Palestinians name prominent street after top terrorist

Thursday, April 08, 2010 |  Israel Today Staff

The Palestinian Authority this week renamed a prominent street in Ramallah after deceased terrorist mastermind Yihyeh Ayyash, a Hamas engineer responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Israelis.

A new sign placed on the street provides background on Ayyash:

"Yihyeh Ayyash, 1966-1996, born in Nablus, studied electrical engineering in Bir Zeit University. Was a member of the Iz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, and was linked by Israel to a number of bombings. Was assassinated by Israel in his Beit Lahia (Gaza Strip) home in 5.1.1996."

Further adding insult to injury, the renamed street is the location of a new Palestinian Authority presidential compound currently under construction.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office blasted the move as an "outrageous glorification of terrorism by the Palestinian Authority."

Netanyahu insisted that the international community that is so eager to condemn Israel over every perceived peace violation clearly and unequivocally condemn this latest Palestinian incitement.

According to the terms of signed peace agreements, the Palestinian Authority is obligated to discourage Palestinians from following in the footsteps of those who have engaged in terrorist violence against Israel.

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