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PA official glorifies sniper who murdered 10 people

 ‎“District Governor of Ramallah and ‎El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam said she ‎had the honor of [receiving] the first ‎letter written by heroic prisoner Thaer ‎Hammad, of the village of Silwad, ‎which was addressed to her, and in ‎which Hammad expressed his pride ‎in District Governor Ghannam. ‎Furthermore, she emphasized that ‎the words of the letter constitute a ‎course of action for anyone devoted ‎to the soil of this homeland.‎
In her speech during a rally marking ‎‎[Palestinian] Prisoner’s Day and the ‎anniversary of the Martyrdom of Abu ‎Jihad, at the Silwad school yesterday ‎‎[April 18, 2014], Ghannam said … the ‎prisoners’ cause would remain the ‎top priority of anyone belonging to ‎this homeland. [She] sent salutations ‎to all the brave prisoners and ‎illustrious female prisoners, ‎conveyed the salutations of the ‎President [Mahmoud Abbas] to those ‎present, and emphasized that he ‎‎[Mahmoud Abbas] serves as the true ‎guarantor of our people and its ‎fundamental principles.”‎

Thaer Hammad – serving 11 life ‎sentences for shooting down 7 ‎soldiers and 3 civilians with a sniper ‎rifle from a hilltop in Wadi Al-‎Haramiya in the West Bank on March ‎‎3, 2002. ‎

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - 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. 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.‎