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Post on Fatah's Facebook page glorifies terror, including terrorist Dalal Mughrabi

On January 1, 2013, Fatah celebrated “Launch Day,” commemorating the 48th anniversary of Fatah's first terror attack. This picture was one of many posted on Fatah's official Facebook page to commemorate Fatah’s anniversary.
The picture has a verse from the Quran glorifying death in battle:

     “Fatah – the first bullet and the first stone… Hail to the launch of the Fatah rebel. [Quran:] 'Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the least – Sura Al-Azhab, 23' [Quran, Sura 33:23, Pickthall translation]. The Martyrs of the leaders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in the Al-Aqsa Intifada"

Next to the picture, the page administrator mentions a number of facts about Fatah that present murderous terror attacks as gloriously heroic. Here are a few of them:

“Did you know?
The Al-Aqsa Brigades were the first to successfully attack the Israeli Ministry of Defense. It was done by Martyrdom-seeker Ali Al-Julani.”

Note: This refers to a shooting that took place in 2001 at an intersection near the Israeli Defense Headquarters in Tel Aviv. Ten people were injured, eight of them soldiers.

“Did you know?
The first retaliation for the assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was done by Martyrdom-seeker Fadi Al-Amudi of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.”

Note: This refers to a suicide bombing at the Erez crossing point in 2004 that killed an Israeli soldier and wounded three.

“Did you know?
The first explosive belt Martyrdom-seeking operation in the history of the Palestinian revolution was carried out by the first Martyrdom-seeker at the battle of Karameh, Martyr Abd Al-Mutalleb Al-Dmeik, known as “Phosphorous”, one of the most outstanding activists of Fatah.”

“Did you know?
The first Martyrdom-seeking operation against the Zionist nuclear arsenal was carried out by Fatah. It was commanded by the Martyr commander Kahlil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad).”

Note: This refers to an attack on a bus carrying workers to the nuclear research facility in Dimona in 1988, when three people were killed.

“Did you know?
The first maritime operation in the history of the Palestinian revolution was carried out by Fatah heroes under the command of the hero Dalal Mughrabi.”

Note: In 1978 female terrorist Dalal Mughrabi led the most deadly attack against Israel when she and other terrorists landed on the Israeli coast, hijacked a bus, and murdered 37 civilians, 12 of whom were children.

“Did you know?
The first female Martyrdom-seeker to carry out a military operation during the Palestinian Intifada was under the command of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade. It was carried out by Wafa Idris, who was the first female Martyrdom-seeker of the Al-Aqsa Intifada."

Note: Wafa Idris carried out a suicide-bombing in Jerusalem in 2002, and thus became the first female suicide terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Intifada. One was killed and 150 were wounded in her attack. Idris worked for the Palestinian Red Crescent in Ramallah. She crossed the check post into Israel wearing a Red Crescent uniform and carrying the bomb with her in the ambulance.

“Did you know?
The first mission against an Israeli target outside the occupied or Arab territory was the Munich operation carried out by Fatah under the command of Martyr Commander Salah Khalaf Abu Iyad, one of the outstanding Fatah commanders. It was carried out to sustain a Palestinian presence and representation in international forums.”

Note: 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich by members of the Palestinian Black September organization.

“Did you know?
The first to change the Al-Aqsa Intifada into a military escalation were Fatah fighters who escalated the sniper operations against settlers in the West Bank and fired at settlements in [the] Gaza [Strip]…”

“Did you know?
The first Martyrdom-seeking operation in the Gaza Strip was carried out by Martyrdom-seeker Bahaa Al-Din Said, of the preventive security forces and a Fatah hero in the central district. This was a turning point in the struggle for Palestinian territory in the Gaza Strip.”

Note: This refers to an infiltration into the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom in 2000, when a soldier was killed.

“Did you know?
The first to launch a rocket from the Gaza Strip at the Zionist enemy were the heroes of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Commanders Jihad Al-Amarin and Majdi Al-Khatib, to be exact.”

“Did you know?
The mission with the most casualties was Fatah’s. Martyrs Abd Al-Rahman and Samer Imad carried it out in January 2003. It killed more than 30 and wounded more than 200.”

Note: This refers to a double suicide bombing in Tel Aviv’s central bus station that killed 23 people (not more than 30 as written).

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