Response #14 Directed to Librarians and Archivists to Palestine

Posted: 8/17/2013 12:46:00 PM
Author: LfF Research Committee

During your trip, you visited the Abu Jihad Museum for [terrorist] Prisoner Movements, on a campus of al-Quds University (no Jewish students or faculty allowed, of course, despite a loose, rather one-sided relationship with Brandeis University). The university was opened with the cooperation of Israeli administrative authorities in 1984. Do you know who Abu Jihad, the individual this museum honors, was? Abu Jihad was the terrorist nom d' guerre of one Khalil al-Wazir, who organized and led the military wing of the Fatah terrorist group. In the 1960's he established connections between Fatah and various Communist dictatorships around the world. In 1970 and 1971 he went up against the late King Hussein's Jordananian Legion, in the Black September fighting of that period. In 1975, he perpertrated the attack on Tel-Aviv's Savoy Hotel, which resulted in the deaths of eight Israeli civilians and two Israeli soldiers. Seeking to destroy any peace between Egypt and Israel, he masterminded an attack on a civilian Israeli bus, in March of 1978, along the Tel-Aviv Highway. Thirty-seven Israelis were murdered and seventy were wounded in the attack. There were many other atrocities that he was responsible for. During a long, bloody career, which the Mossad brought to an end, Abu Jihad was responsible for the murder of hundreds, if not thoudands of innocent people. We think you knew who Abu Jihad was. If you didn't, surely at least one of you would have asked. "Nice" people you honor, Librarians and Archivists to Palestine.