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PA Minister of Education glorifies imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti

Video on the YouTube channel of independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an, interview with PA Minister of Education and Fatah Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam

Independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an YouTube channel host: “Sister Fadwa Barghouti (i.e., the wife of terrorist prisoner Marwan Barghouti, who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) wrote a post on Facebook, which is clearly a message to the [Fatah] Central Committee – to you – and there it is written: ‘Take the positions and salaries for yourselves, but leave the homeland for me.’ A picture of prisoner Marwan Barghouti sitting in prisoners’ clothing is attached. I also noticed several mocking comments on Facebook containing political satire, about so-and-so receiving this and that [Fatah] commission - mobilization and organization, youth, foreign [affairs] - and Marwan Barghouti received Hadarim, in other words Hadarim Prison, which is to say that he was left adrift. Did you leave Marwan adrift? Honorable Minister [of Education], how do you understand this?”
PA Minister of Education and Fatah Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam: “First of all, allow me to say that no one can skip over a man of Marwan Barghouti’s stature. He is in our hearts, and he is [a source of] pride for the Palestinian people and Fatah. In the [Fatah] Central Committee meeting only the immediate problems were dealt with.”

Posted on the YouTube channel of Ma’an, an independent Palestinian news agency, on  Feb. 19, 2017; shared on the YouTube channel of PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam on Feb. 21, 2017

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.

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