PLO member calls murderer who stabbed 3 to death “a hero,” murderer was “merciful” as he did not kill the children
Palestinian Arab Front Political Bureau member Salah Abu Rukba: "This Palestinian hero (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) infiltrated the Israeli settlement and carried out this brave operation. He made sure not to harm the children in order to say to the whole world that the Palestinians are merciful but they are defending their rights, even if these means are not acceptable to some of the countries of the world. But the Palestinians don't have [a choice] other than to confront the occupier with all of the legitimate means." [Official PA TV, Panorama of the Hour, July 24, 2017] Omar Al-Abd – 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered 3 Israelis - Yosef, Haya, and Elad Salomon - and severely injured 1 - Tova Salomon - as they sat at their Sabbath dinner table in Halamish, north of Ramallah, on July 21, 2017. Al-Abd was shot and wounded by a neighbor and taken into Israeli custody, receiving necessary medical treatment in an Israeli hospital. Before committing the attack, Al-Abd wrote in his "will" on Facebook that he was taking his knife to respond to what was happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and did not expect to return. A week earlier, a terror attack was carried out at the Temple Mount in which 2 Israelis were murdered. Following the attack Israel closed the Temple Mount for two days and reopened it with metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site. Palestinians interpreted these measures as an “aggression” and “attack” against the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The terms "all means”, "all means of resistance," “all forms,” are used by PA leaders to include using all types of violence, including deadly terror against Israeli civilians such as stabbings and shootings, as well as throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails.
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