Fatah branch glorifies arch-terrorist Abu Jihad's terror attacks
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Nablus Branch
Posted text: “[Fatah] Information Office / Nablus Branch
The outstanding military operations (i.e., terror attacks) that Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist, planned attacks in which 125 were murdered) planned:
- Bombing of the Zohar reservoir (i.e., near Beit Hanoun in Gaza) in 1955.
- Water pipeline (Eilabun tunnel) [parentheses in source] (i.e., Israeli National Water Carrier) bombing operation in 1965.
- The Savoy Hotel operation (i.e., terror attack, 11 murdered) in Tel Aviv in 1975.
- Exploding truck bombing operation (i.e., terror attack, 15 murdered) in Jerusalem in 1975.
- Operation of the killing of top bomb sapper Albert Levy and his aide in Nablus (sic., Jerusalem) in 1976.
- Dalal Mughrabi operation (i.e., Coastal Road Massacre, 37 murdered, 12 of them children), in which over 37 Israelis were killed in 1978.
- Eilat Port shelling operation (i.e., thwarted bombing) in 1979.
- Shelling of the northern settlements with Katyusha [rockets] in 1981.
- Capture of 8 Israeli soldiers in Lebanon and their exchange with 5,000 Lebanese and Palestinian detainees (sic., 4,700 terrorists held in Lebanon were released) and 100 detainees of the occupied lands (sic., 65 terrorists held in Israel were released) in 1982.
- Infiltration of the Israeli military governor’s building in Tyre and its bombing, which led to the death of 76 officers and soldiers, including 12 senior officers (i.e., explosion in which 91 were killed, unclear whether a car bomb or gas leak caused the blast), in 1982.
- Managing the 1982-1984 war of attrition (i.e., First Lebanon War) in southern Lebanon.
- Dimona Reactor operation (i.e., Mothers’ Bus attack, 3 murdered) in 1988.”
The image shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad.”
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, which murdered a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.
Savoy terror attack: In March 1975, eight terrorists traveled by boat from Lebanon to a Tel Aviv beach. They took over the Savoy Hotel and took guests as hostages. The next morning, Israeli forces attacked and killed seven of the terrorists. Eight hostages and three soldiers were murdered by the terrorists during the attack.
Attack with truck bomb (sometimes called the refrigerator bombing): Attack in Jerusalem in 1975 with a truck carrying a refrigerator filled with explosives. 15 people were murdered and 77 wounded. The attack was orchestrated by Arafat’s advisor and Fatah Revolutionary Council member Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar.
Albert Levy was an Israeli police sapper. He was called to dismantle an explosive device on B'nai Brith Street in Jerusalem on April 28, 1976, along with Israeli police officer Shmuel Schiff. The device, which was booby trapped, exploded, and Levy and Schiff were murdered.
Coastal Road Massacre - In March 1978, a group of Fatah terrorists from Lebanon led by Dalal Mughrabi hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway. Confronted by the Israeli army, the terrorists murdered many of the passengers on the bus, in total 37 civilians,12 of them children, and wounded more than 70. The attack, orchestrated by arch-terrorist Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir), is known in Israel as the Coastal Road Massacre.
Eilat 1978 foiled attack - A Fatah ship carrying explosives, the Agios Dmitros, was seized by the Israeli army near Eilat on Sept. 30, 1978. The ship, which was carrying half a ton of explosives and 45 rockets ready for launch, was intended to explode near the Eilat beach, which was full of vacationers at the time.
Attack on “the northern settlements”: From 1978 to 1981, the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) continuously fired rockets from Lebanon at Northern Israel, after the UN and the South Lebanon Army created a buffer zone between Israel and Lebanon that stopped terrorists’ infiltrations into Israel.
The capture of 8 Israeli soldiers in Lebanon – On Sept. 4, 1982, 8 Israeli soldiers were captured by Fatah terrorists in Bhamadoun, Lebanon. Two of them were handed to the PFLP and 6 were held by Fatah. Fatah released the 6 soldiers on Nov. 23, 1983 as part of an exchange deal in which Israel released 4,700 terrorists that were held in Lebanon and 65 terrorists held in Israel.
Explosion in the Israeli military headquarters building in Tyre - On Nov.11, 1982, during the first Lebanon War, an explosion occurred in the Israeli military headquarters building and led to the death of 91 people, among whom were Israeli soldiers, Israeli Security Services staff, Israeli Border Policemen and Lebanese detainees. It has not been determined whether the explosion resulted from a gas leak or a car bomb.
Mothers’ Bus attack – On March 7, 1988, Muhammad Abd Al-Qader Muhammad Issa, Muhammad Khalil Saleh Al-Khanafi, and Abdallah Abd Al-Majid Muhammad Kallab hijacked a bus carrying workers to the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona, and murdered 3 of its passengers – Miriam Ben-Yair, Rina Shiratky and Victor Ram. The attack is referred to as the Mothers' Bus attack because many of the passengers were working mothers. The terrorists were all killed by an Israel Police counter-terrorism unit that stormed the bus.