Fatah official and former PA minister glorifies arch-terrorist Abu Jihad as an inspiration for all Palestinians
Official PA TV program Personal Meeting
Fatah Central Committee member and former Minister of Education Sabri Saidam: "If you will, let us begin with a blessing for the Martyrs' souls in the month of the Martyrs, a blessing to our prisoners in the month of the prisoners, and a blessing to our land that always gives to us, that has given birth for us to [Khalil Al-Wazir] 'Abu Jihad' (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 125) and people similar to Abu Jihad who have carried the flag and the torch. The First Bullet and the First Stone, all of the blessings to the soul of the Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad, who we have learned much from for a long time. We have learned from him perseverance, affiliation, modesty, continuity, determination, resolve, refusing frustration and shaking off despair, emphasizing the role of the many in igniting the fire of revolution, and emphasizing our unity with the land and people. Therefore, Abu Jihad reminds [us] that the path of struggle lives in all of our public, reminds [us] of the heritage of the modern Palestinian revolution, and also reminds [us] of the school of armed struggle, which the Fatah Movement was proud of and affiliated with for a long time. He also reminds [us] of the path of all of the Martyrs who preceded and succeeded him, who completed the message and carried the flag for the freedom of our people, the freedom of our land, and our finishing with the occupation."
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.