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PA TV: PA inaugurates plaza honoring terrorist prisoners serving life-sentences

PA TV News broadcast includes report on activities in Qalqilya expressing solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli prisons. Report shows Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake; Chairman of the Prisoners' Club, Qadura Fares; and Qalqilya District Governor, Rabih Al-Khandaqji, inaugurating a plaza in honor of the "prisoners of freedom" – prisoners from Qalqilya who are serving life-sentences. The monument in the middle of the plaza displays their photographs, with PA logo and logo of the Prisoners' Club.
 PA TV reporter: "Out of support for the potential Martyrs (Shahids), the prisoners of freedom, whose unlimited hunger strike has now entered its 14th day, the city of Qalqilya held activities showing solidarity with them, at the request of the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs; the Prisoners' Club; and the Open Al-Quds University in the Qalqilya district. These activities included the inauguration of the Prisoners of Freedom Square, at the eastern entrance to Qalqilya. Upon [the monument] are the names and photographs of prisoners who are serving life sentences."

Note: One such prisoner from Qalqilya is Raed Houtri who is serving 22 life sentences for involvement in recruiting the suicide bomber who blew himself up at the night club the Dolphinarium in June 2001 in which 21 people were killed and 120 wounded.

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