The Palestinian Authority (PA)'s ruling Fatah movement and its youth division have both recently released statements honoring "martyrs," Palestinian Media Watch reports Monday.
"We believe that Martyrdom-death (Istish'had) for Palestine is a destiny we assume willingly and serenely, in order [to attain] a free and dignified life for our people in the paradise of the eternal homeland," Fatah stated, according to a WAFA news agency article released in early January.
Fatah further praised the "martyrs" for "watering the land of Palestine with their pure blood."
Listed with "appreciation" for their terror attacks are Har Nof synagogue massacrers Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal; Jerusalem light rail rampager Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaloudi; Palestinian arch-terrorist Dalal Mughrabi; Black September commander and 1972 Munich massacre architect Ali Hassan Salameh; and two Second-Intifada-era terrorists, Abd Al-Salam Hassouna and Sa'id Ramadan.
"Loyalty to the Martyrs of Palestine is the most exalted expression of its commitment to the path and to the oath to liberate the land and to persist on the path of truth, which the Martyrs paved with their pure blood," it continued.
Fatah's youth movement, Shabib, released similar statements as well.
Fatah regularly glorifies terror on its Facebook page, despite the faction's image as the "peaceful" alternative to Hamas or other rule and despite PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's recent participation in an anti-terror solidarity rally in Paris.