The Palestinian Authority (PA) city of Surda-Abu Qash named a major road for a terrorist this month, "in order to honor" him for killing Jews.
19-year-old terrorist Mohannad Shafik Halabi murdered Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, 41, and Aharon Banita Bennett, 21,in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City on October 3.
While Halabi had already had soil from the Temple Mount brought to his grave and an honorary law degree awarded to him, his hometown went one step further – naming the road from his municipality to Birzeit and Ramallah after him as well, Palestinian Media Watch reports.
"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 on October 14.
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."
Several citizens welcomed the decision, the daily added.