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PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs honors terrorist killer of 30 with visit to his home

Headline: "Karake visits family of prisoner Abbas [Al-Sayid] in Tulkarem"
     "Minister of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake said that the prisoners in the prisons, from all the organizations and political hues, agree and emphasize that national unity and the end of the occupation are the strategic path to freedom, victory and getting rid of the occupation…
Karake said these words during a visit with a delegation from the Ministry [of Prisoners' Affairs] to the home of prisoner Abbas [Al-Sayid] in Tulkarem, where he was welcomed by [Al-Sayid's] wife and brother. Prisoner Abbas [Al-Sayid] sent a letter to Karake in which he emphasized that all the prisoner leaders support the steps he (Karake) is taking for national unity… He said that the release of a group of prisoners from the occupation's prisons and the reception which the Palestinian people and their leaders gave to the released prisoners prove that everyone supports freedom and liberation from the occupation. He added that this [prisoner release] had provided new energy and motivation to speed up the conclusion of the [Fatah-Hamas] rift and to concentrate all efforts on the coming period, since the Palestinian people is facing new strategic options in light of the ongoing aggression against our people and the pressures that are being applied to them.
Prisoner Abbas Muhammad Mustafa [Al-Sayid] is considered one of the most prominent leaders of the Hamas movement in the occupation's prisons, and the Israeli government refused to include his name in the recent [prisoner] exchange. He has been in the solitary confinement wing of the Israeli Rimon (i.e., Ramon) prison since he was arrested on May 8, 2002, and Israel gave him 35 life sentences and another 50 years."

Note: Abbas Al-Sayid - serving 35 life sentences for planning two suicide bombings, one in 2002 at a Passover dinner, killing 30 Israelis, and another in 2001, killing 5 and wounding 100.
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