The Palestinian Authority, billed as "moderate" in comparison to Hamas, lauded the perpetrator of the worst terrorist attack in Israeli history -- the Coastal Road Massacre -- in which 38 Israelis, included 13 children were murdered. The music video segments praising the massacre reportedly aired across multiple televised broadcasts marking the 47th anniversary of the Fatah faction.
Arutz Sheva brings us the details:
In 1978, Dalal Mughrabi led a terrorist cell in hijacking a tourist bus and murdering 37 [other reports say 38] Israeli civilians, including 13 children. The operation, which later became known as the Coastal Road Massacre, is regularly glorified on official PA TV, with broadcasts of two music videos honoring the terrorists -- in particular, Dalal Mughrabi.
The videos, which have been translated by the media watchdog organization Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), are trotted out for PA Arab consumption several times a year.
One of the music videos describes the terrorists as "heroes... who shook the land, brought down mountains," and mentions how "the coast was stormy with the glory of Dalal Mughrabi."
Another video, broadcast three separate times, praises terrorists as having "no fear of death or the darkness of prison."
According to Arutz, the videos seem to be staples of Fatah's anniversary celebrations, having broadcast multiple times last year as well. The clips feature pictures of Mughrabi and her fellow terrorists sailing to the Israeli coast in rubber boats and later moving towards their intended targets.
The anniversary of the Fatah faction, headed by "moderate" PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, is celebrated each year with several days of broadcasts of live coverage of rallies, music videos, archive material and special programs.
The January 2012 edition of the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida included the following article written by Fathi Al-Biss, glorifying Fatah's violent history, and specifically, Mughrabi:
"The Fatah in my mind is glory; honor; sacrifice; giving; defiance; resistance; dedication of life, blood and property; altruism, humility, love, the meeting on the battlefield, respect for others... The Fatah in my mind is...the heroism of Dalal Mughrabi...The Fatah in my mind is the first bullet; the first blood; and the first echoing scream that split the skies calling for revolution, for liberty..."