On Fatah anniversary
PA TV glorifies terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
On the recent anniversary of the Fatah movement, PA TV chose to glorify the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history with two music videos celebrating Dalal Mughrabi and the attack she led.
In 1978 a group of terrorists led by Dalal Mughrabi sailed from Lebanon to Israel to carry out a terror attack. They hijacked a bus and killed 37 Israeli civilians.
One music video described the terrorists as "heroes... who shook the land, brought down mountains," and mentioned how "the coast was stormy with the glory of Dalal Mughrabi."
Another video also honored the terrorists, describing them as having "no fear of death or the darkness of prison."
Both videos showed pictures of Dalal Mughrabi and people sailing in rubber boats, going ashore on a beach.
Every year PA TV celebrates Fatah's anniversary with several days of special broadcasts with live coverage of rallies, music videos, archival material, and special programs. These two music videos were broadcast as part of this year's celebrations of the anniversary.
PMW has documented how the PA has turned terrorist Dalal Mughrabi into a hero of society and a role model .
The following are excerpts from the PA TV music videos glorifying terrorist Dalal Mughrabi and the attack she led:
"The coast was stormy with the glory of Dalal Mughrabi. On the [Israeli] coast the heroes landed, who shook the land, brought down mountains. Dalal declared the birth of the [Palestinian] Republic, the birth of the Republic."
[PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 30, 2010]
"We [PLO squad] set out on patrol from Lebanon; with no fear of death or the darkness of prison. On the coast [Dalal] Mughrabi's blood was shed, the color of [red] coral on [white] lemon flowers."
[PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 2, 2011]