@palwatch - Palestinian Media Watch

@palwatch - Palestinian Media Watch

Fatah cartoon: Israel gave in to terror, removed metal detectors out of fear
Friday, July 28, 2017 7:00 AM

Israel’s decision to take down the metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount is being portrayed by Fatah as a decision made out of fear. (July 28, 2018)
PA TV presents murderer who slaughtered 3 as compassionate
Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:00 AM

(July 27, 2017)
Abbas encourages Palestinians to keep rioting in Jerusalem
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 7:00 AM

Abbas to rioting Palestinians: "We are with you in all that you have done and are still doing... you are causing us pride." (July 26, 2017)
Abbas encourages Jerusalem riots: “We are with you in all that you have done and are still doing, you are causing us pride”
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 7:00 AM

Headline: “The [PA] president in a meeting of the [PA] leadership: As long as the situation in Jerusalem does not return to being as it was before July 14, [2017], there will be no changes whatsoever; to the residents of Jerusalem: We are with you in all that you have done and are still doing, as you are causing us pride and you are taking care of your Al-Aqsa Mosque, your land, your dignity , your people, your religion, and your holy sites”

“At the beginning of a meeting of the [PA] leadership yesterday evening [July 25, 2017], [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said that as long as the situation in Jerusalem does not return to being as it was before July 14, [2017], there will be no changes whatsoever (refers to Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount following a terror attack there that were later removed; see note below –Ed.).
The president added: ‘All of the new Israeli steps on the ground from that date until today need to stop, and then the situation in Jerusalem will return to normal. Afterwards we will continue our work on everything regarding the relations between us and them.’
The president said: ‘Since Israel tried to change the situation, the [Palestinian] residents of Jerusalem have risen as one (i.e., they launched violent riots –Ed.) You have objected to all of the [Israeli] steps, and we have supported you in what you have done and what you are doing. We are with you in everything that you have done and are still doing, as you are causing us pride, and you are taking care of your Al-Aqsa Mosque, your land, your dignity, your people, your religion, and your holy sites. This is the response to everyone who wants to harm our holy sites. Jerusalem is ours. It is our capital and it is [under] our sovereignty, and therefore what you [Palestinians] are doing is right.’
President Abbas noted that the meeting was supposed to take place today (Wednesday) [July 26, 2017], and
Official PA daily says murderer who stabbed 3 to death “succeeded,” presents him as having “morals” as he “spared” a mother and her children
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:00 AM

Headline: "Halamish – the ugly face of the occupation"

"While the celebrations are continuing on and on in the occupation entity after the release of [Israeli] soldier Elor Azaria (he was released to house arrest pending an appeal of his conviction –Ed.), after he was convicted of executing young Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sharif (i.e., terrorist, stabbed 1 with an accomplice) from Hebron in March 2016, three ministers in the occupation government, with the support of Israeli party leaders and religious leaders, are competing among themselves with calls to execute young Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), 19, from the village of Kubar, after he carried out a stabbing operation in the settlement of Halamish, west of Ramallah…
According to a report published by the Hebrew [Israeli] Channel 10, relying on an investigation of the occupation army and its intelligence, Omar Al-Abd succeeded in killing 3 settlers and wounding a fourth during his operation, but he could also have killed the wife of one of the 3 settlers that were killed. However, he preferred not to do so as she was a mother holding two of her children in her arms, and thus he proved that ‘morals have a place, even in war. '
According to Channel 10, the female settler whose life he spared was the reason for the wounding of Al-Abd and his arrest, and she was the reason he was prevented from leaving the settlement in peace after carrying out the operation, after she hurried to call the occupation forces who reached the place quickly. (PMW was not able to find any such report published by Channel 10 –Ed.)"

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Abbas the hypocrite - and his silent approval of Palestinian terror
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:00 AM

Abbas refuses to condemn terror attacks against Israeli civilians, yet he repeatedly proclaims to the world that he is against terror. (July 25, 2017)
Fatah: "With our blood we will thwart the Zionists' plans"
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:00 AM

The Fatah Movement is still protesting against cameras at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and vowing to “thwart the Zionists’ plans” with “our blood.” (July 25, 2017)
Fatah encourages riots in Jerusalem, reinforces libel that Al-Aqsa is in danger
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:00 AM

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch


Posted text: “At your service, O Al-Aqsa Mosque”

The image shows a clenched fist surrounded by flames. It has the Fatah logo on it that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text on upper part of image: “The Fatah Movement Bethlehem branch”

Text on lower part of image: “At your service, O Jerusalem
At your service, O Al-Aqsa Mosque”
Fatah Revolutionary Council calls for unity with Hamas, “popular resistance and its escalation on the ground”
Monday, July 24, 2017 7:00 AM

Headline: "The Fatah Revolutionary Council: Jerusalem is our capital, the international community must implement its decisions on ending the occupation"

"The Fatah Movement Revolutionary Council emphasized what was said in the meeting of the Palestinian leadership and [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas'] speech: Palestine is our land and our homeland, Jerusalem is our capital, and the international community must implement its decisions on ending the occupation and allow our people to realize its sovereignty in its land, its state, and its capital.

In a statement it published after its meeting yesterday [July 23, 2017] in Ramallah, the Revolutionary Council… called on the Hamas Movement to take advantage of this national moment and the unity of the masses in defending the land and the holy sites in order to respond to the initiative of His Honor the President and return our national unity. [The Revolutionary Council] also emphasized 'its choice – the use of popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) and its escalation on the ground, and the continuation of the political and media confrontation with the occupying force until our national goals are achieved.’"

The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders either to refer to peaceful protest or deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded by stabbings, shootings and car ramming attacks: Abbas said: "we want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is."
PA TV presents murderer who stabbed 3 to death as compassionate because he "refused to harm" the children
Sunday, July 23, 2017 7:00 AM

'Israeli affairs expert' Fayez Abbas: "Are they [Arab members of Israeli Parliament] the reason that the young person (i.e., terrorist Omar Al-Abd) from the village of Kubar entered the settlement [of Halamish] and killed 3 settlers in response to what is happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque? ... This is
PLO member calls murderer who stabbed 3 to death “a hero,” murderer was “merciful” as he did not kill the children
Sunday, July 23, 2017 7:00 AM

Palestinian Arab Front Political Bureau member Salah Abu Rukba: "This Palestinian hero (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) infiltrated the Israeli settlement and carried out this brave operation. He made sure not to harm the children in order to say to the whole world that the Palestinians are merciful bu
Father of murderer of 3: Son’s “operation” was “because of… Al-Aqsa,” Son is “honorable… not a man who carries out operations”
Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:00 AM

Father of terrorist murderer Omar Al-Abd: “The occupation is the reason for this operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered), because my son is an honorable and educated man, not a man who carries out operations. He is a very calm man, and the members of the village testify to his personality. He is
PA Governor of Ramallah asks Allah for "mercy on the Martyrs of Palestine" and to "guard... the Al-Aqsa Mosque from evil"
Friday, July 21, 2017 7:00 AM

Text posted on the Facebook page of Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam

Posted text:
“Let us all sound a sincere call for the Al-Aqsa Mosque
O Allah, Master of the Universe, we ask of You to guard Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque from evil. O Allah, protect Jerusalem, its [Arab] residents, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the plot of Your enemies, the enemies of the religion. O Allah, be with [the residents of Jerusalem], strengthen them, and give them victory over their enemies. O Allah, grant us the prayer of the conquerors, or Martyrdom-death (Shahada) at its threshold.
It is in Your hand, and You can bring it
O Allah, have mercy on the Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine and on the Martyrs of the Islamic nation
O Allah, Amen
July 21, 2017”
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