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PFLP glorifies murderer of Rabbi Miki Mark and terrorist who attempted to murder MK Yehuda Glick as "heroes of our people"

Headline: “The assassination of Muhammad Al-Faqih, who carried out the Otniel operation, during a military operation against a home in Surif”
     “The occupation forces assassinated Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Jabara Al-Faqih, 29, early yesterday morning [July 27, 2016] in a lengthy military operation carried out against him in one of the homes in the village of Surif, northwest of Hebron. The armed confrontation continued for more than seven straight hours, and during it the occupation forces used rockets and tools of war…
A short time before he carried out the Otniel operation (i.e., terror attack, 1 murdered) on the first of this month [July 2016] in which Michael Mark was killed - one of the settler leaders in the settlement of Otniel, which lies on the lands of the citizens of the village of Al-Samu' in the south of the Hebron district, and a relative of the head of the occupation Secret Service Yossi Cohen – and an additional three were injured, he [Al-Faqih] worked for a telephone company and lived in Hebron…
The Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)] praised the heroic battle staged by the ‘brave hero Muhammad Al-Faqih, which went on for many hours and led to the injury of a number of occupation soldiers, and in the end to his death as a Martyr,’ and sent its sincere condolences to the masses of our people.
The front emphasized that Martyr Al-Faqih belongs to the generation of resistance that refuses to surrender and accept the reality that the occupation imposes in the field through its steps, its terror, and its policy of home demolition and massacres in the shadow of international and Western silence.
The front concluded its statement by saying that ‘The resistance of our people continues, and we are in the midst of an unlimited confrontation. We will not stop with the deaths as Martyrs of the heroic resistance fighters Mutaz Hijazi, Mutaz Washaha, Muhammad Al-Faqih, and all the heroes of our people, as they will continue to be torches lighting the path of the return, freedom, and state for us.”

Muhammad Al-Faqih, 29-year-old Hamas Palestinian terrorist, and Muhammad Amira, Palestinian 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 seriously wounded in the attack, and two of their children were also injured – their daughter Tehila, 15, and their son Pedayah, 16. On July 27, 2016 the Israeli army located Al-Faqih and Amira. Al-Faqih, who shot at the Mark family, was killed by Israeli soldiers shooting a rocket at his home after he resisted arrest and shot at them from within it. Amira was arrested.

Mutaz Hijazi
– Islamic Jihad member and released prisoner from Jerusalem who attempted to assassinate Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a prominent activist working to assure rights for Jews to visit and pray on the Temple Mount, on Oct. 29, 2014. The assassination attempt took place following a conference on establishing times and places for Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. Glick was seriously wounded in the attack; Hijazi was killed soon afterwards when he opened fire on an Israeli police force that was attempting to arrest him.

Mutaz Washaha was a member of the military wing of the National Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He was released after serving time in an Israeli prison for carrying out shooting attacks. He was killed on Feb. 27, 2014 by an Israel security force that had been sent to arrest him on suspicions of terrorist activity. After Washaha had barricaded himself in a building and refused to give himself up, the forces fired a missile at the building, stormed it, and found Washaha’s body.
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