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Fatah delegation visits families of 6 terrorist murderers

Headline: "The people of Jerusalem on the holiday: Jerusalem is not for sale and the  prisoners are a red line"

"A delegation from the Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement, represented by Jerusalem Branch Secretary Shadi Mattour and Jerusalem branch head of prisoner and holy site affairs Awad Al-Salaymeh… visited the families of Jerusalem prisoners with long sentences to bless them for the Eid Al-Fitr (i.e., Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan), as part of the Jerusalem resolve campaign.

The prisoners' families are: the family of prisoner Majdi Za'atri (i.e., terrorist, participated in murder of 23), prisoner Alaa Al-Bazian (i.e., terrorist, involved in at least 2 murders), prisoner Ayman Sharbati (i.e., terrorist, responsible for at least 1 murder), prisoner Husam Shahin (i.e., terrorist and member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, serving 27 years), prisoner Muhannad Jweihan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with three others), and the family of the most veteran of the Jerusalem prisoners Samir Abu Nimeh (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 1).

Head of prisoner and holy site affairs Awad Al-Salaymeh blessed the prisoners' families and wished for them to be released soon and that next year the prisoners would be together with their mothers, fathers, wives, and children.

Al-Salaymeh said: 'The prisoners are an inseparable part of the Palestinian cause, and [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas has emphasized that our prisoners' cause is a red line.'"

Majdi Za'atri – Palestinian terrorist and Hamas member who participated in the planning of the suicide bombing on the no. 2 bus in Jerusalem on Aug. 19, 2003, in which 23 were murdered, including children and babies. He also transported suicide bomber Raed Misk to the bus stop where he boarded the bus. Za'atri is serving 23 life sentences and an additional 23 years.

Alaa Al-Din Al-Bazian – Palestinian terrorist who was arrested for terror activity in 1979 (including a bombing attempt during which he lost his eyesight) and released in the Jibril Exchange in May 1985. After his release Al-Bazian led a terror cell comprised mainly of terrorists released in the Jibril Exchange. The cell was responsible for several attacks, including the murder of Zehava Ben Ovadia, 59, in East Jerusalem on April 13, 1986, and the murder of British tourist Paul Appleby, 28, at the Garden Tomb Christian religious site in Jerusalem on April 27, 1986. The cell was rounded up and Al-Bazian was arrested and sentenced to a life sentence in October 1986. In October 2011, Al-Bazian was released as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal between the Israeli government and Hamas, but he was arrested again in 2014 for violating the terms of his release, and is serving his reinstated life sentence.

Ayman Sharbati - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered Israeli Gavriel Hirschberg and wounded another Israeli in the Old City of Jerusalem on Nov. 20, 1997, and who was also involved in other terror attacks. Sharbati is serving a life sentence in prison.

Palestinian terrorists from Jerusalem aged 14-18 and members of a group of terrorists that murdered 25-year-old law student Moran Amit at the Armon Hanatziv Promenade in Jerusalem on Feb. 8, 2002. The group carried out additional terror attacks in Jerusalem. Ghaith, the group leader, is serving a life sentence and an additional 20 years. Jweihan and Armila are serving 25-year prison sentences. Shweiki served a 20-year prison sentence until his release in February 2022. Mayaleh was killed while the group was being apprehended.

Samir Abu Nimeh – Palestinian terrorist involved in an attack on Oct. 15, 1986, in which grenades were thrown at Israeli army soldiers and their families immediately after an induction ceremony at the Western Wall, murdering Dov Porat, the father of one of the recruits, and wounding 69 others. The PLO claimed responsibility for the attack.