Israeli police kill terrorist who murdered 3 in Tel Aviv, 'Palestinian peace partners' declare him a martyr
Last Friday, a 'Palestinian' terrorist named Nashat Milhem opened fire on a Tel Aviv cafe murdering three people. (The number of people Milhem murdered has been corrected in this post).
This Friday, agents from Israel's General Security Service killed Milhem in a shootout in his hometown of Arara in Northern Israel.
Milhem was found in his hideout and was discovered after the Shin Bet received information on his location on Friday, following an intensive Shin Bet - Israel Police investigation that included many undercover and overt operations to track him down.
The shooter tried to escape when he noticed security in the area, and opened fire at security forces using the Spectre M4 Falcon sub-machine gun in his possession, which he also used to murder his victims in Tel Aviv the previous week, the Shin Bet stated.That would be the same family whose head called for his son's arrest. The father was arrested anyway four days ago.
The family has erected a mourner's tent in his memory.
Hamas declared Nashat Milhem a 'martyr.' So did our 'peace partners' at the 'Palestinian Authority.' Until they figured out that he was an 'Israeli Arab.'
The PA Ministry of Health initially added Milhem, who is an Israeli citizen, to its list of “martyrs” who were killed by Israelis during the current wave of terrorism, which began in early October.In other words, the 'Palestinian Authority' still loves him anyway.
However, the ministry on Friday night removed Milhem’s name from the list. The ministry explained that it documents the names of Palestinian “martyrs” only in areas that fall under its jurisdiction, namely the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem.
However, the ministry did not offer any explanation as to why another Israeli Arab, Muhanad al-Okabi, is included in its list of “martyrs.” Al-Okabi, who carried out the October 18 terror attack at the Beersheba Central Bus Station, appears as number 31 on the PA ministry’s list of “martyrs.”
The ministry defended the decision to remove Milhem’s name from its “list of martyrs” by arguing that this does not mean that he is not entitled to be characterized as a “martyr.”
A statement issued by the PA ministry praised Milhem as “one of the most precious martyrs whose name has been inscribed with his pure blood that watered our the soil of our free land.”
The ministry dismissed criticism by many Palestinians for excluding Milhem from the list, saying he is no difference between him and any other Palestinian “martyr.”
“We are proud of our Palestinian people in the 1948 lands,” the PA ministry said, referring to Israel’s Arab citizens. “We are proud of their sacrifices and achievements. No one can deny their belonging to their homeland, Palestine.”
It will be interesting to see how many 'Israeli Arab' politicians show up at the 'mourning tent' and how their Leftist supporters in Tel Aviv will react if they do.