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Official PA daily glorifies Abu Jihad’s terror attacks: “[Abu Jihad] died leaving behind an awe-inspiring legacy of struggle and… is survived by a people that carries out Ribat”

Headline: “28 years since the assassination of commander Khalil Al-Wazir”
     “Today, Saturday [April 16, 2016], is the 28th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,’ deputy commander-general of the forces of the revolution, and engineer of the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993), who was assassinated in his home in Tunisia by Israeli Secret Intelligence Service people under the leadership of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak… Among the military operations (i.e., terror attacks) planned by Abu Jihad were the Zohar reservoir (i.e., near Beit Hanoun in Gaza) bombing operation in 1955, the water pipeline (Eilabun tunnel) [parentheses in source] bombing operation in 1965, the Savoy Hotel operation in Tel Aviv and killing of 10 Israelis in 1975, the blowing up of a truck bomb in Jerusalem in 1975, the operation of killing Albert Levy, greatest of sappers, and his assistant, in Nablus in 1976, the Dalal Mughrabi operation in which more than 37 Israelis were killed in 1978, the Eilat port shelling operation in 1979, the shelling of the northern [Israeli] settlements with missiles in 1981.
Likewise, Israel held the Martyr responsible for the captivity of eight Israeli soldiers in Lebanon and their exchange for 5,000 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners and 100 prisoners of the occupied lands in 1982. In addition, he planned the infiltration and bombing of the Israeli military governor's building in Tyre, which caused the death of 76 officers and soldiers, including 12 senior officers in 1982, and directed the war of attrition in 1982 - 1984 in southern Lebanon, and was behind the Dimona reactor operation in 1988 (i.e., the Mothers' Bus Attack, 3 killed) in 1988, which was the main reason for his assassination.
Al-Wazir died leaving behind an awe-inspiring legacy of struggle and revolution that inspires respect, which caused many countries to name important streets after him. Likewise, he is survived by a people that carries out Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) and does not tire of the struggle with the occupation and of protecting its legal non-waivable rights.”

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. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - on Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.

Savoy terror attack - In March 1975, eight terrorists traveled by boat from Lebanon to a Tel Aviv beach. They took over the Savoy Hotel and took guests as hostages. The next morning, Israeli forces attacked and killed seven of the terrorists. Eight hostages and three soldiers were killed by the terrorists during the attack.

Attack with truck bomb (or “the refrigerator bombing”) - A refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated on a truck in Jerusalem in 1975. 15 people were killed and over 60 wounded. The attack was orchestrated by Arafat’s advisor and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar.

Albert Levy was an Israeli police sapper. In April 1976 he was called to dismantle an explosive device on B'nai Brith street in Jerusalem. The device, which was booby trapped, exploded and Levy was killed.

Coastal Road Massacre - In March 1978, a group of Fatah terrorists from Lebanon led by Dalal Mughrabi hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway. Confronted by the Israeli army, the terrorists killed many of the passengers on the bus, in total 37 civilians,12 of them children, and wounded more than 70. The attack, orchestrated by arch-terrorist Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir), is known in Israel as the Coastal Road Massacre.

Attack on “the northern settlements” - From 1978 to 1981, the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) continuously fired rockets from Lebanon at Northern Israel, after the UN and the South Lebanon Army created a buffer zone between Israel and Lebanon that stopped terrorists’ infiltrations into Israel.

The capture of 8 Israeli soldiers in Lebanon - On Sept. 4, 1982, 8 Israeli soldiers were captured by Fatah terrorists in Bhamadoun, Lebanon. Two of them were handed to the PFLP and 6 were held by Fatah. Fatah released the 6 soldiers on Nov. 23, 1983 as part of an exchange deal in which Israel released 4,700 terrorists that were held in Lebanon and 65 terrorists held in Israel. The PFLP released the two soldiers, as well as an additional Israeli soldier that had been captured previously, on May 21, 1985 as part of an exchange deal in which Israel released 1150 terrorists.

Explosion in the Israeli military headquarters building in Tyre - On Nov.11, 1982, during the first Lebanon War, an explosion occurred in the Israeli military headquarters building and led to the death of 91 people, among whom were Israeli soldiers, Israeli Security Services staff, Israeli Border Policemen and Lebanese detainees. It has not been determined whether the explosion resulted from a gas leak or a car bomb.

Mothers’ Bus attack – On March 7, 1988, Muhammad Abd Al-Qader Muhammad Issa, Muhammad Khalil Saleh Al-Khanafi, and Abdallah Abd Al-Majid Muhammad Kallab hijacked a bus carrying workers to the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona, and murdered 3 of its passengers – Miriam Ben-Yair, Rina Shiratky and Victor Ram. The attack is referred to as the Mothers' Bus attack because many of the passengers were working mothers. The terrorists were all killed by an Israel Police counter-terrorism unit that stormed the bus.
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