Palestinian Arabs Cry 'Revenge!' at Hamas Funeral in Ramallah
More than 1,000 people gathered in Ramallah Wednesday for the funerals of two Hamas terrorists, as well as the terrorist responsible for the 2001 Sbarro's suicide bombing, according to AFP.
On Tuesday night, Israel transferred the remains of brothers Adel and Imad Osallah, Hamas terrorists who planned attacks against Israel and who were eliminated near Hevron by IDF soldiers in 1998.
Israel also handed over the bodies of Izz al-Din al-Masri, the Sbarro suicide bomber, and suicide bomber Tawfiq Mahamid, who carried out a suicide attack west of Umm al-Fahm and who belonged to the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the so-called “military wing” of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party.
The terrorists' coffins were passed through the crowd, which waved green Hamas flags throughout the ceremony. According to Reuters, protestors chanted violent anti-Israel slogans - such as "Revenge!" and "Strike Tel Aviv!" - as PA police forces closely monitored the crowd.
PA and Hamas also used the funeral as a propaganda fest, according to the news agency. Fatah supporters passed out leaflets among the crowd promoting the recent unity pact between the two groups.
"Let there not be any excuse to divide members of the united Palestinian family," the leaflets stated. "We live now in an atmosphere of reconciliation."