DFLP calls destruction of monument to terrorist by Israel a "crime whose purpose is to... harm the supreme value of the 'Martyr'"
Headline: “The Democratic Front condemns the removal of the monument in memory of Martyr Khaled Nazzal in the center of Jenin by the occupation”
“The Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] condemned the crime committed by the occupation forces early yesterday morning (Friday) [June 30, 2017], when they removed the Martyr (Shahid) Khaled Nazzal monument (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) in the center of Jenin, following the wild incitement campaign that [Israeli] occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led personally.
The Front said in a statement published by its Jenin district branch that the occupation forces’ actions constitute a… crime whose purpose is to appropriate the Palestinian national memory and harm the supreme value of the ‘Martyr,’ which is rooted in the experience of our people and its national culture…
In its statement, the Front promised that our people and its living forces will thwart these attempts, as has been proven by the popular stand throughout the homeland, the diaspora, and the foreign lands, by which all the streams of our people and its leading activists have expressed adherence to the value of the Martyrs and pride in their heritage and status, as all members of our people, throughout its generations, are proud of it.
[The Front] emphasized that Khaled Nazzal, a member of its path, and all of the fighters for Palestine’s freedom and independence, will live on forever in the souls of the members of their people. The Front’s statement also said that the occupation government and its institutions have made efforts to glorify the Zionist terrorist murderers, such as Baruch Goldstein who committed the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the Patriarchs) massacre, [Eden] Natan-Zada who committed the Shfar’am massacre (i.e., AWOL Israeli soldier who shot and killed 4 Arab Israelis on a bus in 2005 before being beaten to death), and arch-terrorist [former Israeli Prime Minister] Yitzhak Shamir, who was responsible for the assassination of [UN Peace Mediator] Count [Folke] Bernadotte and the bombing of the King David Hotel (sic., the bombing was conducted by the pre-state Jewish militia Irgun after Shamir’s Lehi militia broke off from it) and served in the most exalted political position in the occupation state.”
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Khaled Nazzal – 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 (Nov. 19, 1974), and a shooting and grenade attack in central Jerusalem in which 1 was murdered and 47 others were wounded (April 2, 1984).
Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - On Feb. 25, 1994, Baruch Goldstein, a member of an Israeli far-right movement, opened fire on Muslims praying inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, known to Muslims as the "Ibrahimi Mosque," killing 29 and wounding 125. Following the attack, which was widely condemned by Israeli leaders and Jewish communities abroad, the Israeli government took concrete steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring by dividing the area of worship into Muslim and Jewish sections and designating several extremist movements, including Goldstein’s, as illegal terrorist groups.
Eden Natan-Zada - an Israeli soldier who deserted the army and shot and killed 4 Israeli Arabs and wounded 22 others on a bus in the Israeli Arab city of Shfar'am on Aug. 4, 2005, before being beaten to death by other Israeli Arabs at the scene.
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