Fatah Facebook commemorates anniversary of death of Hamas terrorist bomb maker Yahya Ayyash
Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “Today is the anniversary of [the death of] Martyr (Shahid) engineer Yahya Ayyash (i.e., Hamas terrorist bomb-maker). The revolutionaries never die, and the path of the Fatah Movement will remain the path of the Martyrs and the path of Yasser Arafat.
We will continue on the path of national unity”
The images show Hamas terrorist bomb-maker Yahya Ayyash, and newspaper articles from the day after he was killed by Israeli security forces on Jan. 5, 1996, including pictures of senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar and Yasser Arafat.
Text under the picture of Arafat in the front page article under a red headline: “[PA] President Yasser Arafat consoles [senior Hamas leader] Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahar in his home over the death as a Martyr of engineer Yahya Ayyash.”
Text under the picture of Arafat in the front page article under a black headline: “[PA] President [Yasser Arafat] makes a condolence visit to the home of [senior Hamas leader Mahmoud] Al-Zahar following the death as a Martyr of engineer [Yahya Ayyash].”
Yahya Ayyash - The first Hamas bomb-maker and leader of Hamas’ Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades in the West Bank, he is considered the initiator of Palestinian suicide bombings and nicknamed “the engineer.” He built the bombs used in many terror attacks, including the Mehola Junction bombing (2 killed, 9 injured, April 16, 1993), the Afula bus bombing (8 killed, 55 injured, April 6, 1994), the Hadera central station bombing (6 killed, 30 injured, April 13, 1994), the Tel Aviv bus 5 bombing (22 killed, 47 injured, Oct. 19, 1994), the Ramat Gan bus bombing (6 killed, 33 wounded, July 24, 1995), the Ramat Eshkol bus bombing (5 killed, over 100 injured, Aug. 21, 1995), and the Bet Lid bombing (22 killed, 66 injured, Jan. 22, 1995). He was killed by Israeli security forces on Jan. 5, 1996.