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PA daily calls prisoners released in Shalit deal "heroes" and "the most precious loved ones"
In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. PA daily columnist Yahya Rabah on the release of the Palestinian prisoners: Headline:...
Oct 13, 2011
Abbas congratulates Hamas on Shalit prisoner exchange deal
In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. Headline: "Mashaal and Haniyeh inform [PA] President [Abbas] of details of exchange deal"...
Oct 13, 2011
Fatah and PA officials “applaud” the Shalit deal and the release of Palestinian prisoners
In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. Headline: "Forces, leaders and institutions applaud achievement of agreement for prisoner..."
Oct 13, 2011
Abbas “applauds” the conclusion of the Shalit prisoner exchange
In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. Headline: "President [Abbas] applauds conclusion of [prisoner exchange] deal and..."
Oct 12, 2011
PFLP official: Terrorist prisoners serving life sentences for murder are only guilty of fighting “to live in dignity”
In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. PA TV program about the prisoner exchange against the background of the ongoing prisoner...
Oct 12, 2011
PA TV: Kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit “entered Gaza in a tank to kill children”
PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem interviews Alaa Haddad from the Committee of Families of Jerusalemite Prisoners on the subject of worsening conditions for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons. PA TV host: "The [Israeli] prisoner Gilad Shalit [being held by Hamas] does not receive visits or..."
Jul 8, 2011
Islamic Jihad senior member: Use violence and kidnappings to free Palestinian prisoners
Headline: “Rights, dignity and resistance will remain deficient in view of the rift and the non-release of prisoners” “During the weekly sit-down strike by the families of prisoners… Sheikh Khaled Al-Batsh, a senior member of the Islamic Jihad movement… emphasized: “In order to honor the prisoners...”
Mar 1, 2011
Kidnappings only way to free those "whose hands are stained with blood"
Abdallah Awad in daily newspaper: "[Gilad] Shalit is better known in the world than any Palestinian prisoner, as if it is obvious to the near-sighted and racist world that Shalit will be released from prison... while a Palestinian must enter prison and die there... The Hebrew state understands..."
Dec 3, 2009
PA columnist: Shalit deal motivates kidnappings and strengthens Hamas
Hani Al-Masri, PA columnist: Headline: "The effect of the prisoner exchange deal on the Palestinian map" "The degree of influence of the prisoner exchange deal [on Palestinian society] is dependent on the conditions of the deal and whether it follows Israel's criteria, which include not freeing..."
Dec 1, 2009
Hamas charity offers reward for "capture of Zionist soldier"
"Waed Association for Prisoners and Released [headed by Hamas's Interior Minister Fathi Hammad] announced its readiness to raise one million Jordanian Dinar ($1.4 million USD) for anyone who captures a Zionist soldier in order to exchange him with Palestinian prisoners. [Waed] said that the freedom..."
Nov 24, 2009
Abbas supports using "all means" to free terrorists
Mahmoud Abbas, PA Chairman, interview: TV Host: "The occupation [Israel] released 20 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for a video confirming that [Israeli hostage] Gilad Shalit is alive. What do you think about this?" Mahmoud Abbas: "I see it from only one perspective – 20 female Palestinian..."
Oct 6, 2009
Hamas threatens to kidnap more "Shalits" to free all prisoners
Khaled Mashaal, head of Hamas political bureau: "The resistance, which has succeeded in capturing Gilad Shalit, keeping him alive and well for more than three years, giving him proper treatment, and excelling in conducting indirect negotiations, is capable of capturing another Shalit and another..."
Oct 2, 2009
Fatah sketch: Kidnappings benefit Palestinian people
PA (Fatah) TV marked the second anniversary of the Hamas takeover of Gaza by broadcasting a public Fatah event that focused on vilifying Hamas. One part criticized and mocked Hamas for the decrease in its terror operations against Israel, glorified Fatah terror, and ended with Fatah boasting that...
Jul 17, 2009
Hamas animation mocks Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit
Hamas TV animation: Gilad Shalit: “Mommy!” Hamas child: “Who is it, Gilad [Shalit]? [Laughing] Poor you! You've been rotting here for 3 years, and no one cares.” Gilad Shalit: “Please release me!” Hamas child: “Are you asking me to be a collaborator and a traitor, that I'll betray my people and my...”
Jul 6, 2009
Hamas TV animation mocks Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit, vows to kidnap more soldiers
(Song): "In the prisons, our heroes cried with joy: Our day of release has come; this land is our country! You [Israelis] will all be 'Gilads,' we'll capture you." Child [to chain]: "You don't want to break - that's okay. Take your time; we're not in a hurry, we're very patient. [To kidnapped..."
Apr 21, 2009
There will be more Gilad Shalits
As part of a discussion on Fatah-Hamas relations and about Palestinian Prisoners' Day, an unidentified Hamas speaker says: "If one Gilad [Shalit] isn't enough for the Zionist enemy, the Jihad fighters and our resistance fighters are ready to capture more Gilads, with the help of Allah, until this..."
Apr 21, 2009
PA glorifies murderer of 10 as "hero," compares to Gilad Shalit's kidnappers
Editor-in-chief, Hafez Barghouti: “This young man [Thaer Hammad, who murdered ten Israelis in 2002] should be our top priority, since he entered the history of the Intifada as having carried out the most successful military action, alone... Thaer Hammad deserves freedom because he is the hero of...”
Feb 17, 2009
Hamas propaganda in Hebrew - Israel kills Israeli hostages
Narrator to the Zionist soldier: "Your government can't protect you, doesn't promise to bring you home. It doesn't care about your fate." Israeli pilot: "Our soldier is inside the house, and the target is within the range." Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak: "Bomb the house!" Israeli newscaster:...
Feb 1, 2009
Friday sermon: O Allah, kill the Jews one by one
Friday sermon on Al-Aqsa (Hamas) TV, broadcast from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Dr. Walid Al-Rashudi, head of Islamic Studies at Saud University: "O dear ones, O Mujahidin [Jihad fighters], O mighty ones, we have a great wish: that you will be on guard and do all that you can to capture Jews. Try to take..."
Jan 8, 2009
Poll: Palestinians support kidnapping soldiers to exchange for prisoners
Headline: “Most Israelis are in favor of releasing Marwan Barghouti in exchange for Shalit - three quarters of Palestinians support kidnapping soldiers to exchange them for prisoners” ”A joint Palestinian-Israeli public opinion poll conducted in both societies emphasized that a large majority of...”
Sep 9, 2008
74% of Palestinians see Shalit-like kidnappings as best way to free prisoners
Headline: “Joint Palestinian-Israeli public opinion poll 59% of Palestinians think that the best way to release prisoners is a peace agreement 39% think that the best way is to kidnap soldiers 78% of Israelis favor releasing Barghouti for Shalit 79% of Israelis prefer a two-state solution, while...”
Sep 9, 2008
Preparing to capture Zionist soldiers
Headline: "During military course graduation ceremony: Popular Front [PFLP] emphasizes importance of continuity of military activity alongside political [activity]" "Two days ago the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine concluded its military course, entitled 'Popular Front for the..."
Aug 24, 2008
Training to kidnap more Israeli soldiers
Headline: "During military maneuvers in southern Gaza - [Islamic Jihad] Al-Quds Brigades: Operations for kidnapping Israeli soldiers and taking them captive are an option available to all of the military wings" "The Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, emphasized that..."
Aug 23, 2008