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PLO official, amid condemnations of terror attack against Egyptian soldiers, connects attack to “the Zionist enemy’s” alleged promotion of terror in the region

Headline: “Palestinian condemnations of the terror attack against the Egyptian army in Sinai”
         “The Palestinian forces and activists yesterday [Oct. 16, 2017] condemned the terror attack in which six Egyptian soldiers were killed (see note below –Ed.). PLO Executive Committee member and Director of the [PLO] Department of Refugee Affairs Zakariya Al-Agha expressed his sharp condemnation of the attack, and said in a press release yesterday that this disgusting crime of terror serves none but the enemies of the [Arab] nation and their plans, whose purpose is to undermine the stability of the region, while mentioning that this crime did not harm Egypt’s unity, security, and stability at all... [and] while emphasizing that the Palestinian and Egyptian peoples are in the same boat in dealing with terror. In Ramallah, the Fatah Movement condemned the terror attack and said in a statement from [its] Information, Culture, and Ideology Commission yesterday: ‘We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack on an Egyptian army post in northern Sinai.’ Fatah emphasized its solidarity with the Egyptian leadership and people, and expressed condolences and feelings of solidarity with the families of the soldiers and the dead…
The Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] (DFLP) (i.e., terrorist organization, see note below) also condemned the terror attack, by emphasizing that the dark terror will not last long and that it will be finished by the power of the people’s will and their going out against it. [The DFLP] emphasized that what happened yesterday [Oct. 16, 2017] in the Sinai is a desperate attempt to harm Egypt’s regional and national role…
Palestinian Liberation Front (i.e., member of the PLO) political bureau member Muhammad Al-Soudi said in a press release that the crime that was committed against the heroic Egyptian army soldiers in northern Sinai is not unrelated to the phenomenon of terror in the region, which is sustained by the aggressive forces in the region and prime among them the Zionist enemy, which is focused on taking apart the Arab nation, its states, and its capabilities, and keeping it busy with disagreements that divert it from the struggle against [the Zionist enemy] and its aspirations in Palestine and the entire Arab region.”
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ISIS terrorists in Sinai attacked Egyptian military posts south of Sheikh Zuweid, near the border with Gaza, on Oct. 16, 2017. Six Egyptian soldiers and over 24 ISIS terrorists were killed in the clash.

The DFLP (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine) has carried out numerous terror attacks, including the Ma’alot massacre in which 22 schoolchildren and 4 adults were murdered (May 15, 1974), the Avivim school bus massacre, in which 9 children and 3 adults were murdered (May 22, 1970), the Kiryat Shmona massacre (18 murdered, April 11, 1974), the Beit Shean attack (4 murdered, Nov. 11, 1974), the Jaffa street bombing in Jerusalem (7 murdered, Nov. 13, 1975) the Tiberias bombing (2 high school students murdered, May 15, 1979), the Night of the Gliders (in which two terrorists infiltrated Israel from Lebanon using hang gliders, murdering 6 Israeli soldiers on Nov. 25, 1987), and the Geha junction suicide bombing near Tel Aviv (4 murdered, Dec. 25, 2003.) The DFLP has participated in and claimed responsibility for dozens of other terror attacks.

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