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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Topics on this page
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."
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
Kids at kindergarten ceremony pretend to kill Israeli soldiers while song in Hebrew is played which threatens Israelis: “O Zionist, a rocket will reach you where you live… I will make you drink the cup of death” 
Source: Al-Huda Kindergarten YouTube Channel, May 29, 2017
Video of the graduation ceremony of Al-Huda Kindergarten in Gaza, which is affiliated with the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization

The children in the kindergarten put on a performance while armed with toy weapons and wearing military uniforms and Islamic Jihad headbands. They simulate killing other children playing Israeli soldiers dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews and abducting their bodies, after the “Israeli soldiers” attacked children playing Palestinian civilians.

A Hamas song in Hebrew is played in the background.

Song lyrics: “O I have prepared all sorts of rockets for my Zionist enemy that will reach where he lives,
For he will die if he does not leave my land immediately,
I will make him drink the cups of death, what a bitter drink,
You have reached Gaza! You have reached your death,
If you have not yet been killed, captivity is for you.
Self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i), prepare to fire,
O Zionist, a rocket will reach you where you live,
Indeed you die sleeping or awake, at home or on the mountain,
I will make you drink the cup of death, what a bitter taste..."

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Instructions on Facebook to Gazans for "March of Return" riots: "Bring a knife, dagger, or handgun," kidnap Israeli civilians, and murder soldiers and settlers  
Source: Independent Palestinian Facebook page "The Great March of Return", May 14, 2018

Text posted on the independent Palestinian Facebook page "The Great March of Return"

Posted text:
“#IMPORTANT #Instructions for participants: [...]
Rebelling young people,
Treat seriously and do not take lightly the requests to bring a knife, dagger, or handgun, if you have one, and to leave them under your clothes and not use them or show them, except if you identify one of the [Israeli] soldiers or settlers. Do not kill Israeli civilians, instead hand them over to the resistance immediately, because this is the point that Israel fears, as it knows that the capturer can set any condition he wants.”
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Fatah branch promotes violence by posting a photo of a Palestinian child holding a rifle 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Sept. 9, 2017

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

Posted text: “The homeland is the support for those who have no backing, and the second womb that carries us after mother’s womb.
A morning of the precious homeland”

The image shows a boy and girl sitting together. On the right the girl is holding a bouquet of flowers and wearing a Palestinian flag, while on the left the boy is wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and holding a rifle.

The image previously appeared on June 10, 2015 on the official PA TV program “Photography.” It was taken by Mahmoud Abu Hamdeh, a photographer from Gaza.

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.”
Hezbollah head: “Fatah expressed its agreement to intifada during the recent meetings with Hezbollah” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 4, 2018
Headline: “Nasrallah: The Fatah Movement has expressed agreement to intifada”
      “Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah revealed that he has recently met with delegations from the Palestinian factions, and the latest meeting was held last Saturday [Dec. 30, 2017] with the Fatah Movement… Nasrallah revealed that Fatah expressed its agreement to intifada during the recent meetings with Hezbollah, and confirmed that it constitutes a main part of this intifada. He also said that a Fatah presence in the street and in the popular activities is something that all of the factions welcome.”

Speech by Egyptian Imam broadcast on official PA TV: US administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “will feed the violent extremism and cause its spread throughout the world” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 22, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, a video is shown of a speech by Imam of the Egyptian Al-Azhar Institute Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb at a conference for Jerusalem held in Cairo

Imam of the Egyptian Al-Azhar Institute Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb: “We completely reject the American administration’s recent decisions, which nothing more than [a piece of] paper for the Arab and Islamic world and the free people of the world. Therefore, they are completely rejected… The conference [participants] and all of the Arabs, Muslims, and free people of the world in the east and west are behind them, warning that if those who published this decision (i.e., to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital) do not hurry to take back their decision immediately, it will feed the violent extremism and cause its spread throughout the world from the east to the west.”

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.

Preacher on PA TV: Killing the enemy “is a right,” quotes Islamic verse about stones and trees calling to kill Jews: “Oh Muslim… there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 7, 2017
Islamic preacher Yaqub Qirsh: “I say to our people, the people of Palestine: Almighty Allah is giving us this test in order to grant us the greatest possessions of all, and prime among them Martyrdom-death (Shahada) in the way of Allah. Fighting the enemy is a right and killing him is a right. The pressure that they are exerting on us, praise Allah, is not like [the pressure] that is being exerted [on the people] in Syria, the people of Iraq, and the people of Libya. [There,] the killer does not know who he has killed, and the person who is killed does not know why he was killed. We people of Palestine indeed are being tested through this pressure, although [Allah] made us know why we are being killed and are killing, because we know where we are directing this pressure and we are marching to the Hereafter… This pressure that the people of Palestine are dealing with through this great [Israeli] propaganda method requires wise and active publicity. It demands that we be certain that we are triumphing. ‘The Hour [of Resurrection] will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them, until the stones or trees will call: “Oh Muslim, O servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!’"

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