The Palestinian Authority has just honored Abbas Al-Sayid, the terrorist responsible for planning the ‘Passover Massacre’ which claimed the lives of 30 innocent Israeli citizens (including some Holocaust survivors) and injured 140 attending a Passover meal at Netanya’s Park Hotel on March 27, 2002.
On March 28, Issa Karake, the Palestinian Authority Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, visited the family of the Hamas suicide-bomb mastermind (who’s serving a life sentence in an Israeli prison), awarding them with an official, festive plaque, in celebration of the anniversary of the massacre.
On that fateful day in 2002, a terrorist walked into the dining room of the hotel, in the center of the city, and detonated an explosive device. The terrorist was identified as Abdel-Basset Odeh, a member of the Hamas Iz a Din al-Kassam Brigades, from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, which is just 10 kilometers east of Netanya. He was on the list of wanted terrorists Israel had requested be arrested.
Here are the victims of the attack. You can click on their name to learn more.
Palestinian Media Watch has consistently documented that honoring terrorists is an integral part of PA policy.