Abbas "honours" Fatah terrorist leader Abu Ali Iyad
Headline: “On the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Mamdouh Saidam and Abu Ali Iyad, the [PA] president emphasized the loyalty to our people’s Martyrs and fighters”
“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized the loyalty to our Palestinian people’s Martyrs and fighters and to their sacrifice.
Abbas said this yesterday evening, Thursday [July 29, 2021], as he received the families of Martyrs Mamdouh Saidam ‘Abu Sabri’ and Walid Nimr Al-Hassan ‘Abu Ali Iyad’ (i.e., Fatah terror leaders) after 50 years since their deaths as Martyrs, in the presence of a number of Fatah Movement Central Committee members and Palestinian leaders.
The president praised the roles of the two great Martyrs in establishing the modern Palestinian revolution and laying its foundations, and also their self-sacrifice and lofty attributes with which they expressed the struggle and affiliation for the homeland and the cause.
Fatah Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul praised the virtues of the two Martyrs, and emphasized that this honoring demonstrates 50 years of national struggle that is still continuing in defense of the sacrifice of our fighters, our heroes, our prisoners, and our Martyrs, and we are continuing on the path to realizing our national project and establishing our independent Palestinian state.”
Mamdouh Saidam "Abu Sabri" - former Deputy Commander of Operations for Fatah's Al-Asifa military unit.
Abu Ali Iyad was appointed head of Fatah military operations in 1966 and was responsible for several terror attacks. The attacks included a bombing in the town of Beit Yosef in northern Israel on April 25, 1966 (injuring 3 people), and placing bombs in the town of Margaliot in northern Israel on July 19, 1966. He was killed in 1971 in Jordan by the Jordanian army when it forced Fatah members out of the country.