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Abbas representative visits home of imprisoned murderer to honor him

     "This evening [March 13, 2013], Secretary-General of the President's [Mahmoud Abbas'] Office and member of the Fatah Central Committee, Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, representing President Mahmoud Abbas , expressed condolences over the death of prisoner Mahmoud Salem Sarahne’s mother, who died yesterday… Abd Al-Rahim expressed President Mahmoud Abbas’ condolences to the fighter-family and expressed hope that Allah would relieve the tragedy [that had befallen them] of the death of the mother ‘who stands resolute and [is] a Ribat fighter (Arabic: Murabita, i.e. in religious conflict/war defending Islamic land)…’ In addition, Abd Al-Rahim… visited the home of Bethlehem's most veteran prisoner, Issa Abd Rabbo (i.e., terrorist who killed two Israeli students). Abd Al-Rahim spoke with Issa's mother and conveyed President Abbas' and the Palestinian leadership's greetings to her. He expressed appreciation and praised her for standing strong and for what she has sacrificed throughout 30 years of waiting, coping and patience. Likewise, he praised the Deheisheh refugee camp and its sons and daughters. He described it as a national revolutionary school which has produced generations and heroes who were and still are a source of pride for Palestine... He emphasized that international legitimacy guarantees the right of return and that this is a collective and personal right on which the statute of limitations does not and will not apply. He turned to the prisoner's mother and said that the chains will certainly be broken and removed by virtue of the heroes' and mothers' willpower, and that the best of the Palestinian people's sons are in prison. He reminded her of what President Abbas has said on several occasions - that there will be no political solution with the occupation without the release of all the prisoners from the occupation's prisons... It is worth noting that prisoner Mahmoud Sarahne, whose mother passed away, has been incarcerated for the past 10 years and is sentenced to 17 life sentences... while prisoner Abd Rabbo is sentenced to two life sentences."
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Note: Mahmoud Salem Sarahne – Sent at least three suicide bombers who killed 16 Israelis in terror attacks in 2002.
Issa Abd Rabbo
– On October 22, 1984, Issa Abd Rabbo killed two Israeli university students, Ron Levi and Revital Seri, who were hiking south of Jerusalem. At gun point he tied them up, put bags over their heads and then shot and murdered both. He is serving two life sentences in an Israeli prison.

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