Fatah claims credit for reinstatement of monument honoring terrorist in Jenin
Headline: “Fatah rebuilt the Martyr Nazzal monument and square in Jenin”
“The Jenin organizational branch of the Fatah Movement emphasized that it was agreed with Jenin Mayor Dr. Muhammad Abu Ghali to return the monument and square to the way they were. Fatah said in a statement, a copy of which reached [the independent Palestinian news agency] Ma’an, that the monument was removed after Israeli threats to destroy the square, and the [mayor’s] goal was to guard Jenin’s infrastructures as the mayor has begun to draft plans for their development in order to turn Jenin into a leading city, [but now] he has ordered to reinstate the monument to its place. Fatah added in the statement: ‘After the inauguration of Martyr (Shahid) Commander Khaled Nazzal Square (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31), who died as a Martyr 31 years ago, the Israeli persecution of the Martyr is continuing with incitement to remove the monument that was placed in his memory in Jenin. We in the Martyr Yasser Arafat branch of Fatah in Jenin emphasize our absolute opposition to the Israeli threats to destroy the square, and our Martyrs will continue to be a red line that nobody can cross, whatever the price may be.’ Fatah expressed appreciation for the committed position of the municipality, which has proven the depth of the connection with the Martyrs.”
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Khaled Nazzal – Palestinian terrorist and Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch. He was responsible for terrorists taking school children as hostages and murdering 22 children and 4 adults in Ma’alot (May 15, 1974), the murder of 4 hostages in an apartment building in Beit Shean on Nov. 19, 1974, and a shooting and grenade attack in central Jerusalem in which 1 was murdered and 47 others were wounded on April 2, 1984.
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