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April 13, 2022 Special Dispatch No. 9896

Fatah Officials Pay Condolence Calls To Families Of Terrorists From Jenin Who Carried Out Bnei Brak, Tel Aviv Attacks

April 13, 2022
Palestine | Special Dispatch No. 9896

The Fatah movement continues to express support for the terror attacks against Israeli civilians in Bnei Brak on March 29, 2022 and Tel Aviv on April 7, that were carried out by activists from the movement's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.[1] Fatah officials paid a condolence visit to the homes of terrorists Diaa Hamarsha, perpetrator of the Bnei Brak attack who killed five Israelis; Ra'ad Hazem, perpetrator of the Tel Aviv attack who killed three, and Ahmad Al-Sa'adi, of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli forces. The Fatah officials called the three, who were all from Jenin, "heroic martyrs" defending their homeland "with honor and courage."

The following are examples of Fatah officials' statements praising the recent attacks in Israel and their perpetrators, during condolence calls to the families of the perpetrators: 

Governor Of Jenin District Visits Family Of Ra'ad Hazem, Perpetrator Of Tel Aviv Attack

On April 9, the PA's Jenin district governor, Akram Al-Rajoub, who is a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, paid a condolence call to the family of Ra'ad Hazem, who carried out the Tel Aviv attack, and to the family of Ahmad Al-Sa'adi, the PIJ activist who was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli forces. Several days previously, on March 30, Al-Rajoub had praised the terrorist Diaa Hamarsheh, perpetrator of the Bnei Brak attack, saying that he had been killed "as he was defending the homeland."[2]

According to the Palestinian Wafa news agency, Fatah Revolutionary Council members Taysir Nasrallah and Jamal Al-Dik, as well as Fatah Jenin branch secretary Ata Abu Rmeila,[3] paid condolence calls to the homes of the families of the "Jenin martyrs" on April 12, during which they condemned "the aggression and organized terror [attacks] carried out recently by [the Israeli occupation] against sons of our people, particularly in Jenin and its [refugee] camp."[4]

Fatah Central Committee Member Abbas Zaki During Condolence Call: We Are Entitled To Resist The Occupation

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki paid an April 10 condolence call on the families of, in his words, "the martyrs of the homeland in Jenin district [Hazem and Al-Sa'adi] who were martyred by the hands of the treacherous occupation."[5]

On his Facebook page, Zaki posted excerpts from his April 10 statements during the visit: "There must be implementation of the recent decisions of the [PLO] Central Council, that met for its regular session in Ramallah: The security coordination with the Israeli occupation must stop, and [the PLO] recognition of it [Israel] must be withdrawn, in light of the policy of murder and criminal executions that it carries out against the sons of the Palestinian people...

"Every attack on the Jenin refugee camp is like an attack on all the cities, villages, and refugee camps in all of Palestine. Jenin and its refugee camp, which in 2002 waged an heroic battle against the soldiers of the occupation, are capable of withstanding the invading occupiers and of defeating them... The international community must stop these massacres carried out by the occupation army against the sons of our fighting Palestinian people that defends our homeland with honor and courage... Our Palestinian people in Jenin loyally obeys its leadership, and it is legitimately defending its right to live. Also in the other areas in occupied Palestine, it is the right of our people to resist the Israeli occupation, which repudiates all the agreements and does not recognize the existence of this [Palestinian] people and its legitimate rights to its land and its homeland..."[6]


Abbas Zaki , second from right, at condolence call in Jenin (Source: Facebook.com/profile.php?id=100050667511111, April 10, 2022)

Fatah Spokesman To Fathers Of Jenin Terrorists: This Is A School For Fighters

On April 9, Munir Al-Jaghoub, spokesman for Fatah's recruitment and organization commission, tweeted a photo of the fathers of terrorists Ra'ad Hazem and Ahmad Al-Sa'adi, and wrote: "Two [former] officers in the Palestinian security apparatuses – the father of the martyr Ra'ad Hazem and the father of the martyr Ahmad Al-Sa'adi. This is the school of the Palestinian security apparatuses that produces fighters from the homes of its officers..."[7]


Munir Al-Jaghoub's tweet (Source: Twitter.com/MonirAljaghoub, April 9, 2022)

 

[1] See MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 9824, Palestinian Fatah Movement Glorifies Bnei Brak Terror Attack, March 30, 2022; MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 9887, Fatah Celebrates Terror Attack In Central Tel Aviv, April 8, 2022.,

[2] Facebook.com/profile.php?id=100050176373091, March 30, 2022; April 10, 2022.

[4] Wafa.ps, April 12, 2022.

[5] Facebook.com/profile.php?id=100050667511111, April 10, 2022.

[6] Facebook.com/profile.php?id=100050667511111, April 11, 2022.

[7] Twitter.com/MonirAljaghoub/status/1512880406500188171, April 9, 2022.

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