Killer of 67 Israeli civilians honored
by independent Palestinian TV Ma’an
Ma’an visits home of bomb maker,
“heroic prisoner Abdallah Barghouti”
“I ask every Palestinian...
to follow in the footsteps of Abdallah Barghouti
for Palestine and Jerusalem”
Attacks Barghouti prepared bombs for included:
Sbarro restaurant -15 killed
Sheffield Club - 15 killed
Moment Café - 11 killed
Triple attack at Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall - 11 killed
Hebrew University - 9 killed
Bus 4 in Tel Aviv - 6 killed
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Terrorist bomb maker Abdallah Barghouti is serving 67 life sentences in an Israeli prison for preparing the explosives for some of the most lethal suicide bombings targeting Israeli civilians during the Palestinian Authority’s terror campaign, the Intifada, from 2000 to 2005. Sixty-seven people were murdered in the attacks he planned.
The independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an, on the TV program In a Prisoner’s Home, interviewed the father of the terrorist in his home. Both the TV host and the father referred to the killer of 67 as a “hero.” Barghouti’s father added he was “proud” of his son, who he sees as a “noble fighter” who acted “generously” for “Palestine.” He encouraged “every Palestinian of noble soul to follow in the footsteps of Abdallah Barghouti for Palestine and Jerusalem”:
Independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an’s TV host: “We are now in the home of the heroic prisoner Abdallah Barghouti, in the month of the blessed Ramadan.”
Father of bomb maker Abdallah Barghouti: “Abdallah Barghouti, I am proud of him, because everyone knows of Abdallah Barghouti and what he generously did for Palestine. I am proud of him and I say: Praise Allah who gave me this hero, noble fighter for Palestine and its cause. I say: Praise Allah, Lord of the Universes, Abdallah fought for Palestine and left his family, his father and mother, and left behind three children, two girls and a boy, and sacrificed everything for the Palestinian cause. I ask every Palestinian of noble soul to follow in the footsteps of Abdallah Barghouti for Palestine and Jerusalem.”
[Ma'an (independent Palestinian news agency), June 22, 2015]
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Official Palestinian Authority TV, which is under the control of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, has also celebrated terrorist Barghouti as a hero. When Palestinian Media Watch exposed this glorification, PA TV complained that PMW had “slandered” him and other murderers by calling them “terrorists” when in fact they are “heroes.”
Fatah - also headed by Abbas - has similarly honored Barghouti by listing five of his attacks on its official Facebook page, noting how many “Zionists” he killed in each attack.
Click to see PMW’s documentation of other Palestinian parents expressing pride in their children’s violence against Israelis.