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PA official visits family of “heroic” terrorist brothers and conveys Abbas’ greetings

     “District Deputy Governor of Tubas and the northern [Jordan] Valley, Ahmed Al-As’ad stressed the justice of the prisoner issue…
This [was said] during the District Deputy Governor’s visit to the family of prisoner Khaled Al-Shawish in the village of Aqqaba… Al-As’ad met with the mother of the three prisoners, Khaled, Nasser and Muhammad [Al-Shawish], who were sentenced to heavy prison terms and life sentences in the Israeli prisons…
The District Deputy Governor conveyed the President’s [Mahmoud Abbas’] greetings and said that the President ascribes special importance to the prisoner issue and sets it at the [top] of his priorities. He noted that the leadership is making efforts to release all the male and female prisoners.
[District Deputy Governor] Al-As’ad said, ‘This visit is being conducted out of duty and a sense of responsibility towards the heroic brothers who sacrificed their freedom for the homeland.’ He added that it is our duty to appreciate the bravery of these heroes and their families.”

Note: Khaled Al-Shawish is serving 11 life sentences for orchestrating the killing of Israeli citizens Benjamin and Talia Kahana in 2000 and for involvement in suicide bombings and shootings of Israeli citizens.
Nasser Al-Shawish is serving four life sentences for his responsibility for three suicide bombing attacks, one of which took place in central Jerusalem in 2002, killing 3 civilians.
Muhammad Al-Shawish – was a member of Fatah’s military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, and involved in shooting attacks in 2001-2002 and sentenced to 11 years in prison.


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