Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas consoles father of Muslim students killed in US. (

Ramallah, 24 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/14 February 2015 (MINA) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday (13/2) phoned the father of the two female students who had been murdered by an American extremist a few days ago in North Carolina.

According to his office, Abbas offered his condolences to Mohamed Abu Salha over the death of his daughters, Razan and Yusor, and his son-in-law Diya Barakat, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

He expressed his sincere fatherly sympathy with their families for their great loss and asked Allah Almighty to bestow His mercy upon them and make His Paradise their eternal abode.

Diya Barakat and his wife Yusor along with her sister Razan were shot dead last Tuesday by an American man at an apartment complex outside the University of North Carolina campus in the town of Chapel Hill.

Barakat was a second-year dental student at the University of North Carolina, where his wife was planning to begin her dental studies in the fall. Her sister was a student at North Carolina State University. (T/P006/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)