Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas. (AP/Majdi Mohammed) (AP/Majdi Mohammed)
Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian terrorist Muhannad Halabi. (Israel police)

Palestinian terrorist Muhannad Halabi. (Israel police)

Despite Israeli efforts to stop the ongoing wave of Palestinian terrorism around the country, the Palestinian leadership continues to incite to terror by honoring and glorifying terrorists.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) named the main road between the Palestinian village of Birzeit and the city of Ramallah after the terrorist Muhannad Halabi, who stabbed and murdered two Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Benita, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in the Old City of Jerusalem early in October.

“This is in order to honor Halabi, who carried out a stabbing and shooting operation (i.e., terror attack) against settlers in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem,” the independent Palestinian news agency Donia Al-Watan reported on October 14, according to the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW).

“This is the least we can do for Martyr Halabi,” Mayor Muhammad Hussein stated about the glorification of the murderer, and went on to say that naming the street after him is “intended to emphasize the national role played by municipalities.”

Wanting to honor the murderer further, the municipality of Surda-Abu Qash suggested that the mourning “take place in a municipality building, as Halabi is a pride and badge of honor for the whole village.”

terror victims Banita Bennett and Lavie

Terror victims Nechemia Lavi (R) and Aharon Bennet. (Courtesy)

Donia Al-Watan interviewed Palestinians about the naming of the street after the murderer and reported on two citizens who “welcomed this decision.”

“This is a positive initiative and an excellent step toward honoring the name of the Martyr and keep it in memory,” said Rifa’ Ramadan, 50.

Yaqub Bayatneh, 52, added that this is the least that can be done for “an Al-Aqsa Martyr,” and emphasized that “all the places and roads, and even commercial areas, should be named after Martyrs, as they are more precious than all of us together.”

PMW has also reported on the joy expressed by Palestinians after a Gazan baby was named after the terrorist, and on the parents’ joy over their son’s “Martyrdom-death.”

Likewise, PMW has reported that PA head Mahmoud Abbas’ adviser honored him for these murders, and that Abbas’ Fatah movement even brought soil from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which the Muslim consider to be holy, to his grave, and that the PA Bar Association chose to honor Halabi by posthumously awarding him an honorary law degree.

The Palestinian leadership regularly glorifies terrorists and promotes terror against Israelis in the media, education system, in sports and in any other venue they can.

By: United with Israel Staff

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