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      Archive: 7/5/2009

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        7/5/2009, Tammuz 13, 5769

      PA Minister Praises Terror

      The Palestinian Authority “Minister of Prisoners Affairs,” Issa Qaraqe, praised terrorism on Saturday while visiting the family of a PA terrorist held in an Israeli prison. Qaraqe praised Christian Arab terrorists for “enduring great challenges in facing the Israeli occupation” and “defending Palestinian dignity.”

      The fact that Christian Arabs participate in terrorism shows that “Palestinians are all one people,” he said.

      Qaraqe was speaking to the family of Chris Bandak, a PA Christian Arab who led terrorist cells affiliated with Fatah.  Bandak is serving multiple life sentences for the murder of two Israelis and the wounding of a third in shooting attacks on passing vehicles.