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Terrorist responsible for murder of 125 described as “polite man with good traits, peaceable, and non-violent” in PA daily op-ed

Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

“‘Abu Jihad’ [Khalil] Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) – the simple, modest, and shy personality – was like a gunpowder keg and an endless and self-renewing motion, constantly seeking to increase the national achievements. His personality represented two contrasts, as he was a polite man with good traits, peaceable, and non-violent, but he was decisive in his activity to scorch the enemy’s consciousness. He paid no heed to any difficulties or complications when the time came to settle accounts and confront the enemies because he wanted to help his national cause, and he succeeded in reaching the Israeli enemy’s forces during the ongoing path of struggle with all of the operations (i.e., terror attacks) that he led, aside from a number of isolated unusual operations. Khalil Al-Wazir was not sparing in any operation that he supervised, and did not stop to think much about the resources and lives that the struggle activity would require and demand of him.”

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.

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