Skip to main content

PA names hall after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, whom it admires for planning murder of 125

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

Until Hamas’ massacre against Israel on Oct. 7, 2023, the Coastal Road terror attack was the most lethal in Israel’s history. Fatah terrorists from Lebanon hijacked a bus full of Israeli civilians on vacation and murdered 37, of whom 12 were children. Arch-terrorist Abu Jihad planned and supervised the attack, which was led by female terrorist Dalal Mughrabi.

The PA has praised Abu Jihad for orchestrating the murder of at least 125 Israelis, and Palestinian Media Watch has documented how the PA has turned him into a role model for Palestinian society. Posthumously, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas awarded Abu Jihad the Star of Honor.

Last week, the PA yet again cemented its view of Abu Jihad as a hero and admirable figure for Palestinians by inaugurating a hall in Ramallah named after him. One of the walls in the hall is adorned with a photo of the arch-terrorist and the Fatah logo, which includes the PA map of Palestine that erases all of Israel under crossed rifles. (Photos above and below)

PA’s Ramallah District Governor Dr. Laila Ghannam was present at the event (left in lower photo), as was top Fatah official Abbas Zaki (upper photo), who gave a speech. Additional Fatah officials were also present:

Posted text: “[Fatah Central Committee member] Abbas Zaki during the inauguration of Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ Hall (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) in Ramallah, which was held by the Fatah Movement’s Ramallah Al-Tahta sub-branch in the presence of Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Dr. Laila Ghannam, [Fatah] Ramallah and El-Bireh Branch Secretary Muwaffaq Sahwil, the Ramallah mayor, and a number of religious and important figures.”

[Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki, Facebook page,
May 27, 2024]

Abbas Zaki also holds the position as Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations

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.

RelatedView all ❯