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Palestinian glorification of Saddam Hussein
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Palestinian glorification of Saddam Hussein

Fatah: "From the sea of the blood of the Martyrs we will create the State of Palestine" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 3, 2017

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "#Palestine"

The picture shows a Palestinian flag with the word "Palestine" and the following text superimposed on it:

Text on image (top): "From the sea of the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) we will create the State of Palestine”
Text on image (bottom): “Fatah Movement – The official page"
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Fatah commemorates 10th anniversary of the death of the "Martyr" Saddam Hussein 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 30, 2016
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The 10th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of [Iraqi] President Saddam Hussein
On this day, Dec. 30, 2006, Abu Uday (i.e., Saddam Hussein) was executed by hanging on the first day of Eid Al-Adha (i.e., Muslim “Sacrifice Feast” holiday)
May Allah have mercy on him”

The image shows former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

Saddam Hussein - former President of Iraq, who was convicted by an Iraqi court and executed in 2006 for ordering the Dujail massacre in Iraq in which 148 people were killed. In order to expedite his execution, it was decided not to prosecute him for other crimes he committed.
Qalqiliya mayor: Saddam Hussein "adhered to his principles" and died as a "Martyr" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 2, 2016
Headline: “Qalqilya: The Arab Liberation Front honored the excelling students in the Jerusalem Culture Competition”
     “Spokesmen at the ceremony organized by the Arab Liberation Front (i.e., member of PLO, based in Iraq) in the Qalqilya district to honor the students who won in the study regarding Jerusalem culture in 2015-2016… called to give attention to Jerusalem in order to emphasize our right to it, to prevent Israel from erasing its Arab and Islamic identity, and to prevent the division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza by areas and times. Qalqilya District Governor Hassam Abu Hamda and Qalqilya Mayor Othman Daoud were present at the event. Daoud praised the excelling students and their achievements, and said that the [Arab Liberation] Front’s interest and their scientific research, and the fact that it held a ceremony to honor the winners is proof of the good education it received under the leader Saddam Hussein, who continued to adhere to his principles and the Palestinian cause until his death as a Martyr.”

"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount, what the Palestinians call the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews. However, Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of ‎ changing the status quo on the Temple Mount, which means Jews are allowed to enter the Temple Mount, but cannot pray there or engage in any type of worship.
Fatah Facebook calls both Fatah founder, responsible for Munich Olympics massacre, and Saddam Hussein “Martyrs” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Apr. 20, 2016

Text and photo posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “A rare picture. When Martyr (Shahid) Commander Salah Khalaf met with the awe-inspiring Martyr [former Iraqi President] Saddam Hussein, during a period in which Iraq was among Fatah’s most important allies in the world.”

Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - One of the founders of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.
Song on PA TV shows Arafat, Yassin and Saddam Hussein  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 5, 2016


Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, a song about Yasser Arafat

Visual: In the background is a picture of Yasser Arafat, Ahmed Yassin, and Saddam Hussein.
"How we have missed you, Yasser Arafat, your keffiyeh and agal (headband worn to keep the keffiyeh in place), he who wears the agal and keffiyeh and military suit."

Sheikh Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians.

Saddam Hussein - former President of Iraq, who was convicted by an Iraqi court and executed in 2006 for ordering the Dujail massacre in Iraq in which 148 people were killed. In order to expedite his execution, it was decided not to prosecute him for other crimes he committed.
Ramallah city square named after "Martyr" Saddam Hussein 
Source: PMW, Aug. 1, 2015
"The Martyr Saddam Hussein Square" in Ramallah.
Fatah Facebook praises Saddam Hussein, Arafat and Nasser  
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 9, 2015

Text and image published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”
Picture shows black and white drawn portraits of [PA Chairman in 1996-2004] Yasser Arafat, [President of Iraq in 1979-2003] Saddam Hussein and [President of Egypt in 1956-1970] Gamal Abdel Nasser.

Posted text: “A #picture of stars that will never vanish from the sky of #Palestine. Rest in peace, #Saddam_Hussein, #Yasser_Arafat and #Gamal_Abdel_Nasser.”
Fatah Facebook page glorifies Saddam Hussein as “The falcon of the Arabs”  
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, May 5, 2015

Text and image published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”

Posted text:

Text on image: “In the name of Allah, without the Americans, neither you nor your father could have dragged me here.”
(Saddam Hussein said this to the judge during his trial before the Iraqi Special Tribunal –Ed.)
PA daily op-ed mourns death of Saddam’s deputy, praising him for fighting US soldiers “to the end” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 20, 2015
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     “The killing of [Iraqi military commander and Saddam Hussein's former deputy] Izaat al-Douri with a non-American bullet completed the Americans’ list of wanted persons to be assassinated from among the Ba’ath party leaders, a set of playing cards of which Al-Douri was the sixth. Al-Douri is the only Ba’ath movement leader who fought to the end and opposed the Americans and [former Prime Minister of Iraq Nour] Al-Maliki’s Iranian regime… Al-Douri is the only brave one who has fought to the end and has fallen in the battlefield, which he will get credit for, and which will be written in his history, [the history] of an Arab-Iraqi who refused to surrender and chose to resist to the very end, regardless of his past and his role in the conquest of Kuwait.  Izaat Ibrahim Al-Douri, together with [Saddam Hussein’s grandson] Mustafa Qusay Saddam, are the only ones who resisted the occupation to the end, for the youth Mustafa, who was then 14, fought with a sniper rifle even after his father and his uncle Uday had died, and killed 13 American soldiers in Mosul. We do not know the details of Al-Douri’s death, but undoubtedly, he resisted to the end.”
Saddam Hussein honored on Fatah Facebook page 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Jan. 13, 2015

Posted text: "An image from the memory of the revolution: President Commander Yasser Arafat with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein during the summit conference of the non-aligned countries in Cuba in 1978" 
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Abbas representative commemorates the “great leader and fighter” Saddam Hussein 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Jan. 7, 2014
     “The Jenin District institutions and distinguished figures marked the 93rd anniversary of the establishment of the Arab-Iraqi army yesterday [Jan. 6, 2014] in a ceremony held in the Iraqi Military Martyrs’ (Shahids) cemetery near the village of Muthallath Al-Shuhada… The ceremony was held in the presence of District Governor, Talal Dweikat… Dweikat said in his speech on behalf of the President [Abbas]: ‘We stand today in this place, and a special feeling takes hold of us as we stand amongst the fifty graves of these heroes who fell as Martyrs on Jenin’s soil while protecting our Arab causes from the invaders.’
He added: ‘The brave Iraqi army Martyrs sacrificed their lives for Palestine, which they came to protect. They fell in battles of valor against the abusive occupation…’
Dweikat added: ‘Today we remember the great leader and fighter, Martyr Saddam Hussein, who cared for the Palestinian issue until his last breath. On this day, we must mention the name of Saddam, who founded and developed the Iraqi army organization.
We came today to lay a wreath out of loyalty, President Mahmoud Abbas’ loyalty to our Arab nation and to those who sacrificed and struggled, among them these Iraqi soldiers.’”
Fatah Facebook commemorates death of Saddam Hussein, “leader of the Arab nation” 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Dec. 30, 2013
Photo: “The seventh anniversary of the Martyrdom death of leader of the Arab nation, Saddam Hussein ‘Abu Uday.’”
Palestinians commemorate death of Saddam Hussein and Fatah terrorist 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Oct. 19, 2013
     “The occupation’s forces yesterday [Oct. 18, 2013] suppressed popular resistance activists and foreign sympathizers of different nationalities in the village of Al-Ma’asara south of Bethlehem. They attacked using plastic shields and prevented the from continuing towards expropriated lands near the Efrat settlement, which is located on the lands of the village of Al-Khader south of Bethlehem.
Participants in the Al-Ma’asara march said that the march had begun in the center of the village to mark the anniversary of the beginning of The World Parliament activities, the eighth anniversary of the martyrdom death of Saddam Hussein, and the anniversary of the martyrdom death of Palestinian fighter Atef Abayat.”

Note: Atef Abayat – a Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) commander in Bethlehem who was accused of murdering Israel citizen Sarit Amrani in a shooting attack in the West Bank (Sept. 20, 2001). He was also accused of shooting at the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo. Abayat was killed in a car explosion about a month after the murder of Sarit Amrani. PMW has been unable to verify the circumstances surrounding his death.
Saddam Hussein venerated on Fatah Facebook page 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, Oct. 1, 2013

Text beside the picture:
“How many people love this man?”
Singer at Fatah event calls Saddam Hussein “the glorious Martyr leader” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 31, 2012
PA TV broadcast parts of a celebration of Fatah’s 48th anniversary that took place Dec. 31, 2012. The crowd reacted enthusiastically to singer Adnan Balawnah’s introduction to his band Al-Asifa’s song, when he recalled the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein:
     “We will not forget the Martyr (Shahid) of the Islamic Ummah (Nation) and the Arab nation, the glorious Martyr leader, Field Marshal Saddam Hussein. [Crowd cheers.] As you know, today is the anniversary of his Martyrdom death.

Note: Senior PA and Fatah leaders were in the audience: PLO Executive Committee member Saeb Erekat, Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen, Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, Governor of Bethlehem Abd Al-Fattah Hamael, Governor of Hebron Kamel Hamid.
Fatah official Facebook page honors Sadam Hussein 
Source: Fatah's Facebook page, Dec. 20, 2012
[https://www.facebook.com/fatehal3sfh, Dec. 20, 2012] 
[https://www.facebook.com/fatehal3sfh, Dec. 30, 2012]
The admnistrator of Fatah's Facebook page posted two pictures of Saddam Hussein:

Text below first picture:

     “He smiled to deny the enemy the pleasure of victory. May Allah have mercy on you, Saddam Hussein.”

Text below second picture:
     “Today, December 30, 2012, is the sixth anniversary of the death of the hawk of the Arabs and the lion of the Tigris and Euphrates: As we walked we knew that the gallows were in fact the ladder of faith for the glorified Field Marshal Martyr (Shahid) President Saddam Hussein."
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PA daily columnist mourns death of "the Martyr" Saddam Hussein 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 16, 2012
Columinst Adli Sadek:
     “I’ll never forget the morning the Martyr (Shahid) President Saddam Hussein was executed, because on that same day of Eid-Ul-Adha (Celebration of Sacrifice) Shaabula (Egyptian singer Shaaban Abd El Rahim) stymied a demonstration by a number of Egyptian intellectuals and artists on the steps of the Journalists Union in central Cairo. This guy (Shaabula), who used to iron clothes, stood there and lamented the [death of] President Saddam… This lament added to [my] disgust and mourning, and caused those who hold a grudge and promote the ethnic biases that brought about Saddam’s fall, to laugh.”
PA Town Square honors Saddam Hussein with town square memorial 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 26, 2010
The monument in the square of the West Bank town of Beit Rima shows pictures of Yasser Arafat and former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Above the picture of Saddam Hussein is an inscription that reads:      
     "Long live the nation, long live Palestine.”
Under the photograph:
     “The Shahid (Martyr) leader, Saddam Hussein.”

Note: Saddam Hussein, the former President of Iraq, was executed for ordering the Dujail massacre in Iraq in which 148 people were killed. In order to expedite his execution, it was decided not to prosecute him for other crimes he committed.
Saddam Hussein - the greatest Martyr 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 10, 2009
Poet Murad Al-Sudani at Yasser Arafat memorial ceremony at the Ramallah Cultural Palace:
     "In [Arafat's] heart and in his spirit there converged the image of the Shahid (Martyr) heroes, from Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini (Arab commander in the 1948 war), all the fedayeen (self-sacrificing fighter, someone prepared to die for a cause) over a hundred years - all of these were multiplied in the spirit of this fighter, just as they were multiplied in the spirits of the Shahids (Martyrs) who preceded him, from the members of the [Fatah] Central Committee, members of the Palestinian Revolution and the Arab Shahids up until the last of them - the leader Saddam Hussein, the greatest Shahid. They shall remain as a crown and as a symbol in the skies of the Arab resistance in their struggle against the forces of world arrogance and against Zionist racism which is protected by the nuclear totem."
Fatah leader supports Iraqi terror 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 26, 2008
Mahmoud Ismail, member of the PLO Executive Committee:
     "I want to cite the actions and future actions of President [Abbas], from the starting point that the Palestine cause is the essential and central cause of the Arab Nation. It's not surprising that [to] certain journalists of the current despicable American era, our [Arab nationalist] language of the 50s and 60s is outdated, when we talk about the nature of the struggle between the Arab Nation and its enemies: the Imperialists and Zionists, who attack and occupy our territories inside Palestine and outside, in Iraq, in the remains of South Lebanon and the Golan.
"We [however,] take pride in this [Arab nationalist] language because we are the authentic Arabs who believe in our Arabism, our faith, our cause, our Nation, in our right to struggle and to resistance [euphemism for terror] in all possible ways in all the occupied lands, in Palestine, Lebanon, the Golan and Iraq."
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