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Glorifying terrorists and terror
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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Glorifying terrorists and terror
Palestinian society’s habitual glorification of terrorists as heroes and role models is one of its most effective means of promoting terror. In honoring the worst killers, the PA is simultaneously giving approval to murder and enticing future terrorists with assurances of glory and honor if they succeed in killing. Terror and murder become the Palestinian’s ticket to fame, honor and glory.

The terrorists honored most highly amongst Palestinian society are those who have killed the greatest number. Abd Al-Baset Udeh, killer of 30 at the Passover Seder massacre, had a soccer tournament for 14-year-olds named for him. His brother was honored with distributing the trophies. Dalal Mughrabi, terrorist bus hijacker (led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children) has had summer camps, schools, graduation ceremonies and sporting events named for her, as well as many TV documentaries honoring her. Palestinian newspapers also frequently glorify Mughrabi, as in the Al-Ayyam article which described Mughrabi as writing "the most glorious page of heroism in the history of the Palestinian struggle. [Aug. 2, 2009]. Thaer Hammad, who as a lone gunman murdered 10 Israelis in 2002, was glorified by the official PA daily as “the hero of the Intifada."

This adulation of the worst terrorists and praise for their heroism reflects the policy of the leadership of the Palestinian Authority. This video shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas,
issuing “greetings of honour and esteem” to mass murderers, whom he publicly names, one by one:
“I send greetings of honour and esteem to all prisoners...
Said 'Ataba (serving life sentence for murder in terror attack)…
Marwan Barghouti (serving 5 life sentences for planning murderous terror attacks)
Ahmad Sa'adat (serving 30 years in prison for heading the terrorist organization PFLP; honored on PA TV for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister Ze'evi in 2001, but never tried)
Aziz Dweik (Hamas leader, chairman of Palestinian parliament)
Jamal Huweil (life sentence for planning terror attacks)
Jamal Tirawi (life sentence for café suicide terror attack).
Greetings to you from our people.”
[PA TV (Fatah), April 17, 2008]
PA, PLO and Fatah condemn “execution” of 3 terrorists; deaths of terrorists while resisting arrests are “war crimes” committed in “cold blood”; Fatah calls for confrontations and eulogizes “heroic Martyrs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018
      “The [PA] government and the factions held the occupation government responsible for the crimes of the execution of the three Martyrs (Shahids) Ashraf Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered baby and wounded 7 others), and Majdi Jamal Mteir (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2)...
PLO Executive Committee member [and head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy] Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the series of war crimes that Israel is committing against the members of our unarmed people, the last of which was the killing and execution of three citizens in cold blood in the West Bank and Jerusalem, while openly and intentionally violating all of the international and humanitarian conventions and laws…
In Ramallah and El-Bireh, the Fatah Shabiba [Youth] Movement in the district called on its members and supporters to stand against the occupation forces in all of the areas of friction and to unite around the members of our people against the Israeli occupation’s aggression and the settler gangs’ crimes in the district. In a statement yesterday, Thursday [Dec. 13, 2018], Shabiba eulogized our people’s heroic Martyrs Saleh Barghouti, Ashraf Na’alwa, and Majdi Mteir, who ascended to Heaven after being executed by the occupation’s soldiers.”
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PA daily: Terrorist who murdered two of his Israeli coworkers was a “Martyr” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018
   “A special unit of the occupation army assassinated young Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) from the suburb of Shweikeh north of Tulkarem in the early morning hours yesterday [Dec. 13, 2018], at the Askar Al-Jadid refugee camp east of Nablus. Security sources told [the official PA news agency] WAFA that a special force invaded the Askar Al-Jadid camp and surrounded his home amid heavy exchanges of gunfire (Na’alwa opened fire on the Israeli soldiers causing a shootout –Ed.), which led to the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of young Ashraf Na’alwa, whose body was taken.”
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Barkan Industrial Zone Attack – 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa shot and murdered his 2 Israeli coworkers Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi in a factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone near Ariel on Oct. 7, 2018. Na'alwa fled the scene, but was located two months later in Nablus and shot and killed in a shootout when the Israeli army and police tried to apprehend him on Dec. 13, 2018. The Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas' military wing) claimed responsibility for the attack.
Until this attack, the Barkan Industrial Zone had been an example of coexistence with Israelis and Palestinians working together.

PA daily praises “Martyr” terrorist who murdered 2 for evading Israeli security forces for 2 months 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018
Headline: “After 67 days of pursuit – Na’alwa was assassinated”
     “For the last 67 days Martyr (Shahid) Ashraf Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), 23, managed to be a nightmare for all of the Israeli occupation state’s senior officials due to his abilities to hide and run. This was because the occupation accused him of carrying out a shooting operation at the settlement of Barkan next to Salfit, in which 2 settlers were killed… However, tonight [Dec. 13, 2018] was the end of the man who kept all of Israel’s security forces busy for months on end, after they succeeded in executing him in the early morning hours of Thursday inside a residential apartment in the Askar Al-Jadida refugee camp, east of Nablus in the northern West Bank.”
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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorists as “Martyrs” and “moons” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Three moons are being hosted by Allah this morning.
To the Gardens of Eternity (i.e., Paradise)”

The image shows from left to right terrorists Ashraf Na’alwa – who murdered 2, Saleh Barghouti – who murdered a baby in the womb and wounded 7 others, and Majdi Mteir – who stabbed and wounded 2.

Text on image: “Martyrs (Shahids) Majdi Mteir, Saleh Barghouti, Ashraf Na’alwa”
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Fatah glorifies 2 terrorists who murdered 3 Israelis: “Eternity and praise to our righteous Martyrs” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows terrorist Ashraf Na’alwa – who murdered 2 – in the top center and terrorist Saleh Barghouti – who murdered a premature baby and wounded 7 others – on the left. The picture of Na’alwa has been photoshopped so that he is seen with a rifle slung over his shoulder and a Palestinian flag design on his chest.
In front of the picture of Na’alwa is the text “Martyr (Shahid) Ashraf Na’alwa,” and in front of the picture of Barghouti is the text “Martyr Saleh Barghouti.” There is a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat next to each of their names.
At the bottom of the image are splashes of blood with the text: “In Paradise, the meeting place”

Posted text: “Eternity and praise to our righteous Martyrs, may Allah have mercy on you and let you dwell in the open spaces of Paradise”
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Fatah glorifies 2 terrorists who killed 3: “The heroic Martyrs of the homeland are sketching the map of the homeland with their pure blood... Eternity and glory to you” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Text on picture of terrorist Saleh Barghouti: "Heroic Martyr (Shahid) Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1)"
Text on picture of terrorist Ashraf Na'alwa: "Heroic Martyr Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2)"

Posted text: "The heroic Martyrs of the homeland are sketching the map of the homeland with their pure blood, so that Palestine will be free and Arab.
Eternity and glory to you. [...]
'And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah, "They are dead." Rather, they are alive, but you perceive [it] not.' [Quran, Sura 2:154, Sahih International translation]
Martyrs Ashraf Na'alwa and Saleh Barghouti"
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Fatah glorifies terrorist who murdered 2 of his Israeli coworkers as “the legend, the heroic self-sacrificing fighter” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows terrorist Ashraf Walid Suleiman, who murdered 2 Israeli coworkers, with a Palestinian flag flying behind him.

Text on image:
"The legend
The heroic self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i)
Ashraf Na'alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2)"

Posted text: "Ashraf Walid Na'alwa, who carried out #The_Barkan_operation (i.e., terror attack), was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr (Shahid) during an invasion of the new Askar refugee camp in Nablus."
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Fatah glorifies terrorist who murdered an unborn baby: "He loved the land… and whispered in its ear: 'I will give you the most precious thing I have – my blood and my soul'" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows terrorist Saleh Barghouti, who murdered an unborn baby and wounded 7 others, with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) on his head sitting in a field and holding olives.

Posted text: "He loved the land that gave him of its bounty, and he honored it and whispered in its ear: 'I will give you the most precious thing I have – my blood and my soul.'
Martyr (Shahid) #Saleh_Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1)"
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Fatah “prays for the souls” of 2 terrorist “Martyrs” who murdered 3 Israelis 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "Fatah prays for the souls of Martyrs (Shahids) [Ashraf] Na'alwa and [Saleh] Barghouti, and emphasizes that the occupation is capable of invading our cities, villages, and refugee camps through its power and might, but it will not instill fear in our souls. We will continue to stand firm in the existential battle on our Palestinian land. We will not leave, we are staying here.
- Head of the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission’s Information Office Munir Al-Jaghoub"
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Fatah calls terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis a “Martyr” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The pictures show bullet holes in the ceiling and walls of a room.

Posted text: "All of these bullets [shot] at Martyr (Shahid) [Ashraf] Na'alwa testify to the fear and cowardice of the occupation."

Note: Na’alwa opened fire on Israeli security forces attempting to arrest him and was killed in a shootout, explaining the large number of bullets –Ed.
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Fatah accompanies slain terrorists to their “weddings,” justifies terror attacks as legitimate responses to Israeli actions, and calls on Palestinians to “escalate the confrontation” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Press release from the Fatah Movement – the occupied West Bank
The Palestinian West Bank branches of the Fatah Movement accompany to the weddings (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) our heroic Martyrs (Shahids) who were shot and killed by the Israeli occupation in the unending battle defending our people’s rights... We call on the members of the Palestinian people to be completely alert, to escalate the confrontation, and to activate the defense committees to defend our villages…
We call on the masses of our people to escalate the confrontation tomorrow, Friday [Dec. 14, 2018], throughout the West Bank, out of loyalty to the Martyrs.”
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Palestinian Red Crescent honors murderers of 3 Israelis, cancels celebration "out of respect for the blood of the Martyrs who ascended to Heaven" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Dec. 13, 2018
Headline: “Out of respect for the blood of the Martyrs: The Red Crescent cancels the celebrations of its golden jubilee”
    “The Palestinian Red Crescent announced the cancellation of the celebrations for the golden jubilee of its establishment, which were to take place today (Thursday) [Dec. 13, 2018] at 6:00 p.m. at its general headquarters in El-Bireh, and this is out of respect for the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) who ascended to Heaven recently after being shot by the Israeli occupation (refers to terrorists Saleh Barghouti and Ashraf Na’alwa who were killed resisting arrest, and terrorist Majdi Mteir who was killed while committing a stabbing attack; see notes below –Ed.).
The organization said in a statement that [the cancellation] is due to the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, which has been caused as a result of the Israeli operations against members of our people, the occupation forces’ recurring invasions of cities and villages in the northern districts (i.e., the West Bank), the arrest of many young Palestinians, and the threats of the settlers – who are supported by the occupation soldiers – to eliminate [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas.”
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Fatah official justifies terror attack in which 2 were murdered: Terror attacks are responses to Israel’s alleged “policy of summary execution” against innocent Palestinians 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

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Posted text: “When the occupation army soldiers do as they please on the Palestinian land and sow ruin and destruction in it, and when Israeli soldiers implement a policy of summary executions against the members of our people and execute three young Palestinians in one night, Israel must understand that the extent of the Palestinian response will be according to the extent of these attacks. Its leaders must understand that they are unable to defend even their soldiers (refers to Givat Assaf attack in which 2 Israeli soldiers were murdered –Ed.). They have attempted all of the criminal means to force our people to submit and wave a white flag, but all of their attempts have failed. Only one path remains for Israel that will ensure the wellbeing of its soldiers and settlers: full withdrawal by the occupation and its murderous settlers to the June 4, 1967 borders.
- Head of the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission’s Information Office Munir Al-Jaghoub"
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Palestinian official expresses support of family of 6 terrorists: “Our people… will stand by the family, and will support it morally and materially out of appreciation for the sacrifices that its sons have made” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 13, 2018
      "The popular campaign to defend the home of the Abu Hmeid family (i.e., Abu Hmeid is the mother of terrorists who have committed or been involved in at least 10 murders; see note below) announced the beginning of the permanent sit-in strike within the house, with the conclusion of the ultimatum given by the occupation's judicial system to vacate the house (demolition ordered following the latest murder by one of the sons, Islam Yusuf Abu Hmeid; see note below –Ed.) … Head of The Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall [with the rank of] minister Walid Assaf said: 'We will not allow the occupation to impose collective punishments on the members of our people.' … In a press conference that he convened last night… he emphasized that our people will defend this house by all means ‎(i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror), will stand by the Abu Hmeid family, and will support it morally and materially out of appreciation for the sacrifices that its sons have made."
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PLO and PA officials visit mother of 6 terrorists: “The entire Palestinian people appreciates the sacrifice of this family, and the path of honorable struggle of its Martyr and prisoner sons is a crown of honor” to every person 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 13, 2018
     "The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs and the Ramallah and El-Bireh district paid a solidarity visit yesterday morning (Wednesday) [Dec. 12, 2018] to the Abu Hmeid family (i.e., Um Nasser Abu Hmeid and her terrorist sons who are responsible for at least 10 murders; see note below), whose house the Israeli occupation decided to demolish after one of the family's sons, Islam Abu Hmeid, was accused of killing a soldier in the Al-Amari refugee camp several months ago.
The delegation from the commission and the district –led by Director of [PLO] Commission [of Prisoners' Affairs] Qadri Abu Bakr and District Governor [of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Laila Ghannam – met with Um Yusuf Abu Hmeid who is standing firm. They emphasized to her that the entire Palestinian people appreciates the sacrifice of this family, and that the path of honorable struggle of its Martyr (Shahid) and prisoner sons is a crown of honor to every free and respectable person. Abu Bakr and Ghannam emphasized that the occupation's crimes and its threats will not prevent the Palestinian leadership from fulfilling its obligations regarding the fighting and sacrificing families."
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Fatah official visits mother of 6 terrorists 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul sitting next to Um Nasser Abu Hmeid, the mother of four terrorists serving life sentences, one pending trial who confessed to murdering an Israeli soldier, and one dead terrorist.

Posted text: “Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] brother ‘Abu Jihad’ Mahmoud Al-Aloul during a visit to the Khansa of Palestine [Um Nasser Abu Hmeid] (mother of terrorists responsible for at least 10 murders –Ed.) at the home of the Abu Hmeid family that is under threat of demolition.”
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Palestinians praise and glorify terrorists as “heroic Martyrs” at rally  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 13, 2018
Official PA TV, on protests after terrorist murderer Ashraf Na’alwa was killed while resisting arrest

Official PA TV reporter: “The Tulkarem district, which has suffered before from the occupation’s arbitrary operations, woke up this time to news of the Martyrdom-death (Istish'had) of the wanted one Ashraf Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) from the Shweikeh suburb of Tulkarem, whom the occupation’s special forces encountered in the Askar Al-Jadid refugee camp in Nablus. The general strike [that followed] included all of the stores in the district, while processions went out to condemn the assassination of young Na’alwa.”
Man in procession: “From the early morning hours today [Dec. 13, 2018], the entire Palestinian people has woken up to news of the assassination of two heroic Martyrs (Shahids) (i.e., terrorists Na’alwa and Saleh Barghouti who were killed resisting arrest; see notes below) who carried out their national obligation for Palestine and Jerusalem. The entire public of the Tulkarem district has come out from their homes since early in the morning to say: ‘Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem’ (a famous quote by former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat –Ed.). This is the message of all of the Martyrs; this is the message of Yasser Arafat, may Allah have mercy on him.”

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Fatah delegation visits mother of 6 terrorists 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 12, 2018

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “From the home of the Abu Hmeid family (i.e., Um Nasser Abu Hmeid and her terrorist sons who are responsible for at least 10 murders; see note below).
The Fatah Movement in the Al-Amari refugee camp, the Al-Amari Shabab Club, the popular committee, and the refugee camp institutions visit Khansa of Palestine [Um Nasser Abu Hmeid] at her home, which is in danger of demolition and expropriation.”

The images show Um Nasser Abu Hmeid hosting the visiting delegation at her house. Palestinian flags are hung in the windows.
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Fatah announces “start of the popular activities and Ribat” at home of mother of 6 terrorists 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 11, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Jamal Muhaisen and the Ramallah and El-Bireh [Fatah] branch announced the start of the popular activities and Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the home of the Abu Hmeid family (i.e., Um Nasser Abu Hmeid and her terrorist sons who are responsible for at least 10 murders; see note below), which is in danger of demolition by the Israeli occupation.”

The image shows Fatah Movement Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen (right) and the rest of the delegation, (including chairman of the PA-funded Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares, left) standing with Um Nasser Abu Hmeid, with Palestinian flags in the background.
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Abbas defends Hamas in speech: “The Hamas Movement is part of our people, and I do not agree that terror be ascribed to it” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 9, 2018
Official PA TV, speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “What I want first of all is that you [Americans] take back the things you have done: in other words, transferring the embassy to Jerusalem – a mistake. Cancelling the aid to UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) – a mistake. And say what you have said more than once: That the borders are the 1967 ones and [the solution is] two states. After all, this was much talked about already in the days of [former US President George W.] Bush the son, so why have you taken it back? This is in regards to the Americans. Afterwards, what happened two days ago [Dec. 6, 2018] – they published a statement or proposed a [UN] resolution in which they want to consider the Hamas Movement a terror [organization]. Okay, they asked me: ‘What’s your opinion?’ I told them my opinion is that the Hamas Movement is part of our people, and I do not agree that terror be ascribed to it. I do not accept that it is a terror [organization]. Therefore, they went and submitted the resolution to the [UN] General Assembly.”

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