PA educator praises “blood of Martyrs” in broadcast on school radio
PA educator praises "blood of Martyrs"
in broadcast on PA school radio
By Nan Jacques Zilberdik
On the annual day celebrating the Arab headdress, the keffiyeh, the director of the Qalqilya district Directorate of Education - which is a branch of the PA Ministry of Education - told Palestinian teenage girls that the blood of "Martyrs" is "the purest." His statement was broadcast on the school radio:
"Fahmawi reviewed the symbolism of the Palestinian keffiyeh... and added that the Palestinian keffiyeh has been colored with the purest blood, the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine during their resistance to the occupation, and the keffiyeh has become the shroud of the Palestinian fighter who has sacrificed his soul for the homeland."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2017]This glorification of Martyrdom-death to Palestinian youth is in line with general PA education as Palestinian Media Watch has detailed in its report PA Education - A Recipe for Hate and Terror.
Two days ago, PMW reported on similar praise for "Martyrs' blood" expressed by parents of dead terrorists at another PA school.
The school at which the PA educator spoke of "Martyrs' blood" is named after terrorist Abu Ali Iyad who was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was responsible for several terror attacks. The attacks included a bombing in the town of Beit Yosef in northern Israel on April 25, 1966 (injuring 3 people), and placing bombs in the town of Margaliot in northern Israel on July 19, 1966. He was killed in 1971 in Jordan by the Jordanian army when it forced Fatah members out of the country.
PMW has documented that the PA has named at least 31 schools after terrorists, and that 41 school names glorify Martyrdom - Read the full PMW report here.
The PA Presidential Guards also emphasized the spilling of Palestinian blood in a post on its Facebook page:
Posted text and text on image:
"A people like the people of Palestine that has watered freedom with the blood of its sons can nothing but triumph
[Official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards,
Sept. 24, 2017; July 31, 2017]
The image repeats the PA's replacement of Israel with "Palestine," showing the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas to the right. The map is in the colors of the Palestinian flag with former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat's face overlaid on it. To the left a picture of Arafat is shown with the colors of the Palestinian flag over it. At the bottom appears the logo of the PA Presidential Guards.
The following is a longer excerpt of the report in the official PA daily:
Headline: "The homeland's schools are celebrating
"Director of the [Qalqilya district] Directorate of Education (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education) Naela Fahmawi Oudeh participated in the school radio broadcasts at the Ali Iyad High School for Girls, which were dedicated to Palestinian Keffiyeh (Arab headdress) Day and to Independence Day (declared by Arafat in Tunis in 1988 -Ed.) Fahmawi reviewed the symbolism of the Palestinian keffiyeh... and added that the Palestinian keffiyeh has been colored with the purest blood, the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine during their resistance to the occupation, and the keffiyeh has become the shroud of the Palestinian fighter who has sacrificed his soul for the homeland."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2017]
Palestinian declaration of independence - On Nov. 15, 1988, before the Palestine National Council (PNC), the Palestinian parliament in exile in Algeria, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Yasser Arafat declared the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the borders were not specified in the declaration, it recognized the UN partition plan of 1947, which called for the creation of a Jewish state and an Arab state in the former British Mandate for Palestine.