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PA daily denies that the Palestinian Authority agreed to help recapture 6 fugitive Palestinian terrorists

Excerpt of an editorial by the official PA daily


Headline: “These are the questions as of now”


“The Israeli occupation state has a paper whose location is in occupied Jerusalem and its name is the Times of Israel (sic., Times of Israel is a private paper, not a state-run paper). The one who supports it and funds it generously is Jewish American billionaire [Sheldon] Adelson (sic., its co-founder is American billionaire Seth Klarman, not the late Adelson), who is known for his ideological alliance with previous US President Donald Trump, the one who thought up the rotten deal of the century (i.e., Trump’s Middle East peace plan)…

In a most strange fashion – if not suspicious coordination – this paper… found no paper other than the Lebanese paper Al-Akhbar to serve as a source for it for a fabricated Hamas article on Ramallah’s willingness to cooperate with Tel Aviv (!) [parentheses in source] in searching for the six heroic prisoners who dug the freedom tunnel (refers to terrorist prisoners who escaped from Gilboa Prison; see note below -Ed.)! The headline that the Times of Israel paper put on its front page is nearly identical to the headline of the Al-Akhbar paper on the topic! …

The question to be asked here, without spreading any libel, is how this alliance between the paper of the racist and extremist American-Israeli right-wing (sic., Times of Israel is not considered a right-wing paper) and the Lebanese paper Al-Akhbar became possible? The latter claims that it is the paper of the resistance axis! …We think that Hezbollah needs to give us an answer on this question.”


The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment. 
2021 Gilboa Prison escape – 6 Palestinian terrorist prisoners escaped from Israel's Gilboa Prison on Sept. 6, 2021, by widening the hole of the shower drainpipe in the floor of their cell. One terrorist is from Fatah - Zakariya Zubeidi, and the other five are from Islamic Jihad - Ayham Kamamji, Muhammad Ardah, Mahmoud Ardah, Yaqub Qaderi, and Munadil Nafiyat. Four of the terrorists were recaptured after five days: Zubeidi, Ardah, Ardah, and Qaderi. Kamamji and Nafiyat were arrested in Jenin on Sept. 18, 2021 along with two accomplices. Zubeidi was head of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in the Jenin area during the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), when he oversaw numerous lethal attacks, and he also carried out shooting attacks in 2018-2019. Kamamji participated in the murder of 18-year-old Eliyahu Asheri on June 25, 2006, and planned to blow up a bus using an exploding car. Muhammad Ardah participated in initiating and executing a suicide bombing on bus no. 823 on Nov. 29, 2001, in which 3 people were murdered and many others were wounded. Mahmoud Ardah was involved in numerous attacks; the website of Islamic Jihad’s military wing defined him as the "commander" of the prison escape. Qaderi committed a shooting attack on Sept. 18, 2002 with an accomplice in which Israeli Yosef Ajami was murdered and a foreign worker was wounded. Nafiyat was being held in administrative detention.