Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin, December 21, 2011.
Last month, Palestinian Authority Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake, honored terrorist prisoner Ahmad Sa’adat by visiting his home. On the occasion, the minister explained his admiration and love for the terrorist on Palestinian TV (November 14, 2011):
“I’m very happy to be in the home of Ahmad Sa’adat. To me, he represents a very great value and he is a leader and a teacher and a school. I was raised on the name Ahmad Sa’adat from a very young age. He represents something symbolic; he represents a human value and a cultural value, and he is a role model for us.
When I am in the home of Ahmad Sa’adat I draw strength, I draw new spirit, I want to send him greetings. I want to tell you that I love you very much; take care of your health and take care of the guys; may Allah curse the father of the occupation, and curse the father of the father of Israel, who came to this land which forced us to pay this price. But the future is ours, and victory is ours, Allah willing.”
Ahmad Sa’adat is serving 30 years in prison for heading the terrorist organization PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine). He is also suspected of planning the assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Ze‘evi in 2001, but has not been tried for that crime.