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Arafat’s Open Glorification of Suicide Bombers (PMW-PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH) By Itamar Marcus and Ruthie Blum 02/07/02)Source: http://www.pmw.org.il PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Introduction:
The discrepancy between Yasser Arafat’s conciliatory message to the world in English and his support of terrorism among Palestinians was again visible this week.

In a widely publicized New York Times op-ed [“The Palestinian Vision of Peace, Feb. 3, 2002], Arafat condemned “the attacks carried out by terrorist groups against Israeli civilians.” Yet, a mere three days before, Arafat’s Fatah organization led a demonstration for young Palestinian girls to glorify the woman suicide bomber who blew herself up in Jerusalem last week.

The following photo, documenting this glorification, shows elementary school girls carrying posters of the suicide bomber:

The text on the posters reads: “The Fatah Movement ... proudly eulogize their heroine Martyr, from the Alamari refugee camp, the martyr Wafa Idris.” (PMW.ORG.IL 02/07/02)


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