Although Abbas told Israeli students yesterday that he wants to live with them in peace - he himself, the PA, and the Fatah movement, both of which he heads, have been telling the Palestinian population that murdering Israeli students is glorious and heroic.
Last week, Israel released the bodies of two Palestinian terrorists to the PA. One, Habash Hanani, murdered three high school students and the other, Ahmad Al-Faqih, participated in murdering four religious studies students. Both murderers were given official military funerals and both were called heroes by the PA and Fatah.
A poster from Abbas' Fatah movement was placed on the casket of murderer Habash Hanani, praising his killing of three high school students as a "heroic operation," during which he "saturated the soil... with his blood":
[Alfajer TV, Feb. 11, 2014]
At Hanani's funeral, a PA official, District Governor of Nablus Jibrin Al-Bakri, glorified him as a hero:
Abbas' TV, official PA TV's news program, honored murderer Ahmad Al-Faqih as a "Martyr" and praised his "sacrifice":
Ahmad Al-Faqih belonged to the Islamic Jihad terrorist group. Together with another terrorist, he infiltrated the religious studies academy the Otniel Yeshiva and murdered 4 students on Dec. 27, 2002.
Also last week, a wreath from Abbas himself was put on the casket of suicide bomber Jalal Mahamid:
Abbas recently honored the murderer of two university students, who was among the group of 26 terrorists who were released from prison last October:
Click to see examples of the PA and Fatah's glorification of terrorists and murderers.
The following are longer excerpts of the reports on the funerals:
Official PA TV News report on the funeral of terrorist Ahmad Al-Faqih:
Ahmad Al-Faqih belonged to the Islamic Jihad terrorist group. He and another terrorist infiltrated the Otniel Yeshiva (religious studies academy) and murdered 4 students on Dec. 27, 2002. Al-Faqih was killed during a fire exchange with the Israeli army force that was dispatched to respond the terrorist attack.
The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying bodies of enemy soldiers as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, on the assumption that the bodies will eventually be returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets, after their identities have been documented.
Collection of TV items about the official PA and Fatah funeral given terrorist Habash Al-Saud Hanani, whose remains were returned by Israel to the PA:
The PA honored terrorist Habash Al-Saud Hanani with a military funeral when his body was received from Israel. Deputy District Governor of Tulkarem Jamal Sa'id laid a wreath on the casket on behalf of Tulkarem's District Governor.
The Israeli news service Ynet reported Abbas as saying the following to Israeli students at the meeting on Feb. 16, 2014: