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Palestinian news agency reports on human reading chain in Gaza in honor of terrorist who killed 3

Headline: “Martyr Baha Alyan came to life in Gaza”
     “About two years ago, Baha Alyan, 22, left his mark by participating in the organization of the activity ‘the longest chain of readers around the walls of Jerusalem,’ and at the beginning of the Jerusalem Intifada (i.e., wave of terror attacks from September 2015 - continuing) he left a different mark by way of the operation (i.e., terror attack) that he carried out together with the [now] prisoner Bilal Ghanem. Baha died in the operation, but his idea did not, and it was adopted by additional young people in Hebron, who promised to continue what he began, and organized a similar activity. (So-called “human chains of readers” were held at the Hebron University, Birzeit University and Al-Quds University –Ed.)
A few months later, Gazan girls revived the idea with the launching of the chain of Palestinian readers that is meant to take place on the upcoming March 3 [2016] in the Gaza port, and thus unite the continuation of the Martyr’s (Shahid’s) dream, and the encouragement of the idea of reading, and to tell the world that a ‘nation that reads’ needs to resist by way of reading as it resists by way of weapons.
The activity is being organized by three friends, who were united by a joint goal and decided to do something that would contribute to the continuation of Martyr Alyan’s dream on the one hand, and to the encouragement of reading on the other. The three activists are Majdolin Hasnah, law student Majd Badir, and Lina Islim, 16, an 11th grade student. Badir said: ‘… the purpose of this chain is first of all to fulfill the Martyr’s dream, so the Martyr will not be just a number, and in addition, to strengthen the principle of reading…’ …
The young women sent an invitation last Sunday on Facebook in order to recruit as many participants as possible for this chain, and they were surprised by the number of people who intend to participate, as it reached about 7,500 people in one day.”
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Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Haviv Haim (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded.


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