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PA Minister honors terrorist killers at ceremony on Palestinian Martyrs’ Day

Main ceremony marking Palestinian Martyrs’ (Shahids') Day, Ramallah Cultural Hall:
On behalf of the government, Majda Al-Masri, Minister of Social Affairs:
     "We welcome the Martyrs (Shahids) with great honor on their national day. Each day Palestine parts with one Martyr after another. On the path that began at the start of the previous century, from the Martyrs of Red Tuesday (i.e., reference to the three Arab terrorists executed by the British in 1929), and Izz A-Din Al-Qassam and Abd Al-Qader Husseini and Ahmed Mussa, the first Martyr of the modern revolution, up until the great commanders, first among them the eternal Martyr, Yasser Arafat, and his brothers and comrades Abu Jihad, Abu Ali Mustafa, Omar Al-Qassem, Khaled Nazzal, Ahmed Yassin, Fathi Shaqaqi, Abu Abbas, and Al-Najjab."

Note: Izz A-Din Al-Qassam – an influential Islamic preacher in British Mandate Palestine during the 1930s, who led a Muslim terror group.
Abd Al-Qader Husseini – Arab commander in the 1948 war.
Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - Founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization’s military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the worst in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Abu Ali Mustafa - General Secretary of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP). The PFLP, which rejected the Oslo Accords (1993), planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000- 2005 (the Intifada).
Khaled Nazzal - Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), and commander of its military branch. Was responsible for the terror attacks on Ma’alot and Beit Shean in 1974 and Jerusalem in 1984.
Ahmed Yassin – Founder of the Hamas terror movement.
Fathi Shaqaqi – Founder of Islamic Jihad, that was responsible for more than 1,000 terror attacks, killing approximately 150 and wounding 950.
Abu Abbas – Head of the terror organization Palestinian Liberation Front. He planned the hijacking of an Italian cruise ship in 1985, in which one passenger in a wheelchair was killed.
Al-Najjab – Fatah Executive Committee member and head of the Palestinian People’s Party.
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