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PA Minister visits home of imprisoned murderer

“[Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa] Karake’s words were said during his tour in the Jenin district and visit to a number of [families of] released and veteran prisoners. Karake was accompanied by a delegation from the Ministry of Prisoners’ Affairs, Secretary of the Farah branch in Jenin, Ata Abu Ramila, a number of the movement’s staff members and a number of released prisoners, headed by prisoner Ahmad Abu Sukkar.
Karake and the accompanying delegation visited the home of veteran prisoner Osama Al-Silawi, who served 23 years in the occupation’s prisons and Muhammad Turkeman, who served 24 years in the occupation’s prisons.”

Note: Osama Al-Silawi was sentenced to four life sentences and an additional 55 years for murdering an Israeli and three Palestinians who according to him were collaborating with Israel.
Muhammad Turkeman was sentenced to one life sentence and an additional 50 years.
Ahmad Abu Sukkar planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.

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