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Abbas tells Palestinian terrorist prisoners and murderers that they are "brave heroes who we direct a salute of honour and appreciation to"

Headline: “The [PA] president on the anniversary of the Intilaqa (i.e., the anniversary of “the Launch” of Fatah, counted from its first terror attack against Israel): We will not agree to the occupation remaining and we must convene a central council to make firm decisions about dealing with the violations against our people and its land”


“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said… yesterday, Friday [Dec. 31, 2021], in a televised speech on [official] PA TV: …‘We direct a salute of honor and appreciation to our brave prisoners for their giving, their sacrifice, and their patience against the occupation and its prison guards, while defending their freedom, the freedom of the homeland, and the honor of our people and its rights. We also salute our heroic wounded and tell our heroes the prisoners and the wounded and their families and the families of the Martyrs that we won’t abandon them, and that your struggles are lofty medals of honor that testify to your sacrifice for the sake of defending the homeland and your people.’



Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.