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Fatah demands Israel let terrorist prisoners run and vote in PA elections, “impossible” to form government without Hamas

Fatah Central Committee member and Head of Civil Affairs in the PA Hussein Al-Sheikh: Israel has no right to refuse to hold internal Palestinian elections [in Jerusalem]…

Al-Alam radio host: “You have asked Israel to let the prisoners vote. Is there progress on the issue?”

Hussein Al-Sheikh: “We have not received any response from the Israeli side, and we are still insisting on our request. These are Palestinian citizens who are in the Israeli occupation’s prisons by force, and it is their right to realize their civic duty – to vote and to submit their candidacy in the elections.”

Host: “Answer just “possible” or “impossible”: Cancelling the elections?”

Hussein Al-Sheikh: “Impossible!” …

Host: “Reconciliation with [former Fatah member Muhammad] Dahlan?”

Hussein Al-Sheikh: “Impossible.”

Host: “Forming a government without Hamas?”

Hussein Al-Sheikh: “Impossible.”

Host: “Expelling other members of the Fatah Movement who are liable to form [independent election] lists or join other lists?”

Hussein Al-Sheikh: “Everyone who leaves Fatah is out – possible.”

Host: “Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist murderer) dealing with an identical fate to that of Nasser Al-Qidwa (i.e., expelled from Fatah) in the presidential elections?”

Hussein Al-Sheikh: “Completely impossible, because I trust my brother Marwan.”

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.