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Fatah glorifies terrorist commander Abu Jihad and his multiple terror attacks

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture

Posted text: “Martyr [Abu Jihad] (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) worked diligently on developing the fighting capabilities of the revolutionary forces. He directed the operations (i.e., terror attacks) against the Zionist enemy from within the territory of Lebanon

He directed the military operations inside the occupied homeland (i.e., Israel), and personally oversaw the planning and execution of the most prominent excellent and special operations, which inflicted heavy losses on the occupying enemy

In the early morning hours of April 16, 1988, the Palestinian revolution in the homeland and in the entire world was struck when leader Abu Jihad was assassinated… The [UN] Security Council condemned the filthy assassination operation committed by the Zionists, the murderers of the prophets

The military operations that Abu Jihad planned:

  • The Zohar Reservoir (i.e., near Beit Hanoun in Gaza) bombing in 1955.
  • The water pipelines (Eilabun tunnel) bombing in 1965 (i.e., attempted bombing of the Israeli National Water Carrier).
  • The Savoy Hotel operation in Tel Aviv in 1975 in which 10 Zionists (sic., 11) were killed.
  • The truck bomb explosion in Jerusalem in 1975.
  • The killing of senior sapper Albert Levy and his assistant in Nablus in 1976.
  • The operation of Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), in which more than 37 Zionists were killed in 1978.
  • The shelling of Eilat Port in 1979 (apparently refers to thwarted bombing in 1978; see note below –Ed.).
  • The shelling of the northern settlements with Katyusha [rockets] in 1981.
  • The capture of 8 Zionist soldiers in Lebanon and their exchange for 5,000 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners and 100 prisoners of the lands occupied in 1982.
  • The infiltration of the Zionist military government headquarters in Tyre [Lebanon] and its bombing, which led to the death of 76 officers and soldiers, including 12 senior officers, in 1982.
  • Directing the 1982-1984 war of attrition in southern Lebanon (i.e., First Lebanon War).
  • The Dimona Reactor operation in 1988 (i.e., the Mothers’ Bus attack, 3 murdered; see note below), which was the main reason for his assassination.”

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.

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.

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)

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.

The capture of 8 Israeli soldiers in Lebanon – Eight Israeli soldiers were captured by Fatah terrorists in Bhamadoun, Lebanon on Sept. 4, 1982. Two of them were handed to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and 6 were held by Fatah. Fatah released the 6 soldiers on Nov. 23, 1983 as part of an exchange deal in which Israel released 4,700 terrorists that were held in Lebanon and 65 terrorists held in Israel. The two handed over to the PFLP were released on May 21, 1985, as part of an exchange deal in which Israel released 1,150 terrorist prisoners.


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 – 3 Israelis – Miriam Ben-Yair, Rina Shiratzky, and Victor Ram – were murdered when the bus they were on that was carrying workers to the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists Muhammad Abd Al-Qader Muhammad Issa, Muhammad Khalil Saleh Al-Khanafi, and Abdallah Abd Al-Majid Muhammad Kallab on March 7, 1988. 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.

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