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Violence and terror
Glorifying terrorists and terror
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 Governor of Ramallah asks Allah for "mercy on the Martyrs of Palestine" and to "guard... the Al-Aqsa Mosque from evil" 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, July 21, 2017
Text posted on the Facebook page of Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam

Posted text:
“Let us all sound a sincere call for the Al-Aqsa Mosque
O Allah, Master of the Universe, we ask of You to guard Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque from evil. O Allah, protect Jerusalem, its [Arab] residents, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the plot of Your enemies, the enemies of the religion. O Allah, be with [the residents of Jerusalem], strengthen them, and give them victory over their enemies. O Allah, grant us the prayer of the conquerors, or Martyrdom-death (Shahada) at its threshold.
It is in Your hand, and You can bring it
O Allah, have mercy on the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine and on the Martyrs of the Islamic nation
O Allah, Amen
July 21, 2017”
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PFLP praises terror attack as "heroic operation," calls for "intifada" and "more operations" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 14, 2017
Headline: “The Popular Front: The Jerusalem operation is a quality turning point in the resistance and the breaking of the Israeli security equation”
      “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) emphasized that the heroic Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) - which was carried out by three young heroes (i.e., terrorists Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas on Friday morning [July 14, 2017]... The PFLP added that the fact that the resistance succeeded in confronting the occupation’s soldiers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas from point-blank range constitutes an important turning point in our people’s intifada, which emphasizes that no Israeli soldier or settler is secure anywhere in the land of Palestine, not even in the most fortified areas. The PFLP explained that this heroic operation conveyed a powerful message to the occupation's soldiers and the Israeli government that their crimes, steps, and operations against our people will encounter additional quality operations and attacks…"
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Fatah official: “I call for a popular resistance that is capable of incorporating the masses” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 14, 2017
Headline: “Zaki: The illusion of peace has put Israel into a state of extremism, and the Palestinians must carry out popular resistance"
     "Fatah Movement Central Committee member Abbas Zaki emphasized that the imaginary peace has caused Israel to live in a state of extremism and stupidity, and noted that the time has come for the world to recognize that the occupation is still committing crimes through which it strives to take revenge on all of the holy sites…
He said: 'Since 1967, nobody has dared to close the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Its closure today proves that Israel has come out in an attack against the monotheistic religions, and it is a wild battle against the tenets of faith and religion by wild law-breaking gangs that kill morning and night as if the killing of Palestinians is permissible, while anyone who kills Israelis is an aggressor and a terrorist, and therefore this is a completely unacceptable situation.' […] He added: 'I call for a popular resistance that is capable of incorporating the masses, and I call on the Palestinians to bear their responsibility and show the world that the occupation is carrying out the worst kind of terror, and [popular resistance] is the right of the Palestinian people.’”
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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorists who killed 2 Israeli policemen as “Martyrs”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 14, 2017
Picture and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows Israeli Arab terrorists Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin (left) and Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin who, together with Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin, murdered 2 Israeli Druze border policemen, Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on Friday, July 14, 2017.

Posted text: “The Al-Aqsa Mosque Martyrs (Shahids)”
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Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
Fatah organization glorifies terrorist “Martyrs” 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission‎, July 14, 2017
Pictures and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission

The top picture shows Palestinian terrorist Bara Hamamdeh, who was killed in a confrontation with Israeli soldiers at the Deheisheh refugee camp while he threw rocks and explosives at them on July 14, 2017. The bottom pictures show from left to right Israeli Arab terrorists Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin who shot and murdered Israeli Druze policemen Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan on July 14, 2017.

Posted text: “From the right, the Deheisheh Martyr (Shahid), and afterwards the Jerusalem Martyrs”

Bara Hamamdeh – 18-year-old Palestinian terrorist killed on July 14, 2017, by Israeli soldiers while he threw rocks and explosives at them during a confrontation at the Deheisheh refugee camp.

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
Fatah FB post glorifies terrorist “Martyrs” shortly after terror attack on the Temple Mount that killed 2 Israeli policemen  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, July 14, 2017
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "We must guard the flowers of the Martyrs (quote from poem by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish -Ed.)
And we must live as we wish”

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PA District Governor glorifies martyrdom: "Our child Martyrs... are birds in Paradise” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2017
       "Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Dr. Laila Ghannam expressed her pride over our generations that are loyal to the path, and wished success to all of the high school graduates... District Governor Ghannam visited the family of Martyr Abu Saleh today and noted that their son achieved the highest Martyrdom (i.e., word play, the Arabic word Shahada also means certificate as in matriculation certificate), and that the hearts of all the members of our people are turned towards their family and all of the families of the Martyrs... District Governor Ghannam gave [the family] a statuette of a bird and emphasized that our child Martyrs, Allah willing, are birds in Paradise. Parallel to this, last night the Martyr's mother dreamed of a bird that appeared on the horizon and told her about the results of her son, who was meant to be among those that excelled in the high school matriculation exams this year."
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Jenin district names street after terrorist who planned attack that killed 22 kids in response to Israel's removal of monument honoring him in Jenin 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, July 6, 2017
Headline: “In response to the removal of the monument, [the] Jenin [district] names a street after Khaled Nazzal”
     “The town of Barkin, which is located southwest of Jenin, yesterday, Wednesday [July 5, 2017], named one of the town’s streets after Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) in response to the occupation authorities’ decision to remove and destroy the Martyr Nazzal monument in Jenin.”
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Khaled Nazzal – Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch. He was responsible for terrorists taking school children as hostages and murdering 22 children and 4 adults in Ma’alot (May 15, 1974), the murder of 4 hostages in an apartment building in Beit Shean (Nov. 11, 1974), and a shooting and grenade attack in central Jerusalem in which 1 was murdered and 47 others were wounded (April 2, 1984).
Official PA daily reports on monument honoring terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 3, 2017
Headline: “The occupation forces arrested 12 residents of the West Bank – and destroyed the Martyr Nazzal monument for the second time”
      “The occupation forces yesterday morning [July 2, 2017] destroyed the Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) monument in Jenin for the second consecutive time, arrested a young person from the village of Muthalath Al-Shuhadaa, and placed a number of military barriers west of the city.
Local sources noted that an Israeli bulldozer destroyed the Martyr Nazzal monument at the western entrance to the city, which was rebuilt after being destroyed by the occupation forces several days ago.”

Khaled Nazzal – Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch. He was responsible for terrorists taking school children as hostages and murdering 22 children and 4 adults in Ma’alot (May 15, 1974), the murder of 4 hostages in an apartment building in Beit Shean (Nov. 11, 1974), and a shooting and grenade attack in central Jerusalem in which 1 was murdered and 47 others were wounded (April 2, 1984).
Fatah official: Hamas is a political rival, but not a terror organization 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, July 2, 2017
    "Fatah Movement Central Committee member, [Fatah] Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Dr. Jamal Muhaisen said... that Hamas is indeed a political rival, but it is part of the fabric of the Palestinian people, and we will not agree to any Palestinian organization being placed on the terror list. He also demanded that the Arab regimes place the Israeli occupation and the settlers on the terror list."
DFLP reinstates destroyed monument to terrorist in Jenin 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), July 1, 2017
Headline: “The Democratic Front in Jenin re-erected the monument in memory of Martyr Khaled Nazzal”
      “In the presence of several leadership members from the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] and national activity institutions and factions, the monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) was returned to its place in the center of Jenin today [July 1, 2017].
The Front said in a statement that it published: ‘The return of the monument to its place is a response to the occupation’s policy and a sign of loyalty to Martyr Khaled and all of Palestine’s Martyrs. This is after the cruel attack that the occupation forces committed in removing the monument several days ago so as to violate the [Palestinian] national memory, and in an attempt to harm our Martyrs in a way that is consistent with [the occupation’s] plans and the strengthening of them.’”

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Official PA TV glorifies Ma’alot massacre, terrorists who murdered 22 children and 4 adults are "Martyrs whose souls float in the skies" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 1, 2017

Official PA TV narrator on Buy Time in Jerusalem:
"Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Central Committee member Omar Mahmoud Al-Qassem - one of the symbols of the national prisoners’ movement, and one of its central founders. During his life, he was an outstanding leader, a ferocious fighter, and a proud prisoner, and in his death he is an eternal Martyr... One of his acts of heroism [was] when an armed DFLP squad carried out the Ma’alot operation in the Galilee (i.e., terror attack, 26 murdered) and took [an Israeli] building and hostages. The [Israeli] prison management summoned Al-Qassem... and asked him to talk with the self-sacrificing fighters so they would turn themselves in and release the hostages... When he turned to his comrades, he said: ‘‘O comrades, I am Omar Al-Qassem. Carry out what you came for. Your enemy is treacherous.’’ Immediately after his few words, his comrades responded to the call and blew up the military academy (sic., Netiv Meir Elementary School) so that their souls would float as Martyrs above the skies of Palestine."
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PA daily: Israel removes reinstated monument in Jenin to "Martyr" terrorist killer of 31 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 1, 2017
Headline: “Three civilians were shot and wounded in Jenin and Kafr Qaddum, the occupation removed the Martyr Khaled Nazzal monument”
     “Two young people were shot and wounded early yesterday morning [June 30, 2017] during clashes between [Palestinian] civilians and [Israeli] occupation forces at the western entrance of Jenin. The occupation forces invaded the city early yesterday morning and destroyed the monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) - who in the past was a member of the central committee of the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] – that was established on Haifa Street at the western entrance to Jenin.”
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Pictures from an article published by the independent Palestinian news agency Donia Al-Watan on June 30, 2017, show the site of the removed monument, as well as a notice in Arabic left by the Israeli army.


Text on notice: “This monument was removed due to the incitement and memorialization of terrorist Khaled Nazzal, who was responsible for terror attacks against citizens of the State of Israel”

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DFLP calls destruction of monument to terrorist by Israel a "crime whose purpose is to... harm the supreme value of the 'Martyr'"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 1, 2017
     “The Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] condemned the crime committed by the occupation forces early yesterday morning (Friday) [June 30, 2017], when they removed the Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal monument (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) in the center of Jenin, following the wild incitement campaign that [Israeli] occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led personally. The Front said in a statement published by its Jenin district branch that the occupation forces’ actions constitute a… crime whose purpose is to appropriate the Palestinian national memory and harm the supreme value of the ‘Martyr,’ which is rooted in the experience of our people and its national culture… In its statement, the Front promised that our people and its living forces will thwart these attempts, as has been proven by the popular stand throughout the homeland, the diaspora, and the foreign lands, by which all the streams of our people and its leading activists have expressed adherence to the value of the Martyrs and pride in their heritage and status, as all members of our people, throughout its generations, are proud of it. [The Front] emphasized that Khaled Nazzal, a member of its path, and all of the fighters for Palestine’s freedom and independence, will live on forever in the souls of the members of their people.”
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Fatah vows to rebuild terrorist monument after Israel dismantled it 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 30, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page



Posted text: “The occupation destroyed the monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) and shot and wounded two children in Jenin (sic., six Palestinians were wounded while attacking the Israeli forces removing the monument). The Israeli occupation reminds us every day of [poet] Mahmoud Darwish’s cry: ‘We still have not won.’ It does not matter how many times the occupation removes the monument in memory of the Martyr – it is our obligation to rebuild it.”

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Monument honoring terrorist Khaled Nazzal erected in Ramallah in solidarity with Jenin after Israel dismantles similar terrorist-glorifying monument there 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 30, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “An initiative of the young people in Ramallah; Khaled Nazzal remains in our hearts, in our memory, in our squares, and in our streets, and the monument will return to Jenin in order to serve as testimony to the period, to the history, and to a special kind of fighter”

The image shows a monument erected in Ramallah.

Text on monument: “This is a monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal, which was established as a challenge to the occupation authorities
#The_Palestinian_people”
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Khaled Nazzal – Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch. He was responsible for terrorists taking school children as hostages and murdering 22 children and 4 adults in Ma’alot (May 15, 1974), the murder of 4 hostages in an apartment building in Beit Shean (Nov. 11, 1974), and a shooting and grenade attack in central Jerusalem in which 1 was murdered and 47 others were wounded (April 2, 1984).
Fatah on Israel’s removal of terrorist monument, Hamas’ change of school name: Hamas and Israel work for same goal, erasing Palestinian memory 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 30, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “#Share_and_spread
This is how Hamas is completing the occupation’s role in Gaza, by fighting the names of the leaders and Martyrs (Shahids)
Hamas changed the name of Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] High School in Gaza (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) to Hassan Al-Harazin School (apparently a private donor to the school –Ed.), as part of its chain of ongoing attacks on the schools bearing the names of the fighters and Martyrs of the Palestinian revolution (i.e., from Fatah).
Memory is the main enemy of Israel and Hamas.”
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DFLP makeshift sign emphasizes glorification of terrorist Nazzal despite Israel’s dismantling of monument: "Martyr comrade Khaled Nazzal Square"  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, June 30, 2017
 

The picture shows a sign placed at "Khaled Nazzal Square" in Jenin, named after a terrorist responsible for the murder of 31. At the top of the sign is terrorist Nazzal's picture, with the text "Martyr Khaled Nazzal June 9, 1986" underneath it. The logo of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine appears on each side of Nazzal's picture, containing a star featuring the map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine," and above it the text: "The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine."

Text on sign: "Martyr (Shahid) comrade Khaled Nazzal Square (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31)
Member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine"

Posted text: "'The Martyrs remain'... young people have placed a picture of Martyr Khaled Nazzal at the site of the monument that was destroyed by the occupation forces in Jenin in the early hours today [June 30, 2017]"
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Official PA news agency mouthpiece for families of terrorist Martyrs who claim Israel is holding bodies unlawfully, causing ‘suffering’ 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 27, 2017
Headline: “The families of the Martyrs who are being held by the occupation oppose the [Israeli] Supreme Court [decision] to reject examining the release of their sons”

“The Committee of the Families of the Martyrs (Shahids) Whose Bodies are Being Held by the Occupation opposed the recent decisions of the Israeli Supreme Court to reject deliberation on the request to return the bodies by the middle of August [2017]…
Attorney Muhammad Alyan, representative of the families of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held [by Israel] and the father of Martyr Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3 together with an accomplice), said that setting the date of Aug. 13 [for returning the bodies] gave the occupation government an opportunity to bargain over the issue of the Martyrs it is holding in its negotiations with the Palestinian factions…
The father of Martyr Musbah Abu Sbeih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) also spoke at the press conference, and demanded that all of the governmental and official bodies and the Palestinian factions support the demands of the Martyrs’ families…
The mother of Martyr Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., suicide bomber, wounded 21) mentioned the family’s suffering in light of the actions and decisions of the occupation and its courts, and emphasized that this is a decades-long battle, which began when Israel started holding the bodies of the Martyrs in the numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers)…

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Op-ed in PA daily glorifies "Martyrs," condemns Israel for demanding monument to terrorist be taken down 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
        “One of the new examples of the persecution of the living (i.e., eternal) Martyrs as part of Israeli policy is the government of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s threat to invade Jenin if the [Jenin] Municipality and [Jenin] District refuse to remove the Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal monument (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31)... It would appear that there are those who almost submitted to the Israeli extortion, on the pretext of profit-loss considerations... The Martyr Nazzal monument, which was restored by members of the Jenin branch of the Fatah Movement, reflects the conscious and responsible national will, which understands the severity of the structural flaw in the outlook of those who almost damaged the Palestinian narrative (i.e., who temporarily removed the monument due to Israeli pressure). [Those people] did not grasp the dangerous consequences of their wretched step when they acceded to Israel’s will and [the will] of those who act like Israelis, because they are short-sighted and did not see beyond their noses. Therefore, well done fighters of Fatah and the national activity factions, who mobilized to defend the heroic Martyr Khaled Nazzal monument.”
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Jenin Municipality removes monument allegedly due to Israeli threats 
Source: Al-Ayyam, June 24, 2017
Headline: “The Jenin Municipality removed the Martyr Khaled Nazzal monument after threats from the occupation authorities”
      “The wife of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of 31), author Rima Kittaneh Nazzal, said in a phone call with Al-Ayyam that the Jenin Municipality removed the monument of her husband the Martyr yesterday [June 23, 2017], just one week after the municipality and district celebrated placing the monument... And returning to the page, he said that what happened was done after the matter had reached ‘the highest political echelons’ in the office[s] of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and [US President Donald] Trump, to the point that ‘the Israeli impudence’ reached the level of ‘sending a clear message to the PA that it must take down the stone on which the name of the Martyr was written,’ or else the occupation forces ‘would immediately destroy the entire square themselves with their bulldozers.’ Based on this, the decision was made in coordination with the Martyr’s brothers in Germany and Qabatiya to remove [the monument]... And returning to Jenin Mayor Abu Ghali’s statements: ‘The square still bears the name of Martyr Khaled Nazzal, and it will also continue to bear his name as the municipality council decided on that name.’”
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Jenin municipality reinstates monument to terrorist who killed 31 
Source: Quds, independent Palestinian news website, June 24, 2017
Headline: “The Jenin Municipality reinstated the Martyr Khaled Nazzal monument”
    “The Jenin Municipality on Saturday morning [June 24, 2017] reinstated the Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal monument (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) to Haifa Street in the center of the city, and this was after it was destroyed two days ago. Martyr [Nazzal’s] wife, Rima Nazzal, said that the Jenin Municipality changed its mind on the removal of the Martyr Khaled monument and returned it to its place. This was after a large meeting with the Nazzal family at the town of Qabatiya, in the presence of a senior official of the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] in the village. She [Rima Nazzal] emphasized that the public and social activity played a large part in the pressure on the Jenin Municipality to change its mind on removing the monument.”
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A picture on the Facebook page of the independent Palestinian news website Quds shows the reinstated monument:

 
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Fatah claims credit for reinstatement of monument honoring terrorist in Jenin 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 24, 2017
Headline: “Fatah rebuilt the Martyr Nazzal monument and square in Jenin”
     “The Jenin organizational branch of the Fatah Movement emphasized that it was agreed with Jenin Mayor Dr. Muhammad Abu Ghali to return the monument and square to the way they were. Fatah said in a statement, a copy of which reached [the independent Palestinian news agency] Ma’an, that the monument was removed after Israeli threats to destroy the square, and the [mayor’s] goal was to guard Jenin’s infrastructures as the mayor has begun to draft plans for their development in order to turn Jenin into a leading city, [but now] he has ordered to reinstate the monument to its place. Fatah added in the statement: ‘After the inauguration of Martyr (Shahid) Commander Khaled Nazzal Square (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31), who died as a Martyr 31 years ago, the Israeli persecution of the Martyr is continuing with incitement to remove the monument that was placed in his memory in Jenin.'”
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PA chief negotiator Erekat falsely claims: Israel guilty of incitement and dedicating landmarks to ‘terrorists’, glorifies ‘Zionist terror’ 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 22, 2017
Headline: "Erekat warned against cooperation with the Israeli narrative of incitement"

"Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee[, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat rejected the false accusations and claims that Israel is spreading regarding what it calls 'the official Palestinian incitement.'
Erekat emphasized in a statement this evening, Thursday [June 22, 2017], that the occupation government is working continuously to deflect attention and to find new and misleading excuses such as 'the claims of incitement' every time an opportunity is created to revive the political process, in contrast to the Palestinian leadership that is committed to the two-state solution and the full implementation of international law.
Erekat's response came in the wake of Israel’s ongoing attempts to call our people’s national struggle terror and to turn our fighter Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners since the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution into criminals.
Erekat explained that the reason that Israel refuses to revive the tripartite committee that deals with incitement stems from the built-in policy of the right-wing government to incite and glorify Zionist terror. He said: 'One example of this is the fact that [Israeli] occupation Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu himself inaugurated a hospital last April that was named after [former Israeli Prime Minister] Yitzhak Shamir, the terrorist responsible for the killing of hundreds of civilians, including [his] issuing the orders to assassinate UN Peace Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte from Sweden, in addition to blowing up the King David Hotel [in Jerusalem], which led to the death of dozens of civilians (Shamir was a leader of the pre-state Jewish militia Lehi that assassinated Count Bernadotte –Ed.)."
PLO Prisoner Commissioner: Support for prisoners and Martyrs’ families is a constitutional obligation 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 21, 2017
Headline: “Karake: Taking care of the families of the prisoners, Martyrs, and injured is part of the Palestinian constitution”

“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that taking care of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, wounded, and disabled is anchored in clause 22 of the Palestinian basic laws, which have constituted the constitution of the Palestinian state since the establishment of the PA. This is so because according to the basic laws, the law needs to regulate the social and health insurance services and the disability and old age allowances, and to take care of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners as well as the wounded and disabled. This is an obligation regulated by law, and under its framework the PA is obligated to provide them with education services and medical and social insurance.
Karake explained that taking care of the families who were harmed by the occupation is one of the lawful, legal, and administrative components of the Palestinian political system, and based on this the [PA] Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs was established, which afterwards became the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs.”
PA Ministry of Information falsely claims Israel has honored Baruch Goldstein, who murdered 29 praying Palestinians, by naming streets after him 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 20, 2017
Headline: “[PA] Ministry of Information: Netanyahu does not cease to incite and is doing nothing for peace”

“The [PA] Ministry of Information today (Tuesday) [June 20, 2017] said that it is monitoring Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements against [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas regarding what he called ‘ poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth,’ his demand to ‘educate for peace, not terror,’ and his attack on naming a square after Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of 31 ) in Jenin.
The [PA] ministry added in its announcement that the government of Israel, and its leader Netanyahu, do not cease lethal incitement and to pay money for the defense of Israeli murderers, criminals, and terrorists.
It continued: ‘The incitement from the occupation prime minister is the recycling of an occupation discourse packed with fraud and fabrication, while ignoring that Israel is proud of murderers and criminals from among its army and its settlers who have committed crimes against humanity against the members of our people since 1948, have committed barbaric massacres, have completely erased hundreds of cities and villages, and are continuing on the same path throughout the Palestinian land.’

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PA TV broadcasts nephew's song for his "heroic" imprisoned terrorist uncles  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 20, 2017
Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, visits the home of terrorist prisoners Amir and Musa Abu Raddaha at the Al-Amari refugee camp. Amir is serving 1 life sentence for his part in numerous shooting attacks, while Musa is serving 19 years in prison for unspecified crimes

Official PA TV host: “In this episode we will deal with one of the legends of the struggle, namely the prisoners, and specifically the home of prisoners Musa and Amir Abu Raddaha (i.e., Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades terrorists).”
Nephew of Amir Abu Raddaha: “(Sings a song written about his uncles –Ed.)
O homeland, your flag s (i.e., the prisoners) have appeared on the peaks,
[They are] this hero, and the name of Al-Aqsa Mosque is on his weapon.
Amir Abu Raddaha, you are the uprising of the knights, and it does not matter how much the wounds of the prison may increase, and how cruel they may be [to you].
My brother Musa, do not fear the jailer, [you ] are a son of the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs’] Brigades, and you gird yourself with the keffiyeh (Arab headdress) of the free people.”

Amir Abu Raddaha – a terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who took part in numerous shooting attacks against Israelis in the West Bank. Terrorist Marwan Barghouti provided Abu Raddaha and his terror cell with logistic and material support in their attacks. Abu Raddaha is serving 1 life sentence and an additional 35 years.
Official PA daily describes terror attack, calls 3 terrorists who murdered an Israeli policewoman "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 18, 2017
      “On the third Friday in the month of Ramadan [June 16, 2017] the waiting did not last long. A burst of bullets split the tense atmosphere, and after it the sirens of police vehicles were heard. Suddenly many policemen in civilian clothes appeared and went toward Damascus Gate. Many young people got up and went toward Damascus Gate to check what is happening, but to no avail, as the occupation’s blockades prevented their arrival. After a few minutes an additional burst of bullets caused panic and confirmed that the third Friday of Ramadan would end with blood on the sidewalks of Jerusalem… While four young [Palestinians] lay prone on the sidewalk (i.e., 3 of them terrorists killed during their terror attack) they evacuated the wounded female soldier, whose death was published shortly after. They treated the young [Palestinians] – three of whom later died as Martyrs (Shahids) – with indifference… The smell of blood will continue to surround the holy and occupied city [of Jerusalem] until dawn. There are young people that wanted to say a clear ‘No!’ to the occupation in their way.”
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PA Ministry of Health, Fatah call 3 terrorists who murdered an Israeli policewoman "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 17, 2017
     "The [PA] Ministry of Health announced yesterday evening [June 16, 2017] that three young people were shot by occupation forces and died as Martyrs... The Palestinian National Liberation Movement 'Fatah' condemned the killing of three young people in East Jerusalem by the occupation. The Fatah Movement said yesterday evening in a statement that the Israeli policy of escalation... proves that the occupation government is continuing its policy. It added that these shootings will leave the region in a state of tension... It also demanded that the international community seriously examine providing international defense to the defenseless Palestinian people."
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PFLP takes responsibility for Jerusalem terror attack which was part of "blood oath to the Palestinian people to... [establish] our state... from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean [Sea]" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, June 17, 2017
Headline: "The Popular Front took responsibility for the Al-Buraq Promise operation that was carried out yesterday in Jerusalem"
     "The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) early this morning, Saturday [June 17, 2017], took responsibility for the combined Jerusalem operation, the Al-Buraq Promise operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) that took place yesterday in occupied Jerusalem. [The Front] emphasized that the operation was carried out in order to emphasize the path of resistance and respond to the occupation's crimes and targeting of the holy sites. The PFLP said in a statement it published: 'The PFLP informs the masses of the Palestinian people about the death of the heroes of the village of Deir Abu Mash'al, the two heroic released prisoners Bara Ibrahim Saleh Ata, 18, and Osama Ahmed Mustafa Ata, 19, and Martyr (Shahid) Adel Hassan Ahmed Ankoush, 18... The PFLP again emphasized in the statement the blood oath to the Palestinian people to continue on the path of resistance until the return [of the Palestinian refugees], freedom, and the establishment of our state on all of the land of the Palestinian homeland from the [Jordan] River to the Mediterranean [Sea], with free and united Jerusalem as its capital."
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Fatah calls killing of 3 terrorists who were carrying out a terror attack a "war crime," terrorists were killed "in cold blood" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, June 16, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: The execution of three young people in Jerusalem is a war crime”
     “The Fatah Movement called on the entire world and its international institutions to condemn the war crime that the Israeli occupation forces committed on Friday [June 16, 2017] in Jerusalem, a short time before the meal to break the [Ramadan] fast, against three young Palestinians (i.e., terrorists, carried out stabbing and shooting attacks, murdering 1 Israeli policewoman). Fatah said in a press statement given by its spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi: ‘The silence of the international community in light of the continuation of the occupation and its crimes, which have not stopped for even one moment, encourages Israel to permit [the spilling of] Palestinian blood. The despicable crime that was committed today in cold blood and claimed the lives of three Palestinians is nothing but proof of that.'”
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PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Abbas and PA leadership won’t give in to pressure, but will continue terrorist salaries 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 16, 2017
Headline: "Karake: The incitement against the aid to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs is aggression against the Palestinian entity"

"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs [Issa Karake] said that the Israeli incitement against the aid that the PA gives to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) is open aggression against the Palestinian entity and its national, humanitarian, and social values and an attempt to undercut the PA and spur a difficult internal situation in Palestinian society…
Karake said: 'The world and the US should intervene to end the occupation that has caused the suffering of thousands of prisoners, the deaths of thousands of Martyrs, and the creation of an inhumane and tragic situation in the Palestinian society.'
Karake emphasized that the concern for the families of the prisoners and Martyrs, the aid to them, and the strengthening of their resolve will not stop, but rather continue. He also emphasized that the Palestinian leadership, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, and the Palestinian people will not submit to these pressures, which should have been turned against Israel as an occupying authority that is committing ongoing war crimes against the Palestinian people.
Karake explained: 'We oppose the criminalization of our people's struggles and the negation our prisoners and Martyrs’ national and fighting status and identity. Our people has a legal and lawful right to protect itself, its rights, and its right to self-determination.'"
Square in Jenin named after terrorist mastermind of Ma'alot Massacre 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 16, 2017
Headline: “The inauguration of the Martyr Khaled Nazzal Square in Jenin”
    “The Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] in Jenin yesterday [June 15, 2017] marked the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of its central committee members Khaled Nazzal, Omar Al-Qassem, and Bahij Al-Majdhub (i.e., terrorists, see below –Ed.) on the 31st anniversary of the death as a Martyr of commander Khaled Nazzal, who was responsible for the [DFLP] forces assisting the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel). The Front inaugurated the Martyr [Khaled] Nazzal Square on the Jenin-Haifa Road and held a speech rally at the Jenin District hall, under the auspices of the Jenin District and the [Jenin] municipality....”


This picture from the independent Jenin news website Jeningate  on June 15, 2017 shows the monument at Martyr Khaled Nazzal Square.
Text on monument: “Martyr Khaled Nazzal Square
We must guard the flowers of the Martyrs (i.e., quote from song by Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish)
1948-1986
For free Palestine”
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PA Minister of Education blesses "Martyrs of Jerusalem and all of Palestine” shortly after terror attack in Jerusalem 
Source: Facebook page of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam, June 16, 2017

Text posted on the Facebook page of PA Minister of Education and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam, shortly after an attack was committed by three Palestinian terrorists in Jerusalem in which an Israeli border policewoman was murdered and the terrorists were killed


Posted text: “May Allah have mercy on the Martyrs (Shahids) of Jerusalem and all of Palestine”
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Bara Saleh, Adel Ankoush, Osama Ata – three Palestinian terrorists who carried out a terror attack in Jerusalem on June 16, 2017. Two of the terrorists, one armed with an automatic weapon and the other with a knife, attacked Israeli police officers north of the Old City of Jerusalem. Seconds later a third terrorist stabbed and murdered Israeli border policewoman Hadas Malka, 23, at the Old City’s Damascus Gate as she and other officers were responding to the first attack. All three terrorists were shot and killed by the Israeli officers. Aside from Malka, four Israelis were wounded in the attack. ISIS initially claimed responsibility for the attack but Hamas rejected the claim, saying the terrorists were members of Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
PA official on terrorist prisoners: They are “freedom fighters”, should be released “unconditionally” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 16, 2017
Headline: "Erekat: The Netanyahu government wants to divert the world's gaze from the continuation of the occupation"

"Yesterday evening [June 15, 2017] the PLO Department for Negotiations held a feast to break the [Ramadan] fast for families of the prisoners in the occupation's prisons in the presence of consuls, ambassadors, and the representatives to Palestine of various states. Present at the meeting were Secretary of the PLO [Executive Committee, PLO Chief Negotiator, and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov, Minister (sic., Director) of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, and Chairman of the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares…
Erekat said: 'The meal to break the fast has become an annual tradition that brings together the families of the prisoners and members of the Arab and foreign diplomatic corps in Palestine.'

He added: 'We are working to end the occupation, to realize the sovereignty of the State of Palestine whose capital is Jerusalem, and to release all of the prisoners unconditionally, as they are fighters for freedom.' …He also noted that the government of [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu wants to divert the world’s gaze from the fact that the occupation has continued for 50 years by persecuting institutions of the Palestinian people and talking about the salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids)…

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Palestinian officials: No plan on stopping PA salary for terrorists program, but program might be labelled differently 
Source: Al-Ayyam, June 15, 2017
Headline: “Senior Palestinian officials emphasized the continued payment of the Martyrs and prisoners’ allowances: There are no plans to stop them”
(The article begins with an Arabic translation of a Reuters article from June 14, 2017 –Ed.) 
     "Palestinian officials say there are no plans to stop payments to families of Palestinians killed or wounded carrying out attacks against Israelis, contradicting comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Tillerson told a Senate hearing on Tuesday (June 13, 2017) he had received reassurances from [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas that the Palestinian Authority would end the practice of paying a monthly stipend to the families of suicide bombers and other attackers, commonly referred to by Palestinians as Martyrs (Shahids)...
But Palestinian officials said they were not aware of any change and that it was unlikely a policy that has been a cornerstone of social support for decades would be altered. ‘There have been talks about making the payments in a different way, but not ending them,’ said one official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on discussions held with the Americans. ‘They could perhaps be labeled differently,’ he said, suggesting the description ‘Martyr’ could be dropped, but he added: ‘They are not going to be stopped.’"
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PLO official: Terrorists are “freedom fighters” who are a “source of honor for the world” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2017
Headline: "Hashem: The prisoners and Martyrs are a basic national principle and their allowances are a political commitment and ethical obligation"

"Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., member of the PLO) political bureau member Abu Saleh Hashem condemned the decision of the Israeli Parliament to approve yesterday [June 14, 2017] in a first reading a bill to deduct the financial allowances (mukhassasat) that the PA pays to the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids) from the tax money that Israel collects for the PA…
Hashem responded to the approval of the bill that was submitted by Israeli Member of Parliament from the Yesh Atid political party Elazar Stern, the coalition, and members of the opposition factions… and also to American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statements, according to which senior PA officials agreed to stop paying compensation to the families of those who carried out attacks in Israel.
Hashem said that the Palestinian prisoners and Martyrs are freedom fighters who were arrested and died for the freedom of their people and homeland as part of the necessary and lawful struggle against the occupation of their land. He also warned against the occupation government's attempt to define them as 'terrorists' and to criminalize them and their national struggle, which constitutes a source of honor and appreciation for the world and its free people.

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Official PA daily op-ed on terrorists: “Martyrs were and still are the compass of our struggle” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2017
Headline: "Just not their salaries"

Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, in his regular column in the official PA daily

"A short while ago, Israel succeeded in causing the UN, Norway, and Denmark to stop supporting a gender (i.e., women’s) center that serves 60 Palestinian women in the village of Bizzariya (sic., Burqa), whose founders named it after Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), [- the funding was stopped] on the pretext that she was a 'terrorist.' Unfortunately, these powers responded to Israel’s extortion, despite the UN and the two above-mentioned states knowing the truth. They know that Martyr Dalal was a Palestinian fighter who devoted her life to defending her cause, despite [the fact that she] loved life and wanted to live a free and dignified life like all young people in the different countries of the world.
However, the uprooting and occupying Israeli colonialism destroyed and threatened her life and the lives of her people throughout the entire world, which created the political circumstances that caused the young Palestinians to join the ranks of their national factions to defend the national rights that were stolen by colonialist Israel…

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PLO official: no one has the right to stop paying the prisoner salaries 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 14, 2017
Headline: “[PLO] Executive Committee member: No one has the right to stop the prisoners’ allowances (mukhassasat)”

“PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled said that the Government of Israel and the American Administration are trying to drag the Palestinians into side battles and even invented [battles], like the Jewishness of the state, the salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids), and the dismantling of UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East), and far from the gist of the conflict, which was and remains the Israeli occupation and the legal national rights of the Palestinian people.
He emphasized that the allowances that the PLO provides to the families of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners of Palestine were, still are, and will continue to be a political, national, human, and moral obligation, and that no one in the PLO or PA has the right to stop paying these allowances, other than the Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO), which has the political and legal authority on this matter.

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PLO official: Paying salaries to terrorist “martyrs’” families is “a political, national, ethical, and social obligation” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, June 14, 2017
Headline: “Majdalani: We will not accede to the American demand to stop the salaries (rawatib) of the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families”

“PLO Executive Committee member [and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF)] Ahmed Majdalani responded to American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statements, in which he said that the American administration asked the PA to stop paying compensation (Ta'widat) to the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families, and said that it is not possible to accede to this request.
Majdalani added in a press statement today, Wednesday [June 14, 2017], that it is not possible to accede to this request as it constitutes a political, national, ethical, and social obligation to the Martyrs’ families. He emphasized that this subject will not be subject to bargaining, pressures, or extortion from Israel.

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PLO Prisoners’ Affairs’ director about terrorist salaries: “A national, moral, and human responsibility,” some salaries to released prisoners stopped in Gaza due to Fatah-Hamas rift, not US pressure  
Source: Sawa, independent Palestinian news agency, June 14, 2017
Headline: “Karake revealed to Sawa the reasons for stopping the salaries of some of the released prisoners”

“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that stopping the released prisoners’ salaries (rawatib) is a political decision that is connected to the issue of the [Fatah-Hamas] rift and the Palestinian conflict that has been waged for many years.
Karake said in a special statement to the [independent Palestinian] news agency Sawa this morning, Wednesday [June 14, 2017], that the decision concerns the connection between Gaza and the rest of the homeland, and is not connected to the American and Israeli pressures.
In response to American Secretary of State [Rex Tillerson's] statements about stopping the allowances (mukhassasat), Karake said that this is part of the aggression, war, and pressures against the Palestinians to stop helping the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids)…
Karake emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will not submit to any pressure, and that the aid to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs is a national, moral, and human responsibility. He also rejected all the terms and concepts that define the prisoners and Martyrs as ‘terrorists.’”
It’s “a declaration of war” says PLO Prisoners’ Commission director, if Israel withholds from PA taxes the amount PA pays in terrorist salaries  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2017
"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said yesterday [June 12, 2017], during his meeting with families of prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids), that Israel as an occupying power can exploit its power to stop the Palestinian tax money to exert pressure and commit extortion. However, it cannot stop our national honor and our sacred right to freedom and defense of our people's rights…
Karake said that the decision of the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the Israeli Parliament (sic., government) on June 11, 2017, to approve a bill (sic., the bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation under the Israeli government. The bill has not yet been approved by the Israeli Parliament) to deduct [from the Palestinian tax revenues Israel collects for the PA] the allowances of the families of the prisoners, Martyrs, and wounded is a declaration of war against our people's rights and the humanity of the Palestinians. He added that the strategic purpose of the decision is to delegitimize the Palestinian national struggle for the right to self-determination, and to consider the Palestinian resistance to the occupation, which is represented by the prisoners and Martyrs, as a crime and terror. This is while the longest occupation in modern history is the cruelest, most violent, and severest type of terror, and is the reason for terror and instability in the region."

PLO official: PA leadership will not stop salaries but “continue to be loyal to the Martyrs’ blood and the prisoners’ suffering” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2017
Headline: “Majdalani called on countries to support the [PA] budget in response to Netanyahu’s statements”
     “Secretary-General of the [Palestinian] Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) and member of the PLO Executive Committee Dr. Ahmed Majdalani said that… [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s call to dismantle UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) and transfer its responsibility for the Palestinian refugees’ issues to the [UN] High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the fact that the Israeli Parliament approved a bill (sic., the bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation under the Israeli government. The bill has not yet been approved by the Israeli Parliament –Ed.) ordering to deduct the money that the PA pays as allowances (mukhassasat) to the prisoners and Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families, are a type of robbery and theft of the Palestinian taxpayers’ money…
Majdalani calmed the prisoners and Martyrs’ families [saying] that the Palestinian leadership will not submit to the occupation’s laws and will continue to be loyal to the Martyrs’ blood and the prisoners’ suffering.”
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Fatah official and released prisoner in Gaza: The PA must continue the salaries 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2017
Headline: “The prisoners’ families in Gaza condemned the theft of the prisoners’ allowances (mukhassasat ) by the occupation”
     “The prisoners’ families condemned the racist Israeli decision to stop the prisoners’ salaries (rawatib) (this refers to the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation approving a bill to deduct a sum that equals the PA’s terrorist salaries from taxes Israel collects for the PA. The bill has not yet been passed by the Israeli Parliament –Ed.). They emphasized that their sons are struggling for freedom, and they are prisoners of war and not criminals, and that Israel is the one that commits organized terror against our people, our holy sites, and our land…
Fatah Movement [General ] Commissioner for Prisoners' Affairs [in Gaza] released prisoner Tayseer Al-Bardini explained that this decision and Israeli law are not something new, as the occupation is always trying to burden our people and the prisoners, and to put them on the terror list even though they are struggling for freedom, just as has been anchored in the international conventions on human rights.
He emphasized that the PA’s role in opposing this decision is in providing the salaries to the prisoners and putting an emphasis on the prisoners’ rights and their ongoing path of struggle.”
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Fatah: Israeli bill to withhold taxes equaling sum paid in salaries to terrorists is “criminal aggression and unjust robbery” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: The fact that the Israeli Ministerial Committee authorized stealing our money is criminal aggression and unacceptable”

“The Fatah Movement opposed the fact that the Israeli Ministerial Committee [for Legislation] approved a bill (The bill has not yet been passed by the Israeli Parliament –Ed.) to steal some of the Palestinian money that is designated for the families of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids). It said that this step is criminal aggression and unjust robbery of the Palestinian people’s money.
Official [Fatah] Movement Spokesman [and Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement yesterday evening [June 12, 2017] that the Israeli occupation state and its government must stop this irresponsible behavior, which will only lead to additional tension and constitutes aggression against our people’s resources and interference in its internal affairs, which we adamantly oppose.”
PLO official: “We are continuing to pay the allowances to the prisoners and Martyrs’ families” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, June 13, 2017
Official PA TV News

Official PA TV newsreader: “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake explained that there is an intention to continue paying the allowances of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners’ families. He described the Israeli occupation government’s attempt to legislate a law that will steal the allowances of the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families from the tax money [that Israel collects for the PA] as robbery. Karake emphasized that it is necessary to urgently sue the occupation government over this step and turn to international law and the international legal institutions, and noted that our Palestinian people will not submit to the occupation government’s laws.”

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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake is seen giving a speech but there is no sound, and in the background the following text appears: “Karake: We are continuing to pay the allowances to the prisoners and Martyrs’ families.”
Head of PLO Prisoners’ Commission: Prisoners’ salaries will continue, Israel withholding taxes is “robbery” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 13, 2017
Headline: “Karake: We’re continuing to transfer the allowances to the prisoners and Martyrs’ families”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake emphasized that the transfer of the allowances to the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families and prisoners will continue. He described the occupation government’s attempt to authorize the theft of the allowances of the Palestinian prisoners and Martyrs’ families from the PA’s tax revenues as robbery (refers to a new bill to deduct PA salaries to terrorists from taxes Israel collects for the PA –Ed.), and emphasized that there will be a petition to the international legal system to sue the occupation government over this crime.
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The Palestinian National Council: “Support and aid to the heroic prisoners… are a national obligation of the highest order, impossible to compromise” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, June 12, 2017
Headline: “The [Palestinian] National Council: The aid to the prisoners and the Martyrs’ families is a national obligation on which it is impossible to compromise”

“The Palestinian National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) emphasized that the support and aid to the heroic prisoners and their families, as well as to the families of the heroic Martyrs (Shahids) and wounded, are a national obligation of the highest order on which it is impossible to compromise or submit to extortion.
In a press statement today, Monday [June 12, 2017], the National Council opposed the bill that the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the Israeli Parliament (sic., the bill has not yet been passed by the Israeli Parliament) approved yesterday, which orders a deduction of the allowances (mukhassasat) of the prisoners and their families and the families of the Palestinian Martyrs from the PA tax money that Israel collects on its behalf.
The Council said that this bill comes as part of a series of steps, policies, and laws that were intended to harm the sanctity of the struggle of the prisoners, Martyrs, and wounded, to bring about a renunciation of their rights, and to pressure the PA to stop paying these allowances to the families of the Palestinian Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded.

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PLO official says terrorist salaries will continue, as it is a “national and humanitarian responsibility” 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, June 12, 2017
Headline: “Tayseer Khaled: Israel returns to robbing and pouncing on the Palestinian tax money”

“PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) political bureau member Tayseer Khaled again emphasized the decision of the PLO Executive Committee in its latest meeting, which determined that the Palestinian National Fund (see note below –Ed.) will continue to stand by its national and humanitarian responsibility towards the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and wounded of the Palestinian people and the families of the prisoners in the Israeli collective prisons. This is the responsibility that the National Fund has borne since its establishment in 1966, as the national institution appointed to take care of the interests of the victims of the Israeli occupation and the terror that the State of Israel has been committing against the members of the Palestinian people since the first day of its establishment.
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Terrorists deserve salaries, they are not “highway robbers, but people who sacrificed their lives and freedom,” says PA Ministry of Information 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, June 12, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Information: The Martyrs, injured, and prisoners are an unavoidable outcome of the legitimate resistance”
    “The [PA] Ministry of Information said that the bill of what is called the Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the Israeli Parliament (this refers to the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation approving a bill to deduct a sum that equals the PA’s terrorist salaries from taxes Israel collects for the PA. The bill has not yet been passed by the Israeli Parliament –Ed.) on deducting the allowances of the prisoners, the wounded, and the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) from the PA tax revenues is political extortion that is added to the occupation’s record, which is overflowing with cases of robbery of the [Palestinian] people’s resources.
The ministry emphasized that the Martyrs and prisoners are not highway robbers, but rather people who have sacrificed their lives and freedom for the resistance to the occupation, which has been approved by all of the laws, and which all peoples of the world have carried out throughout history in order to be rid of colonialism.
The ministry said that Israel defining the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners [as terrorists] proves the extent of terror and incitement, which ignores the fact that the occupation is the reason, and the sacrifices of the [Palestinian] people and its struggle are an unavoidable outcome and a natural response.”
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Head of PA-funded Prisoners’ Club: PLO’s responsibility for prisoners never stops, nor will salaries 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 12, 2017
Headline: “Fares: Deducting the allowances of the prisoners, the families of the Martyrs, and the wounded from the tax money is robbery”

“Chairman of the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares emphasized that the fact that the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation yesterday [June 11, 2017] approved a bill (the bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation under the Israeli government, but has not yet been passed by the Israeli Parliament –Ed.) to deduct the money that the PA pays as allowances for the prisoners, families of the Martyrs (Shahids), and wounded from the tax money that Israel collects for the PA is robbery and theft of Palestinian money. This is after [Israel] was unable in recent years to influence the donor countries by spreading [the claim] that this aid and money are used for ‘incitement and terror.’

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PA leadership won’t be blackmailed into ceasing salaries for prisoners, will ask Arab states to pay, says PLO Prisoners’ Commission head 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 11, 2017
Headline: "Karake: We will not agree to blackmail and will continue to support the prisoners and Martyrs"
     "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will not agree to blackmail and bargaining over everything regarding the matter of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids), and the financial support that the leadership provides to them. He also emphasized that the Palestinian leadership will continue to support the prisoners and the [families of] the Martyrs.
Karake said to [independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that the Palestinian leadership will not agree to surrender to the Israeli pressure and its racist laws that are attempting to delegitimize the struggle of the prisoners and Martyrs. He noted that the Israeli occupation is striving to present their struggle as 'crime and terror.'

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PA will continue paying terrorist salaries, even if Israel deducts money from PA taxes, says Director of PLO Prisoners’ Affairs Commission 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, June 11, 2017
Headline: "Karake to Wattan: The response to the confiscation of the tax money is to continue supporting the prisoners and Martyrs' families"
     "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake responded to [the independent Palestinian news agency] Wattan this evening, Sunday [June 11, 2017] about the fact that the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill (sic., the bill was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation under the Israeli government. The bill has not yet been approved by the Israeli Parliament) to deduct the money that the PA pays as allowances (mukhassasat) to the prisoners, Martyrs' (Shahids') families, and wounded from the tax money that Israel collects for the PA. He said that they will continue to support them and will not submit to the Israeli pressure and blackmail.
Karake explained that the decision to transfer the allowances of the prisoners and Martyrs' families is in the PA's hands, and not in Israel's hands. However, if Israel will deduct large amounts from the tax money that it collects for the PA, that will influence the budget. He also noted that it is not only a financial matter, but also a legal [matter]."
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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs exposes the PA’s lie that only the PLO and not the PA pays terrorist salaries, demanding explanation from PA treasury why some salaries stopped 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, June 6, 2017
Headline: "Karake demands that the [PA] government explain the reasons for stopping the payment of the prisoners' salaries"

"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake demanded that the [PA] Ministry of Finance publish an explanation regarding the reasons for stopping the payment of the salaries of more than 200 prisoners, some of them released [prisoners].
Karake said in a press statement that the Commission [of Prisoners' Affairs] has received many inquiries and complaints on the matter, without knowing what the reasons are that led to stopping the payment of the salaries, and also without an official response on the matter from any official party.
He added that [the Commission of Prisoners' Affairs], as a concerned party, was surprised by the step that was taken without its knowledge, and that many of the complaints it receives require an official explanation from the Ministry of Finance and the [PA] government regarding the reasons for this step."
PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Director reaffirms PA support for salaries of convicted terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 5, 2017
Headline: “Karake: The prisoners’ statement supports the leadership and its orientation”
     “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake… viewed the appointment of Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) as a member of the Fatah Central Committee as a response from the Fatah leadership to the occupation, and as an expression of its adherence to the prisoners’ issue and of its firm opposition to the pressures that are being exerted on the Palestinian leadership to stop paying the salaries of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids).”

Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
Abbas critic claims Abbas considering ploy to present terrorist salaries as “social aid” to comply with US demand 
Source: Fatah Voice, independent Palestinian news website, June 3, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Hassan Asfour, a former Palestinian minister and associate of Muhammad Dahlan, PA Parliament Member and former member of Fatah Central Committee
       “[PA President] Mahmoud Abbas’ staff has evaded the exposure of the political truth and the fact that American President [Donald Trump] demanded in their latest meeting in Bethlehem that he stop the prisoners’ and Martyrs’ (Shahids’) salaries (rawatib), and told him that this is a ‘significant’ issue for the American administration as part of the plan it has begun to draft. Abbas and his staff said that they cannot take this step ‘at the moment,’ as it would lead to an outbreak of uncontrollable ‘popular intifada.’
However, Abbas, despite his initial objection, has begun to examine practical options to comply with the American demand in a way that will not lead to an explosion that might lead to his downfall and the downfall of their joint plan (i.e., Abbas’ and US’). Among these options that are being examined with special secrecy, is the option of transferring the prisoners’ and Martyrs' salaries to a 'social insurance' body so that it will look as if it is 'humanitarian and social aid to needy families' and not 'monthly salaries to fighter families...'"
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Head of village council repeats name of center named after terrorist won't be changed, would rather return the money than give in to "conditional funding" 
Source: The Palestinian Information Center, independent Palestinian news website, June 3, 2017
     “Chairman of the Burqa Village Council Sami Daghlas… explained to a reporter from [the independent Palestinian news website] The Palestinian Information Center that... the position of the Palestinian [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs - which noted the [Dalal Mughrabi] Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in its statement - is not enough, and that it is necessary to carry out an active diplomatic operation and make contact with the Norwegians and invite them to visit the center so as to get to know the truth from up close.
He emphasized that the village residents adhere to this name, and added: ‘If we are forced to choose between the aid and a name, we will return the aid to them, and we will not agree to conditional funding, because this type of funding kills the institutions in a sense.’
He added: ‘If we were to agree today to change the name [of the Dalal Mughrabi Center], that would whet their appetite for additional extortion, and tomorrow they will interfere in our names and change the names of our cities and villages to biblical names.’”
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Fatah youth movement criticizes Norwegian condemnation of center named after Dalal Mughrabi, expresses pride in terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 1, 2017
Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, which had been funded by the PA, Norway, and the UN, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money donated to it  be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding to the Palestinian NGO that had founded the center be returned.

Headline: "Fatah's Shabiba condemns the position of the UN and the government of Norway regarding the institution named after Dalal Mughrabi"
     “The Fatah Shabiba [youth] movement in the West Bank condemned the position of the government of Norway and the UN against the women's center named after Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa, northwest of Nablus, that determines that the funding and support must be stopped, on the pretext that the center encourages violence, incitement, and terror... Fatah's Shabiba completed its statement by emphasizing its constant pride in the Martyrs of Palestine... It proudly saluted the prisoners, wounded, and exiled, and all of our people's fighters who have paved the path to freedom and independence for our people. It also emphasized that our people's Martyrs are fighters for freedom and justice, and against racism and occupation..."
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PLO Executive Committee defends Palestinian National Fund; denies link to terror funding 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 31, 2017
“The PLO Executive Committee convened last night [May 30, 2017], led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas…
The Executive Committee condemned the maneuvering and tricks of [Israeli Prime Minister] Benjamin Netanyahu and his government’s top officials, and their desperate attempts to divert attention from their aggressive and expansionist policies that are contrary to peace, and [their attempts] to fabricate crises with the Palestinian side in order to avoid the obligations of a political solution to the conflict. One time this is in the name of the Jewish state, and another time it is through an attempt to turn the [PLO] Palestinian National Fund into a terror organization (see note below –Ed.). The [PLO Executive] Committee emphasized, in a manner that leaves no room for doubt, that the Palestinian National Fund is a red line and a PLO national institution, and that it will continue in its national and humanitarian role.”

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Abbas' appointment of murderer to Fatah's Central Committee means "the prisoners or Martyrs` salaries [won`t] be stopped," says Fatah official 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, May 31, 2017
[Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen:] "'The appointment of Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), who has been imprisoned for the last 36 years in the Israeli prisons, as a Fatah Central Committee member by the decision of the committee and with the approval of the [Fatah] Revolutionary Committee, was an exceptional step of great significance, as the position of the [Fatah] Movement is a position of struggle. However, the value of the decision lies in the fact that it was made at a time when pressures are being applied to [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas to stop the prisoners and Martyrs' (Shahids') salaries (rawatib). The selection of the most veteran prisoner in the prisons (i.e., Karim Younes) as a member of the [Fatah] Central Committee is a message to them that they should not think that one day the prisoners or Martyrs' salaries will be stopped. This is because the decisions of the international bodies permit the Palestinian people and every people in the world to fight with all means against the occupation, and our prisoners and Martyrs are our pride and the knights of the Palestinian people, and not terrorists.'"
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PA daily: Protests against center named after Dalal Mughrabi are Israeli "incitements" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 31, 2017
Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, which had been funded by the PA, Norway, and the UN, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money donated to it  be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding to the Palestinian NGO that had founded the center be returned.

Headline
: “New Israeli incitement: The stopping of Norwegian aid to a center in Burqa”
      “Israel is continuing the ongoing and varied actions of incitement against everything related to the Palestinians on the political, social, economic, and cultural level.
Recently the occupation state carried out incitement which led to the stopping of the financial aid from the government of Norway to the Dalal Mughrabi Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa, west of Nablus, just because it bears the name of fighter Dalal Mughrabi.
Former (sic.) Chairman of the Burqa Village Council Sami Daghlas said: ‘It appears that the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs exerted pressure on Norway behind the scenes so that it would stop its aid to the center.’”
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Palestinian women's center named after Dalal Mughrabi to keep name despite pressure from UN, Norway 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 31, 2017
Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding be returned. The following article was published on Ma'an's English website:

      "Days after Norway pulled its sponsorship from an occupied West Bank women's community center and demanded a refund for construction costs from the Palestinian Authority (PA), with the United Nations (UN) promptly pulling its backing as well, the center has reportedly said it will not change its name, which the UN said 'glorifies terrorism.'
The Dalal al-Mughrabi Women's Community Center -- named after a fighter in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) who played a role in a 1978 attack that left over 30 Israelis and 12 Palestinian fighters dead, including al-Mughrabi herself -- was built in the Nablus-area village of Burqa in the northern West Bank.
The center was sponsored by both the UN and the Norwegian government, who provided partial financial support for the construction of the center... Official PA-owned Wafa news agency reported Tuesday that the head of the Burqa village council, Sami Daghlas, said 'the center has no intention of caving in to the pressure and changing its name.' [...] According to Daghlas, the name Dalal al-Mughrabi was chosen by the villagers 'to commemorate a Palestinian hero who sacrificed herself for her country an
Palestinian center named after terrorist murderer refuses to rename itself  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 30, 2017
Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding be returned. The following article was published on WAFA's English website:

Headline: "Dalal Mughrabi women center in Burqa will keep its name, says council head"
       "In spite of campaigns to stop funding for a woman community center in the West Bank village of Burqa because it was named after a Palestinian resistance fighter killed by Israel, the center has no intention of caving in to the pressure and change its name, the head of village's council, Sami Daghlas, said on Tuesday. The center, Dalal Mughrabi Women Community Center, was established four months ago with partial funding from Norway and was officially inaugurated three weeks ago. Israel apparently objected to Norway for funding a center named after a Palestinian resistance fighter killed during a military operation in Israel in 1978. Norway succumbed to the Israeli pressure and said it does not want its name put on a plaque at the center and asked for its money back. The United Nations, which apparently funds some programs by the center, has also decided to stop funding projects planned by the center also following Israeli pressure."
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PA TV's "heroic prisoner," representing "pride and honor," is mastermind of 14 murders  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 30, 2017

Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, a visit to the home of terrorist Nasser Awais at the Balata refugee camp.

Official PA TV host: "We are now in the house of pride, honor, and struggle, that heroic prisoner Nasser Awais represents (i.e., responsible for murder of 14), whom we salute on behalf of every member of the Palestinian people. Nasser Awais has left behind a name and a legacy that cannot disappear. Nasser Awais, who everyone knows what he did for the homeland and so that we will live in freedom and dignity. He gave his freedom so that we would all live in freedom and dignity. All the glory is yours, my brother Nasser Awais."
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Chairman of the Burqa Local Council defends naming center after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London newspaper), May 29, 2017
Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, which had been funded by the PA, Norway, and the UN, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money donated to it  be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding to the Palestinian NGO that had founded the center be returned. 

      "Chairman of the Burqa Local Council Sami Daghlas responded to the matter [of Norway’s protest] by saying that the center was established four months ago in cooperation between the Burqa village council and the Women's Technical Affairs Committee (WATC) as an initiative of young women to support female members of the village and city councils... He said that the choice of this name was meant to honor young Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), who resisted the occupation and hoped for the freedom and independence of her people. He added: 'We, as Palestinians, are always proud of those who sacrificed for their homeland, whether they are Martyrs, prisoners, expelled, or wounded.'"
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PLO Director of Prisoner's Affairs sees appointment of murderer to Fatah Central Committee as proof that "our prisoners are not terrorists" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 28, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the end of the terrorist prisoners’ hunger strike, hosting Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: “I want to note an additional achievement, which was a political response by the Palestinian leadership when the Fatah Revolutionary Council made a decision to appoint prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), the most veteran of the prisoners, as a member of the Fatah Movement Central Committee. I think that this is a very great and significant political response, [which says] that our prisoners are not terrorists and are not criminals. They are freedom prisoners and fighters who enjoy an important national, human, and legal status among their leadership and among their Palestinian people.”
Official PA TV host: “This is a response to all of the rumors that the PA may be susceptible to certain pressures to stop the prisoners’ allowances (i.e., salaries).”
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Abbas himself appointed murderer as member of Fatah’s Central Committee  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 28, 2017

Official PA TV newsreader:
“President Mahmoud Abbas appointed prisoner in the occupation’s prison Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) as a member of the Fatah Movement Central Committee, with the approval of the Fatah Revolutionary Council.”
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Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
PA Minister of Justice: Appointing an imprisoned terrorist to Fatah Central Committee was Abbas' idea, in response to Israel calling prisoners terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 28, 2017
Headline: “Abu Diyak: The decision to appoint prisoner Younes to the Fatah Central Committee is the clearest response to the occupation”
     “[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak emphasized that the decision of the Fatah Movement leadership – led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas – to appoint the veteran prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) to the Fatah Central Committee is the clearest and severest response to the campaign being led by Israel to accuse the prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), and the Palestinian struggle of terror… He noted that the prisoners and Martyrs are the spearhead of the freedom fighters, symbols of our legitimate national struggle, and conscience of the Palestinian people, and that they are victims of organized terror and state terror being implemented by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people. He also said that the solution to the Palestinian problem, the end of the conflict, and the establishment of a just and honorable peace will not be achieved by defining the legitimate Palestinian struggle against the occupation as a crime, but rather by ending the occupation.”
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Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
PA District Governor visits mother of terrorist  
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, May 27, 2017

Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: 
"[District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] #Dr._[Laila_]Ghannam visits the mother of prisoner Mazen Al-Qadi (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 3) in order to be updated regarding the state of his health
El-Bireh – the first day of Ramadan, 2017"

The images show Laila Ghannam together with the mother of terrorist Mazen Al-Qadi.

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PLO official: Appointing imprisoned terrorist to Fatah Central Committee is response to Israel which is carrying out "abuse and torture" against prisoners 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 27, 2017
Headline: “Most veteran prisoner Karim Younes was appointed as a member of the [Fatah] Central Committee”
      “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake emphasized that the decision of the Fatah Movement’s Revolutionary Council to approve the appointment of veteran Palestinian prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) as a member of the Fatah Central Committee is an important step and of great significance, at a time when our prisoners have won after 41 days of hunger striking (see note below –Ed.). Karake added: ‘This decision is a clear response to the occupation, which is trying to isolate our prisoners and is implementing all types of abuse and torture against them. It constitutes a message to anyone that tries to apply pressure by making this cause controversial.’”
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PA news agency calls terrorist implicated in murder of 3 a “Martyr” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 25, 2017
Headline: “Prisoner Nahar Al-Sa’adi – three years in isolation”
     “The [Israeli] Prison Service decided one day to place Nahar Ahmed Abdallah Al-Sa’adi (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 3) in isolation. He spent three years in isolation, which ended in May 2016.
Nahar Al-Sa’adi from the city of Jenin was born on Oct. 30, 1981 and was arrested on Sept. 7, 2003. The most salient accusations attributed to him were belonging to the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, and transporting Martyr (Shahida) Hiba Daragmeh (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 3), who died as a Martyr on May 19, 2003.
He was sentenced to 4 life sentences plus 20 years.”

Nahar Ahmed Al-Sa’adi – 20-year-old Palestinian terrorist arrested in 2003 for transporting Hiba Daragmeh, an Islamic Jihad female suicide bomber who blew herself up at the Amakim shopping mall in Afula on May 19, 2003, murdering 3. Al-Sa’adi is serving 4 life sentences and an additional 20 years. He was placed in isolation in 2013 for organizing terrorist activities from within prison and was still in isolation as of Jan. 17, 2016.

Hiba Daraghmeh – Female suicide bomber from the Islamic Jihad who blew herself up at a shopping mall in Afula on May 19, 2003, murdering 3.
Palestinian education: Father recounts how convicted terrorist son ‘loved resistance to the occupation from a young age’ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 25, 2017
Headline: “Father and son are hunger striking”

“Imad Arif, a 56-year-old from Gaza City, did not find another way to express his solidarity with his son Bassel (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), who is imprisoned in the Israeli occupation’s prisons, other than by joining the unlimited hunger strike.
Arif has been lying on a wooden bed and hunger striking for this, the second day in a row, at the support tent that was established on the ruins of ‘Gaza Central Prison’…
This father has not seen his prisoner son since his arrest in 2002 due to security reasons, to the point that according to him he no longer even remembers how he looks, and his mother is the only one who can visit him.
Bassel was arrested on Aug. 19, 2002, as he was wounded during work in the Palestinian [PA] police in Ramallah in the West Bank, and was sentenced to 2 life sentences and another 52 years.
Imad said of his prisoner son: ‘Thirty-five-year-old Bassel loved the homeland and the resistance to the occupation from a young age.’ He also noted that despite his young age, he assisted the ‘wanted’ members of the Fatah Movement (i.e., terrorists) in the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993).”

Bassel Arif – Palestinian police officer who carried out a shooting attack near the Israeli town of Ofra on May 28, 2002, murdering Israeli citizen Albert Malul and injuring 1 other person. He is serving 2 life sentences.
PA TV host longs for days of Palestinian terror, encourages more violence 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 22, 2017

Official PA TV program
I Call You, on the sixth week of the terrorist prisoners’ hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017, hosting released terrorist prisoner Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim who murdered 16 people

Official PA TV host:
"Today, during the [prisoners’ hunger] strike, we long for the days of the Intifada, the days of the revolution, in which the Palestinian people struggled for freedom, struggled to end the settlements, and against the occupation that still exists today. Why are we not seeing activities like that today? We appreciate every effort of every member of our Palestinian people, but we want more from them."
Released terrorist murderer Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim: "You bring me back to the 1987 Intifada (i.e., Palestinian violence and terror, 1987-1993). I was active in various ways. In my operation (i.e., terror attack) on bus 405, 16 Zionists died and 24 were wounded… I was arrested after the operation and they took care of me [medically]. I spent 22 and a half years [in prison]."
Official PA TV host: "We always salute this heroic role."
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Fatah Facebook glorifies murderer of 12 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 20, 2017
 

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "The 34th day
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity"

The image shows terrorist Ahmed Barghouti, who was responsible for the murder of 12 people. At the top center is the logo of the prisoner hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017, showing hands reaching through barbed wire with "#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity" written underneath it. At the left top is 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, with "Palestinian National Liberation Movement 'Fatah'" written underneath it.

Text on image to the left of Ahmed Barghouti: "34
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity
The prisoner: Ahmed Barghouti ?
the 34th day"

Ahmed Barghouti – was commander of the terrorist organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) in the Ramallah region. He is serving 13 life sentences and another 50 years for sending terrorists to shooting attacks in which 12 people were murdered. Among these attacks was the terror attack in the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March, 5, 2002) in which 3 people were murdered
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Square in Jenin named after imprisoned terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2017
         “Many delegations of solidarity have come to the sit-in strike tent in the center of Jenin to express their support for the prisoners in the battle of dignity until obtaining their just rights on the way to releasing the prisoners from the occupation’s prisons. Jenin activists named the square where the sit-in strike tent of solidarity is located after prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1). Relatives of the prisoners from the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) and from throughout the whole district, and relatives of Karim and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorists, murdered 1) participated in the naming ceremony, which was under the auspices of Jenin District Governor [Ibrahim Ramadan], the Fatah Movement, the Jenin Municipality, and the Supreme Council for Aiding and Supporting the Prisoners…
Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan conveyed a greeting [expressing] honor and pride to the prisoners and their relatives on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership.”
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Fatah posts praise for bomb maker, daughter of imprisoned Abdallah Barghouti: You have “given this people dignity.” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 19, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“A letter from the student who completed her studies, Tala Abdallah Barghouti from the village of Beit Rima in the Ramallah district of Palestine, to her father prisoner Abdallah Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 67):
'Today I completed my studies, my father; if you only knew how much time I spent looking for you among those present. I saw the smiles of all the fathers, except for your smile, and I felt as if I did not see a single smile. All of the girls were flooded [with love] from their fathers, except for me, my father. Only the longings for you and the sorrow over your absence flooded me. However, I am strong and holding on thanks to you, my father, as you have defeated your jailors through your empty intestines (i.e., a hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017) and given this people dignity that is expressed by the number of years of your sentence – 67 life sentences. I promise you that I will continue to succeed, my father, and I will keep an empty place at every happy event in my life, which will be full of love and longings for you.'

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Fatah official repeats libel: Israeli soldiers ordered to “shoot Palestinian children” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 18, 2017
Headline: “Martyr Fatima leaves with her dream wrapping her in shrouds”

“Masses of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district yesterday [May 17, 2017] accompanied to burial Martyr (Shahida) Fatima Hjeiji (i.e., terrorist, tried to stab Israeli policemen), who was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr in Jerusalem…
Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank] Jamal Muhaisen said that the Martyrs illuminate the path to freedom and independence. He noted that the occupation is targeting children according to a previous decision by extremist Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu, who orders the soldiers to shoot Palestinian children.”

Fatima Hjeiji – a 16-year-old Palestinian female terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli policemen at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City on May 7, 2017. In response, the policemen shot and killed her. A note found on her, which included a verse from the Quran, was signed “Martyr.”
Square in Jenin named after terrorist Karim Younes  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 18, 2017

Image published by the independent Palesetinian news agency Ma’an

The image shows the mother of murderer Karim Younes and Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan sitting together during the naming of a square in Jenin after Karim Younes under the auspices of “under the auspices of Jenin District Governor [Ibrahim Ramadan], the Fatah Movement, the Jenin Municipality, and the Supreme Council for Aiding and Supporting the Prisoners.” [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2017]

The two are holding a poster showing from left to right Yasser Arafat, terrorist Karim Younes, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Text at top of poster: “Fatah/Jenin”
Text on Karim Younes’ forehead: “Imprisoned since Jan. 6, 1983”
Text at bottom of poster: “Square of the Most Veteran Prisoner”

The naming of the square was part of a demonstration of support for terrorist prisoners who have been hunger striking since April 17, 2017.
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Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
Norway, UN and PA funded youth center named after Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 15, 2017
PMW note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding be returned. Despite the pressure, the center responded that it would not change its name.

Headline: "The Committee for Women's Affairs inaugurated a women's center in Burqa"
      "The Women’s [Technical] Affairs Committee, today, Monday [May 15, 2017], inaugurated the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa in the Nablus district... This building will be used to hold social activities and activities for women and youth… Reem Hajje, a member of the village council, noted that the center will focus especially on the history of the struggle of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi and on presenting it to the youth groups, and that it constitutes the beginning of the launch of enrichment activities regarding the history of the Palestinian struggle."
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PA official honors PA’s role model Latifa Abu Hmeid, mother of 5 terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2017
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Headline: “Nakba Day events merge with the support for the prisoners”

The image shows District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam holding the hand of Latifa Abu Hmeid - the mother of four terrorist prisoners serving life sentences and a fifth terrorist “Martyr” - as she holds up her hand in a “V” for victory.

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As pretext to defend PA salaries to terrorists and “Martyrs’” families, Palestinian political party falsely claims Israel rewards family of mass murderer Goldstein for murdering 29 Muslims 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 14, 2017
Headline: “The [Palestinian National] Initiative calls to refuse to stop paying the allowances of the prisoners and the families of the Martyrs”

“The Palestinian National Initiative movement (i.e., a Palestinian political party, not a member of the PLO) called to reject and block the Israeli-American pressures to stop paying the allowances (mukhassasat) of the families of the Palestinian prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids).
The movement said today [May 14, 2017] in a statement… that this contradicts the national values and elementary human rights, and harms the principle of honoring the sacrifice of the male and female fighters of the Palestinian people, who sacrificed their freedom or their sons’ lives for their people’s freedom, and struggled while implementing the decisions of their national movement…
The [Palestinian National] Initiative statement wondered: ‘Did the government of Israel stop paying the allowances of the families of terrorists such as Baruch Goldstein, who committed the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) in Hebron, or the allowances of the families of those who committed the crimes of burning young [Muhammad] Abu Khdeir and the Dawabsheh family (sic., allowances were not given for the act of committing a crime in any of the cases mentioned -Ed.) – criminals who cannot even be compared to the Palestinian freedom fighters?’”

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Fatah calls to escalate violence in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners; they are “fighters who opposed the colonialist occupation” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2017
Headline: “The Fatah Revolutionary Council called to strengthen the support for the prisoners by escalating the popular resistance”

“The Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council yesterday [May 11, 2017] called on the national and Islamic factions to join the national freedom and dignity [hunger] strike battle of the prisoners.
The Council expressed appreciation in a statement for the participation of some of the factions’ leadership members in the strike, and in conjunction praised the popular and official public support for the strike.
The Council called to expand the support and aid for the brave prisoners by escalating the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence) in the areas of friction with the occupation and its settlers…
The statement said: ‘This is a legitimate strike that is being waged by free fighters who opposed the colonialist occupation - resistance that is consistent with international law and the decisions of the international bodies.’”

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PA Government posts map of “Palestine” including all of Israel as purpose of “Palestinian prisoners’ struggle” 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA government, May 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Government


The image shows two hands holding onto prison bars. In place of the central bar appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text on image: “The [hunger] strike of dignity
Together with the prisoners”

Posted text: “For the 25th consecutive day, more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners are continuing their unlimited hunger strike within the occupation’s prisons, in a demand for the most basic human rights that the international conventions and regulations guarantee them.”
Square in PA city of Tulkarem named after terrorist who murdered 1  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 11, 2017

Headline
: "A square in Tulkarem was named after a prisoner"
       "Tulkarem District Governor Issam Abu Bakr unveiled the square in Tulkarem that was named after prisoner Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist, kidnapped and murdered 1) from the village of ‘Ara in the '48 territories (i.e., Israel)… The district governor said: 'This is in appreciation of fighter Maher Younes, who served and is still serving more than 35 years in the occupation's prisons, and the result of the ban on naming [places] in the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) after Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners. I thank the Tulkarem Municipality and all of the district's bodies for this national act of standing by the prisoners and expressing support for them. We permanently stand by our fighters, who should be victorious in the [hunger] strike of dignity and freedom that has been going on for the last 25 consecutive days.'"
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In the picture a sign is shown in the square with the text: "Heroic Prisoner Maher Younes Square"

Maher Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering an Israeli soldier in 1980 together with his cousin Karim Younes. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
PA daily glorifies mother of 4 terrorists serving multiple life sentences 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 10, 2017
Headline: “Latifa Abu Hmeid, the mother of a Martyr and four sons sentenced to life”
     “I do not understand how we can express the distresses and pains of lives despite my believing that every person has his worries. However, how can the heart of a mother of 10 sons and two daughters - one of whom, Abd Al-Mun’im, died as a Martyr, and four of whom are sentenced to life sentences – bear all of this? However, something in this equation is different as we are talking about a Palestinian mother first of all. Um Nasser [Abu Hmeid], seven of whose sons have been in prison, has gone from prison to prison, from city to city, while pictures of them chase her in her dreams and on the walls, after all of them were arrested in 2002. O Allah, give her patience...
I read that they call Latifa by names such as The Oak Tree of Palestine, Khansa of Palestine, and so forth. All these names seem to me to be insufficient, and to diminish her value, for what would we lose if we change the language and call the oak tree, Khansa, and Palestine itself by Latifa’s name?”
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Official PA daily pities terrorist involved in murder of 2 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 10, 2017
Headline: “Fatima – The tent of solidarity is her dwelling place”

“For the last 23 days, Fatima Salim, 60, has made the tent of solidarity with the prisoners that was established in the center of Salfit her dwelling place, in order to be with her son prisoner Ahmed Salim (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 2) and with the prisoners’ families who have turned the tent into a home that unites their sighs, shouts, tears, and consolations.
Sixteen years ago, the occupation’s soldiers injured young Ahmed Salim, 36, with five bullets throughout his body while he was in his yard. Afterwards, they arrested him, and later on he was given a harsh sentence – 2 life sentences and an additional 25 years.
In the tent, which is decorated with pictures of prisoners, Fatima decorates her chest with a picture of Ahmed, alongside mothers bearing pictures of their sons and holding them close to their chests, while asking the Creator to release them and return them healthy and whole to their arms.

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Fatah honors driver of suicide bomber 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 9, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The 29th day
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity”

Text on image: “29
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity
The prisoner: Zaid Younes (i.e., terrorist, involved in suicide attack) | The 29th day””

Zaid Younes - a Palestinian terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) who drove suicide bomber Safwat Khalil (17) to carry out an attack in Tel Aviv on Jan. 25, 2002 in which 25 people were injured. Younes also aided the escape of a terrorist involved in the murder of Binyamin and Talia Kahane on Dec. 31, 2000, in a shooting attack in which 5 of their daughters were also wounded. Younes is serving a life sentence and 25 additional years.
Fatah honors convicted terrorist responsible for murder of 3 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 9, 2017
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Posted text: “The 24th day
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity”

Text on image: “24
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity
The prisoner: Yasser Abu Bakr (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 3 including a baby) | The 24th day”

Yasser Abu Bakr – a terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who was responsible for a terrorist attack in Netanya on March 9, 2002, in which two terrorists opened fire and threw grenades at the Jeremy Hotel, murdering Avia Malka, a nine-month-old baby, and Israel Yihye, 27. Abu Bakr was also responsible for the murder of Israeli border policeman Constantine Danilov, 23, who was shot while trying to stop two terrorists from infiltrating Israeli territory in the area of Baqa Al-Gharbiya in northern Israel, as they were on their way to committing a suicide bombing on March 30, 2002. Abu Bakr is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 40 years.
Fatah TV honors 4 terrorists  
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, May 9, 2017

Video broadcast on Fatah-run Awdah TV, in honor of Fatah entitled “Fatah, I’m your son”

Lyrics: "We have nothing other than Fatah
The balm that heals the wound
The morning stars have illuminated
The olive branch has bent sideways and rejoiced
We have nothing other than Fatah"

Terrorists honored by Fatah: Dalal Mughrabi , Abu Jihad, Salah Khalaf, Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar , Saad Sayel, Faisal Husseini
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Palestinian Football Association supervises the 23rd annual "Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Football Championship" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2017

Headline
: "The Mount of Olives [Sports Club] won the Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Championship, and the Al-Nasser [Club] is its runner up"
      "The Jerusalem Al-Nasser [sports] club has successfully organized the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) Championship for the 23rd consecutive year… with the participation of 12 Jerusalem clubs. This is under the supervision of the central branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association and under the joint auspices of the central branch of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth and the Jerusalem Clubs Association."
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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 planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Palestinian Football Association supervises 23rd annual "Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] Championship" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2017
     "The Jerusalem Al-Nasser club has successfully organized the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) Championship for the 23rd consecutive year... with the participation of 12 Jerusalem clubs. This is under the supervision of the Central Branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association and under the joint auspices of the Central Branch of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth and the Jerusalem Clubs Association."
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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 planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Official PA daily pities convicted Palestinian responsible for murder of 22: a ‘victim’ of Israeli prison 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 7, 2017
Headline: "Al-Balbisi: 23 life sentences, and his children only know him from pictures"

"Abd Al-Halim Sakeb Omar Al-Balbisi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 22) was a quiet and peaceful boy, and no one expected that behind this quiet stands a man sentenced to 23 life sentences in the occupation's prisons…
On Dec. 6, 1995, while renewing his trade license, the occupation forces arrested him at the Beit Hanoun crossing and transferred him to the military interrogation office on charges of aiding the Bet Lid operation that was carried out by Salah Shaker and Anwar Sukkar on Jan. 22, 1995 (i.e., suicide bombing, 22 murdered), and he was sentenced to 23 life sentences…

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PLO Director of Prisoners’ Affairs warns Israel might “assassinate” convicted terrorist Barghouti 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 6, 2017
Headline: "Karake: Barghouti lives in a prison cell that is similar to a grave, and Israel targets his life"

"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake warned in a statement yesterday [May 5, 2017] against harm to the life of prisoner leadership member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), who has been in solitary confinement in the Al-Jalameh Prison since the beginning of the unlimited hunger strike on April 17, 2017. Karake revealed that the incitement campaign against Barghouti in the Israeli political echelon is rousing a fear that the occupation government will assassinate him directly or indirectly."

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PLO Prisoners’ Affairs Commission invites Palestinians to celebrate release of convicted female terrorist 
Source: Facebook page of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’, May 6, 2017
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Fatah honors 3 terrorist prisoners, one a murderer, two involved in murder 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 5, 2017
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Posted text:
"The 19th day
The hunger striking heroic prisoners Ahed Abu Gholmeh (i.e., terrorist, planned murder of Israeli minister), Diya Al-Agha (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), and Muhannad Jweihan (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 1)
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity"

Text on image:
"#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity
The 19th day"

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PA Ambassador on 6,500 imprisoned terrorists: “The best sons and daughters of the Palestinian people” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 5, 2017
Headline: "The Arab League Council held an urgent meeting to discuss the prisoners’ [hunger] strike"

"Ambassador of Palestine to Egypt and its permanent representative to the Arab League Jamal Al-Shubaki… noted that the occupation authorities are at the moment holding prisoner 6,500 of the best of the sons and daughters of the fighting Palestinian people, among them 300 children, 57 female prisoners, and 1,800 sick people who are suffering from serious health problems, some of which are life threatening. The occupation authorities are also holding prisoner 13 members of the elected Palestinian PA Parliament (Legislative Council)…
He added: 'The number of heroic prisoners that have served over 20 years in the occupation's prisons stands at 44 prisoners, 13 of them arrested before the Oslo Accords in 1993 - the most veteran among them being Karim Younes and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorists, murdered 1) from among the Palestinians of the 1948 Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), who have been imprisoned for 34 years, and to be more precise, since January 1983; and prisoner Nael Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), who has served the longest prison term in the prisons, which stands at more than 36 years.’"

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PA Minister of Justice: Imprisoned terrorists are "fighters for freedom, justice, and peace" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 5, 2017
Headline: "Hamdallah participated at the tent of solidarity for the prisoners"
      "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah participated yesterday [May 4, 2017] at the tent of the sit-in strike set up in Ramallah as a sign of solidarity for the prisoners…
Hamdallah was accompanied by District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, [PA] Minister of Health Jawad Awwad, and [PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak.
Abu Diyak said in a speech before the sit-in strikers on behalf of the prime minister and the government: 'I salute our brave prisoners behind the fences of the Israeli prisons who are waging the [hunger] strike of freedom and dignity, the Campaign of the Empty Stomachs, in order to stop the Israeli violations against them, and for their human dignity and just rights that are anchored in international conventions and agreements. We emphasize to the world that our brave prisoners and righteous Martyrs (Shahids) are the victims of the Israeli occupation's crimes and they are fighters for freedom, justice, and peace."
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PLO official falsely claims Netanyahu and Kerry signed document authorizing Palestinian terrorist payments 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 5, 2017
Headline: "The PA holds a document [authorizing] the payment of the prisoners' salaries through the PLO fund"
     "Ahmed Majdalani, PLO leadership member and advisor to [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas, said to [Israeli TV] Reshet Bet that there is a document in the hands of the Palestinians authorizing them to pay salaries to the families of the security prisoners imprisoned in Israel from the PLO coffers, rather than from the Palestinian Authority coffers. According to the report, [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Advisor] Attorney Isaac Molho, PA senior official [and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat, and former American Minister of Foreign Affairs (i.e., Secretary of State) John Kerry are signed on the document that was achieved three years ago."

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PLO Director of Prisoners’ Affairs confirms payments to terrorists will continue 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), May 4, 2017
"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake denied reports in the social media regarding stopping the allowances (mukhassasat) of the Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli occupation's prisons.
Karake emphasized in an exclusive statement to [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that the prisoners will receive their allowances regularly each month."
Fatah official: "The PA will reject any proposal" for stopping the salaries to terrorists and their families, the prisoners are "Palestinian fighters" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, May 4, 2017
      “After Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to the White House and his meeting with American President Donald Trump yesterday evening [May 3, 2017], the White House published a statement in which it was explained that Trump demanded of Abbas that the PA stop paying the allowances (mukhassasat) of the prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), and injured as a step towards a peace agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis…
Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul said in an interview with the [independent Palestinian news] agency Wattan that the PA will reject any proposal that demands to stop taking care of the families of the Martyrs, prisoners, and injured through the transfer of monthly financial allowances (mukhassasat). He added that this is a national cause, and that the American administration and the occupation encountered a refusal on this matter. Al-Aloul noted that the injured, Martyrs, and prisoners are Palestinian fighters, and that we must under no circumstances accede to the pressures to stop their allowances.”
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PA Prime Minister shows support for mother of 4 terrorists 
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA government, May 4, 2017

Posted text: "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah participates in the sit-in strike tent in Ramallah as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners. He again emphasized the support for the prisoners until the achievement of their just demands and until their cause is conveyed to all of the international circles and the institutions of the international community, in order to force Israel to carry out their demands."


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Official PA daily: Planner of suicide bombing that killed 6 praised for “successful operation”; even “top PA officials praised” it 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 4, 2017
Headline: "When hunger goes from ransom to rebel"

"In 2002, during the occupation's invasions of the West Bank (i.e., Operation Defensive Shield), there was something preoccupying young Hamza Omar Shamarkha (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 6) from the village of Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, more than anything else; together with additional people, led by Martyr (Shahid) Marwan Zalum, (i.e., former head of Fatah terror faction in Hebron) he was planning a self-sacrifice operation (i.e., suicide bombing attack) that was carried out by Martyr Andalib Takatka in Jerusalem, at a time when difficult conditions prevailed in the Palestinian territories. [PA] President Yasser Arafat was under siege, and most of the cities in the West Bank were under siege and suffered from daily attacks and killing.
The operation in the heart of west Jerusalem - on which the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) signed – succeeded. It reverberated due to the one that carried it out, so much so that top officials in the PA praised the operation.
The occupation authorities arrested Hamza on April 13, 2002, and the occupation court sentenced him to 6 life sentences and another 20 years…

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PA Minister of Education praises imprisoned terrorists for “writing most spectacular epics of heroism, dignity, and sacrifice” 
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), May 3, 2017
Headline: “Saidam participated in the morning gathering of support for the prisoners at the El-Bireh Elementary School”

“[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam today, Wednesday [May 3, 2017], participated in the morning gathering of the El-Bireh Co-Ed Elementary School, which is under the Ramallah and El-Bireh [Education] Directorate (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education), which the school and its students dedicated to support for the prisoners in their hunger strike in a message of loyalty to their struggle, their sacrifice, and their defense of our dignity.

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Fatah honors 12 terrorists responsible for murdering 95 people 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 3, 2017
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Posted text: "All blessings to our heroic prisoners carrying out the [hunger] strike of dignity: Karim Younes, Marwan Barghouti, Nael Barghouti, Ahmad Sa'adat, Abbas Al-Sayid, Hassan Salameh, Zaid Bassisi, Bassem Al-Khandaqji, Wajdi Joudeh, Maher Younes, Fuad Al-Shubaki, Wael Al-Jaghoub."
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Main street in Jenin to be named after kidnapper-murderer 
Source: Al-Ayyam, May 3, 2017
Headline: "A main street in Jenin is named after Karim Younes"
     "Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan and Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake announced that one of the main streets in the city [of Jenin] will be named after veteran prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1). This was during a central mass rally organized across from the solidarity tent that was put up as a sign of support for the prisoners waging the battle of dignity and freedom (i.e., a hunger strike by terrorist prisoners that began on April 17, 2017)."
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Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
Fatah Central Committee member: Terrorist prisoners are POWs, Israel commits "racist" actions against Palestinian youth 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 2, 2017
Headline: “Ramallah hosted different activities to accompany the 15th day of the prisoners’ [hunger] strike”
     “As part of the scheduled weekly program, and in light of the decision of the workers associations and unions to dedicate the May 1 (i.e., International Workers’ Day) events to the prisoners this year, the National Committee of Support for the [Prisoners’ Hunger] Strike called to hold a mass sit-in strike opposite the UN headquarters, in order to convey the voice and message of the prisoners…
Fatah Movement Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen… said that the sit-in strike opposite the UN headquarters in Ramallah was held in order to demand that the member states of the international body [UN] pressure Israel to implement the third and fourth Geneva Conventions for the Palestinian prisoners as they are prisoners of war, and to condemn the racist Israeli actions against the young Palestinians.”

Red Cross rebuts Palestinian claims that Israel commits “executions” and is an “apartheid state" or that it denies basic human rights – Jacques De Maio, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, rejected claims that Israel carries out “extrajudicial killings” or is an "apartheid state" in an interview with the Israeli news site Ynet on April 26, 2017. De Maio said: “We came to the unequivocal conclusion that there are no shoot to kill orders of suspects by IDF (i.e., the Israeli army), as some political elements tried to convince us. Rules of engagement have not changed, and became even stricter.” Regarding claims of apartheid, De Maio said: “No, there is no apartheid here, no regime of superiority of race, of denial of basic human rights to a group of people because of their alleged racial inferiority.”
District Governor of Ramallah glorifies mother of imprisoned terrorists  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 2, 2017

     “Um Nasser Abu Hmeid continues her unlimited hunger strike on this the 16th day in a row as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners who are [hunger] striking in the occupation’s prisons… Several doctors, led by Director of the Health Directorate of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Wael Al-Sheikh, carried out the necessary exams of Um Nasser - who is known as the Khansa of Palestine – in the presence of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam.
Ghannam emphasized that ‘the mothers of the prisoners and the Martyrs (Shahids) are the mothers of all of us and constitute a priority for everyone that belongs [to the Palestinian nation],’ and wished for all of our prisoners that they be victorious and be released soon. She noted that monitoring the health of Um Nasser and preventing her deterioration, particularly in light of the diseases she suffers from, is the responsibility of everyone. She thanked the Health Directorate for the perfect service they provide to the members of our people.
Ghannam said that the Palestinian mother, who suffers doubly due to this cruel occupation, is deserving of us investing everything dear to us for her, and noted that it does not matter how much we provide to the families of our prisoners, it is still not enough.”
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PA TV claims disabled American Jew, murdered by terrorists, was instead murdered by his wife 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 2, 2017
Official PA TV narrator: "When the ship (the Italian ship the Achille Lauro –Ed.) left Egypt, the self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) received the weapons, and after a while they thought they had reached the territorial waters next to Ashdod [in southern Israel], and they began to clean the weapons and prepare them. One of the guards on the ship heard them and they were discovered before they reached their target. So they decided to hijack the ship and gathered the passengers in the dining room. During the uproar, an old American was killed when he fell into the water (sic., the hijackers shot and murdered him and threw him overboard in his wheelchair, see note below). His wife was accused of being responsible for the deed and the self-sacrificing fighters had nothing to do with it."

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Article in PA daily positively portrays terrorist who planned suicide bombing that killed 23 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 1, 2017
Headline: "2,327 years waiting!!"
      "Imagine a man who was sentenced to 2,327 years of imprisonment. If we go back in time to discover the meaning of this number, we find that before such a period of time, humanity was still at the beginning of its path. It could be that people still lived in caves and on tree tops while naked, and had not yet discovered fire (sic., fire had been discovered long before then).
Majdi Barakat Abd Al-Ghaffar Za’atari (i.e., terrorist, planned suicide bombing in which 23 were murdered) from the Wadi Al-Joz neighborhood of Jerusalem was born on Aug. 7, 1978, and was arrested on Sept. 12, 2003. He was convicted of participating in transporting Martyrdom-seeker Raed Misk (i.e., suicide bomber) from Hebron, who carried out the operation in Jerusalem on Aug. 19, 2003, in which 24 (sic., 23) Israelis were killed."

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PA TV interviews female relatives of terrorists sentenced for life 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 30, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, a conversation at the solidarity tent in El-Bireh with mothers and wives of hunger striking prisoners

Official PA TV reporter: "Now we turn to the mother of the prisoner Um Muhammad Musleh (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 8). Hello aunt, how are you?"
Mother of prisoner Muhammad Musleh: "Hello, good morning, be well."
Reporter: "Tell us, how much time was your son sentenced to?"
Mother of prisoner Muhammad Musleh: "My son was sentenced to 9 life sentences and 50 years."
Reporter: "How much [of it] has he served?"
Mother of prisoner Muhammad Musleh: "He has served 15 of the years, and now this is his 16th year."

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Abbas meets families of "Martyrs" and imprisoned terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 29, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] president: The prisoners’ cause is a priority among the issues in which the leadership is interested”
      “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed a delegation of families of Martyrs (Shahids) and hunger striking prisoners from all districts of the homeland yesterday [April 28, 2017] at his presidential office in Ramallah. The president emphasized that the leadership is in contact with all of the international parties in order to pressure the government of Israel to accede to the prisoners’ just humanitarian demands. The president noted that the prisoners’ cause is a priority among the issues in which the leadership is interested. He called on everyone to stand alongside the prisoners and their just cause, and to ease their suffering and their families’ suffering.”
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Fath official: Imprisoned Palestinians aren't terrorists, they're "freedom seekers" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 29, 2017
Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Treasury and Economy Dr. Muhammad Shtayyeh: "The homeland is more precious than a human being for us. Our brothers that are in the prisons, the 6,500 prisoners - why did they go to prison? Because they wanted to sacrifice themselves for Palestine. Honestly, [Israel's] false claim and distorted picture that these people are terrorists – these people, to put it very succinctly, [belong to] a people that is under occupation that is fighting the occupying state. When Britain occupied America, in short, the US [was] claiming and saying that it freed its land from the British colonialism. All of the states that were under occupation - international law allows them to fight this occupation. Therefore, these prisoners are 'freedom seekers' and we are with them. These prisoners defended the dignity of their land and human dignity."

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Girl’s poem encourages violence and Martyrdom, praises prisoners and Martyrs: “Shoot, shoot, in the name of God… The path of the Martyrs is above all” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 28, 2017

Official PA TV program
The Best Home, on the terrorist prisoners’ hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017

Girl:
"In the intifada of 2000 (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005), the leaders were united.
The Elder of Palestine (i.e., Yasser Arafat) declared: [...]
We will maintain our loyalty to the prisoners and exchange them for [Israeli] soldiers (i.e., kidnap-for-hostage-policy).
O Palestinian carrying a rifle: Shoot, shoot, in the name of God.
Shoot, shoot, in the name of God.
The path of the Martyrs is above all.
They have sacrificed the most precious of all so that we will see the oppressor retreating...
We have sacrificed Martyrs and prisoners.
O my country, we have not fulfilled our promise.
The prisoners’ resolve and the Martyrdom-deaths of our heroes
are two symbols that we engrave on our hearts and palms.
When the flags of unity wave, they will call to the entire people.
(PA TV host): Bravo, thank you very much."
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Director of Prisoners’ Affairs: Prisoners are not terrorists, they’re “fighter heroes,” Israel is source of terror 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Apr. 27, 2017
Headline: “Karake warned against the deaths as Martyrs in the ranks of the striking prisoners”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake today, Thursday [April 27, 2017], warned against the deaths as Martyrs (Shahids) in the ranks of the prisoners who are hunger striking for the 11th consecutive day.
In a speech that he gave during the mass rally that passed through the streets of Ramallah and El-Bireh as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners’ movement, he added that ‘the world must listen to the prisoners’ voices and the Palestinian people’s voice - we are a people that only wants its freedom. Our prisoners are not terrorists, but rather fighter heroes and prisoners of honor and freedom.’
Karake explained that the occupation state is the one that creates terror, and the prisoners are determined to continue the strike until achieving their legal demands or Martyrdom-death (Shahada).”
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Official PA daily glorifies terrorist "Martyr" who smashed 4-year-old's head with his rifle butt 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 27, 2017
     “Today, Thursday [April 27, 2017], is the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Palestinian Liberation Front, one of the PLO factions… The Front has succeeded in carrying out extraordinary military operations (i.e., terror attacks) against the occupation, which led to a large number of Israeli dead and wounded, [including] the self-sacrificing operation in Nahariya on April 22, 1979, led by Martyr (Shahid) Samir Kuntar (i.e., terrorist, murdered 4).”

Samir Kuntar - A Lebanese terrorist who murdered 4 Israelis in Nahariya in 1979: 3 members of the Haran family - 4-year-old Einat Haran, whom Kuntar murdered by smashing her head with his rifle butt, 2-year-old Yael, who was accidentally suffocated as her mother tried to keep her silent while they hid from the terrorists, and their father, Danny Haran - and Eliyahu Shahar, the first policeman to respond. Kuntar was sentenced by Israel to 4 life sentences. He was released in a deal between Israel and Hezbollah in July 2008, exchanged for the bodies of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, Israeli soldiers kidnapped and murdered by Hezbollah in 2006.
On Dec. 19, 2015, he was killed in an explosion in Syria. An Israeli airstrike is suspected by some, though the Free Syrian Army took credit.
Fatah youth movement calls to "escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for the prisoners' battle" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 27, 2017
Headline: “The Nablus branch’s Shabiba called to escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for our prisoners”
     “After a meeting it held at Fatah’s Nablus branch headquarters, Fatah’s Shabiba [youth] movement at the Nablus branch called in a statement to escalate the confrontation with the occupation as a sign of support for the prisoners’ battle and their hunger strike…
Shabiba published a statement in which it called on its members, its supporters, and our young people in the [Fatah] branches and in the branches of the various organizations to escalate the popular resistance (i.e., term that also refers to violence) against and the daily confrontation with the settlers and occupation soldiers as a sign of support for our brave prisoners’ hunger strike that is entering its tenth day.
Fatah’s Shabiba noted in its statement that escalating the popular resistance in Area C (i.e., regions of the West Bank under full Israeli administration according to the Oslo Accords) and direct confrontation with the occupation forces and the herds of its settlers has great significance now, in light of our brave prisoners’ [hunger] strike entering its tenth day, and the escalation of the occupation’s racist steps against them.”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are ‎often used by PA leaders to refer to events that include violence and deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as rock-throwing, stabbings and even shootings. See ‎Mahmoud Abbas' reference to murderous terror as "peaceful" during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), which left 40 people dead and hundreds wounded.
Fatah condemns as "incitement" Israel's demands to stop paying salaries to terrorists, insists that terrorists are "symbols of our legitimate national struggle" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 25, 2017
Headline: "Fatah condemns the Israeli incitement against the [PA] president and the prisoners"
     "The East Gaza branch of the Fatah Movement said that it is monitoring with concern the organized and systematic incitement campaign that the occupation state's government is waging against [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership on everything connected to the payment of the living allowances (mukhassasat) to the victims of the occupation and its actions (the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners) [parentheses in source].
The movement said that it thinks that the goal of the [incitement] campaign is to disrupt the president's meeting with US President [Donald] Trump, which is expected to take place on May 3 [2017] at the White House,
In a statement published by the branch's Commission of Information, Fatah said: 'While the movement strongly condemns the onslaught of inciting lies against President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership, it believes that the families of the Palestinian Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded are symbols of our legitimate national struggle and the conscience of the Palestinian people, and that they are victims of the Israeli occupation and its daily actions, which have deviated from all norms and violated all international laws.’
The movement emphasized: 'The Israeli occupation is the symbol and height of terror, and [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and his racist government are the last ones that can talk about terror, as the acts of his government against the prisoners, children, holy sites, women, and Palestinian land, in addition to the fact that he funds the attacks of the settlers and the occupation soldiers, are the best testimony to the racism and fascism by which this government is characterized.'"

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Little girl marches in procession holding poster of bombmaker whose explosives murdered 67 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2017
Headline: “Processions and events in Ramallah to support the prisoners”


     “A scouts’ procession was held yesterday [April 24, 2017] with the participation of dozens of the prisoners’ children and families, alongside official and unofficial figures, as a sign of support for the prisoners who have been hunger striking for eight consecutive days.
The participants in the process, which passed through the streets of Ramallah, waved signs, slogans, and Palestinian flags, and called out calls of support for the prisoners who are waging an unlimited hunger strike while calling on our people to unite behind their cause until they achieve their freedom.”

The article includes a picture from the procession, in which a young girl scout is seen holding a sign featuring a picture of terrorist Abdallah Barghouti, who prepared explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered.

Text on sign: “Heroic prisoner Abdallah Barghouti”

Abdallah Barghouti - Palestinian terrorist who prepared explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered: Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001 – 15 murdered; triple attack at Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall, Jerusalem, Dec. 1, 2001 – 11 murdered; Moment Café, Jerusalem, March 9, 2002 - 11 murdered; Sheffield Club, Rishon LeZion, May 7, 2002 – 15 murdered; Hebrew University, Jerusalem, July 31, 2002 - 9 murdered; Bus 4 in Tel Aviv, Sept. 19, 2002 - 6 murdered. Barghouti is serving 67 life sentences.

Abbas' Secretary-General speaks in Abbas' name, praises imprisoned Palestinian terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2017
Headline: "Abd Al-Rahim: The prisoners are carrying out a heroic act that will be recorded in history in letters of light and fire"
     "Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim praised the achievements of Arab American University… in a speech he gave on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas at a ceremony to inaugurate the university's new campus in Ramallah…
He added: 'This event is taking place while our brave prisoners’ [hunger] strike enters its eighth day… The occupation wants to break the determination of this people and to harm its stability, its spark, and its legal resistance. However, our brothers and friends Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), Ahmad Sa’adat (i.e., head of the PFLP terror organization), Mahmoud Abu Sorour (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), and Anas Jaradat (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) are carrying out a heroic act in the battle of freedom and dignity that will be registered in history in letters of light and fire as part of our journey of eternal life and victory.'"

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Netanyahu employs "hellish plan" to "blackmail" the world with pictures from the Holocaust in order to justify describing Palestinian "fighter prisoners" as "terrorists"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu is taking advantage of the world’s preoccupation with the war on terror and is attempting to pass his hellish plan to crush the Palestinian cause. This is while in his head is the wicked thought that the world does not distinguish between a terrorist criminal and the last of the freedom fighters, and that the world will submit to his blackmail every time he presents pictures from the Jewish Holocaust and the sword of Antisemitism in order to justify the description of the Palestinian fighter prisoners fighting for freedom as terrorists.”

In a governmental meeting on April 23, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “The Palestinian Authority needs to stop funding the terrorists sitting in prison and stop funding the families of terrorists who were killed while committing their crimes. This is a simple and clear test of the Palestinians’ desire for peace. You cannot be in favor of peace with Israel, and at the same time glorify and fund the murderers of Israelis and the murderers of other innocents.” The statement came after Netanyahu, in an interview with Fox News on April 21, 2017, called on the PA to “stop paying terrorists.”
Fatah leaders visit mother of imprisoned terrorists  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 24, 2017
 
Headline: "The Fatah leadership visits the Oak Tree of Palestine (i.e., Um Nasser Abu Hmeid), who is hunger striking"
     "A delegation from the Fatah Movement leadership today (Monday) [April 24, 2017] visited the home of… Um Nasser [Abu] Hmeid, the mother of a Martyr (Shahid) and four prisoners who are serving life sentences in the occupation's prisons. This was as a sign of appreciation for her position regarding the prisoners' [hunger] strike and her announcing her participation in the hunger strike, in a step of solidarity with her offspring and the rest of the prisoners.
The delegation included Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul 'Abu Jihad,' and [Fatah Central Committee member and] Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization [in the West Bank] Jamal Muhaisen… Al-Aloul… emphasized that Fatah will always remain loyal to the Martyrs and prisoners’ promise, and will continue its struggle until the release of all of our prisoners from the occupation's prison."
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Fatah FB glorifies terrorist implicated in bat mitzvah attack that killed 6 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 24, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Prisoner leader Hatem Al-Jayousi (i.e., terrorist, participated in attack in which 6 were murdered) from Tulkarem
Sentence – 3 life sentences (sic., 6 life sentences and an additional 50 years)
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity”

The image shows terrorist Hatem Al-Jayousi, along with two images of him holding weapons in the background. In the upper left corner 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. In the upper right corner appears a logo for the terrorist prisoners’ hunger strike that began on March 17, 2017, showing hands reaching up out of barbed wire, and underneath it the words: “#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity”

Text at top of image: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement Fatah”

Text at bottom of image: “Prisoner leader
Hatem Al-Jayousi
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity”

Hatem Al-Jayousi
– a Palestinian terrorist who knowingly provided the car used in carrying out the Hadera Bat Mitzvah attack, in which a terrorist shot and killed 6 Israelis and wounded dozens of others at a Bat Mitzvah celebration on Jan. 16, 2002. Al-Jayousi is serving 6 life sentences and an additional 50 years.
PA Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Israel is inciting against the PA over terrorist salaries, salaries are “marginal matter” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 24, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs warns the Trump administration about Netanyahu’s traps”

“The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the obstacles that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is placing before [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit in Washington…
In its statement, it noted that the Israeli government led by Netanyahu has hardened its positions and escalated its provocative actions, whose goal is to place obstacles before the American efforts being made to revive the peace process and start serious and real negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides. A recent obvious example of this was the political escalation and state incitement by Netanyahu against President Abbas, which was clearly seen in his latest interview with the American [TV] channel Fox [on April 21, 2017], in which he claimed that the test of President Abbas’ level of seriousness regarding peace is stopping the payment of salaries to the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) and prisoners’ families.

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PA will continue to pay salaries to terrorists, says PLO official 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 23, 2017
Headline: “Karake: New prisoners will join the [hunger] strike”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake… said today, Sunday [April 23, 2017], in an interview with Radio Mawtini… that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu’s statements about stopping the salaries of the prisoners’ and Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families are rejected outright. He noted that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has emphasized that he will not shake off the prisoners’ and Martyrs’ families, as they are part of the fundamental national principles for which the Palestinian revolution broke out. He also said that Netanyahu’s statements are unacceptable and illogical as they define the Palestinian national struggle as terror, and he noted that the Israeli occupation is an absolute terrorist in its inhumane behavior against the Palestinian people.”

In a governmental meeting on April 23, 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “The Palestinian Authority needs to stop funding the terrorists sitting in prison and stop funding the families of terrorists who were killed while committing their crimes. This is a simple and clear test of the Palestinians’ desire for peace. You cannot be in favor of peace with Israel, and at the same time glorify and fund the murderers of Israelis and the murderers of other innocents.” The statement came after Netanyahu, in an interview with Fox News on April 21, 2017, called on the PA to “stop paying terrorists.”
PA Minister of Justice responds to Israeli demand to cease payments to terrorists: "Our brave prisoners and righteous Martyrs... are fighters for freedom, justice, and peace" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2017
Headline: “Abu Diyak: The occupation is terrorist and the prisoners are symbols of our struggle”
      “[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak emphasized yesterday [April 22, 2017] that it is not possible… to stain with terror the struggle of our people that is defending itself, its land, its holy sites, its freedom, and its just rights.
Abu Diyak said in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements regarding the request to stop paying financial allowances (mukhassasat) to the prisoners and the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families: ‘The Martyrs and prisoners are the symbols of our legitimate national struggle, the conscience of our Palestinian people, and victims of the organized terror and state terror that the occupation uses against our people.’”
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PLO official: Calls to stop salaries are "insolence and an act of provocation"; recipients are "freedom fighters," not terrorists 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 22, 2017
Headline: "The call to stop the allowances of the families of the Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded is insolence and an act of provocation"
     "PLO Executive Committee member and member of the political bureau of the Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] Tayseer Khaled emphasized that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statements about stopping the salaries of the Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, and wounded are insolence and an act of provocation, and come as part of an organized campaign led by the occupation government in coordination with the American administration and several European parties.
Khaled added in an interview with the media outlets that this campaign is not meant to examine the will of the Palestinians to advance in the process of the political arrangement or the peace plan that the American administration is talking about. It is a trial balloon and a tool to measure the willingness to make a series of concessions - which the Al-Quds newspaper reported on from reliable and knowledgeable sources in Washington - including the Palestinian side's return to negotiations without preconditions and stopping the payment of the financial allowances to the prisoners in the prisons and their families. This is under the pretext that this is liable to encourage 'terror,' according to the claims of parties in the Israeli government and the American administration.
He emphasized: 'The source of terror in the region is Jewish–Israeli, and those whose allowances the American administration is demanding to stop are freedom fighters, and the Palestinian side cannot relate to these provocative demands."

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Palestine Polytechnic University cuts ribbon on sports field named after Hamas terrorist who prepared explosives for suicide bombings 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2017
Headline: “The Polytechnic University inaugurates Martyr Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh Field in cooperation with the student council and [Fatah’s] Shabiba [student movement]”
     “In the presence of Chairman of the University Graduates Union and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Palestine Polytechnic University Ahmed Sa’id Bayyoud Tamimi, University Graduates Union member Rifat Tahboub, a group of top officials in the Fatah organization in Hebron, and President of the Polytechnic University Dr. Imad Al-Khatib, [the Polytechnic University inaugurated Martyr (Shahid) Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh (i.e., Hamas terrorist) Field] (the description of the event appears only in the headline –Ed.) …
It should be noted that the field is named after Martyr Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, who died as a Martyr several years ago in the occupation’s prisons.”

Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh - Hamas member who was serving a life term for recruiting and training terrorists, preparing explosives for suicide bombings, attempted murder, and possession of weapons. Died of cancer while being treated at the Israeli Soroka Hospital in April 2013.
PA Grand Mufti states that supporting prisoners is a religious obligation: "They are the spearhead of this honorable people, which is carrying out Ribat" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Grand Mufti calls to support the prisoners’ [hunger] strike”
     “Thousands of residents of occupied Jerusalem, its suburbs, its towns, and the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) prayed the Friday prayer yesterday [April 21, 2017] at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque plazas…
During the Friday sermon at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, [PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories Sheikh Muhammad Hussein saluted the prisoners who are hunger striking in order to achieve their freedom and their rights. He emphasized that support for the prisoners is a religious legal obligation…
He noted that the prisoners’ dignity obligates us to support them in all fields and at all levels, and said: ‘They are the spearhead of this honorable people, which is carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in the land of [Muhammad’s] Night Journey’…
In the Friday sermon the grand mufti also reviewed the aggression and violations against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which are being committed before the eyes and ears of the world. He condemned the aggression of the extremist Jewish organizations towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque, under the direct auspices of the occupation government. He also emphasized that [the occupation government] will not change by one iota the fact that the Al-Aqsa Mosque belongs only to the Muslims.”
Abbas condemns France terror attack, while supporting terror against Israeli targets 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2017
Palestinian PM Abbas consistently condemns terror acts abroad, while inciting, glorifying, and rewarding acts of terror against Israelis.

Headline: “He emphasized that the members of our people and its leadership stand by the side of the friend France in the struggle against terror – [PA] President Abbas expresses condolences to Hollande over the victims of the terror attack in Paris”

“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [April 21, 2017] sent French President Francois Hollande a telegram of condolences over the victims of the terror attack that took place two days ago at the Champs-Élysées. In the telegram that he sent to President Hollande, the president condemned this cowardly terror attack, and emphasized that our people and its leadership stand by the side of their friend the French people and its leadership in the struggle against terror.”

On April 20, 2017, 39-year-old French Muslim terrorist Karim Cheurfi shot and killed a French policeman at the Champs-Élysées in Paris before being shot and killed himself. A note praising ISIS was found by his body, and ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Palestinian school honors terrorist prisoners and their families 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 21, 2017
Headline: “The Imreish School for Boys honored the prisoners’ families”

“The Imreish School for Boys yesterday [April 20, 2017] held a tribute to the village’s prisoners. Present at the tribute were School Principal Jihad Tbeish, teaching staff members, [PA-funded] Palestinian Prisoners’ Club members…, and Village Council Head Sami Al-Sha’arawi…
The ceremony host was Head of the Culture Committee Sharif Qazzaz. In the beginning, teacher Salah Al-Masri recited verses from the Quran, and afterwards the Prisoner Issa Darabi (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) and Martyr (Shahid) Na’im Al-Shawamreh (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) Scout Groups of the Imreish Co-ed School were presented.
The school principal gave a speech in which he welcomed the prisoners’ families and noted them by name. He called on all members of the Palestinian people to unite around the support for the prisoners’ cause, which is a just cause, and encouraged everyone to stand by the prisoners’ just demands.
Afterwards, the daughter of prisoner Issa Darabi, Atheer Darabi, gave the prisoners’ speech in which she expressed gratitude and appreciation for the school principal and the teaching staff for the tribute and the interest in the prisoners’ cause…

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Daughter of terrorist responsible for the murder of 67 reads letter to her father at school assembly: "Father, I am very proud of you" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 21, 2017
Headline: “The daughter of prisoner Abdallah Barghouti: ‘You are still standing firm, father’”
     “‘It is my right to see you and to live at your side’ – these are the words said by the girl Safa, the daughter of heroic prisoner Abdallah Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who prepared explosives for attacks in which 67 were murdered) who has the longest sentence in the occupation’s prisons – 67 life sentences. Abdallah last kissed his daughter’s forehead when she was 35 days old, and currently she is a 14-year-old girl who is still waiting for the second kiss…
Safa conveyed a message to her father Abdallah Barghouti in the occupation’s prisons, as the prisoners started the fifth day of their hunger strike to fight the jailers through their empty stomachs. On the stage of her school, the Qassem Al-Rimawi High School for Girls, as part of the opportunity that the school provided to the prisoners’ daughters to convey messages to their fathers in the prisons, she said: ‘Father, I am very proud of you. I love you very much father, if only you will be proud of us too. Father, we remember you every day and every moment, and you are still standing firm and stable. Father, if only you will be by our sides and with us next year. It is my right to see you and for you to live by my side, and I repeated the word “father” many times because I never got to say it.’”

Abdallah Barghouti - Palestinian terrorist who prepared explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered. Click "full article" for a complete list of the attacks.
Fatah official glorifies planner of murders of 125: Abu Jihad – “a talented man whom Allah loved”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 20, 2017

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: "We have a talented man whom Allah loved and made people love, and his name is Abu Jihad. He said: “Continue to attack!” ... After Abu Jihad died as a Martyr, 24 people who accompanied him died as Martyrs out of love for the leader, because the only enemy is Israel. [Abu Jihad] aspired to conquer the [Israeli] Ministry of Defense and turned Dalal Mughrabi into a republic for 15 hours between Haifa and Tel Aviv. Therefore, O prisoners, O my beloved, if you are destined for death as Martyrs, then Abu Jihad stands before your eyes. And if you are destined for victory, standing before your eyes are those important people of stature who, despite Israel’s hostility, left the prisons."
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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, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children in 1978. The attack was led by Dalal Mughrabi and is known as the Coastal Road massacre.
Kindergarten children participate in procession in solidarity with hunger-striking terrorist prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 20, 2017
Headline: “The children of the Farah Kindergarten in Deir Ghassaneha express solidarity with the prisoners in their [hunger] strike that is unlimited in time”


     “The Farah Kindergarten in the village of Deir Ghassaneh, which is in the Ramallah district, yesterday [April 19, 2017] organized an activity of solidarity with the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, who are waging the Empty Stomachs Campaign.
The activity was a procession in which the kindergarten's children and teachers participated. It passed through the streets of the village and reached the protest tent in Deir Ghassaneh.”
Deputy governor of Ramallah: "The occupation is practicing Nazism against our prisoners" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 20, 2017
Headline: “The Prisoner’s Day events in Beit Rima and Deir Ghassaneh were completed”
     “Deputy District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Hamdan Barghouti said: ‘The prisoners have sacrificed years of their lives so that we will live in dignity. The solidarity events must continue in order to support the prisoners, especially in their campaign against the Israeli policy against them, and especially in light of the fact that their demands are legitimate.’
He noted that the Israeli ministers are inciting against the prisoners and demanding to execute them (see note –Ed.), and emphasized that the occupation is practicing Nazism against our prisoners.”
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PMW could find no call by any Israeli minister to execute terrorist prisoners. This claim apparently refers to statements by Israeli Minister of Intelligence and Transportation Yisrael Katz on March 6 and 7, 2017, when he said that terrorist Marwan Barghouti, who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered, should have been sentenced to the death penalty rather than life imprisonment.
Daughter of terrorist responsible for the murder of 67 reads letter to her father at school assembly 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 20, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Safa, the daughter of prisoner Abdallah Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who prepared explosives for attacks in which 67 were murdered), was unable to stop her tears while reading a letter to her father at a school ceremony.”

The image shows Safa Barghouti reading her letter during the ceremony, and in the upper right corner a picture of terrorist Abdallah Barghouti is seen.

Abdallah Barghouti - Palestinian terrorist who prepared explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered: Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001 – 15 murdered; triple attack at Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall, Jerusalem, Dec. 1, 2001 – 11 murdered; Moment Café, Jerusalem, March 9, 2002 - 11 murdered; Sheffield Club, Rishon LeZion, May 7, 2002 – 15 murdered; Hebrew University, Jerusalem, July 31, 2002 - 9 murdered; Bus 4 in Tel Aviv, Sept. 19, 2002 - 6 murdered. Barghouti is serving 67 life sentences.
PLO official claims that Palestinian prisoners who murdered civilians are not terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 20, 2017
Headline: “Karake warns against force feeding the prisoners”
     “Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake warned lest the [Israeli] Prison Service force feed the hunger striking prisoners and threaten their lives as part of its effort to break the strike. These warnings were made during a press conference held by the PLO Department for Negotiations yesterday [April 19, 2017]…
Karake said that the statements of [Israeli] occupation Minister of War (sic., Defense) Avigdor Liberman, who called to execute the prisoners by letting them starve to death, as Britain did with the Irish captives, are essentially a declaration of war (see note -Ed.). He added that they (the statements) are escalating the tension in the Palestinian street, and emphasized that these threats must be stopped…
Karake condemned the occupation's attempts to harm the prisoners’ image and accuse them of being 'terrorists' and 'criminals.' He said that the occupation is terror and that our prisoners are protected by international law, which Israel is obligated to honor…
On the same matter, Karake expressed opposition to the bill recently raised in the Israeli Parliament, which determines that 250 million [Israeli shekels] of the tax revenues [that Israel collects for the PA] will be frozen, on the pretext that salaries are paid to the prisoners' and Martyrs' (Shahids') families."

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Suicide bomber honored a year later by a youth procession and a monument to the "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2017
Headline: " A call to release the prisoners’ bodies that are being held by the occupation"
     "Attorney Muhammad Alyan called for the immediate release of the Martyrs' (Shahids') bodies being held by the occupation authorities in the name of the Martyrs' relatives. He emphasized during a rally organized in the Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, on the first anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., terrorist who carried out suicide bombing) that there is no statute of limitations on loss…
The rally took place after a procession at whose head stood groups of scouts, which passed through the streets of the refugee camp on the way to the Martyrs' monument in the Aida refugee camp, and Martyr Abd Al-Hamid's mother Izhar Abu Sorour and the Martyrs' mothers unveiled [the monument]."

Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour – 19-year-old Hamas terrorist who on April 18, 2016, carried out a suicide bombing attack on bus no. 12 in the Talpiot neighborhood in southeast Jerusalem. 21 people were injured in the attack. Abu Sorour died of his injuries a few days later in an Israeli hospital.
PA high school hosts released terrorist who participated in kidnapping-murder of 16-year-old Israeli 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2017
Headline: "The Sawahrah School for Girls hosted two released prisoners and singer Sana Musa"
     "The Eastern Sawahrah High School for Girls marked Palestinian Prisoner's Day today [April 19, 2017] through solidarity with the hunger striking prisoners who are waging a [hunger] strike battle for dignity. The school hosted two released prisoners Bashar Al-Khatib and Abd Al-Fattah Doleh (i.e., terrorist, participated in murder of 1) and singer Sana Musa as part of the Palestinian Prisoner's Day events…
School Principal Sa'eda Qatanani in her speech praised the resolve of the prisoners within the occupation's prisons. She said: 'It is a joy for all of us to mark Prisoner's Day as part of our national obligation.' She emphasized that we are standing by the prisoners in the battle that they are waging under the leadership of fighter Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered)…
Released prisoner Abd Al-Fattah Doleh said: ‘After 12 years of imprisonment, I was released about 10 months ago, and I have many stories that I have experienced during the period of my imprisonment which are still engraved in my memory.' He also saluted the resolve and sacrifice of the prisoners that are waging a hunger strike in order to obtain their demands."

Abd Al-Fattah Doleh – Member of the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). He served a 12-year sentence for his participation in the kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Ofir Rahum on Jan. 17, 2001, and was released on June 30, 2016. Amna Muna (a female accomplice) met Rahum in an Internet chat room and engaged him in an online romance that culminated in his agreeing to meet her. She drove him to Ramallah, where they were met by Doleh and another accomplice, Hassan Alkadi, who shot Rahum to death.

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Abbas rep attends marathon named after arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2017
Headline: “Abu Sbitan and Al-Bawadi, champions of the Prisoner and Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti Marathon”
     “Runner Mahmoud Abu Sbitan from the Khidamat Al-Shati club won first place in the Prisoner and Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) Marathon in the men’s group, while runner Ibrahim Al-Bawadi from Beit Lahiya won first place in the youth group. The marathon was organized by the Athletic Association (i.e., private organization) in partnership with the Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Forum (i.e., private organization) and the Popular Campaign for the Release of Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti, and it began at the Jabaliya youth club. At the end of the marathon, Deputy Chairman of the [Athletic] Association Ramzi Al-Qarm honored [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ representative Salah Abu Wardeh and a number of national figures.”

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.
Fatah secretary in Lebanon glorifies the "Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad'" for supervising "many heroic operations that frightened the occupation" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
Headline: "Beirut: A sit-in strike, vigil of solidarity with the prisoners, and picture exhibition on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Abu Jihad"
     "The Students' Bureau and the Fatah Movement Women's Bureau in Lebanon yesterday [April 17, 2017] held a vigil of solidarity with the prisoners in the occupation's prisons and a picture exhibition on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of the Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' (i.e., terrorist who planned attacks in which 125 were murdered) in the courtyard of the Martyr symbol Yasser Arafat site in the [Lebanese] Al-Badawi refugee camp.
Fatah Movement Secretary in Northern Lebanon Abu Jihad Fayyad said that standing in the presence of Martyr leadership member Abu Jihad Al-Wazir has many national meanings, and noted the long history of the struggle of Martyr Al-Wazir against the occupation, and the fact that he supervised many heroic operations that frightened the occupation."

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 killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Official PA daily cartoon: Palestinian prisoner waters plant with blood 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
Cartoon published in the PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida


The cartoon shows a prisoner with a ball and chain around his leg watering a plant with his blood.

The cartoon repeats an ideology often taught by the PA to Palestinians: That “watering the soil of Palestine with your blood” will lead to “liberation.”
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PA Minister of Foreign Affairs claims imprisoned terrorists who attacked civilians are "prisoners of war" who suffer from "inhumane conditions" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
Headline: "Popular, Arab, and international support among the prisoners, and a warning to the occupation against oppression"
     "[PA] Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Riyad Al-Malki said that the ministry has called on its diplomats worldwide to defend the prisoners' rights and monitor with great interest the developments of the unlimited hunger strike together with the relevant states and bodies and human rights organizations around the world…
He added that the humanitarian demands of the prisoners are justified, as they are humanitarian demands and not political ones, as the prisoners are demanding their rights as prisoners of war according to international law.
Al-Malki emphasized that the strike is meant to shine a spotlight on the tragic state of the Palestinian prisoners of war imprisoned in the Israeli prisons and the inhumane conditions of their imprisonment."
Letter from imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti read to all Palestinian students 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 18, 2017
     “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education organized a mass support rally [for the prisoners] in the ministry plaza, in which [PA] Minister [of Education] Dr. Sabri Saidam, Deputy Minister [of Education] Dr. Basri Saleh, the minister’s aides, and all of the ministry employees participated.
In this context, Saidam emphasized the education system’s standing by the side of the heroic prisoners and its support for them in the battle that they are waging against the occupation in order to defend their dignity and achieve all of their rights. He added: ‘Leadership member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) and all of the prisoners are emphasizing that we are one people that refuses to be broken, and which has grown accustomed to not breaking.’ ... Saleh read leadership member Marwan Barghouti’s speech (i.e., letter) addressed to the school students, and emphasized the loyalty of the education system, in all of its parts, to the prisoners and its standing by their side in this heroic battle... Likewise, the morning assembly in all of the schools included many sections of support for the prisoners, including reading leadership member prisoner Marwan Barghouti’s letter addressed to the school students.”
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Full text of letter sent by imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti to Palestinian students 
Source: Israeli Arab website, Arab 48, Apr. 17, 2017
Headline: "From Barghouti to the students of Palestine: 'Knowledge is your weapon to liberate the homeland'"
     "Fatah Movement Central Committee member and member of the PA Parliament (Legislative Council) prisoner Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), ... who is serving 5 life sentences, sent a letter from within the prison to all the young people of Palestine, and to the students in particular, in which it is stated: 'I write this letter to you from my small cell, which is small for the great prisoner and the free man. However, the chains that bind the body cannot bind the willpower, as the soul is nurtured by the love of the land of Palestine and its people.' ...
"These colonialists wanted the prison to constitute a graveyard for the fighters, but the prisoners, with their resolve and willpower, have stood against the hangman and the jailor and turned the prison into a station for renewing the strength, strengthening of the [sense of] belonging, and deepening of the experience...
In order to be creative in resisting the colonialist, we must be creative in our studies, education, and culture. I say to you - I was arrested for the first time when I was in high school, I took the matriculation exams in prison, and continued on the path of study and obtained a bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctorate. This was despite being imprisoned for more than 23 years, expelled for seven years, and subjected to pursuit and assassination attempts. I say this to you in order to emphasize to you that the path of studies and the national path go side by side.'"
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Fatah FB page glorifies terrorist murderers: "Our heroic prisoners – our hearts are with you" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 17, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “If you are alive, live free or die upright like the trees
Our heroic prisoners – our hearts are with you, the dawn of freedom will surely come
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity
#The_[hunger_]strike_of_freedom_and_dignity”

The image shows terrorist prisoners Muhammad Naifeh, who was involved in numerous terror attacks, and Hatem Al-Jayousi, who was involved in the murder of 6.

Text on image: “The promise and loyalty to the heroic leaders
Hatem Al-Jayousi Abu Karim
Muhammad Naifeh Abu Rabia”

Muhammad Naifeh ‘Abu Rabia’ – A terrorist and member of the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) serving 13 life sentences for his involvement in several terror attacks: the murder of 5 Israelis at Kibbutz Metzer on Nov. 11, 2002, the murder of 3 Israelis in Hermesh on Oct. 29, 2002 and the murder of 5 others in shooting attacks in 2001. Naifeh carried out some of the shooting attacks himself.

Hatem Al-Jayousi – a Palestinian terrorist who knowingly provided the car used in carrying out the Hadera Bat Mitzvah attack, in which a terrorist shot and killed 6 Israelis and wounded dozens of others at a Bat Mitzvah celebration on Jan. 16, 2002. Al-Jayousi is serving 6 life sentences and an additional 50 years.

Fatah youth movement song glorifies terrorists  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 17, 2017

Video and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on April 17, 2017 and the Facebook page of Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul on April 16, 2017:

Lyrics: "Our Shabiba is the Shabiba of the Elder (i.e., Yasser Arafat)
We are walking in your path, no matter what will be…
Abu Iyad lives and is not dead, his soul is with us, we will not forget him
Abu Jihad lives and is not dead, an idea never dies…
Fatah is my organization, O mother of the self-sacrificing fighters...
To Marwan Barghouti, the Shabiba sends its greatest greetings
Do not think that we have forgotten the blood that was spilled
O Jaffa, Dalal [Mughrabi] liberated your land."
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Fatah remembers "outstanding national leader Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad,'" responsible for the murder of 125 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 16, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
“Today [April 16, 2017] is the 29th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of outstanding national leader Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist who planned attacks in which 125 were murdered)”

The image shows a picture of terrorist Abu Jihad, and above him 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. The image also includes a picture of the Dome of the Rock.

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 killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Former PLO ambassador praises murderers Abu Jihad and Dalal Mughrabi  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 16, 2017

Official PA TV program
Panorama of the Hour, on the 29th anniversary of the death of Abu Jihad, a terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis, hosting former Palestinian Ambassador to Sudan Omar Shalayel.

Former PLO Ambassador to Sudan Omar Shalayel: "You know Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), [Abu Jihad] took her to a [training] camp for six months and created a role model out of her who succeeded in leading 10 or 11 men, crossing the sea, going 82 km. between Haifa and Tel Aviv, killing 37 Israeli soldiers (sic., civilians), and imposing a curfew on half of the residents of Israel. This is a role model of the education of this great man [Abu Jihad] who acted quietly. To this day, she [Dalal Mughrabi] is one of our heroes."
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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 killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

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 parliamentary faction praises terrorist Marwan Barghouti as “shining and renewing flame of struggle” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2017
Headline: "The Fatah parliamentary faction: Marwan Barghouti is still a shining and renewing flame of resolve and struggle"
      "The Fatah parliamentary faction said in a statement for the 15th anniversary of the arrest of leader, [PA] Parliament member, prisoner, and Fatah Central Committee member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered): 'Prisoner Barghouti, who has begun his 16th year in prison, still constitutes a shining and renewing flame of struggle, and together with his comrades is heading an epic of resolve and heroism in the face of the captivity, the jailors, the occupation's injustice, and the ongoing oppression of our heroic prisoners and our people everywhere.' The Fatah faction sent its regards and pride to leader Parliament member Barghouti and to all of the heroic male and female prisoners who will begin a new epic of resolve and heroism in a few days when they go on a hunger strike against the Israeli occupation and its racist policy of oppression, which denies the rights of the prisoners and the rights of our Palestinian people."

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Fatah official glorifies Abu Jihad at conference honoring the arch-terrorist  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2017
Headline: "Ramallah: Conference regarding the life of Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir on the anniversary of his death as a Martyr"
       "Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki spoke about Abu Jihad's role in realizing the national unity. He noted that 'The Martyr was a great man and a consensus figure in the eyes of all the members of our people. He was a philosopher and a fighter with patience and a pure heart. He had no enemy other than the occupation, and he knew how and when to confront the occupation.' Zaki added that 'Abu Jihad, who was buried in Damascus in a funeral that included almost a million people, was Allah's gift to Palestine and the Martyrs, and a source of authority for all of the faithful and loving.' He also emphasized that 'Abu Jihad' has indeed passed on in his body, but will remain forever in memory."

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Op-ed in PA daily: Palestinian “Martyrs” are “heroes,” not terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily
      "In the framework of the ongoing campaign of the Committee for the Return of the Bodies and Bones of the Martyrs (Shahids) from the Numbered Cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers), together with their families and relatives, the Israeli colonialism government has announced that it has succeeded in finding only two bodies out of 123 Martyrs. This means an additional barbaric massacre was committed against the Martyrs whose bodies are missing. This is something that cannot pass in silence or be allowed due to any feeble excuse… The most basic rights of the members of the Martyrs' people and mainly our people are: first, to honor them through their burial with their names in graves befitting them and their heroic struggle; second, to document their heroic acts in the annals of the national liberation struggle; third, to pursue their Israeli murderers everywhere possible in order to try them as war criminals; fourth, to resist the Western capitalist blackmail that calls the heroes of the Palestinian people 'terrorists' - the same heroes who have sacrificed their souls in order to defend the freedom, independence, peace, self-determination, and the guarantee of the right of return of the members of their people."

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Official PA daily lists terror attacks planned by Abu Jihad, who was responsible for 125 deaths  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2017
Headline: "29 years since the death as a Martyr of commander Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad'"
      “Today, Sunday [April 16, 2017], is the 29th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of commander Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad,' the general leader of the revolution forces and the engineer of the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993), who was assassinated by the Israeli Mossad (i.e., Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) in his home in Tunisia…
Among the military operations that Abu Jihad planned were the operation to blow up the Zohar reservoir (i.e., near Beit Hanoun in Gaza) in 1955; the operation to blow up the Israeli National Water Carrier pipelines (Eilabun tunnel) [parentheses in source] in 1965; the operation at the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv and the killing of 10 Israelis (sic., 11) in 1975; the operation to blow up a truck bomb in Jerusalem (15 murdered –Ed.) in 1975; the operation to kill Albert Levy, the senior sapper, and his assistant (sic., only Levy was murdered in the attack), in Nablus in 1976; the Dalal Mughrabi operation, in which more than 37 Israelis were killed, in 1978..."

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PA Prime Minister honors Palestinian imprisoned terrorists’ strike, conveys “appreciation,” calls on all Palestinians to show solidarity. 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 16, 2017
Headline: "Hamdallah to the prisoners: We are standing beside you in the [hunger] strike battle on the way to freedom"

"Palestinian [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah emphasized that his government is working on all levels to provide the prisoners' cause with the legal and international momentum and support it deserves.
For Palestinian Prisoner's Day Hamdallah conveyed a greeting and appreciation to the female and male prisoners in the Israeli occupation's prisons, and emphasized the Palestinian leadership's diligence in presenting the prisoners’ suffering in order to guarantee the end of the occupation, the breaking of its chains, and their unconditional release.
He added: 'We are again feeling the suffering of the prisoners and the cruelty of the occupation, but at the same time we feel pride and honor in the resolve of the prisoners’ movement and its sacrifice. We, the leadership and the people, stand united behind you and raise our heads high before the battle of freedom (i.e., a prisoner hunger strike that began on April 17, 2017) that you are waging under the leadership of fighter Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) and his brothers from all the factions of national and Islamic activity.' Hamdallah also called on the Palestinian people and all of the national activists and institutions to increase their solidarity [activities] so that the prisoners' message will reach all parts of the world."

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Official PA TV lies to justify terror attack, says British victim of stabbing “operation” was a “settler” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Apr. 15, 2017
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on headlines from Palestinian newspapers

The PA TV host reads a front page headline in the Palestinian daily Al-Quds about the murder of British tourist Hannah Bladon on the Jerusalem light rail on April 14, 2017.

Official PA TV host: “(After reading the headline –Ed.) I want to note some of the details about this matter - when the stabbing operation was carried out it was said that she (i.e., the victim) was an Israeli settler, and some of the newspapers even mentioned this. However, it has become clear that she was a British tourist who was killed immediately after the stabbing operation.”

This retraction was in regards to a statement made on PA Tv news the previous day. You can find information on the original article here: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=448&doc_id=21341

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Bethlehem Education Directorate organizes event at elementary school in honor of terrorist murderer 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 15, 2017
Headline: "The Bethlehem Education Directorate launched the events of the week of solidarity with the prisoners"
     “The Bethlehem Education Directorate (i.e., under the PA Ministry of Education) has launched the events of the week of solidarity with and support for the prisoners sitting in the Israeli occupation's prisons to mark Palestinian Prisoner's Day, which is on April 17.
The Al-Khader Elementary School for Girls organized events of solidarity with the prisoners in the presence of Director of the Bethlehem Education Directorate Sami Marwah, Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, Mayor of Al-Khader Is'haq Sbeih, and senior [released] prisoner of Al-Khader Rizq Salah (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1)…
The solidarity events at the Al-Khader Elementary School for Girls included much art and heritage, and the dedication of a wall relief for the prisoners and its signing, in addition to the honoring of released prisoner Rizq Salah."

Rizq Salah - killed Israeli soldier Guy Friedman and injured two others with a bomb in Bethlehem in 1990. He was arrested in 1993 and was sentenced to life in prison, but was released in October 2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Fatah FB post glorifies Abu Jihad, responsible for the murder of 125 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 15, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
“Tomorrow [April 16, 2017] is the 29th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of leader Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist who planned attacks in which 125 were murdered)”

The image shows a drawing of terrorist Abu Jihad.
Text on image: “The first bullet (i.e., reference to terrorist Abu Jihad)”

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 killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Dalal Mughrabi honored at Fatah student movement event 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 14, 2017

Text on poster: “[Fatah’s] Shabiba student movement
The Martyrs’ (Shahids’) cell
Annual graduation ceremony
Class of the Bride of the Coast
Martyr Dalal Mughrabi”

Text on image: “An-Najah [National University] is yellow, April 18 [2017], the number in elections: 2”

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Fatah student movement post features terrorist Marwan Barghouti and a rifle 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 14, 2017


Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Post by Fatah's Shabiba student movement for the elections at An-Najah University. The image shows a rifle and a picture of Marwan Barghouti, an imprisoned Palestinian terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered, making the "V" for victory with his handcuffed hands. Barghouti is also a PA parliament member and a Fatah Central Committee member.

Text to right of rifle: "2 – the number [to vote for Fatah] in the elections"
Text on the rifle: "The Martyrs' (Shahids') cell"
Text at bottom: "[Fatah's] Shabiba Student Movement
The university of siege and victory [An-Najah University]
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Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central
Official PA TV lies to justify terror attack, says British victim of stabbing “operation” was a “settler” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Apr. 14, 2017
Official PA TV News, report on the terror attack in Jerusalem in which British tourist Hannah Bladon was murdered

Official PA TV newsreader: "Occupation forces have arrested a [Palestinian] civilian on the pretext that he carried out a stabbing operation inside the light rail in occupied Jerusalem. Israeli media outlets claim that a settler (the murder victim was a British student –Ed.) was seriously wounded in a stabbing operation that took place inside the light rail."

This statement was retracted the following day. You can find the information for the retraction here: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=448&doc_id=21342

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PA Education Ministry joins prisoners hunger strike, reads letter by Barghouti to students  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 13, 2017
Headline: “Saidam: We in the [PA] Ministry of Education have decided to join the strike as a sign of solidarity with the prisoners”
       “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education today [April 13, 2017] announced its joining the unlimited hunger strike of the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons by holding a series of activities and events of solidarity with the prisoners on Monday, April 17, 2017, which is Prisoner’s Day.
In this context, [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam emphasized that… these events will include reading the letter written by brother fighter Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) to the schools before the students at the morning assembly after raising the flag and playing the national anthem, and this will be in all of the Palestinian schools in the homeland and abroad. Likewise, all of the students will hold a symbolic hunger strike for an hour at the start of the school day.”
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Relief commemorating terrorists depicts map of “Palestine” together with gun 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Apr. 13, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Security Forces Official Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri

Posted text: “The history of the struggle and culture throughout Dura, in front of the wall reliefs of the giants Mahmoud Darwish (i.e., Palestinian poet), Majed Abu Sharar (i.e., senior Fatah and PLO leader from the 1970s), and Bajes Abu Atwan (i.e., Fatah terrorist killed while fighting against Israel in 1974), with friends from the good times in prison and university, hosted by Al-Quds Open University, its [Fatah student movement] Shabiba, and its administration.”

The image shows a wall relief of Bajes Abu Atwan. In the center of the relief appears the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with the right edge of the map formed by an assault rifle.
Text above relief: “Wall relief of Martyr (Shahid) Bajes Abu Atwan ‘Abu Shanar’:”
 
PA Mufti, other religious figures: Supporting the Palestinian prisoners is a religious obligation  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2017
Headline: “The Fatwa Council: Supporting the prisoners is a religious obligation”
       “[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and Chairman of the [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council Sheikh Muhammad Hussein and the muftis of the districts called on the members of the Palestinian people to participate in activities supporting the Palestinian prisoners in their struggle and hunger strike against the occupation authorities’ racist policy towards them. They said that this is a religious obligation in which everyone must take part.”
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Fatah official praises Black September terrorists, “heroic” Palestinian prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2017
Headline: "Zaki: We are prepared on the level of the large national events, and the Palestinian right will overcome"
    “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki said that the Palestinian right will undoubtedly overcome the Israeli lie, and emphasized that it is necessary to be prepared on the level of large national events. Zaki said yesterday [April 11, 2017] in an interview with Radio Mawtini for the 44th anniversary of the death as Martyrs (Shahids) of leadership members Muhammad Yusuf Al-Najjar (i.e., Arafat's deputy and Black September terrorist organization commander of operations), Kamal Nasser, and Kamal Adwan (i.e., members of Black September): 'The deaths as Martyrs of leadership members Muhammad Yusuf Al-Najjar, Kamal Nasser, and Kamal Adwan was a great loss for Palestine and the PLO.'
He added: 'Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar was among Fatah's leaders and founders, and was the symbol of Palestine abroad, as he served as the head of the PLO political department.' […]
For the campaign and events of solidarity with the prisoners Zaki sent greetings of appreciation to leader prisoner Marwan Barghouti and all of the heroic prisoners and praised their role in the national struggle and their ability to give despite the darkness of the prisons and their suffering."

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University class named after Dalal Mughrabi, “the Bride of the Coast”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 12, 2017

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Nablus / Fatah Movement Central Committee member and Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization of the Northern Branches (i.e., the West Bank) Dr. Jamal Muhaisen, during his participation in the annual graduation ceremony held by the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) cell of [Fatah’s] Shabiba student movement and the student council at An-Najah National University for the graduates. The ceremony today included the economics and political science students – the Class of the Bride of the Coast Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children).”

Text on poster:
“[Fatah’s] Shabiba student movement
The Martyrs’ cell
Annual graduation ceremony
Class of the Bride of the Coast
Martyr Dalal Mughrabi”

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Fatah FB glorifies leaders of Black September terror organization 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 10, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Today is the 44th anniversary of the deaths as Martyrs (Shahids) of the three commanders [Abu Yusuf] Al-Najjar (i.e., former commander of Black September terror organization), [Kamal] Adwan (i.e., senior Black September member), and [Kamal] Nasser (i.e., senior Black September member)
May God have mercy on them and place them in the uppermost garden in Paradise.”

The top image shows terrorist Kamal Adwan, the bottom left image shows terrorist Kamal Nasser, and the bottom right image shows terrorist Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar. On all the images appears the logo of the 52nd anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), and the Fatah logo with a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”

Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar was Arafat's deputy and among the founders of Fatah. He was the Commander of Al-Asifa, Fatah’s military unit, and member of Fatah’s Central Committee and PLO’s Executive Committee. He also was the Commander of Operations of the terrorist organization Black September and involved in the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972). He was killed by Israel in 1973.

Kamal Adwan and Kamal Nasser were both senior members of Black September who were killed by Israeli forces in April 1973. Kamal Nasser was also the spokesperson for the PLO and Fatah. Kamal Adwan was responsible for Fatah terrorist operations in Israel.

Fatah Facebook post glorifies Abu Jihad, terrorist who killed 125 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 7, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The anniversary is approaching
Our heads will remain raised to the heavens and our feet planted in the ground of the homeland
Martyr (Shahid) commander Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist who planned attacks in which 125 were murdered)”

The image shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir, and to his right 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.
Text on image: “Our heads will remain raised to the heavens and our feet planted in the ground of the homeland
Martyr commander Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’”

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 planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks killing 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah sends “greetings of respect and admiration to all of our heroic prisoners,” particularly Marwan Barghouti 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 7, 2017
Headline: “Al-Qawasmi: Fatah stands behind the freedom prisoners’ cause”
    “The Fatah Movement praised the resolve of the brave prisoners behind the occupation’s bars. It emphasized that it stands united behind them, and particularly behind those who will hold an unlimited hunger strike on Palestinian Prisoner’s Day on April 17 [2017]. [Fatah] Movement Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi said in a press statement: ‘The prisoners’ cause was and will remain on the list of priorities of the Fatah Movement and the national leadership, led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, the general leader of the movement.’ … Al-Qawasmi added: ‘All of the steps that Israel is carrying out against our brave prisoners are war crimes. The Fatah Movement sends greetings of respect and admiration to all of our heroic prisoners without exception, as well as a special greeting to Fatah Movement Central Committee member fighter Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), fighter Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) who is entering his 35th year in the Israeli prisons, fighter Fuad Al-Shubaki (i.e., senior PA official who tried to smuggle weapons), Nael Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), and all of the prisoners in all of the detention centers.’”
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Fatah Facebook posts words of imprisoned terrorist murderer Marwan Barghouti 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 7, 2017


Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows Marwan Barghouti, a terrorist prisoner and Fatah Central Committee member who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered.

Posted text: “‘I will say to the members of our people after I salute them, hold their hands, and kiss their foreheads: I have not weakened in my [prison] cell, and my shoulders have not fallen. I am loyal to the path and oath, to the path of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, and to the path of the fighting people. We will be released, we will triumph, and we will return, and our meeting is soon’
Marwan Barghouti”

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Spokesman for PLO Commission of Prisoners Affairs: “All of the prisoners and Martyrs who have struggled and sacrificed for Palestine” have right “to receive their full salaries from the PA”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 5, 2017
Headline: "Will Israel succeed in stopping the salaries of the prisoners and Martyrs?”
     "Signs of a new 'confrontation' between the PA and Israel are seen on the horizon due to a new bill submitted by Israeli Parliament members to deduct the amount of financial aid that the PA provides to the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners from the tax money collected by Israel and returned [to the PA]...
Spokesman for the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Hassan Abd Rabbo emphasized to the [independent Palestinian news] agency Ma'an that it is the right of all of the prisoners and Martyrs who have struggled and sacrificed for Palestine to receive their full salaries from the PA. He also emphasized that all of their salaries are paid by the PLO-affiliated Palestinian National Fund, and not by the Palestinian [PA] government. ‘Approximately 7,000 prisoners within the prisons and thousands of released prisoners receive monthly salaries of more than 1,400 [Israeli] shekels, in addition to canteen money that the prisoner receives in order to buy food and essentials within the prison,' said Abd Rabbo.
The prisoner's salary changes according to the years of imprisonment, social situation, and the number of his family members, as the salary of some of the prisoners reaches 10,000 shekels, particularly those who have served more than 10 years of imprisonment."
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Fatah collage shows bombers who targeted civilians with caption: "The Palestinian women, sowing hope in the land of peace” 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Apr. 5, 2017
Image published on Falestinona, the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon


In the center of the image appears a picture of Ayyat Al-Akhras, a Palestinian suicide bomber who murdered 2. In the upper left corner is a picture of Fatima Barnawi, a terrorist who placed a bomb in a movie theater. Additional pictures include those showing a Palestinian woman holding an AK-47 assault rifle, and another of a female rioter being detained by an Israeli soldier.

Text on image: “The Palestinian women, sowing hope in the land of peace”

The article appears in the April 2017 edition of the magazine of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Al-Quds, and was posted on the commission’s website Falestinona on April 5, 2017.

Ayyat Al-Akhras - The youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (aged 17). A member of Fatah, Al-Akhras blew herself up near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002, murdering 2 and wounding 28.

Fatima Barnawi - Palestinian female terrorist who 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. In 2015, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas honored Barnawi with the Military Star of Honor.
Fatah official glorifies bus hijacking in which 37 people were murdered, including 12 children 
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Apr. 5, 2017
Headline: “The Lebanese Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Committee marked the anniversary of the Martyr Kamal Adwan Operation in Tripoli”
     “The Lebanese Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Committee and the Friends of Prisoner Yahya Skaf Committee (i.e., terrorist, participated in murder of 37, 12 of them children) marked the anniversary of the Martyr (Shahid) Kamal Adwan Operation (i.e., Coastal Road Massacre) in a political rally that was held at the Quality Inn in Tripoli on Saturday, March 18, 2017…
[Fatah Revolutionary Council member] Rifat Shanaah gave a speech on behalf of the [Fatah] Movement: ‘The operation that Yahya Skaf and his comrades participated in, led by Martyr Dalal Mughrabi, constituted a response to [Israeli army commander and later Israeli Prime Minister Ehud] Barak, who commanded the assassination of the three leadership members Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar (i.e., Commander of Operations for the terrorist organization Black September), Kamal Adwan (i.e., head of Fatah’s terrorist operations in Israel), and Kamal Nasser (i.e., senior member of Black September), and therefore it was called the Kamal Adwan Operation. They crossed the sea and reached the shores of Haifa, next to the Zionist activity headquarters, and a confrontation took place there against the enemy, which led to the deaths of over 30 of its people, the deaths as Martyrs of the members of the operation, and three of its heroes falling into captivity, including Yahya Skaf. Yahya Skaf and Amer Ameriyah (i.e., terrorist who participated in the Coastal Road Massacre) are an inseparable part of Palestine.’
Shanaah emphasized that our only enemy is the Zionist occupation, and that the Palestinian resistance’s compass will continue to point towards Palestine.”

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PA Prisoners’ Affairs Director: Terrorism is justified by the occupation, Palestinian prisoners are ‘freedom fighters’ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 5, 2017

Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: "Why are there thousands in prison? Because of the presence of the occupation. They resisted the occupation – and that is a legitimate right of every people that is subjected to occupation – they resisted the occupation and were imprisoned. Israel wants to label them with terror. In other words, the Palestinian people is prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), or injured."

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PA TV honors murderer on his birthday, visits family of “heroic prisoner” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 3, 2017

A birthday cake is seen while the song “Happy birthday to you” is played and PA TV reporter on '
I Call You' program greets family of murderer

Official PA TV reporter: "Dear viewers, we are transmitting to you from the home of heroic prisoner As’ad Zo’rob (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1)..."
Brother of murderer: "He is a hero, and is everything to us. He has made us proud."
Official PA TV reporter: "Of course, this prisoner is a [source of] pride for your family and all of Palestine."
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As’ad Zo’rob – A 21-year-old Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered his Israeli employer Nissan Dolinger, 44, while Dolinger was giving him a ride in his car near the Jewish town of Rafiah Yam in the Gaza Strip on May 12, 2002. Zo'rob was arrested by Israeli soldiers and is serving a life sentence.
Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorist Abu Jihad as a “commander and symbol”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 2, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The anniversary is approaching
The 29th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of commander and symbol Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist who planned attacks in which 125 were murdered)”

The image shows the face of terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir, and above it 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.

Text at top of image: “The Fatah Movement”
Text at bottom of image: “Abu Jihad”

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 killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Official PA daily op-ed: Palestinian terrorists “can never be abandoned, they are not terrorists but fighters” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 1, 2017
Headline: "The [Palestinian] National Fund and Liberman's terror"

Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily

"[Israeli] Minister of War (sic., Defense) Avigdor Liberman demanded more than a week ago that the PLO [Palestinian] National Fund be considered a 'terrorist organization!' [What would he say] if they asked the minister of death (sic., defense): ‘On what basis did you make this statement? Did you check the summaries signed in the Oslo Accords? Do you know what the significance and status of the National Fund is within the PLO, which your government at the time recognized in Washington in 1993, and what the criteria of terror are? And what do you call the [Jewish] National Fund of the Jewish Agency (sic., the two organizations are not connected)? And what do you call the Zionist movement and your rebellious state? And what do you call yourself or how do you describe yourself, you who not long ago came from the remnants of the dismantled Soviet Union, at the beginning of the 1990s, to the land of Palestine as an occupier and thief?’

If the minister of war does not know the meaning of terror, it can be defined for him and for the Israeli colonialists like him: Terror is when a man, group, or state carries out an act of aggression (an explosion, bombing, kidnapping, or takeover) [parentheses in source] against other people anywhere in the world; or beginning a war against a people or members of a religion, ethnicity, or faith out of racial intent; or forcing the people to leave their homeland and stealing their property, lands, and homes, and that is the most severe form of global terror…

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Ten-year-old student journalist asks PA Minister of Education to start program to teach students about "struggle and sacrifice" of the "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2017
Headline: “Saidam: Al-Quds University is committed to the ministry’s orders”
     “[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education [and Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary] Dr. Sabri Saidam met yesterday [March 30, 2017], at his office… as part of the In the Minister’s Chair program, with female student Janna Jihad , the youngest journalist in the world.
Saidam praised Janna’s courage, her success in ‘the profession of troubles’ – journalism, and the fact that she documents the struggle of the village of Nabi Saleh, which is northwest of Ramallah…
Janna asked to establish committees in the schools that will provide a national education to the students by hosting families of Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners who will tell them about their struggle and sacrifice.”

Janna Jihad is a ten-year-old Palestinian girl and member of the Tamimi family, and thereby a relative of the terrorist Ahlam Tamimi who was an accomplice in the suicide bombing at the Sbarro pizza shop in 2001 in which 15 people were murdered, among them 7 children. Janna Jihad films confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and Jerusalem and uploads them to Facebook. Some of these videos have featured Janna herself provoking Israeli soldiers at checkpoints.
Op-ed by PLO official glorifies imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti, demonizes Israel  
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 30, 2017
Excerpt of an op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

Headline: “Prisoner Marwan Barghouti: I hope [to achieve] Martyrdom-death (Shahada) twice for this great people”
       “Prisoner Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) has decided to lead the hunger strike that is not limited in time on April 17, 2017, in conjunction with the start of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Day activities. He called this step The Battle of Freedom and Dignity. In a statement he presented a series of humanitarian demands connected to improving the living conditions of all the male and female prisoners who are in the prisons.
Fifteen years after he was kidnapped and arrested by the occupation forces, Barghouti has understood that the occupation government is trying to decide the battle against the prisoners in the prisons by controlling them and turning them into mere ghosts and numbers, and by negating their symbolism as legal fighters and freedom prisoners who have fought and sacrificed for freedom, dignity, and independence…"

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Fatah FB drawing shows terrorist Marwan Barghouti flashing "Victory" sign 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 30, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Fatah posted a drawing of Marwan Barghouti - a jailed terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered – with his handcuffed hands raised while making a "V" for victory with his hand.

Posted text: “On Land Day we salute all of our heroic prisoners who sacrificed their freedom for the land”

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.

Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a
Al-Quds University President: "March is a month of heroic acts and Martyrs" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 30, 2017
Headline: “Al-Damiri: We are closer than ever to achieving independence”
     “General Political Commissioner [of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] and Official Spokesman of the [PA] Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri said that our people is armed more than ever with hope to achieve its national goals, to build its independent state, to liberate the land, to defeat the occupation, and to achieve its independence. He added that the Palestinians are a people of giants thanks to its history, its Martyrs (Shahids), and its prisoners who are in the occupation’s prisons, and that the dreams of giants come to pass.
Al-Damiri made these statements today [March 30, 2017] during a meeting with students from the Yatta branch of Al-Quds Open University, its student council, its staff, and many representatives of the security branches and the civilian, official, public, and private institutions in Yatta…
President of the Yatta branch of Al-Quds Open University Dr. Muhammad Al-Haroub… said that March is a month of heroic acts and Martyrs. He mentioned the Al-Karemeh Battle, [International] Women’s Day, Mother’s Day, Land Day, the deaths as Martyrs of Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), Wadi’ Haddad (i.e., PFLP terror leader), and Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (i.e., founder and former head of Hamas), and the rest of the events that again emphasize for us the way of the Martyrs and the adherence to the goals for which they died.”

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Mother of suicide bomber addresses students and administration at Palestine Ahliya University College: "Martyrs" died for "exalted goals" 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Mar. 29, 2017
Headline: “A tribute ceremony for the mothers of the Martyrs and prisoners at Palestine Ahliya University College”
     “The Progressive Student Action Front (i.e., the student organization of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)) at Palestine Ahliya University College yesterday [March 28, 2017] honored the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners for Mother’s Day, eternal Land Day, and the 39th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Palestinian leader Wadi’ Haddad (i.e., PFLP terrorist).
[Greek Orthodox] Archbishop [of Sebastia] Atallah [Hanna]... and families of Martyrs and prisoners from the Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and Hebron districts were present at the tribute rally held at the university’s outdoor amphitheater …
Dean of Student Affairs Mahmoud Rahal noted that Land Day is the anniversary of the Intifada of Palestinian rage that flared up among the original owners of the land, who rose up against the policy of expropriation and Judaization. He also noted the importance of noting the anniversaries of the leaders and Martyrs, and called for Land Day to constitute a stage of struggle in the confrontation against tyranny, settlement, and the situation of division (i.e., between Fatah and Hamas), and the beginning of the national awakening for liberation....
Mother of Martyr Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., suicide bomber, injured 21) gave a speech on behalf of the Martyrs’ families, in which she said: ‘The Martyrs are lovers of the land. They died to defend the freedom and honor of the homeland and the rights of the Palestinian people, and for exalted goals. They bore the dreams and concerns of their people and sacrificed their lives for them in the struggle against this oppressive occupation that uses all forms of aggression.’”

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Released terrorist murderer speaks at conference organized by PA Ministry of Culture 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 29, 2017
Headline: "Karake: The cultural and intellectual experience of the prisoners is one of the greatest human experiences in the world"
     "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake said during a conference at the Ein Al-Sultan refugee camp in Jericho that the prisoners have amazed [people] by preserving their cultural and national identity through their resolve, unity, and their challenging of the policy of erasing the culture and the human targeting that they have experienced throughout the years of their imprisonment. Karake said that the cultural and intellectual experience of the prisoners is one of the greatest human experiences in the world. He also said that the cultural, literary, and artistic products of the prisoners hold a high position in the literature of resistance, constitute an important part of the history of the Palestinian struggle, and are worthy of review, documentation, study, and publication at all levels and in all languages, until the world becomes aware of the prisoners’ suffering and their struggle to maintain their humanity, and also to expose the arbitrary steps taken against them through what they have written and documented within the prisons. Author and released prisoner Ismat Mansour (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) reviewed his cultural experience within the prison. He published three literary works, including The Wire and The Prison, and revealed the human and fighter aspect of these stories through the everyday life in prison and displaying the broad interest of the prisoners in culture and their struggles to obtain pens and books and turn the prisons into schools and universities. Mansour said that the culture inside the prisons has shaped the personalities of the prisoners from a consciousness and fighter standpoint, and has played a large role in the prisoners' resolve. This conference was organized by the [PA] Ministry of Cultu
Palestinian teacher: Israel and the occupation ‘fuel hatred,’ not Palestinian education 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 29, 2017
Note: This AFP article was published by Al-Quds in the unedited original. Palestinians never use the term “attack” about terror attacks but refer to them as “operations.”

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - At Amin al-Husseini secondary school in the occupied West Bank, with an Israeli settlement visible in the distance, singing the Palestinian national anthem is a daily ritual of student life.
For the Palestinians, Haj Amin al-Husseini, former grand mufti of Jerusalem, is the hero of a 1936 revolt against the British mandate over Palestine.
To Israelis, he was an ally of the Nazis and naming a school after him is an example of incitement to hatred of Israel and Jews.
Few topics are more indicative of the starkly different viewpoints of Israelis and Palestinians than the debate over incitement in schools.
While Israel says it is a main cause of violence, Palestinian officials call such accusations baseless propaganda that seeks to deny them their right to teach children their history.

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PA official: Palestinian mothers of terrorist “Martyrs”honored, compared to Al-Khansa who rejoiced when sons died in battle 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Mar. 28, 2017
Headline: “Al-Husseini honored mothers of prisoners from Jerusalem”

“[PA] Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and District Governor of Jerusalem Adnan Al-Husseini noted the sacrifice of Palestinian women, and Jerusalem [women] in particular, and their role in the path of freedom and independence on which the Palestinian procession is walking.
These statements were made yesterday morning [March 27, 2017], during a tribute ceremony for a group of mothers of prisoners from Jerusalem and female workers of the district and ministry at the district headquarters in the Al-Barid neighborhood [of northeast Jerusalem]…
Al-Husseini said: ‘Palestinian mothers continue in one way or another to be absent from the ranks of the ceremonies and the meetings that are planned for Women’s Day, and they celebrate as part of private ceremonies that only the Al-Khansas (see note –Ed.) of Palestine know how to do, in expectation of people who will bless them over the death of their sons the Martyrs (Shahid), prisoners, or wounded for the homeland.’”

Al-Khansa - an Arab woman and poet from the earliest period of Islam (7th century) famous and honored in Islamic tradition for rejoicing when all four of her sons died in battle as Martyrs. She has been lauded by the PA and often presented as a role model for mothers, and the PA has named 8 schools after her.
Fatah FB post brags that "Fatah is the first bullet" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 27, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows masked men bearing rifles and Fatah flags while wearing Fatah headbands.

Posted text: "To everyone who asks about us"

Text on image:
"To everyone who asks about us
This is Fatah that is not defeated
Fatah that returns fire for fire
Fatah was created for the revolutionaries
Fatah, the revolution and the free people
Fatah is the first bullet
The path of leader Yasser Arafat"
Official PA daily glorifies "Martyr" who planned suicide bombing that killed 9 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 27, 2017
Headline: "The Martyr who died silently"
     "The sorrow still surrounds Tubas after the assassination of released prisoner Mazen Fuqaha (i.e., terrorist, planned suicide bombing in which 9 were murdered) in Gaza by four bullets that were shot by unknown people from a rifle with a silencer, settled in his body, and put an end to his life.
After a forced absence of 15 years from the town of Tubas where he was born, Martyr (Shahid) Fuqaha was buried in the city of Gaza, far from his town, family, relatives, and friends.
Fuqaha studied at An-Najah National University and completed his studies in 2001. After completing his studies he became 'wanted' by the Israeli occupation forces until they succeeded in arresting him in 2002.
Muhammad Fuqaha said about his son the Martyr: 'He was quiet and never fought with anyone.'
'Quiet Mazen, I still remember the moment of his arrest. No one believed that this shy young man was behind a large operation that shook the occupation state. Until now there are some that do not believe,' wrote one of the residents of the neighborhood where Mazen lived on his Facebook page."

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Fatah FB posts photo of Hamas terrorists who planned numerous suicide bombings: "May Allah spread his mercy on them" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 25, 2017
Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: "A keepsake picture of [Ahmed] Al-Ja'abari (i.e., former commander of Hamas’ military wing) and [Mazen] Fuqaha (i.e., terrorist, planned suicide bombing)
May Allah spread his mercy on them"

Ahmed Al-Ja'abari was a member of Hamas' political bureau and, beginning in 2002, the operational commander of Hamas' military wing, the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades. Israel holds him responsible for all terrorist activities against Israel originating from the Gaza Strip between 2002 and his death in 2012, including numerous suicide bombings that murdered hundreds of Israeli civilians and soldiers. He was involved in the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit (June 25, 2006) and in the negotiations surrounding Shalit's release in October 2011. Al-Ja'abari played a leading role in the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip in June 2007. He was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Nov. 14, 2012.

Mazen Fuqaha - Palestinian Hamas terrorist convicted of planning the suicide attack on bus no. 361 at the Meron Junction in northern Israel on Aug. 4, 2002. 9 were murdered and approximately 50 were wounded in the attack. Fuqaha was sentenced to 9 life sentences and an additional 50 years of imprisonment, but was released in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas in 2011 and deported to Gaza, where he continued to engage in terrorist activity. Fuqaha was killed in March 2017 by unidentified assassins. Hamas blames Israel for his assassination.
Fatah FB glorifies terrorist who stormed the Church of Nativity and used monks as human shields 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 25, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “#Abdallah_Daoud (i.e., terrorist)
As a sign of loyalty to his soul that is constantly among us. On the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of the commander, fighter, and prisoner expelled to the land of Algeria, Abdallah Daoud, we say to him ‘We are loyal to the path, and we swear that you are the one who lives eternally and we are the dead .’ May you dwell in Paradise together with the prophets and the Martyrs.”

The image shows terrorist Abdallah Daoud, and in the background Yasser Arafat.

Text on image:
“The seventh anniversary of the death as a Martyr of the expelled commander,
Martyr Abdallah Daoud ‘Abu Yusuf’
Feb. 21, 1962 – March 24, 2010
Birthplace: The Balata refugee camp in Nablus”

Abdallah Daoud
was responsible for numerous terror attacks. He was one of the terrorists who stormed into the Church of the Nativity in 2002, continuing to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the religious site as a shield. He was deported to Cyprus and later Mauritania, and died in Algeria of natural causes.
Official PA daily: Truck rammer who murdered 4 is a "Martyr" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2017
Headline: “The occupation completed sealing the home of Martyr Al-Qanbar in occupied Jerusalem”
     “The occupation forces returned yesterday [March 23, 2017] to complete sealing the home of Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Qanbar (i.e., terrorist, murdered 4) with reinforced concrete in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of southern occupied Jerusalem.”

Fadi Al-Qanbar – 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on Jan. 8, 2017, murdered 4 Israeli soldiers – officer Yael Yekutiel, 20, and cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, Shira Tzur, 20, and Erez Orbach, 20 – and wounded over 15 other soldiers in a truck ramming attack at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, in southeast Jerusalem. After ramming into the soldiers at high speed, Al-Qanbar ran over the prone soldiers again before being shot and killed by soldiers and an armed civilian. Al-Qanbar supported ISIS online.
Palestinian leaders honor mothers of prisoners serving life sentences 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 24, 2017
Headline: "Ramallah: A tribute to the prisoners' mothers"
The picture in the article shows Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam shaking hands with a prisoner's mother.


     "The [PA-funded] Prisoners' Club and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs yesterday, on occasion of Mother's Day and under the auspices of the Ramallah and El-Bireh District and the Fatah branch, honored a number of the mothers of prisoners in the occupation's prisons, who have been sentenced to many years and life sentences.
Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam said during the tribute held in Ramallah: 'We bow before the sacrifice of the prisoners, their mothers, and their families.' She noted that there are 19 mothers who are at this moment within the occupation's prisons. She also emphasized that all of the top officials and members of our people must always stand beside the prisoners' families and the mothers, and not only at special events, as they suffer much and need someone to ease their [suffering over] the absence of their sons.
Ghannam conveyed the greetings of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and emphasized that the prisoners' cause is on the Palestinian leadership's list of priorities, as there will be no freedom or independence without the release of all of the prisoners…
Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake praised the Palestinian woman who with her steely sacrifice has demonstrated all of the significance of partnership in the struggle and standing against the occupation’s barbarity... He expressed his appreciation for the female prisoners..."

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Official PA TV: Truck-ramming terrorist "died as a Martyr" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 22, 2017
Official PA TV News
Official PA TV newsreader: “The occupation forces have begun to seal the house of Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Qanbar (i.e., terrorist, murdered 4) in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of southeastern occupied Jerusalem with reinforced concrete. Al-Qanbar was shot by the occupation forces and died as a Martyr next to the village of Sur Baher in southeastern occupied Jerusalem (sic., Al-Qanbar’s attack took place in Armon Hanatziv near Jabel Mukaber, not near Sur Baher), after he ran over several occupation soldiers with his truck.”

Fadi Al-Qanbar – 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on Jan. 8, 2017, murdered 4 Israeli soldiers – officer Yael Yekutiel, 20, and cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, Shira Tzur, 20, and Erez Orbach, 20 – and wounded over 15 other soldiers in a truck ramming attack at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, in southeast Jerusalem. After ramming into the soldiers at high speed, Al-Qanbar ran over the prone soldiers again before being shot and killed by soldiers and an armed civilian. Al-Qanbar supported ISIS online.
Official PA news agency calls terrorist murderer of 4 a "Martyr" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Mar. 22, 2017
Headline: "The occupation sealed the home of Martyr Al-Qanbar in Jerusalem"
     "The Israeli occupation forces began today [March 22, 2017] to seal the home of Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Qanbar (i.e., terrorist, murdered 4) in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood in southeast occupied Jerusalem with reinforced cement."

Fadi Al-Qanbar – 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on Jan. 8, 2017, murdered 4 Israeli soldiers – officer Yael Yekutiel, 20, and cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, Shira Tzur, 20, and Erez Orbach, 20 – and wounded over 15 other soldiers in a truck ramming attack at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, in southeast Jerusalem. After ramming into the soldiers at high speed, Al-Qanbar ran over the prone soldiers again before being shot and killed by soldiers and an armed civilian. Al-Qanbar supported ISIS online.

Official PA news agency and newspaper call truck rammer who murdered 4 a"Martyr" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Mar. 22, 2017
Headline: "Jerusalem: The occupation arrested two children, brothers, and the father and a brother of Martyr Al-Qanbar"
     "Israeli occupation forces today, Wednesday [March 22, 2017], after sealing the home of Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Qanbar's (i.e., terrorist, murdered 4) family with reinforced cement, arrested his father and his brother Mundir and took them to one of the detention and interrogation centers in the holy city [of Jerusalem]."
[WAFA, official PA news agency, March 22, 2017; Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 23, 2017]

Fadi Al-Qanbar – 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on Jan. 8, 2017, murdered 4 Israeli soldiers – officer Yael Yekutiel, 20, and cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, Shira Tzur, 20, and Erez Orbach, 20 – and wounded over 15 other soldiers in a truck ramming attack at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, in southeast Jerusalem. After ramming into the soldiers at high speed, Al-Qanbar ran over the prone soldiers again before being shot and killed by soldiers and an armed civilian. Al-Qanbar supported ISIS online.
Fatah Facebook page glorifies “Prince of Martyrs” Abu Jihad 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 22, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Leadership for which the land spread out a place will not be forgotten by the generations, Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125), may Allah have mercy on the Martyrs”

The image shows Abu Jihad looking over papers with other terrorists, and to the far left a terrorist is squatting while holding a semi-automatic assault rifle.

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 killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PLO official denies Palestinian National Fund is a terror organization; glorifies PLO connection to terrorists and their “heroic acts” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 21, 2017
Headline: “Al-Za'anoun demanded that the Arab parliament members move to the stage of actions in support of the Palestinian cause”

“Chairman of the [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) Salim Al-Za'anoun demanded that the Arab parliament members implement the decisions of the Association of Arab Parliaments regarding the Palestinian cause and move to the stage of actions in order to deal with the policies and actions of the Israeli occupation against our people.
Al-Za'anoun… during Palestine’s speech at the 24th Conference of the Association of Arab Parliaments held in Rabat, the capital of Morocco… rejected the attempts to weaken the PLO, which is soaked in the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids), the sacrifice of the wounded, and the heroic acts of the prisoners, ‘as the attempt teaches us that attempts of this type are destined to fail. We will not accept the dictates of anyone, including Israeli Minister of War (i.e., Defense) Avigdor Liberman’s statements that considered the [PLO Palestinian] National Fund a terror organization. The meaning of this is revoking the recognition of the PLO, which opens wide to us the way to revoking our recognition of Israel.’”

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Official PA daily calls two terrorists “Martyrs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 21, 2017
Headline: "Tomorrow a meeting will be held in order to discuss the appeals that have been submitted against the Martyrs' bodies being held"
    "Attorney of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Muhammad Mahmoud said that the [Israeli] Supreme Court set a meeting for Wednesday [March 22, 2017] in order to discuss the appeals submitted against [Israel] holding the [bodies of the] Palestinian Martyrs (Shahids). Among the Martyrs are Martyr Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., terrorist, bombed a bus in Jerusalem) who ascended [to Heaven] in April [2016], and Martyr Musbah Abu Sbeih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) who ascended to [Heaven] in October [2016].”

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Fatah student movement logo erases Israel, promotes violence: "From the sea of blood of the Martyrs we will create a state" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 21, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows the symbol of Fatah’s student movement Shabiba at An-Najah National University. The logo consists of a coat of arms featuring on its left a raised fist in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The symbol also features an image of the Dome of the Rock and the keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern.

Text on symbol: “From the sea of blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) we will create a state
The Shabiba [Fatah] student movement
An-Najah National University”
Text under symbol: “The Shabiba student movement, An-Najah National University”
Posted text: “It’s official – the elections for the student union council at An-Najah National University are on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, with the participation of all of the student groups”
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Ramallah gov sends Mother's Day wishes to "Martyrs" and their mothers in the Palestinian territories and the "Palestinian Interior" 
Source: Facebook page of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, Mar. 21, 2017
Video posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam


The video is an excerpt of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam's interview that was broadcast on [the An-Najah National University in Nablus's satellite channel] NBC for Mother's Day, which is celebrated in Arab countries on March 21.

Posted text: "#Happy_holiday_to_our_mothers
#Dr._Laila_Ghannam”

Video:
District governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam: "Happy holiday to all our Palestinian women who have sacrificed much, beginning with the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids), the mothers of the living Martyrs – the prisoners, the mothers of the wounded, the expelled, and those who did an act, those who were themselves Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded, and our dear ones, our women who have always been at the forefront in Palestine – in all of Palestine – in the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), in the West Bank, in Gaza, and in the diamond in the crown – beloved Jerusalem. Greetings to our women in the diaspora, in our refugee camps, [where] our women and all of the Palestinians [in them] have suffered, in hopes, Allah willing, for the return and to meet [them] soon. As always, we especially mention our beloved female prisoners who we hope to meet soon, and primarily most veteran prisoner Lina Al-Jarbouni (i.e., terrorist accomplice), whom we await with longing. She will be released soon, Allah willing, next month."

Lina Al-Jarbouni - An Israeli Arab woman serving a sentence of 17 years, convicted March 9, 2004 of maintaining contact with and helping Islamic Jihad terrorists, of conspiring to commit terrorist attacks and of aiding an enemy during war.
PA official: Terrorist payments are a “national, moral and humanitarian responsibility,” PA will not give in to Israeli and US “extortion” 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 20, 2017
Headline: "Tayseer Khaled: The [PLO Palestinian] National Fund will continue in its commitments to the Palestinians"

"PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled emphasized that the [PLO] Palestinian National Fund will continue in its national and humanitarian commitments to the prisoners, Martyrs (Shahids), and wounded of Palestine, regardless of Israeli Minister of War (i.e., Defense) Avigdor Liberman's statements. He described these statements as part of an Israeli attempt to extort the Palestinian leadership and the PLO so that they will retreat from their commitments and from paying the allowances (mukhassasat) of the Martyrs' families, the Palestinian wounded and prisoners, and of all of the civilians that are suffering from the occupation’s terror, from its crimes, and from the terror of the settlers and their crimes.
Khaled noted in an interview with the media outlets that this position expresses the extent of the fascism and extremism that Liberman has reached in his behavior and positions.
He emphasized that these positions are unacceptable, irrelevant, and undeserving of discussion, and that they will have no effect on the position of the Palestinian side and the commitments of the National Fund to the prisoners, Martyrs, wounded, and their families.

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PLO negotiator Erekat repeats libel: Israel guilty of “ethnic cleansing,” must be uprooted, Israeli Defense Minister guilty of “war crimes” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 19, 2017
Headline: “Erekat: Liberman’s decision regarding the [Palestinian] National Fund means the revoking of Israel’s recognition of the PLO”

“Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, PLO Chief Negotiator [and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Saeb Erekat again expressed his strong opposition to Israeli Minister of War (i.e., Defense) Avigdor Liberman’s decision to define the PLO Palestinian National Fund as a ‘terror organization.’
While receiving EU [Special] Representative for [the Middle East] Peace Process Fernando Gentilini and the Chinese ambassador in Palestine – each one separately – Erekat said that Liberman’s decision means the revoking of Israel’s recognition of the PLO.
He called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to announce the position of his government and whether the government has revoked its recognition of the PLO…

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PLO Director of Prisoners’ Affairs: terror against Israel “legitimized by UN and international law,” convicted terrorists are “prisoners of war” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 19, 2017
Headline: “Karake: Liberman’s decision to outlaw the [Palestinian] National Fund is meant to define the Palestinian struggle as a crime and the prisoners as criminals”


“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the occupation’s [Israeli] Minister of War (sic., Defense) Avigdor Liberman’s statements, which considered the [PLO] Palestinian National Fund as a ‘terror organization,’ are meant to define the national struggle for freedom and independence as a crime… and that they were said as part of targeting the struggle of the prisoners and Martyrs (Shahids), who have sacrificed for freedom, honor, and the right to self-determination.

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Fatah glorifies Abu Jihad, arch terrorist 
Source: Facebook page of Mahmoud Al-Aloul, Fatah Central Committee Member, Mar. 19, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page and the Facebook page of Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul
Posted text: “Martyr (Shahid) commander Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., former head of the PLO terror organization’s military wing) – a revolution in one man”
The image shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir.

Posted on the official Fatah Facebook page, on March 18, 2017 and on the Facebook page of Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul, on March 19, 2017


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 killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah commemorates terrorist murderer Mughrabi at public ceremony 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 18, 2017
Official PA TV News, on the anniversary ceremony for the death of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children

Official PA TV newsreader: “The Fatah Movement in Ramallah marked the 39th anniversary of the Martyrdom (Istish’had) of Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and her comrades… in the presence of a number of official and national public figures, [as well as] a public audience. The participants emphasized that they will continue to defend the rights of our Martyrs (Shahids) and the commemoration of the memory of them so that it does not disappear, which the leadership led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas is defending in light of their struggle and sacrifice for liberation and independence.”

District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam: “[May there be] mercy on all of our Martyrs, and prime among them our eternal Martyr Yasser Arafat. Our sons and daughters have sacrificed their blood so that we will live in freedom, even in this situation [when] this terrorist extremist [Israeli] government falsifies history and presents our fighters as if they were murderers and terrorists. However, history will not forget. Everyone will read [history] as we have read [it]: Even in our resistance we have principles, and we have compassion if that can be said, and principles according to which we act.”

Dalal Mughrabi’s sister Rashida Mughrabi: “Every year we hold [a ceremony to mark] the anniversary of Dalal’s Martyrdom, because we insist that the heroes remain alive among us. They are alive in Heaven and they should be alive on earth too. We are proud of our Martyrs and our history of struggle. We are also conveying the message that we have not sold our land - in fact, we have sacrificed for its liberation.”

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PA presidency: Palestinian National Fund not a terror organization, Israeli decision to blacklist it as such nullifies Oslo Accords’ “mutual recognition”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 17, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] presidency: Liberman’s declaration that the Palestinian National Fund is a ‘terror organization’ is a basic violation of the Oslo Accords”

“The [PA] presidency said yesterday [March 16, 2017] that Israeli Minister of War (i.e., Defense) Avigdor Liberman’s declaration and statements, according to which the Palestinian National Fund is a terror organization, constitute a basic violation of the Oslo Accords that were signed between the PLO and Israel.
The presidency added in a press statement that the National Fund is one of the PLO institutions that fills its role according to the agreements that were signed and according to the international standards of full transparency, and is under international supervision.
The statement also said: ‘While the American administration is trying to create an atmosphere that will contribute to creating peace through its conversations with all of the sides and the presence of [US] President Donald Trump’s representative in the region, this declaration constitutes an Israeli attempt to thwart and destroy the American efforts and disparage them.’
The presidency said: ‘We reject this decision entirely and demand that the Israeli government immediately deal with this matter and take it back, because this will lead to an explosion of the foundations of the accords and the legal relations with Israel.’

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PA official alleges Israel is the source of terror; imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are “victims” 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Mar. 16, 2017
Headline: "Palestinian condemnation of Israel's decision to add the [Palestinian] National Fund to the 'terror' list"

"PLO Executive Committee member Wasel Abu Yusuf condemned the fact that Israeli Minister of War (sic. Defense) Avigdor Liberman added the Palestinian National Fund that belongs to the PLO to the 'terrorist organization' list, and warned that this step is an attempt to 'incite against the Palestinian leadership.'
Abu Yusuf said in a phone conversation with the [Turkish] news agency Anadolu that 'The struggle against the Israeli occupation is a legal right, and the victims and imprisoned during the Palestinian struggle against the occupation are protected by law.'
He added: 'The Palestinian National Fund is a national institution of the PLO, the legal representative of all of the Palestinians, and harming it means harming the whole body.'
He continued: 'The occupation is the source of the terror in the region, and we cannot accept these accusations.’"

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PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Convicted terrorist ‘extraordinary figure of struggle’ 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 15, 2017
Headline: “Ahmad Sa’adat – A unique struggle experience and an unbreakable Palestinian revolutionary who refuses to give in"

"Director of the research and documentation unit in the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Abd Al-Nasser Awni Farawneh threw light on the struggle experience of leader Ahmad Sa’adat, Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), who is sitting in the occupation's prison. This was for the 11th anniversary of his kidnapping from the Jericho Prison by the occupation.
In a report he published yesterday [March 14, 2017], Farawneh said: 'Ahmad Sa’adat is a unique case and an amazing national experience of an extraordinary struggle figure who is worthy of honor and praise.' He called on everyone who loves Palestine, its people, the resistance, and the revolution, and who struggles for freedom and honor to examine 'his [Sa’adat’s] experience in depth, to turn his long pages [in the annals of Palestinian history], and to review his different stages and varied stops [on his journey].' He emphasized that it is a complete revolutionary experience worthy of research and studying and deserving of being learned by the generations.

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Fatah official mentions Dalal Mughrabi as exemplary woman at International Women’s Day event 
Source: Facebook page of Adnan Al-Damiri, the official spokesman of the PA Security Forces, Mar. 14, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Security Forces Spokesman Adnan Al-Damiri

Posted text: “The [PLO] Political and National Guidance Authority honored its female employees for International Women’s Day, in a ceremony that it held in the presence of Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of NGOs] Dalal Salameh…
General Political Commissioner [of the Political and National Guidance Authority] and official spokesman of the security establishment (i.e., the PA Security Forces) Adnan Al-Damiri presented Salameh with a plaque of appreciation.
In her speech for the event, Salameh said that the month of March is full of events connected to Palestinian women, including International Women’s Day. She mentioned Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) - commander of the coast operation (i.e., the Coastal Road massacre), Mother’s Day, the Karameh [Battle] anniversary, the birthday of poet Mahmoud Darwish, and the eternal Land Day.”

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Official PA daily calls terrorist bus attackers "Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 12, 2017
Headline: “Relatives of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held [by the occupation]: The occupation’s actions are not in keeping with international law”
     “Relatives of the Martyrs (Shahids) whose bodies are being held [by the occupation] opposed the use of their sons as a bargaining chip by the Israeli occupation authorities, and emphasized that these actions are not in keeping with international law.
These statements were made yesterday [March 11, 2017] during the press conference held by the National Committee for Support of the Relatives of the Martyrs Whose Bodies are Being Held by the Occupation…
Attorney Muhammad Alyan, the father of Martyr Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3 with an accomplice), spoke about the latest legal developments on behalf of the Legal Committee for Monitoring the Matter of the Bodies that are Being Held…
Izdihar Abu Sorour, the mother of Martyr Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., terrorist, detonated a bomb on a bus), said in a speech on behalf of the families of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held [by Israel] that the public activity supports the legal activity.”

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Fatah official participates in event honoring terrorist who led murder of 37 
Source: Facebook page of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations, Mar. 12, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki

The top image shows Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki standing on a stage and giving a speech at a Fatah event for terrorist Dalal Mughrabi. Two large photos of Mughrabi adorn the stage together with Fatah’s 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.

Text on sign next to Zaki featuring Mughrabi’s picture: “Jerusalem is our oath”
Posted text: “The 39th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Palestinian fighter Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), one of the most famous Palestinian self-sacrificing fighters (Fida’iya). She was born in 1958 in one of the refugee camps in Beirut, and was the daughter of a family from the city of Jaffa that escaped to Lebanon due to the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of 1948.”
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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.
Fatah praises terrorist Dalal Mughrabi as "the legend that will not die" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 12, 2017

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul ‘Abu Jihad’ participates in the graduation ceremony of the Al-Ta’ayush (i.e., “Coexistence”) [Training] Camp that was held by the Nablus branch of the Fatah Movement on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahida) of Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), the legend that will not die.”
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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.
Fatah official glorifies female terrorists for International Women's Day, gives out plaques erasing Israel  
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 12, 2017
Headline: “PNN in a video: ‘Female Stars of Bethlehem’ – central honor ceremony for female fighters and creators in honor of March 8 (i.e., International Women’s Day)”
      “In a large ceremony under the auspices of [Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub, the Bethlehem District and its Social Solidarity Committee launched the first annual ‘Female Stars of Bethlehem Ceremony 2017’ honor ceremony, through which a group of female fighters alongside female creators who excel in their professional and daily lives will be honored every year…
Rajoub noted that the honoring of the five fighters and 10 creators is part of the ongoing Palestinian national struggle. He noted that the women of Palestine draw from the giving and struggle of the first female Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine, and prime among them Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and Laila Khaled (i.e., terrorist who took part in airplane hijackings), who succeeded in raising the Palestinian voice high and sounding it for the whole world.”
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Camp for Fatah youth movement in Nablus named after terrorist who led murder of 37 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Mar. 12, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah’s Nablus branch

Posted text: “The Training and Staff Preparation Committee of the Fatah Movement’s Nablus branch organized the Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Camp (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) for the Shabiba (i.e., the Fatah youth movement) of the Nablus district at the Al-Nu’eima camp, in partnership with the [PA] National Security Forces.
The camp was opened by District Governor of Jericho and [Fatah] Revolutionary Council Secretary Majed Al-Fatiani, Fatah Secretary in Nablus Jihad Ramadan, Head of Training and Staff Preparation in the branch May Qarada, Camp Commander Bassem Rashid, and Camp Supervisor Baha Al-Qawasami. [Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Jamal Al-Muhaisen lectured about the founding of the movement, the role of the young people, and the modern role of the movement, and [Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat spoke about the concept of negotiation and political analysis”

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.
PA National Security Forces commemorates terrorist who killed 12 children as “bride of Jaffa” 
Source: Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Mar. 11, 2017

 
Image posted on the Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces. The image shows terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and in the upper right corner appears the logo of the PA National Security Forces.

Text on image: “Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children)
The bride of Jaffa
The 39th anniversary of her death as a Martyr”
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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.
 
Fatah official glorifies terrorist Dalal Mughrabi: Terror attack that killed 37 “spread the spirit of victory in the hearts of the Palestinians” 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Mar. 11, 2017
Headline: “Zaki on the 39th anniversary of the operation: Dalal Mughrabi is a quality turning point in the history of the Palestinian struggle”
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and the movement’s Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki compared the Martyr (Shahid) Kamal Adwan operation (i.e., the Coastal Road Massacre, 37 murdered, 12 of them children), which was led by Dalal Mughrabi, to the Karameh battle (see note below –Ed.). This is because it constituted an additional new beginning of the Palestinian resistance due to its deep influence, as it spread the spirit of victory in the hearts of the Palestinians and struck the Israeli occupation like lightning.
Zaki said in an interview with Radio Mawtini today, Saturday [March 11, 2017]: ‘On the 39th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Palestinian fighter Dalal Mughrabi, we recall the planner of the operation, Martyr commander Abu Jihad (i.e., former head of the PLO terror organization’s military wing), who turned Martyr fighter Dalal into a legend who surpassed all of the military ranks and into a turning point in the military operations against the occupation…’”
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Official PA daily glorifies terrorist who led murder of 37 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 11, 2017
Headline: “Today is the 39th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Dalal Mughrabi”
    “Today [March 11, 2017] is the 39th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of fighter Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children). Dalal decided to join the ranks of the Palestinian revolution and to be active in the ranks of the self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) in the Fatah Movement during her studies, and she took many military courses and many classes on guerilla warfare. During [the courses] she trained with different types of weapons, and she was known for her courage, her high national sentiment , and her devotion to Palestine and Fatah...”
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PA district governor of Ramallah participates in ceremony eulogizing terrorist who killed 37 
Source: Official Facebook page of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, Mar. 11, 2017
Images and text posted on the Official Facebook page of Ramallah & Al-Bireh Governorate

Posted text: “[District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam during her participation in the eulogy ceremony for Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) on the 39th memorial day of her death as a Martyr, and for the passage of three months since the passing of [former Greek Catholic] Archbishop [of Jerusalem Hilarion] Capucci
Ramallah, March 11, 2017”

The image on the left shows District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam giving a speech on stage next to a sign featuring terrorist Dalal Mughrabi’s picture at the ceremony.
Text on sign: “Jerusalem is our oath”
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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.

Hilarion Capucci – former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem who exploited his status as a religious leader to smuggle weapons to Palestinian terrorists. He was arrested in 1974 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was released in 1977 due to the Vatican’s intervention. In October 2013, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas awarded him the Star of Jerusalem Medal.
Fatah official glorifies terrorist who led murder of 37 on his Facebook page  
Source: Facebook page of Tawfiq Tirawi, member of Fatah Central Committee, Mar. 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations Tawfiq Tirawi

Posted text: “Concerning Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), a daughter of the land who scattered her soul on the soil of the land of peace and constitutes for us a Palestinian school for the supreme love of the homeland. The lady of complete giving for the freedom of the land and man. May her soul rest in our skies, a true rainbow of freedom.”

The image shows terrorist Dalal Mughrabi wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle. In the upper right appears another picture of Mughrabi.
Text on bottom of image: “From the memory of Palestine
Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi”
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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.
Fatah glorifies terror attack that killed 37, including 12 children 
Source: Website of Fatah's Information and ‎Culture Commission, Mar. 11, 2017
Headline: “Dalal Mughrabi: A 20-year-old fighter who led an operation that shocked the security position of the occupation state”
     “Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) was a young Palestinian woman who was born in 1958 in the Sabra refugee camp, one of the refugee camps near the Lebanese capital, Beirut. She was the daughter of a family from the city of Jaffa that fled to Lebanon due to the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of 1948…
The year 1978 was a bad year for the Palestinian revolution, as it took a number of blows and several of its military operations (i.e., terror attacks) failed. Likewise, the refugee camps in Lebanon were witness to massacres, and there was an urgent need to carry out a quality and brave operation in order to strike the Zionist occupation in the heart of its capital, and such was the Kamal Adwan operation (i.e., the Coastal Road Massacre, it did not take place in the capital of Jerusalem)...”
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Fatah in Gaza posts terror-promoting 'will' of terrorist who killed 37 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission‎, Mar. 11, 2017
Image posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Information and Culture Commission

The image features a photo of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children. At the top right 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.

Text on image: “Fatah Movement – East Gaza branch
Information Commission
The will of the bride of Palestine
Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi
1958-1978
‘My will to all of you, O my rifle-bearing brothers, begins with freezing the secondary conflicts and intensifying the main conflict against the Zionist enemy and turning the rifles – all of the rifles – toward the Zionist enemy. This is because the independence of the Palestinian decision-making is defended by the rifles of the revolutionaries [who shoot] continuously.’”
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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.
PA TV calls the terrorists who attacked Savoy hotel as "Martyrs," describes the Israeli rescue crew as the attackers 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 11, 2017
Official PA TV program Israeli Media in the Spotlight, on a report on Israeli Channel 1 revealing recordings of the negotiations with the terrorists from the 1975 Savoy Hotel attack
Official PA TV host: "The Israeli military censorship allowed the publicizing of a film that contains testimony being publicized for the first time of a senior Israeli officer who participated in the attack (i.e., rescue mission) against the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv while an armed squad of the Fatah Movement held Israeli hostages in 1975 in order to free Palestinian and Arab prisoners. The occupation army chose to attack the self-sacrificing (Fida'i) squad and a fierce battle took place during which a number of [Israeli] soldiers were killed, including a senior officer in addition to 7 dead [civilians] and the deaths as Martyrs (Istish’had) of the attacking squad." …

Official PA TV narrator: "The Savoy operation was the first attack the Palestinians carried out by infiltration from the sea, when the squad left the coasts of Lebanon and arrived and infiltrated Tel Aviv. The mastermind of the operation was Martyr Abu Jihad Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 125), in order to avenge Israel's assassination of three PLO leaders (i.e., terrorists Kamal Adwan, Kamal Nasser, and Abu Yusuf Al Najjar, killed by Israeli forces in April 1973), and to release the prisoners."

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Fatah post honors murderer of American Taylor Force 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 10, 2017

 
Fatah's post includes Fatah's glorification of the murderer of American citizen Taylor Force. The post, which is primarily Fatah criticism of Prime Minister Netanyahu's spokesman, includes a drawing with the name "Bashar Masalha" - the terrorist who murdered Taylor Force and injured 11 in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on March 8, 2016.

The drawing is part of Fatah's original post from the day of the murder, when Fatah rushed to honor the killer, posting the linked drawing.
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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.
Masked Fatah activists write slogans on walls to honor memory of Palestinian suicide bombers 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 9, 2017
Headline: “Marking the anniversary of the Martyrs of the battle to defend the Dheisheh refugee camp”


     “The Dheisheh refugee camp yesterday [March 8, 2017] marked the 15th anniversary of the deaths as Martyrs (Shahids) of six of the camp’s children: Muhammad Daraghmeh who carried out an operation in Jerusalem (i.e., suicide bombing, 11 murdered), Jad Atallah, Issa Faraj, Ahmed Is’haq, Ayyat Al-Akhras (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 2), and Saed Abu Omar (PMW was unable to verify details regarding Atallah, Faraj, Is’haq, and Abu Omar –Ed.)
All of them ascended [to Heaven] during a broad Israeli military invasion in which hundreds of the occupation’s soldiers participated on March 8, 2002, which was called by the Israeli government at the time ‘the war of the camps’ (sic., apparently the reference is to Operation Defensive Shield which began in late March 2002; not all of those listed died on the same date). They invaded the refugee camps in the West Bank, imposed a heavy siege, and repeatedly shelled many of the homes, neighborhoods, and towns. They also carried out broad assassination operations, which led to the deaths as Martyrs of Ahmed Is’haq and Jad Atallah. In addition, armed clashes took place between cells of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s terror wing) in the camp and the occupation’s soldiers, in which fighter Saed Abu Omar died as a Martyr. Educator Issa Faraj also died as a Martyr in his home after an arbitrary shelling of homes. Female Martyr Ayyat Al-Akhras died in Jerusalem while she carried out a military operation that led to the deaths and wounding of many Israelis… The anniversary was marked by dozens of masked activists from the Fatah Movement going out
Fatah re-uploads pic of Arafat holding a rifle that had caused Facebook to block its page  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 7, 2017

Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows Yasser Arafat holding a rifle that was seized from an Israeli soldier who was abducted in Lebanon, and to his right stands Mahmoud Al-Aloul who is the current Fatah Deputy Chairman and a Fatah Central Committee member.
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The official Fatah Facebook page was briefly closed by Facebook in late February 2017, and according to Fatah a post with this very image of Yasser Arafat holding a rifle was the reason for the closure. Nevertheless, the image was posted on the page again mere days after the page was reopened by Facebook.
PLO holds "Brothers of Dalal Camp" for university students, named after terrorist who led murder of 37 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Mar. 6, 2017
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs


The image shows a picture of Dalal Mughrabi - a terrorist who led the murder of 37 Israeli civilians, 12 of them children - in the center, with a Palestinian flag behind it. Below her picture, children are seen running, while one carries a Palestinian flag.
Text on image: "The first Brothers of Dalal Camp for young people
Palestine – Jericho – Madinat Al-Amal [sports club in Jericho], March 7-12, 2017
Held by the Department for Youth Affairs of the Center [West Bank] Council of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs”

Posted text: "The Center Council prepares for the opening of the first Brothers of Dalal Camp for young people on Tuesday
The Youth Department of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs in the Center [West Bank] completed the preparations - which took almost two months - for holding the first Brothers of Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Camp for young people...
Director-General of the Center Council Mu'tasim Abu Gharbieh noted that... the staff met with a number of relevant national institutions and figures, the most prominent of them being the district governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, representatives of the security institutions and national institutions, the Madinat Al-Amal administration, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and Rashida Mughrabi, the sister of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi. Abu Gharbieh also praised the support that the Center Council received from Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub..."

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Head of Palestinian Women’s Union on Women’s Day: Female terrorist who led murder of 37 was “a role model” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 6, 2017

Official PA TV program I Call You, on International Women's Day and female prisoners

Head of Palestinian Women’s Union Amal Hamad: "Dalal Mughrabi who was a role model led men and stood in the front line (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37). Dalal established a state inside a bus, and waved a flag over the bus. She killed as many as she killed from among the occupation’s soldiers, not from among civilians (sic., all of the victims were civilians). She excelled in her leadership, her pioneering and her faith."
PFLP political bureau member and Director of the Women’s Research Center Maryam Abu Daqqa: "The Palestinian women created a triangle of horror: Laila Khaled from the air, Shadia Abu Ghazaleh from the land and Dalal Mughrabi from the sea."
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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, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

Laila Khaled - PFLP terrorist who participated in the hijacking of TWA flight 840 on Aug. 29, 1969 from Rome to Athens and the hijacking of El Al flight 219 on Sept. 6, 1970 from Amsterdam to New York. The second hijacking was averted by the pilot and security personnel on board. They shot Khaled’s accomplice, Patrick Argüello, who had killed one of the flight attendants. Khaled was overpowered and the plane landed in London where Khaled was handed over and
PLO official: We are trying to free all the prisoners, including Barghouti 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 6, 2017
Headline: "During a press conference with Karake and Fares – Erekat: We are willing to formulate a national strategy regarding the prisoners together with the PLO factions"

"Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee [PLO Chief Negotiator, and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat yesterday [March 5, 2017,] emphasized the willingness [of the PLO Executive Committee] to convene a meeting of all of the PLO factions in order to formulate a national strategy regarding the prisoners, in conjunction with the continued efforts to internationalize this matter and transfer it to the International Criminal Court.
Erekat said these things yesterday during a press conference hosted by the [PLO] department for negotiations in its offices in El-Bireh, with the participation of Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake and Chairman of the Prisoners' Club Qadura Fares…

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PA chief negotiator Erekat: No difference between ISIS terrorism and ‘Israeli occupation terrorism’ 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Mar. 5, 2017
Headline: “Erekat: The PLO’s plan will remain in place until the establishment of the State of Palestine”

“[PLO] Executive Committee Secretary [and PLO Chief Negotiator and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Saeb Erekat in a press statement discussed the general political situation and the changes that have started to take place in the region and in the world since the US presidential elections…
[Erekat said that] there are large changes that cannot be denied. However, we as Palestinians have not stopped our contact with the new American administration on all levels since Jan. 20 [2017] (i.e., since US President Donald Trump took office), as head of the Palestinian [General] Intelligence [Service] Majid Faraj held a number of meetings and conversations with his colleagues in the US . Afterwards, the head of the American [Central] Intelligence Agency [Mike Pompeo] came and met with [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah [on Feb . 15, 2017]. We as Palestinians, as the president said, will work alongside the Trump administration with full positivity on the two-state solution on the 1967 borders, the peace process option, and the illegality of settlement. The transfer of the American embassy or anything similar means the elimination of the peace process. Our positions are known and very clear, and we have conveyed messages to the American administration in a clear and precise manner. We are part of the region that is experiencing the phenomenon of ISIS and the rest of the revelations of terror. We are against harming Islam, and we are an inseparable part of the war against terror in this region. However, whoever wants to defeat ISIS and ISIS’ terror must start by drying up the swamp of the Israeli occupation, as it is the worst type of terror. There is no difference between a criminal who kills a journalist on behalf of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and a criminal who sets the infant Ali Dawabsheh , his mother, his fat
Abbas kisses 14-year-old stabber 
Source: Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Mar. 5, 2017
Picture and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

The picture shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas embracing 14-year-old Osama Zaidat who attempted to stab Israeli citizens at a bus stop near Kiryat Arba.


Posted text:
"[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: The Israeli actions against our people will not cause us to renounce our just rights
President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas said that the Israeli actions against our people, including attacks, arrests, and killing, will not cause us to renounce our just rights and the establishment of our independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Abbas said this today, Sunday evening [March 5, 2017], at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah while receiving the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Al-Jalad (i.e., terrorist, attempted stabbing) who died in the occupation's prisons, and the released prisoner, the injured child Osama Zaidat (i.e., terrorist, attempted stabbing)."

{Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, March 5, 2017]

Osama Zaidat – 14-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israelis at a bus stop near Kiryat Arba on Sept. 23, 2016. He was shot in the leg by soldiers during the attempt.

Muhammad Al-Jalad - Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier with a screwdriver at Hawara checkpoint outside Nablus on Nov. 9, 2016. The screwdriver failed to penetrate the soldier’s flak jacket, and Al-Jalad was shot and wounded by other soldiers at the scene. Al-Jalad died of his wounds at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva in Israel in February 2017.
PA Police Director-General mentions Dalal Mughrabi, who led murder of 37, as one of the “fighting women” and proof Palestinian women’s role has “not been marginal” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 4, 2017
PA Police Director-General Hazem Atallah: “(Atallah is asked about the place of women in the PA police –Ed.) First of all, when we speak about women we speak about women as mothers, sisters, and wives. Afterwards we speak about fighting women, we speak about Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and Dalal Mughrabi’s comrades. Women in Palestinian history have not been marginal. They are not a new or trivial thing, but rather the opposite. Women have had a presence on the path of Palestinian national activity since the first moments.”

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 Twitter praises terrorist who murdered 10 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Mar. 4, 2017
Text tweeted from the official Fatah Twitter account

Tweeted text: "Prince of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah's military wing), as he was called by our leader Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered)
Thaer Kayed Qadura Hammad (i.e., terrorist, murdered 10)
From the story of Thaer Hammad, hero of the [Wadi Al-Haramiya] operation (i.e., terror attack)"
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Thaer Hammad – serving 11 life sentences for murdering 10 Israelis, 3 civilians and 7 soldiers, by shooting them with a sniper rifle from a hilltop in Wadi Al-Haramiya in the West Bank on March 3, 2002.

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
Fatah FB glorifies sniper who murdered 10 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 3, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “Fatah’s Wadi Al-Haramiya sniper
Prisoner Thaer Hammad: born in the village of Silwad. On Monday, March 3, 2002, he carried out a quality operation (i.e., terror attack) that led to the death of 11 Israeli soldiers and 1 settler (sic., he murdered 3 civilians and 7 soldiers) and the wounding of 9, while using an M1 rifle and just 26 bullets. The old rifle blew up immediately afterwards.
The sentence: 11 life sentences.”

The image shows terrorist Thaer Hammad.

Text on image: “The Wadi Al-Haramiya sniper”
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Thaer Hammad – serving 11 life sentences for murdering 10 Israelis, 3 civilians and 7 soldiers, by shooting them with a sniper rifle from a hilltop in Wadi Al-Haramiya in the West Bank on March 3, 2002.
PA TV glorifies "heroic" prisoners and visits their families 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 3, 2017

Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, on prisoners who were released in the 2011 Shalit prisoner exchange deal and later rearrested, hosting Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake and District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Official PA TV host: “First of all, allow me to welcome the wife of heroic prisoner Nael Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1)…
I want to turn to the family of heroic prisoner Alaa Al-Din Al-Bazian (i.e., terrorist who led a cell that murdered 2).”
Visual: Screenshot shows the brother of terrorist prisoner Nidal Zalum.
Text on screen: “Brother of heroic prisoner Nidal Zalum”
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Fatah Twitter glorifies suicide bomber who killed 11 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Mar. 2, 2017
Text tweeted from the official Fatah Twitter account

      “The 15th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of heroic Martyrdom (Shahada) seeker Muhammad Daraghmeh (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 11), an activist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Fatah's military wing”
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Muhammad Daraghmeh Al-Shou'ani – a terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who carried out a suicide bombing at the entrance to a yeshiva (religious studies academy) in the Beit Yisrael neighborhood of Jerusalem on March 2, 2002, shortly after a Bar Mitzvah celebration had taken place there. 11 people were murdered in the attack, among them children and babies, and 50 were injured.
PA district governor praises PLO youth council for holding camp named after Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2017
Posted text: “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam welcomed a delegation at her office two days ago [Feb. 25, 2017] from the Center [West Bank] Council [of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports], which included Director-General of the Center [West Bank] Council Mu’tasim Abu Gharbieh…
The delegation briefed Dr. Ghannam on the joint preparations for the first Brothers of Dalal camp for youth. Abu Gharbieh explained about the preparations for holding the camp, about the central role of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district, and especially about the solidarity rally that will take place as part of the camp’s activities on the ninth of next month [March 9, 2017] at the Al-Manara Square (i.e., in central Ramallah)... Dr. Ghannam welcomed the delegation and welcomed its efforts to hold a camp named after Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children). She praised the creative initiative and its goals... She expressed full willingness to cooperate with the council in order to bring about the success of the camp and the solidarity rally. She also ordered all of the parties involved in the matter to do all that is necessary so that the solidarity rally will take place in a worthy fashion for Martyr Mughrabi, her comrades (i.e., in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre), and all of Palestine’s Martyrs.”
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Fatah official: Terrorist Marwan Barghouti is a "national asset" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 24, 2017
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub… emphasized that [Fatah] leadership member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) is a national asset that must be guarded, and added: ‘We will not give up on Marwan, and he must continue to be a uniting factor for the movement.’”

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
Official PA daily calls Jerusalem truck-ramming terrorist a "Martyr" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 24, 2017
     “The [Israeli] Supreme Court yesterday [Feb. 23 , 2017] approved the demolition of Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Qanbar’s home in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of occupied Jerusalem. This was after he was attributed with carrying out a [truck] ramming operation a month and a half ago in the settlement of Armon Hanatziv (i.e., Jerusalem neighborhood), which led to the deaths of four soldiers and the wounding of 18.”

Fadi Al-Qanbar – 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on Jan. 8, 2017, murdered 4 Israeli soldiers – officer Yael Yekutiel, 20, and cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, Shira Tzur, 20, and Erez Orbach, 20 – and wounded over 15 other soldiers in a truck ramming attack at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, in southeast Jerusalem. After ramming into the soldiers at high speed, Al-Qanbar ran over the prone soldiers again before being shot and killed by soldiers and an armed civilian. Al-Qanbar supported ISIS online.
Fatah Facebook glorifies Abu Jihad: "He is the roaring lion, the first bullet and the first stone" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 20, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Martyr (Shahid) leader Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad (i.e., former head of the PLO terror organization’s military wing) – a leader whose greatness was as the greatness of the homeland”
The image shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir – Abu Jihad. In the upper left corner appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel is “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Text on image: “He is Al-Wazir, he is the Prince, he is the roaring lion, the first bullet and the first stone. He is Abu Jihad”
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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 planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks killing 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports names youth camp after terrorist who led murder of 37 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, Feb. 19, 2017
Organizers of the camp pose beside photo of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports

Posted text: “A delegation from the Center [West Bank] Council [of the PLO Supreme Council[ for Youth and Sports met with Rashida Mughrabi (i.e., the sister of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi) and updated her regarding the first “Brothers of Dalal” camp for youth, whose activities will begin next month [March 2017]...
A delegation from the Center [West Bank] Council for Youth and Sports met with Rashida Mughrabi… The meeting revolved around the preparations that the Center Council is making to hold the first Brothers of Dalal camp for youth in Jericho next month.
[Center Council Director-General Mu’tasim] Abu Gharbieh updated Mughrabi regarding the arrangements and recent discussions he held in preparation for holding the camp. He noted that the camp is being held in honor of Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and her comrades in the Martyr Kamal Adwan Operation (i.e., Coastal Road massacre in 1978)...”
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PA Minister of Education glorifies imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti 
Source: YouTube channel of Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 19, 2017
Independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an YouTube channel host: “Sister Fadwa Barghouti (i.e., the wife of terrorist prisoner Marwan Barghouti, who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) wrote a post on Facebook, which is clearly a message to the [Fatah] Central Committee – to you – and there it is written: ‘Take the positions and salaries for yourselves, but leave the homeland for me.’ A picture of prisoner Marwan Barghouti sitting in prisoners’ clothing is attached. I also noticed several mocking comments on Facebook containing political satire, about so-and-so receiving this and that [Fatah] commission - mobilization and organization, youth, foreign [affairs] - and Marwan Barghouti received Hadarim, in other words Hadarim Prison, which is to say that he was left adrift. Did you leave Marwan adrift? Honorable Minister [of Education], how do you understand this?”
PA Minister of Education and Fatah Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam: “First of all, allow me to say that no one can skip over a man of Marwan Barghouti’s stature. He is in our hearts, and he is [a source of] pride for the Palestinian people and Fatah. In the [Fatah] Central Committee meeting only the immediate problems were dealt with.”

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Fatah FB posts letter from Fatah's military wing: Nomination of movement's Deputy Chairman is commitment to path of terrorist "Martyrs"  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 18, 2017
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Posted text: “From commander Salem Thabet ‘Abu Al-Abd,’ General Commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) ‘Al-Asifa Army’
In the name of All Merciful Allah
The election of national leader Mahmoud Al-Aloul ‘Abu Jihad’ as Deputy Chairman of the [Fatah] Movement comes as a proper part of the process of correction and the redirecting of the compass towards the Martyrs (Shahids), and out of loyalty to the wills of Yasser [Arafat] and [Khalil] Al-Wazir (i.e., former head of the PLO terror organization’s military wing), and commitment to the path of Salah Khalaf (i.e., head of the terror organization Black September), Dalal [Mughrabi] (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), and the two Kamals [Kamal Adwan and Kamal Nasser] (i.e., senior members of the Black September terror organization).
All loyalty and appreciation for the good branch that remains of the good tree of Fatah.
#Together_hand_in_hand_for_Fatah”
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Fatah glorifies Central Committee member by comparing him to terrorist who murdered 125 Israelis 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 17, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “How wonderful this man is”

The image shows Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul.

Text on image: “How wonderful this man is, who the older he gets, the more his stability and the vitality of his powerful facial features, which are almost identical to those of Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad (i.e., former head of the PLO terror organization’s military wing). If not for the white hair, we would have thought he was Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., Abu Jihad)… The Zionist press has documented a number of standpoints and statements of his that supported the young people in the stabbing operations and defense of the land against the occupation and settlers as a legal right. He succeeded in winning the trust of the Fatah Movement and was appointed deputy chairman of the movement. Leader Mahmoud Al-Aloul Abu Jihad, may Allah help you and guide you to what is good for Palestine and the fighting people.”

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.
Fatah official: Terrorist Marwan Barghouti is "a crown of pride and honor on our heads” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 16, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Now
[Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman and] Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul "Abu Jihad": ‘Prisoner commander Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) is a crown of pride and honor on our heads”

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
Fatah FB: Terrorist Marwan Barghouti is the "Nelson Mandela of Palestine" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 15, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows terrorist Marwan Barghouti who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered. On the image appears the logo of the 52nd anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah, which features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, a keffiyeh (Arab headdress), and the Fatah logo with a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.” The Fatah logo also appears in the bottom right corner of the image.

Posted text: “Brother and great fighter, Fatah Central Committee member Marwan Barghouti
An important and great Palestinian Fatah figure, in whom and in whose struggle we take pride
The [Nelson] Mandela of Palestine”

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to t
Fatah spokesman about terrorists: They are “Martyrs” who died “for the cause” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 15, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: The land is the land of the Palestinian state”

“Fatah Movement International Spokesman Ziyad Khalil Abu Ziyad said in response to Israeli Minister Ayoob Kara’s statement [on Feb. 14, 2017], according to which ‘The Palestinian state solution in Gaza and Sinai is the solution that Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu and US President [Donald] Trump will adopt,’ that ideas of this sort are empty of content and meaningless…
Abu Ziyad emphasized that any solution that will lead to an agreement will pass only with the agreement of the Palestinian people, because it has sacrificed thousands of Martyrs (Shahids) and injured for its cause, and it still waits for the release of thousands of prisoners and detainees [who are being held] illegally by Israel. He also emphasized that they will not relinquish the right of return, and it is part of the solution or failure to reach an agreement between the sides.”
Fatah FB posts photo of Arafat and Abu Jihad: "We remain loyal to the path” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 11, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows Yasser Arafat and head of the PLO terror organization’s military wing Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” who was responsible for attacks in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered.

Posted text:
“The Elder (i.e., Yasser Arafat) and [Khalil] Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125 Israelis)
We remain loyal to the path”

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.
PA government salutes the "legendary resolve of the heroic male and female prisoners" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 8, 2017
Headline: "The [PA] government: 'The Regularization Law' places obstacles in the US president's path to achieving a historic agreement"
     "The [PA] government emphasized during its weekly meeting that was held yesterday [Feb. 7, 2017] in Ramallah, led by [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah, that the wild settlement attack… will make the situation more complicated…
It condemned the latest Israeli escalation against the Gaza Strip, which constitutes a continuation of the crimes of murder, destruction, its strangling blockade of the Gaza Strip, and its unceasing aggression against members of our people, our land, and our holy sites. It also emphasized that the Israeli government bears full responsibility for this dangerous escalation, and warned against the intentions of the Israeli government and against its policy, whose goal is to cause an explosion in the situation…
The government saluted the legendary resolve of the heroic male and female prisoners in the occupation's prisons and detention camps, and condemned the wild attack that the Israeli occupation is carrying out against the prisoners through the [Israeli] Prison Service…
The government said that this brutal attack – manifested in abuse and oppression through use of excessive force and isolation – is part of a systematic plan to harm the lives of the prisoners, which constitutes an additional Israeli crime."

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PA Prime Minister Hamdallah sends "greetings of honor and admiration" to arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti on behalf of himself and Abbas, supports Barghouti's candidacy for Nobel Peace Prize 
Source: Khabar, independent Palestinian news agency, Feb. 7, 2017
Headline: “Hamdallah: We support the candidacy of Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Prize”
     “[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said: ‘I am honored and happy to participate today in a ceremony honoring leadership member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) and to be present at the first screening of the documentary film produced by the [independent Palestinian] Ma’an media network in order to present his national path. At this opportunity, on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, myself, and the government, I send greetings of honor and admiration to leadership member Marwan Barghouti, the symbol of the national activity and the prisoners’ movement, and to all of the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons.’
These things were said today, Tuesday [Feb. 7, 2017], in Ramallah, in the presence of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Israeli parliament member from the Joint [Arab] List Ahmed Tibi, Chairman of the Ma’an media network Nasser Al-Laham, a number of Fatah Central Committee and Fatah Revolutionary Committee members, and a number of ministers and official and prominent figures, during his [PA PM Rami Hamdallah’s] speech at the first screening of the Ma’an media network’s documentary film on the path of fighter Marwan Barghouti.
The prime minster added: ‘I praise the heroic resolve of fighter Marwan Barghouti in the occupation’s prisons, in which he has spent more than 20 years of his life, including more than 100 days in solitary confinement. Marwan is still sacrificing his freedom, alongside his brothers and comrades, in the darkness of the prison for the freedom of the members of his people, and in order to defend the holiest cause, on the basis of their belief in the inevitable victory over the injustice and the jailors, and we are convinced that t
Abbas states he "share[s] the same ideas" as terrorist Marwan Barghouti in documentary 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Feb. 7, 2017
Headline: “Marwan: A film that illustrates the stories of the fighters, the expelled, and the prisoners”
     “‘Marwan’ is a 70-minute documentary film that was screened yesterday, Tuesday [Feb. 6, 2017], in its first version at the Red Cross Hall in El-Bireh. It is a documentary film that illustrates the life of the Palestinian fighter [Marwan Barghouti] (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), who was sentenced to 5 life sentences in the occupation’s prisons… The film begins with an interview with [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, in which he emphasizes that he and Barghouti have shared the same ideas for the past 40 years, and it documents the life of prisoner Marwan Barghouti from 1978, and his participation in the Stone Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) and afterwards in the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005), during which he was arrested...”

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PA Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem calls two terrorists who carried out car ramming attacks “Martyrs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 2, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] Islamic-Christian [Council]: Two Martyrs, hundreds of housing units in the settlements, and the expulsion of residents of Jerusalem during the last month”

“The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places yesterday [Feb. 1, 2017] published its monthly report on the subject of the Israeli violations against Jerusalem and its holy sites for the month of January 2017. [The report said that] the Israeli occupation forces continued their severe and organized violations of the principles of international law and human rights in the Palestinian territories in general, and in occupied Jerusalem in particular.
The report documented the deaths as Martyrs (Shahids) of two residents of Jerusalem: young Fadi Ahmed Al-Qanbar (i.e., terrorist, murdered 4) from the town of Jabel Mukaber (i.e., Jerusalem neighborhood), and young Hussein Salem Abu Ghosh (i.e., terrorist, carried out a car ramming attempt) from the Qalandiya refugee camp.”

Fadi Al-Qanbar – 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on Jan. 8, 2017, murdered 4 Israeli soldiers – officer Yael Yekutiel, 20, and cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, Shira Tzur, 20, and Erez Orbach, 20 – and wounded over 15 other soldiers in a truck ramming attack at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, in southeast Jerusalem. After ramming into the soldiers at high speed, Al-Qanbar ran over the prone soldiers again before being shot and killed by soldiers and an armed civilian. Al-Qanbar supported ISIS online.

Hussein Abu Ghosh – 18-year-old Palestinian terrorist who attempted to ram his car into Israelis at a bus station near Psagot, north of Jerusalem, on Jan. 25, 2017. Abu Ghosh was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers at the scene. The attack occurred exactly one year after Abu Ghosh’s cousin, also named Hussein Abu Ghosh, together with Ibrahim Allan, stabbed Shlomit Krigman
Fatah Facebook glorifies “the Red Prince,” terrorist planner of the Munich Olympics massacre 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 1, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Fatah was here
The man who imposed fear on the Mossad (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service), Martyr (Shahid) commander Abu Hassan Salameh (i.e., commander of operations of the Black September terror organization)”

The image shows a picture of terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh.
Text on image: “The Red Prince”

Ali Hassan Salameh (son of Hassan Salameh, born 1940, killed Jan. 22, 1979, also called Abu Hassan) - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. (Deception p. 260)

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Fatah FB post glorifies PA policeman who committed shooting attack 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 31, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


The image shows terrorist Amjad Jasser Al-Sukkari, the personal security guard of the PA General Attorney, who shot and injured 3 Israeli soldiers on Jan. 31, 2016 before being shot and killed.

Posted text:
“The first anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of officer Amjad Al-Sukkari, who carried out the shooting operation at the Beit-El checkpoint, north of Ramallah.”

Amjad Jasser Al-Sukkari – 34-year-old Palestinian terrorist and the personal security guard of the PA General Attorney. Al-Sukkari injured 3 Israeli soldiers in a shooting attack next to the Jewish town of Beit-El, adjacent to Ramallah, on Jan. 31, 2016. Al-Sukkari was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
Abbas, PA PM hold ceremony eulogizing terror accessoring former Archbishop  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 29, 2017
Image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem Hilarion Capucci, who smuggled weapons to Palestinian terrorists, and in the background a church.

Text on image: “General invitation
Under the auspices of His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas
In the presence of His Honor [PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah
The [PA] Higher Presidential Committee of Churches’ Affairs [in Palestine] invites you to participate in the ceremony eulogizing [former Greek Catholic] Archbishop [of Jerusalem] fighter Hilarion Capucci
On Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at the Red Crescent Hall at 2:00 p.m.
‘Syrian in his origin, Palestinian in his struggle, Arab in his identity’”

Hilarion Capucci – former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem who exploited his status as a religious leader to smuggle weapons to Palestinian terrorists. He was arrested in 1974 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was released in 1977 due to the Vatican’s intervention. In October 2013, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas awarded him the Star of Jerusalem Medal.

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Fatah proud of suicide bomber who murdered 1 and wounded over 100: "Her pure body exploded into pieces in the Zionists` faces" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 27, 2017

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a picture of Wafa Idris, the first Palestinian female suicide bomber, who murdered 1 Israeli and wounded over 100 others. In the bottom corners are the Fatah logo, featuring a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Posted text:
“Today [Jan. 27, 2017] is the 15th anniversary of the first Martyrdom-seeking (Istish’had) operation (i.e., terror attack) of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005), which was carried out by Martyrdom-seeker Wafa Idris (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 and wounded over 100), a daughter of the Fatah Movement. She planted an explosive belt on her body on Jaffa Street in occupied Jerusalem, so that her pure body would explode into pieces in the Zionists’ faces. One Israeli was killed in the operation and an additional 90 were wounded (sic., over 100), and it came in response to the assassination operation against commander Raed Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 9)."

Text on image:
"First female Martyrdom seeker
Martyr (Shahida) Wafa Idris
Jan. 28 (sic., 27), 2002"
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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.

Raed Al-Karmi – was a senior Tanzim (F
Fatah FB posts photo of Dalal Mughrabi, who murdered 37 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 25, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), first on the right (sic., Mughrabi might be the first on the left in the bottom row of the top image) at Mas’oud Hill in Bint Jbeil, [Lebanon,] 1976”

The top image shows a group of armed people, several of them in uniform. Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi might be the first on the left in the bottom row.

The second image shows another group of people, several of them in uniform.

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.
Monument for terrorist who murdered 1 placed in village near Jenin 
Source: Al-Quds, Jan. 25, 2017
Headline: “Jenin: The unveiling of the monument for Martyr Hamdouni in Ya’abad”

“In the village of Ya’abad, southwest of Jenin, the monument for the Martyr (Shahid) of the prisoners’ movement Martyr Yasser Hamdouni (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), which was placed by the municipality, was unveiled yesterday evening [Jan. 24, 2017].”

Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni was serving a life sentence for participating in the murder of Israeli Avner Maimon in the Palestinian town of Ya'abad in the West Bank (June 12, 2003). Hamdouni, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), died on Sept. 25, 2016 after collapsing while exercising in the Israeli Rimon Prison yard.
Fatah TV music video encourages suicide bombings: “God, grant us Martyrdom… A million grooms and brides… have written the marriage contract in blood” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 24, 2017

Fatah-run Awdah TV, video clip of the song “Al-Aqsa Has Called” by Egyptian singer Muhammad Fouad that was released in 2000 during the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005)

Visual:
Burning the Israeli flag

Speech by Yasser Arafat:
They [the Israelis] want me captive, exiled or dead - but I tell them: [I will be] a Martyr! Martyr, Martyr, Martyr.

Lyrics: "Al-Aqsa has called, and its call is precious
For its sake, life is insignificant, even if it’s precious...
God, grant us Martyrdom there
God, promise us, we beg of you…
A million grooms and brides at the celebration
Have written the marriage contract in blood on the veil"

Visual: Suicide bomber Wafa Idris – She blew herself up in Jerusalem, killing 1 and wounding over 100

Lyrics: "A million grooms and brides at the celebration
Have written the marriage contract in blood on the veil"

Visual: Suicide bomber Ayyat Al-Akhras – She blew herself up in Jerusalem, killing 2 and wounding 28

Lyrics: "Filled with desire, they are going to the Paradise of immortals
To a wedding procession with angels that fill Palestine with light."
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According to Islamic belief, a Martyr marries 72 Dark-Eyed Virgins in Paradise. Therefore a Martyr’s funeral is considered a “wedding.” Becoming a Martyr represents the highest religious achievement that c
Fatah Central Committee member: Planner of Munich Massacre was "a name and symbol" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 23, 2017
Headline: “Zaki on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Salameh: He frightened the enemies of the revolution”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki said that leader Ali Hassan Salameh (i.e., commander of the Black September terror organization) was a name and symbol who stunned and terrified the enemies of the Palestinian revolution. Zaki added in a radio interview yesterday [Jan. 22, 2017]: ‘Leader Martyr (Shahid) Salameh was wise and had strong willpower, and was one of the pioneers in the leadership of the [Fatah] Movement. He received the responsibility to command and carry out special missions. He made sure to learn everything possible in order to stun the enemies of the [Fatah] movement’…
He added: ‘This great man ascended [to Heaven] after an explosion in his car, even though he took precautions, but those who took his place avenged him.’”

Ali Hassan Salameh (son of Hassan Salameh, born 1940, killed Jan. 22, 1979, also called Abu Hassan) - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. (Deception p. 260)
Fatah FB glorifies organizer of Munich Olympics Massacre 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 22, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “The anniversary of the death of the man who imposed fear on the Mossad (i.e., Israeli Secret Intelligence Service), Martyr (Shahid) commander Abu Hassan Salameh
Jan. 22, 1979…
The most famous operation that was connected to his name was the attack operation on the Israeli sport team in the Munich Olympics (i.e., Munich massacre, 11 Israeli athletes murdered)… after which his name was placed at the top of the assassination list of the Israeli intelligence circles.”

The image shows terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh. In the bottom right of the image appears the Fatah logo, featuring a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Ali Hassan Salameh (son of Hassan Salameh, born 1940, killed Jan. 22, 1979, also called Abu Hassan) - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. (
Deception p. 260)
Fatah FB commemorates death of Munich Massacre planner 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 22, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “The anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of commander Ali Hassan Salameh (i.e., commander of the Black September terror organization), the Red Prince
1940-1979
Remaining loyal to the path”

The image shows a picture of terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh.

Text on image:
“The Red Prince”

Ali Hassan Salameh (son of Hassan Salameh, born 1940, killed Jan. 22, 1979, also called Abu Hassan) - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. (Deception p. 260)
PA daily glorifies the "Red Prince" who commanded the Black September terror organization 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 22, 2017
Headline: “38 years since the death as a Martyr (Shahid ) of the Red Prince, leader Ali Hassan Salameh”
     “Jan. 22, 1979 was ‘the Sad Monday’ in the history of the modern Palestinian revolution…
The start of 1979 was catastrophic, because on this sad day Israeli Mossad agents succeeded in blowing up the convoy of Commander of [PA Presidential Security] Force 17 Ali Hassan Salameh…
His name was connected to many quality operations (i.e., terrorist attacks). His name was also connected to the covert contacts the Palestinian revolution had with many parties in Lebanon and in the world.”

Ali Hassan Salameh (son of Hassan Salameh, born 1940, killed Jan. 22, 1979, also called Abu Hassan) - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. (Deception p. 260)
Fatah official: Terrorist who planned Munich massacre was a "name and symbol that imposed fear on the enemies" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 22, 2017
Headline: “Zaki on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Abu Hassan Salameh: He was great and imposed fear on the enemies of the revolution”
     “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki said that commander Ali Hassan Salameh (i.e., commander of the Black September terror organization) was a name and symbol that imposed fear on the enemies of the Palestinian revolution.
Zaki added in an interview with Radio Mawtini today, Sunday [Jan. 22, 2017]: ‘Commander Martyr (Shahid) Salameh had wisdom and a strong will. He was one of the pioneers of the [Fatah] Movement leadership. He accepted the responsibility of the leadership and carried out the special missions. He was most determined to learn everything possible in order to impose fear on the enemies of the revolution.’”

Ali Hassan Salameh (son of Hassan Salameh, born 1940, killed Jan. 22, 1979, also called Abu Hassan) - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. (Deception p. 260)
Fatah FB celebrates planner of Munich Massacre, "who pursued the Israelis while they were awake and in their sleep" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 22, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “His memory will remain in our hearts forever. He lived as a fighter and died as a Martyr (Shahid) who was immortalized by his people at his funeral and at his final resting place. The commander who defeated the Zionist enemy, and was a rebel who pursued the Israelis while they were awake and in their sleep.”

The image on the left shows terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh next to the Fatah logo, which features a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text on image:
“The Fatah Movement and the archive of the Palestinian revolution
38 years since the assassination of heroic commander
Ali Hassan Salameh”

The image on the right shows terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh.

Text on image:
“Heroic Martyr commander
Ali Hassan Salameh
‘Abu Hassan’”

Ali Hassan Salameh (son of Hassan Salameh, born 1940, killed Jan. 22, 1979, also called Abu Hassan) - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. (Deception p. 260)
PA TV: Munich massacre planner "hurt the occupation" in "many quality operations" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 22, 2017

Official PA TV News, report on terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh 38 years after his assassination

Official PA TV reporter: "38 years have passed since the assassination of the primary security official of the Palestinian revolution - Ali Hassan Salameh, also known as The Red Prince... Then-[Israeli] occupation Prime Minister Golda Meir ordered to find and assassinate him after he hurt the occupation through a series of painful blows. The Red Prince was given several security tasks. His name was connected to many quality operations (i.e., terror attacks) against the occupation."
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Ali Hassan Salameh was commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. Ali Hassan Salameh was killed in 1979.
Murderer of 6 honored as “Martyr” by PA news agency, attack was “an operation” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 17, 2017
Headline: “Jerusalem: The wife of the Martyr from Jabel Mukaber was arrested in front of her children”
     “Large forces of occupation soldiers arrested the wife of Jerusalem Martyr (Shahid) Ghassan Abu Jamal (i.e., terrorist, murdered 6) early this morning (Tuesday) [Jan. 17, 2017], at the home of the Martyr’s father in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood of southeast occupied Jerusalem.
The Jerusalem woman was arrested at gunpoint in front of her children, and she was taken to an unknown location…
It should be noted that occupation [Israeli] Minister of Interior [Aryeh Deri] announced the revocation of the residency permit of the wife of Martyr Ghassan Abu Jamal, one of the two who carried out the operation in the synagogue in Jerusalem in which 5 Israelis (sic., 6) were killed.”

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Fatah glorifies intifada and Martyrdom: We will "remain the spearhead in the struggle with the Zionist enemy" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 16, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“A statement from the Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’:
O masses of the heroic Palestinian people,
O descendants of the first Martyrs (Shahids) and bearers of the flag of the struggle,
O protectors of Jerusalem and the holy sites, and gatekeepers of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque,
O those who exalted Allah chose to defend the land of the fathers, to protect their national heritage, and to continue the path of the revolution that was started by the first leaders, who protected their achievements with their souls and died while still defending our honor and our national identity... 

Your movement [Fatah] – the movement of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners, which initiated the first Launch (Intilaqa) and led the outbreak of the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) and the intifadas and uprisings that came after it, is still loyal to the promise of the Martyrs and the sighs of the prisoners and wounded. It will remain the spearhead in the struggle with the Zionist enemy and will continue to raise our issue in the world. We will not raise the white flag, and we will not bow except before Allah... Together until the establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem, this is a revolution until victory."

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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs visits father of terrorists serving life sentences 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2017
     “[Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa] Karake and his entourage visited Abd Al-Rahim Al-Skafi, the father of prisoners Alaa (i.e., terrorist) who was sentenced to 30 years (sic., 1 life sentence), and Yusuf Al-Skafi (i.e., terrorist) who was sentenced to one life sentence (sic., 4 life sentences) and recently suffers from several illnesses.”

Alaa Al-Skafi
- member of the terrorist organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah military wing). He was involved in a shooting attack and in recruiting suicide terrorists. He is serving 1 life sentence.

Yusuf Al-Skafi - member of the terrorist organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah military wing). He was involved in recruiting suicide terrorists and is serving 4 life sentences.
Fatah FB glorifies murderer of 9: "He loved the game ‘Jews and Arabs’... He always played the role of the Arab who, with his simple weapon, attacked the treacherous Jew" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 14, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of quick-responding Raed Al-Karmi
Jan. 14 of every year is the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of quick-responding heroic commander Raed Sa’id Al-Karmi ‘Abu Filastin’ from the city of Tulkarem, and of the outstanding founding commanders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in the West Bank districts…
He loved the game ‘Jews and Arabs,’ a game that children of the neighborhood would play. He always played the role of the Arab who, with his simple weapon, attacked the treacherous Jew who occupied his homeland and settled in it…
Fear began to permeate the ranks of the occupation army when Al-Karmi succeeded in killing approximately 12 Israeli soldiers and civilians (sic., 9), and thus a decision was made to assassinate him by the most senior leader of the [Zionist] entity state, criminal [former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon…
Our heroic Martyr Al-Karmi died from an explosive that the Zionist Israeli Security Agency planted in the wall of the cemetery, next to which he passed on his way to his wife in the eastern part of the city of Tulkarem on Jan. 14, 2002."
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PA embassy in Cairo organizes "Martyrs for Palestine" exhibition 
Source: Al-Masry Al-Youm, Egyptian newspaper, Jan. 14, 2017
Headline: "Martyrs for Palestine – an exhibition in Cairo that illustrates the Palestinian cause"
     "The State of Palestine's embassy in Cairo, together with the Egyptian branch of the Fatah Movement, organized the Martyrs (Shahids) for Palestine exhibition… yesterday evening [Jan. 13, 2017] at the embassy.
Artists from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Palestine participated in the exhibition, in addition to Arab children."


The picture shows two rows of Palestinian "Martyrs."
Top row, from left to right, beginning with second from left: Dalal Mughrabi – terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children; Ghassan Kanafani – a writer and a leader of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP); Abu Ali Mustafa - Secretary-General of the terror organization PFLP; Ahmed Yassin - founder and former head of the terror organization Hamas; Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad) - a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat, responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis; and Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - one of the founders of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September.
Bottom row, first from left: Yahya Ayyash - the first Hamas bomb-maker and leader of Hamas’ Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades in the West Bank. Bottom row, center: Fathi Shaqaqi - founder of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad, which has killed and wounded hundreds of Israeli civilians.

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Abbas poses with young boy holding photo of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 13, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “The Martyrs’ (Shahids') promise”

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, together with a boy, holding a picture from a Fatah rally which shows a poster of Abbas and a poster of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 37 civilians, including 12 children.

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.
Fatah: "Hebrew media is inciting against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas" after his photo with young boy and poster of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 13, 2017
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Posted text:
“The Hebrew media is inciting against Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas
After he received as a ‘gift’ from a Palestinian boy a picture of Dalal Mughrabi, who killed 35 Israelis (sic., 37) in 1978, from the 52nd [Fatah] Launch (Intilaqa) rally in Bethlehem”

The images show posts in Hebrew, English, and Arabic by the Israeli news Facebook page “In the Middle East,” which reported on the photo posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on Jan. 13, 2017. The photo shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, together with a boy, holding a picture from a Fatah rally which shows a poster of Abbas and a poster of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 37 civilians, including 12 children.

Text on the posts in the image:
“Friends, we ask to share this picture throughout the network.
[PA Chairman] Mahmoud Abbas gave a Palestinian boy a picture of him and of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who carried out a large terror attack in 1978 on the Coastal Road in which 35 Israelis (sic., 37) were murdered.”

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.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning 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
Fatah FB pic shows terrorist who murdered 9 holding M-16 semi-assault rifle 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 12, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
"#Falcon_ of_the[_Al-Aqsa_Martyrs']_Brigades (i.e., Fatah's military wing)
#The_settler_hunter
#Martyr (Shahid)_commander #Raed_Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis)"

The image shows terrorist Raed Al-Karmi wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and holding an M-16 semi-assault rifle, and the Dome of the Rock in the background.

Text on image:
"Falcon of the Brigades
Martyr
Raed Al-Karmi
2002-2017
#The_settler_hunter"
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Raed Al-Karmi – was a senior Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) operative and responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis in several attacks: Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan on Jan. 23, 2001; Zvi Shelef on May 31, 2001; Danny Yehuda on June 18, 2001; Elie Na’aman on July 4, 2001; Dov Roseman on Aug. 26, 2001; Hananya Ben Avraham on Oct. 5, 2001; soldier Yaniv Levy on Aug. 28, 2001 and Israeli army officer Erez Merhavi on Sept. 6, 2001. Al-Karmi was killed by the Israeli army on Jan. 14, 2002.
Fatah FB glorifies "Martyr" who murdered 9 Israelis 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 12, 2017
Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: "Jan. 14, 2002 - in two days it will be the anniversary of the assassination of Martyr (Shahid) commander quick-responding Raed Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 9), a senior member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in Tulkarem"
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Raed Al-Karmi – was a senior Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) operative and responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis in several attacks: Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan on Jan. 23, 2001; Zvi Shelef on May 31, 2001; Danny Yehuda on June 18, 2001; Elie Na’aman on July 4, 2001; Dov Roseman on Aug. 26, 2001; Hananya Ben Avraham on Oct. 5, 2001; soldier Yaniv Levy on Aug. 28, 2001 and Israeli army officer Erez Merhavi on Sept. 6, 2001. Al-Karmi was killed by the Israeli army on Jan. 14, 2002.
Official PA daily: Jerusalem truck-ramming terrorist was a "Martyr" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 10, 2017
Headline: “The occupation arrested 20 citizens from the West Bank, three of them from the family of Martyr Al-Qanbar”
     “The occupation forces yesterday [Jan. 9, 2017] arrested 20 citizens from districts of the West Bank, including young Shadia Al-Qanbar, sister of Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Qanbar.”

Fadi Al-Qanbar – 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on Jan. 8, 2017 murdered 4 Israeli soldiers – officer Yael Yekutiel, 20, and cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, Shira Tzur, 20, and Erez Orbach, 20 – and wounded over 15 other soldiers in a truck ramming attack at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, in southeast Jerusalem. After ramming into the soldiers at high speed, Al-Qanbar ran over the wounded soldiers again repeatedly, until an armed civilian, who was also hit by the truck, managed to get up and shoot and kill the terrorist. Al-Qanbar supported ISIS online.
PA PM at Martyrs' Day event: "On behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and on my behalf, I salute the Martyrs of Palestine, defenders of our land"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 10, 2017
Headline: "The [PLO] National Association [of the Martyrs’ Families of Palestine] honored the Martyrs of the Egyptian and Jordanian armies and the first Martyrs of the homeland"
     "[PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said that the Palestinian Martyr (Shahid) has become a global symbol of liberation and freedom, and every Martyr’s name has become connected to a resolute struggle against the occupation and its tyranny, and to the eternal connection to the land and the homeland. Yesterday [Jan. 9, 2017] a ceremony was held to mark Palestinian Martyrs' Day in the hall of the Red Crescent organization in the city of El-Bireh...
Hamdallah said: [...] 'On behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and on my behalf, I salute the Martyrs of Palestine, defenders of our land and our comprehensive national identity, defenders of the homeland and the cause, whose giving constitutes the compass of the activity and the roadmap for bringing our national project to its inevitable fate - the end of the occupation of all of our land, the release of all of the prisoners, and the establishment of the independent State of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital, in the 1967 borders.'
He continued: 'We remember all of our righteous Martyrs who paved the path to freedom, independence, and the state with their sacrifice and struggle...'"
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Abbas rep, speaking at teachers' ceremony, glorifies terrorist who murdered 125 and terrorist who planned Munich Massacre  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 10, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
"During a ceremony honoring the teachers, which was held today [Jan. 10, 2017] by The National Al-Lud Association in the presence of a number of official figures, [District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam praised the Palestinian teacher and his role in building the homeland despite all of the obstacles that the occupation has placed before our people throughout history, in a speech she gave as the representative of His Honor [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]. She noted that the teacher, in his determination, stability, and belief, has turned the refugee tent into a school out of which generations have come who strive to change the reality, outline the hope, and build the future. Ghannam emphasized that the teachers are the essence of the story, and they are the leaders and giants of the modern Palestinian revolution, from the righteous Martyrs (Shahids) Abu Iyad (i.e., Fatah founder and head of the Black September terrorist organization) and Abu Jihad (i.e., Fatah founder and terrorist responsible for murder of 125), and until the teacher, the leader, His Honor President Mahmoud Abbas, who gives special attention to the fields of education and health out of his belief that human intelligence is the real capital, and the beginning of the path to the establishment of our independent Palestinian state."

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PA Foreign Ministry: Terrorist stabber was “executed in cold blood” who "died as a Martyr" 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 10, 2017
Headline: “[PA] Foreign Ministry: The execution of Al-Salehi is state terror that necessitates an international move”
      “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a force from the occupation army committed a new crime when they invaded the Al-Fara’a refugee camp early Tuesday morning [Jan. 10, 2017], and frightened the residents by breaking into their homes in the style of criminal gangs, including the home of Martyr (Shahid) and released prisoner Muhammad Al-Salehi (32). The occupation soldiers executed him in cold blood (he tried to stab them, and they shot and killed him in defense –Ed.) in front of his mother, and left him to bleed on the ground until he died as a Martyr, without allowing [anyone] to provide him with aid.”

Muhammad Al-Salehi – Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers with a knife on Jan. 10, 2017, as they conducted arrests in the Al-Fara’a refugee camp, south of Jenin. Al-Salehi was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during the attack.
PA daily describes truck-ramming: Driver "died as a Martyr, shot and killed by the occupation forces, after he crashed into soldiers"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 9, 2017
Headline: "4 of the occupation's soldiers were killed and an additional 15 were injured in a car ramming operation in occupied Jerusalem"
     "The chorus of the Israeli right, which [Israeli] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads, did not delay in making inciting statements against the PA and holding it responsible for the car ramming attack that took place yesterday [Jan. 8, 2017] in occupied Jerusalem, in which 4 of the occupation's soldiers were killed, and an additional 15 were injured, 3 of them seriously.
In an unscheduled meeting that was held against the background of the car ramming operation, the reduced [Israeli] Political-Security Cabinet decided to demolish the home in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood in East Jerusalem of the family of the Martyr (Shahid) that carried out the operation, not to transfer his body to his family, to reject any request the family has submitted or will submit for unification with their relatives in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and to blockade Jabel Mukaber and arrest anyone who shows joy over the operation…
The truck driver, a resident of Jabel Mukaber, died as a Martyr, shot and killed by the occupation forces (sic., he was shot by a civilian), after he crashed into soldiers in the park in the settlement neighborhood of 'Armon Hanatziv,' which overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem."

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Fatah TV music video with footage of stabbing attack encourages Martyrdom for Al-Aqsa: “O our Martyr, we must follow in your footsteps” 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 9, 2017

Lyrics: "Our Jerusalem, we’re at your service when you ask...
Our Jerusalem is a jewel of gold in the crown of the Arabs
O sun that lights up the homeland and is not extinguished
O [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu, listen or we'll make you listen
Your army needs to disappear from Palestine...
No matter how wide our Al-Aqsa is, there will be no place for you (i.e., Israel)
It won't allow a division (i.e., of prayer times for Muslims and Jews)
If you are not convinced, we'll convince you by force...
O our Martyr, we must follow in your footsteps
The homeland’s wound has been healed by your blow [against Israel]."
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Fatah holds sit-in strike for terrorists, including planner of bat-mitzvah suicide bombing 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 9, 2017
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Posted text:
“An invitation to participate in a sit-in strike [for] the prisoners
The Tulkarem branch of the Fatah Movement calls on you to participate tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2016 (sic., 2017), at 10:00 a.m. in the weekly central sit-in strike of the prisoners’ relatives in front of the Red Cross headquarters in Tulkarem, as a sign of solidarity with prisoners Mansour Shreim (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 11) and [Thaer] Hammad (i.e., terrorist, murdered 10) who are in isolation.”

Text on image:
“Our prisoners are [a source of] pride in the era of humiliation
The Tulkarem branch of the Fatah Movement
Freedom to the freedom prisoners
Prisoner Commander General
Mansour Shreim
Date of arrest: Nov. 22, 2002
Sentenced to 14 life sentences and another 50 years, in isolation in Ashkelon Prison”

Mansour Shreim – Palestinian terrorist responsible for the murder of 11 Israelis - 1 soldier and 10 civilians. Shreim participated in the murder of an Israeli soldier near Kibbutz Mezer on Oct. 28, 2001. Shreim also sent terrorists to commit the following terror attacks: a shooting attack at a bat-mitzvah celebration in Hadera on Jan. 17, 2002, in which 6 were murdered and over 30 injured; a shooting attack in Itamar on May 28, 2002, in which 3 teenage students at the yeshiva (Jewish religious studies academy) were murdered; the murder of a civilian in West Tulkarem on Aug. 1, 2002. Shreim is serving 14 life sentences and an additional 50 years.

Thaer Hammad – serving 11 life sentences for shooting down 3 civilians and 7 soldiers with a sniper rifle from a hilltop in the West Bank on March 3, 2002.
Fatah highlights trending hashtag on Twitter in Turkey following truck-ramming that killed 4: #PalestinianResistanceIsNotTerror  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 9, 2017
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Posted text: “The hashtag #FilistinDireni?iTerörDe?ildir – #PalestinianResistanceIsNotTerror – takes sixth place [in the Twitter rankings] in Turkey as a sign of opposition to Turkish Prime Minister [Binali Yildirim’s] statements condemning the Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered, over 15 wounded)”

The image presents a screenshot from Twitter, showing that the indicated hashtag is ranked in sixth place in Turkey.


Fadi Al-Qanbar – 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on Jan. 8, 2017, murdered 4 Israeli soldiers – officer Yael Yekutiel, 20, and cadets Shir Hajaj, 22, Shira Tzur, 20, and Erez Orbach, 20 – and wounded over 15 other soldiers in a truck ramming attack at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, in southeast Jerusalem. After ramming into the soldiers at high speed, Al-Qanbar ran over the wounded soldiers again repeatedly, until an armed civilian, who was also hit by the truck, managed to get up and shoot and kill the terrorist. Al-Qanbar supported ISIS online.
DFLP: Truck ramming attack is “part of the Palestinian resistance, which is one of the hoists of the Palestinian national struggle” and “a legal right anchored in international law”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “Abu Tharifa: The [car] ramming is a natural response to the policy lines of the occupation”
     “Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) political bureau member Talal Abu Tharifa said that the [car] ramming operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered, 15 wounded) that took place today [Jan. 8, 2017] in occupied Jerusalem comes as part of the Palestinian resistance, which is one of the hoists of the Palestinian national struggle. Likewise, he said that this is a legal right anchored in international law and all the resolutions of the international bodies...”
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PFLP “blesses” and “congratulates” Palestinians over terror attack, emphasizes “its adherence to the option of intifada and resistance” 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “The Popular Front blesses the Jerusalem operation”
     “The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) congratulated the masses of our people over the Jerusalem operation (i.e., terror attack, 4 murdered, over 15 wounded), which came as part of the popular response to the crimes of the occupation and the unbridled settlers against our people and our holy sites in Jerusalem and in the occupied homeland.
The front emphasized that this operation proves again that the intifada of the young Palestinians (Palestinian euphemism for several months of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis 2015 - 2016 -Ed.) continues, and is strengthening and improving from day to day, and that all of the attempts to thwart it or conspire against it will not succeed.
The front eulogized the one who carried out the operation, released prisoner Fadi Al-Qanbar from Jabel Mukaber in Jerusalem, and emphasized its adherence to the option of intifada and resistance as a path to unity and liberation...”
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Gazan Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades praises terror attack in Jerusalem, calls to "aim the rifle’s muzzle at the occupation’s soldiers and the herds of its settlers" 
Source: Amad, independent Palestinian news website, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades: The Jerusalem operation points to the adherence of the Palestinian people to the brigades’ path of revolution”
      “The Martyr (Shahid) Nidal Al-Amoudi Division of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (not connected to Fatah in the West Bank and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas –Ed.) of the Fatah Movement blessed the heroic [truck] ramming operation that was carried out by released prisoner [Fadi Al-Qanbar] today, Sunday [Jan. 8, 2017], in occupied Jerusalem, and brought about the deaths of 4 settlers (sic., Israeli soldiers) and the wounding of over 20 others.…
The brigades called to continue and escalate the pace of the resistance to the occupation, in all its forms (i.e., including violence), throughout the occupied Palestinian territories. They also emphasized that they completely bless the heroic operation that was carried out by a free Palestinian resident of Jerusalem. They added: ‘We call on our people in the West Bank and in Jerusalem to carry out more quality individual [operations] like this, and to aim the rifle’s muzzle at the occupation’s soldiers and the herds of its settlers.’ In addition, they emphasized that this does not require a decision or approval by any party.”
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PA TV refers to truck ramming terrorist as a "Martyr" seven times 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 8, 2017
Official PA TV News, on the truck ramming attack by terrorist Fadi Al-Qanbar in Jerusalem on Jan. 8, 2017, in which he murdered 4 Israeli soldiers
Visual:
Caption on screen: “Martyr shot and killed by the occupation after a [truck] ramming operation during which 4 of the occupation’s soldiers were killed”
Official PA TV newsreader: “Citizen Fadi Ahmed Al-Qanbar, 28, became a Martyr after carrying out a truck ramming operation in the Jabel Mukaber area of occupied Jerusalem, during which 4 of the occupation’s soldiers were killed and 15 were wounded to varying degrees. [Israeli] Police Spokeswoman Luba Samri noted that one of the soldiers was seriously wounded and four others were moderately wounded.”

Official PA TV newsreader: “The occupation forces broke into the house of the Martyr’s family in Jabel Mukaber and arrested five of the family members and summoned other [family members] for interrogation. Our reporter said that the occupation forces carried out a search of the home and destroyed its contents.”
Terrorist Fadi Al-Qanbar’s sister : “We didn’t understand a thing. They came to us and said: ‘Your brother died as a Martyr.’ We all went out and they told us: ‘Get out of the house, don’t stay in it, get out of the house.’ We went to my uncle’s home, and they went in and broke what was in the house.”

Official PA TV reporter: “Today, in a routine step after every operation (i.e., terrorist attack) - the occupation forces, with reinforcements of course, break into the home of the parents of the Martyr, that is to say the one who carried out the operation - and that is what happened in Jabel Mukaber where the Martyr and his family members lived."

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Fatah rally honors murderers, plays songs promoting violence 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 8, 2017
Fatah rally in Asira Al-Shamaliya, north of Nablus


Songs: “From my wounds, my weapon has emerged. O, our revolution, my weapon has emerged
No force in the world can remove the weapon from my hand
He who offers his blood does not care if his blood flows upon the ground
As the weapon of the revolution is in my hand, so my presence will be forced [upon Israel]
My weapon has emerged..."

"Whoever doesn't protect the land isn't one of its men
To its men, to its men, the revolution calls to its men...”

Speaker at ceremony: “The one with great determination, engineer of the clashes - the prisoner Zaid Younes (i.e., involved in suicide attack and murder of 2) who is serving a life sentence... The prisoner's relatives are invited to receive the plaque of glory and honor...
We stand in honor of the prisoner who encountered [Israelis] at the closest range... Nael Yassin (i.e., murdered 1)... who is serving 3 life sentences...”
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Zaid Younes
– Palestinian terrorist involved in a suicide attack in Tel Aviv in 2002 in which 23 people were injured. Younes also aided the escape of a terrorist involved in the murder of the couple Binyamin and Talia Kahane on Dec. 31, 2000, in a shooting attack in which five of their daughters were wounded as well.

Nael Yassin – Palestinian terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) and PA policeman who shot and murdered Israeli border policeman Yosef Tabjeh, 27,
Abbas’ rep. at event honoring terrorists: “Blessings to the souls of our Martyrs… We will continue to follow their path” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 8, 2017


Official PA TV newsreader: "Under the auspices of [PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah, the [PLO] National Association of the Martyrs’ Families [of Palestine] held a Palestinian Martyrs’ Day [event] in Gaza, during which it was demanded to follow the path of the Martyrs until the end of the occupation and the establishment of the Palestinian state."
Poster on stage with photos of terrorists: “Martyrs’ Day = The end of the rift:” Yasser Arafat, Ahmed Yassin (Hamas), Abu Ali Mustafa (PFLP), Abu Jihad - Khalil Al-Wazir (Fatah)
Official PA TV reporter: "A ceremony was held In Gaza with a representative of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, and under the auspices of Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah."
TV caption: “Zakaria Al-Agha, representing President Mahmoud Abbas”
Abbas’ representative, PLO Executive Committee member, Zakaria Al-Agha: "We must send our blessings to the souls of our Martyrs who followed the path of freedom and with their pure bodies created bridges upon which we cross toward free and independent Palestine, whose capital is Jerusalem… We remember these great leaders and repeat our promise to be loyal to their memory and the memory of all of the Martyrs of Palestine and the Martyrs of the Arab nation. We will continue to follow their path, the path of the struggle and the revolution..."
PA Minister of Labor Ma’moun Abu Shahla: "We bow our heads before the souls of these Martyrs who with their pure blood recorded magnificent pages in the history of the defense of our holy land."
Fatah members wear “suicide belts” and carry knives, celebrating Fatah’s 52nd anniversary at rally in Ramallah 
Source: Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 8, 2017

Fatah-run Awdah TV program Pulse of the Homeland, on a Fatah parade in Ramallah in honor of the 52nd anniversary of “the Launch” (Intilaqa) of Fatah

Fatah-run Awdah TV reporter:
"The Fatah Movement will defend the Palestinian national project. Fatah will continue to be like the phoenix that rises out of the fire and the ruins. Dear viewers, the anniversary of the Palestinian revolution, the 52nd anniversary of the Launch of Fatah."
"History knows [Fatah]
The winds of time have not erased it
History knows Fatah
The winds of time have not erased it
The mother that everyone loves
It will never renounce its principles
The mother that everyone loves
It will never renounce its principles"

Visuals:
• Masked Fatah members carrying knives
• Masked Fatah members wearing mock suicide belts and holding detonators
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Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning 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.
PLO and PA officials glorify Saddam Hussein, Abu Jihad, and "the rest of the giants whose names were perpetuated in the Palestinian history" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2017
Headline: “Marking Palestinian Martyrs’ Day in Gaza – Al-Agha: A national strategy is needed…”

“During the [Palestinian] Martyrs’ Day ceremony that was held by the National Committee of Martyrs’ (Shahids) Relatives and the [PLO ] National Association of the Martyrs’ Families [of Palestine]… PLO Executive Committee member Zakariya Al-Agha gave a speech…
He mentioned eternal Martyr [former PA] President Yasser Arafat, doctor of the revolution George Habash (i.e., founder of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (i.e., founder of the terror organization Hamas), Fathi Shaqaqi (i.e., founder of the terror organization Islamic Jihad), Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad (i.e., a Fatah founder responsible for attacks in which 125 Israelis were murdered), Abu Ali Mustafa (i.e., secretary-general of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), Haider Abdel Shafi (i.e., a founder of the PLO), [former Greek Catholic] Archbishop [of Jerusalem] Hilarion Capucci (i.e., smuggled weapons to Palestinian terrorists), and the rest of the giants whose names were perpetuated in the Palestinian history.
Likewise, he emphasized that Palestinian Martyrs’ Day is also Arab Martyrs’ Day and the day of leader [former Egyptian President] Gamal Abdel Nasser, [former Algerian] President Houari Boumediene, [former Iraqi] President Saddam Hussein, and Pan-Arab fighter [former Lebanese politician] Kamal Jumblatt. He clarified that simultaneously to raising the memory of these great leaders, [we are] renewing the promise and the loyalty to their memory and the memory of all of the Martyrs of Palestine and of the Arab nation."

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Fatah organizes “house of mourning” for archbishop who smuggled weapons to Palestinian terrorists 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 7, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “An invitation to participate in the house of mourning for great fighter [former Greek Catholic] Archbishop [of Jerusalem] Hilarion Capucci”

The image shows the invitation, featuring a picture of Hilarion Capucci in the upper right corner, and 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.

Text on image: “The Information Committee of Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission
House of mourning for a fighter
Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission invites you to participate in the house of mourning for the great pan-Arab Martyr (Shahid)
Archbishop Hilarion Capucci
On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the [Greek] Catholic Lady of the Annunciation Church in Ramallah, next to the municipality. The mourners' visit will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
A mass will also be held for the ascent of his pure soul this coming Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the same church.”

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Hamas member of PA Parliament praises female stabbers: “The woman who kills an [Israeli] soldier by stabbing him in the heart with a knife… is a woman worth millions of men” 
Source: YouTube channel of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Jan. 6, 2017

Excerpt from sermon by Hamas member of the PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras at the Al-Mina Mosque in Gaza

Hamas member of the PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras: “We are the people of Gaza, the people of Palestine, who use knives, car ramming operations, rocks, and simple bombs. The woman who kills an [Israeli] soldier by stabbing him in the heart with a knife, a knife that she hid in her bag, is a woman worth millions of men. A massive [Israeli] army heavily armed with all types of weapons fears a woman. A defeated army that fears a woman. A weak army.”
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Abbas inaugurates street named after archbishop who smuggled weapons to Palestinian terrorists 
Source: Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Jan. 6, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas


Posted text: “[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] inaugurated Archbishop [Hilarion] Capucci Street and Mahmoud Abbas Street in Beit Sahour.
President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas this afternoon, Friday [Jan. 6, 2017], inaugurated Archbishop Hilarion Capucci Street and Mahmoud Abbas Street in the city of Beit Sahour…
The president praised the contributions of [former Greek Catholic] Archbishop [of Jerusalem] Hilarion Capucci, who was recognized thanks to his great support of the Palestinian cause. His Honor [Abbas] said: ‘We have lost a great national fighter and a tenacious Palestinian resistance fighter, and that is Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, a son of Palestine, who sacrificed much for his second homeland of Palestine, for originally he was from the city of Aleppo in Syria. He left clear and influential fingerprints on the path of the Palestinian revolution, and we thank the city of Beit Sahour for naming one of the city’s streets after him.’”

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas unveiling the street sign: “Archbishop Hilarion Capucci Street – Jan. 6, 2017”

[Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Jan. 6, 2017;
Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 7, 2017]

Hilarion Capucci – former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem who exploited his status as a religious leader to smuggle weapons to Palestinian terrorists. He was arrested in 1974 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was released in 1977 due to the Vatican’s intervention. In October 2013, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas awarded him the Star of Jerusalem Medal.
Fatah calls to release "heroic fighter" prisoner who murdered an Israeli 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2017
Headline: “Fatah: Prisoner Karim Younes is a global and national symbol for those who believe in freedom”
      “The Fatah Movement demanded the release of the oldest of the prisoners in Palestine and in the world, and emphasized that a Palestinian, Arab, and global opinion must be formulated for the Palestinian prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, and prime among them fighter Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1). In an announcement that was published yesterday, Thursday [Jan. 5, 2017], by the [Fatah] Information and Culture Commission, Fatah saluted the enormous national spirit that has enabled heroic fighter prisoner Karim Younes to stand firm and triumph with the willpower of a free man over the ways and methods of the occupation authorities. The movement again emphasized that fighter prisoner Younes is a heroic symbol of the unity of the Palestinian people’s struggle against the Israeli occupation state and its discriminatory and racist policies, as well as a global symbol for those who believe in freedom and in the inevitable victory of the peoples over injustice.”

Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and killing Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.
Fatah official glorifies imprisoned terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 6, 2017
Headline: "Karim Younes is Palestine's [Nelson] Mandela – a Palestinian national symbol and a global symbol"
      "Palestinian leaders emphasized the national and global symbolism of fighter prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) of the unity of the Palestinian people on its historical and natural land, and as the oldest of the prisoners of Palestine in the Israeli occupation's prisons and also in the world's prisons. Yesterday [Jan. 5, 2017], in separate interviews with Radio Mawtini, the speakers praised the resolve of oldest of prisoners Karim Younes and his heroic and national standpoints despite beginning his 35th year in the Israeli prisons…
[Fatah Central Committee member Abbas] Zaki added in direct reference to prisoners Karim and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1): ‘They are people who carried the responsibility and difficulties for the just cause of their homeland, Palestine. They are satisfied because they opened the door to prisoner exchanges when they kidnapped an Israeli soldier in the hope of saving fighters from among their people who are in the occupation's prisons.’ Likewise, he emphasized that Israel did not succeed in frightening the Palestinian people everywhere it is located, and particularly in the '48 territories (i.e., Israel)."

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Fatah Facebook commemorates anniversary of death of Hamas terrorist bomb maker Yahya Ayyash 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 5, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Today is the anniversary of [the death of] Martyr (Shahid) engineer Yahya Ayyash (i.e., Hamas terrorist bomb-maker). The revolutionaries never die, and the path of the Fatah Movement will remain the path of the Martyrs and the path of Yasser Arafat.
We will continue on the path of national unity”

The images show Hamas terrorist bomb-maker Yahya Ayyash, and newspaper articles from the day after he was killed by Israeli security forces on Jan. 5, 1996, including pictures of senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar and Yasser Arafat.

Text under the picture of Arafat in the front page article under a red headline: “[PA] President Yasser Arafat consoles [senior Hamas leader] Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahar in his home over the death as a Martyr of engineer Yahya Ayyash.”

Text under the picture of Arafat in the front page article under a black headline: “[PA] President [Yasser Arafat] makes a condolence visit to the home of [senior Hamas leader Mahmoud] Al-Zahar following the death as a Martyr of engineer [Yahya Ayyash].”

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Child in Fatah parade holds poster of Abu Jihad, terrorist responsible for 125 murders 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 4, 2017
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The Fatah Movement organized a demonstration in the city of Tubas on the 52nd anniversary of the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Palestinian revolution”

 

The image shows a boy carrying a poster of terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” responsible for the deaths of 125.

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning 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.

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.
Fatah post glorifies 2 terrorists who murdered Israeli security agent 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 4, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “The two veteran prisoners of Bethlehem, prisoner Mahmoud Jamil Hassan Abu Sorour and prisoner Nasser Hassan Abu Sorour (i.e., assassins of an Israeli security agent), are beginning their 25th year in the occupation’s prisons.”

Mahmoud and Nasser Abu Sorour – Palestinian terrorists who participated in planning and carrying out the assassination of Israeli security agent Haim Nachmani on Jan. 3, 1993, in Jerusalem. Both are serving a life sentence.
Ramallah names street after terror supporting former archbishop 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 4, 2017
Headline: “The Ramallah Municipality named one of the city’s streets after Archbishop Capucci”

“The Ramallah city council, in its weekly meeting led by Mayor Musa Hadid, decided to name a main street in Ramallah after [former Greek Catholic] Archbishop [of Jerusalem] Hilarion Capucci, as a sign of honor for this fighter, his national views, and his defense of the rights of the Palestinian people.”

Hilarion Capucci – former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem who exploited his status as a religious leader to smuggle weapons to Palestinian terrorists. He was arrested in 1974 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was released in 1977 due to the Vatican’s intervention. In October 2013, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas awarded him the Star of Jerusalem Medal.
Fatah FB: We watered our land with blood 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 4, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “Fatah means full readiness to sacrifice and faith in Allah, and afterwards in the inevitable victory, in the justice of the cause, and in the national unity.
We were born as rebels on the land of [Prophet] Muhammad’s Night Journey and Ascent to Heaven; we carried out intifada as free men and we embraced the land in purity and washed in blood with which we watered our land for freedom and independence.”

The image shows a man with his head covered in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) reclining next to a rifle and a coffee pot on a portable gas stove, while looking out into a narrow ravine. A picture of the Dome of the Rock is superimposed on the ravine, so that it appears as if the man is looking at it.
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Official PA daily glorifies "heroic" archbishop who abetted terror: "You go to Paradise, O archbishop of the Jihad fighters" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 3, 2017
Headline: “Hilarion Capucci’s lessons”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily
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