Israel "thinks a good Palestinian is a dead Palestinian, and if they could, they would kill all the Palestinian prisoners” states PLO Official
Video posted on the Facebook page of Fatah-run Awdah TV, on terrorist prisoner and cancer patient Nasser Abu Hmeid, who was responsible for the murder of 7 people
Fatah-run Awdah TV reporter: “Nasser [Abu Hmeid] (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 7) who is occupying our thoughts – our voice that cries out to him for help reaches him, asks that he stand at the front and wave the yellow [Fatah] flag in one hand and point with a rifle in the other hand and call out: Do not forget the dream.”
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr: “In these days [the Israelis] wanted to get rid of [Abu Hmeid]. They want to kill him with a slow death, and now on the contrary, they decided that they want to kill him quickly (sic., see note below regarding PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners). Nasser Abu Hmeid caused them suffering, and they want to punish him in this way. They created the illness. They caused him to be in a vegetative state, they want to get rid of him. Nasser Abu Hmeid was sentenced to life, as is known, and the Israelis do not forget this. They think that a good Palestinian is a dead Palestinian, and if they could, they would kill all the prisoners.”
Libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners - the PA claims that Israel abuses Palestinian prisoners, through medical neglect, medical experiments, and by intentionally infecting them with diseases. However, the International Red Cross regularly visits these prisoners and has not documented or accused Israel of any of these claims. Likewise, lists of demands occasionally issued by the prisoners during hunger strikes - such as during one in 2011 - include no demands relating to these claims. PMW has documented prisoners talking about how they "lack nothing" in the prisons, and that "the worst thing about Israeli prison" is riding in a prison vehicle that has no padding on the seat. When PMW contacted the Israeli Ministry of Health in 2007 regarding PA claims of medical experiments on prisoners, the ministry responded: "Clinical testing on prisoners in prison was never approved, never performed, and is most certainly not taking place at present."