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Fatah branch responds to criticism of its terror glorification that was also exposed by PMW

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

The image shows a tweet by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesman to the Arab media Ofir Gendelman, in which he retweeted a previous tweet of his on Fatah terror glorification and wrote: “PA President Abbas’ Fatah org celebrates today 53 years of terrorism by honoring female arch-terrorists & suicide bombers:
Dalal Al-Mughrabi killed 37 Israelis, 13 were kids.
Zainab Abu Salem murdered 2 Israelis.
Andalib Takatka murdered 6 Israelis.
Wafa Idris murdered 1 Israeli.”

The tweet also included four Fatah posters honoring the four terrorists, which also were exposed by Palestinian Media Watch.

In retweeting this tweet, Gendelman wrote: “This is key to understand (sic) the PA’s values and culture of terrorism. This is a death cult that honors only those who murder as many innocent people as possible.”

In this post on Facebook, Fatah responded to Gendelman’s tweets

Posted text:
“Israel accuses the Fatah Movement and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] of sponsoring the culture of death by supporting the families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and commemorating them.”
(The rest of the post is an Arabic translation of what Gendelman wrote –Ed.)

Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

Zainab Abu Salem – Female suicide bomber from Fatah who blew herself up at the French Hill junction in Jerusalem on Sept. 22, 2004, murdering 2 Israeli border policemen and wounding approximately 30.

Andalib Khalil Muhammad Suleiman or Andalib Takatka – Female suicide bomber from Fatah who blew herself up on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem near the Mahane Yehuda outdoor market on April 12, 2002, murdering 6 and wounding more than 80.

Wafa Idris – The first Palestinian female suicide bomber. Belonging to Fatah, she blew herself up on Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem on Jan. 27, 2002, murdering 1 and wounding over 100. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.

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