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Abbas’ advisor romanticizes most lethal attack against Israel, terrorist murderers are “heroes”

In March 1978, Dalal Mughrabi led a group of Fatah terrorists from Lebanon and hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway. Confronted by the Israeli army, the terrorists killed many of the passengers on the bus, in total 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounded more than 70.
Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein posted the following on his Facebook page, glorifying the attack and the terrorists who carried it out:

Posted text: “On the early morning of Saturday, March 11, 1978, a [small] band [of Palestinian fighters] sailed from Deir Yassin on a cargo ship, which, it was decided, would transport them to a [point] 12 miles from the Palestinian coast, after which the band sailed on in a simple boat towards the coast south of Haifa.
Thus Dalal Mughrabi arrived on the soil of the beloved homeland, and her dream came true. She and her friends crossed the beach towards the Haifa-Jaffa highway, near the colony of Herzliya, which was near their destination. They succeeded in halting a large bus with 30 Israeli passengers, and forced it to turn toward Tel Aviv. At the same time, the band managed to take control of another bus, and its passengers were transferred to the first bus. They were held hostage together with the [passengers of] six small cars, which brought the number of hostages to 68. When the Zionists got wind of the operation, they mustered large forces from the army and Border Police, led by then Chief of Staff Ehud Barak. Roadblocks were set up on every road leading to Tel Aviv, but the self-sacrificing fighters (Fedayeen, i.e., the terrorists) succeeded in passing through them, until they could see the outskirts of Tel Aviv. The enemy forces destroyed the bus together with its passengers, and admitted to having sustained 42 fatalities and 85 casualties, in addition to [the loss of] two buses, six taxis and a military jeep. As a result, 11 heroes, including Dalal Mughrabi, died as Martyrs, while two were wounded and captured.”

Note: The accompanying image is of Dalal Mughrabi and her fellow terrorists.