Terrorist's family mourns
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Leftist activist visits terrorist's mourning tent

Tali Fahima attends condolence ceremony at house of Alaa Abu Dheim, terrorist who killed eight in attack at Mercaz Harav rabbinical seminary in Jerusalem last Thursday

Far Left activist and former inmate Tali Fahima took part in a mourning ceremony for Alaa Abu Dheim, the terrorist who killed eight yeshiva students in an attack on the Mercaz Harav seminary in Jerusalem last week. The ceremony was held at the terrorist's family home on Tuesday.


In a conversation with Ynet, Fahima confirmed that she had indeed been received at the mourning tent at the terrorist's home in the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood in east Jerusalem.


Police have yet to transfer Abu Dheim's body to his family in an attempt to prevent a massive funeral with widespread media coverage. Authorities have been in touch with the family regarding the body since the attack and have tried to get the family to agree to conduct a low profile funeral.


Since the family does not appear to be planning to do so, it was decided to delay the transfer of the body. Police stressed that the body would only be transferred once the family agreed to police demands.

Tali Fahima at the Jabel Mukaber home (Photo: Atta Awisaat)


Fahima was released from prison in January of last year after serving a term for crimes including contact with a foreign agent, passing information to the enemy and violating a court order. She had been in touch with Zakaria Zubeidi, a senior al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade member in Jenin.


Following a plea deal, Fahima was sentenced to three years in prison, which was later reduced to two.


Abu Dheim, like the rest of his family, was known as a Hamas supporter – as the flags that were hanged on the mourners' tent indicate. However, there is some mystery as to which group – some say Hizbullah – contracted or activated him to carry out the attack.


פרסום ראשון: 03.11.08, 17:53
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