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Fatah "sends love" to Martyr bomb maker

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
               
Fatah "sends love" to Martyr bomb maker
- "our heroine," one of those "who guide our path"
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by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Meet one of the female role models of the Palestinian Authority:

Terrorist and role model Shadia Abu Ghazaleh

Shadia Abu Ghazaleh was active in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization, building bombs and participating in terror attacks against Israel. While she was preparing a bomb for an attack in Tel Aviv in 1968, it accidentally detonated and killed her.

Abbas' Fatah Movement sent Abu Ghazaleh the movement's "love" and called her a "heroine." Marking the 50th anniversary of her death, Fatah stated that she is among those who "guide our path," and honored her for being an "uncompromising and merciful young woman, who sacrificed herself for her great family":

Fatah's posted text: "Shadia took part in a bombing operation of an Israeli bus, and also took part in and even led a number of military operations. However, fate desired that when our heroine was at her home preparing a bomb to detonate on the occupation in Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Tel Aviv, see note below) it blew up in her hands and she died as a Martyr (Shahida)...
Today we send all of our love to Shadia - who would repeat: 'If I fall, take my place, my comrade in the struggle' ... She and those like her guide our path... who sacrificed herself for her great family at the expense of the childhood dreams that were within her, in order to tell us: 'Continue.'"
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 29, 2018]

In honoring the terrorist bomb maker, Fatah is following the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education, who thinks so highly of Abu Ghazaleh that it has named 2 schools after her. 

Palestinian Media Watch has documented that young girls who studied in one of the schools named after Abu Ghazaleh viewed her as their role model:  
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PA TV host: "What do you know about Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, you study in a school named after her?"
Girl 1: "Shadia Abu Ghazaleh is a model of the patriotic woman..."
Girl 2: "She was a model of the wonderful female Palestinian fighter. We follow her path in this school."
Girl 3: "We're happy that our school is named after a very well-known Martyr, who played a role and who did something great."
Girl 4: "The school is named after her to commemorate her... and encourage people to be like her."
Girl 5: "Shadia was a model for us and will remain a model for us and we will follow her path."
[Official PA TV, Dec. 5, 2013, rebroadcast Dec. 9, 2013]

The students definitely know that they are praising a bomb maker as their role model, because a mural with Abu Ghazaleh's face and biography highlights this and appears prominently on a school wall:



Biography below picture of the terrorist:
"Shadia Abu Ghazaleh... participated in the operation that blew up a bus. She was at home preparing a bomb in order to detonate it in an Israeli building in Tel Aviv but it exploded in her hands."

The following is Fatah's post on Facebook honoring bomb maker Shadia Abu Ghazaleh:

The images show terrorist Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, a bomb-maker who died preparing a bomb for an attack against Israel. In the image on the left Ghazaleh is seen in a military uniform holding a rifle. In the image on the right Ghazaleh is brushing her hair.

Posted text: "The 50th anniversary of the death of Palestinian Shadia Abu Ghazaleh...
Shadia took part in a bombing operation of an Israeli bus, and also took part in and even led a number of military operations. However, fate desired that when our heroine was at her home preparing a bomb to detonate on the occupation in Tal Al-Rabia (i.e., Tel Aviv, see note below) it blew up in her hands and she died as a Martyr (Shahida). In this way Shadia became the first female Martyr who ascended to her Creator in the history of the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine].
Today we send all of our love to Shadia - who would repeat: 'If I fall, take my place, my comrade in the struggle' ... She and those like her guide our path, and every time the world closes in around us, along come people like this uncompromising and merciful young woman, who sacrificed herself for her great family at the expense of the childhood dreams that were within her, in order to tell us: 'Continue.'"
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 29, 2018]

Shadia Abu Ghazaleh - active in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization and prepared bombs for many attacks against Israel. While she was preparing a bomb for an attack in Tel Aviv in 1968, it accidentally detonated and killed her.

Tal Al-Rabia is the Palestinians' Arabic translation of Tel Aviv, to wrongly imply the existence of an Arab village of that name prior to Tel Aviv.

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