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PA Ministry of Education, following murder of 4 Israelis, expresses “appreciation of the sacrifice of our people, and… the heroic epic battle in Jerusalem… Glory and eternity to our pure-hearted Martyrs”

The following press release was issued by the PA Ministry of Education on Oct. 8, 2015, only a few days after 4 Israelis were murdered by Palestinian terrorists and several others were wounded in additional stabbing attacks.

Website of PA Ministry of Education
Below the report is a big red sign with the text: “Very important notice”

“In the name of Allah the All-Merciful
Press release from the [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the General Union of Palestinian teachers:
On Oct. 7, 2015, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, led by Minister [of Education and Higher Education] Sabri Saidam, met with representatives of the General Union of Palestinian Teachers, led by [Secretary-General of the General Union of Palestinian Teachers] Ahmed Sahwil, in the presence of members of the General Secretariat of the union and secretaries of the homeland branches.
During the meeting, both sides expressed their appreciation of the sacrifice of our people, and their efforts to support the heroic epic battle in Jerusalem, embodying loyalty to our national principles. They sent greetings of admiration for the Martyrs (Shahids), the wounded, and the prisoners, whose position has formed the basis for our righteous cause which continues blazing the memories of generations… Glory and eternity to our pure-hearted Martyrs, a speedy recovery to our injured, and freedom to our prisoners.”
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On Oct. 1, Israelis Naama and Eitam Henkin were murdered in a shooting attack on the road between Itamar and Elon Moreh, near the Palestinian city Nablus. Their four children, aged 9, 7, 4, and 4 months, were also in the car and witnessed the murders, but were not physically injured. Five Hamas members were arrested by Israel and confessed to the murders.

On Oct. 3, 2015, Palestinian terrorist Muhannad Halabi, 19, attacked Israeli citizen Aharon Bennet, 21, and his family, who were on their way back from prayer at the Western Wall through the Old City of Jerusalem. The terrorist killed Aharon and Israeli citizen Nehemia Lavi, who came to the family's aid, and injured Aharon's wife and 2-year-old son. Following the attack, the terrorist was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post on Facebook, the terrorist justified his killings stating that the attack was a response to Israel's actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This echoes PA incitement and is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."

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