Written by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
"We renew the promise and oath of allegiance to your pure blood to continue on the path of victory or Martyrdom"
PA Mufti: We shall "either live in honor and glory on this land or [we shall] be under it as Martyrs"
Fatah's Facebook "Main Page" recently posted pictures and texts honoring two female suicide bombers. One picture is of suicide terrorist Ayyat Al-Akhras, who blew herself up near a supermarket in Jerusalem on March 29, 2002, killing two and wounding 28. The accompanying text calls her a "hero" and promises her "allegiance to your pure blood."
Facebook status text:
"The anniversary of the Martyrdom death of the hero Ayyat Al-Akhras"
Text on photo:
"The 12th anniversary of the Martyrdom death of the hero Ayyat Al-Akhras from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing)"
"On the anniversary of your death as a Martyr, we renew the promise and oath of allegiance to your pure blood to continue on the path of victory or Martyrdom (Shahada)."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," March 29, 2014]
Another suicide terrorist honored by Fatah was Andalib Takatka, whose suicide bombing killed six and wounded 85 in Jerusalem.
The following text accompanied her picture:
"Martyrdom-seeker Andalib Takatka, bride of Al-Asifa [i.e., Fatah terror unit]"
"Martyrdom-seeker Andalib Takatka, from the village Beit Fajr in Bethlehem, [carried out] her operation (i.e., suicide bombing) on Friday, April 12, 2002, causing the deaths of six Israelis and wounding 85 in Jerusalem."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," April 13, 2014]
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that glorifying terrorist murderers is an ongoing Fatah policy.
In another Facebook post Fatah instructed parents to educate their children to aspire to Martyrdom:
"Teach your children... there is a seed in the soil,
if you water it with blood, it will sprout a revolution."
The charge to fight Israel until "victory or Martyrdom (Shahada)," as expressed in the Fatah Facebook post honoring the suicide bomber above, was voiced recently by the PA Mufti Sheikh Muhammad Hussein in front of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, PA Minister of the Interior Said Abu-Ali, MP Mustafa Barghouti and other PA dignitaries. He stated that Palestinians either shall "live in honor and glory on this land, or be under it as Martyrs":
"We [Palestinians] are a nation whose position on this land is [one of] two things: It's either to live in honor and glory on this land, or to be under it asShahids (Martyrs), just like the first generations of Muslims and Shahids of our nation. Yes, this path and course was chosen for us, because this blessed land needs our sacrifice, even if it be our lives."
[Official PA TV, Jan. 17, 2014]
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