Ahead of Peace Talks, PA’s Fatah Honors Terrorist Responsible for 61 ‘Zionist’ Murders
by Zach Pontz
With the start of peace talks in Washington between Israel and the Palestinian Authority less than a week away, PA political party Fatah, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, glorified terrorist Abdallah Barghouti as a “brave prisoner.”
On the official Facebook page of the Enlistment and Organization Commission of Fatah, the party glorified five of the suicide bombings that Barghouti prepared explosives for and which killed 61 “Zionists,” Palestinian Media Watch reported on Thursday.
The terrorist was honored as a “brave prisoner” and his attacks were described as “self-sacrificing activity” and “Martyrdom-seeking operations,”a Palestinian euphemism for suicide bombings.
Barghouti is serving 67 life sentences in Israel for preparing explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered: Sbarro restaurant (15 killed, Aug. 9, 2001), Sheffield Club (15 killed, May 7, 2002), Moment Café (11 killed, March 9, 2002), triple attack at Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall (11 killed, Dec. 1, 2001), Hebrew University (9 killed, July 1, 2002), and Bus 4 in Tel Aviv (6 killed, Sept. 19, 2002).
The full text from Fatah’s Facebook page is posted below (courtesy of PMW):
“The brave prisoner, Abdallah Barghouti, who has the longest [prison] sentence in the history of the Palestinian cause”Text on photo:
“The free prisoner Abdallah Barghouti
Born in Kuwait in 1972.
Married and father of one son and two daughters: Osama, Tala and Safa.
Studied electrical engineering in South Korea.Date of arrest: March 5, 2003.
His self-sacrificing activity: Planning a series of Martyrdom-seeking operations (i.e., suicide terror attacks) during 2000-2003:– The Sbarro restaurant operation in Jerusalem which killed 15 Zionists
– The Moment Café operation which killed 11 Zionists
– The Sheffield Night Club operation which killed 15 Zionists
– The Hebrew University operation which killed 9 Zionists
– The Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall operation which killed 11 ZionistsPrison sentence: 67 life sentences.
Recipient of the longest [prison] sentence in the history of the Palestinian issue.”– [Official Facebook page of the Enlistment and Organization]