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Bethlehem governor: Terrorist prisoners are "the purest and most noble cause in Palestinian society"

Headline: “Bethlehem: Visit [by delegation] headed by district governor to homes of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment”
     “Bethlehem District Governor, Abd Al-Fattah Hamayel, conducted a visit yesterday to the homes of several prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment. He was accompanied by representatives of the organizations dealing with prisoners, members of the Committee of Families of Prisoners, and the head of the Preventive Security Service in Bethlehem, Wajih Rajoub. The delegation visited the homes of prisoners Khaled Al-Azraq, Mahmoud Abu Surour, Nasser Abu Surour, Issa Abd Rabbo, Riyad Al-Amour, Adnan Al-Afandi, and Rizq Salah.
These families were told that our people stand with the prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, because the prisoners gave the most precious thing they possessed, their freedom, for the sake of our people’s national cause.
The district governor and his entourage gave [the families] gift packages of sweets, with pictures of the prisoners printed on them…
The district governor emphasized that the Palestinian people supports the sacrifice of the prisoners and their struggle, and that they represent the purest and most noble cause in Palestinian society, and therefore everyone must stand with the prisoners and their families.”
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Issa Abd Rabbo is serving two life sentences for killing two Israeli university students, Ron Levi and Revital Seri, who were hiking south of Jerusalem on Oct. 22, 1984. At gun point he tied them up, put bags over their heads and then shot and murdered both.

Riyad Al-Amour - a Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) terrorist who is serving 11 life sentences. He belonged to a Tanzim cell that was responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis - 5 soldiers and 4 civilians - in shooting attacks between October 2000 and March 2003 and for the murder of 3 Palestinians they suspected of collaborating with Israel.

Adnan Al-Afandi is serving a 30-year prison term for the attempted murder of two young men in 1992.

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 a life sentence.

Rizq Salah - killed Israeli soldier Guy Friedman and injured two others with a bomb in Bethlehem in 1990. He was arrested in 1993 and was sentenced to life in prison.

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