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Fatah official gives condolences to family of terrorist killer on behalf of Abbas: “His death is a loss to the Palestinian people and its struggle”

Headline: “In the name of the president [Abbas] – Al-Ahmad expresses condolences on the death of the fighters Al-Naif and Jaradat in Jenin”
      “Fatah Central Committee member and chairman of its parliamentary faction Azzam Al-Ahmad expressed condolences yesterday [Feb. 27, 2016] in the name of President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership to the family of the fighter Omar Al-Naif… who died two days ago in Bulgaria, in a crime whose circumstances are not yet clear. Likewise, he expressed condolences to the family of the released prisoner Ayman Jaradat from Silat Al-Harithiya who was shot dead on Wednesday [Feb. 24, 2016].
Al-Ahmad said during his visit to the mourning tent of Martyr Al-Naif at the Jenin municipality, that his death is a loss to the Palestinian people and its struggle. He praised the history of his struggle, and emphasized that the president is personally interested in this matter, and determined to complete the investigation of the crime down to the smallest detail, so that all [details] will be exposed. On the same matter, Al-Ahmad expressed condolences to the family of the fighter Ayman Jaradat and the residents of the town of Silat Al-Harithiya. He praised the late Jaradat’s history of the struggle”

Omar Al-Naif – Palestinian terrorist who carried out an attack with two other terrorists, murdering Israeli Eliahu Amdi in the Old City of Jerusalem on Nov. 15, 1986. He was arrested and sentenced to life, but after beginning a hunger strike, he was transferred to a mental hospital from which he escaped in 1990. He escaped to an Arab country and in 1994 moved to Bulgaria. On Feb. 26, 2016 he was found dead on the grounds of the Palestinian embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he had taken shelter two months earlier. Bulgaria has stated that no signs of violence have been found on his body. However Palestinians insist that he was assassinated by Israel.

Ayman Jaradat – he and Nu’man Al-Shalabi murdered Jamil Hassoun and Mufid Ali Kanaan. In addition, he murdered 2 Palestinian men who were suspected of collaborating with Israel. He was arrested in April 1993 and was serving 4 life sentences when he was released in December 2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA’s precondition for renewed negotiations.

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