Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
at the Center for Special Studies (C.S.S)
October 30, 2005
Syrian media glorify the terrorist suicide bombing attack in Hadera
The Syrian news media glorified the suicide bombing attack carried out on
October 26 in Hadera by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a terrorist
organization directed from Damascus and supported by Syria and Iran . 
The following are quotations from Fayiz Qandil, a commentator for Radio
Damascus' Voice of Palestine programs (October 27, 2005):
- "On October 26 the Palestinian people, through shaheed Hassan Abu Zayid
[the suicide bomber], dealt a crushing blow to the Israeli terrorists and
war criminals in Hadera, the Jewish-Zionist settlement city [ Note : Israeli
cities are often called "settlements" to delegitimize their existence and
justify terrorist attacks.]"
- "One of the young heroes [of Palestine ] took his life in his hands and
stormed a group of Israeli war-criminal occupiers in the settlement of
Hadera . [ Note : The casualties of the attack were innocent civilian
victims minding their own business in the market in Hadera. The Syrian media
refer to all Israelis as "war criminals."] [The young hero] sent some to
their graves and dozens of others to hover between life and death."
- "The Israeli war criminals can whine to the international media about what
they call 'Palestinian terrorism' and threaten the Palestinian people with
punishment and destruction, but the murdering Israeli terrorists know full
well what they have done themselves, and how the Palestinian people will
take revenge ."
- "The enemies of the Palestinian people have brought the jihad-fighting
people to the end of its patience . They have made it clear that the Israeli
occupation will only be overcome through resistance and martyrdom for the
sake of Allah [i.e., a continuation of Palestinian terrorism], which break
the back of Israeli terrorism."
- "After the Israeli scorpions committed the crime of assassinating the
heroic shaheed Luai Sa'adi [ Note : formerly head of the PIJ infrastructure
in northern Samaria responsible for suicide bombing attacks in Tel Aviv,
Netanya and Hadera, among others.], his brothers and comrades in the
revolution [i.e., his fellow PIJ terrorists] sent out. the hero of the
Palestinian people Hassan Abu Zayid [the perpetrator of the suicide bombing
attack in Hadera]. He crossed the racist separation wall [i.e., the
anti-terrorist security fence] and thus proved to the Zionist occupiers that
no wall in the world can or will protect Israeli terrorism."
- Let Israel and the "Israeli war criminals" know that " they will receive
the daunting punishment they deserve at the hands of Palestinian heroes ."
The Syrian media, controlled by Bashar Assad's régime, continue to justify
terrorist activities and to support the organizations carrying them out . In
its commentaries, which seethe with hatred and incite terrorists to murder
innocent civilians, the Syrian media glorify the suicide bombers, encourage
the carrying out of other suicide bombing attacks and completely ignore the
lull. At the same time, Syria still refuses to comply with the international
community's demand to remove terrorist headquarters from its territory and
it allows the leadership of the PIJ and Hamas to continue using Damascus as
a base from which to direct terrorist activities against Israel .
 For further information see our Special Bulletin " Five Israelis killed
and more than 30 wounded in a suicide bombing attack in the Hadera market"