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Palestinian terrorist prisoners are completing university studies while in Israeli prison, more than 120 prisoners have now received MA degrees

Headline: “Education – the height of the prisoners’ success”



“Imprisonment did not stand as a barrier before him, and inside the prisons [released prisoner Fadi] Moqadi (PMW was unable to determine the nature of his crimes -Ed.) insisted on completing his studies. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Al-Quds Open University. Afterwards, he joined a master’s degree in Hadarim Prison and completed a degree in Israeli Studies from the political science faculty of Al-Quds University ‘Abu Dis,’ under the supervision of Dr. Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, orchestrated three attacks in which 5 people were murdered).

Moqadi said: …‘We thought about how to bring the Palestinian universities into the prisons and arrange agreements that would enable the prisoners to complete their studies. Thanks to the efforts of the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ [Affairs], and the insistence of the prisoners themselves, we were able to carve out our path towards success in creating a paradigm shift in education by bringing national Palestinian universities into the prisons. Thus, prisoners became able to join and study the Palestinian curricula, and this is an important and basic point for us, and it was agreed to bring in a branch of Al-Quds Open University and Al-Quds University ‘Abu Dis’ that would provide bachelor’s and master’s degrees.’

Moqadi noted: ‘Recently education has become one of the prisoners’ priorities and a large number of them have joined the Arab universities, and more than 120 Palestinian prisoners have received master’s degrees. This is a large number, because the approach is to oppress the doctor and professor supervisors in all the occupation’s prisons, and the Israeli Prison Service transfers the prisoners from one prison to another as a means of oppression to thwart the initiative.’ …

He continued: ‘Every prisoner would receive two books periodically, and in exchange would give two other books to another prisoner. We made efforts to develop the library after approximately 2,000 books were confiscated in Hadarim Prison, and we attempted to hide the books that were important to our studies as best as we could, as the Palestinians always attempt to find alternate ways to achieve their human rights, even when they are in prison.’”



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.