Norman Gary Finkelstein is a pro Palestinian American political scientist, activist, professor, and author.
On February 22, 2019 Norman Finkelstein posted on Facebook, “In Memory of Comrade Maher: A principled, fearless militant, 1949-2019” accompanied with two pictures of Maher Al-Yamani, one featuring Finkelstein and Al-Yamani together.
On February 21, 2019 The Palestinian Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) issued a statement mourning the death of Maher Al-Yamani (ماهر اليماني).
On February 23, 2019 PFLP’s official website reposted an article by the Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper that told the life story of Maher Al-Yamani. According to this report Al-Yamani was a member of PFLP’s security apparatus and later the secretary general of PFLP leader George Habash. In 1968 he took part in an attack on Israeli El Al airplane in Greece, participated in hijacking American, Swiss and British airplanes, fought against Israeli forces in Lebanon and was involved in the armed struggle against Israel.
On February 24, 2019 “PFLP opened a mourning house for its military commander Maher Al-Yamani.” PFLP armed operatives are seen standing next to a PFLP poster featuring Maher Al-Yamani “the comrade, the martyr and a military commander of PFLP.”