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PA and Hamas’ shared values: Both promote identical death/blood worship

Nan Jacques Zilberdik and Itamar Marcus  |

Many mistakenly portray the Palestinian Authority as the “moderate” Palestinian side, and the terror organization Hamas ruling the Gaza Strip as the only extremists.


Often it is difficult to tell their views apart. In the following, Palestinian Media Watch has put together statements by PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh and Hamas MP Marwan Abu Ras, both endorsing death for “Palestine,” speaking about the wonder of Martyrdom and the “Martyrs’” blood.


Can you find any differences between PM Muhammad Shtayyeh (left) and Hamas's Marwan Abu Ras (right)?                                       


PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh:


Hamas member elected to PA Parliament Marwan Abu Ras:

Martyrdom is a medal of honor, and honor for those who were killed”

“We are honored by this new group of Martyrs of Palestine (i.e., 5 killed terrorists”

“Their blood is perfume

“This holy land must be perfumed by this pure blood.”

“Their bloodwaters the anemones that bloom in all of Palestine.”

Our land must be immersed in our blood.”


Palestinian Media Watch has exposed many other PA messages as being identical to those of Hamas, among them:


Abbas in 2009: "No disagreement between Fatah and Hamas about belief, policy or resistance” (2014)


UNHRC should condemn the PA and Hamas for abuse of Palestinian children (2019)


PA Mufti echoes Hamas: Transferring land to "enemies" is "treason," a sin, and forbidden (2018)


Palestinian Authority espouses Hamas’ religious war ideology (2016)


PA adopts Hamas' religious belief - destroying Israel is a religious obligation (2014)


Hamas and PA have same children’s education: “There is no Israel" (2014)