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PLO exhibit for Arab Culture week features numerous terrorist mass-murderers and prisoners

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs


Posted text: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: The beginning of the activities of the Bethlehem: Capital of Arab Culture 2020[-2021] week, the Palestinian prisoners’ cell.

The Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs participated in the Arab culture week activities in Bethlehem. The commission participated with works of art made by the prisoners and literary works, along with the presentation of exhibitions that reflect the prisoners’ situation of bullying and torture inside the occupation’s prisons. Pictures were also displayed of all the prisoners who were given long sentences. The prisoners’ cell was very unique – many of those present visited it, and they signed their fingerprints on the petition demanding to provide the prisoners with international protection.”














The images show the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs exhibit featuring pictures and names of numerous terrorist prisoners. Among the prisoners are the following terrorists (see below for more details):

On the left side of the exhibit:

Top row second from left: “Prisoner Adnan Abayat – Aug. 24, 2004”; top row sixth from left: “Prisoner Munif Abu Atwan”; top row eighth from left: “Prisoner Ahmad Sa’adat”;Third row second from left: “Heroic prisonerMaher Younes, life sentence”; third row third from left: “Heroic prisonerMahmoud Abu Sorour, life sentence”; third row fourth from left: “Heroic prisonerNasser Abu Sorour, life sentence”; fourth row third from left: “Heroic prisonerAshraf Hajajreh, life sentence”; fourth row fourth from left: “Heroic prisonerMahmoud Sarahneh, life sentence.”

On the right side of the exhibit:

Top row first from left: “Heroic prisoner Marwan Barghouti, life sentence”; second row first from left: “PrisonerKarim Younes.”















A sign is seen next to the terrorists’ pictures.

Text on sign: “Freedom to the giants of endurance

Our heroic female and male prisoners

General Union of Palestinian Women – Bethlehem Branch”



Another sign is seen at the exhibit.

Text on sign:Palestinian [PA] Ministry of Culture

Freedom to the prisoners

Liberating the Palestinian prisoners is a guaranteed right for the Palestinian people

My pulse and thumbprint are with the freedom of my heroic people

If you live, live free – or die upright like the trees”

The exhibit also displays the pictures of four of the six terrorist prisoners who escaped from Gilboa Prison before being recaptured; see note below. It also presents pictures of terrorist Salah Khalaf “Abu Iyad,” former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, and terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad” – see below for more information.





Adnan Abayat – Palestinian terrorist and head of the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) in Bethlehem who was responsible for a number of attacks in which 8 Israelis were murdered. Abayat was arrested by Israel on Aug. 24, 2004 and is serving multiple life sentences.

Munif Abu Atwan – Islamic Jihad terrorist who was involved in the murder of 4 Israeli students at the Otniel Yeshiva (Jewish religious studies academy), south of Hebron, on Dec. 27, 2002. Abu Atwan was sentenced to 5 life sentences.

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.

Maher Younes

Mahmoud and Nasser Abu Sorour – Palestinian terrorists who participated in planning and carrying out the assassination of Israeli security agent Haim Nachmani on Jan. 3, 1993, in Jerusalem. Each is serving life in prison.

Ashraf Hajajreh – Palestinian terrorist who drove suicide bomber Muhammad Al-Shouani to Jerusalem’s Beit Israel neighborhood where Al-Shouani carried out a suicide attack on March 2, 2002, in which 11 people were murdered. Hajajreh is serving 12 life sentences.

Mahmoud Salem Sarahneh – Palestinian terrorist who sent four suicide bombers to carry out three attacks in Jerusalem in 2002 in which 14 were murdered, and one in Rishon Lezion in which 2 were murdered. Jerusalem attacks: in the Beit Yisrael neighborhood on March 2, 2002, 11 murdered; in the Kiryat HaYovel neighborhood on March 29, 2002, 2 murdered; and on Neviim Street on April 1, 2002, 1 murdered. Rishon Lezion attack: May 22, 2002, 2 murdered. Sarahneh is serving 17 life sentences.

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.

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.

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat’s deputy, one of the founders of Fatah, and head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.

Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

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