Abbas Turns Terrorists into Palestinian Heroes

(Palestinian Media Watch) Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook - PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the PA-controlled media have continuously portrayed the killers of Rabbi Meir Avshalom Hai in a drive-by shooting last Thursday as Palestinian heroes and shahids - holy martyrs - while describing Israel's killing of the three terrorists as "assassination." PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad personally visited the families of the terrorists. PA TV focused on a Fatah poster portraying and honoring the three terrorists. The text on the poster reads: "The Palestine Liberation Organization, Fatah, accompanies [the three] to their wedding," in reference to the Islamic belief that martyrs marry virgins in Paradise. PA media admitted that those killed were responsible for the murder of Rabbi Hai. Ma'an News on Dec. 26 reported on the "three Fatah activists, including Anan Sabah, who, according to the [Al-Aqsa] Brigades, planned the Tulkarem operation which led to the death of the settler in a shooting operation." Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported on Dec. 25: "A group announcing that it belonged to the Fatah's Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed responsibility for the shooting:...'The Jihad Fighters confirmed that the person who was in the car had taken a direct hit....This action is part of a series of operations; you can expect more quality operations [terror attacks] from us.'"

2009-12-30 08:42:14

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