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Terrorist who participated in terror attack led by Dalal Mughrabi discusses the attack and its aims

Official PA TV program A Fighter’s Memories hosted senior Fatah member Khaled Ibrahim, who participated in the 1978 Coastal Road Massacre – the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, in which Fatah terrorists led by Dalal Mughrabi hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70:

Khaled Ibrahim
: “The Israeli claim is that we were terrorists and murderers. If we had been terrorists and murderers, we would have started shooting people the moment we took control of the bus, for example. But we wanted to protect the lives of the hostages, for our own goals. We had political goals, and besides the political goals, we had security goals. We had brothers in the Israeli prisons we wanted to free. Why did Abu Jihad insist that Dalal Mughrabi take part in the operation? As a response to [Ehud] Barak and his ilk. When Barak went to Beirut [as part of the 1973 Israeli raid on Lebanon] and assassinated the three leaders, Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar, Kamal Nasser and Kamal Adwan – he came disguised as a woman, Defense Minister Ehud Barak [sic.- Barak was then commander of an elite Israeli army unit] – and went in and assassinated the Palestinian leadership. But Abu Jihad said to him: I will send you a real Palestinian girl who will confront you. ”

Notes: 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 killing 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

1973 Israeli raid on Lebanon – An attack carried out by Israeli army special forces led by Ehud Barak, in which three high-level PLO leaders – Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar, Kamal Adwan and Kamal Nasser – were assassinated.

Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar was Arafat's deputy and among the founders of Fatah. He was the Commander of Al-Asifa, Fatah’s military unit, and member of Fatah’s Central Committee and PLO’s Executive Committee. He also was the Commander of Operations of the terrorist organization Black September and involved in the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).

Kamal Adwan was responsible for Fatah’s terrorist operations and a senior member of Black September. He and Kamal Nasser were killed by Israeli forces in April 1973.
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