Fatah youth movement sends salutations to terrorists in prison: "You are the great ones"
Fatah’s website posted a video of a rally held at Birzeit University on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of the Intilaqa – the launch of Fatah terror operations against Israel. The video shows a parade of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades.
Shabiba (Fatah youth movement) coordinator at Birzeit University, Haitham Abu Radwan: “From here, Birzeit… to prisoner Abdallah Barghouti, to prisoner Marwan Barghouti, and to prisoner Ahmad Sa’adat: Our salutations; you are the great ones, you are the great ones…”
Secretary of Fatah’s Jordan Branch Najib al-Qaddumi: “We say to our brothers in Hamas: This is the fitting opportunity; Here is Fatah and here are the PA and the PLO, reaching out to unity…
“Netanyahu, get out! And know that the children of Yasser Arafat, the children of Ahmed Yassin, the children of Fathi Shaqaqi, the children of Yahya Ayyash, Abu Jihad, Abu Iyad and all these heroes, will never agree to anything other than the liberation of the land – all the land (i.e., all of Israel).”
Notes: Intilaqa - "the Launch." Refers to the day of Fatah's first terror attack against Israel in 1965 when it tried to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.
Abdallah Barghouti - serving 67 life sentences for preparing explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered: Sbarro restaurant (15 killed, Aug. 9, 2001), Sheffield Club (15 killed, May 7, 2002), Moment Café (11 killed, March 9, 2002), triple attack at Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall (11 killed, Dec. 1, 2001), Hebrew University (9 killed, July 31, 2002), and Bus 4 in Tel Aviv (6 killed, Sept. 19, 2002).
Marwan Barghouti - serving five life sentences for orchestrating terror attacks against Israeli civilians. When arrested in 2002, he headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
Ahmad Sa’adat - serving a 30-year sentence for heading the PFLP terror organization. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin - founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians.
Fathi Shaqaqi - founder of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad, which has carried out numerous terrorist attacks, killing hundreds of Israeli civilians.
Yahya Ayyash - Hamas bomb-maker and leader of the of Hamas’ Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades in the West Bank. He built the bombs used in numerous terror attacks, including the Mehola Junction bombing (2 killed, 9 injured, April 16, 1993), the Afula bus bombing (8 killed, 55 injured, April 6, 1994), the Hadera central station bombing (6 killed, 30 injured, April 13, 1994), the Tel Aviv bus 5 bombing (22 killed, 47 injured, October 19, 1994), the Ramat Gan bus bombing (6 killed, 33 wounded, July 24, 1995), the Ramat Eshkol bus bombing (5 killed, over 100 injured, August 21, 1995), and the Bet Lid bombing (22 killed, 66 injured, January 22, 1995). He was killed by Israeli security forces on Jan. 5, 1996.
Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - 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. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - a founder of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats (March 1, 1973), as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).