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PA TV broadcasts 19 times in 3 days Abbas' implicit call for violence in Jerusalem 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 4, 2014

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “It's not enough for us to say: ‘There are those carrying out Ribat’ (religious conflict / war over land claimed to be Islamic). We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It's not enough for us to say: ‘The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque]’. They have come, and they must not come to the Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount). We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary. This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places.”
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Note: This video originally aired on Oct. 17, 2014 and was broadcast a total of 29 times that month. It was also broadcast 3 times on Nov. 1 and most recently on Nov. 4, 2014.
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Abbas glorifies shooter of Rabbi Glick 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2014
On Oct. 29, 2014, Islamic Jihad member and released prisoner Mutaz Hijazi shot Rabbi Yehuda Glick at point-blank range in an attempt to assassinate him. Rabbi Glick was seriously wounded in the attack. Hijazi was killed the following day after opening fire on the Israeli policemen who came to arrest him.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ condolence letter to the family of the terrorist:

     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his anger and his condemnation of the abominable crime committed against Martyr (Shahid) Mutaz Hijazi, who was murdered last Thursday [Oct. 30, 2014] by the killing and terror gangs of the Israeli occupation army.  In a telegram delivered yesterday [Nov. 2, 2014] by Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and District Governor Adnan Husseini to the Martyr’s relatives in the village of Silwan, he [Abbas] said that Martyr Mutaz rose to Heaven while defending our people’s rights and holy places. In addition, he condemned this barbaric act, which is added to the occupation’s crimes against our people since the Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), as well as the continuation of the historic injustice being committed against it wherever it is present.” 
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Abbas' advisor to shooter of Rabbi Glick: "Your bullets were a beacon” 
Source: Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and member of Fatah Central Committee Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Nov. 3, 2014
On Oct. 29, 2014, Islamic Jihad member and released prisoner Mutaz Hijazi shot Rabbi Yehuda Glick at point-blank range in an attempt to assassinate him. Rabbi Glick was seriously wounded in the attack. Hijazi was killed the following day after opening fire on the Israeli policemen who came to arrest him.
Abbas’ advisor and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein glorified terrorist Mutaz Hijazi on his Facebook page:

     “My message to the heroic Martyr (Shahid) Mutaz Hijazi, the Martyr of Dawn, the Martyr of Jerusalem: I have met with your father on your behalf but was not able to meet with your mother in order to kiss her hands and her forehead for feeding you courage and bravery from her breast, making you the revolutionary who has shortened our path to freedom. Mutaz, Allah has honored you with Martyrdom (Shahada), for which all men yearn. Your bullets were a beacon [illuminating] a path that had become dark, the light of which will continue to shine for years to come. Rest in peace, for you have conveyed the message, that this is the shortest way to the freedom of nations. Your life has been the essence of the Palestinian people’s long experience of suffering, for you were a revolutionary, thereafter a prisoner, and finally a Martyr (Shahid).” 
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Abbas' advisor: Shooter of Rabbi Glick is "the Martyr of Dawn in Jerusalem" 
Source: Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and member of Fatah Central Committee Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Oct. 30, 2014
On Oct. 29, 2014, Mutaz Hijazi, an Islamic Jihad member and released prisoner, attempted to murder Rabbi Yehuda Glick, who was seriously wounded in the shooting attack. The following image and text were posted on Fatah's Facebook page and re-posted by Abbas' advisor Sultan Abu Al-Einein:
 

Text: "Martyr (Shahid) Mutaz Hijazi,the Martyr of Dawn in Jerusalem, is a released prisoner. He died as a Martyr (Shahid) following a gunfight. The occupation forces accuse him of attempting to assassinate the Zionist rabbi Yehuda Glick."

Text on poster shared by Abbas' advisor, Abu Al-Einein:
"'Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah. Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death], and among them is he who awaits [his chance]. And they did not alter [the terms of their commitment] by any alteration.' (Surah 33:23, trans. Sahih International)
With great honor and pride
The Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah, Jerusalem branch accompanies its heroic Martyr to his wedding
Mutaz Ibrahim Khalil Hijazi,
who carried out the assassination attempt of Zionist rabbi Yehuda Glick
Who has ascended to Heaven today, Thursday, October 30, 2014
after a gunfight with occupation soldiers in Jerusalem
May he rest in peace"
 
Abbas' advisor: Murderer of baby is "heroic Martyr" 
Source: Facebook page of Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and member of Fatah Central Committee Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Oct. 23, 2014
Posted on the Facebook page of Abbas’ advisor and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein:
     “The heroic Martyr (Shahid) Abd Al-Rahman Idris Al-Shaloudi (23) was released from prison on Dec. 12, 2013, after serving 16 months in the occupation prisons. He was released from the Negev desert prison (Ktzi’ot Prison), and was arrested again several months later at his home in the Al-Bustan neighborhood [of East Jerusalem], which is in danger of being demolished. During his arrest, the occupation forces beat him aggressively, attacked his old grandmother and arrested his father. He spent three weeks in the jail cells of the Russian Compound [Detention Center]. The picture below [shows] the final moments before his death as a Martyr, after he was shot at point-blank range. He was murdered in cold blood.”
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Note: Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaloudi – On Oct. 22, 2014, Al-Shaloudi drove his car into a light-rail station in Jerusalem, killing three-month-old Israeli-American Haya Zissel-Brown and Karen Mosquera, 22, of Ecuador, and injuring 7 others. He was shot by police while attempting to flee the scene, and later died of his wounds.
PA TV reports on Abbas' speech ‎calling on Palestinians to “defend” Al-‎Aqsa Mosque “in any way whatsoever”‎ 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 17, 2014
Official PA TV broadcast quotes from PA ‎Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the ‎Second Fatah Congress under the ‎following headlines that were visible on ‎the screen:‎
     ‎“President [Mahmoud Abbas] calls on his ‎people to defend the Al-Aqsa Mosque and ‎prevent the settlers from entering it in any ‎way whatsoever.”‎

The following is an excerpt of Abbas’ ‎speech referred to on PA TV:


PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “It's not enough for us to say: ‘There are those carrying out Ribat’ (religious conflict / war over land claimed to be Islamic). We must all carry out Ribat in the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. It's not enough for us to say: ‘The settlers have arrived [at the Mosque]’. They have come, and they must not come to the Sanctuary (i.e., Temple Mount). We have to prevent them, in any way whatsoever, from entering the Sanctuary. This is our Sanctuary, our Al-Aqsa and our Church [of the Holy Sepulchre]. They have no right to enter it. They have no right to defile it. We must prevent them. Let us stand before them with chests bared to protect our holy places.”
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Abbas criticizes Hamas for taking responsibility for kidnapping the 3 Israeli teens 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 28, 2014
Official PA TV interviewed Mahmoud Abbas about the kidnapping and murder of the three Israeli teens in June 2014:
     “After the kidnapping was carried out we met with punishments we had never known before, for no reason. The destruction, the murders – and the most famous murder was that of Muhammad Abu Khdeir and other children.  Alright, who carried out [the kidnapping]? Israel says Hamas. We say we have no proof [of this] whatsoever, we have no proof. We tell them [Israel]: ‘...We have no information [proving] that Hamas did this.’ I asked [Hamas officials]: ‘Did you carry out [the kidnapping]?’ They said no. I said: ‘Great. In that case, it’s not them!’ Then, the honorable gentleman Saleh Al-Arouri surprised [us] in a speech. He said: ‘We kidnapped them to start a revolution, an Intifada, in the West Bank…’ Alright, I was surprised. I was informed that Al-Arouri said this. I told them : ‘My friends, my information from the most senior official, from the head of the [Hamas] Political Bureau [Khaled Mashaal] [was] that they [Hamas] had nothing to do with this.’ But then Khaled Mashaal came and said they had carried out [the kidnapping], but not following a top-down decision (i.e., not a decision made by Hamas leadership). An operation of this kind not carried out according to a top-down decision? It would have been better for you [Mashaal] to keep quiet, or for your man [Al-Arouri] to keep quiet.”

Note: On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists while they were hitchhiking. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They were shot to death soon after the abduction. Two days later, Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir was kidnapped and murdered in Jerusalem in a revenge attack by Israeli extremists.
Abbas quotes Quranic verse encouraging ‎violent resistance in speech 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 28, 2014
     ‎“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has ‎addressed our people several times since ‎the start of the aggression against the ‎Gaza Strip (i.e., 2014 Gaza war). Each ‎time, he added something new to the ‎chain of events and their rapid ‎development in a way that served the ‎Palestinian cause – in particular, the Gaza ‎Strip, which sacrificed Martyrs (Shahids) ‎on a daily basis.‎ In his speech two days ago [Aug. 26, ‎‎2014], the President announced the end ‎of the aggression against the Gaza Strip ‎based on the Egyptian initiative, to which ‎he has supported all along. Last month, ‎he said other things suggesting that he ‎opposes the occupation and supports the ‎resistance of our people. Many ‎considered the fact that he concluded ‎his speech with the Quranic verse, ‎‎‘Permission [to fight] has been given to ‎those who are being fought, because ‎they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is ‎competent to give them victory.’ (Sura ‎‎22:39, trans. Sahih International) as a ‎clear and open [show of] support for the ‎resistance, and a call to [manifest] anger ‎against the occupation. This was ‎realized on the ground in the West ‎Bank, which answered the President’s ‎call and set out to confront the ‎occupation.”‎
PA leadership “expresses pride” in riots in Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 17, 2014
     “The Palestinian leadership emphasized that the just demands presented by our delegation - specifically, the lifting of the blockade [on the Gaza Strip], the opening of the [border] crossings and freedom of movement - are inseparable from the larger national goal: Ending the occupation in all the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza, and [allowing] the Palestinian state to assume full sovereignty over its land, water and air.
This [statement was made] in an announcement published by the leadership after a meeting held last night [Aug. 16, 2014], [and] presided over by President Mahmoud Abbas in the presidential residence in Ramallah, to discuss the results of the negotiations for establishing quiet, which are taking place in Cairo…
It [the leadership] called for the continuation of the national campaign to boycott Israeli products and for its expansion on an international level, in order to settle the score with Israel for the war crimes committed by its racist government against the children, women and all members of our nation…
The leadership expressed pride ‘in the all-inclusive popular uprising of our great nation throughout the homeland and in its heart, Jerusalem… against the criminal aggression (i.e., Operation Protective Edge).’”

Note: This statement was made while Hamas was firing thousands of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Abbas "gave the sign to let the West Bank street loose" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, July 25, 2014
Op-ed by Muhannad Ubeid
Headline: "
A single Quranic verse ignited the West Bank"
     "[Mahmoud] Abbas realized that by staying outside the arena, he would be excluded from the political game. He also knows that the [Palestinian] street in the West Bank is ready for an explosion. Therefore, he gave the sign to let the [Palestinian] street in the West Bank loose. Isn't the Quranic verse he quoted during his last speech, "Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory" [Sura 22:39, trans. Sahih International] a clear sign to loosen the reins on the street?
Furthermore, what is the meaning of Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi's statement regarding the West Bank's need to enter into an armed Intifada? It's been a long time since we heard a member of the Fatah leadership talk about weapons. The West Bank's entrance into the line of confrontation will reshuffle the cards, and the action is still just beginning. Israel will not agree to a third Intifada, and this is precisely what Abbas wants. He wants Israel to knock on his door in order to find a solution."
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Abbas awards the order of merit to terrorist who, according to Abbas' own newspaper, planned suicide bombings 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 7, 2014
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas awarded ‎an order of merit to Samir ‎ Ghattas, ‎‎[aka]‎ Muhammad Hamza, at [Hamza’s] Cairo ‎home yesterday [June 6, 2014].‎.. He was the founder and editor in ‎chief of the Palestinian military journal Al-‎Maaraka in Beirut, and worked as an ‎assistant and advisor to the commander-‎Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad – Khalil Al-‎Wazir…‎ In addition, he participated in planning ‎and preparing the most prominent self-‎sacrifice operations (i.e., terror attacks): the ‎capture of 8 Israeli soldiers in the Beqaa ‎Valley in Lebanon in 1983; the suicide ‎attack on the Israeli Defense Ministry in ‎Bat Yam, Tel-Aviv, in 1985; the attack on ‎the nuclear facility in Dimona in 1988 ‎(i.e., terror attack on bus transporting workers killing three).”‎
From WAFA, official PA news agency

The following are descriptions of the terror attacks the award recipient was involved in‎:
Attack on the Israeli Defense Ministry – ‎On Oct. 21, 1985, the Israeli Navy ‎intercepted the Ataviros, a ship carrying 28 ‎Palestinian terrorists from Egypt to Israel. ‎The terrorists were planning to attack the ‎Defense Ministry building in Tel Aviv, take ‎hostages and demand the release of ‎Palestinian prisoners. The ship was ‎intercepted and sunk; 20 terrorists drowned and 8 ‎were arrested.‎
Attack on the nuclear facilities in Dimona – On ‎March 7, 1988, Muhammad Abd Al-Qader ‎Muhammad Issa, Muhammad Khalil Saleh ‎Al-Khanafi, and Abdallah Abd Al-Majid ‎Muhammad Kallab hijacked a bus carrying ‎workers to the Negev Nuclear Research ‎Center in Dimona, and murdered 3 of its ‎passengers
Abbas rep: "Our Martyrs and prisoners will remain the beacon of our magnificent glory" 
Source: WAFA news agency, May 14, 2014
Headline: “Honoring families of Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners in Hebron”
     “The central Hebron branch of Fatah, the National Liberation Movement, honored families of prisoners and Martyrs this evening...’
In his speech representing President Mahmoud Abbas, District Governor of Hebron Kamel Hamid said: ‘I convey the President’s [Abbas’] greetings to you. Our Martyrs and prisoners will remain the beacon of our magnificent glory until the dream of the Martyr and [Fatah] founder Yasser Arafat, [Hamas founder] Ahmed Yassin and all the [other] Martyrs is fulfilled: The establishment of our Palestinian state. We must be loyal to these heroes in all aspects.’"
The following terrorists appeared on a poster at the event: Ayyat Al-Akhras (killed 2), Andalib Takatka (killed 6), Marwan Zalum (killed 9), Raed Al-Karmi (killed 9), Atef Abayat and Naif Abu Sharakh (killed 23).
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Abbas sincerely condemns bombing attack – in Nigeria 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 21, 2014
     “President Mahmoud Abbas conveyed his condolences to the President of the Republic of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, for the victims of the recent terror attacks in the capital Abuja. In his telegram, the President asserted that he strongly denounces and condemns such heinous crimes, which are religiously and morally unacceptable.
The President [Abbas] expressed his sincere, heartfelt condolences … he hoped the souls of the victims would obtain mercy, and wished a speedy recovery to the injured, and forbearance and solace to their [the victims’] families. “
From WAFA, official PA news agency

The PA has rarely condemned any terror attacks against Israel, and the few condemnations that have been voiced have never been as explicit as this one.
Abbas' advisor praises murderer of 37 civilians 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Mar. 17, 2014
Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on NGOs Sultan Abu Al-Einein: "I am greatly honored to be standing [here] today, so days that are important to us all will never be erased from our memory. In March, [we mark] Palestinian Women’s Day, in March, Palestinian Mother’s Day also occurs, in March [we remember] that dark-skinned young woman from the Shatila [refugee] camp [Dalal Mughrabi], who would not agree to anything other than to establish her state between Jaffa and Lebanon in her special way; that young woman who fought along with her comrades until her ammunition ran out. Yes, March is honored by this Palestinian blood... They [Israelis] are deluding themselves if they think the negotiations are our only choice. Let the young people hear me: Allah, honor us with Martyrdom (Shahada). Allah, give us the honor of being part of the procession of Martyrs."
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Note: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PA prime minister conveys Abbas’ condolences to families of terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 13, 2014
     “Yesterday [March 12, 2014] [PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah consoled the relatives [of several Martyrs (Shahids), including] the Martyrs of the numbered [cemeteries] (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers) from Nablus, Martyr Maher Muhyi Al-Din Hbeishah and Martyr Imad Kamal Zubeidi… Hamdallah conveyed President Mahmoud Abbas’ condolences to the Martyrs’ relatives and expressed his hope that Allah would let them rest in Paradise and grant their families forbearance and solace.”

Notes: Maher Hbeishah - was a suicide bomber who detonated himself on the no. 16 bus in Haifa on Dec. 2, 2001, killing 15 people and wounding around 40. Israel transferred the terrorist‘s body to the PA on March 11, 2014.
Imad Zubeidi – was a suicide bomber who detonated himself at a bus stop in Kfar Saba on April 22, 2001, killing Dr. Mario Goldin and wounding more than 40. Israel transferred the terrorist’s body to the PA on March 11, 2014.
The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying the bodies of enemy soldiers as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, on the assumption that the bodies will eventually be returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets, after their identities have been documented.
PA minister of Religious Affairs calls Hamas terrorist murderers “the great ones” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 7, 2014
Official PA TV broadcast the Friday prayers from the mosque at the Presidential residence in Ramallah. The sermon, on the victory of the faithful over the infidels with reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, was given by PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash; the audience included PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah Central Committee members Muhammad Shtayyeh and Saeb Erekat.
PA Minister of Religious Affairs Habbash expressed sorrow over Egypt’s decision to declare Hamas a terror organization
: “None of us ever imagined that Hamas – after the history of [its] founders, the Martyrs (Shahids), the great ones, like Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Rantisi, [Ibrahim] Al-Makadmeh, Salah Shehadeh, Ismail Abu Shanab and others – would ever be in such a terrible situation.”

Notes: Sheikh Ahmed Yassin – Founder and former head of the Hamas terrorist organization. Hamas is responsible for numerous terror attacks that caused the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi – Co-founder of Hamas. Ibrahim Al-Makadmeh – One of the founders of Hamas' military wing, the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, and responsible for planning several terror attacks in which 28 Israelis were murdered. Al-Makadmeh was killed by Israel in March 2003. Salah Shehadeh - head of Hamas' military wing the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades. He was killed in an Israeli airstrike in 2002. Ismail Abu Shanab – a senior Hamas official.
Abbas sends wreath to honor suicide bomber who killed 8 people 
Source: Dunya Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Feb. 26, 2014
During the ceremony held upon the reception of the remains of terrorist Ragheb Jaradat, whose body was transferred by Israel to the PA on Feb. 25, 2014, a wreath was laid on the grave on behalf of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Writing on wreath: "President of the State of Palestine - Mahmoud Abbas, 'Abu Mazen.'"
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Note: Ragheb Jaradat - a suicide bomber who blew himself up on bus 960 in northern Israel on April 10, 2002, killing 8 people. Israel transferred Jaradat's body to the PA on Feb. 25, 2014.

Fatah awards plaque with Abbas' picture on it to murderer's family 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 20, 2014
Headline: “Fatah in Rafah marked the anniversary of the Martyrdom death of Muhammad Al-Qasir”
     “The regional Fatah branch, [named after] Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Al-Hassan, [which is part of the] main Rafah branch, held a eulogy ceremony for Martyr Muhammad Al-Qasir, on the 12th anniversary of his Martyrdom death... [Al-Qasir] carried out the self-sacrifice operation (i.e., terror attack) in Kissufim in which three Israeli soldiers were killed…
In a speech held [on behalf of Fatah,] prominent Fatah commander Ishaq Mekheimer said that the movement has always been and will always remain loyal to the blood of its sons, and that, while marking the anniversary [of the death] of Martyrdom-seeker Muhammad Al-Qasir, it is reiterating that it was the first [movement] to ignite the revolution and that it is the pioneer of the struggle…
A member of the Al-Aqsa [Martyrs’] Brigades delivered a speech, in which he emphasized the movement’s adherence to the resistance and the role of these kinds of operations in changing the equation, and explained that Martyr Muhammad may be absent in body, but he lives on in spirit and in his struggle.
At the end of the ceremony, the regional and main [Fatah] branch administration awarded commemorative plaques to Martyr Muhammad Al-Qasir’s family.”
Writing next to photo of Mahmoud Abbas that appears on the plaque: “The Fatah Movement will remain loyal to all those who fell defending the dignity of the homeland.”

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Abbas awards the Star of Honor to terrorist 
Source: Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Feb. 16, 2014
A video of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas awarding the Star of Honor to Abu Ali Iyad was posted on Abbas’ Facebook page.
[The presidential decree is read aloud]: “In the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate, a decree of the President of the State of Palestine, who has decided to award the commander-Martyr (Shahid), Walid Ahmad Nimr Shreim, ‘Abu Ali Iyad,’ a Star of Honor of the highest order, in appreciation of his honorable role in the national arena and in the struggle since the launch of the Palestinian revolution; in [great] appreciation of his courage and heroism in defending his homeland and people; and out of respect for his life’s work, his path and his historic sacrifice, as one of the leaders who founded the Palestinian revolution. He did not deviate from his principles until the day he died as a Martyr, may he rest in peace.”

Notes: Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966, and was responsible for several terror attacks. In a filler, official PA TV wrote the following:
"He was appointed [by Fatah] to set up military operations on the occupied lands [Israel] in 1966. He led the attack on the Beit Yosef colony [Israeli town], one of the fiercest [attacks] on Israeli colonies until then. He also led a number of operations, including the attacks on the colonies [Israeli towns] Margaliot, Manara and Kfar Giladi. When in Jordan, he carried out various military operations against the occupation’s army camps and colonies [in Israel]. He died as a
Shahid (Martyr) in 1971." Click to view
Other terrorist recipients of the Star of Honor include Abu Jihad and Nayef Hawatmeh.
Fatah official at Abbas event: terrorists are “heroes who made this movement [Fatah] and all of us proud” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Feb. 11, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast a cultural event in support of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, held under the auspices of the Mayor of Jenin.
The event was attended by Abbas’ advisor and Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein and Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi.

Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq [Tirawi]: “We negotiated with our heads held high. We fought using rocks, and we became Martyrs (Shahids). We fought using rifles, and we became prisoners, heroes. Some of them are [out there] among you. Heroes who made this movement [Fatah] and all of us proud. Some of you are still waiting for freedom. Martyrs who ascended to Heaven, whom we remember with admiration…
And we know that the results of negotiations are a big, round zero. Nonetheless, we tried. And we say with heads held high: ‘No!’ Whoever from among the Zionists who thinks that Beit El and all the settlements are Israeli land, is deluded. Haifa, Jaffa, and Acre will remain Palestinian forever, and they will be nothing other than Palestinian.”
[Applause from the audience]

Note: Tawfiq Tirawi is a member of the Fatah Central Committee (since the General Fatah Conference, Aug. 4-6, 2009) and is former head of General Intelligence in the West Bank.

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