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Abbas sent condolences to family of Tel Aviv terrorist who murdered 3

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
  • Murderous Tel Aviv terror attack was in “defense of the land of Palestine and the people’s honor” and “for the sake of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque” – Fatah official

The terrorist who murdered 3 Israelis at a bar in Tel Aviv and another Palestinian who shot at Israeli forces were both “defending the land of Palestine and the people’s honor” according to the Fatah Movement, which added that their terror was “for the sake of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.”

This message was delivered by Jenin District Governor Akram Rajoub when he conveyed condolences on behalf of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the families of the two terrorist “Martyrs”: murderer Ra’ad Hazem and shooter Ahmed Al-Sa’adi.

The governor added further praise for the terrorists and their attacks, stressing the PA’s call for Palestinians to die for Allah and “Palestine” as “Martyrs” in the fight against Israel by stating that “the Martyrs’ blood will continue to illuminate the path to liberation”:

“Jenin District Governor Akram Rajoub conveyed condolences over the deaths as Martyrs of Ra’ad Hazem (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) and Ahmed Al-Sa’adi (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli security forces) at the Jenin refugee camp youth club, while leading a delegation that included the heads of the [PA] Security Forces.

Rajoub conveyed the condolences of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas over the deaths of the Martyrs of Jenin. He [the district governor] emphasized the role that the Martyrs fulfilled in the struggle, in their defense of the land of Palestine, and he added that they insisted on defending our people’s honor and [acted] for the sake of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, while united under the flag of Palestine.

He [the district governor] said: ‘The Martyrs’ blood will continue to illuminate the path to liberation through our national unity, so that we will fight the settlers’ extremist government and its terrorist policy, which is targeting everything Palestinian.’”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 11, 2022]

Palestinian Media Watch exposed another part of the governor’s speech earlier, in which he stated that the murderer of 3 “died with might and pride” and that Palestinians agree that “our children’s blood is pure when it flows while standing against the occupation”:

Jenin District Governor Akram Rajoub: “In this [Jenin] refugee camp, in this city… [men] died for the sake of Palestine, died for the sake of the Palestinian people’s honor… died for the sake of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem. We come to fulfill the duty of condolences for a fighter named Ra’ad Fathi Hazem (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), the Fatah fighter, who the occupation’s bullets do not distinguish between him and his comrade Ahmed Al-Sa’adi (i.e., Islamic Jihad terrorist) … This is the history of all the fighters and the noble ones... [The occupation forces]…opened fire on them and Martyrs died with might and pride, because they are Palestinians. Allah honored us Palestinians who are on this land to be in Ribat (i.e., religious conflict) until Judgement Day... We are divided regarding policy… but we are not divided [over the fact] that our children’s blood is pure when it flows while standing against the occupation. This is the policy and the idea that we need to implant in the minds of our children.”

[Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture, April 10, 2022]

The following is a longer excerpt of the statement cited above:

Headline: “Jenin district governor: We are in a difficult period, and we anticipate more losses of life”

“Jenin District Governor Akram Rajoub said that we are in a difficult period due to the incessant Israeli aggression against the [Jenin] refugee camp, the Jenin district, and its residents. He added that it is anticipated that we will see additional losses of life and property as a result of the Israeli escalation policy

Rajoub condemned the policy of collective punishment that the occupation army announced through a series of punitive measures against the Jenin district…

District Governor Rajoub conveyed condolences over the deaths as Martyrs of Ra’ad Hazem (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) and Ahmed Al-Sa’adi (i.e., terrorist, shot at Israeli security forces) at the Jenin refugee camp youth club, while leading a delegation that included the heads of the [PA] Security Forces.

Rajoub conveyed the condolences of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas over the deaths of the Martyrs of Jenin. He emphasized the role that the Martyrs fulfilled in the struggle, in their defense of the land of Palestine, and he added that they insisted on defending our people’s honor and [acted] for the sake of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, while united under the flag of Palestine.

He said: ‘The Martyrs’ blood will continue to illuminate the path to liberation through our national unity, so that we will fight the settlers’ extremist government and its terrorist policy, which is targeting everything Palestinian.’”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 11, 2022]

Ra'ad Hazem - 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered 3 Israeli civilians - 27-year-olds Tomer Morad and Eytam Magini and 35-year-old Barak Lufan - and wounded 14 others when he opened fire on a crowded bar on Dizengoff Street in central Tel Aviv on April 7, 2022. Hazem escaped the scene of the attack and was found hiding near a mosque in Jaffa by Israeli security forces several hours later. He opened fire on them and was killed in the ensuing shootout.

Ahmed Al-Sa’adi – Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist who shot at Israeli security forces who were conducting a counter-terror operation in Jenin on April 9, 2022, following the murder of 3 in Tel Aviv on April 7, 2022 by terrorist Ra'ad Hazem from Jenin. Al-Sa’adi was killed in the ensuing shootout.