Fatah, PA and PLO hold ceremony in Qalqilya commemorating arch-terrorist Abu-Jihad, honor prisoners serving life sentences
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Apr. 27, 2018

 
Headline: “A central ceremony in Qalqilya on Prisoner’s Day and the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of the Prince of Martyrs”
      “The Qalqilya branch of the Fatah Movement, the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs, and the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club held a ceremony for Palestinian Prisoner’s Day and the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Prince of Martyrs [Khalil Al-Wazir] Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) under the title The First Bullet and the First Stone, which was held in the hall of the Fatah branch office in Qalqilya.
[Qalqilya] District Governor Rafe’ Rawajbeh, Head of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, Chairman of the Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares, [Fatah] Revolutionary Council member Iyad Al-Aqra, Fatah Movement [Qalqilya Branch] Secretary Mahmoud Walwil, and members of the branch participated in the ceremony….
The district governor emphasized the centrality of the prisoners’ cause for the Palestinian people, and praised their resolve and willpower that produce victory and defiance against the impossible. He also noted that the just prisoners’ cause is the central matter on our Palestinian leadership’s agenda, due to its sanctity and honor. In addition, he said: ‘The fact that Prisoner’s Day is on April 17, together with the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir, has added an additional national dimension to this pure cause.’ …
At the end of the ceremony, tribute was paid to the prisoners from the district who are serving life sentences, as well as the prisoners of the [PA] security establishment.”
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Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - 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.