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Senior member of the PA Security Forces committed “many” terror attacks during intifada, says PA daily

Excerpt of a column by Issa Abd Al-Hafiz, regular columnist for the official PA daily


Headline: “Martyr fighter Samih Ibrahim Salim Al-Madhoun”


“Martyr fighter Samih Ibrahim Al-Madhoun ‘Abu Muhammad’ was born in the Jabaliya refugee camp in 1974…

After the arrival of the Palestinian National Authority in the homeland in 1994, Al-Madhoun joined [PA Presidential Security] Force 17, and during the 1996 Tunnel Intifada (see note below -Ed.) Al-Madhoun was active in the ranks of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in the Gaza Strip. He also was active in the blessed second Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000(i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005, more than 1,100 Israelis murdered), when he carried out many military operations (i.e., terror attacks) against the Israeli occupation forces in the Gaza Strip and in its colonies…

During the black [Hamas] coup that shook the Gaza Strip in 2007 (see note below -Ed.), Al-Madhoun died as a Martyr on June 14, 2007 at the hands of members of his people and his homeland from the Hamas Movement, who dragged him on the ground in the streets of the Nuseirat [refugee] camp. (i.e., Hamas lynched him because he belonged to the PA Security Forces who had interrogated and tortured Hamas members – Ed.)”



The Western Wall Tunnel Intifada - Three days of PA terror attacks on Israeli civilians and military in September 1996, to protest Israel's opening an excavated tunnel adjacent to the base of the Temple Mount. The tunnel is an underground continuation of what is exposed today of the Western Wall. The terror was led by Arafat's security services.

The second Intifada – PA terror campaign (2000-2005) in which more than 1,100 Israelis were murdered.

2007 Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip - Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah won the 2005 Palestinian Authority Presidential election. However, Hamas won the 2006 parliamentary elections in both the Gaza Strip and West Bank, with a majority of 74 out of 132 seats, to Fatah's 45 seats. Fatah's rule of the PA Presidency and Hamas' rule of the PA government led to friction and eventually armed conflict between Hamas and Fatah. Hamas defeated Fatah militarily in the Gaza Strip in 2007, and since then Hamas has ruled in Gaza while the PA continues to rule the PA areas in the West Bank under Fatah.

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