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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.
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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]
PA daily op-ed glorifies Martyrdom: “The Martyrs are more noble and honorable than all of us together… self-sacrifice is greater than all the assessments and descriptions” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 20, 2016
     Headline: "ISIS' crime against the Martyrs"
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
"The Martyrs (Shahids) are more noble and honorable than all of us together. They are candles of the path of liberation and return and bearers of the flag of the cause and the people. They are pioneers of self-sacrifice who do not differentiate between 'I' and 'we.' They have risen to the highest levels of integration with the expectations, desires, and goals of the people. Their giving has no boundaries. No comparison can be made between Martyrdom (Shahada, death for Allah) and units of measurement, as self-sacrifice is greater than all the assessments and descriptions…
The tombstones of those who wrote the most spectacular epics in the national history and wrote with their pure blood the most pure, sublime, and glorious pages on the people's golden list have been destroyed by the ISIS Takfiris (i.e., Muslims who accuse other Muslims of heresy) in the cemetery of Martyrs (Shahids) in the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp southeast of the Syrian capital of Damascus, which is still under their rule."

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Monument to "Heroic Martyrs" at Al-Quds University warns Palestinian students: “Beware of a natural death, and die only in a salvo of bullets”  
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Oct. 19, 2016
     “Al-Quds University Dean of Student Affairs Abd Al-Raouf Abd Al-Sinawi denied to Wattan that the university knew about the removal of the monument with the names of Martyrs (Shahids) from the university, and emphasized that the university will hold an investigation into the matter. The [Progressive] Student Action Front (i.e., student group of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) at Al-Quds University inaugurated a monument to the Martyrs of the university at its campus in Abu Dis two weeks ago for the first anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), and the students yesterday [Oct. 18, 2016] were surprised by the disappearance of the monument, which had been placed next to the faculty of engineering. The monument bore the names of the Martyrs of the university who died recently...’”
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The article includes a picture of the monument, on which is written: “Beware of a natural death, and die only in a salvo of bullets
Monument to the Martyrs of Al-Quds University..."

Click "full article" for longer excerpts from the article and the full inscription, as well as information about the terrorists honored on the monument 
Fatah FB quotes arch-terrorist: "With our skulls we are paving the certain path to victory" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 11, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text is a quote by arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, responsible for the death of at least 125 Israelis: “Our heads are in the sky, our feet are planted in the ground of our homeland. With our skulls we are paving the certain path to victory and return. The compass does not err on the path, it continues to point towards Palestine.
#Abu_Jihad_Khalil_Al-Wazir”

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 killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
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Monument to "Heroic Martyrs" at Al-Quds University warns Palestinian students: “Beware of a natural death, and die only in a salvo of bullets”  
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Oct. 19, 2016
     “Al-Quds University Dean of Student Affairs Abd Al-Raouf Abd Al-Sinawi denied to Wattan that the university knew about the removal of the monument with the names of Martyrs (Shahids) from the university, and emphasized that the university will hold an investigation into the matter. The [Progressive] Student Action Front (i.e., student group of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) at Al-Quds University inaugurated a monument to the Martyrs of the university at its campus in Abu Dis two weeks ago for the first anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), and the students yesterday [Oct. 18, 2016] were surprised by the disappearance of the monument, which had been placed next to the faculty of engineering. The monument bore the names of the Martyrs of the university who died recently...’”
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The article includes a picture of the monument, on which is written: “Beware of a natural death, and die only in a salvo of bullets
Monument to the Martyrs of Al-Quds University..."

Click "full article" for longer excerpts from the article and the full inscription, as well as information about the terrorists honored on the monument 
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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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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PA TV song glorifies terrorist Dalal Mughrabi: No fear of death 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 3, 2016
    

"We [PLO squad] set out on patrol from Lebanon; with no fear of death or the darkness of prison.On the coast [Dalal] Mughrabi's blood was shed, the color of [red] coral on [white] lemon flowers."
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Note: Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
This clip originally aired Dec. 31, 2010 and was rebroadcast Jan. 2, Aug. 24, Sept. 4, 2011 and Jan. 1, 4, Dec. 29 and 31, 2012, twice on Dec. 28, 2014, and on Jan. 1, Nov. 29, and Dec. 3, 2016.
Fatah FB glorifies murderer of 11, who "who waged the battle of honor, the challenge, and the resolve" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 24, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page:


Posted text:
"Prisoner, Commander, General
Mansour Shreim 'Abu Saleh’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murdering 11), ally of [Raed] Al-Karmi – sentenced to life imprisonment (i.e., serving 14 life sentences)
One of the outstanding and founding commanders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in Palestine
He has begun his 15th year in the occupation's prisons while still standing firm before this abominable jailor, challenging and completing the path of struggle begun by him and his comrades towards the path of the Martyrs (Shahids), who waged the battle of honor, the challenge, and the resolve, raised the name of Tulkarem high among the clouds of the heavens, and waved the flag of Fatah and the brigades through their revolutionary and military activity against the occupation
All the oath and loyalty to you, our brother Abu Saleh
And full freedom for our heroic prisoners"

The image shows Mansour Shreim, a Palestinian terrorist who was responsible for the murder of 11, on the left, and Raed Al-Karmi, a Palestinian terrorist responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis, on the right. For descriptions of the terrorists, click "full article."
Fatah glorifies PA police officer-turned-terrorist: “Heroic Martyr” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 31, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “#The_Martyr (Shahid)_police_officer
#Palestinian_National_Liberation_Movement_Fatah_member
#Palestinian_Authority_[Security_]Forces_member”

The image shows two pictures of PA police officer terrorist Muhammad Turkeman, one in which he poses with an assault rifle, as well as the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Text on image: “#The_police_officer_Martyr
Muhammad Turkeman
Officer in the [PA] Palestinian police special forces
The one who carried out the shooting operation next to the Beit El checkpoint that caused the wounding of 3 Israeli soldiers”
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Muhammad Turkeman – Palestinian Authority police officer who carried out a shooting attack on Oct. 31, 2016, at a checkpoint near Beit El, at the entrance to Ramallah. Using a Kalashnikov assault rifle, Turkeman shot and wounded 3 Israeli soldiers before being shot and killed by other Israeli soldiers.
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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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