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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
Official PA TV host about danger of glorifying “Martyrs”: “We owe it to the Martyr… to praise his heroism… [But] children… begin to imagine themselves as heroes like them, and they begin to act on it”
Sociologist Dr. Nader Sa’id : "The description of some of the Martyrs as if they are something legendary, the description of some of them as if they are something out of this world, and as if they are exceptional cases, gives some youth and children an unrealistic picture of what they are going to..."
Dec 1, 2015
Fatah condemns Paris terror attacks while falsely accusing Israel of “killing civilians in Palestine almost by the hour”
“Fatah condemns multiple Paris terror attacks expressing its solidarity with France Fatah expresses its strong condemnation of the heinous terror attacks that took place in Paris last night killing and wounding dozens of innocent people. Our people is deeply shocked and angered but mostly...”
Nov 14, 2015
PA daily article criticizes terrorist attacks committed by children while demonizing Israel for "luring" them
Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida "We said from the beginning: 'Do not throw your children into the battle although the occupation, in its oppression, does not differentiate between children, youth and elderly, and although the settlers intentionally burned..."
Nov 11, 2015
PA daily: We will honor our Martyrs… but “we do not want more bloodshed”
Headline: “Intelligent resistance” “We will raise the banner of our Martyrs (Shahids) high, through the anthem and oath that their blood will not be in vain. We will praise them, and they are the ones who have achieved for us all this glory with their resisting presence. However, we do not want...”
Oct 21, 2015
Fatah official opposes Hamas’ call to militarize the “uprising” because international community won’t support PA if it uses violence
Headline: “Hamad: Al-Zahar’s call to militarize the Jerusalem uprising is evidence of agreements between Hamas an Israel” “Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad stated that the declarations of Hamas leadership member Mahmoud Al-Zahar concerning the militarization of the Jerusalem uprising,...”
Oct 20, 2015
Fatah official says the leadership supports peaceful resistance, no war
Headline: “Zaki: ‘We give free rein to the peaceful wishes of the people as well as the infliction of economic loss to the occupation state that will affect its security’” “Fatah Central Committee Member [and Commissioner of Arab Relations] Abbas Zaki stated that the leadership and the official...”
Oct 18, 2015
PA PM says goal is “the end the occupation using all popular, nonviolent means”
Headline: “Hamdallah: The leadership’s basic goal is to end the occupation using all popular, nonviolent means” “[Palestinian Authority] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah stated: ‘The basic goal of the leadership, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, is to end the occupation and establish a sustainable,...”
Oct 13, 2015
PA Minister of Foreign Affairs: Netanyahu wants third Intifada, but it’s still possible to prevent one
“PA Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki accused Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] of trying to spark a third intifada. Al-Malki told AFP (Agence France-Presse) during a press conference in Vienna that ‘Netanyahu is seeking to bring about a third intifada. Netanyahu wants to distract attention...”
Oct 13, 2015
Fatah official supports “non-violent” “uprising” because Israel would benefit from Palestinian violence
Headline: "Abbas Zaki to 'Donia Al-Watan': 'Severing of ties with Israel within a week' “Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki clarified that the settlers' wild behavior and the current actions require a large effort in order to turn [the uprising] into a greater public uprising, that will be...”"
Oct 13, 2015
Israeli affairs expert on PA TV: Netanyahu and his ministers give orders to shoot Palestinian children
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning hosting Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas. Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas is talking about Hassan Manasrah, one of two young terrorists who carried out a stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze’ev, stabbing and seriously injuring two young Israelis. Israeli...
Oct 12, 2015
Abbas advisor says PA supports “peaceful acts of resistance” but justifies Palestinian violence as “defense” and a “result of the actions of the occupation
Headline: “Hammad: ‘The latest operations are a response to the settlers’ actions” “Dr. Nimer Hammad, political advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas, stated that the Israeli escalation in Jerusalem and the West Bank are meant to drag the Palestinians into a cycle of violence. Hammad said in a...”
Oct 5, 2015
Fatah official urges Palestinians in West Bank to carry out popular resistance so as not to give Israel excuse “to crush [us]”
Headline: “A member of the Fatah leadership: The Palestinian nation has experienced an ongoing Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) since 1948.” “Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki told a Fars News Agency journalist: ‘The situation is...”
May 16, 2015
April 2015 poll: Majority of Palestinians oppose third intifada
Immediate outbreak of third intifada: 67% oppose 26% support Intifada as a means to establish the independent Palestinian state: - Overall: 61% oppose 34% support - West Bank: 64% oppose 30% support Note: "The following are the results and analysis of the latest Arab World for Research &..."
Apr 14, 2015
Fatah official: “I do not want confrontation, not even with a stone or a burning tire”
Official PA TV program Personal Conversation hosted member of Fatah’s Central Committee Ahmad Abd Al-Rahman on the issue of popular resistance. Member of Fatah’s Central Committee Ahmad Abd Al-Rahman: “The diplomatic effort and the [UN] Security Council are not enough. There is a need to implement...”
Mar 25, 2015
PA government: The PA will appeal the US court ruling that PA must pay terror victims
On Feb. 23, 2015, the US Federal District Court in New York ruled that the Palestinian Authority is financially liable for $655 million in damages to victims of terror attacks. 10 American families who are all victims or related to victims of Palestinian terror, sued the PA for damages, saying that...
Feb 24, 2015
Abbas condemns IS and says no one has right to murder “any human being"
In his Christmas Eve speech, Abbas strongly condemned IS and stated, “We say to anyone who commits a crime against any human being: Who gave [you] the right to murder any human being?" This statement stands in contrast to the policy espoused by Abbas and his Fatah party, in which...”"
Jan 7, 2015
PA TV host of children’s show promotes non-violence
Official PA TV program The Best Home showed a young girl named Linda singing a song. Song text: “They have burdened you with concern for the homeland; They have wrapped you in it since you were small. Even the day you died a Martyr (Shahid), they did not allow the procession to march. They banned...”
Dec 19, 2014
Ahmadi Muslim leader condemns terror against Israelis as distortion of Islam
Op-ed by Sheikh Muhammad Sharif Odeh, leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the Holy Land. "When Allah, exalted be He, gave permission for the Muslims to fight, he did so in order that they might defend complete freedom of religion. He emphasized to them that it was their duty to defend,..."
Nov 24, 2014
Abbas’ advisor: The Palestinian people abhors violence and opts for “peaceful popular resistance”
“During a speech he [Mahmoud Al-Habbash] gave at a conference on interreligious dialogue organized by the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in the Austrian capital, Vienna, he [Al-Habbash] emphasized that the Palestinian people aspires to...”
Nov 20, 2014
PA daily op-ed: Palestinians and the PA want to “stop the cycle of violence” and give the two-state solution a chance
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman (pen name of Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul), regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida: “The Zionist movement, and alongside it the capitalist West, have failed to advance the idea behind the slogan [‘A land without a people for a people without a land’], because the Palestinian...”
Nov 17, 2014