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Palestinians squabble over streets named after terrorist murderers

Headline: “‘Hamasization’ persecutes the Martyrs’ streets”

“The relatives of Martyr Mahmoud Abd Al-Fattah Al-Masri (i.e., Arab soldier who died fighting in the 1948 War of Independence), who watered the land of the northern Gaza Strip with his blood, did not anticipate that the Beit Hanoun Municipality, which is managed by Hamas, would change the name of the street bearing his name to ‘Abu Bakr Mosque Street.’ The wave of changes also included the name of the ‘Hamad’ family street, which became ‘People of Paradise Street.’ …

The change of the names of the two streets is causing widespread resentment among the residents of the Beit Hanoun area, due to the symbolism of the Martyrs who sacrificed their blood for Palestine. This change has also raised concerns of a future wave [of changes] that is liable to include the name of the town’s main street, which bears the name of Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125).”

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.