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PA TV attacks PMW for calling planners of suicide bombings "terrorists"
Official Palestinian Authority TV - June 27, 2013
PA TV host:
"I want to tell the Israelis that our prisoners are heroes and not terrorists. What I saw reminded me of an Israeli website called "PMW" or "Palestinian Media Watch," a site that monitors the Palestinian
media. Of course every visit that we film for a prisoner gets them angry. I was surprised a week ago that [regarding] brother Ibrahim Hamed (54 life sentences), brother Abbas Al-Sayid (35 life sentences), and brother Abdallah Barghouti (67 life sentences), they [PMW] objected, they were upset, they slandered these heroes and claimed that they are terrorists. If they see Abdallah Barghouti as a terrorist, Abbas Al-Sayid as a terrorist, Ibrahim Hamed and Nasser Awais (14 life sentences), if they see all these prisoners as terrorists, we see them as heroes... I salute you, all you heroic fighter prisoners, and of course I always wish you freedom."
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- serving 35 life sentences for planning two suicide bombings, one in 2002 at a Passover dinner, killing 30 Israelis, and another in 2001, killing 5 and wounding 100.
- serving 67 life sentences for preparing explosives for terror attacks in which 66 Israelis were murdered - Sbarro restaurant (15 killed, Aug. 9, 2001), Moment Cafe (11 killed, March 9, 2002), and the triple attack at the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall (11 killed, Dec. 1, 2001).
- Hamas military leader serving 54 life sentences for orchestrating suicide attacks that killed a total of 46 Israelis. These attacks included the bombings at the Hebrew University cafeteria (9 killed, July 31, 2002), Moment Cafe (12 killed, March 9, 2002), Hillel Cafe (7 killed, Sept. 9, 2003), Zion Square in the center of Jerusalem (11 killed, Dec. 1, 2001), and others.
- serving 14 life sentences for planning terror attacks in which 13 civilians were murdered: 6 killed at a Bat-Mitzva celebration (Jan. 16, 2002), 2 killed in Jerusalem (Jan. 22, 2001), and the throwing of a hand grenade that killed a baby (March 9, 2002), and other attacks.
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