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Abbas' Secretary-General speaks in Abbas' name, praises imprisoned Palestinian terrorists

Headline: "Abd Al-Rahim: The prisoners are carrying out a heroic act that will be recorded in history in letters of light and fire"
     "Secretary-General of the Presidential Office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim praised the achievements of Arab American University… in a speech he gave on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas at a ceremony to inaugurate the university's new campus in Ramallah…
He added: 'This event is taking place while our brave prisoners’ [hunger] strike enters its eighth day… The occupation wants to break the determination of this people and to harm its stability, its spark, and its legal resistance. However, our brothers and friends Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered), Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), Ahmad Sa’adat (i.e., head of the PFLP terror organization), Mahmoud Abu Sorour (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), and Anas Jaradat (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 31) are carrying out a heroic act in the battle of freedom and dignity that will be registered in history in letters of light and fire as part of our journey of eternal life and victory.'"

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that murdered 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.

Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012.

Ahmad Sa’adat - serving a 30-year sentence for heading the PFLP terror organization. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.

Mahmoud Abu Sorour - Palestinian terrorist who participated in planning and carrying out the assassination of Israeli security agent Haim Nachmani on Jan. 3, 1993, in Jerusalem. Sorour was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Anas Jaradat was the leader of the Islamic Jihad terror organization in Jenin. He was assistant to the Islamic Jihad leader Iyad Sawalha who was head of the Islamic Jihad in the West Bank. Jaradat planned and organized 3 car bombings in Israel (bus no. 830 from Tel Aviv to Tiberias, June 5, 2002, 17 murdered. Karkour junction, Oct. 21, 2002, 14 murdered. An attempted attack thwarted when a car loaded with hundreds of kilograms of explosives was seized near Haifa, Sept. 5, 2002). Jaradat was arrested by Israeli soldiers on May 11, 2003 and sentenced to 35 life sentences and 35 years.

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