Fatah: "We are proud" of terrorist murderers, they "are the beacon of the national struggle"
Headline: “On their day, the prisoners are the beacon of the national struggle and their freedom is a central goal”
“The Fatah Movement emphasized that the issue of the release of national leader and [Fatah] Central Committee member Marwan Barghouti ‘Abu Al-Qassam’ (i.e., terrorist, orchestrated three attacks in which 5 people were murdered) is a central goal of the movement, and is a priority along with the release of all our brave prisoners from the Israeli occupation’s prisons.
Fatah saluted all of our brave prisoners in the occupation’s prisons, and foremost among them heroic prisoner Fatah Central Committee member Karim Younes, heroic prisoner Maher Younes (i.e., terrorist cousins who together murdered 1), veteran prisoner Fuad Al-Shubaki (i.e., senior PA official and weapons smuggler), national leader and Secretary-General of the Popular Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] Ahmad Sa’adat (i.e., head of the PFLP terror organization), the heroic female prisoners, and the child prisoners.
Fatah emphasized that the sacrifice of all these leaders and prisoners will not be in vain, we are proud of them and their struggle, and the moment of freedom is approaching without a doubt.”
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.
Karim Younes - Israeli Arab terrorist who kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. Younes is serving a 40-year sentence. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee. Younes was released from prison on Jan. 5, 2023.
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.