Ramallah Dispatch: Public Square named after “Martyr”

While in Ramallah on Thursday I noticed a public square which seemed dedicated to someone with a terrorist affiliation, and took this photo of the sign marking the site.

Sure enough, a friend who’s fluent in Arabic confirmed that the sign (in a prominent retail district) says:

Field Commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade in Ramallah

Commander Ayman Rateb Jabarin

who became a martyr on June 22, 2006

Of course, this isn’t the first public square in Ramallah to be named after a terrorist. Dalal Mughrabi, who led one of the most lethal terror attacks in Israel’s history, was also memorialized in the city as a hero by the Palestinian Authority.

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