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Salfit District Governor mourns and honors, terrorist who murdered at least 4 people, Kamal Abu Wa’er

Headline: “Laying the cornerstone for Martyr Yasser Arafat Square in Salfit” 

“The Fatah Movement Salfit branch, the Salfit Municipality, and the [Salfit] district’s institutions laid the cornerstone today, Thursday [Nov. 13, 2020], for [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Martyr Yasser Arafat Square in [Salfit] on the 16th anniversary of his death as a Martyr. 

Salfit District Governor Dr. Abdallah Kmeil… noted that the month of November bore with it many pains due to the loss of the national leader and uncompromising negotiations director, [PLO Executive Committee Secretary] Dr. Saeb Erekat, who represents the Palestinian memory; and the loss of the prisoners’ movement Martyr, hero Kamal Abu Wa’er (i.e., terrorist, involved in the murder of at least 4), who served 17 years in the occupation’s (Ie, Israel’s) prison and died as a Martyr inside the occupation’s prisons."

Saeb Erekat also serves as Fatah Central Committee member and PLO Chief Negotiator

Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.

Kamal Abu Wa’er – Palestinian terrorist and member of the PA Presidential Security Force 17 who participated in a number of lethal terror attacks including: the murder of Israeli border policeman Madhat Yousef in a shooting attack at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus on Oct. 1, 2000; the murder of Rabbi Benjamin Herling in a shooting attack at Mount Eival on Oct. 19, 2000; the shooting and murder of Arnaldo Agranionic, a guard at the town of Itamar, on May 8, 2001; and the murder of 16-year-old Aliza Malka in a drive-by shooting near the entrance of Kibbutz Meirav on Aug. 9, 2001. Abu Wa'er was serving 6 life sentences and died in prison in November 2020.

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