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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]
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
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


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 Prisoners’ Affairs Commission invites Palestinians to celebrate release of convicted female terrorist 
Source: Facebook page of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’, May 6, 2017
Image posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs

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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 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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Fatah honors 3 terrorist prisoners, one a murderer, two involved in murder 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 5, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

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 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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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 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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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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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."
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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