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Two terrorist murderers graduate university while in prison, are glorified and praised as “knights”

Headline: “Al-Quds Open University and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs hold a graduation ceremony for two prisoners who received bachelor’s degrees”

“Al-Quds Open University and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs held a graduation ceremony yesterday [Oct. 28, 2018] for prisoners Jamal Abd Al-Salam As’ad Abd Al-Salam (sic., apparently refers to terrorist Jamal Abd Al-Salam As’ad Abu Al-Hija, terrorist, involved in murder of 9) and Muhannad Talal Mansour Shreim (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 30). The ceremony was held at the office of the university president in Ramallah, under the auspices and in the presence of Chairman of the [Al-Quds Open University] Board of Governors Adnan Samarah.
Present at the ceremony were Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr and [Al-Quds Open] University President Dr. Younes Amr…
Samarah said in a speech that he gave at the ceremony… that ‘We must reward a man who has sacrificed for his homeland, and we – as a national educational institution – will provide an education to the prisoners…
Abu Bakr emphasized that Al-Quds Open University is the university of the entire Palestinian people, and noted that approximately 1,000 prisoners are currently registered at the university and are studying there for a bachelor’s degree. He also said that 1,145 released prisoners have completed their studies at the university…
Dr. Amr… noted that the university is celebrating the completion of the studies of two of the prisoner knights… and they are Jamal Abd Al-Salam As’ad Abd Al-Salam, who is serving a life sentence, and knight Muhannad Talal Mansour Shreim, who is serving a similar sentence.”

Jamal Abu Al-Hija – was the head of Hamas’ military wing in Jenin. He received 9 life sentences and 20 years for direct involvement in the Miron Junction bombing that murdered 9 and injured dozens on Sept. 4, 2002.

Muhannad Talal Shreim – senior Hamas terrorist who sent suicide bomber Abd Al-Basset Odeh to attack the Park Hotel in Netanya on March 27, 2002; in the bombing 30 Israeli civilians were murdered and 140 were wounded. Shreim is serving 30 life sentences and an additional 20 years.
 
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