On International Women's Day
Fatah praises female terrorist
who lured Israeli youth to his murder
as "O glorious one"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
On March 8, International Women's Day, Abbas' Fatah party posted an image of terrorist Amna Muna, addressing her as "O glorious one," and stating that she "is always present in our hearts." Muna participated in the kidnapping and murder of 16 year-old Israeli Ofir Rahum on Jan. 17, 2001. She met the Israeli youth in an online chat room, convinced him to meet her, then drove him to Ramallah where he was murdered by her two accomplices. She was arrested and sentenced to life in prison, but was released in the Gilad Shalit deal (details below).
Posted text: "When we speak of the Palestinian woman on her day (i.e., International Women's Day), you must be present, O glorious one, the prisoner who was exiled from Palestine to Turkey, and is always present in our hearts. Warm wishes to the women of Palestine."
[Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page," March 8, 2015]
Interviewing Muna upon her release in 2011, the official Palestinian Authority daily called the terrorist "brave" and a "female fighter and leader," Palestinian Media Watch reported. A PA TV host likewise honored her and other female prisoners, stating that "without a doubt, I love you."
Amna Muna was serving a life sentence for her participation in the kidnapping and murder of Rahum, but was released in October 2011 as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas. She was deported to Turkey, after refusing to go to the Gaza Strip. In the Shalit deal, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.