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Demonization of Jews/Israelis
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

PA, PLO officials praise UN vote against recognizing Hamas as a terror organization: A “rejection of the methods of hegemony, arrogance, and assistance to the occupation that the American administration is carrying out in order to falsify the facts”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2018
   "The PLO, the [PA] government, and the factions yesterday [Dec. 7, 2018] welcomed the results of the vote in the UN against the American proposal to condemn the Hamas Movement…
PLO Executive Committee member [and Head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy] Dr. Hanan Ashrawi welcomed the UN General Assembly vote against the American resolution that condemns Hamas...
The [PA] national unity government welcomed the results of the vote at the UN General Assembly, which showed the world's bias in favor of the Palestinian right, and the rejection of the methods of hegemony, arrogance, and assistance to the occupation that the American administration is carrying out in order to falsify the facts at the global level.
Official [PA] Government Spokesman Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said yesterday, Friday: 'The American administration’s failure to pass the proposed resolution that blames the Palestinian side, [and] exonerates the occupation and encourages it to commit more crimes against the members of our people, proves once again the power of the Palestinian right…
Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, President [Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Dr. Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized that today the Palestinian people once again defeated the American administration and Israel in the corridors of the UN."

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Op-ed in PA daily refers to Israel's founding as a "plot to establish a racist Zionist entity," calls Israel "the cancerous entity" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 29, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Dr. Fawzi Ali Al-Samhouri 

      “Nov. 29, 1947 was the [first] practical international step to execute the plot to establish a racist Zionist entity on 55% of the territory of historical Palestine. For the Palestinian people – which has the right, the land, and the homeland – only 45% of its homeland was left in order to establish its Arab state, according to [UN] Partition Resolution No. 181…  On Dec. 2, 1977, the UN General Assembly decided to designate November 29 – the same day that the ominous partition resolution was made – as an International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
Three decades after the partition resolution, the UN published its resolution for the following reasons and factors:
As a result of the partition resolution, millions of members of the Palestinian people live in the diaspora as refugees since Palestine was taken over in 1948.
The military, political, and financial support of the world powers, and particularly the US, for the cancerous entity enabled it to occupy the rest of Palestine following the aggression of June 1967.”

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Fatah official is against normalization of Arab countries’ relations with Israel, because Israeli leaders, the “criminal Zionist entity,” “murder our young people, destroy our homes, and desecrate our holy sites” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 27, 2018
Official PA TV News, hosting Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen

Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen: “From here, from Jerusalem, we send a message to our Arab brothers who welcome the leaders of this criminal Zionist entity. As long as they murder our young people, destroy our homes, and desecrate our holy sites, the time has come for our Arab brothers to accept upon themselves the decisions of the Dhahran Committee (i.e., 2002 Arab League summit in Beirut that produced the Arab Peace Initiative conditioning ties with Israel on a peace deal)… These processes of welcoming the leaders of the Zionist entity in an Arab capital are a service to the Zionist entity and a deviation from morals, religion, politics, and that which is customary and accepted – and even from Arabness. Therefore, I again say we will not act politely with any one of them. Now we say: ‘Stop this free normalization’… In the end, we turn to the Arab members of our people – if you care about Jerusalem and if Jerusalem is one of your holy sites and part of your faith, you are welcome to tell your rulers: ‘Enough.’”
PA Justice Minister in presence of Sudanese dictator: Israel is carrying out "torture, deprivation, and medical neglect" against Palestinian prisoners; trying to prevent the PA from paying prisoners and Martyrs’ families 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 24, 2018
    "The Council of Arab Ministers of Justice concluded its 34th session yesterday [Nov. 23, 2018], which was held in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, in the presence of His Honor Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir (see note below –Ed.)… [PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak participated in the 34th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Justice, in the presence of Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Sudan Dr. Samir Oudeh… Abu Diyak said that the series of racist legislations against our brave prisoners is continuing, as the occupation is exaggerating in the methods of torture, deprivation, and medical neglect of the prisoners, and has turned to using its racist means of legislation in an attempt to break the willpower of our people and its prisoners that are resolute behind the walls of the Israeli prisons. He noted that the Israeli occupation has published a law to put children under 14 on trial (refers to law to detain terrorists under age 14 until they are old enough to be imprisoned –Ed.) and a law to steal the Palestinian tax money in a desperate attempt to blackmail us and prevent us from paying the allowances (mukhassasat) of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the prisoners."

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PLO Prisoners Commission head: Israel is committing “medical crimes” against Palestinian prisoners and implants “illnesses and pains” into their bodies 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 23, 2018
Headline: “Abu Bakr: The occupation’s crimes against our prisoners are being committed before the eyes of the world”
    “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr yesterday [Nov. 22, 2018] criticized the international silence over the Israeli occupation’s medical crimes against the Palestinian prisoners that are being scandalously committed before the eyes and ears of the entire international community… Abu Bakr expressed his strong concern over the escalation of the scope of the crime and the ways it is committed against the prisoners, and particularly the medical crimes that truly threaten their lives, as there is a new large rate of released prisoners who are beginning to receive treatments and medicines immediately after their release so that they will be able to overcome the illnesses and pains that the occupation implanted in them.”
Fatah: The real terror is “the racist colonialist Israeli occupation of our people and our state” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 23, 2018
Headline: "Fatah: The real terror is the Israeli terror"
     "The Fatah Movement emphasized that our entire people is fighting for freedom and independence, that our struggle against the Israeli occupation will continue, and that the real terror is the racist colonialist Israeli occupation of our people and our state – which has gained the world's recognition. [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member and Fatah Spokesperson Osama Al-Qawasmi said: 'We absolutely refuse that every Palestinian be called a terrorist, while the real terror is clear and revealed before the world through the occupation acts of oppression that [the Israeli occupation] is committing against our Palestinian people.'"
PA envoy: “The Palestinian people has been suffering for 70 years from evil plots that have strived to falsify its history, erase its identity, Judaize its holy sites, expropriate its land, [and] steal its natural resources” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 16, 2018
Headline: "The Arab League held the occupation government legally and criminally responsible for its crimes"
     "Ambassador of the State of Palestine in Egypt and its Permanent Representative in the Arab League Diab Al-Louh… said to the Arab League extraordinary council at the permanent representative level that the Israeli occupation is continuing to commit crimes against our people in all forms and manners. He noted that the Palestinian people has been suffering for 70 years from evil plots that have strived to falsify its history, erase its identity, Judaize its holy sites, expropriate its land, steal its natural resources, and destroy its social, cultural, and economic infrastructures. The goal of all these criminal plots and of the racist Israeli settlement policy is to erase the Palestinian presence from this land, destroy the elements of the Palestinian people’s resolve in its homeland, and deny the Palestinian person his humanitarian and political rights so that he will remain dependent on the will of the Israeli occupier."
PA Foreign Ministry accuses Israel of stealing archeological artifacts and carrying out “falsification or Judaization” of archeological sites 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 12, 2018
Headline: “The [PA Ministry of] Foreign Affairs and Expatriates demands an international investigation on the issue of antiquities theft by the occupation”
    “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates demanded that UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) and the [UN] World Tourism Organization launch a serious investigation on the issue of the Israeli crimes against the Palestinian antiquities, as they are severe violations of international law… The ministry explained yesterday [Nov. 11, 2018] that the investigation would be a prelude to pressure on the occupation authorities to return all of the archaeological items that they have taken over by force, and stopping the falsification or Judaization of these archaeological sites. [The ministry] noted that ‘the settler tourism’ that Israel’s official establishment is organizing, supervising, and funding in cooperation with the settler councils in the occupied West Bank… has escalated recently, and the colonialist mentality is not stopping here, but rather is moving on to also taking over the archaeological and tourist sites, stealing the Palestinian antiquities, and presenting them – both in Israel and outside of it – as ‘antiquities that were found in the West Bank’ in order to establish the occupation’s narrative.”

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PLO official: “Jews… knew only to make money, trade, weave plots, corruption… The European nations and Russia were sick of them” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 4, 2018

Official PA TV program
Palestine This Morning, on the Balfour Declaration

Palestinian National Council member Najib Al-Qaddumi: "Indeed, this is an ominous day, and it is considered a day of mourning for us because the so-called 'State of Israel' was established by way of this promise. The Israeli entity was established. The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) was the cornerstone for the establishment of this renegade state. However there is no choice but to return to the background behind the publication of this promise by then British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour. We will return to the situation of the Jews in Europe and Russia, when they lived in a closed society and knew only to make money, trade, weave plots, corruption, and such. Even the European nations and Russia were sick of them and longed for when they would leave their country."
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PLO official condemns Israeli normalization with UAE, claims Israel government is “murdering our children, women, young people, and elderly” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Oct. 31, 2018
     "PLO Executive Committee member [and head of the PLO Military and Security Department] Saleh Rafat strongly condemned the fact that the [United] Arab Emirates state is normalizing its relations with the Israeli occupation state, by hosting Israeli Minister of Communications Ayoob Kara yesterday [Oct. 30, 2018], and Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev a few days earlier, in the capital of the Emirates, Abu Dhabi. Rafat said today (Wednesday) in a statement: 'It is shameful that the Israeli national anthem is being played in Arab states, while Arab Palestine is collapsing under the occupation's tyranny and its violence. [It is shameful] that Arab states are becoming a podium from which the Israeli war criminals – who are treating our land as theirs and murdering our children, women, young people, and elderly – are giving speeches. Kara's visit to the Emirates and Israel's speech at the International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference at the Dubai World Trade Center (delivered by Ayoob Kara; see note below –Ed.) is normalization granted to Israel for free.'"

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Antisemitic op-ed against normalization adds words to Israeli anthem: “May their skies be covered with terror and fear as we imbed our bayonets into their chest… and we will see their spilled blood and their severed heads" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 28, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

    "To our Arab brothers, the audiences in the arenas of the world championship in judo and gymnastics: Look at the words of the Israeli terrorist racist occupation’s colonialist anthem, which you stand silently and listen to...
You are likely to hear a group of people from among them – which also includes soldiers who have killed Palestinian children and young people, voicing the following words in your ears – and you might be hoping to go deaf before these words reach your ears. You will hear from them these words: 'As long as there is a Jewish soul in the heart, that yearns forward towards the east – our hope has not been lost… [ellipsis in source] a thousand year old dream about our land, the land of Zion and Jerusalem… [ellipsis in source] May all our enemies shake, may all the residents of Canaan shake, may all those who dwell in Babylon shake, may their skies be covered with terror and fear as we imbed our bayonets into their chests… [ellipsis in source] and we will see their spilled blood and their severed heads – and then God's chosen people will reach the place of God's desire’ (very different from the actual text of the Israeli national anthem –Ed.). Rejoice, our brothers. 'The Jewish ISIS' has entered your homes, even with its blue flag, while you are enjoying the description of the bayonets imbedded in the chests of the descendants of Canaan, and the description of the severed heads!"

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PA TV presents pictures of Holocaust victims and 1974 Lebanese massacre victims as Arab victims of Israelis in 1948 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 28, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the 70th anniversary of the Al-Dawayima Massacre

PA TV  showed a picture of dead bodies arranged in piles on the ground, presenting it as from Al- Dawayima. The source of the picture is the Nazi concentration camp at Nordhausen, originally a subcamp of Buchenwald, and the bodies shown are those of Holocaust victims.

 
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Al-Dawayima - On Oct. 29, 1948, during Israel’s War of Independence, during a battle for the capture of the Arab village of Al-Dawayima in Southern Israel, in addition to combatants, Arabs civilians were also killed. Accounts differ as to whether the civilians were killed during the fighting, as the combatants were fighting from the homes, or were killed after the fighting. While some sources claim a death toll of over 100, a UN report stated that 30 Arab women and children died in the incident.

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Op-ed in PA daily supporting Saudi Arabia claims that the Arab Spring was meant to weaken the Arab states “in order to serve the Zionist entity and its racist terrorist leadership” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 21, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Fawzi Ali Al-Samhouri

Headline: “Targeting Saudi Arabia – consequences and goals”
      “As a result of what is called the Arab Spring, the capabilities of some Arab states were destroyed, with their infrastructures and their residents, and this was in order to serve the Zionist entity and its racist terrorist leadership. Therefore, it is impossible to separate the political, economic, and media attack against Saudi Arabia from the plans and plots being woven [to shape] the future of the region for the coming decades at the end of the first and second stages.  The first stage was characterized by geographical and ethnic division of some of the states, while the second stage was characterized by the destruction of both the infrastructures and the people. The third stage is targeting the wealthy states, the Gulf states. The attack against Saudi Arabia constitutes its opening sign and the jewel in its crown.”

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Director of Prisoners’ Commission promises to continue salaries to terrorists and their families 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 19, 2018
      "In addition, [Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri] Abu Bakr visited the Nablus and Tubas districts and met with representatives of institutions and released prisoners. He emphasized to them that the commitment to the prisoners and their families continues until they achieve their freedom, and that the leadership has many [options] in order to respond to Israel’s intent – with the support of the US – to harm the Palestinian tax money and deduct the allowances (mukhassasat) of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners from it (refers to Israeli law to deduct terrorist salaries from taxes collected for the PA; see note below –Ed.).”

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PA TV sermon: Hitler was sent by Allah to punish the Jews for their evil behavior 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 19, 2018

Masoud Rayyaan, lecturer on Islamic Shari'a at Al-Quds Open University, in Friday sermon on official PA TV:
(Quran): “Proceed throughout the earth and observe how was the end of those who denied”... The occupation government hasn't learned from history, from the corruption of the Children of Israel the first and second time. It hasn't learned. They [The Jews] didn’t learn from what Nebuchadnezzar did to them.  They didn’t learn from what Titus, the great Roman leader, did to them.  They didn't learn from what Hitler did to them, and the kings of Europe, and Spain – they didn't learn. They have continued to behave the same way: The mentality of arrogance toward other people. The mentality of superiority over other people. The mentality of seclusion, the mentality of settlement. This mentality, an ideology of planning and systematically working to incite wars and strife in the entire world. Those [Jews] have not learned from the events of history."
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PA daily cartoon demonizes Israeli settlers 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 18, 2018

Cartoon posted in the official PA daily

Text on cartoon in English and Arabic: “Settlers attacks”

The cartoon shows an obese man with a kippah (Jewish skullcap) on his head, peot (i.e., Jewish traditional sidelocks), and an assault weapon slung over his shoulder. The man is using a chainsaw made up of the letters “IDF,” which stands for Israel Defense Forces, to chop down a tree.
Cartoon on PA TV depicts Israeli soldier “blocking” Palestinian child’s access to education 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 16, 2018

Official PA TV program
The Content of the News, on cartoons in the press

Text on cartoon in English and Arabic: “Education in Palestine”

The cartoon shows a Palestinian child sitting in a classroom with an open book. Between the child and the blackboard is a closed barrier, and an Israeli soldier holding an assault rifle is standing with his foot on the barrier and looking at the child.
Cartoon in PA daily demonizes Israeli settler 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 15, 2018

Cartoon posted in the official PA daily

Text on cartoon in English and Arabic: “Settlers”

The cartoon shows an obese man inside a large army boot with “Occupation Army” written on it in English. The man, who has a kippah (Jewish skullcap) on his head and peot (i.e., Jewish traditional sidelocks), is aiming an assault weapon.
Official PA daily op-ed: Israeli "settlers" are "criminals, mass murderers, obsessed with bloodshed, wild unbridled foreigners... devoid of the elements of human nature" who "dance on the bodies" of Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 14, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, a Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "The settlers are sacrificing the Palestinians' blood as a sacrifice to Netanyahu"
    "Criminals, mass murderers, obsessed with bloodshed, wild unbridled foreigners, but also directed - these are the settlers, the colonialists, the pawns of the racist regime in Tel Aviv.
[They are] criminals who are being activated by a remote control with dual controls - one in the hands of the heads of the occupation army, and the second in the hands of the heads of the coalition of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's government. Both of them are trying to inflict a heavy toll on the Palestinian citizens by means of groups of people devoid of the elements of human nature, who have no connection to the civilized societies other than [their] human form... The occupiers and the settlers are criminals. They have gone beyond the natural bounds of wild animals, which kill only when they are hungry... while they kill only to satisfy their desires. According to their belief, by murdering Palestinians they are carrying out religious ceremonies, and through the sacrifices they are drawing nearer to their great God - Netanyahu."
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Fatah official blames terror attack on Israeli “terror and murder,” calls attack that killed 2 Israelis an “operation” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 7, 2018

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"The Israeli government – which tries to protect those who steal the Palestinian land and to deny the rights of the Palestinian people, which have been established by international decisions and law – is incapable of protecting anyone that steals the Palestinian land, regardless of what [military] equipment it owns, how much power it has, and how much it uses terror and murder. Today's [Oct. 7, 2018] operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) is additional proof of this.
The only solution lies in recognizing the rights of our people, by realizing the Palestinian national independence in the framework of a free and fully sovereign state, which will be established on the occupied land and on the June 4, 1967, borders, and whose capital is East Jerusalem.
Any attempt to bypass these rights will not benefit Israel and will not bring security to it and its citizens as nobody will achieve security as long as our people remains denied its rights in its homeland.
- Munir Al-Jaghoub
Head of the Information Office of the Fatah Movement's Mobilization and Organization Commission"
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Palestinians in Gaza celebrate terror attack in which 2 Israelis were killed by giving out candies; Hamas and Islamic Jihad praise attack and blame it on “invasions” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 7, 2018
Headline: "The factions welcome [the operation], candies in the streets"
   "Pictures were published on social media today (Sunday) [Oct. 7, 2018] of civilians handing out candy in the city of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip out of joy over the operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) that a young Palestinian carried out in the settlement of Barkan in the northern West Bank, in which 2 Israelis were killed and a third wounded… The Hamas Movement welcomed the operation and described it as 'heroic.' It said in a statement: 'While we welcome the heroic operation, we emphasize that it was carried out as part of the natural response to the Israeli occupation's crimes against our people, which are ongoing in all of the Palestinian areas. [Hamas] also emphasizes that our people will not sit idly by in the face of the settlers’ invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the unceasing desecration of its plazas by them…'
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The pictures accompanying the article show candy being distributed in the streets.
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Fatah disseminates antisemitic photoshopped image that claims Jews promote "death to the Goyim," in order to smear Israeli security services 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 5, 2018


Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. Fatah edited a pre-existing antisemitic photoshopped image to demonize Israeli security services. Click "full article" below for more information.


Posted text: “Isn’t the attack against Ahed Tamimi (i.e., Palestinian teenager who served 8 months for incitement and assaulting Israeli soldiers) strange???
And what about Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children)???? When she carried out the most important operation (i.e., terror attack) on the Palestinian coast (sic., the Israeli coast)??? and declared the Republic of Palestine from there … This is a plan of the Israeli Security Agency in order to smear her.”

Text at bottom of image: “The smear campaign against Ahed Tamimi is being waged by the occupation through its tools, and who is benefiting from this?”
PA TV: Israel steals the Palestinian heritage, including the falafel and hummus 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 3, 2018

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, live broadcast from a Palestinian food festival

Official PA TV reporter: “We are talking about a brutal attack against the Palestinian heritage in general, including Palestinian foods. There has been theft of the Palestinian falafel, the Palestinian hummus, and some popular foods by the occupation. Holding [food] festivals like these is essential in order to preserve the heritage and also the Palestinian foods.”
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Cartoon in official PA daily shows Lady Justice holding a tank and caged child in scales while stabbing a child at her feet, with the text: “Israeli Justice” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 2, 2018
Cartoon posted in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows a statue of Lady Justice peeking under her blindfold at the scales she is holding – on one side of the scales is a tank pointing its cannon at a child sitting in a cage on the other side of the scales. With her other hand Lady Justice is using a sword to stab a child lying at her feet.
Text on cartoon in Arabic and English: “Israeli Justice”
 
 
PA ambassador in Lebanon accuses Israel of carrying out Sabra and Shatila massacre  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 22, 2018
Headline: "Marking the 36th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut"
      "The members of our people in Lebanon marked the 36th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre yesterday [Sept. 21, 2018], which occurred on Sept. 16, 1982, in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon, and which took thousands of innocent victims from the Palestinian people and the Lebanese people… [Palestinian] Ambassador [in Lebano n Ashraf] Dabbour said that the marking of the anniversary was meant to remind [people] of the barbaric massacre, which was committed by the Israeli occupation state (sic., it was committed by Christian Phalangists; see note below) against innocent civilians."

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 Education Minister: Israeli accusation that PA schoolbooks incite is “a lie and a falsehood,” Israeli curriculum incites against Palestinians and attempts to “erase their history and geography” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 20, 2018
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Education: Israel is continuing to incite against our education system”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education emphasized that Israel is continuing to incite against the Palestinian education system… During his meeting with European Parliament member Eider Gardiazabal Rubial… [PA] Minister [of Education Sabri Saidam] briefed the parliament member on the occupation’s violations and its wild attack against the Palestinian schoolbooks… Saidam reemphasized that everyone is welcome to examine the Palestinian schoolbooks, and noted that Israel is the first and foremost inciter against the [PA] education. He added that its accusation, according to which the national schoolbooks incite, is a lie and a falsehood. Saidam called on everyone to examine the Israeli schoolbooks in order to understand the scope of the incitement against the Palestinians and the attempt to erase their history and geography.”
Israel depicted as octopus in official PA daily cartoon 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 20, 2018

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

Text on cartoon in English and Arabic: “Israel…”

The cartoon shows an octopus towering over the rubble of destroyed homes and wearing a military helmet on which is an Israeli flag and the word “Israel” written in Hebrew with a typo. One of the octopus’ arms ends in the shape of a smoking gun barrel, while another is in the shape of a backhoe used in construction, a third is in the shape of what appears to be a sword, and a fourth is in the shape of a crane with a house suspended from it, apparently indicating Israeli “settlements” being established in place of the destroyed homes.
Program on official PA TV broadcasts short film showing Israeli soldier mecilessly killing a woman, followed by a Palestinian sniper killing the soldier 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 15, 2018


Official PA TV program Personal Documents, about short filmmaker Muhammad Al-Aloul; segments are shown of his film “Ten Years” that was produced in Gaza, which is about Palestinian snipers killing Israeli soldiers

Visual:
In a scene from the film, an Israeli soldier is seen – through the sights of a Palestinian sniper’s rifle – as he shoots a Palestinian woman at a security checkpoint.

Palestinian sniper: “And in this way we will be ready to fire.”

Visual:
The sniper is seen shooting the soldier through his rifle sights.
PA daily reports on DCIP’s claims that Israel deliberately targets and murders Palestinian children 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 13, 2018
Headline: "Defense for Children International: The occupation has killed 37 children since the beginning of the year"
      "Defense for Children International Palestine claimed that the Israeli occupation forces are deliberately murdering Palestinian children by intentionally and directly targeting them with the intention to kill them or cause them irreversible damage. The international movement explained that it has documented the deaths as Martyrs (Shahids) of 37 children at the hands of the occupation forces in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. This is in addition to causing irreversible damage to at least 13 additional children since the beginning of this year, 2018."
Op-ed in PA daily accuses Israelis of poisoning Palestinians with spoiled food  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 9, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "The traitors' poison on the tables of the poor!"
    "Spoiled fish, eggs, and red meat, canned goods and food products that have expired. These are the weapons of the occupiers and settlers, who are using collaborators, traitors, and spies, and preparing the groundwork for committing massacres, if not for the alertness of the Palestinian [PA] Security Forces. The criminal Hebrew speaking suppliers and the Arabic speaking importers will not stop infiltrating our Palestinian markets with these fatal weapons as long as we do not prepare our internal arena to resist them, deter them, and eradicate their overt and covert gangs and uproot them, whatever the price may be. The criminals will continue to go further and further as long as unique courts are not established, like those that examine, judge, and impose penalties for treason to the nation and espionage, as we are standing here before a crime whose consequences are no less than crimes of treason and espionage, which – before the discovery and arrest of those involved – lead to the death of decent and innocent civilians."

Head of prisoners’ org: Support of prisoners will continue until the prisons are empty; Israel has policy of “medical neglect” of adult prisoners and policy of “torture and abuse” of child prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 8, 2018
      “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Major General Qadri Abu Bakr said that the support for the prisoners is continuing until the occupation’s prisons are free of prisoners without exception, and that the commission will continue its work in order to provide its services to the released prisoners in accordance with the laws and regulations, and without prejudice… Abu Bakr added that the Israeli government is implementing a policy of medical neglect that is escalating to the point of imposing heavy punishments on the sick prisoners by not providing them with medical treatments and disregarding their health and lives… He also emphasized the graveness of what the child prisoners are being subjected to in the Israeli prisons: the policy of torture and abuse and the degrading treatment during their imprisonment...”

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Cartoon published in official PA daily shows caricaturized IDF soldier with a large nose pointing rifle at a Palestinian woman and child 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 25, 2018
Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows a soldier – depicted with a large nose, apparently to caricaturize him as a Jew – pointing his rifle at a Palestinian woman who is on her knees holding a young boy and saying to him: “Don’t be scared, the thief is coming at night, like in all the stories.”
 
 
PA PM: Aid to the PA has dropped by 70%, Israel steals the Palestinians' money  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 24, 2018
Headline: "Hamdallah: No decision, whatever it may be, can grant legitimacy to the occupation"
     "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah... said in a speech during the laying of the cornerstone for the Centro Mall commercial center in Ramallah yesterday [July 23, 2018]: ...'In light of the drop in financial aid to approximately 70% (sic., drop of approximately 70%) and Israel's control of our resources, theft of our money (apparently refers to new Israeli law to deduct terror salaries from PA tax money; see note below –Ed.), and its attempts to weaken our national economy, we need to broaden our independent capabilities and resources, revive our sectors, and strengthen the investment opportunities.’"

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Israel has a special way of bruising Palestinians that cameras can’t reveal, says Fatah official 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 10, 2018

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Topic of the Day

Fatah Salfit Branch Secretary Abd Al-Sattar Awwad:
"We see the occupation’s policy and the methods of the occupation’s policy. I've seen our young men, the young men of the Committee [to Resist Settlements and] the Wall, and our young men in the Jerusalem district, and everyone located there, and the ways in which they are treated. When an Israeli soldier directly grabs a civilian in this way, his body immediately receives blue or red marks. They have a policy that they can harm in a certain way. They harm a person in this way despite the cameras. The cameras can’t reveal this policy that they implement. I've seen their bodies [that were harmed] in this way - blue and red marks - by the occupation forces, which the cameras are incapable of revealing."
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Israel portrayed as a shark in PA daily cartoon 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 9, 2018

The cartoon shows a shark – with an Israeli flag on the side of its head and underneath it the word “Israel” written in Hebrew (with a typo) – sitting at the edge of the sea. The shark is drinking water through a straw from a fish bowl, while eying a small fish in the fishbowl that is looking back at it with an unhappy expression on its face. The fish’s body features the pattern of the keffiyeh (Arab headdress), symbolizing the Palestinians.
PLO official in Syria calls Israel “the Zionist enemy” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 8, 2018
     “Yesterday [July 7, 2018] the PLO Political Department [in Syria] honored the volunteer teachers who have taught the Palestinian students in the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp and the town of Yalda for free for five years.
According to [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ instructions, Director of the PLO Political Department [in Syria] Anwar Abd Al-Hadi gave [the teachers] a monetary gift and a certificate from the PLO as a sign of appreciation for their dedicated efforts… Abd Al-Hadi said: ‘Our struggle with the Zionist enemy today is a struggle of minds, and therefore we must deal with this enemy through excellence and success, and this is by building an intelligent generation that is aware’…”

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Abbas' advisor reacts to permission for Israeli MPs to visit Temple Mount: Lifting of ban is "a war crime," condemns alleged Israeli "bullying, arrogance, and Zionist ISIS-ism" and "defilement" of Islamic holy sites 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 5, 2018
Headline: “National condemnation of Netanyahu’s decision to allow Israeli Parliament members to invade the Al-Aqsa Mosque…  Al-Habbash: Zionist ISIS-ism”
      “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash said yesterday [July 4, 2018] that ‘The prime minister of the extremist right in the occupation state [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu] has committed a complete war crime against the Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem, and particularly at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.’ …
The supreme Shari’ah judge said that ‘The prime minister of the occupation state is engaging in bullying, arrogance, and Zionist “ISIS-ism” against the members of our people and its holy sites, both in Jerusalem and Hebron, by giving relief, support, and protection to the break-in campaigns of the extremist Jews into the holy sanctuaries in Jerusalem and Hebron, to [the sanctuaries’] defilement, and to the attack on the Muslim worshippers, who have the right to manage their holy sites with complete freedom and without the interference of the tyrannical occupation authorities.’"
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The article’s mention of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision regarding the Temple Mount refers to a move in early July 2018, when Netanyahu rescinded his previous ban on Israeli Parliament members visiting the Temple Mount – which had been in place for nearly three years – and allowed them to visit once every three months.

PLO prisoners’ commission condemns Australian decision to cut aid to the PA over terror salaries; Israel is “head of the terror in the region and in the entire world” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2018
Headline: “After Australia announced the stopping of the financial aid to the PA under the pretext of ‘salaries for prisoners’ - the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: The world must not be dragged after Israel’s false stories and fraud”
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement yesterday (Tuesday) [July 3, 2018] that the world’s states must not be dragged after Israel’s false stories and fraud, whose goal is to change the facts, or after its failed attempts to define the Palestinians' legitimate right to struggle as a crime, and particularly the attack against the allowances (mukhassasat) of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), the wounded, and the prisoners (refers to Israeli law deducting terror salaries from tax money collected for the PA; see note below –Ed.).
The commission added: 'Israel is an occupation state, which is implementing the most despicable policy of abuse, oppression, and murder against the members of the Palestinian people, and it is the head of the terror in the region and in the entire world. The Australian position was a type of alignment with the view of the occupation and oppression state' (Australia announced it is ceasing direct aid to the PA on July 2, 2018, citing the PA’s terror salaries as the reason for this decision, and instead will transfer aid through the UN –Ed.)…"
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DCIP accuses Israel of deliberately murdering Palestinian children for no reason  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 3, 2018
Headline: “Defense for Children International - Palestine report: The occupation killed 25 children in the first half of the current year; 21 of them were killed by gunfire, with 11 hit in the head and neck”
       “A Defense for Children International - Palestine report exposed that the occupation forces have killed 25 Palestinian children since the beginning of the current year [2018], 21 of them in the Gaza Strip. The movement explained that 18 children died as Martyrs (Shahids) while they were participating in the non-violent marches (refers to violent “March of Return” riots on the Gaza-Israel border; see note below) in the Gaza Strip this past March 30 [2018]. The movement said that occupation soldiers deliberately killed the children using live ammunition. From its investigations it has become apparent that 21 of the 25 children died as Martyrs when they were directly hit by live ammunition; 11 of them were hit in the head and neck. Defense for Children International - Palestine noticed that the occupation forces are determined in their escalation of the use of deadly force and live ammunition against the Palestinian children who do not constitute any direct threat to them, by deliberately targeting them.”

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PA daily op-ed: There is a hostile plot to divide the entire region into tiny powerless states to benefit Israel, the “satanic body” that was planted in the region like a “poisoned dagger”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 2, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

“Egypt’s fate is to be great, which is deeply understood by the heroic Egyptian army that – at a critical crossroads that began on Jan. 25, 2011 (refers to the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, after which the Muslim Brotherhood rose to power –Ed.) – succeeded in analyzing the situation with exceptional genius… and in dealing wisely and intensively with the hostile plot to divide the entire region and turn it into tiny insignificant states that racially, ethnically, and territorially contradict each other, for the benefit of the satanic body that was planted in the heart [of the region] like a poisoned dagger: Israel.”
Op-ed in PA daily draws distinction between ‘good’ Jews and “despicable colonialist Zionist Jews, who act against the [rest of the] Jews and against all of humanity” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 1, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

     "International fighter Felicia Langer (an Israeli lawyer who defended Palestinian prisoners held by Israel, and authored books on alleged human rights violations by Israel –Ed.) has passed away at the age of 88… This heroic woman must receive honor and appreciation from the Palestinian people and its leadership. Out of loyalty to her, I suggest naming a street, square, or school after her, and including her exceptional experience in defending the [Palestinian] people and the prisoners' cause in the high school curriculum. This is in order to present her and her pioneering experience, and in order to teach the members of the Palestinian people that the members of the Jewish religion are not all the same, and that there are [among them] real people who believe in justice and the rights of the peoples, and primarily the Palestinian people… and that there are the despicable colonialist Zionist Jews, who act against the [rest of the] Jews and against all of humanity, and not just against the Palestinians."

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Abbas’ advisor: Islam’s religious war to destroy Israel has started; Israel is the "culture of Satan" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 30, 2018

Official PA TV program
Quranic Horizons, lecture on Sura 2:114 of the Quran by Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash

Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “Jerusalem is the arena of conflict between us and the colonialist project [Israel]... Jerusalem’s [Al-Aqsa] Mosque apparently is the heading for the eruption of the conflict and The Battle of History between Islam and the enemies of Islam; between the Muslims and the enemies of Muslims; between the Islamic culture in all its splendor and human glory and the culture of Satan attempting to establish oppression and aggression at the expense of the culture of truth and goodness... This mosque is decreed to be the arena of the battle between good and evil. This mosque and this wonderful city - the city of history, religion, and culture, Jerusalem - are decreed to be the heading of the conflict... Jerusalem is the heading of this battle, this conflict, and this round, which I and many others see as the key, as the first step, as the spark of the battle of the ‘‘final promise.’’"
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Abbas’ advisor: “What was done to them [Jews] – in the ghetto, in the Inquisition's courts, and in the Nazis'courts – they want to do this to people” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 30, 2018
Official PA TV program Quranic Horizons, lecture on Sura 2:114 of the Quran by Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash

"Today, the most prominent mosque that the people are prevented from coming to is the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Barriers, closures, the closure of routes and gates,and limiting the ages [of worshippers] – this is a new craft that we are hearing of for the first time: You are not allowed to pray because you are younger than 40, and you are forbidden… how nice! What is this? In what period of history are we living? In the Inquisition's courts? What was done to them – in the ghetto, in the Inquisition's courts, and in the Nazis' courts – they want to do this to people. Are we in the Inquisition, or what? Israeli Zionist Inquisition courts that are attempting to demean human dignity, the dignity of the people's religion, and the people's faith in Allah...'"

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Researcher accuses Israel of torturing Palestinian prisoners, in order to “eradicate everything that is Palestinian”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 27, 2018
Headline: "Gaza: Jurists call to document the Israeli crimes of torture against our prisoners"
      "Researcher [and expert on prisoners' affairs] Majdi Salem said in his speech [participating in a panel at the Muhjata Al-Quds Foundation for International Day in Support of Victims of Torture] that Israel's goal behind the torture is to break the free will of the Palestinian prisoner so that there will be no example for our people. He pointed out that the children, women, and adults have been subjected to various types of torture in the occupation's prisons, as Israel wants to eradicate everything that is Palestinian, to eradicate a person's identity, and to kill the spirit of the Palestinian struggle."
Fatah official in Lebanon: Gaza is “occupied” by Israel, “the Israeli enemy” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 20, 2018
PA TV Live, special broadcast from marches in support of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Beirut, Lebanon

Secretary of Fatah's Lebanon branch Rifat Shanaah: "We say that we are in favor of an international [peace] conference and not a regional conference. We say to the US that the Gaza Strip is part of the Palestinian nation's land that is occupied by the Israeli enemy, and it will remain part of the homeland."
PA Foreign Ministry accuses Israel of allowing soldiers to indiscriminately shoot innocent Palestinians  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2018
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates: The closing of the false investigations of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of the boy [Mahmoud] Badran necessitates expediting the petition to the International Criminal Court"
     "[The PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates] explained that these decisions of the [Israeli] Military Advocate General [to close the investigations] constitute clear proof of the Israeli military establishment's disregard for the lives of the Palestinians, especially in light of the instructions of the political echelon, which allow the soldiers to shoot at Palestinians based on the soldiers' considerations and their personal assessments. It noted that the decisions to close the investigation files against the murderer soldiers convey a dangerous message to the occupation soldiers and open the door wide to additional murderer soldiers, as there will never be anything to rein them in and forbid them from aiming their gunfire at the chest of the innocent members of our people."

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Fatah spokesman: Indonesian religious scholars “sold their souls to Satan” because they participated in conference in Jerusalem, Israel is a "thieving entity" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 12, 2018
     “The Fatah Movement said that the participation of a delegation of Indonesian religious scholars in the Jewish-American Relations Conference (i.e., the American Jewish Committee Global Forum) that will be held in occupied Jerusalem is a crime against Jerusalem...
Official Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement that the participation of Secretary-General of the [Nahdlatul Ulama] Association Yahya Staquf in this conference in occupied Jerusalem constitutes a betrayal of the religion, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Palestinian people, and the Arab and Islamic nations. Al-Qawasmi demanded that the senior Indonesian officials and the Indonesian people, which is honorable and supports the Palestinian cause, hold accountable those who have sold their souls to Satan and agreed to serve as pawns in the hands of the Zionists and Israelis.”

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Fatah official accuses Israel of indirectly killing Palestinian prisoners by “deliberate medical neglect” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 31, 2018
    "Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council member and Commissioner for the Martyrs (Shahids), Prisoners, and Wounded in Fatah’s top leadership body in the Gaza Strip Tayseer Al-Bardini emphasized that the maximum Palestinian, Arab, and humanitarian efforts must be invested in a way that will serve the Palestinian prisoners' cause and expose the disgrace of the aggressive Israeli crimes. Al-Bardini warned about the severity of the state of the sick prisoners’ health, and noted that 62 prisoners have died as Martyrs under 'the guillotine of deliberate medical neglect,' the latest of them being prisoner Aziz Musa Salem Awisat (i.e., terrorist, attempted to blow up a building and attacked 1 with an axe) from the Jabel Mukaber area in Arab Jerusalem, who died as a Martyr in Assaf HaRofeh Hospital as a result of torture and medical neglect (sic., he died while being treated for a heart condition) on Sunday evening, May 20, 2018. [Al-Bardini] said that the Palestinian prisoners who have fallen prey to the fangs of deliberate medical neglect in the Israeli occupation's prisons are part of the 216 prisoner Martyrs."

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PA: Israeli actions against PA curriculum and education in East Jerusalem are “a blatant violation of human rights”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 23, 2018
        "During its weekly meeting that was held yesterday [May 22, 2018] in the government headquarters in Ramallah, led by [PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah… the government discussed the national plan to support education in Jerusalem, whose goal is to deal with all of the policies and steps of the occupation meant to Israelize the education, which are expressed by the allocation of large budgets for an Israeli government five-year plan to impose the Israeli curriculum, harm the Arabic language, and prevent the renovation and maintenance of schools and classrooms. The government expressed its strong condemnations and opposition to the Israelization plan and the attempts to harm the elements of the Palestinian national identity. It also emphasized that the Israeli acts and steps against the Palestinian schools and education in the holy city [of Jerusalem] are a blatant violation of human rights, as international law requires the occupation authorities to protect the character of the education and the identity and citizenship of the people under occupation..."

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Op-ed in PA daily compares Israeli Defense Minister to the Nazis  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 22, 2018
   “The man of the mafia and the Russian and Israeli bars [Israeli Minister of Defense] Avigdor Liberman is returning to his mafia roots with one difference – now, he carries a thick official stick as the Israeli colonialism state’s minister of war, and imposes his thuggery, racism, and inferiority on the Arab Israeli Parliament members, and Head of the Joint [Arab] List [party] Ayman Odeh in particular. This is due to the fact that the latter attacked the Israeli Police over the assault of the Palestinian and Jewish Israeli demonstrators who demonstrated in Haifa as a sign of resistance to the Israeli death army’s terror on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip… These statements did not come by coincidence now, but rather they have a connection to the nearing of the parliamentary elections in Israel. This is exactly as Liberman did on the eve of the previous elections for the Israeli Parliament when he wanted to increase the rates of voting. Now he is turning to another way of incitement against the Arab public in general, and not just against Ayman Odeh and the Arab Israeli Parliament members, and in this way he is effectively acting like those similar to him, the Nazis, and is preparing the public opinion on the Zionist Israeli street for [action] against the members of the Palestinian people with Israeli citizenship and persecuting them in the different spheres and fields of life within the lawless State of Israel that is hostile to law, coexistence, and peace.”

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Abbas photographed holding PA daily with cartoon on back cover that depicts an Israeli soldier poisoning a Palestinian baby 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2018

Cartoon published on the back cover of the official PA daily

Text on cartoon: “Laila Gandour (see note below- Ed.)”

The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier removing a bottle from a baby’s mouth and replacing it with a bottle marked with the skull and crossbones symbol for poison.
The cartoon refers to Laila Gandour, an 8-month-old Palestinian baby girl who died on May 21, 2018, at the March of Return riots on the Gazan border with Israel, to which her family had brought her. The Palestinians have claimed that she died of tear gas inhalation; however, she suffered from existing health conditions and the cause of death has not been determined. Pictures of Gandour and her funeral have become a symbol of the border riots.

The day after the cartoon was published, a picture was taken of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas reading the official PA daily while hospitalized in Ramallah, and this cartoon was clearly visible on the back cover. This picture of Abbas has been widely disseminated in the media, possibly to show him being well after being hospitalized with pneumonia.

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Op-ed in PA daily calls opening of US embassy a “war crime,” accuses Israel of carrying out “massacres, wars, terror” for 100 years against Palestinians, and claims Trump belongs in a “mental hospital”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily

      “[US President Donald] Trump’s country may be the strongest country in the world, but it is the poorest country in terms of justice, the richest in terms of injustice, and the lowest on the ladder of human values…
How can it be that Israel’s future will be full of shining promises of peace, as [US Presidential Advisor Jared] Kushner said while representing his President Trump at the inauguration of an American military base (sic., the US embassy) in occupied Jerusalem? Those who were present at the inauguration ceremony of Trump’s embassy in Jerusalem are partners in a war crime…
Trump believes in the ability of the leaders of Israel to put an end to the Palestinian existence, as his ancestors did to the Indians, but did they tell him that 100 years of massacres, wars, terror, expulsion, and organized attacks against the Palestinian people have only strengthened the Palestinians’ connection to their eternal homeland... This man needs rehabilitation in a mental hospital or to be hospitalized in an asylum, because if he remains free, the world will see how he enjoys and takes pleasure like no other while the world goes up in the flames of his sadism and naivety!”
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Fatah photoshops Reuters’s photo to say US embassy in Jerusalem is an "illegal settlement," "Trump makes Israel more racist" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 14, 2018

Picture and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The photoshopped picture shows American and Israeli flags and a sign pointing to the new American embassy in Jerusalem, on which the original text (see below) is replaced with the following text in Hebrew, Arabic, and English: "US settlement" - with a spelling mistake in the Hebrew. To the sign's right is a poster on which the original text (see below) is replaced with: "Trump makes Israel more racist"

Posted text: "The American settlement"
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Fatah spokesman: Israel is worse than Hitler, the Nazis, and fascism 
Source: Official PA TV Live, May 14, 2018


Fatah Spokesman and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Al-Qawasmi:
"There is no regime in history – believe me, not Hitler, not the Nazis, not fascism – that has implemented what Israel is implementing against the Palestinians. It conceals these crimes - this Nazism and fascism, and this racist apartheid regime against the Palestinians - in the media under the cloak of ‘democracy,’ that it is ‘an oasis of democracy in the heart of the Arab dictatorships.’ It attempts to present itself in this way with the aid of the US."
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PA Education Minister denies Israeli charges of incitement in PA schoolbooks; claims Israeli schoolbooks “call for violence and murder”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2018
Headline: “Saidam briefs a Finnish minister about the status of the education…”
       “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education, [Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary, and Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary] Sabri Saidam briefed F innish Minister for [Foreign] Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen and members of her entourage regarding the status of the educational sector in Palestine. [He also briefed them] on the challenges and difficulties that the educational sector is dealing with due to the steps of the occupation, which is waging an incitement campaign against it, and particularly against the schoolbooks… Saidam emphasized that the [PA] Ministry [of Education] is showing great interest in taking additional steps of development in the field of education, in a way that will ensure the improvement of its quality and implementation, and in utilizing the Finnish support for initiatives whose goal is promoting this essential sector. He refuted the claims of the occupation and its incessant campaign, according to which there is incitement in the Palestinians’ schoolbooks. Saidam again emphasized that the occupation’s schoolbooks are the ones that call for violence and murder, which is proven by the crimes that the occupation soldiers are committing against the Palestinian people… He gave the minister a booklet documenting the incitement in the occupation state’s schoolbooks.”
PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns “antisemitic Jewish terror” against Palestinians  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 26, 2018
 
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs demands that the international community condemn the antisemitic Jewish terror against our people”
     “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates demanded that the international community stop applying double standards regarding the antisemitic Jewish terror against our people. It emphasized that the rise in antisemitic terror operations committed by extremist Jewish groups against the defenseless Palestinian residents, their land, and their property constitute ‘an overt integration of roles between the occupation army and the settler militias.’”

PA TV host and former Jordanian minister agree: “The lack of a solution to the Palestinian issue” is the source of global terror 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 24, 2018
Official PA TV program From Amman, on various aspects of the Palestinian cause, hosting former Jordanian Minister of Culture and Interior and former Jordanian Parliament Member Samir Habashneh

Former Jordanian Minister of Culture and Interior and former Jordanian Parliament Member Samir Habashneh: “I think Mr. Sultan, that when a Muslim in the southern Philippines is shooting (refers to ongoing Muslim insurgency –Ed.), I think that the reason for this is Jerusalem and Palestine-”
Official PA TV host: “Or the unrest in Algiers that is based on a religious or ethnic system, or in any place.”
Samir Habashneh: “The story of terror, the source of terror-”
Host: “Is the lack of a solution to the Palestinian issue.”
Samir Habashneh: “The lack of a solution to the Palestinian issue and granting legitimate rights to the Palestinian people…”

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PA police chief of Tulkarem: Israel is “the number one cause of the spread of drugs in the Palestinian areas, in order to destroy the young generations and thus destroy the whole society” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2018
       "Tulkarem Police Chief Azzam Jabara said that Israel is the main cause of the spread of the [marijuana] nurseries and [its] distribution in Palestinian society… He explained that the occupation intentionally does not pursue those who distribute drugs in the Palestinian territories, despite it knowing who they are, and this is while those who distribute them among the Jews are arrested and severe measures are taken against them. He added that this proves that the occupation is the number one cause of the spread of drugs in the Palestinian areas, in order to destroy the young generations and thus destroy the whole society."
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Abbas’ advisor demonizes Judaism, claims Jews "prophesize" the Messiah will “kill everyone who is not a Jew” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 20, 2018
Official PA TV, excerpt of Friday sermon by Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash at the mosque in the PA headquarters in Ramallah; in audience: PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah Central Committee member and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen, PLO Executive Committee member Mahmoud Ismail, and Secretary-General of the PA Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim


Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash:
"The [US] recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a crime against humanity, a crime against Jesus... This is a crime against the Christians and against the Muslims - a crime against Jesus... and a crime against Muhammad... One of their [the Jews'] slogans today is about ''the King Messiah' - whose coming they prophesize. They prophesize and believe that when he comes he will kill – just imagine – he will kill everyone who is not a Jew (sic.). What kind of belief is this, which is based only on killing the other, negating the other, and the death of the other?"
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The Jewish tradition does not teach that the Messiah will kill all non-Jews.

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negoti
Fatah spokesman repeats libel: Israel wants to “crush” the Arab world, “steal its resources” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 15, 2018

Special broadcast from the 29th Arab League Summit in Saudi Arabia

Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi: "Israel is thinking about how to completely be done with the Palestinian people, and the issue of Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Church of the Sepulchre, in order to completely break the Arab dignity. Afterward, its aspiration will be to turn to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, and all of the Arab countries. Israel stands behind the American invasion of Iraq. Israel stands behind the American bombings in Syria. It wants the Arab countries to be crushed, and wants to steal their resources. It wants the Arab countries to be broken apart, poor, and involved in conflict with each other... It wants to completely unravel the Arab identity in order to guarantee its existence and aspirations and realize its economic, military, and political superiority in the region... Whoever views Israel as a friend is completely mistaken. Israel wants to divide the Arab states and it does not exempt anyone. It controls the American decision- making and the American Congress. It is pushing the American administration and planning the need for it to invade all of the Arab and Islamic countries."
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Fatah condemns US-led attack on Syria, demands world also focus on Israeli “massacres” against Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 15, 2018
     "The factions yesterday [April 14, 2018] condemned the Western tripartite act of aggression that the US, Britain, and France perpetrated against Syria… The Fatah Movement said in a statement by the Commission of Information, Culture, and Ideology that the tripartite military attack on the land of the Arab republic of Syria constitutes illegal use of military force, as it took place without a mandate from the [UN] Security Council, and therefore is liable to have severe consequences regarding the situation in Syria, the region's security, and its welfare. The movement also emphasized its strong opposition to any use of chemical weapons, whose use has been internationally banned... Fatah Central Committee member and [Fatah] Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank] Jamal Muhaisen... demanded that just as the world claims it is worried about Syria’s children, so too it should worry about Palestine’s children, stop the Israeli massacres against them, rein in the Israeli occupation, and put an end to its actions against the members of our people."

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PA daily op-ed calls attack on Syrian chemical weapon facilities “barbaric,” accuses an “Anglo-Saxon-Israeli colonialist plot” of being behind violence in the region 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 15, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

    "The US, Britain, and France – and by implication Israel too – perpetrated an imperialist and barbaric act of aggression against the Arab republic of Syria. Warships launched 110 missiles from the Mediterranean Sea towards several civilian and military targets (sic., three chemical weapon facilities were attacked) in Syrian territories, but the criminal attack was a resounding failure and did not succeed in achieving any of its political goals, and its message arrived weak and wretched.
However, the problem was not the scope and level of the message, but a problem of principle – a violation of the sovereignty of an independent state and UN member. The attacking states did not receive any mandate from the UN for the attack in Syria. The talk about the use of chemical weapons against the Syrian civilians in Douma on April 7 [2018] is a big outright lie... The regime does not bear sole responsibility for the present situation; the Anglo-Saxon-Israeli colonialist plot and its mercenary Takfiri (i.e., A Muslim who accuses other Muslims of heresy, referring to organizations such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda) pawns are the most responsible for Syria's present situation."

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PA TV “Israeli affairs expert” acknowledges Holocaust, but compares Israeli government to Nazi Germany 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 12, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, review of Israeli press headlines with PA TV “Israeli affairs expert” Fayez Abbas

Visual: PA TV’s “Israeli affairs expert” Fayez Abbas presents a cartoon from the Israeli paper Yediot Aharonot for Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12, 2018.

PA TV “Israeli affairs expert” Fayez Abbas: “The cartoon today [April 12, 2018] in the [Israeli] paper Yediot Aharonot – of course, an elderly female Holocaust survivor with the number that they put on the Jews on her arm. She says to her grandson: ‘Make sure you don’t run out of memory,’ referring to the camera, and he says to her: ‘Don’t worry grandma.’ Of course this describes what is happening now and the memory of the Jews’ Holocaust in Nazi Germany. But the question is whether [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s government is learning or drawing lessons from what happened in Germany during that period – the laws, the members of the Aryan race, and the members of the s uperior race – that is what Netanyahu’s government is currently perpetrating.”

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PA TV news item accuses Israel of planting mines in Palestinian lands 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 11, 2018
Official PA TV News, on landmines in the Tubas area, hosting Acting Governor of Tubas Ahmed Al-As’ad

Official PA TV reporter: “For International Danger of Mines and War Remnants Awareness Day (i.e., International Mine Awareness Day), the Palestinian Center Against Mines organized an activity to raise awareness in the village of Al-Aqaba, east of Tubas, in order to raise awareness among the residents to the danger posed to their lives as a result of the remnants of war.” […]
Acting Governor of Tubas Ahmed Al-As’ad: “The village Al-Aqaba is being attacked by the occupation in all ways. What is happening in the Al-Aqaba region contradicts the international agreements, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention that requires protecting civilians under occupation. The occupation forces are implementing all the forms of abuse against our people in these areas. They are closing this area, and during training they plant mines in the ground, and that leads to victims dying.”

PA TV misrepresented a photo of concentration camp victims and Sabra and Shatila victims as Arab victims of Deir Yassin Massacre in 1948, falsely claiming the Jews "burned the women and children in the village's oven" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 9, 2018
PA TV misappropriated a photo showing hundreds of dead bodies at the Nazi concentration camp at Nordhausen, originally a subcamp of Buchenwald, presenting them as Arabs killed by Jews on April 9, 1948 in the Arab village of Deir Yassin. The actual picture, which was taken right after liberation of the concentration camp by the American army, was carefully distorted by PA TV so that the images of the corpses in the striped concentration camp uniforms, the American soldiers, and the concentration camp buildings were not seen. The following caption was added by PA TV: “When they killed and mutilated the bodies of 250 women, children and elderly residents.”


The PA TV video, which was broadcast on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin battle, also included a photo  of victims of the massacre at the 1982 Sabra and Shatila refugee camp by Christian Lebanese, which was likewise misrepresented as showing Arabs who were killed by Jews.  
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Op-ed in official PA daily: Israel - “the colonialist satanic plant” of the West “to get rid of the problem of the Jewish ghetto” - will not survive because the “Zionist project… is a project that rejects life” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

       “The core and essence of the Anglo-Saxon-Israeli connection were never a secret to anyone, or unclear and vague, because their foundations are obvious and clear, and they are based on the mutual relationship between the Anglo-Saxon decision maker and funder and the Zionist project, so that it will carry out the role and mission required of it. Therefore, the owner of the project of Israel is the West, the entire capitalist West, and the fact that there are differences of opinion and even criticism between the capitalist bodies according to hierarchy and status does not in any way mean that they have a disagreement about protecting and perpetuating the status of Israel – the colonialist satanic plant in the region on the ruins of the Palestinian people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)... 
Therefore, to the extent that the national, popular, political, and diplomatic struggle develops, we will achieve two goals simultaneously: 1. To enable building foundations for a political, possible, and accepted agreement; 2. The splitting and fragmenting of the Zionist project, because it will not be able to continue to exist without the Anglo-Saxon financial and security aid, and particularly because it is a project that rejects life.”
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Fatah movement opposes Taylor Force Act, Fatah official: “The White House [is] competing with the Israeli Parliament and the Israeli Cabinet in displaying hatred and racism” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 25, 2018
     "The Fatah Movement said in a statement that it 'is not at all surprised by the American Congress’ latest decision, which connects the American aid with stopping the financial aid to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) (refers to the Taylor Force Act, which was passed into law on March 23, 2018; see note below –Ed.).' The movement emphasized that our brave prisoners and heroic Martyrs fought for freedom and independence, and that the rights of their families are not up for bargaining or negotiation… Fatah Revolutionary Council member [and Fatah Spokesperson] Osama Al-Qawasmi said that Congress and the White House are competing with the Israeli Parliament and the Israeli Cabinet in displaying hatred and racism against the fighting and resolute Palestinian people."
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Oped by PLO official: US Ambassador Friedman is “the most loyal propagandist of the occupation, the settlers, and the criminals” for demanding PA condemn terror attacks 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 21, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

Headline: "The American ambassador in Tel Aviv condemns!"

"American Ambassador in Tel Aviv David Friedman condemned the fact that the PA did not condemn the operations (i.e., terror attacks) against the settlers. He made this condemnation while wearing a settler hat and carrying a gun and hoe, after registering as a member of the price tag and hilltop youth settler organizations, which kidnapped and burned Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Abu Khdeir and the Dawabsheh family (sic., the attacks referred to were not committed by any organizations; see notes below –Ed.).
The American ambassador is the most loyal propagandist of the occupation, the settlers, and the criminals. He does not think about the Palestinians killed as [in his eyes] our dead are not living creatures. Only the Israelis are good and they have priority among the creations. We are the lowly Arabs . The Israelis' blood is different and their souls are different, and therefore they must be given everything. The land, the promise, and the skies belong to them. They are allowed to kill, commit crimes, occupy another people, and remain alive.
Mr. Ambassador… the aggressor, foreigner, and murderer does not become the victim who is in need of your condemnation and tears…

Abbas' advisor: We don't want religious conflict, but Israel does, attacks holy sites, great ugliness characterizes them 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 9, 2018
Official PA TV, excerpt of sermon by Mahmoud Al-Habbash at the mosque in the PA headquarters in Ramallah

Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash: “Brother believers, in the framework of the conflict with the occupation we have always said, and the Palestinian leadership has repeated: We do not want to ignite a religious battle or religious conflict. We do not want to make the conflict religious. Because, simply put, we do not hate the religions, we do not hate people because of their faith, and our motto is ‘there is no coercion in religion’…
However, while we act in this way, every day several fools come out against us who fan the flames of religious struggle, and they want to make the conflict religious – starting with attacking the holy sites, targeting the holy sites, and targeting the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the mosques and churches in Palestine… if a Muslim went out and belittled the Torah, for example – Heaven forbid, we do not do something like this, and it is not fitting for us to do something like this. But if it happened, Heaven forbid, what would their responses be? [...] They would accuse us of ‘Antisemitism,’ as if they are Semites and we are from Mars. These people - our response to them is not curses, we will not curse them – they have enough ugliness that we do not need to curse them, as the curses would be less than the ugliness that characterizes them.”

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“Israel has decided to execute everything Palestinian,” says PA official 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 8, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, special episode for International Women’s Day, hosting District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Official PA TV host: “... What do Palestinian women need in order to be able to carry out their role in the best way possible? Certainly there are several obstacles, certainly women are struggling...”
District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam: “…We are not using it as an excuse, but we always say that the occupation is the first obstacle for all of us, for the entire society… Each day we don’t know who this extremist government has decided to execute that day. A decision has been made to execute everything that is Palestinian. You walk in the street and it may be that the execution decision was already made that day.”
Fatah official attacks US over Jerusalem decision, demonizes Israel, and accuses Israel of “defilement of the sanctified places in Jerusalem,” and calls riots and terror attacks as “epics of courage” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 6, 2018
Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub: “What American President [Donald Trump] did when he omitted Jerusalem with a single stroke from the final resolution issues provides a recipe for continuation of the war and adds fuel to the fire, and this is inappropriate conduct... The US, led by Trump, is working to cover up for the organized state terror that is being led by a government that includes extremist fanatics, while the actions of murdering and arresting children, destroying homes, and expropriating lands constitute the height of terror, which requires international intervention to restrain its wild behavior... The official, settlement, rabbinic, and Jewish extremism is what feeds the phenomena of extremism in the region, through that which the settlers are committing with the support of the occupation government: arson, murder, expropriation, imprisonment, humiliation, and defilement of the sanctified places in Jerusalem – and especially the incessant invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is thanks to American support and partnership…
The people of Jerusalem – who in July 2017 recorded epics of courage with their bared chests by defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem (refers to riots and terror attacks; see note below –Ed.) – raise their eyes to the young Muslims through you (i.e., participants at the conference) with much hope, faith, and resolution.”

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PA Education Ministry: Israel is “distorting” the PA curriculum, as part of “racist plans” to “occupy the collective consciousness and harm the Palestinian historical narrative” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2018
         “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education condemned the occupation municipality in Jerusalem for distorting the Palestinian [PA] curriculum, and said that this act is a despicable crime of forgery.
It emphasized that the religious ruling issued by the Palestinian Dar Al-Ifta (lit. house of religious rulings, the office of the PA Mufti of Jerusalem –Ed.) on Sept. 20, 2017, which bans teaching the Israeli curriculum in the Palestinian schools in Jerusalem, is valid to this day. On the same matter, the ministry emphasized that it will thwart any attempt and policy whose goal is to distort the curricula… and will thwart all of the racist plans whose goal is to occupy the collective consciousness and harm the Palestinian historical narrative… [PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Dr. Sabri] Saidam noted that the distortion of the national curricula in Jerusalem by removing several lessons and pictures and manipulating the contents again reveals the occupation authorities’ intentions, and their attempts to deprive the young generations of their national history and culture.”

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Trump is leading a war against the Arab and Islamic nation; US and Israel are the only enemies, Trump is "fascist, Nazi, and a lunatic,” says Fatah official  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 25, 2018
 

Official PA TV program
Topic of the Day, on US President Donald Trump being an “enemy” of the Palestinians, hosting Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen

Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen:
“It was incumbent on [US President] Trump - if he wasn’t a fascist and Nazi in his thinking - to respond to brother [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech and initiative at the [UN] Security Council by taking back or at least giving a positive interpretation to what he said and the ideas that he proposed… A large state like the US, which is supposed to act in order to implement international decisions and world peace, is today the one harming world peace due to this blind bias in favor of the occupation… The The US only pursues its interests, which are to destroy the Arab region so that Israel – which was planted in the region by colonialism – will rule the region and the Islamic nation will be destroyed... Therefore I say: The only enemy – and it is clear why I say the only enemy – the only enemy and only danger to the region, to peace in the region and in the world, is Israel and the US.”
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Op-ed in PA daily: Israel is a “settlement colonialist Zionist entity… which came to the world through illegal relations… between colonialist powers” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily

     “Trump responded – quicker than what the world diplomats expected – to [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ plan for peace and an end of the conflict when he decided to go too far with a shamelessness that has not characterized the US policy since the birth of the settlement colonialist Zionist entity ‘Israel,’ and the announcement on the adoption of this infant, which came to the world through illegal relations that can be called relations of political adultery between colonialist powers – led by Great Britain – and Zionism…
Trump’s decision to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – in honor of the opening of the strongest colonialist base in the Middle East, which is called ‘the State of Israel,’ 70 years ago – for the 70th anniversary of the crime that the then colonialist states committed against the Palestinian people (i.e., the embassy will be opened on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence according to the Gregorian calendar)… firmly proves that the lord of the White House has decided to bring the weapons, abilities, and resources of the US into the war front against us, and to treat us – the Palestinian people – as enemies, even though we consider peace as a strategic decision.”
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Abbas speech to UN Security Council demonizes Israel, slams US, but proposes international peace plan 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 20, 2018
This transcript of PA Chairman Abbas' speech before the UN Security Council on Feb. 20, 2018 was published by Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news agency, on Feb. 20, 2018.

"Seventy years have passed since Palestine’s Nakba, from which 6 million Palestine refugees continue to suffer from the cruelty of exile and loss of human security. They continue to wander the world after the loss of their peaceful and stable lives in their homeland. They are part of the 13 million Palestinians, whose country has not yet been recognized as full Member State of the United Nations, despite the numerous resolutions reaffirming their right to self-determination and statehood on their national land.
We are the descendants of the Canaanites that lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago and continuously remained there to this day. Our great people remain rooted in their land. The Palestinian people built their own cities and homeland and made contributions to humanity and civilization witnessed by the world. They established institutions, schools, hospitals, cultural organizations, theaters, libraries, newspapers, publishing houses, economic organizations, businesses and banks, with wide regional and international influence.
All of this existed before and after the Balfour Declaration issued by the British Government in 1917, a declaration by which those who did not own, giving to those who had no right. The British Government bears responsibility for the catastrophic consequences inflicted on the Palestinian people as a result..."

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PA Education Minister: Israel is carrying out “brutal incitement campaign” against the PA curriculum; puts pressure [led by PMW] on donors regarding changing names of schools named after terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 20, 2018
Headline: "The [PA] Ministry of Education and the Accountability for Violence Against Children Association completed [the project] For a Secure Palestinian Childhood"
        "[PA Minister of Education and Higher Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri] Saidam emphasized the significance of this project, which is taking place at the same time as the incessant Israeli attack against [Palestinian] education in general, and against the Palestinian curricula in particular. He emphasized that the one that should be held responsible is the occupation, which has murdered hundreds of children and students… Yesterday, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education… [also] honored a group of male and female principals of schools that take initiative and excel, with the participation of Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam… Saidam spoke about the brutal incitement campaign that the occupation is leading against the education sector, and particularly about the targeting of the Palestinian curricula. He noted the pressures that the occupation is attempting to exert on the donors, especially in the matter of changing the names of the [PA] schools."

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PA, PLO officials: Proposed Israeli legislation cutting amount PA pays to terrorists from Israeli tax money transfers to the PA is “robbery;” Israel supports terror  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2018
     “The [PA] national unity government said that the approval, as it were, that was given by the Israeli Ministerial [Committee for Legislation] to a bill on deducting the allowances (mukhassasat) of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners from the Palestinian tax money and transferring them to settlers constitutes robbery and a scandalous theft of money (see note–Ed.)…
Official [PA] Police Spokesperson Yusuf Al-Mahmoud said that the occupation is the one that needs to be brought to account, and it is the one that is required to pay compensation to the members of our people and everyone in the region who has been harmed, because it is the main cause of every crisis and all damage, and it is the source of the dangers and tension… Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the bill to deduct the prisoners’ allowances constitutes robbery and organized political terror… Karake said that the bill will not contribute to stability and peace in the region, but rather will increase the tension. He added that our occupied people is protected by the UN resolutions and the Geneva Convention, and is not subject to Israel’s racist and hostile laws. Karake revealed that the occupation government is funding the Jewish terrorist prisoners who murdered Palestinians, and supporting them financially, politically, and legally (sic., Israel provides no such benefits). He added that this is a state that encourages terror and creates terror in the region.”

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Bahraini-Palestinian memorandum to UN Sec-Gen: Palestinians were the real victims of the “large holocaust” in 1948, and are going through a holocaust now 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 18, 2018
     "Bahraini, Palestinian, and Arab official and national figures submitted a memorandum to UN Secretary-General António Guterres as a sign of solidarity and support for the rights of the Palestinians in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), and this was for International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians of 1948 (apparently refers to Solidarity Day for Palestinians in Israel, observed on Jan. 30 since 2016, not an official international day – Ed.)… The signatories to the memorandum expressed their absolute support for the affairs of the Arab-Palestinian public, which has remained in its homeland and on its land and the land of its forefathers since the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) that befell the fighting Palestinian people in 1948… In a petition to Guterres, the memorandum said: ' We wish to present before you some of the acts being carried out by those you described as victims of the Holocaust, so that together with you we will be vigilant about the spread of hatred, and so that the world will know who the real victims of the large holocaust that took place in 1948 are, and who the people is that is undergoing a holocaust now, in the 21st century, before the eyes of the entire world.'"

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PLO Prisoners’ Commission director: Israel has “racist” laws against prisoners, the PA “refuses to renounce the prisoners, the wounded, and their families”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 13, 2018
    “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake… emphasized that Israel hopes to criminalize the national struggle through its racist laws against the prisoners, and emphasized the position of the leadership that refuses to renounce the prisoners, the wounded, and their families.”
PA Deputy Education Minister: Israel is attacking the Palestinian curriculum, by claiming that it educates kids to hate 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 11, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on Israeli opposition to the PA school curriculum, hosting PA Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Basri Saleh

PA Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Basri Saleh: “We have witnessed attacks since the first day the national curriculum began with us in 2000. These attacks have continued, and they also have always had political goals that strive to harm the Palestinian political rule and the Palestinian people, and to sully the name of the Palestinian education system – as you said – with the claim that the system educates the Palestinian children to hate, and also attempts to sow within them something that could lead them to terror in the future, and that it also attempts to erase from the map that which is called ‘Israel,’ or what they think needs to be clear in the minds of the Palestinians, and likewise other topics that have been really prominent in all the reports that the Israelis have presented to the world, and through which they have attempted to spread this biased propaganda against the Palestinian education system in general, and against the conduct of the teachers… They are attempting as much as possible to present a fake picture, while completely ignoring how they are poisoning their own children.”
PA TV host repeats libel: Israel “murders, imprisons, and tortures” Palestinian children, PLO official confirms libel agrees: Israel “executes” children 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 9, 2018

Official PA TV program Who is the Judge? on Israel's actions against Palestinian minors

Official PA TV host Walaa Al-Battat: "The occupation government (PA euphemism for Israel), which claims it is democratic and has won the support of some of the world's super powers, has built itself on the bodies of children, and it still murders, imprisons, and tortures them
with the most extreme types of torture..."
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake: "[Israel] is still going further and further with arrests of the [Palestinian] children - not just arrests, but also execution and murder. Children have been summarily executed. These are considered war crimes that the Israeli occupation government is committing. These children did not constitute any danger to the lives of the soldiers. Despite this, they were executed and live bullets were fired at them. This has occurred based on official decisions made by the Israeli government, which has decided that live bullets should be fired at what it calls 'the rock throwers,' and also decided to arrest the children and throw them into the prisons and impose heavy sentences against them (i.e., for throwing rocks at cars)."
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PLO official: “We will continue to support and aid the families of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners… Israel is the largest terror state in the Middle East… our prisoners are prisoners of freedom”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2018
Headline: “Karake: The law deducting the allowances (mukhassasat) of the prisoners, Martyrs, and wounded is robbery and aggression against our people”
        “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake emphasized in a statement that: ‘We will not submit to the Israeli financial extortion and the pressures that it is exerting against our people through racist and unfair laws, the most recent of which was a bill to confiscate the Palestinian tax money due to the support for the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded (a bill to deduct PA salaries to terrorists from tax money collected by Israel for the PA; see note below –Ed.). We will continue to support and aid the families of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners, the victims of the Israeli occupation and its ongoing crimes.’
He said that regardless of the amount of the PA’s financial resources, we will not abandon our prisoners, our Martyrs, and our wounded, and the Israeli laws do not obligate us and do not affect the continued social and financial aid to the families of the prisoners, Martyrs, and wounded.
Karake explained that what the occupation government is committing is financial robbery and open theft of the Palestinian people’s money and resources, which opposes international laws and norms..."

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Fatah official: "There is no such thing as the capital city of the Jews;" Israel is "exploiting religion in order to justify its massacres and the terror" against Palestinians 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 5, 2018
Official PA TV program Pulse of the Fields, hosting Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub: “We think that Jerusalem is a holy city for all of the religions, because all of the monotheistic religions were given in Jerusalem. But we have not agreed, and will not agree, and will not allow there to be sovereignty for the Israeli occupation there or sovereignty for the Jewish religion, which we recognize, because there is no such thing as the capital city of the Jews (previously Rajoub said there would be Jewish sovereignty at the Western Wall; see note below –Ed.). There is no religion that has a capital city, other than in the logic of [US President Donald] Trump (sic., one such example is the Vatican; comment refers to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital)…
There will only be security, peace, and stability after the return of Jerusalem to its owners, and when Jerusalem will be open to all of the monotheistic religions for ritual purposes, and not as part of the Zionist colonialist project, which is exploiting religion in order to justify its massacres and the terror that it is committing against the Palestinian people.”

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Guest on PA TV: "The settlers and the Israeli government are all terrorist organizations” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 5, 2018
Official PA TV program Spiderwebs, on Israeli settlements in the Hebron region, hosting expert on land and Israeli settlements Abd Al-Hadi Hantash

Expert on land and Israeli settlements Abd Al-Hadi Hantash: "The settlers and the Israeli government are all terrorist organizations. If we examine the history of each of them on the political or military level, we will find that it has a history of terror, full of massacres, terror, and crimes that it committed, until it obtained its status."
Op-ed in PA daily: Israel was established by colonialism; Israel’s actions are “1,000 times more despicable than the acts of the forces that it accuses of the disasters that befell the Jews… [including] the horrors of Nazism“ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 1, 2018
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “The Palestinian truth is proven on the ground”
     “Israel was not created on the basis of the tall tales of the books of the Bible that contradict each other; it was established on the basis of the waves of colonialism that came one after the other, which viewed the Zionist movement as an ideal pawn. It is clear that Israel is declining daily into acts that are 1,000 times more despicable than the acts of the forces that it accuses of the disasters that befell the Jews, starting with the Babylonian exile, on to the Roman exile, and ending with the horrors of Nazism.”
Fatah official in Lebanon: Violence in Jerusalem is "heroic," and a result of Israeli "racist" policies such as "Judaization," and Trump’s "Nazi decision" to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital  
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 31, 2018
Headline: "The north"
      "The Fatah Movement organized a mass procession in the Nahr Al-Bared refugee camp that set out from Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat Square in the old refugee camp, with the participation of the Palestinian popular factions and committees in northern [Lebanon]…
Leader of the north branch and Secretary of the factions and Fatah in Nahr Al-Bared Abu Salim Ghneim gave a speech on behalf of Fatah and said: …‘We see the Jerusalem Intifada and its heroic popular resistance as a national achievement that came in response to the racist and criminal policies, the summary executions, the burning of families, the continuation of settlement, and the Judaization and tearing apart of Jerusalem, and also as a natural response to [US President Donald] Trump's Nazi decision to consider Jerusalem the capital of “Israel,” and his threat to transfer his country's embassy to Jerusalem.’"

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Antisemitic Fatah op-ed: Shakespeare's Shylock was an accurate description of the Jews; Theresa May is a "hostile and sinful woman" for supporting the "ominous" Balfour Declaration 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Jan. 31, 2018
Op-ed by Mahmoud Al-Assadi

     "Today, 100 years after the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), stands British Prime Minister Theresa May, who bears the name of 'Mother Theresa' - but how great is the difference between the two. While Mother Theresa was a saint and an ascetic woman who sacrificed her life to help the poor and oppressed, do justice with them, and give them civil rights such as justice and equality, present British Prime Minister Theresa May is a hostile and sinful woman, who brags shamelessly about how she and her conservative government are proud and take glory in the fact that the government of Britain approved the Balfour Declaration in 1917...
While Britain's colonialist history is full of people like [former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour, [Baron] Rothschild, [former British Prime Minister] Tony Blair, and Theresa May, the greatest playwright William Shakespeare correctly described the deceitful, greedy, trickster, extortionist, and lowly character of the Jews in the story The Merchant of Venice in the 16th century."
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PA TV demonizes Israel: Israel has “systematic” policy to “murder Palestinian children whose only sin was love of the homeland” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 31, 2018
Official PA TV News, on the funeral of Laith Abu Na’im who was killed during violent confrontations with the Israeli army, interview from the funeral with Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki

Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki: “I saw the scene of the murder, two meters away. Therefore, when a human being turns into a savage, and the one who is armed with all types of weapons attacks a young person of such an age and kills him – he loses his humanity. The flow of the young people and [former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser] Arafat’s slogan ‘Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem’ are the guarantee for the continuation, and the resolve of the leadership against all of these challenges.”
Official PA TV reporter: “Laith [Abu Na’im] reached his final resting place today, after he was shot and murdered at point-blank range by the hostile soldier, and this was as part of the systematic Israeli policy to murder Palestinian children whose only sin was love of the homeland.”
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Palestinians believed Israel was throwing poison at them from planes when Israel spread immunization against rabies 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 28, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on an outbreak of rabies, hosting Director of the Veterinary Services in the PA Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Iyad Al-Adra

Director of the Veterinary Services in the PA Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Iyad Al-Adra: “We know about the existence of the disease within the Green Line (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel; the Green Line is the ceasefire line between Israel and the neighboring Arab countries, 1949-1967) for more than four months. We are monitoring this through direct contact with the Israeli Veterinary Services. We are monitoring the development of the disease and the map of the spread of the disease with them… The Israeli Veterinary Services of course spread immunizations against the disease with planes in the areas under their control, especially the remote areas, which has caused a little panic among some of our brothers, the [Palestinian] citizens, that they are throwing poison at us. But truthfully, we clarified the matter- what is being thrown is just a special immunization for the struggle against rabies among the wild animals.”

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Fatah promotes libel: Israel might kill Abbas like they killed Arafat 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 26, 2018

Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The attack against [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has many fronts, and they are all paving the way to one goal: The attempt to steal the popular support from him in preparation for his besiegement, and if they can also kill him, they will not hesitate to do so! After all, they already killed [former PA President] Yasser Arafat before him…
Khalil Nazzal
Fatah Movement Secretary in Warsaw”
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PA Education Minister: UK supports PA education, Israel is “Israelizing and Judaizing the education” in Jerusalem  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2018
Headline: “Saidam: Britain has again supported education in Palestine”
     “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam said that Britain has again committed to supporting education in Palestine through several plans and projects whose goal is to advance this essential sector.
This was said during Minister Saidam’s visit with British Minister of [State for the Department for International] Development Alistair Burt in London yesterday [Jan. 23, 2018]…
He explained that in the meeting the ways of supporting education in Jerusalem were also discussed, particularly in the shadow of the brutal attack to which it is being subjected and the incessant violations against this sector: the arrest of children, students, and educators, and the corruption of the collective national identity by targeting the Palestinian schoolbooks, distorting them, inciting against them, and Israelizing and Judaizing the education.”

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PA daily editorial accuses Israel and US of racism, calls VP Pence “crazy” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2018
Excerpt of an editorial of the official PA daily

     “The Israeli democracy of oppression and racism made US Vice President [Mike] Pence happy when it forcibly removed the Arab members of the Israeli Parliament – who were protesting Pence’s visit and his [US] President [Donald] Trump’s decision to recognize Palestinian and Arab Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – from the Israeli Parliament plenum! (After they disrupted Pence's speech; see note below –Ed.)...
The US is today forming the alliance of baring teeth and arrogance against the Palestinian people with Israel and the racist and extremist right-wing. Through this exclusionary democracy… [the US] is striving to realize the plans of this evil alliance… With the same arrogance and baring teeth, Pence declares that peace is more possible now after Trump’s decision on Jerusalem! On this matter we say to Pence what the people of our country say: ‘A crazy person speaks and an intelligent person listens.’ What peace is possible, Vice President Pence, without Jerusalem being the capital of the State of Palestine? […] The racism of the occupation and its ally the US will not be a decree of fate under any circumstances.”
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Abbas claims Ben Gurion was forced to bring MENA Jews to Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2018
Official PA TV, excerpt of a speech given by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jan. 14, 2018, at the PLO Central Council in Ramallah

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “[First Israeli Prime Minister David] Ben Gurion did not want to bring the Jews from the East [to Palestine]… He would say: ‘I hate these Jews because they are similar to Arabs. They’re similar to Arabs, I don’t want them… In another three to four generations they may cause some sort of problem’… But when he saw that the land is wide, he was forced to bring the Jews. The Arab Jews did not want to immigrate (sic., there was Jewish immigration from the Arab lands even before Israel’s establishment in 1948)… and so they gathered the Jews from all of the Arab states, from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon. They did not leave a single one and transferred them to this land.”
PLO official falsely accuses Israel of paying salaries to Jewish terrorists, as opposed to the PA that pays salaries to imprisoned Palestinian terrorists, who are "freedom prisoners and legitimate fighters"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 13, 2018
Headline: "Karake: What Israel pays to criminals and criminal prisoners exceeds what is paid to the occupation's victims"
    “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the Israeli occupation government allots a large budget to aiding criminal prisoners that committed crimes of murder and assault against the Palestinian people and to their families, and to fund Jewish terror societies and organizations and organizations of extremist settlers, and officially supports terror and even creates it… Karake rejected the comparison between the Palestinian prisoners - who are freedom prisoners and legitimate fighters who struggled for the right of self-determination, according to that which is anchored in UN resolutions and international law – and the Jewish terrorist prisoners. He said that the occupation government has related to the Jewish terrorist prisoners, who were convicted in Israeli courts of acts of terror and aggression against Palestinians, with full forgiveness. Moreover, it has supported them, encouraged them, given them full financial, legal, and social aid, related to them as national heroes and symbols, and published decisions to ease their sentences and pardon them..."

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PLO official: Criticism of Palestinian education system and schoolbooks is Israeli attempt “to erase the national identity and Israelize it through their fabricated narrative” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2018
Headline: “Al-Sudani: We oppose any interference in the Palestinian schoolbooks”
      “Palestinian [PLO] National Committee for Education, Culture, and Science Secretary-General Murad Al-Sudani emphasized that the occupation authorities’ ongoing violations against the Palestinian education system and Palestinian schoolbooks are unacceptable because this is a part of Palestinian sovereignty. In an interview with Radio Mawtini yesterday [Jan. 11, 2018], Al-Sudani said that the occupation authorities are attempting to erase the national identity and Israelize it through their fabricated narrative. He added that the Palestinian curriculum is a red line and national security for Palestine - it expresses the collective consciousness, and there is no reason to erase all that is connected to the Palestinian national heritage and identity, the stages of the Palestinian revolution, and the details of the Palestinian cause.”
Op-ed in official PA daily attacks the US for its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, attacks Israel using antisemitic themes  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2018
"The courageous Palestinian leadership is rejecting the American extortion now, and where are you [Hamas]? Where are your views regarding a practical response - and not through exaggerations and talk? Where is your alternative money for the $370 million that are given by the US? Why don't you gather it first and talk only afterwards? Why aren't you raising initiatives in response to the American administration? Have you recalled your ambassadors from [the US]? Have you made threats regarding trade, money, oil, or relations?…
The American administration is now twisting the PA's arm, and the battle of 'who will give way first' has begun. The PA says unanimously: ‘No to the sale of Jerusalem, not for gold and not for billions,’ and it says this while standing on the brink of the abyss.…
Israel is a fascist, colonialist, racist regime – do you understand that? And why aren't you dealing with it face-to-face - before it enters your capital cities and annihilates your people - and also with [the US] the one committing the extortion and who wants Jerusalem in return for the $370 million that he pays to the PA, '[US President Donald] Trump'? Have you not read Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice with the Jewish hero Shylock, and how he wanted to punish a man by removing a pound of flesh from his body because he could not pay him?
They want Jerusalem in return for aid… If [Jerusalem's] people will not defend it, others will defend it, as the other non-Muslim religions and peoples will not allow that it [Jerusalem] fall into the hands of the murderers of the prophets, and the murderers of Jesus in particular…
There is no reason for Mahmoud Abbas' slogan to be 'millions of Martyrs [are marching to Jerusalem],’ and that he will give them as fuel for the new Nazi oven, which Israel inherited from Hitler so that his fire would not go out
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Cartoon in official PA daily shows Israeli soldier lifting young Palestinian schoolboy to throw him in the back of a military vehicle 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 31, 2017
Cartoon published in the official PA daily

Headline in Arabic and English: “The only deocracy in the Middle East”

The cartoon shows an armed Israeli soldier picking up a young boy to throw him in the back of a military vehicle, causing the boy to leave his schoolbag behind. The back part of the military vehicle is a large locked ballot box representing democratic elections, and on the vehicle appears the Star of David and the word “Israel” in Hebrew, which is misspelled.
 
 
Cartoon in official PA daily shows Israeli soldier pointing an assault rifle at a young Palestinian schoolboy  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 30, 2017
Cartoon published in the official PA daily

Headline in Arabic and English: “Confrontation”

The cartoon shows an Israeli soldier pointing an assault rifle at a young Palestinian boy who is wearing a schoolbag and carrying a large pencil while walking away from him.
 
 
PA daily cartoon depicts Israeli soldier dragging a child away from Santa 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 26, 2017

Cartoon posted in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows an armed Israeli soldier dragging a child away from Santa Claus, who is on his hands and knees, as the child and Santa Claus reach out to each other over a barrier and barbed wire.
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PA daily cartoon: Santa visits Palestinian child in prison 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 24, 2017

Cartoon posted on the official PA daily

The cartoon shows Santa Claus visiting a Palestinian child in prison who is in handcuffs. Santa Claus is on one side of a glass window with a sack of gifts.
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Cartoon on Fatah Twitter depicts Israeli soldiers searching Santa  
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 22, 2017

Cartoon and text tweeted from the official Fatah Twitter account

The cartoon shows two Israeli soldiers with the Star of David on their helmets conducting a physical search on Santa Claus as he stands with arms held up against the Israeli security wall, as well as a search of his sack of gifts. Over the fence stars and the top of a church with a cross on it can be seen.

Posted text:
"Invitation
The Bethlehem district committee for coordinating the factions, the popular committees, the civil society institutions, and the civilian institutions invite you to participate on Saturday [Dec. 23, 2017] in a Christmas procession towards Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Palestine, at 1:00 p.m. at Nisan Square
Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of Palestine"
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Op-ed in PA daily mocks US, Trump, and his mannerisms 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 20, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “This is America”
     “This is America, more Jewish than the ultra-Orthodox Jews… This is America – more Zionist than ‘rebellion’ (see note below –Ed.), the hilltop youth, the herds of settlers, and the execution-without-trial organizations, which openly say that a good Palestinian is a dead Palestinian…
[US President] Donald Trump – despite his promises, and despite his ridiculous theatrical [hand] gestures when he stands in front of cameras and the stupid pantomime movements that he does – has brought nothing new.”

Rebellion” refers to a small group of young Jews in the West Bank, which the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) referred to as “rebellion” in 2015 when it claimed they were planning to topple the Israeli government by sparking violence. Several were held in administrative detention for months and later released without evidence or indictments having been submitted against them.
PA Ministry of Information: US VP Mike Pence’s planned visit to the Western Wall is “a violation of international law,” Jews have no connection to the Temple Mount or Wall, US promotes Israeli "war crimes" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Dec. 16, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The Al-Buraq [Wall] is part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the US can give Israel the White House”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that US Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to make an official visit to the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) is a violation of international law, a further step in the provocation of the world, and a continuation of the blind bias in favor of the occupation.  The ministry emphasized that the Al-Buraq Wall was, still is, and will remain Palestinian, Arab, and Islamic as UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) determined when it rejected any historical connection between the Jews and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., the Temple Mount) and this wall. The ministry said that [US] President [Donald] Trump and his Vice [President] Pence can give Israel the White House in its entirety or give it the capital, Washington. But to do as they please with a land, history, present, and future that do not belong to them is support for terror and encouragement to commit war crimes and ethnic cleansing against the members of our people, particularly in Jerusalem.”

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Abbas: Jews\Israelis are skilled “in falsifying history and religion”, the Torah says the Canaanites were in Jerusalem since before Abraham until today, but the city should be "open city for all religions"  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 13, 2017
Official PA TV, broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey on Dec. 13, 2017

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “Indeed [we], women and men, believe in our right and Allah’s promise to us that this sanctified city [Jerusalem] – since the Canaanite Jebusites established it 5,000 years ago – was not and will not be anything but the capital of our independent state, and [that] sovereignty in it [belongs to] the State of Palestine. By the way, I don’t like to argue about history or religion because none are more skilled than they (i.e., Israelis/Jews) are in falsifying history and religion. But if we read the Torah, it says that the Canaanites were here before our lord Abraham, and their presence has not stopped since that time (sic, there is no connection between the Canaanites and today's Palestinians) – this is in the Torah – until this very day. But if they want to falsify, they will divert the words from their place... We want it [Jerusalem] as an open city to all the members of the Heavenly religions, that they may practice their worship in it. If we will take East Jerusalem – let the Muslim, the Christian, and the Jew come and practice their faith in complete freedom, there is no obstacle.”

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Head of PA radio station: “We do not distort history… It is known that the history of the Palestinian people is from the days of the Canaanites in Jerusalem. We do not falsify history as the Zionists do” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 12, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the role of radio stations in supporting the Palestinian cause, hosting Director of Broadcast Media in the PA Ministry of Information Daoud Daoud and Director General of the official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine Bassam Daghlas

Host: "The Palestinian message-"
Bassam Daghlas: "In other words, we do not distort history, and we do not distort what is happening. We convey facts. History – it is known that the history of the Palestinian people is from the days of the Canaanites in Jerusalem. We do not falsify history as the Zionists do, we convey news items, and in light of this, Palestinian news items are taken."

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Fatah official demonizes Israel as the source of terror in the world 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 8, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast on responses to US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem, hosting Fatah Revolutionary Council member Adnan Ghaith

Official PA TV host: “Mr. Adnan Ghaith, much was said at the international [UN] Security Council in its urgent meeting, and much of it pointed to how this [American decision] feeds the fanaticism, tension, and extremism in the region. Israel, as a terror state, is the highest form of terror...”
Fatah Revolutionary Council member Adnan Ghaith: “Certainly, what the Israeli occupation is doing against our Palestinian people in general and in occupied Jerusalem is the height of terror. In other words, the one that murders innocents in the streets and roads, the one that closes the places of worships to the worshippers, the one that allows the settlers and the patrons of the settlers to burn children and attack homes and property, the one that does all this- is carrying out ethnic cleansing against the rightful inhabitants, the owners of the land – this is the height of terror. But let me say the truth – Israel, in other words the Israeli occupation government, would not dare to continue with this terror if not for the American cover... Think that today, when the position of the US supports this Israeli occupation, we therefore say to the US: ‘In the eyes of the Palestinian people and the eyes of our people in Jerusalem you have become partners of this occupation and its crimes, its terror, and its violence against our people and against the Palestinian people.’ If there is terror in the world, its foundation is the Israeli occupation government. The one that feeds ISIS and takes care of ISIS is this Israeli occupation, and the world must completely recognize that the one that is involved in this terror is the Israeli occupation, the height of terror in t
PA daily cartoon: US depicted as chameleon, stepping from olive branch of peace to bloody Israeli sword  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 6, 2017

The cartoon shows a chameleon representing the US, indicated by the Uncle Sam hat. The chameleon is stepping from an olive branch representing the peace process onto a sword dripping with blood, which is marked with a Star of David representing Israel. As it steps over, the chameleon is changing colors from the green of the olive branch to the silvery steel of the sword.
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This cartoon was published the day of US President Trump‘s announcement officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announcing the eventual move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Dec. 6, 2017.
Official PA daily columnist: Israel is the enemy of all the Arabs and targets all the Arab states 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 6, 2017

Special broadcast on official PA TV after US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


Official PA daily columnist Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul: "I call on all the Arab brothers - if they want peace and war on terror. After all, Israel is their enemy [too], and not [just] the enemy of the Palestinian Arab people. It not only targets the Palestinian Arab people, but it targets all the Arab states. ISIS and [Jabhat] Al-Nusra and all the Jihadi and Takfiri organizations are an Israeli-American product. If [the Arabs] are true brothers and consider the Palestinian issue the central issue of the Arabs, they must take responsibility."
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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.

Takfiri - Muslim who accuses other Muslims of heresy.
Fatah official: Israel is “a racist and fascist occupation... a distorted model, even for the Nazis” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 6, 2017

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub
: “There are still 5 million [Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip] from 1967 until now, who [through] their bare chests stand against a racist and fascist occupation, and what [the Israelis] are doing against this great people is a distorted model even for Nazism.”
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah cartoon shows anti-Semitic depiction of a Jew receiving the Balfour Declaration as a check with map of "Palestine" on it 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Dec. 2, 2017

Cartoon posted on Falestinona, the website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon

Headline: “‘The Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)’ – The greatest crime known to humanity, and its consequences and effects still exist after 100 years”

Text on check: “1917
To: The Zionist Organization
Amount: The land of Palestine
Signed: Arthur Balfour”

The cartoon shows former British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour shaking hands with an ultra-Orthodox Jew with a big nose and a Star of David on his hat, who is wearing army pants and boots. Balfour is handing the Jew a large check with the British flag on it and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with the Gaza Strip and West Bank outlined.

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.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
Op-ed in official PA daily claims Israel and the US were behind deadly terror attack in Egypt  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 26, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily 

      “The Takfir (i.e., the act of accusing other Muslims of heresy) terror struck again, [this time] at a mosque in the Al-Rawda area east of Bir Al-Abd in the northern Sinai district, and claimed over 300 Martyrs (Shahids) and 130 wounded (see note below –Ed.). This is a shocking and bloody massacre that was committed by savages against innocent civilians as they prayed the Friday prayers…
Time will tell, after the investigations expose the secrets, divergences, and scope of the barbaric crime, because the one who stands behind it – regardless of the name of the organization to which he belongs, and regardless of the pretexts he promoted for his horrible crime – is Israel and the US. [My] intention is not to absolve the Takfir organizations of blame because they are the cheap and cowardly pawns for carrying out the most horrible acts of terror against defenseless civilians…
There is an American-Israeli decision – which is being implemented by their pawns, starting with the Muslim Brotherhood organization and ending with the last of the Takfir organizations – and that is to continue weakening Egypt, at least, particularly because the main goal of their plan is to tear unified Egypt into small and scattered states.”
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Fatah official: Israel “nurtured the ISIS terror organization” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Nov. 24, 2017
Headline: “Alayan: The Israeli occupation is treating the wounded of ISIS in its hospitals”
         “Fatah Movement leader Raafat Alayan said that those who support the terror organizations are those who derive benefit from shaking the stability of Egypt, and added that the Israeli occupation is the one who nurtured the ISIS terror organization, and the one who opened its hospitals to the wounded of this terror organization.
In an interview with [the Egyptian satellite channel] Al-Ghad [Al-Arabi], Alayan added that Israel is the one who treated all of the Takfir (i.e., the act of accusing other Muslims of heresy) cells in its hospitals and provided them with financial support and weapons, and said: ‘Egypt must not be left alone in this battle.’
Alayan continued and said that what exists in the Arab region, and in Egypt and the Sinai in particular, are not terror cells but rather an organized terror organization supported by states that are known among many of the Arab states, and so too are the funding sources of these terror organizations.”
Palestinian boy repeats libel: “The Jews put poison in [Arafat’s] food, and then he died;” PA TV host agrees 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 17, 2017

Official PA TV, on the 13th anniversary of the death of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat

TV host: "What do you want to tell us?"
Boy: "About Yasser Arafat..."
Palestinian boy Adnan:
"When he – they lifted the siege – when they came before he died – the Jews put poison in his food, and then he died."
Official PA TV host: "Bravo! That is very important information. Arafat was poisoned to death. Correct, his food was poisoned and he died as a Martyr. Bravo, very clever, my friend Adnan."
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Official PA daily op-ed: Israel poisoned Arafat with American approval 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 11, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline
: “Arafat who remains among us”
      “Thirteen years have passed since the death of leader [and] symbol [former PLO and PA Chairman] Yasser Arafat. They forced him to vacate the scene and poisoned him (see note below –Ed.). The ones who were responsible for his treatment in France did not find the necessary antidote for his recovery from the premeditated murder, which was committed by the leaders of the Israeli ethnic cleansing state… [Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon and the heads of his colonialist leadership are the ones who poisoned the Palestinian national symbol and murdered him, with a green light from the US.”
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Cartoon commemorating the Balfour Declaration depicts bloodthirsty Jews coming from Europe to "Palestine" and killing innocent Palestinians  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 2, 2017

Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#Balfour100 (refers to the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration on Nov. 2, 2017 –Ed.)”

The cartoon shows ultra-Orthodox Jews carrying Israeli flags and armed Israeli soldiers on a land mass marked “Europe” in English walking into a tunnel formed by a rolled parchment, on which “Balfour Declaration” is written in English and Arabic along with the number “100” and the British flag. The other end of the tunnel opens into the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and the map is marked with a Palestinian flag and “Palestine” in English. Ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli soldiers, including an Israeli soldier in a tank with the Israeli flag, are seen exiting the tunnel and shooting at fleeing Arabs, with several of the Arabs seen lying dead in pools of blood.
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PA TV guest: Israel education system is “teaching a whole generation hate, fascism, and even a bit more than fascism, which approaches Nazism” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 1, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, in which it is claimed that Israel is raising a generation of inciters and racists, hosting PA TV “Israeli Affairs Expert” Fayez Abbas

PA TV “Israeli Affairs Expert” Fayez Abbas: (After reading an article from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz –Ed.) “There is an Israeli minister named Naftali Bennett, the minister of education, who provides an education to children. He always claims that the Palestinians are the people who incite the most, greatly inciting, etc. What did the clerks that he appointed to the Ministry of Education decide? They decided to revoke the ban on writing racist and inciting answers in the [civics] matriculation exams (See note below –Ed.)…
At the moment they allow writing racist and inciting answers freely, and I think that whoever is more extremist in [their answer] will receive a better grade. This is how it is in Israel. The Minister of Education incites..."
Official PA TV host: “The racism, the extremism, [the call] to extremism.”
Fayez Abbas: “Not racism, it is much more than racism. It is not just racism. Here they are teaching a whole generation hate, fascism, and even a bit more than fascism, which approaches Nazism. Since he is a Jew [and influenced by] incitement, [he thinks] that those who are not Jews are slaves..."

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Article in PA daily accuses Israel of using "poisonous gas" while exploding terror tunnel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 31, 2017
Headline: “The missiles bore carried poisonous gas that was used for the first time – eight Martyrs and 12 wounded in Israeli aggression against sites in Khan Yunis…”
     “Yesterday [Oct. 30, 2017] medical sources announced the death of eight Martyrs (Shahids) and the wounding of 12 others… due to Israeli bombing against of a tunnel in an open area next to the separation wall east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip…
A medical source in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital, Deir Al-Balah, revealed that poison gas was used in the missiles that hit the tunnel, (sic., Israel has denied this claim) and that the doctors still do not know what type it is, since it was used for the first time...
As part of the Palestinian responses, yesterday the national factions and popular activists condemned the Israeli crime. The Fatah Movement condemned the Israeli crime and emphasized in a statement yesterday that this pure blood was not spilled in vain, and that those who committed the crime will not escape justice.”
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PA spokesman accuses Israel of using an "internationally forbidden weapon" while exploding terror tunnel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 30, 2017
Spokesman of the PA Ministry of Health in Gaza Ashraf Al-Qudra: "Most of the injuries among the Martyrs (Shahids) and wounded occurred during the inhalation of gas (there is no evidence Israel used gas in destroying the attack tunnel -Ed.)... There is speculation that Israel used an internationally forbidden weapon during this incident. Therefore, we call on all of the international organizations to stop these materials that the Israeli occupation is using against our unarmed people."
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On Oct. 30, 2017, Israel destroyed an Islamic Jihad attack tunnel from Gaza that crossed into Israeli territory. At least twelve members of the Islamic Jihad terror organizations, including senior terrorist commanders, were killed in the explosion of the tunnel. The Israeli army reported that the dead were killed when they entered the tunnel after it was blown up.
PLO official: Balfour Declaration “laid the foundations for the brutal system of oppression and Jewish settler colonialism in Palestine” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 30, 2017
Headline: “During his visit to a number of prisoners and released prisoners’ families in Hebron – Karake: The Balfour Promise laid the foundations for the occupation’s brutal system of oppression”
      “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration)… laid the foundations for the brutal system of oppression and Jewish settler colonialism in Palestine, and that Britain bequeathed all of the means of oppression and violence against our people to the Zionist colonialism…
Karake said: ‘It is not enough that Britain apologize to the Palestinian people, rather it must pay compensation to our people following the disasters and victims that were caused to [our people] due to its policy supporting Zionism… and it also must recognize a free and independent Palestinian state, instead of degrading our people’s right to self-definition and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the colonialist Balfour Promise.’”
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PA daily editorial: Balfour Declaration was “the greatest crime of the era” and celebrating it is "completion of this crime" Jews had “no right” to Palestine 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2017
Headline: “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida editorial: Balfour – the disgrace of British politics”
      “When it continues to celebrate the 100th [anniversary] of the greatest crime of the era that Britain committed against the Palestinian homeland, people, and future with the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration,) what the government of Britain is doing is nothing but the completion of this crime and the slaughter of the basic moral and human values, so that the murderer will be able to continue to dance on the bodies of his victims! [Former British Foreign Secretary Arthur] Balfour – who gave something that was not his at all to one who has no right...There is nothing that can justify the celebration of this crime… and the 100 years since Balfour are 100 years of Palestinian suffering and 100 years of wars and struggles in this region. The first organized state-terror is the terror of the British crown through the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration), which was nothing but colonialist plans to steal a homeland, expel a people, and rip apart a nation…
In insisting on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise, British Prime Minister [Theresa May] is striving to forge and invent values that have no basis in the human and cultural system of ethics.”
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Senior Fatah official Rajoub: Israel “works according to a fascist governmental plan, a government that is typical of Nazism” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 29, 2017

Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) Jibril Rajoub:
"This is a blatant violation when they [Israelis] organize an official [football] league on lands that are not Israeli lands. Even the Israel [Football] Association did not dare to claim: “These lands belong to us.” The one [Israel] who brings in politics and makes sport political is the one who works according to a fascist governmental plan, a government that is typical of Nazism. We have rights, and we will continue to demand them at the FIFA court in accordance with all the laws and regulations, and also the laws of Switzerland where FIFA is located."
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Fatah cartoon portrays Britain and Israel stabbing map of “Palestine” with Balfour Declaration  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 27, 2017


Text and cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The cartoon shows an elderly Palestinian woman with a Palestinian flag on her shirt speaking to British Prime Minister Theresa May. In the elderly woman’s speech bubble two hands are seen – one with the UK flag and the other the Israeli flag on their sleeves – stabbing a knife into the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The map is labeled “Palestine.” The handle of the knife consists of a document, on which “Balfour 1917” is written.
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Fatah: UK PM May’s statements celebrating centenary of the Balfour Declaration are “unacceptable” and support of the Israeli “racist apartheid regime” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: May’s statements are unacceptable, and they must correct the historical mistake”
      “The Fatah Movement emphasized that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s insistence on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) is completely unacceptable and is a type of renewal of the crime and direct encouragement and support of the occupation and the racist apartheid regime being implemented against our people by the Israeli occupation state.
Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement last night [Oct. 26, 2017] that the first thing the government of Britain must do is to recognize the State of Palestine, instead of celebrating the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian people, the first signs of which appeared in the ominous promise [issued] on Nov. 2, 1917.”
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Fatah FB cartoon depicts Israel as black raven that killed the dove of peace 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 24, 2017

Cartoon posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The cartoon shows a black raven with a Star of David on it, symbolizing Israel, standing on top of a dead dove with an olive branch fallen next to it, symbolizing peace.
PA briefs UN delegation about Israeli “violations against education” in the city  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2017
Headline: “Hebron: The UN delegation is briefed on the occupation’s pressures on education”
          “The Hebron Directorate of Education (i.e., under the PA Ministry of Education) briefed a delegation from the UN institutions about the pressures and violations of the occupation and its settlers against education in the city. [The Hebron Directorate of Education] said in a statement yesterday [Oct. 21, 2017] that the delegation – which includes representatives from UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund), UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), UNSCO (The Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process), the European Union, and OCHA (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) – visited the Al-Faiha Elementary School for Girls and the Al-Ibrahimi Elementary School for Boys…
U N Deputy Special Coordinator for the [Middle East] Peace Process and UN Humanitarian Coordinator Robert Piper, who headed the delegation, focused on the right to education and the UN institutions’ attention to the areas of friction with the occupation. He showed understanding of the uniqueness of Hebron, the Old City [of Hebron], and the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs), following the violations that [Hebron] is subjected to and that affect the residents, students, administration bodies, and education, which requires attention and an attempt to overcome these crises.”
PLO official: Balfour Declaration was “historical mistake” that Britain should correct, Israel commits terror against Palestinians  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 18, 2017
Headline: “Al-Ahmad calls on the Inter-Parliamentary Union to help our people’s struggle to end the occupation and to complete the recognition of the State of Palestine”
       “In his speech before the Inter-Parliamentary Union general assembly yesterday [Oct. 17, 2017], [Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) delegation head and Fatah Central Committee member Azzam] Al-Ahmad said that ‘The Palestinian people, which is standing firm in the occupied homeland and outside of it, expects you to stand alongside it in its ongoing struggle – since the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) from British Foreign Secretary [Arthur Balfour] 100 years ago – for its freedom and the achievement of its national rights like the rest of the peoples of the world. We hope that Britain will correct its historical mistake against our people’…
The Palestinian National Council delegation head added: ‘In Palestine we do not attribute democracy to ourselves [as Israel does], we do not oppress and exploit the other, and [we do not] sponsor terror organizations that carry out oppression, killing, settlement, and destruction of the homes and farms of the residents, as the occupation authorities are doing against our people.’"
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PLO official, amid condemnations of terror attack against Egyptian soldiers, connects attack to “the Zionist enemy’s” alleged promotion of terror in the region  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 17, 2017
Headline: “Palestinian condemnations of the terror attack against the Egyptian army in Sinai”
         “The Palestinian forces and activists yesterday [Oct. 16, 2017] condemned the terror attack in which six Egyptian soldiers were killed (see note below –Ed.)...
Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., member of the PLO) political bureau member Muhammad Al-Soudi said in a press release that the crime that was committed against the heroic Egyptian army soldiers in northern Sinai is not unrelated to the phenomenon of terror in the region, which is sustained by the aggressive forces in the region and prime among them the Zionist enemy, which is focused on taking apart the Arab nation, its states, and its capabilities, and keeping it busy with disagreements that divert it from the struggle against [the Zionist enemy] and its aspirations in Palestine and the entire Arab region.”
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Op-ed in Palestinian newspaper criticizes Arab nations for not providing global disaster relief, which enables Israel to take their place and to present itself as a “beneficial state" for propaganda purposes 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 11, 2017
Op-ed by Tawfiq Abu Shomar

      “Most of the Arabs are absent from participating [in providing assistance during] the global disasters, and therefore Israel takes their place, derives benefit from [the Arabs’] absence, and establishes its presence as a cultured and strong state, and a partner [during] global disasters… This is not Israel’s only goal – spreading propaganda to the world that it contributes to its assistance, that it is a beneficial state and does not constitute an additional burden to the world, like many of the Arab states – but rather its goal is training rescue teams and [gaining] experience with the equipment it invents, in order to market it to the world, in light of the fact that it has been tried and checked!"

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PLO official: Israel carries out “forceful transfer” and “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 11, 2017
Headline: “Ashrawi: The continuation of Israel’s settlement crimes – destruction of the two-state solution”
      “PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said: ‘The continuation of the crimes of expanding the settlements, Israel’s systematic policy of forcefully transferring [Palestinian populations], and the ethnic cleansing [being implemented] against the Palestinian people, come as part of [Israel’s] plans to put an end to the State of Palestine, cut its geographic unity, and implement the greater Israel initiative on the historical land of Palestine. This obligates the American administration to play a constructive and neutral role in the political process, rather than assisting the occupation, and to investigate and take Israel to account over the intentional violations of international law and its efforts to destroy the possibilities of achieving peace.’ Yesterday [Oct. 10, 2017] Ashrawi condemned… Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to allow the Civil Administration to authorize the building of 3,829 new housing units in the settlements.”
PA Ministry of Information accuses Israel of stealing Palestinian heritage, calls on UNESCO to try Israel for its “crimes;” Israel’s right to exist is “false” and depends solely on the Balfour Declaration 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 7, 2017
      "The [PA] Ministry of Information reiterated on Palestinian Heritage Day that took place today, Saturday [Oct. 7, 2017], that our cultural and human heritage, with all of its components, will continue to resist Israelization and throw off all of the types of terror of the occupation that fabricate, distort, and steal everything Palestinian.
The ministry said in a notice yesterday that Palestine – the people, country, history, and national identity – is the first line of the defense of our heritage, and it is the resistance that does not wane due to the attempts of theft and robbery of the components of our heritage – attempts that include pursuing our popular foods, our national songs... [and] fabrication of the names of our cities, villages, ravines, mountains, and plains.
The ministry urged UNESCO ((UN Educational Scientific, Cultural Organization) and all of the frameworks that deal with heritage and culture to protect the cultural and natural heritage of Palestine, and to try Israel for its ongoing crimes against the land and mankind... 'Israel' will not succeed in skipping over history – which did not begin with its false stories, its Zionist movement, or its settlement and expansion project, which depends solely on the personal promise of the foreign secretary of another state [British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour]!”

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PA news article accuses Israeli media of incitement to violence against Palestinians  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 4, 2017
Headline: “A report that monitors the Hebrew media”

“This report provides monitoring and documentation of the incitement and racism in the [Israeli] Hebrew media that is seen, written, and heard, and in the social media accounts of political figures and prominent figures in the Jewish society between September 24 and 30…


‘The routine threat’ (the actual title of the article is “The terror attack in Har Adar: There was no intelligence failure, but the security circles should be improved.” The following is the article as it appeared in Maariv –Ed.)
Maariv – Sept. 27, 2017
Lior Akerman
PLO official: Israel has policy of “arbitrary summary executions,” imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are “freedom fighters”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 29, 2017
      “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake thinks that the decision of occupation [Israeli] army Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot to reduce the sentence of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria (see note below –Ed.), murderer of Martyr (Shahid) Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif (i.e., terrorist, stabbed 1 together with an accomplice), is systematic encouragement of the policy of arbitrary summary execution, which has escalated in the last three years through incitement and support by the occupation government… Karake explained that Israel is acting like a state that is not an occupier, running rampant in the region as it pleases, and specializing in creating laws that strengthen the occupation, while ignoring all of the international conventions and agreements that guarantee the protection of the prisoners’ rights and recognize their classification as freedom fighters.”

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Fatah spokesman says Israel responsible for terror attacks 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 26, 2017
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page, shortly after the shooting attack committed by terrorist Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal in which he murdered 3 Israelis

Posted text: “Fatah: Israel alone bears responsibility for the Palestinian responses to the occupation’s crimes against the members of our people
Head of the Communications Office of the Fatah Movement’s Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub said that Israel alone bears responsibility for the Palestinian responses to all of the occupation’s crimes, and that if it continues its incessant aggression against the Palestinian people, it can only expect more violence. He added that the daily Israeli operations and the occupation’s violations against the members of our people everywhere are the reason for every cycle of violence...”
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Fatah official: Israel's conduct in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem is “a distorted model, even for the Nazis” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 21, 2017

Official PA TV program
State of Politics, hosting Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "[Abbas' speech at the UN] was by an angry leader, not a desperate one. He did not curse anybody. He even talked about the racist and fascist villains politely, as befits a leader. I say to our brother Fawzi Barhoum (of Hamas): Abbas is speaking to a world a part of which is convinced that the fascist occupation is the victim and we are the criminals. Indeed, this is a fascist and racist occupation, and what is happening in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem is a distorted model, even for the Nazis."
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Fatah claims Israel massacres Palestinians, like in Sabra and Shatila Massacres, because of a “biblical ideology” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement's Nablus Branch, Sept. 17, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

“The Sabra and Shatila massacre, and the wound is still bleeding
Information office of [Fatah’s] Nablus branch
For over half a century, the Palestinian people has been marking the names of its victims of the massacres that Israel committed against it, as the Israeli entity itself was built on the body parts of the Palestinians, and [former Israeli Prime Minister] Menachem Begin said ‘If not for the Deir Yassin massacre, the State of Israel would not have been established’ (sic., PMW was unable to find any record of such a statement). The slitting of the Palestinians’ throats did not stem from the behavior of soldiers who were struck with fear on the [battle]field; rather this is a biblical ideology that was expressed in the massacre of the residents of every village that the occupation soldiers set foot in…”

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Fatah accuses Israel of carrying out 1982 massacre committed by Christian Phalangists 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 17, 2017
Text and picture posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Bethlehem Branch

The picture shows a woman lying on the ground. In the lower right corner is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.



Posted text: “35 years and the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Sabra and Shatila massacre is still not dry
Thousands of innocent people were murdered in three days by the Zionist army (sic., the massacre was committed by Christian Phalangists; not the Israeli army) and its mercenaries from among the Lebanese forces. The stomachs of the pregnant women were slashed, and the children and elderly were massacred in a spectacle that was fascist, criminal, and shameful to mankind.”

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 news agency accuses Israel of 1982 massacre carried out by Christian Phalangists 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 15, 2017
Headline: “Tomorrow is the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre”

“Tomorrow, Saturday [Sept. 16, 2017], is the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre that took place on Sept. 16, 1982, at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon…
The massacre began after a siege by the Israeli army led by [Israeli] Minister of War (sic., Defense) Ariel Sharon and [Israeli Army Chief of Staff] Rafael Eitan. This massacre was carried out far from the media outlets, and in it small arms and the like were used in the acts of eliminating the residents of the camp, and the Israeli army’s mission was to surround the camp and light it up at night with flares (s ic., the Israeli army was unaware of the Christian Phalangists’ intentions and did not have a “mission” in the massacre).
The Israeli occupation army and the South Lebanon Army, which cooperated with it, surrounded the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, and hundreds of armed people were let in on the pretext of searching for Palestinian fighters, while there were only children, elderly people, and women in the camp (s ic., the overwhelming majority of those killed were men). The armed people murdered the women and children and most of the bodies were left in the streets of the camp, and afterwards the Israeli bulldozers came in to sweep away the camp and destroy the homes in order to hide the crime (sic., Israel did not try to hide the incident but held the Kahan Commission of Inquiry to investigate it).”

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 Education Minister praises school for being an “honorable example of defiance… against the occupation and its policy of Judaization" whose goal is "to erase [Palestinians’] national identity and their cultural heritage” 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA government, Sept. 14, 2017

Text and pictures posted on the PA Ministry of Education Facebook page

Posted text:
“[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Sabri Saidam emphasized that Jub Al-Dhib School has constituted an honorable example of defiance and resolve against the occupation and its policy of Judaization and racism whose goal is to uproot the Palestinians from their land and to erase their national identity and their cultural heritage.”
PLO official: Resolution of the Palestinian issue will solve “violence, terror, and extremism” in the region 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 12, 2017
Headline: “Majdalani: The resolution of the Palestinian issue can rob the streams of violence and terror of their excuses”
     “PLO Executive Committee member [and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF)] Ahmed Majdalani emphasized that reaching a just resolution of the Palestinian cause can rob all of the streams of violence, terror, and extremism befalling our region and the world of their excuses, bring stability and harmony to our region, and protect global security and peace.”

Song calling to attack Israel, demonized as “the snake’s head” in song on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 5, 2017

Official PA TV, broadcast of the documentary “Tunisia in Palestinian Memories.” The following song plays in the background in the beginning of the film:

Tunisian journalist Rashid Al-Buka’i:
"Oh Palestinians, [the Zionists]
shot you with a rifle
The Zionists kill your doves
at the holy sites."

Writer of song, Egyptian Sheikh Imam:

"Oh Palestinians,
I want to go and be with you
With fire in my hands,
and together with you my hand
will strike the snake's head [Israel]."
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PLO official visits families of terrorists, claims that Israel deliberately kills young Palestinians 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 4, 2017
Headline: "Karake: Martyr Al-Salehi was abandoned to bleed for more than an hour and a half when he was arrested"
     "Director of (PLO) Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that Martyr (Shahid) Raed Al-Salehi (21) from Bethlehem, who fell as a Martyr yesterday [Sept. 3, 2017] at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, was abandoned to bleed for an hour and a half after he was shot by the occupation soldiers when he was arrested at his home on Aug. 7, 2017. As a result of this, his state of health deteriorated and he lost a lot of blood… [Karake] noted that what happened to Martyr Al-Salehi is a recurring crime that the occupation soldiers perpetrate in order to kill young Palestinians, and not arrest them. He also demanded to open the files of the occupation's crimes and the policy of assassinations and executions against Palestinians…
Karake said these things during a visit to families of prisoners and Martyrs in the Bethlehem district for the blessed Eid Al-Adha (i.e., Muslim “Sacrifice Feast” holiday)."

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Governor of Hebron: Cave of the Patriarchs is “purely Islamic,” Israel’s “racist” steps won’t succeed in “Judaizing” it, lays wreath on “grave of the Martyrs” shaped like map of Israel 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 1, 2017

     “[District Governor of Hebron Kamel] Hamid praised the large and exceptional attendance of the residents who filled the plazas of the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs), even though the occupation delayed the worshippers’ arrival through the checkpoints around it. He also emphasized that this is a purely Islamic mosque, and that all of these racist steps will not succeed in Judaizing the mosque and the old city [of Hebron]… Afterwards, Hamid lay a wreath of flowers on the grave of the Martyrs (Shahids) and read the Al-Fatiha Sura [from the Quran] for their souls at the Al-Sheikh neighborhood of Hebron.”

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PA District Governor of Ramallah wished that Jerusalem be liberated from "the occupation`s filth" 
Source: Palestine News Network (PNN, independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 31, 2017
Headline: “Ghannam led the scouts procession for the holiday, and emphasized that our holidays are national and that our people insists on rejoicing despite the occupation”   
      “Yesterday [Aug. 30, 2017] the Ramallah District scouts held an exceptional scouts procession that passed through the streets of the cities of Ramallah and El-Bireh for Eid Al-Adha (i.e., Muslim “Sacrifice Feast” holiday). District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam led the procession, with the heads of the [PA] Security Forces and the representatives of the municipalities alongside her... The district governor emphasized that... despite the pain, we adhere to the hope that stems from our faith in the justice of our cause, and that the joy will not be complete until similar scouts processions will be held in Jerusalem after it is liberated from the occupation’s filth.
PA daily: Arrest of Palestinian singer for song glorifying terrorist who stabbed 3 Israelis to death is part of Israeli "killing, abuse, settlement, Judaization, and demolitions" against Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 31, 2017
Headline: "The occupation arrested the composer of 'A Song for Kubar'"
      "The occupation forces yesterday [Aug. 30, 2017] arrested popular singer Muhammad Al-Barghouti (23) and his colleagues, organ player Naji Ali Al-Rimawi and studio owner Nazzal Al-Barghouti, from the village of Kafr Ein north of Ramallah. This was due to a folk song in which he praised his homeland and its Martyrs (Shahids), wounded, and prisoners. (the song glorified terrorist Omar Al-And, murderer of 3 Israelis -Ed.)
Al-Barghouti's arrest was preceded by 'a huge amount' of incitement and racism by the Israeli leaders, which led in recent months and even before that to the cancellation of freedoms, killing, abuse, settlement, Judaization, and demolitions, in blatant violation of human morals and standards... The occupation state - which has a record packed full of assassinations, especially against politicians, artists, writers, and authors - has already closed Palestinian radio stations and news channels on the pretext of incitement in the past..."
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PA PM: The "Israeli occupation" is the reason for the instability in the entire region  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 29, 2017
Headline: "Hamdallah: The Israeli occupation is the reason for the instability in the whole region and we demand international protection"
       "Palestinian [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the Israeli occupation causes instability in the whole region, and noted that an accounting must be demanded of Israel, and that it must not be treated like a country that is above the law. Hamdallah explained during a joint press conference with UN Secretary-General António Guterres that the Israeli settlement in the West Bank is illegitimate, and mentioned that the [UN] Security Council has emphasized this time and again."
PLO official: Israel is deliberately targeting Palestinian children 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 26, 2017
Headline: "Karake: The occupation is intentionally targeting children"
       "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake said that the Israeli occupation forces are intentionally targeting children, whether by shooting them with live [bullets] during arrest operations in order to kill them, or through the widespread policy of arrests being implemented against them."
District Governor of Ramallah glorifies terrorist “Martyrs” who are “executed” daily by Israel, lays wreath at monument for Savoy terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 25, 2017
      “Yesterday [Aug. 24, 2017] activists – led by leaders and senior officials - launched the activities of the National Day for Returning the Palestinian and Arab Martyrs’ (Shahids’) Bodies that will take place next Sunday, Aug. 27 [2017] next to the monument for the Martyrs of the Savoy operation (i.e., terror attack, 11 murdered) in Ramallah.
The activities began with a visit to the monument and the placing of flower bouquets, with the participation of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, PLO Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat, the director of the Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid, and Martyrs’ families…
In her speech during the event, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh [Laila Ghannam] linked the occupation to the continued holding of the bodies. She said: ‘The existence of the Israeli occupation means that there will continue to be more Martyrs whose bodies will be held in the occupation’s cemeteries and [morgue] refrigerators. This matter needs to end through the end of the occupation, which executes our sons and daughters daily and holds their bodies.’ … She continued: ‘It is the right of [the Martyrs’] relatives to identify them and that their sons be returned to them, despite of the fact that it does not matter where they are buried – their souls have ascended to Heaven and have been honored by the Lord of the Universe.’”

A picture included in the article shows a sign on which is written: “The holding of the Martyrs’ bodies is a crime that harms human dignity.”


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PLO official protests US and Israeli demand to cease PA salaries to terrorists and their families, the "victims of Israeli terror" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Aug. 24, 2017
Headline: “Tayseer Khaled: The American activity is a waste of time and its sole purpose is to instill illusions”
      “In a post on social media, PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine political bureau member Tayseer Khaled described the visit of the American delegation, which has been visiting the region in recent days, as a waste of time, and an attempt to mislead public opinion and instill illusions …
He continued: ‘As usual, the delegation submitted Israel’s conditions for renewing the negotiations, which are the same known arrogant and insolent conditions of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and his government's top officials, such as stopping the incitement and payment of the allowances (mukhassasat) of the Palestinian people’s Martyrs (Shahids), wounded, and prisoners - victims of Israeli terror.’”
Fatah spokesman in Jerusalem implies that Israel’s actions are similar to those of ISIS  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Aug. 22, 2017
     “Fatah Movement leader [and Spokesman in Jerusalem] Raafat Alayan emphasized that the battles taking place in the Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon between ISIS and armed men and the Fatah fighters are no different than the battles that the residents of the holy city [of Jerusalem] are waging against the Israeli occupation forces. He also emphasized that the goal is the same goal, even if the means are different. Alayan noted that what is being carried out in the Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp by ISIS and armed men is meant to eradicate the Palestinian refugees’ issue, as happened at the Al-Yarmouk [refugee] camp in Syria. Simultaneously, what is being carried out in Jerusalem by the occupation government is meant to eradicate the Palestinian dream of establishing a Palestinian state, and this is a comprehensive plan that is directed against the national basic principles.”

On August 17, 2017, a coalition of the Fatah Movement and other Palestinian armed groups launched a military operation in the Ain Al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon to drive the ISIS affiliated Bilal Al-Arqub terrorist group out of the camp.
PA Ministry of Information: The 1969 Al-Aqsa Mosque arson proves that the "targeting of the [holy] sites... is a calculated terrorist policy" by successive Israeli governments  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 20, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The Al-Aqsa Mosque arson is [an act of] terror to which no statute of limitations will apply”
      “The [PA] Ministry of Information mentioned the 48th anniversary of the arson of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque... The ministry emphasized in a statement today, Sunday [Aug. 20, 2017], that the despicable crime of terrorist Denis Michael (sic., Michael Denis William Rohan, a mentally unstable Christian who set the mosque on fire; see note below) and the claim that he was ‘not sane’prove that the targeting of the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity is a calculated terrorist policy that has achieved the patronage of the successive occupation governments.The ministry said that the attempt to burn the mosque – the religious and national symbol that constitutes the first direction of prayer [in Islam], the second mosque, and the third [holiest] sanctuary – constitutes limitless terror to which no statute of limitations applies and which is part of the unlimited war against the mosques and churches...
The ministry also again emphasized that the fact that 48 years have passed since the crime of the Al-Aqsa Mosque arson does not exempt Israel from accountability or allow it to transgress international law, to hold the sensibilities of the Muslims in contempt, and to attack freedom of worship.”

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Unusual statement by PA Mufti, contrary to usual demonization of Israel and Jews, the Mufti announced Israel had not stolen anything from the Al-Aqsa Mosque  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 20, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem: There are no signs of theft of the contents of the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
      "[PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories Muhammad Hussein emphasized that a damage assessment committees’ check of the Al-Aqsa Mosque after the attack of the settlers and occupation forces during recent events (i.e., Israeli security measures following a fatal terror attack; see note below) did not find signs of theft or destruction of the mosque's property."

The mention of “recent events” refers to Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount, including metal detectors at the entrances, following an attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israeli border police officers were murdered by 3 Israeli Arab terrorists. On July 24, 2017, Israel decided to remove the metal detectors and security cameras it had placed at the site. The PA continued to demand that all measures including inspections at the entrances be removed, and Palestinians continued to riot. On July 27, 2017, PA religious leaders declared that all Israeli measures had been removed.
PLO official to Russian ambassador: “It is impossible to eliminate terror except by ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian and Arab territories”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 18, 2017
Headline: “Abd Al-Hadi: It is impossible to eliminate terror except by ending the Israeli occupation”
        “Head of the PLO Political Department Anwar Abd Al-Hadi met yesterday [Aug. 17, 2017] with Russian Ambassador [to Syria] Alexander Kinshchak at the Russian embassy in Damascus… Abd Al-Hadi emphasized that it is impossible to eliminate terror except by ending the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian and Arab territories and establishing the independent State of Palestine, whose capital is East Jerusalem, on the 1967 borders… The two sides discussed the recent developments regarding the Syrian crisis and emphasized their adherence to Syria’s unity and sovereignty in all of its territories, to not interfering in its affairs, to stopping the funding and arming of the armed [rebel] forces, and to the need to unify the efforts in the struggle against terror and to obligate to a political solution through an internal Syrian dialogue.”
Op-ed in official PA daily praises murderer of 3 Israelis, justifies his attack because Israel "murdered" Palestinains first 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily

     “The first news item that I read yesterday morning (Wednesday) [Aug. 16, 2017] was that the Israeli occupation forces destroyed the home of the family of Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), who carried out the operation (i.e., terror attack) in the Halamish settlement, which is in (sic., near) the village of Kubar in the Ramallah sub-district. The objective of this operation was 3 settlers, thieves of the Palestinian land, in response to the death of Martyrs (Shahids) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas who were shot by the Israeli occupation soldiers (refers to three terrorists who murdered 2 Israelis on the Temple Mount; see note below –Ed.)...
As for you, youth from Kubar, Omar Al-Abd – your name has been perpetuated in the Palestinian wedding songs, and we will build you and your family a home even if they destroy it a thousand times... We will continue to insist on your innocence, because they are the ones who are constantly inciting to murder… Their crimes of murder are directed towards Palestinians because they are Palestinians, while we hate the occupation because it is an occupation.”
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PLO Chief Negotiator implies Israeli occupation root of regional instability and terror 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 10, 2017
Headline: “Erekat: The international community must strengthen the two-state option”
     “PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat]… emphasized that the key to peace, security, stability, and victory over the terror and extremism in the Middle East region starts with ending the Israeli occupation and establishing the independent State of Palestine whose capital is East Jerusalem in the June 4, 1967 borders.”
PA Government claims Israel rejected 1947 UN partition plan, which was rejected by the Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 9, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] government: The king of Jordan’s visit to Palestine is a message to Tel Aviv"

"During its weekly meeting, which was held yesterday [Aug. 8, 2017] led by [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, the [PA] government emphasized the importance of King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan’s visit and his meeting with [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas two days ago in Ramallah…
The government emphasized that Israel arose on the ruins of the Palestinian people, and from the first day rejected UN Resolution 181 (sic., the UN partition plan of 1947 was accepted by the Jewish Agency and rejected by Arab leaders and governments) and UN Resolution 194, which deals with the refugees’ right of return…
The government expressed its opposition to the fact that the American Senate Committee [on Foreign Relations] approved a bill (i.e., the Taylor Force Act), which determines that the US will stop the annual aid that it transfers to the PA (sic., it will stop aid if the PA continues to pay terrorists and families of deceased terrorists –Ed.). It emphasized that the US understands that the occupation… is fully responsible for the PA’s financial responsibility in relation to the occupation’s actions and their results (i.e., Israel is the reason the PA has to pay salaries to terrorist prisoners and dead terrorists' families -Ed.)."

UN Resolution 194 (Chapter 11, Dec. 11, 1948) states that "the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbors should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return." Palestinian leaders argue this means that all Arabs who left Israel during the war (hundreds of thousands) and their descendants (a few million) have a "right of return" to Israel. Israel argues tha
PLO official: The Temple Mount and Jerusalem “are purely Palestinian Islamic,” Israeli security measures will lead to violence in the entire region 
Source: Al-Quds, Aug. 3, 2017
Headline: “Israel has no right to rule over the inner part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque or to supervise it, and the meeting of the Arab foreign ministers on the mosque has been delayed”
       “Head of the PLO Department of Refugee Affairs Zakariya Al-Agha said that Israel has no right to rule over the inner part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque or to supervise it, but rather it is the responsibility of the departments of Islamic endowments of the Jordanian Waqf.
Al-Agha said in a statement to Al-Quds… regarding the tense situation in Jerusalem and at the Al-Aqsa Mosque: ‘The residents of Jerusalem continue to defend it, as the areas of the Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Temple Mount) and Jerusalem are purely Palestinian Islamic, and the one who supervises them are the members of the Islamic Waqf.’… Al-Agha warned against the danger in Israel’s steps against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as they constitute an open call for violence and will lead to a deterioration of the situation in the entire region, and that will not stop at the borders of Palestine, as we have already seen what happened in Jordan (see note below –Ed.). The situation is dangerous, and the key to peace, stability, and security in the region lies in Palestine and the resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”

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Fatah official: Israel creates terror, not the Palestinians  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2017
      “[Fatah] Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology and Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa… noted that the occupation government attempted and is still attempting to exploit the hostility to Arabs and Islam in a number of places and to connect them to terror in an attempt to mark the Palestinian struggle and every Palestinian act as terror, in order to mislead world opinion and portray [the situation] as if Israel suffers from the same threat, fights terror, and is a part of the international war against it. He emphasized that Israel only harms the struggle against terror, as it is the one that creates policies that lead to terror, and does not fight it."
Fatah official: “"The enemy of the region, the enemy of the Palestinians, and of the Arab and Islamic nation is Israel” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 23, 2017
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, on PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' decision to freeze relations with Israel, hosting Fatah Central Committee member and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen

Fatah Central Committee member and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen: "The enemy of the region, the enemy of the Palestinians, and of the Arab and Islamic nation is Israel, and not any state that the US and Israel are trying to start wars [against]. I say to you: Our enemy is not Iran. The enemy of the Arab and Islamic nation is not Iran; the enemy of the Arab nation is Israel… It cannot be that all of the armies that have been prepared [for war] for 50 years at the expense of Arab money and at the expense of the bread of the Arab citizen, and all of the military power of the Arab nation will not be turned against the occupation. If this does not happen, every person of rank [in the Arab armies] will lose his honor."
PLO official attacks UN Sec-Gen for condemning a stabbing attack that killed 3 Israelis as "empathy towards the settlers, and... silence over the Israeli occupation’s crimes" 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, July 22, 2017
Headline: "Tayseer Khaled: What about the occupation's crimes and the nearly daily executions, Mr. Guterres?"
      "PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Political Bureau member Tayseer Khaled wondered in a post on social media about the position of UN Secretary-General António Guterres that expresses empathy towards the settlers, and his silence over the Israeli occupation’s crimes and the nearly daily executions that the occupation forces are carrying out against the Palestinian civilians.
This is in light of the fact that UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered) that took place yesterday night, Friday [July 21, 2017], in the settlement of Halamish, west of occupied Ramallah, and led to the deaths of 3 settlers and the wounding of 4 (sic., 1 wounded)."

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PLO official accuses Israel of carrying out "daily executions" of Palestinian civilians, in response to UN chief's condemnation of terror attack that killed 3 Israelis 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, July 22, 2017
Headline: "Tayseer Khaled: What about the occupation's crimes and the nearly daily executions, Mr. Guterres?"
       "PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Political Bureau member Tayseer Khaled wondered in a post on social media about the position of UN Secretary-General António Guterres that expresses empathy towards the settlers, and his silence over the Israeli occupation’s crimes and the nearly daily executions that the occupation forces are carrying out against the Palestinian civilians.
This is in light of the fact that UN Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the stabbing operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered) that took place yesterday night, Friday [July 21, 2017], in the settlement of Halamish, west of occupied Ramallah, and led to the deaths of 3 settlers and the wounding of 4 (sic., 1 wounded)."

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Fatah official: Israel “striving to drag the region into war” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 21, 2017
Headline: “Al-Jaghoub: The blow to Jerusalem will drag the region to bloodshed”

“Head of the Communications Administration of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission Munir Al-Jaghoub… said in a TV interview this evening, Friday [July 21, 2017], that the Israelis have not properly learned the lesson that Jerusalem is a center for the Muslims throughout the world, and that any foolish move in the city is liable to drag the region to bloodshed…
He emphasized that Israel must renounce terror and stop the actions of intentional killing, and noted that the occupation government is striving to drag the region into war.”
Abbas’ advisor: Metal detectors at Temple Mount entrances are “a blatant blow to the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque… a purely Islamic site, to which non-Muslims have no right,” Israel is “pushing the whole region towards… a religious war” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 20, 2017
Headline: “Al-Habbash: Israel has no right to interfere in the affairs of the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
      “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, [and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice] Mahmoud Al-Habbash emphasized… that the placement of metal detectors by the occupation authorities and the checking of worshippers by the occupation’s soldiers (both implemented following a terror attack at the Temple Mount on July 14, 2017 in which 2 were murdered; see note below –Ed.) constitute a blatant blow to the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, a blow to the role of the [Jordanian] Waqf, and arrogant interference in a purely Islamic site, to which non-Muslims have no right… He added that Israel is playing with fire and pushing the whole region towards the abyss and towards a religious war that will consume everything, and from whose flames nobody will be saved.”

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Guest on PA TV: “The Zionist gang will not remove its hands from the holy sites unless it meets armed force… They showed hatred towards Jesus, and plotted to destroy and kill him” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 20, 2017
Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting lecturer on Islam at Al-Azhar University in Egypt Ahmed Karima

Lecturer on Islam at Al-Azhar University in Egypt Ahmed Karima: “Wage Jihad against them [the Jews] with your bodies. I say this to you in the language of the honorable religion: The Zionist gang will not remove its hands from the holy sites unless it meets armed force. When has Israel, the criminal gang, agreed to give something for nothing in return? Allah explained what is in their hearts. He said in the Quran: ‘Every time they kindled the fire of war [against you], Allah extinguished it’ (Quran, Sura 5:64, Sahih International translation). Allah mentioned their acts of aggression, such as killing the prophets and messengers, and the hatred they showed towards them. They showed hatred towards Jesus, and plotted to destroy and kill him. Banu Nadir and [Banu] Qurayza (refers to Jewish tribes that Muhammad’s army attacked; see note below –Ed.) plotted against Islam’s Prophet [Muhammad] in Yathrib (i.e., Medina), and their brothers [did so] at Khaibar. They are people who do not live in peace with anyone.”

Khaibar is the name of the last Jewish village defeated by Muhammad's army in 628. Many Jews were murdered in the battle, which marked the end of Jewish presence in Arabia. There are Muslims who see this event as a precursor to future wars against Jews.
PA Security Forces spokesman: The “Israeli government’s insistence on taking control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the pretext of the Temple myth is the main basis of the religious conflict that Jewish extremism and terror want to ignite” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 16, 2017
Headline: “Al-Damiri: The occupation government is opening the door to a religious conflict”
      “General Political Commissioner [of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] and Official Spokesman of the [PA] Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri said that the extremist Israeli occupation government is opening the door to religious conflict and war by escalating its steps of oppression against the [Arab] residents of Jerusalem, against Jerusalem, and against the Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to Israel installing metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017; see note below –Ed.)…
He said: ‘The extremist Israeli government’s insistence on taking control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the pretext of the Temple myth is the main basis of the religious conflict that Jewish extremism and terror want to ignite.’”

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
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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Fatah responds to accusations of inciting violence: The “true incitement” is by Israel, which carries out “invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” and attempts to “Judaize” the Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, July 10, 2017
Headline: "Al-Qawasmi: The occupation, settlement, and invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque"
     "The Fatah Movement rejected the Israeli accusations against the Palestinian leadership, the movement, and the Palestinians in general, according to which they are inciting to violence. The movement emphasized that the true incitement is inherent in the continuation of the occupation, settlement, ongoing invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and its plazas, and attempts to divide and Judaize the purely Islamic Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron.
[Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement today, Monday [July 10, 2017]… that everyone must understand 'that the Palestinian people is the victim of the Israeli occupation, and not as Israel tries to portray [the situation].’"

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.

PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs attacks US Ambassador to the UN for being "hostile," Israel carried out "genocide" against the Palestinians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 9, 2017
         “In a statement yesterday [July 8, 2017], the [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates criticized the US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley following the vote in UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) on Friday [July 7, 2017] on adding the Old City [of Hebron] and the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) to the World Heritage List (See note below –Ed.). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said in its statement: ‘When we published the first statement, we tried to respond in a diplomatic manner to the American ambassador to the UN, because she lacks diplomatic experience and has a superficial knowledge of international affairs and in the field of history and conflicts. We tried to dissuade her from her infinite arrogance in her arbitrary attitude toward world affairs, her harming of the Palestinian rights, and demonstrating intentional and unjustified hatred towards everything Palestinian, [which she does] in an attempt to prove her unlimited loyalty to Israel, perhaps in the hopes of being elected to a new role.’"

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Fatah official in Gaza: “Zionism has infiltrated the entire world, blinded the world, and terrified it” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 7, 2017
Official PA TV program Inside

Secretary of the Fatah Leadership Council in Gaza Ibrahim Abu Naja: “The entire world knows the truth, but is not able to do anything, because Zionism has infiltrated the entire world, blinded the world, and terrified it. The world is gripped with fear. The world does not love Israel, but it wants to be secure from its strike. [The Israelis] are persecuting [the people of the world] everywhere. I challenge anyone who wants to contradict me: Does Israel not stand behind the explosions taking place everywhere? I issue a challenge, but the world does not want to accept the challenge.”
Official PA TV host: “Who killed Count [Folke] Bernadotte? (i.e., UN Peace Mediator assassinated by the Jewish pre-state militia Lehi in 1948 over his plan calling for large Israeli concessions)”
Ibrahim Abu Naja: “The first and greatest crime against the entire world was the murder of Count Bernadotte.” […]

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PA TV: Jews are “evil... satans," Palestinians descend from Canaanites  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 6, 2017
 
Official PA TV narrator of Palestine This Morning "Palestine - the nearest point between heaven and earth, and the craving of the [Israeli] invaders. The world has been filled with their evil, and these satans have caused devastating corruption through the land of love and peace... The seed of Canaan ambushed them... The [Palestinian] revolution instilled hope, it played [the tune of] the struggle with words and rifles, and it sang the song of Palestine." [Song:] "My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged."Visual: Arch-terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad”
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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 in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, which murdered a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah representative in Gaza falsely accuses Israel of paying salaries to Israeli terrorists, while criticizing Israel’s demand that PA stop salaries to Palestinian terrorists  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2017
Official PA TV program I Call You

Spokesman of the Fatah Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs in Gaza Nashat Al-Wahidi: “They demand to stop the prisoners’ allowances (mukhassasat), the prisoners’ salaries (rawatib), the salaries or allowances of the Palestinian Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families, while they pay a monthly salary to Ami Popper who killed 7 Palestinian workers (sic., Popper is being allowed to work through a prisoner rehabilitation program; he is not paid by Israel for having murdered 7 Palestinians –Ed.) - a monthly salary that reaches his home, like it reaches the rest of the Israeli murderers (sic., there are only 200 prisoners on the rehabilitation work program, and they are not paid by Israel –Ed.), including the one that murdered [former Israeli Prime Minister] Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 (sic., Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir is not being allowed to work -Ed.). This is the true face of the Israeli occupation.”

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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 TV: Terrorists who murdered an Israeli policewoman were "Martyrs," Israel carries out "collective punishment" and killed a Palestinian "on the pretext" that he tried to carry out a "stabbing operation" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 23, 2017
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem

Official PA TV reporter: “Bara Ibrahim Saleh, Osama Ata, Adel Hassan Ankoush (i.e., terrorists, murdered 1) - Martyrs (Shahids) of the [Ramadan] month of great mercy who were shot by the occupation, after they carried out a stabbing and shooting operation that led to the killing of an Israeli soldier (sic., border policewoman Hadar Malka) and the injury of another by the Suleiman Cave (i.e., Zedekiah’s Cave) next to Damascus Gate [of Jerusalem’s Old City]. In addition, [Palestinians] from Jerusalem were wounded by the indiscriminate shooting of the occupation forces in order to begin a collective punishment of Jerusalem and its residents… The blood of the three Martyrs had not dried when the blood of another Martyr watered the ground of the homeland. Young Baha Imad Al- Harbawi, 23, was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr next to the Jaba’ checkpoint northeast of Jerusalem, on the pretext that he tried to carry out a stabbing operation. [However,] no injury to the occupation’s ranks was documented.”
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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 op-ed accuses Israel of "inciting" against the PA by demanding PA end prisoners` salaries and terror glorification 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 20, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for official PA daily 
     
“Whoever follows official Israeli politics and actions notices that the central elements in the extremist right-wing coalition, in partnership with the herds of settlers and the Israeli security/military establishment, are adopting a series of policies inciting against the Palestinian leadership... As for example, in the case of the two operations (i.e., two-pronged terror attack, see note below –Ed.) that were carried out in Jerusalem last Friday [June 16, 2017], the raising of the issue of the prisoners and Martyrs’ (Shahids’) salaries (rawatib) due to them being considered one of the foundations of ‘terror’ (i.e., refers to an Israeli bill to deduct terrorists’ salaries from the taxes Israel collects for the PA), ... and the incitement against naming institutions and centers of the civilian society after Martyrs.”

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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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PA Prisoners’ Affairs Commission’s libel: Israel “officially, systematically and legally support Jewish ‘terror’”; Jewish terror groups receive “aid and defense” from the Israeli government 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 15, 2017
Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: The government of Israel officially supports Jewish ‘terror’”

As a justification for their glorification of terror, Palestinian leaders often falsely claim that Israel honors Jews who murder Palestinians – Ed.

“In a report that was published by the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs it was written that the Israeli occupation government officially, systematically, and legally supports Jewish ‘terror’ against the Palestinian people, and provides financial and political aid to the Jewish ‘terror’ organizations…
In the commission’s report it was emphasized – in response to the Israeli Parliament on June 14, 2017, approving in a first reading a bill allowing Israel to deduct amounts of money from the [tax] money [it collects] for the PA, on the pretext that they are paid as allowances (mukhassasat) to the families of the prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), and wounded – that this step constitutes open and illegal theft of the Palestinian people’s money. It was also said that its [the step’s] strategic goal is to define the Palestinian people’s struggle and its legitimate resistance to the occupation as a crime.
The commission’s report exposed that the occupation government supports the non-profit organization Honenu, which was established in 2001 by settlers from the settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron, and that this non-profit organization provides legal and material aid to Jewish prisoners who committed acts of murder and crimes against Palestinians, and to their families. It also helps the murderer prisoners in finding work after leaving prison…
This non-profit organization receives financial aid from the government of Israel and from the budget of the state of Israel and its institutions (sic ., Honenu has non-profit sta
Fatah Facebook falsely claims that Israeli army assisted in Cave in the Patriarch Massacre 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 10, 2017

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "Today, the 15th day of [the Muslim fast month of] Ramadan [June 10, 2017], is the 23rd anniversary of the massacre carried out by terrorist Baruch Goldstein with the help of the occupation forces at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., the Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron (sic.)"

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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.”
Op-ed: Israel, “the protégé of Zionism and colonialism,” which replaced the Palestinians with “Zionist gangs,” is a “cancerous gland filled with the poisons of civil wars" in the body of the Arab nations 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, May 31, 2017
Excerpt of op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council member and Secretary of the Fatah branch in Lebanon Rifat Shanaah

      "The Arab countries without military capabilities have tried to convince themselves that the Israeli entity, the protégé of Zionism and colonialism, has taken what it wants, carried out its criminal plot against the land of Palestine, expelled most of the Palestinian people, and replaced it with Zionist gangs and groups that were brought from all over the world by the British Mandate, the spiritual father of this racist entity. However, this entity was planted in the heart of the Arab homeland as part of a political plan that will not be satisfied with uprooting the Palestinian people from its land, erasing its national identity, and destroying its political entity. It has a larger, more comprehensive, and far more dangerous goal. This racist entity, which is full of aggression and hatred against the existence of the Arab nation, has begun to weaken the body of this nation by existing as a cancerous gland filled with the poisons of civil wars, and has stood behind every one of the conflicts that the Arab world has been experiencing, particularly since 2010."

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Man giving sermon in the Al-Aqsa mosque cites antisemitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, spreads antisemitic conspiracy theories  
Source: YouTube channel "Aqsa Calls", May 30, 2017
YouTube channel Al-Aqsa Calls, sermon by Muhammad Ayed “Abu Abdallah” at the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Muhammad Ayed: “Hear what one of the Jewish deceivers from the Elders of Zion said, and his name is Oscar Levy (i.e., German Jewish physician and writer in the late 19th and early 20th century CE). Oscar Levy said in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (i.e., an Antisemitic forgery, see note below –Ed.), as was said on the cover of the second edition of the protocols: ‘We the Jews are nothing but the masters of the world and its destroyers.’ He acknowledges that they are the masters of the world, and also its destroyers. [Levy continues:] ‘And we are the provokers of civil wars and the [world’s] hangmen.’ They provoke civil wars in the world and they cause killing, massacre, riots, ruin, and destruction everywhere. Allah said about them and about the Christian idol worshippers who are similar to them: ‘And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion [Quran, Sura 2: 120, Sahih International translation].’”

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Senior Fatah leader Rajoub: Israel is “the new Nazis” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 30, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the “Freedom Carnival” calling for Palestinian independence held throughout the West Bank and organized by the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs and the PA Ministry of Education, interview with Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub: “First of all, may a blessing come upon our people. Today our people is unanimously expressing – under one flag and with unified national slogans – a message to the international community that this racist and fascist occupation must end and leave…
(Rajoub speaks about planned activities in Arab countries including a football competition in which Palestinian teams will take part and meet with local teams as a sign of unity with the Palestinians –Ed.)
This is a cultural expression and a deep and serious message to the world that it must stand against the new Nazis who are engaged in official terror.”

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

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: Israel has a “fascist and racist” government, “which has surpassed the Nazis” in its actions against the Palestinians  
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, May 16, 2017
Headline: “Video: Muhaisen calls on the members of our people to block the settlers’ roads”

Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Dr. Jamal Muhaisen: “We warn the Israeli government that if any harm befalls one of our prisoners in the prisons there will be a response in the Palestinian street, and not only the Palestinians will be harmed by it, but also the settlers… We are all unified behind the prisoners’ demands. Therefore we say that in order to force this government to accede to the demands of our prisoners – whose will power will not be broken – our young people and the members of our people must go out to the bypass roads to block all of the roads against the settlers, for it is known that this is a government of settlers… We say to the whole world that the time has come to pressure this fascist and racist government, which has surpassed the Nazis in its acts against the members of our people and our prisoners.”
PA daily marks 69 years since Israel’s establishment by “the Zionist gangs;” PA: The Nakba was “terror unprecedented in history, and the crime of the era” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2017
    "Our people wherever it is found today [May 15, 2017] marks Nakba Day (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) Day, caused to it by the Zionist gangs 69 years ago…
The Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) emphasized for the 69th anniversary of the Nakba that our people will continue to adhere to the right of return to its land and to the lands from which it was uprooted as a result of the policy of terror and crime carried out by the Zionist gangs in 1948… The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the Nakba of our people is an open wound, terror unprecedented in history, and the crime of the era for which there will never be a statute of limitations, and which necessitates putting all of the criminals on trial before international courts. The Ministry of Information emphasized that the Nakba of 1948 and what occurred following it – massacres, the erasing of Palestinian cities and villages down to the foundations, and expulsion – are conclusive evidence that the Zionist gangs, who paved the way for the establishment of Israel, committed the most despicable crimes of ethnic cleansing against our people."

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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."
Preacher at Al-Aqsa Mosque: "The Jews, who are the lowliest and most cowardly of Allah’s creatures" continue "torturing the prisoners… Allah, destroy all of the Jews" 
Source: YouTube channel "Aqsa Calls", May 6, 2017
Aqsa Call YouTube channel

Salafist preacher at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Sheikh Ali Abu Ahmad:
“Truly, worshippers of God, due to the fall of the Caliphate Palestine was occupied by the lowliest of the creatures that God created - in other words, by the Jews, and the place to which God’s messenger [Muhammad] made his Night Journey (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque) was desecrated, and blood was spilled, and the [women’s] honor was violated, and the elderly were humiliated, and children were killed at the hands of the Jews, who are the lowliest and most cowardly of Allah’s creatures… Truly, worshippers of God, the Humiliation and Disgrace Authority (i.e., the Palestinian Authority) and the rulers of the small countries of destruction (i.e., the Arab states) who talk about the prisoners’ issues - they are the ones that give the Jews a free hand to diligently continue torturing the prisoners… Armies of the [Muslim] nation... You must march in order to destroy the monstrous entity of the Jews… Allah, destroy all of the Jews..."

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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 Ministry of Information: Israeli narrative in Jerusalem is “full of lies and deception,” Israel has “attacked the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity... [and] falsified… all testimony to the firm Palestinian right” to the city 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 6, 2017
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: The occupation’s tourism breathes falsification and terror”

“The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the occupation’s efforts to advance a tourism project in order to tell the Jewish narrative in the Old [City of] Jerusalem constitute a continuation of the dark racism, and reflect tourism that breathes falsification and terror… The ministry emphasized yesterday [April 5, 2017] in a statement that the project of what is called the ‘Jerusalem Municipality’ and the [Israeli] Ministry for Jerusalem Affairs… proves to the world the truth about the Israeli narrative, which is full of lies and deception, and that there is no field of sports, art, tourism, culture, or heritage that is not emptied of content and colored with dark racism..."

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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 prisoners of freedom 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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PA PM: Palestinian criminals are being armed and supplied by Israel, they “serve the occupation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 22, 2017
Headline: “Hamdallah: The security activity continues until all of the outlaws are arrested”

“[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the Palestinian leadership… is determined to put an end to the phenomenon of security anarchy.
In a press conference that he convened at the end of the [PA] government meeting at the Jericho and [Jordan] Valley district offices, Hamdallah added: ‘We emphasize that there is unceasing security activity. There are a few groups of outlaws, and we will act to arrest all of the outlaws – dealers of weapons, drugs, and stolen and illegal vehicles, and those who committed crimes of murdering civilians. We will arrest these criminals and put them on trial’…
Hamdallah said: ‘We salute the [PA] Security Forces for their unceasing activity to protect the security, homeland, and citizens. We also express our condolences to the family of heroic Martyr (Shahid) [Hassan Ali] Al-Haj (i.e., PA Security Forces member who was killed by armed men in the Balata refugee camp). I express my condolences to the entire Palestinian people and to the security establishment over the Martyrs of the Security Forces and all of our people’s Martyrs’…
Hamdallah explained: ‘There remain in the Balata refugee camp – and I emphasize, the Balata refugee camp is a respectable refugee camp – fewer than 10 wanted people. The number one wanted person was arrested yesterday (two days ago) [parentheses in source], and citizens must know that most of the weapons that reach these outlaws arrive in Israeli crates with seals. This proves with whom they are working; they are serving the Israeli occupation, whose goal is to awaken anarchy throughout Palestine. These are not respectable people, and the Palestinian people is not connected to them. They must turn themselves in immediately.’
The prime minister emphasized: ‘We have much e
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.
PA Ministry of Information: Israel “exceeds all terror,” is the “spiritual forefather of extremism and racism” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 20, 2017
Headline: "[PA] Ministry of Information: Liberman's declaration regarding the [Palestinian] National Fund is insolence"

"The [PA] Ministry of Information said that occupation [Israeli] Minister of War (sic., Defense) Avigdor Liberman’s declaration of the [PLO] Palestinian National Fund as a terrorist organization is the height of insolence and proof of political foolishness.
The ministry said in a statement: 'It would be more fitting for Liberman and all of the politicians in Israel to acknowledge that the occupation is an act that exceeds all terror, and that it is the spiritual forefather of extremism and racism.'
The ministry said that it thinks that Liberman's stupidity constitutes a continuation of the occupation state’s evasion of recognizing international law, and a desperate attempt to incite the world against the PLO and its mechanisms."

On March 16, 2017, Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Liberman declared the Palestinian National Fund of the PLO a terrorist organization. The fund manages financial aid received by the PLO from different sources. The Israeli Ministry of Defense declare the fund a terror organization due to the fund's "massive support for elements responsible for committing severe acts of terrorism against Israel," and stated that the fund serves "as a significant financial pipeline for tens of millions of shekels that are transferred on a monthly basis to security prisoners held in Israel for committing acts of terrorism and to members of their families," and that "the fund also supports family members of terrorists who were wounded and killed while perpetrating acts of terrorism against Israel." It also stated that "the necessary steps will be taken, in Israel and abroad, to seize and forfeit the property and money belonging to the fund.”
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Fatah official accuses Israel of genocide: “There is collective extermination of the Palestinian people” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 19, 2017
Official PA TV program State of Politics, hosting Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub, on Fatah’s standing among the Palestinian street

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: “When [former US President Barack] Obama allowed passing [UN Security Council] resolution -”
Official PA TV host: “2334”
Jibril Rajoub: “- this resolution in the final hours or final days of his administration, this was a message saying: ‘We Americans cannot take this anymore, cannot take the exploitation of the Holocaust to wage a holocaust against the Palestinian people.’ There are attempts to dismantle the Palestinian public. There is collective extermination (i.e., genocide ) of the Palestinian people. Think about Deir Yassin and all of the history. Now they tell you that these [Palestinians] are terrorists and [that we] are giving money [for terror]. Who has no terror in their history?”

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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]
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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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 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 representative in Iran: “Everyone needs to fight [Israel] in his own way”, “all means of struggle are legitimate” 
Source: Al-Akhbar, Lebanese daily, Mar. 1, 2017
Headline : “The Ambassador of Palestine in Iran: The Oslo Accords are bankrupt”

“In February 1981, late president Yasser Arafat appointed Salah Al-Zawawi as the PLO representative in Tehran, after Martyr (Shahid) Hani Al-Hassan resigned from his position and moved to Beirut. Following the Oslo Accords between the PLO and the Israeli enemy, Iran refused to recognize the [Palestinian] Authority that was established in accordance with the accords, and refused the replacement of Al-Zawawi and the appointment of a new ambassador. Therefore he has remained in his tenure since that time, and has spent 36 years of his life in Tehran…
The most veteran of the Palestinian diplomats (i.e., Al-Zawawi) does not deny the existence of differences of opinion with Tehran, but [notes] ‘Every side needs to accept the position of the other side with understanding, and we must fight for the liberation of Palestine. The form of fighting that is demanded of members of our people in the 1948 lands (i.e., Israel) is different from that which is demanded of those in the West Bank, and a different method is demanded of those in the West Bank than those in Gaza. There is diplomatic fighting.’ He continued and said, ‘There is no doubt that everyone needs to fight in his own way, beginning with carrying out stabbing and car ramming operations and ending with firing rockets, and in this way we will liberate Palestine from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River.’ He also argued: ‘There is a Jihad that is controlled by the geographic conditions, and everyone needs to aid it in accordance with their location, abilities, and conditions… all of the means of struggle are legitimate, beginning with debka dance (i.e., Arab folk dance) and ending with armed struggle that is meant to realize Allah’s promise and bring liberation.’ …
The ambassador no longer believes in the Oslo Accor
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.
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 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.
Abbas’ deputy: We must “intensify resistance activity,” claims Israel carries out “daily executions” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 21, 2017
Headline: “Al-Aloul: The two-state solution is the minimum for Palestinian[s], and the popular resistance will continue”

“Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul emphasized that the peaceful popular resistance will continue, and emphasized that the two-state solution is the minimum to which the Palestinians can agree.
Al-Aloul said in a press interview today, Tuesday [Feb. 21, 2017], that ‘The peaceful popular resistance against Israel is an important and basic matter, and it is our option at this stage,’ and noted that sometimes it strengthens and sometimes it weakens.
Al-Aloul said: ‘As long as the Israeli aggression, the pressure, and the occupation’s crimes against the Palestinian people intensify, we must intensify the resistance activity against them.’ He noted that ‘The Israeli crimes are increasing, whether with the construction in the settlements, the land expropriation, the daily executions at the checkpoints, or the harming of the holy sites.’”

The terms "all means," "peaceful popular resistance,” 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. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=16437
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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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.'"
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 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.
PA TV libel: Israel “desecrates holy sites, and kills women, children and the elderly” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Jan. 14, 2017
Official PA TV program Inside

Official PA TV host: "Most of the program's viewers today [Jan. 14, 2017], or perhaps all of them, expect us to talk about the electricity problem in Gaza in this program. That is what the Israeli occupation wants, and everyone that thinks like it. That is what everyone who does not love the Palestinian people and everyone who does not want the Palestinian people to receive its rights wants. They want us to move away and divert the path from the top and first goal of the Palestinian people, which is the liberation of its land and the liberation of the human being, the Palestinian human being, from everything that the Israeli enemy imposes on him. And therefore in this program we will not discuss the problem of the power outages in the Gaza Strip that sadden us and all members of the Palestinian people, as the basic goal is that the talk will not be turned inward, but rather toward the Israeli occupation that steals our land, desecrates the sites that are holy to us, and kills our children, our women, and our elderly without mercy or a conscience, and without any consideration for international law. Therefore we will devote our program today to the Paris Conference (i.e., part of the French Peace Initiative) that will take place tomorrow [Jan. 15, 2017]."

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
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 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.
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.
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.
PA Islamic-Christian Council repeats libel: Israel’s killing of terrorists is “summary executions,” Terrorists carry out “operations”; Jewish visits to Temple Mount are “invasions” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2017
Headline: "15 Martyrs, 2,030 detainees, and 16,000 extremists who invaded the Al-Aqsa Mosque during the past year"

"The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places yesterday [Jan. 3, 2017] published its annual report on the Israeli violations against the sites holy to Islam and Christianity in occupied Jerusalem and its suburbs in 2016…

[According to the report], the occupation forces continued to summarily execute [Palestinians] on the pretext of an attempt to carry out a 'stabbing or shooting' operation. The use of weapons for the killing of Palestinians was the first option of the occupation soldiers, and 13 (sic., the headline indicates 15) residents of Jerusalem died in 2016, most of them young men…

During 2016 the occupation authorities continued to desecrate the holy sites in Jerusalem, and especially the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque; they extended the period of time for invasions in the morning (i.e., the time during which Jews can access the Temple Mount –Ed.), carried out arrests, distanced [Palestinians] from the mosque, broke into the mosque, and attacked the worshippers in order to secure these invasions. Invasions by approximately 16,000 settlers through the Mughrabi Gate were recorded during the year on an almost daily basis. Among the invaders was Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who serves as an Israeli MP from the Likud party."

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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.
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.
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.
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.’”
PLO official: “We oppose terror, and support our resistance by all means… The continuation of the occupation feeds all the types of extremism and terror in the world” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 30, 2016
    "PLO Central (sic., Executive) Committee member Ahmed Majdalani said in a speech on behalf of the national action factions at the Seventh Fatah Movement Conference… that before every entry into any political process with the occupation state, there must be recognition of the State of Palestine within the borders of June 4, 1967, as our recognition of Israel will not remain a blank check forever.
He emphasized that it is necessary to stop the settlement enterprise, through which the occupation government strives to destroy the two-state solution… He continued: 'We oppose terror, and support our resistance by all means ‎(term here refers to events that include violence against Israeli civilians such as rock-‎throwing, stabbings, and even shootings -Ed.)‎. The attempts to give preference to the fight against terror [in the Arab world] at the expense of the [Palestinian] cause only serves the occupation, as the continuation of the occupation feeds all the types of extremism and terror in the world.’"

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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 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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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.
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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