Arab Editor Lauds Released Murderer of Israeli Schoolgirls as Beacon of Pan-Arabism

(MEMRI TV) Abdel-Bari Atwan, editor-in-chief of the Arab news website Al-Rai Al-Youm and former editor-in-chief of the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi, said that the entire Arab nation was celebrating the release of former Jordanian soldier Ahmed Daqamseh, who served a 20-year prison term for the murder of seven Israeli schoolgirls. "The entire Arab nation is celebrating (Daqamseh's release), not just the Jordanians. The vast majority of this nation considers Ahmed Daqamseh a national hero, an Islamic hero, and an Arab hero, in the full sense of the word. That man defended the honor of the Jordanian land and of the Arab nation," he told Hizbullah's Mayadeen TV. "He has become a beacon for many people, who yearn for the good old Arab days, when pan-Arab sentiments still existed, and most Arab regimes still considered Israel to be the enemy."

2017-03-15 00:00:00

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