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Fatah official Saeb Erekat honors major terrorists at Fatah event

PA TV broadcast a ceremony in Bethlehem marking the 48th anniversary of the founding of Fatah. In the audience were senior PA and Fatah leaders: PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat, Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen, Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, Governor of Bethlehem Abd Al-Fattah Hamael, Governor of Hebron Kamel Hamid.
Saeb Erekat, member of the Fatah Central Committee:

     “Now, let us first begin by recalling those whom we planted as seeds to grow and provide shade for us in all seasons, the brave-hearted Martyrs (Shahids). Chief among Martyrs, our commander and mentor, eternal Martyr commander, the creator of our glory, honor, and power, Yasser Arafat. Colleagues: Commander Marwan Al-Barghouti, Commander Ahmad Sa’adat, Commander Mahmoud Al-Ramahi, elder prisoner Karim Younes, and the thousands of our sons and daughters in prison and our brave wounded.
It does not make sense that at the end of the year 2012 we should be celebrating [Fatah’s 48th anniversary] here, near the birthplace and site of the suffering of Jesus, Palestine’s first Martyr (Shahid), and say to him that the children of Palestine are still being murdered by the occupation (i.e., Israel) in the Gaza Strip, and murdered in the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp (Many people , including Palestinians, were killed in Al-Yarmouk during the Syrian civil war, 2012/2013 – Ed.), and murdered in Iraq.”

Note: Marwan Barghouti is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison for orchestrating suicide terror attacks against Israeli civilians. After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. When he was arrested in 2002 he was the head of Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades.
Ahmad Sa’adat is serving 30 years for heading the terrorist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He has also been honored in broadcasts on PA TV for having planned the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism, Rehavam Zeevi in 2001, but has not yet been brought to trial for that.
Mahmoud Al-Ramahi is a Hamas- affiliated Palestinian MP. He was arrested in November 2010 and released in July 2012.
Karim Younes - an Israeli Arab prisoner who killed an Israeli soldier in 1980 and was given a life sentence in prison. He is considered the most veteran of the prisoners, since more than 30 years have passed since his arrest.
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