Palestinian Media Watch reports that PA President (and former KGB agent) Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah has once again honored a terrorist murderer. But instead of naming a street or building after him, they have named him an election candidate.
In the approaching Palestinian local municipal elections, Fatah has chosen a special candidate to run for election to Hebron’s City Council: a convicted murderer.
On Facebook, Fatah praised its candidate Tayseer Abu Sneineh and took pride in his participation in the murder of 6 Israelis in 1980:
Posted text: “The number 2 candidate on the Fatah Movement list in the Hebron City Council elections – hero of the Daboya operation (i.e., Beit Hadassah terror attack, 6 murdered) Tayseer Abu Sneineh – one of the heroes of the Daboya operation on May 2, 1980.”
Tayseer Abu Sneineh was one of four Palestinian terrorists who attacked a group of Israelis on May 2, 1980, in Hebron, near Beit Hadassah – the only building in Hebron in which Jews lived at the time. They murdered 6 Israeli young men and wounded 20. All four terrorists were sentenced to life in prison, but were released in various prisoner exchange deals in the 1980s.
Fatah’s post announcing Abu Sneineh’s candidacy went on to describe the terror attack as “one of the most important battles and acts of bravery of the Fatah Movement” and “one of the most courageous self-sacrifice operations.” Fatah furthermore praised the killers as “heroes” and men “of delicate emotions”:
“Four young people met on one of the cold days of March 1980 in a cave in the Hebron hills… on that very day the four were unknown…
After a few months, the four carried out one of the most courageous self-sacrifice operations in the occupied areas, if not the most courageous, and it is the attack against the Jewish settlers in Hebron…
The four heroes were not murderers, who feel a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction from the sight of blood, but rather [men] of delicate emotions, who the extremist Zionist occupiers denied the rights of their Palestinian people, and they did not find any other means besides weapons in order to restore them [the rights]…”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Aug. 27, 2016]
And here’s a fact not being reported elsewhere: one of Abu Sneineh’s accomplices in this terror operation was Omar Al-Hroub – otherwise known as husband of the world’s best teacher, darling of the media.
It looks like the murderers of the 6 Israelis did pretty well for themselves – unlike their victims.
Update: This is not the first time Abu Sneineh has been honored by Fatah/the PA. Three years ago, the PA appointed him as director of the Ibrahim Mosque (known to Jews as the Cave of Machpelah).