Glorifying blood and murder, and then turning around and being rewarded by the West as victims. “PA unveils ‘Tree of Freedom’ decorated with pictures of terrorists serving life sentences,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palestinian Media Watch, May 19:
At two separate events in Bethlehem last month the Palestinian Authority continued its ongoing policy of honoring terrorists. First, with a delegation of PA officials, the district governor visited the homes of 7 prisoners serving life sentences in Israel for terror offences.
One of the prisoners murdered 9 Israelis and 3 Palestinians he suspected of collaborating with Israel, while another is serving life for stabbing two children. During the visits the governor gave the families “gift packages of sweets with pictures of the prisoners printed on them.”
The official PA daily reported that:
“The district governor emphasized that the Palestinian people supports the sacrifice of the prisoners… they represent the purest and most noble cause in Palestinian society…”
Later in the week, at a ceremony honoring all 73 Palestinians from Bethlehem serving life sentences in Israeli prisons, the PA unveiled a “Tree of Freedom for Prisoners.” Its branches are decorated with “photographs of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment.” PA Minister of Prisoners Issa Karake and other PA officials participated in the ceremony….