French town must remove plaque honoring Palestinian terrorist

Tourism minister Rehavam Ze’evi, assassinated by the PFLP in 2001 (photo credit: Flash90)

A Paris suburb must remove a plaque honoring a convicted Palestinian terrorist, a French judge ruled.

Municipal authorities in Bezons were ordered to take down the plaque for Ihrima Majdi Al Rimawi, who was convicted in the 2001 assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Ze’evi in Jerusalem.

The judge told the Communist Party-dominated Bezons Council on December 19 that it had one month to remove the plaque dedicated to Rimawi, who has been associated with several terrorist attacks and is serving a life sentence plus 80 years in an Israeli jail.

In response to a complaint filed by Sammy Ghozlan of the National Bureau for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism, the judge also invalidated the Bezons Council’s February 2013 decision to grant Rimawi honorary citizenship.

Rimawi’s murder of Ze’evi in October 2001 was carried out in the name of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the group that claimed responsibility for last month’s terror attack at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem….

PFLP is a Communist organization.  I do know even know if the assassin was a Muslim: he could have been a Christian Palestinian.  No time to research it further.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Could there possibly be Muslims in Bezons?

    • Frau Katze

      I don’t know, but there are Commies, and they’re crazy as loons.

  • Absolutely disgusting that the plaque was put up in the first place.

  • justsomeone

    No reason to think the murderer was a Christian Palestinian. For example, the attack on the people in the synagogue – an attack they claimed credit for – was carried out by Palestinians who repeatedly shouted out “Allahu Akbar” as they butchered people with their meat cleavers. That is what the survivors of the attacks reported when describing the scene.
    All these murderers, at least in the last quarter of a century, are Muslims, also when they belong to the PFLP or to the Fatah, through its Islamic terror brigade “the martyrs of Al-Aqsa”, which carried out as many suicide bombings as the Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.

    • Frau Katze

      True, the synagogue attacker was not much of a Communist, more along the “Allahu akbar” line. But I didn’t have to time to confirm it about this other guy.

    • Just a thought

      Sadly, you are wrong. There are Christian “palestinian” terrorists.
      Don’t forget Helen “Jews back to Europe” Thomas was a Lebanese Christian.

      • justsomeone

        This was interesting and it’s a pity that the newspapers don’t always specify when a “Palestinian” terrorist is a Muslim. Never the less, the number of Christian “Palestinian” terrorists in the last 25 years might be no larger than the two specified in the link. It’s certainly very tiny. I don’t doubt that many Christian Arabs are very much against Israel but there seems to be a big barrier when it comes to pulling out a knife and stabbing someone to death, which is overwhelmingly done by the Allahu-Akbar crowd.
        Also, the Christian Arabs who are for Israel, or are more strongly against the Muslims would be reluctant to speak out. There was a recent case of a Palestinian Christian who spoke out against the Palestinian Authority and in favor of peace with Israel. She related (from the relative safety of Sweden and Britain) that Christians in the Palestinian Authority are persecuted by the Muslims. She came under a great deal of public anger and was condemned by her family. I can find her name and a link to youtube if someone’s interested.
        The recent synagogue attack in Jerusalem did feature the murderers repeatedly calling out Allahu Akbar, so there’s no reason to believe a killer is a Christian merely because the PFLP was in charge of him.

  • Just a thought

    I remember reading this at the time it occurred.
    There can be no peace with beasts, nor should there be.

  • Minicapt

    Rimawi’s wife is from the Barghouti clan, which was imported into the Holy Land during the Mamluks ascendency. The family is Sunni and includes Mohammeds/Mustafas/Omars. I would suggest it would be a good bet that Rimawi is not an ethnic Christian.


  • tom_billesley