Governor of Ramallah celebrates terrorists’ release
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Jan. 4, 2014

 
     “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam yesterday [Jan. 3, 2014] shared the happiness of released prisoners from the northern [West] Bank Arab areas and their families on their release…
Ghannam said: ‘Today released prisoner Jamil [sic] (should be Jamal, Ed.) Abu Muhsin, one of the giants of resolve, expressed the prisoners’ moans and their families’ sighs in his sincere words.’
She explained that he was released from captivity after losing his mother and father. She noted that the will to challenge and the strength to remain committed to the promise are the message he conveyed in the name of all the prisoners, despite their open wound.
[She added that] with this, he has affirmed today that he is a free man, but his freedom is lacking because he has brothers who are suffering inside the occupation’s fortresses…
During the visit – that included released prisoners Ahmad Kmeil, Faisal Abu Al-Rub, Jamal Abu Muhsin, Mukhlis Sawafta, Ayman Jaradat, Nu'man Al-Shalabi, Osama Al-Silawi, Bilal Damra, Nasser Barham and Ibrahim Taqtouq – Ghannam said that the occupation has referred to these giants as ‘those whose hands are stained with blood’ and had refused to include them in any deal. However, the willpower of the Palestinian leadership, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, and our prisoners’ determination to hold on and challenge [the occupation] have produced a historic achievement: their release from the darkness of the Israeli prisons.
She noted that our prisoners are our cause’s life vein and its beating heart, and she expressed hope that the remainder of our brave prisoners and illustrious female prisoners will be released from the occupation prisons."
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Notes:Ahmad Kmeil was the commander of the terrorist cell that murdered soldier Yoram Cohen and 15 Palestinians whom they suspected of collaborating with Israel. He was serving 16 life sentences but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations..
Faisal Abu Al-Rub took part in the murder of Israeli soldier Yoram Cohen and a Palestinian man who was suspected of collaborating with Israel. He was also convicted of killing four other Palestinians who were suspected of collaborating with Israel. He was serving two life sentences but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Jamal Abu Muhsin stabbed 76-year-old Shlomo Yahya to death in a park on September 26, 1991. He was serving a life sentence but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Mukhlis Sawafta – he and an accomplice stabbed Israeli citizen Yosef Malkin to death on December 29, 1990. He was serving a life sentence but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Ayman Jaradat – he and Nu'man Al-Shalabi murdered Jamil Hassoun and Mufid Ali Kanaan. In addition, he murdered two Palestinian men who were collaborating with Israel. He was arrested in April 1993 and sentenced to four life sentences but was released in December 2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewed negotiations.
Ibrahim Taqtouq took part in the murder of Israeli soldier Binyamin Meisner in Nablus in 1989. He was serving a life sentence but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Nu'man Al-Shalabi murdered Ahmed Zayoud. Together with Ayman Jaradat, he also murdered Jamil Hassoun and Mufid Ali Kanaan. He was arrested in May 1992 and sentenced to three life sentences but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.
Bilal Damra was sentenced to life in prison for participating in the murder of Frederick Rosenfeld, who was killed while he was hiking near the city of Ariel in the West Bank (June 17, 1989). Damra was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.