The Palestinian Authority Minister of Education this week visited a PA school in order to “honour the souls” of three terrorist “Martyrs” who had attended the school. One of the terrorists, Ahmad Najah Abu Al-Rubb, murdered 19-year-old Israeli border police officer Hadar Cohen (pictured) in February.
The Minister, Sabri Saidam, said: “a tribute to the Martyrs’ families will be held at this school as a sign of loyalty to them and to their sacrifice”.
At the Shahid (Martyr) Izzat Abu Al-Rubb High School, which is named after a Fatah military leader who participated in a number of terror attacks against Israelis, Minister Saidam visited the exam halls in honour of Ahmad Najah Abu Al-Rubb as well as two others killed while carrying out acts of terror.
On 3rd February 2016, Abu Al-Rubb carried out a coordinated shooting attack along with two other attackers near the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City. The terrorists arrived at the scene armed with reportedly locally fabricated ‘Carl Gustav’ rifles, knives and two pipe bombs.
Hadar Cohen was shot in the head by one of the gunmen and succumbed to wounds suffered during the attack. She managed to return fire before losing consciousness, helping to thwart a potentially worse attack.
Another policewoman was taken to the hospital with wounds all over her body, including her head.
The other two attackers were identified by the Palestinian news agency Ma’an as Mohammed Kameel and Mohammed Nassar. All three were shot dead by police officers at the scene.
Official PA newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported: “Minister of Education and Higher Education, Sabri Saidam visited the high school matriculation exam halls at the Qabatiya and Tubas (PA) Education Directorates yesterday [11th June 2016]. At the Qabatiya Directorate, Saidam visited the exam halls of the Martyr (Shahid) Izzat Abu Al-Rubb High School. The visit was held in honour of the souls of three of its students who died this year as Martyrs”.
The full report can be found here.