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Father of terrorist serving 6 life sentences calls his son a “hero”

Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, interview with Munir Zgheir, a self-proclaimed spokesman for Palestinian prisoners’ families in Jerusalem and the father of terrorist Ashraf Zgheir, who is serving 6 life sentences for his role in a 2002 suicide bombing

Munir Zgheir, father of terrorist Ashraf Zgheir: “Many times I tell the mothers and wives [of prisoners] that the Master of the Universe honored them, [like] many people honor me, because I have a hero [in my family]. My name is ‘Father of the Hero.’ Our name is ‘the Family of the Hero,’ they do not call us ‘the Family of the Thief .”'

The official PA TV host does not respond.

Ashraf Zgheir – Palestinian Hamas terrorist who drove suicide bomber Iyad Raddad to Tel Aviv’s Allenby Street on Sept. 19, 2002, where Raddad boarded a bus and detonated a bomb, murdering 6 people and wounding 84 others. Zgheir used his Israeli residency status to be able to move around freely and select targets. On Oct. 11, 2002, Zgheir attempted to facilitate another bombing, driving suicide bomber Rafat Mouqadi to the Tel Aviv promenade where he instructed him to detonate a bomb at a restaurant. Israeli security guards thwarted the attack and arrested Mouqadi. Two days later, Zgheir received instructions from Hamas to carry out another bombing, but he was arrested before he could do so. Zgheir is serving 6 life sentences.

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