@palwatch - Palestinian Media Watch

@palwatch - Palestinian Media Watch

Abbas: Israel "is a colonialist project that is not connected to Judaism"
Monday, January 15, 2018 8:00 AM

Denying Israel's right to exist continues to be the fundamental component of Palestinian ideology. (Jan. 15, 2018)
PMW's Role in Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Salaries to Terrorist Prisoners
Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:00 AM

Palestinian Media Watch played an active role in the hearing last week in the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of Israel’s parliament discussing legislation to deduct from the tax revenues that Israel transfers to the PA, the amount the PA pays in funding to terrorists and their families. (Jan. 14, 2018)
Abbas’ Fatah glorifies terrorist murderer of 9 and members of terror group on its Facebook page, with photo showing the terrorists behind crossed rifles
Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:00 AM

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

Posted text:
“A few days separate us from the anniversary of the assassination of the Martyrs (Shahids)
Martyr commander Salah Khalaf Abu Iyad (i.e., head of the Black September terror organization)
Martyr commander Hayel Abd Al-Hamid Abu Al-Hol (i.e., one of the founders of Fatah who was assassinated together with Salah Khalaf)
Martyr commander Fakhri Al-Omari Abu Muhammad (i.e., a founding member of Black September who was assassinated together with Salah Khalaf)
Martyr commander Raed Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 9), the eagle of the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs’] Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s armed wing)
Jan. 14, 2018”

The image shows Salah Khalaf, Fakhi Al-Omari, Raed Al-Karmi, and Hayel Abd Al-Hamid in clockwise order starting from the top, with crossed AK-47 assault rifles seen above them. Al-Karmi is wearing a military uniform carrying an M-16 assault rifle. Each of them has his name and date of death written by his picture.

Text on image:
“Heroes and leaders who died as Martyrs on this date [Jan. 14]”

Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat’s deputy, one of the founders of Fatah, and head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.
Map framed in Fatah official’s home shows ‘Palestine’ replacing Israel
Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:00 AM

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch

Posted text:
“[Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) member and head of the Palestine Ahliya University board of directors Daoud Al-Zir, Taqua Mayor Hatem Sabah, and Fatah Movement members in the Bethlehem district came to ask how Secretary of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch Muhammad Al-Masri was doing.”

The first image shows the visit to the house of Secretary of the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem Branch Muhammad Al-Masri, where the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas can be seen hanging on the wall on the right.
 
 
Map framed in Fatah official’s home shows ‘Palestine’ replacing Israel
Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:00 AM

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem BranchPosted text:“[Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) member and head of the Palestine Ahliya University board of directors Daoud Al-Zir, Taqua Mayor Hatem Sabah, and Fatah Movement m
Special Report: The PA mocks US President Trump, demonizes US, and rejects US aid
Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:00 AM

Some of the expressions of mockery and ridicule by the PA and Fatah toward the US and President Trump following his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. (Jan. 11, 2018)
Fatah celebrates "a killed settler," glorifies drive-by murder of Israeli father of 6
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:00 AM


Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“The Nablus operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) in numbers:
The full duration of the operation: 30 seconds
The distance between the cars (i.e., of victim Rabbi Raziel Shevach and the Palestinian terrorists who murdered him): 20 meters
The number of bullets that were fired: 22
The one who carried out the operation was skilled and experienced, and escaped the site
The result: a killed settler”
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Rabbi Raziel Shevach - 35-year-old Israeli father of six murdered in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. The Palestinian terrorists who murdered Shevach fled the scene in their vehicle.
PA daily reports on terror attack that killed an Israeli, calling it a “shooting operation”
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:00 AM

Headline: “The killing of a settler in a shooting operation south of Nablus”
       “A settler resident (i.e., Rabbi Raziel Shevach) of the Havat Gilad settlement was killed yesterday evening [Jan. 9, 2018] after he was critically wounded in a shooting operation (i.e., terror attack) next to the village of Sarra, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.”

Rabbi Raziel Shevach - 35-year-old Israeli father of six murdered in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. The Palestinian terrorists who murdered Shevach fled the scene in their vehicle.
Fatah celebrates “a killed settler”
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:00 AM

Fatah glorified the drive-by murder yesterday of an Israeli father of 6. (Jan. 10, 2018)
Is the PA trying to launch a new terror campaign?
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:00 AM

Terror incitement broadcasts from past PA terror campaigns were rebroadcast last month at least 46 times. (Jan. 9, 2018)
PA Minister of Justice in the wake of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “Martyrs are the conscience of the people, the pioneers of the freedom struggle”
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:00 AM

Headline: “The Palestinian Martyrs' Day ceremony in Ramallah became a rally for Jerusalem”

“Great masses marked Palestinian Martyrs' (Shahids') Day – with official participation and participation by the factions – in a central ceremony that was organized by the National Association of the Families of the Martyrs [of Palestine] at the Ramallah culture hall…
[PA] Minister of Justice Ali Abu Diyak noted in a speech on behalf of [PA] Prime Minister [Rami Hamdallah] that the marking of this great day falls at a time when the Palestinian cause is in a fateful and historic period, in which our people and its leadership are dealing with [US President Donald] Trump’s tyrannical declaration that attempts to steal from Jerusalem its Arabness and Palestinian national identity, and to declare it Israel’s capital.
Abu Diyak directed a blessing of appreciation and esteem to the Martyrs who have sacrificed themselves for Palestine from the British Mandate period, on to the Martyrs of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) and aggression of 1967 (i.e., the Six Day War) from among the members of the Palestinian people and the precious nation, and ending with the Martyrs of the battles of Lebanon, the two Intifadas, the assassinations, and the ongoing acts of aggression against our people in the Gaza Strip…
Abu Diyak conveyed the blessings of [PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] and the prime minister to the families and relatives of the Martyrs who paved the path to freedom and independence with their blood and sacrifice, and sacrificed their souls for Palestine. He also said that these Martyrs are the conscience of the people, the pioneers of the freedom struggle, and the defenders of the national path
The minister of justice mentioned the cause of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held in the
6,500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons at the end of 2017
Monday, January 8, 2018 8:00 AM

Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs summarized 2017”
       “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs published its annual report, which documents the occupation state’s arrests and violations, and its crimes against the male and female prisoners held in its prisons in 2017…
At the end of 2017 the number of prisoners reached 6,500 prisoners in the Israeli prisons, which are divided among approximately 22 prisons and detention centers… [The prisoners include] approximately 350 children, including nine minors; 58 young women and women; 22 journalists; [and] 450 administrative detainees… The great majority of the prisoners are from the West Bank, who constitute approximately 84.8%; approximately 10% are from Jerusalem, and 5.2% are from the Gaza Strip.
The veterans: 46 prisoners who have spent over 20 consecutive years since their arrest, including 23 prisoners who have served more than 25 years, 10 of whom have served over 30 years. The most veteran among them are prisoners Karim and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist cousins who murdered an Israeli together), who have been imprisoned for the past 35 years. Among the 46 veteran prisoners, 29 have been imprisoned since before the Oslo Accords, and were supposed to be released as part of the fourth batch in March 2014 (see note below –Ed.).”

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Fatah’s Bethlehem branch promotes rock throwing on its Facebook page, calling to participate in a “procession”
Monday, January 8, 2018 8:00 AM

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

Posted text:
“Continuing for Jerusalem”

The image shows the Dome of the Rock, and over it a masked Palestinian wearing a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) using a slingshot. In the upper left corner is the PLO logo, which features a flame, the Palestinian flag, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. Text on logo: “The Palestinian Liberation Organization
National unity, national mobilization
Liberation”

Text on image:
“Continuing for Jerusalem
The Bethlehem District Faction Coordination Committee calls on you to participate in a procession
Tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.
Which will set out from the Bab Al-Zuqaq Junction
Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of Palestine”
 
 
Fatah Official glorifies suicide bombers responsible for the death of numerous Israelis: “[He] carried out a heroic self-sacrificing operation”
Monday, January 8, 2018 8:00 AM

Headline: “Al-Wahidi: The occupation authorities are committing a forbidden act by holding the bodies of the Palestinian and Arab Martyrs”

“Fatah Movement Representative in the [Palestinian] National and Islamic Forces’ Prisoner Committee Nashat Al-Wahidi condemned the fact that the Israeli occupation is holding the bodies of the Palestinian and Arab Martyrs (Shahids) in the numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers) that desecrate the dignity of the dead…
Al-Wahidi noted that the occupation state already conducted a DNA test on July 30, 2017, under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross, on the body of heroic Martyr Anwar Muhammad Attiyah Sukkar (i.e., suicide bomber, involved in double bombing in which 22 Israelis were murdered), who was born in the Shuja’iya neighborhood [of Gaza] on Dec. 10, 1972, and carried out a heroic self-sacrificing operation (i.e., suicide bombing) at Beit Lid with his brother and comrade Martyr Salah Abd Al-Hamid Shaker on Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 1995. This operation led to the deaths of over 20 Israeli soldiers and the wounding of dozens. The occupation state has also conducted DNA tests on the body of female Martyr Hanadi Jaradat (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 21) from Jenin, who carried out a heroic self-sacrificing operation on Oct. 4, 2003, at a restaurant in Haifa, which led to the deaths of 19 Israelis (sic., 21).”

The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying the bodies of enemy soldiers as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, on the assumption that the bodies will eventually be returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets after their identities are documented.
Using music to incite murder, on PA TV
Monday, January 8, 2018 8:00 AM

Since Pres. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the PA has been promoting terror in many ways - including through music and song. (Dec. 8, 2018)