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Fatah glorifies terror attack that killed 37, including 12 children

Headline: “Dalal Mughrabi: A 20-year-old fighter who led an operation that shocked the security position of the occupation state”
     “Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) was a young Palestinian woman who was born in 1958 in the Sabra refugee camp, one of the refugee camps near the Lebanese capital, Beirut. She was the daughter of a family from the city of Jaffa that fled to Lebanon due to the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of 1948…
The year 1978 was a bad year for the Palestinian revolution, as it took a number of blows and several of its military operations (i.e., terror attacks) failed. Likewise, the refugee camps in Lebanon were witness to massacres, and there was an urgent need to carry out a quality and brave operation in order to strike the Zionist occupation in the heart of its capital, and such was the Kamal Adwan operation (i.e., the Coastal Road Massacre, it did not take place in the capital of Jerusalem).
The operation was planned by Martyr (Shahid) commander Abu Jihad (i.e., former head of the PLO terror organization’s military wing who planned attacks in which 125 were murdered). It was based on disembarking on the Palestinian coast, taking control of a military bus, and traveling towards Tel Aviv in order to attack the Israeli Parliament building (sic., the Israeli Parliament is located in Jerusalem). It was a suicide operation, and nevertheless the young Palestinians vied to take part in it. At their head stood Dalal Mughrabi, 20, who was chosen as commander of the squad carrying out the operation, which was comprised of 10 self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen) in addition to Palestinian hero Dalal Mughrabi…
On the morning of March 11, 1978, Dalal disembarked with her suicide squad from a boat that passed opposite the Palestinian coast and with her squad got into two rubber boats, with which they reached an unpopulated area of the coast. The operation of disembarking on the coast succeeded, and they were not exposed by the Israelis, particularly because Israel did not expect that the Palestinians would have the courage to disembark on the coast in this way.
Dalal and her team succeeded in reaching the main road leading to Tel Aviv and took control of an Israeli bus and all of its soldier passengers (sic., the passengers were civilians). The bus was on its way to Tel Aviv and they took them hostage and travelled toward the city. During the trip, she and her team shot at all the Israeli cars travelling next to the bus they had taken control of, which caused hundreds of wounds (sic., over 70 were wounded) to the ranks of the occupation’s soldiers. This was particularly so because the road Dalal travelled on served military vehicles in transporting soldiers from the Zionist settlements in the suburbs to the capital of Tel Aviv (sic., the road served civilian traffic along the coast; Israel’s capital is Jerusalem).
Two hours after disembarking on the coast, and due to the many wounds [caused to] the ranks of the occupation, and after Dalal had reached the outskirts of Tel Aviv, the [Israeli] government appointed a special army team commanded by [Ehud] Barak (i.e., later served as Israeli prime minister) to stop the bus and kill or arrest all of the self-sacrificing fighters on it.
Large units of tanks, airplanes, and helicopters commanded by Barak pursued the bus, until they stopped it next to the settlement of Herzliya (sic., Herzliya is a coastal city).
A true war broke out between Dalal and her team and the Israeli occupation forces, as Dalal blew up the bus with all of its soldier passengers (sic. all the passengers were civilians), and they were all killed. Dozens of the occupation’s soldiers were killed in the operation. When Dalal and her team ran out of ammunition, Barak ordered to shoot everyone down with machine guns, and they all died as Martyrs at the site.
Dalal Mughrabi and the 11 self-sacrificing fighters (sic., 10) alongside her died as Martyrs after the occupation’s army lost approximately 30 people and more than 80 wounded, according to the numbers that were announced by the occupation forces.”
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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, killing 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 killed 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.

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.

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