Palestinian Red Crescent honors murderers, respects the Martyrs’ blood
Palestinian Red Crescent honors murderers,
cancels celebration "out of respect for the blood
of the Martyrs who ascended to Heaven"
Fatah calls to "escalate confrontation"
- Fatah: Terrorist murderers are "Martyrs" and "moons hosted by Allah"
- Fatah accompanies "our heroic Martyrs" to "their weddings"
- Fatah to Palestinians: "We call on the masses of our people to escalate the confrontation"
By Nan Jacques ZilberdikIn honor of three terrorists - two of whom succeeded in murdering Israelis and one of whom tried but failed - the Palestinian division of the Red Crescent decided to cancel its celebrations for the 50th anniversary of its establishment. The organization stated that the cancellation was:
"Out of respect for the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) who ascended to Heaven recently after being shot by the Israeli occupation..."
[WAFA, official PA news agency, Dec. 13, 2018]In the hours before the cancellation last week, two terrorist murderers were shot and killed when they opened fire on Israeli forces who came to arrest them. Saleh Omar Saleh Barghouti murdered a baby who died as a result of the shooting attack last week in which he wounded 7 Israelis, including the pregnant mother who was carrying the baby. Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na'alwa shot and murdered 2 of his Israeli coworkers earlier this year. A third terrorist, Majdi Mteir, was shot and killed while carrying out a stabbing attack just prior to the cancellation.
It is these three terrorists the Palestinian Red Crescent refers to as "Shahids" - "Martyrs." An Islamic Martyr - someone who died for Allah - is presented by the Palestinian Authority as the highest achievement a Muslim can reach.
Palestinian Media Watch reported on similar praise for the two dead murderers Barghouti and Na'alwa by Abbas' Fatah Movement, which "prayed for their souls" and called them "heroes."
And more praise followed: Fatah named the three dead terrorists "moons hosted by Allah":
Posted text: "Three moons are being hosted by Allah this morning. To the Gardens of Eternity (i.e., Paradise)"
Text on image: "Martyrs Majdi Mteir, Saleh Barghouti, Ashraf Na'alwa"
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018]The image shows (left to right) terrorists Na'alwa, Barghouti, and Mteir.
Similarly, Fatah's branches in the West Bank stated in a press release that the organization accompanies its "heroic Martyrs" to "their weddings." A Martyr's funeral is considered a wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam. In the same release, Fatah called on Palestinians to "escalate the confrontation":
"We call on the members of the Palestinian people to be completely alert, to escalate the confrontation ...We call on the masses of our people to escalate the confrontation tomorrow, Friday [Dec. 14, 2018], throughout the West Bank, out of loyalty to the Martyrs."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018]The official PA daily honored murderer Na'alwa, who killed two of his Israeli colleagues in the factory where they worked together, and praised him for managing not to be caught for over two months and therefore being "a nightmare for all of the Israeli occupation state's senior officials due to his abilities to hide and run." The murderer was described as "the man who kept all of Israel's security forces busy for months on end" [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018].
An op-ed in the official PA daily described the dead terrorists as "roses" and predicted that they will live on in Palestinian history and culture:
"Heroic Martyr Ashraf Na'alwa and heroic Martyr Saleh Barghouti... are Palestinian Martyrs... Each one of them is a rose that grew out of a wound, and the wound is Palestinian, and they will be born one million and one times in the names of new heroes that will be born in the fields of Palestinian creativity."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 15, 2018]As is the PA and Fatah's habit, the terrorist murderers were presented as innocent "unarmed" victims whom Israel "executed in cold blood":
"PLO Executive Committee member [and head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy] Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the series of war crimes that Israel is committing against the members of our unarmed people, the last of which was the killing and execution of three citizens in cold blood in the West Bank and Jerusalem...
The Fatah Shabiba [Youth] Movement eulogized our people's heroic Martyrs Saleh Barghouti, Ashraf Na'alwa, and Majdi Mteir, who ascended to Heaven after being executed by the occupation's soldiers."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018]The following is a longer excerpt of the report on the Palestinian Red Crescent's cancellation "out of respect" for the murderers, and other reports praising them:
Headline: "Out of respect for the blood of the Martyrs: The Red Crescent cancels the celebrations of its golden jubilee"
"The Palestinian Red Crescent announced the cancellation of the celebrations for the golden jubilee of its establishment, which were to take place today (Thursday) [Dec. 13, 2018] at 6:00 p.m. at its general headquarters in El-Bireh, and this is out of respect for the blood of the Martyrs (Shahids) who ascended to Heaven recently after being shot by the Israeli occupation (refers to terrorists Saleh Barghouti and Ashraf Na'alwa who were killed resisting arrest, and terrorist Majdi Mteir who was killed while committing a stabbing attack; see notes below -Ed.).
The organization said in a statement that [the cancellation] is due to the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, which has been caused as a result of the Israeli operations against members of our people, the occupation forces' recurring invasions of cities and villages in the northern districts (i.e., the West Bank), the arrest of many young Palestinians, and the threats of the settlers - who are supported by the occupation soldiers - to eliminate [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas."
[WAFA, official PA news agency, Dec. 13, 2018]Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: "Press release from the Fatah Movement - the occupied West Bank
The Palestinian West Bank branches of the Fatah Movement accompany to their weddings (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) our heroic Martyrs (Shahids) who were shot and killed by the Israeli occupation in the unending battle defending our people's rights (apparently refers to terrorist murderers Saleh Barghouti and Ashraf Na'alwa who were killed resisting arrest; see notes below -Ed.). The movement also warns the occupation army and the settlers against continuing the series of murders and attacks, which will only cause our people to be more determined and firmer in the confrontation.
The ongoing escalation of the occupation and its settler gangs, the incessant attacks on our villages, towns, cities, and refugee camps, and the settlers' thuggery against our peaceful civilians will not bring them security or stability. The targeting of our people in all of the districts by escalating the attacks, assassinations, and arrests - and the latest example of this is the threats and incitement to murder His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas - has met with a Palestinian response (apparently refers to the lethal terror attack at Givat Assaf just prior to the post; see note below -Ed.), which emphasizes that we will not leave our land... and that our people will continue the struggle and resistance until the occupier and its settlers leave our land.
We call on the members of the Palestinian people to be completely alert, to escalate the confrontation, and to activate the defense committees to defend our villages...
We call on the masses of our people to escalate the confrontation tomorrow, Friday [Dec. 14, 2018], throughout the West Bank, out of loyalty to the Martyrs."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 13, 2018]
Headline: "The PLO, the [PA] government, and the factions held the occupation responsible for the escalation and demanded that the world intervene immediately"
"The [PA] government and the factions held the occupation government responsible for the crimes of the execution of the three Martyrs (Shahids) Ashraf Na'alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered baby and wounded 7 others), and Majdi Jamal Mteir (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2). They also demanded that the international community intervene immediately in order to rein in the Israeli army's crimes and provide protection for our people in light of the crimes that the occupation has committed in the past 24 hours.
PLO Executive Committee member [and head of the PLO Department of Diplomacy and Public Policy] Dr. Hanan Ashrawi condemned the series of war crimes that Israel is committing against the members of our unarmed people, the last of which was the killing and execution of three citizens in cold blood in the West Bank and Jerusalem, while openly and intentionally violating all of the international and humanitarian conventions and laws...
In Ramallah and El-Bireh, the Fatah Shabiba [Youth] Movement in the district called on its members and supporters to stand against the occupation forces in all of the areas of friction and to unite around the members of our people against the Israeli occupation's aggression and the settler gangs' crimes in the district.
In a statement yesterday, Thursday [Dec. 13, 2018], Shabiba eulogized our people's heroic Martyrs Saleh Barghouti, Ashraf Na'alwa, and Majdi Mteir, who ascended to Heaven after being executed by the occupation's soldiers.
Shabiba called on our people to unite and close ranks at this critical juncture that our people is experiencing, and condemned all of the racist crimes against the members of our Palestinian people by the settler gangs, which merit protection by the occupation state's arms."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018]
Headline: "After 67 days of pursuit - Na'alwa was assassinated"
"For the last 67 days Martyr (Shahid) Ashraf Na'alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), 23, managed to be a nightmare for all of the Israeli occupation state's senior officials due to his abilities to hide and run. This was because the occupation accused him of carrying out a shooting operation at the settlement of Barkan next to Salfit, in which 2 settlers were killed...
However, tonight [Dec. 13, 2018] was the end of the man who kept all of Israel's security forces busy for months on end, after they succeeded in executing him in the early morning hours of Thursday inside a residential apartment in the Askar Al-Jadida refugee camp, east of Nablus in the northern West Bank."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018]
"A special unit of the occupation army assassinated young Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na'alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) from the suburb of Shweikeh north of Tulkarem in the early morning hours yesterday [Dec. 13, 2018], at the Askar Al-Jadid refugee camp east of Nablus. Security sources told [the official PA news agency] WAFA that a special force invaded the Askar Al-Jadid camp and surrounded his home amid heavy exchanges of gunfire (Na'alwa opened fire on the Israeli soldiers causing a shootout -Ed.), which led to the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of young Ashraf Na'alwa, whose body was taken."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 14, 2018]Excerpt of op-ed by Yahya Rabah, a columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza
Headline: "Israeli violence on American orders with no horizon"
"The situation in the West Bank is still at the highest levels of tension; precious blood spilled - Palestinian blood as always, and also Israeli blood. The significance of the spilling of Israeli blood lies in the fact that it occurred after the reverberating failure of the American proposal at the [UN] General Assembly, which wanted to mark Hamas as a terror [organization] (see note below -Ed.). This American resolution failed in a shameful manner, because according to international law the Palestinian struggle is a legal, most pure, and most necessary struggle, and nobody can steal it from the Palestinian people. Therefore, we saw [US President Donald] Trump agitated and pitiful because his proposal failed, and this idiot returned to babbling about what he has already babbled about in the past, and threatened to punish the states that voted against his resolution and brought it down with great shame! By Allah, is this man suitable to be the president of the US? He does nothing but fail, and only receives slaps on the cheek!
The second criminal, [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, sent his army in great numbers and laid siege to the Ramallah and El-Bireh district! He gave orders to shoot at the Palestinians freely and sent the herds of settlers, including the Jewish hilltop youth and price tag terror groups, to come out with shrieks, and their cowardly insanity has reached the level of calls and threats to kill the head of the Palestinian legitimacy and the commander of the battle, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas...
Heroic Martyr (Shahid) Ashraf Na'alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) and heroic Martyr Saleh Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered baby and wounded 7)... are Palestinian Martyrs, who came from the Palestinian time and experienced the bitter Palestinian experience. Each one of them is a rose that grew out of a wound, and the wound is Palestinian, and they will be born one million and one times in the names of new heroes that will be born in the fields of Palestinian creativity.
What does Netanyahu think? And what does Donald Trump think? Killing, death, denial, theft, and moral decay from these Israelis who were exposed by DNA tests as having no connection to the Children of Israel (sic., genetic testing confirms the uniform origin of the different Jewish communities -Ed.) - do they think that all of this will occur and nothing will happen? If that is what Netanyahu and Donald Trump think, then let those idiots be cursed, as the Palestinians are prepared to carry out additional forms of struggle whose level their corrupt minds cannot even reach."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 15, 2018]Ofra shooting attack - Palestinian terrorists shot and wounded 7 Israelis - a pregnant woman, her husband, another man, and 4 teenagers - in a drive-by shooting attack next to Ofra, north of Jerusalem, on Dec. 9, 2018. The pregnant woman was severely wounded and doctors had to deliver her baby prematurely before operating on her. The baby died three days later. The terrorists fled the scene but were located three days later. One terrorist, Saleh Omar Saleh Barghouti, was shot and killed by the Israeli army during the attempt to apprehend him, while other terrorists were taken into custody. The Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas' military wing) claimed responsibility for the attack.
Barkan Industrial Zone Attack - 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na'alwa shot and murdered his 2 Israeli coworkers Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi in a factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone near Ariel on Oct. 7, 2018. Na'alwa fled the scene, but was located two months later in Nablus and shot and killed in a shootout when the Israeli army and police tried to apprehend him on Dec. 13, 2018. The Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas' military wing) claimed responsibility for the attack.
Until this attack, the Barkan Industrial Zone had been an example of coexistence with Israelis and Palestinians working together.
Majdi Mteir - Palestinian terrorist who stabbed 2 Israeli border police officers in the Old City of Jerusalem on Dec. 13, 2018, before being shot and killed by other officers at the scene.