PA official on Palestinian terror attacks: They are “acts of bravery, I am proud of them”
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, hosting Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Jibril Rajoub: "Clearly these are individual operations (i.e., terror attacks), however, they comprise bravery and composure. They contain a range of values that obligate the political elite and political and national Palestinian powers to see the will of that hero who wrote a blog. It can be a document they could teach in schools, on the meaning of Martyrdom-death -"
PA TV host: “Fadi Alloun (i.e., terrorist who stabbed one)”
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “- and the meaning of patriotism, not about sectarianism and personal agendas. Therefore we stand before a sharp change in direction. This is the Palestinian behavior in the field that comprises a high willingness to sacrifice. You see [an Israeli] soldier with a rifle fleeing [a Palestinian] with a knife or even one with nothing, or [an Israeli] scared in front of a Palestinian, only because he is Palestinian. I believe the [feeling of] security of this soldier, this racist, will obviously be shaken. We need to reach this level of understanding and translate it into a strategy with goals. I think that the level of disagreement between the Palestinian people and the occupation has reached a lack of co-existence… These are individual acts of bravery, and I am proud of them. I congratulate everyone who carried them out. I say to you, we are proud of you… Whoever confronts, fights, dies as a Martyr, is arrested or injured – his identity is known. What I mean is that the fighter, the prisoner, or the Martyr, they are assets to the entire Palestinian people. We do not want to begin with statistics [regarding those who fight Israel] as to who is Fatah and who is not. This is not Fatah’s concern. The Fatah movement is leading the Palestinian people to independence.”
Official PA TV host: “There are those who will ask what the negative consequences [of military actions against Israel] are for the national enterprise. In other words, some of the Palestinian factions are making concrete preparations for Martyrdom-death (Shahada) explosion attacks. We want to explain what the negative consequences are, Jibril Rajoub.”
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “Our campaign is for the consciousness of the people in Israel, the campaign between us - we convince them [the Israeli public], and they convince us [the Palestinian public], and together we convince the world. At the same time, there is a campaign aimed at the international community. The international community does not agree to a bus exploding in Tel Aviv. But the international community does not ask what happens to a settler or soldier in the occupied territories at the wrong time and in the wrong place. No one asks about him! Therefore, we want to fight in such a way that the world and the international community will remain by our side."
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Rajoub’s referral to “the will of that hero,” that he thinks should be taught in PA schools, possibly refers to terrorist Baha Alyan who carried out a shooting and stabbing attack on bus 78 in Jerusalem, killing 3. Before his attack, Alyan wrote “10 commandments of every Martyr” on his Facebook page:
1. I instruct the factions not to take responsibility for my Martyrdom-death, for my death was for the homeland and not for you.
2. I do not want any posters or T-shirts, as my memory will not only be a poster hanging on the walls.
3. I instruct you not to exhaust my mother with questions meant to win over the sentiments of the spectators and nothing more.
4. Do not sow hatred in my son’s heart. Let him discover his homeland and die for his homeland, and not in order to avenge my death.
5. If they [Israel] wish to demolish my home, let them do so, since the stone is not more precious than the soul created by my God.
6. Do not grieve over my Martyrdom-death, grieve over what will happen to you after I am gone.
7. Do not look for what I had written before my Martyrdom-death, look for what is the reason behind my Martyrdom-death.
8. Do not cry out in my funeral procession or push each other, but be only pure during the funeral prayer, nothing more.
9. Do not turn me into another number you count today and forget tomorrow.
10. I will see you in Paradise.”
Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded Israeli bus no. 78 in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Haviv Haim (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and wounding 4 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Two weeks after the attack on Oct. 27, a 3rd victim in the attack, Richard Lakin (76), died from his wounds.
Terrorist Fadi Alloun who is mentioned by the PA TV host, stabbed one and expressed his wish to die as a Martyr on his Facebook page a few weeks before his stabbing attack: “Oh Allah, my goal is Martyrdom-death (Shahada) or victory for Allah… Allah is great.” [Middle East Broadcasting Center (part of independent Saudi media network), Oct. 9, 2015]
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