Abbas’ party celebrates ‘martyr’ who masterminded murder of Israeli father

After the IDF located and eliminated Ahmad Nasr Jarar, the Palestinian Authority’s ruling party responded by praising the terrorist as a “martyr.”

By: World Israel News Staff

On Tuesday, Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party echoed Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups who criticized Israel for killing Ahmad Nasr Jarar in Yamoun, near Jenin.

Jarar was suspected of masterminding the Jan. 9 shooting attack in which Palestinian terrorists murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach, an Israeli father of six. Jarar was armed when IDF forces caught him and killed him in a shootout early Tuesday morning.

Fatah posted to its official Facebook page a photo of Jarrar and his father, Nasser, a fellow terrorist eliminated by the IDF in 2002, describing the terrorists as “martyrs” and quoting the Arab proverb, “This cub is from that lion.”

Fatah spokesman Osama Qawassmeh called Jarar’s elimination a “crime,” which he claimed would “ not undermine the determination of our people, who will continue to remain steadfast on their lands and stick to their national rights,” reported the Times of Israel. Fatah and Hamas officials typically issue formulaic statements such as these after Israel eliminates members of the Palestinian terror apparatus.

Jamal Nazzal, another Fatah spokesperson, parroted Qawassmeh’s comments, referring to Israeli security measures as “ugly practices that expose the true face of the Israeli government.”

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