PA Prime Minister honors dead terrorist
with condolence visit
by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has honored the terrorist who attempted to stab an Israeli soldier by paying a condolence call to his family. The terrorist was killed by Israeli soldiers after the attack Friday in Hebron.
Today's official PA daily carries a front-page picture of the terrorist, glorifying him with the title "Shahid" - a holy Islamic Martyr - together with the picture of Fayyad's visit. Becoming a Shahid represents the highest religious achievement that can be attained by a Muslim.
| "Fayyad pays condolences to the family of Shahid (Martyr) Faiz Faraj in the Hebron region."
The following is the front page story of Prime Minister Fayyad's condolence visit as reported in the official PA daily. This article likewise glorifies the terrorist as a "Shahid."
"The [Palestinian Authority] Prime Minister [Salam Fayyad] paid condolences to the family of the Shahid (Martyr) Faiz Faraj, who was killed on Friday evening by the occupation forces (Israel), having been fired upon directly in the old Al-Shalala neighborhood in Hebron. Fayyad denounced in extremely harsh terms the actions of the occupation forces, carried out as part of the ongoing campaign to suppress the non-violent protests of residents in the various regions."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 14, 2010]