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Head of PLO Prisoners’ Commission visits families of terrorist murderers

Posted text: "Abu Bakr visited a number of prisoners' families in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district for Eid Al-Adha (i.e., the Sacrifice Feast)

Aug. 8, 2019

Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr said yesterday evening, Thursday [Aug. 7, 2019], that history and the people will not forgive the international community and all of the human rights organizations for abandoning the rights of the prisoners sitting in the occupation's violent prisons, and for ignoring the arbitrary steps being taken against them around the clock…

Abu Bakr's words were said during a visit that he made together with the director of his office Nu'man Al-Rafati and a delegation from the Commission [of Prisoners’ Affairs], to prisoners' families in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district for Eid Al-Adha.

He added during his visit that Eid Al-Adha is taking place while thousands of prisoners are being prevented from seeing their loved ones, from holding the holiday prayers, from offering sacrifices, and from visiting their relatives; and among them are also some who have already forgotten how the holiday looks and its meaning since they have not celebrated it for almost 40 years, such as prisoners Karim Younes, Maher Younes (i.e., terrorists and cousins who together murdered 1), Muhammad Al-Tous (i.e., terrorist involved in murder of 3), Nael Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), and dozens of others like them.

Abu Bakr and the delegation that accompanied him visited 'the oak tree of Palestine’ Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., mother of terrorists responsible for at least 10 murders; see note below), the mother of five prisoners sentenced to life and a sixth in administrative detention. They also visited… the family of prisoner Muhammad Abu Satha (i.e., terrorist, murdered 9) from the Um Al-Sharayet area… and the family of prisoner Issam Al-Faroukh (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) and Issa Al-Jabarin (see note below –Ed.) from Lower Ramallah.”

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab terrorist who kidnapped and murdered 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. Younes is serving a 40-year sentence. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee. Younes was released from prison on Jan. 5, 2023.

Maher Younes

Muhammad Al-Tous - Palestinian terrorist and Fatah member who was the commander of a terrorist cell that attacked 5 civilian buses in September 1985, wounding 16 passengers. He also issued the command to murder Zalman Abolnik in March 1984 and Meir Ben Yair and Michal Cohen in July 1985, and took part in the murder of Mordechai Suissa and Edna Harari in October 1985. Al-Tous is serving life in prison.

Nael and Fakhri Barghouti – Palestinian terrorists who murdered an Israeli army officer in January 1978, near Ramallah. Both were sentenced to life but were released in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal in 2011. Nael Barghouti was arrested again in 2014 for violating the terms of his release by offering Hamas to serve as its minister of prisoners' affairs, and is serving a life sentence plus an additional 18 years.


Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (Um Yusuf Abu Hmeid/Latifa Abu Hmeid) – Palestinian woman famous and admired in the PA for being the mother of 5 terrorist prisoners serving life sentences (4 of them serving multiple life sentences), and another whom the PA refers to as a "Martyr." Abu Hmeid is also called Khansa of Palestine, which refers to Al-Khansa from the earliest period of Islam who sent her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs. Abu Hmeid was honored by the PA in 2010 and 2015, and was chosen in 2011 to launch the PA’s statehood campaign with the UN. Her terrorist sons: Islam Yusuf Abu Hmeid, murdered 1 on May 24, 2018, and is serving life in prison and an additional 8 months; Muhammad Abu Hmeid, serving 2 life sentences and 30 years for involvement in terror attacks; Nasser Abu Hmeid, serving 7 life sentences and 50 years for murdering 7 Israeli civilians and 12 attempted murders; Nasr Abu Hmeid, serving 5 life sentences for involvement in two terror attacks in which 4 were murdered, and arms dealing; Sharif Abu Hmeid, serving 4 life sentences for involvement in terror attacks in which 4 were murdered; Abd Al-Mun'im Muhammad Yusuf Naji Abu Hmeid, murdered 1 on Feb. 13, 1994, and was killed by Israel on May 31, 1994.


Muhammad Abu Satha – Palestinian terrorist who murdered 9 Israelis. PMW has been unable to verify details of his crimes. Satha is serving 9 life sentences.


Issam Al-Faroukh - Palestinian terrorist and member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who, together with Palestinian terrorist and fellow Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades member Muhammad Saidi, murdered Israeli civilian Maryk Gavrielov in Ramallah in October 2000. Al-Faroukh is serving a life sentence.

Issa Al-Jabarin – Palestinian serving 22 years in prison. PMW has been unable to verify details of his crimes.




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