Fatah Facebook glorifies suicide bomber as a "magnificent Martyrdom-seeker"
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
The image shows suicide bomber Ayyat Al-Akhras, who murdered 2, holding a handgun. In the bottom right corner is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Posted text: “Tomorrow will be the 17th anniversary of [the death of] self-sacrificing fighter Ayyat Al-Akhras, a daughter of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing).
Martyr Ayyat Muhammad Lutfi Al-Akhras, a young Palestinian female refugee from the Deheisheh refugee camp/Bethlehem, blew herself up in a [shopping] center of the Zionists in West Jerusalem, and this was during the Arab Summit conference on March 29, 2002.
Ayyat Muhammad Lutfi Al-Akhras was born on Feb. 20, 1985. Her grandfather’s family was uprooted from its original village of Qatra in the Ramle area that is occupied since 1948 due to the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) that befell the Palestinian people, and in the end reached the camps of refugeehood and wretchedness at the Deheisheh refugee camp in the Bethlehem area.”
Text on image: “Magnificent Martyrdom-seeker, daughter of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades
March 29, 2002
The 17th anniversary
[Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission – Information Office”
The post was removed the same day it was uploaded, and later the same day the same exact text was uploaded again on the official Fatah Facebook page without the image of suicide bomber Ayyat Al-Akhras.
Ayyat Al-Akhras - The youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (aged 17). A member of Fatah, Al-Akhras carried out a suicide bombing attack near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002, murdering 2 and wounding 28.