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Fatah video lauds murderers of children as heroes

Text and video posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi"

Visual: The screenshot shows terrorist Dalal Mughrabi – who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children – with members of her terror squad. The Fatah logo, which includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, appears in the upper left corner of the screen.

At the end of the video the Fatah logo is shown across the screen with "Fatah Commission of Information and Culture in the Southern Districts [Gaza]" at the bottom.

Narrator: "She was born in the Sabra Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut in 1958. In April and May 1973, she participated in defending the Palestinian revolution in Beirut.

Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of over 125 Israelis) formed a plan for a self-sacrificing operation (i.e., terror attack), whose goal was to reach the Israeli Parliament building in Tel Aviv (sic., the Israeli Parliament is located in Jerusalem) in order to announce to the enemy that the right will not die, and to take a few Zionists [hostage] in order to demand that the enemy government exchange them for a few prisoners in the occupation’s prison.

Martyr Abu Jihad decided that Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) would command the Deir Yassin squad that included 13 self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen)…

Early Saturday morning, March 11, 1978, the Deir Yassin squad embarked on a commercial cargo ship. It was determined that it would bring them to a point 12 miles off the Palestinian coast (i.e., Israeli coast.) Afterwards, the squad embarked on a primitive boat in the direction of the southern Haifa coast.

Dalal Mughrabi and her companions reached the colony of Herzliya and passed it. They succeeded in stopping a large bus with 30 Israeli passengers on it, and forced it to travel in the direction of Tel Aviv.

While doing so, the squad succeeded in taking control of another bus, and its passengers were transferred to the first bus. In this way the number of hostages reached 68.

When the Zionists discovered the operation, they mobilized large forces from the army and border guard, under the command of then Chief of Staff Ehud Barak (Barak was a military commander at the time, not yet Chief of Staff; he later served as Israeli prime minister –Ed.). Barricades were placed on all of the access roads to Tel Aviv, but the self-sacrificing fighters succeed in passing the barricades, until they reached the outskirts of Tel Aviv. The enemy forces destroyed the bus with everyone in it (sic., the terrorists murdered 37 of the passengers). The enemy losses, according to its admission, were 42 killed and 85 wounded, in addition to two buses, six taxis, and a military jeep. As a result, 11 heroes died as Martyrs, including Dalal Mughrabi. Two who were wounded were taken captive. Afterwards, terrorist Ehud Barak took Martyr Dalal’s handgun, pulled her body by its hair, and kicked it with his foot. Her pure body seemed to scream before him: 'My enemy, I will not compromise, I will resist until my last heartbeat.’"

Dalal Mughrabi – female Palestinian terrorist who led 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.

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.

Deir Yassin - On April 9, 1948, Jewish fighters from the Irgun and Lehi military groups, part of the forces opening the blockaded road to Jerusalem, attacked the Arab village of Deir Yassin. When the battle was over, the village had fallen and in addition to the Arab fighters killed, 107 civilians were also killed. Narratives differ as to whether the civilians were killed in the crossfires or were intentionally murdered by the Irgun and Lehi fighters.