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]
Educational responsibility to return glory to fighting Palestinian women such as terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi, says PA school principal 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 19, 2018
      “The El-Bireh High School for Girls yesterday [March 18, 2018] celebrated the opening of The Al-Yasser Cultural Forum and the unveiling of a wall display that tells the life story of late [PA] President Yasser Arafat. This was in the presence of [PA] Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, Fatah Movement Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen… and school principal Nida Abd Rabbo…
Minister Saidam said… that the Israelis are accusing the Palestinian curriculum of incitement to murder, but we call for life and love. Muhaisen… expressed joy over what he heard from the female students regarding the history and life story of late leader Yasser Arafat…
Abd Rabbo spoke about the idea to establish the forum and the goals it hopes to achieve. She said: ‘Its goal is to strengthen the affiliation with Palestine and its history, and to adhere to the Palestinian identity, because this is a great educational responsibility. The forum’s goal is also to return the glory to the fighting Palestinian girls and women such as Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and others who sacrificed their lives for Palestine, and also to provide information and knowledge to these female students during recesses, and to engage in drawing, recycling, agriculture, and other works and ideas that can contribute to strengthening the affiliation with the school, city, homeland, and [Palestinian] cause.’”
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PA Ministry of Culture honors terrorist who killed 3 for National Reading Day event, “Martyr” appeared in his father’s dream to promote reading  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 17, 2018

Muhammad Alyan, the father of Martyr Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3 together with an accomplice) - one of the most prominent of the initiators of the longest human reading chain around the walls of Jerusalem - said: ‘Martyr Baha came to me. If he was here for a moment, perhaps he would be happy and smile, but he would say that Palestine is reading, and when Palestine reads, victory is certainly near. This is Baha’s message and the message of the Martyrs.’ He thanked the Ministry [of Culture], the [Ramallah] Municipality, and everyone that contributed to the establishment and perpetuation of the initiative, which his son the Martyr and his comrade Martyrs and prisoners launched.”

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Palestinian officials honor female family members of prisoners: “They are the basis for all the acts of heroism and sacrifice” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 16, 2018
Headline: “Ramallah: Honoring the mothers of prisoners [serving] life sentences in the occupation’s prisons”
          “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, in partnership with the Ramallah and El-Bireh district and Fatah Movement branch, yesterday [March 15, 2018] expressed support for the mothers of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district’s prisoners who are sitting in the occupation’s prisons and have been sentenced to life sentences or heavy sentences, and this was for International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day.
District Governor of Ramallah [and El-Bireh] Laila Ghannam said that the prisoners’ mothers and wives are greater than all of our words and letters during the short remarks she made while introducing [Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Jamal Muhaisen, who spoke on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas...”
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PA uses murderer of 3 as role model to encourage reading 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 16, 2018

Official PA TV News, on Palestinian Culture Week


Official PA TV narrator: "In the Qalqilya and Tulkarem districts, the Directorate of Culture, together with the Tamer Institute for Community Education, organized two human chains titled "Baha Is an Idea and the Idea Will Not Die," in honor of Martyr Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3)."
Director of the Directorate of Culture in the Qalqilya District Anwar Rayyan: "Our gathering today is about a human reading chain. Martyr Baha Alyan led this chain in 2015 (sic., 2014). Our clear, open, and simple message on this day and at all of our educational gatherings is that we are a people that reads, and if you want to be a people or to build a people you must read."
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Terrorists glorified as “heroes” in speech, posters shown on PA TV  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 16, 2018
Official PA TV program I Call You, on an event honoring the families of terrorist prisoners in the northern Gaza Strip, hosting Fatah Commissioner of the Prisoners, Wounded, and Martyrs in the Gaza Strip Tayseer Al-Bardini


Two posters are shown; the poster on the left shows arch-terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis; in the upper right corner is the logo of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades with crossed assault rifles and a grenade over the Dome of the Rock.
Text on poster: “Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Al-Asifa Army, Prince of Martyrs (Khalil Al-Wazir)”
 
The poster on the right shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas; in the upper left is the logo of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, and in the upper right is former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat.
Text on poster: “Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Al-Asifa Army, General Commander of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement [Fatah] and President of the State of Palestine [Mahmoud Abbas] ”
 
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Female terrorist who led squad of 12 men, murdering 37, is “testimony” of gender equality says top PA official  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 16, 2018
Headline: “Abd Al-Rahim: Women are our document of independence and we will not withdraw from our opposition to ‘the deal of the century’”
      “Secretary-General of the [PA] Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim... said during a ceremony held by the [PA] presidential institution yesterday [March 15, 2018] honoring its female workers for International Women’s Day: ...‘From the outbreak of our revolution in 1965, the outlook of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah - has been clear in its social aspect; it saw no difference between women and men, and Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) who led men is testimony to this.’”
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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.

Terrorist serving 46 life sentences for organizing suicide bombings recounts his role in attacks on Hamas military wing's website 
Source: Website of the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ military wing), Mar. 16, 2018
Posted on the website of the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ military wing), accessed March 16, 2018

Headline: “The sacred revenge”
      “In this short story, prisoner commander of the [Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam [Brigades] (i.e., Hamas’ military wing) Hassan Salameh (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of 46 in 3 suicide bombings) will tell the story of the Brigades in a series of ‘sacred revenge’ operations (i.e., terror attacks), which were carried out after Al-Qassam Brigades General Commander Muhammad Deif ‘Abu Khaled’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for numerous lethal attacks) gave an order to respond to the assassination of commander Yahya Ayyash (i.e., Hamas terrorist bomb-maker)…
Salameh speaks:
In these lines I will speak about the greatest things that happened during my life as a Jihad fighter, and I speak here so that we will perpetuate the memory of these great operations that shocked the [Zionist] entity, and whose echoes are still heard even though all these years have passed…"

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PA District Governor of Qalqilya calls “hero” Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist who led the murder of 37, a “symbol of women resisting the occupation”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 13, 2018
Headline: “The Qalqilya district honors its female employees and the women of the [PA] Security Forces”
      “The public relations and communications unit and the public relations committee of the [PA] security establishment held a ceremony honoring the female employees of the Qalqilya district and women of the security establishment for International Women’s Day.
District Governor of Qalqilya Rafe’ Rawajbeh participated in the ceremony… The district governor expressed his appreciation for the Palestinian women’s giving, their sacrifice, and their participation in the national struggle in all of its stages. He mentioned hero Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) – the anniversary of whose death as a Martyr (Shahida) is now – as a symbol of women rejecting the occupation.”

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.


Fatah post commemorates terrorists who carried out 1978 Coastal Road Massacre 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 12, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows the 13 terrorists who committed the 1978 Coastal Road massacre, in which 37 civilians were murdered, 12 of them children. Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the attack is seen in the bottom right.

Posted text: “We are continuing
#The_40th_anniversary (i.e., of the attack)”

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.

Fatah branch glorifies Coastal Road Massacre, in which 37 were killed, as the greatest operation in the history of the Palestinian revolution”  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Mar. 12, 2018

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

Posted text: “Here are Abu Al-Ramz, Dalal [Mughrabi], Abu Hazza, Osama, Hussein [Fayyad], Al-Shammari, Fakher, Amer, Abd Al-Salam, Abu Ahmed, Yahya [Skaf], Khaled, and Wael (i.e., terrorists who committed the Coastal Road massacre, 37 murdered, 12 of them children).
Fatah is here, and Fatah strikes everywhere.
In the heart of the occupying entity, on Saturday March 11, 1978, the self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) of Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit) disembarked on the coasts of Ma’agan Michael (i.e., Israeli kibbutz) and carried out the greatest operation (i.e., terror attack) in the history of the Palestinian revolution.”

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Fatah and PLO officials speak at event in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, terrorist who led most lethal attack in Israel’s history 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 12, 2018
Headline: “Ramallah: Marking the 40th anniversary of the deaths as Martyrs of Dalal Mughrabi and her companions”

“Yesterday evening [March 11, 2018] at the Yasser Arafat Museum in Ramallah, under the auspices of the Yasser Arafat Foundation, the National Committee to Mark the 40th Anniversary of the Deaths as Martyrs of Dalal Mughrabi and Her Companions marked the 40th anniversary of the Kamal Adwan operation (i.e., Coastal Road massacre), which was carried out by Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi and her companions.
Fatah Movement Central Committee member, Chairman of the Yasser Arafat Foundation Board of Directors, [and Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology] Nasser Al-Qidwa said: ‘We are marking the anniversary of the Martyrdom-deaths of lauded commander Dalal Mughrabi and all of her comrades who participated in the Kamal Adwan operation’…
Al-Qidwa explained that our people is particularly proud of Dalal because she is the woman and sister who represented prominent pioneering in the Palestinian activity and struggle for the people and homeland. He also said that Dalal will remain in memory, heart, and mind as a model in our lives and as a symbol of which we are proud.
He added: ‘The national movement – even if it changed the methods of struggle according to the period – did not bargain and will not bargain over our people’s right to use all of the forms that are permitted by international law and the decisions of the international institutions.’ Al-Qidwa continued: ‘We will not relinquish our revolutionary moral values and our history; we will praise it and adhere to it because without it we would not be here today. We are proud of all of the Martyrs of the revolution, not only of Dalal and [former PLO and PA President] Yasser Arafat, but rather of all our other great leaders..."

Fatah party and Fatah officials’ Facebook post commemorates 40th anniversary of “Martyrdom-death” of “hero” Dalal Mughrabi  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 11, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page, the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen, and the Facebook page of Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul

Text on image:
“The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah
Mobilization and Organization Commission – Information Bureau
The 40th anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of hero Dalal Mughrabi”

Posted text: “The 40th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Dalal Mughrabi”
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“Women can die in a more spectacular way than men die” - Fatah celebrates terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 11, 2018

Captions:
"Words of love to the one who wreaked havoc in the heart of the enemies.
She raised the flag of the [Palestinian] state, and it was the bravest victory...
Twelve men under the command of a woman named Dalal Mughrabi...
boarded a bus from Haifa to Tel Aviv and turned it into the temporary capital of the State of Palestine......
Heroism has no gender.
Arab men must understand that they don't have a monopoly on the glory of life or the glory of death,
and women can love much more nobly than the way they love, and die in a much more spectacular way than they die..."
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Fatah “especially proud” of terrorist who led murder of 37 “because she is the woman and represented special pioneering” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 11, 2018
Official PA TV News, on the 40th anniversary of the deaths as “Martyrs” of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi and her terror group, who murdered 37, 12 of them children

Fatah Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology and Fatah Central Committee member Nasser Al-Qidwa: “We are especially proud of Dalal [Mughrabi] (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), because she is Dalal the sister, because she is the woman, the Palestinian woman, because she represented special pioneering in the Palestinian struggle activity for the rights of this people and for this homeland.”

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.

Fatah branch posts image of Dalal Mughrabi: “The legend that doesn’t die" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Mar. 10, 2018

Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Bethlehem Branch

Text on image: “Dalal Mughrabi
The legend that doesn’t die”

Posted text: “The legend that doesn’t die
Self-sacrificing fighter (Fida'iya) Dalal Mughrabi”
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Fatah glorifies terrorist who led squad that murdered 37: “We stand in honor and appreciation of these thunderous souls… Blessings to the soul of eternal Martyr Dalal Mughrabi” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 10, 2018

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “On the 40th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahida) of Palestinian fighter Dalal Mughrabi - the lady of place and time who died as a Martyr together with her squad of self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) in March 1978 – we stand in honor and appreciation of these thunderous souls, who ascended and hovered in Heaven to dwell by their Lord, cast their shadow, and entered the heart, soul, and memory of every Palestinian and of every Arab who belongs to Palestine. Blessings to the soul of eternal Martyr Dalal Mughrabi, and blessings to all of the Martyrs who sacrificed their lives for Palestine.”
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Fatah posts invitation to event commemorating 40th anniversary of the “death as a Martyr” of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 10, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“Invitation
Marking the 40th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahida) of Dalal Mughrabi”

Text on image: “Marking the 40th anniversary of the death of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi
Under the auspices of the Yasser Arafat Foundation and its museum
The National Committee for Marking the Anniversary of the Deaths as Martyrs of Dalal Mughrabi and Her Comrades invites you to participate in an event to mark the anniversary on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at Yasser Arafat Museum (behind the mausoleum of President Yasser Arafat)”
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Fatah branch Facebook post commemorates the “40th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of hero Dalal Mughrabi” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Mar. 10, 2018

Text and picture posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Bethlehem Branch

The picture shows terrorist Dalal Mughrabi - who led the Coastal Road massacre, in which 37 were murdered, 12 of them children – dressed in a military uniform and wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and Palestinian flag.

Posted text: “‘My enemy, I will not compromise, I will resist until my last heartbeat’
The 40th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahida) of hero Dalal Mughrabi”
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Fatah student movement glorifies terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led murder of 37 as "The Bride of March" on International Women’s Day 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Shabiba Student Movement at An-Najah National University – Al-Shahada Bloc, Mar. 7, 2018

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Shabiba Student Movement at An-Najah National University - Al-Shahada branch

Posted text:
“To the Bride of March, to the Martyr whose name we bear, Dalal Mughrabi
In honor of March 8 [International Women’s Day], to half of the universe and even more
All of the love and honor on Women’s Day
Your sisters, the Sisters of Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., Fatah committee in Palestinian universities)
*The pictures are from an activity of the Student Union Council and the [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement, which is represented by the Sisters of Dalal Mughrabi, during a tribute to the female workers and students at the university on Women’s Day.”
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Fatah glorifies Dalal Mughrabi, killer of 37, as “praiseworthy” and example of “heroism” on International Women’s Day  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 7, 2018
      "The Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement sent a greeting of honor and appreciation to the female fighters for peace and freedom, to our mothers, our daughters, and our partners in life, and to the brave and praiseworthy female protectors of the struggle. This was for International Women's Day, which occurs tomorrow (Thursday), March 8 [2018]. The Jerusalem branch emphasized in its notice that women - partners in the struggle - have through their struggle and resolve in the face of the occupation carried out the most prominent acts of heroism and sacrifice in history, as they are the Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded… At this opportunity, the Jerusalem branch… mentioned praiseworthy Martyr Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), especially in light of the approaching 40th anniversary of her death as a Martyr."

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