Palestinian Authority Opens Special Housing Project for Terrorist Families

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


It was generally considered to be a bad thing when Saddam Hussein made special payments to the families of terrorists. But Abbas does it all the time, even paying salaries to Hamas terrorists in prison, using American and European aid.

But now the Palestinian Authority is rolling out a special housing project for them.

“In the Al-Ubeidiya village east of Bethlehem a cornerstone was laid for the ‘Hamlet of Hope’ housing project for prisoners serving life sentences.  The ceremony was attended by Chairman of the Presidential Office Hussein Al-A’araj who represented President Mahmoud Abbas and by the Minister for Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake…

Al-A’araj added that the Palestinian leadership and relevant institutions will endeavor to supply all means needed to complete this pioneering project as soon as possible. Karake, on his part, said that the ‘Hamlet of Hope’ neighborhood instills hope among the prisoners, whose dreams the occupation thinks it has shattered through life sentences…

Prisoners serving life sentences are generally there for straight up murder.

Najlaa Al-Hajj who thought of the idea for the project, and is the wife of prisoner Abd Al-Rahman Miqdad who was given 21 life sentences plus 15 years, said that it was according to President Mahmoud Abbas’ directives that the ‘Hamlet of Hope’ housing project was inaugurated for families of prisoners serving life sentences…

What could Abd Al-Rahman Miqdad have possibly done to earn him 21 life sentences?

It appears that our boy, Abd Al-Rahman Miqdad, aka Abu Ahmed aka  Abdel Rahman Yusuf Abdul Rahman Mekdad, is an Egyptian who was born in Cairo, lived there until the age of 13, then moved to Libya, and then joined Fatah. He entered Israel in 1994 under the Oslo Accords, and became a top terrorist commander in the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, became a bomb expert and was responsible for a number of suicide bombings.

Yup, another innocent victim of Israel.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    It would be a shock if the PA/Fatah/PLO terror junta did not build this complex. After all, they name streets, schools, camps and most all "cultural" venues after terror "martyrs". In fact, their children's programming is replete with said "heroes".

    Here's just a peek into their depravity…ditto for their relatives in Gaza – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/01/pa-statehood-

    The west must smell the jihad for what it is. They are culturally and religiously mandated/programmed to kill and that is that.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Thomas Wells

    House them in hell.

  • κατεργάζομαι

    "Abd Al-Rahman Miqdad, aka Abu Ahmed aka Abdel Rahman Yusuf Abdul Rahman Mekdad, "

    Herein ls part of the planned (dialectical) problem;
    Westerners cannot follow the line because the line zig-zags.

    In Israel, the Kahanists from Kach have been driven underground because their opinions have been criminalized.

    Kahane observed that there will be no peace in Israel while Jews and Arabs live side by side. There is nothing racist in this observation. You can argue whether the observation is true or false, but to dismiss it outright by labeling it "racist" is anti-intellectual.

    In a genuinely "JEWISH State," how can an Arab be an equal when that State has an Independence Day celebrating his defeat?

    Q: So how can an Arab truly be a loyal citizen in a Jewish State?
    A: Simply, they cannot… and they must go!

    The Arab/Muslims own 99.5% of the region. GO THERE.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      A state is basically a collective of loyal qualifying citizens. Lack of loyalty should remove qualification. There must be a process to make legal distinctions, but that is how I see it. Terrorists can't claim to be loyal to the state they attack. That should be obvious. Now hold trials to see who has committed crimes of treason through these actions characterized as terrorism.

      And NEVER EVER make prisoner swap deals for any criminals as if they are political prisoners. That made it so easy for liars in so many ways to manipulate world opinion.

      I could go on, but that's enough for now.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "It appears that our boy, Abd Al-Rahman Miqdad, aka Abu Ahmed aka Abdel Rahman Yusuf Abdul Rahman Mekdad, is an Egyptian who was born in Cairo, lived there until the age of 13, then moved to Libya, and then joined Fatah. He entered Israel in 1994 under the Oslo Accords, and became a top terrorist commander in the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, became a bomb expert and was responsible for a number of suicide bombings."

    But Israel did shatter his dreams. His religious feelings have never been hurt. Give him a townhouse.