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Jenin Governor attends event honoring terrorist

Headline: “Commemorating 60 years of struggle – an event to publish the story ‘It Is Not A Dream’ of prisoner Samer Al-Mahroum”

“Yesterday [Sept. 11, 2019] Jenin, together with a number of comrades and friends of Samer Al-Mahroum (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with an accomplice) and a number of those interested in the prisoner’s movement and cultural affairs, experienced a cultural event of resistance depicted in the publication of detained prisoner Samer Al-Mahroum’s story ‘It Is Not A Dream,’ with popular and official attendance…

Jenin Governor Akram Al-Rajoub began his speech with a blessing for the Martyrs of the prisoner’s movement, the most recent of whom was Martyr Bassam Al-Sayeh (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 2), and emphasized that their freedom will not be a dream, but rather it will be a real fact in spite of the occupation.

Regarding the story ‘It Is Not A Dream,’ Al-Rajoub pointed out that while the occupation is attempting to break the will of the prisoners, whom our people [stand] behind, the prisoners are proving that they are stronger than the occupation’s will…

Al-Rajoub emphasized that our people’s message at this event to Samer Al-Mahroum and to all of the freedom prisoners is that you are one of the Palestinian people’s basic principles, and your freedom is the responsibility of all the Palestinians. He blessed the prisoners’ will that has subdued the occupation’s will and thwarted its plans to turn the prisons into tombs.”


Samer Al-Mahroum – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who, together with terrorists Omar Al-Naif and Hamza Al-Naif, stabbed and murdered Israeli civilian Eliyahu Amadi in the Old City of Jerusalem on Nov. 15, 1986. Al-Mahroum was sentenced to a life sentence, but was released in 2011 in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal between the Israeli government and Hamas. He was later rearrested and had his sentence reinstated for violating the conditions of his release.


Bassam Al-Sayeh – Palestinian terrorist who authorized and raised funds for the shooting attack by a Hamas terror cell in which Israelis Naama and Eitam Henkin (also an American citizen) were murdered on Oct. 1, 2015, in front of their four children, aged 9, 7, 4, and 4 months. Al-Sayeh was arrested on Oct. 8, 2015, and died in prison of cancer – a pre-existing condition from before his arrest – on Sept. 8, 2019.