Relatives of the terrorist who murdered Israeli Rabbi said after last night’s raid that elminated the terrorist “he loved life and people”
The relative stated that his family last saw Faqih at a restaurant in Dura the Friday morning of the Otniel drive-by attack.
A close relative of Muhammed al-Faqih (29), the assailant who shot and killed Rabbi “Miki” Mark in late June, told The Jerusalem Post that he never thought that Faqih would carry out a shooting attack. In a phone call, the relative, who agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, said, “I never thought he would carry out an attack.”
The relative said he remembers Faqih in a very positive light. “Mohammed was funny, embracing, polite, and ethical. He loved people and life. He had great relations with his family and friends,” he added
The relative stated further that his family last saw Faqih at a restaurant in Dura the Friday morning of the Otniel drive-by attack. “On the Friday of the attack, he was with his parents, brothers, and sisters at the al-Qasr al-Maliki restaurant,” he said.
Faqih belonged to the Ezzeldin Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, according to Hamas’ s official website. He previously had spent approximately four years in prison for undertaking militant activity while studying at ah-Najah University in Nablus.
Following his release from prison, Faqih started working as a salesperson at Wataniyyah, a Palestinian cellphone company, and married
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