JERUSALEM, Israel -- Fatah, the faction associated with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and his government, celebrated yesterday's murder of an Israeli in Samaria.
At 8:15 Tuesday morning, Salam al-Zaghal, an Arab resident of Tulkarem, plunged a knife into the back of 31-year-old Evyatar Borovsky before shooting him to make sure he was dead.
Borovsky was laid to rest Tuesday evening at the Kfar Hasidim cemetery near the northern port city of Haifa, with more than 1,000 people in attendance.
Fatah's Facebook page, meanwhile, featured pictures of the victim and the terrorist, with the following text, translated by the Palestinian Media Watch.
"A picture of the settler who was killed today at the al-Za'atara military checkpoint in south Nablus by the hero, the released prisoner, Salam al-Zaghal from Tulkarem"
"The youth Salam al-Zaghal, who stabbed the settler at the al-Za'atara military checkpoint, comes from the village of Shweika located in the Tulkarem District. He is a released prisoner who sat in the occupation's prisons for four years.
"Peace upon you, on the day of your birth, on the day of your arrest and on the day you will go free," the caption below the killer's picture read.
In point of fact, the killer served a three-year term for deadly rock-throwing attacks against Israelis.
The Palestinian Authority, while claiming readiness to enter a peace agreement with Israel, regularly glorifies Arab terrorists, a fact the Palestinian Media Watch does its best to expose.