PA TV lauds senior PA official terrorist as a “symbol,” broadcasts libel that Israel exposed him to the Coronavirus in prison as part of “deliberate neglect”
Official PA TV program I Call You, on terrorist prisoner Fuad Al-Shubaki, a senior PA official and weapons smuggler
Abd Al-Salam Al-Shubaki, cousin of terrorist Fuad Al-Shubaki: “[Fuad Al-Shubaki underwent] deliberate neglect by the Israeli occupation forces, who treated a prisoner who has the Coronavirus and placed him with a prisoner who is sick and old [Al-Shubaki] (i.e., see note below regarding the PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners).” …
Former Office Director of the PLO Military and Security Department Kamal Al-Tibi: “[Fuad] ‘Abu Hazem’ Al-Shubaki, the most veteran prisoner, is a symbol – a symbol of resolve, a symbol of confrontation, a symbol of defending the homeland, a symbol of building the homeland. He is a symbol in the full sense of the world, one and only like no other.”
Mazen Al-Shubaki, relative of Fuad Al-Shubaki: “We feel great pride that we are part of the Al-Shubaki family. A family that has sacrificed Martyrs, wounded, prisoners, and foremost among them prisoner Fuad Al-Shubaki who throughout his entire life has taught us the foundations of national activity and struggle for the sake of Palestine.”
A large picture of terrorist Fuad Al-Shubaki is seen in the background, and on the far left is a plaque in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel together with the PA areas as “Palestine.”
Libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners - the PA claims that Israel abuses Palestinian prisoners, through medical neglect, medical experiments, and by intentionally infecting them with diseases. However, the International Red Cross regularly visits these prisoners and has not documented or accused Israel of any of these claims. Likewise, lists of demands occasionally issued by the prisoners during hunger strikes - such as during one in 2011 - include no demands relating to these claims. PMW has documented prisoners talking about how they "lack nothing" in the prisons, and that "the worst thing about Israeli prison" is riding in a prison vehicle that has no padding on the seat. When PMW contacted the Israeli Ministry of Health in 2007 regarding PA claims of medical experiments on prisoners, the ministry responded: "Clinical testing on prisoners in prison was never approved, never performed, and is most certainly not taking place at present."