PA TV reporter: Murderer of 4 students "wrote the most sublime words of sacrifice with his blood"
PA TV airs footage of the PA TV military funeral for Ahmad Al-Faqih, who killed 4 students.
Mother of terrorist Ahmad Al-Faqih: "We are escorting Ahmad today as a bridegroom..."
PA TV reporter: "Here, in front of the Martyrs (Shahids) of Dura Cultural Center, the funeral procession turned into a national wedding, in which many spoke of the need to increase both official and popular efforts to put an end to what are known as 'the numbered cemeteries' (i.e., Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers)." ...
Man at the funeral: "After 12 years in which the body of hero Martyr Ahmad Al-Faqih was held [by Israel], Dura and the Hebron Municipality are proving to everyone that the Martyrs are more honorable than all of us." ...
PA TV reporter: "After a 12-year separation, the city of Dura now embraces the remains of its Martyr, who wrote the most wonderful and sublime words of sacrifice with his blood."
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Note: Ahmad Al-Faqih belonged to the Islamic Jihad terrorist group. He and another terrorist infiltrated the Otniel Yeshiva (religious studies academy) in the West Bank and murdered 4 students on Dec. 27, 2002. Al-Faqih was killed during a fire exchange with the Israeli army force that was dispatched to respond the terrorist attack. Israel returned Al-Faqih’s body to the PA on Feb. 9, 2014.
The Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying bodies of enemy soldiers as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, on the assumption that the bodies will eventually be returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets, after their identities have been documented.
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