Fatah supporters burn a model of an Israeli Jewish community and images of Israeli political leaders during a rally to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement, in Shechem (Nablus), on January 6, 2020. (Flash90/Nasser Ishtayeh)

A woman who led the killing of 37 people – among them 12 children – and a female terrorist who placed a bomb in a movie theater are held up role models for Palestinian women.

By Nan Jacques Zilberdik and Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch

Terrorist murderers continue to be glorified as the role models of the Fatah Movement of Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas.

Senior Fatah official Tawfiq Tirawi stressed this ideology in a recent speech when he singled out three Palestinian terror leaders as “a crown on all of our heads”: arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, who was responsible for the murder of at least 125 Israelis; terrorist Abu Iyad, who headed the terror organization Black September and planned the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972; and, terrorist Abu Ali Iyad, who was head of Fatah’s military operations in 1966 and responsible for several terror attacks.

In the same speech, Tirawi singled out two female terrorists as role models for Palestinian women: Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 37 Israelis, among them 12 children, and Fatima Barnawi, who placed a bomb in an Israeli movie theater.

Similarly to Tirawi, a Fatah leader in Gaza described terrorists who were killed while attacking Israelis as “the crown on the head of the Palestinian revolution.”

“On…Palestinian Martyrs’ Day, the Fatah Movement emphasizes its loyalty to all the Martyrs who ascended to Heaven in defense of the Palestinian cause… This is an eternal day in the days of the Palestinian people, on which Fatah emphasizes its national and moral obligation toward the cause of the Martyrs, who for us as Palestinians constituted and still constitute the crown on the head of the Palestinian revolution,” said Jamal Obeid, the Fatah leader in Gaza.

Palestinian Media Watch provided these translations and exposed senior PA official Jibril Rajoub as another user of the term “a crown on our heads” in reference to Palestinian murderers of Israelis. Rajoub “blessed and encouraged” these criminals to continue their terror wave in January 2016.

In his recent speech, Fatah official Tirawi also emphasized Fatah’s ideology that all of Israel is part of “Palestine” – “from the river to the sea,” and instructed PA security forces “not to pursue” Palestinian terrorists, but to target “collaborators” with Israel and “real estate agents” selling land to Jews.