“The prisoners “have sacrificed that which is most precious and carried out the orders of the [PA] leadership.” 

Released terrorist prisoner Fuad Al-Shubaki told official Palestinian Authority TV that prisoner exchange deals are of utmost importance.

“There are those who have been [in prison for] 34 years, 37 years, or 38 years. What is going on?” he said.

Al-Shubaki was behind the attempt to smuggle 50 tons of illegal weapons to the Palestinian Authority aboard the Karine A weapons’ ship in 2002. He was sentenced to a 20-year prison term that was later reduced to 17 years, and was released on March 13, 2023.

(Translations by Palestinian Media Watch)