A Fatah official went on Palestinian Authority TV in order to honor four female terrorists as role models for Palestinians hoping to inflict violence on Israeli citizens, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported.
The broadcast was in honor of this year’s anniversary celebrations of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, which marks its inception from its first terror attack against Israel’s National Water Carrier in January, 1965.
Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad took the opportunity to honor the women who played a pivotal role in the history of Palestinian terror against Israel. First up was Dalal Mughrabi, who led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus in 1978 and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Hamad said, “Dalal Mughrabi led a squad of honorable and noble fighters. She crossed all the borders and the beach with them, and reached the center of Tel Aviv. She got on a bus and massacred the enemy and caused dozens of deaths. She was the commander and the role model. … There are many martyrdom-seekers among the Fatah women. The woman was present from the first moment. She took part in the national struggle, bore arms, resisted the occupation, and detonated [bombs].”
Hamad went on to say that Dalal blew up a bus that did not kill “civilians, women, and children,” but only killed “officers of the Israeli occupation army.” Hamad’s statement is an outright lie, as the bomb killed 37 civilians, including 12 children.
The second woman to be honored by Hamad was Ayyat Al-Akhras, who at 17 years old was the youngest female suicide bomber in history, killing two people in 2002.
Hamad also praised Wafa Idris for being the first female suicide bomber, killing one and wounding over a hundred Israelis in 2002.
Finally, Hamad honored Fatima Barnawi for placing a bomb in a movie theater in Jerusalem in 1967 in an attempt to murder moviegoers. The bomb failed to explode and Barnawi became the first female terrorist to be incarcerated in an Israeli prison.
Hamad’s sentiments reflect the PA and Fatah’s policy of glorifying murderers. The terrorist Dalal Mughrabi has schools named after her and Fatah recently posted an image of her on Twitter holding a rifle, praising her for being a “martyr” and the “Bride of Jaffa.”