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PA Secretary-General visits families of 2 stabbers; justifies actions of Palestinians “who rose up in order to protect Al-Aqsa”

Headline: “The government’s Secretary-General offered condolences for Katana’s Martyrs”
“Secretary-General of the [PA] government Ali Abu Diyak offered condolences in the name of the government for the Martyrs of the village of Katana in the Jerusalem district, Omar Al-Faqih and Muhammad Shamasneh (i.e., terrorist stabbers). Abu Diyak said in his speech in the Martyrs’ house of mourning that our people rose up in order to protect the Al-Asa Mosque, and to come out against the despicable crimes being carried out by the occupation army and gangs of settlers, and to stop the continuation of the occupation and settlement. He emphasized that our people will continue its struggle through legitimate means according to international law, and will pave the path to freedom, until the end of the occupation, the removal of the settlements, and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital, and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque at its heart.”

Omar Muhammad Al-Faqih – 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli border policeman at the Qalandiya checkpoint on Oct. 17, 2015. Al-Faqih was shot in his lower body by another border policeman. Al-Faqih then tried to stab a sapper with scissors he took from him, and was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier.

Muhammad Nazmi Shamasneh – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who choked and stabbed an Israeli soldier in order to take his weapon on Oct. 12, 2015, on bus 185 near the central bus station in Jerusalem. The terrorist also stabbed and injured two additional people. He was shot and killed by Israeli police.