Arab Factions Praise Jordanian Terrorist for Killing Israeli Schoolgirls
After his release from prison on Saturday, Muslim Brotherhood and Palestinian factions praised a Jordanian terrorist who shot and killed seven Israeli schoolgirls and injured six others in 1997.
“The Islamic resistance movement Hamas hails the Arab hero Ahmed Daqamseh on his release and gaining his freedom. We greet his noble struggle, his historic steadfastness and his heroic positions on Jerusalem and Palestine and the Resistance of the Palestinian people,” a Hamas press statement said, as translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Following his release, Daqamseh said that Israelis were “human garbage vomited into our midst by the world’s nations,” and called for the death of Israelis “whether by burning or by burying,” in comments translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
The Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing in Jordan also rejoiced at Daqamseh’s release.
“The [Islamic Action] Party greets the people of Jordan and the family of the hero Ahmed Damaqseh on his release from prison after his sentence, and welcomes his return to practice his national role alongside the free men of this nation in construction and achievement,” according to a translation of an Islamic Action Party statement.
Even the “moderate” Palestinian Fatah Party glorified the Jordanian terrorist, and justified the murder of Israeli schoolchildren.
“It may be noted that the soldier Daqamseh opened fire on the group of girls because they made fun of him during his prayers, according to his testimony at the time,” a Fatah statement said.
Numerous Jordanian supporters also celebrated Daqasmeh’s release, displaying large signs glorifying the murderer in the streets of Ibdar city. located just north of Amman. “Praise be to God for your safety Oh Abou Sayf [Father of the Sword]. After a long absence of twenty years, your village is filled with light Oh Lion of the Valley. Welcome,” one sign read.
Arab social media users also glorified the Jordanian soldier turned terrorist as a “hero” and a “model.” In fact, in the days after his release, Daqamseh’s name was trending on Twitter.
From Muslim Brotherhood factions in Jordan to Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party, praise for a terrorist who murdered Israeli schoolgirls is gaining traction throughout the Arab world.