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Fatah official praises the bravery of terrorist who murdered Rabbi Michael Mark

Headline: “Praised the bravery and resolve of Martyr Muhammad Al-Faqih – Abbas Zaki: We will surprise the occupation state with a new strategy and unity of the people”
“Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki praised the bravery of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Al-Faqih and his willingness to sacrifice without surrendering…
Zaki said today (Thursday) [July 28, 2016] in an interview with Radio Mawtini: ‘Al-Faqih resisted the occupation forces for seven straight hours, and proved that he is prepared to fight until the last moment without surrendering, despite the many soldiers and officers of the occupation army [who participated] in the operation.’”

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.