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Fatah Facebook praises terrorists who tried to bomb Israeli city of Eilat as “heroes”


Text and pictures posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “March 28, 1978
Heroes of the naval operation in Eilat (i.e., foiled terror attack) that was planned by Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir #Abu Jihad”

Text on the picture on the left: “Fatah heroes
Men of the sea
Heroes of the Eilat operation”

Eilat 1978 foiled attack - A Fatah ship carrying explosives, the Agios Dmitros, was seized by the Israeli army near Eilat on Sept. 30, 1978. The ship, which was carrying half a ton of explosives and 45 rockets ready for launch, was intended to explode near the Eilat beach, which was full of vacationers at the time.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks killing 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.