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July 2, 2017 12:56 pm

Fatah Faction of PA President Mahmoud Abbas Pledges to Restore Terrorist Monument in Jenin

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The monument in Jenin to terrorist Khaled Nazzal. Photo: Palestinian Media Watch

The ruling Fatah faction of Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has promised to restore a monument in the West Bank city of Jenin to the terrorist who planned a massacre of Israeli schoolchildren in 1974.

The monument, in a square that is also named for Khaled Nazzal – who co-ordinated a Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) terrorist operation in the northern town of Ma’alot, in which Palestinian terrorists murdered 22 schoolchildren and four adults on May 15, 1974 – was removed on Friday by the IDF amid clashes with local Palestinians, some of whom were armed. One soldier suffered moderate wounds after being shot by a protester, while six Palestinians were also injured.

On Saturday, DFLP supporters placed the monument back in its original location. The IDF denied Palestinian reports that it had entered Jenin for a second time to remove it.

“It does not matter how many times the occupation removes the monument in memory of the Martyr – it is our obligation to rebuild it,” Abbas’ Fatah movement declared on Sunday.

Fatah further announced that – as an act of “solidarity” with Jenin – a monument in honor of Nazzal was quickly assembled in Ramallah on Saturday bearing the inscription, “This is a monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal, which was established as a challenge to the occupation authorities.”

Fatah’s glorification of Nazzal further undermines the pledge reportedly made by Abbas to US President Donald Trump during their meeting at the White House in May to stop incitement.

“Mr. President, I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace,” Abbas said at the time.


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  • Paul

    There is a large difference between Western moral ethics and moslem moral ethics. the moslem regard their terrorists as freedom fighters. They see o moral problem with their martyrs having killed innocent children – their enemies children or their OWN children.
    The moslems who hold these values are not going to drop them because us westerners think they are immoral. Byt what CAN and SHOULD be done is, to explain clearly to those in the west who think Moslems are really Americans with a different language, That they DO NOT SHARE the western regard for human life, or for Justice.
    They should be challenged by requesting their explanation, in International forums, how come they hold killers of children to be heros and martyrs ? Their explanations will show the light to those who do not understand what the problem is really about.
    The West has been to overlook the obvious discrepancy for so long, that Abbas was surprised when Trump called him a liar for stating that moslem children were being raised in a culture of peace. Before Trump, everybody in the West would have praised him, and believed him.

  • Michael

    Trump tweets Abbas, “….Liar, liar pants on fire.”

  • Lonesome Whistle

    Israel needs to blow up the square where this “monument”, and put up a huge concrete Star of David, with text in arabic, English and Hebrew, ” in memory of the murdered 22 schoolchildren and four adults, slaughtered by islamic filth on May 15, 1974″.

    They can surround it with an alligator filled moat, with warning signs that for every attempt to destroy it, a square block of Jenin will be destroyed.