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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]
PLO official defends practice of paying salaries to terrorists and their families, saying "it is our right to celebrate them" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 22, 2018
Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, on released prisoners in the Tulkarem district, hosting Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: “This people greatly appreciates the prisoners for being prisoners of freedom, and this is a political message and response to the attack that the occupation authorities are carrying out against the Palestinian prisoners through racist laws and legislation and aggression against the prisoners’ rights, with the latest of them being the bill connected to holding or stealing the Palestinian tax money on the pretext of aid to the families of the prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), and wounded (see note below –Ed.) . We are meeting- it is our right to visit them, it is our right to celebrate them, it is our right to rejoice with them after the release so that we will tell the world that the prisoners’ cause is a central cause and a basic cause. These prisoners are prisoners of freedom and legitimate fighters for the right to self-determination. They are not terrorists and they are not criminals as the Israeli occupation authorities keep claiming. Martyrs have fallen inside the prisons; prisoners, sick people, wounded, and t hose suffering from very serious illnesses have ascended to Heaven. They are witness to how the prisons have become a place of sowing death and sowing oppression among the Palestinian people. They are witness to many thousands of prisoners who have been arrested on a daily basis, the phenomenon of arrest has become a daily phenomenon – every day there are arrests. People have gone out and entered such that a quarter of the Palestinian people have entered the Israeli occupation’s prisons.”

Two sports championships named after terrorist who murdered an Israeli in a drive-by shooting 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2018
Headline: “The Martyr Ahmed Jarrar Cup in table tennis and handball at the end of the month”
“The Table Tennis Association decided to launch the Martyr (Shahid) Ahmed Nasr Jarrar (i.e., terrorist, led murder of 1) Table Tennis Cup at the end of the month [February 2018], with the participation of 21 clubs and the sponsorship of the Amwaj sports institution…
Amwaj will also sponsor a handball championship named after Martyr Jarrar.”
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According to the names of the teams participating (not translated) the cups will take place in Gaza.

Ahmed Nasr Jarrar – Palestinian terrorist who led the terror cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. Jarrar was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with Israeli soldiers while resisting arrest near Jenin on Feb. 6, 2018.
PA Min. of Information blasts Israeli legislation against PA terror salaries: We won't abandon "Martyrs and prisoners who have sacrificed their lives and their best years in resistance to the occupation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2018
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: The occupation government is a gang, our Martyrs and prisoners are the symbols of our freedom”
      “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the fact that that which is called ‘the Ministerial Committee for Legislation’ in the occupation government approved deducting the allowances (mukhassasat) of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners from the tax revenues and transferring them to settlers (see note below –Ed.) is terror that is being activated by a gang that is not making do with extremism and racism, but rather is also stealing and robbing our money... The ministry said that the prisoners and Martyrs are one of the symbols of our freedom… He emphasized that our people loves life, praises freedom, and fights in order to restore its homeland and its honor, and that it will not abandon its Martyrs and prisoners who have sacrificed their lives and their best years in resistance to the occupation and in search for honor and a life in freedom.”

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Official PA daily refers to a terrorist who killed 3 as a “Martyr” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 18, 2018
Headline: “After five months during which it was being held – the body of Martyr Al-Jamal was buried in Beit Surik”
       “The residents of the town of Beit Surik… accompanied Martyr (Shahid) Nimr Al-Jamal (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), 37 , to his final resting place in the village’s cemetery, after the Israeli occupation authorities handed over his body two evenings ago (Friday) [Feb. 16, 2018], and that was after five months in which it was being held. The occupation shot and assassinated Martyr Al-Jamal after he carried out an operation (i.e., terror attack) in which 3 Israeli security guards were killed on Sept. 26 [2017].”

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.
Fatah posts poster honoring 13 terrorists involved in the Coastal Road Massacre, in which 37 Israelis were killed, including 12 children 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 17, 2018

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a poster featuring the 13 terrorists involved in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre, in which 37 civilians were murdered, 12 of them children. This image has previously been posted by Fatah.

Text on image: “Embrace until victory”
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Coastal Road Massacre - In March 1978, a group of Fatah terrorists from Lebanon led by Dalal Mughrabi hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway. Confronted by the Israeli army, the terrorists murdered many of the passengers on the bus, in total 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounded more than 70. The attack, orchestrated by arch-terrorist Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir), is known in Israel as the Coastal Road Massacre.
Parents celebrate terrorist son’s “Martyrdom” as “wedding” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 17, 2018

Father of terrorist Hamza Zamaarah:
"Hamza is not just my child, he is the son of Palestine. Hamza became a Martyr while defending the soil of Palestine. Hamza became a Martyr while defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, and the prisoners. Praise Allah."
Mother of terrorist Hamza Zamaarah: "I ask Allah to give him the reward of a Martyr. Allah willing, he will be with the prophets, the Martyrs, and the righteous. I greet all the people who came today to accompany my son at his wedding. My son is a sacrifice for the homeland, for Palestine, for Islam, and a sacrifice for all of Palestine."
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A Martyr's funeral is considered a wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam.

Hamza Zamaarah – Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded an Israeli security guard at the entrance to Karmei Tzur near Hebron on Feb. 7, 2018. Zamaarah was shot and killed during the attack by another security guard.
Fatah celebrates funerals of "heroic Martyrs" after terrorists’ bodies transferred by Israel to the PA 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 17, 2018

Fatah North Hebron Branch Secretary Hani Ja’ara:
"Today, the masses of Halhoul and the Fatah Movement bid farewell to their heroic Martyr Hamza Zamaarah (i.e., terrorist, stabbed 1), in a popular mass procession expressing loyalty to this Martyr..."
Official PA TV reporter: "Martyr Zamaarah who ascended [to Heaven] 10 days ago... was shot by the occupation soldiers on the pretext that he attempted to stab a settler... The occupation held him in the [morgue] freezers. Here he is today accompanied to his final resting place in a funeral befitting a Martyr... The members of our people say farewell to another Martyr [who died] defending our just cause and protecting our holy sites from the occupation’s policies. In an atmosphere of sadness and grief, masses of our people accompanied the body of 37-year-old Martyr Nimr Al-Jamal (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) to his final resting place… Martyr Nimr Al-Jamal ascended [to Heaven] on Sept. 26, [2017] while carrying out an operation (i.e., terror attack) at the entrance to the settlement called Har Adar, during which 3 occupation army soldiers were killed. Since then his body was kept [by Israel], until he returned today borne on his friends' shoulders to embrace his town's soil and join the processions of Martyrs."
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Director of Prisoners' Club describes “Martyrs” as innocent bystanders killed by Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 16, 2018
Headline: "Damascus Gate is a historical and national symbol"
     "Director of the [PA-funded] Prisoners' Club in Jerusalem Nasser Qaws said that Damascus Gate is 'the Gate of the Martyrs (Shahids) due to the number of Martyrs, as more than 15 Martyrs have died in its vicinity since the beginning of the popular uprising, while they were on their way to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the Old City [of Jerusalem] (sic., they were terrorists, killed while committing attacks near the Damascus Gate).'"

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PA Governor of Tulkarem welcomes families of “Martyrs” in Abbas’ name due to their “great sacrifices” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 16, 2018

PLO Prisoners’ Commission director: Israel has “racist” laws against prisoners, the PA “refuses to renounce the prisoners, the wounded, and their families”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 13, 2018
    “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake… emphasized that Israel hopes to criminalize the national struggle through its racist laws against the prisoners, and emphasized the position of the leadership that refuses to renounce the prisoners, the wounded, and their families.”
Futsal tournament named after terrorist who murdered Israeli in drive-by shooting 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 12, 2018
Headline: “The Abu Ata Shatara team won the Martyr Ahmed Jarrar Futsal Championship”
“The Askar Center and the Al-Asaker fan club organized a futsal championship named after Martyr Ahmed [Nasr] Jarrar at the hall of the Askar Center in the old Askar refugee camp [in the Nablus area] on Friday [Feb. 9, 2018].”
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Ahmed Nasr Jarrar – Palestinian terrorist who led the terror cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. Jarrar was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with Israeli soldiers while resisting arrest near Jenin on Feb. 6, 2018.
Fatah honors mothers of terrorists as “the crown on our heads, the mothers of the Martyrs” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 11, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The crown on our heads, the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids):
Ahmed Nasr Jarrar (i.e., terrorist, led murder of 1), Ahmed Ismail Jarrar (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 1), Basel Al-A’araj (i.e., head of terror cell), Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., suicide bomber, wounded 21), Muhammad Abu Khdeir (i.e., Palestinian teen murdered by Israeli extremists) and Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2).”

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Fatah video: Murder of 10 was “one of the most famous operations” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Feb. 10, 2018

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

Posted text: “A Fatah Movement military operation
The Wadi Al-Haramiya operation (i.e., terror attack, 10 murdered)”

The video shows pictures of terrorist Thaer Hammad, who murdered 10, as well as pictures of soldiers and snipers.

Text on screen in video:
"Date: Monday, March 3, 2002
Location: Wadi Al-Haramiya
The one who carried it out:
Thaer Kayed Hammad, from Silwad near Ramallah, born in 1980
Target: The Israeli army checkpoint in Wadi Al-Haramiya..."
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PLO official: “We will continue to support and aid the families of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners… Israel is the largest terror state in the Middle East… our prisoners are prisoners of freedom”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2018
Headline: “Karake: The law deducting the allowances (mukhassasat) of the prisoners, Martyrs, and wounded is robbery and aggression against our people”
        “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake emphasized in a statement that: ‘We will not submit to the Israeli financial extortion and the pressures that it is exerting against our people through racist and unfair laws, the most recent of which was a bill to confiscate the Palestinian tax money due to the support for the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded (a bill to deduct PA salaries to terrorists from tax money collected by Israel for the PA; see note below –Ed.). We will continue to support and aid the families of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners, the victims of the Israeli occupation and its ongoing crimes.’
He said that regardless of the amount of the PA’s financial resources, we will not abandon our prisoners, our Martyrs, and our wounded, and the Israeli laws do not obligate us and do not affect the continued social and financial aid to the families of the prisoners, Martyrs, and wounded.
Karake explained that what the occupation government is committing is financial robbery and open theft of the Palestinian people’s money and resources, which opposes international laws and norms..."

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Official Facebook page of Fatah branch glorifies terrorist murderer, referring to him as a hero and “the handsome one”  
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Feb. 8, 2018
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text:
“Shake the lance with the body of the handsome one, we are your young people Palestine…
Where are you from, heroes?
We are your young people, Palestine… how good and how pleasant”

The image shows terrorist Abd Al-Hakim Adel Asi, the Israeli Arab terrorist who murdered Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal. In the upper left is 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 on image:
“May Allah protect you
Abd Al-Hakim Asi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1)”

Abd Al-Hakim Adel Asi – Israeli Arab terrorist who stabbed and murdered Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal, a 29-year-old father of four, at Ariel Junction on Feb. 5, 2018. Asi escaped and as of Feb. 11, 2018, is still at large.
 
 
Sub-branch of Fatah named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led murder of 37 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Feb. 8, 2018

Photos and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text: “Pictures from the opening of the Martyrs of Jerusalem Camp in cooperation with the [PA] National Security Forces this morning [Feb. 8, 2018] in Horsh Al-Saada, in Jenin. The camp is being organized by the Training and Preparation Committee of the Beit Iba and Zawata Martyr Dalal Mughrabi sub-branch, in Fatah’s Nablus branch”

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.
Image on Fatah’s Facebook displays letters in name of slain terrorist as maps of “Palestine” replacing Israel 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Feb. 8, 2018

Image posted on the website of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture

Headline: “Ahmed is as large as the homeland”

The image shows the name “Ahmed [Nasr] Jarrar,” the terrorist who led the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach. The two Arabic letters “A” in his name (i.e., Ahmed Jarrar) are each replaced by the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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Ahmed Nasr Jarrar – Palestinian terrorist who led the terror cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. Jarrar was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with Israeli soldiers while resisting arrest near Jenin on Feb. 6, 2018.
Fatah calls for “rage” on the “Friday of the Martyrs” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 8, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Friday of the Martyrs (Shahids)”

The image shows the face of a man who is shouting, and overlaid on his face is 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. Behind him is the Dome of the Rock. In the upper left corner is the logo of the Fatah Shabiba Youth Movement, which includes the PA map of “Palestine” and above it the words: “The State of Palestine.”

Text on image: “Friday of the Martyrs
Rage!
Feb. 9, 2018”
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PLO calls for Martyrdom: "The blood of the Martyrs is the light of freedom" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 8, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Invitation”

Text on logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization
National unity, national mobilization
Liberation”

Text on image:
“Continue the confrontation and escalation
The PLO factions and institutions and activists of the Nablus district
Invite you
To say the Friday prayers
Friday of loyalty to the Martyrs (Shahids)
Time: Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Location: Al-Shuhada Square
Jerusalem is Arab and the capital of the Palestinian state
And the blood of the Martyrs is the light of freedom”
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Fatah eulogizes terrorist stabber “who died as a Martyr… on the [Israeli] claim that he carried out a stabbing operation” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 7, 2018
Headline: "Fatah eulogized Martyrs Zamaarah and Al-Tayeh"
     "The Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission eulogized its Martyr (Shahid) Hamza Zamaarah (i.e., terrorist, wounded 1), who died as a Martyr today [Feb. 7, 2018] on the [Israeli] claim that he carried out a stabbing operation, and its Martyr Khaled Al-Tayeh, who died in clashes in Nablus last night. In a statement the commission said that the Fatah Movement is continuing in resistance to the Israeli occupation and its settlers, while at its side are all the members of our heroic Palestinian people wherever they are.' ...
The movement emphasized that it, together with all of the Palestinian forces, will remain the vanguard of our people on the path of struggle until the implementation of national independence on the Palestinian land, and the realization of our people's aspirations for freedom and independence."
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