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Thousands attend ceremony where PA officials honor bomber

     ‎“Fatah’s South Hebron [district] branch ‎continued its celebrations marking the ‎release of the most veteran prisoner of the ‎southern [prisoners] (i.e., prisoners from ‎the Hebron district), Na’im Al-Shawamreh, ‎and the 49th anniversary of the launch of ‎the Palestinian Revolution. ‎
Maher ‎ Al-Namura, the official [Fatah] ‎spokesman [of the South Hebron region], ‎reported that the lighting of the Intilaqa ‎‎(launch of the revolution) torch in ‎downtown Dura (a Palestinian town south ‎of Hebron) took place yesterday [Jan. 2, ‎‎2014] in honor of the veteran prisoner ‎from the south, Na’im Al-Shawamreh, in ‎the presence of [PA] Minister of Prisoners’ ‎‎[Affairs] Issa Karake. [The ceremony was ‎attended by] Secretary of the South ‎‎[Hebron district Fatah] Branch Yasser ‎Dudin, [Fatah] Revolutionary Council ‎member Ziad Rajoub, and a large crowd of ‎Fatah supporters and masked men who ‎bore the Intilaqa torch while cheering the ‎Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners.‎
Al-Shawamreh lit the torch among the ‎crowd, which asserted its support of ‎President Mahmoud Abbas and the ‎Palestinian leadership, and expressed its ‎appreciation of this great achievement. ‎The thousands of well-wishers continued ‎to arrive, one after the other, at the house ‎of prisoner Al-Shawamreh, at the site set ‎up by Fatah’s Southern Branch in his ‎native village, Khallat ‎ Al-Aqd, in ‎southern Dura…‎
Present at the ceremony were Fatah ‎Central Committee member Jibril Rajoub, ‎‎[PA] Minster of Prisoners’ [Affairs] Issa ‎Karake, Chairman of the Prisoners’ Club Qadura Fares, District Governor of Hebron ‎Kamel Hamid, District Governor of ‎Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, ‎‎[PA] Health Minister Jawad Awad and a ‎large delegation representing all the ‎Security Forces at the Hebron District ‎headquarters.”‎

Intilaqa - "the Launch" (i.e., the “launch” of ‎Fatah. Refers to the day of Fatah's first ‎terror attack against Israel in 1965 when it ‎tried to blow up Israel's National Water ‎Carrier.)‎
Na’im Al-Shawamreh – was arrested on ‎March 14, 1995 for planting an explosive ‎device. The device exploded and killed ‎Yossi Hayoun, a police sapper, while he ‎was defusing it (June, 1993). Al-‎Shawamreh was serving a life sentence, ‎but was released in December 2013 as ‎one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel ‎agreed to release to fulfill the PA's ‎precondition for renewing negotiations.‎