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.'”
Arafat: “We are saluting the spirit of our hero Shahid, Faris Ouda! Faris Ouda! Faris Ouda! We are proud of you 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.”