PA daily: Rally in murderer’s honor “turned into a national wedding” for the “Martyr”
Headline: “Ramallah: Rally to eulogize Martyr Muhannad Halabi”
“The rally to eulogize Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi, which the Islamic Jihad movement organized in the Salim Afandi Hall in El-Bireh on Saturday afternoon [Nov. 14, 2015], turned into a national wedding, during which everyone agreed on the importance of the continuation of the Jerusalem Intifada, a natural response to the occupation’s aggression, settlement and Judaization campaigns.
Likewise, the Martyrdom wedding participants unanimously agreed that the heroic operation of Martyr Muhannad Halabi was the detonator that made the intifada explode, and emphasized that the rift [between Fatah and Hamas] must be ended, and national unity strengthened against the occupation and the gangs of settlers...
PLO Executive Committee member and Deputy Secretary-General of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Qais Abd Al-Karim ‘Abu Laila’ opened with the words Martyr Muhannad Halabi engraved on his Facebook page the day before his ascent [to Heaven], and with them announced the outbreak of the third Intifada.
Abd Al-Karim said: ‘When the hero Muhannad let loose these words, the intifada had not yet broken out, but he felt its excitement.’ In addition, Abd Al-Kraim expressed his pride in the cry [Halabi] uttered for the place from which Prophet Muhammad Ascended to Heaven [the Al-Aqsa Mosque] and as a sign of opposition to the humiliation of our mothers and sisters who are carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
He said that this Intifada sent two clear messages, the first to the world, that the existing situation, in which the occupation continue to expand the settlement, to Judaize Jerusalem, and to desecrate the sites holy to Islam and Christianity, cannot continue, and that its continuation will lead to our resistance.
The second message is to all the [Palestinian] factions and leaders: Put aside all the bickering over leadership positions, the narrow accounting, and the meaningless things, and unite against the occupation. Likewise, Abd Al-Karim emphasized that our loyalty to Muhannad’s blood is expressed in the declaration of accepting his call to end our arguments and rift.
Abd Al-Karim finished his words by saying: ‘Muhannad announced the outbreak of the Intifada, and I add that it continues, and the day will come when we will announce that the Intifada has won.’
Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen declared his pride while standing in the presence of the Martyrs who rebelled for Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Muhaisen saluted the soul of Martyr Muhannad Halabi, who detonated the Jerusalem Intifada, and emphasized that it is a revolution against the criminal occupation, which is supported by the fascist American administration. He said: ‘Maybe we do not have planes or tanks, but we have willpower that can defeat the occupation and achieve victory,’ and added: ‘It is the right of our young men to cause Israeli women to cry like our women are crying, even though our women make sounds of joy after their sons’ and husbands’ deaths as Martyrs.’ [...]
PLO Central Committee Member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) member Omar Shehadeh noted that Muhannad represents an example and role model for generations of young...
He said: ‘Muhannad felt the danger of the Zionist movement more than 20 years after the fraud, lie and delusion of the peace of Oslo, and he is now a symbol of the popular liberation from the fraud and political deception.’
Shehadeh added: ‘Muhannad Halabi waved the flag of challenge at the Zionist project, which wanted to take advantage of the conditions in the Arab world which have led to our [Palestinian] cause being pushed aside, and he wished to deal with it by issuing a greater challenge, in order to prove that Palestine and we ourselves are stronger than death.’ He continued: ‘The Intifada which Halabi detonated succeeded in preventing the division of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and spoke out against the ghost of Jerusalem’s Judaization.’ In addition, he emphasized in this context his belief that in the end our people will liberate its land, and the whole world, from the affliction of the Zionist project.”
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Terrorist Muhannad Halabi, 19, killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli police. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This 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."
"Division according to areas and times" refers to a proposed law (May 2013) being reviewed in Israeli Parliament that would allow for both Jews and Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount. The law seeks to designate separate prayer times and areas of the site for Muslims and Jews.
Israeli PM Netanyahu has stated on many occasions that the Israeli government has no intention of changing the status quo on the Temple Mount.
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