Abbas praises terrorist responsible for the murder of 7 Israelis
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas posted a video on his Facebook page
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision” [Quran 3:169]. The assassination of Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 7) is a war crime in the full sense of the word (sic., Abu Hmeid died of cancer)… We hold the Israeli government fully responsible for the murder of Martyr Nasser Abu Hmeid… Allow me on all of your behalf to express the warmest condolences to the family of Martyr leader Nasser Abu Hmeid and his mother, the mother of the heroes, we call her the mother of the heroes (i.e., mother of 5 terrorists), and the sincerest condolences to the masses of our people as well.
[PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Facebook page, Dec. 20, 2022]
Nasser Abu Hmeid - Palestinian terrorist and a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in Ramallah who was responsible for the murder of 7 Israelis: Eli Cohen in a shooting attack on Route 443 in central Israel on Dec. 21, 2000; Binyamin and Talia Kahane in a drive-by shooting attack near Ofra, north of Jerusalem, on Dec. 31, 2000; Gadi Rejwan in a shooting attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Atarot on Feb. 27, 2002; and Yosef Habi, Eli Dahan, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat in an attack at the Seafood Market and Mifgash Hasteak restaurants in Tel Aviv on March 5, 2002. Abu Hmeid was serving 7 life sentences and an additional 50 years. Abu Hmeid was diagnosed with lung cancer in August 2021 and died of his cancer on Dec. 20, 2022.
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."
Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (Um Yusuf Abu Hmeid/Latifa Abu Hmeid) – Palestinian woman famous and admired in the PA for being the mother of 4 terrorist prisoners serving life sentences (3 of them serving multiple life sentences), and another 2 whom the PA refers to as "Martyrs." Abu Hmeid is also called Khansa of Palestine, which refers to Al-Khansa from the earliest period of Islam who sent her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs. Abu Hmeid was honored by the PA in 2010 and 2015, and was chosen in 2011 to launch the PA’s statehood campaign with the UN. Her terrorist sons: Islam Yusuf Abu Hmeid, murdered 1 on May 24, 2018, and is serving life in prison and an additional 8 months; Muhammad Abu Hmeid, serving 2 life sentences and 30 years for involvement in terror attacks; Nasser Abu Hmeid, was serving 7 life sentences and 50 years for murdering 7 Israeli civilians and 12 attempted murders, before dying of cancer on Dec. 20, 2022; Nasr Abu Hmeid, serving 5 life sentences for involvement in two terror attacks in which 4 were murdered, and arms dealing; Sharif Abu Hmeid, serving 4 life sentences for involvement in terror attacks in which 4 were murdered; Abd Al-Mun'im Muhammad Yusuf Naji Abu Hmeid, murdered 1 on Feb. 13, 1994, and was killed by Israel on May 31, 1994.