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PA calls to free murderers from prison

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

As part of its ongoing glorification of murderers of Israelis, the PA has launched a new series of fillers between programs on its station PA TV Live. Each filler is dedicated to an imprisoned terrorist murderer. Palestinian Media Watch already reported on one such filler, which honored murderer Jum’a Ibrahim Jum’a Adam who killed a mother and her 3 toddlers when he threw a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli bus.

Each filler starts with the text “Our prisoners” and ends with a call for “Freedom for our prisoners.” In between is the image of a terrorist murderer and a short bio. The PA does not mention the crimes these murderers have committed. Obviously.

This new series of tributes to murderers join two other recent PA broadcasts exposed by PMW, which honored dozens of terrorist murderers defining them as “the giants of Palestinian history.”

The following are some of the PA’s recent fillers honoring murderers of Israelis:

Karim Younes - murdered 1 together with an accomplice

                   Text: “Our prisoners”                                                                                              Text “Freedom for our prisoners”

Text on middle screen: “Prisoner Karim Yusuf Fadl Younes. A member of the Fatah Central Committee, the most veteran of the Palestinian prisoners. He is considered the most veteran prisoner in the world (sic.). He was born in 1956 in the village of ‘Ara in the 1948 lands (i.e., term used by the PA to refer to Israel). He was arrested in 1983 and given a life sentence of 40 years (i.e., his life sentence was reduced to 40 years as a gesture of goodwill to the PA).”

[Official PA TV Live, June 16, 2020]

Mahmoud Abu Sorour - murdered 1 together with an accomplice

Text on screen: “Prisoner Mahmoud Jamil Hassan Abu Sorour. He was born in 1970 in the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem. He was arrested in 1993 and completed bachelor’s degree studies in Political Science and a master’s degree in Regional Studies. He has published four books. He was sentenced to life.”

 

[Official PA TV Live, June 16, 2020]

Muhammad Daoud - murdered a pregnant woman and her young son

Text on screen: “Prisoner Muhammad Adel Daoud from Qalqilya. He was arrested in 1987. He suffers from a number of illnesses. He underwent surgery and still suffers from a number of severe health problems. He has lost most of his teeth as a result of medical negligence. His parents passed away and the occupation did not let him see them. Most of his siblings have been forbidden from visiting him for years on security pretexts. He was sentenced to life.”

[Official PA TV Live, June 17, 2020]

Muhammad Agbaria - murdered 3 together with accomplices

Text on screen: “Prisoner Muhammad Sa’id Hassan Agbaria. He was born in 1968. From the village of Musheiriqa (sic., Musheirifa) in the Umm Al-Fahm district that is in the 1948 lands (i.e., term the PA uses to refer to Israel). Married. He was arrested in 1992. He completed bachelor’s and master’s degree studies in Political Science and International Relations. He has published four books. He was sentenced to 3 life sentences and another 16 years.”

[Official PA TV Live, June 17, 2020]

Samir Abu Nimeh – was involved in murder of 7

Text on screen: “Prisoner Samir Ibrahim Mahmoud Abu Nimeh, the most veteran of the Jerusalem prisoners. From the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem. He was arrested in 1986 and suffers from a number of illnesses. He was sentenced to life.”

[Official PA TV Live, June 21, 2020]

Nasser Abu Sorour - murdered 1 together with an accomplice

Text on screen: “Prisoner Nasser Hassan Abd Al-Hamid Abu Sorour, from the Aida refugee camp north of Bethlehem. He was arrested in 1993. He completed bachelor’s and master’s degree studies from Al-Quds University, specializing in Political Science. He was sentenced to life.”

[Official PA TV Live, June 21, 2020]

Adhering to the same “values,” Abbas’ Fatah called for freedom for another imprisoned “hero” – Ahmed Abu Khader, who trained terrorists for suicide missions and who was involved in numerous attacks including murder of 2:

Posted text: "With pride, resolve, and resistance – prisoner Ahmed Abu Khader, 40, considered one of the most prominent commanders of the Fatah Movement, has begun his 19th year behind bars while determined to continue on the path together with his brother prisoners in order to achieve the national goals and basic principles… May Allah release you, hero!"

[Official Fatah Facebook page, April 14, 2020]

The following are more details about the crimes committed by the PA’s imprisoned “heroes”:

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee.

Mahmoud and Nasser Abu Sorour – Palestinian terrorists who participated in planning and carrying out the assassination of Israeli security agent Haim Nachmani on Jan. 3, 1993, in Jerusalem. Each is serving life in prison.

Palestinian terrorist who murdered Ofra Moses, who was pregnant, and her 5-year-old son, Tal Moses, by throwing a Molotov cocktail at their car on April 11, 1987. Daoud is serving a life sentence.

Muhammad Agbaria – was one of four Islamic Jihad terrorists who entered an Israeli army training camp and used knives, axes, and a pitchfork to murder three sleeping soldiers, Guy Friedman, Yaakov Dubinsky, and Yuri Ferda, on Feb. 14, 1992. The four Israeli Arab terrorists Ibrahim Agbaria, Yahia Agbaria, Muhammad Agbaria, and Muhammad Jabarin are each serving 3 life sentences. The attack, near Kibbutz Gilad in northern Israel, is known as “the night of the pitchforks.”

Samir Abu Nimeh – Palestinian terrorist involved in an attack on Oct. 15, 1986, in which grenades were thrown at Israeli army soldiers and their families immediately after an induction ceremony at the Western Wall, murdering Dov Porat, the father of one of the recruits, and wounding 69 others. The PLO claimed responsibility for the attack.

Mahmoud and Nasser Abu Sorour – Palestinian terrorists who participated in planning and carrying out the assassination of Israeli security agent Haim Nachmani on Jan. 3, 1993, in Jerusalem. Each is serving life in prison.


Text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: "With pride, resolve, and resistance – prisoner Ahmed Abu Khader (i.e., terrorist involved in numerous attacks including murder of 2), 40, considered one of the most prominent commanders of the Fatah Movement, has begun his 19th year behind bars while determined to continue on the path together with his brother prisoners in order to achieve the national goals and basic principles. Despite the difficulties of life in prison he is determined to carry out the plans (sic. Possibly thwart the plans) and policy of the occupation that were meant to suppress the national and human will. May Allah release you, hero! We ask of Allah that this be your last year in the occupation's prisons, and that next year you will be among your family, relatives, and loved ones. It should be noted that prisoner Abu Khader was sentenced to 11 life sentences and 50 years."

[Official Fatah Facebook page, April 14, 2020]

Ahmed Abu Khader – Palestinian terrorist and former member of the PA Security Forces, Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing), and Tanzim (Fatah terror organization), who trained terrorists for suicide missions; participated in shooting attacks against soldiers in the Nablus area and against the town of Chomesh, north of Ariel, in May 2001; and transported terrorists, including terrorists who shot and murdered 2 at the Netanya promenade on March 9, 2002, and a terrorist who shot at soldiers at a checkpoint near Baqa al-Gharbiyye in the Haifa area on Feb. 21, 2002. Abu Khader is serving 11 life sentences and an additional 50 years.