The monument erected by the PA in the square is a map of ‘Palestine’ in which all of Israel is depicted as Palestine.
Naif Aby Sharakh was involved in numerous terrorist attacks against Israelis, including a double suicide bombing in Tel-Aviv on January 5th 2003 in which 23 people were killed and dozens injured. Sharakh was a member of Fatah’s Military Wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. After the incident he was killed by the Israeli Army on June 26 2004.
Fatah-run Awdah TV recently broadcast a program honouring the murderer and showing the memorial. The Fatah TV host visited the mother of the terrorist and introduced her as follows: “Mother of Martyr Naif Abu Sharakh gave both her sons for the land and the homeland. Let’s meet her. We are very happy to meet you and very proud of you. A Palestinian mother such as yourself, whom we are proud of, you have given two of your sons for the homeland”.
This is not the first time that the PA has erected a monument celebrating a terrorist. Dalal Mughrabi was also enshrined in stone, with the same map being used. Mughrabi was responsible for a bus hijacking in which killed thirty-seven Israeli civilians were murdered.
Prime Minister Netanyahu has already condemned the actions of the PA, stating that “this is what distinguishes us from our neighbours…they name public squares after the murderers of children. This distinction cannot be blurred or covered up”.