SOLDIERS OF IDF VS ARAB TERRORISTS

SOLDIERS OF IDF VS ARAB TERRORISTS

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

PMW, Who should the world believe? What Abbas told Trump today, or what Palestinian leaders tell their people regularly?

Abbas to Trump in Bethlehem:
"... two-state solution along the borders of 1967, the state of Palestine with its capital as East Jerusalem living alongside Israel in peace and security."
 
PLO leader:
"Everyone knows our goal is to liberate all of the land of Palestine"

 
 
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
 
PA Chairman Abbas and other PA leaders often reiterate to foreign audiences that they desire peace with Israel and that they support and want to implement the two-state solution. Today Mahmoud Abbas told US President Donald Trump:
 
"Once again, we reassert to you our positions of accepting the two-state solution along the borders of 1967, the state of Palestine with its capital as East Jerusalem living alongside Israel in peace and security."
[The New York TimesMay 23, 2017]
 
However this is contradicted by numerous statements by PA leaders to their own people and even to Palestinian children. PA religious leaders have even taught recognizing Israel is prohibited by Islam.
 
Most recently Khaled Mismar, member of the
Palestinian National Council, the legislative body of the PLO, stated that "everyone knows" that despite agreeing to less, the real Palestinian goal is to eventually take all of Israel:
 
 
Palestinian National Council member Khaled Mismar: "The revolution broke out in 1965 (i.e., first Fatah terror attack) in order to liberate all of the land of Palestine (i.e., all of Israel), but circumstances didn't permit it... We have fought, and we have withstood everything, all the plots, but we will realize our goal. True, we agreed to receive only 20 or 22 percent of Palestine (i.e., West Bank and Gaza Strip), but a right is never lost as long as someone demands it. Every one of us knows what our goal is (i.e., to 'liberate all of Palestine')."
 
[Official PA TV, Topic of the Day, May 15, 2017]
 
Another Palestinian leader also recently stressed that Palestinians do not intend to change their ideology. All of Israel belongs to Palestinians and is part of "Palestine."
 
The general coordinator of the PLO's National Committee for Commemorating Nakba Day stated in a speech that: "We will not relinquish one grain of sand from Jaffa, Haifa, Lod or Ramle" - all of which are Israeli cities.

General Coordinator of PLO's National Committee for Commemorating Nakba Day, Muhammad Alyan: "We want to say regarding what happened in 1948: No matter how great the losses and sacrifices may be, we will not relinquish one grain of sand from Jaffa, Haifa, Lod, or Ramle (i.e., all Israeli cities). Let this occupation do what it wants., We are staying here, rooted like the olive tree, fighting, and defending [the homeland]."
[Official PA TV, broadcast for Nakba Day, May 15, 2017]

Palestinian Media Watch has exposed similar statements by other Palestinian leaders, such as Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad who said that he is "certain" that a Palestinian state in the West Bank will lead to "Palestine" erasing Israel - just like North Vietnam took South Vietnam. 
 
The PA continuously shows its definition of "Palestine" through its use of maps that include all of the State of Israel in "Palestine," for example on plaques of honor or logos , in posts on Facebook describing locations in Israel as situated in "Palestine," or in statements describing "Palestine" as stretching "from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea." 
 
PA religious leaders teach Palestinians that Islamic law forbids them to "relinquish even one grain of sand of Palestine," and PA TV's children's program The Best Home reiterates the message that "all of Palestine will return to us"  and that its size equals the PA areas and Israel combined.

President Trump Gives Remarks at the Israel Museum



President Donald Trump spoke at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem Tuesday afternoon, shortly after having spoken at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.
In his address at the Israel Museum, President Trump described his visit to the Israeli capital as “a privilege”, referencing Jerusalem’s Jewish history going back to the reign of King David.
"It is a privilege to stand in this national museum in the ancient city of Jerusalem, to address the Israeli people and all people in the Middle East who yearn for security, prosperity, and peace.
"Jerusalem is a sacred city. Its beauty, splendor, and heritage are like no other place on earth. What a heritage, what a heritage. The ties of the Jewish people to this holy land are ancient and eternal. They date back thousands of years, including the reign of King David, whose star now flies proudly on Israel's white and blue flag."
The President also described his visit on Monday to the Western Wall – the first such visit by a sitting US President – saying he was “humbled” to pray there.
"Yesterday I visited the Western Wall and marveled at the monument to God's presence and man's perseverance. I was humbled to place my hand on the wall and to pray in that holy space for wisdom from God."
"I also prayed at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site revered by Christians around the world. I laid a wreath at Yad Vashem, honoring, remembering, and mourning the Six Million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust. I pledged right then and there what I pledge again today, the words 'Never Again'."
"Israel is a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people. From all parts of this country, one message resounds. And that is the message of hope. Down through the ages, the Jewish people have suffered persecution, oppression, and even those who have sought their destruction. But through it all they have endured, and in fact, they have survived."
"I stand in awe of the accomplishments of the Jewish people, and I make this promise to you: my administration will always stand with Israel."
Turning to foreign policy, President Trump pledged that his administration would prevent the Iranian regime from developing nuclear weapons.
"The United States is firmly committed to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and halting their support of terrorists and militias. We are telling you right now that Iran will not have nuclear weapons."

By the way, today is a "Day of Rage" for Palestinians. (Like every other day.)

Rabbi Meir Kahane: What is so special about being a Jew? Part 3 of 3 (JTF video)

Monday, May 22, 2017

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND SAUDI ARABIA

U.S. President Donald Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

U.S. President Donald Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Ivanka Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Ivanka Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Fifty Years of Jerusalem’s Reunification

PMW: As Trump meets Abbas in Bethlehem, the PA names squares after murderers

As Trump meets Abbas in Bethlehem,
the PA names squares in Jenin and Tulkarem after murderers
  • The Karim Younes Square in Jenin
  • The Maher Younes Square in Tulkarem
A sign in the square in Tulkarem displays the text:
"Heroic Prisoner Maher Younes Square"
  • Greetings from Abbas expressing "honor and pride" were conveyed to the terrorist prisoners at Jenin ceremony
  • PA and Fatah officials participated in both naming ceremonies
Nan Jacques Zilberdik

 
In the weeks leading up to his meeting tomorrow with US President Trump, PA Chairman Abbas has done his best to convince Trump and the world that the PA desires peace with Israel.   
 
But words are one thing, and actions are another. While Abbas has been talking about peace, the PA has named two squares after terrorist murderers, behind Trump's back:
 
The Karim Younes Square in Jenin
 
The Maher Younes Square in Tulkarem
 
Karim and Maher Younes are two Israeli Arab cousins who kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980. They are each serving a 40-year sentence for this crime.
 
In this way Abbas' deception continues. Regardless of Trump's visit, the PA carries on its policy of honoring terrorist murderers by naming streets, squares, and schools after them.
 
While Abbas assures Trump in Bethlehem that there is a genuine Palestinian desire for peace, Palestinians in Jenin and Tulkarem will gather in squares newly named after terrorist murderers.
 
The naming of the square in Jenin was held under the auspices of District Governor of Jenin Ibrahim Ramadan, the Fatah Movement, and the Jenin Municipality. At the ceremony, greetings from Abbas and the PA leadership expressing "honor and pride" were conveyed to the imprisoned terrorists and murderers:
 
"Relatives of Karim and Maher Younes participated in the naming ceremony, which was under the auspices of Jenin District Governor [Ibrahim Ramadan], the Fatah Movement, the Jenin Municipality, and the Supreme Council for Aiding and Supporting the Prisoners... Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan conveyed a greeting [expressing] honor and pride to the prisoners and their relatives on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2017]
 

Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan sat together with the mother of murderer Karim Younes at the naming of the square in Jenin. The two held a poster showing Yasser Arafat, murderer Karim Younes, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
 
Text at top of poster: "Fatah/Jenin"
Text on Karim Younes' forehead: "Imprisoned since Jan. 6, 1983"
Text at bottom of poster: "Square of the Most Veteran Prisoner"
[Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 18, 2017]
 
At the ceremony naming the square in Tulkarem, PA official and District Governor of Tulkarem Issam Abu Bakr emphasized the PA's veneration for the terrorist murderers:
 
"Tulkarem District Governor Issam Abu Bakr unveiled the square in Tulkarem that was named after prisoner Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist, kidnapped and murdered 1)... The district governor said: 'This is in appreciation of fighter Maher Younes... I thank the Tulkarem Municipality and all of the district's bodies for this national act of standing side by side with the prisoners and expressing support for them. We permanently stand by our fighters.'"
[Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 11, 2017]
 
Palestinian Media Watch exposed earlier this month that the PA also has announced its intention of naming a main street in Jenin after kidnapper-murderer Karim Younes:
 
"Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan and Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake announced that one of the main streets in the city [of Jenin] will be named after veteran prisoner Karim Younes."
[Al-Ayyam, May 3, 2017]
 
The following are longer excerpts of the articles announcing the naming of different locations after terrorist murderers Karim and Maher Younes:
 
"The events of solidarity with the prisoners who are hunger striking for the 32nd consecutive day (i.e., since April 17, 2017) continued in light of the rage against the occupation over the injustice in the way the [Israeli] Prison Service behaves towards the prisoners.
Many delegations of solidarity have come to the sit-in strike tent in the center of Jenin to express their support for the prisoners in the battle of dignity until obtaining their just rights on the way to releasing the prisoners from the occupation's prisons.
Jenin activists named the square where the sit-in strike tent of solidarity is located after prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1). Relatives of the prisoners from the Palestinian Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) and from throughout the whole district, and relatives of Karim and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorists, murdered 1) participated in the naming ceremony, which was under the auspices of Jenin District Governor [Ibrahim Ramadan], the Fatah Movement, the Jenin Municipality, and the Supreme Council for Aiding and Supporting the Prisoners...
Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan conveyed a greeting [expressing] honor and pride to the prisoners and their relatives on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2017]
 
Headline: "A square in Tulkarem was named after a prisoner"
"Tulkarem District Governor Issam Abu Bakr unveiled the square in Tulkarem that was named after prisoner Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist, kidnapped and murdered 1) from the village of 'Ara in the '48 territories (i.e., Israel)...
The district governor said: 'This is in appreciation of fighter Maher Younes, who served and is still serving more than 35 years in the occupation's prisons, and the result of the ban on naming [places] in the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel) after Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners. I thank the Tulkarem Municipality and all of the district's bodies for this national act of standing side by side the prisoners and expressing support for them. We permanently stand by our fighters, who should be victorious in the [hunger] strike of dignity and freedom that has been going on for the last 25 consecutive days.'"
[Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 11, 2017]
 
A sign in the square displays the text: "Heroic Prisoner Maher Younes Square"
 
Headline: "A main street in Jenin is named after Karim Younes"
"Jenin District Governor Ibrahim Ramadan and Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake announced that one of the main streets in the city [of Jenin] will be named after veteran prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1). This was during a central mass rally organized across from the solidarity tent that was put up as a sign of support for the prisoners waging the battle of dignity and freedom (i.e., a hunger strike by terrorist prisoners that began on April 17, 2017)."
[Al-Ayyam, May 3, 2017]

Elder of Ziyon: On Quora, a question: "How do I join Hamas to do Jihad?"

Quora is a popular website where people ask questions and other people answer them. It claims 100 million monthly users.

A week ago, someone asked: "How do I join the Hamas?"

"I’m Muslim and I wanna go Jihad. How do i join Hamas to fight against Zionist invaders?"

Such a simple question!

There are plenty of not-so-serious answers and a couple of people chiding the questioner for thinking that this was a smart idea.

Is the questioner serious or is this a practical joke?

Using the term "the Hamas" doesn't help us much. Although colloquially, almost no one uses the article "the" with Hamas, it is accurate: Hamas is an acronym for "Islamic Resistance Movement" ("Harakat Al-Muqawama Al-Islamia") but is also an Arabic word meaning "courage." The questioner, if he or she is serious, uses the article in the title but uses "Hamas" without the "the" in the question.

The question has been viewed 11,000 times.

Why Quora thinks that someone asking to join an official terror group is something that should be posted on its site is an open question.  Taken at face value, Quora is supporting potential - if incredibly stupid -  terrorists.

The query does dovetail nicely with Donald Trump listing Hamas as a terror organization along with Al Qaeda and ISIS yesterday, something that upset Hamas greatly as it has been on a PR push to pretend to be moderate within the Arab and Muslim worlds, since it is suffering a cash crunch. (I doubt that our curious wanna-be Hamasnik has the cash that they would prefer; they have lots of people willing to kill themselves already.)

(h/t @theadamsegal)

RABBI MEIR KAHANE: WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT BEING A JEW? PART 2 OF 3 (JTF VIDEO)

Friday, May 19, 2017

PMW, Girl's poem repeats PA libel that Israel murdered Arafat

PA brainwashing works:
Girl's poem repeats libel that Israel murdered Arafat:
"The treacherous occupier killed you [Arafat]...
They poisoned you"
 
PA Minister of Education guest on PA TV kids' show
 


by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
  
The Palestinian Authority frequently publishes libels that demonize Israel and the Jews in its ongoing attempts to train the Palestinian population to reject peace with Israel. One such libel claims that Israel poisoned Arafat to death.
 
The spreading of this libel has become so successful that even children reiterate it. In an episode of official PA TV's children's program The Best Home, a girl repeated the libel in a poem she had written, while the show's guest PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam listened:

Palestinian girl: "On the occasion of Arafat's death, I wrote a poem and I would like to read it:
Where are you, Arafat?
The treacherous occupier killed you
In order to destroy and take over this land
They poisoned you and thought they had killed you
They did not know that all [our] people love you and follow your path
So that we will liberate Palestine
We will always stand firm until all of Palestine is liberated
Millions of Martyrs are marching towards Jerusalem"
PA TV host:"Bravo!"
[Official PA TV, The Best Home, March 17, 2017]
 
The week before this episode aired, an op-ed in the official PA daily stated that former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon "assassinated him [Arafat] with poison." [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 6, 2017]

Palestinian Media Watch has documented this libel for years and notes that the PA specifically has promoted children repeating it. Sometimes the libel also accuses the US of lending a helping hand to Israel in assassinating Arafat.
 
When Yasser Arafat died in November 2004, the PA spread the libel that Israel poisoned and murdered him. The circumstances surrounding Arafat's death remain unclear but medical investigations have refuted the claims that he was poisoned. Nevertheless, the PA continues to blame Israel for Arafat's death without any proof or backing for this claim. Click to read more.

Elder of Ziyon: How Palestinians can kill their daughters, sisters and wives, and get away with it



In just the past month, at least two women were murdered in Rafah, Gaza alone. A man shot his daughter and a husband stabbed his wife to death in her sleep.

Times of Israel discusses the little-known loophole that allows Palestinian murderers of women to get off easy:

Despite a series of reforms to the Palestinian legal code since 2011 aimed at preventing so-called “honor killings,” the law has continued to allow men who murder, assault and rape women in the Palestinian territories to receive significantly reduced sentences.

Over the past half year, a petition initiated by Palestinian women’s rights groups has received over 12,000 signatures asking Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to do away with the measure, which allows judges to use their discretion in cases that have “extenuating circumstances.”

Yet while the law’s effect on women is well-known and well-documented, neither canceling, freezing nor amending it is in the cards.

According to a legal adviser for the Palestinian Authority’s Women’s Affairs Ministry, the law is necessary to ensure justice in some cases.

...[I]n the majority of other such cases in Jordan and the Palestinian territories, the “extenuating circumstances” the judges cited to lighten the sentences were that the family dropped charges against the defendants — who are part of the family — saying it was an honor killing.

Once the charges are dropped — in Palestinian legal parlance this is called “dropping the personal right [of the victim]” — the judge can use Article 99 to lighten the sentence.

Palestinian women’s rights advocates have argued the law is a two-pronged dagger: it incentivizes murder by minimizing punishment and also incentivizes murderers of women to claim they killed for their family’s honor.

“We have documented cases where someone was killed over inheritance or financial issues but it was documented as an honor killing,” Victoria Shukri, director of the Women’s Courts Project in TAM, a women’s rights organization, told The Times of Israel in a recent telephone interview.

A 2014 United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights report found that the dropping of personal rights is most often the “extenuating circumstance” judges cite before granting clemency to abusers or murderers of women.
The UN report notes that Mahmoud Abbas supposedly modified the penal code to eliminate the exemption for "honor killings" - but Palestinian judges ignore the new language!

Moreover, the conflict of interest involved in the "waiving of right" exemption is simply ignored:

It is noted that Palestinian courts will in general
allow one of the heirs to the victim to waive their
personal right to punishment of the perpetrator
in cases of murder of women under the pretext of
honour,
 as a cause for extenuating punishment. This
is what a majority of the judgments of the courts of
first instance (Criminal) are based on, a matter that
is explicitly expressed by the Court of Appeal held
in Ramallah, in its judgment No. 54/2005, when it
concluded “jurisprudence shows that when one of
the heirs waives a personal right, this is a reason for
extenuation
”. Therefore, one of the heirs can waive
their right and courts can extenuate the penalty for
the offender. This is the result in the vast majority
of the cases reviewed. Waiving the right was in most
cases done by a single person, be it the father of the
victim or her brother or mother.
In other words, the family that waives its right may be
taking advantage of the fact that the criminal offense
has been committed in defense of its own honour, 
as
claimed by the defense in most of these cases. The
courts have demonstrated no interest in looking into
conflict of interests or deliberate complicity in cases
where perpetrators had committed murder after
incitement by the family, as in felony No. 18/97 at
the Nablus first instance court, where the accused
had killed his sister following the urging of his family
Abbas' supposed declaring "honor killings" to be murder in 2011 has done literally nothing to help Palestinian women.

(h/t/ Josh K)

Rabbi Meir Kahane: What is so special about being a Jew? Part 1 of 3 (JTF video)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

PMW, Special Report: PA schools named after Nazi collaborators and terrorists, by Itamar Marcus

When PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met with President Donald Trump at the White House, Abbas said that the Palestinians teach their children and grandchildren "a culture of peace." 

But Abbas' embracing a "culture of peace" in Washington is meaningless when his schools in Ramallah embrace a culture of terror. As Palestinian Media Watch has already exposed, the PA systematically teaches Palestinian children to hate Israelis and perpetrate violence against them. This special report shows that even the names that the Palestinian Authority has chosen for its schools encourage children to see terrorists as personal role models.

The Palestinian Authority has named at least 28 schools after terrorists and at least 3 schools after Nazi collaborators.
 
Below is the full report:

 
Palestinian Authority schools
named after terrorists and Nazi collaborators
  • 28 PA schools named after terrorists
  • 3 PA schools named after Nazi collaborators
by Itamar Marcus and PMW staff
 
The PA Ministry of Education has named at least 28 schools after terrorists and an additional 3 schools after Nazi collaborators. Significantly, the PA Ministry of Education is directly and solely responsible for the naming of schools:
 
"The naming of schools and changes are the responsibility of the Minister of Education, by a direct decision of the Ministry or the Name Committee." [Ma'an, independent news agency, Aug. 26, 2015, see also WAFA, official Palestinian Authority news agency Aug. 25, 2015]
 
By naming schools after terrorists, the Palestinian Authority is telling its children most emphatically that terrorists who have murdered Israeli civilians are role models and heroes. PMW has found evidence that in practice, students who attend such schools refer to terrorists as personal heroes whom they look up to and aspire to emulate.
 
For example, the Shadia Abu Ghazaleh School for Girls is named after one of the first Palestinian female terrorists. She was killed in 1968 when a bomb she was preparing accidentally detonated. This is what the girls studying in the school named after Ghazaleh said about her when interviewed on PA TV:
 
PA TV host:"What do you know about Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, you study in a school named after her?"
Girl 1: "Shadia Abu Ghazaleh is a model of the patriotic woman..."
Girl 2: "She was a model of the wonderful female Palestinian fighter. We follow her path in this school."
Girl 3: "We're happy that our school is named after a very well-known Martyr, who played a role and who did something great."
Girl 4: "The school is named after her to commemorate her... and encourage people to be like her."
Girl 5: "Shadia was a model for us and will remain a model for us and we'll follow her path."
 
The students definitely know that it is a bombmaker they are praising as their role model, because a mural with her face and biography appears prominently on a school wall:
"Shadia Abu Ghazaleh... participated in the operation that blew up a bus. She was at home preparing a bomb in order to detonate it in an Israeli building in Tel Aviv but it exploded in her hands."  
[Official PA TV, Dec. 5 2013 and rebroadcast Dec. 9, 2013]

The PA has named two schools after terrorist Shadia Abu Ghazaleh.

When young students were interviewed in the Dalal Mughrabi School, named after a terrorist who led the murder of 37 civilians, including 12 children, in a bus hijacking, the girls likewise expressed admiration for their school's namesake:

Girl 1: "Dalal Mughrabi is a great leader... Our mothers give birth to thousands like Dalal, and she still walks among us... I personally am proud to attend the Dalal Mughrabi School." 
Girl 2: "My life's ambition is to reach the level of the Martyr fighter Dalal Mughrabi."
[Official PA TV, March 27, 2014]
 
The PA has named three schools after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi.
 
The following are schools the Palestinian Authority has named after terrorists:
 
The PA has named three schools after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi.
1. The Dalal Mughrabi High School for Girls - Gaza
2. The Dalal Mughrabi High School for Girls - Al-Shuyoukh, Hebron
3. The Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School for Girls - near Hebron

Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
  
  
  
Picture of the bus after Mughrabi's hijacking and murder of the passengers 
(Photo: IDF Spokesman Unit)
  
The PA has named two schools after terrorist Shadia Abu Ghazaleh.
4. The Shadia Abu Ghazaleh School for Girls - Gaza
5. The Shadia Abu Ghazalah High School for Boys - Jabaliya
 
Terrorist Shadia Abu Ghazaleh - One of the first Palestinian female terrorists, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror organization. She was involved in many attacks against Israel and was killed in 1968 while preparing a bomb for an attack in Tel Aviv that accidentally detonated.

The PA has named five schools after terrorist Abu Jihad.
6. The Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] Elementary School for Girls - Hebron
7. The Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir Elementary School for Boys - Samu'a, Hebron
8. The Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir Elementary School for Boys - Al-Yamun, Jenin
9. The Abu Jihad High School for Boys - Arabe, Jenin
10. The Abu Jihad High School for Boys - Hebron
 
Terrorist Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
                                          
The PA has named four schools after terrorist Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad).
11.The Salah Khalaf Elementary School for Girls- Gaza
12. TheSalah Khalaf Junior High School - Gaza
13. TheMartyr Abu Iyad School - Rafah
14. The Salah Khalaf School - Tulkarem (under construction)
 
Terrorist Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) was one of the founders of Fatah and head of the Black September terror organization. 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).

The PA has named one school after Hamas terror leader Ahmed Yassin.
15. The Martyr Ahmed Yassin School for Boys - Jenin
 
Terror leader Ahmed Yassin founded the Hamas terror organization and headed it when Hamas was responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of civilians in suicide bombings.

The PA has named one school after Al-Qaeda co-founder Abdullah Azzam.
16. Martyr Abdullah Azzam Elementary School for Boys - Jenin

Abdullah Azzam was the Palestinian co-founder of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization and the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist organization in Pakistan. Azzam was a proponent of Global Jihad and the establishment of an Islamic State. Azzam fled the West Bank in 1967 and reached Saudi Arabia in the 1970s, where he taught Osama bin Laden at King Abdul Aziz University. In 1979, Azzam moved to northern Pakistan, where he took an active role leading the fight against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, enlisting bin Laden in the effort as well. Azzam had planned to attack Israel and Europe after the Soviet-Afghan War. It remains unclear who was responsible for Azzam's assassination with a bomb in Peshawar, Pakistan on Nov. 24, 1989.
 

The PA has named one school after terrorist Abu Ali Iyad.
17. The Abu Ali Iyad High School for Girls - Qalqilya

Terrorist Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was responsible for numerous terror attacks on Israeli civilians, including attacks against civilians in four Israeli towns.

The PA has named one school after terrorist Nash'at Abu Jabara.
18. The Martyr Nash'at Abu Jabara High School for Girls - Tulkarem

Terrorist Nash'at Abu Jabara was a member of Hamas and a bomb builder. He built suicide belts used by suicide bombers who carried out numerous terrorists attacks against Israeli civilians.
 
The PA has named two schools after terrorist Abu Ali Mustafa.
19. The Abu Ali Mustafa Elementary School for Boys - Jenin
20. TheAbu Ali Mustafa Elementary School for Girls - Jenin
 
Terrorist Abu Ali Mustafa was the leader of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which carried out numerous terror attacks against civilians from its founding in 1967 through the Palestinian terror campaign of 2000 - 2005 (the Intifada).

The PA has named two schools after terror leader Mustafa Hafez.                                                   
21. The Mustafa Hafez Elementary School for Boys - Khan Younis
22. The Mustafa Hafez School - Gaza
 
Terror leader Mustafa Hafez was an officer in the Egyptian army who organized terror squads and sent terrorists across the border to attack Israeli civilians in the 1950's.
 
The PA has named one school after terrorist Izzat Abu Al-Rubb.
23. The Martyr Izzat Abu Al-Rubb High School - Jenin
 
Terrorist Izzat Abu Al-Rubb was a Fatah military leader who participated in a number of terror attacks against Israel.
 
The PA has named two schools after terrorist Izz A-Din Al-Qassam.
24. The Martyr Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam High School for Boys - Yaa'bad
25. The Martyr Izz Al-Din [Al-Qassam] Elementary School - Jenin
 
Terror leader Sheikh Izz A-Din Al-Qassam was an influential Islamic preacher who led a Muslim terror group in the British Mandate of Palestine in the 1930s. Hamas' military wing, which has murdered hundreds in suicide bombings, is named after him - the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades.
  
The PA has named one school after terrorist Osama Al-Najjar.
26. The Martyr Osama Al-Najjar School - Khan Yunis
 
Terrorist Osama Al-Najjar was the spokesperson of the "Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades," Fatah's military wing, during the PA terror campaign (the "Intifada," 2000-2005). The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades has been declared a terrorist group by Israel, the US, Canada, the EU, and Japan.

The PA has named one school after terrorist Kamal Adwan.
27. The Kamal Adwan High School for Boys - Tel Al-Sultan, Rafah
 
Terrorist Kamal Adwan was responsible for Fatah's terrorist operations in Israel and was a senior member of Black September, which planned and carried out the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972). He was killed by Israeli forces in April 1973.
 
 The PA has named one school after terrorist Saa'd Sayel.
28. The Martyr Saa'd Sayel Elementary School for Boys- Nablus

Terrorist Saa'd Sayel was a senior Fatah commander who led the Palestinian terrorist forces that fought in Lebanon during early 1980s.

The following is a list of schools the PA has named after Nazi collaborators:
 
The PA has named one school after Nazi collaborator and war criminal Amin Al-Husseini.
1.The Amin Al-Husseini Elementary School - El-Bireh
 
Amin Al-Husseiniwas the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the time of the British Mandate. During World War II he moved to Berlin, where he was a Nazi collaborator and an associate of Hitler. Al-Husseini was on Yugoslovia's list of wanted war criminals, and was responsible for a Muslim SS division that murdered thousands of Serbs and Croats. When the Nazis offered to free some Jewish children, Al-Husseini fought against their release, and as result, 5000 children were sent to the gas chambers.
 
  
Amin Al-Husseini meeting with Adolf Hitler (December 1941)
  
The PA has named two schools after Nazi collaborator Hassan Salameh.
2.The Hassan Salameh Junior High School for Girls - Gaza
3. Hassan Salameh Elementary School - Gaza
 
Hassan Salameh was a leader of Arab gangs in the Lod and Jaffa region in the 1930s and 1940s. He was a loyal follower of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin Al-Husseini, who spent World War II in Berlin supporting the Nazi war effort. In 1941, Salameh was recruited to be a Nazi agent, and in 1944, he was sent on a mission by the Nazis in the British Mandate of Palestine, with the goal of starting an Arab revolt against the British and poisoning Tel Aviv's water sources. The plot was discovered and thwarted by the British. In 1947, Salameh was appointed by the Mufti as Deputy Commander of the "Holy Jihad" Army that fought Israel in the 1948 War of Independence. In June 1948, he was killed in battle.

PA schools also teach children to idolize terrorists using artwork and imagery. For example, the Artas High School for Girls near Bethlehem chose to put a picture of 17-year-old female suicide bomber Ayyat Al-Akhras over the entrance to the school.  Ayyat Al-Akhras murdered 2 civilians in a supermarket in 2002.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
  




The caption carries this praise: "The Heroic Martyr."

The school uniform in an elementary school named after Dalal Mughrabi features a picture of the terrorist. Palestinian children who attend this school see the face of this terrorist murderer every day from grade 1 through grade 8. 

 
  School logo and uniform with face of the terrorist
[Facebook page of Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School for Girls in Hebron, 
Posted Nov. 2, 2014]

PA school names promoting Martyrdom:
 
Another common PA school name is the name Al-Khansa, with at least eight schools so named. Al-Khansa is honored in Islamic tradition and by the PA as "The Mother of Martyrs." An Arab woman and poet from the earliest period of Islam (7th century), she is famous for sending her four sons to battle and rejoicing when they all died as Martyrs. She has been lauded by the PA and presented as a role model for mothers. This is how her significance is explained in a PA schoolbook for Grade 8 published in 2002: 
 
"Al-Khansa witnessed the Battle of Al-Qadisiyah with her four sons. She urged them to fight... They fought until all of them fell as Martyrs. When the news reached her she said, 'Praise be to Allah who has honored me by their Martyrdom...'" [Reading and Texts Part II, Grade 8, p. 13]
 
The PA has named 8 schools after the "Mother of Martyrs" Al-Khansa.
  1. The Al-Khansa Elementary School for Girls- Bethlehem
  2. The Al-Khansa Elementary School for Girls - Jenin
  3. The Al-Khansa Elementary School for Girls - Nablus
  4. The Al-Khansa Elementary School for Girls - Khan Yunis
  5. The Al-Khansa Elementary School for Girls - Rafah
  6. The Al-Khansa Elementary School for Girls - Yatta
  7. The Al-Khansa High School for Girls - Absan Al-Kabira
  8. The Mother of the Martyrs School for Boys - Bethlehem
 
Conclusions
The PA leadership publicly proclaims that it is promoting peace education. Mahmoud Abbas recently announced during a press conference with US Pres. Donald Trump: "I affirm to you that we are raising our children and our grandchildren on a culture of peace." [White House Press Conference, May 3, 2017]
 
But Abbas' embracing a "culture of peace" in Washington is meaningless when his schools in Ramallah embrace a culture of terror. Indeed, Palestinian youth themselves make a mockery of Abbas' claim, as children in the schools named for terrorists declare that those terrorists are their role models
 
Action Step
If Mahmoud Abbas wants to create a culture of peace, he needs to take action and not just talk. A minimal first step would be to announce that during the coming year the PA will rename all Palestinian schools named after terrorists and Nazi war criminals. This step will certainly be welcomed in Washington and by the international community. But more than that, if accompanied by the cessation of other terror glorification, it would be a first glimmer of hope that the PA may really be interested in being a peace partner.