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Have a date with a terrorist

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

Have a date with a terrorist

  • Packages of dates for Ramadan feature pictures of terrorists,
    among them:
    Ahmed Yassin - founder of Hamas terror organization
    Fathi Shaqaqi - founder of Islamic Jihad terror organization
    Abu Ali Mustafa - secretary-general of the PFLP terror organization
    Diya Hamarsheh – terrorist who murdered 5
    Ra’ad Hazem – terrorist who murdered 3 
    and many other terrorists who carried out shooting attacks

Dates are a popular fruit to eat when breaking the fast during the Muslim month of Ramadan. Since blood sugar levels drop when fasting, and dates are high in sugar, they have proved to be ideal for a quick boost of energy.

This Ramadan, Abbas’ Fatah Movement has promoted a peculiar variety of dates: Terrorist dates.

A video posted by the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch on their Telegram channel shows a special packaging series of dates by a company named “Moulouki.” On each package of dates is written “Flame of hope,” and underneath is a picture of a terrorist - including terrorist murderers - and text introducing each one with the words “For the spirit of [name of terrorist]”:

Text on packages: “For the spirit of [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Martyr symbol Yasser Arafat”


“For the spirit of Martyr Ahmed Yassin (i.e., founder of Hamas terror organization)”


“For the spirit of Martyr Fathi Shaqaqi (i.e., founder of Islamic Jihad terror organization)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa (i.e., secretary-general of the PFLP terror organization)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Ziyad Amin Al-Zar’ini (i.e., PA Security Forces member and terrorist, shot at Israeli forces attempting to arrest terrorist Abd Al-Fattah Kharousha, who murdered 2 Israeli brothers)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Amjad Al-Fayed (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli soldiers)”


“For the spirit of MartyrAmir Imad Abu Khadija (i.e., terrorist, attempted to shoot Israeli soldiers)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Jamil Al-Amouri (i.e., terrorist, responsible for numerous shooting attacks)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Muhammad Omar Abu Bakr (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli forces)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Abdallah Abu Al-Tin (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli forces)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Abd Al-Rahman Sobeh (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli forces)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Diya Hamarsheh (i.e., terrorist, murdered 5)”

“For the spirit of MartyrAmir Imad Abu Khadija (i.e., terrorist, attempted to shoot Israeli soldiers)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Muhammad Al-Azizi (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli soldiers)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Muhammad Al-Dakhil (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli soldiers)

“For the spirit of Martyr Ra’ad Hazem (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Adham Mabrouka [Al-Shishani] (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli soldiers)”

“For the spirit of Martyr Muhammad Al-Azizi

“For the spirit of Martyr Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli soldiers)”

[Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch, Telegram channel, March 27, 2023]

Palestinian Media Watch has exposed that Abbas’ Fatah has never given up on terror, but rather continuously promotes it, encourages it, and endorses it.


The following are more details on the terrorists and murderers featured on the date packages and their attacks:


Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and 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.


Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terror organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the murder of hundreds of Israeli civilians.


Fathi Shaqaqi - Founder of the terror organization Islamic Jihad, which has carried out more than 1,000 terror attacks, murdering and wounding hundreds of Israeli civilians. Shaqaqi was killed in 1995 in an operation attributed to Israel but for which Israel never took responsibility.


Abu Ali Mustafa - Palestinian terrorist and Secretary-General of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP, which rejected the Oslo Accords (1993), has planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000-2005 (the Intifada).


Abd Al-Fattah Kharousha – Palestinian terrorist and Hamas member who shot and murdered Israeli brothers Yagel and Hallel Yaniv, aged 19 and 21 respectively, while they were driving on a main road through Hawara, near Nablus in the West Bank, on Feb. 26, 2023. The terrorist fled the scene, and when Israeli forces located him in Jenin on March 7, 2023, he resisted arrest, initiating an exchange of fire in which he was shot and killed. In the exchange of fire, which included terrorists shooting from within an ambulance, 3 Israeli soldiers were wounded, while an additional 6 terrorists were killed.


Amjad Al-Fayed – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist and Islamic Jihad member who, together with other terrorists, shot at Israeli soldiers and threw explosives at them in Jenin on May 20, 2022. The soldiers returned fire and killed Al-Fayed.

Jamil Al-Amouri, Wisam Abu Zaid, Adham Yasser Aliwi, and Tayseer Mahmoud Ayaseh – Israeli undercover forces attempted to arrest wanted Islamic Jihad terrorists Jamil Al-Amouri and Wisam Abu Zaid while they were hiding in Jenin next to a PA military intelligence building on June 10, 2021, in order to prevent the two from committing imminent shooting attacks after they had committed attacks in the previous months. The two attempted to flee, at which point the Israeli forces opened fire, killing Al-Amouri and wounding and arresting Abu Zaid. Because the Israeli forces were operating undercover, the PA Security Forces had not been notified in advance in order not to blow their cover, and as the Israeli forces were preparing to leave the area, PA military intelligence officers Adham Yasser Aliwi and Tayseer Mahmoud Ayaseh opened fire on them, possibly unaware they were Israeli security forces. The forces returned fire, killing Aliwi and Ayaseh. According to reports, video from the event shows someone at the scene shouting out to identify the Israeli undercover forces, but Aliwi and Ayaseh apparently continued to fire despite the shouts.

Diya Ahmed Hassan Hamarsheh - Palestinian terrorist and Fatah member who shot and murdered 5 people - Israeli civilians Rabbi Avishai Yehezkel and Ya'akov Yisrael Shalom, Israeli police officer Amir Khoury, and 2 foreign workers from Ukraine identified as Alexander and Dmitry - in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv on March 29, 2022. An Israeli police officer shot and killed Hamarsheh, ending the attack. Hamarsheh, from Ya'abad near Jenin, had been working in Israel illegally. He was imprisoned for 6 months in 2015 for dealing in illegal weapons and membership in a terror organization.

Amir Imad Abu Khadija – 25-year-old Palestinian terrorist and commander of the independent Palestinian terror cell “the Tulkarem Brigade,” who was involved in numerous shooting attacks against Israeli towns and Israeli soldiers. Israeli forces raided the house where Abu Khadija was hiding in a village near Tulkarem on March 23, 2023, and when he resisted arrest and attempted to shoot them, the forces returned fire in self-defense and killed him.

Abd Al-Rahman Jamal Sobeh and Muhammad Bashar Al-Azizi – Palestinian terrorists who shot at Israeli soldiers conducting a counter-terror operation in Nablus on July 24, 2022. The soldiers returned fire, killing Sobeh and Al-Azizi.

Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who was responsible for a series of shooting attacks targeting Israeli soldiers. Al-Nabulsi resisted arrest and shot at Israeli soldiers who returned fire and killed him in Nablus on Aug. 9, 2022. Al-Nabulsi was a member of a Fatah terror cell that was attacked while planning an imminent attack on Feb. 8, 2022; while Al-Nabulsi escaped, three other members of the cell were shot and killed: Adham Mabrouka Al-Shishani, Muhammad Al-Dakhil, and Ashraf Mubaslat.


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