PA holds military funeral for former Fatah terrorist who murdered 14, injured 60

Ahmed Abu al-Sukkar, a former Fatah prisoner, was involved in the horrific 1975 ‘refrigerator bombing’ in Jerusalem’s Zion Square.

fatah gunment 370 (photo credit: REUTERS)
fatah gunment 370
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday held a military funeral for Ahmed Abu al- Sukkar, a former Fatah prisoner who was involved in the 1975 “refrigerator bombing” in Jerusalem’s Zion Square.
Fourteen people were killed and more than 60 injured in the terror attack.
The 78-year-old Abu al- Sukkar died of a heart attack on Tuesday night.
Draped in a Palestinian flag, his coffin was placed on a PA military vehicle, which transferred him from hospital to the center of Ramallah.
From there, Abu al-Sukkar’s coffin was taken for burial in his hometown of Turmus Aiya north of Ramallah.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas published a statement mourning the death of Abu al- Sukkar, whom he described as a faithful struggler for freedom and the Palestinian cause.
Abbas said that Abu al- Sukkar had devoted many years to serving the interests of his people.
At the funeral, one of Abbas’s top aides, Tayeb Abdel Rahim, said that, “Palestine has lost a great leader and fighter who spent his life in Israeli prisons.”
Abu al-Sukkar was sentenced to life in prison and an additional 30 years for his role in the terror attack. He was released in 2003 after spending 28 years behind bars.
The terror attack took place on July 4, 1975, when an explosive device hidden within a refrigerator exploded in the bustling Zion Square.