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Fatah spokesman: Palestinian terrorist who beat Israeli to death with shovel deserves release

Headline: “Prisoner Diya Al-Agha today entered his 24th year in the prisons of the occupation”
“Spokesman of the Fatah Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs in the Gaza Strip and coordinator of the prisoner committee [of the National and Islamic Forces] Nashat Al-Wahidi said that prisoner Diya Al-Faluji ‘Al-Agha’ today [Oct. 10, 2015] entered his 24th year in the prisons of the occupation.
Al-Wahidi added that it was decided to release prisoner Al-Agha at the end of 2013 as part of the diplomatic deal with the PA to release the prisoners from before [the] Oslo [Accords] (i.e., to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations). However, the occupation is still dragging its feet, renouncing the right to freedom of the senior prisoners, and refusing to obligate itself to agreements that were made under Arab and international auspices and to release the fourth round of prisoners from before Oslo, whose number stands at 30 (sic., actually 26) Palestinian prisoners.”

Diya Zakariya Shaker Al-Agha "Al-Faluji" - serving a life sentence for beating Israeli citizen Amatzia Ben Haim to death with a shovel in the Gaza Strip (Oct. 11, 1992).

In August 2013, Israel agreed to release 104 Palestinian terrorists from prison, which was the PA's precondition for renewing peace talks. The terrorists were released in stages. The first group of 26 was released on Aug. 13, 2013. The second group of 26 was released on Oct. 30, 2013. The third group of 26 was released on Dec. 30, 2013. The fourth group was scheduled to be released on March 29, 2014, but Israel delayed their release while negotiating the terms for continuation of the peace talks. When the PA submitted requests for admission as a state to several international bodies, Israel cancelled the release.

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