Abbas to award to terrorist serving 14 life sentences with "rank of major general as a sign of appreciation for his struggle and sacrifice for the homeland"
Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas will award prisoner commander Nasser Awais (i.e., terrorist, murdered 14), who is sentenced to 14 life sentences, the rank of major general as a sign of appreciation for his struggle and sacrifice for the homeland. It should be noted that prisoner Awais from the Balata Refugee Camp east of Nablus, together with a group of his friends, established the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (i.e., Fatah's military wing) in a direct appointment by [former PA] President Yasser Arafat…
Nasser Awais was the first to establish the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the homeland and was the secretary-general of the Brigades. The occupation forces expelled him and his name was included on the list of assassination targets until he was arrested in the Tubas district and sentenced to 14 life sentences for being behind many Martyrdom-seeking operations (i.e. terror attacks).
All of the ranks are small for your stature and the stature of the giants of the struggle.
Blessings on this decision that serves the national path."
The picture shows terrorist Nasser Awais.
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Nasser Awais – Palestinian terrorist who planned many attacks, one of the founders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), and assistant to arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti. Awais was convicted of murdering 14 Israelis and wounding dozens in different attacks: 6 murdered in a shooting attack at a Bat Mitzvah celebration in Hadera on Jan. 16, 2002; 3 murdered in a shooting and stabbing attack at the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv on March 5, 2002; 2 murdered in a shooting attack in Jerusalem on Jan. 22, 2002 ; 2 murdered, 1 a baby, in a hand grenade attack in Netanya on March 9, 2002; one Israeli border policeman murdered when Israeli forces deployed to prevent a planned terror attack in northern Israel on March 31, 2002. Awais is serving 14 life sentences and an additional 50 years.
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