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PLO says Israel is “attacking” the salaries of Palestinian prisoners and terrorists, but these salaries are “non-negotiable”

The image shows Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr.

Posted text: “[Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri] Abu Bakr: The salaries to  the prisoners’ families are non-negotiable

Nov. 19, 2020

 

This evening, Thursday[Nov. 19, 2020,] Director of Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr emphasized that the salaries to the [Palestinian] prisoners’ families are non-negotiable and the Palestinian leadership’s position is firm and will not change, regardless of the circumstances and pressures.

Abu Bakr explained that the prisoners’ cause is at the top of the Palestinian leadership’s list of priorities, and that their [prisoner’s] families are a responsibility of all Palestinians and will not be left [to provide for] themselves.

Abu Bakr added: ‘We are not afraid of the fact that there is an unprecedented attack against the prisoners and their families’ salaries, and the commission [of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs] must take care of their affairs. We are capable of resisting this attack , which all the elements of the occupation (ie Israel) have been mobilized to carry out.’

Abu Bakr expressed appreciation for the decision of President Mahmoud Abbas and [PA] Prime Minister [Muhammad Shtayyeh] to absorb released prisoners who received salaries from the commission, and whose number exceeds 7,000 prisoners, into the State of Palestine’s civilian and military institutions, and said that this step has great significance.”