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Fatah in Gaza glorifies terrorist Abu Jihad on his birthday

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Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah in Gaza

Posted text: “Exactly today, on Oct. 10, 1935, Martyr commander Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) was born – the man who ignited the [first] Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) and friend of Martyr symbol [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Yasser Arafat.

Glory and eternity to the righteous Martyrs”

The image shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir - Abu Jihad - on the right and former PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat on the left talking with each other; on the wall in the background is a picture of Arafat.

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.

Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.


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