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Fatah official: Arch-terrorists Abu Jihad and Abu Ali Mustafa “fought for freedom” and “rang the bells of the revolution”

Column by Muwaffaq Matar, Fatah Revolutionary Committee member and regular columnist for the official PA daily
 “[Ghassan] Kanafani, Abu Jihad, Abu Ali Mustafa, and Kamal Nasser were murdered by gunfire of the Mossad (i.e., Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) and the army of Israel, the occupation state, simply because they were fighters who fought for freedom and justice for the Palestinian people, and because they… rang the bells of the revolution… and turned it into a school for the Palestinian people, without distinction or exception.”

Ghassan Kanafani was a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and a writer who focused mainly on the themes of Palestinian struggle against Israel and for an independent state.

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 also 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.

Abu Ali Mustafa - Secretary-General of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP, which rejected the Oslo Accords (1993), has planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000-2005 (the Intifada).

Kamal Nasser was the spokesperson for PLO and Fatah and a senior member of Black September. He was killed by Israeli forces in April 1973.