PA-funded Prisoners’ Club: Imprisoned Palestinian terrorists are “fighters who have fought for the freedom of their homeland,” not criminals
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Nov. 9, 2017

 
Headline: “The Prisoners’ Club has launched a campaign to correct the widespread historical and statistical mistakes regarding the prisoners”
     “The [PA-funded] Prisoners’ Club has launched a campaign to gradually correct the historical, informative, and statistical mistakes that have clung in recent years to the media and cultural discourse regarding the documentation and investigation of the phenomenon of the Palestinian and Arab prisoners… As part of this campaign, the Prisoners’ Club has emphasized that the prisoners are not held in ‘prisons,’ but rather in ‘detention camps’ or ‘temporary security installations’ (sic., terrorists jailed in Israel are held in prisons). From this the first difference can be seen between a ‘prison’ – which is a place intended for the imprisonment of people who have committed a crime – and a ‘detention center’ – which is a place intended for the imprisonment of prisoners of war or in order to steal the freedom of political detainees. From the dawn of its existence, ‘prison’ has been intended for criminals, and it is not logical to attribute it to fighters who have fought for the freedom of their homeland. This is the second difference between considering the place where prisoners of war or political detainees are held a ‘detention camp’ or [considering it] a ‘prison,’ as this is a place meant for imprisoning criminals in the eyes of civilian law.”