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PA TV celebrates anniversary of terror organization DFLP with images of terrorists

Official PA TV fillers broadcast on the anniversary of the founding of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). Starting on Feb. 21, 2015, the fillers were broadcast on PA TV several times a day for a few days. They include images of the organization’s activity and posters glorifying its Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners, alongside short video clips of members talking about the organization. These pictures and clips vary from filler to filler; the fillers are otherwise identical and are accompanied by a song in praise of the organization.

Note: The DFLP (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine) has carried out numerous terror attacks, including the Ma’alot massacre in which 22 schoolchildren and 4 adults were killed (May 15, 1974), the Avivim school bus massacre, in which 9 children and 3 adults were killed (May 22, 1970), the Kiryat Shmona massacre (18 killed, April 11, 1974), the Beit Shean attack (4 killed, Nov. 19, 1974), the Jaffa street bombing in Jerusalem (7 killed, Nov. 13, 1975) the Tiberias bombing (2 high school students killed, May 15, 1979), the Night of the Gliders (in which two terrorists infiltrated Israel from Lebanon using hang gliders, killing 6 Israeli soldiers on Nov. 25, 1987), and the Geha junction suicide bombing near Tel Aviv (4 killed, Dec. 25, 2003.) The DFLP has participated in and claimed responsibility for dozens of other terror attacks.

Filler 1:

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Image 1: Two masked DFLP members holding rifles
Text on image: The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine: 46 years of struggle and giving”



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Image 2: Poster honoring senior members of the organization serving sentences in Israeli prisons. The portrait on the upper right is of Ismat Mansur; in the upper left, Osama Abu Al-Asal; in the lower left, Muhammad Nasr Al-Din Al-Malah; in the center is Wajdi Joudeh. PMW has not been able to verify the identity of the individual in the lower right picture. 

Notes: Ismat Mansour – assisted in the kidnapping and murder of Israeli civilian Haim Mizrahi (Oct. 23, 1993). He was serving 22 years in prison, but was released in October 2013 as one of 104 prisoners released by Israel, which was the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.

Osama Abu Al-Asal – member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DPLF). Serving 23 years. PMW has been unable to verify the specific nature of his crimes.

Muhammad Nasr Al-Din Al-Malah – a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DPLF). Arrested in 2001, he is serving a life sentence plus 30 years for different crimes, including attempted murder and involvement in

Wajdi Joudeh – Head of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DPLF) in Nablus. Serving 25 years for his involvement in the Geha Junction suicide bombing near Tel Aviv, on Dec. 25, 2003 in which 4 people were killed.



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Image 3: Portrait of Samer Al-Issawi
Text on image: “Samer Al-Issawi, the torch of freedom”






Note: Samer Al-Issawi - belonged to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). He was serving a sentence of 26 years in prison for attempted murder by manufacturing and distributing explosives and shooting at civilian vehicles in 2002, but was released in October 2011 as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas. In that deal, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. Issawi was re-arrested in 2012 for violating the conditions of his release. In protest he began a hunger strike. He was released again in December 2013.
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Image 4: Portrait of prisoner Hussein Dirbas

Note: Hussein Dirbas –Affiliated with the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). Dirbas was sentenced to 25 years in prison for carrying out two shooting attacks that claimed no casualties – one on an East Jerusalem road and the other in a store at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University.

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