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Op-ed commemorates terrorist leaders as “eternal examples that our generations are again recreating”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Yahya Rabah, a regular columnist for the official PA daily

“Our memories fill us with hope and resolve, resistance and achievements. At the beginning is the anniversary of the assassination of our three leaders Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar (i.e., commander of operations of the Black September terror organization), Kamal Nasser, and Kamal Adwan (i.e., senior members of Black September), who after their assassination have constituted light, dawn, unending epics, and eternal examples in our lives that our generations are again recreating.

Afterwards is the 31st anniversary of the death of the Prince of the Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist responsible for murder of 125 Israelis), the First Bullet and the First Stone, who used to tell us: ‘We Palestinians have no time to cry, rather all of the time is for the next confrontation,’ and who taught us that the distance between our minds in our heads and our fingertips needs to be very short, and that we must carry out what we think in our minds with our fingertips.”

Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar - was Arafat's deputy and among the founders of Fatah. He was the Commander of Al-Asifa, Fatah's military unit, and a member of Fatah's Central Committee and the PLO's Executive Committee. He also was the Commander of Operations of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah, and involved in the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972). He was killed by Israel in 1973.

Kamal Adwan and Kamal Nasser were both senior members of Black September, a secret branch of Fatah, who were killed by Israeli forces in April 1973. Kamal Nasser was also the spokesperson for the PLO and Fatah. Kamal Adwan was responsible for Fatah terrorist operations in Israel.

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 1960s - 1980s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the Coastal Road attack that (until Oct. 7, 2023) was the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

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