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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Glorifying terrorists and terror
Palestinian society’s habitual glorification of terrorists as heroes and role models is one of its most effective means of promoting terror. In honoring the worst killers, the PA is simultaneously giving approval to murder and enticing future terrorists with assurances of glory and honor if they succeed in killing. Terror and murder become the Palestinian’s ticket to fame, honor and glory.

The terrorists honored most highly amongst Palestinian society are those who have killed the greatest number. Abd Al-Baset Udeh, killer of 30 at the Passover Seder massacre, had a soccer tournament for 14-year-olds named for him. His brother was honored with distributing the trophies. Dalal Mughrabi, terrorist bus hijacker (led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children) has had summer camps, schools, graduation ceremonies and sporting events named for her, as well as many TV documentaries honoring her. Palestinian newspapers also frequently glorify Mughrabi, as in the Al-Ayyam article which described Mughrabi as writing "the most glorious page of heroism in the history of the Palestinian struggle. [Aug. 2, 2009]. Thaer Hammad, who as a lone gunman murdered 10 Israelis in 2002, was glorified by the official PA daily as “the hero of the Intifada."

This adulation of the worst terrorists and praise for their heroism reflects the policy of the leadership of the Palestinian Authority. This video shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas,
issuing “greetings of honour and esteem” to mass murderers, whom he publicly names, one by one:
“I send greetings of honour and esteem to all prisoners...
Said 'Ataba (serving life sentence for murder in terror attack)…
Marwan Barghouti (serving 5 life sentences for planning murderous terror attacks)
Ahmad Sa'adat (serving 30 years in prison for heading the terrorist organization PFLP; honored on PA TV for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister Ze'evi in 2001, but never tried)
Aziz Dweik (Hamas leader, chairman of Palestinian parliament)
Jamal Huweil (life sentence for planning terror attacks)
Jamal Tirawi (life sentence for café suicide terror attack).
Greetings to you from our people.”
[PA TV (Fatah), April 17, 2008]
PA Prime Minister: We can’t accept tax deductions, prisoners are fighters, not terrorists who “sacrificed their blood for Palestine” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 30, 2019
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day

PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh: "We unequivocally want all of our money in full. We will not agree to be subjected to extortion, because if we agree to deductions (referring to the Israeli Anti "Pay-for-Slay” Law to deduct terror salaries), it will have ominous political consequences, and it will have legal implications for us as an authority, and on the banking sector, and on the beneficiaries and such. Therefore, we are unable to denounce our prisoners in any way. Our prisoners are in the prisons for the homeland's freedom. Our prisoners are in the prisons because they are cases of fighting, and not cases of terror as Israel claims. In general, we – as [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] has said more than once: 'If we are down to the last penny, it will be designated for the prisoners and the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), who have sacrificed their blood for Palestine.'"
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Fatah plans to rebuild demolished home of slain terrorist who murdered 2; PA daily: Terrorist was “executed” by Israel, “claiming he carried out a stabbing operation”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2019
       "Yesterday morning [April 24, 2019] the occupation forces blew up the home of the family of Martyr Omar Abu Laila (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) in the village of Al-Zawiya west of Salfit…
The Fatah Movement has launched an initiative, in partnership with Salfit District institutions, to rebuild the home of Martyr Omar Abu Laila's family from the village of Al-Zawiya... The occupation forces executed Omar Abu Laila, 19, on March 19 [2019] in an old house in the village of Abwein, north of Ramallah, after a three-day chase, and took his body, claiming he carried out a stabbing operation that led to the death of 2 settlers and the wounding of others next to the settlement of Ariel."
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PA daily, terrorist’s parents glorify terrorist who murdered 2 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2019
     “For five days the occupation army did not cease persecuting the Abu Laila family, even after the last battle in which their son Omar [Abu Laila] (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) was victorious in his death as a Martyr on the night of March 19 [2019]...
Amin Abu Laila, the Martyr’s father... said: ‘All that we have is a sacrifice for the pure soul of Omar and Palestine. The Palestinians have never attributed importance to a home or its stones. Omar was loved by the family, and today he is loved by the Palestinian people, the Arab world, and everyone who believes in the justice of our cause and who strengthens our hands.’ …
Ghadir, the Martyr’s mother, said: …‘I honor every visitor who comes after the destruction of the home, and the occupation will not prevent me from welcoming the visitors and those blessing over my son’s death as a Martyr, and from sitting with them on the threshold of the home.’”
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Abbas: Terrorists acted out of “national interest, not for personal reasons” – we must pay them 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 21, 2019


Speech at the Arab League conference in Cairo

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "[Israel] said: 'We object to the money that you are paying to' – what they call – 'the terrorists, the criminals.' In other words, the Martyrs, the prisoners, and the wounded. Why? They [Israel] said: 'They are criminals. Therefore, you must not pay them money.' We have been paying salaries to the families of the Martyrs, to the prisoners, and to the wounded since 1965. This is because they were killed, imprisoned, or wounded because of a national interest and for the sake of a national interest, and not for personal reasons. It is our obligation to take care of their families."
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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 student movement, student union council at Al-Quds Open University branch organize football championship named after terrorist who murdered 2, teams named after other terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2019
      “The Student Union Council and [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement at the Hebron branch of Al-Quds Open University organized a football championship named after Martyr (Shahid) Omar Abu Laila (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) in order to commemorate him.
Seven teams named after Martyrs participated in the championship.... Acting Dean of the [Al-Quds Open University] Hebron branch Abd Al-Qader Al-Darwish opened the championship. He conveyed to the participating students the blessings of University President Prof. Younes Amr and his pride in the student movement. He said that Martyr Omar Abu Laila wrote the most spectacular stories of heroism, sacrifice, and self-sacrifice. Student Union Council Chairman Saleh Jabbar said that Martyr Omar Abu Laila represents the national model when he ascended to Heaven as a Martyr, and this was after he delighted the sons of his homeland and seriously wounded the occupying Zionist entity. He added that his [Abu Laila’s] name will continue to serve as a source of inspiration for our children until we establish our state..."
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Fatah election campaign embraces murderer of 2 at Birzeit University 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 15, 2019


Song lyrics:  "Because it is the dagger’s sheath and the love of the rifle
Because it is the [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement
Because it is the Shabiba of the Elder [Yasser Arafat]...
When you walk on the land, you make it tremble, and you have ascended to the stars in the heavens
O son of Shabiba, you have reached them, you make the world tremble and you do not tremble…
We are standing in the line of fire in the dark of the black night
Facing death like great ones, and pushing away the one who disobeys"

Posted text on Official Fatah Facebook page: "The song of the Yasser Arafat cell, the keffiyeh of honor
#Martyr Yasser_Arafat_cell
#Volunteering_giving_sacrifice_self-sacrifice
#Y3"
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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorist Abu Jihad on anniversary of his death: “He is the prince, he is the roaring lion, the First Bullet and the First Stone”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 11, 2019

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The anniversary approaches”
Text on image: “He is [Khalil] Al-Wazir, he is the prince, he is the roaring lion, the First Bullet and the First Stone.
He is Abu Jihad.”
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Fatah Facebook posts cartoon of Abu Jihad for anniversary of his death 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 9, 2019

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"Your anniversary approaches.
The First Bullet and the First Stone"

Text on image: "The First Bullet"
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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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Abbas confirms continued salaries to terrorist prisoners 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 31, 2019

Speech at the Arab League Summit in Tunisia

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "[Israel] has recently begun to deduct a large part of our money that it collects… which is known as the tax deduction money that amounts to $200 million a month, on the pretext that we are paying salaries to the families of the prisoners, Martyrs, and wounded… We have said and will say to Israel and the entire world that we will not abandon our people, and particularly [not] those among them who have sacrificed. We will continue to support them even if these will be the last financial resources that we have."
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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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Wall painting of Abu Jihad inaugurated at PA school near Jenin 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2019
       "President of the [PLO] Families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and Wounded Institution [and member of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of the Yasser Arafat Foundation] Intisar Al-Wazir inaugurated a wall painting of [her husband] Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 125) yesterday [March 28, 2019] at the Martyr Abu Jihad School for Boys in the village of Al-Yamun, west of Jenin…
Those who spoke emphasized the adherence to the path of struggle of Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir, who died as a Martyr for the freedom of Palestine and the establishment of its independent state, and enumerated the virtues of Martyr Abu Jihad.”

The article includes a picture of the wall painting of terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad.”


Text on wall painting:
“The First Bullet and the First Stone (i.e., reference to terrorist Abu Jihad)
Leader symbol Abu Jihad”
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PA names mosque, square, and street after murderer of 2 to show that Palestinians “continue” on murderer’s “path” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 29, 2019


Official PA TV newsreader:
“Masses from the Ramallah and Salfit district participated in a procession in the streets of the village of Abwein, where Martyr Omar Abu Laila (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) ascended [to heaven], and where a mosque and square have been named after him.”
Fatah’s Ramallah and El-Bireh District Branch Secretary Muwaffaq Sahwil: “After 11 days, the village of Abwein welcomed the Martyr’s relatives and [members of] the Salfit district, in order to emphasize the continuation of the Palestinian people on Martyr Omar Abu Laila’s path in defying the occupation... Here in Abwein, a mosque will be named after Martyr Omar Abu Laila…”
Reporter: “Masses have sworn loyalty to the blood of the Martyrs who have ascended for their homeland. Squares and mosques will bear their names… and the flag of the struggle will continue to wave.”
Sign: “Martyr Omar Abu Laila Street”
Poster: “With all honor and pride, Fatah announces the death... of its heroic Martyr Omar Abu Laila”
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Fatah Facebook glorifies suicide bomber as a "magnificent Martyrdom-seeker" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 28, 2019


Posted text: “Tomorrow will be the 17th anniversary of [the death of] self-sacrificing fighter Ayyat Al-Akhras, a daughter of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing).
Martyr Ayyat Muhammad Lutfi Al-Akhras, a young Palestinian female refugee from the Deheisheh refugee camp/Bethlehem, blew herself up in a [shopping] center of the Zionists in West Jerusalem, and this was during the Arab Summit conference on March 29, 2002.
Ayyat Muhammad Lutfi Al-Akhras was born on Feb. 20, 1985. Her grandfather’s family was uprooted from its original village of Qatra in the Ramle area that is occupied since 1948 due to the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) that befell the Palestinian people, and in the end reached the camps of refugeehood and wretchedness at the Deheisheh refugee camp in the Bethlehem area.”

Text on image: “Magnificent Martyrdom-seeker, daughter of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades
Ayyat Al-Akhras
March 29, 2002
The 17th anniversary
[Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission – Information Office”

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Fatah erects monument to terrorist who murdered 2 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 28, 2019

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “A monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Omar Abu Laila (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) near the site of his death as a Martyr, in Abwein.”
Text on monument: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement [Fatah]
Martyr Omar Abu Laila from Al-Zawiya, who died as a Martyr on the land of Bruqin on March 19, 2019”
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Street and monument commemorating terrorist who murdered 2 
Source: Quds, independent Palestinian news website, Mar. 28, 2019
Pictures published on the independent Palestinian news website Quds


The picture shows a new street name sign being installed in the village of Bruqin.

Text on sign: “Martyr Omar Abu Laila Street”
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Bruqin Municipality names street after terrorist who murdered 2; residents see move as “honoring one of the district`s Martyrs, who carried out a heroic operation”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 27, 2019
Headline: "The Bruqin Municipality names a street after Martyr Abu Laila"
      "The Bruqin Municipality decided to name one of the streets in the town after Martyr (Shahid) Omar Abu Laila (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2).... Bruqin Mayor Bashir Salman said: 'The municipality has decided to name Al-Baq'an Street – located at the town's main entrance from the east, and one of the town's main streets – after Martyr Omar Abu Laila. This is in order to perpetuate the memory of our righteous Martyrs.' Salman added: 'The initiative to name [the street] after Martyr Abu Laila stems from the interest and pride of the town of Bruqin and the towns of the Salfit district in the Martyrs of the district and the homeland, and is meant to perpetuate their memories.' The decision was received with satisfaction by the residents of the town. They saw it as honoring one of the district's Martyrs, who carried out a heroic operation that frightened the occupation and exhausted it, until they reached him and assassinated him."
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Fatah Facebook posts picture of demolished home of “heroic Martyr,” a terrorist who murdered 2 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 25, 2019

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “
The father of heroic Martyr (Shahid) Omar Abu Laila (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) visits the site today [March 25, 2019] where his son Omar died as a Martyr in the village of Abwein.”

The images show the father of terrorist Omar Abu Laila, who murdered 2, examining a damaged building where his son hid. Abu Laila opened fire on Israeli security forces attempting to arrest him and was killed in the ensuing exchange of gunfire, which caused the damage seen in the images.

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PA municipality names street after terrorist who murdered 2 “in order to glorify the heroism and courage of Martyr Omar Abu Laila” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 24, 2019

Posted text: “The Bruqin Municipality in the Salfit district decides to name the main street leading to the town ‘Martyr Omar Abu Laila Street,’ in order to glorify the heroism and courage of Martyr Omar Abu Laila, may Allah have mercy on him.”
Text on paper: “In order to glorify the heroism of Martyr Omar Amin Abu Laila, the town council has decided to name the main street leading to Omar Abu Laila Square, from where the heroic Martyr left the Al-Baq’an area: Omar Abu Laila Street.”
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