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Father preferred son stay in prison to complete MA supervised by terrorist who planned murder of 5

Released prisoner Iyad Al-Jarjawi: "I used to hear that the prison is an academy, a university, a school… The experience of [my] master’s degree [in prison]: I truly thank Marwan Barghouti… We copied the books and did our research, everything by hand… If you want to earn a master’s degree in prison, you need to study 14 hours every day… What is the source of joy and what causes one to stand firm as a prisoner? It’s the joy of my mother and father."
Official PA TV host: "They supported you."
Iyad Al-Jerjawi: "So much that [when] I submitted [a request] for “early release,” my father said “No, don’t leave, complete the master’s degree!” …
Host: "They encouraged you."
Iyad Al-Jerjawi: “Exactly.”

Iyad Al-Jerjawi served a 9-year sentence in an Israeli prison. PMW was unable to determine the nature of his crimes.

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Palestinian Authority parliament who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks in which 5 people were murdered: one attack on the Jerusalem-Maale Adumim road (June 12, 2001) in which Greek Orthodox monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorists Ismail Radaida and Yasser Ah'Rabai, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, Yosef Habi, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected as a member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.

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