Monday, May 22, 2017

Abbas decorates arch-terrorist who planned massacres of children
Nayef Hawatmeh is Secretary General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). The DFLP has been responsible for many deadly terror attacks, including a 1974 attack on school in Ma'alot (22 children and 4 adults killed), a 1970 attack on a school bus in Avivim (9 children and 3 adults were killed), a 1974 attack in Beit Shean (4 killed), a 1975 bombing in Jerusalem (7 killed), and a 2003 suicide bombing near Tel Aviv (4 killed).

PA TV newsreader: "President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, awarded Secretary General of the Democratic Front (i.e., terror organization), Nayef Hawatmeh, the highest Star of Honor decoration."
Ceremony participant: "By the authority vested in us, and for the public good, we have decreed the following: Brother Nayef Hawatmeh is awarded with the highest Star of Honor decoration, in recognition of his important national role in service of the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian people, and to acknowledge his efforts to raise the flag of Palestine since the launch of the Palestinian revolution, through the stages of the ongoing struggle. [Signed by] Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine."
[Mahmoud Abbas places medal around Nayef Hawatmeh's neck and presents Hawatmeh with his award.]
[PA TV (Fatah), May 28, 2013]

The above clip was translated and documented by Palestinian Media Watch:

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.

PMW’s many reports and studies on Palestinian summer camps, poetry, schoolbooks, crossword puzzles, religious ideology, women and mothers, children's music videos and the PA’s indoctrination of adults and children to seek Shahada (Martyrdom), have had significant impact on the way the world sees the Palestinians. PMW has presented its findings before members of US Congress and to members of Parliament in numerous countries, including the European Union, Britain, France, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Canada and Australia, and has lectured at universities and conferences world wide.

PMW material has been presented before the Foreign Affairs Committee in the US Congress and the US Senate Appropriations Committee. In addition, PMW reports regularly on how foreign aid is misused by the PA for terror promotion. These reports have led to changes in legislation and funding procedures. Through its bulletins and reports, PMW continues to give the world a precise understanding of the reality of the Palestinian Authorit