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]
PA TV praises terrorist Abu Jihad in whose “prominent operations” 125 were murdered 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 16, 2018

Official PA TV interlude for the 30th anniversary of the death of Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” a terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis, broadcast twice on April 16, 2018

Official PA TV narrator reads text on screen: “'There is no voice that rises above the voice of the intifada' - These are the words of Martyr commander Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad who was described as the engineer of the first Intifada. He is Khalil Ibrahim Mahmoud Al-Wazir, one of the Fatah Movement’s most important and historic commanders and commander of its military wing... Abu Jihad was given responsibility for the Fatah Movement’s western sector, the sector that managed the operations (i.e., terror attacks) in the occupied territories (i.e., Israel). Abu Jihad supervised a number of military operations, the most prominent of which were the coastal operation under the command of heroic Martyr Dalal Mughrabi, and the water pipeline bombing at the Eilabun tunnel. He also had a prominent role in commanding the battle of resolve in Beirut that lasted 88 days (i.e., in the First Lebanon War in 1982)."
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“A soul that still dwells in our hearts” - PA TV praises arch-terrorist Abu Jihad who planned murder of 125 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 16, 2018

Official PA TV News, on the 30th anniversary of the death of terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir "Abu Jihad," responsible for the murder of 125


Official PA TV narrator: “To the Prince of Martyrs and the engineer of the [first] Intifada. To a soul that still dwells in our hearts and memories. To a soul whose body is absent, whose opinions, thoughts, and impact are still present to this day. Thirty years have passed since the death of Martyr commander Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad, who always repeated: 'With our skulls we pave the path to the certain victory and return. The compass will never be wrong and will continue to point to Palestine.' Abu Jihad's compass was never wrong. He created it with determination, resolve, and courage for our freedom and honor.”
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Fatah deputy chairman: Prisoners are "heroes and fighters." We will pay them “even if we’re only left with a few pennies" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 16, 2018

Fatah Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul:
"We are speaking about [imprisoned] heroes and fighters, about freedom fighters. We will continue to support them and struggle for their freedom, and we will refuse to bargain over this. We oppose the American Congress’ decisions on this matter. Even if we are left with only a few pennies, we will allocate them only to the families of the Martyrs and to the prisoners."
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In the audience:
Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki
Fatah Central Committee member and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen
Israeli Arab Parliament Member Ahmad Tibi

“The American Congress’ decisions” possibly refers to the Taylor Force Act - a bill named after US citizen Taylor Force who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in Tel Aviv on March 8, 2016, which calls to cut almost all funding to the PA if it continues paying salaries to terrorists and allowances to families of "Martyrs." On March 23, 2018, the bill was approved by the American Congress and signed into law by US President Donald Trump.

Fatah posts image of terrorist Abu Jihad, who led murder of 125, with text: “Let us continue attacking” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 16, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a drawing of Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” a terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis. On April 15 and 16, out of 48 posts on the official Fatah Facebook page, 21 honored Abu Jihad.

Text on image:
“A message from brother Abu Jihad:
‘Let us continue attacking’”

Posted text: “Let us continue attacking”
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PA Ministry of Information on 30th anniversary of terrorist Abu Jihad’s death: “His heritage will remain present in the pages of our history, and will remain a source of inspiration for our resistance” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2018
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: Abu Jihad constitutes an eternal milestone in the national memory”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Information marked the 30th anniversary of the assassination of the general commander of the Palestinian revolution forces and architect of the Stone Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993), leader Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125)… It said that the death of Abu Jihad, the one of a kind military mind, is a difficult loss for Palestine, but his heritage will remain present in the pages of our history, and will remain a source of inspiration for our resistance…
The ministry again emphasized that the Mossad’s (i.e., Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) crimes against Al-Wazir constitute terrorism to which no statute of limitations applies.”

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PA daily honors terrorist Abu Jihad, lists terror attacks he planned in which 125 people were killed 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2018
Headline: "30 years since the assassination of Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad'"
       "Today, Monday, April 16 [2018], is the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125). Abu Jihad was the architect of the first Intifada of 1987 (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993), and he outlined its plan in his famous letter from March 27, 1988, whose title is: 'Let us continue attacking; there is no voice that overpowers the voice of the Intifada, there is no voice that overpowers the voice of the PLO.'
Israel assassinated Abu Jihad in Tunisia early in the morning of April 16, 1988…"
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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorist Abu Jihad on the 30th anniversary of his death: “Prince of Martyrs… The first bullet, the first stone” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 15, 2018

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows two pictures of Abu Jihad above a picture of armed Palestinians shooting rifles and a young Palestinian throwing a rock. On April 15 and 16, out of 48 posts on the official Fatah Facebook page, 21 were honoring Abu Jihad.

Text on image: “The 30th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Prince of Martyrs
Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’
The first bullet, the first stone”
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Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, which murdered a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Fatah about suicide bomber who murdered 2: “Ayyat Al-Akhras, the Palestinian self-sacrificing fighter and heroic martyr... sacrificed her soul... for the liberation of Palestine" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Jerusalem Branch, Apr. 13, 2018
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Jerusalem Branch


Text on image: “One thousand blessings from us”

Posted text:
"Because we have a duty toward them
And so that we will not forget:
On this exact day [April 13] (sic., April 12) in 2002
The news stormed due to this news item, and our hearts shouted in joy and honor
Breaking news: The first news regarding the death of 6 Israelis and the wounding of another 95 to different degrees of seriousness, after a female Martyrdom (Shahada) seeker blew herself up in west Jerusalem. The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah's military wing) took responsibility for the operation.
Heroic Martyrdom seeker Andalib Takatka (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 6)
Who carried out the Mahane Yehuda operation in Jerusalem
Mercy on those who are more honorable than all of us"
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Fatah posts invitation to conference for 30th anniversary of terrorist Abu Jihad’s death  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 12, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of Fatah Movement

Posted text: “Invitation”

The image shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” who was responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis.

Text on image: “The Khalil Al-Wazir Foundation is honored to invite you to attend
A conference for the 30th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of the First Bullet and the First Stone (i.e., reference to terrorist Abu Jihad)
The Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’
Under the title
Abu Jihad – Stops Along the Way
At 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2018
At the hall of the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah”

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Fatah lauds murderer of 6 as “heroic female Martyr," whose “desire to take revenge against the Jews” was stronger than her desire to blow out her birthday candles 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Apr. 12, 2018
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The image shows female suicide bomber Andalib Takatka, who murdered 6. A keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern appears around her, and below her is the Dome of the Rock.

Posted text: "Sixteen years ago, on April 12, 2002, heroic self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’iya) Andalib Takatka carried out a self-sacrificing operation (i.e., suicide bombing, 6 murdered) in occupied Jerusalem that led to the death of 6 Zionists and the wounding of another 85… On the morning of the day of the operation, Andalib said to her mother before leaving that she should prepare herself for happy news in the evening that would surprise her, and the mother thought that her fiancé would come to visit her. However, Andalib carried out the April 12, 2002 self-sacrificing operation, and did not wait until Sunday, April 14, in order to celebrate her 20th birthday. This was because she preferred to celebrate it in a different place and a different manner, and she hurried to extinguish the flame of her desire to take revenge against the Jews instead of extinguishing her 20th candle in her father's house… We all bow in admiration and appreciation before the soul of heroic Martyrdom (Shahada) seeker Andalib Takatka, who succeeded in standing before the occupation and taking revenge for the innocent childhood that the occupation murders day after day in occupied Palestine."
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Fatah Facebook page glorifies terrorist serving 14 life sentences  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 12, 2018

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Prisoner commander Nasser Awais (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 14), the general commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in Palestine, has begun his 17th year in the occupation’s prisons; may Allah release you, [Nasser Awais] Abu Omar, O commander, and blessings on prisons that contain within them the strongest men in the world in terms of faith, resolve, and honor”

The image on the left shows terrorist Nasser Awais, and the image on the right shows Awais on trial in court.

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Monument to “Martyrs” of the refugee camp in Qalandiya shaped like map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 11, 2018

Official PA TV program The Refugee Camp – Resolve and Return, a program first broadcast in January 2018 that discusses PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ aid to those living in refugee camps in the West Bank – each episode is broadcast from a different refugee camp; episode on the Qalandiya refugee camp
 
Visuals: At the opening of the program the official PA TV host stands next to a monument to the “Martyrs” of the Qalandiya refugee camp that is in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas, with the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the center of it.
Dedication on plaque next to monument: “Al-Fatiha [Sura]
Monument to the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Qalandiya [refugee] camp”

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PA Justice Minister, representing PA PM, on US and Israeli demands that PA stop terrorists’ salaries: “We will not abandon the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners of freedom" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 10, 2018
Headline: “Abu Diyak: We will not bargain over our Martyrs’ blood and will not exchange our promise and loyalty to them for all the money in the world”
      “[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak said yesterday [April 9, 2018]: ‘We will not bargain over our Martyrs’ (Shahids') blood and will not exchange the promise and loyalty to the Martyrs for all the money in the world. We will remain committed to the promise to the Martyrs of freedom and to the victims of the Israeli terror crimes. We will not backtrack on the path of the struggle with all of the legitimate means until realizing our Martyrs’ dream and our people’s aspirations – freedom, independence, the end of the occupation, and the establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem.’
This was said in his speech as the representative of His Honor [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah at the opening of the National Association of the Families of the Martyrs [of Palestine’s] fifth general conference.
He said: ‘We will not abandon the families of the Martyrs and the prisoners of freedom. The government, led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, will continue to fulfill its national, moral, and human obligation towards the Martyrs’ families.'"

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PA television program celebrates release of terrorist prisoner who participated in murder of 1 Israeli, with footage of Abbas embracing him 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 10, 2018
Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, on the celebrations on March 14, 2018, over the release of terrorist prisoner Rajai Haddad who participated in the murder of Gavriel Hirschberg; hosting Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen who took part in the release celebrations

Visual:
Video is shown of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas embracing released terrorist prisoner Rajai Haddad during celebrations for his release at the PA headquarters in Ramallah on March 14, 2018.

Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member Jamal Muhaisen: “[My participation in the celebration] was a kind of message to the occupation that the issue of the prisoners and issue of the Martyrs (Shahids) are a red line for us, because they are symbols of struggle in dealing with this colonialist invasion that is still weighing on us and defiling our holy sites… Certainly we are waiting for the day when the fascist occupation’s solitary confinement cells will be closed, and then the people will celebrate its freedom in the shade of its independent state whose capital is East Jerusalem, and the return of the refugees to the lands that were occupied in 1948 (i.e., Israel).”

Rajai Haddad – Fatah terrorist who stood lookout, notifying terrorist Ayman Sharbati when to shoot. Israeli civilian Gavriel Hirschberg was murdered and a second civilian was injured in the Old City of Jerusalem attack on Nov. 20, 1997. Haddad was sentenced to 20 years and after his release Mahmoud Abbas held a reception in his honor in the PA h

Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 8, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "The anniversary draws near"

The image shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis. In the background to the left is the Dome of the Rock. At the top left appears 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.
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Abbas’ Fatah holds summer camp for children named after terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 7, 2018
Headline: “The Fatah Jenin branch opens the High School Shabiba coexistence camp”

“The Fatah Movement’s Jenin branch, in cooperation with [Fatah’s] Jenin region leadership, held the third coexistence camp under the title Martyr Abu Jihad Camp (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125), and this was at the [PA] National Security [Forces] camp Horsh Al-Saada.
The camp will last for an entire month, three days a week, and 600 students from the [Fatah] High School Shabiba will participate in it…
Deputy Director of the Horsh [Al-Saada] Camp Ramzi Abu Shammah explained about the camp and the social services that it provides as part of the policy of involvement and coexistence with all the components and sectors of our society, so that they will take part in building the state’s institutions.”

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 also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, which murdered a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Fatah names camp for kids after arch-terrorist responsible for murder of 125 Israelis, held at a PA National Security Forces facility 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 7, 2018
Headline: “The Fatah Jenin branch opens the High School Shabiba coexistence camp”
     “The Fatah Movement’s Jenin branch, in cooperation with [Fatah’s] Jenin region leadership, held the third coexistence camp under the title Martyr Abu Jihad Camp (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125), and this was at the [PA] National Security [Forces] camp Horsh Al-Saada.
The camp will last for an entire month, three days a week, and 600 students from the [Fatah] High School Shabiba will participate in it…
Deputy Director of the Horsh [Al-Saada] Camp Ramzi Abu Shammah explained about the camp and the social services that it provides as part of the policy of involvement and coexistence with all the components and sectors of our society, so that they will take part in building the state’s institutions.”
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Israel prevents holding of ceremony honoring mothers of “prisoners and Martyrs” in E. Jerusalem  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 6, 2018
Headline: "Israel prevented the honoring of Martyrs’ mothers in Issawiya"
    "The occupation forces yesterday evening [April 5, 2018] prevented the holding of a ceremony to honor the mothers of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) in the village of Issawiya in occupied Jerusalem.
In Jerusalem District [Police] Commander Yoram Halevy's decision, which described the ceremony as 'terrorist,' it was stated: 'The Al-Salam Hall in the village of Issawiya was closed because it was intended to hold a ceremony there honoring the mothers of the prisoners and Martyrs in Jerusalem, in the presence of Palestinian activists and with the sponsorship and funding of Fatah.' The occupation police also gave Secretary of the Fatah Movement Organizational Branch in Issawiya Yasser Darwish a summons to interrogation."


Official PA daily presents terrorist prisoner as victim, fails to mention he planned attacks that murdered 20 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 6, 2018
Headline: “Prisoner Thabet Merdawi began his 17th year in the occupation’s prisons”

“Prisoner Thabet Azmi Suleiman Merdawi, 42, from the village of Araba south of Jenin, began his 17th consecutive year in the occupation’s prisons yesterday, Thursday [April 5, 2018].
Director of the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club in Jenin Muntasir Sammour reported to [the official PA news agency] WAFA that prisoner Merdawi was arrested on April 11, 2002, after he was wounded by two bullets, one of which split his hip and the other wounded his arm. He also explained that the occupation sentenced prisoner Merdawi to 21 life sentences and another 40 years. Sammour noted that the occupation put prisoner Merdawi in isolation for three consecutive years. In addition, he suffers from back pains and is in need of urgent surgery, but the occupation is delaying in performing it, and he has been transferred to Ramle Hospital several times since he was arrested.”

Thabet Merdawi - leading member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Jenin who planned at least 9 terror attacks that murdered 20 Israelis and wounded 150 in 2001-2002: Binyamina train station suicide bombing (July 16, 2001, 2 murdered), Kibbutz Shluhot suicide bombing (Oct. 7, 2001, 1 murdered), Hadera Market shooting attack (Oct. 28, 2001, 4 murdered), Wadi Ara suicide bombings (Nov. 29, 2001, 3 murdered, and March 20, 2002, 5 murdered), Afula central bus station suicide bombing (March 5, 2002, 1 murdered). Merdawi turned himself in to Israeli security forces on April 11, 2002, during the Israeli military operation Defensive Shield. He was convicted and sentenced to 21 life sentences and 40 years.

Fatah’s student group in Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron is called “The Martyrs of Al-Aqsa” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2018
Headline: “The Martyrs of Al-Aqsa won 26 seats in the student council elections at Polytechnic [University]”
        “The Martyrs (Shahids) of Al-Aqsa, the Fatah Movement’s student group, won in the student council elections of [Palestine] Polytechnic University in Hebron yesterday, Wednesday [April 4, 2018], after it obtained 26 seats out of 31.”