Abbas’s Hypocrisy Continues as Fatah Praises Killers

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement continues to glorify killers of Israelis as “heroes” and “martyrs.” Following is a report from Palestinian Media Watch, an Israeli research institute that monitors Palestinian society.

On Jan. 17, 2002, terrorist Abd Al-Salam Hassouna shot and killed six and wounded dozens at a Bat Mitzvah celebration in Hadera, near Haifa. Anticipating the anniversary of this “heroic operation” and the killer’s “Martyrdom-death,” Fatah posted a photo of the murderer holding a rifle and praised him and other “Martyrs” as “torches on the path to victory and freedom,” saying:

“With an M16 he opened fire on many Zionists, killed nine and injured dozens, until his rifle jammed. Our Martyrs are torches on the path to victory and freedom.” [Facebook, “Fatah – the Main Page,” Jan. 15, 2015]

This is yet another example of Abbas’ terror-hypocrisy, exposed by Palestinian Media Watch. Last week, PMW reported that while Abbas condemned the killings of civilians in Paris, his Fatah movement glorified five terrorists who killed 10 Israelis and terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the killing of 37 civilians.

Fatah also glorified another terrorist who shot and killed two and wounded dozens on Jan. 22, 2002. Abbas’s movement uploaded a poster of terrorist Sa’id Ibrahim Ramadan (possibly from 2002), on which Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades expressed their “utmost pride” accompanying “the brave lion” in his wedding procession – a reference to the Islamic belief that the “Martyr” marries 72 virgins in Heaven:

PMW

“With the utmost pride the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades escort [in his wedding procession] the brave lion, the Martyrdom-seeker The heroic Martyr (Shahid) Sa’id Ibrahim Ramadan who carried out the heroic operation in Jerusalem on Tuesday Jan. 22, 2002. You made a promise and you kept it, and we are committed to you.” [Facebook, “Fatah – the Main Page,” Jan. 15, 2015]

Click HERE to see more examples of PA and Fatah’s glorification of terrorists as role models.

Following are the full texts of Fatah’s Facebook posts glorifying the two killers from 2002:

“The first to respond to the assassination of Raed Al-Karmi: Martyrdom-seeker Abd Al-Salam Hassouna, who carried out the heroic operation (i.e., terror attack) on Jan. 18, 2002 (sic, it was on Jan. 17, 2002 -Ed.) in Hadera, in response to the assassination of Raed Al-Karmi. With an M16 he opened fire on many Zionists, killed 9 and injured dozens, until his rifle jammed.

Our Martyrs are torches on the path to victory and freedom.” [Facebook, “Fatah – the Main Page,” Jan. 15, 2015]

Abd Al-Salam Hassouna – terrorist from Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who shot and killed six and wounded dozens at a Bat Mitzvah celebration in Hadera (Jan. 17, 2002). Hassouna was shot to death by Israeli police arriving at the scene.

Raed Al-Karmi – a senior Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) operative and responsible for the murder of nine Israelis in several attacks: Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan on Jan. 23, 2001; Zvi Shelef on May 31, 2001; Danny Yehuda on June 18, 2001; Elie Na’aman on July 4, 2001; Dov Roseman on Aug. 26, 2001; Hananya Ben Avraham on Oct. 5, 2001; soldier Yaniv Levy on Aug. 28, 2001 and Israeli army officer Erez Merhavi on Sept. 6, 2001. Al-Karmi was killed by the Israeli army on Jan. 14, 2002.

Text on photo: “In the name of Allah the merciful and compassionate:

‘Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people’ [Quran, Sura 9, verse 14, translation Sahih International]

With the utmost pride the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades escort [in his wedding procession] the brave lion, the Martyrdom-seeker, the heroic Martyr (Shahid) Sa’id Ibrahim Ramadan, who carried out the heroic operation in Jerusalem on Tuesday Jan. 22, 2002. You made a promise and you kept it, and we are committed to you.”

Posted text: “The earth-shattering second response by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades to the assassination of Raed Al-Karmi was not long in coming: The heroic operation in Jerusalem on Jan. 22, 2002, which was carried out by the Martyrdom-seeker Sa’id Ramadan. May you rest in Paradise, Martyr.” [Facebook, “Fatah – the Main Page,” Jan. 15, 2015]

Sa’id Ramadan – terrorist from Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who shot and killed 2 (Sara Hamburger, 78, and Ora Sandler, 55) on Jaffa Street in Jerusalem and wounded dozens (Jan. 22, 2002). Ramadan was shot to death by Israeli police arriving at the scene.