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Palestinian Security Guard Hailed as ‘National Hero’ by Hamas, Lauded on Arabic Social Media for Shooting Israelis

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A meme featuring Palestinian terrorist Abu Omar, calling him a VIP. Photo: Facebook.

A meme featuring Palestinian terrorist Amjad Sukari Abu Omar, calling him a VIP. Photo: social media.

The member of the Palestinian security forces who committed Sunday’s shooting attack in the West Bank has become a hero on Arabic social media, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Monday.

Since Amjad Sukkari, the terrorist who served as a driver and body guard for a PA official, committed the terrorist attack — which left three IDF soldiers wounded, two of them critically – at the Focus checkpoint in Beit El near Ramallah, Palestinian Facebook pages and Twitter feeds have been full of praise for the “martyr,” who was killed by Israeli security forces.

According to Channel 2, photos, videos and memes have emerged honoring the 34-year-old, married father-of-four for his attempt to murder Israelis.

Hamas, too, is getting into the act, openly calling Sukkari a “national hero,” and caricatures of the “VIP vengeance policeman” are circulating furiously.

As The Algemeiner reported on Sunday, Sukkari, a resident of the town Jamma’in near Ramallah, warned of his intention to commit a terrorist attack on his Facebook page.

“It is worth living in this country, but unfortunately I don’t see anything that justifies life as long as the occupation darkens our souls and kills our brothers and sisters, may they rest in peace. God will heal our wounds and release us from our suffering. You are the first and we, with God’s help, will follow,” he wrote on Sunday, before driving to the checkpoint, where he pulled out a handgun and began shooting when Israeli soldiers asked to see his ID.

Following the attack, the IDF on Monday placed a partial blockage around Ramallah, allowing only residents to enter and leave the Palestinian city, The Jerusalem Post reported. This, said an army spokeswoman, was not only due to Sunday’s shooting attack, but also to “concrete alerts regarding future acts of terrorism.”

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  • jakob wasi

    Bellyaching. What the Israelis who think Yigal Amir is a hero for killing Rabin?

    • Paul Freund

      Your thinking is as poor as your English. Cannot understand poor thinking, do not understand your poor English.

  • Mickey Oberman

    The only kind of hero these barbarians have is one whose hands are stained with blood.

  • Arab preoccupation with occupation is the result of brainwashing done by the PLO/Hamas terrorist entities. The PLO/Hamas terrorist entities are responsible for atrocities against Jews and Israel, and must be replaced by the Jewish “Culture of Life.”

  • stevenl

    The West vilifies the Islamists except when they attack the Jews!

  • louis dumouchel

    British-based imam Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hussaini stated, “You will find very clearly that the traditional commentators from the eighth and ninth century onwards have uniformly interpreted the Koran to say explicitly that Eretz Yisrael has been given by God to the Jewish people as a perpetual covenant. There is no Islamic counterclaim to the Land anywhere in the traditional corpus of commentary.” Hussaini bases his argument upon Qur’an 5:21 in which Moses declares: “O my people, enter the Holy Land which G-d has prescribed for you, and turn not back in your traces, to turn about losers.” He then refers to classical Qur’an commentator Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari (838-923), who explains that this statement is “a narrative from God … concerning the saying of Moses … to his community from among the children of Israel and his order to them according to the order of God to him, ordering them to enter the holy land.”