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PLO official: Rabbi Glick's shooter was "one of the heroes of the Palestinian prisoner movement"

Headline: “Updated: A released prisoner died as a Martyr and three residents of Jerusalem were injured by the occupation’s gunfire in Jerusalem”
     “Released prisoner from Jerusalem Mutaz Hijazi (i.e., shot Yehuda Glick in an assassination attempt) died as a Martyr (Shahid), and three additional people were injured by gunfire of the occupation’s soldiers this morning, Thursday [Oct. 29, 2014]…
It should be noted that Martyr Hijazi served about 11 and a half years in the occupation’s prisons, ten of them in isolation. He was released in 2012…
Martyr Hijazi is the second released prisoner that the occupation authorities have assassinated within two weeks, after the death as a Martyr of released prisoner Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaloudi (i.e., murdered 2, one of them a baby).
Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake eulogized released prisoner Martyr Mutaz Ibrahim Khalil Hijazi. He said that he was one of the heroes of the Palestinian prisoner movement and one of the defenders of freedom and honor, and that he withstood the policy of slow killing in the occupation’s prisons…
Karake accused the occupation authorities of persecuting released prisoners, whether by re-arresting or by cold-blooded murder, as part of incessant war crimes.”

Mutaz Hijazi – Islamic Jihad member and released prisoner from Jerusalem who attempted to assassinate Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a prominent activist working to assure rights for Jews to visit and pray on the Temple Mount, on Oct. 29, 2014. The assassination attempt took place following a conference on establishing times and places for Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. Glick was seriously wounded in the attack; Hijazi was killed soon afterwards when he opened fire on an Israeli police force that was attempting to arrest him.

Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shaloudi - On Oct. 22, 2014, Al-Shaloudi from East Jerusalem deliberately ran over people waiting at a light-rail station in Jerusalem with his car, killing three-month-old Israeli-American Haya Zissel-Brown and Karen Mosquera, 22, of Ecuador, and injuring 7 others. He was shot by police while attempting to flee, and later died of his wounds.