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Jews/Israelis are evil
Demonization of Jews/Israelis
Since the Palestinian Authority was established it has systematically indoctrinated young and old to hate Israelis and Jews. Using media, education, and cultural structures that it controls, the PA has actively promoted religious hatred, demonization, conspiracy libels, etc. These are packaged to present Israelis and Jews as endangering Palestinians, Arabs, and all humanity. This ongoing campaign has so successfully instilled hatred that fighting, murder and even suicide terror against Israelis and Jews are seen by the majority of Palestinians as justified self-defense and as Allah’s will. The PA presents Jews as possessing inherently evil traits. Jews are said to be treacherous, corrupt, deceitful and unfaithful by nature. These Jewish “attributes” and traditions are presented as the unchangeable nature of Jews. Forgeries and fiction masquerading as history are used to document and support the libel that Judaism is in essence racist and evil. Jews are said to be planning and executing heinous crimes, including burning Palestinians in ovens, murder, using prisoners for Nazi-like experiments, and more. If unchecked, these crimes constitute a mortal danger, not only to all Muslims and Arabs but to all of humanity.

The PA assigns responsibility to the Jews for all the problems in the world: Wars, conflicts and civil wars are all said to be triggered by Jews. Indeed, the oppression suffered by Jews throughout history is presented as the legitimate response of nations seeking revenge for the injury caused them by the Jews living among them. The creation of the State of Israel is said to have been a European plot, in order to be rid of their Jews and save Europe from the evil of Jewish presence in their countries.

The following are examples of Palestinian demonization:
Jews/Israelis are evil

Following terror attack, Fatah calls on Palestinians to go to Al-Aqsa Mosque to defend it from Israel  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 15, 2017
Headline: “Wall-to-wall national and Arab condemnation of the occupation’s closure of the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
     “The Fatah Movement called on the Palestinians to go up to the Al-Aqsa Mosque following Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu’s] decision to completely close the mosque yesterday (Friday) [July 14, 2017] (the Temple Mount was closed in response to a terror attack at the site that morning in which 2 Israeli border policemen were murdered, see note below. It was reopened on Sunday, July 16, 2017 –Ed.).
The movement said in a press statement yesterday: ‘The Israeli occupation and the systematic Israeli policy of oppressing the members of our Palestinian people, particularly in Jerusalem, preventing the free access of believers to the holy sites, and the repeating invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas by settlers are the root of the problem. They are the beginning of the endless cycle of violence, and they are the factor that necessarily leads to Palestinians being murdered over and over in cold blood, with no consideration for the sanctity of the site and the sanctity of life...’”
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Fatah official: “I call for a popular resistance that is capable of incorporating the masses” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 14, 2017
Headline: “Zaki: The illusion of peace has put Israel into a state of extremism, and the Palestinians must carry out popular resistance"
     "Fatah Movement Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that the imaginary peace has caused Israel to live in a state of extremism and stupidity, and noted that the time has come for the world to recognize that the occupation is still committing crimes through which it strives to take revenge on all of the holy sites…
He said: 'Since 1967, nobody has dared to close the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Its closure today proves that Israel has come out in an attack against the monotheistic religions, and it is a wild battle against the tenets of faith and religion by wild law-breaking gangs that kill morning and night as if the killing of Palestinians is permissible, while anyone who kills Israelis is an aggressor and a terrorist, and therefore this is a completely unacceptable situation.' […] He added: 'I call for a popular resistance that is capable of incorporating the masses, and I call on the Palestinians to bear their responsibility and show the world that the occupation is carrying out the worst kind of terror, and [popular resistance] is the right of the Palestinian people.’”
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PLO Chief Negotiator supports Hamas, demonizes Israel, claims Israel carries out terror 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 30, 2017
Headline: "Erekat: Our people is implementing its right to defend itself, and the Israeli occupation is the worst type of terror"
     "Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat gave a speech at the UN yesterday [June 29, 2017] on behalf of the State of Palestine, in which he emphasized that the Palestinian people is implementing its legal right to defend itself against the war crimes that the occupation authority Israel is committing against it through an occupation that has continued for five decades… Erekat described the Israeli occupation as the worst type of terror and said that it has turned into an apartheid regime in the full sense of the word… In response to the question of an Israeli journalist regarding the Hamas Movement and Palestinian forces being considered as terror movements, Erekat responded and emphasized that they are an inseparable part of the Palestinian people and its struggle against the occupation."
PA Minister of Religious Affairs compares thwarted terror plot in Mecca to alleged Israeli “terrorist acts” at the Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2017
Headline: "Ida'is: The terrorist act at the Holy Mosque [in Mecca] targets all of the Muslims in the world"
      "[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is condemned the cowardly terrorist act that was planned to be carried out two days ago [June 23, 2017] at the Holy Mosque (i.e., Mecca’s Grand Mosque) in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia…
He added: 'Every respectable person in this world must condemn these cowardly terrorist acts and their ilk in Jerusalem and at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., Israel’s alleged “terror,” a PA libel often repeated by PA leaders –Ed.).’"

On June 23, 2017, Saudi Arabian security forces thwarted a terror attack that was planned to take place at Mecca’s Grand Mosque.
PA chief negotiator Erekat falsely claims: Israel guilty of incitement and dedicating landmarks to ‘terrorists’, glorifies ‘Zionist terror’ 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 22, 2017
Headline: "Erekat warned against cooperation with the Israeli narrative of incitement"

"Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee[, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat rejected the false accusations and claims that Israel is spreading regarding what it calls 'the official Palestinian incitement.'
Erekat emphasized in a statement this evening, Thursday [June 22, 2017], that the occupation government is working continuously to deflect attention and to find new and misleading excuses such as 'the claims of incitement' every time an opportunity is created to revive the political process, in contrast to the Palestinian leadership that is committed to the two-state solution and the full implementation of international law.
Erekat's response came in the wake of Israel’s ongoing attempts to call our people’s national struggle terror and to turn our fighter Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners since the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution into criminals.
Erekat explained that the reason that Israel refuses to revive the tripartite committee that deals with incitement stems from the built-in policy of the right-wing government to incite and glorify Zionist terror. He said: 'One example of this is the fact that [Israeli] occupation Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu himself inaugurated a hospital last April that was named after [former Israeli Prime Minister] Yitzhak Shamir, the terrorist responsible for the killing of hundreds of civilians, including [his] issuing the orders to assassinate UN Peace Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte from Sweden, in addition to blowing up the King David Hotel [in Jerusalem], which led to the death of dozens of civilians (Shamir was a leader of the pre-state Jewish militia Lehi that assassinated Count Bernadotte –Ed.)."
PA Ministry of Information falsely claims Israel has honored Baruch Goldstein, who murdered 29 praying Palestinians, by naming streets after him 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 20, 2017
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: Netanyahu does not cease to incite and is doing nothing for peace”

“The [PA] Ministry of Information today (Tuesday) [June 20, 2017] said that it is monitoring Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements against [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas regarding what he called ‘ poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth,’ his demand to ‘educate for peace, not terror,’ and his attack on naming a square after Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of 31 ) in Jenin.
The [PA] ministry added in its announcement that the government of Israel, and its leader Netanyahu, do not cease lethal incitement and to pay money for the defense of Israeli murderers, criminals, and terrorists.
It continued: ‘The incitement from the occupation prime minister is the recycling of an occupation discourse packed with fraud and fabrication, while ignoring that Israel is proud of murderers and criminals from among its army and its settlers who have committed crimes against humanity against the members of our people since 1948, have committed barbaric massacres, have completely erased hundreds of cities and villages, and are continuing on the same path throughout the Palestinian land.’

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PA daily cartoon: Israel depicted as an IS executioner 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2017

Cartoon presenting Israel as a masked Islamic State fighter about to cut off the head of a hostage. The executioner's mask is marked with the Star of David. He is holding a knife shaped as lightning, symbolizing electricity. This is a reference to Israel deciding in early June 2017 to cut off electricity to the Gaza Strip at the request of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who sought to pressure Hamas by saying he will no longer pay for the Gaza Strip’s electricity.

This cartoon also appeared in the PA daily on Feb. 25, 2015, in reference to Israel cutting off electricity to two Palestinian towns for a limited time in order to pressure the PA to pay part of its billion shekel debt to Israel for electricity.
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PLO official claims Israel is responsible for terror in the region 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 9, 2017
Headline: “During a lecture in Shanghai, Majdalani: The end of terror and the return of stability depend on the end of the occupation”
   “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) and member of the PLO Executive Committee Dr. Ahmed Majdalani gave a lecture to students at Shanghai University today, Friday [June 9, 2017]… Majdalani referred to what is occurring in the Middle East region, the new alliances, and the wave of organized terror that is sweeping the region, and noted that the end of terror and the return of stability to the region depend on the end of the occupation, which is committing organized state terror against an unarmed people.”
PA official compares Israel to ISIS, trying to convince Trump of Israel’s terrorist nature 
Source: Al-Quds, May 24, 2017
Headline: “Ambassador Al-Shubaki praised the prisoners’ resolve”

“Palestinian [PA] Permanent Representative to the Arab League and Ambassador to Egypt Jamal Al-Shubaki called on American President [Donald Trump] to listen to the Palestinian viewpoint, and to side with the international bodies regarding the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and establishing its independent state within the June 4, 1967 borders, with its capital as East Jerusalem.
This was said in a statement to Al-Quds in response to American President Donald Trump’s visit to the region…
Regarding the results of the Arab Islamic [American] Summit, Al-Shubaki noted that the Palestinian issue is present in all of the circles, but we want to speak directly about the Israeli terror alongside the talk about ISIS’ terror.”
Fatah Facebook re-posts grotesque cartoon showing Israel’s minister of culture as angel of death 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 19, 2017
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The cartoon refers to a dress worn by Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2017. The dress featured the skyline of Jerusalem rising from its hem, showing the Tower of David and the Temple Mount with the Dome of the Rock on it, in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War on May 24, 2017.

Posted text: “A drawing by Brazilian artist Carlos Latuff; the true appearance of [Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport] Miri Regev’s racism.”

In a grotesque depiction of the Jerusalem patterned dress worn by Israeli Minister Miri Regev at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, the cartoon shows a female figure, whose head is a skull, wearing a dress with an Israeli flag motif at the top and a picture at the bottom of a fighter jet bombing a town with “Gaza” written on it, as a Palestinian mother runs with a baby in her arms in the foreground.
PA Minister of Religious Affairs calls for permanent conflict with Israel 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 19, 2017
Headline: “Ida’is called for unity and Ribat at the Al-Aqsa Mosque”

“[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is called for unity, tightening the ranks, and permanent Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs), particularly in light of the fact that the prisoners have been continuing their hunger strike since April 17, 2017.
During the inauguration of the Umm Salamah Mosque in Izbat Al-Jarad, east of the city of Tulkarem, he added that ‘Our people will continue to stand firm and be rooted in its land, and the occupation will not succeed in harming it, no matter how much its evil and tyranny increases.’”
Fatah official repeats libel: Israeli soldiers ordered to “shoot Palestinian children” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 18, 2017
Headline: “Martyr Fatima leaves with her dream wrapping her in shrouds”

“Masses of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district yesterday [May 17, 2017] accompanied to burial Martyr (Shahida) Fatima Hjeiji (i.e., terrorist, tried to stab Israeli policemen), who was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr in Jerusalem…
Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank] Jamal Muhaisen said that the Martyrs illuminate the path to freedom and independence. He noted that the occupation is targeting children according to a previous decision by extremist Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu, who orders the soldiers to shoot Palestinian children.”

Fatima Hjeiji – a 16-year-old Palestinian female terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli policemen at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City on May 7, 2017. In response, the policemen shot and killed her. A note found on her, which included a verse from the Quran, was signed “Martyr.”
Fatah official: “If there was an Arab group consciousness and true nationalism, six million Israelis would be unable to rule 400 million Arabs" 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, May 15, 2017
The Voice of Palestine, the official PA radio station, speech in Ramallah by Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki for Nakba Day

Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki: "I have a message for the Arabs: The reason for the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) that we went through in 1948 is a report on finding oil in the Arabian Peninsula, and a report of a committee [that decided] on the establishment of the State of Israel, which separates the western part of the Arab world from its east, and it rules over your natural treasures, and prevents you from rebuilding the civilization that the West took from you. Arabs, your treasures are in your enemy's hands. If there was an Arab group consciousness and true nationalism, six million Israelis would be unable to rule 400 million Arabs."

Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after the establishment of Israel. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined local Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly established State of Israel. The Nakba (Arabic = catastrophe) refers to the establishment of Israel, and the subsequent loss of the war, including the killing and displacement of Arab civilians that occurred during the war.
Abbas appointed dean of schools on PA TV: Israel is a "cancerous tumor", Jews "control the money, the press, the resources"‎  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 12, 2017

Imad Hamato, appointed by PA Chairman Abbas as dean of Gaza Al-Azhar schools, host of weekly PA TV program on Islam:
"Israel has worked hard to Judaize the land, [but] it did not stop at that. [Israel] worked to realize ‎something else: the Judaization of culture, [so that] the Arab intellectual embraces the idea of ‎acceptance of Israel as a recognized body and as an entity that has a right to live. Israel, the ‎invading country, the cancerous tumor – which we have already called a cancerous tumor in ‎the past – many intellectuals today talk about coexistence and offering our hands in peace, and ‎‎[say] Israel is part of the region. The noblest Arabs in terms of their Arabness, were those who ‎spoke up and said: ‘Israel does not exist!’ Those who did not say that were ostracized. Now, ‎whoever says that Israel should exist is met with approval... They [the Jews] are usurers. See, ‎the usury money and usurer banks, those who control the money in the world can be counted ‎on one hand - a few individuals - and all of them belong to the Jewish world. They control the ‎media, the money, the press, the resources, the plans.‎"
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Rebroadcast of previously aired sermon on PA TV program This is Our Religion on May 1, 2015 & May 12, 2017. Hamato was appointed by PA Chairman Abbas in October 2016 as dean of the Al-Azhar institutes, a system of schools that prepare students for studies at the Al-Azhar University in Gaza.
Official PA daily claims Israel "relishes torture" of prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2017
     "Students of the [traffic] safety patrols in Qalqilya organized a procession and rally of solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners yesterday [May 7, 2017].
The participants waved Palestinian flags and pictures of prisoners, and sounded calls of support for their legitimate demands and their strike until the achievement of victory over the occupation, which relishes torture in a variety of ways."
Official PA daily cartoon depicts Israeli soldier as a pig 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 4, 2017
Cartoon published in the official PA daily


The cartoon shows a Palestinian prisoner using the ball and chain around his leg to tie up what appears to be an Israeli jailer, who is depicted with grotesque facial features resembling a pig.
Fatah Central Committee member: Terrorist prisoners are POWs, Israel commits "racist" actions against Palestinian youth 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 2, 2017
Headline: “Ramallah hosted different activities to accompany the 15th day of the prisoners’ [hunger] strike”
     “As part of the scheduled weekly program, and in light of the decision of the workers associations and unions to dedicate the May 1 (i.e., International Workers’ Day) events to the prisoners this year, the National Committee of Support for the [Prisoners’ Hunger] Strike called to hold a mass sit-in strike opposite the UN headquarters, in order to convey the voice and message of the prisoners…
Fatah Movement Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen… said that the sit-in strike opposite the UN headquarters in Ramallah was held in order to demand that the member states of the international body [UN] pressure Israel to implement the third and fourth Geneva Conventions for the Palestinian prisoners as they are prisoners of war, and to condemn the racist Israeli actions against the young Palestinians.”

Red Cross rebuts Palestinian claims that Israel commits “executions” and is an “apartheid state" or that it denies basic human rights – Jacques De Maio, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, rejected claims that Israel carries out “extrajudicial killings” or is an "apartheid state" in an interview with the Israeli news site Ynet on April 26, 2017. De Maio said: “We came to the unequivocal conclusion that there are no shoot to kill orders of suspects by IDF (i.e., the Israeli army), as some political elements tried to convince us. Rules of engagement have not changed, and became even stricter.” Regarding claims of apartheid, De Maio said: “No, there is no apartheid here, no regime of superiority of race, of denial of basic human rights to a group of people because of their alleged racial inferiority.”
Official PA daily accuses Israel of "reconstructing the Holocaust against the Palestinians" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 1, 2017
Headline: “Israel’s future”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily
     “While Israel is celebrating 69 years since its establishment on the ruins of the Palestinian people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), many questions arise that focus on one central point: What is the future of this state? Will it have a future if its political and military leadership continues [to choose] the option of war, death, and killing peace? For how long can Israel rebel and come out against international law and regional and global peace? And will reconstructing the Holocaust against the Palestinians help Israel survive? ...
Providing the answers remains [the role of] the political, cultural, scientific, military, and economic elite in the State of Israel; perhaps they will reach an informed and correct conclusion that will protect the future of all the peoples of the region and prevent Israel’s suicide.”
PA lies: Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims Israel awarded Elor Azaria "highest decorations" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2017
     “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the occupation’s announcement on closing the investigation regarding an occupation police officer’s shooting young Hadeel Awwad (14) and her cousin Norhan Awwad (16) on the pretext that they stabbed an elderly person in occupied Jerusalem in October 2015 (a case on claims that Norhan Awwad no longer posed a threat when the officer shot her was closed on April 24, 2017 –Ed.). The officer executed young Hadeel, and he seriously wounded Norhan who was left lying on the ground for many hours without aid being provided to her.
The ministry said in a press release yesterday: ‘The investigation case was closed after what is called the Israeli “Ministry of Justice,” which is led by extremist Minister Ayelet Shaked, reached the conclusion that “the officer’s use of force was justified,” on the pretext that the officer “worried that the young women were wearing explosive belts”’…
The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the acquittal of the girl Awwad’s murderer by the occupation’s police is a public call to terror and encouragement to murder the members of our people in cold blood.
The ministry emphasized in its statement yesterday that the fact that the occupation’s kangaroo courts compete with each other in releasing murderers proves for the thousandth time Israel’s racist discrimination, which ignores the murderers of our children, awards its soldiers who are involved in blood[shed] the highest decorations as in the case of young Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif (sic., Israeli soldier Elor Azaria who shot terrorist Al-Sharif was given a prison sentence), and defends the extremists who burned child Abu Khdeir (sic., the murderers were sentenced) and destroyed the Dawabsheh family (sic., suspects are being investigated).”

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PA PM falsely claims Israeli leaders call to murder Palestinian prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2017
Headline: “The government: The unity of the prisoners calls to us to complete the reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas] and thwart the occupation’s plans”
       “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah emphasized during the weekly government meeting held in Ramallah under his leadership… that the fact that Israel continues to hold thousands of prisoners, in addition to the racist incitement campaign and the criminal, racist, direct, and explicit calls of the occupation leaders to kill the prisoners (PMW has found no such calls, see below for more details –Ed.) necessitate the urgent intervention of the international community…
He emphasized that we will not forget our prisoners and will not forget our land, and that the time has come to establish their status as prisoners of war in a way that will allow us to work with international institutions in order to enlist more support for their release...”
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Fatah condemns as "incitement" Israel's demands to stop paying salaries to terrorists, insists that terrorists are "symbols of our legitimate national struggle" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 25, 2017
Headline: "Fatah condemns the Israeli incitement against the [PA] president and the prisoners"
     "The East Gaza branch of the Fatah Movement said that it is monitoring with concern the organized and systematic incitement campaign that the occupation state's government is waging against [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership on everything connected to the payment of the living allowances (mukhassasat) to the victims of the occupation and its actions (the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners) [parentheses in source].
The movement said that it thinks that the goal of the [incitement] campaign is to disrupt the president's meeting with US President [Donald] Trump, which is expected to take place on May 3 [2017] at the White House,
In a statement published by the branch's Commission of Information, Fatah said: 'While the movement strongly condemns the onslaught of inciting lies against President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership, it believes that the families of the Palestinian Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded are symbols of our legitimate national struggle and the conscience of the Palestinian people, and that they are victims of the Israeli occupation and its daily actions, which have deviated from all norms and violated all international laws.’
The movement emphasized: 'The Israeli occupation is the symbol and height of terror, and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and his racist government are the last ones that can talk about terror, as the acts of his government against the prisoners, children, holy sites, women, and Palestinian land, in addition to the fact that he funds the attacks of the settlers and the occupation soldiers, are the best testimony to the racism and fascism by which this government is characterized.'"

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Netanyahu employs "hellish plan" to "blackmail" the world with pictures from the Holocaust in order to justify describing Palestinian "fighter prisoners" as "terrorists"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is taking advantage of the world’s preoccupation with the war on terror and is attempting to pass his hellish plan to crush the Palestinian cause. This is while in his head is the wicked thought that the world does not distinguish between a terrorist criminal and the last of the freedom fighters, and that the world will submit to his blackmail every time he presents pictures from the Jewish Holocaust and the sword of Antisemitism in order to justify the description of the Palestinian fighter prisoners fighting for freedom as terrorists.”

In a governmental meeting on April 23, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “The Palestinian Authority needs to stop funding the terrorists sitting in prison and stop funding the families of terrorists who were killed while committing their crimes. This is a simple and clear test of the Palestinians’ desire for peace. You cannot be in favor of peace with Israel, and at the same time glorify and fund the murderers of Israelis and the murderers of other innocents.” The statement came after Netanyahu, in an interview with Fox News on April 21, 2017, called on the PA to “stop paying terrorists.”
PA Islamic-Christian Council warns against "Judaization attacks" and "excavation of the tunnels underneath the foundations of the mosque, which places it in danger of collapse" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 24, 2017
Headline: “The Islamic-Christian Council blesses our people for the Anniversary of the Night Journey”
     “The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places yesterday [April 23, 2017] blessed the Muslims in general and the Palestinians in particular for the Anniversary of [Muhammad’s] Night Journey. It warned against the danger surrounding Jerusalem in light of the Judaization plans and Judaization attacks being carried out by the occupation authorities and their extremist organizations…
In its statement, the Council warned against the Judaization and destruction that the holy plaza of Jerusalem is undergoing, as the invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque for Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) prayer and dances have become daily, in addition to the continued excavation of the tunnels underneath the foundations of the mosque, which places it in danger of collapse.”

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion.” It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
Deputy governor of Ramallah: "The occupation is practicing Nazism against our prisoners" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 20, 2017
Headline: “The Prisoner’s Day events in Beit Rima and Deir Ghassaneh were completed”
     “Deputy District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Hamdan Barghouti said: ‘The prisoners have sacrificed years of their lives so that we will live in dignity. The solidarity events must continue in order to support the prisoners, especially in their campaign against the Israeli policy against them, and especially in light of the fact that their demands are legitimate.’
He noted that the Israeli ministers are inciting against the prisoners and demanding to execute them (see note –Ed.), and emphasized that the occupation is practicing Nazism against our prisoners.”
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PMW could find no call by any Israeli minister to execute terrorist prisoners. This claim apparently refers to statements by Israeli Minister of Intelligence and Transportation Yisrael Katz on March 6 and 7, 2017, when he said that terrorist Marwan Barghouti, who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered, should have been sentenced to the death penalty rather than life imprisonment.
PLO official: "The Palestinian people declares its intifada against the worst occupation in modern history" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
Headline: “Ramallah: Main events of support for the prisoners’ battle”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake warned the occupation’s [Israeli] Prison Service not to oppress the hunger striking prisoners and treat them violently, and said that all options will be open if something bad happens to one of the prisoners.
He referred to the masses that went out [into the streets] of the homeland and the diaspora, and said: ‘Our people wherever it is declares that the cause of freedom is holy to it and it is thirsty to be liberated of the occupation, and also that the occupation government will not achieve peace, security, and stability as long as it commits terror and organized crime against our people and its prisoners.’
He added: ‘The Palestinian people declares its intifada against the worst occupation in modern history and supports its prisoners who are waging a battle for dignity through [a] hunger [strike] in the most difficult place of confrontation.’ He called on the international community and the UN Security Council to stand by their legal and moral responsibility in light of what is happening to the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, to provide them with international protection, and to put the Israeli war criminals on trial for their ongoing crimes.”
PLO official: Israeli MPs' statements against terrorist Marwan Barghouti are "monstrous," "similar to the claims of Nazi leaders," and "from them wafts a smell of hate, racism, and corruption" 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, Apr. 17, 2017
Text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs
Posted text: “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the Israeli ministers’ statements against prisoner Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), the demand to execute him (see note below –Ed.), and the incitement against the prisoners (PMW could find no basis for claims of incitement –Ed.) are monstrous statements that are similar to the statements of the Nazi leaders , and from them wafts a smell of hate, racism, and corruption.
Karake noted that these statements, which were accompanied by arbitrary steps of oppression against the [hunger] strikers… point to an official Israeli political decision to suppress the strike and break the willpower of the strikers, which will lead to an explosion of the situation and an escalation within and outside of the prisons.
Karake held the occupation fully responsible for the consequences of the strike and its likely results. He said that the incitement by Israel against the prisoners reminds us of Germany in 1933, and that the present government in Israel has begun to constitute a danger to security and peace in the region, in that it has opened a third front against the defenseless prisoners and against their legitimate humanitarian demands.
He also mentioned the series of extremist inciting statements against the prisoners, who have been described as poisonous insects, and the calls to spray them with gas, throw them in to the Dead Sea, and establish extermination camps for the prisoners." (PMW has found no basis for these claims –Ed.)

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Abbas-appointed dean of Islamic schools: “Israel’s… war against the Arabs and Muslims is through sex mania… drugs… to destroy… our children’s values” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 14, 2017

Imad Hamato, appointed by PA Chairman Abbas as dean of Gaza Al-Azhar schools, host of weekly PA TV program on Islam:
"Our conflict today between us and Israel is the conflict between spirit and body. Israel’s global media has expanded, and its war against the Arabs and Muslims is through sex mania which it distributes globally. Israel had to use this sex mania, as we mentioned in a previous lesson, in order to destroy the spirit of Arabs and Muslims... The Jews, according to our religion, believe only in the body... What has Israel given to the world in our times, aside from moral corruption and corrupt values, aside from the use of drugs and pills? I said in a previous lesson that the CIA has a unit called the Unit for Creating the Global Mood. They look at a map: ‘‘What is appropriate for Gaza, or Jordan, or Syria? Tramadol pills (i.e., pain killers)? Mood enhancers? Hallucinatory substances?” They are produced in India, sent to Israel, and distributed in Sinai. Afterwards they are spread in the region, in order to destroy what remains of our children’s values."
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PA Education Minister: Israel is deliberately killing Palestinian children every day 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 6, 2017
Headline: “Saidam: Palestine”

“[PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri] Saidam emphasized the right of the children of Palestine to a secure education and a free and dignified life, far from the fear of killing and destruction…
Saidam condemned the despicable crimes that the occupation army and extremist settlers are committing against the children of Palestine, when they intentionally and directly kill them every day, and prevent them from living and obtaining an education. He noted that the education community has lost many of its children as a result of the occupation’s violations, in addition to hundreds of children who have been wounded and permanently disabled.”
PA Security Forces spokesman: Israel is responsible for rise in drug labs in the West Bank, is interested in "destroying Palestinian society socially, morally, and nationally" 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Apr. 5, 2017
Headline: "Adnan Al-Damiri: The security situation in the West Bank is stable and the occupation is trying to undermine it"
     "In order to be updated on the security situation in the West Bank and the large challenges it is facing, the Al-Quds [newspaper] interviewed Official Spokesman of the Palestinian [PA] Security Forces in the West Bank [and General Political Commissioner of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] Adnan Al-Damiri…
[Q:] ‘In your opinion, what is the reason for the rise in the number of drug labs in the West Bank?’
[Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri:] 'The occupation is interested in destroying Palestinian society socially, morally, and nationally, and in destroying its norms, culture, and way of behaving. Some of the people are still not convinced of this to this day, as if it were a hidden matter. Whoever thinks that the settler government in Israel wants a satisfied Palestinian people is mistaken. At best, the Palestinian Security [Forces] still have no control over the borders, and drugs are goods that can be transferred across the border. Therefore, the one responsible for them being smuggled and brought in is the one who controls the borders, and that is first of all the Israeli occupation… We see, and everyone with intelligence knows and sees, that there are local issues that the occupation is responsible for and which are being carried out with external funding.'"

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Fatah cartoon shows baby mobile of Israeli soldiers pointing guns at Palestinian baby 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Apr. 4, 2017
Cartoon published on Falestinona, the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon


Headline: “Palestinian Children’s Day”

The cartoon shows a Palestinian baby crying while lying underneath a hanging baby mobile in the shape of a Star of David, with an Israeli soldier, helicopter, and two tanks hanging from it and pointing their weapons at the baby.
PLO official claims Israel carries out assassinations of youth and crimes against Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2017
Headline: “Qurei condemns the occupation’s crimes in the holy city”
     “PLO Executive Committee member and Head of the Department for Jerusalem Affairs Ahmed Qurei ‘Abu Alaa’ warned against the severity of the incessant Israeli violations and the dangerous escalation that [Israel] is carrying out in occupied Jerusalem, its environs, and against the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. [He also warned against] the crimes that are being committed, which reflect the Israeli occupation government’s way, and against the violations that harm all areas of life: arrests in the ranks of the young people and assassinations on the ground, the latest of which was the assassination of young 17-year-old Ahmed Ghazal (i.e., terrorist, stabbed 3) in the area of Al-Wad Street, which leads to the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Ahmed Ghazal – a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed two Israeli civilians in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 1, 2017. Ghazal fled the scene, and after being cornered by police he stabbed an officer before being shot and killed.
PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Israeli soldiers carry out "extrajudicial murders... in order to amuse themselves" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 3, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls to deal with the Israeli crimes before the national and international courts”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the summary executions and bloody chases that the occupation’s soldiers and police officers are committing against Palestinian residents in the streets of occupied Jerusalem, in the alleys, and at the death checkpoints at the entrances to the Palestinian cities, towns, villages, and refugee camps. The latest incident was the execution of young 17-year-old Ahmed Zaher Ghazal (i.e., terrorist, stabbed 3) from Nablus in Jerusalem. The ministry said in a statement yesterday [April 2, 2017]: ‘As is its custom, the government of Israel is hurrying to justify the extrajudicial murders on the pretext that a “stabbing attempt” was carried out (sic., 3 Israelis were stabbed) – which is currently placed under great doubt after many of these claims turned out to be false. This is particularly so in light of the fact that the government of Israel gave the Israeli soldiers the authority to shoot any Arab that they suspect or feel endangers them, even if he does not threaten their lives. As a result of this, every Arab has turned into a shooting target at any given moment and any place, according to the consideration of the occupation’s soldiers who are deployed throughout the Palestinian territories. This has led to a doubling of cases of summary executions, particularly because these soldiers feel that they have official immunity that allows them to shoot any Palestinian… It is as if from their perspective this is just a game from which they lose nothing. Sometimes it turns into a game of a challenge or bet between the occupation’s soldiers themselves in order to amuse themselves and pass the time, or out of an ambition for some sort of promotion.’”

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Op-ed by PLO official glorifies imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti, demonizes Israel  
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 30, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

Headline: “Prisoner Marwan Barghouti: I hope [to achieve] Martyrdom-death (Shahada) twice for this great people”
       “Prisoner Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) has decided to lead the hunger strike that is not limited in time on April 17, 2017, in conjunction with the start of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day activities. He called this step The Battle of Freedom and Dignity. In a statement he presented a series of humanitarian demands connected to improving the living conditions of all the male and female prisoners who are in the prisons.
Fifteen years after he was kidnapped and arrested by the occupation forces, Barghouti has understood that the occupation government is trying to decide the battle against the prisoners in the prisons by controlling them and turning them into mere ghosts and numbers, and by negating their symbolism as legal fighters and freedom prisoners who have fought and sacrificed for freedom, dignity, and independence…"

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PA daily claims Israel “executed” a terrorist stabber “on the pretext that she tried to carry out a stabbing operation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2017
Headline: “The Martyr – mother of the Martyr”

“The occupation police shot and executed citizen Siham Rateb Nimr (49) (i.e., terrorist, tried to stab Israeli police), a resident of the Shuafat refugee camp, next to the Damascus Gate of occupied Jerusalem yesterday [March 29, 2017], on the pretext that she tried to carry out a stabbing operation. Martyr (Shahida) Nimr is the mother of Martyr Mustafa Nimr, who was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr at the Shuafat refugee camp on Sept. 5, 2016 (see note below –Ed.)…
Eyewitnesses emphasized that the Martyr was not carrying any sharp instrument (sic., she was caught on security cameras trying to stab the officers with scissors), and that the occupation police officer wanted to shoot her in the head. At first the occupation’s police claimed that ‘An Arab woman, who arrived from within the Old City and turned towards a post of the police forces and border police, took out a knife and tried to stab them.’ However, the occupation police took it back later and claimed that the woman was holding scissors!”

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Fatah student movement threatens day of terror and killing against "Nazi" Israel for "heroic" prisoners 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 29, 2017


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


Text on image: “On April 17, [2017,] prisoners of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah... will launch a new heroic campaign, whose fuel is their empty stomachs…
Our brave prisoners in all of the Nazi occupation’s prisons and detention camps are declaring a hunger strike with no time limit to defend the dignity of our people and its right to freedom and independence, and in resistance to the humiliation and the Nazi policy that the racist [Israeli] Prison Service is trying to impose on our prisoners…
We in the [Fatah] student [movement] Shabiba in Palestine declare the following:
  • Let us turn April 17, 2017, into a fire that will burn the occupiers and burn the land like an inferno under the feet of the tyrants, and let’s escalate the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians that includes use of violence -Ed.) everywhere. Therefore, we call on our brave students and the masses of our people to escalate the confrontation with the occupier at all the places of confrontation. We also call to intensify the campaigns of support for them and their families, because our prisoners are not alone in the campaign for freedom and dignity...”
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Fatah FB posts cartoon of smiling Israeli soldier sardonically wishing "Happy Mother's Day" to mother of child he shot 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 21, 2017
Cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier holding a smoking gun in his hands walking away from a Palestinian mother holding her bleeding son in her arms - apparently shot by the soldier - while smiling and saying “Happy Mother’s Day.”

The cartoonist is not a Palestinian, but rather Brazilian political cartoonist Carlos Latuff who is known for his cartoons about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Fatah cartoon claims Israel is in cahoots with ISIS 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Mar. 18, 2017

Cartoon posted on the website of the Fatah Information and Culture Commission

The cartoon shows two men with their arms around each other's shoulders. The man on the left, standing by a sign reading “Israel,” is holding a bloody hatchet, while the man on the right, standing by a sign reading “ISIS,” is holding a bloody knife.

Text on cartoon:
Israeli: "We will behead everyone who is against us"
ISIS terrorist: "I’m with you"
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Fatah official: US request to extradite Sbarro bombing accomplice constitutes "support for the racist Israeli policy" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 18, 2017
Headline: “Gaza: The Prisoners’ Committee condemns the American demands to turn over released prisoner Tamimi”
     “Fatah Revolutionary Council member and [Fatah] Movement General Commissioner for Prisoners’ Affairs in Gaza Tayseer Al-Bardini condemned the American request to Jordan to turn over released prisoner Ahlam Tamimi (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 15) on the pretext that her name appears on the terror list.
Al-Bardini said that the American request to re-arrest released prisoner and journalist Ahlam Tamimi is a continuation of the harming of the members of our people and of the support for the racist Israeli policy.
The Prisoners’ Committee of the National and Islamic Forces in Gaza also condemned the American demands to arrest and turn over released prisoner Al-Tamimi.”

Ahlam Tamimi was serving 16 life sentences for leading a suicide bomber to the Sbarro pizza shop in Jerusalem on Aug. 9, 2001. 15 people were murdered in the attack, 7 of them children, and 130 were injured. In October 2011, Tamimi was released as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas. In that deal, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
Fatah: Israel is carrying out "summary executions," striving to "Judaize what remains of Jerusalem"  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 16, 2017
Headline: “Fatah’s Jerusalem branch: The occupation is striving to Judaize what remains of Jerusalem”
     “The Fatah Movement’s Jerusalem branch said today, Thursday [March 16, 2017], that the occupation government and its executive branches are striving with all of their energy to Judaize what remains of occupied Jerusalem…
[Fatah Secretary in Jerusalem Adnan] Ghaith emphasized: ‘These steps against the people only strengthen our resolve to be rid of the occupation and its crimes, whatever the sacrifices may be.’
In the same context, the Jerusalem branch noted that the occupation government is carrying out summary executions and arrest campaigns against the members of our Palestinian people on the pretext that they intend to carry out Martyrdom-seeking operations (i.e., terror attacks) even though it could avoid this, and this is proof of the green light that the occupation government has given to its forces to kill everything that is Arab.”

Red Cross rebuts Palestinian claims that Israel commits “executions” and is an “apartheid state” – Jacques De Maio, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, rejected claims that Israel carries out “extrajudicial killings” or is an "apartheid state" in an interview with the Israeli news site Ynet on April 26, 2017. De Maio said: “We came to the unequivocal conclusion that there are no shoot to kill orders of suspects by IDF (i.e., the Israeli army), as some political elements tried to convince us. Rules of engagement have not changed, and became even stricter.”
Abbas: “The reason for all the disasters that the region and the world are suffering from” is “the occupation” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 12, 2017

Speech by Abbas at the celebration of the formulation of the Public Service Ethics Code


PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:
“The international community is becoming more and more convinced that the occupation of the Palestinian state by Israel is the reason for all the disasters that the region and the world are suffering from, and that without a just solution to the Palestinian issue in accordance with the two-state solution - which is included in the Arab Peace Initiative - and the relevant resolutions of the [UN] Security Council, neither peace, nor security, nor stability will be achieved, and the region will remain exposed to very difficult possibilities, especially in light of the growth of the phenomenon of terror and extremism, which we condemn and are fighting against with all of our strength.”
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Official PA daily: "The Israeli ethnic cleansing state" is rooted in "fascism and Nazism"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 11, 2017
Headline: "The call of the Muezzin on the firing line"
Op-ed article by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Last Wednesday [March 8, 2017] the Muezzin Law proposal was finally approved in a first reading in the Israeli Parliament, reflecting the Israeli insistence on deepening the racism against everything connected to the Muslim and Christian Palestinians…
The Israeli ethnic cleansing state - which claims to be democratic, protecting religious ceremonies, and adhering to international law - time after time verifies that it is a completely racist state that refuses to accept the other, the Palestinian and Arab owners of the land and their cultural, national, and religious heritage…
The unrestrained racist rampage just pushes the situation in rapid steps towards the imposing of a religious war and distancing from the original national and cultural basis of the conflict. It is also violating the international conventions, norms, and laws, and particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and is rooting the expressions of fascism and Nazism in Israeli society."

On Feb. 12, 2017, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. was authorized by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation and is now pending parliamentary approval. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution and is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not apply to any specific religion.
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PA Minister of Religious Affairs: Proposed Israeli law regulating noise is “racist” which will lead to “religious war for the entire region” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 9, 2017
      “[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Yusuf Ida’is condemned the approval of the law to ban sounding the call of the Muezzin (i.e., the person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) by what is called the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the Israeli government (sic., the law, which does not specify any religion, was approved in its first reading by the Israeli Parliament on March 8, 2017; the Ministerial Committee authorized it on Feb. 12, 2017). He said that this law expresses racism that has strays beyond the political dimensions into religious dimensions, which herald a religious war for the entire region due to a blow to the freedom of belief.”

On Feb. 12, 2017, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. was authorized by the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation and is now pending parliamentary approval. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution and is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not apply to any specific religion.
Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. These include India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Emirates, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium, and the US. The PA has also passed legislation regarding the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to reduce noise pollution.

Abbas advisor: Israel's "satanic power that is directed against our people in Jerusalem is unprecedented in human history" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 8, 2017
Official PA TV program Buy Time in Jerusalem, on the Palestinian legal battle for Jerusalem, hosting PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Strategic Affairs Dr. Husam Zomlot
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Strategic Affairs Dr. Husam Zomlot: “If you visit the website of the government of Israel, you will clearly see their plan for Jerusalem. This is a legitimization operation that begins with dismantling - dismantling from above [by] landing a blow on the leadership [of the Palestinians in Jerusalem] which they began in the 1980s and 1990s, closing the Orient House (i.e., the PLO headquarters in Jerusalem), and what happened with Martyr (Shahid) Faisal Al-Husseini (i.e., senior Fatah and PLO terror leader in the 1970s). [They also began] dismantling from below, namely [through] unemployment, young men, drugs, etc., and they are doing this morning and night. In other words, the satanic power that is directed against our people in Jerusalem is unprecedented in human history, every morning – millions of dollars, hundreds of millions, are poured in to dismantle and to weaken [it].”
[Official PA TV, Buy Time in Jerusalem, March 4, 2017, rebroadcast March 8, 2017]
Official PA daily op-ed: Sharon poisoned Arafat 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 6, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “At this opportunity, I remind [you] that the national leader, symbol Yasser Arafat – whose office in Ramallah was besieged by the Israeli occupation army for over two years (i.e., during Operation Defensive Shield) and afterwards [former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon assassinated him with poison (sic., claims that Arafat was poisoned have been disproven by medical examinations) – underwent a political assassination prior to that.”

Operation Defensive Shield - a large Israeli military operation in April 2002 in response to the many suicide bombings during PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005). Israel put Arafat under siege and invaded six of the largest West Bank cities in an attempt to destroy the terror infrastructure.
PA Ministry of Information condemns decision to rename Yasser Arafat street as proof "that the occupation’s mentality is gripped with extremism" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 6, 2017
Headline: “National condemnation of the removal of Martyr Arafat’s name from a street in Jatt"
     "The order given by the occupation's [Israeli] Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri to Jatt Council Chairman Muhammad Taher Watad to remove [former] President Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat’s name from a street in the village that was named after him years ago has awakened a sharp Palestinian condemnation and was described as a racist and hostile decision…
[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu ran an incitement campaign against the residents of the village of Jatt, which is in the Triangle (i.e., a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages in northern Israel), for naming [a street] after the late president... The Palestinian [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that naming a street in the village of Jatt that is within the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) after Martyr Yasser Arafat angered Netanyahu in an unprecedented manner…
The ministry said in its statement: 'The late president [Arafat] is the one who began the path of peace with Israel, and he is the one that led the peace process between the two sides. Therefore, naming a street after him should not constitute a problem for any side in Israel, especially considering the fact that Jatt is an Arab village that gives its streets Arab names…’
The [PA] Ministry of Information said… in a press statement that the fact that Netanyahu is persecuting a people's memory and a homeland's history proves that the occupation’s mentality is gripped with extremism, and that [the occupation] practices racism even when the matter concerns the names of streets and squares, while it glorifies murderers and holds ceremonies to celebrate terrorists."

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PA chief negotiator Erekat: No difference between ISIS terrorism and ‘Israeli occupation terrorism’ 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 5, 2017
Headline: “Erekat: The PLO’s plan will remain in place until the establishment of the State of Palestine”

“[PLO] Executive Committee Secretary [and PLO Chief Negotiator and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Saeb Erekat in a press statement discussed the general political situation and the changes that have started to take place in the region and in the world since the US presidential elections…
[Erekat said that] there are large changes that cannot be denied. However, we as Palestinians have not stopped our contact with the new American administration on all levels since Jan. 20 [2017] (i.e., since US President Donald Trump took office), as head of the Palestinian [General] Intelligence [Service] Majid Faraj held a number of meetings and conversations with his colleagues in the US . Afterwards, the head of the American [Central] Intelligence Agency [Mike Pompeo] came and met with [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah [on Feb . 15, 2017]. We as Palestinians, as the president said, will work alongside the Trump administration with full positivity on the two-state solution on the 1967 borders, the peace process option, and the illegality of settlement. The transfer of the American embassy or anything similar means the elimination of the peace process. Our positions are known and very clear, and we have conveyed messages to the American administration in a clear and precise manner. We are part of the region that is experiencing the phenomenon of ISIS and the rest of the revelations of terror. We are against harming Islam, and we are an inseparable part of the war against terror in this region. However, whoever wants to defeat ISIS and ISIS’ terror must start by drying up the swamp of the Israeli occupation, as it is the worst type of terror. There is no difference between a criminal who kills a journalist on behalf of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and a criminal who sets the infant Ali Dawabsheh , his mother, his fat
Member of PA Supreme Fatwa Council accuses Israel of spreading drugs among Palestinian youth 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 4, 2017
Headline: “Drugs – the occupation’s weapon in Area C (i.e., areas of the West Bank under full Israeli security and administrative control)”
     “President of the Shari’ah Court of Appeals and member of The [PA] Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council, Judge Ata Al-Muhtasib said that the plague of drugs of all types has crushed whole nations, and threatens existing nations and an active culture. He added that Islam was the first to ban drugs and intoxicating drinks and to warn against them and their dangers…
He continued: ‘It is everyone’s responsibility to fight this dangerous plague in order to build a state whose people and institutions are strong, so that we will rebuild what the Israeli occupation has destroyed, repair what it has ruined, and plant what it has uprooted…’
Al-Muhtasib added: ‘The drugs are a weapon that the occupation has taken advantage of in order to crush our young. This is by drugging them, disabling their efforts, wasting their potential, and firstly destroying their religion and eliminating their future. Despite everything we have mentioned above, several immoral people in our society have stretched out their hands to use [drugs], and worse – in order to help the occupier distribute them.’”
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PA Parliamentarian proud that Israel canceled her VIP permit: “If my enemy loves me, I must change my strategy" 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Mar. 2, 2017
Headline: “Na’ima Al-Sheikh: I am full of pride after the occupation cancelled the permit allowing me to go to the West Bank”
     “PA Parliament (Legislative Council) member Na’ima Al-Sheikh (who resides in the Gaza Strip –Ed.) expressed her pride after the Israeli occupation authorities canceled the permits allowing her to go to the West Bank.
The Parliament member said in a statement on her personal Facebook page: ‘I am full of pride after the occupation authorities canceled the permit allowing me to go to the Palestinian West Bank.’ …
She noted that this strengthened her stand on her principles, and proves that she is on the right path.
She completed her post by saying: ‘Wise people have said: “If my enemy loves me, I must change my strategy.” And if someone in the Muqata’a (i.e., the PA’s presidential headquarters) gets angry, and this causes the Israeli security forces to be angry, then praise Allah who allowed me to make him (i.e., someone in the Muqata’a) angry.’
Knowledgeable sources reported today, Thursday [March 2, 2017], that the occupation authorities have forbidden the issuing of VIP permits to members of the Fatah parliamentary faction by the Israeli occupation, including Najeh Abu Bakr, Nasser Jum’a, Abd Al-Hamid Al-Aileh, Majed Abu Shamaleh, Na’ima Al-Sheikh Ali, Yahya Shamia, Raja’i Barakeh and others.”
PLO official: Israel treats prisoners as if they are not human beings 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2017
Headline: “Karake: The government of Israel treats the prisoners in a beastly fashion”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the occupation’s government, with all of its legal, parliamentary, and political systems and institutions is treating the prisoners in the prisons as if they are not human beings. This is [being done] through shocking steps, degrading treatment, and turning them into spoils in order to break them nationally and humanly.
Karake said that Israel has turned into a beastly state in its conduct towards the prisoners, due to its racist laws that harm the dignity and rights of the prisoner, and oppose international law and all of the humanitarian laws and laws of morality.”
PA Ministry of Information protests closure of Fatah's Facebook page as evidence of "bias" in favor of Israel that "creates terror and spreads hate" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 28, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Information: Facebook's supervision of our forums is bias in favor of the occupation"
    "The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the fact that the Facebook administration closed the Fatah Movement's official page and the page of a private radio station constitutes blind bias in favor of the occupation, and siding with the hangman who creates terror and spreads hate through all the means and pictures day and night.
The ministry emphasized in a statement today, Tuesday [Feb. 28, 2017], that the targeting of the media platforms and Palestinian national platforms on social media constitutes blind bias in favor of the occupation and a violation of the international conventions and decisions. It also constitutes additional proof of an agreement - whose existence Facebook has been denying for a long time - between its administration and the freedom oppressing occupier (i.e., Israel) who disdains the international conventions..."
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PMW note: On Mar. 1, 2017, Facebook reinstated Fatah's account.

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PA TV reporter warns parents to teach children "to fight the falsification of all of history" and "refute all of the false claims that the enemy plants" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 28, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the launching of the My Family Reads campaign to encourage families to read to their children
Official PA TV reporter: “The My Family Reads [campaign means] that you will encourage your children to read, that you will direct them to fight the falsification of all of history, and that you will refute all of the false claims that the enemy plants [in the Palestinians’ minds], as a people that reads does not starve and is not enslaved.”

PMW notes the irony in this item, as the PA regularly fabricates history, as we have documented.
PA daily libel: Israeli army, other Israelis participated in 1994 Cave of the Patriarchs Massacre 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2017
Headline: “Today is the 23rd anniversary of the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque”
      “Today (Saturday) [Feb. 25, 2017] is the 23rd anniversary of the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, which cost the lives of at least 29 [Muslim] worshippers, in addition to 150 wounded. On Feb. 25, 1994… terrorist Baruch Goldstein perpetrated the abominable massacre against dozens of worshippers at the holy site, with the participation of the occupation forces and groups of settlers from Kiryat Arba (sic., Goldstein carried out the attack alone). While the massacre was being perpetrated, occupation soldiers who were at the occupied site locked the gates of the mosque in order to prevent the worshippers from fleeing. They also prevented those arriving from outside the holy compound from reaching its plaza to save the wounded.”

Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - On Feb. 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a member of an Israeli far-right movement, opened fire on Muslims praying inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, known to Muslims as the "Ibrahimi Mosque," killing 29 and wounding 125. Following the attack, which was widely condemned by Israeli leaders and Jewish communities abroad, the Israeli government took concrete steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring by dividing the area of worship into Muslim and Jewish sections and designating several extremist movements, including Goldstein’s, as illegal terrorist groups.
Journalist on PA TV: Cave of the Patriarchs massacre was planned by the Israeli government  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 25, 2017
Official PA TV News, report on the anniversary of the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre

Journalist and eye-witness to the attack Ma’moun Wazwaz: “Usually the number of soldiers guarding the entrance to the building was more than 20 or 30; on that day there were no more than four soldiers. This indicates that the massacre was planned, and that what [Baruch] Goldstein perpetrated was clearly a government plan.”

Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - On Feb. 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a member of an Israeli far-right movement, opened fire on Muslims praying inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, known to Muslims as the "Ibrahimi Mosque," killing 29 and wounding 125. Following the attack, which was widely condemned by Israeli leaders and Jewish communities abroad, the Israeli government took concrete steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring by dividing the area of worship into Muslim and Jewish sections and designating several extremist movements, including Goldstein’s, as illegal terrorist groups.
PA Ministry of Information: Israel “must disappear and never return” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 14, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: World Radio Day”

“The [PA] Ministry of Information related in a statement to the recent remarks of extremist Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection Zeev Elkin, who said that ‘The days of the PA are numbered, artificial resuscitation will not succeed, and imposing sovereignty on the West Bank is an important and central matter.’ [The PA Ministry of Information] described this as nonsense that expresses the dreams of a racist immigrant who arrived from Ukraine in 1990 in order to live on Palestinian land in the settlement/colonialist bloc ‘Gush Etzion.’ The ministry emphasized that [Elkin] is spinning illusions that he desires, while ignoring that the PA is a branch of the PLO, which represents the hopes and aspirations of our people everywhere it is found. [The PA ministry added that] the dark dreams of an extremist man cannot change the truth by one iota, and that Israel, the last occupation force in the world, must disappear and never to return.”

Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection Zeev Elkin said on Jan. 24, 2017: “The Palestinian Authority is living on borrowed time, and it is necessary to think about what will happen after it falls apart. The PA is incapable of getting through [PA Chairman] Mahmoud Abbas’ term, and due to forces that are active there, it will fall apart sooner or later.” Elkin also called for a gradual implementation of Israeli sovereignty in the West Bank.
PLO official accuses Israel of "deliberate medical neglect" of Palestinian prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2017
Headline: "Karake: The Commission of Prisoners' Affairs demanded an investigation of the circumstances of the death as a Martyr of prisoner Al-Jalad"
      "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the commission has demanded the opening of an investigation of the circumstances of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of prisoner Muhammad Al-Jalad (i.e., terrorist), and the reasons for the delay in declaring his death. He noted that the [Israeli] Beilinson Hospital administration conspired with what is known as the [Israeli] Prison Service.
Karake added that this is a recurring crime, which the occupation government has perpetrated against the prisoners and the wounded who are being held in the Israeli detention camps. He also noted that since 2010, 10 prisoners have died as Martyrs in the Israeli detention camps as a result of deliberate medical neglect. He said: 'These are deliberate crimes against the prisoners in the detention camps.'"

Muhammad Al-Jalad - Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier with a screwdriver at Hawara checkpoint outside Nablus on Nov. 9, 2016. The screwdriver failed to penetrate the soldier’s flak jacket, and Al-Jalad was shot and wounded by other soldiers at the scene. Al-Jalad died of his wounds at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva in Israel in February 2017.
PA accuses Israel of "wild settlement attack," "murder," "abuse and oppression" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 8, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] government: 'The Regularization Law' places obstacles in the US president's path to achieving a historic agreement"
     "The [PA] government emphasized during its weekly meeting that was held yesterday [Feb. 7, 2017] in Ramallah, led by [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah, that the wild settlement attack… will make the situation more complicated…
It condemned the latest Israeli escalation against the Gaza Strip, which constitutes a continuation of the crimes of murder, destruction, its strangling blockade of the Gaza Strip, and its unceasing aggression against members of our people, our land, and our holy sites. It also emphasized that the Israeli government bears full responsibility for this dangerous escalation, and warned against the intentions of the Israeli government and against its policy, whose goal is to cause an explosion in the situation…
The government saluted the legendary resolve of the heroic male and female prisoners in the occupation's prisons and detention camps, and condemned the wild attack that the Israeli occupation is carrying out against the prisoners through the [Israeli] Prison Service…
The government said that this brutal attack – manifested in abuse and oppression through use of excessive force and isolation – is part of a systematic plan to harm the lives of the prisoners, which constitutes an additional Israeli crime."

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Palestinian Ambassador to Spain claims Israel perpetrates "ethnic cleansing" against Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 7, 2017
Headline: “Our embassy in Madrid marked the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians of the Interior”
     “The embassy of the State of Palestine in Madrid marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians of the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) today [Feb. 7, 2017] in an event in which many members of the Palestinian and Arab community and the Spanish comrades took part.
Head of the [Palestinian] community [in Madrid] Jamil Abu Sa’ada, Professor Sonia Boles , Palestinian journalist Majed Al-Debsi, and [Palestinian] Ambassador [to Spain] Kifah Odeh noted the racist acts that Israel is perpetrating against the Palestinians - the legal owners of the land - in the Interior, in order to expose the lie according to which Israel is the only democratic state in the region…
Ambassador Odeh said that the residents of the Interior – Muslims, Christians, and Druze alike – are an inseparable part of the Palestinian Arab people, condemned the ethnic cleansing policy that Israel is still perpetrating against the Palestinians, [and added] that the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) has not yet ended.”
PLO official: Trump and Netanyahu are "two sides of the coin of racism" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 7, 2017
Headline: “Al-Salehi: Trump and Netanyahu are two sides of the same coin”
     “Secretary-General of the Palestinian People’s Party (i.e., a PLO faction) Bassam Al-Salehi said that the new American administration led by [US President] Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu are two sides of the coin of racism and the occupation’s perpetuation.
Al-Salehi added in a statement that reached Ma’an that ‘The previous American administrations were biased and partners of the occupation, and strove to defend it in all of the international circles, alongside the military and material support that they provided it. However, the new American administration is also an ideological partner of the idea of occupation and racism that the Netanyahu government is implementing, and this presses the occupation towards greater expansion, aggression, and annexation, including ratification of what is called the Regularization Law that legalizes the theft of Palestinian lands.’ …
He called on the young Palestinians to broaden the campaign of creating contact, including through the social networks, with the forces opposing Trump and racism, and also to broaden the boycott campaign, and to organize activities in conjunction with their struggle with the forces opposing racism in a manner that will serve our people’s struggle against the occupation and racism.
He said: ‘This reality confirms, in a manner that leaves no room for argument, the failure of the policy that gambles on the US, and strengthens the need to immediately end the rift [between Fatah and Hamas], to strengthen the resolve of our people, and to build a unified front for the popular uprising (i.e., including violence).’”

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PA daily prints op-ed comparing Trump to Hitler, Zionists to Nazis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 7, 2017
Headline: "Trump's first days, 'the alternative facts'"
Op-ed by Ayman Al-Sayyad, first published on the Egyptian news website Shorouk
     "It could be that [US President Donald] Trump does not know the meaning of the word eugenics, and I do not think he has read [the writings of Francis] Galton (a pioneer in eugenics, wrote many books in the 19th century CE –Ed.), as people like him do not read at all. However, in all his positions regarding the other, immigrants, or women, it seems that he is faithful to the same destructive principles that have in the past led racists such as Hitler to almost destroy the world…
History shows us that racist ideas that espouse the superiority of one race over another, as Hitler believed, led to a world war whose victims numbered more than 60 million, and I repeat – 60 million…
Anyone who does not know what discrimination on the basis of origin or identity is can review [Trump’s] decision to ban [the entry of] 'all' citizens of the seven states the decision included, and I repeat 'all citizens,' not the terrorists or the extremists among them, and not even those about whom there are security concerns… Why? Because racists are illogical and they put all the rest, and I repeat – 'all the rest,' in one category. The Nazis who believed in the superiority of the Aryan race acted in this way, and the Zionists act this way when they think that they are ‘Allah's chosen people.'"
PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: “Israel is dragging the region toward war” 
Source: Al-Quds, Feb. 1, 2017
Headline: “[PA] Minister Adnan Al-Husseini to Al-Quds: The Israeli leadership is unwise and is dragging the region toward war

“[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini… said in regard to the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem that ‘We hope that new [US] President [Donald Trump] will delay this as has happened with previous administrations. If God forbid the embassy is transferred, I think that all of the countries that are interested in Jerusalem must take a stance in order to put the US in its true place. This is especially so in light of the fact that the US is dealing with internal problems at the moment, and some of its states are demanding to secede from it (some people in California have begun campaigning to secede from the US –Ed.). ’
He also warned against the many American decisions being published these days, and whose consequences cannot be known if they continue.
He said: ‘We as Palestinians are attempting to form relations with the countries of the world, and as we see, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] is going from one place to the next in an attempt to obtain support. We hope that the countries will know that matters are going in the wrong direction, and that Israel is dragging the region toward war, and we are in a complicated situation and therefore we must be cautious.’”
Woman on Fatah TV: "The US is the head of the snake and Israel is its spoiled [child]" 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 30, 2017
Fatah-run Awdah TV program Pulse of the Homeland interviews people on the street about the transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Official PA TV host: “A Palestinian blessing of peace to you, our viewers. In the previous episodes of Pulse of the Homeland we spoke about the danger of transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Today we will repeat the question , declaring our complete rejection of the transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The transfer of the American embassy does not create a danger for the Arabs only, but rather for all Muslims worldwide. Our viewers, we will again present the question to citizens, in order to see their viewpoint.”

Palestinian woman: “This is a new crime, a new Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), being carried out by the terror state (i.e., Israel ) - I call it in parentheses the ISIS state - and the US is the country that supports it and caused terror worldwide. We know and everyone knows that the US is the head of the snake and Israel is its spoiled [child ]. A decision like this means that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel, and that of course [will only happen] over the dead bodies of all of the noble Palestinians… This will not pass and will not happen.”
[Fatah-run Awdah TV, Pulse of the Homeland, Jan. 24, 2017; Jan. 30, 2017]

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PLO official claims US embassy move "means that the US is Israel’s partner in committing a war crime" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Jan. 26, 2017
Headline: “Abu Yusuf: Transferring the embassy is a dangerous step and American participation in war crimes”
     “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf emphasized that transferring the American embassy to Jerusalem is a very dangerous step that means that the US is Israel’s partner in committing a war crime and violating the international law and a principle that has existed since World War II, according to which it is forbidden to annex the territory of others by force.
Abu Yusuf said: ‘[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s positions prove on the ground that it is not possible to establish a Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, and he is trying in this way to gain time.’ He noted that transferring the embassy will cause the spread of terror and the undermining of the stability in the region, in light of the strengthening of the settlement…
He also noted that Jerusalem is the occupied capital of the State of Palestine, and transferring the embassy to it contradicts the decisions of the international bodies, international law, and agreements that were sponsored by the US.
Abu Yusuf emphasized that this constitutes a serious position, as the Palestinian leadership has options, the most prominent of which is strengthening the resolve of our people and its refusal of dictates, and therefore it is necessary to act to expand the scope of the popular resistance in all of its forms (i.e., including violence) and to strengthen the international boycott of the occupation state.”
PLO official Erekat repeats libel that Israel is root of terror: Ending the occupation is “the victory over extremism and terror” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 25, 2017
Headline: "Erekat briefed a number of international diplomats regarding the latest developments"

"Secretary[-General] of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat met with European Envoy for the [Middle East] Peace Process Fernando Gentilini…
Erekat said: 'The world must understand that the victory over extremism and terror and the beginning of security, peace, and stability in the region start with and depend on drying up the swamp of the Israeli occupation, in a way that will guarantee the establishment of the independent State of Palestine in the 1967 borders whose capital is East Jerusalem, and the resolution of all final status issues, including the refugees and prisoners, based on the relevant decisions of the international bodies.’"
PA daily op-ed: “ISIS and the Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) teachings… [have] adopted the slogan ‘the sword of God is in my hand’ in order to satisfy his desire to spill the blood of the other” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2017
Headline: “Netanyahu, the fox of Israel, has recognized the ISIS-ization of the world!”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily

“Perhaps [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is relying on the fact that in the age of [US President-elect] Donald Trump the countries will change their way of dealing with the issues of conflict in the world, and particularly with the issue of Palestine, which has been proven to Netanyahu to remain the central issue despite the world’s dealing with new issues. Perhaps the expression ‘the final breaths of the world of yesterday’ (sic., Netanyahu on Jan. 15, 2017, called the Paris conference ‘the final throes of the world of yesterday’) is nothing but a confirmation of prior knowledge regarding the secrets of ‘Trump’s revolution’ against the international laws and bodies, and the beginning of humanity’s journey back to the laws of barbarity, or what can be described as the ‘ISIS-ization of the world,’ which means the cancellation of all of the red lines that protect the rights of man, and the raising and imposing of the law of the jungle. In other words, [it is] the birth of ‘the barbaric man’ in the 21st century as a result of cross-breeding between the concepts of ISIS and the Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) teachings. This is because each of them has adopted the slogan ‘the sword of God is in my hand’ in order to satisfy his desire to spill the blood of the other, and to take control of him by force.”

Paris Peace Conference - A peace conference was held in Paris on Jan. 15, 2017, attended by representatives from over 70 countries, but with no representatives from Israel or the PA. The conference issued a declaration calling for a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians based on the two-state s
Fatah official: “Israel is the root of terror, and that it and the ISIS organization are two sides of the same coin” 
Source: Al-Bayan, United Arab Emirates newspaper, Jan. 17, 2017
Headline: “A senior Fatah official to Al-Bayan: We will cancel the recognition of Israel if the American embassy is transferred”
      “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki... said that the world needs to define terror. He noted that Israel is the root of terror, and that it and the ISIS organization are two sides of the same coin. He also said that it is the greatest danger to the region, and demanded to set a limit on it, because what it is doing to the Palestinian people is the embodiment of terror.”
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Fatah FB glorifies murderer of 9: "He loved the game ‘Jews and Arabs’... He always played the role of the Arab who, with his simple weapon, attacked the treacherous Jew" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 14, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of quick-responding Raed Al-Karmi
Jan. 14 of every year is the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of quick-responding heroic commander Raed Sa’id Al-Karmi ‘Abu Filastin’ from the city of Tulkarem, and of the outstanding founding commanders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in the West Bank districts…
He loved the game ‘Jews and Arabs,’ a game that children of the neighborhood would play. He always played the role of the Arab who, with his simple weapon, attacked the treacherous Jew who occupied his homeland and settled in it…
Fear began to permeate the ranks of the occupation army when Al-Karmi succeeded in killing approximately 12 Israeli soldiers and civilians (sic., 9), and thus a decision was made to assassinate him by the most senior leader of the [Zionist] entity state, criminal [former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon…
Our heroic Martyr Al-Karmi died from an explosive that the Zionist Israeli Security Agency planted in the wall of the cemetery, next to which he passed on his way to his wife in the eastern part of the city of Tulkarem on Jan. 14, 2002."
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PA TV: Israeli police “executed” terrorist as “declaration of war on our people within the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Israel)” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2017
Official PA TV News, on terrorist Yaqub Abu Qi’an who was shot and killed while carrying out a car ramming attack, in which he murdered an Israeli police officer and wounded another

Official PA TV newsreader: “After the Israeli police executed Yaqub Abu Qi’an (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), it demolished eight homes in the village of Umm Al-Hiran (i.e., illegal buildings were demolished) and removed their residents as a step of escalation that constitutes a declaration of war on our people within the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel).”
Official PA TV reporter: “Residents of Umm Al-Hiran did not expect that their village would turn overnight into a scene of war and destruction, and into a scene of a cold-blooded murder during which Yaqub Abu Qi’an, 48, was murdered while on his way to evacuate his home before its demolition, after he received an immediate demolition order. But the bullets of the Israeli police were faster; they rained a shower of bullets on him and he fell as a Martyr (Shahid).”

Yaqub Abu Qi’an – Israeli Bedouin terrorist who rammed his car into a group of Israeli policemen on Jan. 18, 2017, murdering policeman Erez Levi, 34, and wounding another policeman before being shot and killed by other policemen. The attack occurred as the police were securing the demolition of illegal buildings in the Bedouin town of Umm Al-Hiran in the Negev while being confronted by violent riots. Abu Qi’an was a member of the Islamic Movement in Israel.
PLO official: Israel's crimes are "more serious than the crimes of fascism and Nazism" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2017
Headline: “With six bullets they executed released prisoner Muhammad Al-Salehi before his mother's eyes”
     “The occupation army executed released prisoner Muhammad Subhi Al-Salehi (32) [parentheses in source] (he tried to stab them with a knife, causing them to shoot and kill him –Ed.), before his mother's eyes in his home in the Al-Fara’a refugee camp early yesterday morning [Jan. 10, 2017]…
Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., a PLO faction) political bureau member Muhammad Al-Soudi emphasized that the incessant crimes of the occupation necessitate action on the international level in order to put the occupation and its leaders on trial for committing crimes more serious than the crimes of fascism and Nazism.”

Muhammad Al-Salehi – Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers with a knife on Jan. 10, 2017, as they conducted arrests in the Al-Fara’a refugee camp, south of Jenin. Al-Salehi was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during the attack.
PA National Security Forces cartoon shows grotesque Israeli soldier about to devour Al-Aqsa 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Jan. 11, 2017
Cartoon and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces


Posted text: “#Palestinian_[PA_]National_Security_Forces”

In the first panel of the cartoon on the right, marked “1,” a dove with an olive branch in its mouth symbolizing peace is flying over the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, and hearts are floating up to it from the plaza’s towers. In the second panel on the left, marked “2,” an Israeli soldier with a grotesquely large nose and sharp, pointed teeth is seen with his mouth agape, poised to devour the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In response, the towers of the plaza have been replaced by upward pointing knives.
PA TV: Jews stole Kim Kardashian’s jewels 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 11, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, a review of the Israeli press with Israeli Arab Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas



Fayez Abbas appears to read a headline from the Israeli daily
Yediot Aharonot, but actually paraphrases it, adding his own perspective.
PA TV's Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas: "Jews who robbed singer (sic.) Kim Kardashian have been arrested. It turns out that they are Jews. That is what is written - it's not me who says they are thieves. That is written in [the Israeli daily] Yediot Aharonot, it's not from me. It says “Jews.” They are thieves. In other words - they steal lands here too, no? But the engagement ring worth $5 million could not be found. They did not find it. The Jews hid it and turned it into something else."
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According to the Israeli daily, which is misquoted by the PA TV host, 17 suspects were arrested in the theft, two of which were reportedly Jewish.
Fatah cartoon: Netanyahu eats Dome of the Rock Mosque as Arabs fight 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 10, 2017
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text and text at top right of cartoon: "#Jerusalem"

The cartoon shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the left, with a kippah (Jewish skullcap) on his head and a Star of David on his tie, stuffing the Dome of the Rock into his mouth. On the bottom of the Dome of the Rock is written: "Jerusalem."

To his right two Arabs are oblivious to what he is doing because they are busy fighting each other. On the cloud of dust they are raising by fighting is written: "The Arab state of affairs."
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PA Foreign Ministry: Terrorist stabber was “executed in cold blood” who "died as a Martyr" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 10, 2017
Headline: “[PA] Foreign Ministry: The execution of Al-Salehi is state terror that necessitates an international move”
      “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a force from the occupation army committed a new crime when they invaded the Al-Fara’a refugee camp early Tuesday morning [Jan. 10, 2017], and frightened the residents by breaking into their homes in the style of criminal gangs, including the home of Martyr (Shahid) and released prisoner Muhammad Al-Salehi (32). The occupation soldiers executed him in cold blood (he tried to stab them, and they shot and killed him in defense –Ed.) in front of his mother, and left him to bleed on the ground until he died as a Martyr, without allowing [anyone] to provide him with aid.”

Muhammad Al-Salehi – Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers with a knife on Jan. 10, 2017, as they conducted arrests in the Al-Fara’a refugee camp, south of Jenin. Al-Salehi was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during the attack.
Fatah spokesman claims Israel's killing of terrorist stabber is "a fascist crime that was deliberately committed in front of his mother" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 10, 2017
Headline: “Fatah condemns the crime of executing young Al-Salehi in the Al-Fara’a refugee camp”
     “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’ condemned the crime that the Israeli occupation forces committed when they murdered young Muhammad Al-Salehi (he tried to stab them, causing them to shoot and kill him –Ed.) in the Al-Fara’a refugee camp, in the Tubas district.
Fatah Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said today, Tuesday [Jan. 10, 2017], that the execution of young Al-Salehi by the occupation forces is a fascist crime that was deliberately committed in front of his mother to impose fear on the Palestinian people…
He emphasized that our great people will continue to stand firm on its land, will never leave it, and will continue its legitimate struggle – no matter how many sacrifices will be required – until it achieves freedom and independence.”

Muhammad Al-Salehi – Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers with a knife on Jan. 10, 2017, as they conducted arrests in the Al-Fara’a refugee camp, south of Jenin. Al-Salehi was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during the attack.
Fatah official blames truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem that murdered 4 Israeli soldiers on Israeli "actions of violence, killing, destruction, and settlement" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 9, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “[PA Parliament (Legislative Council) member] Hatem Abd Al-Qader, responsible for the Jerusalem portfolio in the Fatah Movement, held the occupation fully responsible for the Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered, over 15 wounded) in a radio interview with The Voice of Palestine (i.e., the official PA radio station), and emphasized that all the [Israeli] actions of violence, killing, destruction, and settlement that are befalling the city are the main reasons for this operation. He also held the occupation responsible for the consequences of these operations, and for its unlimited war against [Arab] residents of Jerusalem.”
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Fadi Al-Qanbar – 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on Jan. 8, 2017, murdered 4 Israeli soldiers – officer Yael Yekutiel, 20, and cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, Shira Tzur, 20, and Erez Orbach, 20 – and wounded over 15 other soldiers in a truck ramming attack at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, in southeast Jerusalem. After ramming into the soldiers at high speed, Al-Qanbar ran over the wounded soldiers again repeatedly, until an armed civilian, who was also hit by the truck, managed to get up and shoot and kill the terrorist. Al-Qanbar supported ISIS online.

PFLP: Terror attack was "popular response to the crimes of the occupation... against our people and our holy sites in Jerusalem" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “The Popular Front blesses the Jerusalem operation”
     “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) congratulated the masses of our people over the Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered, over 15 wounded), which came as part of the popular response to the crimes of the occupation and the unbridled settlers against our people and our holy sites in Jerusalem and in the occupied homeland."
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Hamas member of PA Parliament: Jews are treacherous and impure, and send promiscuous women with AIDS to infect Muslims 
Source: YouTube channel of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Jan. 6, 2017

Excerpt from sermon by Hamas member of the PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras at the Al-Mina Mosque in Gaza

Hamas member of the PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras: “Who are the Jews? ... Who are they? The most impure people, the most impure nation, with the lowliest values that mankind has seen... The Jews are currently recruiting from their army... prostitutes in order to entrap Arabs in their net and the net of their intelligence services... What values do they have left? Treachery and betrayal... and war against morals throughout the world... They were the first to spread usury. They were the first to spread lowly filthy porn movies. They were the first to spread porn websites. They are the largest distributors of drugs and alcoholic drinks... The enemy declares that it is sending young women, disguised as tourists, infected with AIDS in order to fornicate with young Muslims... and spread AIDS among the young Muslims.”
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Hamas member of PA Parliament: The state of the enemy – the criminal Jews – will disappear  
Source: YouTube channel of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Jan. 6, 2017

Excerpt from sermon by Hamas member of the PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras at the Al-Mina Mosque in Gaza

Hamas member of the PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras: “The prime message we are sending to our enemy: You have been humiliated and have failed, and Allah described for us your character traits. O, criminal Jews, you cannot remain on our land, and we will never renounce even one grain of our land… Their state is about to disappear.”
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PLO official complains to British MPs that Israel commits "summary executions of Palestinians"; calls concept of Jewish state "racist" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2017
Headline: "Ashrawi demanded that Britain bear its historical responsibility"
     "PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi… met yesterday [Jan. 4, 2017] with a high-ranking British parliamentary delegation that included MPs from the British Conservative Party and Labor Party who are visiting the Palestinian land in order to be updated from up close on the real situation on the ground…
Ashrawi referred to the actions of the Israeli occupation state on the ground and the fact that it continues to perpetuate its racist way with its insistence that the Palestinians recognize the Jewishness of the state, and also continues to build settlements and to expand those that exist in the Palestinian territories, and particularly in East Jerusalem. This is in addition to the acts of killing and summary executions of Palestinians that are carried out against children and women under the pretext of terror."

Throughout the terror attacks from Oct. 2015 to the present, the PA has maintained that Israel commits "summary executions" of Palestinians on the pretext that Palestinians were committing attacks. Even in cases when video footage proved that Palestinian terrorists tried to stab Israelis, the PA accused the Israeli army of killing unarmed youth. Click to view a bulletin with more information regarding this libel.

Click to view a recent bulletin documenting that Hanan Ashrawi rejects Israel as a Jewish state.
Santa hides his eyes as Israeli soldier throws grenades down chimney on Christmas Eve 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Jan. 1, 2017
Cartoon posted on the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission


Cartoon headline: "The occupation's presents on Christmas Eve"

The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier with a Star of David on his helmet throwing hand grenades and firing his assault rifle down a chimney while Santa Claus stands to the side, covering his eyes. A church can be seen in the background, and a star, apparently "the Star of Bethlehem," shines brightly in the sky.
PLO: "Legal freedom prisoners" are not terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2017
Headline: “6,635 arrests were carried out during 2016 – it is the year of the blow to the political and legal status of the prisoners and the legitimacy of their struggle”
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs said in its annual report, which deals with Israel’s violations and crimes against the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, that 2016 was the year of the blow to the prisoners politically and legally, and of the delegitimization of their national struggle.
The commission said yesterday [Dec. 31, 2016] in its report that the racist occupation government still acts towards the prisoners according to its military laws and not according to international law, treats them as criminals and terrorists without legal rights, and does not recognize them as legal freedom prisoners who are protected by four Geneva Conventions.”
Fatah cartoon: Israel pees on international law 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Dec. 29, 2016
Cartoon posted on the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission


Cartoon headline: “Israel’s disobedience!”

The cartoon shows an ultra-Orthodox Jew with a Star of David on his back peeing on a book, on which is written: “International law.”
Israel shoots Santa, claims he was trying to carry out stabbing attack 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 28, 2016
Cartoon posted in the official PA daily


The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier pointing an assault rifle at Santa Claus at a security checkpoint. The soldier has just shot Santa, as evidenced by the blood on Santa’s shirt and on the ground.
The soldier says: “He tried to carry out a stabbing operation.”
In the background a mosque and church can be seen among the buildings.

The cartoon references the PA's libel that Israel executes innocent Palestinians under the pretext that they tried to carry out terror attacks.
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PA daily cartoon: Israel threatens Santa Claus, plants knife on him to create pretext of "stabbing attack" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 26, 2016
Cartoon posted on the website of the official PA daily


The cartoon shows Santa Claus being accosted by two Israeli soldiers with Stars of David on their helmets at a checkpoint. Santa Claus is being held at gunpoint by one of the soldiers and has his hands in the air and his sack on the ground, while the second soldier is holding a knife, presumably about to plant it next to Santa to fabricate a stabbing attack by Santa in order to create a pretext to murder him. Behind the checkpoint a sign reads “Holy land” in English, and in the snowy background appear several buildings including a church.
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PA daily cartoon: Large-nosed Israeli soldier sets fire to Christmas tree 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 25, 2016
Cartoon posted on the website of the official PA daily


Headline:
“Lighting the Christmas tree”
The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier with a grotesque nose holding a large lit match, poised to light or set fire to an undecorated Christmas tree.
Released Palestinian prisoner announces on PA TV: Israel uses sick Palestinian prisoners as "lab rats" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 19, 2016
Official PA TV program I Call You, interview with Palestinian journalist and released terrorist prisoner Allam Al-Kaabi
Palestinian journalist and released prisoner Allam Al-Kaabi: “Recently many articles have been published in the Israeli press about using the sick [Palestinian] prisoners as lab rats for the medicines of Israeli companies that produce medicines.”
Official PA TV host: “Yes, they are killing the prisoners with a slow death.”
Allam Al-Kaabi: “All of this is in opposition to the [international] practice and conventions.”

Allam Al-Kaabi - Palestinian terrorist and journalist, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization. Al-Kaabi was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to 9 life sentences on charges of murder and membership in an illegal organization. PMW was unable to verify the details of his crimes. Al-Kaabi was released in 2011 as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal and deported to the Gaza Strip.
Fatah official: Israel is “the factory of terror in the Middle East” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Dec. 19, 2016
Headline: "Alayan: We and sister Jordan are subjected to the same terror, even if the means are different"

"[Official Fatah Spokesman in Jerusalem and] Fatah Movement leadership member Raafat Alayan condemned the act of terror that was carried out against security officials and Jordanian civilians yesterday [Dec. 18, 2016] in the Karak district (i.e., terror attack in Karak, Jordan, 7 Jordanian policemen, 2 Jordanian civilians, and 1 Canadian tourist killed), and emphasized that the members of the Palestinian people are standing alongside Jordan against the terror directed against the security and stability of sister Jordan.

This was said in a press statement in response to what occurred yesterday in the Jordanian Karak district. Alayan emphasized that the Palestinian people is subjected daily to the same terror by the Israeli occupation government that kills the members of our people, persecutes [our people], and defiles our holy sites…

Alayan noted that the Israeli occupation is the factory of the terror in the Middle East, and that the struggle against terror will begin first with applying pressure to the Israeli occupation to stop its violations against the Palestinian people and retreat from all of the Palestinian territories."

Karak attack - an attack claimed by ISIS against Jordanian forces in Al-Karak on 18 December, 2016, which resulted in 14 dead and 37 injured. 5 attackers were also killed in the attack.
PLO official: "Israel cannot be a state that fights terror as it is a state that perpetrates terror" 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Dec. 13, 2016
Headline: "Tayseer Khaled: Netanyahu is lying and misleading public opinion when he claims that he adheres to the two-state solution"
     "PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) political bureau member Tayseer Khaled described the statements of the Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the media outlets regarding his adherence to the two-state solution as misleading…
[He added that] Netanyahu is lying, manipulating, and deceiving public opinion just like in the case of his claims that his relations with Arab states are good, and that he hopes that these relations will be a prelude to an arrangement with the Palestinians. This is despite [the fact] that he completely understands that the Arab peoples cannot accept that Israel has now become an ally against Iran and terror. He clarified regarding this that Iran is not a hostile state, but a friendly land, and that Israel cannot be a state that fights terror as it is a state that perpetrates terror, and was even originally established on a foundation of terror."
Palestinian "expert" on Israeli Affairs tells PA TV: "Ideas of the Satans bring decisions denying the freedom of religion through a racist approach" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 12, 2016
Official PA TV program Panorama of the Hour, hosting Palestinian expert on Israeli affairs Ahed Farwaneh, on the ban on broadcasting Muezzin calls by loudspeaker
Palestinian expert on Israeli affairs Ahed Farwaneh: (Calls of “Allahu Akbar" can be heard in the background –Ed.) "Words that have been heard in the skies of Jerusalem since the Islamic conquest, bells ringing in the church, religious ceremonies that call to worship and prayer - this is one of the rights that people realize. [But] then my hand was turned away and ideas of the Satans bring decisions denying the freedom of religion through a racist approach: The strong survive."

On Nov. 13, 2016, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers was approved for a preliminary reading in the Israeli Parliament. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution. This bill is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not refer to any specific religion.
Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. These include India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Emirates, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium, and the US. The PA has also passed legislation regarding the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to reduce noise pollution.
PLO official implies “Israeli occupation” is source of instability and violence in the region  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Dec. 12, 2016
Headline: "Erekat: Palestine is the key to the security and stability and we will coordinate with Egypt and Jordan on every matter, large and small"

"Top Palestinian negotiator [, Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat emphasized that Palestine is the key to the security and stability in the region… and noted that the region is experiencing most important developments, and no authority will be able to defeat the terror and the ISIS organization without drying up the swamp of the Israeli occupation and establishing the independent Palestinian state…

Erekat explained that Washington, Moscow, and Berlin have understood that the Roadmap has failed and are drawing a new map, and added: ‘We want to tell everyone that the new map must include Palestine, and if Palestine is not on the map, the region will remain in the furnace of violence, extremism, and bloodshed for another hundred years.'

Erekat said that the fact that prisoner Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), sentenced to 5 life sentences, stood at the head of the list of candidates of the Fatah Central Committee during the Seventh [Fatah] Conference (i.e., Barghouti received the most votes in the election) constitutes proof that Fatah is a loyal and national movement and a national liberation movement that considers Marwan Barghouti a hero whose natural place is in the Palestinian leadership together with his brothers, the members of the [Fatah] Central Committee, and not behind bars."

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified te
At conference in Tunisia, Israel accused of “enslaving” Palestinians, of “stealing the organs of the Palestinian Martyrs, who it deliberately murders,” and of ethnically cleansing Christians like ISIS 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2016

Headline: “Conference in Tunisia: Israel is the newest manifestation of slavery in the world”

 

Seventh Fatah Conference emphasizes necessity of fighting all terror- including Israeli state "terror"- and of spreading "a culture of tolerance and peace" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2016
Headline: “The Seventh Fatah Movement Conference emphasizes that it is important to complete the national building plan

*The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) must convene within three months
*It is necessary to act against the rift [between Fatah and Hamas] and complete the national reconciliation
*Our people has a legitimate right to resistance in order to put an end to the occupation
*Determined resistance to all interference in our internal matters”

     “The [Seventh Fatah] Conference said that it is important to complete the national building plan that focuses on several fundamental principles that emphasize the right of the Palestinian people to legitimate resistance for the end of the occupation, self-determination, and the realization of its sovereignty over its land in the independent State of Palestine whose capital is East Jerusalem… The conference emphasized that it is necessary to act against the repulsive [Fatah-Hamas] rift and put an end to it, in order to obtain national reconciliation and strengthen the national unity...

The conference emphasized that it is necessary and important to fight all forms of extremism and terror – including the state terror [of Israel] and the terror of the groups of settlers – and to cooperate with the different states in this field, in order to spread the culture of tolerance and peace. It emphasized that putting an end to the historical injustice that was done to the Palestinian people will actively contribute to the war against terror.”

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Seventh Fatah Conference says “that it is necessary and important to fight all forms of extremism and terror,” including Israeli “state terror” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2016
Headline: “The Seventh Fatah Movement Conference emphasizes that it is important to complete the national building plan
*The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) must convene within three months
*It is necessary to act against the rift [between Fatah and Hamas] and complete the national reconciliation
*Our people has a legitimate right to resistance in order to put an end to the occupation
*Determined resistance to all interference in our internal matters”

"The conference emphasized that it is necessary and important to fight all forms of extremism and terror – including the state terror [of Israel] and the terror of the groups of settlers – and to cooperate with the different states in this field, in order to spread the culture of tolerance and peace. It emphasized that putting an end to the historical injustice that was done to the Palestinian people will actively contribute to the war against terror.”

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Secretary-General of PA Islamic-Christian Council: Israel plans to turn Jerusalem into a "ghetto" through ethnic "cleansing" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 30, 2016
Headline: “Dr. Issa: Israel is turning Jerusalem into a ghetto with a Jewish majority”
     Secretary-General of the [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places Dr. Hanna Issa emphasized that the Israeli violations of all types in occupied Jerusalem reveal that the occupation government does not want to reach a real and just peace with the Palestinians, but rather aspires to realize its ambitions: Judaization, expanding the settlements, and turning the holy city [of Jerusalem] into a ghetto with an Arab ethnic minority and a Jewish majority. This is by means of its policy of expulsion and [ethnic] cleansing against the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem, so that in the long term the city will become the Jewish capital of what is termed the State of ‘Israel.’
He noted that ‘ghetto’ is defined as an area in which – willingly or by compulsion – groups of residents live, who are viewed by most people as [having] a certain ethnic background or [as belonging] to a certain culture or religion. He added that the word originally refers to the neighborhood of the Jews in a city, such as the ghetto in the center of the city of Rome, while in Arab countries the ghetto was called ‘the Jewish quarter.’
Dr. Issa added: ‘“Ghettoes” or “Jewish quarters” were first established in Poland after June 1941 (sic., the first ghetto was established in Venice in 1516 , the first ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland was established in 1939 ), in the occupied territories of the Soviet Union, so as to isolate the Jewish residents. Most of the ghettoes were established in the poorest neighborhoods or in densely populated Jewish neighborhoods, and many of them were surrounded by walls or fences, or else other means were used to cut the connection with the outside world.’”
Fatah cartoon: Israel, depicted as an Orthodox Jew, murders innocent Palestinians and complains to a sympathetic world that it’s being attacked 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Nov. 28, 2016

Cartoon posted on the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission

Headline: “Scamming the world!”

The cartoon shows a man with money in his pocket holding up a frame in the style of National Geographic. An ultra-Orthodox Jew with a large Star of David on his shirt is seen in the frame, crying over his wounded finger. The man holding the frame is crying as well while looking at the Jew. Outside of the frame the Jew is holding a smoking assault rifle and standing with a foot planted on bleeding bodies on the ground, above which is written “Gaza,” with the Dome of the Rock seen in the background. The cartoon appears to be implying that the world is giving sympathy and money to Israel and treating it as a victim while ignoring its actions.
PA Foreign Ministry accuses Israelis of setting wildfires: “Extremist groups of settlers [set the fires] in order to complete their takeover of these areas"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 28, 2016
    “It [the PA Foreign Ministry] noted that the fires in the West Bank (i.e., wave of fires in November 2016, which are suspected to be Palestinian arson attacks) broke out in places that from the outset were marked as targets by the occupation and the settlement enterprise, and which are constantly subjected to repeated attacks by the settlers - which testifies to Israel’s intentions to get its hands on those places, and helps to link the fires in the West Bank with the daily attacks by the settlers and the occupation army.
The ministry added: ‘Likewise, this strengthens the assumption that some of the fires that broke out in the West Bank were deliberately set by people in extremist groups of settlers in order to complete their takeover of these areas.’”
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PA Foreign Ministry criticises Israel for supposedly not publicly thanking Palestinians for helping fight fires  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 28, 2016
   “The Palestinian [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that despite the historical injustice that the Palestinian people has experienced, its modest means, its great suffering because of the Israeli occupation and its abominable acts... our people did not hesitate to contribute to the efforts to put out the fires in Israel... The statement added: ‘...senior [Israeli] officials chose to respond in a lowly and inappropriate way to the Palestinian participation, in an attempt to erase the humanitarian role fulfilled by the State of Palestine before the world.’
In the statement it was noted that the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a statement on its social media pages, in which it thanked the countries that participated in the efforts to put out the fires. However, it did not thank the State of Palestine, and did not put its flag next to the flags of the participating countries and the countries that offered aid, and just made do with a marginal reference at the bottom of the page to ‘aid from the PA’...”
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Note: The Facebook post the PA was complaining about thanked countries for sending airplanes and added at the bottom: “Ground assistance received also from the Palestinian Authority.” The Israeli government went out of its way to publicly express thanks to the PA.
PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs: "Netanyahu's government continues to light racist fires” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 28, 2016
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Netanyahu’s government continues to light racist fires”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated: ‘Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the heads of his coalition took advantage of the current wave of fires in Israel to launch an offensive of statements and positions contaminated by racism and full of hatred against the Palestinians and Arabs, while accusing them of being behind [the wave of fires].’
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs clarified yesterday in a statement: ‘These accusations were directed [at the Palestinians and Arabs] even before any investigations were launched. This is part of an inciting and racist systematic Israeli policy, to which the right and extremist right are turning in an attempt to falsely accuse the Palestinians of ‘the sabotage and terror,’ to divert attention from the internal problems that Netanyahu and his coalition are dealing with, and to increase the extremism in Israeli society and broaden the circle of supporters of the right within Israel.’
It [the ministry] noted that the fires in the West Bank broke out in places that from the outset were marked as targets by the occupation and the settlement enterprise, and which are constantly subjected to repeated attacks by the settlers – which testifies to Israel’s intentions to get its hands on those places, and helps to link the fires in the West Bank with the daily attacks by the settlers and the occupation army.
The ministry added: ‘Likewise, this strengthens the assumption that some of the fires that broke out in the West Bank were deliberately set by people in extremist groups of settlers in order to complete their takeover of these areas.’”
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Op-ed in the official PA daily: Israel’s difficulty with fires is sign of weakness and the “nakedness of the Israeli death state has been exposed” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 27, 2016
Headline: “The fragility of the [Israeli] home front ”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily
     “The fires (i.e., a wave of suspected Palestinian arson attacks in November 2016) that are spreading in the greater part of historical Palestine – upon which arose the Israeli colonialism state – have exposed the collapse of the status of the State of Sparta (i.e., Israel, implying violence and militarism)…
This is not the first time that the nakedness of the Israeli death state has been exposed. The fires have exposed the fragility of the [Israeli] home front and the helplessness of the state that is armed to the teeth with a military arsenal that surpasses its demographic capabilities…
Every political or security observer who will analyze [the situation] objectively will easily discern that Israel is a most fragile and weak state, whose home front suffers from a deep structural defect, which is in no way consistent with its Spartan military structure...”
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Official PA daily op-ed: Israelis will emigrate, seeing Israel's weakness in fighting wildfires and since the “Israeli Jew does not adhere to the land"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 27, 2016
Headline: “A tenuous scenario for fires”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
    “The fires (i.e., a wave of suspected Palestinian arson attacks in November 2016) are not the result of an intentional act, but rather were caused as a result of the negligence of visitors to parks and forests. The winds, their velocity, and the low percentage of humidity were factors that helped in their expansion and increased the speed of their spread to adjacent areas.
However, this negligence has revealed the emptiness of the Israeli state and its civil defense forces, despite the previous warnings. Likewise exposed was the weakness of the home front , which apparently is unfit for this kind of simple coping with the flames, not to mention with a large number of rockets…
Some Israelis will turn to the option of reverse migration as a result of the sense of a lack of personal security – not only as a result of war operations (i.e., terror attacks), but also due to a lack of Israeli internal guarantees. This is particularly because the Israeli Jew does not adhere to the land, and is interested in [national] belonging only because of his personal interests.”
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Governor of Ramallah hopes that next Fatah conference will take place "in the capital liberated from the occupation’s impurity" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 27, 2016
Headline: “Ghannam was updated about the preparedness of the security establishment to secure [Fatah’s] Seventh Conference”
     “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam was updated tonight [Nov. 27, 2016] about the preparedness of the district’s security establishment to secure the Fatah Movement’s Seventh Conference…
Ghannam said that ‘All of the efforts are being invested even as our eyes are raised towards the capital, Jerusalem,’ and expressed her wishes that the next conference will be held in the capital liberated from the occupation’s impurity.”
PA daily: Israeli media is racist and commiting incitement for reporting on arrest of suspected Palestinian arsonists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 25, 2016
Headline: “An evacuation of tens of thousands from the city of Haifa as a result of the fires, and senior Israeli officials light the fire of racism”
      “Tens of thousands were evacuated yesterday [Nov. 24, 2016] from their houses in the city of Haifa as a result of the forest fires at the outskirts of the city that have continued for the past three days (i.e., a suspected wave of Palestinian arson attacks in November 2016)… The Israeli incitement has reached such a level that the [Israeli news] website Yediot Aharonot chose ‘The Fire Intifada’ as a main headline for many hours, and afterwards replaced it with a headline no less foolish – ‘The Israeli Security Agency is Investigating: Fire Terror.’ The incitement was not only on a news website, but rather included most of the Israeli media. What stands out in the announcements and leaks to the Israeli media is the talk not only about perpetrators but rather also about those who are termed ‘inciters’ to arson (i.e., several Palestinian suspects have been arrested for calling for arson attacks on social media).”
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PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Israeli PM and government are racists, falsely accusing Arabs and Palestinians of arson 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 25, 2016
Headline: “An evacuation of tens of thousands from the city of Haifa as a result of the fires, and senior Israeli officials light the fire of racism”
     “The Israeli incitement has reached such a level that the [Israeli news] website Yediot Aharonot chose ‘The Fire Intifada’ as a main headline for many hours, and afterwards replaced it with a headline no less foolish - ‘The Israeli Security Agency is Investigating: Fire Terror.’ The incitement was not only on a news website, but rather included most of the Israeli media. What stands out in the announcements and leaks to the Israeli media is the talk not only about perpetrators but rather also about those who are termed ‘inciters’ to arson (i.e., several Palestinian suspects have been arrested for calling for arson attacks on social media).”
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Israel expert to Palestinian news agency: Some fires may have been set by Palestinians who were reacting to Israel`s alleged "racist"policies 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 24, 2016
Headline: “Experts to Donia Al-Watan: Netanyahu failed to conquer the fires and blamed the Palestinians for lighting them!”
     “Israel affairs expert Dr. Adnan Abu Amar noted that the fires in Israel (i.e., a wave of suspected Palestinian arson attacks in November 2016) are a constant thing, and said that the claims of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu are an attempt to receive the sympathy of the Israelis on the one hand, and on the other hand they are due to his understanding that he got into trouble due to the inability of his forces to put out the fires… Abu Amar did not rule out the possibility that it was carried out deliberately by a number of young Palestinians riled up due to the racist acts of the occupation, the latest of which was the ban [on sounding] the call to prayer in the Jerusalem mosques (in reference to the ‘Muezzin Law’ that applies to all of Israel, not just Jerusalem; see note -Ed.).”

On Nov. 13, 2016, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers was approved for a preliminary reading in the Israeli Parliament. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution. This bill is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not refer to any specific religion.
Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. These include India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Emirates, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium, and the US. The PA has also passed legislation regarding the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to reduce noise pollution.
PLO official condemns terror, "particularly the terror of ISIS, Al-Nusra, and the Israeli terror" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 23, 2016
Headline: "Ambassador Abd Al-Hadi met with the representative of the UN envoy to Syria"
     "Head of the PLO Political Department Anwar Abd Al-Hadi and Representative of UN Envoy to Syria Stephanie Khouri discussed the latest political developments in the situation in Palestine yesterday [Nov. 22, 2016] …
Abd Al-Hadi emphasized the Palestinian position that supports a political solution in Syria, and again emphasized his condemnation of terror in all its forms, and particularly the terror of ISIS, [Jabhat] Al-Nusra, and the Israeli terror that is manifested by the occupation.”

Jabhat Al-Nusra is a branch of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization operating in Syria and Lebanon, formed in January 2012. It is an Islamic Sunni, Jihadist group fighting against the Syrian government forces in the Syrian civil war, in order to establish an Islamic state in Syria.
PA Minister of Justice: Israel's "crimes" against Palestinians are "the most severe crimes of terror" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 23, 2016
Headline: "Abu Diyak participated in a meeting of the Executive Bureau of the Council of Arab Ministers of Justice"
     "[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak participated in the 59th meeting of the Executive Bureau of the Council of Arab Ministers of Justice that was held yesterday, Tuesday [Nov. 22, 2016], at the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo…
The minister of justice emphasized during the meeting that terror includes the Israeli occupation, because the crimes that the occupation perpetrates against our people, our land, and our holy sites are considered the most severe crimes of terror, and because the Israeli violations of the international rules of law and the principles of the international conventions and agreements against our people are included in the framework of organized terror and crime."
Fatah official: "Israel has surpassed ISIS in its crimes," Israeli government permits "the burning of the mosques by the gangs of settlers" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 16, 2016
Headline: “Zaki: The decision to forbid [the sounding of] the Muezzin in Jerusalem will not pass”
     “Fatah Central Committee member and [Fatah] Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki warned against the danger of the Israeli decision to legislate a law forbidding [the sounding of] the Muezzin (i.e., the person who sings the Muslim call to prayer) in places of worship in the territories that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel), and to legalize outposts (i.e., a bill legalizing Israeli towns in the West Bank)…
Zaki emphasized that Israel has surpassed ISIS in its crimes, and it is currently behaving like a gang of criminals. There is no difference between the destruction of the mosques by ISIS and the ban [on the sounding of] the Muezzin and the burning of the mosques by the gangs of settlers under the official and security cover of the occupation government.”

On Nov. 13, 2016, a bill to ban religious institutions from broadcasting over loudspeakers was approved for a preliminary reading in the Israeli Parliament. The bill is intended to prevent noise pollution. This bill is referred to by many as the "Muezzin Law," although it does not refer to any specific religion.
Other countries have already approved or attempted legislation for regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to limit noise pollution. These include India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Bahrain, the United Emirates, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK, Austria, Norway, and Belgium, and the US. The PA has also passed legislation regarding the use of loudspeakers in mosques in order to reduce noise pollution.
Abbas advisor:"Israel is disturbed by the call to prayer because it reminds [Israel] five times a day that this land is Palestinian and a waqf that belongs only to the Muslims" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Nov. 14, 2016
Headline: "Al-Habbash: The call to prayer will be sounded and our mosques are full of believers, despite the occupation's opposition"
     "Supreme Shari’ah Judge and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash condemned the steps of the occupation with all its institutions... especially in everything regarding the decision of the committee of Israeli government ministers to bring the bill banning the sounding of the call to prayer in the mosques to what is called the 'Israeli Parliament' for ratification.
In a press statement this evening (Monday) [Nov. 14, 2016], Al-Habbash described these steps as steps of oppression and a harsh blow to the freedom of worship… He clarified that these steps will lead the occupation and its leaders to the International Criminal Court as war criminals, especially after the latest resolutions of UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), according to which the Jerusalem Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount) is Islamic and the Old City of Jerusalem is an exclusively Islamic heritage [site]. He added that Israel has gone crazy in the wake of UNESCO's latest resolutions…
The supreme shari’ah judge emphasized: 'Our mosques will remain full of believers, and no one in this world will be able to silence the call to prayer as long as there is one Palestinian on this land.' He noted: 'Our mosques precede the occupation state; it has never happened and will never happen that they will not sound the call to prayer.' Likewise, he clarified: 'Israel is disturbed by the call to prayer because it reminds [Israel] five times a day that this land is Palestinian and a waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) that belongs only to the Muslims."

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PLO official calls US support Israel “blind bias,” repeats anti-Israel libels  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 13, 2016
Headline: "Khaled: The statements of the American vice president-elect are banal and provocative"

“PLO Executive Committee member [and member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine’s (DFLP) Political Bureau] Tayseer Khaled described the statements made by Mike Pence, the vice [president] of American President-elect Donald Trump, regarding the relations between his country and Israel, as banal and unworthy of a superpower such as the US.

In the statements of Trump's vice [president] it was said that he and his president, Trump, 'understand that Israel is not hated by our enemies for her mistakes, but rather for what it is doing right, as it is defending itself with an army of citizens who defend their nation in battles in a decent and humane manner. Israel's struggle is the struggle of the US, and the US stands by Israel's side and supports its just cause. Israel's fate is also the fate of the US, and the support of Israel and standing by its side constitute a great honor; and occupied Jerusalem is the eternal homeland of the Jewish people,' according to him. (This quote is actually a paraphrase of parts of Pence's statement, and some of the paraphrase, such as describing Jerusalem as "occupied," is incorrect. See note below for Pence's actual statement. –Ed.)

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Palestinian girl on PA TV: Ariel Sharon was "Anti-Christ," Arafat lives on 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 10, 2016
Official PA TV, the official ceremony marking the 12th anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death in Ramallah attended by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, a young Palestinian girl recites a poem
Palestinian girl: “Whoever says that Yasser [Arafat] is dead is a liar. Did you kill the man who begot all of men? Or did you believe that Sharon (i.e., former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon)? The Anti-Christ who is blind in one eye? Or did you not read his [Arafat’s] history that is recorded in books? After all, the land and the war and the rifle know him, just as the arms of the heroes know him.”
PLO Chief Negotiator blames Israel for all “evil” in the Middle East 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Nov. 9, 2016
Erekat assumes US administration could never Israeli capital and settlement -building; blames Israel for all “evil” in the Middle East; hopes peace process will cause “drying up of the quagmire of the Israeli occupation”

Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine program The Day’s Events

Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat: “We will make every possible effort with the next American administration and with the European Union, and especially France, to convene an international peace summit (i.e., the French Initiative) that will initiate a credible and meaningful peace process that will lead to the drying up of the quagmire of the Israeli occupation which has become a source of the evil of this region in general…

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PNC: During Israel’s establishment, “most atrocious massacres were committed against our people, and... our people were expelled from its land by the Zionist gangs, under the auspices… of the British Mandate government” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 1, 2016
Headline: “The National Council demands that Britain atone for the sin of the Balfour Promise"
    “The Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) demanded that Britain, which gave the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e, Declaration), bear the legal and moral responsibility for all the tragedies that have befallen the Palestinian people…
Likewise the council demanded that the Palestinian and Arab institutions, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Non-Aligned Movement, and everyone who identifies with us support the call of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas to submit a lawsuit against the government of Britain for issuing the Balfour Promise…
[The National Council added that] this unprecedented British promise was the main reason that hundreds of thousands of Jews were expelled to Palestine and established settlements in it, that the most atrocious massacres were committed against our people, and that our people were expelled from its land by the Zionist gangs, under the auspices and with the support of the British Mandate government.”

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PLO official: Balfour Declaration "constituted the basis for all of the injustices... committed against the Palestinian people, as well as the Palestinian holocaust that has been continuing for the past 100 years” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2016
Headline: “National condemnation of the Balfour Promise, and the [PLO] Department for Refugee Affairs prepares to launch a campaign against the ominous promise”
      “PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the [PLO] Department for Refugee Affairs Tayseer Khaled called on all Palestinians of all political and ideological affiliations in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the refugee camps, and the countries of the exile and the diaspora to unite around the national campaign denouncing the colonialist Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration).
This is for the approaching 100th anniversary of this promise, which constituted the basis for all of the injustices that the Zionist movement and the State of Israel committed against the Palestinian people, as well as the Palestinian holocaust that has been continuing for the past 100 years before the eyes and ears of the international community.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA daily: Israel poisoned Arafat and is likely to assassinate Abbas 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2016
Headline: "Liberman and the replacement game"
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     "Israeli Minister of Death (sic., Minister of Defense) Avigdor Liberman gave an extensive political interview to the Al-Quds newspaper that is published in Jerusalem on Monday, last Oct. 24 (sic., 2016), in which he attacked [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and called to 'replace him' with a new leadership…
Anyone who will go back and review what happened to the late president, the symbol Yasser Arafat (that in a few days it will be 12 years since his death as a Martyr) [parentheses in source], can understand the Israeli method of dealing with the Palestinian leaders in general and with the decision makers in particular. There is no need to remind the Palestinians and the Israelis of the cruel campaign against the symbol Yasser Arafat until he was brought for burial after being poisoned by the Israeli intelligence and the mercenary henchmen."

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman gave an interview to the Palestinian newspaper
Al-Quds on Oct. 24, 2016, in which he said he supports the two-state solution and promised to build a port and airport in Gaza if Hamas stops rearming and attacking Israel.

Fatah official claims Israel plotting to kill Abbas, like it killed Arafat 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2016
      "Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Director-General of the [PA] Commission for Information and Culture [Muwaffaq Matar] said that the [Palestinian] national project is being subjected to an assassination attempt in three stages, and warned against the political assassination operation, after which will come the physical assassination of [PA] President and Commander-in-Chief Mahmoud Abbas as part of the preparation for the assassination of the spirit of the national project…
He added and warned of the dangers of the second stage that has also already begun, with the talk about the legitimacy of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, and noted that it is liable to be a political assassination operation, after which will come a physical assassination. Likewise, he mentioned the signs preceding the assassination of the leader, president, and symbol Yasser Arafat (That Israel assassinated Arafat is a common Palestinian libel and claim that has been disproven –Ed.)…"
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PA council: "The blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the buildings adjacent to it are about to collapse at any moment" due to Israeli excavations 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 27, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Fatwa Council warned against the collapse of the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
     “The [PA] Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council condemned the invasions by the Jewish extremists into the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza (i.e., the Temple Mount), which have increased after the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) resolution that determined that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs to the Muslims and negated any connection between the Israeli occupation and the mosque, with its walls, plazas, and lower parts.
The council condemned the personal participation of the occupation’s [Israeli] Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] in the excavation activities that are held under the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (sic., see note below), and the decision of the occupation government’s [Israel] Antiquities Authority that calls on every Jewish youth before [army] enlistment to take part in excavations under the Al-Aqsa Mosque as they are a national obligation (sic., see note below). This is in addition to the participation of settler associations in searches for remnants of the alleged Temple in an attempt to prove any sort of presence of theirs in Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. Likewise, the council clarified that these excavations herald [the fact] that the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the buildings adjacent to it are about to collapse at any moment, Heaven forbid...
These statements were made during the 145th meeting of the council, led by [PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Supreme Fatwa Council Head Sheikh Muhammad Hussein.”

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PA daily: "Zionist gangs" expelled Palestinian refugees at establishment of the "Israeli ethnic cleansing state" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 25, 2016
Headline: "Us, the UN, and its anniversary"
Excerpt from op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     "Yesterday [Oct. 24, 2016] a ceremony was held in Ramallah for the 71st anniversary of the establishment of the UN…
As the organization (i.e., the UN) was starting out, the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian Arab people took place in May 1948. On Nov. 29, 1947, the organization adopted [UN] Resolution 181, regarding the division of historical Palestine – the land and homeland of the Palestinian Arab people – into two states (the Partition Plan, rejected by Arab leaders and governments –Ed.). One of them was named Israel, the colonialist pawn and spearhead of the capitalist West, [which the UN] allowed to exist, and gave it all that was needed in order to survive and live so as to serve its purposes, but [as opposed to this] it prevented the establishment of the Palestinian Arab people’s state, and through pretexts and ridiculous excuses did not allow the return of 800,000 Palestinian refugees, who were exiled by the Zionist gangs that occupied their land...
One of the main goals for the establishment of the organization was to guard 'human rights,' and they established this by publishing the 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' in 1948. [However,] these are the same states that caused a new global tragedy that same year, by establishing the Israeli ethnic cleansing state…
They established on the land [of the Palestinians] a rogue outlaw state, the State of Israel, and brought to it all of the Jews of different nationalities, who accepted the false and fabricated Zionist narrative and aligned with it."

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PA-funded children's magazine story features "racist" Israeli soldier attacking Palestinians at bus stop 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Oct. 23, 2016
Headline: "Racist attack"
     "Fadwa sat in front of the TV and saw the terrible scene: An Israeli soldier gets out of a car, draws near to three Palestinian workers who were standing and waiting for a bus, hits them with the butt of his rifle, and kicks them with his feet.
Why? Because they are Palestinians.
Fadwa was shocked by what she saw. She recalled her eraser that erases the enemy's soldiers, put her hand in her pocket, and did not find it. She ran to her bag and took out the eraser.
She stood ready in front of the TV in order to erase the attacking soldier, but he had already got in his car that took him far away, and the workers remained on the sidewalk waiting for the bus.
Fadwa's father shouted angrily: 'That is racism.'
Her mother shouted: 'That is a despicable attack.'
Fadwa hid the eraser in her pocket, and afterwards fell asleep and dreamed about a free homeland without racists."
[Jomana Al-Rommanah and Other Stories, Zayzafuna collection of children's stories, 2016]

Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children partially funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of PA officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of the Media Department at the PA Ministry of Education. Since September 2015, Zayzafuna included a note on its second page thanking the PA Ministry of Finance for its financial support of the magazine (true as of the time of this writing). In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that
PA cartoon: Israel executes prisoners through medical neglect 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Oct. 23, 2016
Text and cartoon posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces


Posted text: "#[PA_]Palestinian_National_Security_Forces"

The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier with a grotesquely large nose holding a noose attached to an infusion, as a Palestinian prisoner kneels before him. This apparently refers to the PA libels accusing the Israeli Prison Service of “executing” prisoners through medical neglect.
PA TV to children: “Our problem is not the Jews... Our problem is the Zionist entity that kills our children"  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 21, 2016
Official PA TV program The Best Home, hosts PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam
Palestinian child: “Allah will take revenge on the Jews.”
Official PA TV host Walaa Al-Battat: “No, dear. Our problem is not the Jews. We love all of the monotheistic religions. This is the land of the monotheistic religions. Our problem is not with the [Jewish] religion. Our problem is the Zionist entity that kills our children, takes our lands, harms our properties, and destroys our homes. We have no problem with the Jews, you understand?”

Palestinian girl recites a poem entitled “So what.”
PMW note: The term "so what" is a reference to a hashtag that appeared on Palestinian social media as a slogan used to encourage Palestinians to continue rioting, throwing rocks and using violence against Israelis during the wave of Palestinian terror attacks 2015-2016. "#so_what" is a Palestinian response that makes light of Israel's alleged crimes, showing that Palestinians don't care. It also implies that no matter what Israel does, the Palestinians will continue not to care, and they will continue to riot, throw rocks, carry out stabbing attacks etc. The words refer to a video that went viral, showing an elderly Palestinian man arguing with Israeli soldiers. A soldier points to rioting Palestinians, saying: "They're throwing rocks at us." The old man replies: "So what, let them throw rocks."

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Fatah official appreciates UNESCO resolution during "difficult period in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem are subjected to the dangers of Judaization and ... even ethnic cleansing" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 20, 2016
Headline: “Hamad expressed appreciation for the UNESCO resolution to recognize Jerusalem as an Islamic heritage”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad said that the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) resolution to recognize East Jerusalem as a pure Islamic heritage is a return of the right to its owner, a slap on the cheek of the Israeli occupation, and a refuting of its claims that it has been marketing for many decades through its enormous communications mechanism.
Hamad added that this resolution is very important, particularly in this difficult period in which the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem are subjected to the dangers of Judaization and settlement, and even to ethnic cleansing.
She emphasized that the resolution comes in order to limit the arrogance of the occupation, and the continuation of its seizing control over everything that is Palestinian and the theft of Islamic history and culture in the holy city [of Jerusalem].”

UNESCO passed a resolution in Paris on “Occupied Palestine” on Oct. 13, 2016, with 24 countries voting in favor, 6 against, and 24 abstentions. The resolution was later approved by UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Oct. 26, 2016, in a secret ballot in which ten countries voted in favor of the resolution, two opposed, eight abstained, and one country, Jamaica, was absent.
In the resolution UNESCO refers to the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, only as “Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif,” and presents it only as a “Muslim holy site.” For more details about the resolution, click "full article."
Op-ed in PA daily: Israel creates “the international organized terror” and “nourishes and supports” Islamic terror organizations like ISIS 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 20, 2016
     Headline: "ISIS' crime against the Martyrs"
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
"The Martyrs (Shahids) are more noble and honorable than all of us together. They are candles of the path of liberation and return and bearers of the flag of the cause and the people. They are pioneers of self-sacrifice who do not differentiate between 'I' and 'we.' They have risen to the highest levels of integration with the expectations, desires, and goals of the people. Their giving has no boundaries. No comparison can be made between Martyrdom (Shahada, death for Allah) and units of measurement, as self-sacrifice is greater than all the assessments and descriptions…
The tombstones of those who wrote the most spectacular epics in the national history and wrote with their pure blood the most pure, sublime, and glorious pages on the people's golden list have been destroyed by the ISIS Takfiris (i.e., Muslims who accuse other Muslims of heresy) in the cemetery of Martyrs (Shahids) in the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp southeast of the Syrian capital of Damascus, which is still under their rule."

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PA daily: "The racism of Israel is burning its fingers" like the "blind racism of the Nazis" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 20, 2016
Headline: “The racism of Israel is burning its fingers”
Excerpt of op-ed by Bassem Barhoum
     “Israel is a state that has lost its sense of sight and discernment. Therefore, I do not rule out that the day will soon come when we will see the Zionist racists and extremists who rule in Israel burning the books of the new Israeli historians and every book that talks objectively about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the city squares.
Who expected that the Germans would burn the books of [Karl] Marx and the rest of the thinkers and philosophers in the center of Berlin, and yet the blind racism of the Nazis led to this.
This caused me to consider the possibility that a scenario like this could happen as a response of the blind racism of the Israeli politicians to the participation and positions of representatives of the B’Tselem organization and the Americans for Peace Now association in the advisory meeting of the [UN] Security Council, which was held last Friday [Oct. 14, 2016] under the title Illegal Israeli Settlements: A Threat to Peace and the Two-State Solution.”
Fatah: ISIS is a "product of the Zionist enterprise" carrying out the will of "racist rabbis" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 18, 2016
Headline: “The [Palestinian] National Council condemns the attack by an ISIS gang on the Martyrs’ graves in Al-Yarmouk”
     “Fatah added: ‘It is already clear that IS, which caused the destruction of the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp and the uprooting of hundreds of thousands from it, is currently turning its barbarity and crimes against the Martyr leaders of the [Palestinian] National Liberation Movement (i.e., Fatah) and against its fighters. In this way it is proving that it is a partner to the absolute hostility together with the racist occupation Zionist enterprise, in order to destroy every Palestinian national remnant and to implement the plot whose goal is to cause the Palestinians to emigrate for the second and third time, far from the borders of their eternal homeland of Palestine.’
Fatah emphasized: ‘The names of the fighters – leaders and soldiers alike – will continue to serve as torches, as the criminal mentality of IS will not succeed in putting out their lights, even if their gravestones are shattered and even if their pure bones are swept away, because the history of the Palestinian national movement is too magnificent to be harmed by a criminal blood-spilling terror organization, which is in fact a product of the Zionist enterprise. [This enterprise] has denied the right of the Palestinians to live; it has persecuted them while they were alive and it is persecuting them as Martyrs through many means, prime among them IS. What [IS] is doing in the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp is exactly what is wanted by the racist rabbis, who wished for the death of all the Palestinians and labeled our people with racist expressions.’”

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Fatah cartoon: Long-nosed Jew explodes Muslim world 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Oct. 18, 2016
Cartoon posted on the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission

Headline:
“No commentary!”
The cartoon shows a long-nosed Jew with an Israeli flag on his arm lighting a fuse to blow up a bomb. Inside the bomb, a Shi'ite Muslim and a Sunni Muslim are lighting fuses to blow up each other.  The cartoon expresses the libel that Jews/Israel seek to destroy the Muslim world, and are possibly taking advantage of the internal Muslim fighting to do so. The cartoon is also critical of the Muslim world, which is depicted as so focused on killing each other that they do not see the Jews taking advantage of it to kill them.
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This cartoon previously appeared on Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission website on July 28, 2016.
PA Security Forces cartoon: Israeli soldiers hunt and murder Palestinians using their rifles as hunting dogs 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Oct. 17, 2016

Cartoon posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces

The cartoon shows two Israeli soldiers with long noses standing at what appears to be a checkpoint and ordering dogs that are shaped like assault rifles to attack Palestinians, who are lying bleeding on the ground. The logo of the PA National Security Forces appears on the cartoon. The cartoon apparently addresses the alleged “summary executions” that the PA claims Israel is carrying out, in a reference to how Israeli soldiers have shot Palestinian terrorists as they were in the act of attacking Israelis.
This cartoon has previously appeared on Fatah-run Awdah TV on Dec. 7, 2015.
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PA Security Forces cartoon: Netanyahu’s hands drip with blood 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Oct. 14, 2016

 
Cartoon posted on the official Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, whose logo appears in the upper right corner. It depicts Israeli PM Benyamin Netanyahu with blood dripping from his hands. He is shown holding a magnifying glass with the word "Sharon" and following a trail of footsteps, i.e., walking in the footsteps of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
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Fatah posts kids` drawings: Israel drinks blood of Palestinians; Israel eats Palestinians; Yes to violence; All of Israel is "Palestine" in maps 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 11, 2016

Drawings and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. The drawings included images demonizing Israel, including one depicting Israel as eating and drinking the blood of Palestinians, images promoting the use of violence against Israel, images calling for the release of imprisioned terrorists and images using maps of "Palestine"  erasing Israel. However, the album also included images promoting peace doves.  

Posted text: “Innocent pictures express the feelings of children of #Palestine”

The drawings were drawn by Palestinian children.
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Fatah official: Shimon Peres was a "murderer and a criminal," Abbas attended his funeral because of international pressure 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 11, 2016
Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul, on the criticism against PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for attending the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Sept. 30, 2016
Fatah Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: “Indeed in the last few days there has been a dispute and commotion, and that has a connection to the opposition that is being talked about, opposition to [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas in general], or opposition to his going to the funeral of… [former Israeli President] Shimon Peres, the murderer and the criminal. That is what I say about him: the murderer and the criminal. If I say that he is a murderer and a criminal, that is a different matter [than Abbas’ attendance at the funeral]. I can completely understand the step taken by the president when he went to the funeral. He is the president of the Palestinian people and the responsibility placed on him is different from the responsibility placed on me. I did not go [to the funeral], and I say that he (i.e., Peres) was a criminal. The president [Abbas] is a different matter; the president has different obligations regarding this. The entire world called him. French President [Francois Hollande], who intends to hold the international conference on which we are pinning many hopes, called him. The president has obligations that other people, who are heads of [Palestinian] factions, are free of. However, they have the right to criticize and oppose.”

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Fatah spokesperson justifies terror attack in Jerusalem as Palestinian response to "Israel’s policy of murder and summary executions" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 11, 2016
Headline: “Fatah: The occupation government bears responsibility for the Palestinian responses”
     “Fatah spokesman Fayiz Abu Aita emphasized that the occupation government alone bears responsibility for the consequences of the Palestinian responses. He emphasized that the Israeli government’s sponsorship of terror, settlement, harming the holy city [of Jerusalem], Judaization, Israelization, and all of these steps, will lead to additional Palestinian responses.
Abu Aita’s statements came in response to the Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered). He said: ‘[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu must understand that security and stability will not be achieved until the legitimate rights of our people are achieved, and primarily Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.’ Abu Aita added that Israel’s policy of murder and summary executions, the expropriation of land for settlements, and the harming of the holy sites will not dissuade our people from defending legitimate rights.”

Musbah Abu Sbeih – 39-year-old Palestinian terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis and wounded 5 others in 3 drive-by shooting attacks in Jerusalem on Oct. 9, 2016. Abu Sbeih, who held Israeli residency status, began his shooting spree at the Ammunition Hill light rail stop and continued to the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood. He was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli border police officers during the attack. On the morning of the attack, Abu Sbeih was due to turn himself in to begin a 4 month jail sentence, after being convicted in January 2015 on numerous counts of inciting to terror and supporting a terror organization. On his Facebook page, Abu Sbeih praised terror groups including Hamas as well as terrorists who carried out attacks and actively called for attacks against Israelis.
Official PA daily justifies shooting attack on civilians as "self-defense" against the "Israeli ethnic cleansing state" and the "Judaization" of Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2016
Headline: “The Al-Aqsa Mosque is entrusted to your care”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Like all of the Palestinian people, he (i.e., Musbah Abu Sbeih, terrorist who shot and murdered 2) did not want to die but desired life and a dignified livelihood in his city and among his family, people, and friends in the Silwan neighborhood of Jerusalem. However, the Israeli ethnic cleansing state and its criminal security forces objected to his choice, and acted by all ways and means to push him toward the option of self-defense by the means that he saw as the appropriate language to respond to their barbarity, reckless behavior, and terror. Martyr (Shahid) Musbah Abu Sbeih, 39, could no longer bear the violations and crimes of the Israeli Security Agency. He rejected the situation of silence, or in other words – the surrender to will of the Israeli hangman. In his interview two days ago [Oct. 8, 2016] with the Ma’an [independent Palestinian news agency] website, in other words 24 hours or less before carrying out his self-sacrificing operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) at the occupation police station in [the Jerusalem neighborhood of] Sheikh Jarrah, he said: ‘Jerusalem is being widely Judaized at this moment and is being subjected to an unprecedented attack by the occupation authorities.’ ... He could no longer bear the racist Israeli barbaric escalation whose goal is to empty the holy city [of Jerusalem] of its Palestinian Arab residents through various acts of ethnic cleansing."

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PLO accuses Israel of “systematic acts of Judaization" and “organized terror” against Palestinians in Jerusalem, particularly in the Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2016
Headline: “The Department for Jerusalem Affairs condemned the occupation’s crimes against the residents of Jerusalem”
     “The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs condemned the ongoing policy of summary assassinations that the occupation authorities are carrying out against the [Arab] citizens in Jerusalem, the latest of which was its shooting of young Musbah Abu Sbeih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) on the claim that he shot at several settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, which led to his death as a Martyr (Shahid) at the scene... The [PLO] department emphasized that our people will stand with all its might against this Israeli arrogance and the organized terror being perpetrated against our people standing firm in Jerusalem, and particularly in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

Musbah Abu Sbeih – 39-year-old Palestinian terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis and wounded 5 others in 3 drive-by shooting attacks in Jerusalem on Oct. 9, 2016. Abu Sbeih, who held Israeli residency status, began his shooting spree at the Ammunition Hill light rail stop and continued to the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood. He was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli border police officers during the attack. For more information, click "full article."
PLO accuses Israel of “systematic acts of Judaization,” “organized terror” against Palestinians in Jerusalem, “particularly” in the Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2016
Headline: “The Department for Jerusalem Affairs condemned the occupation’s crimes against the residents of Jerusalem”
       “The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs condemned the ongoing policy of summary assassinations that the occupation authorities are carrying out against the [Arab] citizens in Jerusalem, the latest of which was its shooting of young Musbah Abu Sbeih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2, see note)...
The [PLO] department said yesterday [Oct. 9, 2016] in a press release: ‘The tension in Jerusalem and its escalation are a result of the policies and acts of the Israeli occupation, its ongoing violations, the systematic acts of Judaization, the settlements, and the theft of lands. All of these have caused and cause greater anger among our people, which defends its holy sites and its legal national rights against the occupation’s arrogance. The [PLO] department emphasized that our people will stand with all its might against this Israeli arrogance and the organized terror being perpetrated against our people standing firm in Jerusalem, and particularly in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

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PA National Security Forces posts on Facebook a cartoon depicting an Israeli soldier ‘boxing’ the Al-Aqsa Mosque  
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Oct. 6, 2016


Cartoon posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces

The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier with “Israel” written on his shirt and a Star of David on his helmet squaring off against the Dome of the Rock Mosque in a boxing ring, indicating the often repeated Palestinian claim that Israel is “attacking” the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock Mosque. The PA National Security Forces logo appears in the corner.

The PA and its leaders view any presence of Jews on the Temple Mount as an “attack.” It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
Cartoon in PA daily: Israel controls the US which controls the world 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 4, 2016

In the cartoon, a small soldier with a Star of David on his helmet is seen giving orders to a taller man with blank eyes, representing the US. The large man's hat is made of the American flag but with a six-pointed Star of David replacing the five-pointed star. The "US" is holding a basketball that resembles a globe, and "Israel" is directing the "US" to shoot the globe-shaped basketball into a basket which is also shaped of a Star of David. Implying that while America controls the world, it is Israel who orders America what to do with the world.
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Fatah spokesman: Israel murders prisoners through "deliberate medical neglect" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 2, 2016
     "The Fatah Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ [Affairs] in the Gaza Strip reemphasized its loyalty to the relatives of the Martyrs (Shahids) and those imprisoned in the Israeli occupation's prisons, who are dying while still expecting the moment of the last separation from or meeting with their sons… Spokesman of the [Fatah] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs [in the Gaza Strip] Nashat Al-Wahidi … noted that hundreds of relatives of the prisoners and detainees have died or passed away in silence while still hoping to meet for the last time with their prisoner sons, to whom the Israeli occupation denies the most basic of human rights, and acts to wipe them out and murder them through a variety of ways and means, primarily the deliberate medical neglect."
PA ministers eulogize murderer and blame his death on Israel's "policy of medical negligence" towards prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 30, 2016
Headline: “Hamdallah paid a condolence visit to [the family of] Martyr Hamdouni at the head of a government delegation”
          “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah paid a condolence visit yesterday [Sept. 29, 2016] in the village of Ya’abad in the Jenin district, to [the family of] Martyr (Shahid) prisoner Yasser Hamdouni, who died as a Martyr in the Rimon Prison from a stroke due to the intentional medical negligence of the occupation’s Prison Service. (sic., Hamdouni died while exercising.)
The prime minister conveyed the condolences of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas to the family and relatives of Martyr Hamdouni, and emphasized the continuation of the leadership and government’s efforts to contact all of the international institutions and bodies in order to press Israel to stop its violations against the prisoners, and particularly the policy of medical negligence, and to release them, especially the sick prisoners, the children, and the women.
The prime minister announced his full support for the family of Martyr Hamdouni, and wished that Almighty Allah will let him dwell in Paradise and bring to his family and relatives patience and solace.
Minister of Local Authority Hussein Al-A'araj, Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak, and Advisor to the Prime Minister Jawad Naji accompanied the prime minister [Hamdallah], along with a number of prominent official and national figures."

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Fatah cartoon presents Former Israeli President Shimon Peres as destined for Hell 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 29, 2016

Cartoon posted on Fatah's official Facebook page. Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who died on Sept. 28, 2016, the day before the cartoon was posted,  is shown trembling and handcuffed as the Grim Reaper shows or reads to Peres from an English language scroll the long list of "crimes" Peres is accused of committing. In the background flames are seen, representing the fires of Hell that await Peres.
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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres demonized on official PA TV on the day of his death 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 28, 2016

PA TV's Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas:
"Shimon Peres, 93, from Belarus, immigrated to Palestine at the age of 11. Of course, it is known that Shimon Peres is the spiritual father of the Israeli settlement in the West Bank, and he is also the spiritual father of the Israeli atomic bomb, which he succeeded in bringing or buying from France. He is also the spiritual father of all the wars against Arab states because he participated in all the wars, and [in] the last war that he participated in he was responsible for the Kafr Qana massacre in Lebanon, when he bombed a school in which women and children hid, in the war against Lebanon (see note -Ed.). Of course if we look at the history of Shimon Peres, I am convinced that he is the one who established the State of Israel, and he is the one who led Israel to [become] a formidable military power. When he began to speak about peace, I believe he was deceiving the world. In other words, when Shimon Peres focused [in speech] on the issue of peace, this meant that war was coming... But Shimon Peres did for Israel what no one did, nor will do. The greatest fraud in the history of the Zionist movement, Shimon Peres. He is a man that the world undoubtedly loves, even the Arab states believed that Peres was a man of peace, even though he was the greatest man of war in Israel..."
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Kafr Qana in Lebanon - Shelling of a UN facility by Israel in response to Hezbollah fire from the site in April 1996, during Operat
Fatah official threatens violence against “Nazi Zionist Israel”: “Our symbol is a rifle and a grenade, so don`t test our patience” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 27, 2016


PA Parliament member and former prisoner Jamal Huweil on official PA TV program Topic of the Day: "Like I always say to Israel, to the Nazi Zionist Israeli occupation: We in the Fatah Movement - our symbol is still the symbol of Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit), which is decorated with an AK-47 and a grenade, so don't test the patience of the Fatah Movement, because like they say ‘patience has limits.’"

Poster on wall glorifies murderer: “President Mahmoud Abbas and Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan announce the death of heroic Martyr prisoner Yasser Hamdouni”

Yasser Hamdouni was serving a life sentence for participating in the murder of Israeli citizen Avner Maimon in the Palestinian town of Ya'abad in the West Bank (June 12, 2003). Hamdouni, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), died on Sept. 25, 2016, after collapsing while exercising in the Israeli Rimon Prison yard.
Interviewee on PA TV: Israelis have no mercy, they do more than Hitler to the Palestinians" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 27, 2016
Official PA TV News, interview with Director of the Abu Jihad Center for Prisoners’ Affairs at Al-Quds University Fahd Al-Hajj, on the death of terrorist prisoner Yasser Hamdouni and the treatment of jailed terrorists
Director of the Abu Jihad Center for Prisoners’ Affairs at Al-Quds University Fahd Al-Hajj: “Every ten days the [Israeli] intelligence and police officers go in [to the prisoners’ cells] and confiscate everything that the prisoners write down, even if it was a poem, or letters [to their families]. They (i.e., the Israelis) have no mercy, they do more than Hitler to the Palestinians.”

Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni was serving a life sentence for participating in the murder of Israeli citizen Avner Maimon in the Palestinian town of Ya'abad in the West Bank (June, 12, 2003). Hamdouni, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), died on Sept. 25, 2016, after collapsing while exercising in the Israeli Rimon Prison yard.
Op-ed in PA daily promotes freedom of speech, but claims "fascist Israel" and America "create international terror" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 26, 2016
Headline: “The crime of disgrace ”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily, about the assassination of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sept. 25, 2016, as Hattar was about to stand trial for sharing a cartoon depicting God being treated like a servant by a bearded Muslim.
     “The capital of Jordan was witness yesterday [Sept. 25, 2016] to a vile and shameful crime, whose victim was a respected Jordanian publicist. He did nothing other than to share a cartoon in response to the Takfir organizations (i.e., the act of accusing other Muslims of heresy, refers here to ISIS and similar organizations) that harm Islam and Muslims. Martyr (Shahid) of culture and knowledge Nahed Hattar published a clarification, in which he noted what the intention of publishing [the cartoon] was…
The late Nahed Hattar paid with his life in order to defend the freedom of opinion and expression. He refused to conform and bow his head before the terrorist Takfir organizations, the mercenaries of fascist Israel and of America, which creates international terror.”

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Official PA spokesman: Prisoner's death was result of Israeli "policy of medical neglect and slow killing" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 25, 2016
Headline: “The government announced the death of Martyr Hamdouni and held the occupation responsible”
     “The [PA] national unity government led by [Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah announced the death of prisoner Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni, who died as a Martyr (Shahid) this morning, Sunday [Sept. 25, 2016], after he suffered a stroke and died as a result of it at Soroka Hospital, after being transferred from Rimon Prison [in Israel].
Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said: ‘The government holds Israel, and what it calls the ‘Israeli Prison Service’ and its medical system, fully responsible for the death as a Martyr of prisoner Hamdouni, and for the lives of the rest of the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons who suffer from a severe health condition and from harsh imprisonment conditions, out of a deliberate attempt by the occupation authorities to implement a policy of medical neglect and slow killing against them.”

Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni - serving a life sentence for participating in the murder of Israeli citizen Avner Maimon in the Palestinian town of Ya'abad in the West Bank (June, 12, 2003). Hamdouni, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), died on Sept. 25, 2016, after collapsing while exercising in the Israeli Rimon Prison yard.
PA daily: "Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is a clown who does not know how to amuse and a pathetic demagogue" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2016
Headline: “The racist arrogance of Netanyahu – part 1”
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu is a clown who does not know how to amuse and a pathetic demagogue…
He says something and its opposite – one time [he says that]: ‘The UN has become a farce,’ and another time he says that: ‘The UN also changes, and everything is changing quicker than you think.’ Another time he announced that: ‘The UN Human Rights Council is a big joke, because every year it condemns Israel more than any other state in the world’…
Afterwards he continued with an attack against the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and said that it ‘denied the close connection of 4,000 years between the ‘Jewish’ people and its holiest site, ‘the Temple Mount’ (meaning the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first direction of prayer, and the third holiest sanctuary) [parentheses in source]. There are no archaeological remains of Jews in historical Palestine. Seventy years have passed and the Israeli archaeologists have not found any proof of their existence on the land and homeland of the Palestinian people.”
PA daily cartoon shows Israeli soldier arresting naked baby 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 24, 2016
Cartoon posted in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier with a large nose holding a naked baby and pointing at it, while saying: “We have seized a sharp instrument on him.” The cartoon appears to be criticism of the alleged Israeli “summary executions” of young Palestinian terrorists conducting stabbing attacks.

PMW Note: The rate of terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis increased again in mid-September 2016. As a result, the rate of Palestinian terrorists being injured or killed in response to these attacks increased. The following are some examples:

Sept. 16

• Sa’id Al-Amru – 28-year-old Jordanian journalist who attacked Israeli border police officers with a knife in each hand, trying to stab them at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sept. 16, 2016. The officers shot and killed Al-Amru, and found additional knives on his person as well. Jordan condemned the officers’ killing of Al-Amru and denied that he tried to carry out a terror attack. However, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented security camera footage of the incident clearly showing Al-Amru trying to stab the officers.

• Muhammad Kayed Al-Rajabi – 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier at the Jilbar checkpoint in Hebron on Sept. 16, 2016. In response, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Al-Rajabi.

• Firas and Raghad Al-Khaddour – Palestinian terrorists, an engaged couple, who carried out a car ramming attack against 3 Israeli youth, injuring them, at the entrance to Kiryat Arba on Sept. 16, 2016. Firas was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers and Raghad was injured and transferred to an Israeli hospital. Raghad left a will stating her reason fo
Palestinian UN delegate letter to UN: Israel is killing Palestinian civilian “Martyrs” (i.e., terrorists killed while attacking Israelis) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 22, 2016
i>Headline: “Mansour sent letters regarding the unstable situation in the Palestinian territories”
      “Permanent Observer of Palestine in the UN Riyad Mansour yesterday [Sept. 21, 2016] sent three identical letters to Secretary-General of the UN [Ban Ki-moon], President of the Security Council [Gerard van Bohemen] (New Zealand), and President of the UN General Assembly [Peter Thomson] regarding the unstable situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem… Ambassador Mansour noted that the occupation forces are continuing to use lethal and arbitrary force against Palestinian citizens (i.e., attacking terrorists) in a severe violation of international humanitarian law. He added: ‘Since our last letter on September 8, more than six Palestinians have died as Martyrs (Shahids) in addition to a Jordanian citizen, having been killed by the Israeli occupation forces.’”

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Palestinian UN delegate letter to UN: Israel is killing Palestinian civilian “Martyrs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 22, 2016
     Headline: “Mansour sent letters regarding the unstable situation in the Palestinian territories”
“Permanent Observer of Palestine in the UN Riyad Mansour yesterday [Sept. 21, 2016] sent three identical letters to Secretary-General of the UN [Ban Ki-moon], President of the Security Council [Gerard van Bohemen] (New Zealand), and President of the UN General Assembly [Peter Thomson] regarding the unstable situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem…
Ambassador Mansour noted that the occupation forces are continuing to use lethal and arbitrary force against Palestinian citizens (i.e., attacking terrorists) in a severe violation of international humanitarian law. He added: ‘Since our last letter on September 8, more than six Palestinians have died as Martyrs (Shahids) in addition to a Jordanian citizen, having been killed by the Israeli occupation forces.’”

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PLO official: Israel has “barbaric and racist” policy toward Palestinian prisoners, carries out “arbitrary summary executions” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 22, 2016
     Headline: “Karake demands that the UN send an investigative committee for the occupation’s crimes against the prisoners”
“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that one of the reasons for the tension and anger on the Palestinian street and the renewal of the popular uprising is the barbaric and racist Israeli policy against the prisoners in the prisons and the prisoners’ protests against the injustice and oppression being carried out against them, and particularly the arbitrary administrative detentions.
Karake held Israel responsible for the bloody deterioration in the recent period (- a rise in attacks against Israelis by Palestinians –Ed.) and particularly the arbitrary summary executions and the ascent of eight Martyrs (Shahids) [to Heaven] in one week, alongside dozens of wounded, hundreds arrested, and ongoing invasions.”

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PA minister to Japan: Israel is determined "to assassinate the Palestinian childhood" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 21, 2016
Headline: “Al-Sha’er updates a Japanese delegation about the occupation’s violations against the children”
     “[PA] Minister of Social Affairs Ibrahim Al-Sha’er updated a Japanese delegation, the Ambassador of Japan in the State of Palestine Takeshi Okubo, and representatives from the UNICEF organization about the recent developments in the Palestinian arena and about the summary executions that the occupation authorities are carrying out against citizens, and particularly children. (Palestinians being killed while attacking Israelis –Ed.)
During his meeting with the delegation in the Ministry [of Social Affairs] building in Ramallah yesterday [Sept. 20, 2016], Al-Sha’er called on the government of Japan to pressure the Israeli occupation to act in accordance with the international laws that defend children. He noted that the occupation is determined to assassinate the Palestinian childhood, and that the most recent example of this was the murder of the 16-year-old child [Issa] Mahmoud Taraireh (i.e., terrorist, killed while attempting to stab Israeli soldiers) from the town of Bani Na’im in the Hebron district.”

Issa Taraireh – 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the entrance to Bani Na’im east of Hebron on Sept. 20, 2016. The soldiers shot and killed Taraireh. Taraireh is a relative of Muhammad Taraireh, who stabbed and murdered 13-year-old American Israeli Hallel Yaffa Ariel as she slept in her bed, in her home in Kiryat Arba near Hebron, on June 30, 2016.

PMW Note: The rate of terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis increased again in mid-September 2016. As a result, the rate of Palestinian terrorists being injured or killed in response to these attacks has increased. For a list of attacks, click "full article."
PA Mufti: Israel is executing Palestinians “in cold blood,” using “worthless” pretexts that “young people are trying to stab, throw rocks at the occupation soldiers” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 21, 2016
Headline: “The Grand Mufti condemns the summary execution crimes that the occupation authorities are carrying out”

“[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein condemned the continuation of the series of incessant Israeli violations and attacks…

The mufti said yesterday [Sept. 20, 2016] in a statement: ‘The occupation authorities continue to execute young Palestinians in cold blood. (Palestinians killed during their attacks against Israelis –Ed.) They receive religious backing in addition to the political, legal, and security backing provided by the Israeli government of settlements and extremism’…

Sheikh Hussein condemned the brutal attack on the Hebron district. He clarified that the occupation is using the pretext that the young people are trying to stab, throw rocks at the occupation soldiers, or other worthless pretexts, which only reflects the determination of the occupation to continue the series of premeditated murders and aggression against the defenseless members of our people…

The mufti condemned the fact that radical right-wing Israeli Member of Parliament Yehuda Glick held religious ceremonies next to the Cotton Merchants’ Gate, one of the gates of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque…
He clarified that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, with its gates, walls, plazas, and structures, is property of the Muslims alone, and that no one has the right to desecrate its sanctity.”

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Hebron governor: Israeli soldiers incite Palestinian children as part of "ethnic cleansing" policy 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 21, 2016
The rate of terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis increased again in mid-September 2016. As a result, the rate of Palestinian terrorists being injured or killed in response to these attacks increased. The following item refers to these trends.
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“District Governor Hamid: What is happening in Hebron is very dangerous and pushes the situation to the brink”
     “Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid said yesterday [Sept. 20, 2016] that the occupation government is using various collective punishments against residents of the Hebron district…
He emphasized that what is happening in Hebron is a policy of ethnic cleansing, which is based on the executions of our defenseless people. This was said during a press conference that was held in the district office building regarding the recent developments and Israeli attacks…
He added: ‘The children of the Old City [of Hebron] and Hebron in general understand well that what is happening is that they are being directly targeted. Therefore, we warn that a continuation of the Israeli army’s steps, which receive direct political backing from the Israeli government, is grave and pushes the situation to the brink. No one can predict what the consequences will be.’
He said: ‘According to the information at our disposal, the soldiers provoke children and directly incite. They say to them, “Where are the knives,” and ask whoever is not carrying a knife why he does not have a knife on him. This is incitement of the children at the checkpoints, the entrance, and throughout the district. The occupation army and its government are intentionally inflaming the situation in order to serve their settlement goals.’”

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PA Grand Mufti: "Israeli occupation forces are intentionally spilling the blood of Palestinians" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 21, 2016
Headline: “Al-Aqsa preacher: The fact that the occupation allows settlers to do what they want everywhere in Jerusalem constitutes an attack against the holy city”
     “[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and preacher at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Muhammad Hussein said that the fact that the Israeli occupation forces are intentionally spilling the blood of Palestinians, and of youth in particular, constitutes arrogance and violation of all international law. Likewise, he said that the fact that the occupation authorities allow settlers to pray everywhere in Jerusalem constitutes an attack against the holy city.
Hussein, in an interview with Radio Mawtini today, Wednesday [Sept. 21, 2016], objected to them (i.e., Israelis) doing as they please with the land and the holy sites, and said: ‘The Israeli occupation violates all the international and humanitarian laws.’ Likewise, he expressed the objection of the Palestinians to the decision of the Israeli authorities to allow settlers to hold their prayers everywhere in the city of Jerusalem (apparently referring to a Jerusalem District Court decision on Sept. 13, 2016, allowing Jews to pray in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem –Ed.).”

On Sept. 13, 2016, the Jerusalem District Court issued a decision that Jews are allowed to pray in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. This decision was issued as a result of an appeal by three girls who had been banned from entering the Muslim Quarter after police stopped them for praying there, and following the Israeli police’s recent policy of preventing Jews from praying in the Muslim Quarter.
Palestinian National Forces eulogizes “Martyrs of our people who were assassinated in cold blood” by Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 20, 2016
     Headline: “The Forces: The summary assassinations will not break the will of our people”
“The National and Islamic Forces emphasized that the occupation’s ongoing policy of crime and aggression will not break the will of our people that adheres to its rights, its fundamental principles, and its resistance for freedom and independence.
They added in a statement after their meeting yesterday [Sept. 19, 2016] in Ramallah that the summary assassinations being perpetrated by the occupation in the Palestinian streets and at the military checkpoints against members of our people, the tightening of the blockade, the continued expansion of the colonialist settlement, and the imposition of collective punishments constitute a severe escalation that demands immediate intervention of all of the international institutions…
The forces eulogized the Martyrs (Shahids) of our people who were assassinated in cold blood (i.e., terrorists killed while carrying out attacks) during the last few days, as well as the Jordanian Martyr Sa’id Al-Amru (i.e., terrorist stabber) who was assassinated in Jerusalem.”

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PA cartoon: Jew fantasizes about blood and demolition, Palestinian fantasizes about peace 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Sept. 20, 2016
Cartoon posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces
 
The cartoon shows a religious Jewish boy and a Palestinian boy facing each other. It depicts the Jewish boy as thinking about a prison cell, house demolitions, settlements, the security fence, and blood – symbolizing the idea of imprisoning and harming and killing Palestinians, demolishing their houses and advancing Israeli/Jewish settlements. The Palestinian boy is shown thinking about only one thing, a dove – symbolizing peace – on the background of the colors of the Palestinian flag.
Fatah reposts controversial cartoon implying Jews are behind world terror 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Sept. 20, 2016

Cartoon depicts a Jew with a large nose and wearing a kippah (Jewish skullcap), comfortably seated in an armchair with the Star of David on it. Using a remote control, the Jew sets off an explosion in the city below, viewing the destruction as if watching TV.
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Note: The cartoon was originally published in July 2014 in The Sydney Morning Herald as commentary on the 2014 Gaza War. After repeated public protests and threats of legal action by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the newspaper apologized and called it "a serious error in judgement." Fatah's choosing to publish the cartoon now, without any reference to Gaza, is clearly their statement about today's international conflicts.
Fatah: “Executing Palestinians at checkpoints is simply the literal carrying out of the orders” of the Israeli government 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 20, 2016
Headline: “Calls for unity against the escalation of the executions and settlement by the occupation”
     “The Fatah Movement called to our people to unify and unite against the worsening Israeli aggression, the massacres and crimes against our young people particularly in Hebron and Jerusalem, and emphasized that what the occupation state is committing is organized state terror whose goal is to blow up the situation, an Israeli attempt to force a security solution instead of a political solution, and a response to the international efforts to end the occupation and implement international law. [Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi yesterday [Sept. 19, 2016] in a press statement… emphasized that the fact that Israel is executing Palestinians at checkpoints is simply the literal carrying out of the orders of the politicians and rulers of Tel Aviv…”
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Fatah: Israel is carrying out “cold-blooded execution of Palestinians” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 20, 2016
Headline: “Fatah: We stand before Israeli fascism that is only specializing in the execution of Palestinians”
     “The Fatah Movement held Israel responsible for the clear policy of murder and summary executions of Palestinians. [Fatah added that] through [this policy] it (i.e., Israel) seeks to turn the relationship between the occupation and the defenseless Palestinian citizen into a relationship of blood and murder, which is based on the terrorist fascism from which every occupation soldier who serves the criminal government of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu feeds.
Head of the Information Committee of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said that the level of the fascism and terror that Israel has reached today only proves to us all that it is only specializing in the cold-blooded execution of Palestinians at checkpoints, roads, and gates of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque... Al-Jaghoub added: ‘We view with severity Israel’s return to the method of daily arrests, blocking routes to the traffic of [Palestinian] citizens, and preventing their arrival to their homes and workplaces. [This is] a policy that is no less racist and terrorist than all of the murders that are being committed against us.’”
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Fatah: Israel is carrying out “summary executions and daily killing[s]… against unarmed Palestinians” (i.e., terrorist stabbers) 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 19, 2016
Headline: “Fatah in Jerusalem: The occupation does as it pleases with the blood of the Palestinians”
        “The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement emphasized in its statement today, Monday [Sept. 19, 2016], that the occupation forces are targeting the blood of the Palestinians and doing as they please with it in an intentional and direct manner, which is something that will have serious consequences. The statement comes after the summary executions and daily killing that the [Israeli] security forces have carried out against unarmed Palestinians (i.e., terrorists attacking with knives or in car ramming attacks), as seven citizens were executed within a week on pretexts and empty excuses, the last of which was the targeting of young Ayman Al-Kurd (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2) this morning. Fatah Movement Secretary in Jerusalem Adnan Ghaith said that our Palestinian people has turned into a direct target for summary executions and cold-blooded murder for the occupation forces, who carry out crimes before the eyes and ears of the entire world, without anyone acting to stop these racist crimes.”
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PLO: Israel is carrying out “summary executions” against Palestinians, expressed by “shooting” of “young man,” a terrorist stabber  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 19, 2016
Headline: “The Department for Jerusalem Affairs: The summary executions are organized Israeli terror”
     “The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs said: ‘The summary executions being carried out by the occupation authorities are organized Israeli terror…’
The department, in its announcement that was published today, Monday [Sept. 19, 2016], warned against the danger inherent in the Israeli occupation authorities continuing their criminal and racist violations against Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and their carrying out additional crimes through the incessant perpetration of summary executions, which were expressed this morning in the shooting of a young man from Jerusalem (i.e., terrorist stabber Hatem Al-Shaloudi, wounded 1) in the Herod’s Gate region of Jerusalem, which caused him to be seriously wounded.”
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Hatem Al-Shaloudi – 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured an Israeli soldier in Hebron on Sept. 17, 2016. Al-Shaloudi was shot and killed in response by Israeli soldiers. Security camera footage of the incident clearly shows Al-Shaloudi stabbing the soldier.
PA Minister of Justice: Israel is carrying out “crimes of summary executions … [Israel] is using the excuse that they tried to stab... and other baseless excuses" as a pretext to kill Palestinians 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 19, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Minister of Justice: The executions of the Al-Rajabi Martyrs is proof that Israel is continuing to commit war crimes and conduct organized terror”
     “[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak said that the crime of the executions of child Martyr (Shahid) Amir Jamal Al-Rajabi (17) and Martyr Muhannad Jamil Al-Rajabi (21) (i.e., terrorist stabbers, wounded 1) next to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron today (Monday) [Sept. 19, 2016] is organized state terror, and additional proof that Israel is continuing to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity… The minister of justice added in a statement that he published: ‘Israel is waging a one-sided campaign against our people, and is intensifying the crimes of murder and aggression (sic., Israel is responding to an escalation in Palestinian terror attacks). In less than a week, it has committed many crimes of summary executions... Abu Diyak clarified that the West Bank has turned into a scene of constant crime by the occupation forces. He emphasized that most of the victims of these crimes are youth and children, and that the occupation is using the excuse that they tried to stab or throw rocks at the occupation soldiers, and other baseless excuses.”
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Fatah: Israel is carrying out “summary executions and daily killing… against unarmed Palestinians” (i.e., terrorist stabbers) 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 19, 2016
Headline: “Fatah in Jerusalem: The occupation does as it pleases with the blood of the Palestinians”
     “The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement emphasized in its statement today, Monday [Sept. 19, 2016], that the occupation forces are targeting the blood of the Palestinians and doing as they please with it in an intentional and direct manner, which is something that will have serious consequences. The statement comes after the summary executions and daily killing that the [Israeli] security forces have carried out against unarmed Palestinians (i.e., terrorists attacking with knives or in car ramming attacks), as seven citizens were executed within a week on pretexts and empty excuses, the last of which was the targeting of young Ayman Al-Kurd (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2) this morning.
Fatah Movement Secretary in Jerusalem Adnan Ghaith said that our Palestinian people has turned into a direct target for summary executions and cold-blooded murder for the occupation forces, who carry out crimes before the eyes and ears of the entire world, without anyone acting to stop these racist crimes.”

PMW Note: The rate of terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis increased again in mid-September 2016. As a result, the rate of Palestinian terrorists being injured or killed in response to these attacks has increased. Click "full article" for list of examples
Op-ed in official PA daily: "Summary executions" are "Israel’s way of getting rid of those it wants to get rid of," ever since Biblical times 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 19, 2016
Headline: “The summary executions – a policy that is escalating”
Excerpt from op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
     “I was horrified when I saw a video on one of the Palestinian satellite channels that it was claimed showed Martyr (Shahid) [Hatem] Al-Shaloudi, and the two analysts said that this video is proof that Al-Shaloudi stabbed an Israeli soldier. The footage that was shown on this channel is not clear, and in no way is there a stabbing operation in it…
But why did the satellite channel, which calls itself a Palestinian satellite channel, claim [that Al-Shaloudi stabbed a soldier] – this question remains unanswered...
In general, the trend of summary executions is a fixed trend that is growing stronger in the Zionist ideology, which draws [inspiration] from the Biblical story, which always incites to murder and wipe out the other. This trend has existed since the Book of Exodus, through [the Book of] Judges, and up to the Book of Kings, and the reasons are always attributed to divine commands! ...
The summary executions always exist. They are Israel’s way of getting rid of those it wants to get rid of, even if they are Jews who are from a different ideological and political stream. The loss of media control in our circles to which we are witness these days is a most damaging loss of control, which does not serve us at all… and provides the main enemy – the occupation – with a free service.”
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Official PA daily: Terrorist stabber “died as a Martyr” after Israel “claimed” that he had stabbed a soldier 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 18, 2016
Headline: “Hatem Al-Shaloudi – the third Martyr in Hebron within 24 hours”
       “Hatem Abd Al-Hafiz Abd Al-Rahim Al-Shaloudi, a 26-year-old young man, died as a Martyr (Shahid) yesterday morning [Sept. 17, 2016] [when he] was shot by the occupation forces next to the Jabel Al-Rahma Mosque, the entrance to the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the center of Hebron. Local sources and witnesses conveyed that the occupation soldiers shot a round of bullets towards the Martyr and prevented Red Crescent teams from reaching the site… The occupation army claimed, as usual, that young Al-Shaloudi stabbed a soldier at Tel Rumeida… Martyr Al-Shaloudi is the fourth Martyr in less than 24 hours.”



The picture, reprinted from the AFP News Agency, shows the knife used by Al-Shaloudi with the following caption in the official PA daily:
“Martyr Al-Shaloudi’s blood”
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Fatah FB: Increase in Israel's "executions" proves it is committed to "killing and ethnic cleansing" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 17, 2016
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows the logo of the Al-Asifa, the Fatah military unit.

Posted text: “The Fatah Movement: The increase in the rate of the executions of residents (i.e., terrorists killed while attacking) at checkpoints in Jerusalem and Hebron confirms that the occupation leaders are adhering only to the way of killing and ethnic cleansing and that their talk of peace serves as a cover for their crimes.”

PMW Note: The rate of terror attacks by Palestinians against Israelis increased again in mid-September 2016. As a result, the rate of Palestinian terrorists being injured or killed in response to these attacks has increased. For a list of attacks, click "full article."
Fatah Facebook posts perpetuates false accusation that Israel perpetrated Sabra and Shatila massacre 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 16, 2016
Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
"The 34th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre carried out against the Palestinian refugees in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp. The massacre took place over three days during which approximately 5,000 Martyrs (Shahids) died. The massacre was carried out by the Israeli occupation army led by then Minister of Defense Ariel Sharon and the army of southern Lebanon, after the camp was surrounded at night.”

Sabra and Shatila - Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.
PA Council: Israel tunnels under the Al-Aqsa mosque "in preparation for a despicable crime and massacre" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Sept. 16, 2016
Headline: "The Islamic-Christian Council: 34 years since the Sabra and Shatila massacre and the crimes continue"
     "The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places emphasized today, Friday [Sept. 16, 2016],… in a statement that the Israeli occupation authorities, with their ongoing violations in occupied Jerusalem, are willingly desecrating the sanctity of the sites holy to Islam and Christianity, and attack them with fires, destruction, and impurity. This is in addition to the theft of an entire culture, with all its details and antiquities, and the excavation of networks of tunnels under the Old City of the occupied city [Jerusalem], and particularly under the foundations of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, in preparation for a despicable crime and massacre against the first direction of prayer (i.e., Jerusalem) and the third holiest sanctuary (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque)."

Sabra and Shatila - Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.
Fatah Cartoon shows Bibi flanked by Grim Reapers 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Sept. 15, 2016
Cartoon posted on the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission
The cartoon shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flanked by two grim reapers, the one on his left holding a staff with a brick trowel at the end, and the one on his right holding a scythe.
Text at top: “Netanyahu’s coalition!”
Text on grim reaper with brick trowel: “Settlement”
Text on grim reaper with scythe: “Extremism”
PA libel: Israel committed Sabra and Shatila massacre 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 15, 2016
Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.

Headline:
“Tomorrow is the 34th memorial day of the Sabra and Shatila massacre”
     “Tomorrow, Friday [Sept. 16, 2016], will be the 34th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre that took place on Sept. 16, 1982, in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon.
The massacre that was carried out against the people of the camp continued for three days, between the 16th and 18th of September, during which many unarmed civilians, men, children, women, and elderly, fell as Martyrs (Shahids), most of them Palestinians. During the massacre, Lebanese also died, and the number of Martyrs was estimated at the time to be 3,500 – 5,000 Martyrs from among the 20,000 people who lived in Sabra and Shatila at the time that the massacre took place.
The massacre began after the Israeli army, led by then Minister of War (sic., Minister of Defense) Ariel Sharon and Rafael Eitan (i.e., then Chief of Staff of the Israeli army), encircled [the camp]. The massacre was carried out far from the media, and melee weapons and other weapons were used in order to wipe out the residents of the camp, while the mission of the Israeli army was to encircle the camp and light it at night with flares... There were only children, elderly, and women in the camp and the armed people killed the women and children, and most of the bodies were [scattered] in the streets of the camp. Afterwards, Israeli bulldozers entered to sweep the camp clean and destroy the houses in order to hide the crime."

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Of PA TV airs song addressing Israel: "You are a Nazi... the chaos of your corruption is running rampant" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 13, 2016
Official PA TV program Holiday Morning, hosting poet Abdallah Qishta
Poet Abdallah Qishta begins to recite the poem "A Homeland That is Tired of Waiting"
Poet Abdallah Qishta:
"Oh my enemy, others are brighter than you…
You are a Nazi, do not lie and do not call for peace
The chaos of your corruption is running rampant in Muslim countries
Your ebb and flow have come to an end, the illusion has reached its end and dissipated
Your time has come, accursed is your grandfather who brought us the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)
[Even if] a period passes, we will not forget and our veins will be renewed
Your fate is shame and disgrace, regardless of what will come to pass.
Tomorrow we will liberate our land and we will lay the cornerstone,
Sometimes with weapons, and sometimes with politics.
The soil always calls to us: 'Come with [your] head held high,
Wear the crown of glory, and break the head of the evil one’
Its [the soil’s] knife will express our rage and will not allow the Al-Aqsa Mosque to be harmed…"
Official PA TV host: "We do not deny that the poem is wonderful and the style is very unique, especially as there is an attractiveness to the Nabataean or Bedouin poem, as some know it ."

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA daily editorial likens Israel to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 10, 2016
Excerpt of official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida editorial
Headline:
“The extremism and follies of the obsession”
     “Israel of the settler racist extremist right – Israel of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, [Minister of Defense Avigdor] Liberman, and [Minister of Education Naftali] Bennett – obsessively continues the offensive of distorting the position and policy of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and inciting against him. It is mistakenly deluded that this will perhaps topple the firm and clear Palestinian standpoint regarding the ways to make peace, security, and stability in the region…
The Israeli incitement campaign against him [Abbas] did not find – and will never find – [ways] other than fabricating lies, nonsense and more falsehoods, as those carrying out this [incitement] campaign are apparently followers of the school of [Joseph] Goebbels, the minister of buried Nazi propaganda, who made the famous statement: ‘Lie and lie until they believe you.’”
PA cartoon: Israeli soldier eats ancient archaeological site 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 6, 2016

Text at top of cartoon: “Sebastia…”

The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier eating a Roman column from the antiquities of Sebastia, as if it were a hot dog. Sebastia was the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel in the 9th and 8th centuries BCE and today is under the jurisdiction of the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority. The cartoon refers to the PA claims that Israel is trying to take over the archeological site of Sebastia – which is located in Area C, under full Israeli security and administrative control.
Ramallah governor tells British students: The "occupation is vile," "executing our sons" and "targeting those with special needs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 5, 2016
Headline: “Ghannam updated a British student delegation about the Palestinian reality”
     “Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh District [Laila Ghannam] yesterday [Sept. 4, 2016] received a delegation of students from the British Liverpool Hope University…
Ghannam summarized the systematic policy of Judaization of the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity, and the attempt to depict the Palestinian people as a terrorist …
Likewise, she referred to the settlement issue and the settlers and their daily attacks against the Palestinian people under the protection of the occupation army. She noted that there is always a false Israeli version that seeks to change the facts and reality, and this is what has been proven by numerous videos of the activities of the occupation executing our sons, without them posing any danger or significant threat, in addition to their attack targeting those with special needs and women…
She said: ‘Despite all of this, we are a peaceful people that desires life. Our faith stems from our just cause, and it is our central motivation for creativity and excellence. Our only obstacle is the occupation, and it will be recorded in history that we are a fighting and resisting people and that the occupation is vile.’”
Governor of Ramallah claims Israel carries out racist acts against Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 2, 2016
Headline: “Ghannam: The occupation’s fences and checkpoints will not divide members of the one people”
     “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam yesterday [Sept. 3, 2016], during a reception for female Arab advisors for advancing the status of women and empowering them in the villages and local councils in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., PA term for Israel), emphasized the unity of the blood and the cause, and also emphasized that the fences and checkpoints will not separate the souls of the one people and their national affiliation.
Ghannam clarified during the meeting that her goal was to have the female Palestinian activists of the Interior get to know the district governor and benefit from her experience, because we have full awareness and we understand the suffering of our sisters in the occupied Interior due to the racist acts being carried out against them.”
PLO official: Israeli "harassment, torture, severe treatment [and] medical negligence" turns prisoners into "disabled people" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 1, 2016
Headline: “Farwaneh: The occupation strives to turn the prisoners into disabled people or ‘bodies whose burial is delayed’”
     “Head of the Studies and Documentation Unit in the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and member of the committee appointed to manage the affairs of the commission in the Gaza Strip Abd Al-Nasser Farwaneh said that the occupation authorities intentionally harm the health and lives of the prisoners, and turn them into disabled people or bodies whose burial is delayed until their exit from prison.
He added: ‘Hundreds of prisoners who suffer from serious and malignant diseases fill the Israeli prisons and detention centers, in addition to dozens [who became] disabled due to the prevailing conditions there, and in light of the harassment, torture, severe treatment, medical negligence, and the rest of the things that were carried out and are being carried out against them.”

Note: The Red Cross visits Palestinian prisoners regularly and has neither documented nor accused Israel of any of these recurring PA accusations.
PA minister claims Cave of Patriarchs is a "purely Islamic site," condemns Jewish "invasions" of Al-Aqsa and calls for Ribat 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 1, 2016
Headline: “The occupation closed the Ibrahimi Mosque today, and banned the sounding of the call to prayer 49 times during the past month”
     “The Israeli occupation authorities today, Thursday [Sept. 1, 2016], closed the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, and used the Jewish holidays as an excuse…
[PA] Minister of Religious Affairs Yusuf Ida’is condemned the occupation’s decision to close the mosque. He emphasized that it is necessary to act immediately in order to save it and put an end to this and all of the daily violations and attacks. Likewise, he viewed this as ‘an outrageous blow to the Muslims and to the purely Islamic site.’…
He added: ‘In the same way, the occupation continues its policy at the Al-Aqsa Mosque – daily invasions, Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) prayers, and plans to change the face of the land adjacent to it. [Even] the dead were not saved from its policy, especially in the historical Ma’man Allah (i.e., Mamilla) cemetery, which was and still is subjected to the ugliest attack. It [the occupation] is holding an alcohol drinking festival (i.e., the Jerusalem Beer Festival at Independence Park at the end of August 2016) on its land, and there is no need to mention the digging [in graves], the shattering [of tombstones], and the planting of fake graves.’
Likewise, he called to maintain a permanent presence [at the Al-Aqsa Mosque], and to go up to it and continue [carrying out] Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic).”
[WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 1, 2016, Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 4, 2016]

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Fatah cartoon: Israeli PM Netanyahu and Defense Minister Liberman are butchers slaughtering peace dove 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Aug. 21, 2016

Cartoon posted on the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission
Headline: “Liberman’s concerns!”
The cartoon shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wearing a blood stained apron answering a telephone and saying: “What do you want?! It is not possible, [Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor] Liberman is busy now.” Liberman, who is also wearing a blood stained apron, is poised to slaughter a dove with an olive branch in its beak representing peace. Blood is splattered on Liberman’s cleaver, indicating he has already killed with it.
Fatah works to "fight the Israeli attempts to infiltrate the dark continent" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 20, 2016
Headline: “Fatah participates in the general conference of the ruling party in Angola”
     “The Fatah Movement’s International Relations Commission participated in the general conference of the ruling party in Angola as part of the tightening of relations with the various political parties in Africa, so as to fight the Israeli attempts to infiltrate the dark continent.
The commission sent Ambassador and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Hazem Abu Shanab to represent it at the conference.
Abu Shanab said that today Palestine is taking back its position in Africa and thwarting Israeli efforts made by the [Israeli] Prime Minister of the occupation government Benjamin Netanyahu…
He emphasized that Palestine must return to Africa, open channels of communication, and widen the areas of cooperation. Likewise, he announced that it was agreed upon with the heads of the African parties and their secretary-generals to maintain open channels of communication with the Palestinian people, in order to tighten the ties, to strengthen them, and to block the Israel attempts to infiltrate the continent.”
Fatah cartoon: Netanyahu outwardly promotes peace but secretly plans Palestinian destruction 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Aug. 14, 2016
Cartoon posted on the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission


The cartoon shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying aloud: “We are ready for a historic agreement with the Palestinians.” At the same time, a thought bubble shows Netanyahu is thinking of demolishing Palestinian homes, leaving a path of blood and destruction. There is an arrow pointing to the path of blood and destruction, along with the word: “Agreement.”

It should be noted that Israel demolishes homes of convicted Palestinian terrorists as a means of terror deterrence. It does not randomly demolish Palestinians’ homes.
Fatah caricature: Religious Jew as IS fighter 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Aug. 10, 2016

The cartoon above shows a Jewish man with a black flag similar to that of Islamic State, holding an automatic weapon and a blood-dripping knife. The flag displays a white Star of David and the inscription: "Jewish State in Israel and the Levant," meant to mimic the terror organization's name "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant."
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Note: This cartoon was previously posted on the Facebook page of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission on Jan. 29, 2015.
Official PA daily op-ed: Western aid money is an “obligation towards the Palestinian people from… the capitalist West that created the Israeli ethnic cleansing state” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 8, 2016
The following is an excerpt of the op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, a regular columnist for the official PA daily:
“The West is not dictating any sort of position to the Palestinian leadership in general, and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas in particular. The [Western] aid money is not a favor from anyone; it is an obligation towards the Palestinian people from the entire world, and particularly the capitalist West that created the Israeli ethnic cleansing state and supported it. The revolution movement, Hamas, and its pawns have apparently not heard what was said in President Abbas’ speech at the recent Arab Summit in Nouakchott, [Mauritania], in which he called on the Arab brothers to help the Palestinian leadership sue Not-Great Britain for giving the ominous promise, the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration).”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Israel is "falsifying unconfirmed and dubious stories" about humanitarian organizations in "campaign to dry up the funding sources" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 8, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the UN to show interest in the reports of its representatives in Palestine”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the UN’s ignoring the reports of its representatives in Palestine, and the [UN] Security Council members’ ignoring all of these periodic reports, which expose the truth about the occupation and its plans regarding the people and the Palestinian existence in the occupied city of Jerusalem…
A press release from the ministry stated: ‘Israel has recently been escalating its targeting of the aid bodies and various international organizations that are active in the occupied Palestinian territories. The occupation’s steps not only consist of damage to development projects, infrastructures, medical centers, schools, and kindergartens that are funded by the European Union and nations that are friendly to the Palestinian people; they have also reached the point of directly targeting employees of these organizations by falsifying unconfirmed and dubious stories in order to harm the organizations, as recently happened with the [humanitarian] organization World Vision (Israel accused the organization’s Gaza director of transferring millions of dollars in aid money to Hamas’ military wing –Ed.).’
According to the statement, this attack is part of an Israeli campaign to dry up the funding sources of the human rights organizations and the humanitarian organizations that track Israel’s violations in the Palestinian territories.”

Muhammad Halabi, Gaza branch director of the international Christian charity organization World Vision, was indicted by Israel in early August 2016 for using his position to transfer millions of dollars in humanitarian aid to Hamas’ military wing over the course of several years. According to the indictment, Halabi joined Hamas in 2
PA Education Council: Israel attacking Palestinian education, forcing Israeli curriculum on Palestinians, and erasing Palestinian identity in Jerusalem 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 8, 2016
Headline: “The Council for Higher Education: The occupation’s actions against the education [system] in Jerusalem are a crime”

“The [PA] Council for Higher Education condemned the Israeli occupation’s racist actions against the education [system] in Jerusalem, and primarily the brutal attack that it is waging against the Palestinian curriculum, through which it seeks to pull the Palestinian students into the Israeli curricula and universities.
These statements were made during the meeting that the council held today (Monday) [Aug. 8, 2016] in Ramallah, led by [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam.
The council called on all of the local, international, humanitarian, and media organizations and institutions that deal with the field of human rights to come out against this attack, whose goal is to harm the educational process and blur the Palestinian national identity in the holy city.
It emphasized that the occupation’s racist steps against the education [system] and the Palestinian presence in Jerusalem require taking practical steps at the highest levels, with the support of the Arab brothers and all free people of the world, as the occupation does as it pleases in the occupied city in all fields.
Minister Saidam addressed the steps taken by the [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education in order to save the educational process in Jerusalem, the most recent being the distribution of the Palestinian curriculum books for free in all of the schools in Arab Jerusalem.
Saidam repeated his call to join efforts and to provide generous support, so as to preserve the education system and the Palestinian identity in Jerusalem.
He added: ‘The occupation is mustering all of its strength for the purpose of erasing the Palestinian presence in Jerusalem and destroying the education, in order to spread ignorance among the Palestinian students. It is an obligation f
Fatah cartoon: Netanyahu bulldozing foundations of Al-Aqsa Mosque  
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Aug. 7, 2016

Image posted on the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission
Image shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a Jewish skullcap , sitting inside a blue bulldozer with a white Star of David on it and destroying the foundations of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, represented by an arm.
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Abbas advisor tells teens: Israel puts knives next to bodies of unarmed Martyrs, Israelis say "the murder of a Palestinian has holiness like the holiness of the Sabbath" 
Source: Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and member of Fatah Central Committee Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Aug. 5, 2016
Video posted on the Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on NGOs and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein
The video shows a speech given by Al-Einein at a ceremony in Hebron awarding high school diplomas to students who completed their matriculation exams.
Advisor to PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on NGOs and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein: “Most of our Martyrs (Shahids), gentlemen, were executed [only] out of a motive of hatred by the bullets of the oppressive occupation. They (i.e., those killed) did not have a weapon in their hands. Next to some of them they (i.e., Israeli forces) threw a knife…
The extremist settlers call to kill every one of you, and say that the murder of a Palestinian has holiness like the holiness of the Sabbath (apparently a reference to the words of Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu in July 2016 –Ed.).”

Sultan Abu Al-Einein’s false claim that “extremist settlers” liken the murder of a Palestinian with the observance of the Sabbath appears to be loosely based on comments by Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, who in July 2016 spoke about taking action against terrorist murderers and said: “Revenge is a commandment of the Torah just like the commandment of the Sabbath.” He specified that by revenge he meant sanctions against them.
PA daily op-ed condemns normalization with Israel, condemns Israel as “ethnic cleansing state” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2016
     Headline: “We are not a bridge to the beautification of Israel’s image”
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership’s call to the Arab brothers… to visit the imprisoned Palestinian people and to go up to the holy sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Hebron, and in other cities, does not in any way mean a permit for the merchants of free normalization (those pushing for a normalization of ties with Israel without it taking the steps demanded of it by the Arab Peace Initiative –Ed.) to take advantage of the national call in order to implement a policy that the Palestinian and Arab collective refuses and condemns.

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PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Israeli “occupation” is a “a basis for the violence spreading through the world” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2016
Headline: "Al-Husseini: The peace begins from Jerusalem"
     "[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Governor of the Jerusalem District Adnan Al-Husseini said that the fact that the government of the occupation state continues in its path of occupation of the holy land and causing injustice to the Palestinian people is a basis for the violence spreading through the world. He warned of the region entering cycles of violence and responses as a result of the continuation of the occupation and the escalation of its violations…"
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Fatah official: Interrogations of Palestinian football players by Israeli security forces were “carried out an inhuman manner, the likes of which were only [seen] in the ‘40s of the last century, in the Nazi prisons and detention cells”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 31, 2016
Headline: “Rajoub: The Palestine Cup Finals were postponed by 48 hours due to the occupation’s steps”

“[Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee and] Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub announced the postponement by 48 hours of the Palestine Cup Finals return match between the Ahli Al-Khalil (i.e., Hebron) team and the Shabab Khan Yunis team. This was because the Israeli occupation authorities prevented the entry of seven Khan Yunis players and administration members into the northern districts (i.e., from the Gaza Strip into the West Bank) in order to participate in the match, which was supposed to take place yesterday [July 30, 2016] at 6:00 p.m. at the Hussein Bin Ali Stadium in Hebron…
Rajoub summarized all of the steps taken by the Israeli authorities against the players of the two teams: preventing the entry of four Ahli Hebron players into the southern districts (i.e., the Gaza Strip) for the first match [of the finals], preventing the entry of seven Khan Yunis team players and administration members into the northern districts, including the team’s first goalkeeper and goalkeeper trainer, and the interrogations that were carried out during the course of this at the crossing in an inhuman manner, the likes of which were only [seen] in the ‘40s of the last century, in the Nazi prisons and detention cells.”
PA Daily: Put "Not-Great Britain" on trial for its support of the "Hebrew colonialist state" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2016
Headline: “Putting Britain on trial”
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “The government of the United Kingdom has fulfilled a destructive historical role in everything connected to the life of the Palestinian people – not because of the publication of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)… and also not because of the executive role of its mandate, which established the creation of the colonialist Israeli state, which is foreign to the heritage and history of the peoples of the Arab nation – rather it is because it continues to support the Hebrew colonialist state, to aid it financially, with weapons, economically, and with incessant immigration of Jewish Zionist or deceived non-Jewish manpower, and insists on not allowing the establishment of the Palestinian state… Britain continues to conspire with the racist State of Israel, which throughout the history of its existence has constituted a direct danger to the life and future of Arab states and peoples in general, and the Palestinian people in particular, and which has threatened the Arab national security with a long series of wars with direct European and American support. As a result, dozens and hundreds of thousands of Martyrs (Shahids), injured, and prisoners have fallen…
Putting Not-Great Britain on trial is one of the most important acts of the struggle in order to defend the interests of the Palestinian people… It is necessary to deepen and develop it (i.e., the act) by suing all the states that have eased Jewish immigration to Palestine during the decades of the conflict and until this day… Likewise, the cessation of all forms of immigration to Israel must be demanded immediately..."

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Fatah libel: Israeli Defense Minister threatened to murder a Fatah Central Committee member  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2016
Headline: “Fatah: Liberman’s threat to murder leader Muhammad Al-Madani is state terror”
      “The Fatah Movement warned of an attack on the life of its [Fatah] Central Committee member, leader Muhammad Al-Madani. It warned of disastrous results if the Minister of War of the occupation government (i.e., Israeli Defense Minister) Avigdor Liberman implements [his threat] to murder him (i.e., Al-Madani)… In a statement published by the [Fatah] Information and Culture Commission, the movement said that the threats of the Minister of War of the occupation state ‘are the true face of the state terror that the occupation government is enacting, and a desperate attempt to prevent Israeli society from learning the Palestinian truth from its firsthand sources.’”

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman did not threaten to murder Fatah Central Committee member Muhammad Al-Madani. In mid-June 2016 Liberman did cancel Al-Madani’s entry permit to Israel after the Israeli security establishment received information that Al-Madani, who heads the PA’s Committee for Contact with Israeli Society, was working to establish a political force inside Israel that would cooperate with the PA to harm Israel from within. The source of Fatah’s false claims of threats having been made by Liberman to murder Al-Madani remains unclear.
Fatah official: "The Zionist entity is a Nazi entity" that "spreads like cancer" 
Source: Awdah independent Palestinian TV channel, July 25, 2016
Fatah-run Awdah TV program Personal Encounter, on the importance of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the Arab League summit calling for Britain to apologize for the Balfour Declaration, which was delivered by PA Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki on July 25, 2016
Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Foreign Branches Jamal Muhaisen: “The Zionist entity is a Nazi entity, planted in Arab land, planted in the land of Palestine. It spreads in the Arab region, spreads geographically in the occupied Syrian Golan. It spreads economically and security-wise through the entire Arab region, it spreads like cancer.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Abbas advisor accuses Israeli leaders of calling for rape and murder of Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 24, 2016
Headline: “Abu Al-Einein: The occupation and terror are two sides of the same coin”
     “[Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein said: ‘We preach for peace, and this peace will only be achieved when the occupation leaves our land.’ He held Israel fully responsible for the situation in Palestine. This was said during his meeting with a delegation from the committees of the national union of the non-government institutions in the northern districts (i.e., the West Bank), who made a solidarity visit with Abu Al-Einein on behalf of the union’s institutions. This was following the occupation’s steps against him and the incessant incitement campaign being carried out by Tel Aviv in response to his positions (that Palestinians should cut off the heads of every Israeli they meet –Ed.) that support the struggle of our occupied people…
Abu Al-Einein condemned the statements that incite against our people, being made by leaders of the occupation of all ranks – members of the occupation government, rabbis, and respected figures alike – in a call to murder our people, to rape our women, and to allow [the spilling of] our blood. He called on the international community to pay attention to these statements and to take revenge on those making them.
Abu Al-Einein added: ‘It is an honor for us to visit the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), the wounded, and the prisoners.’ He emphasized that the response of the Palestinian people is much less than the extent of the incitement (in words and in actions) [parentheses in source] of the occupation and its extreme right-wing government…
He concluded by saying that the continuation of the occupation is the reason for the violence in the region… and emphasized our people’s right to resist as long as the policy of land theft and set
Abbas advisor accuses Israel lobby in Washington of "policy of colonialism" and "methodical forgery of the facts... to thwart the opportunities for peace" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 18, 2016
Headline: “Zumlut: The Israeli lobby is behind the deterioration of the situation in Palestine”
     “Advisor to [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] for Strategic Affairs Husam Zumlut held the extremist Israeli lobby in Washington responsible for the deterioration of the situation in the Palestinian territories by encouraging the occupation, the policy of colonialism, and the creation of [a cover of] defense for the occupation soldiers and settlers to carry out many types of violence and organized terror against our people...
During the speech he gave before American Congress members in Washington in response to the invitation of the Congress’ Foreign Relations Committee, Zumlut emphasized that ‘The extremist Israeli lobby is involved in methodical forgery of the facts and carrying out political blackmail as part of a pre-planned agenda, whose goal is to thwart the opportunities for peace and fight the regional and international elements striving to achieve it…
As part of his response to a question about Congress’ proposed resolution calling for the cessation of financial aid to the Palestinian government due to the government’s payments to the families of Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, Zumlut said: ‘This is a Palestinian law, in force since the establishment of the PA, and it is a law that applies to everyone detained by Israel without exception or choice.’ Likewise, he emphasized: ‘This is the right of the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners, and the obligation of the Palestinian government to provide a security plan that will provide a dignified life in the absence of the breadwinner.’”

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Fatah official’s reaction to Netanyahu’s call to fire him based on PMW exposure: “Our Palestinian people is the one being massacred daily by the Israelis at the direct order of the Israeli government without any deterrent”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 16, 2016
Headline: “Abu Al-Einein minimized the importance of Netanyahu’s message to Abbas”

“[Advisor to PA Chaiman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein minimized the importance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in which he called for peace.

Abu Al-Einein stated in a press release, in response to Netanyahu’s demand that President Abbas fire him, that ‘our Palestinian people is the one being massacred daily by the Israelis at the direct order of the Israeli government without any deterrent.’


Abu Al-Einein emphasized that the presence of the settlers on Palestinian land is the main reason for the incitement in the Palestinian street, and added: ‘The whites in Africa did not relate to the blacks with the same racism like the settlers relate to our people, harassing it daily and stealing its land.’

He said: ‘It would be fitting if Netanyahu would stop spilling Palestinian blood and penetrating Palestinian territories, and would stop the settlement.’ Likewise, he noted that the occupation army has [made] a decision to create daily conflict with the Palestinians, and wondered: ‘Who is responsible for this?’

Abu Al-Einein accused the occupation soldiers of the cold-blooded murder of dozens of our Palestinian people who did not carry any knife, and blamed the continuing violence on the Israeli government that continues land theft and daily harassment.”
Fatah official’s reaction to Netanyahu’s call to fire him based on PMW exposure: “Our Palestinian people is the one being massacred daily by the Israelis”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 16, 2016
Headline: “Abu Al-Einein minimized the importance of Netanyahu’s message to Abbas”
      “[Advisor to PA Chaiman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein minimized the importance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s message to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in which he called for peace. Abu Al-Einein stated in a press release, in response to Netanyahu’s demand that President Abbas fire him, that ‘our Palestinian people is the one being massacred daily by the Israelis at the direct order of the Israeli government without any deterrent.’ …
Abu Al-Einein emphasized that the presence of the settlers on Palestinian land is the main reason for the incitement in the Palestinian street, and added: ‘The whites in Africa did not relate to the blacks with the same racism like the settlers relate to our people, harassing it daily and stealing its land.’ He said: ‘It would be fitting if Netanyahu would stop spilling Palestinian blood and penetrating Palestinian territories, and would stop the settlement.’ Likewise, he noted that the occupation army has [made] a decision to create daily conflict with the Palestinians, and wondered: ‘Who is responsible for this?’ Abu Al-Einein accused the occupation soldiers of the cold-blooded murder of dozens of our Palestinian people who did not carry any knife, and blamed the continuing violence on the Israeli government that continues land theft and daily harassment.”
PLO org claims Israel is intentionally causing retardation in Palestinians through inbreeding 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 15, 2016
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem interview with Khalil Al-Tafakji, mapping director of the PLO-affiliated Orient House research institution in Jerusalem, marking ten years since the International Criminal Court ruling against the West Bank security fence
Orient House Mapping Director Khalil Al-Tafakji: “The Israeli side is freezing the unification of families every year (i.e., tightening the granting of residency status to Arab West Bank residents who marry Arab residents of Jerusalem), and therefore marriages are within the family, which is to say that in another hundred years we will have a generation with retardation spring up, and that is the future that the Israeli side is planning for us.”

Official PA TV News report on the West Bank security fence
Orient House Mapping Director Khalil Al-Tafakji: “Through a preservation of the Jerusalem identity card (i.e., Arab residents of Jerusalem not wanting to risk losing Israeli residency status by marrying Arab West Bank residents), and due to the difficulty in receiving a permit for family unification (i.e., difficulty of Arab West Bank residents in receiving residency status by marrying an Arab resident of Jerusalem), this will lead in the end, I’m talking about in a generation or two, not tomorrow – they [Palestinians] will start marriages within the family, and in this way we will have a generation with retardation spring up in the future, and I think that to a great extent the Israeli side took this into account.”
PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs warn Arab governments against "normalization" with Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 15, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns Arabs against Netanyahu’s normalization proposals”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned in a notice yesterday [July 14, 2016] against the normalization proposals of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he calls to develop the ties with the Arabs…
The [PA] ministry emphasized that… Netanyahu is trying to advance [the idea] that peace on the regional level is still possible, in order to block the international peace efforts and give the impression that he seeks opportunities and ways that will enable a return to Palestinian and Israeli negotiations through the Arab level. Thus, he essentially reverses the Arab peace initiative and changes it from its present form, as the initiative proposes normalization ties between Arab states and Israel after arriving at a final peace agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in the borders of 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the achievement of a just and agreed solution on the subject of the refugees.
The ministry added that Netanyahu erases all this and skips to attempts to create a new Middle Eastern reality in a way that will strengthen what he calls Israeli-Arab ties at the expense of the Palestinian issue, without there being any connection between it and the end of the occupation of the State of Palestine's land or an end to his Jewish settlement activities, the theft of Palestinian lands, and an end to his ongoing attacks against occupied Jerusalem and the holy sites, the demolition of homes, and the summary executions.”
Fatah demands that UN delegate retract statement referring to Palestinian terror as impediment to peace 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 15, 2016
Headline: “Fatah condemns Mladenov’s statements”
     “The Fatah Movement, through its spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi, condemned the statements of UN delegate [UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process] Nickolay Mladenov regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, in which he considered what he called Palestinian ‘terror’ to be one of the main reasons preventing the return to negotiations.
Al-Qawasmi said in a notice yesterday [July 14, 2016] that the statements are baseless, and that the real violence which Mladenov ignores is in the ongoing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.
Al-Qawasmi said to Mladenov and the entire world that the Palestinian people is struggling for freedom and independence like the rest of the world’s peoples who have faced occupation, racism, injustice, oppression, and torture…
Al-Qawasmi demanded that Mladenov retract his statements, as the comparison between the hangman and the victim constitutes a great injustice to the Palestinian people and complete bias in favor the occupation, and this does not serve the international efforts and the attempts to implement international law.”
Official PA daily: Jewish worshippers "defiled" the Tomb of Caleb ben Yefuneh, a "holy Islamic site" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 14, 2016
Headline: “Settlers defile Islamic holy sites north of Salfit”
     “In the early morning hours yesterday [July 13, 2016] settlers again invaded and defiled Islamic holy sites in [the village of] Kifl Hares (i.e., where the tomb of the Biblical figure Caleb Ben Yefuneh is located) north of the city of Salfit (i.e., near Ariel). Local sources said that the herds of settlers invaded the holy Islamic sites in the center of the village at 3:45 a.m. under the pretext of holding religious ceremonies (i.e., visiting the tomb)…
The settlers frequently defile the holy Islamic sites in Kifl Hares under the protection of large occupation army forces.”
Fatah cartoon compares Israeli soldier to ISIS 
Source: Fatah's Information and Culture Commission website, July 12, 2016

Cartoon posted on Fatah's Information and Culture Commission website showing an Israeli soldier and an ISIS soldier standing embraced as partners in the same battle while shooting rifles. The soldier’s helmets bear a Star of David and the acronym “ISIS.” The caricature originally appeared on March 4, 2015 and was entitled “Two sides of the same coin.” It reappeared on July 12, 2016 with the headline "Complimentarity."
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PLO Head of Prisoners’ Affairs: Israeli anti-terror law is “racist,” imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are “freedom fighters” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 11, 2016
Headline: “[PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Director Issa] Karake: We submitted a legal plan to the leadership to respond to what is called the Israeli ‘terror law’”

“[PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Director Issa Karake said that the commission, in cooperation with human rights organizations, submitted a legal plan to the [Palestinian] leadership based on a petition to the International [Criminal] Court (ICC) in The Hague.
This [petition] is for the purpose of receiving a legal opinion regarding the legal status of the prisoners and detainees in the occupation’s prisons, and Israel’s responsibility towards them as an occupying state…
He said that this comes as a response to a series of racist and arbitrary laws that the government of Israel has legislated against the rights of the prisoners, the last of which is called the Israeli ‘terror law.’
[Karake noted that this law] is meant to define the national struggle of the Palestinian people as a crime, to delegitimize the Palestinian resistance to the occupation, to take the title of ‘freedom fighters’ from the prisoners, and to negate their legal status as legal fighters and prisoners protected by four Geneva conventions…
For Eid Al-Fitr (i.e., Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan), Karake and a delegation from the Commission [of Prisoners’ Affairs] visited…the family of prisoner Jamal Rajoub, who was given a life sentence.”

Israeli anti-terror law – ratified on June 15, 2016 - legislates significantly stiffer penalties for acts related to terror – involvement in a terror attack, aiding terrorists in carrying out an attack, public support of or identification with acts of terror, heading a terrorist organization, working for a terrorist organization, acts/business deals involving weapons used for terror, training
PLO criticizes ”the dangerous racist calls of the alleged Temple organizations” calling Jews to visit the Temple Mount 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 11, 2016
Headline: “The [PLO] Department for Jerusalem Affairs criticized the dangerous racist calls of the [Jewish] ‘Temple’ organizations to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
      “The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs criticized the dangerous racist calls of the alleged Temple organizations to carry out widespread invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza, with the participation of hundreds from the extreme settler gangs… The PLO Department for Jerusalem Affairs called on our people and everyone who can to come to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and carry out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) and pray there all the time, in order to defend it from the crimes of the settlers, their ongoing invasions, and their defilement of the site.”
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"Alleged Temple organizations" refer to religious Jewish movements including the Temple Mount Heritage Foundation, The Initiative for Jewish Freedom on the Temple Mount and Students for the Temple Mount, which spread awareness of the importance of the Temple Mount in Judaism and encourage people to visit the site.

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
PLO official praises 16 teenage terrorists, killed by Israeli “fascist” government for no reason 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, July 11, 2016
Headline: “[PLO Executive Committee member] Dr. [Ahmed] Majdalani: Majdalani: "The Israeli occupation denied 16 families the joy of high school matriculation results”
      “Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Secretary-General and PLO Executive Committee member…Dr. [Ahmed] Majdalani said in a press statement that reached Amad (i.e., independent Palestinian news website): ‘In these moments, we feel the absence of the 16 student Martyrs (Shahids) who were supposed to sit the high school matriculation exams, but the occupation forces, their violence, and their aggression prevented them from taking this test and denied their families the joy [of high school matriculation.] This is in addition to 20 high school students who were recently arrested and are behind the bars of the occupation’s prisons, which confirms that every Palestinian is a target for this fascist government.’”

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Governor of Ramallah: Israel tries to kill us with drugs and fireworks 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 10, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, hosting Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam, on warning issued by the Ramallah and El-Bireh district regarding the use of fireworks in celebrations to mark the end of matriculation exams
Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam: “There are daily summary executions and the occupation is also trying to cause our people to kill itself with its own hands, through means [of Palestinians acting] outside the national consensus, [one of] them being the fireworks that enter [the PA]. We do not have complete control over our areas that are under [our] security control. This [influx of fireworks] is done by some of the greedy merchants, and of course with the support of the occupation that tries to kill us with everything, whether with drugs, fireworks, [Palestinians acting] outside the national consensus - all of the actions and negative behavior that could lead to the collapse of this society which has suffered greatly from this occupation.”
Op-ed in official PA daily repeats libel about rabbinic council that ordered Jews to poison Palestinian water sources 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 10, 2016
Headline: “Our new generations are the hope!”

Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

“[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu said that the incitement is the problem, and not the settlement enterprise! This is a form of diplomatic and moral contempt that has spread in the Israeli society like cancer, and we identified it in an Israeli minister, one of Netanyahu’s ministers who were selected by him to stand to his right. The minister said that the Palestinians are happy about the settlement enterprise, which gives them workplaces in the settlements! Look what the racism has come to, the contempt, and the stupidity! The homeland of a people is stolen, and afterwards they claim that it is compensated for its homeland through work for the occupier who stole its homeland. Is there a need for incitement when there are such despicable acts, and such racism?
We heard the same disgusting logic several days ago from the Council of Settler Rabbis, which issued a religious ruling to poison the water of the Palestinians (sic., no such council exists and not such ruling was ever issued). This insane council is recognized and receives support from the Netanyahu government and the Israeli Parliament, where there are even more disgusting voices. These rabbis have no connection to the Jewish tribes, because they are part of the thirteenth tribe that is not connected to the children of Israel. They are Khazars who appropriated Judaism and established Zionism, and they are behind every shameful act of the occupation.”

The op-ed asserts the PA libel alleging that a non-existent rabbi gave a religious ruling to poison Palestinian water. After PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas aired the libel in his speech to the EU Parliament on June 23,
Father of terrorist: "Policy of destruction is in the occupation's blood" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 9, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, report on the resolve of the father of Palestinian terrorist Anan Abu Habseh from the Qalandiya refugee camp, whose home has been demolished twice
Visual: The camera focuses on a poster.
Text on poster: “The heroic Martyr (Shahid) Anan Abu Habseh, who carried out the stabbing operation at Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem. The date of his death as a Martyr: Dec. 23, 2015”
Father of Palestinian terrorist Anan Abu Habseh: “The first time [my home was demolished] was in ’75, when I was arrested, and this time it was because of the Martyrdom (Shahada) of my son, may Allah have mercy on him. Praise Allah, Lord of the Worlds, these things – as I told you, since ’48 our homes, villages and cities are being destroyed, and our sons, fathers, uncles, and relatives are dying as Martyrs – and the journey continues. There are no flaws and no retreat from our journey. This policy of destruction is in the occupation’s blood, from ’48 until now. We are the Canaanites, we are the Jebusites, we have 6,000 years in this land, while those people, who came as part of an international plot that solved the problems of the Jews and the problems of Europe at the expense of the Palestinian people, they are like the empires that invaded this land and left defeated. Therefore they will [also] leave it defeated, Allah willing…”
Official PA TV reporter: “We thank you for being with us, have a good morning. We salute your resolve. [May Allah have] mercy on Anan’s soul, and [may Allah have] mercy on all the righteous Martyrs, who are more honorable than all of us. Freedom for our brave prisoners, and of course we wish a speedy recovery for our injured.”

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Fatah spokesman: Israel views Quartet report as a "green light to continue its terror, violence, incitement, and theft of our lands" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 6, 2016
Headline: “[Fatah Spokesman Osama] Al-Qawasmi: Israel viewed the Quartet report as a green light to act violently against the Palestinian people”
     “The Fatah Movement said that the Israeli occupation state viewed the Quartet (i.e., Middle East Quartet: US, EU, Russia, and UN) report that is slanted in its favor as a green light to increase its violence against and oppression of the Palestinian people, and to continue its colonial settlement project, whose purpose is to uproot the Palestinians from their lands and homes for the benefit of the settlers who are stealing our land and property by force of weapons.
[Fatah Spokesman Osama] Al-Qawasmi clarified in a press statement that those who phrased the Quartet report ignored the suffering of the Palestinian people and international law, described our legal struggle against the Israeli settlement, occupation, and racism as incitement and violence, and ignored the real incitement and the organized state terror that Israel perpetrates against the Palestinian people, are the ones who at this moment are giving it (i.e., Israel) a green light to continue its terror, violence, incitement, and theft of our lands.”

Quartet report, July 1, 2016 – A report in which the Quartet (US, EU, Russia, and UN) reiterated its position that “a negotiated two-state outcome is the only way to achieve an enduring peace that meets Israeli security needs and Palestinian aspirations for statehood and sovereignty, ends the occupation that began in 1967, and resolves all permanent status issues.” Click "full article" for more information.
Fatah spokesman legitimizes Palestinian violence: “Resistance” is authorized by international community, Israel perpetrates terror, Quartet’s criticism of violence is support for “Israeli terror”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 5, 2016
Headline: “Fatah holds the Quartet responsible for the occupation’s (i.e., Israel’s) decision to build 1,360 settler units in Jerusalem”

“[Official] Fatah Spokesman in occupied Jerusalem Raafat Alayan said in a press statement yesterday [July 4, 2016] that the Quartet’s (i.e., Middle East Quartet: US, EU, Russia, UN) siding with the occupation (i.e., Israel) in its latest recommendations has strengthened its (i.e., Israel’s) extremism towards the Palestinian people, and provided it with backing to continue the settlement of the Palestinian territories, and primarily Jerusalem…

Alayan added: ‘The siding [with Israel] expressed in the Quartet’s last notice and the selection of the Israeli occupation to head the international committee for fighting terror (i.e., The UN Legal Committee,) constitute an almost international alignment with terror itself.’ He demanded of the world that it ‘differentiate between the resistance, which is guaranteed to us by the international institutions as a people whose land is occupied, and terror, which Israel perpetrates as an entity that occupies the lands of the Palestinian people.’”

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Hebron district governor compares Israel’s temporary closure of Hebron after terror attack to Jewish “ghettos” in Europe 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning hosts Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid, on Israel’s general closure of the town of Hebron following a Palestinian terrorist’s murder of Rabbi Michael Mark on July 1, 2016

Hebron District Governor Kamel Hamid: “What is different this time [in the closure of Hebron] is that this siege accompanies political and financial punishments and tight closures. These gates remind us of what we read about the ghettos that the Jews in Europe were exposed to according to their claims, as can be seen they are perpetrating these ghettos against the Palestinian people.”

Rabbi Michael Mark - a 48-year-old father of ten who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in a shooting attack on July 1, 2016 on Route 60 in the southern Har Hebron region. Rabbi Mark, director of the Otniel Yeshiva (Jewish religious studies academy), was shot and murdered when terrorists opened fire on his car, causing the vehicle to overturn and crash. Rabbi Mark’s wife Chava, 40, was seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were also injured – their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16. The terrorists managed to escape.
PA TV calls terrorist stabbers “Martyrs,” claims they were executed by Israel  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 2, 2016

News broadcast on the “Martyrdom” of Sara Taraireh at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron where she attacked and tried to stab Israeli forces and was shot and killed.

Official PA TV newsreader: “Occupation soldiers executed the female citizen Sara Taraireh, a 27-year-old from the town of Bani Na’im, at the entrance to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, on claims that she tried to stab one of them at the site. This incident takes place as the occupation continues in a siege on the town of Bani Na’aim after the Martyrdom (Istish’had) of the youth Muhammad Taraireh, 17, (i.e., terrorist who stabbed 13-year-old girl to death) from the gunfire of the occupation

PA TV calls terrorist stabbers “Martyrs,” claims they were executed by Israel  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 2, 2016

Official PA TV newsreader: “Occupation soldiers executed the female citizen Sara Taraireh, a 27-year-old from the town of Bani Na’im, at the entrance to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, on claims that she tried to stab one of them at the site... "
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Official PA TV reporter: Twenty-seven-year-old Sara is the third Martyr (Shahida) from the town of Bani Na’im, [who has died a Martyr] in different times, places, and ways of execution. It appears that the occupation is insistent on dragging the town into the flames of Sa’ir, the town of 13 Martyrs.”

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PA daily op-ed: Abbas water-poisoning libel was a "minor mixup" that "does not negate the barbaric and bloody religious rulings of the 'Jewish ISIS rabbis" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 30, 2016
Headline: “[Journalist] Smadar [Perry] spits out her venom”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, a columnist for the official PA daily, in his regular column
     “In accordance with the racist colonialist mentality that refuses to hear the Palestinian voice that speaks truth and adheres to peace, [Israeli] journalist Smadar Perry published an article last Monday [June 26, 2016] in the [Israeli] daily Yedioth Aharonoth, in which she spat out her racist venom and ugliness, and repeated in different words the stance of [Israeli] Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu. This [occurred] when she tried to fish in the murky waters regarding the minor mix-up that appeared in [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech (i.e., to the European Union, on June 23, 2016) regarding the religious ruling of one of the rabbis regarding the ‘poisoning of Palestinian drinking water,’ a mix-up that does not negate the barbaric and bloody religious rulings of the ‘Jewish ISIS’ rabbis.’ [It seems that] the colonialist Smadar forgot the religious rulings that call publicly, before the entire world, for the killing of non-Jews, the poisoning of the lives of Palestinians, and their expulsion from their homes or the theft of them (i.e., their homes), without the matter causing even one Israeli to bat an eyelash.”
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Abbas’ advisor: Israel intends to “blow up the situation at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to cause bloodshed,” in order to justify taking it over 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 27, 2016
Headline: “[PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor Mahmoud] Al-Habbash warns: Israel is striving for a bloodbath at the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
     “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash warned today, Monday [June 27, 2016], of the planned Israeli intentions to blow up the situation at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to cause bloodshed, which will enable justifying Israeli steps at the Al-Aqsa Mosque that will lead to taking control over part of it for the occupation... He noted that the ongoing escalation, the consecutive invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza and the attempt to spill the blood of the worshippers clearly exposes without a shadow of a doubt the planned Israeli intentions to create facts on the ground, on the way to a division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza according to areas and times.”
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Note: The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.

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Fatah TV cartoon: Jews sided with satans to fight Muhammad and the Muslims  
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, June 27, 2016

3 episodes of the Egyptian series The Raids of Prophet Muhammad'

Muslim man: "Prophet [Muhammad] agreed [that the Jews] would leave with their possessions, but not their weapons, so they would not fight with the [weapons] again." 
Muslim boy: "So we drove them out without fighting. What a great victory...Praise and thanks to Allah..." 
Satan 1: "We (i.e., Jews and satans) suffered a defeat from one of the soldiers of Allah, who we have no power over." 
Satan 2: "What sort of soldier was it, my lord? I didn’t see any fighting in this raid." 
Satan 1: "It was ‘fear’ (i.e., Allah's soldier) that defeated the Jews and caused them to leave their lands [in Medina] in shame and disgrace, and it's what prevented me from going down to make them fight... Yes, satan. Don’t you see that my hands are shaking [from ‘fear’]? ..." 
Muslim man: "The Jews left while playing flutes and drums. How strange!" 
Muslim boy: "They did not want to show their frustration over the defeat, [and behaved] as if they had won. May Allah humiliate them." 
[Official PA TV, July 25, 2013 and Fatah-run Awdah TV, June 22, 2016] 
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Abbas retracts water poisoning libel, "emphasizes that he did not intend to harm Judaism or its believers in general... [but] condemns the illegal actions and steps of [Israeli] and its settlers against the Palestinian people" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2016
Headline: "[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic religions, and we are not among those who harm any one of them"
     "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the Israeli accusations and declarations directed against him and against the Palestinian people, according to which he harmed Judaism, and condemned accusations against him of Antisemitism.
After it became clear that the reports that were published in many media outlets about the declarations of a rabbi regarding the poisoning of Palestinian wells were baseless, President Abbas - out of the deep respect he has for all religions, including Judaism - emphasizes that he did not intend to harm Judaism or its believers in general. However, at the same time he condemns the illegal actions and steps of the occupation authorities (i.e., Israel) and its settlers against the Palestinian people, including the incitement against him and against his rights."
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Abbas publicized this “retraction” after he repeated a libel in a speech at European Parliament that Israeli rabbis had demanded that the Israeli government “poison the water to kill the Palestinians.” [Official PA TV, June 23, 2016]
Fatah cartoon shows Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s hands dripping blood and UN endorsing Israel’s “killing” of Palestinians 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, June 24, 2016

Headline: “A prize for terror”
The cartoon shows a figure representing the UN waving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bloody hands in the air as a sign of victory. At their feet are skulls and bones of Palestinians, one of the skulls holding a Palestinian flag. The cartoon refers to the election in June 2016 of Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon as chairman of the UN Legal Committee, which deals with all of the UN’s legal activities, and coordinates its fight against terror.
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PA and Fatah officials at funeral of accidentally killed teen: Israel executes Palestinians in “cold blood,” Fatah official calls for “resistance in all its forms” 
Source: Website of official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 24, 2016
PMW note: Mahmoud Rafat Badran was a 15-year-old Palestinian who was accidentally killed by Israeli soldiers who were pursuing Palestinian suspects that had thrown stones at moving Israeli cars, injuring 3. The PA used this tragic event as a platform for spreading its libels that Israel deliberately targets children for execution and encouraged use of “resistance in all its forms,” a euphemism for terror attacks.

Headline: “Masses of our people accompanied the body of Martyr (Shahid) [Mahmoud Rafat] Badran to his grave”

“Yesterday [June 23, 2016] thousands of our people accompanied the body of Martyr (Shahid) [Mahmoud] Rafat Badran, 15, to his grave in the town of Beit Ur in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district, with official, civilian, and military participation

In his speech, Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization Mahmoud Al-Aloul called for national unity and an end to the internal rift [between Hamas and Fatah].

Al-Aloul said: ‘The occupation (i.e., Israel) carries out daily executions of children and of the rest of our people on the roads and at checkpoints. The occupation’s admission about the accidental killing of Martyr Badran provides all the data and proof for their conviction and to prove their lies. These children tried to play and have fun like the rest of the children throughout the world, but the occupation’s bullets insisted on killing them.’

Al-Aloul emphasized the option of resistance in all its forms in light of the fact that the peace process is stalled and the occupation continues its crimes…

Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor [Laila Ghannam] participated in accompanying the body from the Palestine Medical Center and said during the funeral: ‘There is an Israeli decision to execute our children in col
PLO official: Defeating terror "requires ending the Israeli occupation," Palestine "suffers organized terror of the occupation state" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 23, 2016
Headline: “Erekat: Defeating terror requires ending the Israeli occupation”
     “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat said that defeating terror requires ending the Israeli occupation and actualizing the establishment of the State of Palestine in the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as its capital.
Erekat condemned in a press release today, Saturday [July 23, 2016], the shooting incident that took place yesterday evening, Friday, in Munich, Germany, that claimed 11 victims (sic, shooter murdered 9, injured 27, and then killed himself)…
Erekat emphasized that Palestine is part of the global alignment that opposes all forms of terror, as it itself suffers from the organized terror of the occupation state and its settlers.”
Abbas repeats libel: Israeli rabbis demanded government poison water to kill the Palestinians  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 23, 2016
 

Official PA TV, special broadcast, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the EU Parliament

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “There is an issue that the Israelis are bringing up, and that is the issue of incitement. Despite the fact that the Israeli incitement does not stop, and the actions of the occupation (i.e., Israel) and the settlers do not stop… Just a week ago, some rabbis rose up in Israel and explicitly announced and demanded of their government that it poison the water in order to kill the Palestinians. Is this not clear incitement? Is this not clear incitement, whose goal is to carry out a mass murder of Palestinians? We are against incitement!”
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The libel that rabbis called to poison the Palestinians’ water, which had been voiced by the PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the PLO in the days prior to Abbas’ speech, did not appear in the written version of Abbas’ speech, which was publicized in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 24, 2016. Apparently Abbas decided to add it in at the last moment.
Fatah cartoon depicts Israeli PM Netanyahu as a Nazi with a swastika tattoo  
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, June 23, 2016

Cartoon titled "Knockout" shows a boxer representing "Palestine" - his glove is in the colors of the Palestinian flag and labelled: "The State of Palestine" - delivering the knockout blow to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has a swastika tattooed on his arm, Stars of David on his gloves, and the name "Netanyahu" on his belt.
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PLO and PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs spread libel that rabbis gave permission to settlers to poison Palestinian water 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 20, 2016
Headline: “Religious rulings by rabbis give the settlers permission to poison Palestinian water”
     “The [PLO’s] National Bureau to Defend the Land and Resist Settlement warned about the dangers and the ramifications of religious rulings by Jewish rabbis that give the settlers permission to poison water that sustains Palestinian cities and villages… The organization [Breaking the Silence] noted that the Jewish settlers work intently on poisoning drinking water in the Palestinian towns and villages throughout the West Bank... The [PA] Foreign Ministry said yesterday [June 19, 2016] in a statement that the radical Netanyahu [Israeli] government is continuing its unlimited war against the existence of the Palestinian man in his homeland... We stand today before this serious crime, which is not the first of its kind, against the lives of all the Palestinians, through the poisoning of the various water sources. This not only endangers human life, but also one’s livelihood – animals and agricultural produce.”
PA libel: Israeli rabbis called to poison all Palestinian wells 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 20, 2016


Official PA TV newsreader:
"The Council of Settlement Rabbis (sic) has called to poison the drinking water in all districts of the homeland [Palestine], in order to cause [Palestinian] residents to emigrate, or in order to kill them."
Official PA TV reporter: "As part of the Israeli attempts to utilize religious sources of authority to achieve political goals, an Israeli human rights organization has exposed a religious ruling issued by Rabbi Shlomo Melamed (sic), Chairman of the Council of Settlement Rabbis (sic), that gave the settlers permission to poison the drinking water and the natural wells in the [Palestinian] villages and towns throughout the West Bank. This, with the goal of causing the [Palestinian] residents to leave their lands, enabling the settlers to take control of them."
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Note: The Jerusalem Post reported that no rabbi of the name “Rabbi Shlomo Melamed” exists, and that the left wing Israeli NGO which the PA has been quoting, has denied the story. Click "full article" for a quote from The Jerusalem Post
Arab League condemns 'rabbinical' ruling calling on Jews to poison Palestinian water sources 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 20, 2016
Headline: “The Arab League condemns the call of the rabbis to poison Palestinian drinking water”
      “The Arab League strongly condemned the call of the chairman of the Council of Settlement Rabbis, Rabbi Shlomo Melamed (No such rabbi or body exists, see note, Ed.), which gives the settlers permission to poison the drinking water that sustains the Palestinian towns and villages throughout the occupied West Bank. The [Arab League] statement… placed full responsibility on Israel (the occupying force) [parentheses in source] for the ramifications of these religious rulings, which expose the Israeli policy of creating facts on the ground. This is in the shadow of the silence of the international community and its ignoring of the Israeli violations, which are committed each day against the Palestinians: daily executions, home demolitions, clearing and expropriating land, arrests and other serious violations.”
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Note: This story has been denied by both the supposed source of the story, the Breaking the Silence group, and by a Rabbi Zalmen Melamed - there is no Rabbi Shlomo Melamed.
"The Jerusalem Post was unable to find evidence that either a Rabbi Shlomo Mlma or Mlmad, or the Council of Rabbis in West Bank settlements exist. There is a Council of Rabbis in Judea and Samaria, led by Yishai Babad. There is a Rabbi Zalman Melamed of Beit El… [who told CAMERA]: 'I did not say that and do not believe any rabbi would say something like that.' In addition, Breaking the Silence’s spokesman said he did not know of any testimony about poisoning water.” [The Jerusalem Post, June 20, 2016]

Head of Supreme Muslim Council: Jewish rabbis "encourage settlers to "poison the drinking water in Palestinian cities and villages" 
Source: Al-Quds, June 20, 2016
Headline: “[Head of the Supreme Muslim Council in Jerusalem] Sheikh [Ikrima] Sabri: The Jewish rabbis are more racist than the politicians”
     “[Head of the Supreme Muslim Council in Jerusalem and former PA Head Mufti] Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, the preacher of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, responded to the publication of the extreme Jewish religious ruling by someone who is termed the ‘head of the Council of Settlements’ (Ed. note: previous false Palestinian reports called this fictitious body ‘the Council of Settlement Rabbis’), which encourages settlers to poison the drinking water in Palestinian cities and villages throughout the West Bank with the goal of expelling the Palestinian citizens from their homes and from their lands.
He said: ‘This is not the first racist religious ruling, and religious rulings of other rabbis preceded it in which they permitted stealing from the Arab citizens, seizing their property, and destroying the olive crops of the Palestinians (sic., like the poisoning libel these claims are likewise false).’
Sheikh Ikrima wondered: ‘Does the real Jewish religion say this?’
He noted that the Jewish rabbis have crossed all the red lines, as they… publish foolish religious legal writings without any supervision that have no connection to the Jewish religion. [He noted] that the Jewish rabbis have surpassed the Israeli politicians in their racism and their acts of terror.
Dr. Ikrima responded to all this: ‘Is there room for dialogue or discussion with people like this?’”
PLO official: Rabbis issued "religious ruling" to "poison the Palestinian drinking water" 
Source: Website of official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 20, 2016
Headline: “[PLO Executive Committee member] Wasel Abu Yusuf: The religious ruling ordering to poison the drinking water is a clear call to kill our people”
     “Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf stated that the religious ruling of an Israeli rabbi ordering to poison the Palestinian drinking water (no such religious ruling was made –Ed.) is ‘a clear call to murder.’
Abu Yusuf said this in an interview to the media outlets, in response to religious rulings that were published by Council of Settlement Rabbis head Rabbi Shlomo Melamed in the West Bank (no such organization or rabbi exists –Ed.), and permitted the settlers to poison the drinking water in the occupied Palestinian cities and villages in order ‘to expel the Palestinians from their villages and their cities or to kill them.’
Abu Yusuf emphasized that this is not the first call against the Palestinian people, and that this is a call inciting to eliminate and kill the Palestinian citizens.
He noted that these declarations, that is to say the religious rulings on poisoning the water, prove that there is no real [Israeli] peace partner, in light of the existence of an extreme right-wing [Israeli] government that perpetrates killing and settlement.
Likewise, he noted that dozens of religious rulings that were published by Jewish rabbis permitted killing Palestinians, stealing their lands and crops, and destroying their property (no such religious rulings were made –Ed.), and they constituted a motive for the daily acts of killing and destruction that the settlers are committing against the Palestinian people.”

Lecturer on PA TV: The Anti-Christ is the leader of the Jews 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 20, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine in the Quran, broadcast on the occasion of the month of Ramadan
Former lecturer and a regular presenter on the show Bassam Jarrar: “The Jews will leave Palestine, and this time eastward. If you pay close attention, culture and social organization is moving eastward, and in the West there are crises. Among the Jews, since 1990, articles have begun to appear that support a connection with the East. Therefore it appears that they will go eastward, and they will have alliances with the East after they leave Palestine. After a certain amount of time, we don’t know how long, they will try to return to Palestine under the leadership of the Anti-Christ . For what is the purpose of the campaign of the Anti-Christ, who continues to advance until he arrives here? He continues until he arrives here, that is to say his destination is here. Because the Anti-Christ is a Jewish leader, or he is the leader of the Jews. It may also be that the Jews will create him. What does it mean that they will create him? That’s another topic. He will return [to Palestine].”

Jarrar, a former college lecturer in Ramallah who had his own show on official PA TV in 2015 on numbers in the Quran, claims on his website on Islam called the “Noon Center For Quranic Studies and Researches” that the events of the “Anti-Christ” will take place sometime around 2022 CE.
PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls Israel's "poisoning" wells "a crime against humanity" 
Source: PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, June 19, 2016
PMW note: The PLO accused Jews in the West Bank of poisoning Palestinian water sources, based on the rulings"of a Rabbi Shlomo Melamed, chairman of  the Council of Settlement Rabbis. No such rabbi or body exists. The PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to the accusations: 
   "This call by Rabbi Mlmad is considered a crime against humanity because it targets humans, animals, corps and all forms of life in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The ministry held the Israeli government full responsibility of the consequences of such calls. It demanded the arrest of the Rabbi for inciting murder and the enforcement of necessary procedures to protect Palestinians from individuals who might attempt to poison water sources.
What is the international community waiting for to interfere; the death of thousands of Palestinians of thirst? To meet such incident with silence and ignore the war Israel is waging against Palestinians is a cause of shame for the international community."
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Note: This story has been denied by both the supposed source of the story, the Breaking the Silence group, and by a Rabbi Zalmen Melamed - there is no Rabbi Shlomo Melamed. "The Jerusalem Post was unable to find evidence that either a Rabbi Shlomo Mlma or Mlmad, or the Council of Rabbis in West Bank settlements exist. There is a Council of Rabbis in Judea and Samaria, led by Yishai Babad. There is a Rabbi Zalman Melamed of Beit El. Mlmad is similar to Melamed, and Zalman is Yiddish for Shlomo. Rabbi Zalman Melamed told Gidon Shaviv, a senior research analyst for press watchdog CAMERA, "I did not say that and do not believe any rabbi would say something like that." Melamed also called the report a blood libel.
In addition, Breaking the Silence's spokesman said he did not know
Fatah cartoon shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu having murdered ‘Lady Justice’ 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, June 17, 2016
The cartoon shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu standing over the bleeding body of Lady Justice with a smoking gun in his hand. The cartoon refers to the election in June 2016 of Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon as chairman of the UN Legal Committee, which deals with all of the UN’s legal activities, and coordinates its fight against terror.

Text on cartoon: “The election of Israel as head of the UN [Legal] Committee is a prize for its terror and occupation”
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Official PA daily cartoon depicts Israeli soldier aiming gun while standing on scales of justice 
Source: Website of official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 16, 2016


Cartoon published on the official PA daily's website, in response to Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon’s appointment as chairman of the UN Legal Committee, the first time an Israeli was elected to be head of a permanent UN Committee

Headline:
“Israel is the president of the UN Legal Committee”
The same text is written in Arabic on the cartoon, as well as in English: “Israel… head of Legal Committee at the United Nations”
The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier looking through the sights of a machine gun while standing on the scales of justice.
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PLO invents blood libel, accuses rabbis of calling to poison Palestinian wells  
Source: PLO's National Bureau to Defend the Land and Resist Settlement website, June 16, 2016
     "An Israeli human rights organization has exposed that Jewish settlers are working intently on poisoning the drinking water in the Palestinian towns and villages throughout the West Bank. Yehuda Shaul, founder of the organization Breaking the Silence... said that the goal of poisoning the water is to cause 'the local Palestinians to leave their villages and towns, so that the settlers will be able to take control of their lands.'... It should be noted that an investigative report that was broadcast on the Israeli [TV] Channel 10 around a year ago exposed that Rabbi Shlomo Melamed, chairman of what is known by the name 'Council of Settlement Rabbis' (Ed. note: no such rabbi or body exists), issued a religious ruling giving the settlers permission to poison the drinking water and the naturally flowing wells [of Palestinians] throughout the West Bank."
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Note: This story has been denied by both the supposed source of the story, the Breaking the Silence group, and by a Rabbi Zalmen Melamed - there is no Rabbi Shlomo Melamed. "The Jerusalem Post was unable to find evidence that either a Rabbi Shlomo Mlma or Mlmad, or the Council of Rabbis in West Bank settlements exist. There is a Council of Rabbis in Judea and Samaria, led by Yishai Babad. There is a Rabbi Zalman Melamed of Beit El. Mlmad is similar to Melamed, and Zalman is Yiddish for Shlomo. Rabbi Zalman Melamed told Gidon Shaviv, a senior research analyst for press watchdog CAMERA, "I did not say that and do not believe any rabbi would say something like that." Melamed also called the report a blood libel.
In addition, Breaking the Silence's spokesman said he did not know of any testimony about poisoning water."  [The Jerusalem Post, June 20, 2016]
PLO Head of Prisoners’ Affairs: Israeli new anti-terror legislation is “racist,” Palestinian “resistance” is legal and legitimate 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 16, 2016
Headline: “The Israeli ‘terror law’ strives to steal the legitimacy of our people’s and prisoners’ struggle against the occupation.

“Director of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake called to increase the Palestinian diplomatic and legal activity in order to deal with racist and aggressive laws that the Israeli parliament is eager to legislate in recent years, the last of which was called the ‘terror law,’ which strives to turn the struggle of the Palestinian people into something criminal, to include it in the framework of terror, and legally prosecute the Palestinian resistance and its legal struggle against the occupation for the right to self-definition, freedom, and honor.”

Israeli anti-terror law – ratified on June 15, 2016 - legislates significantly stiffer penalties for acts related to terror – involvement in a terror attack, aiding terrorists in carrying out an attack, public support of or identification with acts of terror, heading a terrorist organization, working for a terrorist organization, acts/business deals involving weapons used for terror, training of terrorists, threatening to carry out a terror attack, etc., and allows the government or Minister of Defense to define an organization as a terrorist organization at the request of the Head of the Israeli Secret Service, after receiving the opinion of the attorney general.
Palestinian political analyst legitimizes murder of Israeli civilians: "Since it is a colonial, settler, racist, occupying entity, all of those in it are soldiers" 
Source: Al-Ayyam, June 15, 2016
Headline: “Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered) – between the sanctification of the weapon and its definition as a crime”
Op-ed by senior Palestinian political analyst and columnist Hani Al-Masri
     “If the main method of activity is appropriate for a certain period, that doesn’t mean that it is necessary to negate, reject, or condemn other types. On the contrary, the experience of struggle throughout history, including the Palestinian experience and the experience of India, South Africa and others, has proven that it is possible to integrate peaceful and armed methods of struggle, whether the method of the struggle at one stage or another is peaceful or armed, and no one side can alone determine the appropriate method of struggle. The nature of the conflict, its unique characteristics, the circumstances, the factors influencing it, and the conduct of the other side are what actively contribute to determining the method that will be adopted...
Armed resistance must always be present, as it is an anchored right, and it must be carried out in accordance with the circumstances, and must not be altogether uprooted, nor defined as a crime under any circumstances...
Likewise, we cannot help but examine the matter of harming civilians in Israel. Since it is a colonial, settler, racist, occupying entity, all of those in it are soldiers, and the proof of this is that weapons are common in all the different regions, and hundreds of thousands of civilians carry them on the streets. All of them, other than the ultra-orthodox Jews, serve in the army. However, most of the ultra-orthodox Jews, like all the rest, are radicals who incite the murder of non-Jews."

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PA TV teacher of Islam: “The Jews are a people of lies. Lies, distortion of the truth, and aversion to the truth flow in their blood” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 15, 2016


Imad Hamato, Professor of Quranic Studies, University of Palestine, Gaza on official PA TV program Allah’s Messenger Muhammad : “Abdullah ibn Salam, a Jewish rabbi, went to Prophet [Muhammad]... and converted to Islam... [Abdullah] hid behind a curtain, and [Muhammad] asked [the Jews]: 'What do you say about Abdullah ibn Salam?' They said: 'He is the most important and son of the most important among us. He is our leader, son of our leader.' [Muhammad] said: 'And if you heard that he had converted to Islam?' They said: 'God forbid that he would convert to Islam.' Abdullah ibn Salam came out to them and said: 'O Jews… I testify that there is no God other than Allah and Muhammad is Allah’s messenger' (i.e., Islam’s declaration of faith). Within seconds, they [the Jews] started to say: 'He is the most foolish among us, a son of the most foolish among us, the greatest liar among us, and the son of a liar.' Seconds ago he was 'the most important and son of the most important among us. Our leader - son of our leader.' The Jews are a people of lies.
Lies, distortion of the truth, and aversion to the truth flow in their blood… The Jews learned by heart the poems that fed the wars [between the Arab tribes in Medina before Islam]. Some [Jews] supported the Aws tribe and some the Khazraj tribe. This is always the practice of the Jews. They create wars.”
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PA government: Israeli UN Ambassador’s election as chairman of UN Legal Committee is “a shameful and disgraceful thing”  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 14, 2016
Text published in he official Palestinian news agency in response to Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon’s appointment as chairman of the UN Legal Committee, the first time an Israeli was elected to be head of a permanent UN Committee.

Headline
: “The [PA] government: Making Israel chairman of the UN Legal Committee is a shameful and disgraceful thing”
      “Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said that making Israel chairman of the UN Legal Committee (i.e., in June 2016) is a farce and a shameful and disgraceful thing.
Al-Mahmoud said in a press statement today, Tuesday [June 14, 2016], that… ‘What is shocking is that we, in the second decade of the third millennium, are seeing the last occupation in the world appointed as chairman of the UN Legal Committee, despite its bloody and aggressive record throughout the last decades against an unarmed people, and despite its threat to the peace and security of the region.’”
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Fatah: Israeli UN Ambassador’s election as chairman of UN Legal Committee is “A blow to international law” 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, June 14, 2016
Text posted on the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission with Fatah’s response to Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon’s appointment as chairman of the UN Legal Committee, the first time an Israeli was elected to be head of a permanent UN Committee

Headline
: “Fatah: Chairmanship of the UN Legal Committee [given] to Israel – a blow to international law”
     “The Fatah Movement considered the Israeli occupation state being made chairman of the UN Legal Committee a ‘blow to international law and a grave precedent that grants it justification to continue its crime and racism…’ Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press release: ‘The occupation state (i.e., Israel) is at the top of the list of states that do not respect international law, and it even strives to violate it daily with its crimes and racist activity against our people.’ He wondered: ‘How can a state that occupies the state of Palestine and conducts the most racist and criminal policy – killing, arrests, demolition of homes, theft of lands, and expulsion of civilians… - [how can it] stand at the head of the UN Legal Committee, one of whose missions is supervision of the implementation of international law.’ Fatah also demanded that the world’s nations that are members of the UN organization force the occupation state [to follow] international law and respect human rights in Palestine, before it stands at the head of the UN Legal Committee. In this way there will be a minimal measure of credibility.”
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Op-ed in religious section of PA daily for Ramadan: At the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Israelis “sow death and destruction… desecrate its holiness, kill, attack and spill pure blood” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2016
     Headline: “Al-Aqsa Mosque is calling to you”
Op-ed by Taleb Al-Silwadi, columnist for the official PA daily, in a special daily religion section for the month of Ramadan
“O, fasting public and the Quran, Palestine - mother of the cradle of civilizations, mother of the emissaries, center of the prophets, toward it was the first direction of prayer (i.e., Jerusalem) of the Muslims, from it the true Prophet (i.e., Islam’s Prophet Muhammad) ascended to Heaven, from it the resurrection of the dead will commence, on its pure land the true Prophet prayed at the head of the emissary prophets, and in it the Al-Aqsa Mosque is located. It merited great honor that was granted to it by the Master of the Universe, but when the occupiers sow death and destruction in it, desecrate its holiness, kill, attack and spill pure blood, we must stand by its side…
In the blessed month of Ramadan, in which you yearn to go to the mosques, let us visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque every day if we are able to, for the settlers in their plots want to expand their economic horizons by opening the gates of Jerusalem. However, we are people who support the economy of our [own] people and our homeland, and this is an opportunity for us to pray at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.”
PA daily columnist says Abbas’ condemnation of Tel Aviv terror attack was issued to prevent Israeli killing of “innocent Palestinians”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 12, 2016
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member Muwaffaq Matar in his regular column in the official PA daily

Headline: “A comment or putting the shame to sleep!”
      “The commenters and distorters know that [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] announcement regarding the Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack) was phrased with the professionalism of a sharp and sensitive mind that takes into account the bloody Israeli responses, whose victims will be innocent Palestinians…
The intelligent commenter understands that the Palestinian presidency is too smart to fall for what [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, [Defense Minister Avigdor] Liberman, and the commenter himself wants, for a statement that the occupation is the reason for the operation will be directly considered a type of support by the [Palestinian] presidency for the operation!”

Tel Aviv Sarona terror attack - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and cousins Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered dessert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital. The day after the attack, Abbas said he rejects "all operations that target civilians regardless of the source and their justification."
Fatah: Terror attack that killed 4 was "natural response" to Israeli crimes  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 9, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on June 9, 2016:
Posted text: "Headline: Al-Jaghoub: Israel is reaping the results of its choosing force against our Palestinian people"
     "The Fatah Movement stated in a notice from the Mobilization and Organization Commission" that the Tel Aviv operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered) which occurred last night is a private and spontaneous natural response to Israel's choosing force... Head of the Information Committee of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said: 'Israel needs to understand the results of its actions, [which are] a continuation of the promotion of the option of violence and the policy of demolishing homes and expelling residents of Jerusalem, and the ongoing invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza by the herds of settlers... and the cold blooded murder of Palestinians at their checkpoints, which are spread through the territories occupied since 1967.'"
#Ramadan_operation
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Muhammad Ahmad Musa Makhamreh and Khaled Muhammad Musa Makhamreh - 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists and also cousins, who carried out a shooting attack in Tel Aviv on June 8, 2016, murdering 4 Israelis and injuring 16. The terrorists ordered desert in the Max Brenner restaurant in the Sarona Market, before they began shooting at people. Muhammad Makhamreh and Khaled Makhamreh were both apprehended by the Israeli police, one of them shot and wounded before being caught and brought for treatment in an Israeli hospital.
PLO official: Israeli policies are responsible for regional terror 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 5, 2016
Headline: “Erekat: There is no Middle East without the State of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital”

“Secretary-General of the PLO [Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat… said in a radio interview: ‘World leaders have unanimously agreed that there will not be a new map of the region without an independent Palestinian state in the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.’ He added: ‘Countries of the world that came to the international summit in Paris [June 2016] fought in Syria and Iraq to end the terror.’ Likewise, he emphasized that victory against terror in the region will begin with the drying up of the swamp of the Israeli occupation, which has been weighing down on the chests of the Palestinian people for the last 49 years.’”

The French Initiative – A peace initiative proposed by the French PM Hollande’s government in 2015 aimed at reviving peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. A one-day summit was held in Paris on June 3, 2016, attended by foreign ministers of the US, EU countries, and several Arab countries, for the purpose of advancing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. At the end of the summit, participants issued a joint communique supporting a negotiated two-state solution and proposing an international conference before the end of the year. Israelis and Palestinians did not participate in this first summit, the purpose of which was to establish a framework for renewed negotiations between the two.
Fatah spokesman: Israel carries out executions like ISIS  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 4, 2016
Headline: “Fatah: Israel used the event of the execution in Gaza in order to distort the image of our people”

"Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi stated yesterday [June 3, 2016] that the occupation government made use of the event of the execution (of three convicted murderers on May 31, 2016 -Ed.) carried out by Hamas in Gaza in the international arena in order to compare the executions carried out by ISIS in Iraq and Syria with what Hamas carried out…

The spokesman noted in a press release that what occurred in Gaza serves Israel’s efforts to disrupt the efforts of the Palestinian leadership, the Fatah Movement, and the national information to expose the occupation’s actions by real comparisons and equating of the summary executions and the burning of children and unarmed citizens carried out by Israel in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with the executions being carried out by ISIS in the region.”

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Abbas' advisor: Jews “are thieves who stole the land… we have been here for 5,000 years” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 3, 2016

Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "They [the Jews] claim that there was a Temple here. Those are unfounded claims, myths, and rumors. However, the problem between us and them is not a problem of religious or historical narrative. The problem is that they are thieves. The problem is that they are thieves who stole the land, and who want to steal the history, but history cannot change and cannot be falsified. The facts bear witness to it. We have been here for the last 5,000 years, and have not left this land. We have not left this land. Our forefathers are the monotheist Canaanites and Jebusites. They are the ones who built Jerusalem, before Abraham was even here."
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There never was an ancient Palestinian-Arab nation. Arabs first arrived in the land of Israel/Judea with the Muslim invasion in 637 CE. Arabs first identified themselves as "Palestinians" in the 20th century, after the creation of the State of Israel. Claiming a 5,000 year old Palestinian nation is a historical lie.
Senior PLO official insinuates that Israel is responsible for "extreme terror in the region" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 1, 2016
Headline: “Erekat met with a delegation from the American J Street organization”
     “Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat met with a delegation of American congress members that included Karis (sic., Karen) Bass from California, Don Bayer from Virginia, Keith Ellison from Minnesota, Robin Kelly from Illinois, and [Sean] Patrick Malofey (sic., Maloney) from New York, part of a delegation from the American organization J Street, led by Jeremy Ben Ami and a number of the organization’s leaders…
Erekat expressed the Palestinian leadership’s support for the French initiative, and also expressed hope that the international community would begin to demand an accounting from the occupying authority (Israel) [parentheses in source], if it wants to defeat the extreme terror in the region. Likewise, he emphasized that peace and stability in the region will begin by drying up the swamp of the Israeli occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital, and a permanent solution of all the issues, including the refugees and the prisoners, on the basis of the relevant resolutions of the international bodies.”
Palestinian Journalists Syndicate boycotts any Palestinian official who gives interview to Israeli media 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 30, 2016
Headline: “[Nasser] Abu Bakr: The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate is one of the five most important syndicates in the world”
Excerpt of interview with Chairman of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate Nasser Abu Bakr
     “Q. In an interview with you last October [2015] you called on all the journalists to boycott any Palestinian official that gives an interview to the Israeli media. How did the journalists respond to your call?
A. The Palestinian journalists are a unified group. We made the decision in the general secretariat of the union after long debates and checking the condition of the Israeli media. We have many documents that prove that it is a media that incites against the Palestinians, against the leadership, and against the Palestinian media institutions. Likewise, it is a media that embellishes the image of the occupation and falsifies the truth, and therefore, after long examinations, we reached the conclusion that no interview of [Palestinian] officials serves the Palestinian cause, but rather hinders them or uses them to blacken their faces and the face of the Palestinian people. For this reason, we saw that it is necessary to desist from any meetings with the Israeli press.”
Young girls perform song showing “Zionists” as killers: “Criminals came to our village, killed my father… The Zionists were here’’ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 27, 2016

Official PA TV host of children's program:
"Grades 3 and 4 wanted to show us a dance to the song 'I'm a Palestinian girl'..."
Girls: "I'm a little Palestinian girl, still the age of flowers
My heart is good, my intention pure, and I do not harm anyone
I know my home. I know my land, my nice family around me
All that I want is at hand, through love and compassion…
Criminals came to our village, killed my father and took my brother
They said: ‘This is our land.’ [I was] shocked and my eyes teared
I screamed: ‘Why? What did I do?’ Nobody answered me
It just said on our door: ‘The Zionists were here’ ...
Afterwards, someone came that I already saw . He looked like one of them and was walking in circles around me.
I was so angry I grabbed a stone and threw it, and I am not strong
They caught me, hit me, and told me I will stand trial for the attack
They arrested me and accused me of being a criminal and a terrorist…
Who would agree to such shame, O mankind, hear my voice
There are many like me, when will I see freedom?
When will I see freedom? When will I see freedom?"
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Little girl on official PA TV sings song showing “Zionists” as killers: “Criminals came to our village, killed my father… The Zionists were here’’ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 26, 2016


Yara, guest on official PA TV program
Giants of Endurance: "I'm a little Palestinian girl, still the age of flowers
My heart is good, my intention pure, and I do not harm anyone
I know my home. I know my land, my nice family around me
All that I want is at hand, through love and compassion…
Criminals came to our village, killed my father and took my brother
They said: ‘This is our land.’ [I was] shocked and my eyes teared
I screamed: ‘Why? What did I do?’ Nobody answered me
It just said on our door: ‘The Zionists were here’ ...
Afterwards, someone came that I already saw . He looked like one of them and was walking in circles around me.
I was so angry I grabbed a stone and threw it, and I am not strong
They caught me, hit me, and told me I will stand trial for the attack
They arrested me and accused me of being a criminal and a terrorist… "
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Senior PLO official to South American delegation: Israel is "fascist… carries out ethnic cleansing against prisoners" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 25, 2016
Headline: “Karake: Israel is a fascist state”
     “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said yesterday, Wednesday [May 25, 2016], during a meeting with a delegation including 20 parliament members and jurists from South American countries (Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia) [parentheses in source] that Israel is a fascist state that legally allows torture, behaves in a racist manner, and carries out ethnic cleansing against prisoners, while violating all the international laws, conventions and agreements… Karake concluded the meeting, held in the Addameer Association in Ramallah, with a call to the international community to put an end to the Israeli actions against the prisoners and force them to implement international and humanitarian law and the international conventions and agreements, primarily the Geneva agreements, and to relate to the prisoners as prisoners of a freedom movement, and not as criminals.”
PA official in Abbas' name: Israel "doomed to disappear" like apartheid South Africa; belief that Jews are "Allah's people" is "the personification of racism" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 23, 2016
Headline: “Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim: “The occupiers are doomed to disappear, and the future is ours”
     “Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim said: ‘The occupiers are always doomed to disappear, and the aggressors are doomed to the dustbins of history... He clarified: ‘Everyone is saying now that this people needs its own state in the June 4 [1967] borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, but the occupation continues to act arrogantly, like all occupiers who try to ignore this fact. They are doomed as the racist regime in South Africa was doomed, and as the racist regime in Rhodesia - now Zimbabwe - was doomed… so are the tyrannical aggressors in our land doomed, who do not know what morals are, and who claim that their weapon is pure, while it is filthy with our blood. They talk about how they are the chosen people of Allah, and this is the personification of racism – the chosen people of Allah. [They talk] about the purity of their weapon, while it kills our children at checkpoints under one pretext or another. The occupiers are always doomed to disappear, and this is a fact that we must never forget.”

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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Israeli bill calling for death penalty for terrorists “establishes the Israeli barbarity and the strengthening of racism in Israel” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 22, 2016
Headline: “During his visit with released prisoners – Karake: The bill for the death penalty for [Palestinian] prisoners establishes the barbarity that is growing stronger in Israel”
       “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the agreement in the Israeli extreme right-wing government on the appointment of [Avigdor] Liberman as Minister of Defense in return for supporting the Israeli bill which calls for the execution of [Palestinian] prisoners, establishes the Israeli barbarity and the strengthening of racism in Israel… Karake said that the purpose of this bill and others is to continue negating the struggle’s legitimacy and the legal legitimacy of the prisoners, as freedom prisoners and legal fighters, who fought and sacrificed for their land and its independence. [He noted that] according to international law and UN resolutions, they are prisoners of a national freedom movement and legal fighters, and not criminal prisoners as Israel claims.”
Guest on PA TV: Jews taught South Africa and the Nazis to be apartheid regimes  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 20, 2016
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, interview with Issa Salman, a resident of Beit Safafa, a neighborhood in west Jerusalem, about the period between 1948-1967 in which Beit Safafa was a village divided between Israel and Jordan

Issa Salman: “It was the only village in southern west Jerusalem that was divided as a result of the 1949 Rhodes Agreement (sic., apparently referring to the Lausanne Conference of 1949, see below), under an apartheid regime, in other words the Jews preceded others [in this regard], and South Africa learned from them, and the Nazis learned from them.”

Visual: Salman shows a picture of the fence that was in Beit Safafa until 1967 .

Official PA TV host: “In 1962, see the clear signs of apartheid [i.e., the pre-1967 border between Israel and Jordan].”

The Lausanne Conference of 1949 was convened by the UN Conciliation Commission for Palestine (UNCCP) in Lausanne, Switzerland April 27 – Sept. 12, 1949. It was attended by representatives of Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria and the Arab Higher Committee and refugee delegations, representing Arab refugees from Israel. Its purpose was to resolve disputes arising from the 1948 war between Israel and its neighboring Arab countries.
Palestinian daily refers to Israeli soldiers in 1948 war as "Zionist gangs" "with a thirst for killing" 
Source: Al-Quds, May 18, 2016
Headline: “Refugee Ali Karake: They notified us that the Zionist gangs would be making a short visit!”
     “Allar is an expelled village located southwest of ancient Jerusalem in an area called Wadi Al-Sarar, and includes a number of Crusader, Mamluk, and Ottoman antiquities and architectural monuments. Its residents were exiled during the 1948 war (i.e., the Israeli War of Independence, which Arab nations initiated and later lost against Israel), and the Zionist gangs established a number of settlement blocs on the village’s land and next to it.
Ali Muhammad Karake, 84, a refugee from the village of Allar… said that the residents of the village were afraid as a result of the acts of terror and massacres being carried out by the Zionist gangs against unarmed [Arab] citizens and farmers, and added: ‘We did not have weapons and we were not trained to deal with gangs and an organized army with a thirst for killing…’
He continued and said: ‘When news reached us that the Zionist gangs were nearing the village of Allar, the leadership of the Arab army came to the village and asked the residents to leave so that additional massacres would not take place.’ Karake added in an ironic tone: ‘The Arab army requested that we not go very far from the village, as the Zionist gangs would make a short visit and then leave, and then they (i.e., the Arab army) would let us go back. However, that short visit has continued until today.’”
Palestinian Ambassador: ISIS is “the other face of the Israeli occupation state’s terror” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 17, 2016
Headline: “Marking the 68th anniversary of the Nakba in Greece”
     “The Palestinian embassy in Greece marked the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in the Greek capital, Athens, together with the General Union of Palestine Students … Palestinian Ambassador Marwan Toubassi referred to the organized terror that has and is taking place in the Palestinian refugee camps, and particularly in the Al-Yarmouk [refugee] camp, which is carried out by ISIS, the other face of the Israeli occupation state’s terror.”
Fatah Facebook posts cartoon of Netanyahu walking on graph of rising popularity made of dead Palestinian babies 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 12, 2016

Cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on May 12, 2016

The cartoon shows a rising graph made of dead Palestinian babies as PM Netanyahu walks across, rising in popularity. "#Asknetanyahu" is referring a May 12, 2016 event on Twitter in which PM Netanyahu responded to questions tweeted to him using the "Asknetanyahu" hashtag.

Posted text, originally in English:  "How many Palestinian kids did it take you to kill to win the Israeli votes?
#Asknetanyahu”
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Official PA daily claims Israel intentionally neglects the medical needs of Palestinian prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 11, 2016
     Headline: "180 need operations, 25 are suffering from cancer, and 70 are physically and mentally disabled – the medical neglect is an intentional [Israeli] policy which turns prisoners’ light illnesses deadly"
"1,700 sick [Palestinian] prisoners are sitting in the occupation's (i.e., Israel's) prisons, complaining of different illnesses. 180 of the prisoners are suffering from serious illnesses and need an operation to save their lives, 25 of them are sick with cancer, and 70 are suffering from physical and mental disabilities. In addition, there are dozens of injured, half of them injured by live fire at the time of their arrest, while some of them have lost the ability to move due to the continuing policy of intentional medical neglect."
Political commissioner of Rammallah: Israel is "spreading anarchy and making it easier for law breakers to spread drugs" 
Source: Al-Quds, May 11, 2016
Headline: "The political commissioner of Ramallah and its suburbs met with the deputy governor of the Jerusalem district and the Biddu police station manager"
     "[PA] Political and National Commissioner of Ramallah, El-Bireh, and the Suburbs Nasser Nimr met in the headquarters of the police station of the villages northwest of Jerusalem, in the village of Biddu, with [PA] Deputy Governor of the Jerusalem District Jamil Barakat and [PA] District Administrator Muhammad Al-Tari…
The political commissioner added that the basis for stabilizing the security and protecting society from the various plagues of crimes, and particularly drugs, lies in cooperation between the different institutions in order to create social awareness that will be able to deal with any phenomenon that is liable to harm society and destroy it from within. He emphasized that the Political Guidance [Council] is prepared to carry out various activities and plans in cooperation with the police, security forces, and the different relevant institutes, that will benefit society and strengthen it, and build a defense arrangement for it against the dangers befalling it. This [will be done] in a manner that will ensure the cohesion and integrity of society in dealing with the various challenges, primarily the occupation, which is still the main factor in spreading anarchy and making it easier for law breakers to spread drugs, and which at times even protects them."
PA daily op-ed misrepresents Israeli general’s speech to compare Israel’s behavior to the Nazis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 11, 2016
Headline: “Israel is not immune to condemnation!”

Excerpt of op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

“[Israeli] Deputy Chief of General Staff and Major General Yair Golan is not a passing figure in Israel, and is not from the ranks of the Israeli opposition. He is from the heart of the Israeli security and military services, and yet he recently expressed views that greatly angered Netanyahu and many members of his government who are members of the extremist and racist hawks. He said that the behavior of the Israeli army’s soldiers against the Palestinians is not less despicable than the Nazi actions and the Nazi Holocausts (sic.) against the Jews (sic., he actually said that we must be careful not to act like the Nazis and uproot any signs of intolerance and violence).”

Yair Golan’s speech on May 4, 2016:
“The Holocaust, as I see it, must enable us to deeply reflect on the nature of man. It must bring us to deeply reflect on the responsibility of leadership and the nature of society, and it must enable us to think fundamentally about how we, here and now, are conducting ourselves toward orphans, widows and their like. Indeed, there is nothing easier than to simply hate the other, there is nothing easier than to provoke fears and strike terror; there is nothing easier than barbaric behavior, moral corruption and hypocrisy. On Holocaust Remembrance day, it is appropriate to discuss our abilities to extricate from among us signs of intolerance and violence, signs that we're heading towards self-destruction and down the road to moral depravity. In fact, Holocaust Remembrance Day is an opportunity for self-examination. If Yom Kippur is a day for personal self-reflection, then it is appropriate, and even absolutely necessary, that Holocaust Remembrance Day, will also be a day of national self-examination, and in
PLO official twists Israeli general’s words to say that Israeli is carrying out a “holocaust” against the Palestinians 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 11, 2016
Headline: “How will I say all of this to those I love?”

Op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

“[At the moment] it is the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), and after all these years it looks like what happened to the Palestinian people in 1948 became a curse on the future of the State of Israel. The Israelis are still afraid of the spirits moving under the ground of the villages that were destroyed and of their residents who were exiled and massacred, and that is what one of the central figures in this war, [Israeli] Deputy Chief of General Staff and Major General Yair Golan, said when he compared the behavior of the Israeli army toward the Palestinians to the behavior of the Nazis [and said] that the buds of hatred and intolerance in Israeli society torment the human conscience and are leading to moral deterioration, there was a Holocaust there, and a holocaust is taking place here (sic., he actually said that we must be careful not to act like the Nazis and uproot any signs of intolerance and violence).”

Yair Golan’s speech on May 4, 2016:
“The Holocaust, as I see it, must enable us to deeply reflect on the nature of man. It must bring us to deeply reflect on the responsibility of leadership and the nature of society, and it must enable us to think fundamentally about how we, here and now, are conducting ourselves toward orphans, widows and their like. Indeed, there is nothing easier than to simply hate the other, there is nothing easier than to provoke fears and strike terror; there is nothing easier than barbaric behavior, moral corruption and hypocrisy. On Holocaust Remembrance day, it is appropriate to discuss our abilities to extricate from among us signs of intolerance and violence, signs that we're heading towards self-destruction and
Fatah cartoon criticizes Hamas and Israel, depicts Gaza as a woman being decapitated by Israel and Hamas  
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, May 9, 2016

Cartoon posted on the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission on May 9, 2016

Headline: "Gaza is the victim!"
This cartoon shows Gaza from one war to the next, depicted as a woman on her knees with bowed head, as Israel and Hamas draw a saw back and forth across her (Gaza’s) bleeding neck.

Text at top of image:  "War – victory, war – victory…"
Text over left hand: "Hamas"
Text over right hand: "Israel"
Text on woman's robe: "Gaza"
Op-ed in PA daily accuses Israel of carrying out "a more barbaric, despicable holocaust against the Palestinians" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2016
Headline: “Learning the lessons of the Holocaust”
        “In order to atone for this despicable crime against the European Jews, capitalist Europe committed another crime: the establishment of the colonialist State of Israel on the ruins of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian people, whose children, women, elderly, and young are being burnt by its consequences to this day. This is because, unfortunately, the Zionist movement and its main support – the Hebrew state – is reenacting the horror of the Holocaust against the Jews in the ‘40s of the previous century, in a more barbaric, despicable holocaust against the Palestinians, through the occupation, racism, and fascism which have begun to characterize rebellious, outlaw Israel… The Israeli values, political and military alike… are the same values that dominated Hitler’s Nazi regime in Germany, but the German racism against members of the Jewish religion has been replaced by Jewish-Israeli racism against those with Palestinian and Arab national identities. On the anniversary of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews, if only the Zionist leaders of the various schools of thought would notice the dangers of their holocaust against the Palestinian people, and reevaluate their war crimes and the spread of deadly racism in their ranks.”

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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Israel’s “crimes” against Palestinian prisoners “are considered war crimes and crimes against humanity” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 3, 2016
Headline: “Karake met with a delegation of Palestinians from Chile”
      “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ and Released Prisoners Affairs Issa Karake briefed a delegation of Palestinians from Chile regarding the prisoners’ cause, and gave them a detailed explanation of all the crimes and attacks against them [the prisoners], which are considered war crimes and crimes against humanity… At the end of the meeting, the delegation gave the head of the commission a symbolic gift in the form of a sports uniform on which a map of Palestine is printed.”

Photo caption: “Karake during his meeting with the Chilean delegation”

The picture shows the delegation holding a shirt with the PA map of “Palestine” printed twice. The PA map includes the PA areas and all of Israel.
Op-ed in PA daily implicitly compares Israeli government to Nazis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2016
Headline: “Those who pass between fleeting words”
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen, originally published in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper
     “The terrorist [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu promises not to give up the Golan. I say to him (through a third party because I cannot speak with him) [parentheses in source] that Tel Aviv is not his. The Golan is part of Syria, and all of Israel is occupied Palestine… What I say is that the occupation of Palestine is an evil thing that will end with the return of the occupiers to the place from where they came. I do not expect that the justice will include putting the members of the Israeli government on trial as the Nazis were put on trial after the fall of the Nazis, but just that they will leave, as Mahmoud Darwish requested when he said to them that they ‘pass between fleeting words’ and that they should take their names and get out from on us. All of their news is a crime or lies. The Jewish holiday of Passover falls on the 22nd of this month, and it marks the anniversary of the exodus of the Jews from Egypt. According to information I have received from two university professors, which was verified by my friend, the archeologist Zahi Hawass, this whole story is a biblical myth. I challenge them to bring me one archeological remnant from Egypt or Sinai, as I challenge them daily to bring me one Jewish archeological remnant from Jerusalem, or to show us a rock from the alleged Temple.”
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Official PA daily op-ed: Israel "maintains a colonial settlement, holds arsenals of nuclear, biological, chemical... weapons," while Palestinian rocks and knives are legitimate self-defense 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2016
Headline: “The establishment of a committee to monitor the incitement”
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily and advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs
     “The Israeli incitement against the Palestinian leadership and people encompasses all aspects of life, and it is biased incitement that has no basis in real facts, but twists the facts, falsifies and mixes up information, moving away from the basic pillars of the Arab/Palestinian – Israeli conflict. This incitement is based on denying the right of the Palestinian to defend himself and his national narrative, and includes the falsification and distortion of data and quotes, and exaggeration [of some] details at the expense of the main issues. For instance, the Israeli wars and their crimes turn into ‘defense’ of residents on the border, and according to the logic of the Western countries working in coordination with Israel, the equation is reversed: ‘It is Israel’s right to defend itself!’ The occupying state, which maintains a colonial settlement [enterprise], holds arsenals of nuclear, biological, chemical, conventional, land, marine, and aerial weapons, perpetrates all types of killing, destruction and burning of citizens, their fields, their homes, etc., against the unarmed Palestinian people that is subject to occupation for the last 70 years, and has nothing at its disposal but its resolve, rocks, and knives – and yet it [the Palestinian people] is required to ‘condemn’ its struggle, because it is viewed as ’terror’ in the eyes of the capitalist West, the Americans, and the Europeans, and even when the [Palestinian] people marks its annual Martyrs’ (Shahids’) Day, it becomes ‘incitement’ and violence.”
At Palestine Red Crescent event, Palestinian girl repeats libel that Jews kill Muslim worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 18, 2016

Official PA TV reporter: "In honor of Palestinian Prisoner’s Day and Children’s Day, the [Palestine] Red Crescent society organized a carnival for the kindergarten children in the Wadi Sha’ir area east of Tulkarem, which included a mass rally in which more than 1,200 children participated..."
Palestinian girl: "Like all the children of Palestine, I do not like the occupation. I am scared of the Jews when they come to our village. They kill worshippers at the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. They kill our people and imprison small children. It is my right to live in peace, like all children in the world."
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PA daily: Israel must be prosecuted for perpetrating "ethnic cleansing" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 17, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: On the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Abu Jihad, his blood is haunting the murderers”
     “On the 28th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of leader Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ on the land of the sister country Tunisia, the [PA] Ministry of Information emphasized that his blood will continue to haunt the murderers.
The ministry stated that the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of the initiator of the Palestinian revolution, leader Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,’ the first bullet and the first stone, is a chance to prosecute the occupation in the international forums for the ethnic cleansing crimes it has perpetrated and continues to perpetrate against our people, leaders, and country.
The ministry added: ‘The crimes enveloping the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp (in Damascus –Ed.), where the body of leader Al-Wazir lies, prove that the occupation and the dark forces (i.e., ISIS and other terror organizations that took over parts of the refugee camp) join hands in order to harm our people everywhere and at all times. This obligates the free world to intervene in order to assist our people and implement the decisions of international institutions, particularly those that guarantee the right of return and compensation.’

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 also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Op-ed in PA daily: Israeli government is led by "right-wing extremist terrorists who live on biblical myths that never actually took place" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2016
Headline: "Israel's terrorists blame others for what exists in them"
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen in the official PA daily, re-printed from the London-based Al-Hayat
     "I have worked in journalism non-stop since I was an adolescent, and I followed the terror of the white regime in South Africa and the massacres in Rwanda, and also in Srebrenica (i.e., town in Bosnia and Herzegovina ) after the division of Yugoslavia. However, all of this is dwarfed by the terror of the Israeli right-wing and the government of war criminal settlers, headed by the most despicable man in the world, [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu, and the US Likud (i.e., American Friends of Likud), which protects the last apartheid state in the world.
[US] President Barack Obama spoke at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington about preventing the 'dirty bomb' [from reaching] the hands of ISIS. He did not speak about Israel's nuclear arsenal, despite the fact that Israel and ISIS compete with each other in [the field of] terror…
There is no peace with the Netanyahu government. It is a government that includes the most right-wing extremist terrorists who live on biblical myths that never actually took place. The name of the land is Palestine, and it is occupied, and Israel is a myth, written hundreds of years after the alleged events.
In conclusion, the terrorist right-wing in Israel does not include all of the Israelis and Jews, as there are many groups of Jews working for peace and defending the Palestinians, and they deserve gratitude and appreciation."

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PA daily cartoon shows Palestinian boy inside Israeli meat grinder 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 6, 2016

Cartoon published in official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on April 6, 2016

The cartoon shows a Palestinian boy being ground in a meat grinder, his blood forming the word "Israel" in the phrase "Made in Israel."
PA news agency claims Israel purposely kills Palestinians, including children, to make Palestinians despair 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Apr. 5, 2016
Headline: “From Israa Al-Abed Al-Rahman – letters to my Martyr fiancé”
     “Ever since the bullet snatched the life of young Abed Al-Rahman Al-Barghouti from the Aboud village north of Ramallah, on Dec. 4, 2015, his fiancé Israa Al-Barghouti from the nearby village of Deir Ghassaneh, is saying to herself: He did not die, he went on a trip and will come back… The occupation has been trying from its first day to kill the Palestinian from within. Therefore, it kills a child in order to leave a whole family filled with eternal yearning for him, it kills a young man who had dreamt of a job, a wife, and a peaceful home, and kills the head of a family, and by its crime makes him leave a widow and children… its bullets snatch a woman, whose daughter, a child, becomes a surrogate mother in a single moment. It throws children behind its bars who haven’t seen anything of life, and who, within their (i.e., the Israeli) prisons, become young and mature men whose children have grown, married and had children, turning the prisoner into a grandfather. In prison, there are endless stories about a mother’s anticipation of her child, a woman’s of her husband and the fiancé who keeps postponing her wedding day… the occupation continues to fight against the dreams of the Palestinian, who continues responding, gets up in the morning, and says to himself: Live!”

Abd Al-Rahman Al-Barghouti – a 26-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli soldier on Dec. 4, 2015 in Mateh Binyamin near Ramallah. Al-Barghouti was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier.
PFLP condemns Abbas: His statements on Israeli TV "legitimized Zionist war crimes" and "stained the intifada with [the label] `terror`" 
Source: PFLP website, Apr. 3, 2016
Headline: “PFLP demands of the [PLO] Central Council and Executive Committee to stand against President Mahmoud Abbas’ statements, as they crossed the red lines”
     “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) demanded of the PLO to stand against President Mahmoud Abbas’ statements. This is in light of his recent statements to the Zionist media outlets (i.e., Abbas gave an interview on Israeli TV), and in light of the condolences expressed by a PA delegation on the death of the so-called ‘head of the civil administration’ in the West Bank. The PFLP views the recurrence of this behavior, which legitimized the occupation’s institutions and its oppressive instruments, very seriously. It considers it a crossing of the red lines, [a violation] of our people’s tradition and conventions, and harming the Palestinian national action and all Palestinian decisions, the most recent of which were the decisions of the [PLO] Palestinian Central Council. The front emphasized that this conduct, which has encountered sweeping popular and national opposition, obliges the PLO – as the institution that unites the Palestinian people– to demand accountability from the PA’s chairman [Abbas] and hold him responsible.
The Front considers the PA chairman’s statements regarding the chasing of children in schools on the pretext of disarming them of [their] knives as legitimization of the Zionist war crimes, which are perpetrated daily in the checkpoints of death and streets of Palestinian cities in the West Bank and Jerusalem, as direct incitement against the Palestinian education system, both in universities and in schools, and as staining the intifada with [the label] ‘terror.’”
US-Israel alliance and "Israel's terror is what started all the other terror – from Al-Qaeda to ISIS" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2016
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen published in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper

Headline: “The lobby attributes Israel’s crimes to its enemies”
     “I came across the Near East Report for March [2016] published by the Jewish lobby AIPAC. A torture [to read]. All of the terror in Israel is attributed to its enemies, clearly and scandalously relying on Congress’ support of the occupation, killing, and destruction. There was a main article titled The Island of Stability in the Middle East Emphasizes the Importance of the Strategy of the US-Israel Alliance. I tell you that this alliance is responsible for the lack of stability in the Middle East, and that Israel’s terror is what started all the other terror – from Al-Qaeda to ISIS, and everything in between… Congress members are talking about ‘the Palestinian terror.’ I tell them that the terror is Israel, and that this is terror funded by the [US] Congress, instead of it transferring funds to poor Americans. Afterwards, I will add that Israel is a fraud and a new phenomenon that has no basis in history or geography, and that Palestine is from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea.”
PA governor representing Abbas: Israel “massacres” Palestinians and “kills any Palestinian based on suspicion alone”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2016
Headline: “Ramallah: The Political and National Orientation Authority marked Land Day”
     “The Political and National Orientation Authority marked the 40th anniversary of the eternal Land Day yesterday [March 29, 2016] in a ceremony it held in Ramallah.
Present at the ceremony were District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, as representative of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, Official Spokesman of the PA Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri, and the head of the Committee of Arab Monitoring in the 1948 Territories (i.e., Israel), Muhammad Barakeh.
Ghannam said in a speech she gave on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas: ‘The occupation insists on carrying out many massacres against our people, and there is a decision to kill any Palestinian based on suspicion alone, while the world maintains its silence. Therefore, we must act to expose the occupation’s crimes.’ …
Barakeh said: ‘All the acts of struggle being carried out by our people are only intended to achieve freedom and honor and the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.’ … Likewise, he noted that the occupation forces are destroying villages in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) in order to expel their residents and establish settlement blocs.”

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 rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
Fatah official: Israel "uses Palestinian Martyrs' bodies as an experimental field" and there are "many suspicions" that Israel steals their organs 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 29, 2016
Headline: “Al-Wahidi: Israel is the only country in the world that allows torture and punishes people after their death”
       “Spokesman of the Fatah Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs in the Gaza Strip and member of the prisoner committee of the National and Islamic Forces Nashat Al-Wahidi emphasized that the decision of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday, Monday, March 28, 2016, to prevent the handing over and return of Palestinian Martyrs’ (Shahids’) bodies to their relatives, exposes anew his attempt to improve his image in the Israeli street. Likewise, it exposes how Israel uses the Palestinian Martyrs’ bodies as an experimental field and as bargaining and marketing chips in order to achieve political and electoral gains, especially in light of the talk of a new prisoner exchange deal. This is alongside the many suspicions that the Israeli occupation stole organs from the Martyrs’ bodies.”
PA approves university curriculum teaching about the "issue of [Palestinian] prisoners" in Israeli jails 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Council for Higher Education decides to approve a university curriculum that deals with prisoners”
      “The [PA] Council for Higher Education decided to approve a curriculum in Palestinian universities that deals with the issue of prisoners, out of appreciation for the prisoners and to focus attention on their cause, which is at the [top of] the national priorities. This was during a periodic meeting of the council, which was held yesterday, headed by [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam. The council emphasized the great interest in the prisoners’ cause … and noted that this curriculum will establish among the students [an awareness] of the justice of the prisoners’ cause and the suffering that they are experiencing… The council noted that three Palestinian universities are teaching this curriculum, and that in the future these programs will be evaluated, in preparation for their being taught in all the universities.”

Note: There are 6,000 Palestinians serving time in Israeli prisons (as of September 2015), some of whom murdered or planned the murders of Israeli civilians. All of these prisoners were imprisoned for security offenses and terror related crimes.
Israeli soldier as stabber and executor 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 26, 2016


Text in upper right corner:
"Stabbing attempt"
Text attributed to soldier: "We tried to stab him and did not succeed, so we shot him"

The image shows an Israeli soldier holding a knife and a smoking gun. It libels Israelis as the ones carrying out violence and trying to kill Palestinians with all means.
This appeared 6 months into a wave of Palestinian terror attacks that included stabbings, shootings and car rammings in which more than 30 Israelis were killed.

This cartoon was published shortly after an incident in Hebron on March 24, 2016, in which terrorist Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif , who stabbed an Israeli soldier, was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier after appearing to have already been neutralized. The soldier who shot him stated that he suspected that Al-Sharif was about to blow up an explosive belt hidden under his clothing. The incident was investigated by Israeli authorities and the soldier was charged with manslaughter.
Fatah Commission denounces Netanyahu statement in solidarity with Brussels after terror attack because Brussels victims were "innocent" whereas Israelis terror victims are not 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2016
Headline: “Palestinian condemnations and acts of solidarity with Belgium and against terror”
     “Fatah’s Foreign Relations Commission stated yesterday, Wednesday [March 23, 2016], in a press release, that the statements made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech before AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) in Washington [DC] concerning the terror attacks in Brussels [March 22, 2016 terror attacks orchestrated by the Islamic State terror organization in Brussels, in which at least 31 people were murdered and hundreds were injured, Ed.] and the rest of the world are a ‘cheap exploitation of the blood of innocents and terror victims throughout the world, and a desperate attempt to draw a connection between terror attacks in Europe and the world, and the legal Palestinian struggle for freedom and independence.’ … The commission stated that Netanyahu’s statements constitute ‘severe incitement against the Palestinian people and its just cause, as well as a desperate attempt to compare innocent terror victims in Brussels and the world, with the occupation army and settlers who commit daily crimes against the Palestinian people.’”
Official PA daily implies Israel was behind ISIS terror attacks in Brussels and Paris to punish Europe for supporting the Palestinians  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2016
Headline: "The hidden terror rips out the heart of Europe!"
By Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Committee member and regular columnist for the official PA daily
     "The terrorist bombings in the capital of the European Union are not only a response to the arrest of the mastermind of the terrorist crimes in Paris, Salah Abdeslam, but also [happened] at the best moment for those targeting the real heart of Europe and who are hiding behind the name of ISIS.
We do not want to throw accusations, but why did the crimes and terrorist massacres of ISIS in France and Brussels coincide with the European Union's first attempt to free itself of the Israeli extortion and of the Jewish persecution in Europe complex, and [coincide with] European members of parliament's support of the Palestinian right [to statehood]?
Isn't France the one that came up with the idea of holding an international conference that would end the conflict and the Israeli occupation of the lands of the State of Palestine?! Isn't [France] the one that threatened to recognize the State of Palestine if Israel did not head towards peace with the Palestinians, which would guarantee their rights according to the decisions of the international institutions?"
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PA Security Forces spokesman suggests Israel was behind terror in Brussels to punish Europeans for supporting a Palestinian state and for boycotting settlement products 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Mar. 24, 2016
     "Question: How come Europe has turned into the scene of terror attacks and murder of innocent civilians after the majority of European parliaments have recognized the State of Palestine, and after the expansion of the European boycott of products made in Israeli settlements? Is it possible that the timing of the targeting [of Europe] by ISIS and its offshoots is innocent and a coincidence? And why specifically Europe now that the European popular and official support for Palestine is growing??? Help me understand and answer. Thank you!"
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US and Europe "exported" the "Jewish terror to Palestine," Israel is "the ugliest form of terror" 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Mar. 22, 2016
Text posted by PA Security Forces Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri on his Facebook page on March 22, 2016, following the March 22, 2016 terror attacks in Brussels that killed at least 31 and injured hundreds: "While we condemn and denounce terrorist acts everywhere in the world, we Arabs are the ones who have been most severely burned by the fire of terror, which has been created and exported by the US and Europe since the Arab Jihad fighters in Afghanistan, and before that by exporting the Jewish terror to Palestine, supporting it and justifying it. Today, Europe is being burnt by its [the terror's] fire in its airports and squares. I do not gloat but feel pain over every innocent soul that was killed, but those who prepare the poison will taste it themselves, and today Europe is having a taste of what it prepared with its own hands. Unless you fight terror everywhere, first and foremost in Palestine, since the [Israeli] occupation is the ugliest form of terror, as well as in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan - you will be burnt by its fire, and terror has no religion."
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PLO official: Israel established ISIS and Israel “kills, burns, and destroys daily” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 22, 2016
Headline: “The Palestinian National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science honored Ghannam”
     “Secretary-General of the [PLO] Palestinian National Committee for Education, Culture, and Sciences Murad Al-Sudani… visited Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Dr. Laila Ghannam in the district governor’s headquarters, as a sign of appreciation of her ongoing efforts and her active role in the service of our people and our homeland… The secretary-general of the committee condemned the inciteful statements of [Israeli government spokesman Ofir] Gendelman against Dr. Ghannam and the description of her as an ISIS woman, by the one [Israel] that established it [ISIS]. He emphasized that Ghannam is an example for the fighting Palestinian woman who is close to the worries of her people and worthy of the appreciation and honor befitting her role, path, and life achievements. Likewise, he emphasized that the real ISIS women are the doings of this criminal occupation, which kills, burns, and destroys daily.”
Fatah and PLO official: Israeli “occupation” has been “one of the main sources of terror for more than 60 years”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 21, 2016
Headline: "The National Council demands the determination of a definition of terror and its reasons"
     "Azzam Al-Ahmad, [Fatah Central Committee member and] head of the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union taking place today [March 2, 2016] in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, demanded that a clear definition of the concept of terror and its causes be determined so that we will be able to specify the means to deal with it and remove all its causes… Al-Ahmad emphasized that we, as Palestinians, oppose the Israeli occupation, which has been one of the main sources of terror for more than 60 years, and see how some of the international forces still hold double standards regarding global issues. Al-Ahmad demanded that the world apply international law to the Israeli occupation, which is one of the sources of terror in the Middle East, and wondered why some of the international powers insist on continuing to provide many Arab countries with reasons for anarchy and destruction, and to support the civil wars taking place within them."
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Former Arafat advisor: Israeli crimes against Palestinians “exceed the Nazis’ crimes by several degrees”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 17, 2016
Headline: "Abu Sharif calls on Putin to stop Israel's expansion"
      "[Former advisor to Yasser Arafat] Bassam Abu Sharif called on President of Russia [Vladimir Putin] to stand firmly against the Israeli expansion, land expropriation, and building of settlements, being carried out with the criminal power of the occupation army. Bassam Abu Sharif stated in the name of a large group of members of the Palestinian National Council: 'I call on President [Vladimir] Putin to deter the racist regime from carrying out its criminal acts against the Palestinian people, its men, women, and children. Abu Sharif added that the Israeli crimes being carried out against [Palestinian] civilians have reached a point where they exceed the Nazis’ crimes by several degrees."
PA daily reprints op-ed calling Israel a "terrorist" and "criminal invaders" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 16, 2016
Excerpt of op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen published in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper

Headline: "Condemnations of Israel are spread throughout the world"
       "Terror is Israel, and everyone who protects it (i.e., Israel) is a terrorist like it. [US] President Obama spoke part of the truth when he criticized Israel's standpoint regarding the peace process. As for the Palestinian attacks against the occupation's settlers and army with kitchen knives, they are necessary in order to liberate the land. Once again, the Palestinian fighters are a national liberation movement, while the occupation army and the settlers are criminal invaders."
PA Minister of Jerusalem Affairs: Israel kills Palestinians to rid Jerusalem of its Palestinian population 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 15, 2016
     "Governor of Jerusalem District and [PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Adnan Al-Husseini… said that he is convinced that the Israeli occupation soldiers kill Palestinians intentionally in order to wipe out the Palestinian presence in the Palestinian capital."
PA Ministry of Information denies Palestinian incitement, says Israeli media “praises murderers and glorifies the atrocities” and Israeli “curricula are the mother of all evil” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 11, 2016
Headline: "In response to Yaalon's statements: ‘The [PA] Ministry of Information: The magical solution for Israel is the end of the occupation’"
           "The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the statements of the occupation’s army minister (i.e., Israeli Minister of Defense), Moshe Ya'alon, according to which there is no magical solution to end 'the attacks by young Palestinians,' in his words, are a continuation of Israel’s attempts to hide the obvious truth...
The ministry reiterated that the Israeli media content and the occupation's educational curricula are the mother of all evil, as they are good at promoting murder, train children in the lower grades to use weapons, sow hatred and racism in their minds, and encourage barbarity and cold-blooded murder.
The Ministry of Information called on the world's media outlets for which truth is a guiding light to monitor the high level of incitement in the occupation's media that praises murderers and glorifies the atrocities carried out by extremists, while the fraudulent Israeli legal system allows and encourages terror, and protects anyone that engages in it or calls for it."

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PA Ministry says Israel, not PA, guilty of incitement: Israel portrays Palestinians as “diabolical” and “murders, tortures, acts barbarically, and praises those who stand behind these acts” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 10, 2016
Headline: "The battle being waged by [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu against the [Palestinian] media and workers is at the settlers' request"
      "The [PA] Ministry of Information stated that the decision of the occupation government and its leader to ‘expedite the proceedings to pass a law to shut down Palestinian media channels due to incitement’ expresses bankruptcy and a boring repetition of a misleading, recycled, occupation message. The ministry emphasized that whoever draws a connection between our media and incitement and hatred is doing it himself [in his media]. This is because his government lays the foundations for incitement and hatred daily in the occupation's press and media, encourages cold-blooded murder, and describes our people, its struggle, and its symbols with all of the negative and diabolical descriptions, and even more: [It] murders, tortures, acts barbarically, and praises those who stand behind these acts. The ministry stated that the threat of shutting down our national media channels and passing a bill for this purpose is incitement, whose main goal is to appease the forces of extremism and terror in the Israeli street. He noted that this is a failed attempt to hide the occupation's terror from the eyes of the world, and called on the free world to condemn this incitement, which lays the foundations for terror."
Fatah official: Israel carries out “crimes and daily summary executions against the Palestinian people” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 6, 2016
      “Fatah leadership member [and Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki stated… that there are stages and changes [taking place] in the PA in preparation for the next stage that will transpire in the Palestinian arena, and noted that Israel and the [Palestinian] leadership will be [in confrontation] in the field , and every period has its own philosophy, and we will pass from a life of clerks to a life of fighters. He emphasized that the top interest of the Palestinian cause requires the implementation of significant changes and going from deceptive peace to conflict, in light of the continuation of the Israeli occupation’s crimes and daily summary executions against the Palestinian people.”
Abbas: Terror wave is a "peaceful" response to Israel's "defiling" the "holy sites" and its "killing" of Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 3, 2016
Headline: “The President: We object to the intervention of an external factor in internal Palestinian affairs”
     “The Fatah Revolutionary Council opened its 16th session yesterday evening [March 2, 2016] in the presence of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the members of the Fatah Central Committee… Abbas noted that the peaceful popular uprising is in response to the actions of the occupation, its disregard of all signed agreements and lack of adherence to their implementation, the fact that it has continued to defile the Islamic and Christian holy sites, the policy of arrests, the demolitions (i.e., of houses of terrorists), the killing, the expulsion, the closure, and the siege.”

What Abbas referred to as “peaceful popular uprising” is in fact a wave of Palestinian terror attacks which at the time of Abbas’ speech had included:
79 shooting attacks, 203 knifings, and 39 car ramming attacks, in which 33 Israelis were murdered and 387 wounded.

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular uprising" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings.

Israel carries out demolitions of terrorists' houses. According to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "Demolition orders are issued only against the residences of terrorists who commit the most serious offenses" and it is "an act of deterrence meant to discourage Palestinians from carrying out future terror attacks so as to minimize their number.” (MFA website)

PA Mufti claims Israel carrying out "unprecedented barbarity against our unarmed young, girls, and children" 
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 3, 2016
Headline: “The Grand Mufti led a meeting of district Muftis in Dar Alaftaa, (i.e., the central authority for Fatwas)”
      “Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories and Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher His Honor Sheikh Muhammad Hussein and the [Palestinian] district muftis condemned the executions being carried out by the Israeli occupation in the field in unprecedented barbarity against our unarmed young, girls, and children. Likewise, they expressed their sincere condolences to the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) who have ascended to Heaven throughout the homeland, which is proud of its people who have sacrificed what is dear to them for the homeland, their holy sites, their honor, and their freedom. Along with this, they again condemned the fact that [Israel] holds the Martyrs’ bodies, an example of the most despicable crime committed against mankind, ethics, religion, and law in our modern world, and they asked of Supreme, Almighty Allah that He receive the Martyrs alongside the prophets, righteous, Martyrs, and those who speak the truth.”
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners Affairs: Israel decided to kill every prisoner who hunger strikes 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 2, 2016
Headline: “Karake to Al-Quds: There was a decision to assassinate prisoner Al-Qiq, and it was the prisoners’ movement that settled his [hunger] strike”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake revealed that Israel decided to kill every prisoner who carries out a [hunger] strike against it, and it will not give in to his demands, even if it leads to his death. He emphasized that [administrative detainee Muhammad] Al-Qiq broke all predictions, and the desire for life and freedom overcame the death plot. Likewise, he clarified that there were a number of additional factors to his resolve and willpower that contributed to the realization of his victory, and he emphasized that the prisoners’ cause needs to remain a red line in every arrangement or agreement with the Israelis, and we must permanently raise the slogan that there is no reconciliation, agreement, or peace without the release of the prisoners. Following is the text of the interview:

Q: ‘[We will move on] from the condition of the prisoners’ cause and Israel’s actions, what is your message for 2016?’
A: ‘My message is a blessing of love and loyalty to prisoner Karim Younes, who has embodied a symbol of justice and the right of the Palestinian to carry out his legal struggle for freedom and independence in the 34 years he has spent in the [Israeli] prisons. Likewise, a message of assurance that we will not desert the prisoners and will not concede, rather we will continue to knock on the prison doors until their release.’”

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Op-ed in official PA daily: “Nazi Holocaust is ancient history,” Israel uses Holocaust to draw attention from holocaust that it is carrying out against the Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 29, 2016
Headline: The latest news: Holocaust, a judge, and a 500 euro bill”
Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen originally published in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper
         “Georgetown University, where I once studied, has received a $10,000,000 grant for Nazi Holocaust studies in the framework of its Jewish Studies program.
The university is Catholic, and I do not understand why it is carrying out research on the Holocaust. In addition, this Holocaust occurred 70 years ago or more, while a holocaust is being perpetrated daily by a terrorist, criminal government (i.e., Israeli government) of settlers against the Palestinians in their occupied land, but no research on that is being carried out at Georgetown University. The Nazi Holocaust is ancient history, and the Palestinian holocaust is daily news, and Israel’s supporters will not succeed in calling attention to history that will never return in order to make people forget what the occupation state is perpetrating today.”
Muslim preacher on PA TV: "Humanity will never live in comfort as long as the Jews are causing devastating corruption" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 25, 2016
 
Imad Hamato, Professor of Quranic Studies at the University of Palestine in Gaza and host of aweekly PA TV program on Islam:‎
‎“The Israelites went too far by [shedding] pure blood. If the Quran says: ‘They killed ‎prophets without right’ (Sura 4:155), what can we say about those who are less than ‎prophets – the killing of the righteous and of Jihad fighters? This [Israel] is a state of ‎blood, a terror state... Our real Jihad is to take revenge against those who have hurt our ‎women and elderly, who have hurt innocents, have defiled the holy places and have ‎stolen the assets and wealth of the [Arab] nation... Humanity will never live in comfort ‎as long as the Jews are causing devastating corruption throughout the land. Humanity ‎will never live in peace or fortune or tranquility as long as they are corrupting the land. ‎An old man told me: If a fish in the sea fights with another fish, I am sure the Jews are ‎behind it. As Allah says: ‘Every time they kindled the fire of war [against you], Allah ‎extinguished it. They strive throughout the land [causing] corruption, and Allah does ‎not like corrupters.’” (Sura 5:64)
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Cartoon in official PA daily criticizes use of children in terror wave 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2016

Cartoon published in the official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida

The cartoon shows a Palestinian politician in a suit and tie pushing a small child into a boxing ring, where a sturdy, threatening Israeli soldier with boxing gloves is waiting. The politician is also holding a sign with the picture of a dead child Martyr (Shahid), implying that this child was killed in the boxing ring. The cartoon expresses criticism over the use of children as part of the current wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israel.
Op-ed in official PA daily: America and Israel are behind ISIS 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 24, 2016
Headline: “Ben Meir and the division of Iraq”
Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for the official PA daily, written after remarks by Alon Ben Meir, an American expert on Middle East politics and affairs, specializing in peace negotiations between Israel and Arab states, that Iraq should be divided and a Sunni state and a Kurdish entity should be established alongside the Shiite authority, so that ISIS can be defeated.
      “In order to fight ISIS, the Iraqis, Syrians, and Arabs in general must go out against these groups… because they are a tool that serves America and Israel and whoever worked with them and still works in coordination with them (i.e., America and Israel)… The Arabs cannot restore the honor of the unity of their states and peoples without eradicating the rebellious groups that accuse others of heresy, and which work according to the vision of the American plan.”
Israel soldiers “under clear orders from their leadership” are murdering innocent Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 23, 2016
Headline: “The National Association of the Martyrs' Families of Palestine condemned the statements of an Israeli minister”

“The National Association of the Martyrs' Families of Palestine condemned the statements of Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett regarding Martyrs, according to which ‘Their families do not prevent them from carrying out operations (i.e., terror attacks) in order to obtain monthly salaries.”...
[Secretary-General of the organization, Muhammad] Sbeihat, emphasized that all the money in the world cannot compensate the mother of a Martyr, not even for one drop of blood that bled out of her son’s body, as our people values the human being, and loves life more than all peoples of the world. However, the Israeli occupation is what pushes our children to confront its military apparatus with bare chests, and what actually happens is that the occupation soldiers, under clear orders from their leadership, are killing our sons without [even] a minimal excuse. He added that what the PA is doing is an attempt to provide a dignified life to the miserable families of Martyrs, and it is a national duty to these families. Likewise, he emphasized that [Israeli Minister of Education Naftali] Bennett’s statements will not prevent the [PA] government from continuing to pay monthly allowances to these strong fighting families.”

Note: During a cabinet meeting on Feb. 21, 2016, Israeli Minster of Education Naftali Bennett’s said that Palestinians do not prevent their children from carrying out stabbing attacks because the families know that they will receive a grant and a monthly allowance from the PA.
Official PA daily op-ed: “Israel is the terror today, while the fighting Palestinians are heroes of a national liberation movement… Hamas is a national liberation movement” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 23, 2016
Headline: “AIPAC’s statements blame us for what is happening in the new Israel”

Op-ed by Jihad Al-Khazen, originally published in the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper

“Read with me: The Palestinian and Arab terror against Israel – this is the topic [of the statement] published by AIPAC, Israel’s lobby [in Washington], which means that this is a blatant lie on the part of a group of traitors from among the US ‘Likud’ (i.e., center-right political party in Israel), working for Israel at the expense of their own ‘country.’
The lobby published a list of operations (i.e., terror attacks), carried out since last Oct. 1 [2015] until today (reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015-April 2016), by Palestinians subjected to occupation, against settlers and the forces of the criminal, terrorist Israeli government.
Israel is the terror today, while the fighting Palestinians are heroes of a national liberation movement. Why are there settlers on the land of Palestine? All that is called Israel is Palestine
, but I and the majority of Palestinians have agreed to a state on only 22 percent of this territory. However, the terrorists in the Israeli government and the settlers did not agree to that…

Likud websites talk about an ‘unholy alliance’ between radical Islamists and American leftists in universities… And the immorality has reached Oxford University in England, where the head of the Labour Club (co-chairman of the club, Alex Chalmers. –Ed) has resigned, on the grounds that the students are acting out of Antisemitism against Israel. If this is true, who is responsible? Israel is responsible, as its crimes against the Palestinians have led many people to blame all Jews for that (i.e., Israel’s acts), although most of them are innocent of the crimes of the occupation government. This government is r
Op-ed in official PA daily: Israel employs “terror” against the Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 20, 2016
Headline: "There is no escaping the Palestinian truth"
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily, and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
      "The Palestinian people, [whose population] has exceeded 12 million, expresses its living presence today under the banner of the unity of the cause and the people, and has succeeded in bringing about the outbreak of the escalating popular uprising that is in its fifth month, through new generations nourished in their uprising by the details of reality, as they were all born in the shadow of the occupation… this uprising faces a widespread campaign of deception and a growing campaign of lies today. The first lie that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu spread and led his government to believe is that the current events in the region give nothing to the Palestinians, and they have no choice but to remain silent, but the uprising still continues, proving that the Zionist-Israeli gamble is a futile gamble. For this reason, we see that the Zionist media and press describe the new Palestinian generations that are involved in this uprising as a lost generation, even though they constitute a daily nightmare for the Israeli state, and all the exaggerated means of terror and illegal means employed by Israel have not succeeded in quelling their living memories and extinguishing their renewed fire."
PLO official:” Israel’s “crimes… exceeds the Nazis' crimes by a few levels”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 18, 2016
Headline: "Bassam Abu Sharif: [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel must express the German people’s standpoint regarding the Palestinian people"
     "[PLO Central Council member and former advisor to Yasser Arafat] Bassam Abu Sharif demanded that German Chancellor [Angela] Merkel express the standpoint of the German people without fear complexes stemming from what the Nazis did, through support of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and recognition of the Palestinian people’s right to establish its independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. Bassam Abu Sharif added that all of the German citizens see with their own eyes the crimes being perpetrated by the Zionist occupation against the Palestinian people, and there is no doubt that the barbaric manner in which the Ashkenazis (i.e., Jews of European descent) perpetrate their crimes against children… exceeds the Nazis' crimes by a few levels, as the Ashkenazis are perpetrating their war crimes against an entire people."
Israelis are “ISIS”, have “blood-lust” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 16, 2016
Headline: "Do not take part in the execution of our children by Israel!"
Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Committee member and regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “The alignment of the Israeli occupation, the ISIS of the Jewish settlers, and the terror of the occupation state are the first and last to be responsible for the fact that our men, women, young, and children of both sexes are rushing to the battle field and toward the inevitable end. However, responsibility also rests with the political parties, factions, and local and Arab partisan media outlets, which diminish the terror and crimes of the occupation’s officers, soldiers, and settlers, ‘Israel’s ISIS’, and at the same time magnify the image of the Palestinian victim… Defending our children and young is a limitless national responsibility, and it should not be written in history that we sat there and looked at them bleeding until they died as Martyrs (Shahids), and then the factions competed among themselves to see who would succeed in adopting them [as theirs], and posters were printed and we walked in their funeral processions, and finally returned to our homes, concerned about the well-being of our children and sons, thinking and examining thousands of ways to protect them and distance them from the occupiers and settlers’ blood-lust cycle.”

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“Masses” mourn child terrorists, whose families claim that they were executed by Israel that planted knives on their bodies as a pretext to kill them 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 15, 2016
Headline: "The masses of Jenin"
      "Masses in the village of Al-Araqa west of Jenin participated last night [Feb. 14, 2016] in the funeral procession of the child Martyrs (Shahids) Fuad Marwan Khaled Waked (15) and Nihad Raed Muhammad Waked (14) who were executed in cold blood on their land yesterday morning… The Martyrs' relatives vehemently denied that they [the Martyrs] shot at occupation forces, and emphasized that the accusation is clearly prepared in advance by placing weapons next to them, like in the cases of the other child Martyrs that they (i.e., the Israelis) execute and place sharp instruments or weapons next to them."

Fuad Marwan Khaled Waked and Nihad Raed Muhammad Waked – 15-year old terrorists, relatives, who threw rocks at Israeli soldiers and then shot at them with an M-16 rifle near Jenin on Feb. 14, 2016. The soldiers shot and killed them.
PLO refers to the terror wave as “peaceful”; warns of Israel’s “war crimes” and its plans for “Judaization” and “history falsification” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 15, 2016
     Headline: “The [PLO] Executive Committee emphasized its adherence to serious dialogue as the only means to overcome the obstacles preventing the end of the rift [between Fatah and Hamas]”
“The PLO Executive Committee blessed the efforts being led by France to bring about an international peace conference during a meeting yesterday evening [Feb. 4, 2016], led by President Mahmoud Abbas and held in the presidential headquarters in Ramallah…
Following is the text of the notice published by the committee: The PLO Executive Committee blessed the peaceful popular uprising (i.e., reference to wave of Palestinian terror attacks) and our people’s legendary resolve in defending itself from the Israeli aggression and war crimes being perpetrated by the occupation authorities against our Palestinian people.
The Executive Committee expressed appreciation of President Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting with the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families whose pure sons’ bodies are being held by the occupation authority (i.e., terrorists who were killed during their attacks), and blessed the great effort being made by the president to compel the [Israeli] government to release the Martyrs’ bodies…
At the same time, the committee warned against the Israeli government’s plan to allocate a mixed prayer plaza for Jewish men and women southwest of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in a plaza between the southern corner of the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Mughrabi Gate, and also against the other plans of Judaization and history falsification.”

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Official PA TV report on terrorists who shot at soldiers with M-16 rifle: Witness claims terrorists were “executed” in “cold blood” for no reason 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 14, 2016
Official PA TV News report on the funeral of terrorists Nihad and Fuad Waked

Official PA TV newsreader: "Occupation soldiers carried out another execution this morning in the village of Al-Araqa, west of Jenin. Fuad and Nihad Waked are the victims of the execution, which was carried out in a barbaric manner near the separation fence."
Samir Atatreh, an eye-witness: "They (i.e., Israelis) execute in cold blood, not only here, but in all of Palestine… they execute someone, beat him, and place a knife or [other] weapon next to him, and then they say that he meant to carry out an operation (i.e., terror attack)."

Fuad Marwan Khaled Waked and Nihad Raed Muhammad Waked – 15-year old terrorists, relatives, who threw rocks at Israeli soldiers and then shot at them with an M-16 rifle near Jenin on Feb. 14, 2016. The soldiers shot and killed them.
Israel is “the main and only reason for violence in the region”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 10, 2016
Headline: “Karake: The occupation is the reason for the violence in the region and its targeting of children is racist and criminal”

“Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs and [PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake stated that the Israeli occupation is the main and only reason for violence in the region, and that its daily actions, including killing, arrests, demolition of homes, and the tightening of the noose around the people’s necks, along with targeting Palestinian children in a racist, criminal, and legalized (by Israel –Ed.) manner, have made people lose hope for a future arrangement [with Israel], and created a situation of tension and continuous conflict. This was stated during a meeting he held with a delegation of European parliament members yesterday morning [Feb. 10, 2016] in Ramallah.”
PA daily op-ed: “Colonialist” Israel was created to stop Arab countries from developing and to fragment them 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 7, 2016
Headline: “Problems of the Arab democracy”

Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily, in which he describes 10 obstacles that the development of democracy in Arab countries faces. Following is one of them:

    “The colonialist state of Israel which expels [the local inhabitants] and settles [in their place] was created at the heart of the Arab world on the ruins of the Palestinian people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel). This state is a time bomb exploding incessantly in colonial wars. The purpose of its creation was to consume the Arab peoples’ potential to develop, to thwart and neutralize every option of development in every country of the Arab world, to damage the project of complete liberation from subordination to colonialism in its old and new forms, to prevent the pan-Arab revival project from achieving its goals – unity, freedom, justice, and sustainable development – and to act to deepen the process of fragmentation in Arab countries.”
Official PA TV: Israel doesn't take into consideration Arab residents of "the Interior" in matters of health and environmental pollution 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 6, 2016
Official PA TV News, Arab villages and towns around Haifa bay condemn the findings of the report that points to a connection between the petrochemical factories and the health of the residents
Official PA TV reporter: “This is not a new problem that the [Israeli] Arab residents are suffering from due to the environmental pollution which has been raised in the past and had its damages exposed, but the conduct of the latest Israeli studies dealing with the refineries, and their ignoring dozens of Arab towns, was an additional strike which showed that the [Arab] residents of the Interior (i.e., Israel) are not taken into consideration, even on the level of health and environmental pollution.”
Fatah official: Terrorists were “executed in cold blood” 
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 4, 2016
Headline: "Fatah movement honors the Jerusalem Intifada's Martyrs in an impressive ceremony in the Hebron district"
     "Fatah's Hebron Center branch held a central ceremony yesterday [Feb. 3, 2016] in honor of the relatives of the Martyrs (Shahids) in the Hebron district who ascended to Heaven during the popular uprising, the 'Jerusalem Intifada,' called the 'Loyalty to Martyrs Rally.' [...]
In the speech for the Fatah Movement, Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization Mahmoud Al-Aloul said: 'I salute you, Martyrs' relatives and our sisters here in Hebron. Everyone here is witness to your benevolence, and at this opportunity we stand as a sign of loyalty to those who have experienced difficult trials, trusted in Allah, and gone to defend their honor with great will power. They are the ones who were witness to the occupation's crimes, and many of them were executed in cold blood, and the occupation still continues to perpetrate its crimes on our land and to wreak havoc...' Al-Aloul noted that the Palestinian people has been taught that this land is holy, and that the symbol Yasser Arafat died as a Martyr, defending Jerusalem, and for that they acted. They are the pride of this nation, and they have brought glory to the Arab and Islamic nation..."
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Israel carries out “summary executions” against innocent Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 1, 2016
     Headline: “the settlement [enterprise] is illegal and therefore will not be”
Op-ed by Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
“The reasons for the outbreak of the peaceful popular uprising (i.e., euphemism for wave of Palestinian terror attacks, September 2015- 2016, see below), which is entering its fifth month, still exist, and therefore this mighty uprising automatically feeds on these reasons, which are the closure of the political horizon by the Israeli government , the increase of settlement, the theft of property, summary executions throughout all the areas of the West Bank, and the oppression and humiliation at the checkpoints placed by the occupation at the entrances to towns and villages throughout Palestine.”

Summary executions
- The PA and Fatah routinely present Israel’s killing of terrorists in self-defense during the terrorists’ attacks as “summary executions” carried out “in cold blood” for no reason.
Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Several months of Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, ‎including stabbings, shootings, throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. The wave was at its height from October 2015 through March 2016, but one man was killed in September 2015 and sporadic attacks continued after March 2016, including a bus bombing in Jerusalem on April 19, 2016. During the terror wave, Palestinian terrorists murdered 34 people (30 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and injured 400.
Source: "Wave of terror 2015/16" http://mfa.gov.il

PA Foreign Ministry: Israeli law allowing body searches is “Antisemitic,” “smells of racism, hatred, and a culture of religious wars” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 28, 2016
Headline: “The [PA] Foreign Ministry welcomes the consensus around our rights in the [UN] Security Council and demands that it translate it into actions.”
    “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the approval (for second and third reading in the committee –Ed.) of the law [allowing] body search, by the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset). This law gives the occupation soldiers and police the right to detain any Palestinian they suspect, search him on the spot, and strip him of his clothes, just because of a “reasonable suspicion.” The ministry stated: ‘This decision indicates an arrogant, racist viewpoint which has begun spreading in Israeli society and taking over decision making centers in Israel. This viewpoint sees the Palestinian people as inferior, as part of a classification of peoples originating in ancient periods of history, as if the occupation of the land of the State of Palestine by Israel gives it the right to humiliate the Palestinian people…’ The announcement emphasized: ‘The approval of this Antisemitic law, close to the anniversary of the Nazi Holocaust (i.e., International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Jan. 27), which we all condemn, smells of racism, hatred, and a culture of religious wars.”
Fatah official: Israel has “the highest level of global terror” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 26, 2016
Headline: “Zaki: The Israeli occupation is the highest and most criminal level of global terror”
      “Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki said that the anti-terror coalitions arising in our region need to understand that the Israeli occupation is the highest level of global terror.’”
PA TV: Two terrorists who stabbed woman to death were killed by Israel “in cold blood,” using the “pretext” of a “stabbing operation”  
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