Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin, January 5, 2010.
Wafa Idris, the first Palestinian female suicide terrorist, was honored as a
“Shahida” – holy Martyr – in a new Fatah promotional music video broadcast
this week on Palestinian Authority TV. Idris killed one Israeli and wounded 150
in her suicide bombing in 2002.
This picture of Wafa Idris with the text “The Shahida(Martyr) Wafa Ali Idris”
appears in the new PA TV music video, which blends scenes and pictures
paying tribute to the PLO, Fatah, Yasser Arafat and PA and Fatah Chairman
Mahmoud Abbas. PA TV is under the control of Abbas’s office.
In addition to this terror glorification, Abbas spoke at a PA event marking the
45th anniversary of the Fatah Movement, and honored as “Shahids” (Martyrs)
the six most recent terrorists killed by Israel. By giving them this title of honor,
Abbas is once again legitimizing and glorifying their acts of terror.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:
“Our latest Shahids (Martyrs) are the six who were killed in cold blood
by Israeli forces in Nablus [terrorists who killed Rabbi Avshalom Meir Hai] and in
Gaza [terrorists carrying explosives and a ladder near Israel’s border fence].”
[PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 31, 2009]