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Palestinian district governor glorifies suicide bombers as "Martyrs," says Palestine "deserves to be given this red blood"

Al-Fajer TV (local independent Palestinian station) news report on funeral held for five terrorists whose bodies were transferred from Israel to the PA. The video was posted on YouTube on March 11, 2014, under the heading, “Five Bodies Received from Israel.”
Tulkarem District Governor Abdullah Kamil laid a wreath on the caskets during the ceremony held when the bodies were transferred from Israel.
Tulkarem District Governor Abdullah Kamil: “We seek peace, we demand independence – independence, which we will never give up on – independence and freedom, for which the Palestinian people has sacrificed many Martyrs (Shahids), one after the other. Today, we are receiving the five Martyrs. We are proud to receive these five Martyrs and any Martyr who falls into Israel’s hands.”
Al-Fajer TV reporter: “The Israeli media is attacking you for welcoming these Martyrs.”
Tulkarem District Governor Abdullah Kamil: “We are proud, and we are welcoming our Martyrs. They are the ones who gave their lives for Palestine, for freedom and independence. We are not for blood; we are against every drop of blood that is spilled, whether in Palestine or any other nation. Yet at the same time, we are all prepared to die for Palestine. This is the Palestine that dwells in our minds and hearts, and it deserves to be given this red blood, which has formed a sea through which the Palestinian nation has expressed its belonging. By [welcoming] these Martyrs, the Palestinian people has expressed its belonging to this homeland. They have all sacrificed for freedom, for independence and for peace – peace that will fulfill the Palestinian hope and dream… One day, victory will certainly be achieved and the Palestinian state will be established. These Martyrs will be immortalized in our minds and hearts. We will not forget them, because they are more honorable than us all.”
[Al-Fajer TV (local independent Palestinian station), March 11, 2014]

Ma'an, the independent Palestinian news agency, added: “[Tulkarem District Governor Abdullah Kamil] said during the reception ceremony [for the bodies] that the Israeli media’s personal attack on him, with regard to the reception of the heroes’ bodies, will merely strengthen him and bolster his resolve. He said he was proud to welcome the Martyrs and heroes who had fought for the rights of our people, for they have given their blood for their homeland, and that anyone who fights for Palestine is fighting for peace – but not any peace, only peace based on the realization of our people’s rights.”
[Ma'an, independent Palestinian news agency, March 12, 2014]

Note: Imad Zubeidi – was a suicide bomber who detonated himself at a bus stop in Kfar Saba on April 22, 2001, killing Dr. Mario Goldin and wounding more than 40.
Israel transferred the terrorist’s body to the PA on March 11, 2014.

Maher Hbeishah - was a suicide bomber who detonated himself on the no. 16 bus in Haifa on Dec. 2, 2001, killing 15 people and wounding around 40.
Israel transferred the terrorist‘s body to the PA on March 11, 2014.

Anas Abu Alba - was killed by Israeli security forces while attempting to enter Israel to carry out a terrorist attack (July 7, 2002). Israel transferred the terrorist‘s body to the PA on March 11, 2014.

Khaled Sanjaq - he and another terrorist infiltrated Sha'ar Efraim, a town in central Israel, and opened fire on the Israeli security forces patrolling the area. A soldier was critically wounded and Sanjaq was killed in the exchange of fire (Dec. 2, 2001).
Israel transferred the terrorist‘s body to the PA on March 11, 2014

Kamel Alawneh – was on his way to carry out a suicide attack in Israel. He was killed by Israeli security forces before he could carry out the attack (June 26, 2003).
Israel transferred the terrorist‘s body to the PA on March 11, 2014.

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