Palestinian leader's party calls Jerusalem shooter a 'martyr'

October 10, 2016 5:30 PM

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Palestinian leader's party calls Jerusalem shooter a 'martyr'

The gunman who killed two Israelis and wounded five during a shooting rampage in Jerusalem Sunday is now being hailed as a “martyr” by the party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The Fatah party wrote on its Facebook page that “the one who carried out the operation today in Jerusalem is a pilgrim martyr, one of the most prominent people in Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and a released prisoner,” according to Israeli monitor group Palestinian Media Watch.

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