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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Case Study: Abu Jihad - honored arch-terrorist
Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah, a deputy to Yasser Arafat, and the ‎head of ‎the PLO terror organization's military wing. He planned many deadly Fatah ‎terror attacks, ‎including the most lethal in Israeli history: the hijacking of a bus and ‎killing of 37 civilians, 12 of ‎them children, in 1978. That attack was led by Dalal ‎Mughrabi, who, like Abu Jihad, has been ‎regularly glorified by the PA and ‎Fatah.‎
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The PA and Fatah have held many sporting and cultural events in Abu Jihad’s honor, ‎and he is often ‎referred to as “the Prince of Martyrs.” [Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-‎Jadida, May 16, 2014] The title of ‎‎“Martyr” (Shahid) is the highest achievable status in ‎Islam today. The PA’s use of the term “Prince of ‎Martyrs” indicates that the PA views ‎Abu Jihad’s terror attacks as sanctioned ‎by Allah and deserving of ‎admiration by ‎Palestinians.‎
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According to the PA, attacks that Abu Jihad planned led to the deaths of 125 Israelis. In ‎‎2012, ‎the PA portrayed these 125 casualties, killed in terror attacks planned and ‎directed by Abu ‎Jihad, as a positive achievement:
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‎"Abu Jihad was killed by the Israeli Mossad in Tunisia on April 16, 1988... and was ‎crowned the Prince of the ‎Martyrs of Palestine... Among the military operations ‎planned by Abu Jihad: the explosion at the Zohar reservoir in ‎‎1955; the operation to ‎blow up the Israeli National Water Carrier in 1965; the operation at the Savoy Hotel in ‎Tel ‎Aviv, which killed 10 Israelis, in 1975; the blowing up of a truck bomb in Jerusalem ‎in 1975; the killing of Albert ‎Levi, the senior sapper, and his assistant, in Nablus in ‎‎1976; the Dalal Mughrabi operation (i.e., bus hijacking), in ‎which more than 37 Israelis ‎were killed, in 1978; the shelling of the Eilat Port in 1979; the Katyusha fire on ‎the ‎northern settlements [in Israel] in 1981..." (See full listing below).‎
‎[WAFA and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 16, 2012]‎

This section documents the ongoing PA and Fatah glorification of Abu Jihad:‎