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PA daily op-ed glorifies founder of Islamic Jihad terror organization

Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, regular columnist for the official PA daily and member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza

Headline: “Crossing every line”
      “Even after the beginning of the first signs of the self-sacrificing (Fida’i) activity in the Gaza Strip in the mid-1950s – during the period of the Tripartite Aggression (i.e., the Suez Crisis) in which Israel, the main enemy of the Palestinian people, worked hand in hand with Britain and France – the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood did not take part in this. This was to such an extent that some of those who were counted among the Brotherhood carried out Palestinian activity after leaving the organization, and the Brotherhood hated them, considered them heretics, were hostile to them, and seriously slandered them. They did this to every comrade of theirs who thought to join the struggle, as they also did to the young commander full of patriotism, Dr. Fathi Shaqaqi (i.e., founder of the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization), who left them after he became convinced that they were not made for this, but rather in order to constitute a burden on the Palestinian struggle in general. This was obvious in the quantity of their attacks against Dr. Fathi Shaqaqi, whom Israel assassinated afterwards as it did many other Palestinian leaders, but his memory will remain eternally in the life of Palestine.”

Fathi Shaqaqi - Founder of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad, which has carried out more than 1,000 terror attacks, murdering and wounding hundreds of Israeli civilians. Shaqaqi was killed in 1995 in an operation attributed to Israel but for which Israel never took responsibility.