Mahmoud Abbas mourned the passing of the head of a ruthless Palestinian terror group who died in Lebanon on Saturday.
By United with Israel Staff
Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas eulogized the leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group, who died on Saturday night two years after he was struck by a powerful stroke.
Abbas referred to Ramadan Abdullah Shallah as “a great national figure,” TPS reported, in comments delivered to the arch-terrorist’s family.
As of 2019, the FBI sought Shallah’s arrest as one of the world’s “most wanted terrorists.”
Islamic Jihad is a brutal criminal organization that launches rockets at Israeli civilians and preys upon Arabs living in the Gaza Strip. The group has been officially labelled a terror organization by the European Union, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Israel, among other nations throughout the world.
One of the two main terror factions in the coastal enclave, Islamic Jihad regularly clashes with Hamas.
In 1995, the U.S. ruled that Shallah qualified as a “specially designated terrorist” under the pertinent federal law. Shallah also faced charges of “providing material support to [Islamic Jihad], conspiracy to kill and maim persons abroad, racketeering, immigration fraud, perjury, extortion and obstruction of justice,” according to the Countering Extremism Project (CEP), an American watchdog.