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 official: Mother of six terrorists “is the mother of all of us… We are always proud of [her] and her fighting children” 
Source: Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, Dec. 15, 2018
Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine program A New Day, interview with Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul

Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul: “Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., mother of terrorists responsible for at least 10 murders; see note below) is the mother of all of us, and she is the mother of all of the Palestinian fighters. To embrace her and take care of her is the responsibility of all of us, and to rebuild her house – this is not the first time the crime of demolishing homes is being committed. Each time a home was demolished we rebuilt it, and we will indeed continue to rebuild Abu Hmeid’s home again, and this will not affect her. We have seen Um Nasser Abu Hmeid’s responses after the demolishing of her home [in the past]. She noted [she would] continue standing firm, regardless of the cost. We are always proud of Um Nasser Abu Hmeid and her fighting children.”
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PA daily op-ed glorifies terrorists that killed 3 as “heroic Martyrs”, attacks Trump and demonizes Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 15, 2018
Excerpt of op-ed by Yahya Rabah, a columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

    "The significance of the spilling of Israeli blood lies in the fact that it occurred after the reverberating failure of the American proposal at the [UN] General Assembly, which wanted to mark Hamas as a terror [organization] (see note below –Ed.). This American resolution failed in a shameful manner... Therefore, we saw [US President Donald] Trump agitated and pitiful because his proposal failed, and this idiot returned to babbling about what he has already babbled about in the past, and threatened to punish the states that voted against his resolution and brought it down with great shame! By Allah, is this man suitable to be the president of the US? He does nothing but fail, and only receives slaps on the cheek!
The second criminal, [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, sent his army in great numbers and laid siege to the Ramallah and El-Bireh district! […]
Heroic Martyr (Shahid) Ashraf Na'alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) and heroic Martyr Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered baby and wounded 7)… are Palestinian Martyrs, who came from the Palestinian time and experienced the bitter Palestinian experience. Each one of them is a rose that grew out of a wound, and the wound is Palestinian, and they will be born one million and one times in the names of new heroes that will be born in the fields of Palestinian creativity."
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PA official: Abbas ordered to rebuild demolished house of terrorists, PA “bows” to terror family for its “heroism” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 15, 2018

Official PA TV newsreader:
“[Head of Civil Affairs in the PA Hussein] Al-Sheikh added that President [Abbas] has given direct orders to immediately rebuild the home of the Abu Hmeid family in the Al-Amari [refugee] camp.”
Fatah Central Committee member and Head of Civil Affairs in the PA Hussein Al-Sheikh: “President Abbas has given direct orders this morning [Dec. 15, 2018] to quickly and immediately rebuild the home of the Abu Hmeid family. This is a fighting family. We bow to this family, its history of struggle, and their heroism (i.e., terrorists who murdered at least 10). Therefore, the minimum that can be provided to this family is to stand by it and immediately rebuild its demolished home.”
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PA daily calls terrorist who killed 2 Israelis a “Martyr” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 15, 2018
    “Local sources have said that the occupation arrested Ramadan Halabi, the uncle of Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2).”

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PLO embassy in Saudi Arabia honors terrorist murderer of 2: “May his heroism and hands be blessed” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 15, 2018
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The embassy of Palestine in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:
With the participation of an audience from among the members of the Palestinian community in Riyadh, [the embassy] is establishing a place of mourning (i.e., receives mourners at the embassy) for Martyr (Shahid) Ashraf Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2). The consolers were received by His Honor [PA] Ambassador [to Saudi Arabia] Bassem Al-Agha, the Martyr’s brother, and the embassy staff.”

The image shows the event held for terrorist murderer Ashraf Na’alwa at the embassy. In the corner of the room is a poster with the PA logo on top and “the Embassy of Palestine in Riyadh” written below it. A photo of terrorist Na’alwa appear twice on the poster, one with the Dome of the Rock behind him, and one next to the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas covered in the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Text on poster: “May his heroism and hands be blessed
- The wanted one Ashraf Na’alwa [died] as a Martyr”
 
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Palestinian envoy to UN accuses Israel of “executing” innocent Palestinian “citizens,” i.e., terrorists who murdered and wounded 14 Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 15, 2018
    “In the shadow of the ongoing crimes that the Israeli occupation forces and terrorist settlers are committing against our unarmed people in a variety of areas of the occupied Palestinian land, Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine at the UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour sent three letters – to [UN] Secretary-General [António Guterres], to the chair of the [UN] Security Council (Ivory Coast) [parentheses in source], and to the chair of the [UN] General Assembly – regarding the continuing deaths of victims among the ranks of the Palestinian citizens in the different areas, and in the cities of the occupied West Bank in particular. Mansour emphasized in his letters that the incitement that Israel is carrying out against our Palestinian people and its leadership is what is feeding the terror, and laid on Israel all of the consequences that will be caused to the citizens’ lives... He also explained that within just 24 hours the occupation forces executed 4 citizens: Ashraf Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), 23; Saleh Omar Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered baby and wounded 7), 29; Hamdan Tawfiq Al-Arda (i.e., terrorist, wounded 1), 60; and Majdi Mteir (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2).”

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Palestinian envoy to UN accuses Israel of “executing” innocent Palestinian “citizens,” i.e., terrorists who murdered and wounded Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 15, 2018
      “In the shadow of the ongoing crimes that the Israeli occupation forces and terrorist settlers are committing against our unarmed people in a variety of areas of the occupied Palestinian land, Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine at the UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour sent three letters – to [UN] Secretary-General [António Guterres]... Mansour emphasized in his letters that the incitement that Israel is carrying out against our Palestinian people and its leadership is what is feeding the terror, and laid on Israel all of the consequences that will be caused to the citizens’ lives. Mansour said that the Israeli occupation forces are continuing their violent military invasions of the villages, towns, cities, and refugee camps. He noted that in recent days many citizens have been pursued and killed by the occupation forces in military operations that were meant to take revenge on the Palestinians, after the killing of 3 Israeli soldiers (sic., apparently refers to 2 soldiers murdered in Givat Assaf shooting attack; see note below). He also explained that within just 24 hours the occupation forces executed 4 citizens: Ashraf Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), 23; Saleh Omar Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered baby and wounded 7), 29; Hamdan Tawfiq Al-Arda (i.e., terrorist, wounded 1), 60; and Majdi Mteir (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2).”

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Cartoon posted on official Fatah Facebook page honors mother of 6 terrorists, several of them murderers, showing armed men emerging from her Arab headdress  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 15, 2018
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The Khansa of Palestine,
Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., the mother of four terrorists serving life sentences, one pending trial who murdered an Israeli soldier, and a dead terrorist)”

The cartoon shows Um Nasser Abu Hmeid wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress). Numerous armed men are being formed from the black pattern of her keffiyeh and running out with their weapons poised.
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Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (Um Yusuf Abu Hmeid/Latifa Abu Hmeid) – Palestinian woman who is famous and admired in the Palestinian Authority for being the mother of 4 terrorist prisoners serving multiple life sentences, another terrorist who admitted to murdering an Israeli soldier, and another terrorist son whom the PA refers to as a "Martyr." Abu Hmeid is also called Khansa of Palestine, a name that refers to the woman Al-Khansa in the earliest period of Islam who sent her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs. Abu Hmeid was honored by the PA in 2010 and in 2015, and was chosen in 2011 to launch the PA’s statehood campaign with the UN.

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Fatah official calls slain terrorists “Martyrs,” claims calls by extremist Israelis to kill Abbas are “direct incitement by the occupation government, exactly like they incited against Arafat”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018
      "Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council Secretary [and Jericho and Jordan Valley District Governor] Majed Al-Fatiani emphasized that our people continues to adhere to the principle of resistance against and confrontation with the occupiers and settlers. He held the occupation directly responsible for the consequences of the escalation of the murder operations against Palestinian civilians and the settlers' direct threats to kill the symbol of the Palestinian legitimacy, while emphasizing that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas constitutes a red line. Al-Fatiani said yesterday [Dec. 13, 2018] in an interview with Radio Mawtini: 'The Martyrs' (Shahids') souls have ascended for the freedom and liberation from the occupation.' ...  Al-Fatiani held the Israeli government directly responsible for these threats, and explained: 'If not for the political cover from the highest echelons in the settler government, they would not be threatening the president through posters that they have glued to the occupation army's checkpoints. This is direct incitement by the occupation government, exactly like they incited against [late PLO Chairman and PA] President Martyr leader Yasser Arafat before and during the siege on him.'"
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PA daily publishes article sympathetic to young son of slain terrorist who murdered a premature baby, accuses Israel of shooting him for no reason 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018
Headline: "Martyr Saleh Barghouti – cold-blooded execution"
     "Qais Saleh Barghouti, 3, held a picture of his father smiling, without understanding that this picture had now become the only memory of his father and that from now on he is 'the son of a Martyr (Shahid).'
Martyr Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, who murdered baby and wounded 7), 29, was on his way back after a long day of work, as he worked as a taxi driver, when an Israeli special [forces] unit blocked him on Surda Road, north of Ramallah, and unexpectedly shot at him. Afterwards, they took him down, covered his eyes and then handcuffed him, arrested him, and left (sic., he was shot and killed during an attempt to apprehend him)."

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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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