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Abbas: "We welcome Shahada (Martyrdom) if it happens"

Official PA TV broadcast PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to a delegation of representatives from various religious organizations and PLO factions from Jerusalem.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We live in spirit, we march towards Jerusalem, millions of heroes and free people; we do not desire death, but we welcome Martyrdom (Shahada) if it happens.”

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ words are a paraphrase of Yasser Arafat’s words: “Millions of Martyrs (Shahids) march to Jerusalem.”