Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ongoing: PA TV glorifies terror attack that killed 22 children and 4 adults in Ma'alot, in 1974

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Poster glorifying terrorists of the Ma'alot massacre in 1974, which killed 22 children and 4 adults
Last week, official Palestinian Authority TV repeatedly broadcast video tributes to terrorists from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). The tributes included glorification of the terrorist "Martyrs," as well as their many terror attacks, in which dozens of Israeli civilians were murdered. Palestinian Media Watch reported last year that PA TV ran similar videos honoring DFLP terrorists. PA TV glorified the Ma'alot massacre in which school children were taken hostage. 22 of them were murdered along with four adults. A poster honoring the three DFLP terrorists was shown during the video tributes (see right), in addition to posters glorifying dozens of other terrorists and their murders of civilians.

The PA TV tributes were in honor of the anniversary of the founding of the DFLP and were broadcast more than 10 times last week.

A collage labeled "Heroes of the special operations in northern Palestine" showed 16 photographs of DFLP terrorists posing with weapons and some dressed in military uniforms. The term "operations in northern Palestine" is a euphemism for 'terror attacks in northern Israel,' which originated in Lebanon.

"The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Heroes of the special operations in northern Palestine"

The terror attacks DFLP carried out in northern Israel include:

-The 1970 attack on a school bus near the town of Avivim in which 9 children and 3 adults were killed;

-The 1974 attack in the town of Ma'alot in which 22 children and 4 adults were killed, when terrorists took them hostage in a school.

-A 1974 attack in the city of Beit Shean in which 4 civilians were killed.

-A 1979 bomb attack in the city of Tiberias in which 2 civilians were killed.

The following are more pictures from the video tribute glorifying the DFLP:

Poster honoring terrorists from Beit Shean attack in which 4 were killed:
Text: "Glory to the heroes of Beit Shean,
the pride of the Palestinian revolution"

DFLP poster depicting Israel as "Palestine"
Text: "Gaza, West Bank and Galilee. Uncompromising struggle for national independence"

"Martyrs (Shahids) of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine in Nablus. The Palestinian National Resistance Brigades."

Poster glorifying Hani Al-Akad, who in 2004 recruited female suicide terrorists and planned a double suicide attack in Tel Aviv.

Rifles with flowers

Grenades mixed with fruit in the poster

Click to view more examples of the Palestinian Authority's policy of continued terror glorification.

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