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Issa Karake - Director of the PLO Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and former PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs.
In 2014, Abbas changed the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs, subordinate to the PA government, into the Supreme National Authority of Prisoners' Affairs, subordinate to the PLO. This was done to evade pressure from international donors over the PA's payment of salaries to terrorist prisoners. Instead of paying terrorist salaries out of the PA general budget, to which international donors send their funding, the new PLO institution pays the salaries and is responsible for prisoners' affairs. Karake was appointed head of the new Authority of Prisoners' Affairs.
Karake remains a member of the PA Parliament.
PA officials, District Governor of Ramallah and Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, visit mother of 4 killers 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 10, 2016


Headline
: "District Governor of Ramallah [and El-Bireh] and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs honored her – Um Nasser Abu Hmeid is prevented from visiting her sons in prison, on the pretext that they are not blood relatives"
     "The Palestinian Khansa, Um Nasser Abu Hmeid, sorrowfully said that the occupation prevents her from visiting her sons, under the pretext that she and her sons are not blood relatives. She said that [International] Women's Day, Mother's Day, and Palestinian holidays are difficult for her and her family… due to the distance from her sons, who are sitting in the same fascist solitary confinement [cells] and serving life sentences… Um Nasser Abu Hmeid said these things during a visit by District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam and Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake to honor her."

Note: The report said nothing about why Israel claimed Abu Hmeid is not blood related and did not attempt to explain why this matter would have been raised.

Um Yousuf Abu Hmeid (Latifa Abu Hmeid) - The mother of four prisoners serving multiple life sentences. She is also called Khansa of Palestine (referring to a woman in the earliest period of Islam who sent her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs), honored in 2010 and in 2015 by the PA, and was chosen in 2011 to launch the PA’s statehood campaign with the UN.

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PLO Prisoners' Affairs director announces campaign to give terrorist Marwan Barghouti the Nobel Peace Prize in order to legitimize the prisoners' “struggle” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 8, 2016
Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs is beginning to enlist support for the nomination of Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake stated yesterday [March 7, 2016] that the Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs has launched a campaign in cooperation with many local and international institutions to enlist support for the nomination of PA Parliament member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) for the Nobel Peace Prize...
The Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs added: 'The nomination of Barghouti for the prize means support for the just rights of the Palestinian people in its struggle for freedom and independence, and support for the prisoners' cause, as well as their legitimate struggle for freedom and honor, as prisoners of freedom who sacrificed and fought for their land and in order to end the injustice the occupation is causing to our people'
Karake stated that this campaign is a response to the wave of Israeli measures and acts against the prisoners, to deny their legal status as fighters, and the non-recognition of the legitimacy of their struggle against the occupation."
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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: “Torch of Freedom” for Palestinian prisoners will be lit by family of 13-year-old child terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 2, 2016
     Headline: “Karake: This year the torch of freedom will be lit out of loyalty to the child prisoners of the Jerusalem district”
“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs [and PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake announced that this year, in honor of Palestinian Prisoner’s Day which will take place on April 17, the torch of freedom will be lit out of loyalty to the child prisoners sitting in the occupation’s prisons. He noted that preparations for the freedom torch lighting ceremony have begun in the town of Abu Dis in the Jerusalem governorate. Karake made these statements while visiting released prisoners and prisoners’ families…
Karake said that the family of the child prisoner Ahmad Manasrah, the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Abu Khdeir, and families of child prisoners will light the torch of 2016. He added that this message is intended to focus attention on the fact that the occupation is targeting children for arrest and murder.”

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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners Affairs: Israel decided to kill every prisoner who hunger strikes 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 2, 2016
Headline: “Karake to Al-Quds: There was a decision to assassinate prisoner Al-Qiq, and it was the prisoners’ movement that settled his [hunger] strike”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake revealed that Israel decided to kill every prisoner who carries out a [hunger] strike against it, and it will not give in to his demands, even if it leads to his death. He emphasized that [administrative detainee Muhammad] Al-Qiq broke all predictions, and the desire for life and freedom overcame the death plot. Likewise, he clarified that there were a number of additional factors to his resolve and willpower that contributed to the realization of his victory, and he emphasized that the prisoners’ cause needs to remain a red line in every arrangement or agreement with the Israelis, and we must permanently raise the slogan that there is no reconciliation, agreement, or peace without the release of the prisoners. Following is the text of the interview:

Q: ‘[We will move on] from the condition of the prisoners’ cause and Israel’s actions, what is your message for 2016?’
A: ‘My message is a blessing of love and loyalty to prisoner Karim Younes, who has embodied a symbol of justice and the right of the Palestinian to carry out his legal struggle for freedom and independence in the 34 years he has spent in the [Israeli] prisons. Likewise, a message of assurance that we will not desert the prisoners and will not concede, rather we will continue to knock on the prison doors until their release.’”

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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs awards lawyer employees with plaques with maps of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, Mar. 1, 2016

Photo posted on the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’ Facebook page on March 1, 2016

The photo shows Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake with the commission’s lawyers. The lawyers are holding plaques of honor awarded them by Karake in appreciation of their work. The plaques show the PA map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel.
Israel is “the main and only reason for violence in the region”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 10, 2016
Headline: “Karake: The occupation is the reason for the violence in the region and its targeting of children is racist and criminal”

“Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs and [PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake stated that the Israeli occupation is the main and only reason for violence in the region, and that its daily actions, including killing, arrests, demolition of homes, and the tightening of the noose around the people’s necks, along with targeting Palestinian children in a racist, criminal, and legalized (by Israel –Ed.) manner, have made people lose hope for a future arrangement [with Israel], and created a situation of tension and continuous conflict. This was stated during a meeting he held with a delegation of European parliament members yesterday morning [Feb. 10, 2016] in Ramallah.”
PA daily reports on international campaign to free child terrorist who stabbed 2, under PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’ umbrella 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2016
Headline: “75 countries throughout the world marked the birthday of the boy prisoner Ahmad Manasrah”
      “About 75 countries and websites throughout the world participated two nights ago (Friday-Saturday) in activities and events that demanded the release of the boy prisoner Ahmad Manasrah (i.e., terrorist who stabbed and injured two Israelis severely, one of them a 13-year-old boy), on the event of his birthday, and also the release of the children, minors, from the occupation’s prisons. This was part of the worldwide campaign ‘We will continue beating’ launched by the ‘Ibda’a’ institution in the Deheisheh refugee camp, under the patronage of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs.... The Ibda’a institution in the Deheisheh refugee camp, the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, and the activists and national institutions in the Bethlehem district held an event of solidarity with the detained children of Palestine on Thursday evening, Jan. 22, 2016, with the participation of child prisoner Ahmad Manasrah’s family, and Martyr (Shahid) Hassan Manasrah’s family. Likewise, Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, Secretary of Fatah’s Bethlehem branch Muhammad Al-Masri, representatives of the national institutes and human rights organizations, families of prisoners and released prisoners, and a large audience of children were also present..”

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Exhibit sponsored by Bethlehem municipality honored 52 murderers 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 31, 2015

Headline: “We will open an exhibit in Bethlehem in honor of the prisoners sentenced to life”
     “Yesterday [Dec. 30, 2015] was the unveiling of the exhibit in Bethlehem in honor of the district’s 52 prisoners sentenced to life, sponsored and supervised by the Bethlehem municipality and the union of released prisoners. Present at the event were Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki, Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, Governor of Bethlehem district Jabrin Al-Bakri, Mayor of Bethlehem Vera Baboun, and [Greek-Orthodox] Archbishop [of Sebastia] Atallah Hanna… The speakers emphasized in their speeches that this exhibit is a salute of loyalty and commitment to the prisoners serving time in the occupation’s prisons.”
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PLO Director of Prisoner’s Affairs and Ramallah District Governor visit families of imprisoned terrorists  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 27, 2015
Headline: “Karake and Ghannam: Our holidays will only be complete when our prisoners are released from the deep darkness of the prisons”
      "Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake and Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh district Laila Ghannam visited the families of a number of Christian prisoners of our people who are sitting in the occupation’s prisons, in order to bring them greetings for the holidays… Ghannam said that the Christian and Muslim holidays are national holidays… She added: “We bless all Palestinians for the national holidays, and they are not only Christian holidays. We are proud because Jesus is a Palestinian.”
Collection of items honoring Samir Kuntar, "heroic" murderer of 4  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 23, 2015
Samir Kuntar was a Lebanese terrorist who in 1969 infiltrated Israel and murdered four Israelis. Kuntar murdered his youngest victim, four-year-old Einat Haran, by repeatedly smashing her head with his rifle butt. After being released from Israeli prison in 2006, Kuntar joined Hezbollah and was planning terror attacks against Israel when he was killed in an explosion in Syria on Dec. 19, 2015. He was glorified by various PA and Fatah and media outlets as "heroic", a "Martyr" (Shahid), and a "great fighter." 
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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs' office has two maps showing Israel and PA areas as "Palestine" 
Source: Facebook page of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’, Dec. 23, 2015


Photo and text posted on the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’ Facebook page on Dec. 23, 2015.
The text posted with the photo states that the meeting took place in the office of Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake.
The photo shows two maps of “Palestine” that include the PA areas as well as all of Israel hanging in Karake’s office. One on the wall to the right, and one in the center of the photo.
PLO Director of Prisoners’ Affairs: Israeli occupation is “the main root of terror in the region” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 29, 2015
Headline: “ Karake: I long to hear a voice within Israel calling to silence the racist incitement”
       “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs and PA Parliament Member [Issa Karake]… warned that the [Israeli] religious extremism’s take-over of the political, military, and security establishments in Israel poses a threat, not only to the Palestinians, but to the entire region, and its continuation, deepening, and expansion, will constitute an Israeli ISIS-like phenomenon.
Likewise, Karake said: ‘The continuation of the occupation of our people is the main root of terror in the region.’”
Director of PLO Prisoners’ Affairs says prisoners aren’t terrorists, they “fought for their honor and freedom” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2015
Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners announced the names of the winners of the 2015 Freedom Prize Competition”
      “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs held a large ceremony yesterday [Nov. 16, 2015] in the Russian Palace Theater for Culture and Science in Bethlehem, during which they presented prizes to the winners of the 2015 Freedom Competition... [Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs] Issa Karake said: ‘ The Freedom Prize is a cultural humanitarian campaign in response to the misleading and skewed Israeli discourse, which describes the prisoners as terrorists,’ and emphasized that our prisoners are freedom fighters and people who fought for their honor and the freedom of their homeland

Note: There are 6,000 Palestinians serving time in Israeli prisons (as of September 2015, some of whom murdered or planned the murders of Israeli civilians. All of these prisoners were imprisoned for security offenses and terror related crimes.
PLO director of Prisoners’ Affairs urges PA to pay grants to released prisoners and announces that Abbas issued order to pay them 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2015
Headline: "Karake demands that the government pay the accumulated release grants to released prisoners"
      "Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake reiterated his demand that the government and treasury pay the release grants of thousands of released prisoners, who have been released in recent years, and were not paid these grants as determined by law… He said that it is important that every prisoner who is released receive aid, however minimal, in order to begin his life after his stay in prison, and because it is the law. However, unfortunately, these grants have accumulated over the years, and reached more than 6 million dollars, which has created a serious crisis and raised doubts among the released [prisoners]. Likewise, Karake said that President Mahmoud Abbas issued orders to pay these grants and set a timetable for them, according to financial abilities, because every prisoner needs money after being released. Karake noted that many of the released served more than 10 years, some of them need treatment, and others wish to marry, and they urgently need the grants. Karake clarified that among the released there is an atmosphere of bitterness and stress, and that the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs has turned to all relevant bodies in order to speed up their payment, but has received no response."
PLO official glorifies murderer of 2 who won literature prize 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, Oct. 27, 2015

Picture and text posted on the official Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs

The picture shows PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Director Issa Karake sitting with released terrorist Aisha Odeh at her home in Ramallah.

Posted text: “The prisoners are creative energies that paint the skies of freedom above the prison bars

[PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Director Issa Karake and a delegation from his office congratulated released prisoner and author Aisha Odeh on winning the Ibn Rushd Fund for Freedom of Thought Prize, which designated some of [its prizes] for prison literature.
Karake said during his visit to Aisha Odeh’s home in Ramallah that the Palestinian prisoners are extraordinary creative energies from a national and literary standpoint, and their creativity burst forth within the prisons of the occupation (i.e., Israel) through the confrontation, the challenging [of the prison guards], and the refusal to submit to the prison guards and their unjust laws.
He said that Aisha Odeh, who spent 20 years of her life [writing] her books about her imprisonment experience, Dreams of Freedom and The Price of the Sun, painted the skies of freedom for the Palestinian people above the walls and bars of the prisons.
Likewise, he said: ‘The prisoners, through their great works, were freer than the hangmen. And they documented the pain and acts of heroism over the course of years, and they let them burst forth in their books, which expressed the humanity of the Palestinian and his right to a humane life and to a dignified life, without chains and without occupiers.’
It should be noted that Aisha Odeh was arrested in 1969 and given a life sentence (sic, two life senten
Head of Prisoners’ Affairs says goal is to release of thousands of prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 27, 2015
Headline: “1,000 Palestinian prisoners have served 15 or more years in [Israeli] prisons”
     “Head of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake stated that there are 1,000 Palestinian prisoners who have served over 15 years in the occupation’s prisons, among them 30 prisoners who have served more than 20 years. The most veteran prisoners are Karim Younes and Maher Younes, and the female prisoner Lina Al-Jarbouni, and the total number of prisoners is 6,000. Karake emphasized in a statement yesterday [Aug. 26, 2015] that any return to negotiations or political arrangements must be dependent on the release of thousands of prisoners from the prisons, especially those who have served over 15 years in prison, and the Palestinian leaders, headed by [PA Parliament Member] Marwan Barghouti, [former head of PFLP] Ahmad Sa’adat, [senior PA official Fuad] Al-Shubaki, in addition to the sick [prisoners] who are in very serious condition. He said that President Mahmoud Abbas stopped the negotiation process because of Israel’s non-commitment to the release of the prisoners, and because the Palestinian position is based on the release of thousands of prisoners, and not just the fourth stage. (See below.) This is especially so in light of previous commitments regarding this matter which were not carried out by the Netanyahu government. Karake called on the US not to release Israeli spy [Jonathan] Pollard, unless [Israel] releases thousands of Palestinian prisoners, if it [the US] wants to be an unchallenged and impartial factor in any future political arrangement regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”

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Map erasing Israel shown in PA office for military intelligence 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, Aug. 24, 2015
A map that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel, labelled “Palestine,” can be seen on a wall in the Military Intelligence Administration headquarters in Ramallah.


Posted text:  “Karake and a delegation from the [PLO] Commission [of Prisoners’ Affairs] honored Zakariya Musleh, Aug. 24, 2015.
Head of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake and a delegation from the Commission visited the Military Intelligence Administration in Ramallah today [Aug. 24, 2015], in order to congratulate the head of the institution Zakariya Musleh on the great confidence President Mahmoud Abbas has in him, appointing him head of the intelligence agency.”
Murderer of 15 honored as "Martyr... an example of giving, resolve and heroism" by PA officials 
Source: 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.'"
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Released terrorist who kidnapped and murdered Israeli civilian congratulated on birth of his son by PA Governor and PA minister 
Source: Facebook page of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate, July 16, 2015

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam
Text: “Her Honor District Governor [of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Laila Ghannam and His Honor Minister [and Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs] Issa Karake visit released prisoner Ismat Mansour from the village of Dir Jarir and congratulate him on his newborn baby.”
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Note: Ismat Mansour – assisted in the kidnapping and murder of Israeli civilian Haim Mizrahi (Oct. 23, 1993). He was serving 22 years in prison, but was released in October 2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
PA official: Terrorist prisoners who together killed 12 deserve pity on Ramadan because "the holiday is bitter and difficult" in the Israeli prisons 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2015
Headline: "In the homes of the prisoners the atmosphere and joy of the holiday is missing"
     "After 33 years of imprisonment, Eid El-Fitr this year, 2015, will be the 65th holiday of the prisoners Karim Younes and his cousin Maher Younes from the village of Arah in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel) while still behind the walls and bars of the occupation's prisons... Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake explained that... inside the prison, the holiday is bitter and difficult, as the [Israel] Prison Service does not honor the religious and social events of prisoners, forbids group holiday prayers in prison, and prevents bringing in sweets and special dishes for the holidays. Despite this, the prisoners try to overcome their difficult situation through simple ceremonies like holiday prayer, internal visits between rooms, blessing each other, and preparing simple, easy sweet baked goods, and thus send a message to the [Israeli] Prison Service, that they have the right to celebrate the holiday and have hope that their next celebration will be their freedom.
He added: 'The holiday is very difficult for many Palestinian homes, such as the home of the prisoner couple Ibrahim Agbaria and Muna Qa'adan, and the female prisoner released only two weeks ago, Samaher Zayn Al-Din, who left behind her husband Nader Zayn Al-Din and her three brothers, Nazih, Ahmad, and Abd Al-Rahman Othman. This is in addition to the Abu Hmeid family from the Al-Amari refugee camp, which includes four imprisoned brothers, three of them serving life sentences.'"
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