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PA entraps UN Sec. Gen. Guterres to meet with families of imprisoned terrorists, falsely claims Guterres expressed “understanding” of prisoners’ “suffering,” vowing to “put an end to it”
WAFA, official PA news agency - Aug. 29, 2017
Headline: “Guterres met with several families of prisoners in the occupation’s prisons”
“UN Secretary-General António Guterres met this evening (Tuesday) in Ramallah with several families of Palestinian Martyrs (
) and prisoners that are sitting in the Israeli occupation’s prisons. This was in the presence of PLO Executive Committee Secretary Saeb Erekat, Permanent Observer of Palestine in the UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour, and Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake.
Present at the meeting were Latifa Abu Hmeid, mother of prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid (who murdered 7), sentenced to 7 life sentences and an additional 20 years, Sharif Abu Hmeid (i.e., who participated in suicide bombing attack), sentenced to 5 life sentences (sic., 4), Muhammad Abu Hmeid (i.e., involved in terror attacks), sentenced to 2 life sentences and an additional 30 years, and Nasr Abu Hmeid (i.e., involved in terror attacks and arms dealing), sentenced to 5 life sentences, the mother of child prisoner Shadi Farah (i.e., terrorist, attempted to stab Israeli), the mother of female child prisoner Malak Al-Ghaliz (i.e., terrorist, arrested with a knife in her hand), and the brother of Martyr Raed Jabr, whose body has been held since 2001 in the numbered cemeteries (i.e., cemeteries for terrorists and enemy soldiers) in Israel.
The prisoners’ families demanded that the UN secretary-general act in a serious and concrete manner to save the lives of more than 6,500 Palestinian prisoners and female prisoners sitting in the Israeli occupation’s prisons from the grave violations that the [Israeli] occupation Prison Service perpetrates against them, such as medical neglect, administrative detentions, and the arrest of women, children, and parliament members...
Karake demanded that the UN secretary-general convene a meeting of the UN General Assembly on the subject of the Palestinian prisoners and the violations against them from the Israeli authorities and their Prison Service.
He also gave him a letter in which was stated: ‘Our Palestinian people - which has suffered from catastrophes that have come one after the other and from a policy of [ethnic] cleansing, and arrests because of the Israeli occupation - extends its hand to you and to all the free people of the world, so that the historical injustice will be stopped, until it achieves its freedom. This freedom begins with the freedom of its prisoners and female prisoners, by saving them from the darkness of prison and oppression, and by guaranteeing the right of our people - freedom, return [of the refugees], and self-determination - as a natural right of a people that is collapsing under the yoke of occupation. The time has come that [Palestine] will achieve its independence, and that its human and national dignity will be preserved, like the rest of the peoples of the world.’
Gutarres said: We understand the suffering of the Palestinian prisoners. We will work together with the authorized and relevant parties in order to put an end to their suffering.’”
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A UN spokesperson denied WAFA's version of events: “At the end of a meeting with Palestinian officials this afternoon in Ramallah, the secretary-general was informed that a group of Palestinian mothers of detained children wanted to give him a petition. Confronted with the situation, he received the group which presented him a petition.” [Quoted in The Times of Israel, Aug. 29, 2017] He also denied the statements WAFA attributed to Guttares: “All of the quotes attributed to the Secretary-General are fabricated." [Ynet News, Aug. 29, 2017]
Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (Um Yusuf Abu Hmeid/Latifa Abu Hmeid)
- Palestinian woman who is famous and admired in the Palestinian Authority for being the mother of 4 terrorist prisoners serving multiple life sentences and of another terrorist son whom the PA refers to as a "Martyr." Abu Hmeid is also called Khansa of Palestine, a name that refers to the woman Al-Khansa in the earliest period of Islam who sent her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs. Abu Hmeid was honored by the PA in 2010 and in 2015, and was chosen in 2011 to launch the PA’s statehood campaign with the UN.
Her terrorist sons are:
Muhammad Abu Hmeid
, who is serving 2 life sentences and 30 years for involvement in terror attacks;
Nasser Abu Hmeid
, who was a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in Ramallah and is serving 7 life sentences and 50 years for murdering 7 Israeli civilians and 12 attempted murders;
Nasr Abu Hmeid
, who was a member of Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) and is serving 5 life sentences for involvement in two terror attacks and arms dealing; and
Sharif Abu Hmeid
, who was a member of one of his brothers' units that carried out terror attacks and is serving 4 life sentences for accompanying a suicide bomber to his attack in March 2002;
Abd Al-Mun'im Muhammad Yusuf Naji Abu Hmeid
(dead), who was a member of the military wing of Hamas, Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, and planned and carried out the ambush and murder of Israeli intelligence officer Noam Cohen on Feb. 13, 1994, in Ramallah. He was killed on May 31, 1994, by Israeli military undercover agents.
Raed Barghouti (also known as Raed Jabr)
- suicide bomber who blew himself up on the Street of the Prophets in Jerusalem on Sept. 4, 2001, wounding about 20 people.
Cemeteries for Enemy Casualties
are two burial sites maintained by the Israeli army for burying the bodies of enemy soldiers as well as terrorists. They are fenced and well-marked. Graves have markers instead of gravestones. Burial is temporary, on the assumption that the bodies will eventually be returned to their countries of origin. No ceremony is held. The bodies are buried in numbered caskets after their identities are documented.
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