Fatah responds to US envoy’s criticism of glorification of terrorist, exposed by PMW: Abu Jihad was a “great leader”
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: "[US Envoy Jason] Greenblatt attacks the placement of a picture of Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 125) in a Palestinian school and says:
'Despicable glorification of violence and terrorism displayed at a Palestinian school w/ a painting of Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir). Palestinian students deserve to learn about respectable accomplishments of their community not this.'
(The following was written in English –Ed.) We advise Mr. Greenblatt to take care of the scandals that are chasing the reckless administration of his boss instead of putting his nose in the affairs of our Palestinian people. He must realize that the first interest of our people is to end the occupation and colonization of our homeland and to express our pride in the sacrifices of the fighters of our people and their great leaders such as the martyr Khalil al-Wazir (Abu Jihad).
Head of the Information Office
Fatah Movement Commission of Mobilization and Organization"
The image shows a tweet by US Envoy Jason Greenblatt, which includes the above quoted text and a link to the PMW bulletin: PA Ministry of Education teaches children that arch-terrorist who planned murder of 125 is a hero.
Text on image: "Despicable glorification of violence and terrorism displayed at a Palestinian school w/ a painting of Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir). Palestinian students deserve to learn about respectable accomplishments of their community not this. https://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=27619"
Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was 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.
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