Palestinian Authority (PA) officials named a square after the architect behind the Ma’alot Massacre that killed 22 children and four adults in 1974, during a rally on Monday. The square is just the latest example of numerous PA squares and monuments glorifying and martyring terrorists over the years.
The “Martyr Khaled Nazzal Square” in Jenin is named after terrorist Khaled Nazzal, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and commander of its military branch. Nazzal was responsible for the Ma’alot Massacre, where 22 school children and four teachers were taken hostage and murdered.
Nazzal was also the mastermind behind an attack which led to the murder of four hostages in an apartment in Beit Shean in 1974, and a shooting and grenade attack in Jerusalem that killed one and injured 47 in 1984.
Participants at the rally included the Deputy District Governor of the Jenin District, and the DFLP in Jenin.
A monument was erected in the square in tribute to the terrorist, with the text on the monument reading: “Martyr Khaled Nazzal Square, we must guard the flowers of the Martyrs, 1948-1986, for free Palestine”.
Mahmoud Abu Mweis, Deputy Mayor of Jenin, spoke at the event and “emphasised that our leadership and our people will continue on the path of the Martyrs”.