The “moderate” Fatah party newspaper honored the Jerusalem seminary terrorist as a “martyr” on the front page of their Saturday edition.
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The “moderate” Palestinian Fatah Party under the leadership of Mahmoud Abbas honored the murderer of Jewish school children Alaa Hisham Abu Dheim (in blue shirt above) in the Saturday edition of al-Hayat al-Jadida.
Arutz Sheva reported:
Mahmoud Abbas’s official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper has honored the terrorist who gunned down eight high school students at point blank range with the status of shahid, or holy Islamic martyr.
The official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida prominently placed a picture of the point-blank child killer on the front page, with the caption, “The Shahid Alaa Abu Dheim.” In a page one article on the massacre at the Mercaz HaRav Kook yeshiva, his crime was again defined as an act of martyrdom (shahada).
Watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) said that in publishing the article, “the PA is sending its people a straightforward message of support for the terror murders and the murderer.” According to the PA’s interpretation of Islam, PMW explained, a human being can achieve no higher status than that of shahid.
Will it cost them?
Besides its effect in inciting and encouraging terror, the honoring of terrorists by the PA has significant financial ramifications, PMW explained. Last week the US Administration sent a request to Congress to allocate $150 million to the Palestinian Authority. However, in response to earlier PMW reports on the widespread PA practice of honoring terror, Congress made it illegal for the US to give money to entities that “advocate” terrorism.
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Someone really ought to show this to Condoleezza Rice.
Alaa Hisham Abu Dheim murdered 8 students at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem on Thursday.
The victims of the Merca Harav Yeshiva. Top row: Avraham David Moses (16), Ro’i Roth (18), Neria Cohen (15), Yonatan Yitzhak Eldar (16); Bottom row: Yochai Lifshitz (18), Segev Peniel Avihail (15), Yehonadav Haim Hirschfeld (19), Doron Meherete (26). (The Jerusalem Post)
UPDATE: Israel Matsav has the horrible 911 calls from the Jerusalem seminary during the bloody attack.