Itongadol.- Terrorist Muhannad Halabi stabbed and murdered 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett\’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Palestinian Media Watch has reported that Abbas\’ advisor honored him for these murders, that Abbas\’ Fatah movement even brought holy soil from the Al-Aqsa Mosque to his grave and that the PA Bar Association chose to honor Halabi by posthumously awarding him an honorary law degree.
As an additional honor, the municipality where the murderer lived has decided to name a street after him. "This is in order to honor Halabi, who carried out a stabbing and shooting operation (i.e., terror attack) against settlers in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem," the independent Palestinian news agency Donia Al-Watan reported. [Oct. 14, 2015]
"This is the least we can do for Martyr Halabi," Mayor Muhammad Hussein stated about the glorification of the killer, and went on to say that naming the street after him is "intended to emphasize the national role played by municipalities."
Wanting to honor the murderer further, the municipality of Surda-Abu Qash suggested that the mourning "take place in a municipality building, as Halabi is a pride and badge of honor for the whole village."
PMW has reported on the joy expressed by Palestinians after the first baby was named after the terrorist, and on the parents\’ joy over their son\’s "Martyrdom-death."
Donia Al-Watan interviewed Palestinians about the naming of the street after the murderer and reported on two citizens who "welcomed this decision":
"Rifa\’ Ramadan, 50: \’This is a positive initiative and an excellent step toward honoring the name of the Martyr and keep it in memory.\’ Yaqub Bayatneh, 52, added that this is the least that can be done for an Al-Aqsa Martyr, Muhannad Halabi, and emphasized that all the places and roads, and even commercial areas, should be named after Martyrs, as they are more precious than all of us together."