A Palestinian Authority newspaper praised the Dec. 25 stabbing of two Israeli soldiers, referring to the act as Palestinian "pride," a Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translation of a story in Al-Asima shows.
"Every Palestinian has the right to feel proud of what is seen in the video of the stabbing of the two soldiers in Jerusalem. The Arab has the right to hold his head high and to assert with confidence: There are people among our nation such as this young man, who armed himself with a kitchen knife and attacked Israeli soldiers face to face…," Hamas affiliated columnist Faiz Abu Shamala wrote for the official PA daily.
The Al-Asima article also glorified the terrorist who tried to kill the Israelis and called for similar attacks in the future.
"These kinds of confrontations which frighten the enemy are excellent Palestinian examples of willpower and determination to win... The video of the Palestinian storming and stabbing of Zionists serves as a school... Now, every Palestinian raises his hand holding a knife together with this young Palestinian, and stabs the Zionists."
In recent months, Palestinian Authority and Fatah affiliated media outlets and officials have increasingly resorted to inciting violence against Israelis and glorifying the terrorists who commit attacks.
Click here for an Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) compilation of recent Palestinian attacks and incitement to violence.