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Over 1000 Palestinian prisoners are taking academic courses, says PLO official  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 19, 2018
Headline: “Graduation ceremony for a group of prisoners who completed a course in journalistic editing”
       “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, together with the [Palestinian] Journalists’Syndicate, held a graduation ceremony yesterday [March 18, 2018] for a group of prisoners from Nafha Prison who completed a course in journalistic editing under the headline Prisoner Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Hamdouni Course. (Hamdouni is a terrorist who participated in murder of 1.) Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’Affairs Issa Karake and District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam were present at the ceremony... [Karake] noted: ‘There are over 1,000 prisoners who are studying at a university from within their prison, and this is proof that our prisoners are advocates of thought and freedom, and not terrorists as the Israeli terrorists claim.’”

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Palestinian officials honor female family members of prisoners: “They are the basis for all the acts of heroism and sacrifice” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 16, 2018
Headline: “Ramallah: Honoring the mothers of prisoners [serving] life sentences in the occupation’s prisons”
          “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, in partnership with the Ramallah and El-Bireh district and Fatah Movement branch, yesterday [March 15, 2018] expressed support for the mothers of the Ramallah and El-Bireh district’s prisoners who are sitting in the occupation’s prisons and have been sentenced to life sentences or heavy sentences, and this was for International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day.
District Governor of Ramallah [and El-Bireh] Laila Ghannam said that the prisoners’ mothers and wives are greater than all of our words and letters during the short remarks she made while introducing [Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank, and PLO Central Council member] Jamal Muhaisen, who spoke on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas...”
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“Israel has decided to execute everything Palestinian,” says PA official 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 8, 2018
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, special episode for International Women’s Day, hosting District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Official PA TV host: “... What do Palestinian women need in order to be able to carry out their role in the best way possible? Certainly there are several obstacles, certainly women are struggling...”
District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam: “…We are not using it as an excuse, but we always say that the occupation is the first obstacle for all of us, for the entire society… Each day we don’t know who this extremist government has decided to execute that day. A decision has been made to execute everything that is Palestinian. You walk in the street and it may be that the execution decision was already made that day.”
PA District Governor of Ramallah glorifies Dalal Mughrabi  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 7, 2018
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, episode on Palestinian women for International Women’s Day, hosting District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam: “March 8, [International Women’s Day,] is a symbolic day for women – let us wish them love throughout the year and not just on March 8. Perhaps the activities are concentrated in March in general – March of women, March of mothers, March of Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), March of the Karameh [battle], and of the land, March of spring. But women are the spring throughout the year and the seasons, particularly the Palestinian women.”
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PLO Prisoners’ Commission, PA, Fatah open park in honor of female terrorist prisoners 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 3, 2018
Headline: "The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs opens the Roses for the Female Prisoners of Freedom Park in Al-Eizariya for International Women's Day"

"The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs - together with the [PA] Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Al-Eizariya Municipality, the Al-Eizariya Youth Club, and the Jerusalem branch of the Fatah Movement – inaugurated the Roses for the Female Prisoners of Freedom Park on the grounds of the Al-Eizariya school for orphans yesterday (Thursday) [March 2, 2018]. This was as a sign of appreciation for the female Palestinian prisoners and on the occasion of International Women's Day that takes place annually on March 8.
The inauguration ceremony began with the singing of the national anthem in the presence of District Governor of Jerusalem Adnan Al-Husseini, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake… Mayor of Al-Eizariya Issam Fir'aun gave an opening speech in which he welcomed those present and emphasized: 'Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of Palestine and loyal to the sacrifices of the Martyrs (Shahids) and the male and female prisoners. It is an honor for the Al-Eizariya Municipality to inaugurate this park out of loyalty to our praiseworthy female prisoners.'"

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Governor of Ramallah receives a plaque showing the map of Israel along with the PA areas presented as “Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Jan. 17, 2018


Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: “During the tribute held by the gender unit of the [PA] National Security [Forces] for District Governor [of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam, as a sign of appreciation for her giving and excellence.”

The image shows a female member of the PA Security Forces presenting District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam with an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, with a Palestinian flag on it and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern in the background.
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Abbas’ Deputy glorifies terrorist murderers, calling them “the symbols of the Palestinian struggle” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2018
Headline: “36 years and the oath is an oath to prisoners Karim and Maher Younes”

“The participants in the event, which the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs held yesterday [Jan. 14, 2018] in cooperation with the Ramallah and El-Bireh District and the [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club, renewed the oath and loyalty to prisoners Karim and Maher Younes (i.e., terrorists, murdered 1) for the beginning of their 36th year in the occupation’s prisons.
Fatah Movement Central Committee member and Fatah Deputy Chairman Mahmoud Al-Aloul said in a speech on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas that prisoners Karim and Maher Younes constitute a national example of the resolve of the members of our people against the Israeli occupation.
He also added that the Younes prisoners constitute one of the symbols of the Palestinian struggle, they and the thousands of prisoners who have paid and are still paying a heavy price for the freedom of their people.
District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam said that the prisoners have sacrificed their lives for Palestine, and we must all stand by them and help their relatives until their release from prison.”

Karim and Maher Younes - Israeli Arabs, cousins who are each serving 40-year sentences for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980. They were originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced their sentences in 2012. In May 2017 Karim Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee.
PA District Governor of Ramallah holds plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Dec. 23, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

The second image shows District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam holding a plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, as well as a huge key representing the right of return of the Palestinian refugees.

Posted text: “The Bani Zeid Municipality honors District Governor [of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam for her constant support for and intensive taking care of the residents’ affairs.”
PA District Governor of Ramallah: “This_is_Palestine, Partners in blood, partners in fate” 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Nov. 29, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: “Muslim and Christian clergy and District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam hand out candies to passersby and the public during an event that the district held today [Nov. 29, 2017] to mark the anniversary of [Prophet] Muhammad’s birthday.
On the [International] Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, we say through our brotherhood and integration that we will not be defeated and will realize all of our rights sooner or later.
#This_is_Palestine
Partners in blood, partners in fate”
PA District Governor laments death of terrorist’s mother 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Nov. 2, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text:  “Allah’s mercy upon you, Um Samer (i.e., mother of terrorist Samer Al-Mahroum, murdered 1 with accomplices), as you have suffered greatly from the occupier’s violence.
You suffered for years as you went between the occupier’s prisons.
Um Samer Al-Mahroum is under the wings of Allah (i.e., she passed away), the mother of prisoner Samer Al-Mahroum from Jenin who has served 26 years of imprisonment.”

The images show District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam with Um Samer.

Samer Al-Mahroum – Palestinian terrorist member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who, together with terrorists Omar Al-Naif and Hamza Al-Naif, stabbed and murdered Israeli civilian Eliyahu Amadi in the Old City of Jerusalem on Nov. 15, 1986. Al-Mahroum was sentenced to a life sentence; he was released in 2011 in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal brokered between the Israeli government and Hamas, but was later rearrested and had his sentence reinstated for violating the conditions of his release.
PA District Governor of Ramallah post calls the Balfour Declaration “ominous”, “given by one who has no ownership to one who has no right” 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Nov. 2, 2017

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text:
“#We_will_not_forget_the_ominous_Balfour_Promise(i.e., Declaration)
#Given_by_one_who_has_no_ownership_to_one_who_has_no_right
#100_years”

The picture shows District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam giving a speech at a podium draped with a Palestinian flag.

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” In 1922, the League of Nations adopted this and made the British Mandate “responsible for putting into effect the declaration,” which led to the UN vote in 1947 and the establishment of the State of Israel.
Belgian representative participates in inauguration of PA school funded by EU 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Oct. 18, 2017
       "[PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam today, Wednesday [Oct. 18, 2017], inaugurated Defiance 6 Co-ed Elementary School in the Wadi Al-Sik area, east of the village of Deir Debwan in the Ramallah and El-Bireh district – and this was funded by the European Union.
Participating in the opening were District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Representative of the Belgian [Development] Cooperation Institution Eric De Muynck, Director of International Relations and Public Relations in the [PA] Ministry of Education Nadim Sami, Director of the Ramallah and El-Bireh Directorate of Education (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education) Bassem Erekat, and representative of the Committee to Resist Settlements and the Wall Abdallah Abu Rahma.'"
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In a photo, Representative of the Belgian Development Cooperation Institution Eric De Muynck is seen at the event (3rd from left) standing next to PA Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam and District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam. (4th and 5th from left)

 

 
PA District Governor: The “occupation” is “the greatest cancer” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 12, 2017
      "The [Palestine] Olympic Committee yesterday [Oct. 11, 2017] hosted a press conference in order to announce the opening of the Pink Day Competition, in the presence of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam… Dr. Ghannam said that Palestinian women - who are struggling with the greatest cancer, which is the occupation - can overcome this disease, and called on women to conduct early examinations in order to reduce the spread of the disease [i.e., breast cancer] among our women, who constitute half of society."
PA District Governor lays wreathes on monument for “Martyrs,” “we will all remain loyal to their path” 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Sept. 1, 2017
Headline: “The district governor of Ramallah laid wreathes of flowers on the Martyrs’ graves”
       “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam visited the monument in memory of the Martyrs (Shahids) of the Palestinian revolution in El-Bireh on Friday [Sept. 1, 2017] together with representatives of the [PA] Security Forces, laid wreathes of flowers, and asked that Allah have mercy on their souls.
Ghannam emphasized that our holidays will not be complete unless all of our male and female prisoners are released from the occupation’s prisons so they can enjoy freedom together with their relatives and loved ones. She also emphasized that our Martyrs will always remain in our hearts and souls, and we will all remain loyal to their path until we are liberated from the occupation and realize everything for which they died as Martyrs… She also noted that the majority of our people and prisoners are receiving the [Eid Al-Adha] holiday with tears due to the absence of their sons, whose most basic human rights have been denied in the cells of the oppressive jailor, or who are perfuming the ground with the scent of their blood that was spilled for the epic of struggle whose title is Palestine.”
PA District Governor of Ramallah wished that Jerusalem be liberated from "the occupation`s filth" 
Source: Palestine News Network (PNN, independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 31, 2017
Headline: “Ghannam led the scouts procession for the holiday, and emphasized that our holidays are national and that our people insists on rejoicing despite the occupation”   
      “Yesterday [Aug. 30, 2017] the Ramallah District scouts held an exceptional scouts procession that passed through the streets of the cities of Ramallah and El-Bireh for Eid Al-Adha (i.e., Muslim “Sacrifice Feast” holiday). District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam led the procession, with the heads of the [PA] Security Forces and the representatives of the municipalities alongside her... The district governor emphasized that... despite the pain, we adhere to the hope that stems from our faith in the justice of our cause, and that the joy will not be complete until similar scouts processions will be held in Jerusalem after it is liberated from the occupation’s filth.
PA and PLO officials glorify imprisoned terrorists as "guardians of the Palestinian dream" and "freedom fighters" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 28, 2017
Headline: "The [PLO] Commission ofPrisoners' Affairs announces the names of the winners of the 2017 Freedom Prize competition"
        "The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs yesterday [Aug. 27, 2017] announced the names of the winners of the 2017 Freedom Prize competition, which is organized every year by the Commission [of Prisoners' Affairs] as part of focusing attention on the prisoners' cause from an artistic, cultural, and human perspective. This was during a ceremony that the commission held... in the presence of Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and [PA] Minister of Culture Ehab Bessaiso...In her speech, Ghannam emphasized that the prisoners are the guardians of the Palestinian dream and the spirit of the Palestinian land. She noted their right to be released from the Israeli cells of oppression, and the troubles of the prisoners and their suffering in prison in a way that is contrary to basic human rights. Karake said: 'The Freedom Prize is a cultural-human campaign whose goal is to respond to the Israeli narrative that misleads and distorts, which presents the prisoners as terrorists.' He emphasized that our prisoners are freedom fighters and people that have fought for their dignity and the freedom of their homeland."
PA Governor asks that “Allah have mercy” on the souls of Martyrs"who have saturated the land of Palestine with the fragrance of their blood”  
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Aug. 27, 2017
Headline: "Laila Ghannam: The Martyrs' families are the best ambassadors for their homeland and their cause in the pilgrimage to Mecca"
      "District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Dr. Laila Ghannam said goodbye to the Martyrs' (Shahids') families from the district that are on their way to carrying out the ceremonies of the pilgrimage to Mecca, and asked that Allah have mercy on the souls of their sons who have saturated the land of Palestine with the fragrance of their blood… The district governor blessed all of the pilgrims from the district in the framework of this spiritual journey, wished them a healthy and whole return to the homeland, and mentioned the virtues of the Martyrs who gave their blood for the homeland."
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District Governor of Ramallah glorifies terrorist “Martyrs” who are “executed” daily by Israel, lays wreath at monument for Savoy terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 25, 2017
      “Yesterday [Aug. 24, 2017] activists – led by leaders and senior officials - launched the activities of the National Day for Returning the Palestinian and Arab Martyrs’ (Shahids’) Bodies that will take place next Sunday, Aug. 27 [2017] next to the monument for the Martyrs of the Savoy operation (i.e., terror attack, 11 murdered) in Ramallah.
The activities began with a visit to the monument and the placing of flower bouquets, with the participation of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, PLO Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat, the director of the Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid, and Martyrs’ families…
In her speech during the event, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh [Laila Ghannam] linked the occupation to the continued holding of the bodies. She said: ‘The existence of the Israeli occupation means that there will continue to be more Martyrs whose bodies will be held in the occupation’s cemeteries and [morgue] refrigerators. This matter needs to end through the end of the occupation, which executes our sons and daughters daily and holds their bodies.’ … She continued: ‘It is the right of [the Martyrs’] relatives to identify them and that their sons be returned to them, despite of the fact that it does not matter where they are buried – their souls have ascended to Heaven and have been honored by the Lord of the Universe.’”

A picture included in the article shows a sign on which is written: “The holding of the Martyrs’ bodies is a crime that harms human dignity.”


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PA Governor of Ramallah photographed next to poster of terrorist serving 67 life sentences 
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Aug. 9, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

The picture on the lower right shows District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam sitting next to a poster of terrorist Abdallah Barghouti, who prepared explosives for attacks in which 67 people were murdered.

Text on poster: “Abdallah Barghouti
Your spirit will remain firm as the fig tree and olive tree”

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PA District Governor of Ramallah praises mothers of teenage “Martyrs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 1, 2017
Headline: "The Ramallah and El-Bireh Education Directorate honored those who excelled in the matriculation exams"
      "The Ramallah and El-Bireh Education Directorate honored those who excelled in the matriculation exams in 2017 on the district level, in a ceremony that was held yesterday [July 31, 2017] in Ramallah in the presence of [PA] Minister of Education and Higher Education Sabri Saidam and District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam… In her speech, Ghannam saluted the struggles of the Palestinian woman, and particularly the Jerusalem residents and the mothers of the Martyrs (Shahids), who receive the news of the success of their children in the matriculation exams at the same time as the news of their death as Martyrs – but they stand firm in the face of this painful situation..."

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