Official Fatah Facebook praises 3 murderers who killed 18 Israelis in 1974
Text and photo posted on the official Fatah Facebook page on May 19, 2016
Posted text: “Did you know that Fairuz’s song Alone They Remain was written in honor of these three? For anyone who does not know the story of the song Alone They Remain Like the Elderberry Flowers that Fairuz sings, it was written by the Lebanese poet Talal Haidar… There was a period when Talal Haidar would drink his morning coffee and would notice three young men entering the forest in the morning and come out again in the evening, and every time they entered and came out, they greeted Talal.
He wondered: What are those young men doing in the forest from morning to evening? Until the day came when they greeted Talal Haidar in the morning and entered the forest, and when he went out in the evening to drink his coffee, he did not see the young men come out. He waited for them, but they did not come out. He worried about them until he heard the news that three young Arabs carried out a self-sacrifice (Fida'i) operation (i.e., terror attack, 18 murdered) within the Zionist entity. When he saw the picture of the three, he was surprised that the three young men who died as Martyrs (Shahids) were the same young men he had gotten used to receiving greetings from morning and evening. This operation became known as the Al-Khalisa operation (i.e., the Kiryat Shmona massacre, April 11, 1974), that was carried out in the settlement of Kiryat Shmona in northern occupied Palestine on the morning of April 11, 1974. Its heroes were fighters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command (PFLP-GC), the Palestinian Munir Mughrabi ‘Abu Khaled,’ the Syrian from Aleppo Ahmad Al-Sheikh Mahmoud, and the Iraqi Yassin Musa Fazza Al-Houzani ‘Abu Hadi,’ who died as a Martyr on the day of the operation.”