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Dead terrorists are “moons, stars, the elite” - senior Fatah official sums up message of PA summer camps

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The video shows Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Jibril Rajoub giving a speech at the concluding ceremony for the PA summer camps of 2023.

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: We established 648 camps in which 65,000 male and female pioneers participated... I thank everyone who participated and everyone who contributed to the success of these camps, which were established and will continue to exist on the principle of the Palestinian national ideology to ensure the awareness of these children who are the builders of the future, [on the path of] Palestine, love of Palestine, and love of all the Palestinians… An additional topic connected to the shared slogan of these heroes, [Martyrs whom] these new Nazi fascists (i.e., Israelis) are holding their bodies... We say to them [Israelis]: They are moons, they are stars, they are the elite, and they are the ones who sacrificed their lives. They were and will remain in our memories and in the memory of their children and their children’s children... These [Martyrs] are recorded on our hearts… [We stand] by our right to honor them with what is fitting for them and to bury them. They will remain in our hearts until this is achieved.”

[Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub, Facebook page, July 23, 2023]


The slogan for the PA summer camps in 2023 was “Moons and Not Numbers” and is a reference to Palestinian terrorist “Martyrs” who were killed during their attacks. The PA and Fatah praise them as “moons.” “Not numbers”  refers to Israel burying dead terrorists in numbered graves:


The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties (numbered cemeteries) are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying the bodies of enemy soldiers during wartime as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, as the bodies are eventually returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets after their identities are documented.


Jibril Rajoub also serves as Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).



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