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Quiz on PA TV glorifies terrorists, accuses Israel of murdering Arafat and carrying out massacres

Official PA TV program National Knowledge Quiz for Youth

Questions (correct answers marked in bold):

“1. The PLO established the Families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and Wounded Institution in order to:

  1. Care for the wounded among the Palestinian fighters and their families and to protect them.
  2. Protect the families of the Martyrs and wounded of the Palestinian revolution of all political affiliations.
  3. Protect only the families of the Martyrs and wounded that are affiliated with the PLO factions.
  4. Provide aid and protection to every Palestinian that needs it.

2. The Israeli Mossad (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) succeeded in blowing up the convoy of ‘Abu Hassan’ Ali [Hassan] Salameh (i.e., commander of Black September terrorist organization), commander of the Palestinian [PA Presidential Security] Force 17:

  1. In Beirut in 1979.
  2. In Beirut in 1978.
  3. In Sidon in 1977.
  4. In Berlin in 1977. (sic., the correct answer is Beirut, 1979)

3. (A video question is asked about the man who established the State of Israel by the power of the [UN] Partition Plan - the correct answer is first Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion –Ed.)

4. The Israeli government decided, in an official and open manner, to take down [former PLO Chairman and PA President Yasser] Arafat (sic., Israel did not kill Arafat; see note below) in:

  1. 1999.
  2. 2003. (sic., the correct answer is 2004)
  3. 2004.
  4. 1974.

5. On March 11, 1956, the Israeli occupation forces committed a massacre in the city of Khan Yunis and its refugee camp (sic., Israel did not commit a massacre in Khan Yunis; see note below), whose victims were:

  1. Thousands of Palestinian women, men, and children.
  2. Dozens of Palestinian men, women, and children.
  3. Hundreds of Palestinian men, women, and children.
  4. 599 Palestinians of different ages.

6. A naval squad affiliated with the Fatah Movement that carried out the [Coastal] Road operation (i.e., Coastal Road massacre, 37 murdered, 12 of them children) in 1978 was commanded by:

  1. Martyr Ahmed Hijazi
  2. Martyr Muhammad Adwan
  3. Martyr Dalal Mughrabi
  4. Martyr Dalal Ghannoumi”

Ali Hassan Salameh - Palestinian terrorist and commander of operations in Europe of the Black September terror organization - a secret branch of Fatah - in the 1970s. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics on Sept. 5, 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. Salameh was killed by a car bomb in Beirut on Jan. 22, 1979. Israel is thought to be responsible for his death, but has not officially taken responsibility for it.


Yasser Arafat – Founder of the PLO and Fatah, former chairman of the PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004. However, following his death, the PA created the libel that Israel murdered Arafat, and it has been spreading it since. In 2012, samples were taken from Arafat’s remains and tested for poisoning by Swiss, Russian, and French teams of scientists. The Swiss team concluded that the tests were "coherent with a hypothesis of poisoning" - but a member of the team also stated that "our study did not permit us to demonstrate categorically the hypothesis of poisoning by polonium." The Russian scientists concluded that "there was insufficient evidence to support the theory that Yasser Arafat died in 2004 by polonium poisoning." [Reuters, Nov. 8, 2013] In March 2015, three French judges ruled that "it has not been demonstrated that Mr. Yasser Arafat was murdered by polonium-210 poisoning." The French prosecutor stated that there was "not sufficient evidence of an intervention by a third party who could have attempted to take his life." [France 24, Sept. 2, 2015] The French prosecutor also explained that the polonium and lead found in Arafat’s grave were “of an environmental nature.” [Jerusalem Post, March 17, 2015]. Despite these results, the PA continues to blame Israel for Arafat’s death without any proof or backing for this claim. Links to the libel on PMW website:


“Khan Yunis massacre” and “Rafah massacre” - What the Palestinians call the “Khan Yunis massacre” and “Rafah massacre” refers to battles during the Sinai War (Operation Kadesh, the Suez Crisis) of 1956. Following years of terror attacks from the Gaza Strip against Israelis, and then the Egyptian nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1956, Israel together with Britain and France attacked and defeated the Egyptian army and took control of all of the Sinai and the Gaza Strip. Palestinians claim that Israeli soldiers killed 275 non-combatant men in Khan Yunis on Nov. 3, 1956, and 111 in Rafah on Nov. 12, after the war had ended. Israel reported that as the army approached Khan Yunis, armed locals joined Egyptian soldiers and attacked them, resulting in deaths in an armed battle. In Rafah, civilians broke into UN storehouses apparently thinking that the Israeli army had already left, sparking a clash. Egyptian soldiers and armed men later attacked Israeli soldiers and there too sustained casualties. The actual numbers of Egyptian soldiers and local fighters who died in these two battles are unknown.


Coastal Road Massacre - In March 1978, a group of Fatah terrorists from Lebanon led by Dalal Mughrabi hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway. Confronted by the Israeli army, the terrorists murdered many of the passengers on the bus, in total 37 civilians,12 of them children, and wounded more than 70. The attack, orchestrated by arch-terrorist Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir), is known in Israel as the Coastal Road Massacre.


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.

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