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 Warning to Palestinian students:
"Beware of natural death;
do not ‎die, but amidst the hail of bullets"

- text on "Monument to the Martyrs of Al-Quds University"

 
Monument also honors murderer of 2 civilians
"Heroic Martyr
and Detonator of the third Intifada
Muhannad Halabi"


 
Al-Quds University memorial warning:
"Beware of natural death; do not ‎die, but amidst the hail of bullets"
 
  • University agrees to student organization's initiative to create memorial demanding Martyrdom and honoring murderers:
"Why would we oppose it?"
  • Numerous foreign universities are involved in cooperation projects with Al-Quds University
Fatah continues to honor as "Martyrs" murderers Baha Alyan and Muhannad Halabi who in total murdered 5 civilians

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Students at Al-Quds University erected a memorial stone for the university's "heroic Martyrs," which opens with the warning:

"Beware of natural death; do not ‎die, but amidst the hail of bullets"
[Wattan, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 19, 2016]

This follows the Palestinian Authority policy to promote youth's participation in terror attacks, even if this means being killed. Dying for Allah (Shahada - Martyrdom) while attacking or killing Israelis, is routinely presented by the PA as preferable to life. This message is even presented to youth. For example, the day the PA announced the results of the recent matriculation exams, the official PA news agency, WAFA, wrote that high school students who had been killed while participating in terror attacks, and therefore had not finished high school, had taken "the path to excellence and greatness and the path of those who know how to reach the great victory."

The names on the memorial stone at Al-Quds University included that of murderer Muhannad Halabi, describing him as the "Heroic Martyr and Detonator of the third Intifada" - a reference to his killing of two Israeli civilians in October 2015, which Palestinians see as the launch of the terror wave which followed, and some termed "the third Intifada."

The monument was put in place by the Al-Quds branch of The Progressive Student Action Front, the student branch of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. After the monument's mysterious disappearance, the independent Palestinian news agency Wattan asked if the university agrees to the placement of "a monument of this sort." Dean of Student Affairs Abd Al-Raouf Abd Al-Sinawi said:

"Why would we oppose [it]?"
[Wattan, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 19, 2016]

Al-Sinawi was only concerned with the need for students to obtain permission from the university administration, which had not been done in connection with the stone demanding Martyrdom and honoring murderer Halabi.

The text on the memorial stone opens as follows:

"Beware of natural death; do not ‎die, but amidst the hail of bullets
Monument to the Martyrs of Al-Quds University...
Heroic Martyr / Engineer of the third Intifada
Diya Al-Talahmeh
Heroic Martyr and Detonator of the third Intifada
Muhannad Halabi..." (full text below)

Al-Quds University was also among the Palestinian universities glorifying murderer Baha Alyan, killer of three civilians on a Jerusalem bus, with a "chain of readers" in his honor. 

Many foreign universities are engaged in cooperation projects with Al-Quds University according to the university's website,  including universities in the following countries: Australia Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the US.

The words: "Beware of natural death; do not ‎die, but amidst the hail of bullets," are from a poem written by Ghassan Kanafani, a former leader of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who was killed by Israel in 1972.

Meanwhile, Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Movement likewise continues to honor terrorists who have killed Israelis. Fatah is currently celebrating two murderers from the terror wave which began in September 2015, in which dozens of Israelis were killed and hundreds wounded in Palestinian stabbing, shooting, and car ramming attacks.

On Facebook, Fatah commemorated their "death as a Martyr" and posted images and praise for terrorist Baha Alyan, who together with an accomplice shot and stabbed 3 Israelis on a Jerusalem bus on Oct. 13, 2015, and of terrorist Muhannad Halabi, who stabbed 2 Israelis to death in the old city of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015.
 [Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 3, 2016]

Murderer Muhannad Halabi as well as murderer Baha Alyan have both been honored and glorified numerous times as heroes by the Palestinian Authority and Fatah, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch.

The following are links to PMW reports on some of the statements and activities by the PA and Fatah, both headed by Abbas, in honor of murderers Alyan and Halabi:

Honoring Baha Alyan, killer of 3:
Murder of civilians on bus was "self-sacrifice operation"

PA Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education organize activity honoring murderer of 3

PA and Fatah continue to glorify murderer of 3 on Jerusalem bus

Summer camps teach Palestinian kids that stabbers are heroes

Honoring Muhannad Halabi, killer of 2:
Fatah brought soil from Al-Aqsa to grave of murderer Halabi

PA street named after murderer who stabbed 2 Israeli civilians to death

Fatah official: Murdering Israelis is Palestinian "right"

Fatah Christmas spirit symbolized by murderer of two

The following is the article on the memorial stone at Al-Quds University glorifying murderer Halabi, followed by the posts on Facebook honoring him and murderer Alyan:

"The [Progressive] Student Action Front (i.e., student group of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) at Al-Quds University inaugurated a monument to the Martyrs of the university at its campus in Abu Dis two weeks ago for the first anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), and the students yesterday [Oct. 18, 2016] were surprised by the disappearance of the monument, which had been placed next to the faculty of engineering.
The monument bore the names of the Martyrs of the university who died recently, and at their head was the female Martyr Hind Sharathah (activist who died of tear gas inhalation during clashes with Israeli soldiers -Ed.) who died as a Martyr during clashes near the university, Martyr Diya Al-Talahmeh (terrorist who blew himself up when throwing a grenade -Ed.) who died as a Martyr last year [2015], and Martyr Muhannad Halabi (murdered 2 -Ed.)... [Al-Quds University Dean of Student Affairs Abd Al-Raouf Abd] Al-Sinawi told Wattan that the university administration did not know that this memorial stone had been placed, and learned of it only after it was removed. He noted that the connection between the university and the student organizations needs to be based on coordination, and the student organizations need to submit a request for every activity or event to the office of the dean of student affairs in order to update it.
Al-Sinawi emphasized that 'the university did not forbid its [the monument's] placement, and only learned about the existence of the small memorial stone, and not a monument as was said, after its removal for unknown reasons. It is possible that this is a case of external reasons, that it was lost, or that one of the students put it somewhere else.'
He added: 'We in the [university] administration do not think that this memorial stone was targeted deliberately, and we have conducted the investigative proceedings regarding what happened, [but] until now we have no specific information. What I can say is that we as a university and as a student body have no intention to damage this memorial stone' ...
In response to the question as to whether the university opposed a monument of this sort, Al-Sinawi said: 'Why would we oppose [it]?,' and he added: 'According to the general framework of university activity, the student groups must submit a request according to defined steps to the office of the dean of student affairs about their intention to organize an activity or any extracurricular event. Otherwise, each student will place any sort of monument for any sort of entity, and this is improper...'"

The article includes a picture of the monument, on which is written:
"Beware of natural death; do not ‎die, but amidst the hail of bullets
Monument to the Martyrs of Al-Quds University
Heroic female Martyr and Friend
Hind Sharathah
Heroic Martyr / Engineer of the third Intifada
Diya Al-Talahmeh
Heroic Martyr and Detonator of the third Intifada
Muhannad Halabi
Heroic Martyr
Hassan Albo
Heroic Martyr
Iyad Sajadiyeh"
[Wattan, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 19, 2016, emphasis added]

Posted text on Official Fatah Facebook page:
"Today [Oct. 13, 2016] is the first anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) from the occupied capital [of Jerusalem]. Baha carried out a self-sacrifice operation on a bus of settlers in the occupied capital city, which brought about his death as a Martyr, and the deaths of 3 settlers."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 13, 2016]

Muhannad Halabi -
19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett's wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada," and said that it was a response to Israel's actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not "succumb to humiliation." This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."


Hind Sharathah - 23-year-old female Palestinian activist in the Progressive Student Action Front student body of the terrorist organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Sharathah died on Dec. 2, 2003, of gas inhalation from tear gas grenades used by Israeli army forces during clashes near Al-Quds University.

Diya Al-Talahmeh - 23-year-old Islamic Jihad terrorist who blew himself up while trying to throw a hand grenade at an Israeli army vehicle on Sept. 22, 2015. His body was discovered by Israeli forces during searches carried out after the explosion.

Hassan Albo - 23-year-old Palestinian killed during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in Halhoul, near Hebron, on Nov. 13, 2015. Palestinian sources say he was killed by Israeli gunfire. The Israeli army is investigating the incident.

Iyad Sajadiyeh - Palestinian killed in Qalandiya, on March 1, 2016, during confrontations with Israeli soldiers.

Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem - 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Haviv Haim (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.

Posted text: "Today, on Oct. 3 of last year [2015], Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Halabi carried out a stabbing and shooting operation in occupied Jerusalem, in which a male and female settler were killed (sic., the 2 murdered were both men) and others were wounded, and #The_rage_of_Jerusalem began to flare up in all of the occupied territories"
 [Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 3, 2016]