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Fatah: Female terrorist killers are role models
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Fatah official names 4 unique terrorists
as female role models:
 
Dalal Mughrabi - led most lethal attack in Israel's history, killing 37
 
Ayyat Al-Akhras - youngest female suicide bomber, killing 2
 
Wafa Idris - first female suicide bomber, killing 1
 
Fatima Barnawi - first Fatah female terrorist prisoner
   
 
Fatah Central Committee member: "Dalal Mughrabi... was the commander and the role model...There are many Martyrdom-seekers among the Fatah women.The woman... bore arms, resisted the occupation and detonated [bombs]." 
 
by Itamar Marcus
 
Fatah's first attack against Israel which targeted Israel's National Water Carrier (Jan. 1, 1965), is seen by Fatah as the "Launch" of the Fatah movement. Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad took the opportunity of this year’s anniversary celebrations to honor four female terrorists, three of them murderers, as outstanding role models for Fatah.
 
The four female Fatah terrorists Hamad chose to honor were each unique in some way. Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus in 1978 and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children. Ayyat Al-Akhras, at 17 years old, was the youngest female suicide bomber in history. She killed 2 people in her 2002 bombing. Wafa Idris was the first female suicide bomber who killed 1 and wounded over 100 in 2002. Fatima Barnawi placed a bomb in a movie theater in Jerusalem in 1967 in an attempt to murder movie goers, but the bomb failed to explode. She was arrested and became the first female terrorist to be incarcerated in an Israeli prison.
 
Amal Hamad, Fatah Central Committee member: "Dalal Mughrabi led a squad of honorable and noble fighters. She crossed all the borders and the beach with them, and reached the center of Tel Aviv. She got on a bus and massacred the enemy and caused dozens of deaths. She was the commander and the role model... There are many Martyrdom-seekers among the Fatah women. The woman was present from the first moment. She took part in the national struggle, bore arms, resisted the occupation and detonated [bombs]. Fatima Barnawi blew up a movie theater in Jerusalem. Dalal blew up a bus, and killed officers, not civilians, and not children, women or elderly. She killed officers of the Israeli occupation army (sic, they killed 37 civilians, including 12 children). Among our female fighters there were role models: Wafa Idris (i.e., first suicide bomber, killed 1) and Ayyat Al-Akhras (i.e., 17-year-old, youngest suicide bomber, killed 2)."
[Official PA TV, Jan. 1, 2016]
 
Hamad's heroes are PA and Fatah heroes as well. Palestinian Media Watch has shown numerous times that female terrorists are frequently honored by PA and Fatah officials and presented as marvelous examples of Palestinian women's liberation. Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi in particular has become a role model for Palestinian society. She has schools named after her, PA and Fatah officials praise her, and young Palestinians have adopted her as an ideal, aspire to become like the terrorist and admire her.
 
On Twitter, Fatah posted a picture of Dalal Mughrabi with a rifle and praised the terrorist as a "Martyr" and the "Bride of Jaffa." [Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 28, 2015]
 
Also, Fatah in the Gaza Strip honored female "Martyrs" and all Palestinian women in general who are perceived as having a prominent and active role in the "Palestinian struggle" against Israel:
 
"[Fatah Central Committee member in Gaza, Zakaria] Al-Agha praised the role of the Palestinian woman and her endless giving throughout the history of the Palestinian revolution, during which she proved her ability to fight and give, and during which she sacrificed female Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded on the altar of freedom, independence, the end of the occupation, and the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital."
[WAFA (the official Palestinian news agency), Dec. 23, 2015]
 
Fatah official Al-Agha also emphasized the Palestinian woman's role in the current terror wave, noting that "[she] stands at the head of the ranks of the confrontation with the occupation," and that the fact that this "led to the deaths of a number of female Martyrs," shows that "the Palestinian woman offers another example of sacrifice, devotion, and giving for the homeland."
 
As one of the many ways that Fatah marked the 51st anniversary of its "Launch," Fatah also tweeted about Theresa Halsa, a 17-year-old Israeli Arab member of the Black September terrorist organization who participated in the hijacking of Sabena flight 571 from Vienna to Tel Aviv in May 1972. Fatah claimed in the tweet that it was Halsa who shot current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "and injured him in the shoulder." [Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 30, 2015] In reality, Netanyahu was accidentally injured by Israeli gunfire during the rescue operation. Halsa was captured and sentenced to life imprisonment - for 220 years - but was released in 1983 in a prisoner exchange.
 

The following are longer excerpts of the statements mentioned above:
 
Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad: "Dalal Mughrabi led a squad of honorable and noble fighters. She crossed all the borders and the beach with them, and reached the center of Tel Aviv. She got on a bus and massacred the enemy and caused dozens of deaths. She was the commander and the role model... There are many Martyrdom-seekers among the Fatah women. The woman was present from the first moment. She took part in the national struggle, bore arms, resisted the occupation and detonated [bombs]. Fatima Barnawi blew up a movie theater in Jerusalem. Dalal blew up a bus, and killed officers, not civilians, and not children, women or elderly. She killed officers of the Israeli occupation army (sic, they killed 37 civilians, including 12 children). Among our female fighters there were role models: Wafa Idris (i.e., suicide bomber, killed 1) and Ayyat Al-Akhras (i.e., suicide bomber, killed 2)."
[Official PA TV, Jan. 1, 2016]
 
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, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
 
Fatima Barnawi placed a bomb in a movie theater in Jerusalem in 1967 in an attempt to blow it up. The bomb failed to explode. She was sentenced to life imprisonment but was released in 1977 after serving 10 years.
 
Ayyat Al-Akhras - The youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (aged 17). Belonging to Fatah, she blew herself up near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002, killing 2 and wounding 28. Israel transferred the terrorist's body to the PA on Feb. 2, 2014.
 
Wafa Idris - The first Palestinian female suicide bomber. Belonging to Fatah, she blew herself up on Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem on Jan. 27, 2002, killing 1 and wounding over 100. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.
 
Hashtag and image tweeted from Fatah's official Twitter account on Dec. 28, 2015
Hashtag: "#Fatah_Launch51"
The image shows a photo of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi with a rifle added to it.
Text in image:
"The self-sacrificing fighter (Fida'iya) Martyr
Dalal Mughrabi
'Bride of Jaffa'
Peace be upon your soul"
[Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 28, 2015]
 
"Fatah Central Committee member and General Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the southern districts (i.e., in the Gaza Strip) Zakaria Al-Agha... stated in a speech he gave during his meeting today [Dec. 23, 2015], Wednesday, with a delegation of secretary-generals of the General Union of Palestinian Women in Gaza, in the presence of members of the National Action Commission, that a few days separate us from the 51st anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution, and the Launch of the Fatah movement (Intilaqa). This movement that turned the Palestinian woman into a global symbol of the struggle and of giving, and a focus of research...
Al-Agha praised the role of the Palestinian woman and her endless giving throughout the history of the Palestinian revolution, during which she proved her ability to fight and give, and she sacrificed female Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded on the altar of freedom, independence, the end of the occupation, and the establishment of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital...
Likewise, he noted that the Palestinian woman is not absent from participation in the ongoing popular uprising in the West Bank and Jerusalem, and stands at the head of the ranks of the confrontation with the occupation, which has led to the deaths of a number of female Martyrs. Thus the Palestinian woman offers another example of sacrifice, devotion, and giving for the homeland in the confrontation with the Israeli occupation and its aggression against the holy sites."
[WAFA (the official Palestinian news agency), Dec. 23, 2015]
 
Text and photo tweeted from official Fatah Twitter account on Dec. 30, 2015
Text:
"Who is Theresa Halsa
#Fatah_launch51"
Text in image:
"Theresa Halsa
A young Jordanian Christian Fatah member from the city of Karak, who hijacked a plane with 140 Jews on it, and demanded the release of Jordanian and Palestinian prisoners in 1972. She was 17 and was caught, and she was released in 1983 in a [prisoner] exchange deal. She is the one that shot [current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and injured him in the shoulder (sic, he was accidentally injured by Israeli gunfire during the rescue operation -Ed.)
#Fatah_launch51"
[Fatah Twitter account, Dec. 30, 2015]
 
Intilaqa - the "launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier
 
Theresa Halsa - 17-year-old Israeli Arab terrorist and a member of the Black September terrorist organization who participated in the hijacking of Sabena flight 571 from Vienna to Tel Aviv in May 1972. When the plane landed in Israel, the terrorists demanded the release of 315 Palestinian terrorists from Israeli prisons. Israel mounted a rescue operation led by Ehud Barak (who later served as Israeli Prime Minister), in which current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated. During the rescue the two male hijackers, Ali Taha Abu Snina and Abed Al-Aziz Atrash, were killed, and one passenger, 22-year-old Miriam Anderson, was also killed accidentally. The two female hijackers, Rima Tannous and Theresa Halsa, were captured and sentenced to life imprisonment - Halsa for 220 years. They were released in November 1983 in a prisoner exchange.

 


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