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PA official: Sbarro suicide bomber and those like him are "heroes who watered the pure land of Palestine with their blood"

“The funeral procession of Martyr (Shahid) [Izz Al-Din] Al-Masri, who carried out the Sbarro Martyrdom-seeking (Istish'had) operation (i.e., terror attack) in West Jerusalem on Aug. 9, 2001, set out from the Turkish Government Hospital in Tubas.
The remains of Martyr Al-Masri were shrouded inside a National Security Forces military vehicle, which led the military funeral procession that set out for the Martyr’s birthplace…
District Governor of Tubas and the Northern Jordan Valley Rabih Al-Khandaqji and Mayor of Aqqaba Jamal Abu Ara participated in the funeral…
In his eulogy of the Martyr, Al-Khandaqji emphasized that the reception of the Martyrs in such a national and popular atmosphere, in the presence of all the forces and factions of the national and Islamic activity, expresses the unity of the ranks and the unity of the Palestinian cause…
The District Governor added: ‘Our Martyrs are not [mere] numbers in the occupation’s cemeteries, but heroes who watered the pure land of Palestine with their blood. It is our duty to remain committed to the path until their dream – the establishment of the independent State of Palestine, whose capital is Jerusalem – is realized.’”
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Izz Al-Din Al-Masri – suicide bomber who carried out the Aug. 9, 2001 bombing of the Sbarro pizza restaurant in Jerusalem, in which 15 civilians were killed, including 7 children, and 130 wounded. Israel transferred the terrorist’s body to the PA on April 29, 2014.

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