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PA daily responds to PMW bulletin exposing Abbas advisor glorifying a murderer

Sultan Abu Al-Einein, advisor to PA Chairman Abbas, glorified a murderer who killed an Israeli father of five. In response, five members of US Congress wrote a letter to Abbas demanding Abu Al-Einein be removed from office. However, Abbas did not do so.
Op-ed by regular columnist Hafez Al-Barghouti for PA daily,
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
     “[American] Congress members are demanding the expulsion of Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein because he visited the home of a young man accused of killing a settler. Likewise, Israel and its media are attacking [Secretary General of the Presidential Office] Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim because after meeting a Russian official in Bethlehem he visited the home of a woman who has Elephantiasis in her leg, and it turned out that she is prisoner Issa Abd Rabbo’s mother. The Israeli media launched an attack against President Mahmoud Abbas and described him as the greatest supporter of terror and terrorists. The Israeli public diplomacy machine ignores daily crimes committed by settlers and the occupation forces’ crimes against children – as reported by the UN… It is assisted by the Israeli lobby in Congress that has become accustomed to being more Israeli than the Israelis and more occupying than the occupation.”

Notes: The writer referred to two PMW bulletins in the article and included the following links to bulletins:,
Issa Abd Rabbo killed two Israeli university students, Ron Levi and Revital Seri, who were hiking south of Jerusalem. At gunpoint 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.
Salam As'ad Al-Zaghal murdered Evyatar Borovsk on April 30, 2013.
Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim, Secretary General of the Presidential Office. On March 13 he visited the Deheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, where he conveyed Abbas’ greetings to the mother of murderer Issa Abd Rabbo.

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