Fatah: Three murderers of policewoman
in yesterday's terror attack are "role models"
Father of one of the terrorists expressed joy
over his son's "death as a Martyr"
by Itamar Marcus
Text: "Martyr" Ahmad Zakarneh,"Martyr" Muhammad Kmeil, and "Martyr" Ahmad Abu Al-Rub
The Fatah movement praised the three terrorists who murdered policewoman Hadar Cohen in yesterday's terror attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Fatah published the above picture of the three terrorists on its official Facebook page, calling them "role models":
"Those who carried out the self-sacrifice operation in occupied Jerusalem are Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh, and Muhammad Kmeil from the village of Qabatiya in the Jenin district.
They were three men who competed with each other for [Martyrdom] death
Their feet were raised above the hangman's neck
They became role models
Across the length and breadth of the homeland."
[Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Feb. 3, 2016]
The father of one of the murderous terrorists spoke in a news report on official PA TV and praised his son's death as a "Martyr":
Father: "We received the news with joy, a Martyr, our Lord chose him from among the people to be a Martyr, Allah will pardon him, and we hope he will be among the people of Paradise, Allah willing. Praise Allah in any case."
[Official PA TV, Feb. 3, 2016]
The news broadcast on official PA TV last night opened with the newscaster's report of the "death as Martyrs" of three young Palestinians from "the occupation's bullets at the Damascus Gate." The newscaster emphasized that the young Palestinians died as "Martyrs," without mentioning that they set out to perpetrate a murderous attack against Israelis. Only later in the broadcast did the reporter note a "shooting and stabbing operation... that caused the death of one soldier."
A Fatah activist from the town of Qabatiya, from where the terrorists set out, said in the same report that the three were "executed in cold blood."
The following is a transcript of what was said in the news report last night (Feb. 3, 2016) on official PA TV:
Official PA TV newscaster: "Three young people died as Martyrs (Shahids) from the occupation's bullets; an Israeli soldier was killed in occupied Jerusalem...
Three young people died as Martyrs from the occupation's bullets at Damascus Gate in the center of occupied Jerusalem; At the same time, an Israeli soldier was killed and four additional [people] were injured by gunfire and an attempted stabbing. Our reporter said that the three Martyrs are from the town of Qabatiya, south of Jenin."
Official PA TV reporter: "In the stabbing and shooting operation at Damascus Gate carried out by 3 young people from the town of Qabatiya, which caused the death of one soldier and serious injury of another, the three who carried it out, whose names are Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh, and Muhammad Kmeil, died as Martyrs from the occupation soldiers' shooting at them. [The occupation soldiers] turned the site into a military zone after the event, and shot in every direction."
Terrorist Muhammad Kmeil's father: "We received the news with joy, a Martyr, our Lord chose him from among the people to be a Martyr, Allah will pardon him, and we hope he will be among the people of Paradise, Allah willing. Praise Allah in any case."
Muhammad Abu Ju'ab, Fatah 'activist' in the Qabatiya area: "A cold blooded execution by the occupation. It is all a result of the occupation sitting on 'our chests' and a response by our young people - Qabatiya is familiar with sacrifice, we have 10 Martyrs in the town. Praise Allah, Master of the World, the whole town eulogizes them, in the name of all of Palestine, in the name of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and in the name of Jerusalem."
[Official PA TV, Feb. 3, 2016]
Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh and Muhammad Kmeil - Three Palestinian terrorists in their early 20's who shot and stabbed two Israeli police officers at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Feb. 3, 2016. One of the officers, 19-year-old Hadar Cohen, was fatally wounded and died of her wounds. The second officer was seriously wounded. The terrorists, who attacked the policewomen after they were asked for identification, were carrying machine guns, knives, and pipe bombs, leading the police to suspect they were planning a mass attack against civilians. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene by Israeli police.