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Dead terrorist is 'victim of deliberate neglect and terror' claims PA

Excerpt of op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: "Baroud the terror victim"

"Fighter prisoner Fares Muhammad Ahmed Baroud (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1) died in the Israeli Ramon Prison (sic., he died at Soroka Medical Center) at the age of nearly 51. The Palestinian prisoner was arrested on March 24, 1991, and was meant to be released at the end of the prisoner exchange process in 2013 (sic., Israel released prisoners unilaterally as a gesture to hold talks with the PA). However, [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu's government cancelled the release of the fourth group in the first quarter of 2014 (see note below –Ed.).

The Martyr (Shahid) of freedom in the Israeli colonialist state's prisons was a victim of deliberate neglect and terror by the Israeli Prison Service, as he suffered from heavy bleeding on Nov. 18, 2018, which necessitated his transfer to Soroka Hospital, where he underwent an operation in which part of one of the arteries and the liver was removed as a result of wear and the lack of nourishment between the artery and liver (Baroud suffered from a chronic illness –Ed.).

Despite all of this, he did not receive the required medical care, but rather clear and deliberate medical neglect was committed by the prison service and its medical teams."

Fares Baroud – Palestinian Hamas terrorist who was serving a life sentence for murdering Israeli citizen Mordechai Roitman and wounding three others in Roitman’s furniture store in Hadera on March 20, 1991. Baroud died from a chronic illness on Feb. 6, 2019, at Soroka Medical Center, where he had been transferred for treatment.

In August 2013, Israel agreed to release 104 Palestinian terrorists from prison, which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks. The terrorists were released in stages. The first group of 26 was released on Aug. 13, 2013. The second group of 26 was released on Oct. 30, 2013. The third group of 26 was released on Dec. 30, 2013. The fourth group was scheduled to be released on March 29, 2014, but Israel delayed their release while negotiating the terms for continuation of the peace talks. When the PA submitted requests for admission as a state to several international bodies, Israel cancelled the release.

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