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]
PA daily: Terrorist who murdered two of his Israeli coworkers was a “Martyr” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018
   “A special unit of the occupation army assassinated young Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) from the suburb of Shweikeh north of Tulkarem in the early morning hours yesterday [Dec. 13, 2018], at the Askar Al-Jadid refugee camp east of Nablus. Security sources told [the official PA news agency] WAFA that a special force invaded the Askar Al-Jadid camp and surrounded his home amid heavy exchanges of gunfire (Na’alwa opened fire on the Israeli soldiers causing a shootout –Ed.), which led to the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of young Ashraf Na’alwa, whose body was taken.”

Barkan Industrial Zone Attack – 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa shot and murdered his 2 Israeli coworkers Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi in a factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone near Ariel on Oct. 7, 2018. Na'alwa fled the scene, but was located two months later in Nablus and shot and killed in a shootout when the Israeli army and police tried to apprehend him on Dec. 13, 2018. The Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas' military wing) claimed responsibility for the attack.
Until this attack, the Barkan Industrial Zone had been an example of coexistence with Israelis and Palestinians working together.


PA daily praises “Martyr” terrorist who murdered 2 for evading Israeli security forces for 2 months 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018
Headline: “After 67 days of pursuit – Na’alwa was assassinated”
     “For the last 67 days Martyr (Shahid) Ashraf Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), 23, managed to be a nightmare for all of the Israeli occupation state’s senior officials due to his abilities to hide and run. This was because the occupation accused him of carrying out a shooting operation at the settlement of Barkan next to Salfit, in which 2 settlers were killed… However, tonight [Dec. 13, 2018] was the end of the man who kept all of Israel’s security forces busy for months on end, after they succeeded in executing him in the early morning hours of Thursday inside a residential apartment in the Askar Al-Jadida refugee camp, east of Nablus in the northern West Bank.”

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Fatah Facebook glorifies terrorists as “Martyrs” and “moons” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Three moons are being hosted by Allah this morning.
To the Gardens of Eternity (i.e., Paradise)”

The image shows from left to right terrorists Ashraf Na’alwa – who murdered 2, Saleh Barghouti – who murdered a baby in the womb and wounded 7 others, and Majdi Mteir – who stabbed and wounded 2.

Text on image: “Martyrs (Shahids) Majdi Mteir, Saleh Barghouti, Ashraf Na’alwa”

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Fatah glorifies 2 terrorists who murdered 3 Israelis: “Eternity and praise to our righteous Martyrs” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows terrorist Ashraf Na’alwa – who murdered 2 – in the top center and terrorist Saleh Barghouti – who murdered a premature baby and wounded 7 others – on the left. The picture of Na’alwa has been photoshopped so that he is seen with a rifle slung over his shoulder and a Palestinian flag design on his chest.
In front of the picture of Na’alwa is the text “Martyr (Shahid) Ashraf Na’alwa,” and in front of the picture of Barghouti is the text “Martyr Saleh Barghouti.” There is a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat next to each of their names.
At the bottom of the image are splashes of blood with the text: “In Paradise, the meeting place”

Posted text: “Eternity and praise to our righteous Martyrs, may Allah have mercy on you and let you dwell in the open spaces of Paradise”
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Fatah glorifies 2 terrorists who killed 3: “The heroic Martyrs of the homeland are sketching the map of the homeland with their pure blood... Eternity and glory to you” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Text on picture of terrorist Saleh Barghouti: "Heroic Martyr (Shahid) Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1)"
Text on picture of terrorist Ashraf Na'alwa: "Heroic Martyr Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2)"

Posted text: "The heroic Martyrs of the homeland are sketching the map of the homeland with their pure blood, so that Palestine will be free and Arab.
Eternity and glory to you. [...]
'And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah, "They are dead." Rather, they are alive, but you perceive [it] not.' [Quran, Sura 2:154, Sahih International translation]
Martyrs Ashraf Na'alwa and Saleh Barghouti"
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Fatah glorifies terrorist who murdered 2 of his Israeli coworkers as “the legend, the heroic self-sacrificing fighter” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows terrorist Ashraf Walid Suleiman, who murdered 2 Israeli coworkers, with a Palestinian flag flying behind him.

Text on image:
"The legend
The heroic self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i)
Ashraf Na'alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2)"

Posted text: "Ashraf Walid Na'alwa, who carried out #The_Barkan_operation (i.e., terror attack), was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr (Shahid) during an invasion of the new Askar refugee camp in Nablus."
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Fatah glorifies terrorist who murdered an unborn baby: "He loved the land… and whispered in its ear: 'I will give you the most precious thing I have – my blood and my soul'" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows terrorist Saleh Barghouti, who murdered an unborn baby and wounded 7 others, with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) on his head sitting in a field and holding olives.

Posted text: "He loved the land that gave him of its bounty, and he honored it and whispered in its ear: 'I will give you the most precious thing I have – my blood and my soul.'
Martyr (Shahid) #Saleh_Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1)"
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Fatah “prays for the souls” of 2 terrorist “Martyrs” who murdered 3 Israelis 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "Fatah prays for the souls of Martyrs (Shahids) [Ashraf] Na'alwa and [Saleh] Barghouti, and emphasizes that the occupation is capable of invading our cities, villages, and refugee camps through its power and might, but it will not instill fear in our souls. We will continue to stand firm in the existential battle on our Palestinian land. We will not leave, we are staying here.
- Head of the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission’s Information Office Munir Al-Jaghoub"
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Fatah calls terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis a “Martyr” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018

Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The pictures show bullet holes in the ceiling and walls of a room.

Posted text: "All of these bullets [shot] at Martyr (Shahid) [Ashraf] Na'alwa testify to the fear and cowardice of the occupation."

Note: Na’alwa opened fire on Israeli security forces attempting to arrest him and was killed in a shootout, explaining the large number of bullets –Ed.
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Fatah posts image of masked men with torches with text: “Fatah is the torch of the armed struggle”  
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 8, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows a procession of masked men carrying torches and yellow flags with 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. Some of the men are wearing military uniforms and keffiyehs (Arab headdresses). One man is carrying a poster with a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat on it. A banner with a picture of Arafat appears on a building in the background.

Posted text: “Fatah is the torch of the armed struggle”
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Yasser Arafat – Founder of the PLO and Fatah, former chairman of the PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.

Fatah FB post commemorating Fatah’s first terror attack: “The revolution continues, and we will not drop the rifle” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 7, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat with a group of people, most of them, including Arafat, are carrying assault rifles and wearing military uniforms.

Text on image and in post: “The 54th anniversary of the Intilaqa (i.e., “the Launch” of Fatah when it carried out its first attempted terror attack)
The revolution continues, and we will not drop the rifle”

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Mother of 6 terrorists praised “an example of everything that has been experienced by the Palestinian woman,“ imprisoned terrorists are “torches that are lighting for us the path of freedom”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2018
      "Head of the Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Walid Assaf emphasized that the willpower to remain, the resolve, and the defiance with which our people are endowed will thwart all of the occupation’s racist steps and its unfair decisions. Assaf said this yesterday [Dec. 6, 2018] during a visit of members of the Committee to Resist the Settlements and the Wall that he led at the house of the Abu Hmeid family in the Al-Amari [refugee] camp, which the occupation has decided to demolish (see note below –Ed.) Assaf met with the mother of the prisoners and Martyr (Shahid) (i.e., terrorists, together murdered at least 17; see note below), the Khansa of Palestine Um Nasser [Abu] Hmeid. He emphasized to her that they came to visit her in order to draw a spirit of defiance and resolve from her in light of the strong determination and willpower with which she is endowed, as she is an example of everything that has been experienced by the Palestinian woman, the defender of the Palestinian dream... Assaf conveyed to Um Nasser his greetings and the greetings of the committee's staff to her prisoner sons and to all of the prisoners of freedom who constitute torches that are lighting for us the path of freedom and building the state until Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the State of Palestine… It should be noted that the Abu Hmeid family has sacrificed a Martyr and six prisoners who were sentenced to heavy sentences adding up to 19 life sentences."

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Fatah Facebook post depicts mass-murderer Abu Jihad with text glorifying terrorism: “How could we let Hamas be condemned as terrorists when we are the ones who fired the first bullet?” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 7, 2018
 

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” who was responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis on the left, and former PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, founder of the PLO and Fatah terror organizations in the 1960s, and former chairman of the PA on the right.

Posted text: “How could we let Hamas be condemned as terrorists when we are the ones who fired the first bullet?”

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Fatah Facebook post: “How could we let the resistance (Hamas) be condemned as terror when we are the ones who fired the first bullet?“ 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 7, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the left and former PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat – founder of the PLO and Fatah terror organizations in the 1960s, and former chairman of the PA holding an assault rifle on the right. Below Arafat 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.

Text on image and in post: “How could we let the resistance be condemned as terror when we are the ones who fired the first bullet?
#Thanks_Your_Honor_[PA_]President[_Mahmoud_Abbas]
#Thanks_[PA_Minister_of_Foreign_Affairs_]Riyad_Mansour
#Long_live_Fatah”

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Fatah Facebook post glorifies terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led murder of 37 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 6, 2018

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The image shows terrorist Dalal Mughrabi – who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children – wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) and holding an assault rifle.
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Fatah official: Caring for terrorist prisoners is a “sacred obligation,” whose salaries will be harmed “under no circumstances” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2018
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub emphasized in a press statement yesterday [Dec. 3, 2018] that Fatah and its leadership, led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, views the prisoners’ cause, their release, and the care for them and their families as a national responsibility and a sacred obligation that is not subject to debate and must not be neglected… Rajoub added that the magnificent prisoners’ movement will remain – as it always has been – the spearhead of the Palestinian national struggle. He said that our brave prisoners and our released prisoners will continue to be stars of whom we are proud [along with] their families, and we appreciate the great sacrifices that they have made for Palestine… He emphasized… that under no circumstances and under no conditions will their salaries (rawatib) be harmed.”

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Fatah official: “Our disagreement [with Hamas] is internal, but under no circumstances will we agree to Hamas being condemned [as a terror organization]” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 2, 2018

Video and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Treasury and Economy] Muhammad Shtayyeh: Fatah will not agree to any Palestinian being defined as a terrorist. #Palestine #Jerusalem #The_Fatah_Movement #The_Hamas_Movement”

Video: Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Treasury and Economy] Muhammad Shtayyeh: “Now there is a proposed [resolution] at the UN condemning the Hamas Movement. From this podium we condemn this resolution, because under no circumstances will we agree to any Palestinian organization being defined as a terrorist organization. We will not agree! Because today it is Hamas, tomorrow [Islamic] Jihad, two days from now Fatah, and so on. We know the story. Our disagreement [with Hamas] is internal, but under no circumstances will we agree to Hamas being condemned.”
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Fatah and PA officials welcome and glorify newly released terrorists  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30, 2018
     “The Israeli occupation authorities yesterday [Nov. 29, 2018] released the two youth Shadi Farah and Ahmed Al-Zaatari (i.e., terrorists, arrested for planning a stabbing attack), age 15, after they finished serving a 3-year prison sentence. At the press conference that was held opposite the Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat Monument in Ramallah after their release… Fatah Movement [Deputy] Chairman and [Fatah] Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul said: ‘We welcome our sons today, the children who have become men due to the difficult experience they underwent inside the occupation’s prisons.’ … The occupation authorities arrested the youths Farah and Al-Zaatari on D ec. 29, 2015 (sic., Dec. 12, 2015), on the pretext of an attempt to carry out a stabbing attack.”

The article includes a picture from the press conference following Shadi Farah and Ahmed Al-Zaatari’s release. From left to right are PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad, Shadi Farah, Ahmed Al-Zaatari, Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman and Fatah Central Committee member Mahmoud Al-Aloul, and Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam.

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Fatah posts images from ceremony honoring two newly released terrorists 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 30, 2018

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “From the welcoming and honoring ceremony of the two released Jerusalem children Shadi Farah and Ahmed Al-Zaatari (i.e., terrorists, arrested for planning a stabbing attack) after three years of imprisonment in the occupation’s prisons
At El-Bireh Park”

The images include pictures from the event showing Ramallah and El-Bireh Governor Laila Ghannam was present.

Shadi Farah and Ahmed Al-Zaatari – 12-year-old Palestinian children arrested with a knife in their possession that they planned to use for a terror attack in Jerusalem on Dec. 12, 2015. Farah and Al-Zaatari served 3 years and were released on Nov. 29, 2018.

Fatah Facebook page glorifies terrorist bombmaker as a “heroine” who died as a “Martyr” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 29, 2018

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The images show terrorist Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, a bomb-maker who died preparing a bomb for an attack against Israel. In the image on the left Ghazaleh is seen in a military uniform holding a rifle. In the image on the right Ghazaleh is brushing her hair.

Posted text: “The 50th anniversary of the death of Palestinian Shadia Abu Ghazaleh… Shadia took part in a bombing operation of an Israeli bus, and also took part in and even led a number of military operations. However, fate desired that when our heroine was at her home preparing a bomb to detonate on the occupation in Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Tel Aviv) it blew up in her hands and she died as a Martyr (Shahida). In this way Shadia became the first female Martyr who ascended to her Creator in the history of the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine].
Today we send all of our love to Shadia – who would repeat: ‘If I fall, take my place, my comrade in the struggle’ … She and those like her guide our path, and every time the world closes in around us, along come people like this uncompromising and merciful young woman, who sacrificed herself for her great family at the expense of the childhood dreams that were within her, in order to tell us: ‘Continue.’”
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