Terrorists who threw grenades near Western Wall praised as "heroic prisoners" by PA TV
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
PA TV continues to honor terrorists who murdered Israelis as heroes.
A PA TV talk show host referred to five Palestinian terrorists who threw grenades at soldiers and their families after a swearing-in ceremony at the Western Wall as "the heroic prisoners of the Mughrabi Gate operation." One Israeli was killed and 69 were injured in the attack.
The talk show included interviews with the families of the five terrorists who are serving long sentences in Israeli prisons for the October 15, 1986, attack.
Palestinian Media Watch has documented the ongoing policy of the PA to honor terrorists who have killed Israelis as heroes. See PMW's report From Terrorists to Role Models.
For additional recent examples of the ongoing PA honoring of terrorists:
1. Terrorists who killed 6 lauded as "heroes" in clip shown seven times in three days on PA TV
2. PMW report leads to PA minister's defense of terrorists as "freedom fighters"
3. PA minister honors mother for having 4 terrorist sons
The following is the transcript of the PA TV host's words:
PA TV talk show Good Morning Jerusalem interviews families of the five prisoners, Abd Al-Nasser and Tareq Al-Khalisi, Samir Abu Na'ama, Ibrahim Alayan and Hazem Assala:
PA TV Host: "We'll start our diverse discussions by expressing solidarity with the prisoners from Jerusalem who, in October, have started their 25th year of imprisonment in the occupation's jails. We will support them and of course [send] greetings to all the prisoners in the occupation's jails, but today we devote our expression of solidarity to five prisoners: the heroic prisoners of the Mughrabi Gate operation in 1986."
[PA TV (Fatah), Oct. 22, 2010]