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Ramallah governor lays wreath on grave of terrorists who killed 8

On a Facebook page dedicated to Ramallah Governor Laila Ghannam, a picture was posted honoring terrorists who killed 8 civilians in an attack on a Tel Aviv hotel in 1975. The Facebook page, entitled "Friends of Dr. Laila Ghannam," posted a picture of the governor placing a wreath on the terrorists' graves.
Text: "Dr. Laila Ghannam lays a wreath of flowers on the gravestone of the Shahids (Martyrs) of the Savoy Operation (i.e., terror attack at the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv) in the Ramallah cemetery."
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In the following statement, Ghannam confirms that she supervises the Facebook page “Friends of Laila Ghannam,” which posted her picture from the grave of the terrorists:
     “Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam yesterday denied that she has an official page bearing her name on the social network ‘Facebook’. Ghannam declared that there are anonymous elements who want to harm outstanding Palestinian political dignitaries and are working to defame them in the eyes of the world. The opening of such pages on ‘Facebook’ or on other sites by anonymous [parties] can ignite controversy as a result of incorrect information that [may be] published there.
She also noted that the Ramallah and El-Bireh District has an official page that is headed and managed by the Information Directorate staff and that there is a page belonging to the ‘Friends of Dr. Laila Ghannam’ that is managed by a number of friends of the district and is supervised by the Governor and through which she maintains contact with our Palestinian people in the Interior (i.e., Israel) and outside of the country. In addition, she declared that people who commit such acts should be tracked down, they should be forced to explain [their acts], and they should be prosecuted.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 24, 2013]

Note: It is significant that Dr. Ghannam denies only that she has her own personal Facebook page. She confirms that there are official Facebook pages for the district she governs, and that she herself supervises a page for a group called “Friends of Laila Ghannam.”

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