Monday, March 13, 2017

Fatah official mocks Israel for releasing murderers from prison

The above clip was translated and documented by the respected Israeli research institute Palestinian Media Watch.

Moderator: "Abbas Zaki will speak on behalf of Fatah and the Fatah Central Committee..."
[Abbas Zaki shakes hands with the released murderers]
Member of Fatah Central Committee Abbas Zaki: "How great and magnificent what you have done, oh heroes returning from captivity... How great what President Mahmoud Abbas has done, who through his insight knew how to defeat the enemies... No one expected that Israel, which hands down life sentences and decided that they [the prisoners] would go from prison to the grave, [would release them]. They have become medals of honor on the chest of this nation... We say to Israel: Die in your rage. Go to your cemeteries and recite over your dead whatever you recite. Here they are [who Israel said] "have blood on their hands" (i.e., murderers); here they are [back] among their own people: fighters, knights, free men!"
[Official PA TV Live, Nov. 3, 2013]

Note: Ziyad Mahmoud Ghneimat and Mustafa Ghneimat were each serving a life sentence for shooting and murdering two Israeli citizens, Meir Ben Yair and Michal Cohen, in a forest on June 27, 1985.
Najeh Muqbil - participated in stabbing and murdering his employer, Israeli citizen Yaacov Shalom, on May 20, 1990. He was sentenced to 38 years in prison.
They were released in October 2013, as part of the 104 prisoners to be released by Israel, which was the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.