PLO and DFLP high official addresses terrorists: "With admiration we greet our brave prisoners in Israel’s collective detention camps: Comrades and brothers, pioneers of national unity”
PA TV broadcast celebrations commemorating the 44th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Host: “From this teeming celebration we send greetings to Comrade Ahmad Sa’adat, Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and to the leaders of the prisoners’ movement, the symbols of our people: brother fighter Marwan Barghouti, comrade Ibrahim Abu Hajla, and Sheikh Hassan Yusuf and his fellow imprisoned Members of [the Hamas] Parliament, and to comrade Basem Al-Chandaqji, and to the symbols of the prisoners’ movement and its fighters.”
PLO Executive Committee member and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Political Bureau member: “With admiration we greet our brave prisoners in Israel’s collective detention camps: Comrades and brothers Ahmad Sa’adat and Marwan Barghouti and Ibrahim Abu Hajla and Abd Al-Haliq Al-Natche and Bassem Al-Khandaqji and thousands of prisoners, pioneers of national unity.”
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.
Ahmad Sa’adat - serving a 30-year sentence for heading the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.
Ibrahim Abu Hajla - Palestinian terrorist and member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). Hajla was sentenced to 24 years in prison for attempted murder, but was released in October 2011 as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal between the Israeli government and Hamas, but was later rearrested.
Sheikh Hassan Yusuf is a senior figure in Hamas.
Bassem Al-Khandaqji - member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Serving 3 life sentences for his involvement in the suicide bombing at the Tel Aviv Carmel market on Nov. 1, 2004, in which 3 people were killed.
Abd Al-Haliq Al-Natsheh was a Hamas commander in Hebron.