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Masked Fatah activists write slogans on walls to honor memory of Palestinian suicide bombers

Headline: “Marking the anniversary of the Martyrs of the battle to defend the Dheisheh refugee camp”


     “The Dheisheh refugee camp yesterday [March 8, 2017] marked the 15th anniversary of the deaths as Martyrs (Shahids) of six of the camp’s children: Muhammad Daraghmeh who carried out an operation in Jerusalem (i.e., suicide bombing, 11 murdered), Jad Atallah, Issa Faraj, Ahmed Is’haq, Ayyat Al-Akhras (i.e., suicide bomber, murdered 2), and Saed Abu Omar (PMW was unable to verify details regarding Atallah, Faraj, Is’haq, and Abu Omar –Ed.)
All of them ascended [to Heaven] during a broad Israeli military invasion in which hundreds of the occupation’s soldiers participated on March 8, 2002, which was called by the Israeli government at the time ‘the war of the camps’ (sic., apparently the reference is to Operation Defensive Shield which began in late March 2002; not all of those listed died on the same date). They invaded the refugee camps in the West Bank, imposed a heavy siege, and repeatedly shelled many of the homes, neighborhoods, and towns. They also carried out broad assassination operations, which led to the deaths as Martyrs of Ahmed Is’haq and Jad Atallah. In addition, armed clashes took place between cells of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s terror wing) in the camp and the occupation’s soldiers, in which fighter Saed Abu Omar died as a Martyr. Educator Issa Faraj also died as a Martyr in his home after an arbitrary shelling of homes. Female Martyr Ayyat Al-Akhras died in Jerusalem while she carried out a military operation that led to the deaths and wounding of many Israelis… The anniversary was marked by dozens of masked activists from the Fatah Movement going out and writing slogans on the camp’s walls to mark the memory of these Martyrs. They also went to their graves and laid wreaths on them.”

The article includes pictures of those whose names were mentioned. They appear left to right: Saed Abu Omar, Ayyat Al-Akhras, Ahmed Is’haq, Issa Faraj, Jad Atallah, and Muhammad Daraghmeh.

Muhammad Daraghmeh Al-Shou'ani – a terrorist of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who carried out a suicide bombing at the entrance to a yeshiva (religious studies academy) in the Beit Yisrael neighborhood of Jerusalem on March 2, 2002, shortly after a Bar Mitzvah celebration had taken place there. 11 people were murdered in the attack, among them children and babies, and 50 were injured.

Ayyat Al-Akhras - The youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (aged 17). A member of Fatah, Al-Akhras blew herself up near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002, killing 2 and wounding 28.

Operation Defensive Shield - a large Israeli military operation in April 2002 in response to the many suicide bombings during PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005). Israel put Arafat under siege and invaded six of the largest West Bank cities in an attempt to destroy the terror infrastructure.