Palestinian town names street for killer of 2 Israelis
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Palestinian town names street for killer of 2 Israelis

Surda-Abu Qash honors Muhannad Halabi, who murdered Nehemia Lavi and Aharon Bennett in October 3 Jerusalem stabbing attack

Muhannad Halabi, 19, the terrorist who stabbed two Israelis to death in Jerusalem, October 3, 2015 (Facebook image)
Muhannad Halabi, 19, the terrorist who stabbed two Israelis to death in Jerusalem, October 3, 2015 (Facebook image)

The West Bank hometown of a Palestinian who stabbed two Israelis to death in Jerusalem is naming a street in his honor.

The municipality of Surda-Abu Qash announced that it will name a street for Muhannad Halabi, Palestinian Media Watch reported, citing an article by Donia Al-Watan, a Palestinian news agency.

Halabi, a 19-year-old law student, was shot dead by Israeli police on October 3 after stabbing Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injuring Bennett’s wife and their two-year-old son in the 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.

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

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

A Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip honored Halabi by naming their newborn son for him.

Also in Gaza, a newborn has been named “Knife of Jerusalem” in a salute to Palestinian stabbing attacks on Jewish victims.

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