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Palestinian town names street for Old City terrorist

The hometown of a Palestinian who stabbed and murdered two Israelis in Jerusalem is naming a street in his honor.

The municipality of Surda-Abu Qash in the northern West Bank announces it will name a street for Muhannad Halabi, Palestinian Media Watch reports, citing an article by Donia Al-Watan, a Palestinian news agency.

Halabi, a 19-year-old law student, was shot dead on October 3 after stabbing Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Banita to death, and injuring Banita’s wife Adele and their 2-year-old son in Jerusalem’s Old City. The street naming was just one of several honors, including an honorary law degree from the Palestinian Authority Bar Association posthumously awarded to Halabi.

Muhannad Halabi, 19, the terrorist who killed two Israelis on October 3, 2015 in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City. (Israel Police)
Muhannad Halabi, 19, the terrorist who killed two Israelis on October 3, 2015 in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Israel Police)

“This is the least we can do for Martyr Halabi,” Surda-Abu Qash Mayor Muhammad Hussein says, according to PMW, adding that Halabi “is a pride and badge of honor for the whole village.”

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The victims of a fatal stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Saturday October 3, 2015: Nehemia Lavi, 41 (left) from Jerusalem, and Aharon Banita, 22 (right) from Beitar Illit. (Courtesy)
The victims of a fatal stabbing attack in Jerusalem on Saturday October 3, 2015: Nehemia Lavi, 41 (left) from Jerusalem, and Aharon Banita, 22 (right) from Beitar Illit. (Courtesy)
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