DFLP glorifies its bloody terror attacks as “acts of heroism”
Headline: “On the national day for the Martyrs of the [Democratic] Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] (DFLP), the DFLP: We paved the national project with blood, and we will fight to realize it with blood”
“On the national day of the Martyrs of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), which occurs on June 4 every year, the DFLP issued a statement in which it said: … ‘On this lofty day, the national day of the Martyrs of the DFLP, we recall the glorious list of the thousands of Martyrs who sacrificed their lives and their blood under the flag of Palestine, the flag of the DFLP, and the flag of its military units and its public organizations inside Palestine and on its borders from Jordan, the Golan Heights, and southern Lebanon. [They did this] in defense of the revolution, the PLO, and the refugee camps, in the great Beirut battle of 1982, in the great (first) Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) and the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005, more than 1,100 Israelis murdered), and in all the national battles, in a way that serves our people’s interests and its rights and the position of the DFLP that always marches and advances in the national ranks under the flag of the PLO, the sole legal representative of our heroic people and its national project. [It is] a project that was and will continue to be an honor for the DFLP to provide our people and its political forces with the blood of the heroes, the Martyrs of the heroic operations of Ma’alot (i.e., Ma’alot massacre, 26 murdered including 22 children), Beit Shean (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered), the first Jerusalem operation (i.e., the Jaffa street bombing in Jerusalem on Nov. 13, 1975, 7 murdered), the second Jerusalem operation, Land Day (see note below -Ed.), and all the operations that history recorded in the list of acts of heroism with all the words of pride, admiration, and esteem.’”
The DFLP (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine) has carried out numerous terror attacks, including the Ma’alot massacre in which 22 schoolchildren and 4 adults were murdered (May 15, 1974), the Avivim school bus massacre, in which 9 children and 3 adults were murdered (May 22, 1970), the Kiryat Shmona massacre (18 murdered, April 11, 1974), the Beit Shean attack (4 murdered, Nov. 19, 1974), the Jaffa street bombing in Jerusalem (7 murdered, Nov. 13, 1975) the Tiberias bombing (2 high school students murdered, May 15, 1979), the Night of the Gliders (in which two terrorists infiltrated Israel from Lebanon using hang gliders, murdering 6 Israeli soldiers on Nov. 25, 1987), and the Geha junction suicide bombing near Tel Aviv (4 murdered, Dec. 25, 2003.) The DFLP has participated in and claimed responsibility for dozens of other terror attacks.
The first Intifada - Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel 1987-1993, approximately 200 Israelis murdered
The second Intifada – PA terror campaign (2000-2005) in which more than 1,100 Israelis were murdered.
Ma'alot massacre - terror attack committed by terrorists who were members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) on May 15, 1974. The terrorists took hostages at the Netiv Meir Elementary School in Ma'alot. When Israeli forces tried to rescue the hostages, the terrorists attacked the hostages with guns and grenades, murdering 22 children and 4 adults
Beit Shean attack – three terrorists from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) infiltrated Israel from Jordan and entered an apartment building in Beit Shean where they murdered 4 Israelis and injured more than 20 on Nov. 19, 1974. The terrorists were killed by Israeli special forces during the attack.
1975 DFLP Jaffa Road bombing - a terror attack in which Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) terrorists murdered 7 Israelis and wounded over 40 others with an explosive hidden in a porter's luggage cart on Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem, on Nov. 13, 1975. A second hidden bomb was found and defused.
Land Day – annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and building purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.