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Palestinian terrorist, murderer of at least 4, honored in “vigil of rage” in Tubas

“Dozens of citizens, including released prisoners, participated in a vigil of rage yesterday [Nov. 12, 2020], following the death as a Martyr of prisoner Kamal Abu Wa’er (i.e., terrorist, involved in the murder of at least 4), who ascended [to Heaven] as a result of deliberate medical negligence (sic. see note below) in the Israeli occupation’s prisons… 

In a speech on behalf of the national action factions in Tubas, [Palestinian People’s Party Central Committee member] Bassel Mansour said: ‘All the citizens in the Tubas district have come out to shout loudly that we are sick of waiting for additional Martyrs in the occupation’s (i.e., Israel’s) prisons.’ He noted that the true response lies in national unity and escalating the popular resistance (i.e., term used by Palestinians, which also refers to the use of violence and terror) in all areas.” 

Kamal Abu Wa’er – Palestinian terrorist and member of the PA Presidential Security Force 17 who participated in a number of lethal terror attacks including: the murder of Israeli border policeman Madhat Yousef in a shooting attack at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus on Oct. 1, 2000; the murder of Rabbi Benjamin Herling in a shooting attack at Mount Eival on Oct. 19, 2000; the shooting and murder of Arnaldo Agranionic, a guard at the town of Itamar, on May 8, 2001; and the murder of 16-year-old Aliza Malka in a drive-by shooting near the entrance of Kibbutz Meirav on Aug. 9, 2001. Abu Wa’er is serving 6 life sentences.

Libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners - the PA claims that Israel abuses Palestinian prisoners, through medical neglect, medical experiments, and by intentionally infecting them with diseases. However, the International Red Cross regularly visits these prisoners and has not documented or accused Israel of any of these claims. Likewise, lists of demands occasionally issued by the prisoners during hunger strikes - such as during one in 2011 - include no demands relating to these claims. PMW has documented prisoners talking about how they "lack nothing" in the prisons, and that "the worst thing about Israeli prison" is riding in a prison vehicle that has no padding on the seat. When PMW contacted the Israeli Ministry of Health in 2007 regarding PA claims of medical experiments on prisoners, the ministry responded: "Clinical testing on prisoners in prison was never approved, never performed, and is most certainly not taking place at present."

The terms "peaceful uprising/resistance,” and “popular uprising/resistance" are used by PA leaders at times to refer to peaceful protest and at times to refer to deadly terror attacks and terror waves. For example, ‎Mahmoud Abbas defined as “peaceful popular” the murderous terror during the 2015-2016 ‎terror wave (“The Knife Intifada”), in which 40 people were killed (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans and 1 Eritrean) and hundreds wounded in stabbings, shootings, and car ramming attacks. Abbas said: "We want peaceful popular uprising, and that’s what this is." https://palwatch.org/page/9276