PA Presidential Guard honours "Prince of Martyrs" Abu Jihad, terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 people
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guard
The top of the image shows terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” who was responsible for the murder of 125 people, while the bottom image shows Abu Jihad walking with former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat.
Text on image: “The 33rd anniversary
April 16, 1988
The anniversary of the death as a Martyr of commander Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’”
Posted text: “Today is the 33rd anniversary of the death of the Prince of Martyrs
Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’
May Allah have mercy on the First Bullet and the First Stone (i.e., Abu Jihad)
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.