Fatah branch glorifies terrorist as a “martyr” and asks for "mercy" on his soul
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch
Posted text: “Nov. 9, 2000
The 18th anniversary of the death of Martyr (Shahid) commander Hussein Abayat (i.e., terrorist, involved in several shooting attacks), commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the military faction of the Fatah Movement, [in the West Bank]
Mercy on your soul
Praise and eternity to our righteous Martyrs”
The image shows terrorist Hussein Abayat wearing a military vest and holding a M AG machine gun, with an ammunition belt around his neck.
Hussein Abayat - Commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the West Bank. He was involved in shooting attacks against Israeli civilians and military in the Bethlehem area, including the murder of Sgt. Max Hazan and the injuring of border policeman Shimon Ohana. Abayat was killed in November 2000 when he was hit by a rocket fired by an IDF helicopter.