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PA daily honors terrorist Abu Jihad, lists terror attacks he planned in which 125 people were killed

Headline: "30 years since the assassination of Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad'"
       "Today, Monday, April 16 [2018], is the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125). Abu Jihad was the architect of the first Intifada of 1987 (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993), and he outlined its plan in his famous letter from March 27, 1988, whose title is: 'Let us continue attacking; there is no voice that overpowers the voice of the Intifada, there is no voice that overpowers the voice of the PLO.'
Israel assassinated Abu Jihad in Tunisia early in the morning of April 16, 1988…
Among the military operations that Abu Jihad planned:
The Savoy Hotel operation in Tel Aviv and the killing of 10 Israelis in 1975 (sic., terror attack in which 11 were murdered); the truck bombing operation in Jerusalem in 1975 (15 murdered –Ed.); the killing of most senior sapper Albert Levy and his assistant in Nablus (sic., Jerusalem) in 1976; the Dalal Mughrabi operation in 1978 in which more than 37 Israelis were killed (i.e., the Coastal Road massacre, 37 murdered, 12 of them children); the bombing of the Eilat port in 1979 (sic., 1978); and the bombarding of the northern settlements (i.e., northern Israel) with Katyusha rockets in 1981.
Israel holds Martyr [Abu Jihad] responsible for the capture of 8 Israeli soldiers in Lebanon and their exchange for 5,000 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners and 100 of the prisoners of the occupied land (i.e., Israel) in 1982 (sic., 4,700 prisoners were released from Lebanon and 65 from Israel), for the planning of the infiltration of the Israeli military government building in Tyre, [Lebanon,] and blowing it up (91 were killed, it is unclear if the explosion was caused by a gas leak or car bomb –Ed.), and for the Dimona reactor operation in 1988 (i.e., the Mothers’ Bus attack, 3 murdered)."
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Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) – 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.

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, while Israeli forces tried to free the hostages, the terrorists murdered 8 hostages and 3 soldiers. Seven of the terrorists were killed.

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.

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