Abu Laila

A Group of Palestinians have designated a street in the West Bank town of Bruqin after Omar Abu Laila. The 19-year-old terrorist had stabbed and killed an Israeli soldier, stealing his weapon and firing on passing vehicles, killing Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, father of 12 children, and wounded an Israeli soldier.

Abu Laila was found in the Abwein village near Ramallah after a two-day search. According to the security agency Shin Bet, the terrorist was neutralized after he shot at the security forces surrounding his location.

In response to the sign, B’tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, wrote to Israel’s attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, to remove the sign.

“Naming a street after a terrorist will make many young people follow him,” said the organization in a letter sent to the Israeli authority.

There is no doubt that the street’s sign attests to the glorification of the name and the horrible act of murder.”

“Remember, these are war crimes,” the organization added.