Mourning tents commemorating the death of the Egyptian terrorist, a member of the Egyptian security forces, who carried out the attack on the Israeli-Egyptian border on Saturday, were erected on Tuesday and Palestinian visitors made pilgrimages to them throughout the day.
The entrance to the mourning house in Nablus was decorated with the Palestinian flag alongside the Egyptian flag, and a leaflet with a picture of the terrorist, Mohammed Salah, alongside a caption calling the Egyptian policeman a "hero" and a "martyr of the Arab homeland" was hung at the entrance to the house. The leaflet included the symbol of Fatah, Mahmoud Abbas' movement, and activists said the event was sponsored by the National and Islamic Forces, an umbrella network of several Palestinian factions, including Fatah.
Media coverage: "Nablus holds a condolence gathering for Mohamed Salah, the 22-year-old Egyptian border guard behind the Saturday shooting operation at occupied Palestine-Egypt border that resulted in the killing of three Israeli soldiers, today." pic.twitter.com/grk6uphPop
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) June 6, 2023
A similar event took place in the Jenin refugee camp. In Ramallah, Palestinian activists held a symbolic funeral in honor of the terrorist. Salah attracted great interest in Palestinian public opinion, and graphic designers posted pictures of Salah in the background of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Many social networks posted praise for him and glorified the attack he carried out. "We are proud of you," they noted. Palestinian commentator Mustafa Sawaf wrote in an article published today that "there is nothing impossible, and it is impossible to remain silent about what the occupation is doing and the land grabbing it is committing. There is no obstacle facing young Arabs in defending their land, their people and their religion. All roads are open. In the end, we will get to what we want."
فتح بيت عزاء في مخيم جنين للجندي المصري محمد صلاح الذي قتل 3 جنود إسرائيليين يوم السبت الماضي عند معبر العوجا . pic.twitter.com/BOxfZQCByk
— laila odeh الإعلامية ليلى عودة (@lailaodeh4) June 6, 2023
The Egyptian policeman, Mohamed Salah, 23, reportedly lived in the Ain Shams area of eastern Cairo and joined the security forces in 2022. He did his service in the North Sinai region, and was supposed to finish it soon. In May 2021, during Operation Guardian of the Walls, he posted in support of the Palestinians, "Allah stands with Palestine." However, no expressions of violence or radicalization were observed on his Facebook account.
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