PA TV praises terrorist Abu Jihad in whose “prominent operations” 125 were murdered
Official PA TV interlude for the 30th anniversary of the death of Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” a terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis, broadcast twice on April 16, 2018
Official PA TV narrator reads text on screen: “'There is no voice that rises above the voice of the intifada' - These are the words of Martyr commander Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad who was described as the engineer of the first Intifada. He is Khalil Ibrahim Mahmoud Al-Wazir, one of the Fatah Movement’s most important and historic commanders and commander of its military wing... Abu Jihad was given responsibility for the Fatah Movement’s western sector, the sector that managed the operations (i.e., terror attacks) in the occupied territories (i.e., Israel). Abu Jihad supervised a number of military operations, the most prominent of which were the coastal operation under the command of heroic Martyr Dalal Mughrabi, and the water pipeline bombing at the Eilabun tunnel. He also had a prominent role in commanding the battle of resolve in Beirut that lasted 88 days (i.e., in the First Lebanon War in 1982)."
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Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Coastal Road Massacre - In March 1978, a group of Fatah terrorists from Lebanon led by Dalal Mughrabi hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway. Confronted by the Israeli army, the terrorists murdered many of the passengers on the bus, in total 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounded more than 70. The attack, orchestrated by arch-terrorist Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir), is known in Israel as the Coastal Road Massacre.
Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier (Eilabun tunnel) - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.
The First Lebanon War – The First Lebanon War began on June 6, 1982 following a long period of PLO attacks against Israel and after terrorists from the Abu-Nidal terror group attempted to assassinate Israeli Ambassador to the UK Shlomo Argov. The war began as a short-term operation called “Operation Peace for Galilee,” which aimed to destroy the militant infrastructure on Israel’s border with Lebanon. The war ended up lasting until 1985, when Israeli army forces withdrew from Lebanon. Israel suffered more than 1,200 fatalities in the war.
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