Saturday, September 16, 2017

Yasser Arafat on Palestinian Authority TV: Palestinians fight eternal religious war (Ribat)

In a statement on PA TV, Yasser Arafat tells Palestinians that the conflict with Israel was prophesized by Muhammad, who foresaw that Muslims in Jerusalem would fight an eternal religious conflict/war defending Islamic land (Ribat) and that they would defeat their enemies. Arafat encourages Palestinians to seek Shahada (death as Martyrs for Allah), quoting a source which says that one Shahid (Martyr) in Jerusalem "is equivalent to 70 Shahids."
Yasser Arafat: "I say to the Palestinians [what Muhammad said]: 'A group [of people] from amongst my nation will adhere to their religion and defeat their enemies. Their enemies won't harm them. Allah will help them.
The prophet was asked: 'Where are they? Who are they?'
He answered: 'They are in Jerusalem and its surroundings. They are in Ribat [religious war] until Judgment Day. One Shahid of their [Jerusalem] is equivalent to 40 Shahids.' According to another source: 'One Shahid of theirs is equivalent to 70 Shahids.'"
[PA TV (Fatah) Nov. 23, 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.