PFLP praises "heroic knight" who killed Israeli youth, "emphasizing that resistance is the ideal option for uprooting the occupation”
Headline: “The Popular Front [for theLiberation of Palestine] praises the heroic operation in Jerusalem and emphasizes that resistance is the ideal option for uprooting the occupation”
“The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) praised the heroic operation (i.e., terror attack in which terrorist Fadi Abu Shkhaydam murdered 1 person) this morning, Sunday [Nov. 21, 2021], next to the Chain Gate in occupied Jerusalem, in which one of the occupation soldiers was killed (sic., a civilian was murdered) and 3 (sic., 4) others were wounded.
PFLP emphasized that this operation was part of the natural response to the fascist occupation’s crimes, including – and not the last of them – the death as a Martyr of prisoner Sami Al-Amour (PMW was unable to determine the nature of his crimes; Al-Amour reportedly had a congenital heart defect -Ed.) as a result of the policy of medical neglect (sic., see note regarding PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners). It added that our people’s knights proved today that resistance is the ideal option for uprooting the occupation from our land and removing its settlement enterprise from all our national land.
PFLP noted thatthe increase in heroic operations (i.e., terror attacks) in occupied Jerusalem is proof that the Palestinian people and its young people are most determined to resist the occupation and expel it despite all the difficulties, despite the attempts to eliminate its national cause, and despite the expansion of the circle of normalization [with Israel].
PFLP called on the masses of our people and all the living forces to escalate the resistance at all the centers of confrontation with the occupation, and to learn from the example of the self-sacrificing fighter who shot the settlers who are robbing our land.”
Fadi Abu Shakhdam - Palestinian terrorist and senior Hamas member who murdered 1 and wounded 4 others, one of them seriously, in a shooting attack with a submachine gun near the Chain Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem on Nov. 21, 2021, before Israeli police officers shot and killed him.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) - a socialist Palestinian terror organization and one of the largest factions in the PLO. Founded by George Habash in 1967, PFLP has planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding and throughout the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005). One of its most high profile attacks was the murder of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi on Oct. 17, 2001. PFLP has been designated as a terror organization by several states including the US, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the EU.Terrorist prisoner Ahmad Sa’adat has served as PFLP’s secretary-general since 2001; he is serving a 30-year sentence in an Israeli prison for heading the PFLP.
Libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners - the PA claims that Israel abuses Palestinian prisoners, through medical neglect, medical experiments, and by intentionally infecting them with diseases. However, the International Red Cross regularly visits these prisoners and has not documented or accused Israel of any of these claims. Likewise, lists of demands occasionally issued by the prisoners during hunger strikes - such as during one in 2011 - include no demands relating to these claims. PMW has documented prisoners talking about how they "lack nothing" in the prisons, and that "the worst thing about Israeli prison" is riding in a prison vehicle that has no padding on the seat. When PMW contacted the Israeli Ministry of Health in 2007 regarding PA claims of medical experiments on prisoners, the ministry responded: "Clinical testing on prisoners in prison was never approved, never performed, and is most certainly not taking place at present."