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Op-ed justifies attempted murder of Yehuda Glick

Headline: “O Mutaz”

Op-ed by Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to India and regular columnist for the official PA daily

“May your soul rest in Paradise. I do not know the number of people who shot and killed you. They failed to answer your final question to them, which you were forced to write with bullets aimed at an evil man with a reputation in our land. You are the one who threw out the question and then left this world: ‘Do you think you are above the law and above punishment? Will you forever think that you are safe…?’

In your last meal, which you ate at the restaurant where you worked, you emphasized the Palestinian’s siding with life. Poison, indiscriminate killing, and general hatred were not the means by which you defended Jerusalem, the land, and the Palestinians’ freedom of worship and their right to free access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza. Your target was one of heads of the vipers who spit venom, pollute the environment, and ignite the hatred…

You are not a murderer, O Mutaz. The murderers are those who assassinated you.”

Mutaz Hijazi – Islamic Jihad member and released prisoner from Jerusalem who attempted to assassinate Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a prominent activist working to assure rights for Jews to visit and pray on the Temple Mount, on Oct. 29, 2014. The assassination attempt took place following a conference on establishing times and places for Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. Glick was seriously wounded in the attack; Hijazi was killed soon afterwards when he opened fire on an Israeli police force that was attempting to arrest him.