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PA TV hosts family of prisoner who smuggled weapons into Israel, calling him “one of the unforgettable Palestinian symbols”

     Official PA TV program For You hosted the family of senior PA official Fuad Al-Shubaki:
Official PA TV host: “In the first part of today’s show, we will be hosting the family of one of the heroes of the Palestinian revolution. One of the oldest prisoners… Fuad Al-Shubaki, known as the Prisoner Sheikh, is one of the unforgettable Palestinian symbols… His involvement in all areas has made him one of the most wanted people for Israel, and a pride for the homeland Palestine. A unique case of struggle wearing a crown and honor, expressed by his name, Al-Shubaki, everywhere thanks to his struggle to redeem this land.”

Fatah Central Committee member and head of the Committee for Contact with Israeli Society Muhammad Al-Madani: “[Al-Shubaki] was a unique case of struggle… His uniqueness was due to the qualities that always [led] him to be involved in all areas and also close to the decision [makers] and the leadership – to Chairman Yasser Arafat, Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir), Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf), and Abu Al-Hol (Hayel Abd Al-Hamid). This [his closeness to the leadership] was due to his activity, his initiative and his loyalty.”

Notes: Fuad Al-Shubaki - a senior PA official who is serving a 20-year prison term. He was behind the attempt to smuggle 50 tons of illegal weapons to the Palestinian Authority aboard the Karin-A weapons’ ship in 2002.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks killing 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - One of the founders of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned include the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.

Abu Al-Hol (Hayel Abd Al-Hamid) – One of the founders of Fatah.