Fatah celebrates massacres against Israel
and the "heroes"
who murdered civilians
The Munich Olympics massacre (11 athletes murdered),
the Coastal Road massacre (37 vacationers murdered)
were "great operations"
"The world stood still
in view of the Munich [Olympics] operation"
Suicide bombings by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
were "quality operations" -
"the triumphant Brigades excelled"
"The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
still have a finger on the trigger.
They have revolutionists and Martyrdom-seekers"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Fatah recently posted on its official Facebook page an excerpt from a film produced by its military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades. In the film The Revolutionists of the Land, Fatah boasts about its "heroes," honoring arch-terrorists such as Abu Jihad (responsible for attacks that killed at least 125 Israelis) and Abu Iyad (head of the Black September terror organization who planned the killing of 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympics in 1972), "and others who maintained the campaign against the Zionist enemy everywhere."
The film recalls these terrorists' "great operations," praising specific terror attacks like the Coastal Road massacre led by Dalal Mughrabi in 1978 in which 37 were murdered, "the Dimona operation" - a bus hijacking in 1988 in which 3 people were murdered, and the murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympics in Munich in 1972. "The world stood still in view of the Munich operation," Fatah brags, as an excerpt from the film 21 Hours at Munich about the murders is shown.
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that the PA likewise regularly glorifies terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, and still presents the Munich Olympics massacre as an act of glory and heroism.
The narrator in the film indicates future attack and continued terror, stating that "the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades still have a finger on the trigger. They have revolutionists and Martyrdom-seekers 'who have been true to their covenant with Allah.'"
Fatah explains in the film that it was Arafat who ordered the establishment of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades as Fatah's military wing in 2000, adding that "the triumphant Brigades began their military operations during the second Intifada" - the PA's terror campaign in 2000-2005. The film further boasts that the Brigades "excelled in every attack," and that these attacks "shook the heart of the Zionist [entity]."
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It should be noted that Fatah, which is glorifying these massacres and promising more violence, is headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Also significant, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, although categorized as a terror organization by the US and many other countries, remains today Fatah's military wing.
Paradoxically, while many in the world have criticized Mahmoud Abbas for creating a unity government with the terror organization Hamas, Abbas himself heads Fatah, making him likewise the leader of the terror organization the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades.
Palestinian Media Watch has reported on other explicit threats against Israel posted by the Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigades under Fatah earlier this year: "We will turn Tel Aviv into a ball of fire, ball of fire, ball of fire!"
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PMW has documented that Fatah uses its Facebook page to promote violence.
The following is a longer excerpt from the film by Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades:
Narration: "The heroes Yasser Arafat, Abu Jihad, Abu Iyad (arch-terrorists responsible for killing numerous Israelis) ... and others maintained the campaign against the Zionist enemy everywhere: The great operations (i.e., terror attacks) reached the shores of Tel Aviv: Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., bus hijacking in 1978, 37 killed) and the Dimona operation (i.e., bus hijacking in 1988, 3 killed). They were carried out overseas as well, to release prisoners from prison. The world stood still in view of the Munich operation (i.e., the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympics in Munich, 1972)."
Excerpt from the film "21 Hours at Munich" about the murder of the 11 Israeli athletes in 1972
Narration: "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades were established in 2000 in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, by order of the late Martyr Yasser Arafat, as Fatah's military wing. The triumphant Brigades began their military operations during the second Intifada, the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005). They instigated a series of quality operations and Martyrdom-seeking operations (i.e., suicide attacks) against the Zionist entity by attacking the settlements and carrying out Martyrdom-seeking operations in the occupied territories. They [the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades] excelled in every attack."
Visuals of suicide bomber Wafa Idris , terrorist Muhammad Al-Qasir, suicide bomber Ayyat Al-Akhras, terrorist Baha' al-Din Said, suicide bomber Nabil Massoud
Narration: "The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades are a continuation of the long struggle, paved by the Fatah Movement, beginning with the first announcement (i.e., bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier, 1965), that created true resistance, which terrified the occupation through a series of operations that shook the heart of the Zionist [entity]... The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades still have a finger on the trigger. They have revolutionists and Martyrdom-seekers 'who have been true to their covenant with Allah.' (Quran)"
[Excerpt from film by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades: "The Revolutionists of the Land" Facebook, Fatah "the Main Page", May 14, 2014]
Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - Founder of Fatah and head of the terrorist organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973).
Dalal Mughrabi 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, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
Mothers' Bus attack - On March 7, 1988, 3 terrorists hijacked a bus carrying workers to the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona, and murdered 3 of its passengers - Miriam Ben-Yair, Rina Shiratky and Victor Ram. The attack is referred to as the Mothers' Bus attack because many of the passengers were working mothers. The terrorists were all killed by an Israel Police counter-terrorism unit that stormed the bus.
The Munich Massacre - A terrorist attack perpetrated by the Palestinian terror organization Black September during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich in which they murdered 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team.
Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the "Intilaqa," meaning "the Launch" of Fatah.
Ayyat Al-Akhras - the youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (aged 17). She killed 2 Israelis and injured 28 in a suicide bombing near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002. Israel transferred the terrorist's body to the PA on Feb. 2, 2014.
Nabil Mas'oud - a terrorist from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) who, along with Mahmoud Salem from the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas' military wing), carried out a double suicide attack at the Ashdod port on March 14, 2004, killing 10 people and wounding 13.
Wafa Idris was the first Palestinian female suicide bomber. She killed one and injured over 100 in her attack in central Jerusalem on Jan. 27, 2002. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent, she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.
Bahaa Al-Din Abu Sa'id - Terrorist belonging to the Al-Nasser Salah Al-Din Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees. On Nov. 18, 2000, Sai'd infiltrated an Israeli army position near Kfar Darom in the Gaza Strip, killing 2. Abu Sa'id was killed in the ensuing exchange of fire.