Monument unveiled in local high school to glorify terrorist murderer Hussein Abayat
Text and images posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch
Posted text: “The Fatah Movement Bethlehem branch… marks the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of leader symbol [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Yasser Arafat, and the 20th anniversary of the death of heroic Martyr commander Hussein Abayat (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of at least 1), one of the leaders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) in the south.”
The image shows a monument dedicated to terrorist Hussein Abayat, which was unveiled at an event at Abayat High School for Boys in the Bethlehem area. The monument is in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with names of cities written on the map including cities in Israel. Above it are two Palestinian flags and a poster with a picture of Abayat wearing a flak jacket and holding an assault rifle.
Text on poster: “Martyr commander Hussein Abayat ‘Abu Saber,’ commander of [Fatah’s] military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, in the southern region.”
The image shows the schoolyard of the Abayat High School for Boys, where the event was held. On the far left the PA map of “Palestine” is seen drawn on a wall. Posters are hung from the school building, including ones showing PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, terrorist Hussein Abayat, former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”
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.
Hussein Abayat - Commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the West Bank. He was involved in shooting attacks against Israeli civilians and military in the Bethlehem area, including the murder of Sgt. Max Hazan and the injuring of border policeman Shimon Ohana. Abayat was killed in November 2000 when he was hit by a rocket fired by an IDF helicopter.