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PA TV: Committee to Resist Settlements "send greetings" to terror leaders

PA TV News broadcast
Jamil Barghouti of the Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall: “Our message is the escalation of the popular resistance, as a sign of loyalty to the prisoners and the Martyrs, especially on this day when we renew the pledge of loyalty to our brave prisoners and demand the release of all of them. We send greetings to them and to their families and to the prisoner leaders Marwan Barghouti, [Ahmad] Sa’adat and [Fouad] Al-Shubaki, greetings and appreciation, and Allah willing, there will be no peace and the occupier will enjoy no security as long as our prisoners are in the occupation’s prisons.”

Notes: Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001, 1 killed), another in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002, 1 killed), and one in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002, 3 killed). 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.

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.