Terrorists watch PA TV in prison, receive “message of hope” from released murderers
Fatah Commissioner of the Prisoners, Martyrs, and Wounded in the Gaza Strip Tayseer Al-Bardini: "Your [PA TV] programs reach our prisoners and have a positive influence... Many thanks for gathering us today so we can send a message of hope to our prisoners inside prison... Those who are here today – all of them received heavy punishments – life sentences – and there was no hope for their release. Today, we are outside [of prison] with our families and children, and this is a message that Allah willing all the prisoners will be with us, and they will have a family with children..."
Released prisoner Rami Azarah: "My brother Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim (i.e., murdered 16) was sentenced to 16 life sentences and dozens of additional years. [He] couldn’t imagine even in the best of dreams that today he would be together with us the brothers and his extended and closest family. This is a message of hope for our prisoners inside the occupation’s prisons who were sentenced to dozens of life sentences."
Abd Al-Hadi Ghneim murdered 16 passengers on a bus in 1989,when he attacked the driver, and forced the bus off a cliff. Ghneim, was serving 16 life sentences, when released in October 2011 as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hamas. Israel released 1,027 Palestinian terrorist prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.