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PA District Governor honors mother of terrorist murderer

Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: "From [District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Laila Ghannam's visit with the mother of Martyr Yasser Hamdouni (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with an accomplice), during which Governor Ghannam emphasized that our Martyrs and prisoners are the Palestinian people's conscience and symbols, and that they are the ones who have paid a heavy price on the path to achieving our freedom and achieving our people's aspirations – the establishment of an independent state whose capital is Jerusalem. She emphasized that Martyr Hamdouni's mother is an example for all mothers of prisoners and Martyrs who have sacrificed the fruit of their loins for Palestine's freedom, independence, and honor."

The pictures show District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam with the mother of terrorist Yasser Hamdouni. To the right of them is a Palestinian flag, and behind them from left to right are a picture of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, the PA emblem in the shape of an eagle, and a picture of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni was a Palestinian terrorist and member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who participated in the murder of Israeli civilian Avner Maimon in the Palestinian town of Ya'abad in the West Bank on June 12, 2003. Hamdouni was serving a life sentence when he died on Sept. 25, 2016 after collapsing while exercising in the Israeli Rimon Prison yard.

Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.