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Fatah vows freeing terrorists

Headline: "The Fatah Advisory Council emphasized the continuation of the activity to thwart the attempts to eliminate the Palestinian cause, and foremost among them ‘the Trump plan'"

"In the concluding statement published by the Fatah Advisory Council yesterday evening, Friday [Dec. 31, 2019], after the conclusion of its third regular session, 'the Intilaqa session' (i.e., “the Launch” of Fatah counted from its first terror attempt; see note below), which took place in the [PA] presidential headquarters in Ramallah for three days, it was stated: […]

The council praised the heroic struggle of the Palestinian prisoners from all parts of the Palestinian national movement, and promised them to remain loyal to their causes and continue to struggle until the release of every one of them without exception, and foremost among them the leaders: Fatah Movement Central Committee member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, orchestrated three attacks in which 5 were murdered), Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, murdered 1 together with his cousin), Ahmad Sa'adat (i.e., terrorist, headed PFLP terror organization), and [PLO] Central Council member fighter Fuad Al-Shubaki (i.e., terrorist, attempted to smuggle weapons into the PA),who is sick and imprisoned and still loyal to the homeland."

Intilaqa - "the Launch" refers to the beginning of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to blow up Israel's National Water Carrier.

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Palestinian Authority parliament who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks in which 5 people were murdered: one attack on the Jerusalem-Maale Adumim road (June 12, 2001) in which Greek Orthodox monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorists Ismail Radaida and Yasser Ah'Rabai, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Seafood Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, Yosef Habi, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected as a member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee.


Ahmad Sa’adat - serving a 30-year sentence for heading the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization. A song at a PFLP event also praised him for planning the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001, but he has not been tried for this crime.


Fuad Al-Shubaki - senior PA official serving a 20-year prison term. He was behind the attempt to smuggle 50 tons of illegal weapons to the Palestinian Authority aboard the Karine A weapons’ ship in 2002.