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Official PA Daily Glorifies Terrorist Leader in Cartoon

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” who was responsible for the murder of 125 people, wearing a uniform with a Palestinian flag on the sleeve. In the background are the silhouettes of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine,” rifle barrels, an upraised fist possibly holding a rock, and a mosque.

Text on cartoon: “To our heroic prisoners,

This willpower is not undermined and will not be undermined either. This is determination and will to continue the fighting and self-defense with all means (i.e., Palestinian term that also refers to the use of violence and terror). This is everyone’s motto.

[Khalil] Al-Wazir [‘Abu Jihad’] during the siege of Beirut,

Palestine 1936 – Tunisia 1988”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 19, 2023]

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

The terms “all means,” “all means of resistance,” “all forms,” are ‎used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror ‎against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.