Reprinted from Palestinian Media Watch.
Two female suicide bombers who together killed 3 and wounded more than 130 are being presented by Fatah as great role models worthy of admiration.
Recently, the administrator of one of Fatah’s official Facebook pages posted a picture of terrorist Wafa Idris with the words, “Palestine’s illustrious women.”
(/sites/default/files/uploads/2013/10/zainab_abu_salem_FB.jpg)A few days later, the same Fatah page glorified female suicide bomber Zainab Abu Salem as “the 18 year-old heroic female Martyrdom-seeker.”
Following Palestinian Media Watch’s exposure last week that Fatah used this Facebook page to glorify the terrorist shooter of a 9 year-old girl, the post was removed from Fatah’s official Facebook page. However, the posts praising the two female suicide bombers still remain.
The text honoring terrorist Zainab Abu Salem describes her terror attack and how she “immediately blew herself up” when an Israeli Border Policeman wanted to check her bag. And as if assigning a pious and holy quality to her terror attack, the administrator also notes how she “wore a hijab (religious headscarf) and when she blew herself up, the hijab didn’t leave her head.”
Zainab Abu Salem carried out a suicide attack at the French Hill junction in Jerusalem (Sept. 22, 2004). Two Israeli Border Policemen were killed and 30 people were wounded.
Wafa Idris was the first Palestinian female suicide bomber. She killed one and injured over 100 in her attack in central Jerusalem in 2002. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent, she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is also Chairman of Fatah.
The following are the posts from Fatah’s official Facebook page glorifying the suicide bombers:
Fatah glorification of terrorist Zainab Abu Salem:
“The eighth anniversary of [the death] of the female Martyrdom-seeker Zainab Abu Salem. Today, Sunday, Sept. 22, is the anniversary of the [death] of 18 year-old heroic female Martyrdom-seeker Zainab Abu Salem.
The female Martyrdom-seeker lived in the Askar refugee camp in the city of Nablus and belonged to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Fatah’s military wing. When she died a Martyr she was determined to do a deed only a few knew about in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades. When she arrived at the bus stop in the French Hill settlement neighborhood in East Jerusalem, an [Israeli] Border Police soldier approached her to inspect her bag and she immediately blew herself up. She wore a hijab (religious headscarf) and when she blew herself up, the hijab didn’t leave her head. She killed two soldiers and wounded 17, three of them seriously.”
Text in photo:
“And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision.” (Quran, Sura 3:169, translation Sahih International)
By the Palestinian National Movement, Fatah – the Mobilization and Organization Commission
The eighth anniversary of the Martyrdom death of the heroic female Martyrdom-seeker Zainab Abu Salem”
[Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page,” accessed Oct. 8, 2013, posted Sept. 22, 2013]
Note: Zainab Abu Salem – carried out a suicide attack at the French Hill junction in Jerusalem (Sept. 22, 2004). Two Israeli Border Policemen were killed and approximately 30 people were wounded.
Fatah glorification of terrorist Wafa Idris:
Text: “Palestine’s illustrious women”
Text in photo:
“The first female Martyrdom-seeker in the Al-Aqsa Intifada (PA terror campaign 2000-2005).
Female Martyr (Shahida) Wafa Idris.
Jan. 28, 2002”
[Facebook, “Fatah – The Main Page,“accessed Oct. 8, 2013, posted Sept. 18, 2013]
Note: Wafa Idris, was the first Palestinian female suicide bomber. She killed one and injured over 100 in her attack in central Jerusalem in 2002. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent, she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.
Note: The Facebook page where this item was posted, called “Fatah – The Main Page,” is an official Fatah Facebook page. The page defines itself as belonging to the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission. Each Fatah commission has an official website. The official website of Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission links to this Facebook page.
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