PLO high Official visits family of “heroic” terrorist responsible for the murder of 8 people
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs
Posted text: “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr expressed hope that the prisoner exchange deal being discussed these days will be carried out quickly, in a manner that is appropriate for the years of their lives that our heroes have sacrificed…
Abu Bakr added: ‘We hope that the prisoner exchanges will focus on the prisoners who were arrested before the signing of the  Oslo Accords, the veteran [prisoners], those who are serving life sentences, the sick, the female prisoners, and the children, because these groups are a priority for the prisoners’ movement and the entire Palestinian people.’
Abu Bakr said this during his visit… to a number of released prisoners and families of prisoners in the [Tulkarem] district…
He also visited the home of prisoner Osama Al-Ashqar (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 8 people) in Saida, who has been imprisoned since 2002 and was sentenced to life, in order to take an interest in his mother’s health.”
The image shows Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr visiting the family of terrorist Osama Al-Ashqar. On the wall in the upper right is a poster with text on it.
Text on poster: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs and the Released Prisoners’ Union
Congratulate heroic prisoner
For his engagement
Osama Al-Ashqar - Palestinian terrorist and member of the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) who sent terrorists to carry out the attack in Hermesh on Oct. 29, 2002, in which 3 Israelis were murdered, and the attack in Kibbutz Metzer on Nov. 11, 2002, in which 5 Israelis were murdered. He was also convicted of being responsible for dozens of shooting attacks in the Tulkarem area. Al-Ashqar is serving 8 life sentences and an additional 50 years.