And remember, these are the “moderates” with whom the world is demanding that Israel negotiate — i.e., to whom the world is demanding that Israel make concessions. “Suicide terrorists are ‘greatest role models,’ says EU-funded NGO for youth on PA TV,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palestinian Media Watch, June 11:
Last week, Israel transferred the bodies of 91 terrorists including numerous suicide bombers to the Palestinian Authority. A PA TV program for youth, Speak Up, glorified the 91 terrorists saying they were:
“More honored than all of us… They are the greatest role models for us.”
The TV program is co-produced by PA TV and PYALARA, an NGO for youth funded by the EU, Save the Children and other international donors.
The following is the statement on PA TV honoring the terrorists:
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t part from them (i.e., the terrorists) or even embrace them, but were satisfied standing before their bodies, standing up before their sanctified message: The homeland won’t die, but we will die for it. These [Martyrs] are more honored than all of us… They are the greatest role models for us, not only because they fought and struggled for the homeland, but also because they went beyond the sacrifice [of] strain and effort, to the stage where they actually sacrificed their lives for the homeland.”
[PA TV (Fatah), June 3, 2012]
Palestinian Media Watch reported that the PA leadership participated in a national funeral treating these 91 terrorists as heroes and Islamic Martyrs. At the funeral, suicide bombers and other terrorists were presented as role models for others to “follow in their path.”…