Fatah praises terrorist shooter of 9 year-old

This item is from the PMW – Palestinian Media Watch which sends items at least once daily from the Middle East, be it TV, the printed media and Facebook..

PMW – Founded in 1996, Palestinian Media Watch is an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks. PMW’s major focus is on the messages that the Palestinian leaders, from the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas, send to the population through the broad range of institutions and infrastructures they control.

Yesterday  a girl of 9 years of age, playing in her own home Israeli town of Psagot in the Shomron, was shot by a masked gunman who entered her home.

These are the people who want peace?

               “The sniper of Palestine was here…
He left a signature of [real] men”

Netanyahu: “As long as incitement continues
in the Palestinian media, the [Palestinian] Authority
cannot evade responsibility for these incidents”

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

After a nine-year-old girl was shot in the Israeli town of Psagot in the West Bank yesterday, the administrator of an official Fatah Facebook page praised the terrorist shooter. He related the attack to a sniper attack that killed an Israeli soldier in Hebron two weeks ago.

Writing on behalf of Fatah, the page administrator praised

“the sniper of Palestine”

who began his work in Hebron (the shooting of the soldier), passed through El-Bireh (the shooting of the girl), and – according to the Fatah Facebook page administrator – will continue in more places in the future:


In the Israeli Cabinet meeting this morning, Prime Minister Netanyahu referred to the shooting, and assigned full blame to the Palestinian Authority and to “the ongoing incitement in the Palestinian media”:

“We do not content ourselves with the fact that our staunch security policies have made this the most quiet year in a decade in terms of terrorist attacks. First of all, we detect an increase in terror attacks recently, and I must say that as long as incitement continues in the Palestinian media, the [Palestinian] Authority cannot evade responsibility for these incidents.”
[Quoted in Maariv, Oct. 6, 2013]

Palestinian Media Watch has documented Fatah and the PA’s continued glorification of terrorists.

Last week, the PA held a memorial for terrorist Abu Sukkar who killed 15 Israelis with a bomb. In a speech, PA Chairman Abbas himself stated that Fatah lost a beacon.”

Note: The Facebook page where this glorification of “the sniper of Palestine” was posted, called “Fatah – The Main Page,” is an official Fatah Facebook page. The page defines itself as belonging to the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission. Each Fatah commission has an official website. The official website of Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission links to this Facebook page.

Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, June 4, 2017.

Posted text: “In the name of Allah the Merciful,
‘O you who have believed, if there comes to you a disobedient one with information, investigate, lest you harm a people out of ignorance and become, over what you have done, regretful’ (Quran, Sura 49:6, Sahih International translation). Allah spoke the truth.

Several hostile news websites and writers for hire have reported that I renounced the Al-Buraq Wall (i.e., the Western Wall of the Temple Mount) or Jerusalem in a TV interview in Hebrew.

What I said was that when [US President Donald] Trump visited the Al-Buraq Wall, which is holy to the Jews, he did not agree that any Israeli would accompany him (sic., Western Wall Chief Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz accompanied him), and that this constitutes a message that he does not recognize the legitimacy of your (i.e., Israel’s) sovereignty over the site. That is all that I said on [Israeli TV] Channel 2, and I did not mention the word sovereignty or Israel at all (sic., Rajoub said the Western Wall will remain under “Jewish sovereignty,” see note below).

Those were my words, as I said them. Ignore the dogs, because despite the barking, the convoy will definitely pass.”
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  1. Unbelievably vile.

    These are supposed to be Israel’s “peace partners”?

    Now that’s a sick joke.

    • You are spot on Mike. 100%

      I see no partner for peace here. But then we know that’s not what they want.

      Firstly, and most importantly, they, both Fatah and Hamas, need to state the fact that they recognise Israel’s right to exist.

      They need to renounce terrorism in all its guises. Be it suicide bombers, terror attacks, murder and ROCK THROWING. On the subject of ‘rock throwing’ we need to show the western media that we are not talking small rocks/stones, they are ROCKS of significant size.

      They need to show they mean to change things and then, maybe then, we may have a partner for peace.

      If that doesn’t happen. Israel needs to proclaim its borders, which as far as I am concerned are those of…

      The “Mandate for Palestine,” which laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, an entitlement unaltered in international law.

      The “Mandate for Palestine” was embraced by the international community. Fifty-one member countries – the entire League of Nations – unanimously declared on July 24, 1922:

      “Whereas recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country.”

      Mandate for Palestine

      • Leon Poddebsky

        The enemy believe that time is on their side.
        This belief is reinforced by the appeasement / antisemitism of many in the “international community.” ( In Australia the ALP believes that to support the Arab lust for Israel’s demise is to be “on the right side of history.”)
        Given all this, is it any wonder that they feel free to commit atrocities?

  2. Leon Poddebsky

    This reaction, and similar Arab reactions to many other abominable acts such as the bathing of hands in the blood of two murdered Israeli reservists who lost their way, demonstrates that there are clearly “cultural differences” within the species that is known as Homo sapiens.
    These cultural differences exist not only with regard to respect for human life (even that of your enemy), but also with regard to such matters as sincerity in political negotiations, truthfulness, respect for signed agreements, willingness to compromise, preference for “honour” over “shame”. The list is long.

  3. I’m guessing that many, or most, of the people here favor the Israeli annexation of Judea and Samaria.

    My position is that Israel should declare its final borders, remove the IDF to behind those borders, but I leave it entirely to the Israelis to decide just what those borders should be. Whatever they decide, I would support.

    Nonetheless, I would not recommend a full annexation of J and S because it then raises the question of Arab political rights. If Israel were to claim sovereignty over the entire area west of the Jordan, perhaps excluding Gaza, what kind of political rights would the Arabs outside of ’67 Israel have?

    I cannot imagine that Israel would give them rights to the national franchise and, therefore, they would probably maintain local sovereignty and full civil rights, but limited political rights.

    I guess my questions would be, is such a system practical in application?

    Is it just?

    And what would it do to Israel’s international standing and diplomatic, if not economic, relationships?

    These are tough questions and I am not convinced that Israel should annex the entire area. What I would recommend, for whatever it may be worth, is annexing some modified version of Area C which, I believe, Bennett recommended during his last election run.

    Leave the great majority of “West Bank” Arabs beyond Israeli sovereignty and then wish them the very best in this world.

    {Good-bye and good luck.}

    • Naftali Bennett wants to keep Area C where some 48,000 Arabs and around 360,000 Jewish settlers live. This area is under Israeli control according to the Oslo Accords.

      Area B is largely empty

      Area A is under PA control, with no Jewish presence

      Areas A & B are PA controlled with a population of some 1.8 million Arabs

      He also calls for complete demilitarisation off Areas A & B

      Palestinian built up areas cover 40% of Judaea and Samaria
      Israeli built areas cover 1.7% of Judaea and Samaria
      Over 50% of Judaea and Samaria is empty

      • BTW
        Only 14% of land in Israel is private/non Government land and Arabs own 67% of it.

      • Leon Poddebsky

        The demilitarisation issue is problematic. Netanyahu also insists that the putative additional “Palestinian” Arab state must be demilitarised.
        BUT how to achieve that? We can be sure that Russia, China, Europe Iran, North Korea would immediately vie with each other in offering plenty of armaments to this “demilitarised” “state.”
        At what point, then, would Israel act militarily to frustrate such a breach of a putative agreement about demilitarisation even if the Arabs were to accept that?
        International guarantees are less than worthless.

      • Shirlee,

        do you favor annexing the entirety of Judea and Samaria?

        That is my question.

        • I said that above – yes.

          That is a fact I came to accept quite recently, as it has become more and more clear that the Arabs don’t want peace. If they vanquished us, they’d start amongst themselves as we see elsewhere in the Middle East.

          Have you ever thought why the idiots at BDS ‘performances’ scream in chorus

          From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”?

          The Mandate for Palestine divided the area known as Palestine very unevenly into two. A good proportion of the land east of the Jordan was eretz Yisrael. That is clearly pointed out in the Tenakh


          South – From the Red Sea, in the region of Eilat today, to the Sea of the Philistines, which would be the Mediterranean Sea near Gaza. This southern line was to a point called the River of Egypt, or the wadi of Egypt (which was certainly not the Nile River) on the Great Sea – another name for the Mediterranean. [Exodus 23:31; Ezekiel 47:19; Genesis 15:18].

          West – The coastline of the Mediterranean – called, in those days, the Great Sea [Numbers 34:6; Ezekiel 47:20].

          North – From the Great Sea, or Western Sea – other names for the Mediterranean – through what is Lebanon and Syria today, to the Euphrates River in the north [Genesis 15:18; Deuteronomy 11:24; Ezekiel 47:17; Joshua 1:4].

          East – From the Euphrates River in the north, extending south, past Damascus, along the slopes on the eastern side of the Sea of Kinnereth, what we know as the Golan Heights today. The Kinnereth is also called the Eastern Sea in Scripture and is what we know as the Sea of Galilee.

          The Jordan River rises in the mountains of Lebanon and runs south to the Sea of Galilee. At the southern end of the Sea of Galilee the Jordan River flows out and along the Jordan Valley to enter the Dead Sea. The eastern side of the Jordan River, south of the Golan Heights, represents the boundary of the Promised Land [Numbers 34:11-12; Ezekiel 47:18].”

          I have a non-Jewish friend, I say non-Jewish so that the Palestinian supporters, no doubt reading this, won’t be able to say “The Jews are inventing or stealing the history of a non-existent people they call Palestinians”

          This friend is an archaeologist who has spent considerable time on digs both in Israel and Jordan. She recently came back from another in Yafo-Jaffa.

          As tells me that there is abundant archaeological evidence on both sides of the Jordan dating back thousands of years, newer Roman evidence, some two thousand years, but no evidence of Arab occupation.

          She is planning to write some pieces here.

          • Leon Poddebsky

            Shirlee, the concrete evidence for your position is abundant and indisputable.

            Israel has perfect, unqualifiedly perfect historical, legal and moral rights to The Entire Land of Israel.

            Would annexation of Judea and Samaria, however, convert Israel into a bi-national state? What problems might that bring in its wake? Would the Jewish taxpayers be subsidising massive social security expenditures for Arabs who would use them to make homicide belts?
            The obvious solution is massive Jewish aliyah.
            How likely is that in the short term?
            It seems to be the case that the Jewish birth rate in Israel is rising and the Arab one is declining. I don’t know enough about demographic prediction to judge which side of that debate has more merit, and, anyway, I don’t know if the demographers take into account unforeseen scenarios.
            But it is an issue that needs to be considered.
            Another “solution” is development of sophisticated defence technology in all its manifold aspects.
            That might reduce the strategic importance of some territory.
            What is clear is that, even in the unlikely event of the current talks leading to some sort of deal, the future of the entire Middle East is far, far from settled, and it will continue to seethe.
            Alliances will shift; boundaries of Arab states will shift; ethnic and religious friction and violence will persist into the foreseeable future.

            Israel has weathered worse and survived and thrived and so it will continue.

          • I think, and from what I read, given the chance of living in Israel or living under the rule of the Palestinian authority, a good proportion of Arabs in Judaea and Samaria would prefer the first choice. If they were ready to live under the rule of law and be good citizens, then they could stay in Israel. Otherwise move to Palestine, which is already in existence.

            The Arabs living in areas A,B and East Jerusalem and Gaza, have been well and truly sold down the river by their leaders. They have been lied to and sold out since 1948.

            I read an article somewhere not long ago how the members of the PA and their families go into Israel in their chauffeur driven limousines to shop, and to visit hairdressers beauty salons, doctor, dentists etc.

            I have extensive lists of the money taken by Arafat in 2002 some €9m (£6m) was transferred into Paris bank accounts held by Suha, the wife of of Yasser Arafat. She lived on two floor of the prestigious Ritz of Paris for many years. This is money he deprived his peple of, we are talking billions of US dollars.

            “A report by the International Monetary Fund in September found that Mr. Arafat had diverted $900 million donated for the Palestinian people to his own private bank account, according to news accounts, and CBS News reported late last year that the Palestinian leader had diverted $800 million in Palestinian aid money to a private account for his wife and daughter.” Link: Washington Times

            In 2000, and then again in 2007, when it looked as if Abbas was about to make a peace deal with Israel, which meant Arabs who hadn’t taken Israeli citizenship would be under the control of the PA, there was a huge rush for citizenship becasue Israel was the preferred place to live and be a citizen of.

            So many Jerusalem Arabs considered taking out Israeli papers in 2000 that the ranking Islamic official in Jerusalem issued an edict prohibiting his flock from holding Israeli citizenship (because this implies recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the holy city).

            Faysal al-Husayni, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s man in charge of Jerusalem affairs, went further:“Taking Israeli citizenship is something that can only be defined as treason,” and he threatened such people with exclusion from the Palestinian state.

            Finding his threat ineffective, Husayni upped the ante, announcing that Jerusalem Arabs who take Israeli citizenship would have their homes confiscated. The PA’s radio station confirmed this, calling such persons “traitors” and threatening that they would be “tracked down.” Many Palestinians were duly intimidated, fearing the authority’s security forces.

            But some spoke out. Hisham Gol of the Mount of Olives community council put it simply: “I prefer Israeli control.” An affluent West Bank woman called a friend in Gaza to ask about life under the PA. She heard an ear-full: “I can only tell you to pray that the Israelis don’t leave your town,” because “the Jews are more human” than Palestinians.

            One individual willing publicly to oppose Arafat was Zohair Hamdan of Sur Bahir, a village in the south of metropolitan Jerusalem; he organized a petition of Jerusalem Arabs demanding that a referendum be held before Israel lets the Palestinian Authority take power in Jerusalem. “For 33 years, we have been part of the State of Israel. But now our rights have been forgotten.” Over a year and a half, he collected more than 12,000 signatures (out of an estimated Jerusalem Arab population of 200,000). “We won’t accept a situation where we are led like sheep to the slaughterhouse.” Hamdan also expressed a personal preference that Sur Bahir remain part of Israel and estimated that the majority of Palestinians reject “Arafat’s corrupt and tyrannical rule. Look what he’s done in Lebanon, Jordan, and now in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. He has brought one disaster after another on his people.”

            Daniel Pipes: Here

            I somehow think there will be a good many Arabs willing to be good citizens of Israel

          • Leon Poddebsky

            But even if the Arabs became good citizens of Israel, their demographic mass would mean that, in effect, Israel would become a bi-national state.
            In no time at all there would be demands to change the legal status of JNF land, so Arabs could buy it; there would be demands for radical changes to the education syllabi; there would be demands to repeal the law of return; demands to merge sharia law with Israeli law- one could go on and on.
            In summary, the entire COMPLEXION of Israel would undergo radical transformation.
            No Hatikva, no magen David etc etc
            Israel would become another Lebanon- civil war.
            The “international community” would pressure Israel mercilessly, even more than now.
            And what would the Diaspora think of an Israel that wasn’t really a Jewish nation-state any more?

  4. Under “Hope with realistic clarity” I believe that Area C will definitely become Eretz Israel once the “negotiations” will end. But let’s look at the notion of “negotiations will end” and consider what could possibly follow.
    – generational ( two of them ) shifts ONLY will assure a peaceful co-existence between the projected two neighbouring states. In the interim only a controlable de-militarised new state East of Israel could be allowed. Here there are no ifs or buts, whatever the international “community” says. ( Funny how in so many essential matters there is NO “international community ” as such, but distinct camps and allainces, but when it comes to getting stuck into Israel, bingo, we have an international community !!! save of course USA and (only) a Coalition Gov. Australia.)

    – I read some opinions advanced by anti Zionists charged with vicious enthusiasm that the Palestinian argument has proven valid simply because, historically, only a few decades ago the mere notion of a palestinian state was forbiden within Israeli political spectrum and today the concept of two sattes is officially valid in the same Israel. Those who gather farcical momentum of aplomb and encouragement for the Arab ambitions cum aggressiveness in the matter ( and region ) would have you believe that this “unstoppable” impetus can only be conducive to, at least, the realisation of all political desires implicit and explicit at the said “negotiations” currently underway.

    – major strategical errors commited by Israel practically during the 1967 war have lead to the escalation of the Arab crisis i n what we still wish to call Judea and Samaria.
    Events cannot be reversed but more mistakes can be avoided.
    What can no longer be avoided is the inevitable creation of a stste entity VERY distinct form Jewish norms, right where Jewish ancestral land exists. Painful, but, as said, inevitable.
    What is not inevitable is, at least, Jerusalem. Much easier to contain and incredibly important from the psycho-political viewpoint.

    to be continued. Must go. Boss about to wield authorised authority ( all Rabbi Apple’s fault, he married us !!)

  5. Shirlee

    in a subliminal and aparently real way, the negotiations shall endure as long as there will be inimical, destructive policies with the Arab side.
    Yet, Israel is bound to decide in actual terms, as in geo-politica-admninistrative terms, the fate of Area C to start with.
    Israel should annex Area C in a way of a decisive precondition of any other teritorail shifts to follow. Israel can – and should – go alone on this matter simply because whatever details of the REST of the negotiated teritories, Area C is bound to be part of an integral Israel.
    Once this issue is RESOLVED, then, on a piecemeal basis, Israel can “elucidate” the reamaining issues. I cannot see a “wholesale” agreement with a very intransigent and non-negotiable Arab side. Other matters need be sorted out before the Arabs could be regarded as credible negotiators. It has to do with Hamas/Fatah duality under a unified ideological banner. Hamas prevails even if the “other” shade pretends otherwise. The aparent conflict between “disparate” leadership is, i n fact, mitigated by what a lot more the “oposing” parties have in common that what is seen to distinguish them. Israel knows that – not because I told them – and they are smart enough not to trust the security of their OWN region to devout enemies.
    This is the crux of the problem and anybody trying to tell Israel otherwise is wasting his/her time.

    …..to be continued ( once again )