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Violence and terror
Rifle veneration
Violence and terror
After demonizing Jews and Israelis, including citing Islamic sources that depict Jews negatively, and culminating with ongoing lies and libels that portray Jews as an immediate threat to Palestinian life and existence, the Palestinian Authority foment violence against Jews and Israelis, presenting it as legitimate and even heroic self-defense.

PA terror promotion takes many forms. Nationalistically, the PA actively elevates violence as a valid and heroic means to achieve political goals, while religiously, fighting and killing Jews has been presented repeatedly by PA religious and academic leaders as Allah’s will. On the social level, Palestinian leaders and society honor even the most loathsome of murderers portraying them as heroes and role models: Dalal Mughrabi, who led a bus hijacking in which 37 were killed, has schools, summer camps, and many other events and places baring her name to immortalize and glorify her and her terror attack.
 
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The success of the PA’s promotion of violence is readily evident: A majority of Palestinians support killing and suicide terror against civilian Jews and Israelis. A poll conducted after the murder of eight teenagers who were studying in a Jerusalem high school in 2008, found that 84% of Palestinians supported the murder [NY Times, March 19, 2008, citing the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research].


This violent image of a dagger being thrust into the Star of David has appeared hundreds of times in a video clip for children on PA TV, from 2001 – 2008.

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Rifle veneration
One expression of Palestinian Authority support for violence is veneration of the rifle. Both in visual and verbal expression, the PA reveres the rifle as a Palestinian symbol as it vows to continue the “armed struggle” against Israel until achieving all its goals. Numerous music videos broadcast on PA TV revolve around the theme of the rifle. In this video, the rifle is presented as “a brother” that will never be “thrown down”:

[PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 4, 2012]

Music videos broadcast on PA TV not only glorify the rifle through song lyrics, but also through dance. This music video, broadcast at a PLO cultural festival, features dancers carrying rifles who sing: “There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand... He who offers his blood doesn’t care if his blood flows upon the ground... My weapon has emerged.”

[PA TV (Fatah), Oct. 7, 2011] 

This section documents that “the rifle” and glorifying violence is central to PA discourse. Songs at Palestinian cultural events and broadcast on PA TV call for the “liberation of Palestine” and destruction of Israel through violence. The PA’s assurances expressed in international forums that it has abandoned violence and does not seek Israel’s destruction do not correspond to the messages expressed internally. To the world, the PA leaders say they have given up violence and terror. Among Palestinians, violence, symbolized by “the rifle,” continues to be embraced as a Palestinian ideal.

 
Fatah official attends rally honoring terrorists, with armed fighters
Source: Facebook page of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations, Apr. 18, 2019

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki

The image shows Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki giving a speech. Standing on stage behind Zaki is a row of masked men pointing assault rifles into the air.

Posted text: “From the [Fatah] branch of Yatta and its suburbs, Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki represents [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas at events for Palestinian Prisoner’s Day and the anniversary of the assassination of Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis), which the Fatah Movement at the branch of Yatta and its suburbs organized in order to honor the heroic prisoners’ relatives amid great official and popular attendance.”
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Fatah honors several murderers in Bethlehem: "Loyalty to their rifle"; Murderer of 2 "created a legend and confronted the enemy"
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Apr. 3, 2019

Secretary of Fatah Bethlehem branch Muhammad Al-Masri
: “From this land that has been painted red with blood, from this land which knows that what was taken by force will only be returned by force… What you see today – loyalty to the Martyrs, loyalty to their rifle, loyalty to their path – is nothing but a continuation of Fatah’s path.... And here a lion cub (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), who did not reach the age of 20, burst forth and created a legend and confronted the enemy… heroic Martyr fighter Omar Abu Laila. In this way he conveyed the message… Our blood is sacrificed for one homeland: Palestine, from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River (i.e., all of Israel)... Today, we are renaming squares after our Martyrs: From Omar Abu Laila Square… to Hussein Abayat Square [commander Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades], to Atef Abayat Square (i.e., involved in murder of 1), to Raed Abu Freiha Square (i.e., murdered 2), our bullets are thundering and repeating the names like memory… This is Fatah as you know it – Fatah of… Atef Abayat, Hussein Abayat, Raed Abayat, [Dalal] Mughrabi (i.e., led murder of 37)… and Ayyat Al-Akhras (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 2).”
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Fatah glorifies murderer of 2 Israelis: "[He] frightened the enemy soldiers… we are following in your footsteps"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 30, 2019

Men in uniform:
“Whom did they pursue? Whose gunshots are a victory? …Tell me, who are you?
I’m Omar [Abu Laila].
I’m the one who confronted [the Israelis].
I’m the young man…
I’m the one who carried a knife and a gun.
I’m the one who frightened the enemy soldiers.
I’m the Jihad fighter standing firm and loyal to the cause...
Omar, you have not died, because within every one of us an Omar will be born, and we are following in your footsteps.”

Posted text on the official Fatah Facebook page
: “How the brave village of Abwein welcomed the family of heroic Martyr Omar Abu Laila –the video is] from the site where he died as a Martyr”
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Fatah celebrates for International Women's Day with image of woman with gun
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 8, 2019
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"And for International Women's Day:
To the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids), to the mothers of the prisoners, to the mothers of the detainees, to the Palestinian mothers, who were nursed by Palestine with the milk of honor and glory, to the Palestinian women – may you be the masters of the land every year"

Text on image:
“(In Arabic:) Palestine
(In Arabic and English:) 8th of March the International Woman (sic.) Day
(In Arabic:) General Union of Palestinian Women"
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Fatah posts image of masked fighters holding rifles, calling them "rebels"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 16, 2019

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows masked and uniformed Fatah terrorists wearing yellow Fatah headbands and keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) and holding Kalashnikov assault rifles. In the upper left 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.

Text under logo: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah
Mobilization and Organization Commission
Information Office”

Posted text and text on bottom of image: “Good morning to the rebels around the world”
Fatah branch glorifies terrorist as “heroic commander… who took a rifle and followed the path of the heroes”
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Jan. 17, 2019

The image contains two pictures showing terrorist Ahmed Sanaqrah – who led a terror cell that planned to carry out attacks in Israel – with an assault rifle.

Posted text:
"More than eight attempts to eliminate a young man less than 20 years old!
Martyr (Shahid) fighter Ahmed Sanaqrah (i.e., terrorist, led terror cell)
One of the most prominent fighters of the [Al-Aqsa] Martyrs' Brigades, the Fatah Movement's military wing
Today, January 18 [2019], is the 11th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of heroic commander Ahmed Sanaqrah. This young man – who took a rifle and followed the path of the heroes, the path of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades – was not yet 16 years old.
Sanaqrah frightened the occupier, fed it bitterness, and rattled it for six years."

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Fatah posts images of procession of armed fighters on anniversary of Fatah’s first terror attack
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 2, 2019
Pictures and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Commemorating the 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah Movement (i.e., commemorating the anniversary of their first attempted attack; see note below).
The Fortress of Martyr Commander Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis)
Jerusalem branch
Beit Anan organizational region”

The image shows a group of masked men in military uniform holding assault rifles and wearing yellow Fatah headbands. One of them is waving a yellow Fatah flag bearing 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.

 
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Fatah Facebook posts picture of young girls armed with assault rifles leading procession of armed men
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 1, 2019

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows two girls armed with assault rifles leading a procession of uniformed men armed with assault rifles, some carrying Palestinian and Fatah flags.

Posted text: "Fatah's flowers"
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Fatah posts text commemorating terrorists with image of armed men: “We do not forget those who recorded Fatah’s glorious battles... We will tell the generations about your heroism”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 30, 2018

Image and text posted on official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a group of armed men holding assault rifles. At the bottom left of the image is a logo for the 54th anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which is commemorated on the anniversary of Fatah’s first attempted terror attack against Israel.

Text on image: “On the anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa), we do not forget those who recorded Fatah’s glorious battles, the generals of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s armed wing) in Nablus
[Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission – Information Office”

Posted text: “Your names will remain engraved on our hearts and minds. We will tell the generations about your heroism and about the battles of self-sacrifice and sacrifice in the alleys of the old city [of Nablus]”
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Image on Fatah’s Facebook page commemorating 54th anniversary of its first terror attack features an assault rifle
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 29, 2018

Image and text posted on official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a logo for the 54th anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which is commemorated on the anniversary of Fatah’s first attempted terror attack against Israel. The logo consists of the number “54.” Inside the upper part of the “5” is a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat and below him an olive branch, with an assault rifle sticking out from the “5” next to the branch. Inside the lower part of the “5” 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, and a Palestinian flag. Inside the “4” are a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern and the Dome of the Rock.

Posted text: “#Fatah54”
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Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah post features masked fighters holding rifles
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows armed masked members of the terrorist organization of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing).
Text in upper right of image: “Fatah – revolution until victory”
Text at bottom of image: “The Bethlehem branch of the Fatah Movement – Information Office”
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Image on Fatah's Facebook page features a rifle and a map of “Palestine” erasing Israel
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a logo for the 54th anniversary of Fatah's "Launch" (Intilaqa), commemorated on the anniversary of Fatah's first attempted terror attack.
Posted text and text at bottom of image: "Fatah – revolution until victory"
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Image on Fatah Facebook page features rifle with text: "We will not relinquish our right to resist the occupier using all available ways and means"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 27, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "We will not relinquish our right to resist the occupier using all available ways and means (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror)‎.
Long live the anniversary of [Fatah's] Launch (Intilaqa) (commemorated on the anniversary of Fatah's first attempted attack; see note below –Ed.)”

In the background are the repeating words: "Long live the Launch of Fatah"

Text on image:
"The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution
Jan. 1, 1965"
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Post on Fatah Facebook page commemorating anniversary of first terror attack features map of “Palestine erasing Israel and an assault rifle: “Our revolution continues until the liberation of all of Palestine”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 27, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Text on image: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah
The 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) [of Fatah] (see note below –Ed.)
Our revolution continues until the liberation of all of Palestine”

Posted text: “The 54th anniversary of the Launch”
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Official logo on Fatah Facebook page commemorating 54th anniversary of first terror attack features assault rifle and map of “Palestine” erasing Israel
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 26, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "The official logo of the 54th anniversary of the Fatah Movement's Launch (i.e., Intilaqa, commemorated on the anniversary of Fatah's first attempted attack)"
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Fatah post commemorating first terror attack: “We have not borne the olive branch in order to drop the rifle”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 25, 2018

Posted text: "We have not borne the olive branch in order to drop the rifle; we have borne the olive branch in order to return the identity to the land of the olive trees. Let all those who are mistaken know that Fatah will continue to be a beacon for the [Palestinian] cause."

Text at top of image: "The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution"
Text under logo: "The revolution continues"
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Logo for Fatah anniversary commemorating its first terror attack features rifle: "Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 24, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"The 54th anniversary of Fatah's Launch (i.e., Intilaqa, the anniversary of Fatah's first attempted attack; see note below).
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution"

The image shows a logo for the 54th anniversary of Fatah's "Launch" (Intilaqa), which is commemorated on the anniversary of its first attempted terror attack against Israel. The logo is comprised of the word "Fatah," with the letters formed by the number "54" and an "h”. An assault rifle forms the vertical line of the “4,” and the Dome of the Rock sits atop the “5.” Under the logo 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. Below the Fatah logo is the following text:
"54th [anniversary of] Fatah's Launch
Mobilization and Organization Commission – Information Office"
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Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Graphic for 54th anniversary of Fatah’s first terror attack features a Palestinian flag and a gun extending from a map of “Palestine” that erases Israel
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 19, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Text on image:
“Fatah
A rifle’s sounds of joy
A rebel’s rifle
A flag of victory”

Posted text:

“[One of the] logos of the 54th anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) [of Fatah]
[Designed by] Muhammad Al-Najjar”
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Fatah illustrates informative post on terror attack that wounded 7 with photo of armed Fatah militants
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 9, 2018

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows masked men in military uniforms with assault rifles and yellow Fatah headbands, some of them holding Fatah flags.

Posted text: "The occupation's doctors are attempting to resuscitate the female settler who was wounded in the shooting operation (i.e., terror attack) next to Ofra."
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Ofra shooting attack – terrorists shot and wounded 7 Israelis - a pregnant woman, her husband, another man, and 4 teenagers - in a drive-by shooting attack next to Ofra, north of Jerusalem, on Dec. 9, 2018. The terrorists have not been apprehended as of Dec. 12, 2018.
Fatah FB post commemorating Fatah’s first terror attack: “The revolution continues, and we will not drop the rifle”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 7, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat with a group of people, most of them, including Arafat, are carrying assault rifles and wearing military uniforms.

Text on image and in post: “The 54th anniversary of the Intilaqa (i.e., “the Launch” of Fatah when it carried out its first attempted terror attack)
The revolution continues, and we will not drop the rifle”

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Fatah Facebook post: “How could we let the resistance (Hamas) be condemned as terror when we are the ones who fired the first bullet?“
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 7, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the left and former PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat – founder of the PLO and Fatah terror organizations in the 1960s, and former chairman of the PA holding an assault rifle on the right. Below Arafat 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.

Text on image and in post: “How could we let the resistance be condemned as terror when we are the ones who fired the first bullet?
#Thanks_Your_Honor_[PA_]President[_Mahmoud_Abbas]
#Thanks_[PA_Minister_of_Foreign_Affairs_]Riyad_Mansour
#Long_live_Fatah”

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"The UN allows the Palestinian people to use the armed struggle… the rifle will never fall" - says senior Fatah official
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 11, 2018

Official PA TV program
Palestine This Morning, on the anniversary of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s death

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: “[UN] Resolution 3236 was passed which allows the Palestinian people to use all types of struggle – including the armed struggle … [Arafat] said to them: ‘‘I’ve come to you bearing an olive branch in one hand and a revolutionary’s gun in the other hand. Do not let the green branch fall from my hand.’’ He did not say: ‘‘[Let] the rifle [fall],’’ because the rifle will never fall, even today. We don't want to use the struggle, because we know that Israel is waiting for the opportunity to erase us from the land.
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Fatah website posts cartoon praising Barkan terror attack in which 2 were killed, depicting a rearing horse with a firing rifle for a head
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Oct. 18, 2018

Cartoon published on Falestinona, website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon

Headline: “#The_Barkan_settlement_operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered), #Salfit_district, #Palestine”

The cartoon shows a horse wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and a Palestinian flag around its neck, has in place of its head the barrel of an assault rifle that is actively shooting. Rearing up on its chained hind legs the horse breaks free of the chains on its front legs, while other horses or donkeys are seen grazing in the background.

Barkan Industrial Zone Attack – 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa shot and murdered 2 Israelis, Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi, in a factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone near Ariel on Oct. 7, 2018. Na'alwa fled the scene and has not yet been apprehended as of this writing. Until this attack, the Barkan Industrial Zone had been an example of coexistence with Israelis and Palestinians working together.
Fatah poster displays armed fighter with map of Palestine that erases Israel
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 8, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Fatah came to us, like a beautiful rose that blossoms out of a wound, like a spring of pure water that waters a desolateness of salt. And suddenly, we rebelled against our shrouds and stood upright. And suddenly, like Jesus, we were resurrected. Regardless of how late they may be, they will come.
[Syrian poet] Nizar Qabbani”

The image shows an old Fatah poster. A man wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) is holding a rifle. Next to him is the map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas; the map is made up of text in English.

Text in English on map: “We are fighting today to create the new Palestine of tomorrow, a unified & democratic nonsectarian Palestine in which Christian, Moslem & Jew worship, work & enjoy equal rights. This is no utopian dream or false promise, for the Palestinians have always lived in peace, Moslems, Christians, and Jews in the holy land.”

Text at top of image in English: “Palestine”
Text at bottom of image in English: “Al-Fateh (i.e., Fatah)
Revolution until victory”
Fatah FB post promotes violence: “Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 15, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “‘O fighters,
Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory, the decision is yours and the future and victory are yours’
[Former PLO and PA Chairman] #Yasser_Arafat
1978, from the beautiful times (the United Information Body [of Fatah]) [parentheses in source]”

The image shows the back of a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and backpack and carrying an assault rifle.

Text on image:
“O fighters,
Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory, the decision is yours and the future is yours
[Former PLO and PA Chairman] Yasser Arafat”
Logo of Fatah student movement at Al-Quds University shows map of “Palestine” which replaces Israel next to an assault rifle
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Apr. 1, 2018
Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The image shows the logo of the Fatah Shabiba Student Movement at Al-Quds University. The logo shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, the Dome of the Rock with a Palestinian flag above it, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern on it. In front of the PA map is an AK-47 assault rifle.
Text under logo: “[Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement of Al-Quds University 2016-2017”
 
 
Fatah posts image of armed fighters with machine gun
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Apr. 1, 2018

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “Fatah, revolution, and rifle
Beirut 1982”

The image shows men in military uniform armed with assault rifles on the back of a truck, which has a mounted heavy machine gun on it.
Fatah posts image of rifle with text: “They will leave and we will remain, and the land will remain ours”
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Mar. 31, 2018

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “They will leave and we will remain, and the land will remain ours”

The image shows a Palestinian flag around a tree, and above the flag is an AK-47 assault rifle with a key symbolizing the “return” of the Palestinian refugees hanging on it and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) draped over its ammunition magazine. In the background is the Dome of the Rock.

Text on image: “The land will remain free (the last letter in the word “free” is in the shape of a key –Ed.)”
Fatah Facebook post glorifies violence: “O Fatah, this is my rifle… its fire is the death of the enemies and music to my ears”
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Mar. 22, 2018

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: "Fatah was here"

The image shows a man in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) holding a machine gun and another man in a keffiyeh next to him feeding the ammunition chain into the weapon, as two aircraft are seen exploding in mid-air.

Text on image: “O Fatah, this is my rifle in my hand hugging my ribs, and its fire is the death of the enemies and music to my ears"
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Abbas’ Fatah glorifies terrorist murderer of 9 and members of terror group on its Facebook page, with photo showing the terrorists behind crossed rifles
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Jan. 11, 2018
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“A few days separate us from the anniversary of the assassination of the Martyrs (Shahids)
Martyr commander Salah Khalaf Abu Iyad (i.e., head of the Black September terror organization)
Martyr commander Hayel Abd Al-Hamid Abu Al-Hol (i.e., one of the founders of Fatah who was assassinated together with Salah Khalaf)
Martyr commander Fakhri Al-Omari Abu Muhammad (i.e., a founding member of Black September who was assassinated together with Salah Khalaf)
Martyr commander Raed Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 9), the eagle of the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs’] Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s armed wing)
Jan. 14, 2018”

The image shows Salah Khalaf, Fakhi Al-Omari, Raed Al-Karmi, and Hayel Abd Al-Hamid in clockwise order starting from the top, with crossed AK-47 assault rifles seen above them. Al-Karmi is wearing a military uniform carrying an M-16 assault rifle. Each of them has his name and date of death written by his picture.

Text on image:
“Heroes and leaders who died as Martyrs on this date [Jan. 14]”

Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat’s deputy, one of the founders of Fatah, and head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.
Fatah promotes armed violence by posting 1970s Fatah poster of child with masked fighter holding rifle
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “One of the posters of the revolution in the mid-1970s
We are fighting for the future of our children”

The image shows a child reading from a book, and behind him is a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) with a rifle over his shoulder.

Text on image:

“We are fighting for the future of our children
Fatah
(The following is in English –Ed.)
He fights so that I live”
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Fatah poster calls for violence: “O fighters, tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “From the posters of the revolution on the anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa):
O fighters,
Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory, the decision is yours and the future and victory are yours”

Text on image: “O fighters,
Tighten your iron grip on the rifles that create victory, the decision is yours and the future is yours
[Former PLO and PA Chairman] Yasser Arafat”
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Fatah Facebook post calls for violence with image of hand clutching rifle: "Strap on your weapon"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 14, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: Strap on your weapon over your wound, and tomorrow you will awaken to a morning of freedom #Rage_for_Jerusalem #Rage_for_Al-Aqsa_Mosque #Jerusalem_our_capital #Jerusalem_the_capital_of_Palestine
#HandsOffAlQuds”

The image shows a hand holding a weapon. The text and image are in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Text on image: “Strap on your weapon over your wound, and tomorrow you will awaken to a morning of freedom”
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PA TV filler on US Jerusalem decision quotes Arafat: “Do not cause the green branch to fall from my hand” and be replaced with a rifle
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 6, 2017

Official PA TV interlude on US President Donald Trump’s impending decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and transfer the US embassy to Jerusalem

The interlude plays recordings of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat from his well-known 1974 UN speech, in which he said: “The olive branch is in my hand, and the rifle of the revolution is in my hand. Do not cause the green branch to fall from my hand.”

Visual: At the end of the recordings of Arafat’s statements the words: “Jerusalem, a red line” appear on a black screen, with two red lines behind the text. In the upper left corner of the screen appears a special logo showing a scene of Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock, with the Palestinian flag below it, and below it the words: “Jerusalem is ours.”
Hamas military wing: "Our weapons that have been mixed with the blood of thousands of Martyrs are the symbol of victory… [and] will continue to be legitimate against the thieving Zionist entity"
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Nov. 28, 2017
Headline: “The Al-Qassam [Brigades]: The weapons of the resistance are against the occupation”
      “The [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, emphasized that the weapons of the Palestinian resistance will continue to be legitimate against the oppressive ‘Israeli’ occupation. On their Twitter account this evening, Tuesday [Nov. 28, 2017], the brigades said: ‘Our weapons that have been mixed with the blood of thousands of Martyrs (Shahids) are the symbol of victory, and the headline of the discourse with the “Israeli” occupier,’ and they emphasized that, ‘Our weapons will continue to be legitimate against the thieving Zionist entity.’”

Rifle appears in wall mural at PA school in Nablus
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Nov. 16, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam

Posted text: “An evening of the keffiyeh (Arab headdress) of the free people on Keffiyeh Day at our schools inside and outside the homeland, a clear national holiday that we experienced together at the schools of beloved Nablus, and here are the pictures:”

The image shows a wall mural at a PA school in Nablus. The mural includes a drawing of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat wearing a keffiyeh. On the mural is written: “The keffiyeh unites us,” and at the start of the word “keffiyeh” appears a drawing of an AK-47 assault rifle (marked by an arrow) .
Guest on PA TV calls on the PA to give a rifle to every citizen, and for Fatah to return to armed conflict “as long as the occupation continues”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 14, 2017
Author and political analyst Hani Abu Zaid: "We are still pulling out the rifle as long as there is an occupation, and as long as there are settlements… The intifada - even if it has stopped and those who returned have returned to the homeland - it is a tide. We are still witness until this moment to an intifada that has been going on for the last 100 years. It is sometimes motionless and [sometimes] continues to flare up, and it will flare up much more as long as the settlement continues, and as long as-"
PA TV host: "The occupation continues."
Hani Abu Zaid: "And as long as the two-state solution is on the verge of death. As long as the settlers carry and pull out weapons, there is no choice but to talk through weapons, and our people will begin [to do so] again. We must give a gift to our people, a rifle for every citizen, as the occupation is currently planting a weapon in the home of every settler – every Israeli citizen has a weapon. It cannot be that we will refrain from pulling out weapons – and [all of] this will come in the future if the situation continues.”

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Fatah official: “The weapons of the resistance are pure… Whoever harms the weapons is not a patriot” but “a traitor” “Let these weapons multiply”
Source: Al-Alam, local Hebron radio station, Nov. 9, 2017

Alam radio host:
"In Israel, everyone is always asking: 'What will happen with the weapons of the resistance?'”
Fatah Movement Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: "The weapons of the resistance are pure, and must be kept. We are increasing our training daily and strengthening our capabilities for the appropriate day, because we are not like sheep going to the slaughter. Whoever harms the weapons of the resistance is not a patriot, and we must look at him in a different light, because these weapons are being used under occupation in a manner that is in accordance with the national decision. They can be beneficial if they are used, and they have a great effect on the other side, Israel. If there was peace and Israeli withdrawal, then perhaps this [issue] could be raised, and we would not treat one who raises it as a traitor... It is forbidden to talk about the topic of the weapons at all... We have brigades in the Gaza Strip, and now we will resume arming them even more... In the Fatah Central Committee we forbid raising the topic [of disarmament]. Let these weapons multiply and become more sophisticated... All talk of disarmament is consistent with [the interests of] Israel, while the talk of controlling [the weapons] is preparation for the coming day of battle."
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Fatah FB posts girl’s drawing of Hamas head and Arafat together with rifles
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 6, 2017

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a drawing made by a Palestinian girl, Nedaa Abu Rawaa (name in upper right corner.) The drawing shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat on the left and Hamas founder and former head Ahmed Yassin on the right. Between them at the top is a picture of the Dome of the Rock with clasped arms above it, a rifle behind it, and a handshake below it between a green hand representing Hamas and a yellow hand representing Fatah - referring to the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation. To the left and right of the hands is written "Palestine." Behind all of this is a sun in the colors of the Palestinian flag. At the bottom are two crossed rifles with "Palestine" written between them, and below them is a handshake - also between green and yellow hands, referring to the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation.
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Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians.
Fatah branch posts image of rifle
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 26, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “Fatah person, raise your forehead”

The image shows an AK-47 assault rifle, a handgun, and bullets against a background of 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.

Text under the logo: “Fatah Movement, Bethlehem branch”
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Fatah Facebook glorifies the second Intifada with image of masked armed men
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 26, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“A souvenir picture from the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005)
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) – Bethlehem”

The image shows rows of masked men dressed in black clothes wearing keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) on their heads along with yellow Fatah headbands, and carrying various t ypes of rifles.
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Students in Gaza participate in Hamas night patrol with rifles, are educated in Ribat, in order to “plant the spirit of resistance and Jihad in their souls”
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 25, 2017
Headline: “Students of the Knights of Al-Aqsa [summer] camps participate [in Ribat] together with the Murabitin of the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] for one night”
       “Approximately 200 students from among the students of the Knights of Palestine summer camps participated in a night patrol held by the public activity department of the Hamas Movement at the Bureij refugee camp, in the center of the Gaza Strip, under the title ‘Just Not the Al-Aqsa Mosque.’ The students visited the points of Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) of the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades (i.e., Hamas’ military wing) in the refugee camp, and stayed with the Murabitin (i.e., those carrying out Ribat) until dawn.
The Hamas Movement emphasized that the goal of this patrol is to raise the morale of the students and plant the spirit of resistance and Jihad in their souls, so that they will be educated on them.”

The article includes pictures from the night patrol, in which the child camp participants are seen wearing military uniforms and carrying actual Kalashnikov assault rifles.


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Fatah student movement post features terrorist Marwan Barghouti and a rifle
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 14, 2017


Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Post by Fatah's Shabiba student movement for the elections at An-Najah University. The image shows a rifle and a picture of Marwan Barghouti, an imprisoned Palestinian terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered, making the "V" for victory with his handcuffed hands. Barghouti is also a PA parliament member and a Fatah Central Committee member.

Text to right of rifle: "2 – the number [to vote for Fatah] in the elections"
Text on the rifle: "The Martyrs' (Shahids') cell"
Text at bottom: "[Fatah's] Shabiba Student Movement
The university of siege and victory [An-Najah University]
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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 terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central
Relief commemorating terrorists depicts map of “Palestine” together with gun
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Apr. 13, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Security Forces Official Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri

Posted text: “The history of the struggle and culture throughout Dura, in front of the wall reliefs of the giants Mahmoud Darwish (i.e., Palestinian poet), Majed Abu Sharar (i.e., senior Fatah and PLO leader from the 1970s), and Bajes Abu Atwan (i.e., Fatah terrorist killed while fighting against Israel in 1974), with friends from the good times in prison and university, hosted by Al-Quds Open University, its [Fatah student movement] Shabiba, and its administration.”

The image shows a wall relief of Bajes Abu Atwan. In the center of the relief appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with the right edge of the map formed by an assault rifle.
Text above relief: “Wall relief of Martyr (Shahid) Bajes Abu Atwan ‘Abu Shanar’:”
 
Fatah posts image of masked armed man on Facebook, calls to end Hamas “coup”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 8, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows an old Fatah logo featuring the head of a man masked in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and armed with an assault rifle. The word “Fatah” appears over his face on a red background. Underneath, the Palestinian flag and an olive branch are seen.
Text on image: “Fatah – The eternal revolution and Storm (i.e., “Al-Asifa,” Fatah military unit) and the flame of the armed struggle”

Posted text: “The processions that will be held tomorrow [April 7, 2017] in Gaza need to focus on ending the [Hamas] coup (see note below –Ed.), because its end is the prelude to solving all of the Gaza Strip’s problems, and not just the reduction of the [public employees’] salaries”

2007 Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip - Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah won the 2005 Palestinian Authority Presidential election. However, Hamas won the 2006 parliamentary elections in both the Gaza Strip and West Bank, with a majority of 74 out of 132 seats, to Fatah’s 45 seats. Fatah’s rule of the PA Presidency and Hamas’ rule of the PA government led to friction and eventually armed conflict between Hamas and Fatah. Hamas defeated Fatah militarily in the Gaza Strip in 2007, and since then Hamas rules in Gaza while the PA continues to rule the West Bank under Fatah.
First prize in competition funded by U.S. and E.U. goes to drawing of Palestinian family holding AK-47 next to map of "Palestine" erasing Israel
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 29, 2017
Headline: “Ru’a Amjad – young talent rises in professional drawing”


     “Seventeen-year-old student Ru’a Amjad from the Salfit High School for Girls won first place in the "What is a Fighting Woman in Your Eyes?" competition, which was organized by the [PLO -affiliated] Women’s Technical Affairs Committee in partnership with the Salfit school…
It should be noted that the "What is a Fighting Woman in Your Eyes?" competition was held by the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee as part of the youth initiatives that it is holding in 20 regions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in order to support the political participation of women. This is part of the My Right to [My] Future project, which is being held in partnership with the CARE organization (i.e., a relief organization with US governmental funding) and with European Union funding.”

The article includes an image of Ru’a Amjad holding her drawing that won first place. The drawing shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas in the colors of the Palestinian flag, symbolizing political sovereignty over the entire area. Next to it a man, woman, and child are seen standing alongside an AK-47 assault rifle.
Child on PA TV sings: "See how the rifle has opened the prison gates"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 27, 2017
Official PA TV program I Call You, hosting the niece of prisoner Saleh Abu Shusha - who is serving a 14 year sentence (Palestinian Media Watch has been unable to verify the nature of his crimes) - who sings him a song
Niece of prisoner Saleh Abu Shusha: “Place sword against sword,
The owner will get back what is coming to him,
See how the rifle has opened the prison gates,
We will hear joy and great celebration,
In the name of Allah, we will not leave a prisoner
Whose mother will shed tears because of his absence”
Fatah FB: "I will live as a self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i)"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 21, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text and text on image: “I will live as a self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i) until [Palestine] returns”

The image shows a man masked in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) holding an assault rifle, and behind him the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the upper left corner appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”
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Fatah FB post shows Fatah logo with AK-47
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 19, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “The idea did not die with the deaths of its creators, but rather is igniting, rising, and growing in strength and intensity. Whoever thinks that it can be extinguished and die is mistaken, as this is an idea that is not prepared to do anything but spread.”

The picture shows an AK-47 assault rifle laid over 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.
Text at top right of image: “#52_Fatah”
Text at bottom of image: “Fatah is eternal and its giving is eternal”
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Boy’s recital at Fatah event: “My bullets are loud, My rifle is an adornment”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 11, 2017
Video and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Footage from the marking of the anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah Movement at Al-Quds Open University in Ramallah”

Boy: “It blew to the east, it blew to the west,
The fire and the flames ignited,
Why are you confused? What is happening?
After all the tidings have arrived right to us,
Men who can destroy mountains have arrived,
Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit, literally “the Storm”) is our hope.
My respite is in my rifle,
O my wounds and suffering,
I am the Fatah giant who burst forward,
Who called and said,
Several years ago,
My bullets are loud,
My rifle is an adornment,
Do not tell me who I am,
I come to resist, I do not negotiate,
O homeland, over my dead body,
If I see that you have shot, I will shoot,
Know, this is our Fatah.”

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Fatah Facebook post promotes violence: "From my wounds, my weapon has emerged"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 7, 2017

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows armed men.

Posted text: "My weapon has emerged"
Text on image:
"From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My path is bitter, your path is bitter, tread on my ribs and advance
How much this revolutionary people has sacrificed to live freely."
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Fatah glorifies intifada and Martyrdom: We will "remain the spearhead in the struggle with the Zionist enemy"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 16, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“A statement from the Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’:
O masses of the heroic Palestinian people,
O descendants of the first Martyrs (Shahids) and bearers of the flag of the struggle,
O protectors of Jerusalem and the holy sites, and gatekeepers of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque,
O those who exalted Allah chose to defend the land of the fathers, to protect their national heritage, and to continue the path of the revolution that was started by the first leaders, who protected their achievements with their souls and died while still defending our honor and our national identity... 

Your movement [Fatah] – the movement of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners, which initiated the first Launch (Intilaqa) and led the outbreak of the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) and the intifadas and uprisings that came after it, is still loyal to the promise of the Martyrs and the sighs of the prisoners and wounded. It will remain the spearhead in the struggle with the Zionist enemy and will continue to raise our issue in the world. We will not raise the white flag, and we will not bow except before Allah... Together until the establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, this is a revolution until victory."

The image shows the Fatah logo, which includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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Fatah song: “Slice ‎open the enemy’s chest… I have no ‎love other than the love of the rifle”‎
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 15, 2017

"Long Live Fatah Men,” sung by the ‎Al-Asifa band:
"Shoot the Dashka (machine gun) and the cannon
Let the whole world hear:
The Palestinian will never bow other than to the Lord of the universe…
The oath is to free the state from the hands of the Zionists
Long live all the Fatah men...
The Fatah man does not take things lightly…
He fires the mortar and the machine gun...
Strike, mortar, strike!
Slice open the enemy’s chest, slice it...
Bullets! Sing for us!
The sound of the rifles gives us joy
Fatah taught me, thank you, Fatah
I have no love other than the love of the rifle."
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This song was broadcast on official PA TV, 11 times from Nov. 29 –Dec. 4, 2016, also broadcast on Dec. 31, 2012, and daily on Jan. 1-5, 2013. It most recently aired on Jan. 6 and 15, 2017.

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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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Fatah FB pic shows terrorist who murdered 9 holding M-16 semi-assault rifle
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 12, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
"#Falcon_ of_the[_Al-Aqsa_Martyrs']_Brigades (i.e., Fatah's military wing)
#The_settler_hunter
#Martyr (Shahid)_commander #Raed_Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis)"

The image shows terrorist Raed Al-Karmi wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and holding an M-16 semi-assault rifle, and the Dome of the Rock in the background.

Text on image:
"Falcon of the Brigades
Martyr
Raed Al-Karmi
2002-2017
#The_settler_hunter"
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Raed Al-Karmi – was a senior Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) operative and responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis in several attacks: Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan on Jan. 23, 2001; Zvi Shelef on May 31, 2001; Danny Yehuda on June 18, 2001; Elie Na’aman on July 4, 2001; Dov Roseman on Aug. 26, 2001; Hananya Ben Avraham on Oct. 5, 2001; soldier Yaniv Levy on Aug. 28, 2001 and Israeli army officer Erez Merhavi on Sept. 6, 2001. Al-Karmi was killed by the Israeli army on Jan. 14, 2002.
Fatah FB glorifies "Martyr" who murdered 9 Israelis
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 12, 2017
Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: "Jan. 14, 2002 - in two days it will be the anniversary of the assassination of Martyr (Shahid) commander quick-responding Raed Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 9), a senior member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in Tulkarem"
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Raed Al-Karmi – was a senior Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) operative and responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis in several attacks: Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan on Jan. 23, 2001; Zvi Shelef on May 31, 2001; Danny Yehuda on June 18, 2001; Elie Na’aman on July 4, 2001; Dov Roseman on Aug. 26, 2001; Hananya Ben Avraham on Oct. 5, 2001; soldier Yaniv Levy on Aug. 28, 2001 and Israeli army officer Erez Merhavi on Sept. 6, 2001. Al-Karmi was killed by the Israeli army on Jan. 14, 2002.
Fatah FB: We watered our land with blood
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 4, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Fatah means full readiness to sacrifice and faith in Allah, and afterwards in the inevitable victory, in the justice of the cause, and in the national unity.
We were born as rebels on the land of [Prophet] Muhammad’s Night Journey and Ascent to Heaven; we carried out intifada as free men and we embraced the land in purity and washed in blood with which we watered our land for freedom and independence.”

The image shows a man with his head covered in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) reclining next to a rifle and a coffee pot on a portable gas stove, while looking out into a narrow ravine. A picture of the Dome of the Rock is superimposed on the ravine, so that it appears as if the man is looking at it.
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Fatah Facebook: "The rifle suits you"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 3, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
“Fatah man [is written] on your forehead, the rifle suits you
The march of the 52nd [anniversary of the] Launch (Intilaqa), Bethlehem branch”

The image shows the march, with masked participants wearing Fatah headbands and carrying Fatah and Palestinian flags.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier
Fatah FB glorifies terrorist bomber: "We will die standing and will not kneel"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 3, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
"Martyr (Shahid) commander Abu Ali Iyad
Commander of the squad that carried out the Eilabun Tunnel (i.e., the Israeli National Water Carrier) bombing operation
Jan. 1, 1965
We will die standing and will not kneel"

Text on image: "Martyr commander Abu Ali Iyad"

Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was responsible for several terror attacks. The attacks included a bombing in the town of Beit Yosef in northern Israel on April 25, 1966 (injuring 3 people), and placing bombs in the town of Margaliot in northern Israel on July 19, 1966. He was killed in 1971 in Jordan by the Jordanian army when it forced Fatah members out of the country.

Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa,” meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.

Fatah Facebook posts image of map of “Palestine” erasing Israel with armed masked fighter
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 29, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "The revolution continues"

The picture shows the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. Within the map from top to bottom are the Fatah logo - including a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine,” the number 52 signifying the 52nd anniversary of the Fatah "Launch” (Intilaqa), the Palestinian flag, and a person with their face masked by a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) armed with a rifle.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah youth organization logo shows "Palestine" replacing Israel with crossed rifles
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 29, 2016
Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page




The image is an invitation from Fatah and Fatah’s Shabiba youth movement to an event in Ramallah for the 52nd anniversary of the Intilaqa, i.e., the “launch” of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
In the upper left corner of the image appears the symbol of the “Shabiba organization of Fatah,” which includes the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and above it the words: “The State of Palestine.”
In the upper right corner of the image appears the Fatah symbol, featuring a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”

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Fatah FB post glorifies murderer of 9, includes logo with images of Palestine replacing Israel and crossed rifles
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 29, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Martyr (Shahid) Commander Raed Al-Karmi"

The image shows terrorist Raed Al-Karmi, responsible for terror attacks that murdered 9 Israelis.
In the bottom left corner of the image appears the logo of the 52nd anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), and the Fatah logo including a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”
The Fatah logo also appears in the lower right corner of the image.

Text on bottom right of image: "Information Committee of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission”
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Raed Al-Karmi – was a senior Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) operative and responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis in several attacks: Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan on Jan. 23, 2001; Zvi Shelef on May 31, 2001; Danny Yehuda on June 18, 2001; Elie Na’aman on July 4, 2001; Dov Roseman on Aug. 26, 2001; Hananya Ben Avraham on Oct. 5, 2001; soldier Yaniv Levy on Aug. 28, 2001 and Israeli army officer Erez Merhavi on Sept. 6, 2001. Al-Karmi was killed by the Israeli army on Jan. 14, 2002.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah FB post glorifies terrorist responsible for 125 deaths, includes logo with images of Palestine replacing Israel and crossed rifles
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 29, 2016
Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Text on image:
“[Fatah] Central Committee member Martyr (Shahid) Commander
Khalid Al-Wazir

Information Committee of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission”

The image shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir "Abu Jihad," responsible for terror attacks that murdered 125 Israelis, and one of the founders of Fatah.
In the bottom left corner of the image appears the logo of the 52nd anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), and the Fatah logo including a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”
The Fatah logo also appears in the upper left corner of the image.”
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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 killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah FB post glorifies terrorist bomber, includes logo with images of Palestine replacing Israel and crossed rifles
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2016
Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Text on image: “[Fatah] Central Committee member Martyr (Shahid) Commander Abu Ali Iyad
Information Committee of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission”

In the bottom left corner of the image appears the logo of the 52nd anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), and the Fatah logo including a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”
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Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was responsible for several terror attacks. The attacks included a bombing in the town of Beit Yosef in northern Israel on April 25, 1966 (injuring 3 people), and placing bombs in the town of Margaliot in northern Israel on July 19, 1966. He was killed in 1971 in Jordan by the Jordanian army when it forced Fatah members out of the country.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah FB post glorifies senior member of Black September terror organization, includes logo with images of Palestine replacing Israel and crossed rifles
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2016
Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Text on image:
“[Fatah] Central Committee member Martyr (Shahid) Commander Kamal Adwan
Information Committee of the [Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission”

In the bottom left corner of the image appears the logo of the 52nd anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), and the Fatah logo including a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”
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Kamal Adwan was responsible for Fatah’s terrorist operations in Israel and was a senior member of Black September. He was killed by Israeli forces in April 1973.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah logo features map of Palestine replacing Israel, alongside rifle and raised fist
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 10, 2016
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: "From the slogans of the 1975 revolution"

The image shows the cover of a magazine, The Resistance, with a Fatah logo shown against a background of a crowd of people. The logo shows a head wrapped in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), with a raised fist and the PA map of "Palestine" that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel against a red background, in place of a face. Behind the head is a rifle.

Text at top of image:
"The Resistance"
Text on logo: "National unity for the continuation of the revolution and not for the settlement"
Image posted by Fatah Facebook shows image of Arafat, rifle, other weapons
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 10, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The posted text refers to a survey carried out by the independent Palestinian news agency Ma'an, in which most of the participants responded that holding the Seventh Fatah Conference in Ramallah will improve the standing of “Palestine” on the global map.

Text on image: "52 years" - referring to the 52nd anniversary of the "launch" (Intilaqa) of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel.

The image also shows a rifle, a pistol, bullets, a picture of Yasser Arafat with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) hanging from it, a Quran, and a small flag with the Fatah logo, which includes a grenade and crossed rifles over the map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as Palestine together with the PA areas.

Intilaqa - "the “launch” of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier

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Fatah Facebook post commemorating 52nd anniversary includes images of a rocket launcher, rocket, rifle
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 9, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"And the revolution continues
#The_Launch(Intilaqa)_52”

The image shows the Fatah logo, which includes a grenade and crossed rifles over the map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as Palestine together with the PA areas. Around it are a rocket launcher, a rocket, a rifle, ammunition, a Palestinian flag, and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress).

Text on image: "52 years and the revolution continues"

Intilaqa - "the “launch” of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier

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Fatah post commemerates Arafat`s death with image of assault rifle
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 30, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Shared by Wisam Shreim, a friend of the [Facebook] page”
The image shows Yasser Arafat with the number 12, marking 12 years since his death. The “1” in 12 is formed by a Kalashnikov assault rifle.
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Fatah glorifies terror: "We wrote the glory with bullets and rifles... the Molotov [cocktail] and the rocks"
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Sept. 10, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows Fatah co-founder terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad” in the foreground.

Posted text: “We emerged from the womb of the barracks and the trenches
And we wrote the glory with bullets and rifles
Until we waved all of the flags for the homeland
We are Fatah the spark
The mighty Storm (i.e., Al-Asifa, Fatah military unit)
The cavalryman, the revolutionary, the Molotov [cocktail], and the rocks
Yes, we are Fatah
And this is our revolution”

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 killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah awards plaque to Abbas that displays Fatah logo, which includes rifles and the PA map of Palestine erasing Israel
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 22, 2016


Headline
: “The president receives the plaque of the Fatah Movement branch in Syria”
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas received the plaque of the conference of Fatah’s branch in Syria, which was held recently in Damascus, the capital of Syria.
Fatah Central Committee member [and Commissioner for Diaspora Branches] Jamal Muhaisen gave the plaque to President Abbas yesterday evening [Aug. 21, 2016] at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah on behalf of the elected members of the Fatah Movement branch in Syria.
He said: ‘This Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit) plaque is given to the president by the Fatah Movement conference, which was held in Damascus on the 13th of the current month [August].’
Muhaisen added: ‘The conference took place after 37 years of absence. It was a type of demonstration of Fatah, which was hosted by the city of Damascus in the shadow of these difficult circumstances (i.e., the Syrian war). Only 11 members were absent from the conference due to [various] constraints, five of them from the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp, and six from the city of Aleppo.”

A picture with the article shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas receiving the plaque from Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen. The plaque bears the image of two hands in the colors of the Palestinian flag holding assault rifles, and a PA map of “Palestine” that presents Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Senior Fatah official calls on Hamas to carry the rifle and fight Israel
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2016
Official PA TV program State of Politics hosts Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki, who calls on Hamas to help the PA’s political struggle through warfare against Israel
Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki: [Discussing the failure of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Turkey] “I propose that Hamas (i.e., as a Gazan offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood) return [to being] Palestinian in order to save itself, so that it will at the very least save and preserve the days in which they said of it: ‘self-sacrificing fighters’ (Fedayeen); it is a pity, a pity. Therefore I say that Hamas’ project is over unless it will return to carrying the rifle and will fight, and we will welcome that even Hamas will fight.”
Leader of Fatah military wing: Rifle "will not be put down" until "the liberation of Palestine from Rosh HaNikra to Rafiah" (i.e., includes all of Israel)
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 2, 2016
     Headline: “Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades – Al-Amoudi Brigade closes a number of activities for the month of Ramadan”
“The military branch of Fatah, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Palestine – the Nidal Al-Amoudi Brigade, held a mass fast-breaking feast on Thursday evening [June 30, 2016]… on the beach of Gaza City, in the presence of Fatah Movement leaders and its military branch activists.
Secretary of the West Gaza branch [of Fatah] Ziad Matar gave a speech in the name of Fatah. He praised the role (including the shooting of rockets into Israel –Ed.) of the Al-Aqsa Brigades – the Al-Amoudi Brigade – in the Path of the Storm (i.e., 2014 Gaza war) in the summer of 2014…
Commander of the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades Abu Ahmad welcomed those present…
He emphasized that recently the brigades have progressed significantly in terms of their equipment and capabilities.
Abu Ahmad noted that the next stage will be difficult and sensitive regarding the Palestinian cause in the struggle with the occupation (i.e., Israel) and external plots. Therefore, according to Abu Ahmad, ‘The brigades will be the shield of the Palestinian people and its just cause, and will not neglect the option of armed struggle – whatever the cost may be.’
Abu Ahmad concluded his words and repeated the saying ‘The rifle has not been put down and will not be put down, whatever the cost may be, until the liberation of Palestine from Rosh HaNikra (i.e., in northern Israel) to Rafiah (i.e., in the southern Gaza Strip).”
Fatah Facebook posts drawing of terrorist with rifle with words glorifying "the revolution" and "the fighting rifle"
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, June 18, 2016

Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page.
The old poster shows a terrorist holding an assault rifle with his head masked in a Palestinian keffiyeh headscarf.
Text on picture: “Through pictures and posters we will be able to convey the meanings of the revolution to the masses and to maintain its continuity
The fighting rifle is the symbol and the legitimacy”.
Fatah FB posts old poster urging to persist with gun violence and terrorism
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 18, 2016
Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The old poster shows a terrorist holding an assault rifle with his head masked in a Palestinian keffiyeh.

Text on picture:
“Through pictures and posters we will be able to convey the meanings of the revolution to the masses and to maintain its continuity
The fighting rifle is the symbol and the legitimization”
Fatah’s Facebook pays homage to old campaign poster calling to displace Israel using violence
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 17, 2016
Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The old poster shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. The map is overlaid with the design of the Palestinian keffiyeh.

Text on poster: “All of the rifles for the liberation of Palestine
Fatah”
Fatah promotes violence on Facebook: "The rifle is the symbol"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 17, 2016
Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The poster, from 1984, shows an assault rifle with flame coming out of its barrel.

Text on poster: “Through pictures and posters we will be able to convey the meanings of the revolution to the masses and to maintain its continuity
The 19th anniversary of the Launch of the Palestinian revolution (i.e., the “launch” of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier)
1965-1984
The rifle is the symbol”
Fatah Facebook posts poster of rifle with text commemorating Fatah's first terror attack against Israel
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, June 17, 2016

Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. The poster, from 1984, shows an assault rifle with a flame coming out of its barrel.
Text on poster: “Through pictures and posters we will be able to convey the meanings of the revolution to the masses and to maintain its continuity. The 19th anniversary of the Launch of the Palestinian revolution (i.e., the 'launch' of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier), 1965-1984. The rifle is the symbol.”
Fatah posts map of Israel and PA areas, with the words: "All of the rifles for the liberation of Palestine"
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, June 17, 2016

Poster posted on the official Fatah Facebook page. The old poster shows the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. The map is overlaid with the design of the Palestinian keffiyeh.
Text on poster:
“All of the rifles for the liberation of Palestine
Fatah”
PFLP rally shows image of little boy holding a rifle
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 15, 2016
Official PA TV News reported on a solidarity rally held in Nablus for the jailed terrorist Bilal Al-Burini of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist organization, who, on the day he was to be released from jail following a 14-year sentence, was rearrested on administrative detention.

Pictures from the broadcast show a little boy participating in the protest with a rifle in his hands.
 
 
PFLP rally shows image of little boy holding a rifle
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 15, 2016



Official PA TV News reported on a solidarity rally held in Nablus for the jailed terrorist Bilal Al-Burini of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist organization, who, on the day he was to be released from jail following a 14-year sentence, was rearrested on administrative detention.

Pictures from the broadcast show a little boy participating in the protest with a rifle in his hands.
Fatah official: All types of resistance are open, Fatah keeps rifle and weapons “honorable and pure” against Israel
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: “Dr. Amal Hamad – Our prisoners will remain a true symbol in the battle of resolve and challenge”

“In her speech, Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Amal Hamad saluted the people of the great Fatah and the male and female prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, heroes of freedom, honor, giving, and sacrifice, and symbols of the pride, honor, and freedom.
She said: ‘Today [April 13, 2016] we send a message of loyalty and appreciation to our prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, their families, and their relatives. Today we are not honoring the prisoners, but rather honoring the cause and the identity, and we are honoring the belonging to the homeland and the homeland’s message. We celebrate them today, on Palestinian Prisoner’s Day in April, month of Martyrdom (Shahada) and Martyrs (Shahids), in the month of power, sacrifice, and redemption. Yesterday was the anniversary [of the deaths as Martyrs] of the three founding leader Martyrs, the anniversary of the great of this homeland, the anniversary of the founders of the Palestinian revolution - the anniversary of Kamal Nasser, Kamal Adwan, and Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar. In this month there was also the anniversary of the First Bullet and First Stone, the anniversary of Martyr Commander Abu Jihad.’
She emphasized that Fatah keeps the Palestinian Fatah rifle and weapons honorable and pure in the face of the occupier, and guards the administration of the popular resistance in all its forms, the administration of the political and diplomatic struggle on the international level, and the achievement of the state and the sympathy and support of the international community. Likewise, she emphasized that they have not given up any type of resistance, and the priorities are determined according to circumstances and changes of the period, but the Palestinian compass is still clear – the compass is the State of Palestine w
Fatah Facebook post reveres the rifle
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 30, 2016

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on March 30, 2016
The image shows a rifle and the Palestinian flag.

Posted text: “On Land Day, Fatah, the salt of the earth and the gunpowder of the revolution”
Text in image:
“Land Day
March 30
Fatah is the salt of the earth and the gunpowder of the revolution
Fatah’s Shabiba”

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
Post on Fatah’s Facebook page by Fatah’s youth movement: “Long live the rifle”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 29, 2016

Text and photo posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"#The_Elder’s _Shabiba
#Martyr _Yasser_Arafat's_bloc”

Note: “The Elder” is a Palestinian nickname for Yasser Arafat
Shabiba is Fatah's student movement


Text on photo:
“Advance, O our movement
We are wild lions, Fatah’s Shabiba
Educated in the refugee camp, and long live the rifle
Martyr Yasser Arafat’s bloc”
Official PA daily reports on Palestinians' pride that local firearms were used in terror attacks against Israelis
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 13, 2016

     “The recent wave of operations (i.e., Palestinian wave of terror against Israel that began in September 2016 and lasted more than 6 months) in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, especially those in which firearms were used, is again causing concern in the occupation state, and its officials have blamed each other for their impotence in dealing with the phenomenon of ‘the lone [attackers’] knives’, which has been going on for five months.
The main cause of the increased concern is the use of locally produced firearms, such as the Carlo (i.e., automatic weapon which has been used by Palestinian terrorists), which has become the dream of boys and young people, who can save money for it and purchase it in the local market for a maximum price of 1,000 US dollars.
The Carlo is a Palestinian variant of a Swedish recoilless submachine gun, called the Carl Gustav. It is evident that the Palestinian variant has been used in several shooting operations, especially the one carried out by Martyr (Shahid) Nashat Melhem (i.e., murderer who shot and killed 3) from the town of Wadi Ara (sic., Arara) on Dizengoff street in Tel Aviv at the end of last year, in which 2 Israelis were killed and several others were injured. Likewise, it turned out that the Carlo has been used in shooting operations in Jerusalem, especially the one carried out by Martyr Fuad Abu Rajoub Al-Tamimi on Salah A-Din Street in Jerusalem, in which he injured two occupation police officers, one of them mortally.”

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PA TV song honoring Arafat glorifies violence and venerates rifle
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 3, 2016

"Engrave on the rifle butt the symbol of Fatah's Al-Asifa [unit]
He [Arafat] taught the whole world how to revolt. Yasser - symbol of freedom
Oh Elder, I swear by [your] uniform and your keffiya
Mahmoud Abbas is on the same path when it comes to [our] state and identity
We fired the rifle, we faced the storm
We responded to the cannon with a pistol
Using stones, we ignited a revolution and wrote [history], oh Fatah men
On the rifle butt, we have engraved [Fatah's] symbol
On the grip, we have engraved "Arafat"
On the top cover we have inscribed the history of the free
On the barrel -- the name of the homeland
The flash-suppressor ignited and burst
Here it is, oh rifle sight
The state is only a few meters away
Oh action-spring, receive and shoot [bullets] continuously
Change the magazine -- there are hundreds [of them]
Load it into the chamber
Oh AK-47, make sounds of joy and salute the Elder (Arafat)"
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Note: This video aired 7 times in one week, four times on Nov. 11, twice on Nov. 13 and again on Nov. 16, 2011. It was broadcast in 2012 on on Dec. 29 and 31, once in 2013 on Dec. 31, and three times in January 2015 , once on Dec. 31, 2015 and once on Jan. 3, 2016.
Fatah Facebook celebrates 51 years of terror: “Our revolution and our rifle – a method and a path”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 27, 2015

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement on Dec. 27, 2015

Text:
“Our revolution and our rifle – a method and a path.
On the anniversary of the launch (Intilaqa) let us all tweet with the hashtag #51st_anniversary_Fatah_Intilaqa”

The image shows Arafat with a keffiyeh on his head and a rifle under his arm.

Text in image:
“On the anniversary of our [Fatah’s] launch, let us all tweet with the hashtag #51st_anniversary_Fatah_Intilaqa.
Our revolution and our rifle – a method and a path.”
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Intilaqa – "The Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier
Fatah official reiterates party's commitment to the rifle
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2015

Headline: “Fatah’s Nablus [branch] commemorated the anniversary of the Martyrdom of the founder and symbol Yasser Arafat”
“Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad stated that the Fatah movement continues to realize the Palestinian national interest, and called on the Hamas movement to distance itself from anything that delays the reconciliation.
This was stated during the Flag and Keffiyeh Carnival, held yesterday [Nov. 16, 2015] by the Fatah movement in Nablus, with the participation of governmental, national and civil institutions, for the commemoration of the anniversary of leader Yasser Arafat’s Martyrdom…
Moreover, Al-Ahmad referred to the popular uprising and welcomed it, and emphasized that it came as a natural response to the escalating crimes of the occupation against the Palestinian people…
In the same context, the movement organized a central mourning rally to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Martyr Yasser Arafat, and the declaration of the [Palestinian] document of independence in the village of Beit Furik, in the presence of Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul."

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Fatah official proud his infant son says Martyrs have a wedding and wants a rifle "to defeat the Zionists"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 27, 2015

Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: “The Palestinian by nature and ‎education feels a sense of belonging to the land and the homeland. Listen, my son is ‎two years and ten months old. Yesterday, he sang to his mother: ‘Escort the Martyr to ‎his wedding.’ He doesn’t know the meaning of this song (i.e., the Islamic belief that ‎Martyrs marry 72 Virgins in Paradise). Today his mother told me that he sang: ‘Daddy, ‎buy me a machine gun and a rifle, so that I will defeat Israel and the Zionists.’ A boy who ‎is not yet three! A Palestinian grows up with a feeling of belonging to the land, the ‎homeland, and the people.‎"
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PFLP leaders tell children in summer camp: "You are the fighters who receive the rifle from your fighter comrades"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 29, 2015
Headline: “Mazhar: The youths bear the compass and the key to change and liberation”
     “The leadership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), led by [Gaza PFLP] branch head and political bureau member Jamil Mazhar, paid a visit to the ‘We Are All Resistance’ [summer] Camp, that was organized by the Progressive Student Action Front (i.e., PFLP student group)…
Mazhar noted that the camps are held in order to prepare the front’s youth, to train them, and to educate them… and said: ‘You are the fighters who receive the rifle from your fighter comrades, like we received [it]. You are charged with the compass, and you will be the seed of change and liberation. This charge may be heavy, but after I saw what you do in these camps, we are certain that you can bear this charge, and contribute to the return of the front’s role in all arenas.’”
Fatah official emphasizes that Fatah never “abandoned the rifle” in response to Hamas criticism of Fatah
Source: Donia Al-Watan News website‎, Aug. 11, 2015
Headline: “The Al-Aqsa Brigades are attacking Amin Maqbul and saying: The gun is not for election propaganda purposes, and Fatah never abandoned it”
     “Commander of the Al-Amoudi division of the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades Majdi Matar ‘Abu Ahmad’, strongly attacked some of the members of the Fatah movement leadership, after statements they made regarding [Fatah’s] Seventh Conference, according to which the conference might debate a return to armed struggle or resistance to the occupation in all its forms. Abu Ahmad considered this an insult to all Fatah people and to the Fatah rifle, which has not been abandoned since the beginning of its activities, and the battles are witness to this. Abu Ahmad said in a statement to the press that the Fatah rifle is not for decoration at celebrations and mass weddings intended for election purposes. Your self-marketing for the elections is known now even to the smallest Fatah member, and thousands of prisoners, the injured and the Martyrs (Shahids) are the greatest proof that the movement continues its armed struggle,’ he said. Abu Ahmad added: ‘You won’t be able to purify yourselves with the gun you fled from out of fear for your privileges.’”
PA-Fatah summer camp for kids: AK-47 automatic weapons and youth in military uniforms dancing with rifles
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, June 12, 2015
Fatah-run Awdah TV program Morning of my Homeland reports on the fifth summer camp ‘Jerusalem in the Eyes of the Lion Cubs and Flowers of Palestine.’
The report begins by showing children wearing uniforms and carrying rifles performing a folk dance. The camp was eight days long and was organized by the PA National Security Forces. More than 150 children of “Martyrs” (Shahids) and prisoners participated in the camp. The camp took place in Sebastia in the Nablus district, in coordination with the Fatah youth movement ‘Institution for Lion Cubs and Flowers of Palestine’ (translated to English on their shirts as ‘Institution for Young Boys and Girls).
The camp’s closing ceremony in Sebastia, during which the campers also danced with rifles, was attended by Nablus District Governor Akram Rajoub, Minister and Head of Bureau of Clerks Musa Abu Zaid, Secretary of Fatah’s Nablus branch, and representatives of the PA national Security Forces. The closing ceremony integrated artistic performances and a military parade by the campers during which the Nablus District Governor spoke.

The first and second images show a group of youths parading on stage, dressed in uniforms, some carrying rifles:


The third image shows Nablus District Governor Akram Rajoub  sitting in the audience, and the last image shows the audience seated in front of the stage:



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PA TV encourages use of children as combatants with image of Palestinian boy holding a rifle
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 10, 2015

Image taken from Official PA TV program “Photography”:
An episode of the program showed chosen photos of Mahmoud Abu Hamdeh, a photographer from Gaza. Among the photos was one of two small children sitting on the grass. The girl is holding a bouquet of flowers and a Palestinian flag is draped around her shoulders, while the boy is wearing a keffiyeh – a traditional Palestinian headscarf - and holding a Kalashnikov rifle.
Fatah-run magazine: From every machine gun… from every vein in which flows blood… long live the revolution!”
Source: Dalal Mughrabi Magazine Facebook page, May 29, 2015
Text posted on the Dalal Mughrabi Magazine Facebook page: “From every proud throat, from every gun muzzle, from every machine gun, from every hand and pen, from every vein in which flows blood, from the eyes of the orphans, long live Fatah, and long live the revolution!”

The Dalal Mughrabi Magazine Facebook page - An electronic “magazine” published by the Culture Committee of the Fatah Shabiba student movement at the Birzeit University containing information about Shabiba events at the university, national holidays, Fatah anniversaries, historically important days/events for Fatah and occasional news items. The profile picture on the page is a photo of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
Fatah Facebook post glorifies death fighting Israel
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 20, 2015

Text and image published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”
Text on image: “Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, division of Martyr Commander Nidal Al-Amoudi.”
“If I fall, take my place
O my comerade in the struggle
And carry my weapon
Don’t fear my blood on the weapon”

Posted text (same as last two lines in photo):
“And carry my weapon
Don’t fear my blood on the weapon”
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Rifle and map on Fatah's Facebook page calls for violence to take back the land
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 14, 2015

On the occasion of Palestinian Nakba day - the day Palestinians commemorate "the catastrophe" of the establishment of the State of Israel - Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement posted a drawing on Facebook that encouraged the use of violence to destroy Israel:
"What was taken by force can only be regained by force,
the 67th anniversary of the Nakba"
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Fatah Facebook post threatens "the world's dwarfs" with violence
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 13, 2015

A post on Fatah's Facebook page warned "the world's dwarfs" to "remain in their burrows" when "the storm" - the name of Fatah's military wing - "roars." This warning appeared on a photo of an armed member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades beside the Fatah logo, which also encourages the use of arms against Israel. The Fatah logo shows two rifles crossed over a map that includes the PA areas and all of Israel:
"When the 'storm' Al-Asifa (i.e., a reference to Fatah's military wing in the 1960's and 1970's) roars and the nation applauds the eternal Fatah, the world's dwarfs should remain in their burrows."
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Fatah posts image of youth painting ‎Fatah logo, with rifles and map erasing ‎Israel
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Mar. 27, 2015

Fatah posted a photo to its Facebook page ‎showing a young man painting the Fatah ‎logo, with rifles, flags of “Palestine” and a ‎map including both PA areas and all of ‎Israel, on a brick wall. ‎
Posted text: “Anyone who thinks Fatah’s ‎flame has been extinguished, just wait. ‎Under the ashes lies a volcano.”‎
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Fatah on Facebook: "We started with stones… and we will finish with a state"
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Jan. 18, 2015

This picture posted to Fatah's official Facebook page, demonstrates that the movement still favors violence as the way to obtain statehood. A stone, a knife, a Molotov cocktail, a gun, a hand grenade, an assault rifle and an RPG illustrate Fatah's progress in terms of more and more sophisticated weapons.

Text on image:
“We started with stones …. and we will finish with a state
The Palestinian National Liberation Movement [Fatah]”
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Fatah posts image of rifle with the words: “Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah”
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Jan. 1, 2015

Image shows the words “Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah” written in calligraphy in the shape of a rifle.
Text: “The revolution ignited by the giant Yasser Arafat, whose fuel is the nation of giants, cannot deviate from its course toward Jerusalem. Long live the 50th anniversary of Fatah.”

Note: Intilaqa – "The Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah’s 50 year anniversary logo includes rifle
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Jan. 1, 2015

An image shows the number 50 symbolizing the 50th anniversary of Fatah since its first terror attack against Israel in 1965. The upper part of the number 5 is a rifle, symbolizing the means used to “liberate Palestine.”
Text on image: “50 years on, and the revolution continues. The golden anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of Fatah Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah.”

Note: Intilaqa "the Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
PA TV music video: "We treat the rifle as a brother"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 30, 2014
PA TV music video: 
"Yasser Arafat, rest in peace, rest in peace,
while we continue the struggle, the struggle.
By Allah, we won't throw down our weapons.
We treat the rifle as a brother.
We treat the rifle as a brother."
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Note: This clip originally aired on Dec. 30, 2011 and was rebroadcast Jan. 4, 2012, Jan. 1, 2, and 4, 2013, and Dec. 30, 2014.
Fatah’s adornments are the “rifle and ‎keffiyeh”‎
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 27, 2014


Text: “Fatah – the symbol of honor. Fatah ‎‎– its men are giants and its women ‎glorious. Their adornments are the Elder’s ‎‎(i.e., Yasser Arafat) rifle and keffiyeh, and ‎no wonder, for they are the sisters of the ‎men and of Dalal [Mughrabi].”‎
Text on image: “Behold, even if the ‎season lengthens, light up your lamp, ‎hold it high and call: ‘The exploitation and ‎darkness of the night will necessarily ‎pass’”‎

Note: Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
Logo marking Fatah’s 50th anniversary includes rifles symbolizing violent resistance
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 22, 2014

The image includes the number 50 ‎symbolizing the 50th anniversary of ‎Fatah since its first terror attack against ‎Israel in 1965. The dove symbolizes the ‎freeing of Palestinian prisoners and the ‎rifle represents the means through ‎which “Palestine” will be “liberated.” The ‎image also shows the Al-Aqsa Mosque, ‎the Palestinian flag, and Fatah’s logo.‎
Posted text: “The members of Fatah ‎remain loyal to this movement, which ‎has revived the Palestinian cause and ‎reminded the world of Palestine, and ‎resisted using all the means at its ‎disposal. They are loyal to its ‎commanders and remain loyal to the ‎path, rooted in Palestine and devoted to ‎the cause, which we will never betray.”‎
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Fatah graphic erases Israel from the map and includes rifle
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 17, 2014

Image shows Fatah’s logo and a map of “Palestine” including PA areas and all of Israel covered in the Palestinian flag. The image includes a photo of Arafat and a rifle, symbolizing the means used to “liberate Palestine.” 
Text on image: “Fatah – The symbol of the struggle – defenders of the national enterprise”
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Fatah graphic with rifle and grenade ‎marks Fatah’s 50 year anniversary‎
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 15, 2014

An image shows the number 50 symbolizing the 50th anniversary of Fatah since its first terror attack against Israel in 1965. The upper part of the number 5 is a rifle, symbolizing the means used to “liberate Palestine.” The number 5 is covered in a keffiyeh – the typical Palestinian head dress. Inside number 5 is a picture of Arafat. The zero in number 50 is colored in the Palestinian flag and has a picture of a hand grenade inside it. 
Text on image: “The anniversary is approaching.”
Posted text: “The golden anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of Fatah” 
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Note: Intilaqa – "The Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah celebrates 50 years: New logo includes rifle and map erasing Israel
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 14, 2014

The “Intilaqa logo” shows the number 50 and the years 1965-2015 celebrating Fatah’s 50th anniversary since its first terror attack against Israel. The rifle symbolizes the means used to “liberate Palestine” and the dove symbolizes the freeing of Palestinian prisoners. The logo also includes a Palestinian headdress - a keffiyeh - and the Palestinian flag shaped as the northern part of Israel.
Text on image: “The golden anniversary of the Intilaqa, 1965-2015, Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah”
Posted text: “The Intilaqa logo, designed by brother Mahmoud Al-Rifi” 
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Note: Intilaqa – "The Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
Fatah logo marking 50 year anniversary includes rifle
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 14, 2014


Text and image posted on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”
Text on image: “50 years [on], the revolution continues. Golden anniversary of the Intilaqa ("the Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier).
Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah.”
Text in post: “The anniversary approaches”
Description of the image:
- The number 50 with the upper horizontal part of the number 5 turned into a rifle and its vertical part turned into a map of "Palestine” that includes all of Israel and the PA areas
- Fatah’s logo (including rifles, the Palestinian flag and map of "Palestine” that includes all of Israel and the PA areas)
- A dove flying with the Palestinian flag
- The Al-Aqsa Mosque
Fatah logo marking 50 year anniversary includes rifle
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 13, 2014


Text and image posted on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”
Text: “50 years since the Intilaqa ("the Launch" – i.e., the launch of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier) – state and independence”
Image: Dove, rifle, Al-Aqsa Mosque and map of "Palestine” that includes all of Israel and the PA areas
Fatah proud of violence against Israel: ‎‎“Fatah – the first stone and the first ‎bullet”‎
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 5, 2014

Text on image of rifle: “Fatah – the first ‎stone and the first bullet. We are men of ‎Fatah and are proud of it”‎
Posted text: “Long live Fatah of ‎revolution, history and culture. Long live ‎Fatah of willpower and independent ‎decision-making.”‎
Song commemorating Arafat promotes using the rifle
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 14, 2014

"Musk and ambergris are the scent of the revolutionaries’ blood, O soil
The scent of Paradise wafts from our loved ones, O Arafat...‎
Take the parts of the rifle, and have a full magazine
‎[video shows photo of Arafat aiming a rifle]‎
My land is guaranteed victory through the determination of the knights...‎
Arafat, we’ve issued a challenge, woe to whoever is hostile to us
We carry our souls in our hands, for your sake, the Elder...‎
We tasted the bitterness of parting from you, President
Rejoice, Dark-Eyed Maidens, rejoice.‎
We have escorted Yasser to Paradise.‎"
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PA MP and terrorist Marwan Barghouti supports “the option of the comprehensive resistance and the rifle”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 11, 2014
      “Prisoner leader Marwan Barghouti called on the PA to restore the dignity of the resistance, officially adopt the movement to boycott the occupation, and defend Jerusalem from Judaization, out of loyalty and devotion to the historic heritage of Yasser Arafat. These statements were made in a letter from the prisoner leader [Barghouti] on the tenth anniversary of the assassination of founding leader Yasser Arafat. In his letter, Barghouti wrote: ‘The assassination of President Yasser Arafat was an official Israeli-American decision, [and occurred] after a continuous military and political siege that was aimed at torpedoing the blessed Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) and dealing a blow to the resistance and the unity of the Palestinian people. There is no need for the inquiry teams and commissions of the past ten years to realize this fact.’"

Click "Full article"  for a longer excerpt of Barghouti's statement and notes
Fatah Facebook promotes using the rifle
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Oct. 13, 2014


Posted on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”
Text: “The olive branch is human culture, not a distortion of peace. The rifle is the way of the homeland.”
Fatah spokesman criticizes Hamas for shooting Fatah members: "The rifle of the resistance is holy only as ‎long as it is aimed at the occupation"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 23, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah spokesman Ahmad Assaf
     ‎“We now ask the leaders of Hamas: ‘Why ‎did your people shoot dozens of Fatah ‎members?’ We have a long list of their ‎names, and some came for treatment in ‎West Bank hospitals with 30 bullets in ‎their bodies, which pulverized their bones ‎and flesh and made them unable to move... What was their crime besides belonging to ‎Fatah?‎ What did they do to [warrant] being shot at and being placed under house arrest? ...
Did we not oppose this [Israeli] aggression ‎in every possible way? This is our duty, ‎and 99% of the Martyrs (Shahids) in the ‎West Bank were Fatah members, and ‎more than half of Gaza’s Martyrs belonged ‎to Fatah.
Finally, I will say that the rifle of the ‎resistance is holy only as long as it is ‎aimed at the occupation. However, when it ‎is aimed at the chests of our people, ‎pulverizes their bones, crumbles their ‎flesh, makes them unable to move and ‎give, it becomes a rifle for hire [and] ‎highway robbery.”‎
Fatah claims to have killed Israeli soldier in Hebron
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 23, 2014


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


Text:
"The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, our military wing - now [we] count on you"
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Fatah official quotes Arafat: "An olive branch in one hand and a rifle in the other"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 12, 2014
Q: “[As of now, Israel’s Operation ‎Protective Edge has claimed] over 120 ‎Martyrs (Shahids) and wounded 900, and ‎at the official level, Fatah is still adhering ‎to the negotiations. Is that really the ‎movement’s position?”‎
Fatah Central Committee member Abbas ‎Zaki: “First of all, what is happening in ‎Gaza is a very large operation. The enemy ‎has crossed all boundaries of human ‎‎[behavior], and I don’t believe Fatah is ‎relying on negotiations with this ‎savage…”‎
Q: “What is Fatah’s official position on the ‎Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military ‎wing), who are launching rockets at the ‎Israeli settlements? There are figures ‎according to which Fatah in Gaza has ‎launched over 200 rockets.”‎
Abbas Zaki: “Our eyes are now turned ‎toward Gaza, and the unity of the factions ‎is very necessary... No one in Gaza will ‎look on from the sidelines and sit by idly. ‎Gaza is at war and is living under fire, and ‎whoever disavows‎ the resistance is no ‎member of Fatah‎...
We Palestinians have an international ‎decision regarding our right to defend ‎ourselves, even by means of armed ‎struggle, but we won’t use the [armed] ‎struggle unless it suits the situation and ‎helps and exacts a high price from the ‎enemy during the campaign. ‎
We don’t want to say we are against it.
‎Yasser Arafat went to the UN and told ‎them, ‘an olive branch in one hand and a ‎rifle in the other.’ He didn’t say ‘just a rifle;’ ‎but also the green branch... Mahmoud Abbas is ‎experienced. We don’t want words, we ‎want deeds."

For the complete interview and notes, click "full article."
Song on Hamas TV: "[With‎] rifles we will break the shackles"
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), July 9, 2014
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) broadcast a song ‎with footage simulating clashes between ‎Hamas and the Israeli army, and figures ‎dressed like ultra-Orthodox Jews carrying ‎weapons. ‎
Song on Al-Aqsa TV:‎
     ‎“When the Zionist acts with arrogance, ‎
Spreads out in the land and has no pity ‎on us, ‎
The uncompromising people ‎ must bear ‎machine guns in the [West] Bank.‎
Live like a fighter and give the oppressor ‎his due. ‎
‎[With‎] rifles we will break the shackles.‎
Gaza and the [West] Bank, and the interior ‎‎(i.e., Israeli Arabs in Israel) are with us ‎, ‎hand in hand.‎
‎[We are] one hand, and will not renounce ‎our principles
With rockets and explosives, the glory of ‎the operations (i.e., terror attacks) will ‎return.‎
‎[footage of man dressed as an ultra-‎Orthodox Jew wearing an explosive belt]‎
The people ‎ that stands firm will not die.‎
Our victory is certain, Allah ‎ willing.”‎

Note: This broadcast took place as Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Fatah: "Turn these rifles toward Jerusalem"
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 5, 2014
Posted on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah ‎‎– The Main Page”‎
Text: “A day will come in our generation ‎when we will play the melody of freedom ‎on the black rifles, as we turn these rifles ‎toward Jerusalem, the eternal capital of ‎Palestine.”‎

Note:‎ The Facebook page where this item was ‎posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is ‎an official Fatah Facebook page. The page ‎defines itself as belonging to the Fatah ‎Mobilization and Organization Commission. ‎Each Fatah commission has an official ‎website. The official website of Fatah's ‎Mobilization and Organization Commission ‎links to this Facebook page.‎
Fatah Facebook video celebrates terrorist "heroes" who "are proving themselves a pure and stubborn rifle in the face of the Zionist"
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 14, 2014
An Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades movie named "The Revolutionists of the Land"
Narrator: “The heroes Yasser Arafat, Abu Jihad, Abu Iyad, Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar, Kamal Nasser, Kamal Adwan, Abu Sabri, Abu Al-Hol, Abu Ali Shahin and others maintained the campaign against the Zionist enemy everywhere: the great operations (i.e., terror attacks) reached the shores of Tel Aviv [with] Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., bus hijacking in 1978, 37 killed) and [Dimona with] the Dimona operation (i.e., bus hijacking in 1988, 3 killed)...
The great operations of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Fatah’s military wing, continued with missile bombardment of Israeli settlements, sniper operations, the blowing up of tanks and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip...
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, with their mighty Nidal Al-Amoudi division, still embody the spirit of Fatah’s armed resistance, through their active and high-quality participation in the wars being initiated [ by Israel], one after the other, against the Gaza Strip. They are proving themselves a pure and stubborn rifle in the face of the Zionist enemy.
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades still have a finger on the trigger."
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For a longer transcript and descriptions of the terrorists, click "full article."
Fatah "warning" sign shows assault rifle and map erasing Israel
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 13, 2014
On one of its official Facebook pages the Fatah movement, which is headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, posted a warning to Israelis. A sign showed an assault rifle and a map of "Palestine" that included both PA areas and all of Israel. In Arabic, Hebrew, and English it said: "Warning. This is a land of a Palestinian state and the occupation to leave immediately" (English original).
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Hamas official: "Our path is Jihad and resistance, our path is the rifle"
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Apr. 30, 2014
Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas) broadcast a speech by Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Mashaal
Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Mashaal speaking over the phone:
“These Martyrs… after their bodies returned, we are told: Jihad and resistance are the path, and there is no other path. Yes, I say to my brothers in Fatah and to my brothers in all the factions… our choice is resistance, our path is Jihad and resistance, our path is the rifle. Yes, we are in favor of politics, in favor of diplomacy, in favor of persecuting Israel in the international arena, and bringing it to trial on the platforms of the UN and its organizations, but our brothers in the [Palestinian] Authority, our brothers in the Palestinian presidency, in the Fatah movement and all the factions – the history that created us, that created our factions and symbols, was nothing other than Jihad and resistance… We have nothing to commemorate us, we have no honor, no history and will have no future other than with Jihad and resistance. During [Jihad and resistance], and in the shadow of the strategy of resistance, the other operations will grow in strength. Politics will be strengthened, diplomacy will be strengthened, activities and populism will be strengthened. This is the path, brothers!”
Song on PA TV broadcast celebrating terrorist release: "With our rifle we have produced this victory"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 10, 2014
Official PA TV program For You broadcast the celebrations marking the release of prisoner Amjad Jarbouni in his hometown of Al-Mazra’a Al-Sharqiya (Palestinian town north of Ramallah).
Song in the background:
"Through the victorious opposition and rifle fire, we have liberated the prisoners from captivity and broken the chains…
Through our free will we have torn down walls and with our rifle we have produced this victory.”

Note: Amjad Jarbouni – released after serving 12 years in prison. PMW was unable to obtain any further information about this prisoner.
Prisoner's son sings on PA TV: "Dad gave me a rifle and a machine gun as a gift... Defeat America and Israel"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 9, 2014
Official PA TV program Link in a Chain hosted the son of prisoner Rami Al-Ayleh

Son of prisoner Rami Al-Ayleh:
“Dad gave me a rifle and a machine gun as a gift.
When I’ll be very [big], I’ll join the liberation army.
The liberation army taught us how to defend our homeland.
Our homeland is dear, dear [to us].
[He is prompted from the background:] [We will] defeat, defeat America and Israel.”

Rami Al-Ayleh was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Fatah: We are "fighting nation engaged in Ribat," and we "bear the rifles of the revolution‎"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2014
‎     “Unidentified individuals opened fire ‎yesterday [March 28, 2014] on the vehicle ‎of the Secretary of the Fatah branch in ‎Jenin, Ata Abu Rmeileh. …‎
Fatah’s Jenin branch issued a statement ‎in response to the attack, in which it said: ‎‎‘We will strike with an iron fist anyone ‎tempted to wreak havoc among the ranks ‎of our fighting nation engaged in Ribat ‎‎(i.e., religious conflict/war over land ‎claimed to be Islamic) at this politically ‎difficult stage of our national cause.’ The ‎statement emphasized that ‘[our] men bear ‎the rifles of the revolution on their ‎shoulders only to confront the oppressive ‎occupation, and the rifles that fired on the ‎car of [our] warrior brother, the Secretary of ‎the branch, Ata Abu Rmeileh… are the ‎rifles of mercenaries, rifles [of] civil war, ‎that received their orders from the Israeli ‎General Security Services.’”‎
From Ma'an, independent Palestinian ‎news agency
Fatah official: “The rifle is here, and it can go off at any moment”
Source: Official PA TV Live, Mar. 17, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast a ceremony supporting the Palestinian state and national principles in Jericho.
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi:
"A national enterprise cannot succeed without the National Liberation Movement, Fatah. We in this movement have not cast down the rifle and have not let go of the rifle. The rifle is here! The method of struggle we are adopting now (i.e., negotiations) is [only] one of the methods of struggle. But the rifle is here, and it can burst forth at any moment, with a new method and a new leadership. It will burst forth from this [current] leadership if we remain alive, because we are its people; and if we are no longer alive, [then] our sons, our young lions and you will be its people. Revolution until victory, until victory, until victory."
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Fatah cartoon calls for return to armed struggle
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, Mar. 11, 2014
Cartoon shows a small boy pulling the hand of a man who is carrying a rifle, dressed in a military uniform and wearing a traditional Palestinian headscarf. The child says to the armed man:
"We have missed you,
come back."
Song played at terrorist’s funeral praises “the man with Kalashnikov (assault rifle)”
Source: Al-Fajer TV (local independent Palestinian station), Feb. 24, 2014
Al-Fajer TV broadcast the funeral of terrorist Sarhan Sarhan, posted on YouTube Feb. 24, 2014:
Song played at the funeral: "Fatah man with Kalashnikov (assault rifle), Only you please me, the man with Kalashnikov!"
Shouts during the funeral: "Sarhan, rest in peace, we will continue the struggle!"  "With soul and with blood we will redeem you, Sarhan!"...
Announcer: "As we cry, [you should] laugh. You are now the bridegroom of the Dark-Eyed (i.e., virgins of Paradise)." ...
Tulkarem District Governor Abdullah Kamil (representing President Mahmoud Abbas): "In the name of Allah the Merciful. Allah said: 'And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision.' (Quran, Sura 3:169, translation Sahih International) Masses of the heroic Palestinian people wherever you are, members of our nation, today we escort this great heroic Martyr like a bridegroom. [He] who sacrificed his life for Palestine... [Behold], here he is returning today and once again our masses are proving that they are committed to the promise and the oath, and they continue on the journey of sacrifice and giving."
Tulkarem District Governor Abdullah Kamil in an interview after the funeral: "All our Martyrs who were buried in the 'numbered cemeteries' (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers) will certainly return and be buried... They will be escorted as bridegrooms, as this heroic Martyr was escorted."
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For the full transcript and a description of the terrorist, click "full article.''
Song on Fatah Facebook: “Rise, O rifle and shout for joy”
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Feb. 12, 2014
Text of song published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”:
    
“Saddle your horse and raise the flag; When you see Hebron, stop and salute it.
You stand firm, Omar Kharwat
Abu Fahmi, worry not.

Through our right [to Palestine]
We’ll raise the flags
In spite of jail and our worries.
Past and future: gifts to Palestine.

O Hatem, we will give our souls
Will not fear the occupier’s homes(i.e., the Israeli occupation).
O Jamal, challenge their homes;
There is no solution besides revolution.

Rise, O rifle and shout for joy
For the people of Hebron

For the sake of Qawasmi, we won’t kneel [before our enemy]
His resolve will never crumble
For Palestine, sacrifice your life, Muhammad [Qawasmi].
Expand [the revolution] left and right,
Expand [it] for the men of Fatah

Mother, give me a weapon, a machine gun,
My path is the path of struggle
Just like Yasser Sharbati
Even if the blow hurts me
I will not fear death.

Hatem, even if your imprisonment is long
Qawasmi, do not fall apart.
We are faithful to vow of the heroes
And proud of the men of the revolution.
Men, tomorrow you’ll return.
And the sun of freedom will shine.”

Click "Full article" for bios of the terrorists mentioned in the song
Fatah official claims “results of negotiations are a big, round zero,” praises “using rifles” as an alternative
Source: Official PA TV Live, Feb. 11, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast a cultural event in support of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, held under the auspices of the Mayor of Jenin.
The event was attended by Abbas’ advisor and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein and Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi.

Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq [Tirawi]: “We negotiated with our heads held high. We fought using rocks, and we became Martyrs (Shahids). We fought using rifles, and we became prisoners, heroes. Some of them are [out there] among you. Heroes who made this movement [Fatah] and all of us proud. Some of you are still waiting for freedom. Martyrs who ascended to Heaven, whom we remember with admiration…
And we know that the results of negotiations are a big, round zero. Nonetheless, we tried. And we say with heads held high: ‘No!’ Whoever from among the Zionists who thinks that Beit El and all the settlements are Israeli land, is deluded. Haifa, Jaffa, and Acre will remain Palestinian forever, and they will be nothing other than Palestinian.”
[Applause from the audience]

Note: Tawfiq Tirawi is a member of the Fatah Central Committee (since the General Fatah Conference, Aug. 4-6, 2009) and is former head of General Intelligence in the West Bank.

Aim rifle at Israeli enemy, says Fatah leader
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 20, 2014
Official PA TV program on the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria hosted Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad. Hamad talks about how the soldiers (does not specify whether Syrian or Palestinian) near the refugee camp are capable of turning their guns against the camp, but weren’t able to confront the Israelis in the Golan Heights:
     “Our weapons – we Palestinians – their purpose is clear – our Palestinian weapons are [aimed] against the Israeli occupation, and I hope this weapon will be raised against the Israeli occupation alone, and not against any Palestinian or Arab party…The rifle must be aimed at the Israeli enemy.”
EU-funded PA TV program: "With the rifle we will impose our new life"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 19, 2014
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Singers: "Oh Palestinians, [the Zionist] shot you with the rifle,
the Zionists are killing your doves in your sacred area.
Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you...
Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain,
with the rifle we will impose our new life...
Fire is in my hands, and with you attack the snake's head (Israel)..."
TV host: "Thank you for this beautiful song and your fine voice."

Co-produced with PYALARA (EU-funded NGO)
Fatah Facebook posts picture of militant carrying rifle on his “return” to Palestine
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Jan. 13, 2014
     “I am a member of Fatah. I applaud only it and its heroic army that is bringing about my return [to Palestine]. I am a member of Fatah, oh land of the Arabs. I carry my rifle and on my head is my keffiyeh (Arab headdress).”
Song at released murderer's wedding: "Only you please me, man with the Kalashnikov (assault rifle)
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 7, 2014
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PA TV program In a Fighter’s Home visited the home of released terrorist Najeh Muqbil during a celebration of his release and his wedding.
Song at wedding:
“Najeh, oh Fatah man with the Kalashnikov (i.e., AK-47 assault rifle),
Only you please me, the man with the Kalashnikov!
Najeh, oh Fatah man with the Kalashnikov,
Move from neighborhood to neighborhood,
Teach them what rock throwing is!
Najeh, oh Fatah man with the Kalashnikov,
Only you please me, the man with the Kalashnikov!"
PA TV host to member of Fatah’s Central Committee Abbas Zaki: “You’ve come today to congratulate our released hero prisoner, Najeh Muqbil. What do you say on this occasion?”
Abbas Zaki: "Najeh's wedding is the wedding of the entire Palestinian nation."

Note: Najeh Muqbil participated in stabbing and murdering his employer, Israeli citizen Yaacov Shalom, on May 20, 1990. He was sentenced to 38 years in prison. He was released in October 2013, as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Fatah official: “The Palestinian woman… carried a rifle from the start”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2014
An episode of the PA TV program Palestine this Morning discussed the role of women in Palestinian society and hosted Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad.
1st PA TV host: “Dr. Amal, throughout Palestinian history, the woman had an important role in the armed struggle. She also had a role in society and sacrificed a great deal – she sacrificed her husband, her son and she sacrificed her father. How would you describe the role of the Palestinian woman in recent years?”
Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad: “The Palestinian woman has of course not been isolated from what is going on in the Palestinian arena. She carried a rifle from the start. She was a partner in the struggle from the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution. The Palestinian woman was a partner in the struggle. She carried the rifle, she was on the front lines…
We have female Martyrdom-seekers, we have Dalal Mughrabi, as you just said. Dalal Mughrabi was at the front lines, she led men in the battle of defiance and in the resistance against the occupation. She brought destruction upon the occupation and killed many Israeli army officers. She was a [role] model. We women are proud of her and take pride in her.”

Notes: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

PA TV song: Olive branch in one hand and rifle in the other
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2013
PA TV broadcast a song named “a Fatah Salute”:
     “I belong to Fatah,
it will be proud [of me],
my symbol is the keffiyeh (Arab headdress),
[I] bear an olive branch
and on my shoulder [I bear] the rifle.”
Fatah Facebook picture of Saddam Hussein, “leader of the Arab nation,” holding rifle
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 30, 2013
Photo: “The seventh anniversary of the Martyrdom death of leader of the Arab nation, Saddam Hussein ‘Abu Uday.’”
Fatah Facebook promotes “armed struggle” with picture of child holding rifle
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, Dec. 28, 2013
Writing on photo and text: “The National Liberation Movement, Fatah, the torch of the armed struggle”
Fatah official: "We have conducted negotiations, while not laying down the rifle"
Source: Official PA TV Live, Dec. 19, 2013
Official PA TV Live broadcast the main event marking World Teachers' Day in Bethlehem. Several PA officials attended the event: PA Minister of Education Ali Zaidan (Abu Zuhri), Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi, Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and Member of Fatah Central Committee Sultan Abu Al-Einein, District Governor of Bethlehem Abd Al-Fattah Hamayel and Director of the Bethlehem Education Administration Nisreen Yasser Amr.
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi: "I say, from a position of responsibility, not a centimeter of Jerusalem will be liberated unless every grain of Palestinian soil is soaked in the blood of its brave people. For Jerusalem doesn't need negotiations, because negotiations will not bring Jerusalem back to us. What will bring back Jerusalem are the struggle and the resolve... We have conducted negotiations, while not laying down the rifle. It [the rifle] may be resting but we will not neglect our principles. We will rest the fighter's rest, but each period has its method of struggle. From fighting to Intifada, to popular resistance, to negotiations - but we will not abandon [our principles] - not in negotiations and not in any other way. I say, from a position of responsibility, the negotiations resulted in nothing except for the [release of the] prisoners."
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Poster with rifle next to map showing all of Israel as “Palestine”
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 18, 2013
The poster shows a map colored in the pattern of the Palestinian headscarf that includes the PA areas and all of Israel.
Text: “The anniversary is approaching”
Poster: “The 49th anniversary of the Intilaqa, (i.e., the “launch” of Fatah. Refers to the day of Fatah's first terror attack against Israel in 1965 when it tried to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.)
The National Palestinian Liberation Movement, Fatah.”
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Poem in PA daily published two days in a row: “With the rifle we will impose our new life”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 5, 2013
     “The Arab issue lived in poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, for he was the pan-Arab national poet who believed in the common destiny of this nation, and that the Palestinian cause is every Arab’s cause. For this reason, his words reached Palestine bearing this understanding, as he said:
'Oh Palestinians, [the Israeli] with the rifle shot you,
the Zionists are killing your doves in your sacred area.
Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you.
Fire is in my hands, and with you, attack the snake's head (Israel).
And the teachings of Hulagu (Mongol ruler) must die.
Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain,
with the rifle we will impose our new life.
Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain
with the rifle we will impose our new life.'

Note: Hulagu - the grandson of Ghengis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire. Hulagu was a Mongol ruler who defeated Muslim armies in the 13thcentury, spreading death and destruction in much of the Muslim world that he conquered. The expansion of his empire stopped after the Muslim Mamluks defeated him at the battle of Ain Jalut in modern-day northern Israel. The PA depicts Hulagu as a tyrant and the battle of Ain Jalut as a historic battle and victory in Muslim history.
This poem was published in the official PA daily on Dec. 4 and 5, 2013.
Giant Fatah symbol at sporting event shows map of Palestine erasing Israel with rifle
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 24, 2013
Fatah’s central-Hebron regional branch sports club auditoriums hosted the “Independence” chess tournament events. In the photo, the winner of the tournament stands before the Fatah symbol, which shows rifles and a map of Palestine including all of Israel.
Rifle dance at PLO cultural festival: "My weapon has emerged"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 22, 2013
"From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged.
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged.
He who offers his blood doesn’t care if his blood flows upon the ground.
As the weapon of the revolution is in my hand, so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].
My weapon has emerged.
My weapon has emerged."
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Note: This song originally aired live on June 4, 2010. It was rebroadcast 7 times in 2010, 3 times in 2011, and 5 times in 2013, most recently on Oct. 22.
PA TV song: Marry me off to girl who will raise my children on carrying the rifle
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 15, 2013
"My country is Arab, filled with freedom,
Oh mother, marry me off to a Palestinian girl.
Mother, a daughter of the land, with a happy nature,
who will raise my children on carrying the rifle."
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Note: This song and dance originally aired on Aug. 15, 2011 and was rebroadcast Aug. 21, 2011. It aired 8 times in 2012, 6 times in January 2013, twice in March, and most recently on Oct. 15, 2013.
Song glorifies the rifle at event supported by PA Ministry of Culture
Source: Official PA TV Live, Oct. 9, 2013
Sign: "Under the auspices of the President of the President of Al-Najah University, and with the support of the [PA] Ministry of Culture, the Faculty of Fine Arts welcomes you to the 5th Scientific [Artistic] Conference: 'Palestinian Folklore and Arts, Palestine in Musical Memory'"

Song: "Now I have a rifle
Take me with you to Palestine, to sad hills...
I'm searching for my home that is there,
for my homeland, surrounded by barbed wire
I'm looking for my childhood
and for my neighborhood friends...
Take me with you to Palestine, oh men
I want to live or die like men
Now I have a rifle
Say to those who ask about my cause
that now the rifle is the cause"
[PA Minister of Culture Anwar Abu Aisha is shown clapping in the audience.]
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Song played at EU funded event glorifies the rifle as the only “way to Palestine”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 27, 2013
     “On Thursday evening [July 25, 2013] the Yabous Cultural Center and the National [Palestinian] Institute of Music held the second Ramadan evening of ‘Ramadan Nights’… The Maqamat Al-Quds [choir] performed… and ended with a rifle that has become a symbol and united Nizar Qabbani (Syrian poet), Umm Kulthum (Egyptian singer), and Abdel Wahab (Egyptian singer and composer) together (i.e., the writer, the performer and the composer of the song), in ‘Now I have a rifle.’”

“Now I have a rifle” lyrics:
“Now I have a rifle
Take me with you to Palestine…
Take me with you to Palestine, oh men
I want to live or die like men
Now I have a rifle…
I’ll wear death
I’m with the rebels
I’m from the rebels
From the day I carried my rifle
Palestine is a few meters away
Oh rebels
In Jerusalem, in Hebron, in Beit Shean, in the Jordan Valley, in Bethlehem
Wherever you are, Oh free people
Move forward, move forward
There is one way to Palestine
That passes through the muzzle of the rifle.”
PA daily cartoon: Mother teaches son to use rifle to take Jerusalem
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 3, 2013
A mother carries her young son and a rifle near the gates of the Old City of Jerusalem.

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

The message of the cartoon is that the rifle (i.e., violence) is the only way for Palestinians to take Jerusalem.
Fatah Facebook glorifies the rifle as the means for taking back Israeli coastal cities
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 1, 2013
Text: “The rifle is my guide and my path to the coastal cities (i.e., Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, etc.)
Fatah song glorifies violence: “Slice ‎open the enemy’s chest… I have no ‎love other than the love of the rifle”‎
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2012
“Long Live Fatah Men,” sung by the ‎Al-Asifa band:
‎“Long live all Fatah men‎
Long live Fatah and the revolution
Long live all Fatah men.‎

Shoot the DShK [Russian anti-aircraft ‎weapon] and the machine gun
Let the whole world hear
The Palestinian will never bow down
other than to the Lord of the universe ‎
Eilabun is the first shot
And Fatah is responsible
The oath is to free the state from the ‎hands of the Zionists

No one prevailed over us
We burst over the borders
We fear only He who created us
We do not fear death

The Fatah man does not take things ‎lightly
His nature is not to take things lightly
He fires the mortar
The 500 machine gun

Strike, mortar, strike!‎
Slice open the enemy’s chest, slice [it] ‎
I’m a Palestinian and I want my right
My full right

We loaded the vest with ammunition
We lived in caves
We fenced the homeland with barbed-wire
And we filled its borders with mines
Ours is the hard way
Bullets, sing for us
The sound of rifle fire gladdens us”‎

The singer Balawneh reads a love song to ‎Fatah, and ends with the following words:‎
‎“Fatah taught me, Thank you, Fatah
I have no love other than the love of the ‎rifle.”‎
Cover picture on Fatah's Facebook page: Masked man holds up rifle in front of Al-Aqsa Mosque
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Dec. 23, 2012
[https://www.facebook.com/fatehal3sfh, Dec. 23, 2012]
The cover picture on Fatah's Facebook profile shows a masked man holding an automatic rifle, and three Palestinian flags flying over the Temple Mount. The picture was titled “48 [years] since the Launch of Fatah.” The name of the page is “the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah/ The Central Page.”
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Picture on Fatah's Facebook page glorifies violence and the rifle
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Dec. 21, 2012
[https://www.facebook.com/fatehal3sfh]
On January 1, 2013, Fatah celebrated “Launch Day,” commemorating the 48th anniversary of Fatah's first terror attack. This picture was one of many posted on Fatah's official Facebook page to commemorate Fatah’s anniversary.
The adjacent picture glorifies the rifle and violence:
“48th anniversary of the Launch of the Fatah rebel.”
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Map in shape of rifle with Palestinian flag above it erasing Israel
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Dec. 20, 2012
 [https://www.facebook.com/fatehal3sfh]
The official Fatah Facebook page posted this map in the shape of a rifle. The rifle is also drawn in the word "Fatah." The map has a Palestinian flag above it, symbolizing Palestinian political sovereignty over the land.
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Fatah official glorifies violence: "The rifle dare not fall"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 7, 2012
PA TV shows Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee Member, speaking at rally in solidarity with prisoners in Hebron:
     Zaki: "The world did not recognize us… until Arafat got up at the UN and said, 'I am holding an olive branch in one hand, and a rifle in the other – do not cause the green branch to fall from my hand.' He did not say, 'Do not cause the rifle to fall', because the rifle dare not fall so long as there is occupation of our Palestinian land."
Song at Fatah event: Palestinians are the "rifle" protecting the home from the "wolf" (i.e., Israel)
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 22, 2012
Song by Lebanese songwriter Wadi' Al-Safi, sung by Palestinian singer Mondher Al-Ra'i at a performance marking the 46th anniversary of Fatah.
Excerpt from the song:
"We will never leave you, our home,
I will not agree to leave my home
My home – I am its rifle
I will not leave it to the wolf;
I will not lend out its key."

In the audience: President Mahmoud Abbas, Secretary of the PLO Executive Council Yasser Abd Rabbo, Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki, PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi, President's office Sec. Gen. Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, Ramallah and El-Bireh district governor Laila Ghannam, Arab member of Israeli Parliament Ahmad Tibi, Minister of Fence and Settlement Affairs Maher Ghneim, Fatah spokesman Ahmad Asaf.
Alternate between "the stone, the rifle, and free speech," says Fatah official at media convention
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 9, 2012
PA TV live broadcast from Ramallah: 2012 General Convention of the Palestinian Journalists' Association.
Mahmoud Ismail, member of the PLO Executive Committee: 

     "I hope that this election assembly of media people will inaugurate a wise Palestinian media enterprise, and our legacy will remain the stone, the rifle, and free speech; we will make alternating use of these, whenever and however we wish."
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Fatah member in Abbas’ name: “All rifles… must be aimed at the occupation [Israel]”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 25, 2012
Mahmoud Al-Aloul, member of the Fatah Central Committee, delivers a speech on behalf of Chairman Abbas at a ceremony in Ramallah, marking the 43rd anniversary of the DFLP.
Ceremony host: "And now for the greetings of President Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State (Arabic: dawla) of Palestine, President of the PLO Executive Council, President of the Palestinian Authority, to be delivered on his behalf by fighter comrade Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Abu Jihad, member of the Fatah Central Committee – if you please."
Al-Aloul: "I greet you all, and I am honored, on behalf of President Abbas, to be participating with you in this ceremony marking the anniversary of the establishment of the DFLP [Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine]… The DFLP has also always contributed to this organization [the PLO] in clarifying contradictory theories and anchoring [the idea] that every marginal conflict, or difference of opinion, of ideology, of position, is a secondary conflict which can be solved through communication and dialogue. The fundamental conflict is always with the occupation, and all rifles and all efforts must be aimed towards the occupation."
Former head of Arafat’s office: Fatah slogan was and still is "All rifles towards the enemy"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 12, 2011
PA TV program Topic of the Day. Topic: the anniversary of Arafat's death.
Guests: Former assistant for security matters to the Supreme Commander (Arafat), Ismail Jabr [currently advisor to Abbas on district affairs] and former head of Arafat's office, Sami Musallam.

PA TV host [addressing Jabr]: "You were at [military] bases and you trained many people, Palestinians and Lebanese. People also say that the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat instructed that brothers from the Hezbollah and the like should train at Fatah bases – I mean, the bases of the revolution. Is that correct?"
Jabr: "We don't deny that. We do not deny that. There were people from the Hezbollah leadership, who had originally been in Fatah, and they acknowledge this. We are proud of that."
Host: "That is our pride."
Jabr: "The Amal movement (i.e., Shiite national movement in Lebanon, which began as a militia) was among those [that trained]. We are proud of that. We trained them and armed them and withheld no effort from the Lebanese National and Islamic Movement."
Musallam: "Our slogan was always, and still is – [corrects himself] – at that time – ‘All rifles towards the enemy.’ Any rifle which, together with us, was against the enemy – the Fatah movement and the PLO leadership supported it. We are in favor of the national liberation of all the nations which are under colonialism and are under oppression, and we used to help, just as others helped; we used to help others to achieve, or to take part as far as possible so that they would achieve their aims. We helped in Africa, we helped in Latin America, we helped in Asia, in all countries, all nations. The help wasn't necessarily military. The help could [also] be adopting fighters."
Fatah event song calls to attack Israel "with the rifle" - PA leaders applaud
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 17, 2011
"Oh Palestinians, the revolution is certain,
with the rifle we will impose our new life.
Oh Palestinians, [the Zionist] shot you with the rifle,
the Zionists are killing your doves in your sacred area.
Oh Palestinians, I want to go and be with you.
Fire is in my hands, and with you attack the snake's head (Israel)."
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Clapping in the audience:
Abbas Zaki - Member of the Fatah Central Committee
Hanan Ashrawi - PLO Executive Committee member
Abd Al-Rahim Maluh - Member of the PLO Executive Committee
Sultan Abu Al-Einein - Member of the Fatah Central Committee

Note: This video originally aired on Sept. 4, 2011 and was rebroadcast Sept. 5 and Oct. 17, 2011.
Fatah official Tirawi: “Fatah has not cast aside the rifle”
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 9, 2011
     "Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi said… in a speech which he delivered [at a gathering, 'Welcoming the new students and renewing the oath of loyalty to President Mahmoud Abbas – gathering [in support] of the state no. 194', at Al-Quds Open University in Hebron] on behalf of the Fatah Central Committee, [member Tawfiq] Tirawi opposed what he described as the common policy on Palestine TV, and said, 'Whoever forbids calling the Israeli enemy an enemy is [acting] contrary to the national consciousness and to the principles of occupied nations, and must leave.'… He noted that he opposed the release of the Israeli captive Shalit until all the prisoners in the occupation's prisons have been released. He emphasized that Fatah has not cast aside the rifle, for since the beginning of its activity it has been the leader of the Palestinian national enterprise, and will remain as such."
Fatah official Tirawi: Fatah won’t throw down the rifle
Source: WAFA news agency, Oct. 8, 2011
     "The [Fatah] Shabiba student movement at the Al-Quds Open University held a gathering today, 'Welcoming the new students and renewing the oath of loyalty to President Mahmoud Abbas – gathering [in support] of the state no. 194'.
Present at the gathering were Fatah Central Committee members Abbas Zaki and Tawfiq Tirawi… The participants at the gathering waved Palestinian flags and keffiyehs, and called to continue the struggle up until the liberation of Palestine, the liberation of the prisoners from the occupation prisons, and the establishment of the independent state with Jerusalem as its capital… In a speech which he delivered on behalf of the President [Abbas]… Zaki said: 'The American administration must understand that our courageous prisoners are the most precious thing that we have, and that the freedom of [Gilad] Shalit is not more important than their freedom. Therefore, the time has come for the USA to come to its senses and not to apply a double standard concerning our cause and our just rights.'… In a speech which he delivered on behalf of the Fatah Central Committee, Tawfiq Tirawi said that the US is the principal enemy of the Palestinian people, because it supports Israel's oppression of us. He said, 'Before casting shoes at Israel, we should cast shoes at its agents… He emphasized that Fatah has not and will not cast away the rifle, for since the beginning of its activity it has been the leader of the Palestinian national enterprise, and it will remain so."
"My hand is on the rifle, machine gun in my hand" - song at ceremony at Al-Quds University broadcast on PA TV
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 14, 2011
Palestinian singer, Abu Arab:
     "I'll keep my hand on the rifle, determined and steady, to ensure my people the most honorable return, to you, oh home. I haven't forgotten you, oh my family home, I haven't forgotten you, oh home. I would forget my blood or my wound, if I were to forget you, oh home. For your sake, I'm awake at night, and my machine gun is in my hands. I, [along] with my children and my family, until you return to me. For your sake, I'm awake at night, and my maching gun is in my hands."
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Governor of Jenin: "Palestine is our land, and the rifle will always be independent"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2011
Governor of Jenin, Qadura Musa:
     "During a celebration of the 46th anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution, at the Arab-American University in Jenin...
The governor of Jenin, Qadura Musa, said that Fatah maintains its principles, which it set forth in its first announcement, expressed as 'rebellion until victory' (i.e., a well-known Fatah slogan), liberation of the land, and preservation and defense Palestinian human dignity. He also said, 'Palestine is our land, and the rifle will always be independent, and its aim is defense of the Palestinian people and its resources."
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Fatah member: "Fatah has not laid down the rifle, despite its call for peace"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 11, 2011
Fatah member, university head of Student Council, Qassam Azmouti:
     "[Fatah] head of the [Arab-American] University [in Jenin]'s Student Council, Qassam Azmouti, noted that Fatah, is the mother of the first Shahid (Martyr) the first prisoner, and the first bullet, and will continue to be the symbol of rebellion and a pioneer of the defenders of Palestine, the land, and the people. He emphasized that Fatah has not laid down the rifle, despite its call for peace, and it remains faithful to the oath of all the Shahids under the leadership of President Mahmoud Abbas."
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Fatah Central Committee member: "Our people will not lay down the rifle"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 5, 2011
Tawfiq Tirawi, member Fatah Central Committee: 
     "Tawfiq Tirawi, member of the Fatah Central Committee... emphasized that our people will not lay down the rifle until our land is liberated and the independent Palestinian State arises, with Jerusalem as its capital..."
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Grandmother of terrorist prisoner on PA TV: "Your rifle... wages war with the Jews."
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 7, 2010
PA TV chose to broadcast these words recited by the grandmother of terrorist prisoner Khaled Abd Al-Rahman, as she was awarded a gift from Fatah:
     “Your rifle, Khaled, [is like] an arrow that slaughters, and prevents the Jews from coming and going. Your rifle, Khaled, emerges alone and wages war with the Jews so they will not come to my house. Shoot your rifle and cause the Jews to go away.’”
PA kids' war song to terrorist: "I want to carry a machine gun and a rifle"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 28, 2010
PA TV program "Good Morning Jerusalem" about the state of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Two young girls dedicate a song to their aunt, female prisoner Sanaa Shehadeh:

PA TV host:
“The Palestinian prisoner, Sanaa Shehadeh, has been [imprisoned] 9 years.”
Prisoner’s niece 1: “I want to recite a song for you [prisoner Sanaa]:
What am I doing here while my enemy is on my ancestors’ land?
I want to defend, I want to fight,
I want to carry a machine gun and a rifle."
Prisoner’s nieces 1 and 2:
"And tomorrow, when the war starts,
I won’t care about you [my enemy], or about the West.
And tomorrow, when the war starts,
I won’t care about you [my enemy], or about the West.
And we shall strike Israel, we shall strike Israel,
And return you [to us], land of my ancestors.
And return you [to us], land of my ancestors."
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Palestinian children's song: Daddy's present is a machine gun and a rifle
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), Feb. 5, 2010
Boy named Raad calls in from Hebron to Hamas TV’s weekly children's program "Tomorrow's Pioneers" and recites a popular song:
Boy: "Daddy gave me a present, a machine gun and a rifle.
When I am a big boy, I will join the Liberation Army.
The army of [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam (Hamas),
which has taught us how to defend our homeland.
Our homeland is precious, precious.
We [are] victorious, victorious over America and Israel.
[Improvises:] Son of a bitch [lit. "daughter of a dog" – apparently a reference to Israel] – what brought you to this land?"
Child host Saraa interrupts: "Thank you very much, Raad from Hebron, for your participation. Of course, our program is a program for children, not for anything else."
Nassur [adult host in bear costume]: "Yes, but he didn't say anything else, Saraa. He said the truth." Click here to view
PA broadcasts song: "AK-47 [assault rifle], keep your bullets up high"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 14, 2010
Text on the stage: "Fatah - Revolution until Victory. Celebrating the Anniversary of the Palestinian Revolution - under the auspices of President and General Commander Mahmoud Abbas, Abu Mazen"
"AK-47 (assault rifle), keep your bullets up high!
There's no fear as long as your bullets are up high."
"This is the nation of Fedayeen (self-sacrificers)
for whom death is sacrifice.
If someone of our people dies as a Martyr,
one hundred take his place."
"Praise Allah. They are [true] men, by Allah.
These are the Palestinians."
High school graduates: Fatah's rifles are not rusty
Source: Al-Falastinia TV (Fatah Party), July 28, 2009
Sign on stage: "Tribute to high school graduates under the auspices of Mahmoud Abbas, Fatah."
Male graduate: "In the name of the Shahids (Martyrs), in the name of the prisoners, in the name of the stone and the rifle."
Female graduate: "In the name of Fatah, the school that taught us the meaning of nationalism."
Male graduate: "In the name of Palestine: Haifa, Acre, Jaffa, and our Arab Jerusalem."
Female graduate: "In the name of Palestine: Gaza, the West Bank and the flag of national unity."
...
Male graduate: "Fatah is [still] with the rifle. And our rifles are not rusty even if they have fired thousands of bullets." Click here to view
PA TV talking chick puppet promotes massacre with AK-47 to children
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 22, 2004
PA TV children's program on the importance of trees:
Girl
: "If a boy comes in front of your house, where a tree is planted, and cuts it down, what would you do?"
Tarabisho, talking chick puppet: "I have two trees in front of my house. What I'll do to him? I'll fight him an make a big riot, I'll call the whole world and make a riot. I'll bring AK-47s (assault rifle) and the whole world, I'll commit a massacre in front of the house." Click here to view
Kids' music video: Fight and "don't be afraid"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 1, 2003
PA TV violent music video, broadcast repeatedly 2000-2003:
     "Don't be afraid. Allah is with them. Don't be afraid. The stone in their hand has turned into AK-47 [assault rifle]. Don't be afraid. Allah is with them. Don't be afraid. The stone in their hand has turned into AK-47 [assault rifle]. Don't be afraid. Don't be afraid. Don't be afraid. Don't be afraid. Allah is with them. Don't be afraid." Click here to view

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