(December 5, 2018 / Palestinian Media Watch) The ideal of dying as a “martyr” continues to be promoted regularly by the Palestinian Authority and Abbas’s Fatah Party. Palestinian Media Watch has documented that “martyrs” have cult-like status in the P.A.
Following a recent terror attack in which the terrorist stabbed and wounded 4 Israeli policemen, a host on official P.A. TV read a poem in the terrorist’s honor.
The poem glorifies martyrdom-death in battle and states that the 72 “Dark-Eyed” Virgins in Paradise who the martyr marries according to Islamic tradition, are “yearning” for the Palestinian martyr:
Official P.A. TV host: “About the Jerusalem Martyr Abd Al-Rahman Abu Jamal (terrorist, wounded 4 -Ed.) we say:
It should be noted that the terrorist was 17 years old, and that the term “lion cub” repeated in the poem is the name for boys in Fatah’s youth club, which is named “Lion Cubs and Flowers.” The “lion cubs,” children of similar age or younger than the 17-year-old terrorist who is being honored in the poem and who the Dark-Eyed virgins yearn for, are being urged to kill—to “harvest souls” in the battlefield.
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