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Karake fired for supporting the hunger strike of Palestinians imprisoned in Israel, according to independent Palestinian news website

Headline: “Following Rajoub’s threats – Issa Karake opens fire on ‘Abbas’ Authority’: I won’t apologize”

“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake published a fiery article in which he opened fire implicitly and explicitly at what was done against the prisoners in the occupation’s prison, and at the exploitation of the unlimited [prisoners’] hunger strike [in April 2017]. He emphasized that he will not apologize to anyone other than prisoner Fadi Abu Aita (i .e., reported to have suffered brain damage from the hunger strike) and other prisoners.
The fiery article was published several days after member of [Mahmoud] Abbas’ [Fatah] Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub, threatened to destroy the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, because he was not interviewed in the documentary film on the famous hunger strike in the Nafha Prison in 1980. Rajoub threatened to dismiss [Karake] from his post and close the commission.

News items from several sources preceded this, which emphasized that Karake would be fired from his post due to his position [supporting] the unlimited hunger strike that the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons waged over a year ago led by prisoner Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three attacks in which 5 were murdered), which Abbas’ Palestinian Authority did all that was within its power to impede. This is in addition to his position against the sanctions that were imposed on the prisoners of Gaza and the cutting of their salaries (sic., several Hamas prisoners from Gaza had their salaries stopped, not cut).”

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Fatah Central Committee Secretary, Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

Hunger strike (April-May 2017) - Palestinian terrorist prisoners launched a hunger strike on April 17, 2017, which ended on May 27, 2017, after an agreement was reached. While the prisoners had issued a list of demands, reportedly only the demand to have the Red Cross reinstate a second monthly family visit for prisoners was agreed to. Nevertheless, the PA has claimed the development as a victory.

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Palestinian Authority parliament who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks in which 5 people were murdered: one attack on the Jerusalem-Maale Adumim road (June 12, 2001) in which Greek Orthodox monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorists Ismail Radaida and Yasser Ah'Rabai, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, Yosef Habi, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 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 as a member of the Palestinian
Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central
Committee.
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