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Terrorist prisoners are more sacred than the Al-Aqsa Mosque, says Fatah spokesman

Official Fatah Spokesman Hussein Hamayel: “Today we are warning the occupation state that it is fully responsible for the lives of the four young people: Zakariya Zubeidi and his friends were arrested (i.e., escaped terrorists who were captured), and also our brothers Kamamji and Nafiyat (i.e., escaped terrorists still on the run). We warn the occupation state against harming the lives of these prisoners… because the prisoners’ issue for the Palestinian people – if they don’t understand, let them understand: Their sanctity is like the sanctity of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and perhaps [even] greater.”

The Fatah spokesman made this statement after 4 of 6 terrorists who escaped the Gilboa Prison had been captured.

2021 Gilboa Prison escape – 6 Palestinian terrorist prisoners escaped from Israel's Gilboa Prison on Sept. 6, 2021, by widening the hole of the shower drainpipe in the floor of their cell. One terrorist is from Fatah - Zakariya Zubeidi, and the other five are from Islamic Jihad - Ayham Kamamji, Muhammad Ardah, Mahmoud Ardah, Yaqub Qaderi, and Munadil Nafiyat. Four of the terrorists were recaptured after five days: Zubeidi, Ardah, Ardah, and Qaderi. Kamamji and Nafiyat were arrested in Jenin on Sept. 18, 2021 along with two accomplices. Zubeidi was head of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in the Jenin area during the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), when he oversaw numerous lethal attacks, and he also carried out shooting attacks in 2018-2019. Kamamji participated in the murder of 18-year-old Eliyahu Asheri on June 25, 2006, and planned to blow up a bus using an exploding car. Muhammad Ardah participated in initiating and executing a suicide bombing on bus no. 823 on Nov. 29, 2001, in which 3 people were murdered and many others were wounded. Mahmoud Ardah was involved in numerous attacks; the website of Islamic Jihad’s military wing defined him as the "commander" of the prison escape. Qaderi committed a shooting attack on Sept. 18, 2002 with an accomplice in which Israeli Yosef Ajami was murdered and a foreign worker was wounded. Nafiyat was being held in administrative detention.