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“The self-sacrificing fighters succeeded in killing” - Fatah glorifies murder of 3 civilians

The Dimona operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered), March 7, 1988

- On March 7, 1988, three heroes demonstrated heroism and daring of the most spectacular kind
- Planned by Martyr commander Abu Jihad, the Dimona operation was carried out
- The goal of the operation was the release of the Palestinian prisoners from the Israeli prisons
- The three who carried it out –commander Martyr Kallab, Martyr Saleh, and Martyr Al-Husseini – 
set out to the [nuclear] reactor in Dimona in the Negev desert, which is surrounded by the most complicated security measures
- The heroes broke through an Israeli check point and took control of a bus transporting officers (sic.) and workers to the reactor
- On the way, attack helicopters stopped them and an unequal battle between them and the occupation soldiers broke out
- The self-sacrificing fighters succeeded in killing 3 soldiers and a woman (sic., 3 civilian hostages) before they died as Martyrs
- The bodies of the three Martyrs are still being held by the occupation in the numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for temporary burial of terrorists)

Al-Asifa Fatah - the Palestinian National Liberation Movement
[Fatah] Commission of Information and Culture; the southern districts.

Posted text on Facebook page: “The 34th anniversary of the Dimona operation (i.e., Mothers’ Bus attack, 3 murdered), which was planned by Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125)
- On March 7, 1988, three heroes demonstrated heroism and daring of the most spectacular kind
- Planned by Martyr commander Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,’ the Dimona operation was carried out
- The goal of the operation was the release of the Palestinian prisoners from the Israeli prisons
- The three who carried out the operation – operation commander Martyr Abdallah Abd Al-Majid Kallab, Martyr Muhammad Khalil Saleh [Al-Khanafi], and Martyr Muhammad Abd Al-Qader Muhammad Al-Husseini [Issa] – set out
- They set out to the [nuclear] reactor in Dimona in the Negev desert, which is surrounded by the most complicated security measures
- The heroes broke through an Israeli check point and took control of a bus that was transporting officers (sic.) and workers to the reactor
- On the way, attack helicopters stopped them and an unequal battle between them and the occupation soldiers broke out
- The self-sacrificing fighters succeeded in killing three soldiers and a woman (sic., 3 civilian hostages, 2 of them women and 1 a man) before they died as Martyrs
- The bodies of the three Martyrs are still being held by the occupation in the numbered cemeteries (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for temporary burial of terrorists)
- This operation was the main reason for the Israeli Cabinet deciding to assassinate Abu Jihad”

Mothers’ Bus attack – 3 Israelis – Miriam Ben-Yair, Rina Shiratzky, and Victor Ram – were murdered when the bus they were on that was carrying workers to the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists Muhammad Abd Al-Qader Muhammad Issa, Muhammad Khalil Saleh Al-Khanafi, and Abdallah Abd Al-Majid Muhammad Kallab on March 7, 1988. The attack is referred to as the Mothers' Bus attack because many of the passengers were working mothers. The terrorists were all killed by an Israel Police counter-terrorism unit.

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.

The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties (numbered cemeteries) are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying the bodies of enemy soldiers during wartime as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, as the bodies are eventually returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets after their identities are documented.


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