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Murderers of Jewish civilians in 1929 described as role models on PA TV

PA TV program Link in the Chain honors Palestinian prisoners, including 3 prisoners who were executed by the British in 1929 for committing brutal murders of Jews in Safed and Hebron.
     PA TV narrator: “Over the course of our Palestinian years, since Palestine suffered under the despicable British Mandate and the ominous Balfour promise, Palestinian prisoners have been a model of giving for the sake of the homeland, and have become a symbol of loyalty and sacrifice for Palestine, along with the most honored of us all, the Martyrs (Shahids).
[Palestine,] which deserves our giving it that which is most precious for the sake of its freedom and its independence. Poets have written what we always repeatedly recite about the prisoners from Haifa – Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hejazi, and Ataa Al-Zir: ‘Departing from the Acre prison was the funeral procession for Muhammad Jamjoum and Fuad Hejazi . There were three men who competed for death; their feet were raised high above the hangman’s head., and they became a symbol throughout the length and breadth of the homeland.’ [It is to] the path of these men that the Palestinian revolution since its beginning in 1965 has delivered thousands of Martyrs, both leaders and fighters. The Palestinian revolution and people have brought thousands of prisoners to the path of the beloved homeland. ”


Note: Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hejazi, and Ataa Al-Zir “committed particularly brutal murders [of Jews] at Safad and Hebron,” according to the report by British Government to the League of Nations. They were convicted of attacking British soldiers and murdering Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre, in which 65 Jews were murdered. They were executed by the British in 1930.
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