PA minister honors released prisoners, promises to negotiate for release of the rest
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Jan. 10, 2014

 
     ‎“[PA] Minister of Prisoners’ [Affairs] Issa ‎Karake said that the prisoner issue would ‎be a central part of any agreement with the ‎Israeli side – whether it be a framework ‎agreement, [a document of] principles, or ‎an extension of the negotiations – in a way ‎that will require the inclusion of a fixed ‎timetable for the release of all prisoners in ‎the prisons and for the cessation of the ‎policy of arrests [being carried out] in all the ‎cities and villages of Palestine… ‎
Karake made his statements during the ‎ceremonies held in the Ramallah and ‎Jenin districts to celebrate the 49th ‎anniversary of Fatah’s Intilaqa (i.e., the ‎‎“launch” of Fatah; refers to the day of ‎Fatah's first terror attack against Israel in ‎‎1965 when it tried to blow up Israel's ‎National Water Carrier) and to welcome the ‎prisoners released in the third phase [of ‎prisoner releases], in the presence of ‎Fatah members and leaders, members of ‎the Fatah Central and Revolutionary ‎Councils, members of the [PA] Parliament ‎‎(Legislative Council) , the district governors ‎and a large audience comprising the ‎families of the prisoners and the released ‎prisoners [themselves].” ‎

Photo: [PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs ‎Issa] Karake during the ceremony in honor ‎of the released prisoners in Ramallah.‎

Note: The prisoners from Ramallah released in ‎the third phase were, according to the ‎Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam:‎

Sa’id Tamimi – participated in the ‎kidnapping and murder of Haim Mizrahi on ‎Oct. 29, 1993. He was serving a life ‎sentence but was released in December ‎‎2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom Israel ‎agreed to release to fulfill the PA's ‎precondition for renewing negotiations.‎

Ramadan Yaqub – participated in the ‎murder of Sarah Sharon, who was stabbed ‎to death in Holon on Jan. 20, 1993. He was ‎serving a life sentence, but was released in ‎Dec. 2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom ‎Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's ‎precondition for renewing negotiations.‎

Muhammad Afaneh – participated in the ‎murder of Sarah Sharon in Holon on Jan. ‎‎20, 1993. He was serving a 40-year ‎sentence, but was released in Dec. 2013 as ‎one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to ‎release to fulfill the PA's precondition for ‎renewing negotiations.‎