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Children honor released prisoner behind Jerusalem bombing

     “The Refugee Center in the Aida refugee camp yesterday [Nov. 2, 2013] held a festival for the camp’s children to welcome released prisoner Khaled Al-Azraq who had been absent from the camp for 24 years due to his being imprisoned by Israel.
During the festival, the children gave speeches, there were artistic performances and a show performed by the children of the Refugee Center, and the children and [newly-] released Al-Azraq got to know each other. The celebration was preceded by a parade of hundreds of the refugee camp’s children wearing shirts with Al-Azraq’s picture. [The parade] set out from the Center, across from the Key and Gate of Return, passed through the camp streets [until it] reached Al-Azraq’s family home, where the festival was held.”

Note: Khaled Al-Azraq - placed an explosive device in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open market on May 28, 1990. The bomb killed 71 year-old Shimon Cohen and injured 9. Al-Azraq was serving a life sentence in prison, but was released in October 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists that Israel agreed to release, which was the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
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