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PA and Fatah honor imprisoned terrorist at rally “under the auspices” of Abbas

Headline: “Under the auspices of the [PA] president and with wide official and popular presence – Tulkarem honors prisoner Maher Younes on the completion of 37 (sic., 36) years of his imprisonment”
     “In cooperation with the family of prisoner Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with an accomplice) and under the auspices of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, the Tulkarem district yesterday [Jan. 19, 2019] held a rally of solidarity with prisoner Younes on the completion of 37 (sic., 36) years of his imprisonment in the occupation’s prison. The event was held at the Prisoner Maher Younes Plaza in Tulkarem, with the participation of Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman and President [Abbas’] representative Mahmoud Al-Aloul; Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations] Tawfiq Tirawi; prisoner Younes’ mother and his family from the Interior (i.e., Palestinian term for Israel); Tulkarem District Governor Issam Abu Bakr; Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr; and [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club Chairman Qadura Fares… Al-Aloul conveyed the blessings of President [Abbas] and the leadership to prisoner Maher Younes, his family, and all of our heroic prisoners in the occupation’s prison… He noted that Tawfiq Tirawi informed him that the board of governors of Al-Istiqlal University (i.e., the PA Security Forces university in Jericho) has decided to present prisoner Maher Younes with an honorary certificate in military science as a sign of appreciation for his role and sacrifice. Al-Aloul added: ‘The prisoners’ sacrifice is one of the greatest kinds of sacrifice, because they have sacrificed their freedom for the freedom of their people and their homeland. Therefore they are in the hearts of the members of our people, who recompense loyalty with loyalty through solidarity rallies like these in Tulkarem and the rest of the homeland’s districts.’”
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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.

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