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PA daily glorifies Hamas terrorist leader Al-Ja'abari, killed by Israel

On Nov. 14, 2012, Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense in the Gaza Strip and killed the head of Hamas' military wing, Ahmed Al-Ja'abari. The PA daily published the following article glorifying Al-Ja'abari the day after he was killed:
Headline:
“The crowning achievement of his life of struggle was Shahada (i.e., Martyrdom death for Allah) - Flashes from the life of the fighter Ahmed Al-Ja’abari”
     “Self-sacrificing fighter, the Martyr (Shahid) Ahmed Al-Ja’abari, was unique. Those close to him described him as likeable, serious and strict, to such an extent that some feared his surprise visits in disguise to the [military] posts of the Al-Qassam Brigades and the harsh punishments that he imposed on those who slacked off and didn’t follow directions. Al-Ja’abari did not like to appear [in public], even though his name was heard in every corner and neighborhood in the Gaza Strip. Gaza residents did not exactly know what he looked like until he appeared [in 2011] with the Israeli soldier, the captive Gilad Shalit, during his transfer to the Egyptians through the Rafah Crossing. He knew well how to hide and perform tasks. After his commander [Muhammad] Deif was injured, he became the de facto commander of the Al-Qassam Brigades. In a short time, he managed to turn the Al-Qassam Brigades from a system of [separate] units into a military system. Al-Ja’abari (Abu Muhammad) vanished (i.e., died) when he was targeted by an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft, but his self-sacrificing actions (i.e., terror attacks) will be told for generations to come and will be eternalized in memory.”
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