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Fatah official glorifies planner of murders of 125: Abu Jihad – “a talented man whom Allah loved”

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: "We have a talented man whom Allah loved and made people love, and his name is Abu Jihad. He said: “Continue to attack!” ... After Abu Jihad died as a Martyr, 24 people who accompanied him died as Martyrs out of love for the leader, because the only enemy is Israel. [Abu Jihad] aspired to conquer the [Israeli] Ministry of Defense and turned Dalal Mughrabi into a republic for 15 hours between Haifa and Tel Aviv. Therefore, O prisoners, O my beloved, if you are destined for death as Martyrs, then Abu Jihad stands before your eyes. And if you are destined for victory, standing before your eyes are those important people of stature who, despite Israel’s hostility, left the prisons."

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, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children in 1978. The attack was led by Dalal Mughrabi and is known as the Coastal Road massacre.