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PA names plaza after terrorist murderer Maher Younes: “We are proud of this mighty man”

Headline: “Inaugurating Prisoner Younes Plaza amid tears and hope”
    “Um Nader stood for a while and prepared to cut the red ribbon of the plaza named after her son prisoner Maher Abd Al-Latif Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with accomplice), and it looked as if she was preparing to meet her son who the occupation has prevented her from seeing for more than a quarter of a century… The Tulkarem Municipality contributed a plaza that is located on one of the sidewalks near the refugee camp of Tulkarem on Nablus Street in the east of the city, at the decision and order of Tulkarem District Governor Issam Abu Bakr, and prisoner Younes’ family is funding its renovation and paving… Tulkarem District Governor Issam Abu Bakr said: ‘We are proud of this mighty man, fighter commander Maher Younes, and his cousin Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with Maher), who have spent over 35 years [in prison] for the freedom of the Palestinian people.’ He added that the preparation of a square bearing prisoner Maher Younes’ name constitutes a sign of loyalty to the cause of the heroic prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, pride in prisoner Younes and appreciation for his role in the struggle, and also honor for all the prisoners… Tulkarem Mayor Muhammad Yaqub said: ‘This plaza is an expression of the love and loyalty for the prisoners, for our people in the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel), and for all of the members of our people.’
In addition, Secretary of the Fatah Movement’s Tulkarem Branch Hamdan S’eifan emphasized that the prisoners are the first line of defense for our Palestinian people everywhere it is.”
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The article includes a picture from the inauguration of the plaza named after terrorist Maher Younes. A plaque bears a picture of Younes and the following inscription:
“Prisoner Maher Abd Al-Latif Younes Plaza
Born in the village of ‘Ara in the Triangle (i.e., a concentration of Israeli-Arab towns and villages in northern Israel)
Date of arrest: Jan. 19, 1983
Sentenced to life”

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

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee.

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