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Abbas endorses terrorist's poetry book, Fatah official calls terror attack "heroic and famous self-sacrificing operation"

Headline: “Prisoner Bassem Al-Khandaqji continues his hunger strike as a sign of support for prisoner Bilal Kayed”

“The [Palestinian] Prisoners' Committee of the National and Islamic Forces in the Gaza Strip emphasized that the prisoner leader [Bassem Al-Khandaqji], a member of the central committee of the [Palestinian] People’s Party (i.e., a Communist party in the PLO) who has been imprisoned in the occupation’s (i.e., Israel’s) jails since Nov. 2, 2014, and who was given 3 life sentences, continues his unlimited hunger strike for the sixth consecutive day. It comes is as a sign of support for prisoner leader in the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine], Bilal Wajih Kayed, who has been imprisoned since Dec. 14, 2001, and whose sentence ended after 14-and-a-half-years in the occupation’s prisons, but Israel still refuses to release him and transferred him to administrative detention for another six months.

Media coordinator of the Prisoners’ Committee of the National and Islamic Forces in the Gaza Strip and representative of the Fatah Movement in the committee Nashat Al-Wahidi noted that prisoner leader Bassem Muhammad Saleh Adib Al-Khandaqji…conducted the heroic and famous self-sacrificing operation (i.e., terror attack) at the Carmel market in the heart of the occupied Palestinian territories (i.e., Israel), which caused the death of 3 Israelis and the wounding of at least 50 (sic., over 30 were wounded).

The Prisoners’ Committee of the National and Islamic Forces noted that prisoner leader Bassem Al-Khandaqji is an author and journalist who has published many essays, poetry anthologies, and literary works, of which the most prominent is the poetry anthology ‘Rites of the First Time,’ which was published with a foreword by the Lebanese author and media figure Zahi Wehbe and under the sponsorship of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas.”

Bassem Al-Khandaqji - member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Serving 3 life sentences for his involvement in the suicide bombing at the Tel Aviv Carmel market on Nov. 1, 2004, in which 3 people were killed.

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