Endless Superlatives to Honor a Palestinian Killer, in Official PA and Fatah Media
JNS.org – The Palestinian Authority and Fatah celebrated the anniversary of the death of arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, who planned attacks in which 125 Israelis were murdered, with endless praise for the terrorist and the attacks he planned. In addition, a “Abu Jihad tournament” was arranged by the student union at Al-Quds Open University’s Hebron branch.
At “the Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ Tournament” the director of the Hebron branch of the university, Dr. Abd Al-Qader Al-Darawish, stated that the “path and history” of terrorist Abu Jihad “will remain in our hearts forever,” and stressed that:
“We draw confidence, a spirit of sacrifice, and a desire to continue the struggle from this magnificent anniversary.”
[Official PA daily Al-Haya Al-Jadida, April 23, 2018]
At an anniversary celebration, Fatah official Abbas Zaki portrayed the terrorist as “a battleship,” “great,” and “fearless.”
Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: “A ‘battleship’ like this great man should not leave our minds or the consciousness of these great generations, which are currently teaching the enemy a lesson in punishment. We must tell them: There was a legendary man who fearlessly defied the enemies as much as possible.” [Official PA TV News, April 16, 2018]
Terrorist Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization’s military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s – 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history – the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
During a broadcast on official PA TV, the newsreader praised Abu Jihad’s “sacrifices and acts of heroism:”
Official PA TV newsreader: “The history of the national commander was enumerated by his wife Intisar Al-Wazir Um Jihad, and this was in honor of the Martyr’s sacrifices and acts of heroism for the liberation of the homeland.”
The full report can be viewed at PMW here.