Silwan branch of PA leader’s party praises ‘hero who ran over settlers‘; mother says her son was mentally unstable, it was an accident.
By Elhanan Miller—The Times of Israel
Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement published a poster Thursday celebrating Palestinian terrorist Abdel Rahman Al-Shaludi, who killed three-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun and injured eight other Israelis in a hit-and-run car attack in Jerusalem the previous day.
“The Silwan branch of Fatah honors the heroic martyr Abdel Rahman Al-Shaludi, who executed the Jerusalem operation which led to the running over of settlers in the occupied city of Jerusalem,” read the notice, posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page.
Shaludi, a nephew of slain Hamas explosives expert Mohiyedine Sharif, was believed to be a Hamas supporter based on his militant Facebook posts. But the new Fatah poster may indicate an organizational affiliation with the rival Palestinian organization.