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Girl glorifies Martyrdom-death in poem, PA TV host speaks against Martyrdom: “We must defy the occupation by clinging to life”
Girl: "Muhammad, I was told that you died as a Martyr I was told that I have become the mother of a Martyr I was told that I should make cries of joy I want to make cries of joy and say: My son has succeeded My son has made me proud My son wanted to be a doctor, yes, he wanted to be a doctor I need..."
Apr 15, 2017
Rare statement against violence by PA TV host of kids’ program: “We are against violence!"
PA TV host: "Our episode today is different, my children friends, since today [we are hosting] special friends. They want to tell the whole world and all the children that through love we can live a wonderful life. Through love, my children friends, and through mutual understanding, all problems..."
Apr 15, 2017
Life coach on PA TV: Teaching children to hate is “dangerous”
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on teaching children to love and not hate others, hosting Palestinian life coach Hassan Mafarjah Official PA TV host: “We have Israeli neighbors, and they do us wrong; how will we accustom our children to love these neighbors? Yesterday [March 31,...”
Apr 1, 2017
Official PA daily cartoon criticizes social media posts glorifying Martyrs at the expense of their families
Cartoon published in the official PA daily Text on cartoon: “Several of the media outlets: #View The Martyr’s (Shahid’s) mother upon receiving the notice [of her son’s death] – 1,000 likes The Martyr – 500 likes The Martyr’s blood – 450 likes The Martyr’s shoe – 300 likes The tear of the Martyr’s...”
Mar 28, 2017
Girl glorifies Martyrdom-death in poem, but PA TV host speaks against it
Girl 1: "You have enchanted my soul, O Martyr You have taught it the meaning of eternity You have filled it [my soul] with a desire to depart You have taught it the meaning of resolve You have captivated me, O Martyr The soul of a noble man has two goals To reach death and to achieve his..."
Feb 25, 2017
Girl’s poem idealizes Martyrdom, but PA TV host says “We need to live for Palestine”
Girl: "[Jerusalem] will yet return as long as on its land a Martyr dies each day O mother, do not cry, as your son was not born to live He was born to die as a Martyr, and thus defeat the occupiers Oh! Palestine Oh! My beloved You cry over your children, your women, your Martyrs But no! We will not..."
Feb 25, 2017
Abbas: “Balfour Declaration is the reason for our tragedy,” demands Britain apologize
Excerpt of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' statements at the press conference with French President Francois Hollande on Feb. 7, 2017 in Paris ...I have discussed with His Honor [French] President [Francois] Hollande the inherent dangers in the possibility of the embassy of any state being transferred...
Feb 8, 2017
Unusual op-ed speaking against violence in official PA daily, quotes Ghandi: “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is stronger than the strongest weapon of destruction invented by man”
Headline: “The agents of Jihad and the agents of resistance – the term is different, the interests identical” Excerpt of an op-ed by Anwar Rajab “Parallel to the strengthening of the role of the Islamist terror organizations and the spread of their terror activity… a group has appeared that we can...”
Jan 15, 2017
Official PA daily op-ed: Stabbings don`t serve Palestinian interests, best resistance against Israel is to ‘brainwash’ Israelis with the Palestinian narrative
Headline: "The smart resistance" Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily "If we take the Palestinian cause and the nature of the conflict with the Israeli ethnic cleansing state and carefully examine the forms of resistance, then in principle every form..."
Jan 8, 2017
7th Fatah Conference calls: Fight Israels "terror" and the spreading of "a culture of tolerance and peace", Fatah - Hamas unity, and to become a full member state
Headline: “The Seventh Fatah Movement Conference emphasizes that it is important to complete the national building plan *The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) must convene within three months *It is necessary to act against the rift [between Fatah and Hamas] and...”
Dec 5, 2016
PA Islamic-Christian Council denounces terror as a severe problem rooted in sin
Headline: “The Islamic-Christian Council: Terror is a global ideology that has no religion” “The [PA] Islamic-Christian Council for Jerusalem and the Holy Places said that terror is one of the most severe problems of the current century, alongside the wars and starvation in the world. The council...”
Sep 29, 2016
Human rights researcher criticizes PA media for encouraging child terrorists by presenting attackers as role models
Official PA TV program The Occupied Capital (Visual: 14-year-old Muawiyah Alqam, stabbed one) Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center researcher and fieldworker Nabil Abdallah: "When children [who attempt to carry out attacks] are presented here as heroes, particularly in our media, there are..."
Aug 14, 2016
Abbas' office emphasizes its opposition to attacks on civilians
Official PA TV News, about PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' office's announcement regarding rejecting violence against civilians Official PA TV newsreader: "The [PA] president's office stated that it has emphasized time and again its opposition to all the operations (i.e., terror attacks) that harm..."
Jun 9, 2016
Abbas doesn't condemn killing Israelis; instead, expresses "opposition to any operation that harms civilians"
Headline: "The [PA] presidential office condemned the violence against civilians, regardless of its source" "The presidential office said that 'it has emphasized again and again its opposition to any operation that harms civilians by anybody, regardless of the justifications.' The presidential..."
Jun 9, 2016
Abbas lies to Israeli Druze leaders: “Discourse of peace is discourse of Palestine”
Headline: "The Gandhi of the Arabs" Excerpt of editorial in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida In meetings and interviews with foreign audiences, Abbas frequently expresses that peace is the only option for the Palestinians. However, as PMW has documented, this is rarely the message PA leaders present to...
Apr 13, 2016
Abbas to Israeli Druze leaders: “We want to make peace” and “renounce violence, terror and extremism”
Headline: "The president: There are those who do not want that and who are fomenting the war in places like those and others" In meetings and interviews with foreign audiences, Abbas frequently expresses that peace is the only option for the Palestinians. However, as PMW has documented, this is...
Apr 3, 2016
PA daily op-ed: Abbas’ rejects youth knife attacks; remarks will “not find favor” with Palestinian supporters of violent youth uprising
Headline: "Abbas' children – on the future's path, and not as firewood" Excerpt of op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Committee member and regular columnist for the official PA daily "President Mahmoud Abbas' words about childhood and protecting the children of Palestine do not find favor..."
Apr 3, 2016
Speaking to Israelis, PA President Abbas denies incitement to violence, says hand always extended for peace
Israeli Channel 2 program Fact, Ilana Dayan interview of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on March 31, 2016. This interview clearly illustrates how PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his PA and Fatah officials and media give one message to Israel and the international community, and an entirely...
Mar 31, 2016
Majority of Palestinians from Gaza Strip support stabbing attacks, West Bank against
Headline: "A surprising poll: The majority in the West Bank oppose the continuation of the intifada, and in the Gaza Strip – the opposite, the Gaza Strip is in favor of stabbings and the West Bank against" "A poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center showed that 55.9 percent..."
Mar 13, 2016
Palestinian author condemns mothers’ of Shahids celebrating their children’s death
Official PA TV program Culture Talks, hosting the author Khader Mehjez Author Khader Mehjez: "Once I wrote a post that caused a commotion with everyone. Everyone was against me. I wrote: One of the ugliest sights I have seen is the picture of a woman whose son has died as a Martyr (Shahid) and she..."
Feb 29, 2016
Op-ed in official PA daily criticizes parents expressing joy over their sons’ Martyrdom
“Two days ago, I watched an episode of the [official PA TV] program Giants of Endurance, which is dedicated to Palestinian prisoners, on the Palestinian TV [channel]. The episode featured the mother of the Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Shabat , the first prisoner of the Intifada from Ramallah… In answer...”
Feb 22, 2016
Op-ed in PA daily: Palestinians should not let their children die and then celebrate them as heroes
Headline: "Do not take part in the execution of our children by Israel!" Op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Committee member and regular columnist for the official PA daily “ Israel still has the upper hand in terms of media, because it owns or controls global media outlets which...”
Feb 16, 2016
Palestinian citizens oppose children's terrorism and blame TV for inciting
Fatah-run Awdah TV host: “What is required of children during the process of national liberation?” Palestinian 1: “First of all, the children are victims... The children are deprived of everything considered children's entertainment. Our children, unfortunately, their entertainment is the...”
Jan 21, 2016
Op-ed in PA daily by Arab Israeli condemns terrorist attack in Tel Aviv that killed 2
Excerpt of op-ed by Muhammad Ali Taha, an Arab Israeli author "A short while ago a young Arab from Arara (i.e., terrorist Nashat Melhem) committed an abominable criminal act in Tel Aviv, and cold-bloodedly murdered 2 young Jewish civilians and an Arab civilian, who was trying to support his family..."
Jan 18, 2016
Day after murder of Israeli mother of 6, Abbas: “We are against spilling of blood… our resistance will remain peaceful”
The day after 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist Morad Adais stabbed 38-year-old Israeli Dafna Meir to death in her home in the town of Otniel, south of Hebron, in front of her children, Abbas maintained that the Palestinian "resistance" is “peaceful,” thus denying the many shooting and stabbing...
Jan 18, 2016