Fatah plants olive trees bearing names of killed terrorists to honor them
|Palestinian youths plant a seedling with a photo of the terrorist Ahmad Sha’aban|
|Seedlings with the pictures of terrorists Hussein Abu Ghosh, Muhammad Halabiyeh, and Abd Al-Malek Saleh Abu Kharroub|
Headline: “Olive trees bearing the names of Martyrs (Shahids) were burned down in Jerusalem”
“The police and intelligence services of the occupation (i.e., Israel) on Tuesday [April 5, 2016] uprooted and burned olive tree seedlings that bore the names of Jerusalem district Martyrs (Shahids), and which were planted in the town of Silwan (i.e., neighborhood of Jerusalem) to mark Land Day.
Majdi Al-Abassi of the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan clarified that on Tuesday occupation forces invaded the field in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood in the town of Silwan (i.e., another Jerusalem neighborhood), and started to uproot olive tree seedlings and burn them. In addition, they seized the Martyrs’ pictures and erased the slogans that were written on the field’s fences.
It should be noted that the Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement planted 47 olive tree seedlings for 47 Martyrs [who were] residents of Jerusalem [and] who were killed in Jerusalem in recent months (reference to Palestinian terrorists killed while attacking Israelis during wave of attacks, September 2015-April 2016 –Ed.), and hung a sign on the wall with the names of 12 Martyrs whose bodies are being held by the occupation authorities to this day.”
Ahmad Sha’aban – a 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist, resident of East Jerusalem, who stabbed a 72-year-old woman outside the Jerusalem central bus station on Oct. 14, 2015. Sha’aban injured the woman and tried to board a bus with passengers in order to continue his attack. He was shot and killed by an Israeli policeman who was at the scene.
Ibrahim Allan and Hussein Abu Ghosh – 22 and 17-year-old Palestinian terrorists who stabbed and injured 2 Israeli women outside a grocery store in Beit Horon, between Modiin and Jerusalem, on Jan. 25, 2016. One of the women, 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, died of her injuries the next morning. Allan and Abu Ghosh were shot and killed by a local civilian security guard.
Muhammad Halabiyeh – 18-year-old Palestinian terrorist who died on Jan. 24, 2016, at the Israeli security fence near Abu Dis, east of Jerusalem, when a bomb that he apparently intended to use against Israeli border police forces who were passing by at the time exploded.
Abd Al-Malek Saleh Abu Kharroub and Muhammad Al-Kalouti – 19 and 21-year-old Palestinian terrorists who shot at a bus at the Ramot Junction in Jerusalem, and then shot at Israeli policemen near the Damascus Gate in the Old city of Jerusalem, injuring one Palestinian man, on March 9, 2016. The Israeli policemen shot and killed Kharroub and Al-Kalouti.
Land Day – an annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and settlement purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.