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PA glorifies planner of terror attacks as “hero” and “outstanding commander”
Official PA TV newsreader: “It’s been 49 years since the death as a Martyr - fighter Walid Al-Hassan known as Abu Ali Iyad – one of the founders of the Palestinian armed struggle.” Official PA TV narrator: “The hero of the mountain, Abu Ali Iyad, one of the Fatah Movement’s outstanding commanders...”
Fatah glorifies female terrorists as exemplary Palestinian women, justify celebrating Martyrs’ deaths
"The women of Fatah are the first female prisoner Fatima Barnawi, the first female commander of the self-sacrificing fighters Dalal Mughrabi, and the first female airplane hijacker Rima Tannous..."
Jul 22, 2019
Fatah accompanies slain terrorists to their “weddings,” justifies terror attacks as legitimate responses to Israeli actions, and calls on Palestinians to “escalate the confrontation”
Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page Posted text: “Press release from the Fatah Movement – the occupied West Bank The Palestinian West Bank branches of the Fatah Movement accompany to the weddings (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) our...”
Dec 13, 2018
Article in official PA daily glorifies Martyrs and Martyrdom, describes Palestinian kids trying to touch the Martyr's body to gain prestige among their fellows, Martyrs are "grooms"
"Only the mother remained to shed tears over the grave of her Martyr (Shahid) son Muhammad Zaghloul Al-Rimawi (i.e., suspected terrorist) after the participants in the funeral procession had scattered. She remained alone to cry over him and scattered roses over his grave... When parting from the..."
Oct 2, 2018
Parents celebrate terrorist son’s “Martyrdom” as “wedding”
Father of terrorist Hamza Zamaarah: "Hamza is not just my child, he is the son of Palestine. Hamza became a Martyr while defending the soil of Palestine. Hamza became a Martyr while defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, and the prisoners. Praise Allah." Mother of terrorist Hamza Zamaarah: "I ask..."
Feb 17, 2018
Palestinian youth wanted to die as a “Martyr” to have a “big wedding” to the 72 Virgins of Paradise at his funeral
Headline: “Laith Abu Na’im – my wish is a ‘large wedding’” “He was known for his strong envy of the large Martyrs’ (Shahids’) funerals, and used to say: ‘I want a wedding similar to these funerals.’ Two days ago (Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018) in the afternoon what Martyr Laith Haitham Abu Na’im (16) from...”
Feb 1, 2018
Fatah branch posts video promoting Martyrdom: “Welcome the Martyr… bring the groom… the joy of his mother and father”
Text and video posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch Posted text and lyrics of song heard in the video: "Welcome the Martyr (Shahid), welcome [him] Bring the Martyr, bring [him] Bring the groom (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise..."
Jan 7, 2018
Palestinian killed in clashes stated he was hoping to die, because "70 beauties are waiting for me"
Headline: "Saba Abu Obeid: Sound cries of joy if I die as a Martyr" "On the day of rage that was held on Friday, May 12, 2017, Saba Nidal Abu Obeid, 23, died as a Martyr (Shahid) after he was wounded by a gunshot to the chest. The bullet split his heart on the lands of Nabi Saleh village, north of..."
May 25, 2017
Fatah poster glorifies “heroic Martyr” who carried out “heroic stabbing operation,” accompanies him to his “wedding”
Headline: “A procession in Beit Ummar demanding the return of the bodies of the Martyrs that are being held by the occupation” “Residents of the Hebron district yesterday [Nov. 18, 2016] demanded to receive the bodies of the Martyrs (Shahids) that are being held by the occupation authorities. This...”
Nov 19, 2016
Palestinian scouts in Gaza hold “symbolic funerals” for terrorist who killed 3, call it “wedding procession”
Headline: “Two symbolic funerals and an activity to encourage reading as a sign of loyalty to the soul of Martyr and scout leader Baha Alyan” “The spirit of he who gave the ten commandments (referring to a post by Baha Alyan on his Facebook page before he carried out his terror attack in which he...”
Sep 3, 2016
PA TV hosts admits social media helps motivate Palestinians to become “Martyrs”
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, overview of Israeli journalism with Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas Israeli affairs expert Fayez Abbas: “The caricature in the [Israeli] newspaper Yediot Aharonot today [July 4, 2016] – here is a Palestinian carrying a knife, saying that he wants to...”
Jul 4, 2016
Fatah glorifies terrorist shooters as "Martyrs", who were accompanied to their "weddings" (i.e., to the 72 Virgins)
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on March 9, 2016 Posted text: “Fatah accompanies Martyr after Martyr (Shahid) from the best of its sons to their wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) We accompany heroic Martyr Abd...”
Mar 9, 2016
Mother of terrorist doesn’t mourn his death, "as if accompanying a groom to his wedding"
Headline: “In video: Mother of Martyr Shawamreh is proud of her son and says: This is a normal thing!” “Without shedding a tear, as if accompanying a groom to his wedding, and speaking in great detail, as if discussing something ordinary with her neighbor – this is the mother of Martyr (Shahid,...”
Feb 22, 2016
Terrorist’s family celebrate his death on PA TV: “Praise Allah we were happy about his Martyrdom as he is a groom [to the 72 Virgins]”
Official PA TV News broadcast funeral of terrorist Abed Hamed who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after trying to ram his car into them at the entrance to Silwad, north of Ramallah. Official PA TV reporter reads aloud: “’The most beautiful things in the world My mother and father, my soul...”
Feb 20, 2016
Fatah Facebook “accompanies to his wedding” an attempted stabber , the “heroic Martyr”
Image and text posted on official Facebook page of the Fatah movement on Feb. 14, 2016 Posted text: “The funeral for the body of the heroic, daring Martyr (Shahid) Na'im Yusuf Safi Al-Asa, A resident of Al-Ubeidiya which stands strong - The body will be carried in a military procession that will...”
Feb 14, 2016
Mother of terrorist who stabbed young woman to death: “He very much longed for Martyrdom and has achieved it, praise Allah … Every time he watched something [about a Martyr] on TV… he used to say: ‘I wish I was in his place’”
Official PA TV News broadcast – a report about the funeral of Ibrahim Allan, one of the terrorists who carried out a terror attack in Bet Horon and killed a 23-year-old Israeli woman. Official PA TV News reporter: “These are the cries of joy of the women at his [Ibrahim Allan’s] wedding (i.e.,...”
Jan 30, 2016