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Family of terrorist who murdered 3: He fulfilled “his national obligation”

Al-Quds, Palestinian daily  |

Headline: “The family of Martyr Nazir Hammad is experiencing ongoing sorrow and his mother hopes to embrace him and bid him farewell”

“His brother Munib says: ‘With the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005, more than 1,100 Israelis murdered), Nazir [Hammad] (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3) began to act to fulfill his national obligation in a way that no one would notice, and particularly the family, due to the sensitivity of the matter with him being married. The only thing we noticed was his frequent visits to Jenin… He always loved his homeland and his people…

As was his habit, Nazir left his home, said goodbye to his family, and went to look for work; but after a number of hours during which nothing was heard from him and it was impossible to contact him, the occupation announced on Oct. 4, 2001, that the one who carried out the attack at the Afula bus station was young “Nazir Muhammad Hammad” from Araqah… And when his eldest daughter Hadeel would ask about her father, [her mother] would say: “He went to Paradise.”’ …

[Munib] adds: ‘The occupation stole [his children’s dreams] and we are continuing to dream – like the rest of the Martyrs’ families – that we will receive his pure body and bury it according to our Islamic principles.’ …

He continued: ‘We call on everyone to pay attention and monitor the issue of the Martyrs whose bodies are being held, and to stop this cruel policy.’”


Nazir Hammad – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who murdered 3 and wounded 18 in a shooting attack in Afula on Oct. 4, 2001. Hammad was shot and killed by an Israeli police officer during the attack.