Abbas visits family of terrorist murderer, takes interest in terrorist’s condition, reassures family that “the prisoners’ issue is a priority of the Palestinian leadership”
Headline: “The [PA] president welcomed the mother and brother of Fatah Movement Central Committee member prisoner Karim Younes: The prisoners’ issue is a priority of the leadership, it is the entire people's issue”
“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas met with the mother and brother of Fatah Movement Central Committee member prisoner Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with an accomplice) at the [PA] presidential headquarters in Ramallah yesterday [Nov. 18, 2018]. The president took interest in the condition of prisoner Younes and of his comrades in captivity, and emphasized that the prisoners’ issue is the entire Palestinian people's issue. He emphasized that the prisoners’ issue is a priority of the Palestinian leadership, which is making every possible effort with the international institutions and organizations and with the international community in order to release them from the Israeli occupation’s prison, so that they will take part in building the independent Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem.”
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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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