Palestinian Authoriy TV (Fatah), January 2012.
As part of the Palestinian Authority (PA) TV broadcasts to commemorate the 47th anniversary of the Fatah movement, PA TV chose to once again glorify the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history with two music videos glorifying Dalal Mughrabi and the attack she led.
In 1978 a group of terrorists led by Mughrabi sailed from Lebanon to Israel to carry out a terror attack. They hijacked a bus and killed 37 Israeli civilians.
One PA TV music video described the terrorists as “heroes… who shook the land, brought down mountains,” and mentioned how “the coast was stormy with the glory of Dalal Mughrabi.”
Another video, which was broadcast three times, also honored the terrorists, describing them as having “no fear of death or the darkness of prison.”
Both videos showed pictures of Dalal Mughrabi and her team of terrorists sailing in rubber boats, going ashore on the Israeli coast as they went towards their terror attack.
Every year, PA TV celebrates Fatah’s anniversary with several days of special broadcasts with live coverage of rallies, music videos, archival material, and special programs. These two music videos glorifying the killing of 37 civilians in the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history were broadcast both this year and last year as part of Fatah’s celebrations.
The official PA daily chose to include the following article glorifying Fatah’s violence and specifically mentioning Mughrabi, by columnist Fathi Al-Biss:
“The Fatah in my mind is glory; honor; sacrifice; giving; defiance; resistance; dedication of life, blood and property; altruism, humility, love, the meeting on the battlefield, respect for others… The Fatah in my mind is…the heroism of Dalal Mughrabi…The Fatah in my mind is the first bullet; the first blood; and the first echoing scream that split the skies calling for revolution, for liberty…”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 1, 2012]
PMW has documented how the PA has turned terrorist Dalal Mughrabi into a hero of society and a role model.
The following are excerpts from the PA TV music videos glorifying terrorist Dalal Mughrabi and the terror attack killing 37:
“The coast was stormy with the glory of Dalal Mughrabi.On the [Israeli] coast the heroes landed, who shook the land, brought down mountains.Dalal declared the birth of the [Palestinian] Republic, the birth of the Republic.”
[PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 30, 2010,Jan. 2, 2011 and Jan. 4, 2012]
“We [PLO squad] set out on patrol from Lebanon; with no fear of death or the darkness of prison.On the coast [Dalal] Mughrabi’s blood was shed, the color of [red] coral on [white] lemon flowers.”
[PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 31, 2010, Aug. 24, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012, Jan. 2, 2011 and Jan. 4, 2012 ]