PA TV removes pictures honoring terrorists following PMW report
Following PMW's exposure of a PA TV video honoring 7 arch terrorists, PA TV removed the pictures of those terrorists from the video.
Song lyrics: "Dedicated by the Alashekeen band to our brave prisoners. We are pledged to the promise and the revolution."
The "brave prisoners" honored in the original version:
Ibrahim Hamed - serving 54 life sentences for planning suicide attacks, including the suicide bombings at Hebrew University (9 killed), Cafe Moment (12 killed), Cafe Hillel (7 killed), Zion Square in Jerusalem (11 killed).
Abbas Al-Sayid - serving 35 life sentences for planning two suicide bombings, one in 2002 at a Passover dinner, killing 30 Israelis, and another in 2001, killing 5 and wounding 100.
Yasser Abu Bakr - responsible for terror attack in Netanya in March 2002 in which a nine-month old baby and an adult were killed.
Nasser Awais - serving 14 life sentences for planning terror attacks in which 14 civilians were killed including the attack at a private Bat-Mitzva celebration and the killing of a baby in 2002.
Fuad Al-Shubaki - serving 20 years for involvement in the Karine A affair, in which 50 tons of illegal weapons were found aboard a Palestinian ship in 2002.
Ahmad Sa'adat - serving a 30-year sentence for heading the PFLP terror organization. Song at PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.
Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for planning terror attacks.
Both versions of the music video were broadcast repeatedly.
Old version with the terrorists: 12 broadcasts in 2012 and twice on Jan. 30, 2013. During 2015 it was broadcast on PATV 8 times in April, and 4 times in 2019, most recently on June 2, 2019. It was broadcast on Fatah-run Awdah TV on Feb. 23, March 5, and April 12, 2015.
New version without terrorists: 31 broadcasts in February, 4 in March, 7 in April and 5 in August 2013. 4 broadcasts in May and 3 in June 2014. 1 broadcast in March 2018.
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