PA spokesman: PA made "decision" to stage the second Intifada, terrorist perpetrators were "heroic"
Official PA TV Live broadcast a ceremony marking Land Day and the anniversary of the Battle of Karameh in Jericho
Adnan Al-Damiri, official spokesman of the PA Security Forces: “They [the PA Security Forces] are experienced. When, in 2002, a decision [was made] to confront [Israel], 1,100 Martyrs (Shahids) fell from among them. And there are still 840 prisoners from among the heroic officers in Israeli captivity. To this very day, they are still captives.”
Note: The Karameh battle, or Al-Karameh - In 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the Al-Karameh village in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists were launching attacks on Israel. Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.