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Participant at terror leader’s funeral glorifies terrorism: Targeted killing was “crime” against “great national commander”

Al-Aqsa TV, Hamas  |

Al-Aqsa TV, Hamas TV station, on the funeral of Islamic Jihad terror organization commander Baha Abu Al-Ata, who was assassinated in an Israeli strike on Nov. 12, 2019

Al-Ahrar Movement leader Muawiyah Al-Sufi: "We convey warm condolences to our Palestinian people that is carrying out Jihad, our Arab and Islamic nations, and our comrades in the Islamic Jihad Movement and Jerusalem platoons over the death as a Martyr of great national commander Baha Abu Al-Ata ‘Abu Salim’ (i.e., terror leader responsible for many attacks). Therefore, we say that this criminal, [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, will not succeed in fleeing his internal crisis by assassinating our Palestinian people and assassinating the Palestinian resistance leadership. The Palestinian resistance has a right to an earth-shattering response to this crime that was committed against great national commander Baha Abu Al-Ata."

Baha Abu Al-Ata – senior commander of the Islamic Jihad terror organization in Gaza who was responsible for most of the organization’s terror activity and planned numerous rocket, sniper, drone, and other attacks against Israel.Abu Al-Ata was assassinated in an Israeli targeted rocket strike on Nov. 12, 2019. In response to Israel’s assassination Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired over 450 rockets at Israel over a period of 48 hours until a ceasefire was reached on Nov. 14, 2019, which Islamic Jihad promptly breached by firing 5 more rockets.

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