Reprinted from Palestinian Media Watch.
Last week, Palestinian Authority Member of Parliament and Director of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake visited the families of three of the terrorists who took part in the lynching and murder of two Israeli reservists in 2000. Karake honored these murderers by giving their families “plaques of honor.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 9, 2015]
Karake has stated that Palestinians have an unequivocal right to “resistance” and “struggle” – PA euphemisms for violence against Israel. He calls the murderers of Israelis “heroes.”
On Oct. 12, 2000, a Palestinian mob brutally murdered and mutilated the bodies of two Israeli reservists who had accidentally entered Ramallah. A well-known picture from the gruesome murder showed a Palestinian raising his bloodied hands heroically, showing the crowd his hands covered in the blood of his victims. The bodies of the two Israelis were thrown out of the window, and the mob dragged them through the streets of Ramallah. (Photo credit: Agence France Presse)
Palestinian Media Watchhas documented the PA and Fatah’s glorification of terrorists, their policy of rewarding imprisoned murderers with salaries in prison as well as numerous statements by Karake in which he has honored and glorified murderers of Israelis.
The following is an excerpt of the official PA daily’s report on MP Karake and the PLO’s glorification of the terrorists involved in the Ramallah lynch and murders:
“Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs [and PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake… [visited the] families of prisoners sentenced to life, together with a delegation of the commission… The visit began at the home of prisoner Muhammad Hashem Nawarah, 31 years old, who has been imprisoned since 2001… Karake also visited the family of prisoner Jawad Abu Qara, 42 years old,who has been imprisoned since 2001 and is now in Rimon prison. Abu Kara is married and has four sons, who grew and came of age without him being able to raise them and show them fatherly feelings because of the occupation. The visit ended at the home of the family of prisoner Habes Bayyoud, 42 years old, who has been imprisoned since 2002… Karake awarded plaques of honor to the prisoners’ families.”
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 9, 2015]
Muhammad Nawarah, Habbes Bayyoud and Jawad Abu Qara – serving prison sentences for participating in the Ramallah lynching on Oct. 12, 2000, in which a Palestinian mob brutally murdered two Israeli reserve soldiers, Vadim Nurzhitz and Yossi Avrahami, who had accidentally entered Ramallah. Nawarah is serving one life sentence, Bayyoud is serving two life sentences, and Abu Qara is serving 25 years.
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