The new viral hashtag among Muslims on social media is #stab. Got that? When I ran an ad campaign rightly calling these savages savages, I was defamed, smeared and libeled — a stunning example of the degeneration of the West at the hands of the leftist elites.
Think you are safe? Think again. The knife attack at University of California, Merced (UCMED) was jihad. Faisal Mohammad went on a “smiling” stabbing spree at the California university. The knife jihad came to America — like the knife attacks on Jews in Israel, and on hundreds of Chinese commuters by Chinese Muslims (Uighurs), freedom activists, secular bloggers and writers in Bangladesh, and the knife attack on tourists in Morocco. It is a new wave of Islamic terror, following Muhammad’s example of spreading Islam by the sword.
Little girl demonstrates art of stabbing: “Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab!” Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, PMW, December 9. 2015
Graphic images: How to slit throats of Jewson Palestinian social mediaSinger: “Stab! Stab! … Cut, tear apart…shower the humiliated Jews with fire…let death come for them in a flash”“Knock on Heaven’s door with the head of a Jew”
Palestinian Media Watch documents the Palestinian Authority and Fatah leadership’s messages to its population, showing both the PA ideology as well as how it directs the population to act. The current Palestinian terror wave is an excellent example of how the Palestinian population has responded to the leadership’s message. Mahmoud Abbas and other PA leaders sparked the current terror and violence by frequently reiterating the PA libel that Israel is planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and they called on Palestinians to “defend it,” “bless[ed] every drop of blood spilled” for it, “congratulated” the murderers and much more. Responding to the call, and following the praise and support from PA and Fatah leaders, among them Abbas, who referred to stabbings as “peaceful popular uprising,” Palestinians are – independent of the leadership – inciting to murder on social media, including encouraging people to slit the throats of Jews, and committing murder themselves.The following are examples of social media murder promotion by Palestinians on Facebook.One video (see above) shows a little girl glorifying stabbing. She is asked:Man: “What do you tell [Palestinian] youth in the West Bank?”Girl demonstrates with a long knife: “Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab!”[Facebook page of the Jerusalem Intifada’s Young People Coalition,
Nov. 12, 2015]
A staged video shows two “Jews” harassing Palestinian children who are playing in the street. In revenge, a young Palestinian ambushes them, stabs one and slits the throat of the other, killing them both.Text posted with this video:“#StabAnd do not fear, Al-Aqsa awaits you”[Facebook page of Jabal Al-Mukebar, Oct. 6, 2015]An image posted to Facebook also vividly illustrates the call to cut the throats of Jews. It shows a Palestinian with a knife in his hand standing over a Jew wearing a kippah (Jewish skullcap), holding him down, about to stab him in the neck.
Text under photo: “#Stab_them_in_the_neck”[Facebook page of Yusuf Shamasneh, Nov. 23, 2015]Another video on Facebook also promotes stabbing of Jews and states that Israelis are “doomed to death.” The actor and singer who made and posted the video proclaims: “I stab a Zionist… I take revenge because I am a Palestinian Muslim.” In the video he “performs” a stabbing attack, killing a “Jew.” [Facebook page of Gazan comedian and actor Rafat Shurrab, Oct. 22, 2015]
The video incorporates a current and popular Fatah song that encourages violence and calls Palestinians to “the war of the streets”:“I’m coming towards you, my enemy,From every house, neighborhood and streetI’m coming towards you, my enemy,From every house, neighborhood and streetI’m coming with my rifle and my faithI’m coming towards you, my enemyOur war is a war of the streets”The video also incorporates the words of a Gazan preacher who recently encouraged people in the West Bank to “Stab!“:“My brother on the West Bank:Stab! Stab! Stab!Stab! Do not hesitate.You won’t find anything in our land but slaughter and stabbings.And today a curfew is imposed!Curfew! Curfew!”Under the headline “Knock on Heaven’s door with the head of a Jew,” a Gazan singer posted a video that shows scenes from real stabbing attacks.
The singer encourages “the West Bank man” to: “Stab! Stab! … Cut, tear apart… Resist,” and continues:“Make volcanoes of war erupt at the front line,shower the humiliated Jews with fireLet fear come down on them, and let death come for them in a flashChildren of Zion, tell of the swords that were openly plunged in youYour necks and heads, your buses and soldiers have tasted the taste of a stabbing ambush!”[Facebook page of Gazan singer Osama Issa Al-Nashar, Nov. 4, 2015]Additional pictures of children brandishing knives and encouraging murder of Jews and Israelis are seen on many Palestinian Facebook pages, like this:Text under photo:“His mother put a keffiyeh on himHe went to get a knifeAnd said to me: ‘In order to stab’Zionists, woe to you from the freedom generation”#Stab, #So_what, #Hebron, #Our_land[Facebook page of Moutasem Shawabkeh, Nov. 20, 2015]See more examples of PMW’s documentation of PA and Fatah support for the current terror wave.The following are longer excerpts of the private Facebook posts promoting killing Jews:Palestinian video on Facebook promotes stabbing of Jews“Cut, tear apart… Resist”Posted text: “Knock on Heaven’s door with the head of a Jew”“Stab, West Bank man”Osama Issa Al-Nashar Gazan singer:Visuals: Scenes from stabbing attacks against Israelis“Stab! Stab!Stab, West Bank man and resist! Stab, West Bank man and resist!Trample the oppressor under your feetNever agree to the humiliationCut, tear apart, come battle!O West Bank of [Yahya] Ayyash (i.e., Hamas bomb maker and inventor of suicide bombings), this is our Jerusalem!From now on we will not agree to being humiliatedFor your men love the ringing sound of their swordsAnd competed among themselves for Allah, how good is HeavenMake volcanoes of war erupt at the front line,shower the humiliated Jews with fireLet fear come down on them, and let death come for them in a flashChildren of Zion, tell of the swords that were openly plunged in youYour necks and heads, your buses and soldiers have tasted the taste of a stabbing ambush!”“The Islamic Bloc – Rafah”[Facebook page of Gazan singer Osama Issa Al-Nashar, Nov. 4, 2015]Yahya Ayyash – First Hamas bomb-maker and leader of the of Hamas’ Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades in the West Bank, is considered the initiator of Palestinian suicide bombings. He built the bombs used in many terror attacks, including the Mehola Junction bombing (2 killed, 9 injured, April 16, 1993), the Afula bus bombing (8 killed, 55 injured, April 6, 1994), the Hadera central station bombing (6 killed, 30 injured, April 13, 1994), the Tel Aviv bus 5 bombing (22 killed, 47 injured, Oct. 19, 1994), the Ramat Gan bus bombing (6 killed, 33 wounded, July 24, 1995), the Ramat Eshkol bus bombing (5 killed, over 100 injured, Aug. 21, 1995), and the Bet Lid bombing (22 killed, 66 injured, Jan. 22, 1995). He was killed by Israeli security forces on Jan. 5, 1996.Palestinian video on Facebook promotes stabbing of JewsPosted text: “Rise and resist”#Stab and do not fear, Al-Aqsa awaits you“Rise and make Intifada”#Free_men_of_Al-Aqsa[Facebook page of Jabal Almukebar, Oct. 6, 2015]Palestinian video on Facebook promotes stabbing of Jews: Israelis are “doomed to death” “I stab a Zionist… I take revenge because I am a Palestinian Muslim”Posted text:
“A short video titled ‘Al-Aqsa awaits.’ This is the message to the Zionist occupation and our residents in the West Bank…”Under this are credits. The actor Rafat Sharrab narrates the video and also acts in it. The post includes different hashtags such as #stab, #Jerusalem_Intifada, and #Al-Aqsa_awaits.At the beginning of the video Shurrab says: “This video is a message that I want to send to those occupying our land, that they are doomed to death.”The Fatah song promoting violence “I Am Coming towards You, My Enemy” plays in the background:“I am coming towards you, my enemy, from every house, neighborhood and streetOur war is a war of the streets.I’m coming towards you, my enemyWe’re going down from every house with cleavers and knivesWith grenades we announced a popular warI swear, you won’t escape, my enemy, from the revolution and the people.How will you escape the ring of fire while the crowds are blocking the way?I’m coming towards you, my enemy, from every house, neighborhood and street”In the video, the actor Shurrab ambushes a “Jew” who is talking on the phone, wraps a keffiyeh around his face, and stabs him to death. At the moment of the stabbing, Gazan preacher Muhammad Salah Abu Rajab is heard shouting: “O my brother in the West Bank, stab! Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab! Do not hesitate. You have nothing but stabbings in our land. And today a curfew is imposed!”The “curfew” is a hint that Israelis are staying in their homes because they are afraid of being stabbed.Text in video: “#The_intifada_continues” and “#Stab”Shurrab holds a knife in his hand and says: “I stab a Zionist, not because I belong to some party or group, I take revenge because I am a Palestinian Muslim.”A boy is seen holding Fatah and Hamas flags. Shurrab takes them and throws them to the ground, and gives the boy a Palestinian flag in their place. The two walk together with a Palestinian flag in their hands.[Facebook page of Gazan comedian and actor Rafat Shurrab, Oct. 22, 2015]Video on Palestinian Facebook page – Little girl encourages stabbing Jews
Facebook page of the ‘Jerusalem Intifada’s Young People’s Coalition’Posted text:“#Watch_and_you_won’t_regret”A girl from Khan Yunis, in the south of the Gaza Strip, supports the stabbing operations (i.e., terror attacks) by the young people of Hebron.#so_what?”Video transcript:“Israeli”: “[Palestinian] youth are throwing stones at us [Israelis]”Girl: “So what!”“Israeli”: “”[Palestinian] youth are running after us [Israelis] with knives”Girl: “So what!”“Israeli”: “Muhannad Halabi stabbed us” (i.e., terrorist who stabbed two Israeli civilians to death)Girl: “So what!”“Israeli”: “Fadi Alloun stabbed us” (i.e., terrorist who stabbed an Israeli civilian)Girl: “So what!”“Israeli”: “What do you tell [Palestinian] youth in the West Bank?”Girl: “Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab! Stab!”[Facebook page of the Jerusalem Intifada’s Young People Coalition,
Nov. 12, 2015]This video and the term “so what” is a reference to a hashtag appearing on Palestinian social media as a slogan used to encourage Palestinians to continue rioting, throwing rocks and using violence against Israelis. “#so_what” is a Palestinian response that makes light of Israel’s alleged crimes, showing that Palestinians don’t care. It also implies that no matter what Israel does, the Palestinians will continue not to care, and they will continue to riot, throw rocks, carry out stabbing attacks etc. The words refer to a video that went viral, showing an elderly Palestinian man arguing with Israeli soldiers. A soldier points to rioting Palestinians, saying: “They’re throwing rocks at us.” The old man replies: “So what, let them throw rocks.”
Muhannad Halabi – 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a “third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA’s portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as “an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Fadi Alloun – 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured Israeli citizen Moshe Malka (15) near the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Alloun fled and was shot and killed by Israeli police. Before his attack, Alloun had written on his Facebook page: “Oh Allah, my goal is Martyrdom-death (Shahada) or victory for Allah… Allah is great.”
Social Media As A Platform For Palestinian Incitement — Praise For Stabbing Attackers, Threats Of Further Attacks, MEMRI, December 10, 2015
On the backdrop of the recent wave of Palestinian terrorism in Israel, several hashtags were launched on social media in Arabic, such as “The Intifada Has Started,” “The Third Intifada,” “The Jerusalem Intifada,” “The Knife Intifada,” “Poison the Knife before You Stab,” and “Slaughtering the Jews.” These hashtags serve as platforms for virulent incitement against Jews and calls to harm them. Many Twitter accounts using these hashtags expressed joy at the attacks, called the perpetrators “heroes,” threatened more attacks soon, and encouraged others to carry out similar stabbings.
The following is a sampling of posts under the aforementioned hashtags since early October 2015.
Encouragement And Praise For Stabbing Attacks And Perpetrators
The news portal Alresalah.net, which belongs to Hamas, posted an image on its Facebook page showing a youth holding a knife and walking towards two religious Jews standing at a Jerusalem bus station. The image features the “Knife Intifada” hashtag.