Photo: Ata Awisat
Jericho prison
Photo: Ata Awisat
Site dedicated to minister's killers
Popular Front activists erect site in honor of minister Rehavam Zeevi killers, currently serving jail time

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has dedicated a site for four of its members who assassinated MK Rehavam Zeevi in 2002.


Dozens of PLFP activists attended an opening ceremony near the town of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.


The site contains pictures of the men, who are currently detained in a PA prison in the West Bank town of Jericho, as well as the picture of the organization's former general secretary who was killed by Israel at the beginning of the intifada.


The four suspects have been in prison for the last two years, along with the current general secretary of the organization, Ahmed Saddat, and are being warded by British and American guards.


The incarceration of the men, and of Saddat in particular, has been a cause for dispute between terror groups and the Palestinian Authority. In meetings that were recently held between the PA and the PLFP, the organization continuously demanded that Saddat be released.


The Jericho prison allows prisoners to have normal lives. Saddat regularly hosts PA officials, including Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia, Senior Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat and others.


In October 2002, the PFLP murdered Zeevi in a Jerusalem hotel, in retaliation for the IDF's assassination of one of its leaders.


After a long pursuit Israel managed to locate the organization's leaders, who were apprehended by the PA and sent to the Jericho prison with Israel's consent.


פרסום ראשון: 10.20.05, 01:13
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