Palestinian Party Fatah Celebrates Israeli Settler’s Death on Facebook

Facebook post praising terrorist 
By: David Ross

The so called moderate Palestinian Party, Fatah, celebrated the death of an Israeli settler, according to a statement released by a media watchdog group.

By Anav Silverman

Tazpit News Agency For

An Israeli father of five children, Evyatar Borovsky was stabbed to death at a bus stop at the Tapuach junction located northeast of Ariel by a Palestinian man this morning. The Palestinian terrorist who committed the murder is being celebrated on Fatah’s Facebook page according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

Fatah’s Facebook page declares the Palestinian murderer, who was a Fatah operative that was recently released from Israeli prison after serving three years for stone throwing - a hero. Pictures of the Palestinian terrorist and the Israeli victim, who comes from the community of Yitzhar, appear on the Fatah Facebook page with text that describes the murders as “The hero, the released prisoner, Salam Al-Zaghal.”

PMW indicated that the photos appeared on the main page of the Facebook page for “The Recruitment and Organization Commission of Fatah. Fatah’s Facebook page administrator described the Palestinian as “the youth Salam Al-Zaghal who stabbed the settler at the Al Za’atara military checkpoint,” and who “come[s] from the village of Shweika located in the Tulkarem District.”

Borovsky, a 31-year-old father and part-time security guard, was approached by Al-Zaghal while he was waiting at the bus stop. The terrorist took a knife out of his bag and stabbed Borovsky three times, killing him at the scene. The terrorist then grabbed Borovsky’s gun and shot at border police standing nearby, who returned fire about 150 meters away, wounding the Palestinian and managing to stop any further attacks. The terrorist was then evacuated to the Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikva.

According to PMW, Fatah frequently glorifies terrorists and terror, with the most event held at a Palestinian girls' elementary school. On April 17, the Palestinian Ministry of Culture in the Tulkarem district in cooperation with the Director of Education, marked Prisoners’ Day and the 25th anniversary of the death of Palestinian terrorist, Abu Jihad, with culture and song at the Omar Bin Abd Al-Aziz Elementary School for Girls.

Abu Jihad, or Khalil Al-Wazir, was the founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He lead the military wing of the PLO which planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and the killing of 37 civilians including 12 children in 1978.