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PA Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs calls murderer in prison "an outstanding example"

"The Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs has focused attention on prisoner Issam Mahmoud Muhammad Al-Faroukh. [Al-Faroukh], 39, detained since July 12, 2003, and serving a life sentence, is currently the representative of the prisoners at the Israeli Eshel prison that holds 288 prisoners.
A Ministry report said that prisoner Issam is an outstanding example, especially considering his having been given a life sentence, and having been active in the field from a young age, moving from one district to the next, and accompanying prisoners’ families at their demonstrations, sit-down strikes, and demands to release their children. … During the Israeli incursions in the West Bank and the massacres that the occupation forces perpetrated against our people, and during the tragic siege on President Yasser Arafat and the criminal killings in the Jenin refugee camp, Nablus, and the Church of the Nativity, Issam joined the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades to defend his people and to oppose the occupation forces. Consequently, he was chased from one place to another for three years, during which his humanitarian attitude blended with his resistant stand, while he drew strength from the souls of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the resolve of the prisoners in their new war that continued and broadened until he fell into captivity."

Note: Issam Mahmoud Muhammad Al-Faroukh was sentenced to life in prison after murdering Marek Gavrielov who had come to Ramallah in October 2000 to sell his car.

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