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PLO official condemns “crime” of killing of terrorist who murdered Israeli civilian

Headline: “Erekat condemned the crime [of killing] Al-Faqih, and called to remove the political and legal cover from the occupation"

“Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat condemned the crime of killing civilian Muhammad Al-Faqih (i.e., terrorist who murdered 1), 29, in Surif in Hebron in the early morning hours today, Wednesday [July 27, 2016], as well as the wounding of additional people by the occupation forces and the destruction of Al-Faqih’s house with rockets and weapons.”

Muhammad Al-Faqih, 29-year-old Hamas terrorist who had previously been imprisoned for planning terror attacks when affiliated with the Islamic Jihad, and Muhammad Amira, terrorist and a member of the PA police force, murdered Rabbi Michael Mark, a 48-year-old father of ten, in a shooting attack on July 1, 2016 on Route 60 in the southern Har Hebron region. Al-Faqih opened fire on the Mark family's car causing the vehicle to overturn and crash. Amira was driving the car from which Al-Faqih shot at them. Rabbi Mark’s wife Chava, 40, was also seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were injured – their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16. Al-Faqih and Amira fled the scene, but were located by the Israeli army on July 27, 2016. Al-Faqih resisted arrest and shot at the soldiers from his home where he had barricaded himself. Al-Faqih was killed when the Israeli soldiers shot an anti-tank missile and other artillery at his house. Amira was arrested.