Daily Israel Report

Abbas's Fatah Praises Past and Present Terrorists

Fatah praises two past terrorist murderers as 'heroes' on Facebook, also honors terrorist who fired on IDF this week.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 1/31/2014, 8:56 AM

Ali Ja'ara praised on Fatah's Facebook
Ali Ja'ara praised on Fatah's Facebook
Palestinian Media Watch

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party has once again been exposed glorifying terrorism and the murder of Jews. The movement's official Facebook page recently praised past and present terrorist murderers as "heroes."

On Thursday the page was festive, celebrating the anniversary of terrorist Ali Ja'ara's Jerusalem bus suicide bombing attack that killed 11 in 2004. Ja'ara was honored on PA TV in 2012 when his body was handed over by Israel in a "goodwill gesture."

Fatah once again lionized the murderer on Facebook, calling him the "quiet hero" who "succeeded in breaking the Zionists' security barriers and breaching their fortresses." Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translated and exposed the Arabic texts.

Abbas's group described the murderer as follows: "he carried a message on his body and he placed it in front of [then-Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon's home, as if he were a bolt of lightning."

When it comes to praising terrorists, Fatah showed remarkable gender equality this week.

On Facebook this Tuesday, the group praised Wafa Idris, the first female suicide bomber who killed 1 and injured over 100 in downtown Jerusalem in 2002, calling her "a Palestinian who knows the way." Idris was able to get through Israeli security in a PA ambulance as a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent.

Idris is "the sun of Palestine and its shining beacon" according the party of Israel's "peace partner" Abbas. Her terror attack was lauded by Fatah as "heroic" and "an object of pride, honor and admiration." The murderer was praised as being "sharp as a sword and strong as an oak tree."

Fatah also showed this week that it doesn't limit itself to the past when promoting terrorism.

The group's Facebook on Thursday featured a photo of the terrorist Mohammed Mubarak, who just this Wednesday opened fire on an IDF post near the Samaria community of Ateret, close to Ramallah.

Mubarak was eliminated by the IDF soldiers who returned fire, but not eliminated from the Fatah page where he was praised as a "heroic martyr." A picture of Mubarak imposed on former PA Chairman Yasser Arafat features the text "on couches, facing one another, with Allah on a magnificent throne," a paraphrase of verses from Quran Sura 56 describing Heaven.

Abbas's adviser Sultan Abu Al-Einein, who has previously praised other terrorist murderers, preceded Fatah by rushing to call Mubarak "our heroic martyr" on Wednesday. Al-Einein wrote in his Facebook that the terrorist "ascended to Heaven as a Martyr in the battlefield while challenging the Zionist enemy."