PA official claims Israel committed “severe violations and war crimes” during visit to mother of terrorists
The following article describes Prisoners’ Affairs Director Issa Karake’s visit to the mother of imprisoned terrorists Nasser, Muhammad, Sharif and Nasr Abu Hmeid (descriptions of the terrorists are below). Karake also visited this woman in 2010, and the PA honored her in 2011 by choosing her to launch the Palestinian statehood campaign:
Headline: “During a visit to the mother of prisoners Nasser, Muhammad, Sharif and Nasr Abu Hmeid – Karake [said]: We must use all instruments of international law to protect the prisoners”
“Commission of Prisoners’ and Released Prisoners' Affairs Director [and PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake said that now that Palestine has joined over 35 conventions and international agreements as well as the International Criminal Court, there is greater leeway for the defense of the prisoners and their human rights and right to subsistence, in view of Israel’s widespread and severe violations of the prisoners’ [rights] in the occupation prisons, which contradict all humanitarian and legal agreements.
During a visit at the Al-Amari refugee camp to the mother of prisoners Nasser, Muhammad, Sharif and Nasr Abu Hmeid, who are serving life sentences at the Ashkelon prison, Karake said the prisoners’ defense must be constructed according to a legal plan whose arena is the international community, where our nation’s legal battle is being waged for freedom, a state and the end of the occupation. Karake disclosed that preparations for international measures have begun with the cooperation of human rights organizations, and that files are being prepared on the issue of the severe violations and war crimes committed by the occupation authorities against the prisoners.”
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Notes: Nasser Abu Hmeid – serving 7 life sentences + 50 years in prison. He was a commander in Fatah's military wing the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in Ramallah. He was convicted of killing 7 Israeli civilians and 12 attempted murders.
Nasr Abu Hmeid - serving 5 life sentences in prison. He was a member of terror faction of Fatah, Tanzim, and convicted of involvement in two terror attacks and arms dealing.
Sharif Abu Hmeid – serving 4 life sentences in prison. He was a member in one of the brothers' units carrying out terror attacks against civilians and soldiers. He accompanied a suicide bomber to his attack in March 2002.
Muhammad Abu Hmeid – serving 2 life sentences + 30 years in prison for involvement in terror attacks.
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