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PA Minister glorifies imprisoned terrorists as the “pride” and “bravery” of Palestinians

Official PA TV Live  |
Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake at an event at the Cultural Palace in Ramallah: 
 “An interrogator asked one of the prisoners: ‘Why do you keep silent and endure torture while you, the Palestinian people no longer hold anything? You’re weak and we’re stronger than you.’ …
The prisoner answered: ‘No we’re stronger than you… We have the bravery of Marwan Barghouti, the pride of Ahmad Sa’adat and the resolve of Karim Younes and Lina Al-Jarbouni.’
The prisoner described how the interrogator frowned and left in a hurry, [then] suddenly returned and asked: ‘What’s the difference between you and us?’ The prisoner answered: ‘The difference is that you Israelis build an army to establish a state for yourselves on the ruins of others, while we Palestinians build a song for a homeland that has always existed in our souls.’”

Notes: Marwan Barghouti - serving five life sentences for orchestrating terror attacks against Israeli civilians. When arrested in 2002, he headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
Ahmad Sa’adat – serving a 30-year sentence for heading the PFLP terror organization. Song at 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.
Karim Younes - serving a life sentence for planning and carrying out a kidnapping of an Israeli soldier and killing him in 1981.
Lina Al-Jarbouni - An Israeli Arab woman serving a sentence of 17 years, convicted March 9, 2004 of maintaining contact with and helping Islamic Jihad terrorists, of conspiring to commit terrorist attacks and of aiding an enemy during war.