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Al-Najah University in Nablus holds human reading chain in honor of terrorist who killed 3

Headline: “The spirit of Martyr Baha Alyan is gazing longingly over the An-Najah National University plaza”
     “[Baha Alyan] loved Jerusalem, its people, and its history, and worked night and day for the success of the first chain of readers around the walls of Jerusalem in March 2014, which included thousands of people holding books and thus succeeded in breaking a Guinness record…
Our Jerusalemite Martyr (Shahid) Baha Alyan has left us only in body, as his soul and idea of a chain [of readers] continue to exist throughout Palestine and now for the fourth time in Nablus.
The students at Al-Najah National University held a chain of readers at the Arts Faculty back plaza. They read several books together with their professors, discussed various matters with each other, and exchanged books for two hours during their studies.
Alaa Al-Dik, a student at the Written and Electronic Press Faculty, said in her speech: ‘In an event which has never before taken place in any city in Palestine – two of Baha Alyan’s chains of readers within four days – Nablus is witnessing a shift culturally and quality-wise in the [field] of reading. Baha did what no one else has done for many years, praise his soul.’…
Nablus District Governor Akram Al-Rajoub stated in his speech: ‘This is an exceptional day on which we remember the souls of the Martyrs, including Baha Alyan, who founded the first long chain of readers in Jerusalem. It is as if his soul is soaring above our heads and saying to us: “We are a generation that must have a national culture that will [help] us distinguish between right and wrong, a culture that will create a generation that leads rather than one that is being led.”’”
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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 Israeli bus no. 78 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 wounding 4 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. Two weeks after the attack on Oct. 27, a 3rd victim in the attack, Richard Lakin (76), died from his wounds.

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