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Fatah publishes books for kids glorifying “glorious deeds” and “heroism” of terrorist “leaders”, including Dalal Mughrabi and Abu Jihad

Headline: "Gaza: The Story of a Homeland – a series of stories that deals with the stages [in the lives] of Fatah leaders"

"The Beginning, The Mermaid, The General's Ascent [to Heaven], Loving Fingertips – all of these are titles in the first series of stories meant for boys and girls, which have been published by the Department to Instill Ideology of the Fatah Movement Mobilization and Organization Commission…
[Fatah] West Gaza Branch Head of the Ideology Department Husam Abu Ajwa said that stories are important documents as a national heritage that has succeeded in establishing the Palestinians on the political map facing the false Israeli narrative, which attempts to erase the Palestinian identity.

Abu Ajwa explained to [the official PA daily] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida that the publication of the first series is the first initiative of its kind to put into writing many of the glorious deeds, the deeds of heroism, and the people's sacrifices, and also many of the historical stages of the national cause, while focusing on important stages [in the lives] of the Fatah leaders. He added that they were reformulated into stories in order to make it easier for the reader to absorb them, especially for the young generation of girls and boys…
As for the series of stories: The Beginning deals with Fatah since its establishment, the Eilabun operation (i.e., the bombing of Israel’s National Water Carrier; see note below), the declaration of statehood in Algeria (see note below –Ed.), and the self-sacrificing operations that Fatah carried out. The story The Mermaid tells about the heroism of self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’iya) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and the carrying out of an operation at sea. The story Loving Fingertips focuses on the children of Beirut and their participation in defending their cause with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) launcher. The fourth story, titled The General's Ascent [to Heaven], reviews the life of leader Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 125) with simple writing styles."

These books are not new and were reported on in October 2018 by the independent Palestinian news agency Donia Al-Watan, in articles that showed pictures of the cover of each book. On the cover of each is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and the text:

"The Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah,
Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission – the Southern (i.e., Gaza) Branches,
Ideology Department – West Gaza Branch"

Following are descriptions of the other elements on each cover:

Title: "The Beginning"
On the cover is a picture of men with their faces masked by keffiyehs (Arab headdresses) carrying raised assault rifles and advancing in a line.

Title: "Dalal Mughrabi – The Mermaid"
On the cover is a picture of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi and the other members of her terror squad.  Below them is a picture of a people approaching shore in a rubber dinghy.

Title: "Loving Fingertips"
On the cover is a picture of a young man holding an RPG launcher, with additional RPGs stored on his back. To the right are the ruins of a stone fortress, and to the left is a pillar of smoke from an explosion.

Title: "The General's Ascent [to Heaven]"
On the cover is a picture of terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” and below him is a crowd of people holding rocks in their upraised hands – one has his faced covered with a keffiyeh.


Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.
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.

Dalal Mughrabi – female Palestinian terrorist who 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.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

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