Fatah event honors terrorist killer and calls Israel "the poison in the snake's fangs"
Official PA TV program Link in a Chain report on a cultural evening in honor of prisoner Bassel Arif. The video shows a poster with a large photo of terrorist Bassel Arif and the Fatah logo.
Text on the poster: "The Palestinian National Liberation Movement - Fatah and its military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Palestine. To the heroic prisoner Bassel Arif: Patience, brother; do not despair; prison has no meaning."
Folk singer: "I'm Palestinian, and the neighborhood is my neighborhood. The wounds on my heart are still open. If Israel is the poison in the snake’s fangs, my young men will pull out the snake’s fangs... The tears appeared and moistened my eyes. We have taught the world a lesson in honor, when our heroic prisoner, our hero, Bassel, on the land of his people, made the song of heroism heard with the sound of our bullets (i.e., shooting and killing of an Israeli civilian)."
Another poster portrays Arif, Yasser Arafat and Marwan Barghouti, with the caption: "A dedication from the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, West Gaza Branch to prisoner Bassel Arif.”
Note: Bassel Arif – Palestinian police officer who carried out a shooting attack near the Israeli town of Ofra on May 28, 2002, killing Israeli citizen Albert Malul and injuring one other person. He is serving two life sentences.
Marwan Barghouti - serving five life sentences for orchestrating terror attacks against Israeli civilians. When arrested in 2002, he headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.