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Lebanese Shari’ah judge lauds Fatah’s history of terror

Headline: “Shari’ah Judge Oraymet condemns the assault against the [PA] Mufti of Jerusalem and the blow to symbol Yasser Arafat: Fatah’s jihad fighters are similar to the jihad fighter companions of Prophet [Muhammad] in the Battle of Badr (in 624 CE, an early Muslim victory –Ed.)”

“In comments he made to [the official PA daily] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida… [Chairman of the Islamic Center for Research and Media in Beirut] Shari’ah Judge Oraymet added: ‘Fatah is the revolution; Fatah is [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Yasser Arafat and [Khalil Al-Wazir] “Abu Jihad” (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125); Fatah is the Karameh battle (see note below -Ed.) and the first bullet that was fired competently and decisively at the Zionist enemy in Palestine. Fatah is the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) and the first Palestinian child and young woman throwing “stones of hard clay” (a reference to Quran 105:4 -Ed.) at the face of the Zionist snake.’”

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.

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.

The Karameh battle, or Al-Karameh - On March 21, 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the town of Karameh in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists had been launching attacks on Israel. Although Israel prevailed militarily, Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.