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Op-ed in official PA daily justifies murder of 3 as terrorist’s rage-filled response to Israel installing security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque following terror attack there

Excerpt of an op-ed by Bassem Barhoum, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “[The village of] Kubar produces glory”
     “The village of Kubar is producing its glory today through resolve, challenge, and confrontation. Kubar has known no sleep or rest for nearly a week. This is because after young Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) felt a strong rage over what is happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and in Jerusalem (refers to metal detectors placed at the Temple Mount after a terror attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered; see note below. Israel decided to remove the detectors on July 24, 2017 –Ed.) and carried out an operation at the settlement of Halamish on Friday, July 21, [2017], the village and its residents have been subjected to the most awful Israeli collective punishments.”
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Omar Al-Abd – 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered 3 Israelis - Yosef, Haya, and Elad Salomon - and severely injured 1 - Tova Salomon - as they sat at their Sabbath dinner table in Halamish, north of Ramallah, on July 21, 2017. Al-Abd was shot and wounded by a neighbor and taken into Israeli custody, receiving necessary medical treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Before committing the attack, Al-Abd wrote in his "will" on Facebook that he was taking his knife to respond to what was happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and did not expect to return. A week earlier, a terror attack was carried out at the Temple Mount in which 2 Israelis were murdered. Following the attack Israel closed the Temple Mount for two days and reopened it with metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site. Palestinians interpreted these measures as an “aggression” and “attack” against the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.

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