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Fatah official calls terrorist leaders “Martyrs… [who] became symbols that our entire Palestinian nation is proud of” and for general intifada against Israel

“The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine held a mass rally on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of its leaders and its Central Committee members Omar Al-Qassem, Khaled Nazzal, and Bahij Al-Majdhub, with wide attendance by the leaders of the national activity factions, representatives of the political forces and the popular organizations, families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the prisoners, and hundreds of members of the Democratic Front and its supporters. Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki gave a speech on behalf of the national forces and factions, and raised the memory of the deaths as Martyrs of the three commanders, whose giving to their homeland was without limits and [who] became symbols that our entire Palestinian nation is proud of, and not only the Democratic Front fighters...
Zaki praised the positions that the Democratic Front took, and in particular in the last session of its Central Committee, which called for the development of the current intifada of the youths and turning it into a general intifada, the establishment of a unified leadership for the intifada, and arming it with a unified diplomatic plan.”

Khaled Nazzal – Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch. He was responsible for the terror attacks in Ma’alot and Beit Shean in 1974 and Jerusalem in 1984.

Omar Al-Qassem - Led a terror squad that crossed the Jordan River into Israel to carry out a terror attack in 1968. Caught by Israeli soldiers, the squad killed two soldiers.

Bahij Al-Majdhub – A member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). He was killed in combat against the Israeli army in Sidon, Lebanon, in1982 during the First Lebanon War.