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]
Fatah post calls terrorist Dalal Mughrabi “bride of Jaffa - glory to you, O one who carried out a glorious act” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 12, 2019

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "O sister of free women and men, bride of Jaffa – glory to you, O one who carried out a glorious act.
Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), who one day established a republic for Palestine."

Text at bottom right of image:
"Dalal Mughrabi
The legend that will not die"

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Fatah Facebook post glorifies terrorist Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 11, 2019

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text and text at top of image: "When Dalal [Mughrabi] (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) decided to fulfill her true role as a mother, she went to Palestine (apparently implies that Dalal Mughrabi became the symbolic mother of “the Republic of Palestine” and of future generations of Palestinians through her attack –Ed.)"

The image shows terrorist Dalal Mughrabi – who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children – in a military uniform.

Text at bottom left of image:
"1958 – 1978""

Dalal Mughrabi – female Palestinian terrorist who 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.

Fatah Facebook commemorates worst terror attack in Israel’s history as “the self-sacrificing coastal operation,” led by “Martyr” Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 11, 2019

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Posted text:
"March 11, 1978
The 41st anniversary of the self-sacrificing coastal operation, which was carried out by Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., Coastal Road massacre, 37 murdered, 12 of them children)"

The image shows a page from an unidentified newspaper from the day after the Coastal Road massacre led by terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, in which 37 were murdered, 12 of them children. The page is covered with articles about the attack, including pictures of Mughrabi and the remains of the bus she and her terror squad hijacked and blew up.

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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorist Dalal Mughrabi as a “legend that will not die” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 11, 2019

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children in the Coastal Road massacre), the almond flower of March
A legend that will not die / the Palestinian coastal operation
The 41st anniversary
All glory to the Martyrs (Shahids), who are more honorable than us
To Paradise together with the prophets, the righteous, and the Martyrs"

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Fatah post about terrorist Dalal Mughrabi: “One of the symbols of our revolution and a beacon for the generations. She has captured every Palestinian heart” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 11, 2019

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"The legend that will not die, self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’iya) Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Sa'id Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), considered one of the symbols of our revolution and a beacon for the generations. She has captured every Palestinian heart."

Text on image:
"Dalal Mughrabi
The legend that will not die"

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Terrorist who led murder of 37 glorified in official PA daily as a “Martyr” who “killed and wounded hundreds” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 11, 2019
Headline: "Today is the 41st anniversary of the death as a Martyr of fighter Dalal Mughrabi"
       "Today [March 11, 2019] is the 41st anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of Palestinian fighter Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), who was born in 1958 in one of the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut. She was the daughter of a family from Jaffa that escaped to Lebanon following the 1948 Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)…
On the morning of March 11, 1978, Mughrabi disembarked from a boat passing opposite the Palestinian coast together with her squad… Dalal and her squad succeeded in reaching Tel Aviv (sic., the terror squad never reached Tel Aviv) and took over the bus with all of its soldier passengers (sic., only civilian passengers were on the bus), while outside the bus the battle continued with other Israeli soldiers. Hundreds on the Israeli side were killed and wounded (sic., 37 murdered and 70 wounded)..."

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Terrorist who led murder of 37 glorified on Fatah Facebook page as a “Martyr” who “killed and wounded hundreds”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 11, 2019
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page (identical text appeared the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on the same date):

Posted text: "Today [March 11, 2019] is the 41st anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of Palestinian fighter Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children)...
Dalal and her squad succeeded in reaching Tel Aviv (sic., the terror squad never reached Tel Aviv) and took over the bus with all of its soldier passengers (sic., only civilian passengers were on the bus), while outside the bus the battle continued with other Israeli soldiers. Hundreds on the Israeli side were killed and wounded (sic., 37 murdered and 70 wounded)..."

Text on image:
"The flower of Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit)
The self-sacrificing fighter
Martyr Dalal Mughrabi"

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Fatah official: “We are prepared to sacrifice our salaries, and we will not touch a single penny of the salaries of our Martyrs and our wounded and prisoner heroes” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 11, 2019
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: We are prepared to sacrifice our salaries, and we will not touch a single penny of the salaries of our Martyrs and of our wounded and prisoner heroes”
     “Fatah Movement Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Ideology and [Fatah] Central Committee member Nabil Abu Rudeina said that our Palestinian people and its leadership will not agree to compromise on the national principles, and prime among them Jerusalem and its holy sites. He added that the salaries of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the prisoners are a taboo that must not be touched…
Abu Rudeina added: ‘We are prepared to sacrifice our salaries, and we will not touch a single penny of the salaries of our Martyrs and our wounded and prisoner heroes, who have sacrificed that which is most precious to them for their homeland’s cause and for the realization of their people’s hope and aspirations for freedom and independence.’”

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PA TV honors female terrorist who led murder of 37 as “iron woman” – “Since Martyrdom is a dream her story is not forgotten” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 11, 2019

Official PA TV narrator
: "For decades her reputation has spread and her name has been famous – Palestinian Martyr Dalal Mughrabi… Iron woman Dalal Mughrabi commanded the Deir Yassin squad, which was composed of 12 self-sacrificing fighters – on the orders of General Commander of the Palestinian Revolution Forces Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' – that carried out the Kamal Adwan operation… [The members of] the Kamal Adwan squad died as Martyrs, 37 Israelis were killed, and 80 others were wounded… And since Martyrdom is a dream, the story of Dalal Mughrabi's life is not forgotten and remains in the minds of the revolutionaries and free people of the world. Moreover, time has not succeeded in erasing her name from the minds of the occupation leaders and [Israeli] army generals, given that the quality operation came as a surprise and showed the inability of Israel's security. Dalal Mughrabi is a woman who removed the barriers of tradition and broke the social taboos when she went to find freedom and led a path of struggle and defense…"
Official PA TV newsreader: "May Allah have mercy on Dalal Mughrabi."
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Fatah Facebook posts identity card of terrorist “Palestinian fighter Martyr Dalal Mughrabi” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 10, 2019

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "Picture: The identity card of Palestinian fighter Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi"

The picture shows the identity card of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led murder of 37, 12 of them children, with Mughrabi’s picture in the upper left corner.

Dalal Mughrabi – female Palestinian terrorist who 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.

Anniversary of the death of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi commemorated at procession 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 9, 2019

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "From the weekly procession in Ni'lin:
During the weekly procession in Ni'lin, the anniversary of the death of the heroine of the coastal operation, Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), was commemorated. The worshippers prayed behind the health center and then the procession set out in the direction of the wall (referring to the Israeli security wall –Ed.).
[The participants] waved Palestinian flags and pictures of the Martyr (Shahida) [Dalal Mughrabi]. Tires were burnt, and pictures of the Martyr were hung on the cement wall."

One picture from the event shows a Palestinian man with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) draped around his neck holding pictures of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children

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Fatah lauds “female revolutionaries” with image of armed masked women on International Women's Day 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 8, 2019

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text and text on image:
"May you female revolutionaries be lauded every year
The 8th of March, International Women's Day"

The picture shows Palestinian women masked with keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) using slingshots. At the bottom right is 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
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Fatah celebrates for International Women's Day with image of woman with gun 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 8, 2019
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
"And for International Women's Day:
To the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids), to the mothers of the prisoners, to the mothers of the detainees, to the Palestinian mothers, who were nursed by Palestine with the milk of honor and glory, to the Palestinian women – may you be the masters of the land every year"

Text on image:
“(In Arabic:) Palestine
(In Arabic and English:) 8th of March the International Woman (sic.) Day
(In Arabic:) General Union of Palestinian Women"
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On Women’s Day, PA TV honors murderer Dalal Mughrabi and plane hijacker Laila Khaled – They are “the most prominent names” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 8, 2019

Official PA TV reporter: "Palestinian women have created a history filled with their resolve, with their strength, and [for] some of them – with [sacrificing] their freedom in prison… Through their Martyrdom-deaths Palestinian women have participated in chapters of struggle in the most prominent events in Palestinian history. It will never be possible to review the struggle of the Palestinian women without [mentioning] the two self-sacrificing fighters Dalal Mughrabi and Laila Khaled – the first woman who hijacked an Israeli plane – as the most prominent names of the Palestinian resistance."

Captions:

“Self-sacrificing fighter Laila Khaled, who hijacked an Israeli plane [in] 1969.”
“Self-sacrificing fighter Dalal Mughrabi”
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Deputy PA PM: “Non-payment of the public employees’ salaries is less significant than subtracting one penny from the family of a Martyr or prisoner who sacrificed his life and freedom for Palestine" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 8, 2019
       “[PA] Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Information Nabil Abu Rudeina said… during a tribute ceremony held yesterday [March 7, 2019] by the [PA] Ministry of Information for the ministry’s female employees for International Women’s Day… that the salaries (rawatib) of the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the prisoners will be paid regardless of the cost, and that it is not possible to abandon or treat lightly the livelihood of the Palestinian people’s heroes.
The deputy prime minister said that the Palestinian national decision that was made by [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] and the Palestinian leadership is not to accept the tax money if even one penny is deducted by Israel (referring to implementation of the Anti “Pay-for-Slay” Law to deduct terror salaries; see note below –Ed.), and that non-payment of the public employees’ salaries is less significant than subtracting one penny from the family of a Martyr or prisoner who sacrificed his life and freedom for Palestine and its heroic people, such as heroic Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with an accomplice), who until now has served 37 years in the occupation’s prisons.”

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PA TV uses International Women's Day to glorify female terrorists and murderers 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 6, 2019

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, from Gaza, on International Women’s Day activity

Official PA TV host in Gaza:
"Today [on International Women’s Day] we are telling the Palestinian women that they are the headline of the Palestinian cause with their resolve and patience. All of our blessings to the Palestinian female prisoners, to the wives of the prisoners, to the mothers of the prisoners."
Director of the Palestinian Women’s Union in Gaza Amal Hamad:
"We bless the female and male prisoners and our Martyrs with all blessings. They have stood by the men … The women were the first to take part in the battle. That is why we also have female Martyrs – Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, Dalal Mughrabi Wafa Idris, Ayyat Al-Akhras, Darin Abu Aisheh, and Razan Al-Najjar… Today, the Palestinian people in its entirety participates in the true battle of the national struggle that is greater than every secondary social battle here and there."
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Martyrs’ families thank Abbas for “determining that their monthly allowances must be paid immediately” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 4, 2019
Headline: “Sbeihat: The Martyrs’ families feel pride in light of the [PA] president’s positions”
      “The National Association of the Families of the Martyrs of Palestine expressed its appreciation yesterday [March 3, 2019] for [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ positions on all that is connected to the affairs of the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) families in the various fields.
Secretary-General of The [National] Association [of the Families of the Martyrs of Palestine] Muhammad Sbeihat said in a statement from the association: ‘The Martyrs’ families feel pride thanks to President [Abbas’] firm positions regarding them. They… greatly appreciate all of the decisions, the latest being the instructions he gave today to the [PA] government determining that their monthly allowances must be paid immediately, before all of the other sectors and without any reduction. This is despite the government’s financial situation, and particularly after the occupation robbed the tax money (refers to implementation of Israeli Anti “Pay-for-Slay” Law to deduct terrorist salaries; see note below –Ed.).’”

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PA PM Hamdallah: “The first salaries that we will pay are the salaries of the Martyrs and the prisoners” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 4, 2019
      “Interim [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said in his speech at the ceremony launching the Arab Training Program that is being organized by the National School for Management: ‘With new aggression, Israel has deducted the salaries of the families of the prisoners and the Martyrs (Shahids) from the Palestinian tax money (refers to implementation of Israel's Anti “Pay-for-Slay” Law to deduct terrorist salaries; see note below –Ed.). This is in order to increase the strangulation and tighten the siege on our people financially and economically, and in order to destroy our ability to fulfill our obligations. We have emphasized and still emphasize that we are capable of overcoming the current crisis and strengthening our national enterprise through popular unity around His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas. We say to them that in accordance with President Mahmoud Abbas’ instructions, the first salaries that we will pay are the salaries of the Martyrs and the prisoners (today or tomorrow) [parentheses in source], and with patience and cooperation we will soon be able to pay part of the public employees’ salaries.’”

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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorist who murdered 11 Israelis 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Mar. 3, 2019

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows terrorist Thaer Hammad, who murdered 10 Israelis.

Text on image: “The sniper from Wadi Al-Haramiya”
Posted text: “Eleven Israeli soldiers (sic., 7 soldiers and 3 civilians) were killed and nine others were wounded in a quality operation (i.e., terror attack) next to Ramallah.
Prisoner Thaer Hammad (i.e., terrorist, murdered 10) was born in the town of Silwad. On Monday, March 3, 2002, he killed 11 Israeli soldiers and one settler (sic.) and wounded nine by sniping with an M1 rifle. Only 26 bullets were fired on that checkpoint between Ramallah and Nablus. His old rifle exploded afterwards.
Sentence: 11 life sentences.”

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Fatah official: “The leadership will continue to pay the salaries of the Martyrs, wounded, and prisoners, whatever the consequences may be” 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 3, 2019
Headline: "Al-Aloul: We will not agree to 'the deal of the century' and will continue to pay the salaries of the Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded regardless of the consequences"
        "Fatah Movement Deputy President (i.e., Chairman) [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul again emphasized the leadership's refusal to accept what is called by America and Israel 'the deal of the century' (referring to US President Donald Trump's as yet unpublished Middle East peace plan –Ed.)… and also emphasized that the leadership will continue to pay the salaries of the Martyrs (Shahids), wounded, and prisoners, whatever the consequences may be (refers to Israel's implementation of its Anti "Pay-to-Slay" Law; see note below –Ed.)…
Al-Aloul added… 'The priorities have changed for some of the Arab governments after the US and Israel succeeded in establishing the definition of Iran as the direct enemy of these governments, that it threatens their existence, and that it is the greatest danger to security in the Middle East region; meanwhile Israel has used this to strengthen the attack against the Palestinian people and its leadership.'"

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