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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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Promoting violence & terror
Palestinian political, religious, and social frameworks justify and promote violence and terror. On the one hand, Imams on Hamas and PA TV, political leaders and even children routinely express calls for future terror attacks against Jews and Israel. Citing the inherent evil Jewish nature, they proclaim that it is an Islamic and Palestinian duty to defend against the immediate threat and kill Jews.

On the other hand, the PA and Hamas actively glorify terrorists, particularly suicide terrorists, praising the killer and the act of killing as righteous and honorable.
At a PA cultural festival in June 2010, in the presence of the PA Minister of Culture, singers and dancers promote and glorify violence.
[PA TV (Fatah), The song was broadcast live on PA TV on June 4 and was rebroadcast June 24, July 9, July 13, July 16, July 20, Sept. 21, and Dec. 31, 2010. It was rebroadcast in 2011 on Oct. 3, 4, and 7]

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The Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas have created vast educational, social and cultural networks aimed at children that promote and glorify violence and terror. Palestinian children are taught through educational videos, schoolbooks, TV mascots and cultural events, to see violence and the “armed conflict” as heroic and to see themselves as future fighters against Israel:
"I came here following the conference elections. I hope that there will be more conferences like the 6th Fatah Conference (August 2009). These conferences are important for us because it makes us aware of leadership and that we will be combatants and wage resistance (violence) against the Israelis."
[PA TV (Fatah), July 8, 2010] Click here to view

At a Fatah high school graduation event, under the auspices of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the student graduates explained what they were taught by Fatah:
Male graduate: "In the name of the Shahids (Martyrs), in the name of the prisoners, in the name of the stone and the rifle."
Female graduate: "In the name of Fatah, the school that taught us the meaning of nationalism."
Male graduate: "In the name of Palestine: Haifa, Acre, Jaffa, and our Arab Jerusalem."
Female graduate: "In the name of Palestine: Gaza, the West Bank and the flag of national unity."
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Male graduate: "Fatah is [still] with the rifle. And our rifles are not rusty even if they have fired thousands of bullets." [Al-Filistiniya (Fatah), July 28, 2009] Click here to view
Prizewinning dance accompanied by song promoting Jihad at folk dance competition for kids at European-funded Palestinian cultural center  
Source: Website of the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus, Feb. 12, 2017
Headline: “The Yafa Cultural Center completed the first Yafa Folk Dance Competition by honoring three young winners”
        “The Yafa Cultural Center (a Palestinian center supported by European governmental contributions, see note below –Ed.) completed the first Yafa Folk Dance Competition in which 17 groups of children that performed choreography to folk dance routines competed, and which ended with the declaration of three winners from among the participants in the competition…
Winning first place was participant Ru’a Ahmed Sa’id Hamdan, 14, who performed her dance to the sound of the song Pull, For You Are Pulling [the Trigger], and won a golden map of Palestine that was given to her by the center.
Winning second place was participant Tharaa Muhammad Abu Muslim, 13, who performed her dance to the sound of the song O Sower of the Sesame, and won a silver map of Palestine. Winning third place was participant Amir Abu Jaafar, 14, who performed his dance to the sound of the song O Mountain Unmoved by the Wind, and won a bronze map of Palestine.”
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Young kids on PA TV children’s program recite poem promoting escalation of violence: “My rock has turned into an AK-47” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 20, 2017

Two children recite a poem on official PA TV program The Best Home:
"We want to speak openly, with no hesitation and with no fear
World, hear and see, my rock has turned into an AK-47 [assault rifle],
Your words are true, Yasser Arafat
O mountain, the wind will not move you."
PA TV host: "Bravo! You’re so talented!"
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Girl chants at Fatah rally: “Death is insignificant… I love Palestine, blood is spilled for it” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Jan. 8, 2017
Fatah rally in Asira Al-Shamaliya, north of Nablus


Young girl at rally:
"I belong to Fatah, so I have no fear
I love Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], Gaza, Haifa, and the Negev
I walk in the path of heroes who wrote the book of Fatah
I love the dear homeland - death is insignificant, O Arabs
I love Palestine - the blood is spilled for it
This is what Yasser [Arafat] called for...
He announced: For the sake of Jerusalem my path is burning.
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The Palestinian Authority justifies all terror as legitimate armed conflict, coining it “resistance,” the Palestinian euphemism for violence ranging from the terror to suicide bombings to stone throwing:
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and former PA senior official, Jibril Rajoub:
"Building a school and throwing a hand grenade, in my opinion, are resistance. I build the school in order to strengthen the reasons for my people's resolve, as one of several aspects of the resistance, and when there is a need to throw a grenade [or launch] a rocket, I'll do that as well out of my belief in the inevitable victory of my cause and its justness." Click here to view [PA TV (Fatah), May 12, 2010]
The PA at times adds that violence must be used wisely as an effective political tool. Depending on the political circumstances the Palestinian Authority alternates active calls for violence and terror with periods when they say that terror is being postponed because of temporary conditions:
Dr. Nabil Shaath, Fatah Foreign Affairs Commissioner:
"The popular struggle is a fundamental principle whose importance equals that of the armed struggle, since it is the responsibility and task of all the people. The current distancing from the armed struggle does not mean its absolute rejection." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2010]
Fatah leader Diab Al-Louh once worded it this way on PA TV: “The rifle seeds and diplomacy reaps.”
Fatah FB: "I will live as a self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i)" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 21, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text and text on image: “I will live as a self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i) until [Palestine] returns”

The image shows a man masked in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) holding an assault rifle, and behind him the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. In the upper left corner appears the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”
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Fatah FB post shows Fatah logo with AK-47 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 19, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text: “The idea did not die with the deaths of its creators, but rather is igniting, rising, and growing in strength and intensity. Whoever thinks that it can be extinguished and die is mistaken, as this is an idea that is not prepared to do anything but spread.”

The picture shows an AK-47 assault rifle laid over 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 right of image: “#52_Fatah”
Text at bottom of image: “Fatah is eternal and its giving is eternal”
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Fatah Deputy Chairman: "Popular resistance in all of its modes (i.e., including violence – Ed.) is a legitimate right" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2017
Headline: “Al-Aloul: The popular resistance in all of its modes is Fatah and the leadership’s choice”
     “Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul emphasized that the need for the continuation of the resistance in order to curb the Israeli occupations’ crimes and plans is the choice of Fatah and the political leadership. In an interview with Radio Mawtini yesterday [Feb. 18, 2017], Al-Aloul called to develop the popular resistance in other directions, such as construction in villages in regions that are exposed to the danger of settlement, and a broader entry into other fields, such as an economic boycott of Israeli occupation products. Al-Aloul noted that large territories of the Palestinian lands that were taken over have been returned, and that the racist separation fence has been pushed back through legal methods of popular resistance.
He added that the popular resistance in all of its modes (i.e., including violence – Ed.) is a legitimate right of occupied peoples against their occupiers, and noted the efforts to develop it in order to protect the future of the Palestinian people and its national rights.”

The terms "all means," "peaceful uprising,” and “popular 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 included numerous stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded.
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