PA minister praises Bir Zeit University for its many students who became "fighters," including terrorist Marwan Barghouti
Official PA TV Live - Dec. 6, 2012

 
PA TV Live channel broadcasts a recording of the ceremony of the Freedom Award event under the auspices of PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
PA Minister for Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake:

     “I want to thank Bir Zeit University, its President and Board of Directors for hosting our annual cultural event this year. This is nothing new for a university whose campus, instruction, and lectures have graduated commanders and fighters, and from whose classrooms Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners have set forth, first among them Marwan Barghouti.

Note: Marwan Barghouti is serving five life sentences for orchestrating terror attacks against Israeli civilians. When arrested in 2002, he headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.