Palestinian municipality erects monument in honor of terrorist who killed 4 Israelis

Kamal Abu Wa’er was arrested in 2003, was sentenced to multiple life sentences for his role in attacks on Israeli civilians during the Second Intifada, and died in prison in 2020.

By TPS

The Fatah movement, headed by Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas, and the Jenin Municipality are in the process of erecting a monument in honor of terrorist Kamal Abu Wa’er, who murdered at least four Israelis.

The design of the monument includes two upraised chained hands, one holding an AK-47 assault rifle with a bayonet and the other making a “V” for victory, and a map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine.”

Abu Wa’er, a member of the PA Presidential Security Force 17, participated in a number of lethal terror attacks, including the murder of Israeli border policeman Madhat Yousef in a shooting attack at Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem (Nablus) in October 2000, the murder of Rabbi Benjamin Herling in a shooting attack at Mount Eival in October 2000, the murder of Arnaldo Agranionic, a guard at the town of Itamar, in May 2001, and the murder of 16-year-old Aliza Malka in a drive-by shooting near the entrance of Kibbutz Meirav in August 2001.

He was arrested in 2003, was sentenced to multiple life sentences for his role in attacks on Israeli civilians during the Second Intifada, and died in prison in 2020.

“This monument in honor of terrorist murderer Kamal Abu Wa’er exemplifies the great efforts the PA and Fatah spend on inculcating in the minds of Palestinians the ideology that terrorist murderers are heroes and role models,” Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which first reported on the monument, stated.

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The PA and Fatah’s honoring of terrorists is not new, PMW pointed out, noting its documentation of hundreds of schools, institutions, streets, squares and other permanent public structures that have been named after terrorists and murderers, as well as activities like summer camps and military camps, sporting events, and festivals.

One such monument was erected by the PA to honor Muhannad Halabi, a terrorist who stabbed two Israelis to death in the Old City of Jerusalem in October 2015.