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Fatah official praises imprisoned Palestinian terrorists as “the first line of defense of the nation’s honor and pride”

Headline: “Al-Aloul: The Golan is occupied Arab land and Jerusalem is a red line”

“Fatah Movement Deputy Chairman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Mahmoud Al-Aloul said that the Golan (i.e., in northern Israel) is Arab land and an authentic and inseparable part of sister Syrian Arab Republic, and that [US President Donald] Trump’s declaration on recognizing its annexation to the occupation state is not worth the article in which it is written.

Al-Aloul emphasized yesterday [Jan. 22, 2019], while leading a delegation that included a number of Fatah Revolutionary Council members in a visit to released prisoner Sidqi Al-Maqt (i.e., terrorist, committed espionage against Israel) at Majdal Shams in the occupied Syrian Arab Golan, that the people’s willpower and determination to achieve its freedom is stronger than the occupiers’ tyranny.Al-Aloul expressed his pride in prisoner Al-Maqt, who constitutes a model of struggle that inspires pride – he and all of our brave prisoners who have sacrificed their freedom for the freedom and honor of their people and nation.

He said: ‘Those who have sacrificed the years of their lives for the freedom of their people and the occupied homeland of their Arab nation are entitled to the utmost respect and pride.’ He added: ‘All of the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, including commander prisoners Karim Younes, Maher Younes (i.e., terrorists who together murdered 1), Nael Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with an accomplice), Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, orchestrated three attacks in which 5 were murdered), Ahmad Sa’adat (i.e., PFLP terrorist leader), Fuad Al-Shubaki (i.e., terrorist, attempted to smuggle weapons into the PA), and also all of the Arab Palestinian prisoners are the first line of defense of the nation’s honor and pride.’”

Karim and Maher Younes - Israeli Arab terrorists and cousins who kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980. They were originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced their sentences to 40 years in 2012. In May 2017 Karim Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee. Karim Younes was released from prison on Jan. 5, 2023, and Maher Younes was released two weeks later on Jan. 19, 2023. 


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.


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

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