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PA Ministry of Education teaches children that arch-terrorist who planned murder of 125 is a hero

Nan Jacques Zilberdik and Itamar Marcus  |

PA Ministry of Education teaches children that arch-terrorist who planned murder of at least 125 is hero to be honored and remembered

  • Fatah about arch-terrorist: "He is the prince, he is the roaring lion, the First Bullet and the First Stone. He is Abu Jihad"
     
  • Official PA daily listed several of Abu Jihad's terror attacks, calling them "military operations"
     
  • PA and Fatah celebrated anniversary of terrorist murderer's "Martyrdom"
     
  • Senior PA leaders participated in conference honoring Abu Jihad

The Palestinian Authority emphasized to children last month that arch-terrorist Abu Jihad - who the PA itself has credited with planning the murder of at least 125 Israelis - is indeed a hero to be honored and remembered.

At a school named after the terrorist murderer - the Martyr Abu Jihad School for Boys - in the village of Al-Yamun, west of Jenin, the PA Ministry of Education inaugurated a wall painting of Abu Jihad, as seen in the photo above. 

The text on the painting glorifies Abu Jihad for his terror and violence:

"The First Bullet and the First Stone 

Leader symbol Abu Jihad"

Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 29, 2019

The terrorist's wife, Intisar Al-Wazir, unveiled the painting in the presence of several PA officials, including a representative of the PA Ministry of Education; Director of the Jenin Education Directorate Tareq Alawneh, as well as Deputy District Governor of Jenin Kamal Abu Al-Rub, Al-Yamun Mayor Naif Khamaiseh, and Fatah branch Secretary Ata Abu Armila.

The official PA daily reported that "those who spoke, emphasized the adherence to the path of struggle of Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad], who died as a Martyr for the freedom of Palestine" and that they "enumerated the virtues of Martyr Abu Jihad."

The PA and Fatah celebrate the anniversary of Abu Jihad's "Martyrdom" on April 16 every year. Yesterday was no exception. 

The new PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh and Abbas' Fatah deputy Mahmoud Al-Aloul both participated in a conference for the 31st anniversary of "the death as a Martyr" of Abu Jihad:
 

Posted text: "Deputy Fatah Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] fighter Mahmoud Al-Aloul 'Abu Jihad' and Fatah Central Committee member and [PA] Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh as they participated in a conference for the 31st anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad), which was organized by the Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' Foundation at the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah, with popular and official attendance."

Official Fatah Facebook page, April 16, 2019

In a long article which listed several of the deadly attacks Abu Jihad planned - calling them "military operations" - the official PA daily quoted him encouraging martyrdom-death for "Palestine":

"Abu Jihad wrote it with his blood: 'The Martyrs illuminate the darkness of this long path to the occupied land.'"

To honor the terrorists even more, the article listed not only the attacks but also how many Israelis were killed. Among others, the list of attacks included the hostage taking and blowing up of the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv and "the killing of 10 Israelis (sic., 11) in 1975", the explosion of a bomb on a truck in Jerusalem in 1975, which killed 15, and the Coastal Road massacre in 1978 lead by terrorist Dalal Mughrabi in which 37 Israelis were killed, among them 12 children. (See more below.)
 

Abbas' Fatah Movement posted on its official Facebook page the invitation to the Abu Jihad conference mentioned above as well as the following images glorifying the terrorist murderer, who is also often honored with the title and nick name "The first bullet, the first stone":
 

 

Posted text and text on image: "The Khalil Al-Wazir foundation is honored to invite you to a conference for the 31st anniversary of the death as a Martyr of the First Bullet and the First Stone, Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad', titled The Palestinian Revolution and Interaction with the Masses, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at exactly 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah"

Official Fatah Facebook page, April 16, 2019

 

 

Posted text: "The First Bullet and the First Stone"

Text on image: "The first bullet and the first stone

The anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad'"

Official Fatah Facebook page, April 16, 2019

 

Posted text: "Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' - a way and an ideology that is planted in the heart of every Palestinian"

Text on image: "The Martyr 

Khalil Al-Wazir

Abu Jihad

10.10.1935 - 16.04.1988

[Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission

Information Office"

Official Fatah Facebook page, April 16, 2019

In anticipation of the anniversary, Fatah also posted the following images honoring the terrorist murderer:

Posted text: "The anniversary approaches"

Text on image: "He is Al-Wazir, he is the prince, he is the roaring lion, the First Bullet and the First Stone. He is Abu Jihad."

Official Fatah Facebook page, April 11, 2019

 

Posted text: "Your anniversary approaches.

The First Bullet and the First Stone"

Text on image: "The First Bullet"

Official Fatah Facebook page, April 9, 2019

Palestinian Media Watch has documented thatAbu Jihad is one of the most honored terrorist murderers by the PA and Fatah. 

The following is the report in the official PA daily of the inauguration of the mural:

Headline: "Al-Wazir inaugurated a wall painting of Martyr Abu Jihad in Al-Yamun"

"President of the [PLO] Families of the Martyrs (Shahids) and Wounded Institution [and member of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of the Yasser Arafat Foundation] Intisar Al-Wazir inaugurated a wall painting of [her husband] Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 125) yesterday [March 28, 2019] at the Martyr Abu Jihad School for Boys in the village of Al-Yamun, west of Jenin.

The inauguration of the wall painting was done in honor of eternal Land Day (see note below -Ed.) and in the presence of Jihad Al-Wazir (i.e., the son of Abu Jihad and Intisar Al-Wazir), Deputy District Governor of Jenin Kamal Abu Al-Rub, Director of the Jenin Education Directorate (i.e., a branch of the PA Ministry of Education) Tareq Alawneh, Al-Yamun Mayor Naif Khamaiseh, and Fatah branch Secretary Ata Abu Armila...

Those who spoke emphasized the adherence to the path of struggle of Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir, who died as a Martyr for the freedom of Palestine and the establishment of its independent state, and enumerated the virtues of Martyr Abu Jihad."

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 29, 2019]
 

The article includes a picture of the wall painting of terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir "Abu Jihad."

Text on wall painting: "The First Bullet and the First Stone 

Leader symbol Abu Jihad"
 

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was 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, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Land Day – annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and building purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.

Headline: "Abu Jihad - a set path for Palestine's direction"

"He [Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad'] (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) died as a Martyr (Shahid) while still writing his words directed at the popular intifada (i.e., the first Intifada, Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) and Palestine, after writing the last three and a half lines of his life: 'The blessing of the flaring struggle, the blessing of ongoing giving and unceasing sacrifice to our fighting brothers in the intifada's leadership, to all of the national action committees within the popular committees in the refugee camps, cities, villages, and neighborhoods, to the committees that fulfill their roles under these conditions-'

Nobody knows what the next sentence is (i.e., because it is assumed he was assassinated while writing this), but 'Abu Jihad' wrote it with his blood: 'The Martyrs illuminate the darkness of this long path to the occupied land.'

Abu Jihad's life, from his birth on Oct. 10, 1935 in Ramle and until the moment of his death as a Martyr in the early morning on April 16, 1988, in Tunisia... is summed up in one sentence: 'He was uprooted [during the Nakba (i.e., "the catastrophe," the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)], lived as a revolutionary, and died as a Martyr on the path of return to liberated Palestine.' ...

Among the military operations (i.e., terror attacks) that Abu Jihad planned were the operation to blow up the Zohar reservoir (i.e., near Beit Hanoun in Gaza) in 1955; the operation to blow up the Israeli National Water Carrier pipelines (Eilabun tunnel) [parentheses in source] in 1965; the operation at the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv and the killing of 10 Israelis (sic., 11) in 1975; the operation to blow up a truck bomb in Jerusalem (15 murdered -Ed.) in 1975; the operation to kill senior sapper Albert Levy and his assistant (sic., only Levy was murdered in the attack), in Nablus in 1976; the Dalal Mughrabi operation, in which more than 37 Israelis were killed, in 1978; the bombing of the Eilat Port in 1979 (sic., 1978, apparently refers to foiled ship bombing); [and] the bombing of the northern settlements [in Israel] with katyusha missiles in 1981(from 1978 to 1981 the PLO fired missiles at northern Israel from Lebanon -Ed.) Israel also held the Martyr responsible for the capture of 8 Israeli soldiers in Lebanon, and their exchange for 5,000 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners (sic., 4,700 terrorists held in Lebanon were released), and for planning the infiltration of the headquarters of the Israeli military governor in Tyre and its bombing in 1982, which led to the deaths of 76 officers and soldiers, including 12 senior officers (i.e., explosion in which 91 were killed, unclear whether a car bomb or gas leak caused the blast). [In addition, the occupation held him responsible] for waging the war of attrition in 1982-1984 in southern Lebanon (i.e., First Lebanon War); and for the Dimona Reactor operation in 1988 (i.e., Mothers' Bus attack, 3 murdered)...

[Abu Jihad's son] Bassem said: 'He always prepared us for the day of his death as a Martyr, and we expected them to assassinate him at any given moment. On the day of his death as a Martyr, while I and my sister Iman were studying in the US, my uncle called me and said on the phone 'Congratulations.' I asked him for what, and he answered: 'Congratulations, your father has died as a Martyr.' We were stunned. We planned to travel to Tunisia, and I and my sister were off for the airport. There we met our brother Jihad who was also studying in the US. We left for Italy and discovered that the airport was not functioning due to strikes. News of what had happened spread, and [Greek Catholic] Archbishop Capucci (i.e., smuggled weapons to Palestinian terrorists) was on his way to Italy in a private airplane in order to participate in the funeral. This eased our travel and enabled us to reach Tunisia. I and my siblings promised each other to remain calm before our mother, but she was the strongest of us.'"

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 16, 2019]
 

Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.

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, Israeli forces attacked and killed seven of the terrorists. Eight hostages and three soldiers were killed by the terrorists during the attack.

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 killed 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. In April 1976 he was called to dismantle an explosive device on B'nai Brith Street in Jerusalem. The device, which was booby trapped, exploded and Levy was killed.

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.

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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