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PLO member to terrorist prisoners: "The release is near"

“[PLO Executive Committee member Saeb] Erekat spoke during a rally organized two days ago [Jan. 4, 2014] by the Fatah Movement, the [Palestinian] Prisoners’ Club and the [PA] Ministry of Prisoners’ [Affairs] in the Tubas and Northern Jordan Valley District to mark the 49th anniversary of ‘the Launch’ (Intilaqa) of the revolution and the beginning of the [Fatah] movement’s activities…
[Erekat] said: ‘Any self-respecting nation wages battles for its prisoner sons,’ and added: ‘Wait, Marwan Barghouti, Ahmad Sa’adat and the [rest of the] prisoners; the release is near. We will not rest until we see you free among your people, so that you will take up your roles in building the independent State of Palestine on all of the homeland’s territory.’”

Notes: Intilaqa - "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.
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. A song at a 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.