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PA TV praises women terrorists and murderer, Fatah activist sees suicide bomber as a “mighty woman”

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Official PA TV program Stories from Palestine

Official PA TV narrator: “The acts of heroism by the Palestinian women continued, especially after the launch of the modern Palestinian revolution at the start of 1965 (i.e., counted from Fatah’s first terror attack against Israel), through female Martyr Shadia Abu Ghazaleh (i.e., bombmaker), female fighter Fatima Barnawi (i.e., placed bomb in movie theater), self-sacrificing fighter Zakiya Shammout (i.e., involved in murder of 1), female Martyr Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., led murder of 37), female fighter Laila Khaled (i.e., hijacker, involved in murder of 1), and the list is long.”

Fatah activist from Jerusalem Jihad Zneid: “The women are worthy of great honor. The women who defied the occupier… I’m speaking about Wafa Idris (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 1). When I speak about [myself and Palestinian female director] Terry Balata, when I speak about mighty women, I speak about the women who are active at all levels, women who lead, women who not only participated in political activity but also led political activity, women who fought, women who are full of initiative.”


This PA TV program lauding female terrorists and a murderer has been broadcast at least three times: Jan. 22, May 22 and 23, 2022

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.

Shadia Abu Ghazaleh - Female Palestinian terrorist and member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization who 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.

Fatima Barnawi - Palestinian female terrorist who placed a bomb in a movie theater in Jerusalem in 1967. The bomb failed to explode. She was sentenced to life in prison but was released in 1977 after serving 10 years. In 2015, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas honored Barnawi with the Military Star of Honor.

Zakiya Shammout – Palestinian terrorist involved in several attacks including the placing of a bomb in the Afula market on Oct. 6, 1969, murdering 1 and injuring dozens. Shammout was sentenced to life in prison, but was released in a prisoner exchange deal in 1983 and deported to Algeria. She died in 2014.

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.

Laila Khaled - Palestinian terrorist and member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who participated in the hijacking of TWA flight 840 from Rome to Athens on Aug. 29, 1969 and the hijacking of El Al flight 219 from Amsterdam to New York on Sept. 6, 1970. The second hijacking was averted by the pilot and security personnel on board. They shot Khaled’s accomplice, Patrick Argüello, who had murdered one of the flight attendants. Khaled was overpowered and the plane landed in London, where Khaled was handed over and held by British police until she was exchanged on Oct. 1, 1970 for hostages held by the PFLP.

Wafa Idris - The first Palestinian female suicide bomber. Belonging to Fatah, she blew herself up on Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem on Jan. 27, 2002, killing 1 and wounding over 100. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.

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