PA honors murderers of civilians
Palestinian Authority heroes:
The synagogue murderers
(Two terrorists who murdered 4 worshippers in a synagogue and a policeman, 2014)
Rabbi Yehuda Glick's shooter
(Terrorist who tried to assassinate the rabbi, 2014)
Terrorist who participated in kidnapping and killing
The Savoy Hotel terrorists
(Eight terrorists who took hostages and killed 7, 1975)
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
The Palestinian Authority continues to present murderers as heroes to the Palestinian public. One of the two killers who murdered four worshippers in a synagogue with butcher's knives and guns and later a policeman last November in West Jerusalem, was honored as a "Martyr" in recent reports in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida and WAFA, the official PA news agency. The attack was referred to as "the synagogue operation":
"Large and reinforced occupation army forces invaded Jabel Mukaber today [July 1, 2015] after 3 a.m., and evacuated the home of Martyr (Shahid) Uday Abu Jamal (one of those who carried out the synagogue operation in November last year) [parenthesis in source] where the Martyr's father, mother, three brothers and sister reside."
[WAFA (the official PA news agency), July 1, 2015]
Official PA TV also presented this killer in a sympathetic light, stating that his children were "served pain to drink" by Israel since their father, the killer, was "assassinated." PA TV did not mention that the "assassination" occurred as Abu Jamal was murdering innocent people praying in a synagogue:
"The occupation forces raided the homes of the Martyrs Mutaz Hijazi and Ghassan Abu Jamal in Jerusalem... It should be noted that the occupation assassinated the Martyr Hijazi on Oct. 30, 2014, after it surrounded him on the roof of his home, claiming he shot the extreme rabbi, Yehuda Glick."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 7, 2015]
Turning additional terrorists into heroes, PA official, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam laid wreaths on the graves of "the Martyrs of the Savoy operation." She posted this on Facebook, stating that she recited the Quranic Sura of Al-Fatiha "for their pure souls." ["Friends of Laila Ghannam" Facebook page, July 17, 2015]
In March 1975, 8 terrorists traveled by boat from Lebanon to a Tel Aviv beach. They took over the Savoy Hotel and took guests as hostages. Eight hostages and three soldiers were killed by the terrorists during the attack. The next morning, Israeli forces attacked and killed seven of the terrorists.
Laila Ghannam often praises terrorist killers. Following Palestinian Media Watch's exposure of her terror glorification, a Philadelphia Councilwoman condemned Ghannam's honoring of terrorists and considered withdrawing an award she had recently given Ghannam.
|PA officials Ghannam and Karake hold the terrorist's baby|
Ismat Mansour assisted in the kidnapping and murder of Israeli civilian Haim Mizrahi in 1993.
The following are longer excerpts and additional reports that honor these murderers:
Official PA TV News report on the deportation from Jerusalem of the wife of terrorist Ghassan Abu Jamal.
PA TV Reporter: "The occupation served them [Ghassan's children] pain to drink, rather than milk like the rest of the children in the world. The first chapter of the tragedy was the assassination of their father (i.e., terrorist who murdered 5 and was killed by Israeli Police during his attack), and afterward their expulsion from their home, before its impending demolition. And in the end, they separated them from their mother.
After Ghassan Abu Jamal died as a Martyr (Shahid) from the occupation's bullets, the occupation is now completing the slow killing of his family, not with a weapon that shoots bullets, but through means which cause them to lose the will to live."
Headline: "The occupation breaks into the home of Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jamal in Jerusalem ahead of its demolition"
"The occupation army broke into the home of Martyr (Shahid) Ghassan Abu Jamal in the village of Jabel Mukaber in occupied Jerusalem yesterday [July 14, 2015], ahead of its demolition.
The Abu Jamal family explained that the occupation army had broken into the family home and photographed it from outside, and that teams of experts measured and examined the house's foundations and walls as a preliminary step to the decision to demolish it."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 15, 2015]
Headline: "The occupation raided the homes of the Martyrs (Shahids) Mutaz Hijazi and Abu Jamal in Silwan"
"The occupation forces raided the homes of the Martyrs Mutaz Hijazi and Ghassan Abu Jamal in Jerusalem...
It should be noted that the occupation assassinated the Martyr Hijazi on Oct. 30, 2014, after it surrounded him on the roof of his home, claiming he shot the extreme rabbi, Yehuda Glick... [Uday and Ghassan] Abu Jamal died as Martyrs in the middle of last November, after carrying out an operation in the Har Nof synagogue in West Jerusalem."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 7, 2015]
Jerusalem synagogue terror attack - On Nov. 18, 2014, two Arab terrorists,
Ghassan and Uday Abu Jamal from East Jerusalem, entered a synagogue in
Jerusalem and attacked worshippers with guns, knives and axes, killing 4 worshippers and a police officer. 7 people were injured, 3 of them seriously. The terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli Security Forces that arrived on the scene.
Mutaz Hijazi - Islamic Jihad member and released prisoner from Jerusalem who attempted to assassinate Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a prominent activist working to assure rights for Jews to visit and pray on the Temple Mount, on Oct. 29, 2014. The assassination attempt took place following a conference on establishing times and places for Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. Glick was seriously wounded in the attack; Hijazi was killed soon afterwards when he opened fire on an Israeli police force that was attempting to arrest him.
"Her Honor District Governor [of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Laila Ghannam and His Honor Minister [and Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs] Issa Karake visit released prisoner Ismat Mansour from the village of Dir Jarir and congratulate him on his newborn baby."
[Official Facebook page of Ramallah & Al-Bireh Governorate, July 16, 2015]
Ismat Mansour - assisted in the kidnapping and murder of Israeli civilian Haim Mizrahi (Oct. 23, 1993). He was serving 22 years in prison, but was released in October 2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
"[District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam and the [Ramallah] Security Authority began the holiday (Eid Al-Fitr) by laying wreaths, visiting the grave of Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat, the monument of the Martyrs of the Palestinian revolution in El-Bireh, the Al-Amari refugee camp and Beitunia, the grave of the Martyrs of the Jordanian army, and the grave of the Martyrs of the Savoy operation (i.e., terror attack at the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv in 1975, 11 killed) in the cemetery of Ramallah, and reciting the [Quranic Sura of] Al-Fatiha for their pure souls."
["Friends of Laila Ghannam" Facebook page, July 17, 2015]
Savoy terror attack - In March 1975, eight terrorists traveled by boat from Lebanon to a Tel Aviv beach. They took over the Savoy Hotel and took guests as hostages. The next morning, Israeli forces attacked and killed seven of the terrorists. Eight hostages and three soldiers were killed by the terrorists during the attack.