Chairman of PLO legislative body praises arch-terrorist as "a revolutionary and one of the true knights of Palestine"
Headline: “Al-Za’anoun: Abu Jihad was a revolutionary, one of Palestine’s true knights, and a symbol of national unity”
“Chairman of the [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) Salim Al-Za'anoun said that Martyr leader Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) was a revolutionary and one of the true knights of Palestine in its modern history who believed in Palestine and dedicated themselves to it.
In a statement that he made yesterday [April 15, 2020] for the 32nd anniversary of the assassination of the Prince of Martyrs, Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,’ by the Israeli murder and terror gangs on April 16, 1988 in Tunis, Al-Za’anoun recalled the virtues of the Martyr revolutionary who was one of Palestine’s pre-eminent pioneers who left behind them an awe-inspiring history and heritage of struggle…
He continued: ‘Abu Jihad loved all of his brothers, the men who remained committed to their position. He was also The First Bullet and The First Stone. He was a measured man, a thinker, planner, and leader. He made sure that the rifle would only be pointed at the enemy…’
Al-Za’anoun said that Abu Jihad will remain a role model of [national] affiliation, leadership, planning, and sacrifice, and that his pure soul returned to its Creator.Thus he happily joined his Martyr brothers, whom he loved and they loved him.”
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.