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Fatah honors terrorist mastermind behind the First Intifada

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The Fatah Movement – Gaza Strip Branch posted text on its Facebook page

Posted text: Number two in the Fatah Movement

Engineer of the [first] Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) and the mind behind the revolution. He is the First Bullet and the First Stone [Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’] (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125). 70 bullets pierced your body, and they thought they would extinguish the flame of the revolution, but it continued and always [will continue] until the victory.

O Prince of the Martyrs, the world was too small to contain your funeral and Heaven carried you.

You were a commander with a reputation of eternally rising up against your enemy.

You used to say that Palestine is first, and you were the first among your comrades [Salah Khalaf] ‘Abu Iyad’ (i.e., head of Black September terror organization) and [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Yasser Arafat to die as a Martyr.

Rest in peace, O Abu Jihad, and we are continuing on your path.


The [Fatah] Commission of Information and Culture in the southern districts (i.e., the Gaza Strip)”

[Fatah Movement – Gaza Strip Branch, Facebook page, April 16, 2023]

The first Intifada - Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel 1987-1993, approximately 200 Israelis murdered

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 1960s - 1980s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the Coastal Road attack that (until Oct. 7, 2023) was the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat’s deputy, one of the founders of Fatah, and head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.

Yasser Arafat

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