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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]
PLO supervises summers camps with groups named after terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 9, 2017
Headline: "A mass-participant ceremony on Thursday for the conclusion of the summer camps in Ramallah"
     "With the approach of the conclusion of the summer camps and the preparations for the central closing ceremony that the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs will hold in Ramallah, the activities are continuing vigorously and with an unprecedented response from civil society... The activities, meetings, conferences, and lectures are continuing in the Jericho district in 11 camps, including... the summer camp organized by the Ein Al-Sultan Center, whose groups are named after Martyr (Shahid) leaders Yasser Arafat, Ghassan Kanafani (i.e., a PFLP terror leader), Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist responsible for attacks in which 125 Israelis were murdered), and Laila Khaled (i.e., PFLP terrorist and plane hijacker)."
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Hamas glorifies Sbarro suicide bombing that killed 15, among them 7 kids 
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), website, Aug. 9, 2017
Headline: “The Sbarro operation - The guitar that shook the [Zionist] entity and reaped 20 Zionists”
      “Aug. 9, 2001, was not an ordinary day in the memory of the Zionist entity’s leaders...
When the Sbarro restaurant on Jaffa Street in occupied Jerusalem was full of Zionist settlers at lunchtime, Martyrdom-Seeker from [Hamas’ military wing Izz A-Din] Al-Qassam Brigades, Izz Al-Din Al-Masri (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 15, 7 of them children) had an opportunity to mingle with them together with his booby-trapped guitar, and playing the melodies of revenge on those who defiled the land, and violated [Palestinian] blood and honor... Faced with the scenes of great destruction of the restaurant, the occupation was unable to hide its killed and wounded, and it announced the death of 20 Zionists (sic., 15 Israelis) and the wounding of 120 others (sic., 130). The news of the operation made Palestinians joyous everywhere... Masses of people went out to the streets, cheered, and distributed candies out of happiness.”
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Fatah summer camp for youth glorified terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, flag with her picture waved during Fatah official’s visit 
Source: Facebook page of Abbas Zaki, Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations, Aug. 9, 2017

Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki

The pictures show Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki during a visit to Fatah’s Al-Asifa Pioneers Summer Camp. The picture above shows Zaki standing with a group of girls, two of whom are holding the Palestinian flag and a flag with a picture of terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children.

Posted text: "[Fatah] Commissioner for Arab and China Relations [and Fatah Central Committee member] brother Abbas Zaki visited the Al-Asifa Pioneers [Summer] Camp that was established by the Fatah Movement in the northern Hebron district, at Al-Arroub College, which included 500 boys and girls from all areas of northern Hebron. He gave a rallying speech in which he reviewed the role of the youth in Fatah since its beginning."
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At a Fatah summer camp visited by Fatah official, terrorist`s picture displayed on flag 
Source: Facebook page of Fatah Spokesman in the Southern Hebron District Maher Namoura, Aug. 8, 2017
Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Spokesman in the Southern Hebron District Maher Namoura

The picture shows Fatah official Abbas Zaki standing with a group of girls, two of whom are holding the Palestinian flag and a flag with a picture of terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children.

Posted text: "This is the Fatah Movement –political commander and revolutionary, Fatah Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] fighter brother Abbas Zaki and military and security commander and Head of [PA] Intelligence in the Hebron District –Brigadier-General brother Abu Waddah visited the Al-Asifa Pioneers [Summer] Camp, which Fatah established in the northern Hebron district, at Al-Arroub College. [The camp] includes over 500 boys and girls from all areas of northern Hebron..."
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Fatah glorifies “heroic” terrorist responsible for killing of 9 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 8, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch


Posted text: “Pictures that for the first time show heroic prisoner Riyad Al-Amour (i.e., terrorist, part of cell that murdered 9 Israelis and 3 Palestinians), a son of the village of Taqua, sentenced to 11 life sentences by the occupation authorities since April 5, 2002.”

The pictures show Al-Amour next to a machine gun and holding a Quran.

Riyad Al-Amour – Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) terrorist who is serving 11 life sentences. He belonged to a Tanzim cell that was responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis - 5 soldiers and 4 civilians - in shooting attacks between October 2000 and March 2003 and for the murder of 3 Palestinians they suspected of collaborating with Israel.
Stabbing attack enacted by kids in play at PA-funded summer camp 
Source: Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, Aug. 8, 2017

Images posted on the Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps


One photo shows two girls posing with toy assault rifles, while another shows a scene from a children’s play reenacting a stabbing attack. Three girls are wearing Israeli flags on their shirts, playing the role of Israelis. One is lying on the floor, presumably after being stabbed, while the other two are aiming toy assault rifles at two Palestinians wearing Palestinian flags on their shirts and who are lying “dead” as “Martyrs” on the ground with knives in their hands, “killed” by the Israelis.
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Mother of rioter killed while stoning Israeli soldiers: "We all are prepared to sacrifice ourselves for the... homeland" 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs in the Southern West Bank, Aug. 6, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs in the Southern West Bank

Posted text: “
The mother of Martyr (Shahid) Qusai Al-Amour (i.e., rioter killed while throwing rocks at an Israeli border police officer) visited Martyr Qusai Al-Amour [Summer] Camp, and said that it is an honor for her that the camp is named after her Martyr son. She also said: ‘We all are prepared to sacrifice ourselves for the land of the homeland,’ and emphasized ‘the importance of belonging [to the homeland], whatever the price may be, even if it costs us our lives.’”

Qusai Al-Amour – 17-year-old Palestinian rioter who threw rocks at an Israeli border police officer during violent clashes with the Israeli army near the village of Tuqu’ next to Bethlehem on Jan. 16, 2017. The officer responded by shooting and wounding Al-Amour with small metal Ruger bullets, which are considered to be non-lethal and meant for crowd dispersal; Al-Amour later died of his wounds.

 
Fatah officials honor “heroic” terrorist 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 6, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch


Posted text: “Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] fighter Abbas Zaki and a large delegation from the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem branch console [the family of] heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Tanouh (i.e., terrorist, tried to stab Israeli soldiers).”

Muhammad Tanouh – a Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the village of Taqua, south of Bethlehem, on July 20, 2017, and was shot and killed by them.
Fatah glorifies terrorists, posts map of “Palestine” covering Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 6, 2017
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch


Posted text:
"Proud Taqua
Praise to the Martyrs (Shahids)"

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at top right, Yasser Arafat at top left, and the Fatah logo between them which 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 center of the image is the PA map of "Palestine" with the Dome of the Rock at its center, and at the bottom right are two terrorists from the village of Taqua: Muhammad Tanouh who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers, and Muhammad Jibril who rammed his car into an Israeli soldier and attempted to stab other soldiers. At the bottom left a masked rioter is seen wearing a Fatah headband and holding a rock in his hand.

Text under Fatah logo: “Fatah’s Bethlehem branch”

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Fatah glorifies Palestinian violence and rioting in Jerusalem 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 6, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “This is Jerusalem”

The image shows Arab rioters masked with keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) in various poses – one has just thrown a rock, another is holding a knife in his raised hand and making a “V” for victory with his fingers, while a third is wielding a slingshot – and lions are interspersed among them. In the foreground skeletons lie at their feet, and in the bottom right appear flames. In the background the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque can be seen, and in the upper right appears a wooden sign.

Text on sign: “The lion’s den
This is Jerusalem”
Fatah glorifies “prettiest mothers” of terrorists 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 5, 2017
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “?The prettiest mothers are those who have seen their son return as a Martyr (Shahid) and cried two rose tears’ (the quote is from a poem by Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish –Ed.); this is how the mothers of the Martyrs said goodbye to their sons today before their funeral.”

The image shows three mothers standing over the bodies of their dead terrorist sons, after Israel returned four terrorists’ bodies in the first week of August, 2017. The four terrorists were Muhammad Tanouh who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers, Abdallah Takatka who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers, Raafat Harbawi who wounded 2 Israeli soldiers in a car ramming attack, and Ammar Tirawi who conducted two shooting attacks and was killed after drawing a weapon on police who came to arrest him. PMW was unable to verify which of the four are pictured in the image.

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Abbas praises and glorifies terror leader Faisal Al-Husseini and Nazi collaborator Grand Mufti of Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 5, 2017
Official PA TV, live broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech given before visiting Palestinian leaders from Jerusalem at the PA’s headquarters

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “Blessings to the soul of brother fighter Faisal Al-Husseini ( i.e., senior Fatah and PLO terror leader in the 1970s), blessings to the great Martyr (Shahid), Al-Qastal Martyr (i.e., a village that served as a military base for Arab armies in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence and was captured by Israel) Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini (i.e., Arab commander in the 1948 war). A loyal blessing to the soul of Grand Mufti of Palestine and G uardian of its Arabness [Haj] Muhammad Amin Al-Husseini (i.e., a collaborator of Adolf Hitler). This man whose virtues we cannot forget, and whose struggle and history we cannot forget. He who spent his life defending Palestine and was called ‘the Grand Mufti of Palestine and Guardian of its Arabness’ – we won’t forget these people.”

Haj Amin Al-Husseini - Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the time of the British mandate, and spiritual and a political leader of the local Arab population. He strongly opposed Zionism and was behind riots and attacks on Jews. During World War II he actively collaborated with Nazi Germany, meeting Adolf Hitler personally and recruiting Muslims for the Nazi army.
Palestinian psychologist: Female terrorist hijackers and murderers carried out “wonderful acts of heroism”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2017

 
Psychologist Jultan Hijazi: "After 1967, the role of women evolved from an institutional stage to a stage of struggle and self-sacrifice. We saw many examples of this, such as Laila Khaled (i.e., participated in 2 plane hijackings), Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., led murder of 37), and Fatima Barnawi (i.e., placed bomb in cinema) who was the first female Palestinian prisoner. These women, through their operations, recorded wonderful acts of heroism that the generations still see as an example... The women also had a role in the Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2015 (i.e., terror wave, 2015-2016), and we saw how women attacked the Israeli soldiers at checkpoints in stabbing operations... I want to mention the mother of Martyr Muhammad Farahat (i.e., murdered 5), a Martyr from Gaza. In 2002, I think, she led him to the gate of the Israeli settlement where he carried out a military operation and killed several soldiers (sic., murdered 5 students)... As a mother, I am incapable of doing what she did, but she constitutes an example for the struggle, and she succeeded in strengthening the national values... Women carry out a large role in the children's psychological preparation."
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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorist who led murder of 37 as the "Bride of Palestine"  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Aug. 3, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“A wall painting of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Palestinian revolution on the wall of Al-Saraya Prison in Gaza before Hamas’ militias destroyed and removed it
#The_Martyrs_will_remain_forever”

The image shows the wall painting, and on its right side is a portrait of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children. To the left of Mughrabi’s portrait is an old Fatah logo featuring a Palestinian flag, an olive branch, and an assault rifle.

Text at the bottom left of Mughrabi’s portrait:
“The Bride of Palestine Dalal Mughrabi”

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.
Kids enact stabbing attack in play at PA-funded summer camp 
Source: Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, Aug. 3, 2017

Images and text shared on the Facebook page of the National Committee for Summer Camps, which receives money from the PA General Budget

Posted text: “And so we reached the end and the [concluding] celebration, a most wonderful day, and thanks to everyone who was present – the Future Generations [Summer] Camp of the southern [West Bank] branch – Beit Al-Rush Al-Fauqa. We will miss you children, you honored us.”

The images show children from the summer camp performing a mock stabbing attack at the closing ceremony of the camp.

The first photo shows a girl wearing an Arab headdress and playing the part of a terrorist, as she faces off against a boy playing an Israeli. The second and third photos show the Palestinian girl "dead" on the ground with a knife in her hand after the "Israelis" who "shot" her standing next to her. The fourth photo shows a number of children standing behind the terrorist "Martyr" lying on the ground with a Palestinian flag draped over her, as is common practice at the funeral of "Martyrs."
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Palestinian news agency claims PMW bulletin on Palestinian presentation of terrorist who killed 3 as compassionate is “incitement” 
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 3, 2017
Headline: “Israel launched an incitement offensive against the official Palestinian media”
     “Israeli governmental institutions launched a wide-scale incitement offensive against the official Palestinian media outlets, including [official] PA TV and the [official PA] daily Al-Hayat [Al-Jadida], and said that they are institutions that spread what they described as terror due to what the official Palestinian TV broadcast regarding the person who carried out the Halamish operation (i.e., terrorist Omar Al-Abd, murdered 3).
The Israeli institute for monitoring Palestinian media, which is known as [Palestinian] Media Watch (i.e., PMW), said that PA TV, its hosts, and its guests described the one who carried out the Halamish operation as merciful and humane due to the fact that he did not kill the children in the house he broke into two weeks ago, where he killed a soldier and his parents (sic., the terrorist murdered a grandfather and two of his adult children, not any soldiers) but did not kill the children."

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Director of Prisoners' Affairs: Palestinian prisoners aren't terrorists, they're "legal fighters who fought against the Israeli occupation and terror" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 3, 2017
   “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs [Issa Karake]… emphasized that the Palestinian prisoners are freedom prisoners, resistance members, and legal fighters who fought against the Israeli occupation and terror.”
Fatah official: Israel creates terror, not the Palestinians  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2017
      “[Fatah] Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Indoctrination and Fatah Central Committee member Dr. Nasser Al-Qidwa… noted that the occupation government attempted and is still attempting to exploit the hostility to Arabs and Islam in a number of places and to connect them to terror in an attempt to mark the Palestinian struggle and every Palestinian act as terror, in order to mislead world opinion and portray [the situation] as if Israel suffers from the same threat, fights terror, and is a part of the international war against it. He emphasized that Israel only harms the struggle against terror, as it is the one that creates policies that lead to terror, and does not fight it."
Fatah in Lebanon praises Hezbollah  
Source: Falestinona, website of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon, Aug. 1, 2017
Headline: “The Fatah Movement welcomed a delegation from the Palestinian Liberation Front in Al-Rashidiya”
       “Secretary of the Fatah Movement’s Lebanon Branch Hussein Fayyad welcomed a delegation from the Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., PLF, a member of the PLO) led by PLF political bureau member Abbas Al-Jum’a, and in the presence of Al-Burj Al-Shamali Mayor Mustafa Sheitli, Director of Public Relations of Fatah’s Tyre Branch Abu Bassel Shihab, and Secretary of Fatah’s Sub-Branch at the Al-Rashidiya [Refugee] Camp Abu Muhammad Al-Nimr… The participants saluted the resistance led by Hezbollah on the anniversary of the July victory (i.e., the end of the Second Lebanon War) and its achievements today in the battle liberating Juroud Arsal from terror (i.e., the expulsion of Syrian rebels from the city back to Syria). They emphasized that the sacrifice of [Hezbollah’s] Martyrs (Shahids), wounded, and Jihad fighters who died in confrontations with the Zionist enemy and in the battle liberating Juroud Arsal from terror, as well as the Martyrs of the Lebanese army and the rest of the security forces and all of the Martyrs, will remain a beacon lighting the path of the struggle for the honor of Lebanon, Palestine, and the Arab nation.”

The article appears in the August 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 Aug. 1, 2017.
Fatah poster honors terrorists 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Aug. 1, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch

Text in post and on poster: "Jerusalem will win thanks to them"

This poster glorifies Palestinian terrorist Omar Al-Abd who murdered 3 Israelis as they were having dinner in their home (rightmost photo in the top row), terrorist Muhammad Tanouh who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers (photo before last in the top row), and four Palestinian rioters who were killed by Israel during clashes following the placement of metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount. (from left to right in the top row: Muhammad Lafi, Muhammad Sharaf, Muhammad Abu Ghannam, Yusuf Kashour.) The remaining pictures show the metal detectors placed at the entrances to the Temple Mount following a terror attack that took place there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered – see note below. Israel decided to remove the metal detectors on July 24, 2017. The remaining pictures show riots and demonstrations that took place following the placement of the metal detectors.
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