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The Palestinian Authority justifies all terror as legitimate armed conflict, coining it “resistance,” the Palestinian euphemism for violence ranging from the terror to suicide bombings to stone throwing:
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and former PA senior official, Jibril Rajoub:
"Building a school and throwing a hand grenade, in my opinion, are resistance. I build the school in order to strengthen the reasons for my people's resolve, as one of several aspects of the resistance, and when there is a need to throw a grenade [or launch] a rocket, I'll do that as well out of my belief in the inevitable victory of my cause and its justness." Click here to view [PA TV (Fatah), May 12, 2010]
The PA at times adds that violence must be used wisely as an effective political tool. Depending on the political circumstances the Palestinian Authority alternates active calls for violence and terror with periods when they say that terror is being postponed because of temporary conditions:
Dr. Nabil Shaath, Fatah Foreign Affairs Commissioner:
"The popular struggle is a fundamental principle whose importance equals that of the armed struggle, since it is the responsibility and task of all the people. The current distancing from the armed struggle does not mean its absolute rejection." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2010]
Fatah leader Diab Al-Louh once worded it this way on PA TV: “The rifle seeds and diplomacy reaps.”
Fatah song promotes terror: “Launch your rockets, make the sons of Zion tremble and burn” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Sept. 3, 2014

Caption on video:
“The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) – Palestine”, “Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division”

Narrator: “The heroic Martyr Muhammad Majdi Abu Shawish ‘Al-Za’anin... believed that armed resistance is the only way to liberate Palestine. He joined the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah – and enlisted to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades... The heroic Martyr loved military activity, and was among the commanders of the rockets unit of the Brigades in Beit Hanoun [in Gaza]. He inflicted pain on the occupation (i.e., Israeli cities near the Gaza Strip) time after time... The heroic Martyr would shoot at the invading soldiers during their ground operation. He was a soldier of the mortars – the mortars that terrorized the fragile, so-called ‘army’ of the occupation... As he was preparing to launch his final rocket barrage, the occupation warplanes fired several missiles at him. His pure body gathered up the earth, until his dignified soul rose to its creator. He sacrificed his soul for Palestine... He carried a rifle, and bombarded the depths of the [Zionist] entity with rockets..."

Song in praise of Muhammad Majdi Abu Shawish: “… Fire RPGs, launch the KN rockets. Shoot, Muhammad, do not fear, sow terror among the enemy’s soldiers... Launch your rockets, Make the sons of Zion tremble and burn..."
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86% of Palestinians support launching rockets at Israeli civilians 
Source: Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR), Sept. 2, 2014
     “79% believe that Hamas has won the Gaza War; 3% believe Israel came out the winner; and 17% believe the two sides were losers…
An overwhelming majority of 86% support the launching of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israel if the siege and blockade are not ended.
60% say that Hamas does not launch rockets from populated areas, but 30% say it does. 49% think it is justified for Hamas to launch rockets from populated areas and 46% disagree with that. Percentage of those who believe that launching rockets from populated areas is unjustified increases to 59% among Gazans while standing at 38% among West Bankers.
Only 30% believe that Hamas should warn Israeli civilians in the specific targeted areas before launching its rockets; 68% believe it should not do so.”

Note: This poll was conducted on August 26-30 in the aftermath of the 2014 Gaza war, in which Hamas fired thousands of rockets at Israel and Israel responded with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
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60% of Palestinians support “a return to armed Intifada,” 72% support applying Hamas’ approach to the West Bank 
Source: Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR), Sept. 2, 2014
     “Only 47% believe the chances for the resumption of Palestinian-Israeli negotiations are medium or high; 51% believe the chances are low or non-existent.
The public is divided over the two-state solution: 49% support it and 50% oppose it. In our last poll two months ago, 54% supported this solution and 46% opposed it.
A majority of 53% believe that armed confrontation is the most effective means to establish a Palestinian state next to the state of Israel. Only 22% believe negotiation is the best means to establish a Palestinian state and 20% believe that popular non-violent resistance is the most effective route to statehood…
In the absence of viable negotiations, 85% support joining more international organizations; 84% support joining the International Criminal Court; 62% favor resort to popular non-violent resistance; 60% support a return to an armed intifada; 42% support a dissolution of the PA; and 24% support abandoning the two-state solution in favor of a one-state solution. It is worth mentioning that two months ago only 41% indicated support for a return to an armed intifada…
72% favors the transfer of Hamas’ armed approach to the West Bank. Support for emulating Hamas in the West Bank stands at 70% among West Bankers and 74% among Gazans.”

Note: This poll was conducted on August 26-30 in the aftermath of the 2014 Gaza war, during which Hamas fired thousands of rockets at Israel and Israel responded with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
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Fatah proud to be shooting rockets at Israel: “The rocket will terrorize you” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Aug. 24, 2014
 

Text on photo: “I will continue shooting at you and will not pity you. The rocket will terrorize you in the battlefield.”
Text below photo: “The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades’ (Fatah’s military wing) Nidal Al-Amoudi division bombarded the Zikim military base and Yad Mordechai [kibbutz] with five 107 rockets, as part of the ‘Path of Al-Asifa’ operation:
With Allah’s grace and the strength He gave to the pure arms that strike deep [inside] the fragile Zionist entity – Palestine’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (the Martyr-Commander Nidal Al-Amoudi division) succeeded in bombarding the Zikim military base with two 107 rockets at 10:22 a.m. and the Yad Mordechai settlement with three 107 rockets at 11:05 a.m. on Sunday, August 24, 2014.
The Brigades confirm that its fighters will continue to crush the occupation fortresses, wherever they are. The [Brigades] will not withdraw from the path of resistance, and all Brigade units are fully prepared to teach the enemy severe lessons it will find hard to anticipate.
Bombardment for bombardment, killing for killing, terror for terror.”

Note: The Facebook page where this item was posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is an official Fatah Facebook page. The page defines itself as belonging to the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, and the commission's official website links to this Facebook page.
Fatah: Israelis in shelters are “like mice”; a “brilliant victory” for Palestinians 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Aug. 24, 2014
Text on photo in Hebrew and Arabic:
“Say what you want,
[that] our rockets are children’s toys,
The main thing is you’re in shelters like mice
And our children accept your terrorism like heroes
Our destiny is a brilliant victory and your destiny is hell.”

Note: The Facebook page where this item was posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is an official Fatah Facebook page. The page defines itself as belonging to the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, and the commission's official website links to this Facebook page.
Fatah spokesman criticizes Hamas for shooting Fatah members: "The rifle of the resistance is holy only as ‎long as it is aimed at the occupation" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 23, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf
     ‎“We now ask the leaders of Hamas: ‘Why ‎did your people shoot dozens of Fatah ‎members?’ We have a long list of their ‎names, and some came for treatment in ‎West Bank hospitals with 30 bullets in ‎their bodies, which pulverized their bones ‎and flesh and made them unable to move. ‎When we approached you, you said these ‎were individual acts and that they would ‎cease. We wanted to believe [you], and ‎did this due to the tragedy in which our ‎people and its cause are in – and behold, ‎these acts are escalating.‎
Why did you place hundreds of our ‎people (i.e., Fatah members) under house ‎arrest and prevent them from leaving their ‎homes for any reason? Why did you leave ‎the General Commander of the Al-Aqsa ‎Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) ‎Zaki ‎ Al-Sakni in your prisons, along ‎with scores of others, including Nael ‎Hareb, Shadi Ahmed, etc. etc.?‎
What was their crime besides belonging to ‎Fatah?‎ ...‎
Did we not oppose this [Israeli] aggression ‎in every possible way? This is our duty, ‎and 99% of the Martyrs (Shahids) in the ‎West Bank were Fatah members, and ‎more than half of Gaza’s Martyrs belonged ‎to Fatah. Did the Martyrs who died in Gaza ‎until now, whose number has reached ‎‎2,100, in addition to the 10,000 wounded ‎and 40,000 destroyed homes, belong to ‎Hamas alone?‎
Finally, I will say that the rifle of the ‎resistance is holy only as long as it is ‎aimed at the occupation. However, when it ‎is aimed at the chests of our people, ‎pulverizes their bones, crumbles their ‎flesh, makes them unable to move and ‎give, it becomes a rifle for hire [and] ‎highway robbery.”‎
Abbas: PA will continue to arm "the Resistance [Hamas]" 
Source: Sada El-Balad TV (Egypt)‎, Aug. 23, 2014
Sada El-Balad TV host: “Mr. President, honestly, and tell me clearly in front of everyone ‎‎– did Egypt, at any point, say ‘we’ll disarm or agree to disarm the Resistance [Hamas]’?”‎
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “It [Egypt] never said that. It was the US Secretary of ‎State who once said that to me … He told me: ‘disarm.’ I told him: ‘Yes, once I have one ‎state, one law, one rifle and one government, then you ask me to disarm. Not now. ‎Give me a state and then I’ll decide.’ Egypt didn’t demand this – Israel did… Since the ‎coup against the PA and to this day, we’ve been transferring more than 50% of our ‎budget to Gaza, including [salaries] to 60-70 thousand civil servants who aren’t ‎working. They are [in Gaza] and are receiving salaries. We pay them, because they’ve ‎been prevented from working. Hamas came [to power after the coup] and appointed ‎other people in their place.”‎
PA official justifies shooting civilians: "There are no innocent Israelis" 
Source: Palestine Today TV (Lebanon), Aug. 22, 2014


Member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki:
"I'm against signing the Rome Statute (i.e., joining the International Criminal Court) as long as our country is occupied. If tomorrow you shoot, they’ll say you signed an agreement. This is not meant for people who want to liberate their country... I think the [Palestinian] people’s weapon is pure - they don’t want to kill. By the way, there are no innocent Israelis."
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Fatah fighter launching rocket posted on Fatah Facebook page 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Aug. 21, 2014
Fatah’s Facebook page “Fatah – the Main Page” posted a picture of a fighter launching a rocket with the logo of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) in the top left corner:

Text below the picture:
“But if you return (to sins), We shall return (to Our Punishment). And We have made Hell a prison for the disbelievers." (Quran, Sura 17:8, translation Muhsin Khan)

Note: The Facebook page where this item was posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is an official Fatah Facebook page. The page defines itself as belonging to the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, and the commission's official website links to this Facebook page.
Fatah posts Dalal Mughrabi's "last will and testament": "Aim all rifles at the Zionist enemy‎" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Aug. 20, 2014
Post on Fatah’s Facebook page ‘Fatah ‎‎– the Main Page’ about terrorist Dalal ‎Mughrabi:
     ‎“[She had] an advanced revolutionary ‎consciousness.‎
‎‘My last will and testament to you all, O ‎rifle-bearing brothers, is firstly, to put ‎aside secondary conflicts, intensify the ‎main conflict with the Zionist enemy ‎and aim all rifles at the Zionist ‎enemy…’‎
From the will of the Bride of Palestine, ‎Dalal Mughrabi.”‎

Notes:‎ 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.‎

This item was posted to "Fatah - The Main ‎Page," an official Fatah Facebook ‎page, as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Fatah official claims Israel acts "against the Al-Aqsa Mosque," threatens continued violence 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2014
‎     “Hatem Abd Al-Qader, [who is] responsible ‎for the Jerusalem [portfolio in Fatah] said ‎the next round [of confrontations] would ‎be between the Israeli settlers and the ‎‎[Arab] residents of Jerusalem, since [the ‎former] are continuing to settle and ‎‎[commit] atrocious acts against the ‎Palestinian people. He added that the ‎Palestinians are facing Jewish racism ‎and a new Nazism.‎
Abd Al-Qader added: ‘These atrocious ‎acts committed by the occupation will not ‎scare the residents of Jerusalem nor force ‎them to leave.’ He explained that the city ‎residents would not stand idly by in view ‎of the acts of the occupation and its ‎settlers against the Al-Aqsa Mosque.‎
Abd Al-Qader said the Al-Aqsa Mosque ‎was a red line, and that harming it would ‎inflame the situation in a way the ‎occupation would not expect. In this ‎context, he added: ‘We are warning Israel ‎not to play with fire, because it will be the ‎one to be burned by it if it harms the Al-‎Aqsa Mosque, for it [the mosque] belongs ‎to the Arabs and to all Muslims of the ‎world.’”‎
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PA daily columnist: International law gives Palestinians the right to use violence against Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily and advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs:
     “Neither Israel, nor any other country, has the right to accuse a Palestinian defending himself of ‘terrorism,’ because international law and international resolution 3236 of 1974, published by the UN, granted the Palestinian people the option of using all forms of struggle, including armed struggle, until its national objectives – the liberation from the occupation, the establishment of the Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital and the granting of the right of return of the Palestinian refugees according to the international [UN] resolution 194 – are achieved.”

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 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, states that "international disputes" should be resolved "by peaceful means."
UN resolution 194 states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date." Palestinian leaders argue this means that all Arabs who left Israel during the war (hundreds of thousands) and their descendants (a few million) have a "right of return" to Israel. Israel argues that the resolution only calls for a limited return and only under certain conditions, especially focusing on the words "wishing to return... and live at peace with their neighbors."
PA leader: "Am I stopping you from slaughtering a settlement?"  
Source: Awdah independent Palestinian TV channel, Aug. 13, 2014

Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub:‎ ‎
“I’m telling everyone: Fatah has ‎decided that our relations with the Israelis are relations between enemies. There is no kind of ‎coordination between the Israelis and us. Everyone can be certain that any form of mutual ‎coordination ended a day after they declared war on the National Unity Government... OK, brother, ‎here is the occupation, am I stopping you from slaughtering a settlement? No one is stopping anyone. ‎Don’t lie and tell me: ‘the [PA] Security Forces and Mahmoud Abbas,’ and so on [stop you]. Drop it, ‎OK? No one is stopping anyone. Our political decision is resistance in the occupied territories in order ‎to bring an end to the occupation [using] all forms of resistance.”‎
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PA Mufti praises "the glorious Al-Aqsa Mosque Intifada‎," threatens violence if Jews try to pray at site of "alleged Temple" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 13, 2014
Official PA TV News interviewed the PA ‎Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh Muhammad ‎Hussein, following a news report stating ‎that Muslims would only be allowed into ‎the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Fridays and ‎Saturdays. The report claimed that this ‎decision was part of an unofficial division ‎of prayer times for Jews and Muslims on ‎the Temple Mount as part of a plan to ‎divide the mosque between Jews and ‎Muslims.‎
PA Mufti of Jerusalem, Sheikh ‎Muhammad Hussein: “I wish to remind ‎‎[any] intelligent person – if there is ‎anyone intelligent in the Israeli ‎government – that [former Israeli Prime ‎Minister Ariel] Sharon’s entering the Al-‎Aqsa Mosque in 2000 triggered the ‎eruption of the glorious Al-Aqsa Mosque ‎Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-‎‎2005). Then, the Palestinian people did ‎not remain silent in view of the ‎desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and ‎the Palestinian people will not remain ‎silent, under any circumstances, in view ‎of the division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, ‎whether according to time or to place. This ‎nation will not suffer for long the dreams, ‎illusions and tales of those in whose ‎minds the alleged Temple lurks – [the ‎Temple which they claim stood] where the ‎Al-Aqsa Mosque stands.”‎

Note:‎ The division according to time or place ‎refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being ‎reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would ‎allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on ‎the Temple Mount. The law seeks to ‎implement separate prayer times for ‎Muslims and Jews at the site.‎
PA TV song: "Take my blood and give me freedom: my country from the [Jordan] water to the [Mediterranean] water" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 11, 2014


Song on PA TV, sung by winner of Arab Idol song contest, Muhammad Assaf:
     "We possess the right [to Palestine], and we are her men
And when the right is realized, we will redeem her soil
Take my blood and give me freedom: my country from the [Jordan] water to the [Mediterranean] water
O Gaza, sacrifice your men liberally; each of them is worth two
Lift your head high; that is your weapon...
No matter how severe the oppression is, we will protect our land
It's either victory or Martyrdom, her men said
Soil of the forgotten land, watered with precious blood
My land, sing your song, gather your strength for freedom."
[Official PA TV, July 29 - Aug. 11, 2014, numerous times]
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Fatah commissioner: "Whoever can terrorize them [the ‎Israelis] and send them into the shelters ‎is a hero" 
Source: Awdah independent Palestinian TV channel, Aug. 10, 2014
The independent Palestinian TV channel ‎Awdah interviewed Fatah Central ‎Committee Member and Commissioner of ‎Arab Relations and Relations with China ‎Abbas Zaki on August 3, 2014. The ‎interview was posted on August 10, 2014.‎
Fatah Central Committee Member and ‎Commissioner of Arab Relations and ‎Relations with China Abbas Zaki: “We ‎must now act by consensus. We must ‎formulate a common strategy. We have ‎none among us who would either oppose ‎‎[the resistance] or [be willing to] ‎compromise. We must reach a point in ‎which no one demands from the other ‎something he cannot do. Whoever can ‎win hearts [and minds] around the world ‎is a hero. Whoever can terrorize them [the ‎Israelis] and send them into the shelters ‎is a hero. Whoever can raise money is a ‎hero. And whoever can build and repair ‎is also a hero… The harsh blockade on ‎Russia strengthens the BRICs – Russia, ‎China, Brazil, India and South Africa. ‎Just yesterday, they opened an ‎international bank, in addition to the ‎existing one, in local currency, with a ‎capital of a hundred billion. So I believe ‎we are not alone. Two camps are now ‎emerging in the world: the good camp ‎and the evil camp. At the moment, the US ‎is in the evil camp. You will soon see that ‎this is no decree of fate – after all the ‎crimes committed, the double standards ‎and the blind recruiting of those who ‎follow Zionism’s money, dollars and ‎media. And they call themselves a [world] ‎power – inconceivable.”‎

Note: This was broadcast as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Fatah official: Settlers are "easy targets," stores selling Israeli products "will be attacked and destroyed" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Aug. 5, 2014
Image and text posted on Fatah’s ‎Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”‎
     ‎“[A message from] Fatah Central ‎Committee member Dr. Jamal Muhaisen: ‎
‎‘A warning to Israel: don’t forget that your ‎settlers travel among us on the roads, and ‎are easy targets for the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ ‎Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) in the ‎West Bank.‎
To shopkeepers in the West Bank: We ‎give you an ultimatum of two weeks to ‎remove all occupation products from your ‎businesses and stores, after which any ‎store selling Israeli occupation products ‎will be attacked and destroyed.’‎
Muhaisen made these statements a short ‎time ago at the Fatah rally in Nablus, held ‎in support of the resolve of the resistance ‎and the people of Gaza, and to protest the ‎aggression and genocide being ‎perpetrated by the Israeli occupation in ‎Gaza.”‎

Note: ‎The Facebook page where this item was ‎posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is ‎an official Fatah Facebook page. The page ‎defines itself as belonging to the Fatah ‎Mobilization and Organization ‎Commission, and the commission's official ‎website links to this Facebook page. ‎
Fatah official threatens Israel, "the new Nazis," with another Intifada 
Source: Al-Jazeera website, Aug. 5, 2014
     ‎“Fatah held a rally in solidarity with Gaza, ‎under the slogan, ‘We are all with the ‎Resistance.’ The movement announced ‎that it supports the resistance in all its ‎forms, and rejects the ‘arrogance of the ‎occupation and the genocide of the ‎Palestinian people.’ […] ‎Fatah delivered numerous messages ‎through Central Committee member Jamal ‎Muhaisen... it saluted ‎the members of the resistance in the Gaza ‎Strip, especially the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam ‎Brigades, Hamas’ military wing. ‎
He said that every military ‎operation has a political goal, and that ‎therefore, the political goals of the ‎Palestinian leadership are the same as its ‎military objectives… Muhaisen delivered ‎messages to the Israelis – the ‘new ‎Nazis’ – including implicit and explicit ‎threats...
Muhaisen called on ‎Palestinians in the occupied interior (i.e., ‎Israel) to support their brethren in the West ‎Bank and Gaza, and called on several ‎communities among them whose children ‎serve in the Israeli army – such as the ‎Druze– to refuse to do so."‎

Fatah and Hamas “stand as one”; Fatah will fight Israel alongside Hamas 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2014
Official PA TV reported on a Fatah rally of solidarity with the Gaza Strip in Nablus, and interviewed Husni Zalum, a member of the Fatah leadership in Nablus.
Husni Zalum, a member of the Fatah leadership in Nablus: “The first message is that we are united behind the Resistance – behind the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ military wing), and the Al-Quds Brigades (Palestinian Islamic Jihad).
We, as national fighters, stand behind you, O fighters. We will be [there] for you. Everyone, Fatah’s popular and – I hope –military forces in the West Bank will form a rank behind you and with you. And until there is a strong, shocking response to each drop of spilled blood, we will not allow the resistance to rally alone. The whole [Palestinian] nation, the masses, all the national forces, all Fatah members in the West Bank – especially in Nablus – will stand behind this honorable resistance, which has rebuilt the one [unified] Resistance, and restored the respect of the homeland, and shattered the awe-inspiring [image] of the invincible Israeli soldier.”
Hamas TV: Dress up like Jews to execute suicide bombings 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 30, 2014
During the 2014 Gaza war, Hamas repeatedly broadcast a video promoting suicide attacks on Israeli civilians. The Hamas video shows a terrorist putting on a suicide belt and dressing up as a stereotypical, bearded Orthodox Jewish civilian, who is then sent to commit a suicide bombing.








 
[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), 3 times: July 9, 27, and 30, 2014] 
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Hamas: We love death like Israelis love life 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 30, 2014

 

Hamas leader Muhammad Deif:
"Today you [Israelis] are fighting divine soldiers, who love death for Allah like you love life, and who compete among themselves for Martyrdom like you flee from death."
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh: "We love death like our enemies love life! We love Martyrdom, the way in which [Hamas] leaders died."
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Muhammad Deif – commander of Hamas' military wing, the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, responsible of the death of hundreds of Israeli civilians in suicide bombings and other terror attacks. Deif is severely disabled as a result of assassination attempts.
Fatah: Abbas promotes violence in name of Islam 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 28, 2014

 

Caption:
"Fatah - The Main Page"
Abbas: "In the name of Allah the Merciful 'Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory.'"
Song starts:
"Protect the sanctuary and protect them
Knights of the sanctuary are holding the flags
Whenever they [Israelis] go crazy, and when our eyes are closed
We open our eyes on the sanctuary and its borders
When the land calls its men, it finds us as shining swords
There's nothing more precious. We kneel only to the Creator
When the land calls its men, it finds us as shining swords
There's nothing more precious. We kneel only to the Creator."
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Hamas song glorifies kidnappers of 3 teens: "Hide your prey, a child" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 28, 2014


Song: "Under the rock, O hawk,
hide your prey - a child
Your brothers in captivity (i.e., in Israeli prisons) tell you to keep him...
You are from Hebron, O hawk, and all are proud of you...
By Allah, O brother, I won't rest until you see light, until I see you free...
With the rifle open the [prison] cell
Kidnap soldiers till we free my brothers...
Allah will strengthen your faith
The homeland’s sun is singing your name...
The joy of the Loyalty of the Free must return (i.e., exchanging 1,027 prisoners for the kidnapped Israeli soldier Shalit)."

Texts in Arabic: "Palestinian businessman Alaa' Al-Din presents"; "Kidnap soldiers, by Amer Al-Ashqar"
Visuals of prisoner Ahmad Barghouti - 13 life sentences; Reenactment of Hamas’ capture of Israeli soldier Shalit in 2006
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Notes: On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists while they were hitchhiking near Hebron. The boys' bodies were found hidden under rocks by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after their abduction.

In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
Official PA daily: PA leadership "will continue to act to support the heroic Gaza Strip" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2014
     "A statement published at the conclusion of the [PA leadership] meeting stated that... 'Even as the [PA] leadership emphasizes that it will continue to act to support the heroic Gaza Strip and to stem its flow of blood, it calls on all our people to continue peaceful popular resistance to support Gaza, its Martyrs (Shahids) and brave sons...'"
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PMW notes that the current "popular actions" in the West Bank are not "peaceful."
Official PA daily cartoon calls for a return to violence 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 26, 2014


A cartoon published in the official PA daily indicates that the PA seeks violence. The picture shows two masked men, one with a Molotov cocktail in hand and the other about to throw a rock, with a fire raging in the background. The Arabic text is a saying attributed to Muhammad regarding the end of the Ramadan fast: "The thirst has passed, and the throat is moist." In this context, the cartoon indicates that the period of quiet is over, and violence has returned.
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Abbas "gave the sign to let the [Palestinian] street in the West Bank loose" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 25, 2014
Op-ed by Muhannad Ubeid
Headline: "
A single Quranic verse ignited the West Bank"
     "Mahmoud Abbas read the situation well. In an implicit way, he fully supports the Egyptian initiative - for it is inconceivable that the West Bank could oppose Egypt. He acted slowly at first, convinced that Hamas would not endure Israeli fire for long. Yet it [Hamas] has withstood Israel's painful blows, and [even] embarrassed it by capturing the Israeli soldier.
Abbas realized that by staying outside the arena, he would be excluded from the political game. He also knows that the [Palestinian] street in the West Bank is ready for an explosion. Therefore, he gave the sign to let the [Palestinian] street in the West Bank loose. Isn't the Quranic verse he quoted during his last speech, "Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory" [Sura 22:39, trans. Sahih International] a clear sign to loosen the reins on the street?
Furthermore, what is the meaning of Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi's statement regarding the West Bank's need to enter into an armed Intifada? It's been a long time since we heard a member of the Fatah leadership talk about weapons. The West Bank's entrance into the line of confrontation will reshuffle the cards, and the action is still just beginning. Israel will not agree to a third Intifada, and this is precisely what Abbas wants. He wants Israel to knock on his door in order to find a solution."
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Hamas cleric: "We will exterminate you, until the last one" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 25, 2014


Hamas cleric:
"Our belief about fighting you [Jews] is that we will exterminate you, until the last one, and we will not leave of you even one. For you are the usurpers of the land, foreigners, mercenaries of the present and of all times. Look at history, brothers: Wherever there were Jews, they spread corruption... (Quran): "They spread corruption in the land, and Allah does not like corrupters." Their belief is destructive. Their belief fulfills the prophecy. Our belief is in obtaining our rights on our land, implementing Shari'ah (Islamic law) under Allah's sky."
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Fatah official: "The big explosion is coming" 
Source: Al-Mayadeen (Lebanon), July 24, 2014

 
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: "These are small explosions, which happen occasionally, but the big explosion is coming. The big explosion is coming. After the big explosion, no one will know where it will lead and what its results will be... It is legal to use all means - to shoot, throw stones, to hold a demonstration and a sit-down strike. All these means will be possible and permissible for our people, and let no one say that weapons are forbidden in the West Bank."
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PLO leadership calls on Palestinians "to engage in continued popular action of the broadest scope" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 23, 2014
Yasser Abd Rabbo reads statement by the PLO leadership: "The Palestinian leadership called on the masses of our great nation to engage in continued popular action of the broadest scope, to express its firm support for the heroic Gaza Strip and its brave resistance to the aggression army and its unceasing crimes."
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Official PA daily: Palestinians have the right to employ "all forms of struggle," "especially armed resistance" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 23, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist ‎for official PA daily
‎     “There is not a single Palestinian patriot ‎who opposes any form of resistance, ‎especially armed resistance. Firstly, ‎because it is the right of the Palestinian ‎Arab people to employ all forms of struggle ‎until its national goals are realized. ‎Secondly, in 1975, international law (i.e., ‎UN Resolution 3236 of 1974, which ‎reaffirmed 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) guaranteed [the right of] ‎Palestinians to employ all forms of ‎struggle. Thirdly, the Israeli occupation ‎and aggression state refuses to accept the ‎option of peace and the two-state solution ‎according to the June 4, 1967 borders, ‎‎[but instead] launches one war after the ‎other, invades and perpetrates the most ‎heinous forms of Holocaust against the ‎Palestinian people in the West Bank, ‎Gaza and the diaspora… In addition, it ‎continues its construction projects in its ‎colonies, through the expropriation and ‎Judaization of lands, rejecting and ‎ignoring international laws and ‎regulations. As long as [this continues,] ‎the Palestinians have the right to defend ‎themselves in all ways guaranteed by ‎international laws and norms.”‎

Note: For a note on PA leaders' use of UN resolution ‎‎3236 to legitimize Palestinian violence, click "full article."
Fatah claims to have killed Israeli soldier in Hebron 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 23, 2014


Text: "The Al-Aqsa [Martyrs'] Brigades (Fatah's military wing) claim responsibility for the killing of an Israeli soldier during clashes in Hebron."
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Note: Israel has not reported any soldiers killed or missing in that area.
Fatah posts pictures of armed, masked terrorists: "We count on you" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 23, 2014


Text:
"The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, our military wing - now [we] count on you"
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Fatah posts picture of armed terrorist wearing a keffiyeh 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 23, 2014


Text:
"They were never late to respond to the call - The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Fatah's military wing"
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The PLO leadership "supports the fighters" and "demands increased popular activity" against Israel 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 23, 2014
Text: "The PLO leadership calls out to the resistance and supports the fighters on the battlefield, which protect not only Gaza, but all of Palestine. It demands increased popular activity against the criminal Israeli aggression."
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Abbas lists terms for ceasefire, concluding: "‎[to fight] has been given to those who ‎are being fought‎" 
Source: Wattan TV (Palestinian private channel), July 22, 2014

Abbas' quoting the Quran at the end of this speech - ‎“Permission [to fight] has been given to ‎those who are being fought, because ‎they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is ‎competent to give them victory” - was interpreted by his constituents as a sign to take to the streets. This speech sparked Palestinian rioting in Jerusalem and the West Bank. ‎

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We ‎went to the Arab Republic of Egypt and ‎held talks with the President and the ‎relevant Palestinian factions - Hamas ‎and the [Islamic] Jihad. Then we turned ‎to Turkey and Qatar, where we ‎continued working with the leaderships ‎of the two countries and met with brother ‎‎[Hamas leader] Khaled Mashaal in order ‎to end the Israeli aggression and reach a ‎cease fire, and then progress towards ‎ending the siege, opening the [border] ‎crossings, ending all forms of ‎aggression – including honoring fishing ‎rights in the sea – abrogating the so-‎called border separation zones (i.e., ‎buffer zones), [bringing about] the ‎release of the fourth phase of veteran ‎prisoners [arrested before the Oslo ‎Accords] and the [PA] Parliament ‎‎(Legislative Council) members [held in ‎Israeli prisons], acting immediately to ‎bring in humanitarian aid, and holding ‎an international donor conference for ‎the purpose of rebuilding the Gaza ‎Strip.”‎

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas ‎Mahmoud Abbas concluded the speech ‎with a quote from the Quran:
“Permission ‎‎[to fight] has been given to those who ‎are being fought, because they were ‎wronged. And indeed, Allah is ‎competent to give them victory.” [Sura ‎‎22:39, trans. Sahih International]

Fatah's terrorist military wing announces a "general draft for their ranks" 
Source: Facebook page of Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Fatah Central Committee Member, July 22, 2014
Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul stated on his Facebook page that Fatah's military wing has announced "a general draft for their ranks":
     "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) claims responsibility for the attack on a Zionist military vehicle near Gush Etzion, south of Bethlehem. The [Brigades'] cell returned safely to its base. [The Brigades] announce a general draft for their ranks in the occupied West Bank, to respond to the occupation's crimes."
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Lebanese scholar on Hamas TV demands, "Blood for blood, killing for killing" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 20, 2014

 

Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) interviewed Sheikh ‎Bassam Kayed, head of the Association of ‎Palestinian Religious Scholars in ‎Lebanon
Kayyed: "My wish for the Jihad fighters, if they hear these words, is that they enter the settlements (i.e., towns in southern Israel) - blood for blood, killing for killing, destruction for destruction and massacre for massacre. Defeat them! Although we massacred their soldiers, we say [about Israeli civilians]: Son of Al-Qassam [Hamas fighter], son of Islam, they are all soldiers; they are all invaders; they are all criminals; have no mercy on any of them. Son of Islam, ignore the whole world that says they are civilians."
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Sheikh Izz A-Din Al-Qassam – An ‎influential Islamic preacher in British ‎Mandate Palestine during the 1930s, who ‎led a Muslim terror group. The Hamas ‎terror wing – the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam ‎Brigades – is named after him.‎
Abbas advisor: "There is a good opportunity now... for the entire West Bank to turn into a volcano of rage" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 17, 2014
Official PA TV interviewed Sultan Abu Al-‎Einein, Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on ‎NGOs and Member of Fatah Central ‎Committee ‎
Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs ‎and Member of Fatah Central Committee ‎Sultan Abu Al-Einein: “We are calling for ‎the establishment of self-defense ‎committees. Any settler approaching our ‎historical land, our existence, any settler ‎who dares think of uprooting a tree – the ‎hand of any settler attempting to uproot a ‎tree from the land of Palestine will be ‎severed. When the settler realizes that ‎attacking something in our sky, our air or ‎our land may cost him his life, I believe ‎with all my heart that he will not stay on ‎this land.‎
I think that by failing to initiate the ‎establishment of such committees in all ‎districts, we would be accepting living ‎under humiliation on this land. A people ‎whose land is occupied and who does not ‎stand up to the occupier has no honor. I ‎believe there is a good opportunity now for ‎us all, for the entire West Bank to turn into ‎a volcano of rage against the occupier – ‎both the occupation army and the settlers.”‎
PA TV positive portrayal of suicide bombing 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 17, 2014
PA TV broadcast a video during the 2014 Gaza war which appears to encourage suicide bombing. The video was based on a poem written by Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian national poet. While some literature analysts say the deeper meaning of the poem is a critique on suicide bombings, the words PA TV chose to include in its video clip seem to present suicide bombing positively:
     "She [Gaza] wraps her waist with mines and explodes,
It is neither death nor suicide.
It is Gaza's way to declare its right to life
She scratched the enemy's face
And repelled them from satisfaction with time,
because time in Gaza is something else
In Gaza the enemy could be victorious
The high sea could be victorious on an island.
They may cut down all her trees; they may break her bones
They could plant tanks in her children's chests and women's bellies and throw her into the sea, sand or blood
But she will never repeat the lies or say "yes" to the invaders;
she will continue to explode
It is neither death nor suicide.
It is Gaza's way to declare its right to life."
[Excerpt from "Silence for Gaza" by Mahmoud Darwish,
Trans. Adib S. Kawar, Tlaxcala, Official PA TV, July 17, 2014]


Official PA daily: There is always "the option of violent struggle, the armed ‎struggle" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 16, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the ‎official PA daily and a member of the ‎Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
‎     “Israel, which embarked on this war over a ‎month ago – [this war] which culminated ‎in a bloody attack in Gaza ten days ago – ‎had been negotiating with the PLO…‎
But suddenly, Netanyahu overturned the ‎table, torpedoed the negotiations, and ‎invented, together with his [security] ‎forces, a vague story – the kidnapping and ‎murder of the three Israeli youths – and ‎Israel hastily and madly initiated a war that ‎had been planned [from the start].‎
Why? Why torpedo the negotiations? Why ‎this frenzied and bloody attack? ...‎
Netanyahu ‎wants to circumvent the idea of the ‎Palestinian state and remove from ‎discussion the section on the [Palestinian] ‎state. Are he, his army and his state ‎capable of realizing this crazed ambition? ‎I say to you: No, a thousand times no, ‎because Israel – with whom we have ‎chosen [the path of] peace and ‎negotiations – knows that there is always ‎another option! This is what Israel’s ‎founding leaders knew, and this is what ‎‎[today’s] Israeli leaders know, despite their ‎racist madness – and Israel’s allies know it ‎‎[too].‎
There is always another option: the option ‎of violent struggle, the armed struggle. ‎And this is a legitimate option for a people ‎under occupation. We, the Palestinians, ‎have been among the most prominent ‎symbols [of armed struggle] in the world; ‎more importantly, we introduced ‎innovations that had been previously ‎unknown, and developed its methods in a ‎way consistent with the unique ‎characteristics of our cause!”‎

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Official PA daily: We are "the first line of defense in the battle of ‎humanity against the dogs‎" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 14, 2014
Op-ed by Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to ‎India and regular columnist for the official ‎PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     ‎“The war Israel is waging against Gaza, ‎through a massive intensification of fire, ‎and against the West Bank, through ‎sporadic firing, attacks and suffocation ‎measures, have brought the confrontation ‎between it [Israel] and our entire people to ‎a point from which it is hard to return, ‎since the Palestinians – and not just ‎Hamas – have nothing left but their lives ‎and honor, and are ready to fight using ‎the fire at their disposal to prevent [Israeli ‎PM] Netanyahu from ending this war with ‎two disgraceful achievements. [The first of ‎these would be] breaking our bones in ‎terms of resistance and in the political ‎arena, and putting us into a coma… and ‎the second – making us incapable of ‎defending ourselves in war…‎
The resistance will persist until this ‎stubborn enemy retreats and finds a path ‎into the bosom of humanity. We are ‎protecting all humans, and are on the first ‎line of defense in the battle of humanity ‎against the dogs. The most decent, ‎necessary and correct thing would have ‎been, and still would be, for the world to ‎side with the humans against the mad ‎dogs!”‎
Official PA daily: "Resistance, in all its forms, is legitimate" and should not be called "terrorism" - Israel is the "source of terrorism" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 12, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist ‎for official PA daily and former advisor to ‎former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad ‎on national affairs
‎     “Describing the Palestinian resistance as ‎‎‘terrorism’ is irrational; it contradicts UN ‎conventions and regulations and the right ‎of [all] nations to self-determination and ‎liberation from the yoke of occupation and ‎aggression.‎
Therefore, the whole world – especially ‎the West, and specifically the US – must ‎stop describing the [Palestinian] ‎resistance as terrorism, since the origin ‎and source of terrorism is the Israeli ‎occupation and aggression – the ‎settlement, Judaization and expropriation ‎of lands; the demolishing of homes; the ‎arrest of innocent children, women and ‎elderly; the revoking of ID cards; the ‎construction of the racist separation fence; ‎the isolation, dangerous violations, ‎invasion of peaceful areas and so forth.‎
This is terrorism, and this is the factor that ‎strengthens the racist and fascist Israeli ‎tendencies. It places a large question ‎mark over all the media outlets, media ‎platforms and political leaderships of ‎those countries that use the term ‎‎‘terrorism’ to describe the Palestinian ‎resistance, because the resistance, in all ‎its forms, is legitimate, and is consistent ‎with the spirit of international law.”‎

Note: This article was published as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Muslim cleric to Netanyahu: “We will give the skulls of your midgets as gifts for our children's feet to play with at the Gaza World Cup!” 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 11, 2014

 

Representative of the Association of Muslim Scholars in Lebanon, Sheikh Khalid 'Arifi:
"[Hamas] field commander Abu Ubaidah said yesterday when he appeared on the satellite channels, that people amuse themselves enjoying the World Cup, while the midget Netanyahu threatened us and said: 'Let's see if you dare show your faces above ground!' Allah willing, we will give the skulls of your midgets as gifts for our children's feet to play with at the Gaza World Cup."
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Note: This was broadcast as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Fatah glorifies female army unit training to launch rockets, presents suicide bombers as role models 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, July 10, 2014
Female fighter: Roger. Roger.
Tv reporter: Another aspect of the Palestinian woman's role in all areas is being created here. She is not merely the man's partner in domestic life, but his companion wherever he is; on the battlefield, she is at his side on the frontline, and fulfills an active role in training generations of resistance [fighters], who will confront the "invincible" army. With willpower stronger than mountains, these young women part from their children, leave their homes and go to the battlefield carrying burial shrouds to fight in the ranks of the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip. They thereby strive to become an important part of the path of Jihad and the struggle - the path walked by Dalal Mughrabi, Hanadi Jaradat and Reem Riyashi... Um Salim, member of [Fatah's] Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades:
Female fighter: We are young women, but we can do the impossible... We support our boys, our husbands and our leaders to liberate Palestine, in the way of leader Yasser Arafat. We are the sisters of Dalal Mughrabi. We will continue to walk the path...
TV reporter: The woman in Palestine is no longer a prisoner of her home or work, but constitutes the foundation of the [young] generations' education and the occupation's defeat.
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," July 10, 2014
Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades YouTube channel, July 10, 2014]
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Official PA daily criticizes Hezbollah for not helping Gaza attack Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 10, 2014
Op-ed by Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to ‎India and regular columnist for the official ‎PA daily Al-Hayyat Al-Jadida
     ‎“As long as rockets are being launched by ‎the weaker Palestinian side, [rockets] ‎whose launchers are going to great ‎lengths so they may perhaps balance their ‎heavy losses with a number of losses in ‎the ranks of the aggressive criminals… We ‎may rightly wonder: where is Hezbollah? ‎‎...
Is what is occurring in Gaza not ‎resistance? Was it not you (i.e., Hezbollah ‎leader Hassan Nasrallah) who wanted it to ‎be a resistance that neither yawns nor ‎rests? Where are you now, when the ‎resistance needs your help and the help ‎of those like you? ‎...‎
It is Israel that, whenever it gets bored, ‎returns to Gaza with military aircraft to ‎destroy homes and facilities and kill ‎children. Where is the help, you sectarian ‎liars who collaborate with the Persian ‎Ayatollahs… [you] hostile [ones], and your ‎ilk – the CIA’s collaborators from the ISIS –‎who destroy revolutions and give nations ‎a bad name? Where are you, ISIS and ‎your kind, some of whom have promised ‎to raise a flag over Buckingham Palace in ‎London?...‎
Every time the residents of Palestine need ‎someone to save them or to contribute to ‎the equation that will aid their deliverance, ‎there is no sign of them.”‎

This article was published as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.

Official PA daily promotes "resistance in all its forms – from the bullet ‎to the stone, the slogan and the poem, to ‎political and diplomatic activity" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 9, 2014
     ‎“The Israeli occupation knows better than ‎anyone else that the most efficient ‎resistance is resistance in all its forms – ‎from the bullet to the stone, the slogan ‎and the poem, to political and diplomatic ‎activity, even cultural activity, through ‎humane statements of resistance, which ‎strive for truth, justice and beauty… The ‎President [Mahmoud Abbas] emphasized, ‎through his official spokesman Nabil Abu ‎Rudeina, that ‘our people will not sit idly ‎watching the unrestrained massacre of ‎our children, wives and elderly. It is our ‎people’s right to challenge aggression ‎and protect ourselves by all legitimate ‎means.’ From such a precise, clear, ‎reliable, and legitimate position, we learn ‎that we are moving towards the option of ‎challenge and resistance, in all their ‎legitimate forms…”‎

Note: This article was published as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Fatah: “One God, one enemy, one goal” unites Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 9, 2014
 Text on picture: "Brothers-in-arms:
One God, one homeland, one enemy, one goal"

The picture shows three fighters from the three organizations' military wings: Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Hamas' Izz A-Din Al-Qassam and Islamic Jihad's Al-Quds Brigades.
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Note: Fatah's message that they all have "one goal" is significant, as the declared goal of Hamas is destruction of Israel and killing of Jews in the name of Islam. (See Hamas charter.) Furthermore, Fatah posted this video as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel, and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Hamas: "Wait for suicide attacks on every bus, café and street"  
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 9, 2014
    
"Zionists, wait and see stabbing attacks everywhere.
Wait for suicide attacks on every bus, café and street.
Wait for the rage and for revenge for Gaza,
wait for the flames of the West Bank and inside you [Israel]."

"Zionists, do you still remember the rockets
that made Tel-Aviv and the Israeli Parliament tremble?
We just wanted to tell you that we have thousands of them."

"Zionists, [we] can reach you above ground and below it.
So start counting the number of coffins you'll need in these months."

"Zionists, the resistance has many goals,
it has the ability to reach places you thought were safe.
Look, they [the rockets] are on their way to you now
and will reach you soon."
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Note: Hamas broadcast these videos in July 2014, as it was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel. Israel responded with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Fatah to Israelis in Hebrew: "The KN-103 rocket is on its way toward you" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 9, 2014
Narrator: "A message to the Israeli government and the Israeli people: Death will reach you from the south to the north. Flee our country and you won't die. The KN-103 rocket is on its way toward you."
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Note: Fatah posted this video as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel, and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Hamas song: "Fire your rockets... blow up Tel Aviv" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 9, 2014
    
"O [Hamas'] Al-Qassam [Brigades], fire without asking
On (southern Israel's) Eshkol to return (the Israeli city) Ashkelon
Let the thieving [Israeli] army lament and go down to the shelters
Let them go down to the shelters
O Al-Qassam, fire your rockets
Make them explode and write your history
O Al-Qassam, victory is from Allah
In Paradise there is a Garden [for Martyrs] calling to you‎
Fajar 5 [rocket], O blaze, hurry, destroy Tel Aviv
O Martyrdom-seeker (i.e., suicide bomber), O blaze, hurry, blow up Tel Aviv
The free [Hamas'] Al-Qassam say: 'Allah willing, we will hit and will not fail'"‎
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Song on Hamas TV: "With rockets and explosives, the glory of ‎the operations (i.e., terror attacks) will ‎return" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 9, 2014
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) broadcast a song ‎with footage simulating clashes between ‎Hamas and the Israeli army, and figures ‎dressed like ultra-Orthodox Jews carrying ‎weapons. ‎
Song on Al-Aqsa TV:‎
     ‎“When the Zionist acts with arrogance, ‎
Spreads out in the land and has no pity ‎on us, ‎
The uncompromising people ‎ must bear ‎machine guns in the [West] Bank.‎
Live like a fighter and give the oppressor ‎his due. ‎
‎[With‎] rifles we will break the shackles.‎
Gaza and the [West] Bank, and the interior ‎‎(i.e., Israeli Arabs in Israel) are with us ‎, ‎hand in hand.‎
‎[We are] one hand, and will not renounce ‎our principles
With rockets and explosives, the glory of ‎the operations (i.e., terror attacks) will ‎return.‎
‎[footage of man dressed as an ultra-‎Orthodox Jew wearing an explosive belt]‎
The people ‎ that stands firm will not die.‎
Our victory is certain, Allah ‎ willing.”‎

Note: This broadcast took place as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Fatah: "With these rockets we will crush the Zionist enemy" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 9, 2014
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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Note: This video was first posted to Fatah - The Main Page on Nov. 17, 2013 and reposted on July 9, 2014.
Fatah: We want to fight Israel together with Hamas 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 8, 2014
Spokesman of Israel's Prime Minister's Office, Ofir Gendelman: "Hamas sees the reconciliation with Fatah as an opportunity to establish a united front to fight Israel. President Abbas, is this what you want?"
Fatah Facebook administrator: "Yes, this is what we want."
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Fatah posted this video as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel, and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Fatah's military unit admits to firing 35 rockets at Israel 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 7, 2014
Posted on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – ‎The Main Page”‎
Text: “The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – ‘Al-‎Asifa’ (Fatah’s military unit) admit to having ‎targeted the enemy’s bases and settlements ‎with 35 rockets.”‎

Note:‎ The Facebook page where this item was ‎posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is an ‎official Fatah Facebook page. The page defines ‎itself as belonging to the Fatah Mobilization and ‎Organization Commission. Each Fatah ‎commission has an official website. The official ‎website of Fatah's Mobilization and ‎Organization Commission links to this ‎Facebook page.‎
Fatah threatens "Sons of Zion": "Prepare all the bags you can for your body parts" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 7, 2014
     “Sons of Zion, this is an oath to the Lord of the Heavens:
Prepare all the bags you can for your body parts”
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Abbas advisor calls to murder Israelis 
Source: Facebook page of Sultan Abu Al-Einein, advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs, July 7, 2014
     "PA Chairman Abbas' advisor on NGOs and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein ... recalled the murder of the [Palestinian] youth Muhammad Abu Khdeir and his being burnt with gasoline, in addition to the bulldozer operations carried out yesterday by colonialists against two of our people near Haifa (i.e., two Israeli Arabs were killed in a traffic accident), and the bombing of the southern districts by the occupation, (i.e., Israel's bombing of Hamas terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip) which caused the death of nine citizens.
Abu Al-Einein emphasized that it is the fact that we refrain from stopping them and confronting them that encourages these settlers to run rampant on our land...
Abu Al-Einein said: 'Let every hour of the settlers' presence on our land be a source of threat and terror for them. Let us deprive their lives of security, so that the Palestinian land becomes a minefield against the occupation.'
Abu Al-Einein called on our people to block the movement of the settlers and prevent them from moving from place to place and from using Palestinian roads as if they were their own - so that their colonies become their prisons.
He added that our people will no longer accept condolences for the deaths of its Martyrs (Shahids), and that the occupation must pay the price for our Martyrs' blood and itself accept condolences [for those Israelis killed]...
Abu Al-Einein said the settlers should go back a decade (i.e., to the second Intifada, the PA terror campaign 2000-2005) and recall the price of their presence on our land, and prepare themselves for the renewal of this model, [when] they did not dare move [around] without the protection of the occupation army."
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Fatah threatens Israelis: We "will turn your settlements into balls of fire" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 5, 2014
     “The sons of Fatah will turn your settlements into balls of fire and increase your horror”
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"Fatah's army broke the settler's head" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 5, 2014
Published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah ‎‎– The Main Page”‎
Text: “Fatah’s army broke the settler’s head.”‎

Note: ‎The Facebook page where this item was ‎posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is an ‎official Fatah Facebook page. The page ‎defines itself as belonging to the Fatah ‎Mobilization and Organization Commission. ‎Each Fatah commission has an official ‎website. The official website of Fatah's ‎Mobilization and Organization Commission ‎links to this Facebook page.‎
Fatah: "Turn these rifles toward Jerusalem" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 5, 2014
Posted on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah ‎‎– The Main Page”‎
Text: “A day will come in our generation ‎when we will play the melody of freedom ‎on the black rifles, as we turn these rifles ‎toward Jerusalem, the eternal capital of ‎Palestine.”‎

Note:‎ The Facebook page where this item was ‎posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is ‎an official Fatah Facebook page. The page ‎defines itself as belonging to the Fatah ‎Mobilization and Organization Commission. ‎Each Fatah commission has an official ‎website. The official website of Fatah's ‎Mobilization and Organization Commission ‎links to this Facebook page.‎
Fatah: "Resist, declare the revolution" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 5, 2014
Published on Fatah’s official Facebook page, ‎‎“Fatah – The Main Page”‎

Text below image: ‎
‎“My people in the [West] Bank, resist
Declare the revolution, O nation of heroes‎
Pulse of the [West] Bank, don’t weaken.”‎

Text on image: “My people in the [West] ‎Bank, resist”‎
Fatah: "We wish for the blood to become rivers" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 3, 2014
     “Who is the source of terrorism?
By the poet of the homeland, Khaled Al-Issa

I opened the book
And found the answer:
The source of terrorism is the Zionist
Come and see what happened...

The Zionist, by Allah, is treacherous
O settler, O malicious one
Your time has ended
Read the papers, lawless settler
And hear, O settlers:
You have neither conscience nor religion.
Bastards, all of you
You were brought to this land
From [Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor] Liberman’s Russia,
from Ethiopia and Sudan
And the settler is like a monkey...

O world, O sleepers
The birds alight on your heads
Look, see what has happened in Palestine
Where are the decision-makers?

This [West] Bank is protected
And the hearts in it are burning.
O Arabs, enough betrayal:
We wish for the blood to become rivers...

This homeland wants [your] rage -
It does not want you to wait.”
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Fatah threatens "settler herds": "Our response will be...an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."  
Source: Facebook page of Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Fatah Central Committee Member, July 3, 2014
The text on the right is a "message from the United National-Islamic Leadership in Jerusalem." (This is the first proclamation published by this body, and it is unclear whether such a leadership even exists -Ed.)
The message condemns the "Nazi" operation of the kidnapping and murder of the youth Muhammad Abu Khdeir.
The third paragraph of the proclamation threatens: "We warn the settler herds and the occupation state not to continue in their transgressions, and [we warn them that] our response will be severe - an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
Mahmoud Al-Aloul posted this with the hashtags "Third Intifada" and "Palestine revolts."
[Facebook page of Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization,
and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul, July 3, 2014]

Note: On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction. Two days later, a Palestinian teen was kidnapped and murdered in Jerusalem in what may have been a revenge attack, although this has yet to be confirmed. Following this murder, Palestinians took to the streets of eastern Jerusalem in violent protests.
Fatah: "Blood demands blood" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 3, 2014
Text: "Blood demands blood; millions of Martyrs (Shahids) are marching to Jerusalem."
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Note: On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction. Two days later, a Palestinian teen was kidnapped and murdered in Jerusalem in what may have been a revenge attack, although this has yet to be confirmed. Following this murder, Palestinians took to the streets of eastern Jerusalem in violent protests.
Fatah promotes riots: "My mother taught me that my stone is my weapon" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 2, 2014
Text: "My mother taught me that my stone is my weapon;
that I am Palestinian only through my struggle;
she taught me to shout that this is my land, so get out!"
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Note: On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction. Two days later, a Palestinian teen was kidnapped and murdered in Jerusalem in what may have been a revenge attack, although this has yet to be confirmed. Following this murder, Palestinians took to the streets of eastern Jerusalem in violent protests.
Fatah official: Our blood is "sacred," but there is no sacredness to the settlers and their security 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 2, 2014
Text: "Fatah Revolutionary Council member [and PA Deputy Minister of Prisoners' Affairs] Ziyad Abu Ein [said], in a statement to the press a short while ago: 'Our blood is the most sacred thing, [but] there is no sacredness to the occupation, its settlers and their security.'"
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Note: On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction. Two days later, a Palestinian teen was kidnapped and murdered in Jerusalem in what may have been a revenge attack, although this has yet to be confirmed. Following this murder, Palestinians took to the streets of eastern Jerusalem in violent protests.
Fatah official: "Rise up, rebels of Jerusalem" 
Source: Facebook page of Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Fatah Central Committee Member, July 2, 2014
Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: "Rise up, rebels of Jerusalem, rise up for the soul of Muhammad [Abu Khdeir] (i.e., the Palestinian teen who was kidnapped and murdered, possibly for nationalistic reasons in revenge for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens), and [for] all the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine. As of this moment, the clashes in Jerusalem's Shuafat [neighborhood], which have lasted for over 11 hours, [have left] over 100 Palestinians wounded."
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Note: On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction. Two days later, a Palestinian teen was kidnapped and murdered in Jerusalem in what may have been a revenge attack, although this has yet to be confirmed. Following this murder, Palestinians took to the streets of eastern Jerusalem in violent protests.
Fatah: "Here is the revolution" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 2, 2014
Text: "Here is Jerusalem, here is the revolution."
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Note: On June 12, 2014, three Israeli teens were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction. Two days later, a Palestinian teen was kidnapped and murdered in Jerusalem in what may have been a revenge attack, although this has yet to be confirmed. Following this murder, Palestinians took to the streets of eastern Jerusalem in violent protests.
Fatah threatens “sons of Zion”: “Blood for blood” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 1, 2014
Text beside image:
     "An oath in the name of the Lord of the Universe,
O sons of Zion: blood for blood"

Text on image:
"Do not be sad, Yasser Arafat; you are succeeded by lions who will shake [the foundations of] the oppressor entity."
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Fatah incites violence with Facebook picture of militant 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 1, 2014
Text beside image:
     "We will wait no longer..."
  
Text on the helmet:
"The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' [Brigades] (Fatah's military wing)“
Hamas "will continue to dig tunnels, build rockets and cross seas until it defeats the enemy" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 22, 2014
     “In a speech held during the funeral of several Hamas fighters, who were killed in an explosion in a tunnel in Gaza last Thursday, Hamas Political Bureau member Khalil Al-Hayya said that ‘Hamas and its Brigades (the Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing), will continue to dig tunnels, build rockets and cross seas until it defeats the enemy.’”
Al-Hayya added: ‘We will continue on the path of Jihad and Martyrdom (Shahada). O children of the resistance, O Al-Qassam [Brigades], this is the only way; march forward, [until] either victory or Martyrdom.’”
PA official: "Israel understands only the language of kidnappings" 
Source: Wattan News Agency, June 19, 2014
     “In an exclusive statement to the Wattan News Agency Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub said… ‘I do not support the kidnapping of civilians, whether Palestinians or Israelis, but it seems that Israel understands only the language of kidnappings in order to allow us to free our prisoners, since it has insisted on not freeing them.’ He added: ‘Kidnapping soldiers has become the only solution Israel understands for freeing our prisoners, whose numbers are increasing every day.’”

Note: This statement was made during the search for Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, who were kidnapped on June 12, 2014 while hitchhiking in the West Bank. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction. Several articles published in the official PA daily and items posted on Fatah's official Facebook page called the three kidnapped Israelis "soldiers," but in fact two, aged 16, were in high school, and the one aged 19 was also a student.
Fatah movement to Israelis: "Death is near" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, June 16, 2014
     "Fatah, mother of men
Smash the fortress of the hopeless
And shout: 'Allah is Greater'
Every chain will break...
The remains of our bodies and our blood are a song of rage...
For you, sun of truth, gallop forward...
Gallop and fight bravely
Today you'll achieve your victory
Fatah soldiers, rise and saddle the noble steed
Announce that [you are] the rival in the land who burns the foreign enemy
O [Al-Aqsa Martyrs'] Brigades, draw your determination from us and react
Announce that [you will] reach the enemy everywhere...
Stop and consider, sons of Zion, that death is near...
All you'll get from us is death
Stop and consider a thousand times
That a revolution sparks with a flame
Fatah is like a rock, whose soldiers love to fight...
Cry out loud with me
Cry out loud with me: Long live Fatah!
Long live Fatah!"
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PFLP justifies kidnapping of 3 teens and calls for more kidnappings: "This is the only ‎and most efficient way" to free prisoners 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 14, 2014
‎     “Popular Front [for the Liberation of ‎Palestine] Political Bureau member and ‎Head of the Popular Front Branch in Gaza ‎Jamil Mazhar said that the Hebron ‎operation (i.e., the kidnapping of three ‎Israeli teens on June 12, 2014) – if it ‎‎[indeed] turns out to be a kidnapping – ‎was part of the natural response to the ‎occupation’s crimes against our people ‎and the prisoners in the occupation ‎prisons. In a statement to the local press, ‎Mazhar said: ‘In light of its ethnic ‎cleansing in Jerusalem, its Judaization, ‎settlement and abuse of prisoners, the ‎occupation cannot expect our people to sit ‎quietly and idly. It is the right of the ‎resistance to continue the struggle in all ‎forms, in order to force it [Israel] to accede ‎to the resistance’s conditions and the ‎demands of the heroic prisoners who ‎have been maintaining an empty stomach ‎campaign (i.e., hunger strike) for the last ‎‎52 days, to bring about the cancellation of ‎the administrative detentions and protect ‎their dignity and rights.’‎
Mazhar added that the prisoners have a ‎right to enjoy freedom and to being with ‎their families and our people, because ‎they are freedom fighters. It is our duty ‎towards them [to ensure that] the ‎resistance factions intensify their activities ‎and kidnap soldiers, because this is the ‎only and most efficient way to free them, ‎as the resistance has taught us many ‎times in the past…‎
Mazhar demanded that the PLO protect ‎the resistance and give it a free hand, [that ‎it] not restrain or persecute it, and to ‎immediately cease the security ‎cooperation with this criminal occupation.”‎

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Islamic Jihad official: Kidnapping Israeli soldiers is the only way to release prisoners 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 13, 2014
     “Khaled Al-Batsh, a senior official in the Islamic Jihad, emphasized that the kidnapping of [Israeli] soldiers is the only way to release prisoners. He noted that all prisoner release deals in recent years were achieved by kidnapping soldiers.
At a Friday sermon held in front of the Red Cross headquarters in Gaza, Al-Batsh said: ‘The struggle with the enemy will remain open thanks to the prisoners’ stomachs and their hunger strike, the attacks of the Martyrdom-seekers (i.e., suicide bombers) and the resolve of the besieged in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, Jerusalem, Acre and Haifa, until it ends favorably for our people, who possess the right [to the land]…’ He added: ‘We won’t get anything from the enemy except through [prisoner] exchange deals, and we won’t obtain Palestine without sacrifice.’”

Notes: Al-Batsh's statement was issued the day after Israeli students Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction.

On April 24, 2014, 120 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons on administrative detention began a hunger strike. They were eventually joined by 180 more inmates. 75 participants required hospitalization. The hunger strike ended on June 25, 2014.
Islamic-Christian Jerusalem Council calls on Palestinians to wage Ribat at Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 4, 2014
     “Secretary-General of the Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Hanna Issa called on the residents of Jerusalem and the brothers from the Palestinian interior (i.e., Israel) to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and wage Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in it, in light of the aid being provided by the Israeli Security Forces to the Zionist attacks aimed at invading Al-Aqsa …
At the end of the statement, the Secretary-General said that this series of steps and preparations [toward invading the Al-Aqsa Mosque] are being carried out before the [Jewish] holiday of Shavuot, one of the holidays of pilgrimage ordained by the Torah, meaning that masses of Jews are required to perform pilgrimage to and enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform the commandments of the Torah… This reveals, if anything, the extent of the brutal attack being planned to implement their plans of building the alleged Temple on the ruins of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in full cooperation with the [Israeli] National Security Forces.”

Note: The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount an "invasion." However, all visitors are subject to rigorous checks by Israeli security personnel before being granted access to the Temple Mount.
Sheikh: "Who will wield this sword" for Al-Aqsa Mosque? 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 28, 2014
     ‎“Hizb Ut-Tahrir (an international Salafist ‎political organization) supporters ‎participated in a parade held by the ‎organization this evening in Hebron, ‎under the title, ‘The Al-Aqsa Mosque Calls ‎for the Help of the Nation and its Armies in ‎Establishing the Caliphates and in ‎Liberating the Blessed Land.’… The ‎participants waved black and white flags – ‎the flags of the Prophet, peace be upon ‎Him – and chanted ‘Allah is Greater’ and ‎‎‘There is no God but Allah.’ They ‎demanded that the nation and its armies ‎mobilize their millions to liberate ‎Jerusalem, the prisoners and all the ‎inhabitants of Palestine. ‎
After the march, the Sheikh of the Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque, Issam Amira, delivered a speech ‎in which he spoke of the dangers ‎threatening the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and ‎referred to the occupations of Jerusalem ‎over the course of the modern era. He ‎called on the nation to come to him and ‎assist him, and quoted, as evidence, ‎Hadiths (sayings and practices attributed ‎to Islam's Prophet Muhammad) calling for ‎Jihad in order to help the Al-Aqsa ‎Mosque.‎
Sheikh Amira held a sword in his hand ‎and said: ‘This sword is like the one Umar ‎‎[ibn Al-Khattab (an influential 7th century ‎caliph)], Allah’s will be upon Him, drew to ‎liberate Jerusalem the first time, and [like ‎the one] Saladin, Allah’s mercy be upon ‎him, drew to liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque ‎the second time. No one has drawn it ‎against the thieves for a hundred years! ‎Today, we draw it from its sheath and call ‎on the Muslims: who will wield this sword ‎for it [the Al-Aqsa Mosque]?”‎
Columnist in official PA daily: "I hope Iran and Hezbollah... will rain tens of thousands of missiles a day on Israel" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 20, 2014
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen , originally published in the Al-Hayat daily:
     “The nuclear talks between Iran and the six powers in Geneva ended last week in failure, and the sides set July 20 as the new final date [for reaching an agreement]…
[Israeli PM Benjamin] Netanyahu, the terrorist, [lives] in an occupying state that kills, destroys and expels, has a nuclear arsenal and chemical weapons; and then he demands that Syria’s chemical weapons be dismantled and threatens war on Iran if it doesn’t abandon its nuclear program. The US is conducting negotiations [with Iran] on Israel’s behalf, since it is inconceivable that Iran could threaten US security, either today or a thousand years from now.
I followed the negotiations until they failed, and read in the Likud’s American media: ‘Is it possible to trust Ahmadinejad with an unlimited arsenal of nuclear weapons?’ And I say: Yes, I trust Ahmadinejad a thousand times more than I trust Netanyahu and the war criminals in his government. Furthermore, Ahmadinejad is no longer president of Iran, and never will be again, and the current president, Hassan Rouhani, is known for his moderation…
Of course, Israel opposes the entire Iranian nuclear program and threatens to attack the Iranian nuclear facilities alone, if the six powers do not agree with what it wants. Personally, I hope Israel does attack Iran, because then Iran and Hezbollah will rain tens of thousands of missiles a day on Israel.”
Fatah Facebook video: "Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades still have a finger on the trigger" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 14, 2014
An Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades movie named "The Revolutionists of the Land"
Narrator: “The heroes Yasser Arafat, Abu Jihad, Abu Iyad, Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar, Kamal Nasser, Kamal Adwan, Abu Sabri, Abu Al-Hol, Abu Ali Shahin and others maintained the campaign against the Zionist enemy everywhere: the great operations (i.e., terror attacks) reached the shores of Tel Aviv [with] Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., bus hijacking in 1978, 37 killed) and [Dimona with] the Dimona operation (i.e., bus hijacking in 1988, 3 killed)...
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, with their mighty Nidal Al-Amoudi division, still embody the spirit of Fatah’s armed resistance, through their active and high-quality participation in the wars being initiated [ by Israel], one after the other, against the Gaza Strip. They are proving themselves a pure and stubborn rifle in the face of the Zionist enemy.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades still have a finger on the trigger."
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Fatah official at event honoring terrorists: "We are committed to being loyal to them and maintaining the struggle" 
Source: WAFA news agency, May 14, 2014
Headline: “Honoring families of Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners in Hebron”
     “The central Hebron branch of Fatah, the National Liberation Movement, honored families of prisoners and Martyrs this evening, Wednesday, at a rally organized to mark the 12th anniversary of the Martyrdom death of Marwan Zalum ‘Abu Saja’, under the heading, ‘Promise and Loyalty to the Land and the Martyrs.’
In his speech representing President Mahmoud Abbas, District Governor of Hebron Kamel Hamid said: ‘I convey the President’s [Abbas’] greetings to you. Our Martyrs and prisoners will remain the beacon of our magnificent glory until the dream of the Martyr and [Fatah] founder Yasser Arafat, [Hamas founder] Ahmed Yassin and all the [other] Martyrs is fulfilled with the establishment of our Palestinian state. We must be loyal to these heroes in all aspects.’
Fatah Central Committee member and the Movement’s Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization Mahmoud Al-Aloul said: ‘I will never forget the companions of Martyr Abu Saja. Today, we remind you of all the Martyrs who opposed and protested injustice and came out against the occupation, to protect the honor of our children. Indeed, they died as Martyrs for the homeland and [for] honor. We are committed to being loyal to them and to maintaining the struggle until we have achieved what they died as Martyrs [to achieve].’...
The following terrorists appeared on a poster at the event: Ayyat Al-Akhras, Andalib Takatka, Marwan Zalum, Raed Al-Karmi, Atef Abayat and Naif Abu Sharakh.
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PA Minister Karake: Israel’s bill forbidding prisoner releases encourages PA to “liberate prisoners – not through peace and negotiations” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 13, 2014
     “[PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa] Karake called the Israeli bill forbidding the release of prisoners a political injustice on the part of Israel, saying that it reflects the control of the racist, extremist right-wing trend in Israel... Karake noted that the Israeli government has tied its own [hands] and posed obstacles to the very possibility of securing the release of Israeli soldiers in the event that they are captured – especially since Israel is an occupying state embroiled in conflict in the region, and whose soldiers are at risk of being kidnapped. Through this bill, it is as if it [Israel] were asking the Palestinian people to turn to other means of liberating its prisoners – not through peace and negotiations.”
Fatah threatens Israelis: "Leave immediately" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 13, 2014
On one of its official Facebook pages the Fatah movement, which is headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, posted a warning to Israelis. A sign showed an assault rifle and a map of "Palestine" that included both PA areas and all of Israel. In Arabic, Hebrew, and English it said: "Warning. This is a land of a Palestinian state and the occupation to leave immediately" (English original).
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Hamas song warns Israelis to leave or die, to the tune of Israeli national anthem 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), May 5, 2014
Song on official website of the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades:
Text in Hebrew and Arabic: "The end of Hatikva" (i.e., "The Hope" name of Israel's national anthem)
(to tune of Israel's national anthem)
(Full song in Hebrew)


"The Zionists' army is made of wax,
and already it is melting and has no hope.
The vile Jews who were here before,
someone tell me what is left of them.
Two groups: The first will be returned to its country of origin if it so chooses,
while the fool who insists [on remaining] -
his fate is sealed - [he'll end up] under the ground.
The name of the Holy City will be restored,
my capital [is named] Beit Al-Maqdis - not Jerusalem.
The name of the Holy City will be restored,
my capital [is named] Beit Al-Maqdis - not Jerusalem."
Text on Israeli flag: "Israel will surely disappear."

Images on screen:
(Israel's Parliament)
(Israeli leaders)
(Arch of Titus, celebrating Temple's destruction)
(Painting of Temple's destruction)
(Palestinians expel Israelis)
(Sign: "Deportation to Russia")
(Sign: "Deportation to Germany")
(Israeli Minister Zeevi killed by the PFLP)
(Sign: "Al-Qassam snipers wait in ambush")
(Jews at Western Wall in Jerusalem)
(Western Wall area turned into Arab housing neighborhood)
(Temple Mount occupied by Palestinians)
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Hamas official: "Our path is Jihad and resistance, our path is the rifle" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Apr. 30, 2014
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) broadcast a speech by Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Mashaal
Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Mashaal speaking over the phone:
“These Martyrs… after their bodies returned, we are told: Jihad and resistance are the path, and there is no other path. Yes, I say to my brothers in Fatah and to my brothers in all the factions… our choice is resistance, our path is Jihad and resistance, our path is the rifle. Yes, we are in favor of politics, in favor of diplomacy, in favor of persecuting Israel in the international arena, and bringing it to trial on the platforms of the UN and its organizations, but our brothers in the [Palestinian] Authority, our brothers in the Palestinian presidency, in the Fatah movement and all the factions – the history that created us, that created our factions and symbols, was nothing other than Jihad and resistance… We have nothing to commemorate us, we have no honor, no history and will have no future other than with Jihad and resistance. During [Jihad and resistance], and in the shadow of the strategy of resistance, the other operations will grow in strength. Politics will be strengthened, diplomacy will be strengthened, activities and populism will be strengthened. This is the path, brothers!”
Hamas official: Through Shahada (Martyrdom) we will achieve "Palestine, from its [Jordan] River to its [Mediterranean] Sea" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Apr. 30, 2014
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) broadcast a speech by Hamas leader and Palestinian Parliament member Sheikh Hassan Yousef
Hamas leader and Palestinian Parliament member Sheikh Hassan Yousef: “Yes, we say: The path of Martyrdom (Shahada) and the enterprise of Martyrdom-seeking (Istish'had) are
the shortest way to [achieving] rights, and to achieving victory over the occupier. Taking [our] rights is the shortest path to Jerusalem and to all Palestine, from its [Jordan] River to its [Mediterranean] Sea. Yes, this path is the shortest path to defeating the settlement enterprise and the Judaization of Jerusalem and the holy sites. We say to the occupation: the blood of these two Martyrs (Shahids) [Imad and Adel Awadallah] and the two other Martyrs [Izz Al-Din Al-Masri and Tawfiq Mahamid] – all of you know the hero Izz Al-Din Al-Masri (i.e., suicide terrorist who killed 15 in Sbarro pizza shop) [cheers from the audience]… and the Martyr Mahamid, and those who preceded them and those Martyrs who will come after them – we will not forget them, and their blood will remain a debt for us [to pay], for the Hamas youth and the youths of all the Palestinian forces.” …

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Fatah Facebook: "Men's shoulders were created only to carry rifles. Either we will be mighty above the earth, or we will be bones in it."  
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Apr. 30, 2014
On Fatah's "Main Page," a picture shows two masked men carrying machine guns. One wears the yellow headband of Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, while the other wears the green headband of Hamas' military wing, the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades. Both organizations are listed as terror organizations in the US, the EU and in other countries.
Text of status:
"Yes to unity and to ending the rift"
Text on photo: "Men's shoulders were created only to carry rifles. Either we will be mighty above the earth, or we will be bones in it."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," April 24 and 30, 2014]
 
Fatah Facebook: "We will not surrender; we will win or die" 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Apr. 26, 2014
A poster uploaded by Fatah shows a fighter veiled in an Arab headscarf and holding a rifle.
Text on the photo: "We will not surrender;
we will win or die."
The poster also shows a dagger and a knife and Israeli soldiers being struck by lightning.
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Fatah official: Armed "resistance is still [in] the genetic code of all Fatah ‎members‎" 
Source: YouTube, Apr. 24, 2014
El-Hadath, ‎ sister channel of Al Arabiya ‎News, posted an interview with Deputy ‎Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee ‎Jibril Rajoub to Youtube.‎
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central ‎Committee Jibril Rajoub: “We were the ones who led the ‎armed struggle, and the resistance is still ‎part of our national principles. ‎Nevertheless, we agreed on May 4, 2011 – ‎all factions of the Palestinian activity, and ‎it was [Hamas leader] Khaled Mashaal ‎who read out the plan on their behalf – ‎‎[we agreed] that at this stage, popular ‎resistance was a strategic choice. We are ‎a project of liberation, not a project of ‎suicide. We are a project for the ‎establishment of a state, not a project that ‎won’t lead anywhere, or lead to anarchy. ‎Sir, [armed] resistance is still [in] the ‎genetic code of all Fatah members. But ‎the resistance our people will be able to ‎endure is a resistance that encircles the ‎occupation..."
El-Hadath interviewer: “That is, Fatah is ‎not against the [armed] resistance; it ‎‎[resistance] is one of its principles, but the ‎choice at this time is the negotiation ‎option.”‎...
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central ‎Committee Jibril Rajoub: “What we agreed upon on May 4 is the ‎political plan for the Palestinian people’s ‎struggle. The Palestinian state is our first ‎priority; popular resistance has the ‎consent of the people... I hope that ‎our brothers in Hamas will understand ‎this, and that they will re-examine [things] ‎to guarantee the unity of our political ‎conduct and our struggle. Resistance as ‎an idea and as [a mode of] behavior is still ‎part of the national and organizational ‎principles of all Fatah members.”‎

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Hamas TV: "Our harvest is your heads" 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Apr. 23, 2014
A video broadcast on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV the day after Fatah and Hamas signed a unity agreement shows actors playing Israeli soldiers entering the Gaza Strip, as a text on screen warns, "You will end up in Hell." One by one the actor-soldiers are shot in the head, after which a Hamas sniper collects all the dog tags of the killed soldiers. A text appears on the screen: "Our harvest is your heads."
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Hamas leader Haniyeh announces reconciliation with Fatah a week before signing unity agreement; promotes kidnapping Israeli soldiers 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2014
     "Yesterday morning [April 15, 2014], Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of the deposed Hamas government in Gaza, said that the next stage would be the implementation of the reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas] agreed on in the past, and the announcement of the end of the schism... Haniyeh emphasized that the next stage would be unlike those that preceded it, and would not [consist] of meetings alone, but of progress, through intensive steps, toward the completion of reconciliation and the implementation of that which has been agreed on.
He [Haniyeh] added: 'The kidnapping of Israeli soldiers is part of the agenda of the Palestinian resistance and of the Hamas movement, and will continue as long as there are Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli prisons.'
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Note: Fatah and Hamas signed an agreement on April 23, 2014 to form a national unity government.
PA official: "We must not give up any option for ‎freeing the prisoners‎... That includes the option of the ‎struggle‎ and the revolutionary option" 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Apr. 16, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast an event ‎honoring the prisoners released in the ‎third phase of prisoner releases.‎
Palestinian PA Parliament (Legislative ‎Council) member and PFLP ‎representative Khalida ‎Jarrar:
“First ‎of all, in principle, we must not give up ‎any option for freeing the prisoners. I’m ‎not saying who will do this or how they ‎will do so. [We] must not give up any ‎option. That includes the option of the ‎struggle and the revolutionary option. ‎I’m not saying we are calling on people ‎to start a revolution – that’s not the ‎point – but we must not give up this ‎option, and this means we must cease ‎security coordination [with Israel]. ‎
There is a minimum and a maximum. ‎The maximum, or the truth, is that ‎Palestine belongs to the Palestinians, ‎from the [Jordan] River to the ‎‎[Mediterranean] Sea (i.e., replacing all of Israel). We must not cede ‎this narrative. From the River to the ‎Sea, Palestine for the Palestinians. ‎Now they’re talking about a political ‎compromise, about a country within the ‎‎1967 borders, that’s called a political ‎compromise, and it hasn’t materialized, ‎‎[but] will only materialize [in the ‎future]‎, because, to this day, we ‎haven’t accepted the 1967 borders ‎either – but even a compromise on the ‎‎1967 borders must not lead us to ‎renounce that Palestine from the River ‎to the Sea belongs to the Palestinians; ‎and the heart of the matter is the right ‎of return, our cause is the right of ‎return.”‎
Hamas "welcomes the heroic and daring" shooting attack that killed father of 5 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 15, 2014
‎     “Hamas spokesman Fawzi ‎ Barhoum ‎told AFP that his movement ‘welcomes the ‎heroic and daring operation ‎ (i.e., terror ‎attack) in Hebron, and sees it as the result ‎of the occupation’s repressive criminal ‎actions against our people, our holy sites ‎and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.’ He demanded ‎that all ‘the factions adopt the line of force ‎and resistance in their response to the ‎crimes of the occupation.’ In addition, he ‎said that ‘this operation confirms that all ‎the occupation’s repressive actions, the ‎assassinations and security coordination ‎with the PA will not dissuade the ‎resistance from fulfilling its role in ‎defending our people.’‎
For its part, the Islamic Jihad said in a ‎statement that it ‘welcomes the heroic ‎shooting operation near the Tarkumia ‎checkpoint in Hebron, in the occupied ‎Palestinian [West] Bank.’ It said that ‘the ‎operation in Hebron was a natural ‎response to the crimes of the occupation ‎and the settlers against our people in the ‎‎[West] Bank and Gaza, and especially to ‎the settlers’ infiltration into the plazas of ‎the blessed Al-Aqsa mosque. ’”‎

The terror attack referred to in this item: On ‎April 14, 2014 Palestinian terrorists shot at ‎a private vehicle on the Hebron Road, ‎killing Baruch Mizrahi, aged 47 and father ‎of five children.‎

The PA considers any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount an "invasion." However, all visitors are subject to rigorous checks by Israeli security personnel before being granted access to the Temple Mount.
Fatah official: “Armed resistance is a right" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 9, 2014
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day hosted Fatah political advisor Dr. Husam Zamlat.
Fatah political advisor Dr. Husam Zamlat: “There is a real, strategic Palestinian attempt, entitled ‘popular resistance.’ This popular resistance is a right, and armed resistance is a right, and all [forms of] resistance are a right. The form of resistance is not binding. The people and its leadership choose the most efficient form according to the need.”
Official PA TV host: “Peaceful popular struggle at this stage … two years from now, we’ll say we want to wreak havoc in the land’” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 3, 2014
Official PA TV Program Speak Plainly hosted Hamas Member Ismail Radwan and Fatah Member Abdallah Abdallah. On the phone was former Israeli-Arab MP Taleb Al-Sana.
PA TV Host Maher Shalabi: “The minimum, according to Hamas – as brother Khaled Mashaal, head of the Hamas Political Bureau has said, [and as] Ismail Haniyeh, Prime Minister of the deposed Hamas government in Gaza, has demonstrated several times – is the 1967 borders, and he has emphasized this, as you have said. [Who knows] what the intentions are after that. Brother, you include Haifa and Jaffa [in the discussion] – and I, Maher Shalabi, sitting here, am I supposed to tell you I don’t want them?! Brother, we will take them. But, Doctor, there is a logic that says: the strong perform disgraceful acts, and those who are unable [to overcome their enemies] must bide their time and they will dwell on this land; so let’s talk according to reason and the chief interests of the land. The minimum, for now, which all [our] people’s factions have agreed on, is peaceful popular struggle, at this stage – and perhaps two years from now, we’ll say, ‘no, we want to wreak havoc in the land.’”
Palestinian officials in prison: "Limiting popular resistance to peaceful resistance empties it of its revolutionary meaning... Intifada was a model for popular resistance" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2014
     “Fatah Central Committee Member Marwan Barghouti (serving 5 life sentences planning terror attacks, -Ed.) and Secretary General of the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] Ahmad Sa’adat (serving 30 years for heading terror organization, -Ed.) have issued a call to stop counting on the negotiations with Israel, since they have been proven futile. They called for bolstering the resistance in all its forms and for consolidating the reconciliation according to the Prisoners’ Document (a document signed by five Palestinian prisoners in Israel in 2006 and calling for national unity between the Palestinian factions –Ed.).
The two leaders made [their] statements during interviews conducted by the Journal of Palestine Studies through the prison bars. The [interviews] will be published in the journal’s 98th edition (spring 2014) [parenthesis in source], which will be distributed in hardcover starting the beginning of next week…
Sa’adat rejected limiting the resistance to one form [only]. He emphasized that it is necessary to have ‘the capacity to give preference to one method or another [of resistance] over the other methods in any [given] situation, according to what is required in that situation, or according to the political period.’
He [Sa’adat] said: ‘Proposing popular resistance as an option for struggle does not require choosing [one] preferred method from among the [various] forms and methods of struggle… Limiting popular resistance to peaceful resistance empties it of its revolutionary meaning, since the great popular Palestinian Intifada was a model for popular resistance, and a guide for several distinct forms and methods of resistance: peaceful and violent [resistance]; [resistance] of the masses and factions; economic, political, and cultural [resistance].'"

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Israeli Arab MP: "We will give our pure blood" for our land, "If [Israel] does not give us our rights, we will take our rights ourselves by force" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 30, 2014
Official PA TV broadcast a speech by Israeli-Arab MP Taleb Abu Arar.
Israeli-Arab MP Taleb Abu Arar: “Our brethren in the Negev, on behalf of all of you, we welcome our honored guest, the head of the capital of the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Israel), Mr. Ali Salam (the mayor of Nazareth)…
[Abu Arar speaks of the six Israeli-Arabs killed on Land Day in 1976, and the lesson that the Palestinians have learned from them. He then continues:]
Israel must understand this lesson: We will give our pure blood in exchange for preserving our land, and will remain on this land… If it [Israel] does not give us our rights, we will take our rights ourselves by force, Allah willing. We have a weapon deadlier than Israel’s arsenal. We have several types of weapons, and the best weapon at our disposal is what was realized during these days: the unity of the Palestinian Interior (i.e., of the Israeli Arabs) – from the north of the country to the south. [And] we say: the Negev is not alone. My dear friends, as for the other weapon – I call and say: Our children – specifically, the children of the Bedouins of the Negev – I call on them from this podium: You who wear [Israeli] army uniforms, you must cast off this attire to protest the destruction of our homes and the expropriation of our lands… You should be ashamed… [shouts in Hebrew:] I appeal to all Bedouin soldiers to cast off their uniforms to protest the destruction of [our] homes and the expropriation of [our] lands.”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rock
Fatah retains the principle of "armed struggle," but uses it only "when it exacts a heavy price‎" 
Source: Elyaum, Tunisian on-line newspaper, Mar. 30, 2014
Tunisian on-line newspaper Elyaum‎ ‎interviewed Fatah Central Committee ‎Member Abbas Zaki. The interview was ‎posted on YouTube on March 30, 2014.‎
Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas ‎Zaki: “We in Fatah still retain the principle ‎of armed struggle – but it should be used ‎‎[only] when it is useful to us and when it ‎exacts a heavy price from the enemy…‎
Our Middle East is rich in energy. I believe ‎the time has come for people to know why ‎Israel was established ‎…‎
They said it was necessary to establish a ‎human barrier, which is Israel, which ‎would separate the western parts of the ‎Arab world from its eastern parts, would ‎control the region’s resources – that is, oil ‎and industry – and prevent the Arabs from ‎regaining their unity and culture, which the ‎West had taken from them.”‎
Fatah celebrates youngest female suicide bomber, vowing "allegiance to your blood" and to "continue on the path of... Shahada (Martyrdom seeking)" 
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).”

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: We are "fighting nation engaged in Ribat," and we "bear the rifles of the revolution‎" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2014
‎     “Unidentified individuals opened fire ‎yesterday [March 28, 2014] on the vehicle ‎of the Secretary of the Fatah branch in ‎Jenin, Ata Abu Rmeileh. …‎
Fatah’s Jenin branch issued a statement ‎in response to the attack, in which it said: ‎‎‘We will strike with an iron fist anyone ‎tempted to wreak havoc among the ranks ‎of our fighting nation engaged in Ribat ‎‎(i.e., religious conflict/war over land ‎claimed to be Islamic) at this politically ‎difficult stage of our national cause.’ The ‎statement emphasized that ‘[our] men bear ‎the rifles of the revolution on their ‎shoulders only to confront the oppressive ‎occupation, and the rifles that fired on the ‎car of [our] warrior brother, the Secretary of ‎the branch, Ata Abu Rmeileh… are the ‎rifles of mercenaries, rifles [of] civil war, ‎that received their orders from the Israeli ‎General Security Services.’”‎
From Ma'an, independent Palestinian ‎news agency
Official PA TV broadcasts event honoring women who "immersed their struggle in blood," moderator pledges: "We will complete the path" 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Mar. 26, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast from the Ramallah Cultural Palace of a memorial service for women’s rights activist Issam Abd Al-Hadi, the first Palestinian woman to be deported by Israel to Jordan.
Event moderator: “In the month of March, we remember women from around the world who immersed their struggle in blood... Women who fought for the freedom of the people in Palestine, Khadida Shawahneh, Dalal Mughrabi, Rabia Al-Shalaldeh, Rachel Corrie and others.” …
Intisar Al-Wazir, wife of terrorist Abu Jihad: “We pray that Allah give you mercy and may you rest in peace [along] with the loyal Martyrs (Shahids) – with eternal Martyr Yasser Arafat and with your companions, who left a clear mark through [their] national struggle and sacrifice; among them: … Dalal Mughrabi, Shadia Abu Ghazaleh…"
Secretary-General of the General Federation of Palestinian Workers Haidar Ibrahim: “The Palestinian woman has proven her presence and her abilities in struggle alongside men. She has entered the Israeli prisons and detention centers and astounded [everyone] with [her] fighting and with the heroic operation (i.e., terror attack) carried out by the Martyr commander Dalal Mughrabi, who raised the flag of Palestine over the coast, from Haifa to the gates of Tel Aviv. Dalal Mughrabi and hundreds of Palestine’s daughters have fought the enemy with all [available] means.” …
Event moderator: “We will fight – like [our] grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters fought before us…
Mentions Palestinian women considered Martyrs
Our female Arab Martyrs are a promise that we will complete the path. We have not grown weary, we are not fed up. Freedom is not [given] freely.”

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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 Fatah 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: Official PA daily, 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 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."
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.’”
Speaker at Fatah rally: “Negotiations and armed activity are [both] necessary to free the prisoners.” 
Source: Official PA daily, 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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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: Official PA daily, 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: "Resistance, in all its forms, is the legitimate right of occupied peoples" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 8, 2014
     “Regarding the recent uproar over [the claim] that Fatah has dropped the armed struggle from its program of resistance to the occupation, [Fatah Central Committee Member Mahmoud] Al-Aloul said: ‘This uproar is completely mistaken. Fatah has confirmed and stated, as part of its political program and also at its last convention, that resistance, in all its forms, is the legitimate right of occupied peoples in their confrontation with their occupiers, and therefore, we have not dropped a single one of the forms of resistance. However, in our opinion, every stage has its own suitable form of resistance, and we have no option other than to resist this occupier, in whatever form the stage demands. Now, at this stage, popular resistance is the appropriate form, and at each stage, we will examine which form of struggle is best suited to it.’”
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.”
Fatah official: “The movement has not, and will not, lay down its weapons” until Palestinian goals are achieved 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 4, 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.”
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 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]

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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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Aim rifle at Israeli enemy, says Fatah leader 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 20, 2014
Official PA TV program on the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria hosted Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad. Hamad talks about how the soldiers (does not specify whether Syrian or Palestinian) near the refugee camp are capable of turning their guns against the camp, but weren’t able to confront the Israelis in the Golan Heights:
     “Our weapons – we Palestinians – their purpose is clear – our Palestinian weapons are [aimed] against the Israeli occupation, and I hope this weapon will be raised against the Israeli occupation alone, and not against any Palestinian or Arab party…The rifle must be aimed at the Israeli enemy.”
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: Stone Intifada was “peaceful popular resistance" that should be renewed and "expanded" 
Source: Official PA daily, 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.”
     “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."
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.
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).”
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: Official PA daily, 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, killer of 37, as “role model" for bringing “destruction upon the occupation” in a “quality operation” 
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.”

For a longer transcript of the program and descriptions of the terrorists, click "full article" below.
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.
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."
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”
PLO official calls on Palestinians to perform Ribat, follow the path of terrorists murderers 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 28, 2013
Op-ed by Khaled Mismar, member of the ‎PLO's Palestinian National Council
‏"‏Forty-nine years have passed since Fatah ‎fired its first bullet announcing the ‎Palestinians’ revolt against their bitter ‎reality, on the first of January 1965…‎
Our great Palestinian people is always in ‎the vanguard to protect its Arab and Islamic ‎nation, and the free people of the world, ‎against the attack of Zionist and ‎international colonialism. Our people will be ‎liberated, Allah willing, and our land and ‎our holy places will be liberated from the ‎occupiers’ filth, so long as our women give ‎birth to men the likes of our symbols Yasser ‎Arafat, Abu Jihad, Abu Iyad, Ahmed Yassin, ‎George Habash, [Omar] Al-Qassam, the ‎heroic stars of the Fatah Central ‎Committee… as well as men the likes of the ‎prisoners in the Zionist jails. ‎
Stand firm, our people in the 1948 ‎‎[territories] (i.e., Israel);‎
Stand firm, our people in Jerusalem;‎
Stand firm, our people in the southern ‎districts in Gaza;‎
Stand firm, our people in the northern ‎districts in the [West] Bank;‎
Stand firm, our heroic prisoners in the ‎Zionist jails.‎
Persevere, be patient and perform Ribat ‎‎(religious conflict/war over land claimed to ‎be Islamic) – those who carry out Ribat in ‎Jerusalem and its surroundings;‎
For the occupation is doomed to perdition. ‎And you, on your pure and holy land – you ‎are the ones who will remain.‎
And this is revolution until victory.”‎

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Fatah official: “Not a centimeter of Jerusalem will be liberated unless every grain of Palestinian soil is soaked in blood" 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Dec. 19, 2013
Official PA TV Live broadcast the main event marking World Teachers' Day in Bethlehem. Several PA officials attended the event: PA Minister of Education Ali Zaidan (Abu Zuhri), Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi, Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and Member of Fatah Central Committee Sultan Abu Al-Einein, District Governor of Bethlehem Abd Al-Fattah Hamayel and Director of the Bethlehem Education Administration Nisreen Yasser Amr.
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: "I say, from a position of responsibility, not a centimeter of Jerusalem will be liberated unless every grain of Palestinian soil is soaked in the blood of its brave people. For Jerusalem doesn't need negotiations, because negotiations will not bring Jerusalem back to us. What will bring back Jerusalem are the struggle and the resolve... We have conducted negotiations, while not laying down the rifle. It [the rifle] may be resting but we will not neglect our principles. We will rest the fighter's rest, but each period has its method of struggle. From fighting to Intifada, to popular resistance, to negotiations - but we will not abandon [our principles] - not in negotiations and not in any other way. I say, from a position of responsibility, the negotiations resulted in nothing except for the [release of the] prisoners."
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PA Ministry of Information celebrates anniversary of Stone Intifada and promotes "recreating the sights" seen at that time 
Source: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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.”
Fatah official: “Every occupied nation” has the right to “all forms of resistance, including armed resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, 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.”
PA daily praises “the Martyr” Arafat who “fired the first shot” 
Source: Official PA daily, 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.’”
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."
"Produced by PA TV Palestine"
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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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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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Fatah official: "I salute the Islamic Jihad" 
Source: Al-Mayadeen (Lebanon), Aug. 13, 2013
Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV host: "Tawfiq Al-Tirawi, the truth is, we're talking today about the July Victory (i.e., the Second Lebanon War). You said that you're opposed to the current negotiations. What other option do the Palestinian people or Palestinian leaders have apart from negotiating? Do they have other options?"...
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Al-Tirawi: "There are many options we could turn to, beginning with resistance by political confrontation, [resistance] by stones, and ending with armed struggle and everything in between. I wish to say that given the current balance of power and the current factors, the principle of armed struggle should not be abandoned, nor should the principle of resistance [be abandoned]. I would also like to say to all who say that the Fatah Movement has cast away the rifle: This is not true.
In the political guidelines [determined] in the sixth Fatah Conference [August 2009] held in Bethlehem, the Fatah Movement approved all the resistance options, including the armed struggle. Nonetheless, sometimes there are circumstances, factors and situations when the time is perhaps not right for this type of struggle. Maybe in other months a different type of struggle will be suitable. The important thing is for the struggle to remain, and for us to be engaged in constant activity against this occupation, until it ends...  I salute the Islamic Jihad, because the Islamic Jihad and the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs'] Brigades and all the Palestinian resistance brigades, their role was more central than the Hamas Movement's role... We will win, Allah willing, with different forms of resistance - popular resistance, resisting the occupation through political confrontation, resisting it on the international level, as well as armed resistance at any time."
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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: Official PA daily, 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, advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs, 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, advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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.
Fatah official: "Popular resistance" will not be peaceful 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 8, 2013
PA TV broadcast a ceremony to honor outstanding students from the ‘Abu Jihad’ Khalil Al-Wazir class at the An-Najah National University. Abbas Zaki spoke at the ceremony.
Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: “We are in the field and we are not abandoning the field. Proof of this is that two-thirds of the prisoners in the [Israeli] prisons belong to Fatah… When we talk about popular resistance, we don’t say ‘peaceful popular resistance.’ No. We say ‘popular resistance’… We gave everything for peace and we now intend to give everything for the battlefield… We cannot turn against each other while Israel is against us. First of all, Israel is the primary enemy and the remaining [internal] hostilities will disappear afterwards.”
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Abbas representative: We will protect Jerusalem “with our lives and blood 
Source: Official PA daily, 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
PLO body vows to “follow the path of the Martyrs, the wounded and the prisoners" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2013
Headline: “[Palestinian] National Council calls to force Israel to end Palestine’s occupation.”
     “[The Palestinian National Council] sent greetings to the masses of our nation’s people in the homeland and the diaspora and to the residents of the 1948 areas (i.e., Israel) for standing strong and for their struggle against the cruel occupier. They renewed their oath to follow the path of the Martyrs (Shahids), the wounded and the prisoners until [obtaining] the return [of refugees], country and self-determination.”
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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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
[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.
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
[https://www.facebook.com/fatehal3sfh]
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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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.
Palestinian Authority stamp features rockets aimed at Israel from Gaza 
Source: www.arabianstamps.com, Dec. 5, 2012
The stamp shows rockets heading toward Israel from Gaza, with an image of Hamas leader Ahmed Al-Ja'abari smiling.


 

Text in Arabic and in English: "
Battle of Shale Stones"

Notes: The Quranic commentary on Sura 105:4 speaks of an army of evil soldiers, mounted on ‎elephants and led by the Ethiopian king Abraha, who tried to conquer Mecca. Birds ‎threw shale stones at the heads of the soldiers. Palestinians compare themselves ‎throwing rocks at Israelis to the birds of the story throwing rocks at Abraha’s army.‎

Ahmed Al-Ja'abari was a member of Hamas' political bureau and, beginning in 2002, the operational commander of Hamas' military wing, the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades. Israel holds him responsible for all terrorist activities against Israel originating from the Gaza Strip between 2002 and his death in 2012, including numerous suicide bombings that killed hundreds of Israeli civilians and soldiers. He was involved in the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit (June 25, 2006) and in the negotiations surrounding Shalit's release in October 2011. Al-Ja'abari played a leading role in the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip in June 2007. He was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Nov. 14, 2012.
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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: "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),
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.
[Gharqad trees] surrounding, surrounding and surrounding.
That’s the Palestine we are talking about,
with the beginning of the Jihad and the continuation of the Jihad
with the struggle and the procession of the Martyrs."
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Fatah official: “We will not raise a white flag, because we are a fighting people” 
Source: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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.