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
Girl recites poem denying Jewish history, encouraging violence, claims Israeli cities are Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 24, 2017
Official PA TV program The Best Home, episode with students from Jenin and Hebron

A young Palestinian girl, Gharad Qassem, recites the following poem:
Gharad Qassem: “I am a Palestinian boy
Who are you, foreign boy? And from where did you come? And what is the stone that is in your hand?
I am a Muslim Arab, a free person forever
You do not have the right to ask
I did not come here, but rather you are the one that came
I was born here long ago,
Before you
Before you came to my land
I am a Muslim
My roots are in the depths of history
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in Safed, Ramallah, El-Bireh, and Gaza
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in Haifa, Jaffa, Jerusalem, and Nablus
I am a Palestinian, my roots are in every grain of soil
A rock in my hand, my head and my heart –"

Official PA TV honors 3 student “Martyrs,” who murdered an Israeli policewoman: They “left school to join the path of freedom” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Aug. 18, 2016
Official PA TV News, on Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan laying the cornerstone of new homes for the families of “Martyrs” (Shahids) and jailed terrorists in Qabatiya, located south of Jenin

Official PA TV newsreader: “Jenin [District] Governor Ibrahim Ramadan laid the cornerstone of the new residential buildings for the families of the three Martyrs (Shahids) and the prisoner from Qabatiya, at a ceremony honoring the families of the Martyrs and the outstanding students in the matriculation exams.”

Official PA TV reporter: “After the occupation’s bulldozers demolished the homes of the three Martyrs from Qabatiya south of Jenin (i.e., terrorists Ahmad Najah Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh, and Muhammad Kmeil), who died after they carried out the Damascus Gate operation (i.e., terrorist attack, 1 murdered) in occupied Jerusalem last February [2015], and [the home of] the prisoner that the occupation government is accusing of providing them with aid (i.e., Bilal Abu Zaid), the [PA] leadership ordered the building of new homes for their families.
It translated these efforts [into actions] by laying a cornerstone for these homes, and announced the start of their construction as [a sign of] loyalty to their sacrifice.”

Commissioner for Mobilization and Organization and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: “Since the beginning of the occupation, it is trying to do all it can to carry out crimes like these, to demolish homes in an attempt to distance the Palestinian people from the resistance to this occupation. However, despite all of these efforts, the Palestinian people will without a doubt resist for the defense of its country, its future, and its children.”

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Child sings on PA radio: Israelis are “wolves… [With] the fire of my rifle I will break the [prison] cage" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 14, 2017

The Voice of Palestine, the official PA radio station, children's program The Little Ones' Heaven, a song honoring the hunger striking prisoners is sung by a child who calls in to the program.

Child:
 "Our beautiful land is a prisoner in a cage surrounded by wolves,
My shaded garden was destroyed by the lumberjack and the dogs settled in it,
O Jerusalem, my city,
[With] my notebook, my pencil, and the fire of my rifle I will break the cage."
The Voice of Palestine host: “Excellent."
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The song was in honor of the hunger-striking prisoners (April-May 2017): Palestinian terrorist prisoners launched a hunger strike on April 17, 2017, which ended on May 27, 2017, after an agreement was reached. While the prisoners had issued a list of demands, reportedly only the demand to have the Red Cross reinstate a second monthly family visit for prisoners was agreed to. Nevertheless, the PA has claimed the development as a victory.
 


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.”
Fatah official: “Resistance in the eyes of the Fatah and Hamas Movements is a means to ending the occupation and establishing a Palestinian state” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 7, 2017
Headline: "Rajoub: The time has come to build a true national partnership – [the unity government] will include the concept of the political solution, the resistance, and the state plan, and the rule of one law and one weapon"
     "Fatah Central Committee Secretary champion Jibril Rajoub said that 'The hour is ripe for building a political partnership that will include the concepts of a political solution, the general agreement about the resistance, a state plan, [and] the rule of one weapon (i.e., one military body) and one law.'
In an interview with [Lebanese TV] channel Al-Mayadeen he said: 'Resistance in the eyes of the Fatah and Hamas Movements is a means to ending the occupation and establishing a Palestinian state.' He emphasized that Fatah did not and will not relinquish the resistance and that today there are international plots against Palestine. Rajoub continued: 'Everyone agrees that the Palestinian state will be under one weapon, one police, and one regime. We need national unity that will focus on agreement and partnership.' He said: 'We want to create pressure on the occupation in order to achieve our rights.'"

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Palestinian National and Islamic Forces call for "day of escalation" against Israel  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 23, 2017
Headline: “The [Palestinian National and Islamic] Forces in Ramallah and El-Bireh call to mobilize all of the capabilities in order to defend Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque”
    “The [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces in the Ramallah and El-Bireh District yesterday [July 22, 2017] made a plan of escalation activities on the ground, in response to the occupation’s crimes in Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque (refers to Israel placing metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below –Ed.). They called on the public and prominent figures to participate in [the escalation activities] in their masses.
At the end of a meeting of its leaders yesterday in Ramallah, the forces declared a comprehensive day of escalation against the occupation and settlers throughout the district, in its villages, on the roads, and on the routes.”

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Fatah accuses Israel of trying to "desecrate" holy sites, and blames Israel for subsequent violence  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Aug. 1, 2017
Headline: "Fatah: The invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque constitute a continuation of the racist Zionist extremism"
     "The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah said today [Aug. 1, 2017] in a statement from the information department of the [Fatah] Commission of Mobilization and Organization that the settlers’ incessant invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas, under protection of the occupation police, constitute a continuation of the Zionist extremism and a hostile and explicit call to desecrate the sanctity of the sites that are holy to Islam and Christianity in occupied Jerusalem… The Fatah Movement held the Israeli government – as the occupying force – fully responsible for the consequences of this criminal policy and the popular and legitimate rage of the Palestinian masses that it will awaken."

The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.