PA officials lay wreath at grave of arch terrorist Abu Sukkar, who caused the death of 15 Israelis
Headline: "Wreaths of flowers on the grave of Abu Sukkar on the anniversary of his death"
"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam, and Chairman of the [PA-funded] Prisoners' Club Qadura Fares laid wreaths of flowers on the grave of fighter Ahmad Jabarah ‘Abu Sukkar’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 15) on Sunday afternoon [July 16, 2017], for the fourth anniversary of his death.
The delegation laid additional wreaths of flowers on the monument in memory of Martyr (Shahid) Abu Sukkar at the entrance to his village, Turmus Ayya, which is north of Ramallah. He was affiliated with the modern Palestinian revolution through the Fatah Movement in its early years. On July 5, 1975, he blew up a refrigerator full of explosives in Zion Square in Jerusalem, which caused the death of 13 (sic., 15) Israelis and the injury of an additional 78. He was arrested on Sept. 20, 1976, and released on June 3, 2003, after 27 years in the deep darkness of the prison. He departed from us following a sudden heart attack with no advance signs on July 16, 2013.
Abu Sukkar was a rare figure. He lived a fruitful and rich life, bearing the [Palestinian] cause and carrying out a mission. He made a history full of acts of heroism and important activity, suffering and difficulties, modesty and humility. He left a rich legacy of giving and sacrifice. The revolution loved him and his people loved him, and the land took him into its embrace. Songs were written about him, and mouths said his name repeatedly, so that it will remain in the memory of coming generations."
The picture in the article shows wreaths of flowers lying at the base of the monument in Turmus Ayya honoring terrorist Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar.
Text on monument:
“Monument for the heroic Martyr
Prisoner Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar
This monument was erected under the auspices of:
Ramallah and El-Bireh District
The Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club
The Turmus Ayya municipality
Arrested in 1976
Sentenced to life
Released in 2003”
Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar - planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were murdered and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.