Monday, September 04, 2017

Arafat’s speech after the opening of the Jerusalem tunnels incites ‎Palestinians to violence
Following the opening of the Jerusalem tunnels, former PA Chairman ‎Yasser Arafat gives a speech on official Palestinian Authority TV inciting ‎Palestinians to violence and glorifying Martyrdom for Allah. Arafat ‎encourages Palestinians to die as Martyrs while killing Israelis, citing a verse ‎from the Quran that reads “they shall fight in the way of Allah, and shall kill ‎and be killed.” He further motivates Martyrdom-death by saying that “Paradise ‎will be theirs.” The day after Arafat delivered this speech, dozens of people ‎were killed in Palestinian Authority-initiated violence.‎
Yasser Arafat: "[Quran:] Allah bought from the believers their lives and their ‎wealth because Paradise will be theirs: They shall fight in the way of Allah, ‎and shall kill and be killed."‎
My righteous brothers, our righteous Martyrs, rest in peace, because our ‎blood is cheap compared to the goal which joined us together and has ‎separated us for a while. But we shall meet soon [as Martyrs], Allah willing, in ‎the highest place in Heaven."‎
‎[Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 24, 1996]‎

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.