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Issa Karake
Murderer of 15 honored as "Martyr... an example of giving, resolve and heroism" by PA officials
WAFA, official PA news agency - July 16, 2015
 






Headline: "Laying wreaths on the grave of Martyr (Shahid) Abu Sukkar"
     "Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs [and PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and Head of Turmus Ayya Town Council Ribhi Mahmoud, laid wreaths on the grave of Martyr (Shahid) and veteran prisoner Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar in Turmus Ayya, on the occasion of the first (sic., second) anniversary of Abu Sukkar's death... Ghannam stated: 'The spirit of Ahmad Abu Sukkar is the spirit of freedom burning in our souls and in our lives. We will remain loyal to the path of this great fighter, who sacrificed his life for the freedom and independence of Palestine.'
Karake stated: 'Ahmad Abu Sukkar was a real man, fighter and human being who left his mark on everyone. He set an example of giving, resolve and heroism. We are proud of him for being one of the symbols of the Palestinian national struggle and a symbol of the male and female prisoners' struggle for freedom and honor.' ... Martyr Ahmad Jabara 'Abu Sukkar' was born in 1936 in the town of Turmus Ayya, north of Ramallah. He served 27 years in the Israeli occupation's prisons, after being accused of placing a refrigerator containing explosives at Zion Square in the center of Tel Aviv (sic., Jerusalem) in 1975, which killed 13 (sic., 15) Israelis. At the time, the Court sentenced Abu Sukkar to a life sentence and 30 years.
Abu Sukkar was released in 2003, at the request of the deceased Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, and died on the evening of Tuesday, July 16, 2014 (sic., 2013), from a heart attack. Abu Sukkar had 6 sons."
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Note: Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.

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