PA glorifies planner of terror attacks as “hero” and “outstanding commander”
Official PA TV newsreader: “It’s been 49 years since the death as a Martyr - fighter Walid Al-Hassan known as Abu Ali Iyad – one of the founders of the Palestinian armed struggle.”
Official PA TV narrator: “The hero of the mountain, Abu Ali Iyad, one of the Fatah Movement’s outstanding commanders and fighters. He had the honor of taking part in establishing the Palestinian armed struggle. Fatah and the Palestinian revolution led him in his wedding procession (i.e., funeral)… Abu Ali oversaw an attack on the Beit Yosef settlement in 1966 (i.e., terror attack, 3 wounded). The Israeli leadership acknowledged that it was the most violent attack that Israeli settlements had undergone at the time.
A Martyr's funeral is considered a celebration of his wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam
Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was responsible for several terror attacks. The attacks included a bombing in the town of Beit Yosef in northern Israel on April 25, 1966 (injuring 3 people), and placing bombs in the town of Margaliot in northern Israel on July 19, 1966. He was killed in 1971 in Jordan by the Jordanian army when it forced Fatah members out of the country.