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Fatah official glorifies Hamas terrorist leader Al-Ja'abari as a heroic Martyr

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. Member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza and PA daily columnist Yahya Rabah on the Israeli operation and Al-Ja'abari:
     "And so, Israel is trying yet again to upset the cart with a new bloody round of violence begun with the assassination of Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades commander, our brother, the great Jihad fighter Ahmed Al-Ja'abari who in recent years assumed a greater public political role as well -- as became clearly apparent at the Cairo talks among Palestinian factions. The fact that Israel's assassinating him was the first step in this bloody assault is significant in many ways regarding relations within Hamas and regarding the Palestinian state of affairs in general. This is so because the heroic Martyr (Shahid) Ahmed Al-Ja'abari, may Allah have mercy on him, was a levelheaded leader whose strong presence was always welcome throughout the Palestinian arena and in the Gaza Strip, where in particular he had an undisputedly important role in preventing the security forces from bullying, while maintaining good, balanced contacts with them all. We pray that he will be granted mercy and pardon, and that Allah will bring him to His most capacious garden, and that his family be accorded patience and comfort."
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