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PA TV honors Sbarro pizza shop terrorists

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
PA TV host sends "best wishes"
to "our glorious" prisoner
who led suicide bomber
to attack that killed 15, including 7 children

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Palestinian Authority TV has chosen to honor two more terrorists serving multiple life sentences for murder in its continuous glorification of Palestinian prisoners in Israel.

Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi led a suicide bomber to the Sbarro pizza shop in Jerusalem in August 2001. 15 people were murdered in the attack, 7 of them children. Muhammad Wael Daghlas planned the attack and sent the suicide bomber, and is currently serving 15 life sentences.

PA TV program In a Fighter's Home decided to honor Daghlas by visiting the home of his family. During the visit, the PA TV host decided to send special greetings and praise to Ahlam Tamimi as well:

"We, [at] the program In a Fighter's Home, send best wishes of loyalty to Ahlam Tamimi. We wish her freedom - she and [the rest of] our glorious female prisoners. Special wishes to you, Ahlam, from the program In a Fighter's Home and from the program team, from the home of the heroic fighter prisoner, Muhammad [Wael Daghlas]. You both belong to the same group."

[In a Fighter's Home, PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 10, 2011]
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PA TV is under the control of Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

This is not the first time PA TV has glorified terrorist Tamimi. The day before the murder of five members of one family in the Israeli town Itamar, PA TV visited Tamimi's home and interviewed her relatives. The camera focused on a certificate awarded by Fatah to the terrorist, calling her "the heroic prisoner."

Another PA TV program, For You, directed at Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, also recently found Tamimi worthy of praise. The program host chose to bring the following greeting to Tamimi and other female prisoners, several of whom drove suicide bombers to their targets:

PA TV host: "[To] all the female prisoners: Qahira Al-Sa'adi;, Amna Muna, Irena Sarahneh, Sanabel Bureik, Ahlam Tamimi, Abir Odeh, Amal Jum'a, all the female prisoners, without a doubt, I love you, happy holidays [Eid Al-Fitr]."
[PA TV (Fatah), Aug. 30, 2011]
Earlier this year, Prime Minister Fayyad chose to praise some of the same terrorists.

The terrorists mentioned and "loved" by the PA TV host are guilty of the following:

Qahira Al-Sa'adi - drove a suicide bomber to an attack in Jerusalem in 2002, in which 3 were killed.

Amna Muna - lured Israeli teen Ofir Rahum and was involved in his kidnapping and murder on Jan. 17, 2001.

Irena Sarahneh - drove a suicide bomber to an attack in the Israeli city Rishon LeZion in 2002, in which 2 were killed and dozens injured.

Sanabel Bureik - poured acid on a soldier's face at Hawara Checkpoint.

Ahlam Tamimiled the suicide terrorist to the Sbarro pizza restaurant in August, 2001. 15 people were murdered in the attack, 7 of them children. She is serving 16 life sentences

Abir Odeh - was arrested on 15/12/03. She agreed to commit a suicide attack.

Amal Jum'a - was arrested the day before she planned to carry out a suicide attack.
Palestinian Media Watch has documented the ongoing Palestinian Authority policy of glorifying terrorists as role models.
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