Masked Fatah members trample Israeli flag while placing PA flag above it
while placing PA flag above it
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Yesterday, Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party posted a photo on Facebook showing masked Fatah members stepping on the Israeli flag during a ceremony. A poem printed on the photo demonizes Israel and promotes Martyrdom-death for "Palestine" as the means to attain "Paradise" and its "pleasures":
"In Palestine is Jerusalem!
In Jerusalem - a demonstration!
In the demonstration - a young man!
In the young man - a heart!
In the heart - a bullet!
In the bullet - death!
In death - Martyrdom (Istish'had)
In Martyrdom - Paradise!
In Paradise - pleasures!
And Allah willing, we will return [to Palestine]!
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," March 24, 2015]
Promotion of violence and Martyrdom-death is a consistent Fatah message. Earlier this month, Fatah greeted the "Martyrs of Palestine" on Facebook as those "who are watering our roots with their blood, so that they will grow into a fruitful tree," as reported by Palestinian Media Watch.
In yesterday's photo, Fatah members are holding a giant Palestinian flag between them, while stepping on the Israeli flag as if it was a carpet, and possibly placing the PA flag upon the Israeli flag to express their aspiration to replace Israel with "Palestine."