes to [our] state and identity
We fired the rifle, we faced the storm
We responded to the cannon with a pistol
Using stones, we ignited a revolution and wrote [history], oh Fatah men
On the rifle butt, we have engraved [Fatah's] symbol
On the grip, we have engraved "Arafat"
On the top cover we have inscribed the history of the free
On the barrel -- the name of the homeland
The flash-suppressor ignited and burst
Here it is, oh rifle sight
The state is only a few meters away
Oh action-spring, receive and shoot [bullets] continuously
Change the magazine -- there are hundreds [of them]
Load it into the chamber
Oh AK-47, make sounds of joy and salute the Elder (Arafat)"
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Note: This video aired 7 times in one week, four times on Nov. 11, twice on Nov. 13 and again on Nov. 16, 2011. It was broadcast in 2012 on on Dec. 29 and 31, and once in 2013 on Dec. 31.
Fatah Facebook promotes “armed struggle” with picture of child holding rifle 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, Dec. 28, 2013
Writing on photo and text: “The National Liberation Movement, Fatah, the torch of the armed struggle”
PA Ministry of Information celebrates anniversary of Stone Intifada and promotes "recreating the sights" seen at that time 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2013
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: ‘The Stone Intifada paved the road to freedom’”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Information marked the 26th anniversary of the Stone Intifada (i.e., the first Palestinian wave of violence against Israel, 1988-1993)… the Ministry stated that the popular Intifada began in the course of our people’s journey of freedom, in its passing through the history of its struggle and its consecutive Intifadas that paved the way to freedom, salvation and extracting the legitimate rights. Likewise, it [the Ministry] asserted that the Stone Intifada was a heroic epic in which the Palestinian people exhibited the most spectacular examples of resolve, giving, cohesion and national unity… The Ministry believes that this anniversary provides an opportunity to sue the occupation for its crimes, and contributes to strengthening national unity for the sake of recreating the sights [seen] during the eruption of the popular Intifada.”
Poem in PA daily published two days in a row: “With the rifle we will impose our new life” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2013
     “The Arab issue lived in poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, for he was the pan-Arab national poet who believed in the common destiny of this nation, and that the Palestinian cause is every Arab’s cause. For this reason, his words reached Palestine bearing this understanding, as he said:
'Oh Palestinians, [the Israeli] with the rifle shot you,
the Zionists are killing your doves in your sacred area.
Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you.
Fire is in my hands, and with you, attack the snake's head (Israel).
And the teachings of Hulagu (Mongol ruler) must die.
Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain,
with the rifle we will impose our new life.
Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain
with the rifle we will impose our new life.'

Note: Hulagu - the grandson of Ghengis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire. Hulagu was a Mongol ruler who defeated Muslim armies in the 13thcentury, spreading death and destruction in much of the Muslim world that he conquered. The expansion of his empire stopped after the Muslim Mamluks defeated him at the battle of Ain Jalut in modern-day northern Israel. The PA depicts Hulagu as a tyrant and the battle of Ain Jalut as a historic battle and victory in Muslim history.
This poem was published in the official PA daily on Dec. 4 and 5, 2013.
Giant Fatah symbol at sporting event shows map of Palestine erasing Israel with rifle 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 24, 2013
Fatah’s central-Hebron regional branch sports club auditoriums hosted the “Independence” chess tournament events. In the photo, the winner of the tournament stands before the Fatah symbol, which shows rifles and a map of Palestine including all of Israel.
Hamas proud of terror attacks, vows to continue: “87 suicide bombings… it will never stop” 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 19, 2013
In the item below, Hamas TV used the word “operation” (amaliya) to describe different kinds of terror attacks against Israel, including stabbings, shootings and suicide bombings. 
A masked terrorist stabs an ultra-Orthodox Jew. 
Text:
“38 stabbing operations.”
A masked terrorist shoots Israeli soldiers.
Text:
“487 shooting attacks.”
A masked terrorist stands behind a captive Israeli soldier.
Text:
“24 operations capturing soldiers.”
A masked terrorist puts an explosive belt on another person.
Text:
“87 Martyrdom-seeking operations.”
A masked terrorist launches rockets.
Text:
“13,981 shells and rockets.”
A masked terrorist aims an anti-tank missile while numbers rise.
Text:
“It will not stop.”
Threats by terror org. to kill Israelis publicized on Fatah's official Facebook page 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Nov. 17, 2013
Text on screen: "Military Information
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades -- Palestine"
Song: "Detonate your revolution of rage in their midst
Bombard them with your fire and shoot them..."
Masked terrorist: "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades... Praise Allah, our Jihad fighters have managed to develop these rockets so they will reach the Zionist depth [Israel], Allah willing, to a distance of 45 km. inside the occupied Palestinian territories. We will strike the Zionist enemy [Israel] on its own ground... Yes, we in the Al-Aqsa Brigades are preparing to kidnap Zionist soldiers to settle accounts with the Zionist enemy properly, to empty out the Zionist prisons..."
Song: "Slap the tyrant's face and rebel
Step over the oppressor's ambitions
Be like Yasser [Arafat] - do not fear them
Death is in your cup -- make them drink!...
Masked terrorist: "With these rockets we will liberate our Jerusalem. With these rockets we will crush the Zionist enemy in sensitive areas where it didn't expect us to crush it, Allah willing."
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PA daily praises “the Martyr” Arafat who “fired the first shot” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 12, 2013
Headline: “The national security forces’ military parade in Jenin marks the anniversary of Arafat[‘s death]”
     “Fatah’s Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen, spoke: ‘The Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat restored the honor of the Arab nation and the Islamic nation by bringing about the beginning of the Palestinian revolution. He fired the first shot and announced the essential principles of the Palestinian State.’”
Fatah official: “Every occupied nation” has the right to “all forms of resistance, including armed resistance” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 12, 2013
     “[Fatah Central Committee member Sultan] Abu Al-Einein warned of the expropriation of the national Palestinian culture and ongoing settler riots in the streets, and said, ‘The time has come for us to stop [silently] accepting condolences for our Martyrs’ (Shahids) deaths.’ He asserted that it is the right of every occupied nation to carry out all forms of resistance, including armed resistance.”
Song glorifying violence at PA Arafat memorial: "No force can remove the weapon from my hand" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 11, 2013
"From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged.
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged.
He who offers his blood doesn’t care if his blood flows upon the ground.
As the weapon of the revolution is in my hand, so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged."
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PA TV song commemorates Arafat: "Death for Palestine is good… We have not abandoned your weapon" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 10, 2013
     "Yasser Arafat - I have written your name in my heart,
I have poured the blood of self-sacrifice on your path.
How can I forget my nation's catastrophe (i.e., establishment of Israel) as I say: Death for the sake of Palestine is good.
All the soldiers stood at attention.
They stood at your grave, saluting you
with the weapon of rebellion loaded,
with bullets which flew and greeted you.
You declared the revolution and continued to fight. No, you did not tire.
You did not give up on the principles. The heavier your burden, the more it strengthened you, Yasser. All the soldiers stood at attention.
We swear at your grave, by Allah, not to forget your name and your oath.
We have not abandoned your weapon. Your oath is an obligation which we will carry out, Yasser. All the soldiers stood at attention."
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Note: This song was broadcast 5 times in 7 days to commemorate the anniversary of Arafat's death (Nov. 10-16, 2011). The most recent broadcast was on Nov. 10, 2013, again on the anniversary of Arafat's death.
PA minister: “There is no status Allah has exalted more than Martyrdom” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 8, 2013
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PA Minister of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “After prophecy and righteousness there is no status Allah has exalted more than Shahada (Martyrdom)... ‘And think not of those who have been killed in Allah's way as dead. Nay, they are alive (and) are provided sustenance from their Lord.’ Allah forbade us to consider them [the Shahids] (as dead or to speak of them as being dead… The Shahid has merit with Allah, a merit that no one else has... No one - not even the righteous - yearns to return to this world after death. Only Shahids. Why? Because they see the great honor Allah has prepared for them. One of them aspired to return to this world in order to be killed again, in order to die as a Shahid yet again...  After all he saw in Paradise, he wanted to return and be killed [again] in order to taste the pain of death a second time...
Allah Himself is conveying to us the message from the Shahids. The prophets convey Allah’s message and Allah conveys the message of the Shahids. What kindness!
‘The Shahid - his sins are forgiven with the first gush of his blood from his wound... The Shahid advocates on behalf of 70 members of his family, and saves them all from hell...'
When they threatened Yasser Arafat, [he said] ‘You threaten me with death? I yearn to die! I come only to it; I seek only it.’
We will never reach the level of the prophets. We won’t. So let us reach the level of the Shahids."
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Song educating children to carry weapons performed at PA ceremony honoring released terrorists 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Nov. 4, 2013
Palestine Live TV broadcast a rally held in honor of released terrorists from Jenin, which was attended by many PA officials. A large sign announced that the event was held under the auspices of Abbas.
During the event, a singer sang songs praising the prisoners, including “Mother, marry me off,” which promotes educating children to carry weapons, while the audience danced and lifted the released prisoners up on their shoulders:

Lyrics of “Mother, marry me off:
"My country is Arab, filled with freedom,
Oh mother, marry me off to a Palestinian girl.
Mother, a daughter of the land, with a happy nature,
who will raise my children on carrying the rifle."

Note: Click "full article" below to view a longer transcript of the event. The "full article" also includes descriptions of the released terrorists who were being honored.
Fatah official glorifies Fatah violence: “We took up arms, and with cascades of blood we inscribed victory after victory” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Nov. 3, 2013
PA TV broadcast a Fatah event celebrating Israel's release of three murderers from among the 26 terrorist prisoners released at the end of August 2013. Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki spoke at the event:
Moderator: "Abbas Zaki will speak on behalf of Fatah..."
Member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki: "How great and magnificent what you have done, oh heroes returning from captivity... How great what President Mahmoud Abbas has done, who through his insight knew how to defeat the enemies... Since firing the first shot, we in Fatah have sworn that we are on a journey that will not end unless our nation’s aspirations are achieved... We are the ones who planted the spirit of defiance in this nation, and we have been the school [to teach] the culture of resistance. When Israel and America declared that ‘the old will die and the young will forget’, and when they said that this is their ‘Promised Land’, we told them that what is ‘promised’ is turbulent confrontation. We took up arms, and with cascades of blood we inscribed [in the books of history] victory after victory... We say to Israel: Die in your rage. Go to your cemeteries and recite over your dead whatever you recite. Here they are [who Israel said] "have blood on their hands" (i.e., murderers); here they are [back] among their own people: fighters, knights, free men!"
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Released prisoner, murderer: "We will not regret what we did" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 30, 2013
Released murderer Asrar Samrin: "The first question all Israeli media ask every released prisoner is, 'Do you regret what you did or not?' This is the question they always ask. Through the great PA TV, I say to the Israelis: There is no Palestinian who did something for the homeland and his nation who will regret it. We don't regret what we did and we will no regret what we did."
PA TV host: "Palestine deserves sacrifice."
Samrin: "Palestine deserves sacrifice."
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Note: Asrar Samrin was serving a life sentence for the murder of Israeli citizen Tzvi Klein (Dec. 3, 1991). He was released in October 2013 as one of 104 terrorists Israel agreed to release, which was the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
At funeral for terrorist, attendees call for revenge through “armed resistance” (violence) 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 24, 2013
     “Thousands of enraged participants brought 25 year-old Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Rabbah Asi to burial in the village of Beit Lakia, north-west of occupied Jerusalem, amidst calls for the political echelon to end negotiations [with Israel] and [calls] for the armed resistance brigades to avenge this assassination crime. […]
The funeral set out from the government’s Palestinian Medical Complex in the city of Ramallah, attended by District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam…
Participants at the funeral voiced demands to end negotiations [with Israel] in light of Israel’s intentional aggression and harm [to] the Palestinian people’s lives and its legitimate rights. They demanded that the armed opposition factions respond to the incessant occupation crimes and adhere to the resistance option.”

Note: Muhammad Asi – one of the planners of a terror attack on a Tel Aviv bus in which approximately 30 people were wounded. The attack occurred during Israel’s Pillar of Defense operation, which was aimed at destroying Hamas’ terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip (Nov. 14-21, 2012). Asi was killed during an exchange of fire with the Israeli army forces that came to detain him on October 22, 2013.
PA daily: Released prisoner says “rifle” is only “solution” for “obtaining the Palestinian people’s rights” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2013
     “Released prisoner Tawfiq Abu Na’im… described… the increase in the number of cancer cases and the drug experiments that are conducted on prisoners. He noted that this necessitates continuing to conduct negotiations in order to force Israel to fulfill its promises regarding prisoner releases, or to make use of the rifle which has demonstrated that it is the only solution for obtaining the Palestinian people’s legitimate rights.”

Note: In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
Tawfiq Abu Na’im – convicted of kidnapping and murder and sentenced to on life sentence in May 1989. PMW has been unable to verify the specific circumstances of his crime. He was released in October 2011 in the Shalit exchange – in which the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
Rifle dance at PLO cultural festival: "My weapon has emerged" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 22, 2013
"From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged.
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged.
He who offers his blood doesn’t care if his blood flows upon the ground.
As the weapon of the revolution is in my hand, so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged."
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Note: This song originally aired live on June 4, 2010. It was rebroadcast 7 times in 2010, 3 times in 2011, and 5 times in 2013, most recently on Oct. 22.
Symbol of Fatah is “all guns [aimed] against the Zionist enemy” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 20, 2013
PA TV program A Personal Encounter hosted head of Political Guidance in Fatah in Lebanon, Bilal Aslan:
Aslan: “Brother Yasser Arafat would always speak about the rifle and the rifle’s importance in the Palestinian revolution, on condition it was used in the correct way against the Zionist enemy. And he had a motto (something that characterized him), from the 1960s, and this is the motto of the Fatah movement – [aim] all the rifles at the Zionist enemy. Even other leaders, on whose thinking and on whose way in leading the Palestinian revolution and Fatah we were raised – such as commander Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad Al-Wazir would say: ‘it doesn’t matter how we use the weapon and how we carry the weapon. What is important is how we use [it] and against whom we use the weapon.’ Therefore, the enemy is the main thing and the only target of the Fatah movement and of the Palestinian fighter is the Israeli enemy. We have no other enemy in any other place besides the Israeli enemy. For this reason, brother Yasser Arafat would say that he who shoots in the air lessens the revolution and doesn’t appreciate the value of weapons. The goal is to aim the rifle against the Israeli enemy and not at weddings, celebrations and events…”
PA TV host: “We really need things like these to be found in our society these days, whether in Palestinian [society] or in Lebanese [society].”
A map of Israel is shown.
Text on the map: “Glory and eternity for the upright Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine.”
At the bottom of the map there is a Palestinian flag. The word Palestine written on the side of the picture.

Note: Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad) - 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, including the most l
Abbas honors archbishop who was convicted for smuggling weapons to Fatah 
Source: WAFA news agency, Oct. 16, 2013
     “President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas presented former Greek-Orthodox Archbishop of Jerusalem, Hilarion Capucci with the Star of Jerusalem medal, in appreciation of his history of struggle [for Palestine], his devotion to the principles in which he believes, his love of Palestine and his protection of our people’s legitimate rights.
Archbishop Capucci was born in Aleppo (Halab), Syria in 1922 and became the Archbishop of the Greek-Orthodox Church of Jerusalem in 1965.
He worked secretly to aid the Palestinian revolution. The Israeli occupation forces arrested him on Aug. 1974 and a military court sentenced him to 12 years in prison. He was released after four years due to the Vatican’s intervention and banned from Jerusalem on November, 1978. He currently lives in Rome.”

Note: Hilarion Capucci – former Greek-Orthodox Archbishop of Jerusalem who exploited his status as a religious leader to smuggle weapons to terrorists. He was arrested in 1974 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was released in 1977 due to the Vatican’s intervention.
PA TV song: Marry me off to girl who will raise my children on carrying the rifle 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 15, 2013
"My country is Arab, filled with freedom,
Oh mother, marry me off to a Palestinian girl.
Mother, a daughter of the land, with a happy nature,
who will raise my children on carrying the rifle."
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Note: This song and dance originally aired on Aug. 15, 2011 and was rebroadcast Aug. 21, 2011. It aired 8 times in 2012, 6 times in January 2013, twice in March, and most recently on Oct. 15, 2013.
Fatah official: Fatah “has never forsaken the rifle, the stone” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 9, 2013
Headline: “Tirawi: ‘We will have a Palestinian state from the [Jordan] river to the Mediterranean Sea’”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi attended a ceremony in appreciation of the prisoners’ families and a reception for new students, held yesterday [Oct. 8, 2013] by the student council of the [Palestine] Polytechnic University in Hebron, in coordination with Fatah’s Shabiba organization (Fatah youth movement)…
He turned to the audience of students and said: ‘Fatah was the first self-sacrificing fighter, (from Fedayeen - self-sacrificing fighter, someone prepared to die for a cause), the first female self-sacrificing fighter, the first stone, the first bullet, the first male prisoner and first female prisoner.’…
In addition, he spoke of the movement’s role in educating its activists towards sacrifice, giving and devotion, saying: ‘We must fulfill the role of the self-sacrificing fighter because the self-sacrificing fighter is not only the one who carries a rifle but also the one who makes decisions, serves the nation and protects the land, honor and holy places.’
In response to statements made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who announced that there would be no return of Palestinian refugees and no Palestinian state, and who still continues to run wild [building] settlements, Tirawi -- speaking for the Fatah movement that has never forsaken the rifle, the stone and the struggle -- said that Kiryat Arba and [Gush] Etzion are not Israeli and that Nazareth, Jaffa and Haifa will remain Palestinian. [He added] that we will have a state from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea.”
Song glorifying violence performed at musical folklore event supported by PA Ministry of Culture 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Oct. 9, 2013
Sign: “Under the auspices of the President of Al-Najah University and with the support of the [PA] Ministry of Culture, the Faculty of Fine Arts welcomes you to the 5th Scientific [Artistic] Conference: ‘Palestinian Folklore and Arts Palestine in Musical Memory’”

Song: "From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged.
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.”

The longer version of this song ends:
"He who offers his blood doesn’t care
if his blood flows upon the ground.
As the weapon of the revolution is in my hand,
so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged."
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Song promoting violence at memorial under auspices of Abbas 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Oct. 9, 2013
PA TV broadcast a rally under the auspices of Abbas marking the 32rd anniversary of the death of senior Fatah and PLO leader in 1970s Majed Abu Sharar. The rally was attended by PA and Fatah officials, among them: PA Minister of Culture Anwar Abu Aisha, member of Fatah Central Committee Jamal Muhaisen, and Mayor of Al-Dura Samir Al-Namura. The National Security Artistic Band performs “My weapon has emerged":
Sign: "Memorial under the auspices of Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestine and Chairman of Fatah's Central Committee”

Song lyrics:
"From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged.
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
My weapon has emerged.”

The longer version of this song ends:
"He who offers his blood doesn’t care
if his blood flows upon the ground.
As the weapon of the revolution is in my hand,
so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged."
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Columnist calls for “continued armed resistance” to defend Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 29, 2013
From an article by Najib al-Qaddumi entitled “On the anniversary of the Al-Aqsa Intifada”:
     “This year the anniversary of the [outbreak] of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (PA terror campaign)… occurs when the threat to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque is most severe…
[The area of Al-Aqsa] is the place that connects earth to heaven, and yet the Arabs and Muslims have forgotten it, or pretend to have forgotten it, as if they are waiting for the mosque to be destroyed, and then – after it is all over – [they] will begin condemnations and demonstrations and sit-down strikes. This reaction will soon be forgotten, and we will then be left to weep over Al-Aqsa as we wept so much over the rest of Palestine, the Golan, the Alexandretta district, and Andalucía.
Why are the Arabs and Muslims waiting around at a time when [non-Palestinian Muslims] are prohibited from even praying at the Al-Aqsa Mosque? The rescue of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the resistance to the Judaization of the city require an official as well as a popular collective stand; they require financial and moral support; they require honest intent, far from slogans and empty declarations; they require international relations that will compel the Israeli entity to implement international resolutions; and they require a continuation of and support for popular resistance; they require the isolation of this entity (i.e., Israel) [to be brought about by] influencing the states that have influence over it, even via economic pressure including an oil [embargo]; and [they require] continued armed resistance in the face of Israeli obstinacy and targeting of [Palestinian] citizens.”
Picture on Fatah Facebook glorifies violence carried out by Fatah's military wing 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Sept. 22, 2013
The Facebook page "Fatah - The Main Page" posted the adjacent picture showing a member of Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, taking aim with a rifle, accompanied by the following text:
"The Al-Aqsa [Martyrs'] Brigades:
When they speak - they act;
When they promise - they fulfill;
and when they strike - they cause pain."
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Song on PA TV promotes violence against Israel, the “enemy” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 19, 2013
Song broadcast at the end of an episode of the program ‘For You’ on PA TV:
     “Palestinian people,
Your victory is in your hands,
Firmly grip the knife and stab your enemy. Make them tremble with [your] burning fury.
They are weaker than a spider’s web. Jenin sings to you as you stand resolute.”
Fatah official posted link to song promoting violence to defeat Israel 
Source: Member of Fatah Central Committee, Mahmoud Al-Aloul’s Facebook page, Aug. 26, 2013
Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul posted a link to the following song on his personal Facebook page:
“Oh soil of my land, explode
My wound will avenge! [...]
Arise mother, go, and cry ‘Allah is great’ –
Zion will be defeated, Zion will be defeated
Oh hills of Jerusalem, arise and declare: ‘We will cross to Haifa, to Jaffa, we will crush the occupier,
We will break [it]
Arise mother and go, and cry ‘Allah is great’ –
Zion will be defeated, Zion will be defeated
Sister, prepare the shrouds, and set up my body as a bridge
Teach my nation’s children that under the ruins there is a dagger
And arise mother and go, and cry ‘Allah is great’ –
Zion will be defeated, Zion will be defeated
In every line, history wrote down acts of glory with our blood
So go, do not leave our territory,
For tomorrow [the battle of] Khaibar will be strong [Khaibar is the name of last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad’s army and it marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia in 628.]
And arise mother and go, and cry ‘Allah is great’ –
Zion will be defeated, Zion will be defeated
And arise mother and go, and cry ‘Allah is great’ –
Zion will be defeated, Zion will be defeated
In Allah’s way we hasten, His promise is victory with His support
Our blood is in Al-Aqsa –
how can we be defeated by Zion? [...]
And arise mother and go, and cry ‘Allah is great’ –
Zion will be defeated, Zion will be defeated.”
Fatah Facebook: "Blood of Martyrs draws the borders of the homeland" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Aug. 26, 2013
Facebook status text, and on photo: “My homeland taught me that it is the blood of Martyrs (Shahids) that draws the borders of the homeland.”
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Palestinian woman in Lebanon hopes to die in a famous operation (i.e., terror attack) 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 12, 2013
PA TV documentary about the battle in Beirut’s Tel Al-Zaatar refugee camp in 1975. One of the camp’s residents talks about the beginning of the Palestinian revolution in the camp in 1967.
     Resident of the Tel Al-Zaatar refugee camp: “If my revolution will allow me to belong to my city’s (i.e., the refugee camp’s) cell and [be] with its fighters, in order to liberate [Palestine] or carry out an operation (i.e., terror attack), [then] I ask Allah not to [let me] die except in an operation that will become famous and about which everyone will hear…
I hope that my son, my husband, and I will die as Martyrs (Shahids).”

Note: When referring to terror attacks, Palestinians use the term "operation" (Arabic: amaliya).
PA Minister places convicted terrorist at top of list on PA TV program 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 29, 2013
PA TV program In a Fighter’s Home:
PA TV host: “Our question, Mr. Minister [of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake], is: ‘What does fighter Muhammad Lutfi Abu Lutfi symbolize for you, seeing that you put his name at the top of our program’s list in this important month (i.e., Ramadan)?'”

Note: Muhammad Lutfi Abu Lutfi was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 1968 for terrorist activity.
PMW has been unable to verify the specific nature his crimes.
Song played at EU funded event glorifies the rifle as the only “way to Palestine” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2013
     “On Thursday evening [July 25, 2013] the Yabous Cultural Center and the National [Palestinian] Institute of Music held the second Ramadan evening of ‘Ramadan Nights’… The Maqamat Al-Quds [choir] performed… and ended with a rifle that has become a symbol and united Nizar Qabbani (Syrian poet), Umm Kulthum (Egyptian singer), and Abdel Wahab (Egyptian singer and composer) together (i.e., the writer, the performer and the composer of the song), in ‘Now I have a rifle.’”

“Now I have a rifle” lyrics:
“Now I have a rifle
Take me with you to Palestine…
Take me with you to Palestine, oh men
I want to live or die like men
Now I have a rifle…
I’ll wear death
I’m with the rebels
I’m from the rebels
From the day I carried my rifle
Palestine is a few meters away
Oh rebels
In Jerusalem, in Hebron, in Beit Shean, in the Jordan Valley, in Bethlehem
Wherever you are, Oh free people
Move forward, move forward
There is one way to Palestine
That passes through the muzzle of the rifle.”
Refugee on PA TV: Palestinians are "noble" because "we only kill the Jews" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 18, 2013
PA TV program One Day We Will Return interviewed residents of the Badawi refugee camp in Lebanon about life in the camp and the Ramadan atmosphere there.
Palestinian refugee, resident of the Badawi refugee camp in Lebanon:

     "May Allah humiliate Israel just as it humiliated us. May Allah destroy it, just as it took all our possessions and scattered us around the world. I complain to Allah about Israel... We Palestinians [are] the most noble nation in the world because we only kill the Jews [because] they fought Muhammad."
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PA daily cartoon: Mother teaches son to use rifle to take Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2013
A mother carries her young son and a rifle near the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Boy: "Mother, how many gates does Jerusalem have?"
Mother: "It only has one, my son."

The message of the cartoon is that the rifle (i.e., violence) is the only way for Palestinians to get back Jerusalem.
Fatah event song calls to attack Israel, "the snake's head" - PA leaders applaud 
Source: Official PA TV Live, July 3, 2013
"Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain,
with the rifle we will impose our new life.
Oh Palestinians, [the Zionist] shot you with the rifle,
the Zionists are killing your doves in your sacred area.
Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you.
Fire is in my hands, and with you attack the snake's head (Israel)."
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Clapping in the audience:
Abbas Zaki - Member of the Fatah Central Committee
Hanan Ashrawi - PLO Executive Committee member
Abd Al-Rahim Maluh - Member of the PLO Executive Committee
Sultan Abu Al-Einein - Member of the Fatah Central Committee

Note: This video originally aired on Sept. 4, 2011 and was rebroadcast Sept. 5 and Oct. 17, 2011. It reappeared six times on PA TV Live in June 2013 and was broadcast most recently on July 3, 2013.
Fatah Facebook glorifies the rifle as the means for taking back Israeli coastal cities 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 1, 2013
Text: “The rifle is my guide and my path to the coastal cities (i.e., Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, etc.)
Picture on Fatah Facebook page encourages violence against Israel 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, June 25, 2013
Caption on photo: “Love for you is resistance”
Fatah Facebook page promotes shooting settlers in the head: “One bullet, one dead” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, June 25, 2013
Caption: “One bullet, one dead. One bullet, one settler. Every bullet has a settler’s head waiting for it. [This is] the sniper’s rule – the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades. Photo of the brave Martyr (Shahid) Mahmoud Al-Khatib (the rock)”
Fatah Facebook page: “We will return to Palestine by way of the gun" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, June 24, 2013
Caption on photo: “We will return to Palestine by way of the gun”
Picture on Fatah’s Facebook page shows rockets fired at Israel with caption “one way leads to Palestine” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, June 23, 2013
Caption on photo: “One way leads to Palestine, it passes through the rocket”
“Fatah is the fighting movement and the armed struggle” - on Facebook page of Fatah official 
Source: Facebook page of Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Fatah Central Committee member, June 15, 2013
"Fatah is not only the Palestinian national liberation movement -
It is also the movement for the heroes, the revolutionaries, the fighters, the martyrs, the wounded and the prisoners.
Fatah is the fighting movement and the armed struggle [movement].
It is the movement of people, it is the movement of honor, it is the movement of freedom.
It is a steadfast movement against the tyrants and marauders.
It is the movement that will return the beloved land to us.
It is the movement that will return dignity and freedom to the people.
It is the movement whose principles we were brought up on.
It is the blood that flows in our veins.
This is the Fatah movement, in a nutshell."
Fatah is “the movement of armed struggle” 
Source: Facebook page of Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Fatah Central Committee member, June 15, 2013
From the Facebook page of Sultan Abu Al-Einein, advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and member of Fatah Central Committee:
“The Fatah movement is not only Palestine’s National Liberation Movement –
It is also the movement of heroes, revolutionaries, fighters, Martyrs (Shahids), wounded and detainees.
The Fatah movement is the movement of combat and armed struggle.
It is the movement of the people, the movement of honor, the movement of freedom.
It is the movement of resolve in the face of tyrants and oppressors.
It is the movement that will restore our beloved land to us.
It is the movement that will restore honor and freedom to the people.
The movement on whose principles we were educated.
It is the blood flowing in our veins.
This is the Fatah movement, in a nutshell.”
PA TV: Terrorist who killed taxi driver is "hero" who "brought honor to all humanity" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 8, 2013
PA TV narrator: "Our meeting today is with the hero prisoner Ibrahim Faiz Abu Ali. The hero whose struggle brought honor to us and all of humanity."
Faiz Abu Ali's mother: "By Allah, he is good, good. Ibrahim is honorable and a man. He's never harmed his Muslim brother, never harmed a neighbor, never harmed any person..."
Faiz Abu Ali's father: "I'm pleased when people leave, prisoners and those who are with him say 'Ibrahim, Ibrahim,' this makes me proud."
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Note: Ibrahim Faiz Abu Ali is serving a life sentence for murdering 24 year-old taxi driver Roni Levy on Dec. 29, 1990.
Abbas decorates arch-terrorist who planned massacres of children 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 28, 2013
PA TV newsreader: "President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas decorated Secretary General of the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] Nayef Hawatmeh with the highest order of the Star of Honor."
PA official: "By the authority vested in us, and for the public good, we have decreed the following:
'Brother Nayef Hawatmeh is decorated with the highest order of the Star of Honor in recognition of his important national role in service of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people, and in recognition of his efforts to raise the flag of Palestine since the launch of the Palestinian revolution, through the stages of the ongoing struggle. [Signed by] Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine.'"
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Note: Nayef Hawatmeh is the Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). The DFLP carried out many deadly terror attacks, including the taking of schoolchildren as hostages leading to the killing of 22 children and 4 adults in Ma’alot (May 15, 1974), an attack on a school bus killing 9 children and 3 adults (May 22, 1970), a bombing in Jerusalem killing 7 (Nov. 13, 1975), the killing of 4 hostages in an apartment building in Beit Shean (Nov. 11, 1974) and a suicide bombing near Tel Aviv killing 4 (Dec. 25, 2003). DFLP has participated in and claimed responsibility for dozens of other terror attacks.
Fatah official glorifies terror leaders and declares: “We will protect [our land] until the last drop of blood” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 26, 2013
     “President of the Arab-American University, Dr. Mahmoud Abu Muis welcomed Fatah Central Committee member and General Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization, Mahmoud Al-Aloul…
Al-Aloul said: ‘Every free Palestinian is proud of this institution of knowledge that was inaugurated on the first day of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) in order to tell the occupation that Palestine is our land, we were created on it and we will protect it until the last drop of blood.’ He added: ‘Today, as I view classes of promising young people, I assert that the Arab-American University is a factory for young leaders and for true belonging to this homeland, for whose freedom thousands of Martyrs (Shahids) fell, foremost among them Martyr and symbol Yasser Arafat, [Ahmed] Yassin, [Fathi] Shaqaqi and Abu Ali Mustafa.’”

Note: Ahmed Yassin - founder of the Hamas terror movement.
Abu Ali Mustafa - General Secretary of the terror organization “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine” (PLFP). The PFLP, which rejected the Oslo Accords (1993), planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000- 2005 (the Intifada).
Fathi Shaqaqi - founded the Islamic Jihad organization, which has carried out about 1,000 terrorist attacks, killing about 150 people and injuring approximately 950. He was killed in 1995 in Malta.
Fatah Facebook page encourages violence against Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Tel Aviv) 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, May 18, 2013
Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission:
     “He who throws a stone to intimidate an army – don’t ridicule his bare chest! For today this is a stone, tomorrow a Molotov cocktail and later on, Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Tel Aviv) will sing to the rhythm of his heartbeats in Dizengoff [Street].”

Note: "Tal Al-Rabia" is the Palestinians' Arabic translation of Tel Aviv, to wrongly imply the existence of an Arab village of that name prior to Tel Aviv.
PA daily glorifies Palestinian assault of Jews near the Old City 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2013
Headline: “Jerusalem challenges the occupation on Nakba Day – Hundreds of Jerusalem’s residents set free the city’s streets for several hours, despite being suppressed by the occupation’s forces”
“Yesterday, [May 15, 2013] Jerusalem witnessed a national event such as it hasn’t witnessed for years: Hundreds of Jerusalem’s residents managed to mark Nakba Day (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) and sound their voices in the streets of Jerusalem with demonstrations the occupation was not able to suppress despite using repressive measures…
A young woman who participated in the demonstrations said that she had come from Lod in order to join Jerusalem’s residents in the Nakba [Day] events alongside scores of students from the Palestinian interior…
The area around the Damascus Gate remained in the eye of the storm for several hours and some even saw this as a few hours of real freedom from the occupation forces, who were stunned by the extent of participation, determination and by the flags that continued to fly in front of the entrance to the historic Damascus Gate and the walls of Jerusalem…
During the confrontations yesterday, a group of Jews on their way from the Damascus Gate to the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) were attacked. Three of them were wounded after being beaten by several [Palestinian] youths. In addition, the occupation police confirmed that a few of its men were lightly wounded in skirmishes during the confrontations.
Despite the importance of the Jerusalem [residents’] protest activity, senior officials and faction leaders were completely absent from the arena and clearly, Jerusalem’s youth, its boys and its girls, are those who make the story and make history.”
Killer of 84 year-old man praised as a "heroic giant" on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 12, 2013
PA TV narrator: "On July 4, 1992, the occupation's forces arrested him and the military court sentenced him to life in prison. The sentence was unjust for this giant hero, who brought pride to all humanity with his struggle. Our hero, Faraj Al-Rimahi, is still writing the finest epics of endurance, heroism and self-sacrifice..."
Al-Rimahi's wife: "Praise Allah, by Allah, we are proud of him everywhere. We are proud of him. By Allah, he is a good man, praise Allah."
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Note: Faraj Saleh Abdallah Al-Rimahi was a Fatah terrorist. He beat 84 year-old Avraham Kinstler to death with a hoe. He is currently serving one life sentence in prison.
PA daily article strongly supports launching rockets against Israel 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 6, 2013
Op-ed by Mustafa Yusuf Al-Liddawi, published following rocket attacks on Eilat from Sinai:
     “The Zionist entity used to complain that the towns and settlements surrounding South Palestine (i.e., southern Israel) were targets for Palestinian resistance rockets and attacks... Israelis in the northern and central cities, as well as Eilat and the cities south of Be’er Sheva, enjoyed a life of comfort because the resistance’s rockets did not reach them and they were not forced to abandon their routine to protect themselves from danger. […]
However, the resistance has not stopped, and its rockets have not subsided, and the people of the resistance have not weakened and have not known fear. Possibly, some have disappeared as a result of assassinations and bombings, and the enemy has succeeded in reaching some of the resistance leaders… but those who carry on, who wave the resistance banner, are always more threatening, more forceful and more determined than their predecessors, [and] this has thwarted the enemy’s plots…
Today, in the resistance’s military concept rockets have no limits, no maximum range and no minimizing collateral damage, because the age of the border ‘envelope’ (i.e., the Gaza envelope) has come to an end, the resistance has matured, become stronger, sharper and more widespread to the point where it has made all Israel equally [vulnerable] to its rockets, and put an end to the special status enjoyed by a few regions and cities. There are no longer in-range cities and safe cities. […]
The resistance did well in making them equal… Now everyone is in the same situation – in range [of rockets], scared, crying and wailing, frightened and terrified, refugees dwelling in bomb-shelters and strongholds. No longer is anyone better than his neighbor…"

Senior PA official: "If we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning" 
Source: Al-Mayadeen (Lebanon), Apr. 30, 2013
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Lebanese TV host: "The American [John Kerry] came to the PA. They are talking about reviving negotiations, about getting back to the table with the Israelis... Will you go back to the negotiations game?"
Jibril Rajoub:
"There is no going back to negotiations unless the source of authority is the international resolutions, with a time frame and with the freezing of all unilateral Israeli steps: Jerusalem, the fence, settlements and prisoners."
Host:
"You've heard Israel's refusal."
Jibril Rajoub:
"That doesn't matter. Listen. We as yet don't have a nuke, but I swear that if we had a nuke, we'd have used it this very morning."
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Note: The interview was also uploaded to Jibril Rajoub's Facebook page.
PA TV glorifies Abu Jihad for planning "operations" that killed dozens of Israelis 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 16, 2013
PA TV reporter: "The Eilabun tunnel operation in 1965 (bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier), the shelling of the northern settlements (i.e., northern Israel) in 1981, in between the Savoy Hotel operation in Tel Aviv in 1975 (11 killed), the blowing up of a truck bomb that same year (15 killed in Jerusalem), and the birth of Dalal's Republic in 1978 on the Haifa-Tel Aviv road (37 killed in a bus hijacking) -- these are the prominent operations planned and supervised by Abu Jihad, the most noble of men."
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Note: Eilabun tunnel attack: Attempted bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier in 1965.
Attack on the northern settlements: In 1981, shelling of Katyusha rockets on Northern Israel.
Savoy terror attack: In March 1975, eight terrorists traveled by boat from Lebanon to a Tel Aviv beach. They took over the Savoy Hotel and took guests as hostages. The next morning, Israeli forces attacked and killed seven of the terrorists. Eight hostages and three soldiers were killed by the terrorists during the attack.
Attack with truck bomb: Attack in Jerusalem in 1975 with a truck carrying a refrigerator filled with explosives. 15 people were killed and 77 wounded.
Coastal Road attack: Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history, when she and other terrorists sailed from Lebanon to an Israeli shore, hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Abbas representative: We will protect Jerusalem “with our lives and blood 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2013
Excerpt from the speech delivered by Abd Al-Rahim representing President Mahmoud Abbas at the opening ceremony of the ‘Jerusalem, Eternal City of Arab Culture’ events:
     "…Declaring Jerusalem as an eternal capital of culture provides a strengthening of, and a natural, cultural and historical way of emphasizing the cultural situation in the holy city… This obligates us to double the efforts made to preserve the city’s Muslim-Christian Arab identity and culture…
The harm done to Jerusalem’s historical and cultural identity has received an additional and deeper dimension: The forgery of the city’s religious heritage and the attempt to blur and erase it by forcing it to conform to their [the Jews’] myths, claims and phony fables... We know how the Israeli authorities enlist intellectuals from different fields; artists, historians, and academics and host them each year so that they will write and compose stories and tales about their dreams regarding the holy city, for the purpose of molding their imaginary narrative and spreading their claim, which is disproved by reality…
In the name of Jerusalem, its residents and his Excellency the President [Abbas], I salute you and thank you and welcome your efforts once more for opening these events. We declare from here, from this place overlooking our Jerusalem, that Jerusalem will remain Palestinian-Arab. We will protect its identity with our lives and blood. These occupiers – besieging it now – must learn their lesson... Know that while you learned to love it by force through fairytales, we nursed our love for it with our mothers’ milk. You will recognize the truth just as did the invaders who preceded you, for we hold the right, Jerusalem is ours and we will restore its eternal splendor among us, as it has been throughout history.’”
From WAFA, official PA news agency
Fatah official hints at using armed violence as "other option" if peace fails 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 27, 2013
Program: Topic of the Day. Guest: Member of Fatah Central Committee, Dr. Jamal Muhaisen. Topic: Arab League summit in Doha.
     Muhaisen: “No mechanism was established for its implementation and no other option, alternative option, was put in its place in case Israel refuses this, the Muslim-Arab hand that is offered to peace. There is another option which is to force Israel in a different way. It’s obvious what this other way is. The other direction is to use force. Either you want peace or you want the other option, force.”
Refugee on PA TV: Palestinian babies are born saying, “A gun and the flag of Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 26, 2013
PA TV program We Will Return One Day, broadcast from the Al-Rashidiya refugee camp (Lebanon):
Refugee: “We are refugees here, our lives don’t [belong] here. We are proud of each Martyr’s (Shahid) mother, of each prisoner’s mother and we are the daughters of Palestine and are proud of Palestine.”
Refugee: “Even when the young one is a baby he will come out of his mother’s womb and say: ‘A gun and the flag of Palestine, and Palestine.’”
Female "prisoners and fighters" are a "candle" that "lead our way to freedom" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 11, 2013
PA TV program Sights of Jerusalem:
PA TV host presents the program’s guest: “A remarkable woman from Jerusalem, novelist and head of Jerusalem affairs in the Ministry of Culture and Education, television producer who is also married and has three children, Dima al-Samman. “
Samman: “Jerusalem reminds me today that it considers me [one] of the city’s prominent women and this is a great honor for me, considering the difficult conditions with which Jerusalem copes, which are the Judaizing and falsification of history. I’m very glad and this is a great honor for me and I will direct this honor to our [female] prisoners and fighters who are like a candle that we’ve lit to lead our way to freedom.”
DFLP member calls for third Intifada and “armed resistance” on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 2, 2013
PA TV News broadcasts interview with Ziyad Jarghoun from Gaza, member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
A procession in Gaza is celebrating the 44th anniversary of the Democratic Front.

     Ziyad Jarghoun: “These community processions will call out in one voice and call out ‘yes’ to national unity, ‘yes’ to ending the rift [between Fatah and Hamas], ‘yes’ to struggling against the occupation with a third armed popular Intifada to dissuade the occupation from the settlements… ‘yes’ to unity of the Palestinian gun… We at the Democratic Front have developed an alternative new strategy whose symbol is connecting the armed resistance with the popular resistance.”
PA daily article calls for “Shahada, Jihad and liberation until we liberate the land” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2013
     “We, the Palestinian people, people of Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners and victims of tragedies… celebrate this event and pledge first of all to Allah and secondly to His Messenger Muhammad, may he rest in peace, that we will walk on the path of truth, the path of Shahada (Martyrdom death for Allah), Jihad, and liberation until we liberate the land of Isra’ (Muhammad’s “Night Journey”) and Mi’raj (Ascension) from the contamination of the thieving occupation.”
PA Minister Religion says "fighting and Jihad" will continue until Palestine becomes a state  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 18, 2013
PA TV broadcast the Friday sermon delivered by PA Minister for Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash at the Tashrifat Mosque in the PA presidential compound, Ramallah on Jan. 18, 2013. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was in the congregation. Al-Habbash calls for continued “fighting and Jihad” but also states that the “struggle will continue, now, through popular, peaceful resistance.”
     “Brother believers, our struggle and our Jihad will go on. The Palestinian struggle, fighting, and Jihad will not be stopped until our wish and our hope are realized and the State of Palestine becomes fact, just as it has now become a fact according to international law. From a legal point of view, Palestine has become a state. In practice, this state must take shape and be firmly established on the ground. The Palestinian struggle will continue, now, through popular, peaceful resistance that has become the Palestinian consensus.”
Former prisoner on PA TV: Release the prisoners “using every means,” including “armed struggle” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 18, 2013
PA TV’s program Good Morning, Jerusalem interviewed released prisoner Ahmad Al-Goul. Al-Goul had spent two years in prison.
     Al-Goul: “We must strive in every possible way to release the prisoners from prison, and using every means – through armed struggle, any way that will free all the prisoners and empty out the prisons.”
PA TV music video: "We treat the rifle as a brother" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 4, 2013
PA TV music video: 
"Yasser Arafat, rest in peace, rest in peace,
while we continue the struggle, the struggle.
By Allah, we won't throw down our weapons.
We treat the rifle as a brother.
We treat the rifle as a brother."
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Note: This clip originally aired on Dec. 30, 2011 and was rebroadcast Jan. 4, 2012, Jan. 1, 2, and 4, 2013.
Youth carry models of rockets at Fatah anniversary parade 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 2, 2013
Headline: “Masked men in army uniforms parade through the Aida and Dheisheh refugee camps on the Intilaqa anniversary”
     “Yesterday, [Dec. 31, 2011] Fatah celebrated the 48th anniversary of the Intilaqa (i.e., the “Launch”, refers to the day of Fatah's first terror attack against Israel in 1965 when it tried to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier) with military parades that passed through the streets of the Aida and Al-Dheisheh refugee camps. Hundreds of masked young people carrying models of rockets participated in the parades."
Fatah official: UN Resolution gave Palestinians the right to “armed struggle” (i.e., violence) 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2013
From the film Fatah: Revolution until Victory:
Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: “We have [UN] Resolution 3236 that says that the Palestinian has the right to use any means of struggle, including armed struggle. That’s an international resolution.”
Fatah spokesman: “We of Fatah… haven’t laid down our arms” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2012
PA TV broadcast a torch lighting ceremony in Ramallah to mark the 48th anniversary of the founding of Fatah. At the ceremony Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf said: 
     “We of Fatah still define ourselves as a national liberation movement. We haven't laid down our arms, and we have not descended from Mount Uhud.”

Note: According to Islamic tradition, Mount Uhud was the scene of a battle where Muslims were denied victory because Muslim archers left their positions prematurely and descended Mount Uhud to gather spoils.
Picture on Fatah's Facebook page glorifies rocket launches against Israel 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Dec. 29, 2012
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On January 1, 2013, Fatah celebrated “Launch Day,” commemorating the 48th anniversary of Fatah's first terror attack. This picture was one of many posted on Fatah's official Facebook page to commemorate Fatah’s anniversary.
This picture glorifies rocket launches against Israel. The text on the image reads:

     “Aqsa 107 [mm], range: 30 km… Fatah … we were away for a long time… the state and the victory… the launch [of Fatah].”
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Picture on Fatah's Facebook page promotes violence and death 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2012
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On January 1, 2013, Fatah celebrated “Launch Day,” commemorating the 48th anniversary of Fatah's first terror attack. In honor of "Launch Day," Fatah posted this picture on its official Facebook page.
 The picture shows Yasser Arafat, Abu Jihad and other senior Fatah officials with a map of “Palestine” in the background.
The text of the picture opens with a verse from the Quran lauding death in battle:

     “In the name of Allah the All-merciful, 'of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the least' [Quran, Sura 33:23, Pickthall translation]
Fatah is the eternal revolution and Al-Asifa is the torch of the armed struggle… Fatah… a journey of sacrifice and giving.”
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Note: 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, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Cover picture on Fatah's Facebook page: Masked man holds up rifle in front of Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Dec. 23, 2012
[https://www.facebook.com/fatehal3sfh, Dec. 23, 2012]
The cover picture on Fatah's Facebook profile shows a masked man holding an automatic rifle, and three Palestinian flags flying over the Temple Mount. The picture was titled “48 [years] since the Launch of Fatah.” The name of the page is “the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah/ The Central Page.”
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Picture on Fatah's Facebook page glorifies violence and the rifle 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Dec. 21, 2012
[https://www.facebook.com/fatehal3sfh]
On January 1, 2013, Fatah celebrated “Launch Day,” commemorating the 48th anniversary of Fatah's first terror attack. This picture was one of many posted on Fatah's official Facebook page to commemorate Fatah’s anniversary.
The adjacent picture glorifies the rifle and violence:
“48th anniversary of the Launch of the Fatah rebel.”
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PA minister: Continue Ribat and Jihad until Jerusalem is returned 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 21, 2012
PA TV broadcast the Friday sermon delivered by PA Minister for Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash at the Tashrifat Mosque in the PA presidential compound, Ramallah on Dec. 21, 2012. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the Secretary General of his office, Al-Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, were in the congregation.
     Habbash: “We say to the whole world, we say to the occupation government, to whoever supports the occupation government to whoever defends the occupation government in international forums: As Allah lives, we are continuing what we do; we are continuing our Ribat (religious conflict to defend Islamic land). We are continuing our Jihad. We are continuing with our resolve. We are continuing to hold on, until Allah grants us victory, until Allah grants victory to our cause, until our Jerusalem is returned to us, until our state is established, or until we die. As Allah lives, this is one of two good things: Victory or Shahada (Martyrdom death for Allah). There is no third option. Either victory or Martyrdom death.”
Picture on Fatah Facebook page promotes "armed struggle" (i.e., violence) 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Dec. 19, 2012
[http://www.facebook.com/fateal3sfh]
On January 1, 2013, Fatah celebrated “Launch Day,” commemorating the 48th anniversary of Fatah's first terror attack. This picture was one of many posted on Fatah's Facebook page to mark its 48th anniversary. The Fatah logo, which includes a grenade and crossed rifles over the map of “Palestine” that erases Israel, appears in the center of the picture.
Text below picture: “Al-Asifa (name of military unit) will continue to be the torch of the armed struggle.”
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Fatah official conveys blessings to all those who shelled Israel during Gaza conflict 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Dec. 13, 2012
Live broadcast from Nablus: Celebrations for Hamas’ 25th anniversary. Pictures of Ahmed Yassin and Ahmad Al-Ja’abari are shown on stage. District Governor of Nablus Jabrin Al-Bakri and Secretary of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council Amin Maqboul sit on stage throughout the event.
Secretary of Fatah’s Revolutionary Council Amin Maqboul:
     “Dear brothers, commanders and men of the Islamic resistance movement, Hamas. Dear brothers, representatives of the national and Islamic factions. I am happy and honored to be with you on this great, historic day as the Hamas movement celebrates 25 years since its founding. This movement that has sacrificed thousands of Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded for the sake of Palestine, for Jerusalem, and for an independent Palestinian state. Today, I am happy and honored, on my behalf, on behalf of all the factions active in national endeavors, and on behalf of the Fatah movement, to congratulate you on this blessed occasion. My brothers, dear brothers and sisters, this day would not have come about had it not been for the coherence, solidarity, and mutual assistance within our Palestinian nation, all of which was achieved after the oppressive and bloody Israeli aggression against our people in Gaza. Masses of our people came out from all places – the various cities, villages, and refugee camps of the liberated [West] Bank – in order to reinforce our nation, standing tall and strong in Gaza, and to support it, as it resisted and responded to the occupation’s aggression, aircraft, warships, and tanks – by shelling its cities and settlements. May those hands be blessed. Blessed be those hands that taught the Israeli occupier a lesson, that won victory and refuted the enemy’s claim that he was invincible.”
Song at Hamas event broadcast on PA TV: "Strap on your [explosive] belt, Martyrdom-death seeker" 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Dec. 13, 2012
Live broadcast from Nablus of Hamas celebrations of its 25th anniversary. The following song was played during the event:
“Strap on your [explosive] belt, Shahada (i.e., Martyrdom death) seeker,
And fill the square with blood
‘Till we bring back the soil of my land
Let everyone rejoice!
We will shout out: ‘The [Al-Qassam] Brigades!’
Best of them all: ‘The [Al-Qassam ] Brigades!’”
PFLP official: "The road map to Palestine is resistance and armed struggle" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 12, 2012
     “Member of the Political Bureau of the Popular Front Leila Khaled stressed that the road map to Palestine is resistance and armed struggle…
[She spoke] at a popular mass reception held at the Bader Association by the National Committee for Refugees at the Al-Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza, in honor of her arrival in Gaza for the first time.
Commissioner of the Central Reform Committee of Fatah, Abu Alaa Hamid extolled the heroic acts of Palestinian women, among them fighter Laila Khaled, who confronted the Zionist enemy in the air and captured its pilots; Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi, who carried out the first tactical sea landing in the modern history of the Palestinian revolution; and Wafa Idris, the first female Martyr in the Al-Aqsa Intifada.”

Note: Laila Khaled – PFLP terrorist who participated in the hijacking of TWA flight 840 in 1969.
Dalal Mughrabi – led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Wafa Idris – the first female suicide bomber. She killed one and injured 130 in an attack in central Jerusalem in 2002.
PFLP official praises Gazans for rocket attacks against Israel 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2012
     “Popular Front Political Bureau Member Laila Khaled expressed her pride in our people in Gaza and in ‘its brave resistance that taught the Zionist enemy a lesson it will not forget, and prevented it from achieving its goals.’ Khaled spoke at a mass reception in her honor at the Rafiah crossing point. ‘You made us very proud. Our entire Palestinian nation is united behind you, for it has united through resistance, and has divided concerning negotiations and truce [with Israel]. Our refugee camps in the diaspora heard the echoes of your rockets, and said ‘We wish we were with them.’ During this latest Israeli aggression (i.e., Israel’s operation Pillar of Defense aimed at destroying terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip in November 2012), our people in all places – in refugee camps and in the diaspora – called out ‘May Allah bless the resistance.' She went on to say, ‘I visited the grave of ‘the doctor’ (i.e., George Habash, founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) and I told him that I was going to Gaza, holy land that has made us all very proud. I am going to my family, to my friends, and to my people there, bringing them much love from your people, who want to return to Gaza, to Haifa, to Jaffa, to Jerusalem, to Ramallah with no need of authorization. We want to return to all of Palestine, and we will surely return to it.'"

Note: Laila Khaled - PFLP terrorist who participated in the hijacking of TWA flight 840 in 1969.
George Habash - the founder of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PLFP has planned many terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967.
Fatah military wing proud of launching 600 rockets at Israel during Gaza conflict 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Dec. 2, 2012
Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades’, on their fighting Israel alongside Hamas during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense (November, 2012):
     “Fighters from units from Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades strongly reproached the Palestinian media for not emphasizing their role and for treating them unjustly regarding their challenging the [Israeli] aggression in Gaza (i.e., Israel’s “Pillar of Defense” operation, November 2012). ‘The Palestinian media did not treat us fairly at all,’ said Abu Muhammad, press spokesman for the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades units... He went on to say: ‘...The media should have mentioned everyone and all the fighters who stood the test of battle and resistance’, and said that it was not right that the media focused on one group while ignoring the other. He said… that from the first moment after the assassination of Commander Ahmed Ja’abari, the Brigades thought to respond and avenge his pure blood. He noted that in cooperation with the Jerusalem Company, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, they managed to fire three rockets half an hour after his death as a Martyr was announced… The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades fired 600 rockets and mortar shells towards the occupied territories during the days of aggression. He said that the Brigades announced these figures at a press conference, but the Palestinian media ignored them and related only to certain units. Abu-Yusuf, a Brigades fighter, said… that the war is over, but the Brigades’ supply of weapons and rockets is not exhausted, and we are ready for confrontation at this very moment, and we will not give up our weapons under any circumstances.”
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Song on PA radio: "We strapped ourselves with explosives... and praised [Allah] for the Martyrdom" 
Source: Radio Voice of Palestine (Fatah), Dec. 1, 2012
Introductory narration of song:
"We have accepted [our] death, so that Jerusalem will return
We are bombs, friends, when the homeland calls
My heart, with fury, exploded and scattered
The shrapnel of this life flew, and the enemies were beheaded
Grieve not, Mother, shed no tears over my torn flesh
Gather [my] bones, Mother, return them to the earth...
Allah Akbar (Allah is Greater)!
If you summon: 'Come to self-sacrifice'
You will meet heroic men who mock death..."

Palestinian singer, Abu Arab:
"We praised the Lord, and set out for Martyrdom
We strapped ourselves with explosives, and trusted in Allah
Carry the load, heroes, show disaster to the settler
Neither day nor night will be sweet for him – until he leaves us
Raise your fire. Raise! Burn the settler with it
For the sake of Jerusalem and our holy place
We strapped ourselves with explosives
We trusted in [Allah] the Merciful and praised Him for the Martyrdom
Onward, onward, men, on the roads to glory
We praised the Lord, and set out for Martyrdom
We strapped ourselves with explosives, and trusted in Allah"
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Senior PA leader declares violence is legitimate until a Palestinian state is formed 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 29, 2012
Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub: "Whoever invades our territory, will leave in a wooden plank (i.e., in a coffin). This land is our land... Out of loyalty to your blood, Yasser Arafat, you who died during this month, we will not return the sword to its sheath until there is a state... Resistance is Fatah's strategic right - in all its forms... We are ready - if there's shooting, we'll shoot. If there are demonstrations, we'll demonstrate."
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PA daily columnist praises Hamas rockets and bus bombing during Israel-Gaza conflict 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 23, 2012
On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip called Operation Pillar of Defense, with the aim of crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protecting Israeli civilians from Hamas rocket fire. On November 21, Hamas and Israel reached a cease fire.
Columnist for official PA daily Adel Abd Al-Rahman on the cease fire:

     “The cease-fire [between Israel and Hamas] went into effect sponsored and guaranteed by Egypt, with American supervision by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The advantages are as follows:
Firstly: Ending the barbaric Israeli aggression, and removing the threat of an even more despicable and bloody Israeli massacre of Palestinian people in the southern districts (i.e., Gaza Strip). [...]
Thirdly: The heroic performance of the resistance organizations (i.e., Hamas and Islamic Jihad) reacting to the barbaric Israeli war, who succeeded in:
1. Absorbing the force and strength of the Israeli attack and quickly overcoming
the moment of surprise.
2. Initiating a direct response through missiles of varying sizes and ranges,
like the Fajr 5, Grad, 107 [mm rockets], etc., launched against Israeli cities
and populated areas.
3. For the first time, Palestinian resistance missiles reached Tel Aviv, Jerusalem,
and Eilat, surprising and baffling the Israeli leaders. [...]
5. Development of the national response that even advanced to bombing operations inside Israel, as occurred on Wednesday with the bombing of a bus [in Tel Aviv], injuring 20 people – an act that baffled the Israeli leadership even more.”
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Senior Fatah official: "We salute every hand that launched a rocket at Israel from Gaza" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 22, 2012
PA TV show Topic of the Day discusses the ramifications of the cease fire between the Palestinian factions and Israel in the November 2012 conflict between Israel and Gaza.
Member of Fatah Central Committee Jamal Muhaisen: 

     "We say again: We of course praise our people's resolve in Gaza. We praise and salute every hand that launched a rocket at Israel from Gaza, and every hand that threw a stone at the Israeli side in the West Bank. And here, when signing agreements, it must not be done as if the battle was between Israel and Hamas only. The battle was [between Israel] and all the Palestinians."
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Hamas TV: "Repeat in the name of your Jihad: Death to Israel!" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 22, 2012
On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip called Operation Pillar of Defense, with the aim of crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protecting Israeli civilians from Hamas rocket fire. On Nov. 22, one day after Hamas and Israel brokered a ceasefire, Hamas broadcast the following music video:
"Destroy the throne of Zion, the house of absolute evil
Raise the banner of victory
Be like the fire of a volcano
Repeat in the name of your Jihad: Death to Israel!
With blood and fire, resist until freedom
Defeat the soldiers of aggression the enemies of humanity."
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Fatah official on Israel-Hamas conflict: "May Allah bless Islamic Jihad, may Allah bless Hamas" 
Source: Wattan TV (Palestinian private channel), Nov. 21, 2012
Fatah Central Committee member, Abbas Zaki: 
     "My feelings towards Hamas have softened. I salute them. I congratulate them for learning the lessons of 2008-2009 (previous Israel-Hamas conflict). They gave us great pleasure. May Allah bless them. (Note: Islamic Jihad and Hamas launched more than 1,000 rockets and missiles at Israeli cities during the 8-day conflict.) They told the Israelis that this is no joy ride... May Allah bless Islamic Jihad, may Allah bless Hamas. They decided to die to earn this honor... I'm in favor of a Palestinian victory in Gaza, Hamas' and [Islamic] Jihad's victory. Nothing matters to me now except Israel's defeat."
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Hamas music video: "We kidnap soldiers and kill Jews" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 21, 2012
Music video by Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades:
"We are the [Al-Qassam] Brigades
Brigades - we kidnap soldiers
Brigades - we kill Jews
Brigades - we watch the borders
Brigades - we are not afraid of death
Brigades - gear up your weapon
Gear up, gear up
Destroy the usurper's dens and set fire to the oppressors
Through training and preparations, you roar, oh lion of Qassam
It's in your hands to get [our] country back and then we will raise the banner of Islam."
Hebrew texts on screen addressing Israelis:
"Your body parts are scattered everywhere."
"The cemeteries await you."
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Note: In response to Hamas' ongoing rocket fire against Israel, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense on Nov. 14, 2012, aimed at crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. On Nov. 21, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire. This video was one of many broadcast by Hamas during the conflict, as part of their campaign to scare Israeli soldiers and civilians.
Fatah "salutes the brave resistance" in Gaza (i.e., Hamas and other terror groups launching rockets at Israel) 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 21, 2012
     “Fatah’s Revolutionary Council said that our [Palestinian] people is united in all its national battles against the occupation… The Council said… that the war against the Gaza Strip is a war against our whole people and its national existence. It [the Council] salutes ‘the brave resistance of all the factions in the Gaza Strip.’”
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Note: In response to Hamas' ongoing rocket fire against Israel, on Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense, aimed at crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.
Fatah official: Palestinians have “the right” to armed struggle (i.e., violence) 
Source: Wattan TV (Palestinian private channel), Nov. 21, 2012
Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee:
     "Up to now we in Fatah have had immunity because of the international decision that the Palestinian people has the right to employ all methods of struggle – including armed struggle – as per [UN] resolution 3236. "

Note: PA leaders and officials have legitimized Palestinian violence by quoting UN resolution 3236 which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means." The PA interprets "all means" as including violence against civilians, but has chosen to ignore the continuation of the resolution which states that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war. Chapter 1, Article 1, opens by saying that the "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."
"Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah" - Hamas music video 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 18, 2012
Music video by Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades:
"Bless [Hamas'] Al-Qassam men, guardians of Palestine
Oh pride of Salah Shahada, oh wisdom of Immad [Aqel] (Hamas leaders killed by Israel)
[Oh] the explosives of [Yahya] Ayyash, (Hamas bomb maker killed by Israel), Martyrdom,
[oh] lovers of the trigger:
Killing the occupiers is worship that Allah made into law.
(Arabic text: "Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah")
Arise, oh determined men.
The color of [the Martyr's] blood protects the land.
Oh masked one wearing a keffiyeh (Arab head scarf), terrifying the Jews...
call out in Zionism's face: 'Muhammad's army has begun to return.'"
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Note: In response to Hamas' ongoing rocket fire against Israel, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense on Nov. 14, 2012, aimed at crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. On Nov. 21, Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire. This video was one of many broadcast by Hamas during the conflict, as part of their campaign to scare Israeli soldiers and civilians.
Hamas TV to Israelis: We "love death more than you love life" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 18, 2012
On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip called Operation Pillar of Defense, with the aim of crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protecting Israeli civilians from Hamas rocket fire. Hamas released this video as part of their campaign to scare Israeli soldiers:
     "From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionist soldiers: The Al-Qassam Brigades love death more than you love life."
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Hamas website posts pictures with captions threatening Israeli soldiers 
Source: Al-Qassam Brigades' (Hamas) website, Nov. 18, 2012
On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip called Operation Pillar of Defense, with the aim of crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and protecting Israeli civilians from Hamas rocket fire.
Hamas' military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, posted several pictures on its website with short captions designed to scare Israelis:

"Your army jeeps, your vehicles, your planes, your battle ships, are potential targets for our Qassam [rockets]." "Your leadership started this battle, but it won't be able to put an end to our rocket attacks."

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Hamas spokesman: We are not afraid of Israel because we love death 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Nov. 18, 2012
    
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri: "You [Israel] think that we will be afraid of your killing policy and of these threats. We say to you: This policy is futile when dealing with leaders like Hamas leaders. Hamas leaders seek Martyrdom. You scare us with what we love (death). The commander, the great Martyr Al-Ja’abari, achieved his greatest aspirations (when killed by Israel)."
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Note: Ahmed Al-Ja'abari was the head of Hamas' military wing. He was killed by Israel on Nov. 14, 2012, as part of Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense, aimed at crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.
Hamas member calls for continued strikes on Tel Aviv until "the Jews will no longer stand it anymore" 
Source: Palinfo.com, Nov. 15, 2012
In response to Hamas' ongoing rocket fire against Israel, on Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense, aimed at crippling the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. Spokesman for the Ministry of Interior in Gaza Islam Shahwan calls for continued attacks against Israel:
Headline:
”Shahwan: 2.5 million Zionists in ‘Tel Aviv’ in bomb shelters”
     “The spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry of the Interior in Gaza, Islam Shahwan, called on resistance factions to continue aiming [at targets] deep inside Zionist territory, to continue to extend the missile range, and to continue strikes on ‘Tel Aviv’, located in the center of Palestinian territory occupied in 1948... On his Facebook page today, Thursday [Nov. 15, 2012] Shahwan said that ‘bringing 2,500,000 of the Israeli settlers in Tel Aviv within Palestinian missile range will disrupt life in the entity (i.e., Israel) and hurt the Israeli economy to the point where the Jews will no longer stand it anymore’, according to his opinion.”
Song at Fatah event in UNESCO building threatens Israel with violence 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 13, 2012
A broadcast of the central assembly in Beirut marking eight years since Arafat’s death:
PA TV announcer: “Welcome, dear viewers. We are here in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to follow with you the events surrounding the central assembly sponsored by Fatah, the PLO, and the Palestinian Embassy on the eighth anniversary of the death of the eternal leader, Yasser Arafat. We are here in the UNESCO palace, a distinctive building, especially since it was here that numerous rallies were held during the time the leader and Shahid Arafat was in Beirut.
Song performed at the event:
“I’m coming out for you, my enemy, coming out
From every neighborhood and street
Coming out with my gun and my faith
Coming out for you, my enemy
Our war is a street war
We promise that you won’t escape, my enemy,
From the Revolution and the people
Even if you escape the ring of fire
The masses will block your way”
Song at Fatah ceremony glorifies violence: "No force can remove the weapon from my hand" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 13, 2012
"From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged.
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged."
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Note: A different performance of this song was broadcast dozens of times on PA TV in 2010 and 2011. This version of the song included dancers with rifles. To view, click here.
PA leader Jibril Rajoub: We believe in all forms of struggle, including "the rifle" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 5, 2012
Deputy-Secretary of the
Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub: 
     “This is a popular struggle. We still believe in all forms of the struggle. No one has removed the rifle from the equation. However, for us, the struggle is a means, and the end is freedom and independence.”
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PA TV music video honors killer of 13 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 29, 2012
PA TV host: "We dedicate this program to our brothers, the prisoners, and of course, to the heroic fighter, prisoner Nasser Awais. We also dedicate the program to the prisoner Ahmed Abu Khader. They were arrested the same day, for their valor and for defending the homeland, Palestine."
Text under terrorists' photos: "Heroic prisoner, Ahmed Abu Khader" "Heroic prisoner, Nasser Awais"
PA TV host: "Viewers and our brothers, the prisoners, the following is information about the heroic fighter, prisoner Nasser Awais."
Text under terrorist's photos: "Heroic prisoner, Nasser, arrested on April 13, 2002, sentenced to 14 life sentences, 50 years and 6 months. Through your patience and resilience you achieved the most outstanding heroism. Heroic prisoner Nasser Awais, from the Balata refugee camp, Nablus, you are towering like the steady mountains."
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Note: Nasser Awais - serving 14 life sentences for planning terror attacks in which 13 civilians were murdered: 6 killed at a Bat-Mitzva celebration, two women killed in Jerusalem, and the throwing of hand grenade that killed a baby, and other attacks.
This video originally aired June 30, 2012 and was rebroadcast Sept. 29, 2012.
Sheikh calls for "a strong Intifada (terror campaign)" to be waged for Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 20, 2012
Headline: "Al-Tamimi calls for Arab and Islamic Intifada for Al-Aqsa"
     "Elder Judge, former Chairman of the Supreme Council for Sharia Law, and Secretary of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem, Sheikh Dr. Tayseer Rajab Al-Tamimi, called for a strong Intifada (terror campaign) [to be conducted] by Arab and Islamic nations for the sake of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. He said that the mosque is subject to daily invasions by settlers and extremist Jewish groups, and [subject] to attempts to desecrate [it], [all of which] are steps in implementing a Zionist plan to seize control and Judaize [the mosque], as preparation for its destruction, and for building their alleged Temple on its ruins."
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Official from Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades demands that Abbas adopt "armed struggle" (i.e., violence) 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Sept. 13, 2012
Headline: "Al-Aqsa Martyrs' [Brigades]: The situation in Gaza could explode at any minute, because of prevailing unrest"
     "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades said that there is unrest in Gaza that could explode any minute. They declared that the signs of this unrest were clearly evident in the incidents of self-immolation brought about by the difficult economic situation. Abu Muhammad, spokesman for the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades – Martyr (Shahid) Nidal Al-Amoudi branch, said in an exclusive interview with Al-Ayyam that the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza face the same economic problem, but in the West Bank the Palestinian people was allowed to express its opinion and take to the streets, in contrast to what has happened in Gaza… Abu Muhammad held the Israeli occupation mainly responsible for the economic problem. He said that the [Fatah-Hamas] rift is [also] partially responsible for this problem, and he noted that it is important to cancel the stultifying Paris agreement. He said that the occupation has stopped abiding by the Oslo Accords completely, and [he] declared that it is important for the [Palestinian] leadership to respond with a political plan based upon political, military, and cultural resistance to the occupation… Abu Muhammad demanded of President Mahmoud Abbas to accede to demands to dismiss Salam Fayyad's government and to set up a new government that can end the people’s suffering… He declared that it is important to see the armed struggle as strategy rather than a tactic, and as a legitimate right and the sole solution for liberating the land and eradicating the occupation."
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Fatah official calls for attacking and fighting "our Israeli enemies" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 10, 2012
Member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza and PA daily columnist Yahya Rabah:
Headline:
"This is the time of attacks; this is the time for resolve!"
     "We in Fatah, the PLO, and the Palestinian revolution of today, said that our great aim was more important and more holy than anything else, and that our Israeli enemies and their mighty allies in the world are tough enemies who are well-established in this land, but we can match them, fight them and confront them, and wrest our rights from between their bloody jaws, thanks to the justice of our cause."
PA Minister honors murderer of two by attending his daughter's wedding 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 7, 2012
PA TV News broadcast:
Newsreader: "Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake, said that President Mahmoud Abbas is interested in all the prisoners, and especially in the long-term prisoners. This was during his visit to the homes of the long-term prisoners' families in Jericho."
Reporter: "From the home of prisoner Jum'a Adam, who is serving a life sentence, Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake, and district governor of the Jericho Valley district, Majed Al-Fatiani, started out on their tour of the homes of the district's veteran prisoners… At the home of prisoner Mahmoud Abu Kharbish, who has served a quarter of a century behind bars in the occupation's prisons, the conversation ranged from the mothers' wishes for a speedy release of their sons, to the initiatives in the Ministry [of Prisoners' Affairs] and its auxiliary departments on the national and popular levels, to intensify the campaign of solidarity with prisoners, until they are released…
Not far from the sights of the pain raging in the hearts of the prisoners' families, the family of the prisoner Ahmed Ka'abna, who was sentenced to a life sentence, of which he has served 16 years, [celebrated] the wedding of one of his daughters. This event illustrated the notion of joy mixed with sadness."
[Footage shows PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake attending the wedding.]
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Note: Ahmed Ka'abna is serving 2 life sentences for murdering two young Israeli women whom he stabbed in Wadi Kelt in 1997.
PA TV program honors prisoner who kidnapped and murdered an Israeli soldier 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 21, 2012
PA TV program For You visits the home of prisoner Mahmoud Issa Abu Al-Bara, 44, from Anata, in prison since 1993. Serving three life sentences for his role in kidnapping and murdering Nissim Toledano, a border guard soldier, and attempting to murder two other soldiers.
PA TV song: Bullets in the enemy's chest are sweet 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 20, 2012
"May Allah bless the men who go and wave their rifles,
who defend their people and their land,
and redeem them with their lives...
Oh my rifle, my comrade
woe to those who meet it.
The bullets hitting the chest of my neighborhood's enemy are sweet."
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PA TV broadcasts Fatah plaque honoring terrorist as a "hero" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 19, 2012
PA TV News broadcast from a visit to the family of terrorist Abd Al-Jaber Khaled. The mother says she is proud of her son, who became “a Martyr.”
The camera focuses on a large photograph of the terrorist holding a machine gun. Also shown is an honorary plaque with the following inscription:
"Plaque of oath and loyalty
To the family of the Martyr
Hero Abd Al-Jaber Khaled, Fatah"

Note: Abd Al-Jaber Khaled was killed in a shootout with Israeli soldiers when they apprehended him as he was on the way to carry out a terror attack in February 2002.
PA TV glorifies terrorist murderer Muayyad Hijja twice in one month 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 19, 2012
Muayyad Hijja was given two life sentences for murdering an Israeli civilian in 1992. He and three other terrorists swam from Jordan to Israel's southern resort city, Eilat, with the intention of carrying out a major terror attack against tourists. Muayyad Hijja was honored twice in PA TV in one month:

Aug. 19, 2012:
PA TV host: "I'm sending holiday greetings to my uncle, my brother, my beloved Muayyad Hijja, who is in the Gilboa jail. Allah willing, I hope that you will be freed soon along with all the heroic prisoners, who we are always proud of."
 
July 31, 2012:
PA TV host:
"Muayyad Hijja is in prison. He is a heroic fighter prisoner and has been in the occupation's prisons since 1992. He is one of the homeland's beacons because of his valor and sacrifice, of course."
Text on screen: "Freedom for the fighter heroic prisoner, Muayyad Hijja. Given 2 life sentences... The commander who carried out the Eilat operation."
Niece: "I am Maram, niece of the heroic fighter prisoner Muayyad Hijja. Uncle, it is true that I wasn't even born when you entered prison and I don't know you, but the picture in my mind is that you are a hero, a fighter, smart, wonderful. I am proud to have an uncle like you.
Sister: "Muayyad is the hero. Muayyad is all honor, all power, all vigor. Muayyad is an example of sacrifice, an example of honor, and an example of struggle for the homeland."
Nephew: "I picture my uncle as a hero, a resistance fighter. We are proud of him. He has always made us proud."
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PA Minister of Religious Affairs encourages Ribat in Friday sermon 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 17, 2012
Friday sermon delivered by Minister of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash. In audience: PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas; Secretary General of the Presidential Office, Al-Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim; Jibril Rajoub.
     Al-Habbash: "This [Al-Aqsa] mosque will remain a mosque. We will not abandon this soil; we will not abandon this land; we will not abandon this mosque. We will remain in it, we will live in it and we will die in it. We will resist through our presence upon our land. We will resist through Ribat (religious conflict/war to defend Islamic land) and resolve; we will resist by building, and we will resist by every means... Ribat upon this land is an honor… Yesterday, this occupation perpetrated a crime. It was carried out by one of the members of the terror movements, who are referred to as the so-called 'settlers'. These settlers are all – all of them – terrorists; terrorists in the full sense of the word. Every settler who lives upon Palestinian land, who steals Palestinian land, is a terrorist."
PA official: Palestinians will "avenge" their Martyrs by fighting Israel until it "disappears" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2012
Headline: "Masses of our people accompany the body of Martyr (Shahid) Akram Bader on his final journey"
     "Masses of our people and the National and Islamic forces in the village of Beitillu and its environs accompanied Martyr Akram Bader yesterday on his final journey. His pure body was buried in the village cemetery, with cries in the background condemning the despicable crime committed by occupation soldiers at the Al-Za'im roadblock in occupied East Jerusalem against workers trying to reach their place of work within the Green Line [note: soldiers opened fire when the car trying to smuggle illegal workers into Jerusalem ran through a military roadblock]…
Secretary of the Ramallah and El-Bireh Fatah branch, Raed Radwan, said: 'We stand today, in this blessed month (Ramadan), upon this blessed land, to take leave of our fighter-Martyr, the Martyr of bread and livelihood, Akram Bader…'.
Radwan said: 'When you decided, Oh Martyr, to enter Jerusalem, in spite of the occupation, you wanted no more than to pray… in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, but the occupation government, the murderous and criminal government in Israel, would only return you to us as a Martyr …'.
Radwan added, 'We say to the occupation government and to the settlers that every drop of blood that fell from Martyr Akram and from the other Martyrs of our people, will sprout a fighter and revolutionary, who will avenge the blood of the Martyrs and continue the struggle against the occupation until it disappears.'"
Ramallah municipality to build mausoleum to honor terrorist murderers 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 29, 2012
The Ramallah municipality voted to build a mausoleum in honor of PLO terrorists responsible for the deaths of 11 Israelis in the 1975 Savoy Hotel attack: 
     "The Ramallah Municipal Council held its weekly meeting, passed a number of resolutions, and authorized some procedures...
The council approved construction of a mausoleum for Martyrs of the Savoy operation in the new cemetery in Ramallah. Ramallah municipal coffers will cover expenses.
The mausoleum will hold the bones of Martyrs from the numbered [Israeli military] cemeteries that were transferred [to the PA] months ago. It should be noted that the operation was carried out in 1975, in Tel Aviv, against a number of officers of the occupation army, as revenge for the assassination of [Fatah] commanders Kamal Adwan, Kamal Nasser, and Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar."
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Note: In March 1975, eight terrorists traveled by boat from Lebanon to a Tel Aviv beach. They took over the Savoy Hotel and took guests as hostages. The next morning, Israeli forces attacked and killed seven of the terrorists. Eight hostages and three soldiers were killed by the terrorists during the attack.
Released prisoner reveals Hamas plan to blow up the airport, Israeli Parliament 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 29, 2012
     "Released 'Qassam' (i.e., belonging to Hamas) prisoner Ahmed Akram Al-Salami has revealed a plan, prepared by the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Martyrs' Brigades, to blow up sensitive targets inside Israel, in the wake of the successful transfer of the project for producing Qassam rockets to the West Bank, at the beginning of the second Intifada (i.e., the PA terror campaign, 2000-2005). Al-Salami said [this] in a special statement to the 'Al-Qassam' website, following his recent release from the occupation's prisons, having served a prison sentence that lasted nine years. [Al-Salami] arrived in the Khan Yunis district, where his relatives live, [and said]: 'The main targets which [Hamas] planned, as targets for the rockets produced by Hamas in the West Bank, are the Israeli Parliament Knesset in Jerusalem; the Ben-Gurion airport in Lod; and settlements, foremost among them Beit El.'"
PA TV broadcasts student reciting a poem that calls for throwing stones at the Jews 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 19, 2012
PA TV program about UNRWA vocational training center in Siblin. A student recites a poem that he has composed.
Issam Muhammad, student: "After school I like going to the library to read some poems. I also have a nice poem of my own:
"... We have lion cubs and we have lions,
We have leopards and we have tigers;
Put a stone in the sling
And hurl it to hit the Jews."
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Mother praised Allah when she heard of her son’s Martydom-death in a terror attack 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 31, 2012
PA TV program Palestine This Morning on the subject of the numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers). The program interviews the mother of "Martyr" (Shahid) Ihab Abu Salem from the village Rantis, who carried out a terrorist attack in Jerusalem in 2003.
Mother of Ihab Abu Salem: "I received the news of his death as a Martyr with a happy heart, because death comes to all of us- with Shahada (Martyrdom death for Allah) or without it. Praise to Allah – Allah chose what was best for him."
Interviewee: "When he died as a Martyr, we had a feeling of pain and separation along with pride, but after 9 years I think that we feel only pride."

Note: The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying the bodies of enemy soldiers as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, on the assumption that the bodies will eventually be returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets, after their identities have been documented.
PA TV broadcasts song calling for Palestinians to “stab… the chest of the thief (i.e., Israel) like a falcon” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 31, 2012
PA TV program For You shows the Graves of Martyrs (Shahids). PA TV chose to play the following song in the background:
"Our brother has returned;
Oh eye – do not spill tears for him.
He returned on the shoulders of his friends and people who love him.
The brother has returned;
Oh mother – make sounds of joy;
The blood of this Martyr is a debt that we must repay."

PA TV host (talking about her uncle, who is a prisoner): "I remember, at this time, 20 years ago, when we knew that at that very time, at those very moments, you were injured, and in a state of clinical death, as a result of the heroic operation that you carried out."
Brother of prisoner Muayyad Hijja: "His action, his struggle, and his imprisonment, represent our pride, and we are always proud of him"
Photograph of the terrorist is shown, with the inscription: "Leader who carried out the Eilat operation."
Photographs of prisoner Hijja. PA TV chose to play the following song in the background:
"Don't agree to the facts on the ground; don't forget the color of blood. Whoever dies while defending [the land] will be embraced by the arms of the land. Emerge from the cannons like the bullet of a revolution. Pay no heed: stab and burst the chest of the thief, like a falcon."

Note: In May 1992, a group of terrorists, including Muayyad Hijja, came from Jordan to Eilat to carry out a terrorist attack that killed one Israeli. Muayyad Hijja was captured and given two life sentences in prison.
Fatah official is proud of Palestinian women who carry out suicide attacks and celebrate the death of Martyrs 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 15, 2012
Interview with Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee, on the PA TV program Palestine This Morning:
     Zaki: "Actually we started a process of organization and precise reconnaissance, in order to start the Fatah revolution, in January '65. From then until today, 48 years of rivers of blood, sweat and tears, we have [had] ups and downs, but the enemy feels, each day that it is regressing. Each period we use a different form of struggle: At one time [we struggle] with weapons, at another time – stones, another time – empty stomachs (i.e., hunger strikes), such that we will defeat this executioner in our battle. I believe that the memory, the love of Palestine and the geography of Palestine still lives in the mind of this tremendous nation. The children, of whom it was said that they would not know this land – they now know it better than the scholars and the adults, and they make sacrifices [for it]. The women carry out Martyrdom-seeking operations (i.e., suicide attacks), and utter sounds of joy over the Martyr, and sing to the groom (i.e., the Martyr who marries the 72 virgins in Paradise).This shows what a right that has claimants is, and that the Palestinian people is ready to sacrifice until this black day (Nakba day) is erased through its struggle…"
PA daily op-ed expresses hope for Israel's destruction 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2012
Op-ed published in the official PA daily published on May 15, the anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel:
     "For 64 years we have not forgotten the light breeze of the Galilee, we have not forgotten the hymn of life in Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Arabic translation of Tel Aviv, to wrongly imply the existence of an Arab village of that name prior to Tel Aviv), we have not forgotten the fragrance of the narcissus on the slopes of the Carmel. We remember you, all of Palestine. As long as we remain far from you, you are present within us as pain and sorrow, until we return to you, oh Haifa, Acre, and Jaffa, all of historical Palestine, so that life will return within us, and life will return within you, and all the temporary ones [Israelis] will go away. May their theory collapse, may their independence collapse, and may Palestine come back to life."
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Fatah official glorifies continued violence against Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 7, 2012
PA TV shows Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee Member, speaking at rally in solidarity with prisoners in Hebron:
     Zaki: "The world did not recognize us… until Arafat got up at the UN and said, 'I am holding an olive branch in one hand, and a rifle in the other – do not cause the green branch to fall from my hand.' He did not say, 'Do not cause the rifle to fall', because the rifle dare not fall so long as there is occupation of our Palestinian land."
Egyptian song on PA TV calls to attack Israel - "the snake's head" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 3, 2012
"Oh Palestinians, [the Israeli] with the rifle shot you,
the Zionists are killing your doves in your sacred area.
Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you.
Fire is in my hands, and with you, attack the snake's head (Israel).
Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain,
with the rifle we will impose our new life.
Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain
with the rifle we will impose our new life."
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Note: This song originally aired on Aug. 14, 2011 and was rebroadcast on Jan. 20, March 26, 27, and May 3, 2012.
PA TV music video glorifies armed violence against Israel: "The revolution calls to its men" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 27, 2012
Footage of Palestinians shooting automatic weapons, launching rockets and RPGs are shown.
     "To its men, to its men, the revolution calls to its men,
[like] a rider calling to his horse, and a horse calling to its rider.
To its men, to its men, the revolution calls to its men,
[like] a rider calling to his horse, and a horse calling to its rider.
[The revolution] calls to its men, who fear no oppressor or his spears.
Whoever doesn't protect the land isn't one of its men.
To its men, to its men, the revolution calls to its men,
[like] a rider calling to his horse, and a horse calling to its rider."
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Fatah official: Return to armed struggle (i.e., violence) is an option that has not been abandoned 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2012
     "Member of the Fatah Central Committee, Azzam Al-Ahmad, said that if Israel continues to maintain its positions rejecting our people's rights, all options – including the armed struggle – are open to us. He added, 'The Fatah movement, which has engaged in the armed struggle since the start of its activity, is ready to return to that option if Israel continues to deny the rights of the Palestinian people - but within the framework of national consensus regarding the use of the armed struggle approach, far removed from conflicts and opportunism.'… He emphasized: 'The Palestinian authority continues in the path of the Martyrs (Shahids) – the prince of Martyrs, Abu Jihad, and the master of Martyrs, Yasser Arafat. We shall fight the occupation through more activity on the ground, and our message to the occupation is that this is our land, and that we will establish more projects on it. This land is ours, it will be ours alone, and the occupation will disappear.'
Concerning the resistance plan, [Al-Ahmad] said: 'We are dealing with an occupation that insists on denying our right to an independent state, and therefore all options are available to us. We are prepared to return to the armed struggle, the approach that has not been abandoned by the PLO since the start of its activity in 1965, when there were those who refused, for many long years, to participate in the resistance. At the same time, we refuse for our rifle to be hired out to any [other] party, whether it be the USA or Iran, because our weapon is national [property], and it has a single aim: the defeat of the occupation, the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital, and the return of the refugees.'"
Club holds tournament named after "the Prince of Martyrs" - terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2012
     "Sponsored by the Palestinian Investment Fund - 'The Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad' Tournament draw will take place today at the 'Al-Ansar club."
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Note: 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, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PA daily: Open University in Bethlehem holds event honoring terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2012
     "Marking the anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of Abu Jihad at the Open University in Bethlehem..."
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Note: 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, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Table-tennis championship named after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2012
     "Abu Jihad table-tennis championship reaches the quarter-finals."
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Note: 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, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Sports tournaments named after terrorist Abu Jihad to commemorate his death 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2012
     "The anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of our people's legendary leader, Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad, is approaching, and in its honor the sports organizations in Palestine are organizing many tournaments in diverse branches of sports... the knights of the Ansar Al-Quds club have commemorated this anniversary every year, and continue to do so. This year they will be holding their 18th tournament; it is always held in the Jerusalem district… This is the city which the Martyr [Abu Jihad] loved, and for whose sake he departed for a higher place."
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Note: 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, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PA daily: School named after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 7, 2012
     "Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad School names the winner of the Ya'bad marathon..."
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Note: 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, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Prisoner on PA salary cuts: Prisoners who killed Jews are entitled to a salary, also after release 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 29, 2012
PA TV program addresses the uncertain future facing the Palestinians. Viewers call in and complain about the inefficiency of PA government offices.
PA TV host: "With us is Iyad Abu Khaizaran. Good evening." …
Iyad Abu Khaizaran: "Hi. Firstly, I would like to convey greetings to our prisoners, all of them. All our dear ones in the prisons. From the time of our father, Ahmad Sa'adat… To all the brothers, the friends, in all the prisons. But what I want to say is: since the day we were released from prison, when our reception was over, [Abbas] has given us half a salary. That's because we're all fighters. We killed Jews. I personally killed Jews. I killed settlers and I injured soldiers. My house was destroyed. I have 11 bullets in my body. I served 22 years in Israeli prisons..."
Host: "Did you, like the other [prisoners], receive salaries in the prisons?"
Iyad Abu Khaizaran: "Yes. Since around the year 2000, [the salaries] became organized."
Host: "In other words, from 2000, did all the organizations, without exception, whether it was Fatah or Hamas, supporters of Abbas or not supporters of Abbas, receive salaries or not? Tell the truth openly."
Iyad Abu Khaizaran: "Yes, yes they did."
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Note: Iyad Abu Khaizaran was released as part of the Shalit prisoner release exchange deal in 2011. Abu Khaizaran, member of the Islamic Jihad, was given a life sentence in 1991 for stabbing a 76 year-old man to death, Shlomo Yahya, in a suburb of Tel Aviv.
PA TV honors female terrorist murderers and suicide bombers on Palestinian Land Day 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 28, 2012
PA TV News broadcast: On Land Day and the anniversary of the Battle of Karameh, the Jordanian Writers' Union honors a group of women in Amman.
PA TV newsreader, in the background, lists names of female prisoners and terrorists:

     "Hana Shalabi [prisoner released in the Gilad Shalit exchange deal in 2011, later rearrested by Israel and expelled to Gaza], Dalal Mughrabi [led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children], Laila Khaled [participated in the hijacking of the TWA flight 840 in 1969]… Therese Halaseh [one of the four Black September hijackers of a Sabena plane in 1972], Ataf Alian [caught before she carried out a planned suicide terror attack], Ahlam Tamimi [led suicide bomber to the Sbarro pizza shop attack in Jerusalem in 2001, killing 15], Sana'a Mehaidli [carried out a suicide attack killing Israeli soldiers in south Lebanon], Rachel Corrie [American anti-Israel activist who died in 2003 in Gaza while acting as a human shield to prevent Israeli army tractors from destroying homes that hid arms smuggling tunnels], and many other names were honored in a ceremony marking Land Day and [the Battle of] Karameh, as a token of appreciation to women and their role in the service of freedom, the nation, and dignity."
PA daily: Boxing Association names tournament after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 27, 2012
     "The Boxing Association has announced the launch of the Third Palestine Tournament for Men and Boys. The association has named [the tournament] 'the Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad, Tournament.'"
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Note: 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, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PA TV song: Violence and "Martyrs' blood" will achieve Palestinian statehood 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 27, 2012
"Palestine is a state built on struggle
With the Martyr's blood, with gunfire
It [Palestine] will restore the plant to its land
It will bring home those who are distant
It will return the stolen [property] to its inhabitants
So that Arab honor will not be degraded
Oh treacherous aggressor, oh sinner (i.e., Israel)
We will rise like the sun shining on dry grass."
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Note: This song originally aired on Jan. 20, 2012, and was rebroadcast on Feb. 1 and March 27, 2012.
Former Palestinian prisoner Shalabi glorified for being like terrorist killer Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 26, 2012
Headline: "With the participation of a delegation from South Africa and the Minister of Prisoners' Affairs and MP's – march of national solidarity with the legend of resolve, Hana Shalabi, at the Faculty of Communications of Al-Quds University"
     Fatah spokesman, Ahmad Asaf: "Hana is a legend." … Fatah spokesman, Ahmad Asaf… maintained that Hana, the Palestinian legend, proves through her determined struggle that she belongs to the school of Dalal Mughrabi."

Note: Hana Shalabi is a Palestinian prisoner that was released in the Shalit deal and was arrested again following her release. She staged a hunger strike in prison for 43 days to protest her administrative detention by Israel. In March 2012, Israel expelled Shalabi to Gaza. The reasons for her arrest have not been released.
Song at rally promotes violence against Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 26, 2012
Rally in Ramally in solidarity with prisoner Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences for orchestrating suicide terror attacks against Israeli civilians. After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
Excerpt of song at ceremony: 
"Awaken to revolution and to revenge;
Awaken like a storm,
Stone the enemy with fire
And call out loudly:
Revolution is the path of free people."
Host of ceremony, Jamal Hweil: "Did you not tell them, Marwan, that we are a nation glorified by Martyrdom (Shahada, i.e., death for Allah)? They have not understood. Tell them that we are a nation that is glorified by Martyrdom."
Song at Fatah event: Palestinians are the "rifle" protecting the home from the "wolf" (i.e., Israel) 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 22, 2012
Song by Lebanese songwriter Wadi' Al-Safi, sung by Palestinian singer Mondher Al-Ra'i at a performance marking the 46th anniversary of Fatah.
Excerpt from the song:
"We will never leave you, our home,
I will not agree to leave my home
My home – I am its rifle
I will not leave it to the wolf;
I will not lend out its key."

In the audience: President Mahmoud Abbas, Secretary of the PLO Executive Council Yasser Abd Rabbo, Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki, PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi, President's office Sec. Gen. Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, Ramallah and El-Bireh district governor Laila Ghannam, Arab member of Israeli Parliament Ahmad Tibi, Minister of Fence and Settlement Affairs Maher Ghneim, Fatah spokesman Ahmad Asaf.
Official speaking in Abbas’ name lauds mothers who gave birth to fighters, Martyrs, and prisoners 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Mar. 21, 2012
Headline: "Tulkarem: Fatah honors mothers of prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) on Mothers' Day"
     "The Tulkarem branch of Fatah honored the mothers of prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) yesterday during a large rally which it held on the occasion of Mothers' Day…
Present at the ceremony were District Governor Talal Dweikat, and Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake…
Dweikat conveyed greetings from President Mahmoud Abbas to the mothers of the prisoners and Martyrs. On the occasion of Mothers' Day he congratulated the mothers who have given birth to fighters, Martyrs and prisoners, and who themselves have fought and participated along with the men in all forms of the struggle. He said, 'Our people will remain loyal to the sacrifices of the Martyrs, the prisoners, and those injured, and will continue to preserve the honor of their families.'"
University director sends greetings to terrorist killer Yasser Abu Bakr, on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 20, 2012
PA TV program In a Fighter's Home visits An-Najah University.
Director of the university sends greetings to terrorist Yasser Abu Bakr:

     "We are sending direct greetings to Yasser [Abu Bakr]: At the same time he will see us, and we will – as soon as possible, Allah willing – see him. First of all, I address greetings to all the Palestinian and Arab prisoners in the Israeli prisons, this important group in the history of the Palestinian struggle, a sector with influence, and [one] which is in the heart of all Palestinians."

Note: Yasser Abu Bakr - responsible for terror attack in Netanya in March 2002 in which an Israeli citizen and a nine-month old baby were killed.
PA daily: Armed resistance (i.e., violence) is an integral part of Palestinian culture 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 19, 2012
Headline: "The culture of resistance and us"
     "Is it true that the era of philosophical revival of the resistance to the occupation and to colonialism has reached its end, with the death of the last of the giants who created the culture of glory, which draws from the rootedness of this people and its heritage? Is it true that it has been replaced with the culture of non-violent resistance, and restoring our rights by means of flowers and candles? ...
The talk about many of the nations of the world having been liberated without real resistance is not true, and not realistic in our Palestinian situation, even if it succeeded in other countries... The talk about non-violent resistance of nations is simply an idea that is foreign to our culture, which we have passed down from generation to generation, and it is nothing but a new means of invasion and occupation…
Perhaps we will discover that this form [of resistance] has recently been slowly but surely penetrating the Palestinian national culture … perhaps we will also see that this form of weak, peace-seeking resistance represents a cheapening of the concept of true resistance which leads nations towards freedom and independence, and that it is one of the tools of modern colonialism…
The resistance, whether we agree on its form or disagree about its timing, remains the only means for nations kneeling under occupation… It is a right concerning which there is no argument, and it cannot be subservient to any condition other than the national conditions, which are set down by the revolution..."
Alternate between "the stone, the rifle, and free speech," says Fatah official at media convention 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 9, 2012
PA TV live broadcast from Ramallah: 2012 General Convention of the Palestinian Journalists' Association.
Mahmoud Ismail, member of the PLO Executive Committee: 

     "I hope that this election assembly of media people will inaugurate a wise Palestinian media enterprise, and our legacy will remain the stone, the rifle, and free speech; we will make alternating use of these, whenever and however we wish."
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Fatah member in Abbas’ name: “All rifles… must be aimed at the occupation [Israel]” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 25, 2012
Mahmoud Al-Aloul, member of the Fatah Central Committee, delivers a speech on behalf of Chairman Abbas at a ceremony in Ramallah, marking the 43rd anniversary of the DFLP.
Ceremony host: "And now for the greetings of President Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State (Arabic: dawla) of Palestine, President of the PLO Executive Council, President of the Palestinian Authority, to be delivered on his behalf by fighter comrade Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Abu Jihad, member of the Fatah Central Committee – if you please."
Al-Aloul: "I greet you all, and I am honored, on behalf of President Abbas, to be participating with you in this ceremony marking the anniversary of the establishment of the DFLP [Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine]… The DFLP has also always contributed to this organization [the PLO] in clarifying contradictory theories and anchoring [the idea] that every marginal conflict, or difference of opinion, of ideology, of position, is a secondary conflict which can be solved through communication and dialogue. The fundamental conflict is always with the occupation, and all rifles and all efforts must be aimed towards the occupation."
PA TV glorifies Palestinian prisoner involved in murder with visit to his home 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 12, 2012
PA TV program Link in a Chain visits the home of the "heroic" prisoner Tareq Khaled Batsh, a Palestinian policeman imprisoned in Israel and serving a life sentence for his role in the lynching and gruesome murder of two Israeli reservist soldiers who accidentally entered the Palestinian Authority-controlled city in October 2000.
Fatah leader: “Fatah believes that the resistance in all its form” is a “legitimate right” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 26, 2012
PA TV program Special Interview devoted to the fourth anniversary of the death of George Habash.
Studio guests: Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul; Deputy Secretary General of the Popular Front, Abd Al-Rahim Malouh; and member of the Palestinian National Council, Azmi Al-khahwaja.
Al-Aloul: "Fatah believes that the resistance, in all its forms, is the legitimate right of occupied nations in the face of their occupiers. Right now, in implementation, we say that every stage has its [appropriate] form."
PA TV host: "Of course; it's a new stage."
Al-Aloul: "The broadening of the margins of [political] maneuvering sometimes make it difficult for others to understand one correctly, but that is the reality."
Hamas official: We will “not abandon the armed conflict with the Zionist enemy” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2012
Headline: "Al-Zahar: Hamas will not abandon armed resistance"
     "Mahmoud Al-Zahar, a prominent Hamas official, emphasized yesterday that his movement 'will not abandon' armed resistance against Israel. In a speech he delivered at a ceremony honoring the 'Shahids (Martyrs) of the Al-Zaytoun region'… marking the third anniversary of the war [waged by Israel] against Gaza, A-lZahar said: 'We are fighting a holy war for our honor and our rights, because Jihad is our way, our life, and our greatness, and we will not forego it – no matter how great the sacrifices.' He continued, 'We shall not abandon the armed conflict with the Zionist enemy.'"
Speech delivered in Abbas’ name glorifies terrorist Abu Iyad and calls on Palestinians to follow the path of Martyrs 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2012
Headline: "In speech delivered in Jericho on behalf of the President [Abbas], on the anniversary of the Martyr death of the commanders Abu Iyad, Abu Al-Hol and Abu Muhammad - Bseiso: The revolution will continue until victory and the establishment of the independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital"
     "Member of the Fatah Central Committee Sakhr Bseiso said, in a speech he delivered on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas, at a ceremony held by the Fatah Commission of Non-Governmental Organizations at Al-Istiqlal University in Jericho, marking the 21st anniversary of the Martyr death of commanders Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad), Hael Abd Al-Hamid (Abu Al-Hol), and Fakhri Al-Omari (Abu Muhammad), that the revolution will continue until the achievement of the victory for which the Shahid leader Yasser Arafat and all the Shahids died… Member of the Fatah Central Committee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al-Istiqlal University, Tawfiq Tirawi, said in a speech he delivered at the event: 'These heroic Shahids were among those who marked out the path to establishing the Palestinian state and laid the foundations for independence…' Tirawi added, 'We are determined to follow the path of the Shahid President Yasser Arafat and these Shahids, and to continue resistance to the occupation, under the leadership of President Abbas.' He noted that the way to be loyal to the blood of the Shahids is to follow their path and to act to achieve their aims and to realize their dreams."

Note: Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - A founder of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats (March 1, 1973), as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).
PA TV broadcast from Fatah ceremony: Follow the path of terrorist Martyrs  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 10, 2012
PA TV live broadcast of ceremony in Tulkarem marking 47th anniversary of the start of the Palestinian revolution. Fatah leadership present.
     Speaker:
"On this day we say that loyalty to these tremendous Shahids (Martyrs), the conscience of this people, is to follow their path and adhere to that for which they made their sacrifice. Loyalty to the great Shahid and those who accompany him – the leadership; the Shahids Sheikh Ahmed Yassin and Abu Jihad, and [Abd Al-Aziz] Rantisi and Abu Ali Mustafa, and Dr. Thabet Thabet, and [Fathi] Shaqaqi, and [Faisal] Husseini, and Suleiman Al-Najab, and Omar Al-Qassem."

Note: Click "full article" to see descriptions of the "Shahids."
DFLP leader: “The PLO has not ruled out the armed struggle” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 10, 2012
     "Member of the Democratic [Front for Liberation of Palestine] central leadership, Sayel Khalil, said [during workshop held by the Struggle Front and the Political National Guidance in Tulkarem] that… the PLO has not ruled out the armed struggle and the Palestinian national struggle in its many forms, [chosen] in accordance with the [needs of] the period. He noted that we have a unified national strategy that fits the interests of our people in accordance with the [current] Political phase."
PA Mufti calls for the killing of Jews quoting Islamic Hadith 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 9, 2012
Moderator at Fatah ceremony:
"Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews) is a war of religion and faith. Long Live Fatah! [I invite you,] our honorable Sheikh."

PA Mufti Muhammad Hussein comes to the podium and says:
"47 years ago the [Fatah] revolution started. Which revolution? The modern revolution of the Palestinian people's history. In fact, Palestine in its entirety is a revolution, since [Caliph] Umar came [to conquer Jerusalem, 637 CE], and continuing today, and until the End of Days. The reliable Hadith (tradition attributed to Muhammad), [found] in the two reliable collections, Bukhari and Muslim, says:
"The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until you fight the Jews.
The Jew will hide behind stones or trees.
Then the stones or trees will call:
'Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.'
Except the Gharqad tree [which will keep silent]."
Therefore it is no wonder that you see Gharqad [trees]
surrounding the [Israeli] settlements and colonies..."
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Fatah official: “We will not raise a white flag, because we are a fighting people” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2012
     "Member of the Fatah Central Committee, Jamal Muhaisen delivered greetings from the President [Abbas], the central committee and the revolutionary council… emphasized that our people and its leadership seek peace. He said, 'If the Israeli side refuses peace, then all the options are open to our people…' … Muhaisen addressed Israel, saying: 'We are a people that will not raise a white flag, because we are a fighting people. You have an opportunity to be part of the region. If not, your fate will be like the fate of all the invasions of Palestine, all of which ended in defeat.'"
Official speaking in Abbas’ name: Fatah’s program of "struggle” will not change, “resistance in all its forms” is a “right” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2012
     "The Ramallah and El-Bireh branch of Fatah held an official and popular central rally to mark the occasion… attended by member of the Fatah Central Committee Mahmoud Al-Aloul, representing President Mahmoud Abbas… In a speech he delivered on behalf of the President, Al-Aloul said: 'On this day, when some pioneers from among our people stepped forward, believing in their Lord and the ability of their people to sacrifice, and refusing submission and oppression – there was an outbreak [of the Fatah revolution], there was the first bullet, there was Fatah…'
Al-Aloul stated that since its inception, the [Fatah] movement has adopted a clear program pertaining to the struggle and to social issues, which it will not change, based on the armed struggle and the people's long-term war. It continued with this and adhered to this, because it [the Fatah movement] believes that resistance in all its forms is the legitimate right of occupied peoples… He emphasized that the leadership, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, has made every effort, offered every opportunity to seek peace, and cooperated with every initiative… Al-Aloul said that 2012 is the critical year of the popular resistance. He called upon Fatah members to participate in it in order to deal with the Israeli aggression. He emphasized, 'We can no longer restrain the villagers, the residents and the youth in their resistance. The popular resistance will erupt alongside the political activity, whose aim is to earn the world's [support], to lay a siege against the Israeli policy, and to isolate the occupation."
Fatah has a right to all forms of struggle, including armed struggle 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2012
Excerpt from a long article about Fatah by Bakr Abu Bakr, marking 47th anniversary of the start of Fatah's activity. The article, occupying a full page, is printed against the background of the Fatah logo. Writer refers to Israel as the 'Zionist enemy'.
Headline:
"Fatah is winning through activity and the masses"
     "The [Fatah] movement emphasizes its right to engage in all forms of the struggle, as approved by international laws - including the armed struggle. It has chosen, at the present stage, the mass struggle, popular struggle, or peaceful struggle as the direction of the struggle."

Note: The PA has claimed for many years that all its terror is justified by international law. This is a reference to UN resolution 3236, which "recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to regain its rights by all means in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations." However, the resolution goes on to state that the use of "all means" should be "in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations..." The UN Charter prohibits targeting civilians, even in war.
PA daily columnist: “Fatah in my mind is… the first bullet, the first blood” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2012
Column by Fathi Al-Biss:
     "The Fatah in my mind is glory; honor; sacrifice; giving; defiance; resistance; dedication of life, blood and property; altruism, humility, love, the meeting on the battlefield, respect for others… The Fatah in my mind is… the heroism of Dalal Mughrabi… The Fatah in my mind is the first bullet; the first blood; and the first echoing scream that split the skies calling for revolution, for liberty…"
PA Ministry of Culture encourages Martyrdom: “Teach us how to turn heartbeats into bombs” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 30, 2011
Show host welcomes the music group:
“We welcome you on behalf of the [PA] Ministry of Culture.”

Band sings the song “Intifada Anthem”:
“This is our country's word in the face of death:
Our language is fire, and the revolution is the roof of our house.
We sing it while erasing the step of the thief (i.e., Israel).
This blood is the voice.
We have gathered the blood from our first wound.
We escorted the Martyr of the land to his wedding [to 72 Dark-Eyed maidens], and held a pre-wedding party for our female Martyr (who became one of the Dark-Eyed).
We said to the little one: 'Grow up', as we declared our Intifada.
Our country is the sea, the threshing floor and the clay houses.
Our country is Al-Ram, Rama and the Ramin plain (note: Rama is in northern Israel), the Acre fortress, the sun of the Carmel and Haifa (note: All in northern Israel), and Gaza, which responds to death with the knife.

Band sings the song “Teach us”:
Teach us how to make torches from the darkness of night.
Teach us how to get jasmine from the wounds of the heart.
Teach us how to turn heartbeats into bombs.
Teach us how to eat our bread which is drenched with blood, that we may live.
Not that we may live but that we may continue to fight.”
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Note: The anthem originally aired Dec. 2, 2011 and was rebroadcast on Dec. 30, 2011.
Hamas spokesman: The Palestinian people have a right to “resistance in all its forms” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 28, 2011
PA TV program The Fourth Authority on Palestinian reconciliation.
Guests in Ramallah studio: Secretary General of the "National Initiative" party, Mustafa Barghouti; political commentator Hani Al-Masri.
Hamas spokesman Ismail Radwan in Gaza studio:
     "When Hamas talks about a common denominator, it isn't talking, for instance, about recognition of the Zionist enemy. Even if there is an intermediate solution within the '67 [borders] framework, with a full withdrawal, release of prisoners, return of refugees – it will be without recognition of the Zionist occupation."
Radwan is asked if each faction will retain its strategy. He answers:
     "I am telling you that even entry into the PLO framework later on, after reform and rebuilding, will not nullify the strategy of each faction independently. However, there is a common denominator upon which everyone agrees and to which everyone is committed – but this doesn't mean that the strategy of each faction comes to an end. As to the common denominator pertaining to popular resistance – this does not nullify the right of the Palestinian people, of course, to resistance in all its forms."
PFLP Committee member: “Popular resistance in all its forms, including armed resistance, is the legal right of our Palestinian people” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 26, 2011
PA TV News interviews Imad Abu Rahma, member of the Popular Front Central Committee. PA TV host asks Abu Rahma about an agreement between the factions to move to popular resistance in all its forms and in every region of the Palestinian Interior – i.e., inside Israel.
Abu Rahma: "First of all, I want to make a correction. The Palestinian factions did not agree to peaceful resistance as the only form of resistance and struggle against the occupation."
Host: "At least in the West Bank."
Abu Rahma: "Whether in the West Bank or in Gaza, we say that this occupation carries out aggressive operations on a daily basis against our people. By the way, we are not against peaceful resistance, but we think that limiting our people's struggle and its resistance to peaceful resistance, is dangerous. It's not right, nor is it for the benefit of our people and its just struggle. We say that it is our people's right to act in all forms of the struggle against the Israeli occupation, in keeping with the resolutions of international legitimacy. International law guarantees [the right of] our Palestinian people and of all occupied peoples to use all forms of struggle. As to what sort [of struggle] is applicable at each and every stage, that is something that all the factions of Palestinian national resistance will decide. The Israeli occupation, whether we use peaceful resistance or violent resistance, will continue its aggression against our people."
[Host corrects him for saying "peaceful resistance" instead of "popular resistance"]
Abu Rahma: "Popular resistance in all its forms, including armed resistance, is the legal right of our Palestinian people in resisting the occupation .Yes."
Hamas leader Haniyeh: Armed resistance is path, Palestine is from the sea to the river 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Dec. 14, 2011
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh:
     "We say today, explicitly, so it cannot be explained otherwise, that the armed resistance and the armed struggle are the path and the strategic choice for liberating the Palestinian land, from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river, and for the expulsion of the invaders and usurpers [Israel] from the blessed land of Palestine. The Hamas movement will lead Intifada after Intifada until we liberate Palestine - all of Palestine, Allah willing. Allah Akbar and praise Allah. We say with transparency and in a clear manner, that Palestinian reconciliation - and all sides must know this - cannot come at the expense of [our] principles, at the expense of the resistance. These principles are absolute and cannot be disputed: Palestine - all of Palestine - is from the sea to the river. We won't relinquish one inch of the land of Palestine. The involvement of Hamas at any stage with the interim objective of liberation of [only[ Gaza, the West Bank, or Jerusalem, does not replace its strategic view concerning Palestine and the land of Palestine."
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PFLP song celebrating murder and mocking victim, Israeli Minister Rehavam Ze'evi, broadcast on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 12, 2011
"On Oct. 17, [2001], the [gun's] silencer made sounds of joy
At the Regency Hotel, the death sentence [of Minister Ze'evi] was carried out
[PFLP's] Secretary General Ahmad Sa'adat swore and threatened [Israel]
The Eagles (PFLP military wing) were called to gather information...
Kill me, slaughter me, execute me
I'm the [Popular] Front, and through my death I live
If you haven't noticed my origin and name
[The killing of] Ze'evi reminds you of the [Popular] Front..." 
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Note: Ahmad Sa'adat is serving a 30-year sentence for heading the PFLP terror organization. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.
Trade Union Secretary-General promotes violence against Israel, repeats Arafat war slogan on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 7, 2011
Live broadcast on PA TV of opening of General Conference of Palestinian Workers. Shaher Saed, Secretary-General of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions:
     "We say this aloud: There will be no peace without an Arab Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine. And we will continue to declare this, as the late President, Yasser Arafat said: 'Millions of Shahids (Martyrs) are marching to Jerusalem.'"
Palestinian mother “thanks Allah” that her sons are “fighters” in Israeli prison, in PA daily 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 1, 2011
Headline: "Um Yusuf… Story of the Homeland"
     "Um Yusuf thanks Allah that her sons chose the proper path and became fighters..."

Note: Um Yusuf is the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, each serving between two and 7 life sentences. One son killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to kill twelve others. Um Yusuf was chosen to launch the PA’s statehood campaign with the UN. In a widely publicized event, she lead the procession to the UN offices in Ramallah to hand over a letter for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Click here to view PMW's bulletin on the event.
Speech by Fatah Secretary in Lebanon: We stand with Lebanon to “resist all confrontations with the Zionist enemy” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 13, 2011
PA TV News reports from Arafat memorial ceremony at Ein El-Hilwe refugee camp in southern Lebanon which includes excerpt of speech by Fatah Secretary in Lebanon, Fathi Al-Aredat:
    
"(Quote begins in the middle of a sentence:) to stand with [our] sister, Lebanon, and to resist in all confrontations with the Zionist enemy, which targets its [Lebanon’s] security, stability and sovereignty. On this subject we are at the heart of the battle against Israel, and we will not be neutral and refrain from taking sides. [If there is] any aggression against Lebanon – we will be on the side of our Lebanese brothers; this is one of our firm concepts and principles."
Former head of Arafat’s office: Fatah slogan was and still is "All rifles towards the enemy" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 12, 2011
PA TV program Topic of the Day. Topic: the anniversary of Arafat's death.
Guests: Former assistant for security matters to the Supreme Commander (Arafat), Ismail Jabr [currently advisor to Abbas on district affairs] and former head of Arafat's office, Sami Musallam.

PA TV host [addressing Jabr]: "You were at [military] bases and you trained many people, Palestinians and Lebanese. People also say that the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat instructed that brothers from the Hezbollah and the like should train at Fatah bases – I mean, the bases of the revolution. Is that correct?"
Jabr: "We don't deny that. We do not deny that. There were people from the Hezbollah leadership, who had originally been in Fatah, and they acknowledge this. We are proud of that."
Host: "That is our pride."
Jabr: "The Amal movement (i.e., Shiite national movement in Lebanon, which began as a militia) was among those [that trained]. We are proud of that. We trained them and armed them and withheld no effort from the Lebanese National and Islamic Movement."
Musallam: "Our slogan was always, and still is – [corrects himself] – at that time – ‘All rifles towards the enemy.’ Any rifle which, together with us, was against the enemy – the Fatah movement and the PLO leadership supported it. We are in favor of the national liberation of all the nations which are under colonialism and are under oppression, and we used to help, just as others helped; we used to help others to achieve, or to take part as far as possible so that they would achieve their aims. We helped in Africa, we helped in Latin America, we helped in Asia, in all countries, all nations. The help wasn't necessarily military. The help could [also] be adopting fighters."
Abbas honors Arafat for “his struggle, his Jihad” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 12, 2011
PA TV News broadcast:
Abbas speaks during visit to Tunisia about anniversary of Arafat's death:
     "[On] the anniversary of the Martyr death of President Yasser Arafat, 7 years after his death as a Shahid (Martyr), I express my feelings of compassion for him. We recall his struggle, recall his Jihad, and what he gave and did throughout his life for the sake of the Palestinian cause."

Note: On Nov. 11, PA TV reported on Abbas’ full statement in Tunisia about Arafat. Abbas added, “Allah willing we will try to follow his path in order to arrive at a permanent solution for the Palestinian cause.”
Abbas honors Arafat for his “Jihad” and says “we will try to follow his path” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 11, 2011
PA TV News broadcast of PA Chairman Abbas:
     "On the anniversary of the Martyr death of commander brother Yasser Arafat, we feel his absence, we remember his Jihad and his struggle; we remember his life, which he devoted to the Palestinian cause, and Allah willing we will try to follow his path in order to arrive at a permanent solution for the Palestinian cause."
Fatah official: Arafat taught Palestinians to wage “armed struggle” for Jerusalem 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 11, 2011
      "Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee, recalls the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat on the anniversary of his death, as he was during the years of the siege. He says, 'Yasser Arafat had the idea that 'the shortest route to Jerusalem is the armed struggle'… Along with other slogans, such as: 'A million Shahids are marching to Jerusalem'. He knew that he was planting in the Palestinians of that generation [the idea] that Jerusalem needs millions of Shahids, for it is the mother of battles and of Ribat (religious conflict/war defending Islamic land) until the Day of Judgment."
PA TV song honors Arafat and glorifies the machine gun 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 11, 2011
Clip honoring Yasser Arafat, Palestinian dance and song entitled "Yasser Arafat – The Legend":
     "Inscribe Yasser Arafat on the trigger of the machine gun and draw a picture of commander Yasser Arafat, the legend."
PA daily commemorates Arafat for igniting “the armed struggle” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 11, 2011
     "He [Arafat] … was the one who ignited the armed struggle, and he was a man of political realism."
Editor of PA daily hints that if Palestinian aid is cut, return to violence is justified 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2011
Editor of official PA daily Hafez Barghouti:
     "When the PA started building the state institutions, Arab aid was cut to its lowest level. When it submitted the request for membership to the UN, the Americans halted their aid, and when it [the PA] received membership in UNESCO, the Israelis stopped transferring money collected from taxes and duties. If we receive UN membership, Europe will halt all aid… Oh hungry one – if you go hungry, the entire land is fit for consumption. If your child is hungry, you can always eat the flesh of wolves, crows, and every criminal hangman. If the breasts of nursing mothers dry up, there is no choice but to suck blood from the vein. If your people is hungry because of the siege, there are no definitions of what is permissible and what is forbidden, since necessity renders the forbidden permissible: carcasses, blood, and the flesh of a fat pig. How many pigs there are, and how few gazelles."
PA TV shows clip of speech by Fatah representative expressing pride for Fatah [violent] resistance 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 3, 2011
Fatah ceremony honoring released prisoners in Gaza recorded and edited by PA TV. Speech by representative of the National and Islamic Forces, Jamal Abu Rahma:
     "The release of this number of prisoners and detainees as part of the conditions included in the captives exchange deal represents a victory for the resistance option, in which our Palestinian people is engaged – the resistance in which the Fatah movement had the honor of firing the first shot in 1965, thereby inaugurating and announcing the outbreak of the modern Palestinian revolution."
PA daily laments that more Israelis weren’t killed in rocket attack against Israel 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Nov. 2, 2011
      "[The Israeli forces] know very well that the resistance, without a shadow of a doubt, will not sit by idly in the face of this aggression, and that is what in fact happened, and led to an expansion of the areas of conflict, the death of Shahids (Martyrs), and the shooting of rockets which managed, despite their great numbers, in killing [only] one Israeli settler."

Note: This article also denies Israel's right to exist as the so-called Israeli "settler" was from the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
Released prisoner calls for “continuing the struggle through all means” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2011
Headline: "Reception for released prisoner Jamal Abu Salah in Dura"
     "In a telephone message, released prisoner Jamal Abu Salah thanked the delegations of well-wishers who have come to his family home in Dura. He emphasized the necessity of continuing the struggle through all means, in order to liberate those who are still in the occupation's prisons."

Note: Jamal Abu Salah – according to Israel Prison Service’s list he was imprisoned in 1990 for murder, conspiracy to murder, and crimes against justice.
Suicide terrorist's accomplice chose Israeli Sbarro restaurant "because many people entered it" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 24, 2011
Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi led a suicide bomber to the Sbarro pizza shop in Jerusalem in August 2001. 15 people were murdered in the attack, 7 of them children. In October 2011, Tamimi was released from Israeli prison as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas.
Interview with Tamimi on Hamas TV following her release:
Ahlam Tamimi:
"You make a big deal about the Sbarro restaurant (bombing) in which 15 Israelis were killed, but my first operation (i.e., terror attack) was at the King George supermarket (in central Jerusalem). I chose the Sbarro restaurant, but I didn't go in with him (i.e., the terrorist). A few days beforehand, I counted the number of people entering the restaurant, a large number of people would enter this restaurant."
Host: "What did you talk about with the Martyrdom-seeker on the way (to the suicide attack)?"
Tamimi: "It's impossible to describe him with words. We met only on the day of the operation. The [Hamas] brothers changed his entire appearance. He wasn't bearded. He wore jeans and a hat. It's important to say that I was walking with a spiritual person. Next to him, I sensed a sort of divine aura surrounding us. We looked into each other's eyes. I said to him, 'There is no God but Allah,' and he said, 'and Muhammad is Allah's messenger,' and he smiled."
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PA TV rebroadcasts Israeli interview with terrorist Tamimi, who smiles upon hearing her attack killed 8 children 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 23, 2011
Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi led a suicide bomber to the Sbarro pizza shop in Jerusalem in August 2001. 15 people were murdered in the attack, many of them children. In October 2011, Tamimi was released from Israeli prison as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas. PA TV rebroadcast the following Israeli TV interview with Tamimi after the Shalit exchange:
PA TV news reader: "Israeli TV Channel 1, during the first part of the prisoners' exchange, deliberately rebroadcast an interview held in the past in prison with the [now] released female prisoner Ahlam Tamimi to incite against the prisoners."
Ahlam Tamimi: "My mission was just to choose the place and to bring the Martyrdom-seeker (i.e., the suicide bomber). [I made] the general plan of the operation, but carrying it out was entrusted to the Martyrdom-seeker."
Ahlam Tamimi: "I told him to enter the restaurant, eat a meal, and then after 15 minutes carry out the Martyrdom-seeking operation. My job was to realize, for this Martyrdom-seeker, the happy life that he wanted."
Interviewer: "Didn't you think about the people who were in the restaurant? The children? The families?"
Ahlam Tamimi: "No."
Interviewer: "Do you know how many children were killed in the restaurant?"
Ahlam Tamimi: "Three children were killed in the operation, I think."
Interviewer: "Eight."
Ahlam Tamimi: "Eight?! Eight."
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Prisoner released in Shalit deal promotes violence to liberate “Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 23, 2011
PA TV News reports on released prisoner Abd Al-Latif Shuqeir.
     Shuqeir:
"I was convinced that Palestine would only be liberated by its children. Every Palestinian, at this time, must sacrifice and give his life and his blood, and give everything that he has, in order to liberate Palestine so that our future generations, our children, our daughters, our mothers and fathers, will live in dignity."
Released prisoner opposes any agreement that would force Palestinians to stop using violence against Israel 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 21, 2011
      "Abd Al-Aziz Amr, [a released prisoner] from Jerusalem who was exiled to Gaza, emphasized: 'It's impossible for us to sign any Israeli document that would force us to stop the resistance.'"
Terrorist prisoner Ahmad Sa’adat: Resistance (i.e., violence) is the way to release prisoners and achieve Palestinian aims 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 19, 2011
Headline: "Sa'adat: I will continue the [hunger] strike until all the prisoners' demands are fulfilled"
     "[Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad] Sa'adat, sent a letter of congratulations to the prisoners released in the exchange deal, in which he wrote: 'I congratulate our people on the signing and conclusion of the prisoner exchange deal, which is the fruit of its resistance and resolve. I congratulate all the prisoners who have been released and were included in the deal, and wish them a happy life amongst their families. I appreciate the efforts made by the resistance factions towards the completion of this deal.' Sa'adat added: 'This achievement proves that the road to releasing prisoners, like [the road] to achieving the rest of our people's aims, is resistance, which throughout the history of the contemporary revolution has been the main factor in every achievement.'"

Note: Ahmad Sa’adat is serving a 30-year sentence for heading the PFLP terror organization. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.
Released terrorist involved in attack that killed 15: “If time could go backwards, I would carry out what I did” 
Source: amnonnews.net (Jordan), Oct. 19, 2011
In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi was one of the prisoners released in the exchange deal.
Video interview on Jordanian Internet website ammonnews.net with Ahlam Tamimi from her parents' home in Jordan.
Interviewer:
"How did you take the sentence?" [15 life sentences]
Tamimi: "I'm a Jihad fighter for Allah. A Jihad fighter for Allah is ready for any outcome: either he will die as a Shahid (Martyr), or he will be assassinated, or he will be taken captive; [or] Allah can decree some unknown fate for him – [for instance,] that he will live as a wanted [fugitive]."
Interviewer: "If you could set the clock back, Ahlam, would you carry out, or take part in, a major operation (i.e., terror attack)?"
Tamimi: "Of course. I don't regret what happened, absolutely not. That is the path; I give myself for the sake of Allah, to Jihad for Allah. I carried out [my mission] and Allah made me successful: you know the number of victims who were killed; all that was thanks to the success from Allah. Do you expect me to abandon what I did with that word? Regret is something that is out of the question. If time could go backwards, I would carry out what I did, in the same manner."

Interviewer: "How would you describe the Israelis?"
Tamimi: "The Israelis are a nation upon which it was decreed that it would be dispersed over the earth. Allah decreed this upon them, but international conspiracies, the Balfour Declaration, gave them the right to something to which they have no right."
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Suicide terrorist's accomplice about killing 15: If time could go backwards I would do it again 
Source: amnonnews.net (Jordan), Oct. 19, 2011
Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi led a suicide bomber to the Sbarro pizza shop in Jerusalem in August 2001. 15 people were murdered in the attack, 7 of them children. In October 2011, Tamimi was released from Israeli prison as part of the prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas. The following interview was held after her release:
Interviewer:
"How did you take the sentence?" [15 life sentences]
Ahlam Tamimi: "I'm a Jihad fighter for Allah, and a Jihad fighter for Allah is ready for any outcome: either he will die as a Shahid (Martyr), or he will be assassinated, or he will be taken captive; [or] Allah can decree some unknown fate for him -- [for instance,] that he will live as a wanted [fugitive]."
Interviewer: "If you could set the clock back, Ahlam, would you carry out, or take part in, a major operation (i.e., terror attack)?"
Ahlam Tamimi: "Of course. I don't regret what happened, absolutely not. That is the path; I give myself for the sake of Allah, to Jihad for Allah. I carried out [my mission] and Allah made me successful: You know the number of victims who were killed. All that was thanks to the success from Allah. Do you expect me to abandon what I did, saying [I regret it]? Regret is something that is out of the question. If time could go backwards, I would carry out what I did, in the same manner."
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PA daily: The Palestinian cause is alive thanks to “resistance” (i.e., violence) 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 18, 2011
In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
PA daily columnist Hani Al-Masri on the exchange deal:
Headline:
"Legitimate questions concerning the prisoner exchange deal"
     "Israel downplayed the importance of the price that it paid in the Shalit deal, and therefore 26 [government] ministers supported it and only 3 were opposed. Nevertheless, it paid a heavy price, not only because of the number of those released, and especially those sentenced to lengthy prison terms, but also because of [the deal's] basic significance: in concluding the deal, Israel conveyed a message which has harmed it all along the line – [that] it understands only the language of force and resistance, and will release prisoners sentenced to lengthy prison terms only through [prisoner] exchange deals. This strengthens the resistance option, weakens greatly the bilateral negotiating option, and turns the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers into the only option for releasing Palestinian prisoners… Before concluding this article it is necessary to address the opinions of those who said that the price for Shalit's imprisonment was very heavy – which goes hand in hand with the explicit or implicit call to uproot the resistance because it has 'destroyed us'. Meanwhile it is thanks to the resistance in all its forms – despite the heavy price which it entailed – that the Palestinian cause is still alive and the Palestinian people is still standing, despite the bitter suffering. This [resistance] has prevented the achievement of all the Zionist aims, which sought to establish Israel on the entire land of Palestine, by expelling all of the Palestinian people out of Palestine. Were it not for the resistance, with all its achievements and mistakes, the situ
PA official quoted in PA daily expresses pride over kidnappings and hijackings that have led to prisoner exchanges with Israel 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 18, 2011
     "If this [exchange for Gilad Shalit] deal is carried out today, the number of prisoner exchange deals with Israel since 1948 will reach 36 – so said the head of the statistical department at the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs, Abd Al-Nasser Farawneh, on his Internet site, 'Palestine Behind Bars'… Farawneh said that the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) can be rightfully proud of being the first to have started the prisoner exchange 'deals' in the Palestinian context, in July 1968, when one of its cells succeeded in hijacking an Israeli plane and forcing it to land on Algerian soil, and holding its passengers hostage."
Fatah official Tirawi: “Fatah has not cast aside the rifle” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 9, 2011
     "Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi said… in a speech which he delivered [at a gathering, 'Welcoming the new students and renewing the oath of loyalty to President Mahmoud Abbas – gathering [in support] of the state no. 194', at Al-Quds Open University in Hebron] on behalf of the Fatah Central Committee, [member Tawfiq] Tirawi opposed what he described as the common policy on Palestine TV, and said, 'Whoever forbids calling the Israeli enemy an enemy is [acting] contrary to the national consciousness and to the principles of occupied nations, and must leave.'… He noted that he opposed the release of the Israeli captive Shalit until all the prisoners in the occupation's prisons have been released. He emphasized that Fatah has not cast aside the rifle, for since the beginning of its activity it has been the leader of the Palestinian national enterprise, and will remain as such."
Fatah official Tirawi: Fatah won’t throw down the rifle 
Source: WAFA news agency, Oct. 8, 2011
     "The [Fatah] Shabiba student movement at the Al-Quds Open University held a gathering today, 'Welcoming the new students and renewing the oath of loyalty to President Mahmoud Abbas – gathering [in support] of the state no. 194'.
Present at the gathering were Fatah Central Committee members Abbas Zaki and Tawfiq Tirawi… The participants at the gathering waved Palestinian flags and keffiyehs, and called to continue the struggle up until the liberation of Palestine, the liberation of the prisoners from the occupation prisons, and the establishment of the independent state with Jerusalem as its capital… In a speech which he delivered on behalf of the President [Abbas]… Zaki said: 'The American administration must understand that our courageous prisoners are the most precious thing that we have, and that the freedom of [Gilad] Shalit is not more important than their freedom. Therefore, the time has come for the USA to come to its senses and not to apply a double standard concerning our cause and our just rights.'… In a speech which he delivered on behalf of the Fatah Central Committee, Tawfiq Tirawi said that the US is the principal enemy of the Palestinian people, because it supports Israel's oppression of us. He said, 'Before casting shoes at Israel, we should cast shoes at its agents… He emphasized that Fatah has not and will not cast away the rifle, for since the beginning of its activity it has been the leader of the Palestinian national enterprise, and it will remain so."
PA Minister of Culture attends PLO cultural festival promoting violence and death 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 7, 2011
"From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged.
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged.
He who offers his blood doesn’t care if his blood flows upon the ground.
As the weapon of the revolution is in my hand, so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged."
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Note: 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. A performance of the song without rifles was broadcast on May 14, 2011, on the 63rd anniversary of "Nakba Day" - "Catastrophe Day" - the PA's term for the establishment of the State of Israel.
Song on PA TV morning show calls for attacking Israel, "the snake's head" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 3, 2011
Song performed on PA TV show Palestine This Morning:
"Oh Palestinians, [the Zionist] shot you with the rifle,
The Zionists are killing your doves in your sacred area.
Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you.
Fire is in my hands, and with you attack the snake's head (Israel)."
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Palestinian singer praises Hamas terrorists Rantisi, Yassin and other terrorists on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 26, 2011
Palestinian singer, Abu Arab: "In the Lord's Paradise, with the eternal Martyrs, you will find Fathi Shaqaqi, Rantisi, and Ahmed Yassin, with your brothers Abu Iyad, with Abu Ali Iyad, and you will find Abu Abbas, and you will find Abu Jihad."
PA TV host: "Superb, superb, superb. You're excellent at improvisation, too."
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Note: Fathi Shaqaqi - Founder of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad, which has carried out numerous terrorist attacks, killing hundreds of Israeli civilians.
Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi - Co-founder of the terrorist organization Hamas.
Sheikh 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.
Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966, and was responsible for several terror attacks.
Abu Al-Abbas headed the terror organization Palestinian Liberation Front. He planned the hijacking of an Italian cruise ship in 1985, in which one passenger was killed.
Abu Jihad - Founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization’s military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Song in PA TV documentary calls for attacking Israel, "the snake's head" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 23, 2011
Visuals of Palestinian terrorists in training are shown while the following song is played:
"Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain,
With the rifle we will impose our new life...
Oh Palestinians, [the Zionist] shot you with the rifle,
The Zionists are killing your doves in your sacred area.
Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you.
Fire is in my hands, and with you attack the snake's head (Israel)."
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PA TV honors terrorist prisoner, killer of 4, with visit to his home 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 31, 2011
PA TV program For You visits home of prisoner Haitham Al-Mutawaffeq Hamdan, Beit Sira, Ramallah district:
Terrorist’s aunt: "My love, we miss you. As Allah lives – we miss you. Allah willing, we'll see you fit and we'll see you healthy, Allah willing. We're proud of you; we're proud of you and all those like you."

Note: Hamdan is serving 4 life sentences and another 15 years for the murder of 4 Israelis in 2 terror attacks in August and September 2001.
PA Minister honors prisoner who stabbed a security guard, calling her a “self-sacrificing, heroic mother” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 30, 2011
Headline: "'Open the Door' campaign knocks on door of the home of Jerusalemite prisoner Ibtissam Al-Issawi"
     "Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake, and a delegation from the Ministry [of Prisoners' Affairs]… visited the home of [female] Jerusalemite prisoner Ibtissam Al-Issawi (42), a resident of Jabel Mukaber [neighborhood] in Jerusalem, who was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment. She was arrested on Oct. 24, 2001, and is incarcerated in the Israeli Damon prison… Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake, said: 'This exemplary Palestinian family ruined all the plans of the occupiers, who bet on destroying Palestinian families and breaking them apart through the war of arrests against women, men and children. However Ibtissam Al-Issawi gave birth to sons imbued with the spirit and the light of the city of Jerusalem. They were nourished by a self-sacrificing, heroic mother who crowned the skies over the capital with her struggle, her resolve, and her children, who declare: 'We are alive and surviving; our dream has a continuation which will be complete when our mother returns and our male and female prisoners are released from the occupation's prisons."

Note: Ibtissam Al-Issawi stabbed a security guard and was sentenced to 15 years for attempted murder.
Member of Fatah Central Committee Tirawi: Fatah “will never hand over its weapons” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 26, 2011
Headline: "… Tirawi in Jenin and Hebron: We will overcome the occupation through unity and the building of institutions, just as we overcame the Nakba (i.e., term used by Palestinians to refer to the establishment of the State of Israel) through knowledge, and [overcame] the remission (reference to the Six Day War) through revolution"
     "[Member of the Fatah Central Committee, Tawfiq] Tirawi emphasized: 'The Fatah movement will never hand over its weapons, and every stage of the struggle has its own time.’"
PA TV visits home of ”heroic prisoner” Abu Sarhan, killer of 3 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 2, 2011
PA TV program In a Fighter's Home visits the home of prisoner Amer Abu Sarhan, in the Bethlehem district:
PA TV host: "Dear viewers, welcome to this episode about the heroic prisoner Amer Abu Sarhan from Al-Abidia."
Abd Al-Fatah Hamael, District Governor of Bethlehem, visits the prisoner's home.
Hamael: "I am happy to be in this home, which is full of goodness – the home of the father of heroic prisoner Amer Abu Sarhan, whom we often honor… by means of you [PA TV], and to all his fellow brave, heroic prisoners, resolute, Ribat (religious conflict/war defending Islamic land) fighters, and to the glorious female prisoners, in the occupation's prisons – [our] blessing and appreciation and pride."

Note: Amer Abu Sarhan stabbed and killed 3 people in 1990.
Popular Front official: "Resistance in all forms to the occupation is a right" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 18, 2011
PA TV live broadcast of third day of Palestine Popular Resistance Conference. Live broadcast from town Budrus in Ramallah district close to the security fence. Panel on national unity and popular resistance.
Deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front, Abd Al-Rahim Malouh:

     "One right must not be exchanged for another with regard to the Palestinians. The right of return is a right. The right to self-determination is a right. The right to a state is a right. Jerusalem is a right. Resistance to the settlements is a right. Resistance in all forms to the occupation is a right. And one right will not be exchanged for another."
Fatah official: "We must inculcate resistance in all its forms in every region" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 18, 2011
PA TV live broadcast of third day of Palestine Popular Resistance Conference. Live broadcast from town Budrus in Ramallah district close to the security fence. Panel on national unity and popular resistance.
Member of the Fatah Central Committee, Sultan Abu Al-Einein, calls the Palestinian people to take part in the popular resistance and says:

     "We must change the foundations of the conflict with this evil enemy, and I say that I have no fear of condemnation and criticism when it comes to Allah, because a nation whose land is occupied and who relinquishes resistance in all its forms, styles and manners – I say that this nation that relinquishes its elementary rights to all forms, styles and manners of resistance, is not worthy of having a homeland and is not worthy of having a place on earth. We must inculcate resistance in all its forms in every region, especially as we are situated just a few meters from our land, from the land of our ancestors, which was occupied in 1948."
PA TV visits the home of terrorist prisoners: “You are heroes, you are fighters… We are proud of them” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 13, 2011
PA TV program In a Fighter’s Home
Program visits home of Israeli Arab prisoners Ibrahim and Yassin Bakri, from the village of Ba’ana in the Galilee.
Mother of Yassin Bakri, addressing both prisoners: ”You are heroes, you are fighters, you have the right, you have the power, the power is with you. The power conquers 100 brave [enemies]. They are the true fighters because they have the right... Praise to Allah, we are proud of them. And just as they entered prison in a hurry – so may they leave prison in a hurry.”
Mother of Ibrahim Bakri talks about Mujahed Hamadi (the suicide bomber whom the two prisoners helped): ”We honored him.”
PA TV host: ”May Allah have mercy upon him, Mujahed; may Allah lay him to rest in Paradise. Could the family of Ibrahim Bakri not honor their guest [the suicide bomber], and not host him? We are Arabs; we honor our guest so long as he is with us, and we give him honor wherever he may be. [Just] because Ibrahim’s mother hosted Mujahed – may Allah have mercy upon him – they detained her; that was the only crime carried out by Ibrahim’s mother.”

Note: Ibrahim and Yassin Bakri confessed to and were convicted of aiding the suicide bomber who blew up a bus at the Meron Junction in August 2002, killing 9 and injuring 51.
Fatah official: Armed struggle is a Palestinian right affirmed by UN Resolution 3236 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 1, 2011
Program about Palestinian - Fatah-Hamas reconciliation and the appointment of a transitional Prime Minister.
Guests: Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee
From studio in Gaza: senior Hamas official Ismail Radwan
     PA TV host:
”In other words, resistance is sacred. [So] you would agree with this principle: ’Resistance is the right of the Palestinian people, a sacred right, but weapons are not sacred, and every situation has its own circumstances and its own timing’?”
Radwan: ”I say to you that it’s not a matter of weapons or no weapons. Weapons are sacred when I use them against the occupation, which knows only the language of force. So while the popular resistance has been good (i.e., effective), at the same time the armed resistance has also been good. I tell you honestly, we [Hamas and Fatah] may well agree on organizing the resistance, whether popular or armed or in all other forms of resistance -”
[Host allows Zaki to respond]
Zaki:
”Firstly, I agree with him that popular resistance, against the backdrop of the current situation, does work, and [the security fence route adjustment around] Bil’in proves that it’s an effective means which can achieve results. However, we the Palestinian people – [UN General Assembly] Resolution 3236 gives the Palestinian people the right to use all means of struggle, including the armed struggle. But the use of the armed struggle requires a [certain] atmosphere, it requires internal order, it requires that using it will be of great benefit to you and will carry a heavy price for the enemy. Unfortunately, all of this is absent.”
Terrorist prisoners are “heroic,” their imprisonment is “a mark of Cain on the forehead of humanity” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 30, 2011
Prisoners’ program For You visits home of prisoner Fakhri Barghouti. A filler broadcast at the beginning of the program honors prisoner Fakhri Barghouti, who was a member of a Fatah unit that was suspected of killing an Israeli army officer.
Alongside his photograph the following appears:

“34 years in captivity. You are our pride, and pride will come from the doorway of your lions’ den.”
Prisoner’s son, Hadi, says: “The connection between Nael Barghouti and Fakhri Barghouti is that they are cousins. I don’t want to say ‘cousins’, because they’re [really like] brothers, courageous. They have a connection from childhood until now. They are involved with one another outside of prison as well as inside prison.”
[The two prisoners were jointly involved in the murder of an Israeli army officer.]
Hadi: “The fact that Nael Barghouti, Fakhri Barghouti, Akram Mansour, and other prisoners have spent many years in the occupation’s prisons is a mark of Cain on the forehead of humanity.”
[Photographs from the program team’s visit to the home are shown]
Host: “Every blessing to our brother – prisoner Fakhri Barghouti. As Hadi, the son of prisoner Fakhri said – the fact that Nael Barghouti, Fakhri Barghouti and Akram Mansour are [in prison] is a mark of Cain on the forehead of humanity. Truly, the fact that these honored, heroic prisoners are [in prison] is a mark of Cain on the forehead of humanity as a whole.”

Note: Nael and Fakhri Barghouti were part of a Fatah squad who killed an Israeli officer in 1978. They are serving life sentences for this killing.
Akram Mansour is serving a life sentence for killing a reserve soldier in 1979.
Palestinian poet: Peace is a lie and justice will be achieved through "the point of a sword" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 20, 2011
Headline: “Death of ‘the Al-Mutanabbi (famous 10th century Arab poet) of Palestine’, the ‘prophet of doom’ …
     “At the age of almost eighty, the great poet Yousuf Al-Khatib (the ‘Sword of Palestine’) has passed away. His pure body was buried on Friday afternoon…
[From the preface written by poet Al-Khatib:]
‘It really happened that after the catastrophe of June, 1967 (the Israeli victory in the Six Day War) that all my poems which had preceded that date – and later on, also all those that followed – were brought before a hellish Spanish Inquisition court, with the claim that they were responsible (along with the works of many others) for this painful catastrophe coming about. This was because my natural, wild and stubborn nature refused [to accept] the principle of tame and blind obedience to the UN resolution of 1947, to establish a state for the Jewish filth of Europe upon the land of Palestine, and also because it rejected any submissive view of peace on the basis of that cursed, Satanic resolution, and [my nature] screamed in the wilderness of Arab political despair (even after 1954) against the ‘lie of peace’ which has prevailed up until our own times:
‘There is no peace; the refugees today are enemies of peace! Until historical justice emerges from the point of the sword!’"
PA TV host: "Die as a Martyr in a self-sacrificing operation [i.e. terror attack]" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 15, 2011
Arab-Israeli host [talking about Palestinian refugees who died as Shahids (Martyrs) on the Israeli-Syrian border in demonstrations on the anniversary of the Six-Day War:
     “My brother: Die as a Shahid (Martyr) in a self-sacrificing operation (i.e., terror attack); die as a Shahid for the cause, but do not approach the [Israel- Syrian] border and allow an Israeli the pleasure of killing you.”
"My hand is on the rifle, machine gun in my hand" - song at ceremony at Al-Quds University broadcast on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 14, 2011
Palestinian singer, Abu Arab:
     "I'll keep my hand on the rifle, determined and steady, to ensure my people the most honorable return, to you, oh home. I haven't forgotten you, oh my family home, I haven't forgotten you, oh home. I would forget my blood or my wound, if I were to forget you, oh home. For your sake, I'm awake at night, and my machine gun is in my hands. I, [along] with my children and my family, until you return to me. For your sake, I'm awake at night, and my maching gun is in my hands."
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Mother glorifies her terrorist prisoner sons as "true fighters" who "have the right" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 8, 2011
Weekly PA TV program In a Fighter’s Home. The program's team visits the home of Arab-Israeli prisoners Ibrahim and Yassin Bakri, from the village Ba’ana in the Galilee. The brothers confessed to and were convicted of aiding the suicide bomber who blew up a bus at the Meron junction in August, 2002, killing 9 and injuring 51.
The mother of the terrorist prisoners to her sons:
     “You are heroes, you are fighters, you have the right, you have the power, the power is with you. The power vanquishes 100 brave [enemies]. They [the prisoners] are the true fighters because they have the right.”
Facebook call to march on Israel’s borders on June 7 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2011
Following the events of May 15, when demonstrators from Syria crossed into Israel, the Facebook page “Third Intifada” is calling on Arabs to again march on Israel’s borders, on the anniversary of Israel’s unification of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War in 1967.
     “Palestinian activists on the ‘Third Intifada’ Facebook page have called to mark the anniversary of the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (“the remission,” i.e., Arabic term for the Six-Day War) as on the day of the Palestinian catastrophe (“the Nakba,” i.e., the establishment of Israel), when demonstrations were held, one of which succeeded in crossing the border between Israel and Syria… The activists said, in their Internet announcement: “Out of loyalty to the Shahids (Martyrs), and in order to continue the path and to base ourselves upon the achievements of the revolutionaries and those who rose up, we announce forcefully and loudly that June 7th – the anniversary of the theft of Jerusalem, the ‘flower of cities’, by the Zionists – is the day for swearing loyalty to Jerusalem in every country of the world.’ They added in their announcement, ‘It has been agreed that June 7th, 2011, the day of commemoration of the remission (of 1967) will be the day upon which the Third Intifada will continue, and – Allah willing – the day when the remission will be transferred to the occupying entity (Israel)… The Intifada continues, and right now Palestine is closer to liberation.”
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Daughter of prisoner says she is proud of her father's murders on PA TV  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 15, 2011
PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem report about prisoner Hani Al-Badawi Jaber Abu Al-Fidaa from Jerusalem, serving a life sentence for killing two soldiers in Hebron in 1985. Guest on program: the prisoner’s daughter.
Daughter talks about her father’s attack and says: “When I grew up, I began asking my mother, why is my father in prison? I am very proud of what he did… In ’85 he was in Hebron and stabbed two [Israeli] soldiers. The same day they arrested him.”
Official PA daily: Most noble means of resistance is the armed struggle 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 11, 2011
Adli Sadeq, columnist:
     “On the Palestinian level, no one disagrees that the armed struggle is difficult, or impossible, under current conditions. Our obligation right now is to prevent the violation of our commitment to a work plan which will maintain public order, protect society from disruptions, and allow the political players to compensate for the abstention from the most noble means of resistance (when it is strategically possible) –i.e., the armed struggle – by means of advantages and achievements in our political standing. …
The armed forces and groups, wherever they may be, must gather together under the flag of the national entity, with their weapons and with their vision, and must willingly forego their ability to coerce on the internal level. The use of resistance as an excuse is not convincing; Palestinian experience has show us that when the moment of resistance arrives, whether the estimates are mistaken or accurate, it is the legitimate leadership that will be on the frontlines, and that is who will push society into the conflict – as happened in the lengthy Second Intifada, when the security services and Hamas fought together.”
Fatah official: "None of us will oppose a program for resistance" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 4, 2011
Special program broadcast from Gaza on the subject of the reconciliation
Ahmad Yusuf, political advisor to Hamas Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh:
    
“We want to build a homeland, to build government, which is based on political partnership, based on national consensus. We will all [thereby] strengthen our abilities. Likewise, resistance will be [undertaken] through agreement and coordination among us concerning how to deal with this enemy [Israel]…
If, at this stage, there is a possibility of investing efforts in international relations and in the bond with the international community, [in the face of] the new Arab momentum – democracy in the Arab government, which listens to the Arab street and whose heart is with Palestine, and for whom Palestine is a central issue; if the achievement will come about by means of political effort, then go ahead with politics, and we’ll set aside the resistance for a while.”
Abu Joda Al-Nakhal, member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council [responding]:
“As the Palestinian people, we are living in a single geographical territory. None of us will oppose a program for resistance that all the factions agree to, nor a political program that all the Palestinians agree to.”
Member of Fatah Central Committee: Use armed struggle to serve political goals"  
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 3, 2011
     “Member of Fatah Central Committee, Azam Al-Ahmad… in a joint press conference organized by Egyptian news agency MENA at its Cairo offices…: ‘The gun, without any political objective, becomes pointless. Any struggle ends in negotiations, and the Fatah movement supported entering negotiations with Israel after engaging for many years in the armed struggle.’”
Exam question for high school students published in PA daily encourages violence for women 
Source: Al-Ayyam, May 3, 2011
Headline: “Sample questions and answers in preliminary [PA] matriculation exam”
     “Al-Ayyam presents to its high-school readers sample questions and answers selected from the curriculum… under the supervision of a group of specialized teachers, with the aim of helping students to pass the examinations successfully”
"Arabic Language – part II"
[Question 14b]
"Add the verb ‘to be’, or a verb that follows the same form, to the following sentences, and punctuate accordingly:
- Palestinian women are fighters”

Other questions illustrating the PA’s attitude to Israel:
[Question 1 – section 18]
"Circle… the sentence in which the direct object must precede the subject:
[The correct option:] Palestine will be freed by its heroes."
[Question 5]
a. "Find the verb in the future subjunctive, and explain why it is so:
- Don’t expect to excel if you neglect your studies.
- You will never attain your rights by begging."
b. "Punctuate the underlined phrase:
- We shall die so that our land may live”
[Question 11, section c3]
"Punctuate the underlined phrase:
Do not view the occupier as human”
PA Minister: "We kiss the hand of every prisoner," their sole crime is love of Palestine 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 15, 2011
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: “We are proud of this [our prisoner’s] crime” – “love for Palestine”
PA TV transmits Friday sermon at the Al-Tashrifat Mosque in the presidential compound, Ramallah, delivered by Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Minister of Religious Affairs:
     "We deal with suffering caused by the occupation (i.e., Israel), which holds thousands of Palestinian prisoners – thousands of prisoners, who are moved from place to place in the occupation's prisons; perhaps hundreds of thousands of prisoners, who have been moved from place to place in the occupation's prisons – they have committed just one transgression, they have only one charge [against them], and how good and how honorable is that charge: resistance to the occupation, the effort to be rid of the occupation, national action for the sake of Palestine, for the sake of independence and for the sake of liberty. That is the great charge, that is the charge which we are proud of. Yes. We are proud of this charge, and we are proud of this crime, if they refer to it as a crime. If our love for Palestine is a crime, if our resistance to the occupation is a crime, if our resolve in our land is a crime, then how good and how honorable is this charge! We are proud of this charge… Our resolve does not mean submission; our resolve does not mean foregoing; our resolve does not mean acceptance of the situation as it is. We do not accept this situation. We are acting to change it, and we are acting to be rid of it. Our Jihad for Allah continues until the day of Resurrection; our resolve in this land continues until Allah rules on the matter with certainty. If we have accepted negotiations and peace solutions, this does not mean that we are relinquishing our rights – not in negotiations and not outside of them. There are red lines, which all the decisions of the Palestinian people and all the decisions of
PA daily: Palestinian terrorist prisoner is a hero "in glorious captivity" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 14, 2011
Headline: ”In a visit as part of the Prisoners’ Day events – poet Samih Al-Qasem to Nael Barghouti: ‘I am ashamed of my freedom in the face of your glorious captivity’”
     “Yesterday the Prisoners’ Club in Ramallah welcomed [Israeli Druze] poet Samih Al-Qasem...When [Al-Qasem] entered the Prisoners’ Club headquarters and saw a poster showing the names of the veteran prisoners, with a picture of prisoner Nael Barghouti in the center, he said: ‘I am ashamed of my freedom in the face of your glorious captivity. Every Palestinian Arab and free person should be truly ashamed every moment, in the face of these heroes.’…’

Note: Nael Barghouti is serving a life sentence for murder of an Israeli in the 1970’s.
Ramallah and El-Bireh district holds event honoring terrorist prisoners 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2011
Headline: “During ceremony honoring prisoners Nael and Fakhri Barghouti, that was held in their home, the sister of the most veteran prisoner…”
     “’He has lived longer inside the occupation’s prisons than outside of them’ – thus Hanan Barghouti described the situation of her brother, prisoner Nael Barghouti, who is now in his 34th year of captivity…
Hanan conveyed her brother Nael’s letter during a ceremony held yesterday by the Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs and the Ramallah and El-Bireh district, honoring prisoners Nael Barghouti and Fakhri Barghouti, as they entered their 34th year of imprisonment (for murder of an Israeli officer in 1978)…
The ceremony was held in the presence of Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake; Ramallah and El-Bireh district governor, Laila Ghannam; chairman of the Prisoners’ Club, Qadura Fares…
Karake said: ‘True peace is that which is forged with the prisoners and with their families.’…
He added, ‘For the past 35 years our prisoners have been rotting in the prisons so that we could live as a free people…’
He also emphasized that peace has been distanced because our prisoners have not been released, but are dying slowly…
[Ramallah and El-Bireh district governor Laila Ghannam] noted that the district [municipality] participates in these activities on the instructions of President Mahmoud Abbas, who emphasizes that we must all volunteer and devote ourselves for the sake of the freedom of our prisoners and their release from the occupation’s prisons.”

Note: Nael and Fakhri Barghouti were part of a Fatah squad who killed an Israeli officer in 1978.
PA TV broadcasts member of PFLP in Lebanon calling for Palestinian popular and armed resistance 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 31, 2011
Live broadcast from open studio at Al-Manara Square in Ramallah and from Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon, with calls to end the rift between Fatah and Hamas.
Member of the PFLP in Lebanon, Abu Jabr Al-Lubani, presents his demands concerning the internal Palestinian situation:

     “We need to set down a strategy of Palestinian resistance, starting with popular resistance and ending with armed resistance, because we have no choice.”
Fatah spokesman: Weapons should be used only against Israel  
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 28, 2011
     “Fatah spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi emphasized: ‘Resistance (i.e., PA euphemism for violence) is the Palestinian people’s legitimate right, for the purpose of liberation from the Israeli occupation and attainment of the goals of independence and the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.’ In an announcement publicized yesterday by [Fatah’s] Office of Information and Culture, Al-Qawasmi said: ‘Resistance is a means of attaining overall national aims; its weapons and methods are subservient to a world-view with clear strategic and modifiable aims, in keeping with a unified national program and political aims, concerning which the people agree unanimously’… He demanded of the masses of our people to engrave in their consciousness the border between weapons for resistance [against Israel] and weapons of party powers (i.e., Fatah-Hamas fighting), which come at the expense of our people’s suffering.”
Girl recites poem: "I have turned the chains into snakes, biting the enemies (i.e., Israel) with poison" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 24, 2011
PA TV Program: For you
Broadcast from Ramallah – Mothers’ Day ceremony including mothers of prisoners. Qadura Fares, Head of the Prisoners’ Club; Issa Karake, Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs; Leila Anam, District Governor of Ramallah all spoke at the ceremony.
Girl about 15 years-old recites a poem in honor of the prisoners:
     “Oh mother, my heart bleeds with longing,
My tears have burned with sadness and pain.
My fire has burst forth to create rebellion.
I have turned the chains into snakes,
biting the enemies with poison for their injustice and oppression.
Oh you who pass through [the village] Silwad,
while marking this anniversary [Mother’s Day] –
remember, remember if you are free.
There are heroes who are still prisoners,
who have killed the enemies in their own territory,
[at] Ein Al-Haramiyeh they vanquished them completely.
Some of them were lions who, roaring, brought [the enemies] out of their holes in fear.”

Note: The poem appears to be about Thaer Hammad, a Tanzim member from Silwad who, armed with a sniper’s rifle, shot at an Israeli army roadblock at Ein Al-Haramiyeh. Three soldiers and three Israeli civilians were killed, 2 more soldiers and 4 more civilians were injured.

Abbas representative expresses “loyalty” to terrorist Abdallah Daoud and to the “struggle” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 21, 2011
Headline:Shahid (Martyr) Abdallah Daoud – struggle, expulsion, siege, and Shahada (Martyrdom)”
     “At the Shahid (Martyr) Salah Khalaf Center in the Tubas district, a conference of intellectuals was held to mark the anniversary of the Martyrdom of Abdallah Daoud, who was among those expelled from the [Bethlehem] Church of Nativity, under the title, ‘Stations of the Shahid’s Struggle’.
Attendees at the conference, held by the Shahid Salah Khalaf Center; the National Campaign for the Safe Return of the Church of Nativity Expellees; and the National Association of Families of Shahids, included Salfit district governor Issam Abu Bakr; member of the Fatah Central Council Tawfiq Tirawi; and Chairman of the Prisoners’ Club, Qadura Fares…
[Marwan] Tubasi, the district governor, on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas, congratulated those responsible for organizing the conference, and conveyed greetings to the participants. He emphasized that loyalty to the Shahid commander Abdallah Daoud is embodied in the continuation of the struggle on the basis of adherence to Palestinian positions.”

Note: Abdallah Daoud was responsible for many terror attacks. He was one of the terrorists who stormed the Church of the Nativity in 2002, continuing to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the religious site as shields.
The above article mentions that the conference was held at the Shahid (Martyr) Salah Khalaf Center. Terrorist Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) was one of the founders of the Fatah organization. He was head of the Black September branch, whose terrorist attacks included the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympics in 1972. The Shahid Salah Khalaf Center was financed by USAID in 2004.

PA Minister of Religious Affairs glorifies female Martyrs and prisoners who engage in Jihad 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 11, 2011
Minister of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Habbash, Friday sermon:
     “Look at Palestinian women. Have they lagged behind men in anything? Have they lagged behind in the struggle, in Jihad? Have they lagged behind in Ribat? Have they lagged behind in [violent] resistance? The existence of female prisoners is proof that my words are correct. Our Shahidas (Martyrs), from among our daughters and mothers and the women of Palestine, are proof of what I am saying. The women have not lagged behind, and in our society no door is closed to them. All doors are open, so that women may participate together with men in all spheres of life: in action, in Jihad, in resistance, in politics, in the legal system…
Women’s liberation will happen [when they are] shoulder-to-shoulder with men in building society, in liberating Palestine, in building identity, in consolidating values, in educating the younger generation, in creating men. That is the woman’s role.’”
Advisor to Abbas: "The weapons must be turned towards the main enemy (i.e., Israel)" 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Mar. 10, 2011
     "Advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas and under-secretary of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, Sabri Saidam, delivered a speech in which he bemoaned the fact that many leaders don’t participate in the [events marking] the anniversary of Martyrs... He emphasized that the weapons must be turned towards the main enemy (i.e., Israel) and that internal differences of opinion must be set aside. Saidam noted the awful living conditions of the families of Shahids (Martyrs), in the country and outside of it, and as proof he said that the allowance to the family of Shahida (Martyr) Dalal Mughrabi [leader of the bus hijacking in 1978 in which 37 civilians were murdered] is a mere $123. He demanded of the Palestinian people to treat the problems of the families of these Shahids seriously, and emphasized that the anniversary of Dalal's Martyrdom-seeking (i.e., her terror attack) should be honored by inaugurating a square in her name in the city of El-Bireh."
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Third Intifada Facebook page calls for Arabs to storm Israel’s borders 
Source: Facebook, Mar. 6, 2011
Third Palestinian Intifada Facebook page:
     "Attention: The countries neighboring Palestine will start to advance on Palestine on May 15th, and a while after that all the Islamic countries will advance. Our time is near. Palestine will be liberated, and it will be we who liberated it. Our aim at present is to reach millions of friends with this page before May.
I request that you publicize this page everywhere.
We are coming, Palestine.
Copy the link to your page, add it to your profile, and publicize it with every photograph, video, page, and everywhere:
[link to Facebook page]
Palestine, how negligent we have been concerning your rights. Forgive us and forgive your children for this.
You have always been our inspiration for resoluteness, for resistance, and for the struggle for you to be free and Arab.
Palestine, as you were, as you still are, and as you will remain,
I love you, queen of lands!
Following the Tunisian Intifada, the Egyptian Intifada and the Libyan Intifada, it is now the turn of the Palestinian Intifada.
The first Intifada was in 1987.
The second Intifada was in 2000.
As to the third Intifada, its date will soon appear on this page."
PA TV host praises women for raising "Martyrs" and fighting in the Intifada 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 4, 2011
Interview with MP and activist in the realm of women’s issues, Jihad Abu Zneid, about the resolve of Jerusalem women, on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8th:
     Host: “Palestinian women in general are known in the world as having proved themselves, in the first Intifada (terror campaign) and the second Intifada, as fighters. They are the mothers of the prisoners, the mothers of the Shahids (Martyrs), etc.”
Official PA daily: DFLP calls for "reviving the Intifada and all forms of the struggle" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 2, 2011
     “The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine held a procession yesterday in the village of Asira Al-Qibliya, south of Nablus, marking the 24th anniversary of [the movement’s] establishment. Dozens of members of the Front participated, waving Palestinian flags, Democratic Front flags, and photographs of fallen Front [fighters] and of [the movement’s] Secretary General Nayef Hawatmeh…
The procession set off from opposite the monument commemorating the Martyrdom-seeker Ahmad Yasser, hero of the infiltration operation in the settlement of Yitzhar…
Mu’tasim Yasser read out the Democratic Front’s announcement, and called to intensify the overall popular resistance by reviving the Intifada and all forms of the struggle against the occupation.”

Note: Ahmad Yasser carried out a shooting attack in the town of Yitzhar in June 2002, injuring three soldiers.
PA TV program honors female terrorist in prison 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 2, 2011
PA TV program In a Fighter’s Home honored the female prisoner Du’a Al-Jiyousi by visiting her home. Du’a Al-Jiyousi is serving 3 life sentences + 32 years for belonging to the terrorist organization the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and aiding a terrorist to carry out an attack in Netanya in 2001, in which 3 Israelis were killed and 59 injured.
Islamic Jihad senior member: Use violence and kidnappings to free Palestinian prisoners 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 1, 2011
Headline: “Rights, dignity and resistance will remain deficient in view of the rift and the non-release of prisoners”
     “During the weekly sit-down strike by the families of prisoners… Sheikh Khaled Al-Batsh, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad movement… emphasized: “In order to honor the prisoners who have been sentenced to lengthy periods of imprisonment, we must adhere to resistance and arrest (i.e., kidnap) occupation (i.e., Israeli) soldiers and settlers in order to have prisoners released. This is because the Palestinian resistance has shown that it is capable of kidnapping soldiers and holding them for a very long period, as has happened with Shalit (i.e., Gilad Shalit, kidnapped Israeli soldier held hostage since 2006 by Hamas), until Palestinian conditions are met…” He noted that if the factions have not been able to release prisoners for the past 20 years, they must reconcile [among themselves] and escalate the resistance in order to fight the occupation.”
Father of two prisoners: "The more life sentences, the more proud we are" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 27, 2011
Prisoners’ program For You, broadcast from Hebron:
Father of two prisoners, Yusuf and Alaa Skafi (name unclear):
”Yusuf was given four life sentences, and Alaa – one life sentence.”
Host: ”[You say it] just like that, full of pride?”
Father: ”You know [that that’s true].”
Host: ”Then it’s clear.”
Father: ”The more life sentences, of course, the more proud we are.”

Note: Yusuf and Alaa Skafi – members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, convicted of recruiting suicide terrorists and carrying out shooting attacks.
Abbas gives terrorist's family $2000 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2011
     "The District Governor of Jenin, Qadura Musa, has handed a presidential grant to the family of the Shahid (Martyr), Khaldoun Najib Samoudi… The grant is financial aid in the amount of $2000 which the President [Mahmoud Abbas] is awarding to the relatives of the Shahid, who was recently killed as a Martyr."
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Note: Khaldoun Najib Samoudi is a Palestinian terrorist who attempted to attack an Israeli checkpoint. Carrying two pipe bombs, he ran towards the Israeli soldiers, screaming "Allahu Akbar" - "Allah is Greater" - and was shot and killed before he could detonate the bombs.
Marwan Barghouti: Palestinians are initiators of Intifadas and must continue the resistance 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2011
Marwan Barghouti, member of PA parliament:
     "I address special greetings to the great Palestinian nation, initiator of revolutions and Intifadas, with a legendary history of resolve facing the worst and most abominable enemy known to humanity and modern history; the enemy which does not refrain from carrying out massacres, continuing aggression, theft of land, establishment of settlements and expanding them, and to Judaize Jerusalem – the city of cities and the jewel in the crown of the [Arab] nation – and continues with a policy of detention against the members of a defenseless people. I take this opportunity to emphasize once again what we have always said: Israel and its various governments have never made a strategic decision about peace, and the wait to achieve national independence with the approval of the Israeli government is nothing but an illusion. The national independence of nations is seized, through sacrifice, resistance, resolve, and struggle. National independence is seized; one does not wait for it. The gamble on the US will be of no benefit, because it [the US] is not the patron of peace, but rather the patron of the Israeli occupation, aggression, and settlement. In order for our people to be able to seize our national rights, the first step must be an end to the destructive, shameful and wretched split [between Fatah and Hamas]… We must continue on the path of resistance, and act for further achievements and recognition for the establishment of the state. We must continue to act to isolate Israel further on the international, official, and popular level, and on all levels and in all spheres, as well as continuing the campaign to boycott all Israeli goods, not limiting it to settlement goods exclusively.”
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PA TV program encourages stabbing and throwing stones at Israelis 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2011
Program: ”I’m in Jerusalem.”
Documentary-style program about a boy named Abdallah from Gaza, on a trip to Jerusalem. Abdallah is talking to two children from East Jerusalem. He sees policemen on horses and asks:
Abdallah: ”What are those horses for?”
Child: "[They belong to] the [Israeli] army. So that if someone throws stones, they can catch him.”
Abdallah: ”Aha. Does the army pass by you every day?”
Child 1: ”... They pass by our neighborhood.”
Abdallah: ”Do you throw stones at them?”
Child 1: ”Yes.”
[Abdallah walks around the market in Jerusalem’s Old City and talks to two merchants there] ...
Abdallah: ”These daggers.” [Display of goods for sale: adorned oriental knives]
Merchant: ”These knives.”
Abdallah: ”Do you slaughter soldiers with them?”
Merchant: ”Yes. Look up there... do you see?” [Points to a memorial plaque placed by the Jerusalem Municipality, on the wall above.]
Abdallah: ”With what [was the attack carried out]?”
Merchant: ”With a knife.”
Abdallah: ”With this knife?”
Merchant: ”No, not with this knife. Someone came and stabbed a settler.”
Abdallah: ”You mean, he killed him?”
Merchant: ”Yes, they killed a settler.”
Salfit District Governor glorifies violence: "The flame of armed struggle is continually renewed" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 13, 2011
Rally in Salfit marking the 46th anniversary of the Fatah movement.
Issam Abu Bakr, Salfit [in the West Bank] District Governor:

     “In ’65 the first Al-‘Asifa (Fatah unit) armed pioneers burst [onto the scene] and announced the establishment of Fatah starting at Eilaboun (i.e., name of first Fatah attack, targeting the Israeli National Water Carrier),  and since that date the flame of the armed struggle and the revolution is continually renewed.”
Governor of Jenin: "Palestine is our land, and the rifle will always be independent" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2011
Governor of Jenin, Qadura Musa:
     "During a celebration of the 46th anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution, at the Arab-American University in Jenin...
The governor of Jenin, Qadura Musa, said that Fatah maintains its principles, which it set forth in its first announcement, expressed as 'rebellion until victory' (i.e., a well-known Fatah slogan), liberation of the land, and preservation and defense Palestinian human dignity. He also said, 'Palestine is our land, and the rifle will always be independent, and its aim is defense of the Palestinian people and its resources."
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Fatah member: "Fatah has not laid down the rifle, despite its call for peace" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2011
Fatah member, university head of Student Council, Qassam Azmouti:
     "[Fatah] head of the [Arab-American] University [in Jenin]'s Student Council, Qassam Azmouti, noted that Fatah, is the mother of the first Shahid (Martyr) the first prisoner, and the first bullet, and will continue to be the symbol of rebellion and a pioneer of the defenders of Palestine, the land, and the people. He emphasized that Fatah has not laid down the rifle, despite its call for peace, and it remains faithful to the oath of all the Shahids under the leadership of President Mahmoud Abbas."
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Fatah Central Committee member: "Our people will not lay down the rifle" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2011
Tawfiq Tirawi, member Fatah Central Committee: 
     "Tawfiq Tirawi, member of the Fatah Central Committee... emphasized that our people will not lay down the rifle until our land is liberated and the independent Palestinian State arises, with Jerusalem as its capital..."
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Abbas representative: Fatah has the "right to use all means of resistance to achieve its aim" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 2, 2011
     "Azzam Al-Ahmad, member of the Fatah Central Committee, said during a gathering on the 46th anniversary of the establishment of Fatah, held in the village of Turah, south-west of Jenin, that Fatah is determined to achieve the aims for which it was established (Note: Fatah was established with the explicit goal of destroying Israel, which is stated and still appears in Fatah’s charter.) ....The Jenin branch of the Fatah movement held a gathering... attended by Azzam Al-Ahmad, member of the Fatah Central Committee, representing President Mahmoud Abbas... The ceremony opened with a reading of the first military announcement by the Al-Asifa movement (Fatah unit), noting the commencement of self-sacrifice activity in Palestine [i.e., terror attacks in Israel]. This was followed by some military demonstrations and scouts performances, and some members of the [Fatah] movement blew up models of [Israeli] settlement buildings... Azzam Al-Ahmad said: 'We emphasize today the aims for which the Fatah movement was established...'. He added that Fatah is a mass movement that believed in popular revolution and seized its right to use all means of resistance (i.e., including violence) in order to achieve its aim."
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PA TV: PA teachers must be honored for being "main agitators for the Intifada" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 21, 2010
     PA TV host: "The teachers were the main agitators for the Intifada, for [Palestinian] nationalism and for awareness [of Palestinian identity]. Therefore it is our duty to honor them more."

Note: From the context it seems that he was referring to the first Intifada, Palestinian violence which started in 1987.
Minister of Prisoners' Affairs honors prisoners who killed Israelis and aided terrorists 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Dec. 10, 2010
     “Marking the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs yesterday at the El-Bireh municipality honored the oldest prisoner in the occupation’s prisons, Sami Younes (Abu Nader) from Arah, inside the Green Line (i.e., inside Israel), who is over 80, and the [youngest] female prisoner Hadil Abu Turki of Hebron, 15 years old. … [Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa] Karake emphasized: ‘'In the Palestinian Authority, our position is that the prisoners of Jerusalem and of Palestine occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israeli-Arabs) must be a basic and fundamental part of any political solution, and they must not remain outside of any agreement, as Israel wishes [them to], claiming that it regards them as Israeli citizens, while it denies them elementary civil rights.’ Karake called on the Palestinian side in the Shalit prisoner exchange (i.e., Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas in 2006 and still held captive) not to submit to the Israeli wishes, and to insist on including the prisoners of Jerusalem and Palestine occupied in 1948 in this deal.”
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PA TV broadcasts song calling for Jihad against Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 23, 2010
"My brother! The oppressors (i.e., Israelis) have gone too far.
Therefore Jihad is a right, and self-sacrifice is a right.
Shall we let them steal the Arab nature -
the patriarchal glory and rule?
And only through the sound of the sword
They respond, with voice or echo.
Draw from the sheath your sword;
And let it not return.
My brother, my brother, Oh proud Arab
Today is our moment, not tomorrow.
My brother, the time of our nation's sunrise has arrived,
[the time] for you to repel those who are misled
And bring renaissance to Islam."
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Note: This song was written in the 1940s, and became popular after Israel's independence in 1948. The words calling for violence were included in many violence and terror-promotion clips that were broadcast on PA TV during the PA terror campaign (the "Intifada," 2000-2005).
Group that sings about destruction of Israel named national band by Abbas 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 22, 2010
     "The Palestinian Alashekeen band discovered yesterday that President Mahmoud Abbas recently published a presidential decision to turn the band, established in 1978 in Damascus, into a [Palestinian] national institution. Director of the Alashekeen band, Maisa Harb, said that the President had approved the decision as part of the presidential directives which he had announced during a banquet which he held in honor of the members of the band...
The director of the band introduced her speech with gratitude to President Mahmoud Abbas for his interest in and admiration for the band."

Note: Among the performances that have been broadcast by the Alashekeen band on PA TV was a dance and song about conquering Israel through war. Palestinian Media Watch reported when this song was first broadcast on PA TV on Sept. 12, 2010.
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Jenin governor grants award to band that sings about destruction of Israel 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Nov. 16, 2010
Headline: “Jenin District Governor awards Alashekeen group Freedom Award”
     “Jenin District Governor, Qadura Musa, awarded the Freedom Award yesterday to the Alashekeen band as a token of esteem for its important role in giving expression to the Palestinian cause through song with messages…
He added: ‘The group enjoys special honor and status unparalleled in any aspect of song in the name of Palestinian resistance. It has succeeded in giving honest expression to the Palestinian cause and the fortitude of its symbols.’
He thanked the group ‘for coming to Jenin, the city of resolve and defiance; the first to Shahada (Martyrdom for Allah) for the sake of the Palestinian principles, for which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the homeland and in the diaspora have struggled, suffered injury, died as Shahids, and been imprisoned.’”

Note: Among the performances that have been broadcast by the Alashekeen band on PA TV was a dance and song about conquering Israel through war. Palestinian Media Watch reported when this song was first broadcast on PA TV on Sept. 12, 2010.
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PLO Executive Committee proud of Martyrs and all "who paid with blood" for "Palestine" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2010
Headline: “On 22nd anniversary of the declaration of independence [of Palestinian state, in 1988], the PLO Executive Council emphasizes is adherence to [the goal of] the independent state with full sovereignty and with the right to self-definition”
     “The PLO Executive Committee emphasized on the 22nd anniversary of the declaration of independence that our people and its legitimate leadership are determined to continue with our national struggle, until our national goals are achieved – the establishment of a democratic State of Palestine upon all the territories occupied in 1967, and with East Jerusalem as its capital. It expressed pride for the acts of heroism and the great sacrifices that our people has offered throughout its national struggle - the Shahids (Martyrs), the injured, and the prisoners – who paid with their blood…
In an announcement published yesterday, the Council emphasized that the occupation and its highly influential media mouthpieces have not succeeded in tarnishing the image of the Palestinian struggle, and that the entire world – from one end to the other – has begun to support our just cause. It added that due to its policies which are hostile to peace and stability, Israel has become a growing political and moral burden on all of mankind.”
Hamas leader Al-Zahar: "Let us unite and liberate Palestine with blood" 
Source: Al-Quds website, Nov. 6, 2010
Headline: “Mahmoud Al-Zahar: The expulsion of Jews from Palestine is near, just as Britain and France expelled them”
     “Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar said that ‘the process of expulsion of the Jews from the countries which they destroyed – continues, and they are destined to be expelled from Palestine just as Britain, France, Belgium, Russia, Germany and other countries expelled them.’ He said that ‘the chain of expulsions continues, and it is coming. We are no less honorable than the nations which expelled them. The time for their expulsion is approaching, Allah willing.’
He said, ‘The only nation which accepted them was the Islamic nation, and it extended protection and security to them, after they were expelled from all corners of the world. But they have no place among us [now], in the wake of their crimes… They will be expelled, and we shall return to pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.’
At a popular gathering in memory of the Khan Yunis massacre of 1956, Al-Zahar said that ‘the gift that the Palestinians will present to the children and grandchildren of the Egyptians who died as Shahids (Martyrs) in Khan Yunis will be [the opportunity for] prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, soon.’ …
He called upon the whole world to answer the Palestinians’ questions: Why were the Jews expelled from their countries? He said, ‘The answer is known: they committed treason and stole and robbed, and destroyed the countries… therefore we need only recall their crimes against humanity throughout history.’
Al-Zahar appealed to the Fatah movement, saying: ‘Come, let us unite our words and our ranks, and wave our flag and liberate our land and our holy places with blood. As for the doomed negotiations, you have already tasted their bitterness.’”
Zayzafuna youth mag publishes photos of Arafat with weapons and kissing Yassin, founder of Hamas 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Nov. 1, 2010
On the anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death, Zayzafuna published a page with photographs of Arafat, presenting him as the armed military figure he was most of his life, rather than a man of peace who received the Nobel Peace Prize towards the end of his life. At top right, he is kissing Ahmed Yassin, the founder of the Hamas terror organization, and awarding him an official certificate. In other pictures, he is shown with a loaded automatic weapon, and wearing a pistol while praying.

Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
PA daily: Resistance [violence] against "the occupation" is a duty 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2010
Headline: “The occupation is the foundation of terror and a blow to peace”
     “The Israelis are mistaken if they assume that the resistance of the Palestinian people will subside or disappear to the extent that they [the Israelis] persevere with their occupation, confiscation of land, settlement, Judaization and annexation, and continue to perpetrate their crimes and aggressive violations against the Palestinian people. Simple and intuitive logic, requiring no study or research methods and analysis, says: unless the occupation disappears and is removed from the Palestinian people, which is under the yoke of the occupation – resistance will be the natural and legitimate response. The Palestinian people has followed its wise leadership on the path of peace for 17 years, and is still ready to grasp the peace option, if it and its leadership discovers [even] a fragment of hope of arriving at the option of two state for two peoples. However, the Palestinian people – which has excelled in all forms of the arts of resistance – will not be prevented from following the path of resistance which is its duty against the occupation, in order to return the Israelis to the peace avenue and to what is right. This is because arrogance, racism, fascism and the occupation are destined, with certainty, for defeat and death.”
Fatah military wing glorifies terrorists killed by Israel and vows revenge 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 9, 2010
     “The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the armed wing of the Fatah movement, said that the Hebron operation which was carried out against two senior members of the Al-Qassam Brigades, would not pass quietly, and that the response to it was only a matter of time… (i.e., Israel killed two members of Hamas who killed four Israelis in August 2010)
In an announcement publicized by their Central Information Bureau, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades mentioned the Shahids’ (Martyrs’) qualities and said: ‘Both were among the friends and commanders [of the Al-Qassam Brigades who were] close to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, with areas of joint field operations [with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ `Brigades] during the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., Palestinian terror campaign 2000-2005) at the time of operations to stop the invasions of Palestinian cities and villages in the West Bank.’… They called upon the Al-Qassam Brigades in Gaza ‘to draw lessons and to return to true resistance…’The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades warned the occupation army [Israel] of a harsh response to the crime of assassinating two senior members of Al-Qassam, Nash’at Al-Karmi and Ma’amoun Al-Natsheh.
They said in an explicit message to the leaders of the occupation: ‘The response to the operation will be swift and forceful, in keeping with the extent of the sacrifice offered by the heroic commanders over the course of their field activity together with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.”
Fatah official: "Resistance" is a legitimate means to establish a Palestinian state  
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 18, 2010
Lecture by Nabil Shaath, organized by the Latin Church in Ramallah:
     “Member of the Fatah Central Committee and member of the PLO delegation to negotiations, Dr. Nabil Shaath… reiterated the refusal of the Palestinian leadership to recognize the Jewishness of the state [of Israel]…
He said: ‘The Christian inhabitants of Palestine are the children of this blessed land, and are an integral part of the endeavor of the Palestinian struggle on the road to liberation and the establishment of a state, whether this struggle is [carried out] through resistance and struggle or through negotiations, since that too is struggle.”
PA TV broadcast of song: "Bracelets replaced with weapons, pull the trigger" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 12, 2010
Band member recites a poem:
"Fight, brother, the flag will never be lowered,
the torches will never die out."
On [Mt.] Carmel (in Israel) and in the [Jordan] Valley,
we are rocks and streams.
In Lod (Israeli city) we are poems, and in Ramle (Israeli city) – grenades.
We, my brother, shall remain the revolution of the fighting nation."

Vocalist sings:
"The Zionists went out from [their] homelands,
compounding damage and enmity.
But the Palestinian revolution awaits [them].
The orchard called us to the [armed] struggle.
We replaced bracelets with weapons.
We attacked the despicable [Zionists].
This invading enemy is on the battlefield.
This is the day of consolation of Jihad.
Pull the trigger.
We shall redeem Jerusalem, Nablus and the country." Click here to view
PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs: "Our prisoners are freedom fighters" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 6, 2010
     "[PA Minister Issa Karake said:] 'Our prisoners are freedom fighters... the PA will not allow Israel to treat our prisoners as criminals...' Karake's statement came in response to the words of the Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon, who regarded Karake's visits to the prisoners' families as incitement to violence and terror against Israel, and demanded an apology from Abbas."
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Note: Ahmad Al-Takrouri set fire to an Israeli bus, killing and injuring a number of Israelis in 1988.
Fatah member praises prisoners for committing violent acts against Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 29, 2010
Qadura Fares, Member of Fatah and Chairman of the Prisoners’ Club:
     “I want to say to the prisoners that they fought for a pure aim – the freedom and independence of their people, and the liberation of Muslim and Christian holy places from the Zionist thief… There is nothing more true than these [prisoners], who resisted the occupier using weapons.”

Note: The Prisoners’ Club is an NGO authorized by the PA Interior Ministry since 1996.
Rajoub : "The Sixth Fatah Conference affirmed… the armed struggle" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 6, 2010
Jibril Rajoub, Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee:
     "At the [Sixth Fatah] Conference, we affirmed the struggle in all its forms, including resistance and the armed struggle...
We agreed on it unanimously about both the [Fatah] movement’s aims and its principles, including the resistance and the armed struggle. The [armed] struggle, as we see it, is not an aim; it is not a hike or a pleasure cruise.
[Armed] resistance has circumstances, considerations, and factors – whether national, regional or international. It must cause pain to the occupation; it must be connected to a political platform."
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PA TV broadcast boy's pledge: "We will resist, and carry out Jihad" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 27, 2010
Feature on visit by Palestinian Scouts youth movement to refugee camps in Syria:
     Participant, about age 12, in scout uniform: “We [Palestinians from the West Bank] came and made them [Palestinian refugees in Syria] understand the idea that we will resist [violently], and carry out Jihad, of course, so that they will realize their dream and return to Palestine. Allah willing, they will return soon.”
Palestinian TV glorifies love of death and Martyrdom  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 11, 2010
PA TV broadcast a scene from a play marking the anniversary of the deaths of three Arabs who were executed by the British in 1930 for attacking British soldiers and murdering Jews in the 1929 riots. The play shows three prisoners in the orange uniforms of those awaiting execution, gazing towards the sky a moment before they ascend the gallows. A narrator reads: 
     "Now that we are at the gateway to eternity, we offer our souls and our blood to redeem the sacred homeland, for beloved Palestine. We turn in supplication to all Palestinians – that they should not forget our dripping blood and our souls which will flutter in the heavens over this beloved land. We welcome death with complete joy and happiness. We shall place the heroes’ noose around our necks most willingly, to redeem you, Palestine."
The play also featured a song lauding the value of death:
     "They were three men who competed over death. Their feet were raised high above the hangman’s head. They became a symbol of heroism and honor for the land. [This] is the day of the three. The three, oh land, are waiting who will be the first to give his soul for you.” Click to view video
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: "No peace, no stability without Jerusalem" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2010
PA Minister of Religious Affairs, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
     “The anniversary of the Journey and Flight [Muhammad’s journey to Jerusalem and flight to heaven, according to Muslim tradition] and its connection to Palestine, represent proof of the sanctity of our cause. He [PA Minister of Religious Affairs, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash] clarified that Jerusalem is a part of our belief and our religion and taking Jerusalem lightly is taking our religion lightly…: ‘The position of the leadership is a firm position, just as our faith is firm. To make light of Jerusalem is to make light of our faith. Jerusalem is the capital of the Palestinian state. There will be no peace, nor stability in the region, without Jerusalem. It is not possible for anyone to sign a document relinquishing it.'”
PA TV broadcast features grandmother of prisoner calling for slaughter of Jews 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 7, 2010
PA TV chose to broadcast these words recited by the grandmother of terrorist prisoner Khaled Abd Al-Rahman, as she was awarded a gift from Fatah:
     “Your rifle, Khaled, [is like] an arrow that slaughters, and prevents the Jews from coming and going. Your rifle, Khaled, emerges alone and wages war with the Jews so they will not come to my house. Shoot your rifle and cause the Jews to go away.’”
Abbas: "If all of you [Arab States] will fight Israel, we are in favor" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 6, 2010
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, at a meeting with writers and journalists in the home of the Palestinian Ambassador to Jordan:
     "'We don't accept the statement [of Hamas]: a [Palestinian] state of resistance and refusal. What we hear from everyone is that the basis is negotiations, at a time that the entire world agrees about this, despite the absence of other options, we either have negotiations or no negotiations, what has put Israel in the corner.
We are unable to confront Israel militarily, and this point was discussed at the Arab League Summit in March in Sirt (Libya). There I turned to the Arab States and I said: 'If you want war, and if all of you will fight Israel, we are in favor. But the Palestinians will not fight alone because they don't have the ability to do it.' He [Abbas] said: 'The West Bank was completely destroyed and we will not agree that it will be destroyed again,' in addition to 'the inability to confront Israel militarily.'"
Abbas calls mastermind of Munich Olympics massacre "a wonderful brother, companion" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2010
Headline: "The President [Abbas] expresses condolences over the death of the fighters Muhammad Oudeh and Ja'afar Shadid..."
     "President Mahmoud Abbas sent a telegram of condolences yesterday over the death of the great fighter Muhammad Daoud Oudeh, 'Abu Daoud,' who died just before reaching 70. The telegram of condolences read: 'The deceased was one of the prominent leaders of the Fatah movement and lived a life filled with the struggle, devoted effort, and the enormous sacrifice of the deceased for the sake of the legitimate problem of his people, in many spheres. He was at the forefront on every battlefield, with the aim of defending the [Palestinian] revolution. What a wonderful brother, companion, tough and stubborn, relentless fighter."

Note: Muhammad Daoud Oudeh, also known as Abu Daoud, planned the 1972 attack on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. On Sept. 5, 1972, eight members of the Palestinian terror organization Black September broke into the athletes' village at the Munich Olympics. They kidnapped and ultimately murdered 11 Israeli athletes and coaches. Oudeh died in July 2010. His death received extensive coverage in the official PA media, and he was glorified by PA leaders as a hero and Shahid - Martyr.
Fatah Central Committee member: Negotiations are "tactical" and "temporary" 
Source: Al-Dustour (Jordan), June 10, 2010
     "Dr. Nabil Shaath, Commissioner of International Relations and member of the Fatah Central Committee… stated that the decision to renew negotiations was a tactical decision, i.e., a temporary, defensive decision… and it is dependent upon the possibility of attaining tangible results for the Palestinians. He concluded: 'Even the resistance uses defensive tactics in order not to miss opportunities.'"
Fatah Central Committee member: Palestinians will return to violence when it is in "our people's interest" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 7, 2010
     “Dr. Nabil Shaath, member of the Fatah Central Committee… emphasized that ‘the Palestinian people has the right to defend itself, and it has the right to act in the way of the armed struggle. We have acted in this way for 100 years. Fatah led it [the armed struggle] for 23 years, and Hamas adopted it for 15 years. We are proud of all of our Shahids (Martyrs), and it is our right to return to the armed conflict whenever we view that as our people's interest.’"
PA TV political commentator: Palestinians have "the right to armed struggle" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 25, 2010
PA TV political commentator, Salah Hawwash, on PA TV news broadcast:
     "The Palestinians have a very clear agenda in these negotiations, and they also have the right to resist the Israeli occupation using all means and forms assured by international legitimacy, including the right to the armed struggle, if this is deemed appropriate."
Fatah leader Zaki: We support anyone who bears arms for Palestine 
Source: Al-Ghad (Jordan), May 22, 2010
     "Abbas Zaki, member of the Fatah Central Committee, does not believe that a Palestinian-Israeli agreement will be achieved in the shadow of the extreme right-wing [Israeli] government, but he leaves the door open to a 'return to [UN] Resolution 181 and to all forms of the struggle, including the armed struggle, if the negotiations fail: the door is open to a return to the UN, such that Resolutions 242 and 338 will no longer have any value, and there will be a return to Resolution 181 [of November 29, 1947], which is the Partition Plan and the birth certificate of the State of Israel and of the Palestinian State. In addition, [there will be] a return to UN Resolution 3236, which grants the Palestinian people the right to all forms of the struggle, including the armed struggle.’ He called for ‘a gathering that will bring together the Fatah and Hamas leadership, under Mahmoud Abbas,' and added: 'We are in favor of anyone who defends the homeland and bears arms in order to defend it, because he supports the idea of Fatah and of the resistance. Likewise, we stand with anyone who comes out against the Zionist lobby and isolates Israel and puts it in a corner.'”
PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Jihad not possible now so carry out "popular resistance" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 21, 2010
Friday sermon, Speaker: PA Minister of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash
     "Jihad is an obligation whose manner changes from time to time. All that we are carrying out in Palestine, in Jerusalem and its environs, is Jihad…”
"This is the obligation of our times, right now. We cannot fulfill other forms of the obligations. [While] perhaps our conditions do not allow for that, our abilities do not allow for it, nevertheless it is our obligation to carry out what we are able to, and what we are able [to do] is the civilian and non-violent, sensible, wise and mature popular resistance."
Fatah MP: Armed struggle is our right, but is not possible now 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 20, 2010
     "MP Dr. Nabil Shaath, member of the Fatah Central Committee and its Commissioner of Foreign Relations… emphasized that Fatah's stated strategy for the struggle is to adopt the growing popular and 'non-violent' struggle against Israel, because of the inability to engage in the armed struggle, which has become undesirable now, although it is the right of the Palestinian people, which all international treaties and resolutions have guaranteed... 'I have said this to the leaders of Hamas, I have said to [Hamas PM] Ismail Haniyeh during my meeting with him in Gaza, that Arab, regional and international conditions do not permit us to engage in the armed struggle, and that our efforts must be concentrated on strengthening the non-violent resistance…'
Shaath emphasized that the non-violent struggle is no less honorable than the armed struggle, and that it does not signify submission to Israeli demands."
Palestinian leader advocated throwing grenades "when there is a need" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 12, 2010
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."
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Senior Fatah member: Violent resistance not possible now 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 18, 2010
Azzam Al-Ahmad, Fatah Central Committee member:
     "[Mocks Hamas for their claim that they are carrying out resistance:] Where? On Mars? Was the volcano in Iceland a result of their action? Where is the resistance that they are talking about? We speak honestly. We are now calling for (non-violent) popular resistance, and we are actively doing it. We are actively doing it because the circumstances right now do not allow us to do anything beyond this (i.e. violent resistance). If [Hamas] are referring to the armed struggle, let them update me and I'm ready to join if they're doing something, but I know that they're detaining anyone trying to shoot a single bullet from Gaza towards Israel."
Fatah leader: Palestinians not restricted in battle against Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 2, 2010
Jibril Rajoub, member of the Fatah Central Committee: 
     "We have a resolution of the [2009 Fatah] Congress that our battle with the Israelis is open, and our options are not limited to popular resistance."

Note: PA TV News broadcast with report on the detention and release of Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki. Click here to view
Dahlan warning: Palestinians "will ambush" Israel over Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 14, 2010
Press conference held by Muhammad Dahlan, member of the Fatah Central Committee: 
     "What is happening in Jerusalem is a detonator waiting to explode. Netanyahu wants to create chaos in the region, and to create security anarchy, so that they can blame the Palestinian side…
In everything related to Jerusalem and to the threats to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque, we warn the Israeli government not to do this. The Palestinian people everywhere, and especially in Jerusalem, will ambush them." Click here to view
Hamas TV sermon: Allah, kill the Jews, don't leave even one 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Mar. 5, 2010
     "Jerusalem is exposed to every vagabond, and its parts belong to every nomadic traveler – and this since the settlers, the rabble descendants of monkeys and pigs began defiling the parts of Jerusalem…
Allah, raise up for Islam a state that will glorify Islam and its people, and will humiliate blasphemy and its people… Allah, we have entrusted you with the throats of the Jews; Allah, count them and kill them one by one, do not leave even one of them upon the land of Palestine."
Fatah will use armed struggle and non-violence 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 3, 2010
At a political conference held by the Institute for Development Studies in Gaza, politicians and spokesmen emphasized the importance of taking bold violent and non-violent decisions to end the internal Palestinian discord:
Headline: "At political conference in Gaza organized by the Institute for Development Studies on the subject of dialogue – demand to take bold decisions to end the [Hamas-Fatah] discord and to agree to national reconciliation"
     “Ashraf Jum'a, a member of the Fatah parliamentary faction in the Legislative Council (Palestinian Parliament) … stated that political changes had come about following the events of June [2007] in Gaza [Hamas takeover] and following the war, and that Fatah was clear about its political approach, insofar as it announced at its Sixth Conference its adherence to the armed struggle for the liberation of Palestine, and has also adhered to the platform of President Mahmoud Abbas since 2005 – turning to a political process and to non-violent resistance."
PA TV sermon: The Jews are the enemy of Allah, the Prophet says "kill the Jews" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 29, 2010
A sermon calling for the genocide of Jews broadcast by PA TV, which is under the control of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:
   "Oh Muslims! The Jews are the Jews. The Jews are the Jews. Even if donkeys would cease to bray, dogs cease to bark, wolves cease to howl and snakes to bite, the Jews would not cease to harbor hatred towards Muslims. The Prophet said that if two Jews would be alone with a Muslim, they would think only of killing him. Oh Muslims! This land will be liberated, these holy places and these mosques will be liberated, only by means of a return to the Quran and when all Muslims will be willing to be Jihad Fighters for the sake of Allah and for the sake of supporting Palestine, the Palestinian people, the Palestinian land, and the holy places in Palestine. The Prophet says: 'You shall fight the Jews and kill them..." Click here to view
PA broadcasts song: "AK-47 [assault rifle], keep your bullets up high" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2010
Text on the stage: "Fatah - Revolution until Victory. Celebrating the Anniversary of the Palestinian Revolution - under the auspices of President and General Commander Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazen"
"AK-47 (assault rifle), keep your bullets up high!
There's no fear as long as your bullets are up high."
"This is the nation of Fedayeen (self-sacrificers)
for whom death is sacrifice.
If someone of our people dies as a Martyr,
one hundred take his place."
"Praise Allah. They are [true] men, by Allah.
These are the Palestinians."
Hamas TV celebrates 23 Zionists killed in suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, 1994 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Jan. 7, 2010

Al-Aqsa news report:
     "Yahya Ayyash [planned] the operation, the "Dizengoff" [suicide bombing] operation. This operation shook the heart of the Zionist entity, following it, no [Israeli] had the courage [even] to buy groceries in the market. The [suicide bombing] operation on Dizengoff Street, turned a Zionist bus in the center of Tel Aviv, on October 1994, into a pile of rubble, and its result was more than 23 Zionists [killed]." Click here to view

Fatah prides itself on deadly terror attacks 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2010
Headline: "On the 45th anniversary of its founding: Fatah is still the leader of the national struggle and the foundation stone of the Palestinian State"
     "Fatah has the greatest number of prisoners in the jails of the Israeli occupation... In addition, it is the largest faction that has sacrificed Shahids (Martyrs) from among its commanders and members [in the past] and until a few days ago, when special forces of the Israeli occupation army executed three of its members in Nablus [referring to the three terrorists who were killed by Israel two days after they murdered Rabbi Meir Chai in Dec. 2009]."
Fatah: Will avenge killing of three "Jihad Fighters" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 27, 2009
After Israel killed three terrorists involved in the drive-by shooting of Israeli Rabbi Meir Avshalom Hai, Fatah changed from threatening more "quality operations" to warning that it would avenge the killing of the "Jihad Fighters":
Headline: "The occupation murders three residents of Nablus in cold blood... the President's [Abbas's] Office denounces the Israeli crime..."
     "The [Fatah's] Al-Aqsa Brigades announced: 'By the act of murdering an elite group of our Jihad Fighters in Nablus and in Gaza, the occupation is opening for itself the gates of Hell.' They threatened that 'our activists will not stand idly by while the blood of Jihad Fighters is spilled... The enemy will hear nothing from us but the language of blood and fire, and our Shahada [Martyrdom] Seekers will go out to [the enemy] from every place in order to turn his days into nights, and he will come to regret his crime. We shall not sleep over the blood of our Jihad Fighters, and our response will be swift... We confirm the continuation of our choice of blood and Martyrdom. The only choice, in the face of the repeated attacks against our people in the towns and villages and refugee camps of the occupied homeland. We shall turn the spilled blood of the Martyrs and the commanders into a torch of fury that will burn the forces of evil and aggression.''
Hamas MP and cleric: Redemption of Jerusalem through our spirit, blood, and money 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Aug. 28, 2009
Ahmad Bahar, Acting Chairman of Parliament (Hamas):
     "Today, as you know, Jerusalem is subject to the most serious attack and Zionist crime: Judaization, exile, change in Jerusalem's landmarks, destruction of the surrounding homes and the settlement surrounding Jerusalem like a bracelet around the wrist. Indeed, these people [the Jews] challenge the feelings of Muslims in the world and are destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque and want to build their supposed Temple upon the ruins of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
[Swears in the name of Allah:] "We shall not give up Jerusalem and we shall redeem it through our spirit, our blood, and our money."
[Friday prayer and sermon (first Friday of Ramadan) from Ismail Abu-Shanab Mosque in Khan Younis.]
Fatah: Armed struggle is our right 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 17, 2009
Sultan Abu Al-Einein, member of the Fatah Central Committee and Secretary of Fatah’s Lebanon branch:
     "Mahmoud Abbas said in front of the entire [Sixth General Fatah] conference : 'Any people whose land is occupied has the right to carry out resistance in all its forms, to carry out a national struggle in all its forms, including the armed struggle.' I want to say: Any people that willingly relinquishes its right to carry out resistance in all its forms – all its forms! Including the armed struggle! – is not worthy of existence. Any people whose land is occupied! It's a right bestowed upon us by . . . international law. It's a right that is given to us, and we will not abandon it.
We want peace, but not a peace of obedience, not a peace of submission, and not a peace that is based on the Palestinian people receiving a state that is a small settlement or an economic colony. We will not accept that . . . . The international community must be aware that the option of negotiations is our option and our decision, but it won't be the sole option forever."
Official Fatah platform: Resistance in every manner 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 10, 2009
Mahmoud Al-Aloul, member of Fatah Central Committee, in a PA TV News broadcast:
     "The Fatah Sixth General Conference approved the movement's political platform. The platform emphasizes the right of the Palestinian people to resist the occupation in every manner. A member of the Conference, Mahmoud Al-Aloul, submitted a document comprising five points, focusing on Fatah as a movement for national liberation and on the right of the Palestinian people to resist the occupation in every manner."
Marwan Barghouti: The armed resistance will continue 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 4, 2009
Marwan Barghouti, Fatah Secretary in the West Bank and member of Fatah Central Committee, speaking at the Sixth General Fatah Conference in August 2009:
     "Finally, Barghouti once again renewed the promise and the oath to our people and to Fatah members everywhere, that the flag of the resistance will remain flying and will not come down until the occupation ended, and that we will continue in the path of the Shahids (Martyrs) and the prisoners – ‘the way of Fatah,’ the way of the struggle. [He added:] ‘The last day of the period of occupation is the first day of peace in the region; there is no peace, no security and no stability except with the disappearance of the occupation and the settlers, and the end of the occupation is closer than many imagine it to be. The fate of the settlements in the [West] Bank and in Jerusalem will be no better than that of Gush Katif and Kfar Darom in Gaza. The occupation will end up in the dustbin of history as an example of the racism and of the Fascist and Nazi regimes. Our people, bearing the most noble, respectable and just cause known to humankind in modern history, will prevail.'"

Note: Marwan Barghouti - serving five life sentences for orchestrating terror attacks against Israeli civilians. When arrested in 2002, he headed Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades. After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
The loftiest form of resistance is armed struggle 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2009
Jamal Huweil, elected to the Fatah Revolutionary Council at the General Fatah Conference, Aug. 4-6, 2009:
     "The resistance is all-encompassing. That's what we learned in Fatah. It begins with hatred of the occupier in the mind, in the consciousness, and in the heart. It continues with Molotov cocktails, the stone, writing graffiti, boycotting Israeli products, and the loftiest [form of resistance] is the armed struggle. And we, praise to God, were among the greatest in carrying out this activity, but we do not act in vain.”
Willingness to continue Fatah struggle will not end 
Source: Al-Filistiniya TV (Fatah Party), Aug. 4, 2009
Jamal Huweil, elected to the Fatah Revolutionary Council at the General Fatah Conference, Aug. 4-6, 2009:
     "We [in Fatah] need a generation that is first of all capable of representing our young people, a generation that is capable of spearheading the next platform of the Fatah movement – whether on the subject of negotiations and the political process, to persuade this people about the political option, or the option of resistance. We have the greatest capability, and we still keep the embers of the resistance [alive] – and as you know, I came out of prison only 40 days ago. We still keep the embers of the resistance [alive] and are ready to continue on the path of our struggle, if we are clearly asked to do so by the Fatah movement – to continue with our struggle in all its forms. We are ready, with great willingness that will not lessen."
Fatah: Will not abandon armed struggle as strategic choice 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 29, 2009
Jibril Rajoub, member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council:
     “Fatah arose to realize the independent Palestinian national identity as necessary factor in the equation of the conflict, by means of struggle in all its forms, foremost among them the armed struggle. [This principle] will not fall at the [Sixth] Conference, and there is no force in the world that can cause it to fall. And I say to you, all Fatah members – this is a strategic choice that is not subject to geography, nor to blackmail, nor to the place and time of the gathering of the Conference."
Fatah: Force, armed struggle must support negotiations 
Source: Al-Filistiniya TV (Fatah Party), July 26, 2009
Tawfiq Tirawi, elected to the Fatah Central Committee at the General Fatah Conference Aug. 4-6, 2009:
     "Most members of the movement believe that it is imperative to emphasize, in the political platform of the Fatah movement, that we are still under occupation and that the legitimate resistance, in all its forms, must be re-considered… This doesn't mean that we don't want negotiations, but we don't want negotiations just for the sake of negotiations. There must be factors supporting the negotiations. The negotiations are [a type of] resistance, but they must be supported – supported by the stone, by demonstrations, by strikes, sit-ins, supported by all forms of the struggle, of which the greatest, or the most violent and the final [form] is the armed struggle. . . . The negotiations always need force to influence them positively."
Fatah leader: Fatah coordinated terror with Hamas  
Source: Al-Filistiniya TV (Fatah Party), July 23, 2009
Jibril Rajoub, member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council:
     "It was Fatah that carried out resistance; it was Fatah that coordinated the resistance with Hamas, not the security mechanisms or the security commanders. Do you understand me?"
Jerusalem needs 1000 Shahids (Martyrs) 
Source: Al-Filistiniya TV (Fatah Party), July 23, 2009
Tawfiq Tirawi, Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Academy and former Head of the General Intelligence in the West Bank, addressing students at graduation ceremony, Palestinian Academy for Security Sciences in Jericho:
   "Jerusalem needs thousands of Shahids (Martyrs), and so long as we are alive and you [addressing students] are among the commanders of the future, remember this: It is impossible for Jerusalem to return [to us] without thousands of Shahids. And if there is someone who thinks that America will restore Jerusalem to us, he is mistaken. [America] will not give us Jerusalem. If it won't give us Jerusalem, then how is it possible that it will give us the right of return? You have chosen these two symbols [Jerusalem and the right of return] as the name of your course [of study]. These two symbols need blood, action, effort, resistance, and Palestinian unity."

Note: 2 weeks later at the General Fatah Conference Aug. 4-6, 2009, Tirawi was elected to the Fatah Central Committee.
Fatah MP: Fatah still for armed resistance and does not recognize Israel 
Source: Al-Quds, July 22, 2009
Rafik Al-Natsheh, president of the Fatah Movement's Disciplinary Court, head of PA Parliament:
     
"The Fatah Movement will prove at its Sixth Congress to all the collaborators and know-nothings that it will continue to maintain the option of resistance in all its forms, and will not recognize Israel."
Fatah: We have not called off the armed struggle 
Source: Al-Filistiniya TV (Fatah Party), July 22, 2009
Muhammad Al-Madani, member of Fatah Central Committee:
     "The struggle has not been cancelled, nor did we call off the armed struggle."
PA: Weapons and abilities ready for armed struggle, waiting for Fatah timing 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 19, 2009
Abbas Zaki, PA representative to Lebanon:     
     "We have UN General Assembly Resolution and Proposed Resolution 3236 [concerning] the use of all means of the struggle, including the armed struggle… The Palestinian people is once again waiting for the knights of the Fatah movement – and all of the factions look forward to the great wealth and reserve [of abilities] for the great struggle of the Fatah movement. This reserve [of abilities] must explode in the face of the enemy, rather than explode as a result of [the situation within] the disorganized family that currently prevails among us."
Fatah member: Fatah goal is Palestine, not peace 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 7, 2009
Kifah Radaydeh, Fatah Regional Committee member, Jerusalem
     "Fatah is facing a challenge, because [Fatah] says that we perceive peace as one of the strategies, but we say that all forms of the struggle exist, and we do not rule out the possibility of the armed struggle or any other struggle. The struggle exists in all its forms, on the basis of what we are capable of at a given time, and according to what seems right...
What exactly do we want? It has been said that we are negotiating for peace, but our goal has never been peace. Peace is a means; and the goal is Palestine. I do not negotiate in order to achieve peace. I negotiate for Palestine, in order to achieve a state.”
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Hamas clip promises IDF soldier: "Gaza is his certain death" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Jan. 19, 2009
A cartoon Israeli soldier in Gaza is shown dodging constant fire and watches his comrades fall. In the end, his weapon doesn't fire and a graphic splattering of blood is shown as he is killed. A message then appears that reads:
     'Whoever dares, let him come! Gaza is his certain death...' 
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Friday sermon: O Allah, kill the Jews one by one 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Jan. 8, 2009
Friday sermon on Al-Aqsa (Hamas) TV, broadcast from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:
Dr. Walid Al-Rashudi, head of Islamic Studies at Saud University:
     "O dear ones, O Mujahidin [Jihad fighters], O mighty ones, we have a great wish: that you will be on guard and do all that you can to capture Jews. Try to take as many Jews as possible into captivity. I ask of the exalted Allah that He make it easy for you to take them captive and that He place them, humiliated and small, in your hands. Allah hears.
I ask Allah for complete victory for the Mujahidin. Allah – direct [the stone] towards the enemy. Allah – provide Your forces with many soldiers. There is no-one who can defeat His [Allah's] soldiers.
O Allah, cause the Jews the greatest possible losses; kill them one by one and do not leave even one. O Lord, make every one of the Mujahidin's missiles cause casualties among the Jews, and may this be a crushing blow. I ask of You, Allah, that You show us many killed and prisoners from among the Jews. O Allah, allow the Mujahidin to kill and to take into captivity the greatest number of Jews…"
Fatah leader: "Only armed struggle will liberate Palestine" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 28, 2008
Kifah El-Awiwi, Fatah secretary for the Hebron region:
     “He swore in the name of the Fatah constituencies that they would complete the path of the Shahids (Martyrs) and the prisoners, since only armed struggle will liberate Palestine."
Hamas TV: Gazans celebrate attack that killed 8 teenagers at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Mar. 6, 2008
Following the murder of eight students in a shooting rampage at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva (rabbinical seminary) in West Jerusalem, Hamas TV shows Gazans celebrating the attack while a background narrator says: 
     "Today's operation, this blessed operation, with Allah's grace healed all our hearts."
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Hamas using Palestinians as human shields: "We desire Death as you desire Life" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Feb. 29, 2008
Hamas member of Palestinian Parliament (Legislative Council), Fathi Hammad:
     "For the Palestinian people death became an industry at which women excel and so do all people on this land: the elderly excel, the Jihad fighters excel, and the children excel. Accordingly [Palestinians] created a human shield of women, children, the elderly and the Jihad fighters against the Zionist bombing machine, as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: We desire Death, as you desire Life." Click to view video
Abbas: "We are against armed conflict because we are unable" 
Source: Al-Dustour (Jordan), Feb. 28, 2008
Mahmoud Abbas, PA Chairman:
    "Now we are against armed conflict because we are unable. In the future stages, things may be different. I was honored to be the one to shoot the first bullet in 1965 [Fatah terror against Israel began in 1965], and having taught resistance to many in this area and around the world, defining it and when it is beneficial and when it is not... we had the honor of leading the resistance. We taught everyone what resistance is, including the Hezbollah, who were trained in our camps [i.e. PLO camps in the 60s]."
Fatah leader defends Arabs' right to "struggle and resistance" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 26, 2008
Mahmoud Ismail, member of the PLO Executive Committee:
     "I want to cite the actions and future actions of President [Abbas], from the starting point that the Palestine cause is the essential and central cause of the Arab Nation. It's not surprising that [to] certain journalists of the current despicable American era, our [Arab nationalist] language of the 50s and 60s is outdated, when we talk about the nature of the struggle between the Arab Nation and its enemies: the Imperialists and Zionists, who attack and occupy our territories inside Palestine and outside, in Iraq, in the remains of South Lebanon and the Golan.
"We [however,] take pride in this [Arab nationalist] language because we are the authentic Arabs who believe in our Arabism, our faith, our cause, our Nation, in our right to struggle and to resistance [euphemism for terror] in all possible ways in all the occupied lands, in Palestine, Lebanon, the Golan and Iraq."
PA TV documentary: Dream of refugees to be achieved "through blood"  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 27, 2007
Narrator: "On this planet is a land called Palestine. But the forces of oppression are still dividing the world.”
Woman: "Many of the Palestinian families still keep the keys to their homes. This is the key to our home in Jaffa. This is the key to our home in Haifa. This is the key to our home in Acre. Ask any boy, 'Which city are you from?' He will answer you, 'Acre, Haifa, from this village, from that city.'"
Female singer: “If you expel us, or imprison us with borders, one day we will surely return. If you imprison us with borders, one day we will surely return.”
Text on screen: “We shall never forget. One day we will surely return.”
Man: "The youth do not know Haifa, Jaffa, Acre, the Galilee, the [Galilee] Triangle, and the Negev. They believe that the Palestinian is born with the right of return, together with mother's milk.”
Young man: “Once I read a book, written by an Israeli. He wrote, "The first generation [of refugees] is dying, the second is dying, the third is weakening, the fourth is forgetting." I want to tell him, I am a fourth generation, and I have not forgotten. I have a dream to reach Deir Yassin [West Jerusalem]. Though it is my dream, I can achieve it with my blood."
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PA music video advocates killing Jews in disputed territories 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 5, 2007
"From the mountain of fire [Nablus] came the rebels
From the mountain of fire came the rebels
When dawn broke over the ancient ruins
Everywhere there are settlements
Oh brave Nablus, keep the cauldron ablaze
Pour great flames over the settlements
Foreigners have no place on this land
Foreigners have no place where Shahids [Martyrs] were killed
Foreigners have no place on this land
Foreigners have no place where Shahids were killed"
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Note: This song was broadcast hundreds of times between 2003 and 2007.
Former Minister praises Abbas for being a fighter and "beat[ing] the drums of war" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2007
Abu Ali Shahin, former Fatah minister in Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas’ governments:
     "Oh [Al-Qaeda] brother, leave us and focus on your business. You have Bush! Do to Bush what you want, and we wish you success with Bush, even more. I, Abu Ali Shahin, wish you success with Bush... Don’t try to compete with us [regarding violence] and be well, and leave us alone. We know who our fighters are. We know who Mahmoud Abbas is, we know who Muhammad Dahlan is, and who beat the drums of war in the Palestinian front.”
Al-Ja'abari: Any Jew who lives in “Palestine” is “a murderer” and “we will fight him and kill him” 
Source: Hamas website, Jan. 1, 2006
Head of Hamas' military wing Ahmed Al-Ja'abari: 
     "Brave Jihad fighters, You sacrifice your souls for the sake of Allah, until the rats (i.e., Israelis) return to their holes. Today Gaza [was liberated by Hamas], and tomorrow, by Allah's will, Jerusalem, and tomorrow the West Bank, and then Haifa, Jafffa, and Tel Aviv [Israeli cities]. Until the liberation of the homeland, all of Palestine."
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Hamas commander encourages Israeli Arabs to destroy Israel from within 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 12, 2005
     "Congratulations to our people of 1948 [Israeli Arabs] on the liberation of Gaza. You wish to destroy them [the Israelis] from their inside..."
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PA TV music video: "Today I will die, today I will fight" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 22, 2003
Singer: "I'm from Turmus Ayya (PA town) and also from Tiberias (Israeli city)
I'm the daughter of Arab Jerusalem, your daughter, oh Palestine
My name is the Palestinian nation
Today I will die, today I will fight, today I will live
Until victory
Until defeating imperialism
Until victory
Until defeating imperialism
My name is the Palestinian nation."
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Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmad Yassin congratulates mother of Shahid (Martyr) 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2003
     “Yassin congratulated the fighting Palestinian woman who sends her son to the battlefront to protect Islam and the homeland and family honor, and who with shouts of joy receives the news of her son becoming a Shahid (Martyr).”
Op-ed justifies all acts done in struggle against Israel, including terror 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 9, 2003
Op-ed by member of PA Parliament and former PA minister, Imad Al-Faluji:
     “We emphasize, we are not terrorists, if we are speaking about terrorism in its Western and American sense, meaning unjustified killing or killing that is not preceded by exploitation or loss that justify fighting… We are not terrorists for all these reasons and for many more. But when it comes to uprising against the occupation...  spreading terror among the enemy’s ranks until it understands that Arab and Palestinian blood is not and will never be cheap, so that the enemy will think a thousand times before carrying out any plot against us – here lies the glorious and sacred meaning of terror, which Allah alluded to in the Quran saying: ‘Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know.’ (Sura 8:60, Yusuf Ali)
And when children are killed… as is happening on the soil of Palestine… For this reason we do not regret anything that we have done in standing up to this hated occupation, because our nation fulfilled its duty to the best of its abilities. Full appreciation and blessings are given to the Martyrs (Shahids) of this nation, its prisoners, wounded, fighters and anyone who waved the flag of confrontation, whether it was with the word or with the rifle, or political and diplomatic struggle or the civilian struggle.
And we do not regret anything that we have done during the stages of open struggle against the occupation…"

Note: Al-Faluji wrote the op-ed days after lethal terror attacks took place in Israel, while Mahmoud Abbas was meant to have been fighting terrorism.
Islamic University professor Radwan says Quran foretells the struggle against world Jewry 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 11, 2002
Dr. Ismail Radwan, Professor at the Islamic University:
     “It is no coincidence that the Quran mentions the story of Muhammad’s Heavenly ascent while talking of the Israelites. As if Allah was preparing the Islamic nation [for the fact] that Jews would be in this land and as if He was addressing the Muslims: Oh Muslims, prepare yourselves for the struggle against world Jewry so that yours will be the winning side. As if Allah’s wisdom clarifies that the winning side in the struggle against the Jews will be the Muslims.”
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Jews are liars - make war on them anywhere you are 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 13, 2000
Dr. Ahmed Yousuf Abu Halabiah, member of the Palestinian Sharianic (Islamic religious law) Rulings Council, and Rector of Advanced Studies, the Islamic University:
     "The Jews are the Jews, whether Labor or Likud, the Jews are the Jews. They do not have any moderates or any advocates of peace. They are all liars… They must be butchered and they must be killed, as Allah said [in the Quran]: 'Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands. He will humiliate them, and grant you victory over them.' The Jews are like a spring: As long as you step on it with your foot, it doesn't move. But if you lift your foot off the spring, it hurts you and punishes you. This is the case of the Jews. Have no mercy on the Jews anywhere in any country. [Quran]: 'Fight them wherever you are, wherever you meet them – kill them.' Wherever you are - kill those Jews and those Americans who are like them and those who stand with them. They are all together against the Arab and the Muslims."
PA TV calls for violence following Sharon's visit to Temple Mount 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 3, 2000
PA TV shows footage of Sharon visiting the Temple Mount. This is followed by footage of men flooding the Al-Aqsa Plaza and footage of Israeli soldiers at the Al-Aqsa Plaza. While this footage is shown, the following script is narrated: 
     "Brother! The oppressors [Israelis] have gone too far. Therefore, Jihad is a right and self-sacrifice is a right."
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Note: This call to violence was broadcast repeatedly by official PA TV during the 5-year terror campaign (Intifada) 2000-2005.
Jews must be killed, agreements are temporary 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 28, 2000
Dr. Ahmed Yousuf Abu Halabiah, PA cleric:
     “We are the nation of Palestine; our destiny from Allah is to be the vanguard in the war against the Jews until the Resurrection, as the Prophet Muhammad said: The Hour of Resurrection will not come until you do battle with the Jews and kill them, you on the east side of the river, and they on the west side. We the Palestinians are the vanguard in this matter, in this battle, whether we want to or whether we would refuse. All the agreements that are made are temporary, until the command shall come from Allah, until the destiny from Allah shall be realized.” Click here to view
Arafat: "Agreements won't liberate the land" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 1999
     "The agreements won't liberate the land. Every centimeter needs struggle, and the land needs blood."
PA Mufti of Jerusalem encourages killing "settler woman who disseminated posters insulting Islam" 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Aug. 17, 1997
PA Mufti of Jerusalem, Ikrima Sabri:
Sabri:
“The Zionists have one single aim, in all the older and newer excavations, and that is to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to establish Solomon’s Temple on its ruins…”
Question: “Could there be a division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as has been done in the Cave of the Patriarchs?”
Sabri: “The Zionists are trying to do it, but we are determined to prevent this and to defend Al-Aqsa, whatever the price. In the past we have sacrificed lives in the Al-Aqsa plaza, and we are prepared to sacrifice more lives to prevent the Jews from [carrying out] these hostile and racists attempts…”
Question: “Sheikh Al-Azhar issued a religious ruling permitting the killing of the settler woman who disseminated posters insulting Islam. Do you foresee this ruling being carried out?”
Sabri: “Anyone who wishes to carry it out need not consult either myself or Sheikh Al-Azhar. The matter requires no religious ruling.”
PLO chief negotiator: Peace process arms us for war 
Source: Private recording, Jan. 15, 1996
Nabil Shaath, chief PLO negotiator for 1993 Oslo Accords, at a closed meeting:
"We decided to begin liberating our homeland step by step. This is the strategy. It is now impossible for the peace process to stop, for if it does, all the acts of violence will return to Israel. We say: Should Israel continue - no problem. And so we honor the peace treaties and non-violence, so long as the agreements are fulfilled step by step. [But] if and when Israel says "enough," namely - "we won't discuss Jerusalem, we won't return refugees, we won't dismantle settlements, we won't withdraw to the borders," in that case it is saying that we will return to violence. But this time, it will be with 30,000 armed Palestinian soldiers and in a land with elements of freedom. I'm the first one to call for it. If we get to a deadlock we shall return to the fighting and struggle, as we have fought for 40 years or more."
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