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Suicide terror & Shahada
Shahada (Death for Allah) promotion
Suicide terror & Shahada
People who see life as the supreme value have difficulty understanding the mind of the suicide terrorist. Why were so many Palestinians willing and eager to kill themselves in terror attacks against Israel?

In order to create willingness among the population to confront Israel violently, the PA took advantage of the ancient tradition in Islam, Shahada or Death for Allah, which mandates Muslims to aspire to die in combat for Islam. The PA told their people that this ancient tradition also applies to them in confrontation with Israel today.

This indoctrination began shortly after the start of the PA terror campaign (the "Intifada," 2000-2005) and continues today. The PA promotes Shahada as a mandatory religious Islamic duty, both for adults and children, promising great rewards.
Shahada (Death for Allah) promotion
Since 2000, the promotion of Shahada has been carried out by the Palestinian Authority through all the structures under its control, including media, school system, religion, culture, music and sports. Religious leaders have taught adults that Islam demands they seek death, while music videos have taught children that Shahada death “is sweet.” Shahada promotion still continues today.
Topics on this page
1- Motivating suicide terror and Shahada
2- Motivating children to seek death
3- "Enemies seek life, you seek death"
4- Honoring Shahids as role-models
 


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In order to create willingness among the population to confront Israel violently, the PA presents Shahada - Death for Allah - as a religious Islamic obligation. This indoctrination began shortly after the start of the PA terror campaign (the "Intifada," 2000-2005).
Palestinians are told that Allah desires all of them – men, women and children – to seek death as martyrs, and that it is a privilege to be worthy of dying for Allah. One cleric even warned that if they didn’t seek Death for Allah their Muslim faith was deficient:
Ahmed Abdel Razek, PA Cleric:
“The believer was created to know his Lord - to follow Islam… to be a Shahid (Martyr) or intend to be one. If the believer doesn't hope for Shahada (Death for Allah), he will die a Jahiliya death (without faith). We must aim for Shahada and request it from Allah. If we truthfully ask for it, [Allah] will grant us its rewards, even if we die in bed.”
[PA TV, March 22, 2002]
Fatah Facebook glorifies 3 terrorists: "O the pride of all of the young Palestinians, may your blood remain a source of true honor for the homeland" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 8, 2016
Fatah praised three terrorists who killed in one day while carrying out seperate terror attacks (see below):   

  “In the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) homeland and on the day the Martyrs are roses, flying to their Creator, to Allah’s mercy. O the pride of all of the young Palestinians, may your blood remain a source of true honor for the homeland for which you sacrificed all - even your precious lives. We promise you that your blood will continue to be a torch that illuminates our path, until we achieve what you died for as Martyrs. Your blood has taught us a lesson in the school of life: #The_homeland’s_honor_is_above_all”
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Bashar Masalha - 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, murdering Taylor Force, an American tourist, and injuring 11, in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on March 8, 2016. Masalha was shot and killed by Israeli police.

Fuad Kassab Al-Tamimi - 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a shooting attack, injuring 2 Israeli policemen, at the Damascus Gate in the old city of Jerusalem on March 8, 2016. Al-Tamimi was shot and killed by Israel policemen.

Abd Al-Rahman Raddad - 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack, injuring 1, in Petach Tikva on March 8, 2016. The victim pulled the knife out of his neck and killed Raddad with it.
Abbas on PA National Security Forces poster: “We welcome Martyrdom” 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Feb. 17, 2016

Photo posted on the Facebook page of the ‎Palestinian National Security Forces‎ on Feb. 17, 2016

The photo shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Text on photo:
"The threats do not scare us
And we will not recognize a Jewish state
And we welcome Martyrdom (Shahada)"
Fatah Facebook posts images of 5 terrorists, glorifies Martyrdom 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 17, 2016

Text and image posted on official Fatah Facebook page on Feb. 17, 2016

Posted text:  "Onward, O procession of Martyrs (Shahids)
The fuel of our revolution and struggle, that will not be stopped except in Jerusalem, at the minaret of its mosque and its walls
#The_rage_of_Jerusalem"

Text on poster:
"Our Martyrs [arrive in] processions
And our determination is [like] mountains, it does not surrender before the despicable and is not afraid of imprisonment"
Signature below: "Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission"

The poster shows pictures of the terrorists Muhannad Halabi who murdered 2, Fadi Alloun who stabbed one, Hudhaifa Suleiman who was killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers, Amjad Al-Jundi who stabbed one, and Thaer Abu Ghazaleh who stabbed five.

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Child festival in Gaza promotes child Martyrdom, killing and violence 
Source: YouTube, May 5, 2016
Eighth Childhood Festival of the Islamic Association in Khan Younes, in the Gaza Strip, posted on YouTube on May 5, 2016

Palestinian girl: “Forward, my child, to the duel. You will die as a Martyr (Shahid) and blow up the enemies. Palestine [is] an Arab holding victory in one hand, and rocks of fire in the other. [Palestine is] an Arab full of the challenging spirit, pride, and determination.”

Visuals:
Young boys dressed as Hamas fighters exit a “tunnel.”


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Fatah tweets image encourages violence and death: "Carry my weapon and do not fear my blood dripping from the weapon" 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Jan. 23, 2016

Text of tweet:
"I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my devotion is to Allah
I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my sacrifices are for Palestine
I am the brown-skinned Fatah man, and my loyalty is to the Martyrs (Shahids)"

Text on poster:
"Palestine
Fatah
Revolution until victory
If I fall, take my  place
O my comrade in the struggle
Carry my weapon and do not fear my blood dripping from the weapon
I have not died – I still call to you through the wound."
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Song on official PA TV implicitly promotes child Martyrdom, focuses on boy holding rifle while playing lyrics: “[We] do not fear death” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 29, 2015

Official PA TV, video of song (not part of any program) in honor of the Fatah movement: “Fatah the Revolution”
The video shows a boy carrying a rifle and the camera focuses on him. At the same time, the following lyrics can be heard:
“Eilabun calls to us loudly, we the people of Fatah have come, and [we] do not fear death”

Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - Eilabun tunnel attack - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.

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PA official in Abbas' name: "We are a people who love death more than life" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 23, 2016
Headline: “Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim: “The occupiers are doomed to disappear, and the future is ours”
      “Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim said: ‘The occupiers are always doomed to disappear, and the aggressors are doomed to the dustbins of history. The attempt to scare us and threaten us these days, through one person or another from among those who have threatened to attack the Gaza Strip or the Aswan Dam [in Egypt] (apparently referring to Avigdor Lieberman whose party is joining the Israeli government coalition –Ed.), will remain empty threats, as we are a people who love death more than life when it is Palestine that we are fighting for.’"

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Song on official PA TV implicitly promotes child Martyrdom, focuses on boy holding rifle while playing lyrics: “[We] do not fear death” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 29, 2015

Official PA TV, video of song (not part of any program) in honor of the Fatah movement: “Fatah the Revolution”
The video shows a boy carrying a rifle and the camera focuses on him. At the same time, the following lyrics can be heard:
“Eilabun calls to us loudly, we the people of Fatah have come, and [we] do not fear death”

Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - Eilabun tunnel attack - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.

Girl on Gaza university educational TV: Israelis are afraid but Palestinians aren’t because “they [Israelis] love life” 
Source: Al-Kitab TV (educational channel affiliated with the Islamic University of Gaza), Oct. 16, 2015
Al-Kitab TV host: “Dear viewers, we must talk about the high number of Martyrs (Shahids) in Palestine compared to the number of dead Israelis. This is an indication of the violence and tyranny of the Israeli occupation. It’s true that the occupation kills many of us and they become Martyrs, but the number of dead on their side is low. This demonstrates the violence and tyranny of the occupation. Many of them [Palestinians] were executed in cold blood, and the occupation claimed that they had stabbed a soldier or a settler. It has become a sort of a game. Every time the settlers see a Palestinian walking by, they throw a knife next to him and claim he was trying to carry out a stabbing attack…
Eternal glory for the devoted Martyrs. We salute their families and wish them [the ability] to carry their burden with patience. We praise the young heroes who sacrificed their souls for Jerusalem and carried out these wonderful heroic acts. We kiss their hands because they are true heroes. We say to all the Mujahideen (i.e., Jihad fighters) of Palestine: ‘Mujahideen, keep your shoes, because the day will come when all the museums of the world will ask them of you.’”
Girl: “The Israelis fight with missiles and tanks, while we fight with rocks. [But] we are not afraid. They are more afraid than us, because they love life.”

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Palestinian scouts in Gaza hold “symbolic funerals” for terrorist who killed 3, call it “wedding procession” 
Source: Website of the Palestinian Scout Association, Sept. 3, 2016
Headline: “Two symbolic funerals and an activity to encourage reading as a sign of loyalty to the soul of Martyr and scout leader Baha Alyan”
     “The spirit of he who gave the ten commandments (referring to a post by Baha Alyan on his Facebook page before he carried out his terror attack in which he murdered 3, see below -Ed.), leader in the Palestinian scouts Baha Alyan, is wandering throughout the homeland; from Rafah, the citadel of the south, through Hashem’s (i.e., Prophet Muhammad’s grandfather) Gaza, to the northernmost point, the message from Rafah to Jerusalem was #Wedding_procession_of_Baha (i.e., a Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam)...
The Crescent of Palestine scout troop in the Gaza [Scout] Commission held a symbolic funeral in the streets of Gaza City [and participants] carried pictures of Baha. In a different funeral in the Northern Gaza [Scout] Commission, a coffin was carried with pictures of Martyr Baha on it. It was held by a scout troop named after Baha Alyan, Future of the Homeland. Those responsible for all of the activities emphasized that these activities are only a part of the loyalty and the oath to the blood of #Baha_Alyan, the Martyr, the man, and the knight of the media of the scout [movement], who was always [active] in the arenas of volunteer activity.”


Picture shows the symbolic funeral for terrorist Baha Alyan that was held in northern Gaza.
Text under the picture of Baha Alyan:
“#Wedding_procession_of_Baha”
PA TV host calls praises terrorist Baha Alyan as educated and calls him a “model for our young people” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 2, 2016
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, interview with Muhammad Alyan, the father of terrorist Baha Alyan, after his son’s body was transferred to the family and buried on Sept. 1, 2016

Official PA TV host: “We are waiting for the ideas of Baha [Alyan] (i.e., terrorist, 3 murdered) to become common knowledge - Baha, the educated young man - and for him to become a figure and model for our young people, so that the culture, study, and creative ideas will be what motivates them to rise up and advance in life.”

Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem – 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Haviv Haim (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.
Fatah Facebook reposts “10 commandments” that terrorist who killed 3 wrote before his death 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 1, 2016
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page, together with the repost of text posted by terrorist Baha Alyan on Dec. 12, 2014

Posted text: “In continuation of the transfer of the body of Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan last night (i.e., early morning hours of Sept. 1, 2016), here is what was written in his will:”

Reposted text from Baha Alyan’s Facebook page: “The 10 commandments of every Martyr:
1. I instruct the factions not to take responsibility for my Martyrdom-death, for my death was for the homeland and not for you. [...]
4. Do not sow hatred in my son’s heart. Let him discover his homeland and die for his homeland, and not in order to avenge my death.
5. If they [Israel] wish to demolish my home, let them do so, since the stone is not more precious than the soul created by my God.
6. Do not grieve over my Martyrdom-death, grieve over what will happen to you after I am gone. [...]
10. I will see you in Paradise.”
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Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem – 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Haviv Haim (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.
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Topics on this page
1- Motivating suicide terror and Shahada
2- Motivating children to seek death
3- "Enemies seek life, you seek death"
4- Honoring Shahids as role-models




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