Hussein Fayyad, one of the commanders of the terror group that carried out the
1978 Coastal Road massacre, revealed on Tuesday that Palestinian Authority
President Mahmoud Abbas had appointed him as one of his advisers.
attack, which led to the killing of 38 Israeli civilians, including 13 children,
was planned and carried out by Abbas’s Fatah faction.
Fayyad, who was
released in a prisoner swap with Israel in 1985, said that Abbas signed a decree
in 2008 promoting him to the position of “advisor” to the PA
However, Fayyad – who is not related to PA Prime Minister
Salam Fayyad – complained that the PA leadership has not done anything to ensure
that he get the job.
He also accused the PA of abandoning him and failing
to meet its promises to support him financially.
Fayyad, who is currently
living in Algiers, has been on hunger strike over the past week to protest
against the PA’s failure to help him.
“I tried to phone many PLO leaders,
but they don’t answer my calls,” Fayyad told Palestinian journalists.
also sent letters to several Palestinian ministries, but haven’t received any
Fayyad complained that the PA embassy in Algiers was also
refusing to help him and that he was kicked out from the embassy by
Abbas Zaki, member of the PLO executive committee, phoned Fayyad
on Tuesday and urged him to stop his hunger strike.
Zaki praised Fayyad
as a “fighter for the Palestinian revolution” and promised to raise his case