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PA Minister honors prisoner who stabbed a security guard, calling her a “self-sacrificing, heroic mother”

Headline: "'Open the Door' campaign knocks on door of the home of Jerusalemite prisoner Ibtissam Al-Issawi"
"Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake, and a delegation from the Ministry [of Prisoners' Affairs]… visited the home of [female] Jerusalemite prisoner Ibtissam Al-Issawi (42), a resident of Jabel Mukaber [neighborhood] in Jerusalem, who was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment. She was arrested on Oct. 24, 2001, and is incarcerated in the Israeli Damon prison… Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake, said: 'This exemplary Palestinian family ruined all the plans of the occupiers, who bet on destroying Palestinian families and breaking them apart through the war of arrests against women, men and children. However Ibtissam Al-Issawi gave birth to sons imbued with the spirit and the light of the city of Jerusalem. They were nourished by a self-sacrificing, heroic mother who crowned the skies over the capital with her struggle, her resolve, and her children, who declare: 'We are alive and surviving; our dream has a continuation which will be complete when our mother returns and our male and female prisoners are released from the occupation's prisons."

Note: Ibtissam Al-Issawi stabbed a security guard and was sentenced to 15 years for attempted murder.