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Fatah glorifies attempted attack on Eilat

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page


Posted text:
“Fatah was here
The first to carry out an attack with a naval commando unit
The Eilat naval operation (i.e., terror attack which was foiled by Israel), planned by
Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’
March 28, 1978”

Text on the image on the left:
“Fatah heroes
Men of the sea
Heroes of the Eilat operation”

Eilat 1978 foiled attack - A Fatah ship carrying explosives, the Agios Dmitros, was seized by the Israeli army near Eilat on Sept. 30, 1978. The ship, which was carrying half a ton of explosives and 45 rockets ready for launch, was intended to explode near the Eilat beach, which was full of vacationers at the time.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir)
was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.