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PA TV and PLO official send greetings to terrorists

Live broadcast of celebrations of the 44th anniversary of the establishment of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP).
     PA TV host: “From this crowded celebration, we send greetings to our friend Ahmad Sa’adat, Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and to the leaders of the prisoners’ movement, the symbols of our nation, the brother fighter Marwan Barghouti, friend Ibrahim Abu Hajla, and Sheikh Hassan Yousef [Hamas leadership] and his prisoner friends, members of parliament, and friend Bassem Al-Khandaqji and all the symbols of the prisoners’ movement and its fighters.”
Tayseer Khaled, member of PLO Executive Committee and the Democratic Front’s leadership says: “We send greetings and appreciation to our brave prisoners in the Israeli collective detention camps, to friends and brothers Ahmad Sa’adat and Marwan Barghouti and Ibrahim Abu Hajla and Abd Al-Khaleq Al-Natsheh (former Hamas commander in Hebron, incarcerated in Israel) and Bassem Al-Khandaqji and thousands of prisoners, pioneers of national unity.”

Notes: Ahmad Sa’adat, serving a 30-year sentence for heading the PFLP terror organization. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.
Marwan Barghouti - serving five life sentences for orchestrating terror attacks against Israeli civilians. When arrested in 2002, he headed Fatah's military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades. After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
Ibrahim Abu Hajla - member of the Political Bureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). He was arrested in 2002 and sentenced to 24 years in prison for attempted murder, but was released in October 2011 as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas.
Sheikh Hassan Yousef - Hamas leader and member of Palestinian Parliament. He was in prison several times and was released most recently in January 2014. PMW has been unable to verify the circumstances surrounding his crimes and imprisonment.
Bassem Al-Khandaqji - member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Serving 3 life sentences for his involvement in the suicide bombing at the Tel Aviv Carmel market on Nov. 1, 2004, in which 3 people were killed.
The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) carried out many deadly terror attacks, including the taking of schoolchildren as hostages leading to the killing of 22 children and 4 adults in Ma’alot (May 15, 1974), an attack on a school bus killing 9 children and 3 adults (May 22, 1970), a bombing in Jerusalem killing 7 (Nov. 13, 1975), the killing of 4 hostages in an apartment building in Beit Shean (Nov. 11, 1974) and a suicide bombing near Tel Aviv killing 4 (Dec. 25, 2003). DFLP has participated in and claimed responsibility for dozens of other terror attacks.
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