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Fatah member honors terrorist who, together with her sister, tried to blow up a Jerusalem cinema in 1967

Headline: “Fatah’s Revolutionary Council member Al-Nahel expressed sorrow over the death of fighter Ihsan Al-Barnawi”
“Fatah’s Revolutionary Council member Muhammad Joudeh Al-Nahel ‘Abu Joudeh’ expressed sorrow over the death of the great fighter Ihsan Al-Barnawi who died the night before last [Oct. 6, 2015] in the Jordanian capital Amman. Al-Nahel said yesterday in a press release: ‘Our people lost a great fighter who participated in national activity from her childhood, and participated in all the stages of the Palestinian revolution as one of the pioneers who joined the Fatah movement early, as she was the partner of her sister, fighter Fatima Barnawi in placing a bomb in the first military operation (i.e., attempted terror attack) carried out by a Fatah woman, the ‘Jerusalem cinema operation.’ She was held under arrest together with her sister Fatima Barnawi in the Zionist occupation prison, went through the hard Zionist interrogation together with her, and was sentenced to a year in prison.’ … Al-Nahel noted that the deceased was a model of giving and organizational responsibility, as she was a model of commitment to an organization, and intelligently succeeded in fully carrying out all the tasks given her throughout her involvement with the Fatah movement.”

Fatima Barnawi placed a bomb in a movie theater in Jerusalem in 1967 in an attempt to blow it up. The bomb failed to explode. She was sentenced to life imprisonment but was released in 1977 after serving 10 years. In 2015, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas honored Barnawi with the Military Star of Honor.