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PA TV host longs for days of Palestinian terror

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
PA TV host longs for days of Palestinian terror,
complains there is not enough violence
Terrorist murderer:
“In my operation ... 16 Zionists died

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
On Monday this week, while Mahmoud Abbas was probably preparing his “we-want-peace” statement for US President Trump the next day, official PA TV interviewed and honored the heroism of a terrorist murderer of 16 Israelis. But the PA host went even further. Not only did she glorify the murders of the past, she also expressed her longing for the return to the days of Palestinian terror and violence:
“We long for the days of the Intifada, the days of the revolution... Why are we not seeing activities like that today? ... We want more from them [the Palestinian people].”
[Official PA TV, I Call You, May 22, 2017]
Interviewing released terrorist Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim who murdered 16 during the first wave of Palestinian violence and terror in the first Intifada, the PA TV host encouraged Palestinians to use more violence.When the murderer responded, recounting that he had succeeded killing “16 Zionists” in his “operation,” the female host praised his “heroism”:

Official PA TV host: “Today, during the [prisoners’ hunger] strike, we long for the days of the Intifada, the days of the revolution, in which the Palestinian people struggled for freedom, struggled to end the settlements, and against the occupation that still exists today. Why are we not seeing activities like that today? We appreciate every effort of every member of our Palestinian people, but we want more from them.”
Released terrorist murderer Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim: ”You bring me back to the 1987 Intifada (i.e., Palestinian violence and terror, 1987-1993). I was active in various ways. In my operation (i.e., terror attack) on bus 405, 16 Zionists died and 24 were wounded... I was arrested after the operation and they took care of me [medically]. I spent 22 and a half years [in prison].”
Official PA TV host: “We always salute this heroic role.”
[Official PA TV, I Call You, May 22, 2017]
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that regardless of what Abbas is saying to foreign leaders, PA and Fatah leaders and the official Palestinian media continue to glorify terrorists and encourage violence against Israel.
During the PA TV program, a photo of terrorist prisoner Marwan Barghouti was displayed behind the TV host.
The murderer Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim was sentenced to 16 life sentences for the murder of 16 passengers on a bus in 1989. Ghneim attacked the driver and forced the bus off a cliff, murdering 16. Ghneim was released in October 2011 as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas. Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
Marwan Barghouti is heading the current hunger strike by the Palestinian prisoners (since April 17, 2017). He is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that murdered 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one  shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.

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