Honoring Shahids as role-models
Fatah Facebook glorifies female terrorist bombmaker as a "self-sacrificing fighter" and a "Martyr" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 28, 2017

Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “On this exact day in 1968, self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’iya) Shadia Abu Ghazaleh (i.e., terrorist, prepared bombs for many attacks) died as a Martyr (Shahid) in the explosion of a bomb, while preparing it for carrying out an operation (i.e., terror attack) against occupation targets.”

The picture shows terrorist Shadia Abu Ghazaleh as a child.
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Shadia Abu Ghazaleh - active in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization and prepared bombs for many attacks against Israel. While she was preparing a bomb for an attack in Tel Aviv in 1968, it accidentally detonated and killed her.

Parents express pride in the Martyrdom of their sons at event honoring student Martyrs at Palestinian college 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 20, 2017
Headline: "Memorial service for the Martyrs of Modern University College"
       "The student council at Modern University College yesterday (Sunday) [Nov. 19, 2017] held a memorial service for its student Martyrs (Shahids) at the college's building in Ramallah, in the presence of Fatah Movement Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen… In his speech, Jamal Muhaisen spoke about the central stages of the Palestinian cause... He also emphasized the significance of the young Palestinian people's role in the struggle…
The mother of Martyr Mahmoud Alyan gave a speech on behalf of the families of the student Martyrs in which she said that 'The blood of the Martyrs has watered the ground and made gardens bloom'… She expressed pride at being the mother of a Martyr who did not hesitate to sacrifice his blood and soul for his homeland and people.
The father of Jaafar Awad emphasized that the blood of the Martyrs is a beacon that lights the path to liberation and freedom.”
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PA education official glorifies Martyrdom at high school event: “The Palestinian keffiyeh has been colored with the purest blood… of the Martyrs of Palestine”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2017
Headline: “The homeland’s schools are celebrating Keffiyeh Day”
       “Director of the [Qalqilya district] Directorate of Education (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education) Naela Fahmawi Oudeh participated in the school radio broadcasts at the Ali Iyad High School for Girls, which were dedicated to Palestinian Keffiyeh (Arab headdress) Day and to Independence Day (declared by Arafat in Tunis in 1988 –Ed.) Fahmawi reviewed the symbolism of the Palestinian keffiyeh… and added that the Palestinian keffiyeh has been colored with the purest blood, the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine during their resistance to the occupation, and the keffiyeh has become the shroud of the Palestinian fighter who has sacrificed his soul for the homeland.”
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Fatah branch in Gaza: Palestinians have proven by past terror campaigns that they will adhere to their goals “whatever the cost may be;” commemorates "great" terrorist “Martyr leaders”  
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 15, 2017
      “The eastern Gaza branch of the Fatah Movement today [Nov. 15, 2017] blessed the Palestinian Arab people for the 29th anniversary of the [Palestinian] announcement of the document of independence (see note below –Ed.)…
The [Fatah] Movement added that a long path of resolve, struggle, and resistance still stands before this declaration in order to turn it into reality on the ground through full national sovereignty over the Palestinian country... The movement commented that our Palestinian people has proven in the first and second Intifadas (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993; and PA terror campaign 2000-2005) that it has a national dream and goals to which it adheres, whatever the cost may be, and noted that the Palestinian Arab people aspires and calls on all of the peoples of the world, its governments, and its international institutions to support its struggle and resistance in order to be liberated and rid itself of the yoke of the occupation… The movement turned to the masses of its people and said on the anniversary of the declaration of independence: 'We remember our great Martyr (Shahid) leaders... We remember the wounded and the sacrifice of the prisoners and the long path of struggle that our proud people has travelled.'"

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PA District Governor glorifies Martyrs in Abbas’ name, and says leadership “opposes all of the pressures whose goal is to harm the allowances of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 15, 2017
     “The National Association of the Families of the Martyrs (Shahids) [of Palestine] in Tulkarem held the branch’s preparatory conference, with the participation of District Governor of Tulkarem Issam Abu Bakr … At the beginning of the meeting, District Governor Abu Bakr conveyed to the Martyrs’ family members the blessings of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, who always emphasizes the status of this group from among our people, which has sacrificed its blood in order to reach freedom, independence, and the establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem. District Governor Abu Bakr emphasized the leadership’s position – which President Mahmoud Abbas represents – which opposes all of the pressures whose goal is to harm the allowances (mukhassasat) of the families of the Martyrs and prisoners and to stop them. This is in order to protect this right, and out of loyalty to those who sacrificed their lives for the homeland, freedom, and liberation from the occupation.”

PLO legislative body will “remain tall and loyal to the blood of the Martyrs… [and holds] Israel fully responsible for the crime of Arafat’s murder” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 10, 2017
Official PA TV News, special broadcast of the central rally in Gaza to mark the 13th anniversary of the death of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat

Official PA TV newsreader:
“In an announcement on the 13th anniversary of the Martyrdom-death (Istish’had) of commander Yasser Arafat, the [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO)... [stated] that it will remain tall and loyal to the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the sacrifices of the prisoners and wounded, while again holding Israel fully responsible for the crime of Arafat’s murder.”

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Abbas’ advisor denies attributed statements that were negative toward killed terrorists: "The Martyrs are more honorable than all of us, and all of us bow our heads before [their] heroic acts"  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 5, 2017
      “Supreme Shari’ah Judge of Palestine, [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs Mahmoud Al-Habbash denied the publications of several people on social media about statements attributed to him regarding the Martyrs (Shahids) that fell in recent days in the Gaza Strip (refers to terrorists killed in an attack tunnel in Israeli territory; Reports were published on Facebook alleging that Al-Habbash condemned tunnel digging and said that those who die digging a tunnel are not Martyrs –Ed.).
Al-Habbash said in a press statement: ‘We are proud of our Martyrs and the members of our people that stand firm everywhere who have fallen because of the criminal occupation – whatever the path and location by which they have risen [to Heaven]. We consider all of them Martyrs with Glorious Allah.’ [...]
Al-Habbash emphasized that whoever published this fake and baseless news item will be prosecuted and persecuted by the people, because the Martyrs are more honorable than all of us, and all of us bow our heads before the heroic acts of the members of our people and their sacrifices in the struggle against the occupier that steals our land, our Jerusalem, and our freedom.”

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Fatah Facebook glorifies killed terrorists as “Martyrs” 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 30, 2017


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Posted text: “And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision” (Quran, Sura 3:169, Sahih International translation)

“The smile of the Martyrs (Shahids)”

The image shows Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists who were killed when Israel destroyed an attack tunnel from Gaza in Israeli territory – see note below. PMW has blurred their faces. In the Fatah post their faces were clearly shown to show they were “smiling.”
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On Oct. 30, 2017, Israel destroyed an Islamic Jihad attack tunnel from Gaza that crossed into Israeli territory. At least twelve members of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations, including senior terrorist commanders, were killed in the explosion of the tunnel. The Israeli army reported that the dead were killed when they entered the tunnel after it was blown up.

Fatah FB and official PA daily commemorate founder of Islamic Jihad terror organization 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2017
Posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on Oct. 26, 2017 and published in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on Oct. 27, 2017

Headline: “22 years since the death as a Martyr of commander Fathi Shaqaqi”
     “Today, Thursday [Oct. 26, 2017], is the 23rd anniversary of the assassination of commander Martyr (Shahid) Fathi Shaqaqi, founder and secretary-general of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (i.e., terrorist organization). The assassination of Martyr Shaqaqi took place on Thursday, Oct. 26, 1995, at the hands of the Israeli Mossad (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) forces and its collaborators while he was in Malta, on his way back from Libya to Damascus…
Before 1967, Martyr Fathi Shaqaqi had Nasserist tendencies ( i.e., a socialist Arab nationalist political ideology), but the defeat of 1967 (i.e., the Six Day War) deeply affected his perspective and he joined the Islamic movement in 1968. However, he disagreed with the ideas of the Muslim Brotherhood... and the Martyr and a group of his comrades established the Islamic Jihad Movement in the latter part of the 1970s...”

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Fatah glorifies murderer of 3 Israelis “with all honor and pride” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 29, 2017
Official PA TV News, on deterrent actions taken by the Israeli army following the terror attack by terrorist Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal at Har Adar on Sept. 26, 2017, in which he murdered 3 Israelis.
 

Children are seen holding posters. The top of the posters feature the pictures of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the left, Yasser Arafat on the right, and 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 in the middle. Lower on the poster appears a large picture of terrorist murderer Nimr Al-Jamal.

Text on poster:
“With all honor and pride,
The Fatah Movement, Jerusalem district, Beit Surik branch, mourns the death of its heroic Martyr Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal.”
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Fatah glorifies terrorist who killed 3 Israelis as a "Martyr" 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Sept. 26, 2017
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “The one who carried out the operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered) in Jerusalem (sic., Har Adar) is Martyr (Shahid) Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal.”

The picture shows terrorist Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal wearing sunglasses and holding towels, with a pool seen in the background.
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Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered an Israeli border police officer and two security guards and wounded another Israeli at the entrance to Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sept. 26, 2017. Al-Jamal was shot and killed during the attack by other border police officers.

PA TV News glorifies terrorist who killed 3 and the “heroism of Martyrs” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 26, 2017
Official PA TV News report on the terror attack in Har Adar in which 3 Israelis were murdered

Official PA TV reporter: “Despite the attempt of the occupation forces to stop them and prevent them from going out to the streets, the residents succeeded in reaching the home of the family of Martyr (Shahid) [Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal] (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) in order to console [the family] and stand alongside it in its time of tragedy. And they cried out in a demand for the occupation government to immediately release the Martyr’s body, so they will be able to bury him according to the religious laws, and in a way befitting of the sacrifice of the Martyrs and their heroism in defending the land and the identity.”
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Nimr Mahmoud Ahmed Al-Jamal - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered an Israeli border police officer and two security guards and wounded another Israeli at the entrance to Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem, on Sept. 26, 2017. Al-Jamal was shot and killed during the attack by other border police officers.

Fatah branch glorifies female suicide bomber and her “heroic operation”  
Source: Facebook page of Fatah's Nablus branch, Sept. 25, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch

Posted text: “From the memory of the Martyrs (Shahids) – Martyr Zainab Abu Salem (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 2)
The information bureau of [Fatah’s] Nablus branch

The Palestinian self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’iya) carried out a heroic operation (i.e., terror attack), her body parts went flying and her head was separated from her body, but her hijab (religious headscarf) remained on her head.

Zainab Abu Salem, a daughter of the Askar refugee camp, was like 1,000 men when she decided on Sept. 22, [2004,] to carry out a Martyrdom-seeking (Istish’had) operation at the age of 18. A daughter of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the armed faction of the Fatah Movement, she carried out a heroic operation in Jerusalem…
May Allah have mercy on the Martyr and have her dwell together with the Martyrs and the righteous.”

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Fatah youth movement distributes diaries with images of terrorist "Martyrs" Abu Jihad and Salah Khalaf on covers to high schoolers 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 17, 2017

Pictures posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The pictures show diaries distributed by the Bethlehem Branch of the Fatah youth movement Shabiba to all of the schools in the Bethlehem district. On the front cover of the diaries is a photo of Yasser Arafat together with the logos of Fatah and the PLO which include the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
On the back cover is a photo of Abu Jihad, arch-terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis and a photo of Salah Khalaf, who was the head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks Salah Khalaf planned included the murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

Text on back cover: “Shabiba is the guarantee of the future and the loyalty to the path of the Martyrs (Shahids)”
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Editor of magazine on PA TV praises “great Martyrs” who did “the right thing”  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 9, 2017
Official PA TV program Panorama of the Hour, hosting Chief Editor of the Siyasat magazine Atef Abu Saif

Chief Editor of the Siyasat magazine Atef Abu Saif: “From the outbreak of the modern Palestinian revolution, the Palestinian leadership has never thought about the cost, because if you think about the cost – dozens of the founding leaders died as Martyrs (Shahids)… The Palestinian leadership has never been afraid to pay any cost necessary for [the Palestinian people]. This is a path on which Martyrs died; from Yasser Arafat to Abu Ali Mustafa (i.e., secretary-general of the terror organization PFLP), great Martyrs have followed the path and believed they did the right thing. Therefore we mention them after their death, and my children, their children, your children, my grandchildren, and your grandchildren will continue to mention them, because they did the right thing and chose correctly.”

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Fatah branch and PA municipality invite Palestinians to eulogy rally for a “heroic Martyr” (i.e. terrorist stabber); participation is “loyalty to the Martyr’s blood” 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 6, 2017
Text and invitation posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: "The Taqua organizational branch of the Fatah Movement's Bethlehem branch and the Taqua Municipality invite you to participate in the eulogy rally for heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Tanouh (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israeli soldiers) on the 40th day after his death as a Martyr, tomorrow, Thursday [Sept. 7, 2017], at 5:00 p.m., next to the home of the Martyr's family.
Glory and eternal life to our righteous Martyrs; your participation is [a sign of] loyalty to the Martyrs' blood."
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Muhammad Tanouh – Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli soldiers at the entrance to the village of Taqua, south of Bethlehem, on July 20, 2017, and was shot and killed by them.

Fatah on anniversary of murder of 11 Israeli athletes: "The Munich operation... will continue to be remembered and recorded in history" 
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement's Nablus Branch, Sept. 5, 2017
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement - Nablus Branch

Posted text:
“The anniversary of the heroic Munich operation (i.e., Munich Massacre, 11 murdered)
Communications office, [Fatah’s] Nablus branch
The Munich operation – which demonstrated the courage and daring of the Palestinian resistance members and their self-sacrifice for the homeland and for the [Palestinian] cause – will continue to be remembered and recorded in history.
The Munich operation was an operation in which Israeli hostages were taken. It took place during the Olympics in Munich, Germany, on Sept. 5-6, 1972, and it was carried out by the Black September organization…"

The first image shows pictures of the terrorists who participated in the Munich Massacre.
Text on image: “The heroes of the Munich operation”
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PA District Governor lays wreath in Abbas’ name on terrorist’s tomb  
Source: Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch, Sept. 1, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text: “After completing the Eid Al-Adha (i.e., Muslim “Sacrifice Feast” holiday) prayers, District Governor of Bethlehem Jabrin Al-Bakri, Deputy District Governor Muhammad Taha, Branch Secretary Muhammad Al-Masri, and heads, officers, and members of the [PA] Security Forces visited the graves of the Martyrs (Shahids) and blessed their relatives for the holiday.”

The image shows District Governor of Bethlehem Jabrin Al-Bakri on the right taking part in laying a wreath of flowers on the grave of terrorist Ahmed Muhammad Ali Musleh, who was involved in several terror attacks.

Text on wreath of flowers: “His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas”
Text on gravestone: “Grave of heroic Martyr Ahmed Muhammad Ali Musleh, member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, died as a Martyr on April 23, 2006”

Ahmed Muhammad Ali Musleh - Palestinian terrorist and senior member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) who was involved in several terror attacks. After evading arrest for four years, Musleh was killed while resisting arrest by Israeli border police forces in Bethlehem on April 23, 2006.

PA Governor asks that “Allah have mercy” on the souls of Martyrs"who have saturated the land of Palestine with the fragrance of their blood”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 27, 2017
Headline: "Laila Ghannam: The Martyrs' families are the best ambassadors for their homeland and their cause in the pilgrimage to Mecca"
      "District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam said goodbye to the Martyrs' (Shahids') families from the district that are on their way to carrying out the ceremonies of the pilgrimage to Mecca, and asked that Allah have mercy on the souls of their sons who have saturated the land of Palestine with the fragrance of their blood… The district governor blessed all of the pilgrims from the district in the framework of this spiritual journey, wished them a healthy and whole return to the homeland, and mentioned the virtues of the Martyrs who gave their blood for the homeland."
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Official PA news agency calls terrorists who killed Israelis “Martyrs” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Aug. 17, 2017
Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ [Affairs]: The Israeli public prosecutor’s office will respond on Sunday regarding the transfer of the Martyrs’ bodies to the numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers)”
        “The [PLO] Commission [of Prisoners’ Affairs] yesterday, Wednesday [Aug. 16, 2017], submitted an urgent request to what is called the Israeli Supreme Court, in which it demanded not to take any action regarding the bodies of the Martyrs (Shahids) that are being held by the Israeli occupation until Sept. 13, [2017,] which is the date that the Supreme Court set to examine a previous appeal that the commission submitted regarding the holding of the bodies of Martyrs Musbah Abu Sbeih (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), [Wael] Yusuf Abu Saleh (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2), and Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour (i.e., suicide bomber, wounded 21).”

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