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Violence and terror
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]
Fatah branch posts image of rifle 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 26, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “Fatah person, raise your forehead”

The image shows an AK-47 assault rifle, a handgun, and bullets against a background of the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text under the logo: “Fatah Movement, Bethlehem branch”
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Fatah Facebook glorifies the second Intifada with image of masked armed men 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 26, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“A souvenir picture from the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005)
The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) – Bethlehem”

The image shows rows of masked men dressed in black clothes wearing keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) on their heads along with yellow Fatah headbands, and carrying various t ypes of rifles.
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Fatah official visits family of imprisoned terrorist who beat an Israeli civilian to death  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 25, 2017


mage and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Gaza – Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani visits the home of the mother of the Gaza Strip’s most veteran prisoner Diya Al-Agha (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1).”

The image shows Fatah Revolutionary Council Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani kissing the head of the mother of terrorist Diya Al-Agha.

Diya Zakariya Shaker Al-Agha "Al-Faluji" - Palestinian terrorist who beat Israeli citizen Amatzia Ben Haim to death with a shovel in Ganei Tal in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 11, 1992. Al-Agha is serving a life sentence.

Fatah Facebook quotes Arafat on anniversary of his death: Palestinians will engage in “Ribat (religious conflict over Islamic land) until Judgment Day” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 24, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text is a quote by Arafat:
“This is my people, the people of giants, which is [engaged] in Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) until Judgement Day
It is the [people] of which one of its boys or girls will wave the flag of Palestine over the churches of Jerusalem, its towers, and its walls.
They think that this is still far off, but we think that it is near, and we will be the ones who are right, Allah willing.
And we will be victorious despite them.”

Text on image: “The Fatah Movement
The 13th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of
Leader and symbol
Yasser Arafat”

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Fatah's logo of the 13th anniversary of Arafat’s death contains map of “Palestine” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 19, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The official logo that the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission has adopted to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr (Shahid) symbol Yasser Arafat”

The image consists of the logo for the 13th anniversary of PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s death, which includes a picture of Arafat and the number “13,” with the “1” comprised of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text under logo: “The 13th anniversary of the death of Martyr symbol Yasser Arafat”
Fatah branch glorifies terrorist who killed 1 as a “Martyr”  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 18, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “Fifteen years since the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of commander Atef Abayat (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in Bethlehem.”

The image shows terrorist Atef Abayat holding a machine gun while wearing a helmet and loaded combat vest.
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Atef Abayat – Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) commander in Bethlehem who was accused of murdering Sarit Amrani in a shooting attack in the West Bank (Sept. 20, 2001). He was also accused of shooting at the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. Abayat was killed in a car explosion about a month after the murder of Sarit Amrani. PMW has been unable to verify the circumstances surrounding his death.
Fatah branch glorifies terrorist who killed 1: “The childish face that turned the lives of the settlers… into hell" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 18, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The image shows terrorist Atef Abayat, who murdered 1, holding an assault rifle.

Text on image: “The childish face that turned the lives of the settlers in Gilo (i.e., a neighborhood in southern Jerusalem) into hell”
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Atef Abayat – Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) commander in Bethlehem who was accused of murdering Sarit Amrani in a shooting attack in the West Bank (Sept. 20, 2001). He was also accused of shooting at the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. Abayat was killed in a car explosion about a month after the murder of Sarit Amrani. PMW has been unable to verify the circumstances surrounding his death.
Fatah Facebook expresses sympathy for imprisoned terrorist who planned suicide bombings  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 16, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“Prisoner Abbas Al-Sayid (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of 35) has met with his wife in the Zionist occupation’s prisons for three minutes over 16 years. Al-Sayid was sentenced to 35 life sentences and 100 years.”

The image shows terrorist Abbas Al-Sayid with his wife.

Abbas Al-Sayid - serving 35 life sentences for planning two suicide bombings, one at a Passover dinner at the Park Hotel in Netanya (30 murdered, March 27, 2002) and another outside a shopping Mall in Netanya (5 murdered, May 18, 2001).
Terrorist leaders honored on banner at reception for new students at Al-Quds Open University 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen, Oct. 16, 2017
Identical images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on Oct. 15, 2017, and on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen on Oct. 16, 2017

Posted text: "Pictures: Fatah Movement General Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Jamal Muhaisen participates in a reception for the new students at Al-Quds Open University’s Dura branch.”

The mage shows what appears to be the PA Security Forces’ band performing on stage. The stage backdrop consists of a poster. Six photos appear on the poster, showing from left to right: former Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist organization Abu Ali Mustafa, founder of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization Fathi Shaqaqi, founder of the Hamas terrorist organization Ahmed Yassin, former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, former head of the Black September terrorist organization Salah Khalaf, and former head of the PLO terrorist organization’s military wing Khalil Al-Wazir.
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Fatah branch quotes Arafat in post commemorating his death: “Millions of Martyrs are marching towards Jerusalem” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 15, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “The anniversary is approaching
13 years since the death of the sun of the Martyrs (Shahids)
General Commander Yasser Arafat”

The image shows a poster featuring a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and in the background the Temple Mount is seen.
Text on poster: “Millions of Martyrs are marching towards Jerusalem (this is a famous quote by Yasser Arafat –Ed.)”
Fatah branch glorifies rock throwing 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Oct. 14, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“Victorious Fatah [follwed by a heart emoji and two 'V for vctory emojis]'”

The image shows four masked Palestinians wearing Fatah headbands and throwing rocks.
PLO official: Imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are “freedom prisoners,” not terrorists or criminals  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 13, 2017
Headline: “Karake: The occupation is striving to delegitimize the prisoners’ legal rights”
       “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs [Issa Karake] said that the arbitrary and severe Israeli steps against the prisoners – who are covered by a series of Israeli legislation and laws that violate the prisoners’ rights – are official and systematic Israeli attempts to delegitimize the prisoners’ status, their legal and humanitarian definition, and their legal struggle against the occupation for freedom and independence.
Karake called to act to strengthen the prisoners’ legal status according to the Geneva Convention, international law, international humanitarian law, and the UN resolutions, as they are freedom prisoners and legal fighters against the occupation. This is so as to act against the crazy Israeli efforts to define the prisoners' entire struggle as terror and crime, and to incite for this on the political and diplomatic level.”
PA daily: Child terrorists are a “Martyr” and a “prisoner” who were attacked by Israel on the “pretext” that they stabbed 2 Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 13, 2017
Headline: “Jerusalem: Child prisoner Manasrah begins his third year in the occupation’s prisons”
      “Child prisoner Ahmad Manasrah (i.e., terrorist, stabbed 2 together with accomplice), 15, from the Beit Hanina neighborhood in northern occupied Jerusalem, began his third consecutive year in the occupation’s prisons yesterday [Oct. 12, 2017]. Prisoner Manasrah was sentenced to 12 years (sic., his sentence was shortened to 9.5 years in August 2017), and he has been imprisoned since 2015, after he was seriously wounded and his child cousin Hassan Khaled Manasrah died as a Martyr (Shahid), on the pretext (sic., their attack was caught on security c ameras) that they stabbed two settlers in the settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev north of occupied Jerusalem (sic., Pisgat Ze’ev is a neighborhood of Jerusalem).”

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Op-ed by PLO Prisoners' official: Israel keeps Palestinian “Martyrs” (i.e., killed terrorists) in freezers in fear of a “Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) legend” about their souls remaining alive  
Source: Palestine News Network (PNN, independent Palestinian news agency), Oct. 11, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

      “Six Palestinian Martyrs (Shahids) are still being held in the State of Israel’s morgue refrigerators, and the number was higher than this, but several of them were buried in what is called the military numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers). According to the Talmudic (i.e., Jewish) legend, the souls of the Palestinians remain alive, and the Israelis are concerned about their existence and return, and that is what causes them to freeze their bodies or leave them at the mercies of predatory animals in the numbered cemeteries… The Israeli Supreme Court and prosecution are still delaying in releasing the six Martyrs who are in the Israeli [morgue] refrigerators due to the concern over the Martyrs’ awakening from their popular funerals, and over the intifada of the freely spilled blood, and also due to the fear of the symbolism and great esteem for the Palestinian Martyr who resisted the occupation, and also [fear] of the legitimacy of this resistance in response to Israel’s attempts to turn everyone who resisted the occupation into a criminal, whether he is a Martyr or a prisoner.”

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Fatah Facebook glorifies arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, killer of 125: “The first bullet and the first stone” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 10, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page and the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch on Oct. 10, 2017

Posted text:  “Oct. 10, 1935 – the birthday of Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125)”

The image shows terrorist Abu Jihad.

Text on image: “The first bullet and the first stone (i.e., reference to terrorist Abu Jihad)”

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Imprisoned terrorist involved in death of 1 and injuring 69 called “heroic prisoner” by guest on PA TV 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 6, 2017
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, interview with Head of the Committee of Prisoners’ Relatives in Jerusalem Amjad Abu Asab

Head of the Committee of Prisoners’ Relatives in Jerusalem Amjad Abu Asab: “We will send greetings to the most veteran of the Jerusalem prisoners, prisoner Samir Abu Nimeh (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 1), who in another few days will begin his 32nd year in the occupation’s prisons. This heroic prisoner is 57 years old, and he is one of the heroes of the famous Mughrabi Gate operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered and 69 wounded), which entered history in a prominent place and was carried out on Oct. 20, 1986 (sic., Oct. 15, 1986).”

Samir Abu Nimeh – Palestinian terrorist involved in an attack on Oct. 15, 1986, in which grenades were thrown at Israeli army soldiers and their families immediately after an induction ceremony at the Western Wall, murdering Dov Porat, the father of one of the recruits, and wounding 69 others. The PLO claimed responsibility for the attack.
Abbas: “There will not be a peace agreement without the release of all of the Palestinian prisoners” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 6, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] president: The national [Fatah-Hamas] reconciliation is the priority that we are striving to achieve in all possible ways"
       "Yesterday evening [Oct. 5, 2017] the second session of the [Fatah] Revolutionary Council began at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah… in the presence of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the members of the Fatah Movement Central Committee…
In the Revolutionary Council meeting, the president gave an important speech in which he discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian political and internal situation…
The president referred to the matter of the prisoners and said that the issue touches the soul of the entire Palestinian people, and that there will not be a peace agreement without the release of all of the Palestinian prisoners from the occupation's prisons."
School named after Dalal Mugrabi debates changing name following erupt of controversy 
Source: Facebook page of the Dalal Mughrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School, Oct. 6, 2017
 
Text and images posted on the Facebook page of the Dalal Mugrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School. The pictures show the meeting that was convened at the Dalal Mugrabi Beit Awwa Elementary School, named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children.

Posted text: "The second meeting [that was convened] in order to assemble the parents' committee and discuss several topics regarding the school and the town in general. During [the meeting], the matter of changing the school's name was raised."
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Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
PLO official calls on institutions and media outlets to focus on “veteran” imprisoned terrorists and their “suffering” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 5, 2017
      “Director of the Studies and Documentation Unit in the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and member of the Committee for Administering PA Affairs in the Gaza Strip Abd Al-Nasser Farwaneh said that Palestinian prisoner Muhammad Al-Tous has completed his 32nd year in the occupation’s prisons, and been forced to enter his 33rd consecutive year. He added: ‘Prisoner Muhammad Ahmed Abd Al-Tous (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 5), 62, a resident of Hebron, is one of the ‘veteran prisoners’ and is considered the third most veteran prisoner in the occupation’s prisons after prisoners Karim and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 with an accomplice). He is also one of nine prisoners that are serving more than 30 consecutive years of imprisonment…
Farwaneh called on all of the institutions acting in this area and the various media outlets to give the cause of the ‘veteran prisoners’ that were arrested before Oslo more attention and space, and to focus on their suffering and the suffering of their relatives, so that their cause will remain present and alive, and to apply pressure on Israel to release them and close this matter.”

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Har Adar terrorist who killed 3 hailed as Martyr in Official PA daily 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 4, 2017
Headline: "Jerusalem: A warning about the demolition of the house of Martyr Al-Jamal's family"

"The occupation forces gave a warning about the demolition of their home within 72 hours to the family of Martyr (Shahid) Nimr Al-Jamal (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), 37, who carried out the Har Adar operation (i.e., terror attack)."

Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered an Israeli border police officer and 2 security guards and wounded another Israeli at the entrance to Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sept. 26, 2017. Al-Jamal was shot and killed during the attack by other border police officers.
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