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Op-ed in PA daily claims Israel summarily executes Palestinians for no reason, tortures them to death, steals organs
Op-ed by former Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs and former PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake Headline: "The flame of the [morgue] refrigerator and the words of the bodies" "If the human rights institutions would listen well, if they would approach the door of the..."
Aug 28, 2019
Article in Al-Monitor about firing of Karake as Head of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Karake anticipated dismissal “for 18 months”
Firing of Palestinian prisoner affairs minister sparks anger Political activists, families of prisoners and former prisoners have reacted angrily to the dismissal of Prisoner Affairs Minister Issa Qaraqe, who was replaced by fellow former prisoner Qadri Abu Bakr. In addition, the entire Prisoner’s...
Aug 9, 2018
Qadri Abu Bakr appointed as head of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, replacing Issa Karake, due to internal Palestinian politics
Headline: "A presidential decision regarding the establishment of a committee to manage the [PLO] Commission of Palestinian Prisoners' Affairs" "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to establish a committee headed by Maj.-Gen. Qadri Abu Bakr to manage the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners'..."
Aug 3, 2018
Abbas fires Issa Karake as head of PLO Prisoners’ Commission
Headline: “Reports on a presidential order regarding the dismissal of Karake from the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs” “Media sources have reported that [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to dismiss Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake from his position. The...”
Aug 2, 2018
Abbas’ decision to replace Karake as Head of Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs
Headline: “Presidential decision on establishing a committee to manage the Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs led by Qadri Abu Bakr” “[PA] President of the State of Palestine and Chairman of the PLO Executive Committee Mahmoud Abbas has decided to establish a committee to manage the [PLO] Commission...”
Aug 2, 2018
Karake fired for supporting the hunger strike of Palestinians imprisoned in Israel, according to independent Palestinian news website
Headline: “Following Rajoub’s threats – Issa Karake opens fire on ‘Abbas’ Authority’: I won’t apologize” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake published a fiery article in which he opened fire implicitly and explicitly at what was done against the prisoners in the...”
Aug 2, 2018
PLO official accuses Israeli PM of supporting terror: “Israel officially supports the war crimes against the Palestinians, gives murderers immunity and support”
Headline: “Karake: The fact that Netanyahu welcomed the murderer of the two Jordanians and defended the execution of Al-Sharif encourages the murder of Palestinians and Arabs” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...”
Jul 30, 2018
PLO holds event for prisoners’ kids, PLO official: Hundreds of prisoners got academic degrees in prison
Headline: “Ramallah and El-Bireh: Honoring the children of the prisoners who passed the matriculation exams” “Yesterday afternoon [July 23, 2018], the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, in partnership with the Ramallah and El-Bireh...”
Jul 24, 2018
PLO official: Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners are getting academic degrees in Israeli prisons
Official PA TV News, on the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs honoring the Palestinian prisoners children who excelled in the high school matriculation exams Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: “This year, 900 prisoners in the prisons have also begun to take the...”
Jul 23, 2018
“More than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners are registered in the Palestinian universities for a bachelor’s degree,” says PLO official
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake on PA TV News: “This year, 900 prisoners in the prisons have also begun to take the matriculation exams, and more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners are registered in the Palestinian universities for a bachelor’s degree. In other words, the...”
Jul 23, 2018
PLO official to UN: “the Israeli violations against the prisoners (i.e. law to deduct tax money in the amount PA pays terrorists)…are reaching the level of war crimes”
Headline: "Karake: The occupation state is legitimizing the war crimes against the prisoners" "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake gave his testimony before the UN committee to investigate the Israeli operations that are violating our people’s human..."
Jul 20, 2018
PA, PLO spokesmen reject Israel’s terror salaries law, salaries to prisoners, Martyrs’ families and wounded will continue
“At a press conference dealing with the occupation’s decision to deduct the prisoners’ allowances (mukhassasat) from the tax money (see note below –Ed.) and the administrative prisoners’ strike, a number of [Palestinian] spokesmen emphasized the need to oppose the Israeli ‘law’ that violates all of...”
Jul 10, 2018
Senior PLO official: Killing Israelis is not “terror”; it’s not “criminal”- it’s “legitimate”
Official PA TV program 'The Content of the News' Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: "We reject these laws (i.e., to deduct terrorist salaries from PA tax money)... We continue to stand by the families of the prisoners (i.e., terrorists), the Martyrs (i.e., terrorists),..."
Jul 3, 2018
PLO official vows to continue terrorist salaries
Official PA TV News, on an Israeli bill to deduct the amount the PA pays in terror salaries from the tax money Israel collects for the PA, telephone interview with Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake Official PA TV host: "Israel is looting the Palestinian people’s money,..."
Jun 27, 2018
PA, PLO officials and foreign diplomats hold Ramadan breakfast dinner with prisoners’ families
Official PA TV News, on an official meal breaking the Ramadan fast held by the PLO for ambassadors and consuls as well as prisoners’ families in Ramallah Official PA TV newsreader: “[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas’] Advisor on Foreign Affairs Nabil Shaath emphasized that the leadership considers the...”
Jun 6, 2018
Head of PLO prisoners’ commission accuses Israel of neglecting Palestinian prisoners’ medical needs
Headline: “During a visit to released [prisoners] and prisoners’ families in Qalqilya – Karake: ‘There is an increase in the cases of cancer among the prisoners; Abd Al-Qader’s condition is very serious’” “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake... indicated that the rate of...”
May 31, 2018
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs demands 10% of seats on PLO legislative body be allocated for prisoners and released prisoners
Headline: “Karake demanded to allocate 10% of the [Palestinian] National Council seats to prisoners and released prisoners" "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake yesterday [May 3, 2018] demanded in his speech before the [Palestinian] National Council...”
May 4, 2018
Fatah, PA and PLO hold ceremony in Qalqilya commemorating arch-terrorist Abu-Jihad, honor prisoners serving life sentences
“The Qalqilya branch of the Fatah Movement, the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs, and the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club held a ceremony for Palestinian Prisoner’s Day and the anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of Prince of Martyrs [Khalil Al-Wazir] Abu Jihad...”
Apr 27, 2018
PLO, PA and Fatah hold “vigil of solidarity and loyalty” for terrorist serving life sentence
Headline: “Bethlehem: Vigil of solidarity with prisoner living-Martyr Muhammad Al-Tous” “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, the Hebron and Bethlehem branches of the Fatah Movement, and the Released Prisoners’ Union held a vigil of solidarity and loyalty for...”
Apr 19, 2018
Oped by PLO official: US Ambassador Friedman is “the most loyal propagandist of the occupation, the settlers, and the criminals” for demanding PA condemn terror attacks
Excerpt of op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake Headline: "The American ambassador in Tel Aviv condemns!" "American Ambassador in Tel Aviv David Friedman condemned the fact that the PA did not condemn the operations (i.e., terror attacks) against the settlers. He..."
Mar 21, 2018
Over 1000 Palestinian prisoners are taking academic courses, says PLO official
Headline: “Graduation ceremony for a group of prisoners who completed a course in journalistic editing” “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, together with the [Palestinian] Journalists’Syndicate, held a graduation ceremony yesterday [March 18, 2018] for a group of prisoners from Nafha...”
Mar 19, 2018
Palestinian officials honor female family members of prisoners: “They are the basis for all the acts of heroism and sacrifice”
Headline: “Ramallah: Honoring the mothers of prisoners [serving] life sentences in the occupation’s prisons” “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, in partnership with the Ramallah and El-Bireh district and Fatah Movement branch,...”
Mar 16, 2018
PLO Prisoners’ Commission, PA, Fatah open park in honor of female terrorist prisoners
Headline: "The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs opens the Roses for the Female Prisoners of Freedom Park in Al-Eizariya for International Women's Day" "The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs - together with the [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Al-Eizariya Municipality, the..."
Mar 3, 2018
“Greetings and love” to “heroic” murderer of soldier from PA TV host; Son of murderer: “I love to talk about his acts of heroism, he is a symbol and a hero”
Official PA TV program Giants of Endurance, on a visit to the home of terrorist prisoner Issa Darabi – who murdered Israeli soldier Shai Cohen – in Emresh, southwest of Hebron Visual: As a song praising the Palestinian terrorist prisoners is played in the background, various posters of terrorist...
Mar 1, 2018