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Jenin Governor speaking in Abbas' name: Terrorist Abu Jihad is "one of the giants and heroes"

Headline: “District Governor of Jenin marks Prisoners’ Day and the anniversary of Abu Jihad’s Martyrdom death”
     “On Wednesday, [April 17, 2013] the Jenin district marked Palestinian Prisoners’ Day and the 25th anniversary of Abu Jihad’s Martyrdom death by organizing a mass rally in the Martyr Yasser Arafat Square in the city center.
District Governor of Jenin, Talal Dweikat, said in his speech on behalf of [PA Chairman] Mahmoud Abbas: ‘We are emphasizing the President’s words, he said that we are committed to the way of the Martyrs and prisoners until victory and until we gain our Palestinian country, whose capital is Jerusalem. Today, we mark Abu Jihad’s anniversary, one of the giants and heroes who wrote epics of bravery and on the anniversary of his Martyrdom death we see the thousands of fighters and prisoners who sacrificed for their homeland…’
Member of the PLO Executive Committee, Saleh Rafat, directed a salutation of honor and pride to the soul of Martyr Abu Jihad who played an important and historical role in leading the modern Palestinian revolution. In addition he saluted all the Martyrs, specifically the Martyrs of the prisoners’ movement.”
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Note: Abu Jihad was a 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 most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

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