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Director of PLO Prisoners’ Affairs says prisoners aren’t terrorists, they “fought for their honor and freedom”

Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners announced the names of the winners of the 2015 Freedom Prize Competition”
“The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs held a large ceremony yesterday [Nov. 16, 2015] in the Russian Palace Theater for Culture and Science in Bethlehem, during which they presented prizes to the winners of the 2015 Freedom Competition... [Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs] Issa Karake said: ‘ The Freedom Prize is a cultural humanitarian campaign in response to the misleading and skewed Israeli discourse, which describes the prisoners as terrorists,’ and emphasized that our prisoners are freedom fighters and people who fought for their honor and the freedom of their homeland

Note: There are 6,000 Palestinians serving time in Israeli prisons (as of September 2015, some of whom murdered or planned the murders of Israeli civilians. All of these prisoners were imprisoned for security offenses and terror related crimes.