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PLO official visits family of terrorist who murdered 3 Israelis

     "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake said that since the beginning of 2017, 3,800 adults and young people - men and women - have been arrested, and that the [Israeli] policy of arrests has turned into a hard and collective punishment of the family members of arrested prisoners...
He said that Israel is perpetrating a war crime and a crime against humanity when it uses means of collective punishment against the Palestinian people, and that in this way it is violating international law...
Karake mentioned the situation of the family members of wounded prisoner Omar Al-Abd (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3), residents of the village of Kubar in the Ramallah sub-district. In a visit he paid to the family, together with a delegation from the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs and the [PA-funded] Prisoners' Club, he said that [the family] constitutes a prominent example of the collective and arbitrary punishment by the occupation authorities.
It should be noted that after Omar was arrested and wounded, the occupation forces destroyed the house and expropriated the land that it was built on. They also arrested his three brothers, Khaled, Munir, and Omar (sic), his mother Ibtisam, his father Abd Al-Jalil, and their uncle Ibrahim (the terrorist's relatives were arrested based on information that they knew of the attack in advance and did not stop it, and for incitement in celebrating it afterwards -Ed.)."
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Omar Al-Abd – 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered 3 Israelis - Yosef, Haya, and Elad Salomon - and severely injured 1 - Tova Salomon - as they sat at their Sabbath dinner table in Halamish, north of Ramallah, on July 21, 2017. Al-Abd was shot and wounded by a neighbor and taken into Israeli custody, receiving necessary medical treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Before committing the attack, Al-Abd wrote in his "will" on Facebook that he was taking his knife to respond to what was happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and did not expect to return. A week earlier, a terror attack was carried out at the Temple Mount in which 2 Israelis were murdered. Following the attack Israel closed the Temple Mount for two days and reopened it with metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site. Palestinians interpreted these measures as an “aggression” and “attack” against the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

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