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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Promoting violence & terror
Palestinian political, religious, and social frameworks justify and promote violence and terror. On the one hand, Imams on Hamas and PA TV, political leaders and even children routinely express calls for future terror attacks against Jews and Israel. Citing the inherent evil Jewish nature, they proclaim that it is an Islamic and Palestinian duty to defend against the immediate threat and kill Jews.

On the other hand, the PA and Hamas actively glorify terrorists, particularly suicide terrorists, praising the killer and the act of killing as righteous and honorable.
At a PA cultural festival in June 2010, in the presence of the PA Minister of Culture, singers and dancers promote and glorify violence.
[PA TV (Fatah), The song was broadcast live on PA TV on June 4 and was rebroadcast June 24, July 9, July 13, July 16, July 20, Sept. 21, and Dec. 31, 2010. It was rebroadcast in 2011 on Oct. 3, 4, and 7]

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1- Violence for kids
2- Violence for adults


Violence for kids
The Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas have created vast educational, social and cultural networks aimed at children that promote and glorify violence and terror. Palestinian children are taught through educational videos, schoolbooks, TV mascots and cultural events, to see violence and the “armed conflict” as heroic and to see themselves as future fighters against Israel:
"I came here following the conference elections. I hope that there will be more conferences like the 6th Fatah Conference (August 2009). These conferences are important for us because it makes us aware of leadership and that we will be combatants and wage resistance (violence) against the Israelis."
[PA TV (Fatah), July 8, 2010] Click here to view

At a Fatah high school graduation event, under the auspices of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the student graduates explained what they were taught by 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."
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Male graduate: "Fatah is [still] with the rifle. And our rifles are not rusty even if they have fired thousands of bullets." [Al-Filistiniya (Fatah), July 28, 2009] Click here to view
"Ask for death and life will be given to you" - The PA encourages children to die as "Martyrs" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 5, 2002

Girl’s poem on PA TV: “To war that will… crush the Zionist’s soul” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 1, 2018

Palestinian girl Raghad:
“Saladin (i.e., Musim leader who conquered Jerusalem in 1187) calls to me from my depths
All my Arabness calls me to vengeance and liberation...
Thousands of prisoners… call to this great nation and call to millions and say to them:
To war that will smash the oppression and destroy the Zionist's soul
and raise the Palestinian banner in the world's sky
And strengthen my word that goes on:
Palestinian, Palestinian, Palestinian."
Official PA TV host of The Best Home: “Bravo, bravo! You are very talented."
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Little girl participating in violent riots on the Gaza border interviewed for PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 8, 2018
Official PA TV, special news broadcast on the March of Return violent riots that have been taking place since March 30, 2018 (see note below)

Official PA TV reporter: "With me on the ground is one of the girls who is participating in this march. May Allah give you health, how are you?"

Girl: "Praise Allah."

Reporter: "What is your name so we can get to know you?"

Girl: “Siraj Muhammad Abdallah Bseiso.”

Reporter: “You aren’t scared when you come and participate here in the March of Return (violent riots taking place on the Gaza border with Israel; see note below -Ed.)?”

Girl: “I want to say that what was sacrificed today - (she attempts to recite Palestinian poet Samih Al-Qasim’s poem The Intifada; see note below -Ed.) Hell is above all of the skies, and all of the land that is under them is Hell. When a child and old person die among us, we do not succumb. When the mother falls on her killed children, we also do not succumb. They transfer their soldiers, threaten us, chase us off, orphan us, and destroy us. But they will not break our depths and will not defeat our longings. We are an indisputable decision, we are an indisputable decision. Here, the [refugee] camp has advanced. The wounded, the slaughtered, the bereaved, and the orphan have advanced! The stones of the stalks have advanced, the stones of the houses have advanced… We are an indisputable decision, we are an indisputable decision. Hell is above all of the skies, and all of the land that is under them is Hell. Advance, advance, advance!”

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Violence for adults
The Palestinian Authority justifies all terror as legitimate armed conflict, coining it “resistance,” the Palestinian euphemism for violence ranging from the terror to suicide bombings to stone throwing:
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and former PA senior official, Jibril Rajoub:
"Building a school and throwing a hand grenade, in my opinion, are resistance. I build the school in order to strengthen the reasons for my people's resolve, as one of several aspects of the resistance, and when there is a need to throw a grenade [or launch] a rocket, I'll do that as well out of my belief in the inevitable victory of my cause and its justness." Click here to view [PA TV (Fatah), May 12, 2010]
The PA at times adds that violence must be used wisely as an effective political tool. Depending on the political circumstances the Palestinian Authority alternates active calls for violence and terror with periods when they say that terror is being postponed because of temporary conditions:
Dr. Nabil Shaath, Fatah Foreign Affairs Commissioner:
"The popular struggle is a fundamental principle whose importance equals that of the armed struggle, since it is the responsibility and task of all the people. The current distancing from the armed struggle does not mean its absolute rejection." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2010]
Fatah leader Diab Al-Louh once worded it this way on PA TV: “The rifle seeds and diplomacy reaps.”
PA Justice Minister: Palestinian terror attacks are "operations," Israeli anti-terror legislation “will also not dissuade our people from continuing to struggle through the legal means and on all levels” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 21, 2018
      "[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak said that the occupation government intends to prepare a new package of aggressive racist legislation that provides legitimacy to the violation of the principles and regulations of international law, committing crimes of terror against our people, and threatening international peace and security. Abu Diyak added in a statement yesterday [Dec. 20, 2018] that foremost in this legislation is the law to expel the families of the Palestinians who carry out operations… Abu Diyak emphasized that these racist and aggressive laws and the crimes of the occupation and settlement, regardless of their force, will only increase the strength, toughness, stability, and determination [of the Palestinian people] to stand firm and defend our legal national rights, the national project, and the legitimate Palestinian leadership, led by [PA] President of the State of Palestine [Mahmoud Abbas]. They will also not dissuade our people from continuing to struggle through the legal means and on all levels until the achievement of freedom and independence, and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem."

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Fatah official praises Fatah’s “self-sacrificing fighters,” calls intifadas "battles of honor and heroism which... has brought glory to the nation," “our most important priority is to fight our primary enemy – the occupation”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2019
       "Masses from the Nablus district participated yesterday [Jan. 3, 2019] in a central rally to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the outbreak of the modern Palestinian revolution in Al-Shuhada Square in the center of the city… Fatah Movement Central Committee member and [Fatah] Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul said: 'Fifty-four years have passed since the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution... However, it was also full of victories and achievements that Fatah’s self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) accomplished on the ground; and they returned the spirit to the nation.'
He continued: 'Starting from Eilabun (i.e., attempted bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier), the Jordan Valley, Al-Karameh (see note below –Ed.), Tel Al-Zaatar (i.e., massacre committed by Lebanese Christian militias in Lebanon in 1976), Lebanon, the intifadas (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993, and PA terror campaign 2000-2005), and the rest of the battles of honor and heroism with which the Fatah Movement has brought glory to the nation – and we talk about our past and are proud of it, but we also depend on it to build the future... We will complete the path, without any shadow of a doubt, and we still see that our most important priority is to fight our primary enemy – the occupation – and those who assist it.'"
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Fatah official: “There is no choice but action, confrontation, and resistance to the violations of the Israeli army and these settlers” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 13, 2018
Official PA TV, hosting Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul

Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: “Tonight everyone is on alert. We have already announced and asked that our people and also the Fatah Movement members be on alert. It is not at all possible to show patience. It is impossible to wait at a time when we are seeing these attacks (apparently refers to terrorist murderers Saleh Barghouti and Ashraf Na’alwa being killed when resisting arrest, and terrorist Majdi Mteir being killed while committing a terror attack; see notes below –Ed.), that which was, that which the settlers and their herds are doing against members of our people... There is no option other than us remaining alert for the quiet of our residents and the protection of our residents. There is no option other than us resisting and blocking these settlers and their wild behavior. It is impossible – regardless of what happens and what the results may be – it is impossible to be silent, to act patiently, and to watch what is happening. There is no choice but action, confrontation, and resistance to the violations of the Israeli army and these settlers.”

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