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Fatah celebrates murder

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
Fatah celebrates murder

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberik

The administrator of one of Fatah's official Facebook pages has reposted a series of facts about Fatah terror attacks in which dozens of Israelis were murdered. Fatah presents these terror attacks and killings as heroic achievements.

The celebrated attacks include the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history: a 1978 bus hijacking in which 37 civilians were murdered. Also praised is the attack on the Israeli Olympic team, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the 1972 Olympic Games. Fatah's Facebook page also celebrates a series of terror "firsts" achieved by Fatah: the first suicide bombing against Israel, the first suicide bombing by a woman against Israel, the first missile attack from Gaza against Israel, and others. The page glorifies an attack that it claims killed the "the most" Israelis in a single terror attack: a double suicide bombing in Tel Aviv's central bus station in 2003. Fatah boasted it "killed more than 30 and wounded more than 200" in that one attack.

Next to these texts is a map of "Palestine" that erases and replaces all of Israel.

This terror glorification was reposted by the Fatah page administrator soon after the Israeli - Palestinian peace talks were announced.
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that hate promotion and glorification of terror has continued unabated by the PA and Fatah during the renewed peace talks.

This is the second time Fatah boasted about these terror attacks. The same text glorifying the killing of Israelis was posted by Fatah once before, on Dec. 20, 2012.

The following is the text posted by the Facebook page administrator glorifying Fatah terror attacks:

"Did you know?
The first maritime operation (i.e., terror attack) 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 (i.e., terror attack) 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 checkpoint into Israel wearing a Red Crescent uniform and carrying the bomb with her in the ambulance.

"Did you know?
The first operation (i.e., terror attack) 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 Fatah's Palestinian Black September branch.

"Did you know?
The operation (i.e., terror attack) 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 30 as written).

"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 retaliation for the assassination of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (i.e., founder and head of Hamas) 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 (i.e., terror attack) 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 (i.e., terror attack) 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 to launch a rocket from the Gaza Strip at the Zionist enemy (i.e., into Southern Israel) were the heroes of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Commanders Jihad Al-Amarin and Majdi Al-Khatib, to be exact."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," accessed Aug. 6, 2013,
posted July 26, 2013]
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