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PA TV interviews families of terrorists, imprisoned terrorists receive academic degrees in jail

Official PA TV program  Giants of Endurance, a visit to the home of prisoners Wael Abu Shakhdam and his nephew Shadi Abu Shakhdam, who was involved in the murder of 6 and wounding of over 80

Official PA TV host: “[The book] Longing is a message of coping by prisoner Wael Abu Shakhdam (PMW was unable to determine the nature of his crimes –Ed.) and from all of our prisoners, who long for the land of this homeland and have paid the price of freedom and the price of giving to this homeland. Allah willing, Wael, Shadi [Abu Shakhdam] (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 6), and all of our prisoners will soon meet on the land of Jerusalem, with it already liberated from the occupation’s defilement.”

Director of the PA-funded Prisoners’ Club in Hebron Amjad Al-Najjar: “First, we want to send our blessings to all of our heroic prisoners who are imprisoned behind bars, to all of the hunger-strikers in particular and hunger-striking Jordanian female prisoner Hiba Al-Labadi (Al-Labadi has been in administrative detention since Aug. 20, 2019, and is apparently suspected of trying to recruit Hezbollah terrorists in the West Bank –Ed.), to everyone imprisoned behind bars, and to heroic prisoner Wael Abu Shakhdam Al-Husseini and Shadi Abu Shakhdam Al-Husseini who have been imprisoned in the prisons for 18 years already.”

Sister of Wael Al-Shakhdam and mother of Shadi Abu Shakhdam: “The proof of their studies [in prison] – what they learned, the studies they engaged in – is from my son, to whom I sent four certificates in one day, and I had a party for him… a party for completing his degree.”


Three certificates are shown:

  • A certificate for completing a course in international law and human rights with Wael Abu Shakham’s name on it. In the upper left corner is the logo of the International Diplomatic Network of International Law and Human Rights (IDNILHR).

  • A certificate on which is written at the top: “An-Najah National University.” On the top left is the university’s logo.

  • A certificate for Wael Abu Shakham for finishing a 15-hour course in international law and human rights, offered by Fatah, which he took in Nafha Prison. In the top left is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Father of Shadi Abu Shakhdam: “Prison is a school. There are those who have succeeded in taking advantage of this and succeeded in receiving higher [education] certificates – MA certificates and a diploma.”

Shadi Abu Shakhdam - Palestinian terrorist who participated in planning the suicide bombing carried out by Andalib Takatka near the Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda outdoor market on April 12, 2002, in which 6 were murdered and more than 80 wounded. Abu Shakhdam is serving 6 life sentences and an additional 20 years.