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Fatah glorifies PA Police officer-turned-terrorist: "Heroic Martyr"
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Fatah glorifies PA Police
officer-turned-terrorist: 
“Heroic Martyr”
 
  
Fatah vows to “remain loyal to [the] pure blood” of murderer of 2
 
Emphasizing his position with the Palestinian Authority Police, Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Movement glorified the perpetrator of yesterday's terror attack as a “heroic Martyr” and “the Martyr police officer”. Terrorist Muhammad Turkeman shot and wounded 3 Israeli soldiers.

In two posts on Facebook, Fatah specifically stressed that terrorist Turkeman was an “officer in the [PA] Palestinian police special forces”, using several hashtags to underscore this point:

“#The_Martyr_police_officer
#Palestinian_Authority_[Security_]Forces_member”
“#The_police_officer_Martyr
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 31, 2016]
 
Fatah included photos of terrorist Turkeman in posts that praised him for carrying out the "shooting operation”. In one he poses with an assault rifle, and in another he is shown wearing his PA Police uniform with a Kalashnikov assault rifle next to him. 


A picture of the Al-Aqsa Mosque appeared together with photos of the terrorist in one of the posts. This connects the terrorist and his attack to the “defense and protection” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, perpetuating the Palestinian Authority's libel that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is in danger from an Israeli attack. Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the PA and Fatah use this libel to encourage Palestinians to commit terror attacks against Israelis in order to “defend and protect” the mosque.

The same symbols were used in a cartoon on Fatah’s website that showed a hand waving a machine gun from the top of the Dome of the Rock and a pool of blood on the ground. The cartoon celebrated the shooting spree of a Palestinian terrorist who had killed 2 Israelis and injured 6 the day before. Fatah was likewise quick to honor the murderer.

Fatah continuously uses its Facebook page to honor and glorify terrorist murderers. A few days ago, Abbas’ movement vowed to “remain loyal” to “the pure blood” of terrorist Firas Al-Jaber "Abu Ghadab", who participated in the murder of 2 Israelis in 2001:


Posted text: "The anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Commander Firas Al-Jaber Oct. 27, 2016... Today we in Fatah, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, ... bow our heads in honor and admiration of the soul of the Martyr, the outstanding commander, Firas Al-Jaber, even as we renew the oath to his pure soul that we will remain loyal to his pure blood which watered the beloved land of Palestine, and emphasize that we will continue forward on his path of struggle until the liberation of the last bit our occupied land."
 
[Official Fatah Facebook page,
Oct. 27, 2016, emphasis added]

 
 
The following are the two Fatah Facebook posts glorifying the terrorist police officer and the post vowing to follow the path of a murderer:

Posted text: “#The_Martyr(Shahid)_police_officer
#Palestinian_National_Liberation_Movement_Fatah_member
#Palestinian_Authority_[Security_]Forces_member”
Text on image: “#The_police_officer_Martyr
Muhammad Turkeman
Officer in the [PA] Palestinian police special forces
The one who carried out the shooting operation next to the Beit El checkpoint that caused the wounding of 3 Israeli soldiers”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 31, 2016]
 
Posted text:
“The Fatah Movement in the town of Qabatiya announces over loudspeakers the death of its son, heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Turkeman, the one who carried out the operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 wounded) in Beit El this evening [Oct. 31, 2016].”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 31, 2016]
 
Muhammad Turkeman - Palestinian Authority police officer who carried out a shooting attack on Oct. 31, 2016, at a checkpoint near Beit El, at the entrance to Ramallah. Using a Kalashnikov assault rifle, Turkeman shot and wounded 3 Israeli soldiers before being shot and killed by other Israeli soldiers.
 
Text and photos posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "The anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Commander Firas Al-Jaber Oct. 27, 2016
#On_your_anniversary_we_will_not_forget_you
Tulkarem - exclusive - the Fatah Movement in the Tulkarem refugee camp
Today, Oct. 27, is the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Commander Firas Al-Jaber 'Abu Ghadab,' who ascended to Heaven as a Martyr after he fell victim to a Zionist assassination operation on this day.
Firas Al-Jaber was one of the outstanding founding commanders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in Palestine and of the brigades of Martyr Dr. Thabet Thabet in the city of Tulkarem...
Today we in Fatah, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, and the brigades of Martyr Dr. Thabet Thabet in the Tulkarem district bow our heads in honor and admiration of the soul of the Martyr, the outstanding commander, Firas Al-Jaber, even as we renew the oath to his pure soul that we will remain loyal to his pure blood which watered the beloved land of Palestine, and emphasize that we will continue forward on his path of struggle until the liberation of the last bit our occupied land."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 27, 2016]
 
Firas Al-Jaber "Abu Ghadab" - a top commander in Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, who participated in the murder of 2 Israelis, Etgar Zaituni and Motti Dayan, in the Tulkarem area on Jan. 23, 2001, and in other shooting attacks in the Tulkarem area. He was killed by Israeli soldiers on Oct. 28, 2001.

Thabet Thabet was one of the founders of Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) in Tulkarem. Thabet was responsible for many shooting attacks against Israelis at the start of the 2000-2005 PA terror campaign (the second Intifada). Thabet was killed by the Israeli army on Dec. 31, 2000.