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Guest on PA TV: Imprisoned arch terrorists are “heroes,” we support kidnapping Israeli soldiers to exchange them for prisoners

Official PA TV program I Call You, on administrative detention, hosting Director of Public Relations for the Hassam Association of Prisoners and Released Prisoners Muwaffaq Hmeid

Director of Public Relations for the Hassam Association of Prisoners and Released Prisoners Muwaffaq Hmeid: “We are talking about Musa Saufan, who has been in isolation for five years. We are talking about Abdallah Barghouti, Hassan Salameh, Dirar Abu Sisi, and Thaer Hammad, these heroes, 22 prisoners in the Ramle Prison and the Ofer and Rimon prisons, have been [in isolation] for years. The worst condition of prisoners in the Israeli prisons is isolation.”

There is no response from the official PA TV host.

Muwaffaq Hmeid: “We support the kidnapping of soldiers and the exchange of captives, and also support political actions that release prisoners.”

Official PA TV host: “We support every action that benefits the prisoners’ cause.”

Musa Saufan – is serving a 33 year sentence in Israeli prisons.

Abdallah Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who prepared explosives for terror attacks in which 67 people were murdered: Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001 – 15 murdered; triple attack at Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall, Jerusalem, Dec. 1, 2001 – 11 murdered; Moment Café, Jerusalem, March 9, 2002 - 11 murdered; Sheffield Club, Rishon LeZion, May 7, 2002 – 15 murdered; Hebrew University, Jerusalem, July 31, 2002 - 9 murdered; Bus 4 in Tel Aviv, Sept. 19, 2002 - 6 murdered. Barghouti is serving 67 life sentences.

Hassan Salameh - serving 46 life sentences for heading the terror infrastructure that carried out 2 suicide bombings on no. 18 buses in Jerusalem (first attack on Feb. 25, 1996, second attack on March 3, 1996), and the suicide bombing at the Ashkelon Junction hitchhike point (Feb. 25, 1996). 46 people were killed in the attacks and around 100 were wounded.

Dirar Abu Sisi – Jordanian terrorist who served as an officer in the military academy of the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing. Abu Sisi was one of the developers of Hamas' Qassam rockets and anti-tank missiles and participated in the development of other weapons. Abu Sisi is serving 21 life sentences in an Israeli prison.

Thaer Hammad – serving 11 life sentences for shooting down 3 civilians and 7 soldiers with a sniper rifle from a hilltop in Wadi Al-Haramiya in the West Bank on March 3, 2002.