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Fatah arranges conversation between “Sisters of Dalal” organization and terrorist deported following Church of the Nativity Seige

Headline: “Deportee Ja’ara: The return to the homeland is inevitable”

“Deportee Jihad Ja’ara (i.e., terrorist, involved in at least 3 murders) said that the homeland will continue to dwell within the deportees, and the states where they are living now are only stops [on the way].

Ja’ara, one of the deportees of the Church of the Nativity (i.e., the siege of the Church of the Nativity; see note below), added in a telephone conversation from his place of exile in Portugal (sic., Ireland) with a group of Sisters of Dalal members (i.e., Palestinian universities’ Fatah committee named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi; see note below) at the Church of the Nativity plaza that the return is inevitable. He also explained how he was wounded during the siege of the Church of the Nativity in April 2002, and how the occupation authorities prevented treatment from being provided to him.

The members who participated in the activity, which the Fatah Movement in the Deheisheh refugee camp organized, asked Ja’ara questions and expressed their amazement at the heroic actions of our people.

The activity included an organized visit by the members to the Church of the Nativity in order to get to know our people’s cultural and historical heritage.”

Jihad Ja’ara – PA Preventive Security Forces member and a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who was involved in numerous attacks including suicide bombings and shootings, in which at least 3 were murdered. Ja’ara was one of the terrorists who stormed into the Church of the Nativity in 2002, continuing to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the religious site as a shield. Ja’ara was deported to Ireland, where he continued to funnel money to terror cells in the West Bank.

Siege of the Church of the Nativity - In 2002, during the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), Israel launched Operation Defensive Shield in the West Bank to prevent future terror attacks against Israelis. During the operation, 39 terrorists fled to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, using dozens of hostages and the religious site as shields. After 39 days of siege by the Israeli army, the terrorists released the hostages and were deported to Gaza and Cyprus. During the siege, the church was damaged in exchanges of fire between the terrorists and the Israeli army. One clergyman was murdered by the terrorists and 8 terrorists were killed by the Israeli army.

Dalal Mughrabi – female Palestinian terrorist who led the attack that (until Oct. 7, 2023) was the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70. In text note: (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children)

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