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Released terrorist who transported suicide bomber: “We… will leave the prisons and return to the struggle until the liberation of Palestine”

Headline: "Randy Odeh, a marriage that was delayed 18 years"

"Finally the joy of prisoner Randy Odeh (i.e., terrorist, transported would-be suicide bomber) was completed after 18 years of imprisonment in the occupation's prisons, as he was released yesterday evening, Thursday [March 5, 2020], from Ktzi'ot Prison and insisted on being married the day of his release, and indeed this is what happened…

Randy said to [the official PA news agency] WAFA: 'My message through my marriage immediately after leaving prison is the continuation of the struggle to give birth to a generation that will carry the flag and continue the struggle until the occupation's defeat.'

He also said that the prisoners' message is the unity of all of our Palestinian people, as they stand behind their leadership in refusing all of the plots that are being woven against our people, the latest of which is ‘the deal of the century' (i.e., US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan; see note below). Their message is also that 'We are resolute in our positions and will leave the prisons and return to the struggle until the liberation of Palestine. We are the sons of Palestine and will continue to defend it until the liberation of the homeland.'

'Prisoner Randy was arrested 18 years ago on the pretext that he transported a Martyrdom-seeker (i.e., suicide bomber) who carried out an operation (sic., the attack was thwarted) in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel), despite all evidence proving his non-participation. However, the occupation insisted on pinning onto him an unjust sentence of 18 consecutive years in prison' – Issa Odeh, the prisoner's father, began his address with these words.

He added: 'We are happy today and our joy is double thanks to the release of my oldest son and his wedding. We have already suffered a lot, beginning with our expulsion from our village of Ein Kerem, which is west of occupied Jerusalem, during the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) and after it in the journey of being refugees outside of our village and our struggle against the occupation.'"

Cave of the Patriarchs checkpoint attempted stabbing attack - a Palestinian terrorist attempted to smuggle a knife into the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Feb. 17, 2020. When an Israeli Arab border policeman at the checkpoint became suspicious and asked to check him more carefully, the terrorist attempted to stab the border policeman. The attack was thwarted by border policemen and the terrorist was arrested.

The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and  part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in  size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form  the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of  Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released.  6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all  incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end  all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment. 

 

 


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