Top Fatah Official "congratulated" terrorist murderers "on their resolute stand" while calling to release all Palestinian terrorist prisoners
Abbas Zaki while blessing the prisoners of Zurif: The occupation must release all the prisoners and detainees
During a speech on the occasion of the release of the three prisoners Rafa, Rafat and Ala 'Abu Farah from the village of Zurif in the Hebron district, Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki wished for the prisoners that they break the chains of the occupation prisons and congratulated them on their resolute stand and victory over the prison bars. He emphasized the role of the prisoner movement that managed to create and write a magnificent and brilliant history for itself and the role of its pioneers from the village of Zurif, led by Abu Shadi Altus, who has been imprisoned for three and a half decades in the occupation prisons. Zaki said the Zionist occupation should release all Palestinian prisoners starting with Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, orchestrated three attacks in which 5 were murdered), Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1), [Ahmad] Sa’adat and [Fuad] Al-Shubaki.
Zaki said in his speech while addressing the masses of our people that the occupation will pass whether it will take a long or short time, thanks to the resolute stand of our great people, and that Jerusalem is the most prominent symbol of the thieving occupation’s end, which has been holding our land for over seventy years, since our people are resisting on a daily basis in Al-Sheikh Jarrah, Silwan and Batn Al-Hawa and those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict over land claimed to be Islamic) within the walls of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Muhammad Al-Tous - Palestinian terrorist and Fatah member who was the commander of a terrorist cell that attacked 5 civilian buses in September 1985, wounding 16 passengers. He also issued the command to murder Zalman Abolnik in March 1984 and Meir Ben Yair and Michal Cohen in July 1985, and took part in the murder of Mordechai Suissa and Edna Harari in October 1985. Al-Tous is serving life 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.
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.