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Fatah official glorifies terrorist Dalal Mughrabi: Terror attack that killed 37 “spread the spirit of victory in the hearts of the Palestinians”

Headline: “Zaki on the 39th anniversary of the operation: Dalal Mughrabi is a quality turning point in the history of the Palestinian struggle”
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee member and the movement’s Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki compared the Martyr (Shahid) Kamal Adwan operation (i.e., the Coastal Road Massacre, 37 murdered, 12 of them children), which was led by Dalal Mughrabi, to the Karameh battle (see note below –Ed.). This is because it constituted an additional new beginning of the Palestinian resistance due to its deep influence, as it spread the spirit of victory in the hearts of the Palestinians and struck the Israeli occupation like lightning.
Zaki said in an interview with Radio Mawtini today, Saturday [March 11, 2017]: ‘On the 39th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Palestinian fighter Dalal Mughrabi, we recall the planner of the operation, Martyr commander Abu Jihad (i.e., former head of the PLO terror organization’s military wing), who turned Martyr fighter Dalal into a legend who surpassed all of the military ranks and into a turning point in the military operations against the occupation…’
Zaki said: ‘The occupation is still holding the body of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi for the last 39 years due to its fear of her memory (sic., Mughrabi’s body was to be handed over to Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2008 , but was found to have been lost due to subterranean erosion in the cemetery for terrorists and enemy soldiers).’ He added that the occupation state of ‘Israel’ is the only one that is losing by holding the bodies of the Martyrs.
He emphasized that [Dalal’s] soul is constantly floating in the skies of Palestine, and said: ‘This occupation does not attribute any importance to religion, values, and morals.’”
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Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

Coastal Road Massacre - In March 1978, a group of Fatah terrorists from Lebanon led by Dalal Mughrabi hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway. Confronted by the Israeli army, the terrorists murdered many of the passengers on the bus, in total 37 civilians,12 of them children, and wounded more than 70. The attack, orchestrated by arch-terrorist Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir), is known in Israel as the Coastal Road Massacre.

Kamal Adwan was responsible for Fatah’s terrorist operations in Israel in the early 1970’s and was a senior member of Black September. He was killed by Israeli forces in April 1973.

The Karameh battle, or Al-Karameh - On March 21, 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the town of Karameh in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists had been launching attacks on Israel. Although Israel prevailed militarily, Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.

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 murdered 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.

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