Abbas "blesses" imprisoned terrorist who murdered 3 on publication of his book
Headline: “Stylistic and thematic characteristics in the poetry anthology ‘Rites of the First Time’”
“The poetry [anthology] ‘Rites of the First Time’ by prisoner Bassem Al-Khandaqji was published in 2009 in a deluxe edition by the publishing house Manshourat Al-Ikhtilaf in Algeria and the publishing house Arab Scientific Publishers…
The poetry anthology opens with the words of President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, which bless prisoner Bassem and emphasize that the prisoners' cause is ‘our most important cause, and will remain at the top of our priorities, as it always has.’”
Bassem Al-Khandaqji - member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Serving 3 life sentences for his involvement in the suicide bombing at the Tel Aviv Carmel market on Nov. 1, 2004, in which 3 people were killed.