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Fatah official: We “will not be prisoners of coexistence with this hangman,” i.e. Israel; glorifies terrorists and terrorism

Headline: "Zaki: Fatah waged the Al-Karameh battle and prevented the subjugation of the nation"

"Fatah Movement Central Committee member [and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations] Abbas Zaki said… yesterday [March 21, 2019] in an interview with Radio Mawtini in memory of the 51st anniversary of the Al-Karameh battle (see note below –Ed.) that took place on March 21, 1968… that 'We still have hope for peace, but we will not be servants, will not succumb, and will not be prisoners of coexistence with this hangman – in other words, the Israeli occupation state. We will continue our struggle until we obtain our goals, an independent state whose capital is Jerusalem – and Haifa, Lod, Jaffa, and Safed (i.e., Israeli cities) will remain in our minds and thoughts, and they are dearer than us.


He also praised the path of struggle of the Palestinian people, and its willpower that has created schools for heroism since the Al-Karameh battle and what came before it, and until this day. He expressed his esteem for the Martyrs' souls and saluted the prisoner movement and the prisoners who face the dangers of the occupation's prisons at every moment. In addition, he recalled the names of great leaders such as Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with an accomplice), Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three attacks in which 5 were murdered), Ahmad Sa'adat (i.e., leader of the PFLP terror organization), Fuad Al-Shubaki (i.e., senior PA official and weapons smuggler), and many others."


The Karameh battle, or Al-Karameh - On March 21, 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the town of Karameh in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists had been launching attacks on Israel. Although Israel prevailed militarily, Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.


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.


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.


Ahmad Sa’adat - serving a 30-year sentence for heading the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.


Fuad Al-Shubaki - senior PA official serving a 20-year prison term. He was behind the attempt to smuggle 50 tons of illegal weapons to the Palestinian Authority aboard the Karine A weapons’ ship in 2002.