Monday, February 26, 2018

Yasser Arafat encourages Palestinian children to seek death as ‎Martyrs

‎According to the official PA daily, on Nov. 8, ‎‎‎2000, the day he was killed, before heading towards the areas where ‎‎Palestinian and Israelis were involved in fighting, Ouda left a wreath ‎around ‎his picture in his room with the words: "The brave Martyr Faris ‎Ouda." ‎
In this clip from official Palestinian Authority television, Yasser Arafat calls ‎Ouda a hero and a Shahid. He calls on Palestinian youth to salute Ouda ‎and refers to Palestinian youth as “peers, friends, brothers and sisters of ‎Faris Ouda.” This is an example of PA glorification of terror and motivating ‎children to seek Shahada.‎

Faris Ouda, 14-year-old Martyr (Shahid):‎
‎"Faris Ouda left home with a slingshot, having made a wreath with his ‎picture, and writing: 'The Brave Martyr (Shahid) Faris Ouda.'"‎
He said to his mother, "Don't worry, mother, Shahada (Martyrdom) is sweet.'"‎
‎[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30, 2000; Feb. 3, 2001]‎

Arafat: "We are saluting the spirit of our hero Shahid, Faris Ouda! Faris ‎Ouda! Faris Ouda! We are proud of you [youth] who represent the ‎steadfastness and the sacrifice of your companion, the hero Shahid, Faris ‎Ouda! Oh, children of Palestine! The peers, friends, brothers and sisters of ‎Faris Ouda."‎
‎[Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 18, 2002, July 22 and Aug. 4, 2003]‎

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 Authority.