In a January 9, 2022 address on "Martryrs' Day" that aired on Palestine TV, PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh praised three participants in the 1929 riots who were became "martyrs" when they were executed by the British Mandate authorities after they were convicted of murder. He also said that the Palestinians will defeat the "despicable" Israeli occupation just as they have defeated all other invaders who have passed through Palestine over the course of history.
To view the clip of the Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on MEMRI TV, click here or below.
"Martyrs' Day Is A Day To Remember, To Honor, And To Pledge Allegiance To Those Who Illuminated The Path For Us"
Mohammad Shtayyeh: "We weave beautiful stories about the martyrs so that they serve as role models, so they nestle in our minds, and so we remember them every day. We weave beautiful stories about the martyrs, so we are all Muhammad Jamjum, Atta Al-Zir, and Fuad Hijazi [executed by the British in 1930], whose feet rose above the executioner's neck.
"They were racing to achieve death. Martyrs' Day is a day to remember, to honor, and to pledge allegiance to those who illuminated the path for us and turned their bodies into a bridge for us saying: 'Pass through here.'
"We Have Defeated All The Invaders who Passed Through Palestine, And In The Name Of The Martyrs, We Will Defeat This Despicable Occupation"
"We defeated the Hyksos, the Romans, the Greeks, as well as the Persians, the Tatars, and the Pharaohs. We defeated all the invaders who passed through Palestine, and in the name of martyrs, we will defeat this despicable occupation, which will leave our lands."