Israel has seen its fair share of Arab terrorists, but Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction apparently is seeking to redefine the trade – and an essential skill for the job appears to be the ability to eat live snakes.
The stunning spectacle was displayed in a new video promoting terrorism posted on the official Fatah Facebook page last week, which was translated and revealed by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) on Thursday.
As the Fatah terrorist is shown taking a bite out of the snake, the words "heroes of a mighty people" are heard sung in the background, evidently indicating that no Palestinian hero is complete without an appetite for poisonous serpents.
The video also shows Fatah terrorists practicing abducting an Israeli through a tunnel, running various drills and firing weapons, and in general preparing to launch terror attacks against Israelis.
In the background, the following song can be heard: "These are the soldiers of the Nidal Division Sons of Yasser (Arafat), Abu Amar; Lions standing guard in the battle field…; They inflicted disasters upon the oppressor; They are the heroes of a mighty people…; Volcanoes and fires against the occupier; A sniper unit in the battalions does not fear death…; They are the heroes of a mighty people…; Using RPGs and booby-traps, they did not leave even one settlement."
The recommendation raised a storm, particularly given that the establishment of the PA and the influx of weapons to its security forces in the 1994 Oslo Accords fueled the murder of over a thousand Jews in the 2000 Second Intifada terror war; a PA official in 2013 bragged that 70% of the terrorists behind attacks in the first year of the terror war were PA security officers armed by Israel.