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Islamic Jihad official: Kidnapping Israeli soldiers is the only way to release prisoners
“Khaled Al-Batsh, a senior official in the Islamic Jihad, emphasized that the kidnapping of [Israeli] soldiers is the only way to release prisoners. He noted that all prisoner release deals in recent years were achieved by kidnapping soldiers. At a Friday sermon held in front of the Red Cross...”
Jun 13, 2014
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh: We are capable of releasing prisoners as we have "in previous deals" (i.e., kidnapping for hostage)
Hamas leadership member Ismail Haniyeh said... that in view of the prisoners’ strike, their resolve and the political and humanitarian campaign being waged, the resistance is capable of liberating them [prisoners] as it has in previous deals (i.e., kidnapping for hostage tactic). Note:...
Jun 7, 2014
Hamas leader Haniyeh announces reconciliation with Fatah a week before signing unity agreement; promotes kidnapping Israeli soldiers
"Yesterday morning [April 15, 2014], Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of the deposed Hamas government in Gaza, said that the next stage would be the implementation of the reconciliation [between Fatah and Hamas] agreed on in the past, and the announcement of the end of the schism... Haniyeh emphasized..."
Apr 16, 2014
PA leader supports Hamas kidnapping of Israeli soldiers
Deputy-Secretary of Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub: "If Hamas wants to kidnap soldiers, let them kidnap soldiers. Let them kidnap. Let them kidnap if they [the Israelis] don't want to release prisoners, but want them as prisoners forever, so [the prisoners] will come out as ghosts and..."
Jan 2, 2014
Terrorist calls to kidnap Israeli soldiers on official Facebook page of Israeli Arab political party Hadash
Released terrorist Samer Issawi: "We swear to them [security prisoners]: We won't rest until they are released. We say to all the leaders of the Palestinian revolution: We take pride in the prisoners who have been in prison for 30 years, 35 years, 25 years, but this [the long imprisonment] is a..."
Dec 23, 2013
PA TV filler expresses support for Shalit kidnapping
PA TV filler On this Day: “On this day in 2006, Palestinian fighters (i.e., Hamas terrorists) attacked an Israeli border post, causing the death of two Israeli soldiers. But more importantly, the fighters succeeded in capturing an Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit. This occupied the world for six...”
Jun 25, 2013
Terrorist sent coded message via official PA TV about planned kidnapping of soldier
PA TV host: "Before we end, we have greetings for Nour Al-Din Amar from his brother Abu Wasim [Nidal Amar] and from the family. They say to you that they are well, and that your mother is healthy again. They tell you that 'the calf will soon be in the cage, and we'll celebrate the freedom of all..."
May 9, 2013
Islamic Jihad official urges kidnapping of Israeli soldiers
“Khaled Al-Batsh, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad, emphasized the media’s role in documenting the Israeli crimes against the prisoners… He said that the prisoners’ release would not be achieved through negotiations or political entreaties, but through kidnapping the occupation’s...”
Mar 25, 2013
Released terrorist prisoner salutes Hamas terrorists who took part in Shalit kidnapping
PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem on the anniversary of the Shalit prisoner exchange. Interview with Nasser Abd Rabbo, former prisoner released as part of the Shalit deal. Nasser Abd Rabbo: "Firstly, I salute our heroic prisoners, all of them. We hope for them to be released, Allah willing. I"
Oct 19, 2012
Fatah Central Committee member calls for “action,” not negotiations, to free Palestinian prisoners
PA TV live broadcast of ceremony in Jericho marking 47th anniversary of the start of the Palestinian revolution and commemorating the death of the three Shahids (Martyrs): Hael Abd Al-Hamid Abu Hol, Abu Iyad Salah Khalaf, and Abu-Muhammad Fakhri Al-Omari. Al-Tirawi, member of the Fatah Central...
Jan 14, 2012
Prisoners released in Shalit deal receive a presidential award
"Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake, called upon the prisoners released in the second stage of the recent [prisoner] exchange to come to the Ministry's offices, in the districts of their residences, to receive the presidential award to the prisoners." Note: Hundreds of the released...
Dec 28, 2011
Secretary of Abbas' office honors released Palestinian prisoners in Abbas' name
"The prisoners released as part of the second stage of the [prisoner] exchange deal for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit arrived at the presidential residence in Ramallah late last night… In a speech he delivered on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas, the Secretary General of the Presidential Office..."
Dec 19, 2011
Hamas TV song glorifies terrorists released in Shalit deal and anticipates humiliating “the new Shalit”
In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. Hamas TV program Festival and Freedom marked the Festival of Sacrifice and the release of...
Nov 6, 2011
Abbas and Erekat kiss and shake hands with released prisoners
PA TV News broadcast: PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Member of the Fatah Central Committee, PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake in meeting with prisoners: Othman Musleh, Abd Al-Latif Shuqeir, Hassan Salama, Mahmoud Al-Ubeidi Jaradat, and two other prisoners...
Nov 6, 2011
PA daily: Abbas to build houses for prisoners released in Shalit deal
"President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to build houses for the released prisoners, through the Palestine Investment Fund. This [announcement was made] during a reception held yesterday afternoon at the presidential headquarters for some of the released prisoners who had served many years in the..."
Nov 6, 2011
PA TV shows clip of speech by Fatah official: The prisoner release "represents a victory for the [violent] resistance option"
Fatah ceremony honoring released prisoners in Gaza recorded and edited by PA TV. Speech by representative of the National and Islamic Forces, Jamal Abu Rahma: "The release of this number of prisoners and detainees as part of the conditions included in the captives exchange deal represents a victory..."
Nov 3, 2011
Jenin Regional Command awards plaques of honor to terrorist prisoners released in Shalit deal
Aref Al-Fakhuri is shown in the picture. Caption under picture: “Photograph from the ceremony honoring the released prisoners.” Headline: "Jenin Regional Command honors three prisoners released in the exchange deal" "The Jenin Command yesterday honored three prisoners released from the Israeli..."
Nov 3, 2011
PA Minister calls released prisoners “the pinnacle of giving” at rally celebrating their return
"The Fatah National Liberation Movement… held a rally in Dir Balut honoring the prisoners of the Salfit district, attended by the Minister for Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake… To the strains of national songs, the residents of Dir Balut welcomed the district's released prisoners who participated in..."
Nov 2, 2011
Shalit kidnappers praised as "heroes" on PA TV
Qadura Fares, president of the Prisoners' Club: "We should bow before these Martyr (Shahid) heroes, who have caused and created this celebration for us. It is they who participated in the operation in which Gilat Shalit was kidnapped – Martyr Farawneh and Martyr Rantisi and the heroic Martyr Jamal..."
Nov 2, 2011
PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs: Released Palestinian prisoners are "war captives" and "lawful captives"
Headline: "[Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa] Karake sends letter of protest to American Consul over Congress incitement against released prisoner" “Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake met with the American vice consul, Rick Waters… [and] expressed his denunciation of the call of some...”
Nov 1, 2011
Jibril Rajoub representing PA Chairman Abbas: We salute those who captured Shalit
Ceremony honoring released prisoners after Israel freed 1,027 prisoners for 1 Israeli soldier: Ceremony moderator: "We shall now hear the address by the representative of the President [Abbas], to be delivered by Jibril Rajoub, member of the [Fatah] Central Committee." Jibril Rajoub, representing...
Oct 30, 2011
Ramallah District Governor on PA TV: Presidential grants to released prisoners are a small part of services to be offered
Dr. Laila Ghannam, Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor on presidential grants to released prisoners in Ramallah district: "This grant comes as a small part of a series of services that will be offered to the prisoners in the future." Note: Hundreds of the released prisoners were convicted on...
Oct 30, 2011
PA daily reports on former prisoner who opposes initiative to put released Palestinian prisoners on the US terror list
Headline: "Farawneh: The position of the Members of Congress harms the legitimate struggle of the prisoners" "Former prisoner and expert on prisoner affairs, Abd Al-Nasser Farawneh, denounced the demand by a group of American members of Congress, 36 in number, to American Secretary of State, Hilary..."
Oct 30, 2011