PA officials participate in dedication of monument to terrorist who killed 15
Text and photos posted on the official Facebook page of the Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate
The top picture shows the monument erected to Palestinian terrorist Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar in the town of Turmus Ayya on July 17, 2016. In the picture Director of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake is to the left of the monument, Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh District Laila Ghannam is standing to the right of the monument, and Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and PA Parliament Member Qais Abd Al-Karim is seen to the right of Ghannam.
The bottom left picture shows Karake holding a plaque .
The bottom center picture shows the monument as it is unveiled.
The bottom right picture shows Ghannam speaking.
Posted text: “[Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh District] Laila Ghannam participates in the dedication of the monument of the late Martyr (Shahid), fighter Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar, in the town of Turmus Ayya.
Turmus Ayya, July 17, 2016”
Text on monument:
“Monument of the heroic Martyr
Prisoner Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar
This monument was erected under the auspices of:
Ramallah and El-Bireh District
The Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club
The Turmus Ayya municipality
Arrested in 1976
Sentenced to life
Released in 2003”
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Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar (“Abu Sukkar”) - planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.
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