Abbas’ Deputy glorifies terrorist murderers, calling them “the symbols of the Palestinian struggle”
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.