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Issa Karake - Director of the PLO Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs and former PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs.
In 2014, Abbas changed the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs, subordinate to the PA government, into the Supreme National Authority of Prisoners' Affairs, subordinate to the PLO. This was done to evade pressure from international donors over the PA's payment of salaries to terrorist prisoners. Instead of paying terrorist salaries out of the PA general budget, to which international donors send their funding, the new PLO institution pays the salaries and is responsible for prisoners' affairs. Karake was appointed head of the new Authority of Prisoners' Affairs.
Karake remains a member of the PA Parliament.
“Mass reception" for released terrorist who helped murder Israeli teen 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 1, 2016
Pictures and text printed in the the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
 
 

Text: "Mass reception for released prisoner Abd Al-Fattah Doleh from Beitunia after his release from the occupation's (i.e., Israel's) prisons."
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Note: In the picture on the right, terrorist Doleh is seen shaking hands with Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake.

Abd Al-Fattah Doleh – Member of the Tanzim (Fatah’s military wing). He served a 12-year sentence for his participation in the kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Ofir Rahum on Jan. 17, 2001. A woman, Amna Muna, met Rahum in an internet chat room and engaged him in an online romance that culminated in his agreeing to meet her. She drove him to Ramallah, where they were met by Doleh and another accomplice, Hassan Alkadi, who shot Rahum to death.
PLO Head of Prisoners’ Affairs visits families of imprisoned terrorists, accuses Israel of “medical neglect” of Palestinian prisoners  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 20, 2016
Headline: “[Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa] Karake visits several families of prisoners from Bethlehem”
     “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake and a delegation of released prisoners visited several families of prisoners in the Bethlehem district yesterday [June 19, 2016]. They visited the family of wounded prisoner Riyad Al-Amour who suffers from a heart disease, the family of sick and wounded prisoner Muhammad Al-Badan, and the family of prisoner Muhammad Hmeid.
Karake said during the visit: ‘We are trying to turn attention to the suffering of the sick prisoners sitting in the jails, for there is no end to their suffering and pain until death, as a result of medical neglect and lack of treatment for hundreds of prisoners who suffer from dangerous diseases.’”

Riyad Al-Amour – a Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) terrorist who is serving 11 life sentences. He belonged to a Tanzim cell that was responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis - 5 soldiers and 4 civilians - in shooting attacks between October 2000 and March 2003 and for the murder of 3 Palestinians they suspected of collaborating with Israel.

Muhammad Al-Badan - Palestinian terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem on Oct. 23, 2008, murdering 86-year-old Avraham Ozeri and injuring a police officer. Al-Badan is serving 1 life sentence and an additional 14 years.

Muhammad Hmeid – PMW has been unable to find any information on this prisoner at this time.
PLO Head of Prisoners’ Affairs: Israeli new anti-terror legislation is “racist,” Palestinian “resistance” is legal and legitimate 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 16, 2016
Headline: “The Israeli ‘terror law’ strives to steal the legitimacy of our people’s and prisoners’ struggle against the occupation.

“Director of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake called to increase the Palestinian diplomatic and legal activity in order to deal with racist and aggressive laws that the Israeli parliament is eager to legislate in recent years, the last of which was called the ‘terror law,’ which strives to turn the struggle of the Palestinian people into something criminal, to include it in the framework of terror, and legally prosecute the Palestinian resistance and its legal struggle against the occupation for the right to self-definition, freedom, and honor.”

Israeli anti-terror law – ratified on June 15, 2016 - legislates significantly stiffer penalties for acts related to terror – involvement in a terror attack, aiding terrorists in carrying out an attack, public support of or identification with acts of terror, heading a terrorist organization, working for a terrorist organization, acts/business deals involving weapons used for terror, training of terrorists, threatening to carry out a terror attack, etc., and allows the government or Minister of Defense to define an organization as a terrorist organization at the request of the Head of the Israeli Secret Service, after receiving the opinion of the attorney general.
Senior PLO official to South American delegation: Israel is "fascist… carries out ethnic cleansing against prisoners" 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, May 25, 2016
Headline: “Karake: Israel is a fascist state”
     “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said yesterday, Wednesday [May 25, 2016], during a meeting with a delegation including 20 parliament members and jurists from South American countries (Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia) [parentheses in source] that Israel is a fascist state that legally allows torture, behaves in a racist manner, and carries out ethnic cleansing against prisoners, while violating all the international laws, conventions and agreements… Karake concluded the meeting, held in the Addameer Association in Ramallah, with a call to the international community to put an end to the Israeli actions against the prisoners and force them to implement international and humanitarian law and the international conventions and agreements, primarily the Geneva agreements, and to relate to the prisoners as prisoners of a freedom movement, and not as criminals.”
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: “Israel and a number of Western countries [are] trying to revoke the prisoners’ financial rights on the pretext that they engaged in ‘terror’... in order to negate their being fighters” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 22, 2016
Headline: “In its new conference – the Prisoners’ Club demands to unite the national discourse regarding the prisoners’ cause”
PMW note: Palestinian Media Watch has presented in US Congress and in many European parliaments its findings on PA rewarding imprisoned terrorists with salaries.
      “During its fifth conference, titled The Late Released Prisoner and Leader Rabiha Dhiab (i.e., former PA Minister of Women’s Affairs who recently died) Session, the Prisoners’ Club emphasized that the national discourse on everything regarding the prisoners’ cause must be united… Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake discussed a number of matters regarding the prisoners, including… the offense being led by Israel and a number of Western countries, who are trying to revoke the prisoners’ financial rights on the pretext that they engaged in ‘terror,’ as they call it, in order to negate their being fighters, in addition to the importance of tendering prisoner leader Marwan Barghouti’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize and the significance inherent in doing so, which can legitimize the Palestinian struggle.”

Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001, 1 killed), another in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002, 1 killed), and one in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002, 3 killed). When arrested in 2002, he headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
PLO official twists Israeli general’s words to say that Israeli is carrying out a “holocaust” against the Palestinians 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 11, 2016
Headline: “How will I say all of this to those I love?”

Op-ed by Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake

“[At the moment] it is the 68th anniversary of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), and after all these years it looks like what happened to the Palestinian people in 1948 became a curse on the future of the State of Israel. The Israelis are still afraid of the spirits moving under the ground of the villages that were destroyed and of their residents who were exiled and massacred, and that is what one of the central figures in this war, [Israeli] Deputy Chief of General Staff and Major General Yair Golan, said when he compared the behavior of the Israeli army toward the Palestinians to the behavior of the Nazis [and said] that the buds of hatred and intolerance in Israeli society torment the human conscience and are leading to moral deterioration, there was a Holocaust there, and a holocaust is taking place here (sic., he actually said that we must be careful not to act like the Nazis and uproot any signs of intolerance and violence).”

Yair Golan’s speech on May 4, 2016:
“The Holocaust, as I see it, must enable us to deeply reflect on the nature of man. It must bring us to deeply reflect on the responsibility of leadership and the nature of society, and it must enable us to think fundamentally about how we, here and now, are conducting ourselves toward orphans, widows and their like. Indeed, there is nothing easier than to simply hate the other, there is nothing easier than to provoke fears and strike terror; there is nothing easier than barbaric behavior, moral corruption and hypocrisy. On Holocaust Remembrance day, it is appropriate to discuss our abilities to extricate from among us signs of intolerance and violence, signs that we're heading towards self-destruction and
PA Ministry of Finance owes released prisoners 9 million dollars, but isn’t paying them despite Abbas’ decision 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 10, 2016
     Headline: "Karake: The sum of the unpaid release grants is 9 million dollars"
"Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that the sum of the release grants due the released prisoners is 9 million dollars, and that the [PA] Ministry of Finance has not paid them in many years, 'which has created a situation of bitterness and anger among the prisoners released from the occupation's prisons.' (Released terrorists who have been imprisoned in Israel more than 5 years continue to receive a salary from the PA upon their release. Terrorists who have served less than five years receive a lump sum upon release. –Ed.)
Karake noted that there are instructions from the president [Mahmoud Abbas], the prime minister [Rami Hamdallah], and the head of the Palestinian National Fund [Ramzi Khoury] to pay the release grants according to the law, but that this has not been done until now.
He explained that about 3,000 male and female prisoners that have been released in recent years – some of whom served more than 15 years – need this grant in order to begin civilized and human lives after long years in prison.
Karake demanded that the relevant bodies regarding this matter 'solve this problem, which has created a negative atmosphere among the released [prisoners].'
Karake spoke of this during a meeting with released prisoners in the Nablus district and visits he made to a number of released prisoners in the Tulkarem district."
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Israel’s “crimes” against Palestinian prisoners “are considered war crimes and crimes against humanity” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 3, 2016
Headline: “Karake met with a delegation of Palestinians from Chile”
      “Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ and Released Prisoners Affairs Issa Karake briefed a delegation of Palestinians from Chile regarding the prisoners’ cause, and gave them a detailed explanation of all the crimes and attacks against them [the prisoners], which are considered war crimes and crimes against humanity… At the end of the meeting, the delegation gave the head of the commission a symbolic gift in the form of a sports uniform on which a map of Palestine is printed.”

Photo caption: “Karake during his meeting with the Chilean delegation”

The picture shows the delegation holding a shirt with the PA map of “Palestine” printed twice. The PA map includes the PA areas and all of Israel.
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: If Hamas kidnapped Israeli soldiers, the Commission would be willing to cooperate with Hamas 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 17, 2016
Headline: “Karake: Willing to cooperate with Hamas in order to close a [prisoner] exchange deal, if it is true that it has captured Israeli soldiers”
      “On the eve of Palestinian Prisoner’s Day, the number of Palestinian prisoners in the occupation’s prisons has reached 7,000, including 70 women and more than 400 children… Regarding Hamas’ announcement, according to which it has captured 5 Israeli soldiers, and in response to the question as to whether [prisoner] exchange deals are expected in the near future, [Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa] Karake said that the commission is willing to cooperate with the [Hamas] movement in order to close a [prisoner] exchange deal, if it is true that the Israeli soldiers were captured. He added: ‘Activity in this framework will assist the release of thousands of prisoners, and we are ready to save the prisoners who were given heavy prison sentences, and all of the sick prisoners and the political leaders, in every future [prisoner] exchange deal.”
PA seeks Nobel Peace Prize for imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti as "a call to recognize the legitimacy of the prisoners' struggle" 
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Apr. 14, 2016
     “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners [and Released Prisoners'] Affairs published a report on the occasion of the prisoner leader Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) entering his 15th year of imprisonment in the occupation’s prisons, as he was abducted (he was arrested –Ed.) on April 15, 2002, and sentenced to five life sentences and an additional 40 years [of imprisonment].
The report says that the anniversary of Marwan Barghouti’s arrest coincides this year with the launch of the campaign in support of Barghouti’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize…
The Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs said that Barghouti’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize has several symbolic meanings and political, humanitarian, and legal messages expressed as follows:
1. The prisoners have the greatest right to enjoy a just and true peace, and they have fought and sacrificed for freedom, peace, and honor and an end to the injustice and the occupation.
2. No just peace in the region can occur without the prisoners’ release, as they are a basic part of any arrangement or agreement with Israel.
3. The candidacy [of Marwan Barghouti] is essentially a call to recognize the legitimacy of the prisoners’ struggle and their legal standing as prisoners of freedom and prisoners protected by Geneva conventions and international law, and also a response to the claims and Israeli terms that do not recognize the legitimacy of their struggle, and treat them as ‘terrorists and criminals,’ and not as prisoners of a national liberation movement.”
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PA officials: Arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize shows that imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are freedom fighters  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 14, 2016
Headline: “Barghouti’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize and the ‘will for freedom’”

“Many commentators and people who deal with prisoners’ affairs consider the submission of prisoner [PA Parliament Member] Marwan Barghouti’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize by the Argentinian leader Adolfo Perez Esquivel, recipient of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize, an important step, that will positively affect the affairs of about 5,600 prisoners in the Israeli occupation prisons, and legitimize the Palestinian national struggle.
In order to support the candidacy, the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs launched a national campaign yesterday [April 13, 2016], in cooperation with the PA Parliament (i.e., Legislative Council), the Prisoners' Club, and social and national institutions and activists. Attorney Fadwa Barghouti, prisoner Barghouti's wife… emphasized that this step is ‘significant in terms of legitimizing the Palestinian national struggle, establishing an international alliance between all the people of the world’s nations who believe in peace and freedom that will stand with the Palestinian cause, and in conveying a message to the whole world, that the prisoners are fighters who sacrificed their lives and their liberty for freedom, and not terrorists, as Israel claims.’…
District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam stated that the candidacy for the prize ‘may… convey the message to the whole world that the last, most despicable occupation on the face of the earth is taking our young people captive, who are guilty of being free Palestinians who want to live in freedom and in peace on the land of Palestine…
Chairman of the Higher Follow-up Commission for Prisoner Affairs Amin Shuman clarified that the fact that the candidacy of a Palestinian prisoner is submitted for the first time, ‘means that the Palestinian nati
PA and PLO launch campaign to nominate terrorist imprisoned for 5 life sentences for Nobel Peace Prize 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2016
Headline: "National campaign for the candidacy of the prisoner Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize"
     "At the press conference, Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs Issa Karake, Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam, head of the Fatah parliamentary faction Azzam Al-Ahmad, Coordinator of the National and Islamic Forces in the Ramallah and El-Bireh District and Secretary of Foreign Relations of the Supreme Council for Monitoring Prisoners' Affairs Issam Bakr, and Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories Sheikh Muhammad Hussein spoke one after the other, while Secretary-General of the People's Party and head of the Al-Badil list Bassam Al-Salhi gave a speech in the name of the national forces... Al-Salhi called to increase the efforts and widen the scope of the campaign through the launch of a popular campaign to gather as many signatures as possible in support of Marwan Barghouti's candidacy for the prize, out of an understanding of its significance in refuting the false Israeli version which attempts to define Barghouti and the prisoners as criminals."
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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: Campaign to give Nobel Peace Prize to Marwan Barghouti is attempt to show that imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are not “terrorists and criminals” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 12, 2016
Official PA TV News on the launch of the campaign in support of Marwan Barghouti’s candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize

Official PA TV reporter: "The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affair, together with local and international institutions, has launched a campaign to enlist support for the candidacy of [PA] Parliament Member Marwan Barghouti, who is languishing in the occupation's prison, for the Nobel Peace Prize."
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake: "This is support of the presentation of his candidacy, initiated by the Argentinian international activist [Adolfo Perez] Esquivel, who has submitted the candidacy of Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize. We, the Palestinian people, support this initiative, and we think this initiative carries several messages. A humanitarian message, meant to focus attention on the issue of the Palestinian prisoners in the occupation's prisons, and Israel's treatment of them. Likewise, a judicial message, which is a response to the Israeli claims accusing the prisoners of being terrorists and criminals."
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Marwan Barghouti - serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001, 1 killed), another in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002, 1 killed), and one in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002, 3 killed). When arrested in 2002, he headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
PA officials, District Governor of Ramallah and Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, visit mother of 4 killers 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 10, 2016


Headline
: "District Governor of Ramallah [and El-Bireh] and the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners' Affairs honored her – Um Nasser Abu Hmeid is prevented from visiting her sons in prison, on the pretext that they are not blood relatives"
     "The Palestinian Khansa, Um Nasser Abu Hmeid, sorrowfully said that the occupation prevents her from visiting her sons, under the pretext that she and her sons are not blood relatives. She said that [International] Women's Day, Mother's Day, and Palestinian holidays are difficult for her and her family… due to the distance from her sons, who are sitting in the same fascist solitary confinement [cells] and serving life sentences… Um Nasser Abu Hmeid said these things during a visit by District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam and Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake to honor her."

Note: The report said nothing about why Israel claimed Abu Hmeid is not blood related and did not attempt to explain why this matter would have been raised.

Um Yousuf Abu Hmeid (Latifa Abu Hmeid) - The mother of four prisoners serving multiple life sentences. She is also called Khansa of Palestine (referring to a woman in the earliest period of Islam who sent her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs), honored in 2010 and in 2015 by the PA, and was chosen in 2011 to launch the PA’s statehood campaign with the UN.

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PLO Prisoners' Affairs director announces campaign to give terrorist Marwan Barghouti the Nobel Peace Prize in order to legitimize the prisoners' “struggle” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 8, 2016
Headline: “The [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners' Affairs is beginning to enlist support for the nomination of Marwan Barghouti for the Nobel Peace Prize”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake stated yesterday [March 7, 2016] that the Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs has launched a campaign in cooperation with many local and international institutions to enlist support for the nomination of PA Parliament member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) for the Nobel Peace Prize...
The Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs added: 'The nomination of Barghouti for the prize means support for the just rights of the Palestinian people in its struggle for freedom and independence, and support for the prisoners' cause, as well as their legitimate struggle for freedom and honor, as prisoners of freedom who sacrificed and fought for their land and in order to end the injustice the occupation is causing to our people'
Karake stated that this campaign is a response to the wave of Israeli measures and acts against the prisoners, to deny their legal status as fighters, and the non-recognition of the legitimacy of their struggle against the occupation."
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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs: “Torch of Freedom” for Palestinian prisoners will be lit by family of 13-year-old child terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 2, 2016
     Headline: “Karake: This year the torch of freedom will be lit out of loyalty to the child prisoners of the Jerusalem district”
“Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs [and PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake announced that this year, in honor of Palestinian Prisoner’s Day which will take place on April 17, the torch of freedom will be lit out of loyalty to the child prisoners sitting in the occupation’s prisons. He noted that preparations for the freedom torch lighting ceremony have begun in the town of Abu Dis in the Jerusalem governorate. Karake made these statements while visiting released prisoners and prisoners’ families…
Karake said that the family of the child prisoner Ahmad Manasrah, the family of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Abu Khdeir, and families of child prisoners will light the torch of 2016. He added that this message is intended to focus attention on the fact that the occupation is targeting children for arrest and murder.”

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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners Affairs: Israel decided to kill every prisoner who hunger strikes 
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 2, 2016
Headline: “Karake to Al-Quds: There was a decision to assassinate prisoner Al-Qiq, and it was the prisoners’ movement that settled his [hunger] strike”
     “Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake revealed that Israel decided to kill every prisoner who carries out a [hunger] strike against it, and it will not give in to his demands, even if it leads to his death. He emphasized that [administrative detainee Muhammad] Al-Qiq broke all predictions, and the desire for life and freedom overcame the death plot. Likewise, he clarified that there were a number of additional factors to his resolve and willpower that contributed to the realization of his victory, and he emphasized that the prisoners’ cause needs to remain a red line in every arrangement or agreement with the Israelis, and we must permanently raise the slogan that there is no reconciliation, agreement, or peace without the release of the prisoners. Following is the text of the interview:

Q: ‘[We will move on] from the condition of the prisoners’ cause and Israel’s actions, what is your message for 2016?’
A: ‘My message is a blessing of love and loyalty to prisoner Karim Younes, who has embodied a symbol of justice and the right of the Palestinian to carry out his legal struggle for freedom and independence in the 34 years he has spent in the [Israeli] prisons. Likewise, a message of assurance that we will not desert the prisoners and will not concede, rather we will continue to knock on the prison doors until their release.’”

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Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs awards lawyer employees with plaques with maps of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, Mar. 1, 2016

Photo posted on the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’ Facebook page on March 1, 2016

The photo shows Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake with the commission’s lawyers. The lawyers are holding plaques of honor awarded them by Karake in appreciation of their work. The plaques show the PA map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel.
Israel is “the main and only reason for violence in the region”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 10, 2016
Headline: “Karake: The occupation is the reason for the violence in the region and its targeting of children is racist and criminal”

“Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs and [PA Parliament Member] Issa Karake stated that the Israeli occupation is the main and only reason for violence in the region, and that its daily actions, including killing, arrests, demolition of homes, and the tightening of the noose around the people’s necks, along with targeting Palestinian children in a racist, criminal, and legalized (by Israel –Ed.) manner, have made people lose hope for a future arrangement [with Israel], and created a situation of tension and continuous conflict. This was stated during a meeting he held with a delegation of European parliament members yesterday morning [Feb. 10, 2016] in Ramallah.”
PA daily reports on international campaign to free child terrorist who stabbed 2, under PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs’ umbrella 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 24, 2016
Headline: “75 countries throughout the world marked the birthday of the boy prisoner Ahmad Manasrah”
      “About 75 countries and websites throughout the world participated two nights ago (Friday-Saturday) in activities and events that demanded the release of the boy prisoner Ahmad Manasrah (i.e., terrorist who stabbed and injured two Israelis severely, one of them a 13-year-old boy), on the event of his birthday, and also the release of the children, minors, from the occupation’s prisons. This was part of the worldwide campaign ‘We will continue beating’ launched by the ‘Ibda’a’ institution in the Deheisheh refugee camp, under the patronage of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs.... The Ibda’a institution in the Deheisheh refugee camp, the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs, and the activists and national institutions in the Bethlehem district held an event of solidarity with the detained children of Palestine on Thursday evening, Jan. 22, 2016, with the participation of child prisoner Ahmad Manasrah’s family, and Martyr (Shahid) Hassan Manasrah’s family. Likewise, Director of the [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake, Secretary of Fatah’s Bethlehem branch Muhammad Al-Masri, representatives of the national institutes and human rights organizations, families of prisoners and released prisoners, and a large audience of children were also present..”

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